Winsted City Council Minutes

Regular Meeting

City Hall

April 21, 1998

6:30 P.M.

Present: Don Guggemos, Bob Kegler, Mark Ollig, Bonnie Quast, Assessor Dave Easland

Mayor called the Board of Review, Easland gave a review of the sales ratio, increased valuation, tax capacity rates, and sales filed.

Several persons were present: There were five parcels questioned by owners. The parcels were: 21-0105-0280 , 21-094-0020, 21-103-0220, 21-050-0170, 21-055-0250.

No changes were made to values, no other oral or written requests had been received.

(Gary Lenz and Attorney Eggert arrived at this point)

Quast motioned to close the Board of Review, and begin the regularly scheduled meeting, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Mayor called the regular meeting to order.

Kegler motioned to reconvene the regular meeting and approved the minutes as written, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Review of cost estimates for tank removal were discussed. There had been one cost estimate submitted for removal of contaminated soil, should that occur during tank removal. After discussion, Quast motioned to hire American Tank Services to do the tank removal of both sites, for the amount of $15,690 due to the fact that the "down time was less", and a solid cost estimate was given for additional removal of soil, if needed, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to approve seal crack repair on the taxiway at the Airport, in the amount of $9,216, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Building permit fees were compared between contracting and in house as requested by the Council. No action was taken.

After review and discussion of storm sewer infiltration and inflow into the sanitary sewer system, Kegler motioned to adopt Ordinance 98-03, Clear Water Discharge into the Sanitary Sewer, allowing surcharge and penalty fees to be regulated by Resolution, empowering the Mayor and Clerk to sign, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Firemen and representative Larry Biske submitted to the Council revised specifications for rebidding of the fire hall. The bids will be for general contractors, the truck exhaust system was deleted, along with some curb. Donations for the communications system wiring from TDS, and stainless steel guard posts by the doors will be donated by Scherping System. Lenz then motioned to accept the revisions to the specifications, accepting bids until 12:01 p.m., May 19 with a completion date of Oct. 9, 1998, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to hold a Special Meeting on Wednesday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. for the purpose of awarding the contract of the Fire Hall, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Some major repairs of the pumper truck were requested by the Chief. Ollig motioned to approve repairs in the amount of $2,650, and to have the 1976 pumper/tanker relined with fiberglass in the amount of $2,650, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Developer Bill Gilk was present requesting possible bituminous covering of the north 1/4 mile of Zion Ave. which is the entrance to his development. The estimated cost of $17,654 was quoted for a 2-1/2" wear coarse. Since the road is within the Township, annexation of the road would need to occur. Mr. Gilk will pay for the entire cost, and this will be assessed to his property along with the other improvements, less interest on the bituminous. No action was taken, the Mayor will contact the Township Chairman, and report back to the Council.

8 p.m. Public Hearing for the Final Platting of the Winsted Industrial Park. There were no comments oral or written received by the City. Lenz motioned to approve the Final Plat as shown, with 11 lots, empowering the Mayor and Clerk to sign and record, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Council noted that Gregory & Michele Harwood were granted a Conditional Use Permit through the Planning Commission allowing a Body shop to be built and operated on their property.

Kegler motioned to trade the copier and purchase another, same model for $1,639, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to pay the following bills:

General Nos.7986-8035 $27,720.80

Payroll Ck. No. 2612-2623 7,7535.66

Fire Dept. Ck Nos. 2964-2968 876.33

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Sump Pump discharge was discussed. Complaints had been received regarding water deposited through the curb and in low areas left to produce smell and unsightly curbs. Curb cutting is becoming another issue. Information will be gathered for next meeting.

Appliance Day recycling will be on May 16. Through the use of Score funds to the City, residents will be allowed to bring all appliances to the old city hall site with no cost. Residents outside the City will be required to pay the normal charges of $9 and $17 for air conditioners. Quast motioned to use Score funds, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to enter into a Recycling Contract with Kubasch & Sons until 2001, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried. Recycled materials are picked up at the curb twice a month.

Lenz motioned to allow the Clerk to purchase a computer for approximately $1,100.00, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Picnic Tables will be used at Winstock, others will be left in parks.

Quast motioned to purchase a pressure/sandblaster for approximately $1200, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Eugene Ochu had verbally requested to be annexed to the City. Discussion of annexation and other parcels was reviewed. Ochu is also requesting to be tapped into Municipal sanitary sewer and water. The City has a concern related to the machinery, vehicles, and other collected materials that could possibly be classified blight. Additional information is being gotten.

Lenz motioned that Attorney Eggert be instructed to prepare the petition for annexation of Ochu, the Township road portion and other abutted property, should there be interest, with action to be taken at the next meeting, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Contract with Mid Minnesota Development Commission was reviewed, and approved in the amount of $6,029 for preparation of a Comprehensive Plan for the City.

RCM Minnetonka received four proposals for Sanitary Sewer Smoke testing. Upon recommendation of Engineer Krass, Quast motioned to accept a proposal from MVTL, in the amount of $6,450, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz then motioned to adjourn the regular meeting and call for a Closed Meeting (which was posted) related to possible litigation issues, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

After discussion with Attorney Eggert regarding the issues, Quast motioned to adjourn the Closed Meeting, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer

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