Winsted City Council Minutes


JAN. 18, 2000


7 P.M.

Present:Floyd Sneer, Jeff Albers, Bob Kegler, Tom Wiemiller, Gary Lenz

Staff: Attorney Eggert, Aaron Reeves, Betty Zachmann

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Kegler motioned to accept the minutes of Jan. 4 as written, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Xtra Tyme was given the lease agreement for use of the water tower, and was requesting to do Beta testing for 6 weeks. Wiemiller motioned to accept a temporary agreement with Xtra Tyme for Feb. 15 thru Mar 15. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Vacation, sick days, etc. were discussed. After lengthy discussion, it was suggested to adjust the sick day accumulation to a maximum of 60 days (480 hrs.), continue to earn 12 days per year. At retirement, 50 percent of banked hours could be converted to continuation of health insurance. The Employee Ordinance will be amended to reflect several other changes, such as when payroll will be issued, time off for exempt employees, etc.

Jill and Marvin Fiecke requested to annex a 2 acre parcel to the City of Winsted. After review with the council, Lenz motioned to accept the Petition for Annexation from the Fieckes, continue with the annexation process, and provide water and sewer services to them. Wiemiller seconded, Albers abstained, motion carried.

Bonestroo representative Bob Rusek was at the meeting and gave options available and cost estimates for the old city hall. No action was taken.

Dan Boyum of Bonestroo was available at the meeting and gave an updated estimate cost for seal coating, curb and gutter replacement. Total estimate cost is $550,900.00, with the county paying a share for county streets. Assessment hearings will be held after the bids have been accepted.

Lenz then motioned to adopt Resolution No. 329-01-18-00, approving specifications and plans for replacement of curb and gutter and seal coating of streets, and ordering advertisement for bids, with an opening date of Feb. 21, 2000. Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Lake aeration electricity will be paid for by the City, as per agreement at previous meeting.

The Council viewed a televised videotape of the sanitary sewer line from Fairlawn Ave. E. through Winsted Ave. It was noted that the line is not in as poor a condition as originally thought. Work will continue by SEH-RCM and further discussion with estimates and options at the next meeting.

The City cannot contribute to any other retirement plan other than PERA. A request for dental insurance was tabled. Playground equipment color was discussed, and Reeves was to gather information on other firms. An alley violation notice had been sent.

After questions were answered, Albers motioned to pay the following bills:

General 1078-1131 $49,667.28

Payroll 3295-3310 $11,569.28

Fire Dept. 3276-3285 $1,885.76

Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Reeves reported on discussion and proposal of using condemnation for a Municipal parking lot, no action taken.

Lenz motioned to correct the minutes of Jan. 4 for new Officer. Minutes should read, at a salary of $13.89 per hour. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Maintenance department will get a used computer from the clerk's office. No Internet will be connected.

Wiemiller motioned to adjourn, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer

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