Winsted City Council Minutes


FEB. 15, 2000


7 P.M.

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

Staff: Attorney Eggert, Aaron Reeves, Betty Zachmann

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

Approximately 25 persons were present concerned about demolishing the old city hall. They presented a petition with about 200 signatures, wishing to save the city hall. Lengthy discussion ensued with questions, answers, reiterating 15 years of dealing with the building, study upon study results, committees established, and costs. No action was taken, the motion from last meeting stands, calling for bids for demolition.

McLeod County Highway Engr. Rick Kjonnas and BRW, Inc., engineers, presented to the Council plans and specifications for improving of County Road #1 (6th St. No.) to the County line, with construction to begin in 2001. After discussion and review, Lenz motioned to approve the plans and specifications for the Co. Rd. Improvements. Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Firemen Biske and Herbolsheimer were present to discuss a request for additional funds for miscellaneous items for the new truck, in the amount of $5,000.00. Wiemiller motioned to approve the request, Lenz seconded. Clerk inquired as to where the funds will be coming from. After short discussion, Kegler motioned to table the request, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Boonestroo architect Bob Rusek came with some new proposed city hall drawings. Doing the building in phases was more costly, so that issue was dropped. Lenz then motioned to pay $2,500.00 to Rusek for a detail of the building exterior, a maintenance schedule and cost for the exterior for renovating and using the building. Wiemiller seconded. Voting aye: Wiemiller and Lenz; voting nay: Albers, Kegler, and Sneer. Motion died by majority vote. No action taken.

Lenz motioned to lower the Ind. Park infrastructure construction retainage fee from 5 percent to 2 percent. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

It was noted that FAA does not notify airports unless there is a project that is not within the guidelines established by FAA.

Kegler motioned to pay Wright Electric an amount of $16,760.00 for Y2K preparation for the fire hall and wells (deduct of $275.00). Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

MPCA will be providing equipment and monitoring the noise from DFA loud noise complaints.

Tom Ollig was present with a request for approving of holding Winstock Festival on June 9th and 10th. Lenz motioned to approve said request, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to approve a 3.2 non-intoxicating malt license to Winstock for June 9th and 10th. Wiemiller seconded, Kegler abstained, motion carried.

Albers motioned to approve placing an ad in Winstock Festival brochure in the amount of $220.00. Wiemiller seconded, Kegler abstained, motion carried.

Albers motioned to hold the next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, March 2, at 7:00 PM, due to Tuesday being Caucus evening. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to pay the following bills:

General 1185-1229 $22,584.99

Payroll $9,960.09

Fire Dept. $31,366.32

Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to approve the 2000 Fee Schedule, with changes. Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

The City is seeking assistance with McLeod County to mark a large dip in the road on Linden, due to construction in 1999, and to find a possible temporary patch to the problem.

Albers noted that he took exception to Lenz making remarks earlier in the meeting that the council acted on the city hall when he (Lenz) was absent at the last meeting. The item was on the agenda.

Sneer motioned to adjourn, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer

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