Winsted City Council Minutes

Regular Meeting

March 17, 1998

Winsted City Hall, 7 p.m.

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

Deputy Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

RCM engineer, Cynthia Krass was present to answer questions related to I & I and the Sewer Ordinance. Smoke test estimate costs were discussed, along with scheduling. Lenz motioned to approve smoke testing to be done, with RCM putting together a Request For Proposal, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried. The City will provide information to the residents regarding the procedures, etc.

RCM will also bring a proposal for changes to the sewer Ordinance to include Infiltration and Inflow regulations to the Council for consideration.

Brian Zubert, renting a hangar from the City was present to complain about the condition of the entrance road after the construction of last year. Bauerly Bros. had rented some land from the City and used the road. It was the opinion of the Council that the road was not put back to its original state, and that should be done. A letter will be sent to the Contractor itemizing the issues that need to be taken care of.

Jack Littfin, Littfin Lumber president presented a donation to the Fire Hall of all the floor and roof trusses needed for the new building. He placed emphasis on the volunteers that provide service to the surrounding Townships, along with the City, and this was a way of showing support of the Fire Department and its Personnel.

Millerbernd Design General Manager, Brad Millerbernd sent a letter to the Fire Department donating a Stainless Steel Hose Drying Rack for the building, a gesture of support of the Department.

This information will be given to the architect, to forward to bidders of the project.

Tom Ollig, Winstock representative was present with a request to enter into an agreement with the City for land rental. This land will be used for parking and camping, and will be located south of the hangers and west of the office building. It will be fenced so as to allow the runway to be left open, since the festival will be held on a property south of the Airport. Lenz motioned to approve the agreement to lease land for three days at $150 per acre, to allow camping and parking of vehicles and campers, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Development Director, Floyd Sneer was present with Mike Kuske, partner to RF Machining, Inc., to present to the City Council a proposal to purchase land from the City in the Industrial Park. A 10,000 sq. ft building would be erected on Lot 2, Block I of the site, estimated cost of $300,000 and would employ an additional seven persons, with a total of 14.

The business does specialized machining manufacturing. Additional costs will be gotten to and acted on at next meeting. Attorney Eggert will draft an agreement for both parties.

Civil Defense sirens have arrived. Financial information was given to the Council for payment of the sirens. Lenz motioned to approve a loan of $20,000 for three years at 4.1 tax exempt status to Community Bank of Winsted, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried. The balance of approximately $8,000.00 will be paid through the budget.

Kegler motioned to approve a dance permit for Bailey's Grill and Tavern for June 5, 1998 at 591 Main Ave. W., from 9 p.m. - 1a.m., Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to approve a liquor license for Knights of Columbus at Holy Trinity cafeteria on May 1, 1998, 110 Winsted Ave. W., Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to pay the following bills:

Check Nos. 7874-7933 $ 46,206.06 Payroll Nos. 2569-2578 $ 7,344.41 Fire Dept.. Nos. 2948-2955 $ 978.54

OLLIG SECONDED, UNANIMOUSLY CARRIED.

Kegler motioned to assist the Senior Dining program in the amount of $900.00, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to advertise the Industrial Park at a cost of $300 in the Minn. Dept. Of Trade & Economic Development property database program, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to adjourn. Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treas.


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