Winsted City Council Minutes


Jan. 6, 1998

City Hall , 7:00 P.M.

Present: Don Guggemos, Mark Ollig, Bob Kegler, Bonnie Quast, Gary Lenz Attorney Eggert

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Kegler motioned to approve the minutes as written, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation from the Mayor, Quast motioned to make the following appointments:

Deputy Mayor - Bonnie Quast

Street & Util. - Mark Ollig

Plan Comm Liaison - Gary Lenz

Park Comm Liaison - Mark Ollig

Devlp. Comm - Gary Lenz

Fire Board - Martin Schauer

Fire Chief - Todd Kieser

City Attorney - Fran Eggert; Theis & Long

Official Newspaper - Winsted Journal

Official Depository - Community Bank Winsted; LMC4M Fund

Health Officer - Steve Mulder

Airport Commission-Russ Paschke, Brian Moorehead, Sherm Steffanson, Ralph Diers, Dave Millerbernd, Felix Quast, Carol Kappel, Arden Johnson, Bob Kegler, Liaison

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Cynthia Krass, RCM Engr. was present to review the pretreatment Ordinance with the council and answer questions related to treatment, violations, fines, permits, flows, tanks, classes and changes to the Ordinance.

Preliminary Inflow and Infiltration Plan of Action Program was discussed. A short synopsis of the plan provided to the council with the agendas was done. Removing clean water from going into the treatment facility is necessary. Unnecessary costs to the system and users is happening, and should discontinue. To begin implementing the program, the city will obtain quotes for smoke testing all buildings connected to the sanitary sewer system, estimated cost of $11,000. This will be done to help identify problem areas. An education and information program will be brought to the residents. The City instructed RCM to revise the Sewer Ordinance as discussed and provide the city with estimates for smoke testing.

The firemen were present with the architect to discuss the fire hall. The preliminary plans are being reviewed by a structural engineer at this time. The plans and specification should be completed by mid February. Bids will include bidding with or without a construction manager.

It was noted there was no objection to Ray Bayerl sketch for platting two lots on County Rd 1.

Lenz motioned to approve and adopt the rate schedule, effective immediately. Increases were approved in water and sewer use and minimum rates, dog licenses and charges for equipment and services. Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to approve utility clerk and payroll clerk to sign checks and make bank transfers when the clerk is not available, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Civil Defense Sirens, warning tests, overtime issues were discussed, no action.

Lenz motioned to pay the following bills:

Check Nos. 7459-7710 $59,532.64

Payroll Nos. 2513-2524 $8,446.34

Fire Dept. Nos. 2910-2915 $1,473.49

Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer

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