Winsted City Council Minutes

City of Winsted

City Council Meeting

Council Chambers

March 18, 2008

6:00 p.m.

 

Present:                        Mayor Steve Stotko                                   

Council Member Bonnie Quast                                   

Council Member Tom Wiemiller

Council Member Tom Ollig

Council Member Dave Mochinski

 

Staff Present:                        Brent Mareck, City Administrator

Sue Mueller, Utility Clerk

Dave Meyer, Maintenance Lead

Jamie Stotko, Maintenance Lead

Fran Eggert, City Attorney

 

1)            Mayor Stotko called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

 

            a)            The Pledge of Allegiance was taken.           

 

2)            Consent Agenda

           

Quast motioned to adopt the Consent Agenda as presented.  Ollig seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

           

a)              Regular City Council Meeting – March 4, 2008

 

            Accepted the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of March 4, 2008.

 

b)            Close City Offices – Noon – Friday, March 21, 2008

 

c)              Specifications and Advertisement of Bids – 2008 Lawn Service

 

Approve the specifications and authorize the advertisement of bids for the 2008 lawn service contract.

 

d)               Business Subsidy Agreement – Millerbernd Manufacturing

 

Approve a business subsidy agreement with Millerbernd Manufacturing.

 

e)            Gambling Permit – Crow River Ducks Unlimited

 

Approve a gambling permit for Crow River Ducks Unlimited to hold a raffle at The Blue Note Ballroom, 320 – 3rd Street South, on April 8, 2008.

 

f)            Gambling Permit – Martin Krueger American Legion Post #407

 

Approve a gambling permit for the Martin Krueger American Legion Post #407 to hold a raffle at The American Legion, 161 – 1st Street North, on August 10, 2008.

 

g)            Donation – Winsted Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association

 

Accept a donation of $3,000 from the Winsted Volunteer Fire Department Relief Association for the purchase of two (2) defibrillators.

 

h)            February, 2008 – Building Permit Report

 

i)            February, 2008 – Financial Report

 

j)            Claims

 

Special Presentation – George Ladd, HLWW Schools

Ladd gave a presentation on the Howard Lake, Waverly, and Winsted (HLWW) Levy Referendum.  Ladd explained why the school district is trying to pass the proposed levy.  Ladd explained the ballots will be mailed out the week of March 25th

 

3)            Public Hearings

 

4)            Old Business

 

a)            Shady Creek Drive and Circle – Improvement Project

 

Jake Saulsbury, Bolten & Menk, Inc. reviewed and revised the feasibly report from SEH in July of 2007, regarding possible improvements for Shady Creek Drive and Circle.  The city had soil borings taken from the street in 2006, which indicated that the street was in good structural shape, but was in need of a mill and overlay or reclamation.  

 

Ollig motioned to authorize Bolton and Menk to prepare plans and specifications for a street improvement project for Shady Creek Drive and Shady Creek Circle.  Quast seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

5)            New Business

 

a)            Lease Agreement – Campbell Field – Winsted Wildcats

 

The lease agreement makes the team responsible for maintenance (including lawn care) and general liability.  In addition, the agreement requires the team to provide reasonable access to the field for little league, Holy Trinity and HLWW.   Ollig recommended that as long as Holy Trinity and Lester Prairie are pared this should be approved, but if they cease to be pared then in the future it may be changed. 

 

Ollig motioned to enter into a lease agreement with the stipulation that it be for one year without automatic renewal.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

b)            Resolution R-08-06 – Approving Minnesota Laws, 2008 Chapter 154, Article 10, Section 29

 

Mareck presented the Resolution R-08-06 accepting special legislation from the State of Minnesota for the City Center and Lakefront Promenade Project.

 

Ollig motioned to accept Resolution R-08-06.  Mochinski seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

6)            Department Report

           

            a)            Meyer and Stotko presented their Quarterly Report.

 

7)            Open Forum

 

8)            No Announcements

 

9)            Adjournment

 

Quast motioned to adjourn.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Sue Mueller

Utility Clerk

City of Winsted

City Council Work Session

Council Chambers

March 18, 2008

5:00 p.m.           

 

Present:                        Mayor Steve Stotko

                                    Council Member Bonnie Quast

                                    Council Member Tom Ollig

                                    Council Member Tom Wiemiller

                                    Council Member Dave Mochinski

 

Staff Present:                        Brent Mareck, City Administrator

                                    Sue Mueller, Utility Clerk

                                    Dave Meyer, Maintenance Lead

                                    Jamie Stotko, Maintenance Lead

 

                                   

I.            Call to Order

 

Mayor Stotko called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.

 

II.            City Hall and Lakefront Promenade Financing

 

Mareck stated that the special legislation passed and he reviewed how the changes might influence the financing for the project. 

 

III.            Commissions

 

Discussed the possibility of combing the Park and Planning Commissions; will discuss the option with both commissions.

 

IV.            Historic City Hall

 

Stotko, Quast and Mareck walked through the Historic City Hall with the Colonna’s and their attorney.  An agreement will be worked on to complete the project.

 

V.            Airport

 

Mochinski, Boelter and Mareck attended a meeting with the FAA regarding the future of Winsted Airport; more information will presented at a later meeting. 

 

VI.            Schank Water and Sewer Connection

 

Discussed possible easements to establish a water and sewer connection.

 

VII.            Salt Storage Shed

 

The City Council discussed the possibility of a future salt storage shed.

 

VIII.            2008 Action Plan

 

Reviewed 2008 action plan and discussed future goal setting sessions.

 

IX.            City Entrance Signs

 

It was recommended that Chris Schultz present the signs for review. 

 

X.            Development

 

Millerbernd Manufacturing has applied for a building permit for expansion to their current building.

 

XI.            City Hall Furniture

 

Mareck presented examples of what the committee recommended for the fabric, color scheme and furniture for the new city hall. 

 

XII.            Spring Newsletter

 

Mareck presented a draft of the upcoming spring newsletter. 

 

XIII.         Other

 

The Minnesota Design Team has requested Mareck take a Friday and participate in a presentation for the City of Rushford. 

 

XIV.        Adjourn

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

 

Sue Mueller

Utility Clerk


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