Winsted City Council Minutes

City of Winsted

City Council Meeting

Council Chambers

August 5, 2008

6:00 p.m.

 

Present:                        Mayor Steve Stotko

                                    Council Member Tom Ollig

Council Member Tom Wiemiller

Council Member Bonnie Quast

Council Member Dave Mochinski

 

Staff Present:                        Brent Mareck, City Administrator

Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer

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)              Minutes – City Council Work Session – July 15, 2008

 

Accepted the minutes of the City Council Work Session of July 15, 2008.

 

b)              Minutes – Regular City Council Meeting – July 15, 2008

 

            Accepted the minutes of the Regular City Council Meeting of July 15, 2008.

 

c)            Easement Acquisition – Lowell and Shirlee Tesch – Grass Lake Road Utility Project

 

Authorized the approval of an easement agreement with Lowell and Shirlee Tesch for the Grass Lake Road Utility Project, with consideration of $1,000.

 

d)     Easement Acquisition – Clarence and Lidwina Laxen – Grass Lake Road Utility Project

 

Authorized the approval of an easement agreement with Clarence and Lidwina Laxen for the Grass Lake Road Utility Project, with consideration of $1,000.

 

e)      Resolution R-08-17 – St. Mary’s Care Center Project

 

Approved Resolution R-08-17 providing for the issuance and sale of $6,765,000 tax exempt loan participation note, series 2008A and $135,000 taxable loan participation note, series 2008B (St. Mary’s Care Center Project).

     

f)      Resolution R-08-18 – St. Mary’s Care Center Project

 

Approved Resolution R-08-18 providing for the issuance and sale of a subordinate health care facilities revenue note, series 2008C (St. Mary’s Care Center Project).

 

g)      Salary Step Increase – Clerk – Treasurer

 

Authorized a salary step increase for Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer, based on the recommendation and review of the City Administrator.

 

h)              Claims

 

Approved the Claims List for August 5, 2008 as presented.

 

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

 

a)              Winsted Ambassador’s

 

Winsted Ambassadors Karissa Remer and Breanna Ollig were in attendance at the City Council meeting and thanked the City of Winsted for their financial support to the Winsted Ambassador program.

 

They presented the city with a plaque that they received at the Delano, Minnesota’s Fourth (4th) of July parade.  The plaque is the Bill Diem 2008 Chairman’s Award.

 

3)            No Public Hearings.

 

4)            No Old Business.

 

5)            New Business

a)              Utility Projects – Jake Saulsbury

 

Mareck presented the proposed projects:

 

Grass Lake Road Utility Service –  During an audit of the utility billing system, the city discovered that 24112 was not connected to sewer and water service.  A connection to the city sewer and water service is required by ordinance.  In addition, the city is responsible for bringing that service to an existing property within the city.  Over the last several months, the city has worked with the property owner to discuss connection methods to their property.

 

Public Works Storm Drain - There is not an adequate drainage system for surface water on the east side of the Public Works facility.  Consequently, surface water from the roof and parking lot of the Public Works facility is running onto the adjacent property to the west.  The City Engineer has designed a drain system to remedy this issue.

 

Mareck stated that the Grass Lake Road Utility Service project will be funded out of the Water and Sewer Funds and the Public Works project will be funded out the Construction fund for the building.

 

Jake Saulsbury, Bolton & Menk, Incorporated, presented the contracting quotes received for the utility projects.  The low quote was from Juul Contracting Company.

Mochinski motioned to authorize Juul Contracting Company to perform utility projects in the amount of $29,932.50.  Wiemiller seconded.  Motion carried 5-0.

 

6)            Department Report

           

a)              Dan Wroge, People Service, Incorporated, reported on the following:

Ø     Thanked the Public Works Department for painting the buildings at the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP).

Ø     Planning for the abandonment of the ponds.

Ø     Sludge storage tanks are working properly and efficiently.

Ø     Reviewed the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s (MPCA) requirements for acceptable phosphorous limits.

Ø     Future MPCA permit requirements.

Ø     Repairs that are needed at the WWTP.

Ø     Will be preparing a quote for the city to haul the sludge this fall.

 

7)            No Open Forum.

 

8)            Announcements

 

            a)            National Night Out

 

Mayor Stotko announced that National Night Out was being held at 6:00 p.m. in Westgate Housing Development.

 

b)            New City Hall

 

Mayor Stotko thanked the City of Winsted residents and businesses for the new City Hall.  He encouraged residents and business owners to stop in and take a tour of the new City Hall.

 

c)            Former Mayor Don Guggemos           

 

Former Mayor Don Guggemos was in attendance at the meeting.  Ollig acknowledged Guggemos for his role in the planning of the new City Hall.

 

9)            Adjournment

 

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

 

Mayor Stotko reopened the meeting for the report from Dan Wroge, People Service, Incorporated.

 

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

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer

City of Winsted

City Council Work Session

Council Chambers

August 5, 2008

5:00 p.m.

 

Present:                        Mayor Steve Stotko

                                    Council Member Tom Ollig

                                    Council Member Bonnie Quast

                                    Council Member Tom Wiemiller

                                    Council Member Dave Mochinski

 

Staff Present:                        Brent Mareck, City Administrator

                                    Deb Boelter, City Clerk-Treasurer

                                    Dave Meyer, Maintenance Lead

                                               

I.            Call To Order

 

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

 

II.            Updates

 

            Mareck gave updates on the following:

 

A.             Community Room Tables

 

Mareck distributed a copy of the proposed new tables for the Community Room.  The Council agreed to replace the existing tables.

 

B.             Minnesota Department of Health inspection of the Community Room kitchen.

 

C.             Winsted Volunteer Fire Department Meeting – August 4, 2008

 

Mareck attended the August 4, 2008 Winsted Volunteer Fire Department meeting to request that some of the fire fighters work on a committee with the city to update the Fire Department’s policies.

 

D.             Edco Property

 

Mareck stated that Charles Belanger contacted the city regarding the offer to purchase the Edco property.

 

E.             Entrance Signs

 

Mareck presented information regarding the installation of the entrance signs.

 

F.              Old City Hall Furniture

 

Mareck proposed that the city donate the old city hall furniture to local charities.

 

G.             National Night Out

 

Mareck reported that National Night Out was being held on August 5, 2008 in Westgate Housing Development at 6:00 p.m.

 

H.             Lock Boxes

 

Mareck reported that Winsted Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chad Engel and Police Chief Mike Henrich are working on a program to encourage all Winsted businesses to purchase lock boxes.

 

III.            2009 Draft Budget and Levy

 

            Mareck presented the 2009 draft budget and levy.

 

IV.            Other

 

            A.            JOBZ Program

 

Mareck reported that he received a letter from the State of Minnesota indicating that some of the city’s businesses are not complying with the criteria in the JOBZ program.  If they do not comply, the letter states that they will be removed from the JOBZ program.

 

            B.            Sam Ulland - 163 Main Avenue West

 

                        Mareck reported that Ulland’s lawsuit against the city has been dismissed.

 

V.            Adjourn

 

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

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Deborah R. Boelter

City Clerk-Treasurer


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