Winsted City Council Minutes


FEBRUARY 17, 1998


7 P.M.

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

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

The letter from RCM related to the Infiltration and Inflow plans was discussed and tabled until the next meeting. The engineer will be attending to answer questions.

Civil defense sirens were discussed. Three bids for electrical work had been received:

Dier's Electric $2,970.00

Battery transfer $1,390.00

Total $4,360.00

Electric install and maint


C.R. Electric $2,718.07

Battery transfer $1,099.90

Total $3,817.97

Lenz motioned to accept the bid of C.R. Electric for the amount of $3,817.97, but to inquire cost of pole erection included in the bid, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried. Financing is being looked into.

Mayor stated the specifications for the fire hall will be addressed at the next meeting.

Several council members were dissatisfied with the condition of the entrance road of the airport, after construction use. Additional information will be gotten.

Kegler motioned to hold the regular meeting in March on Monday, March 2, 1998 due to political caucuses being held, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to advertise for bids for cleaning the interior and exterior of the water tower, with bids accepted until March 31, 1998, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz had asked Paul Waldron to give a presentation on building inspection services. Costs for his services, type of inspections, and process were given to the council. No action was taken. Later discussions occurred when Lenz and Quast are of the opinion that two structures have been built that do not conform to regulations. It was noted, discussed, and determined, the fault is not with the building or inspections, but with Zoning enforcement, which is the responsibility of the city.

Lenz brought up the fact of umbrella insurance policy for elected officials on a personal basis. Due to the pending lawsuit there is concern on part of council members. Attorney Eggert explained that under the existing policy, all council members are individually covered, but will report at next meeting.

It was noted the Planning Commission approved a Condition Use Permit for Leonard Juncewski to build an eight unit apartment with detached garages on property he owns that is Zoned C-2, located on Main Ave. W.

Kegler motioned to approve specifications for removal of three underground storage gas tanks, and updating on one existing, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried. Bids will be opened on March 31, 1998.

Kegler motioned to approve the following bills:

Checks 7793-7834 $17,900.83

Payroll 2547-2558 $7,587.69

Fire Dept. 2933-2940 $1,237.89

Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to hold the Board of Review on Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried. Regular meeting will follow.

It was noted the city will apply for a grant from National Recreation Trail Funding for a restroom facility at Southview Park, estimated cost of $30,000.00. Necessary drafting of building may be needed and is approved by council for application.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer

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