Winsted City Council Minutes

CLOSED MEETING

JUNE 20, 2000

5:30 PM

CITY HALL

CLOSED MEETING WAS HELD JUNE 20, 2000 AT 5:30 P.M., CITY HALL, AS POSTED. Purpose of the meeting was to discuss the litigation of the city hall.

All members were present; meeting ended at 6:50 p.m.


REGULAR MEETING

JUNE 20, 2000

7:00 P.M.

CITY HALL

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

Staff: Attorney Eggert, Aaron Reeves, Betty Zachmann

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Albers motioned to approve the minutes of June 6th meeting as written. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Dry Hydrant Agreement with the Winsted Sportsman's Club. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried. The dry hydrant would be installed in Lake Mary, to provide additional water supply for fires in that area.

Monthly utility bills were discussed. After discussion and options were reviewed, Lenz motioned to allow the option to residents of paying quarterly bills, in lump sum or three monthly installments, beginning with the bills effective Sept 15th cycle. Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Bonestroo Engr. Dan Boyum was present with an update of the Curb & Gutter Project and offered options for seal coating at the airport. After discussion, Kegler motioned to apply the fog seal coating, at a cost of $6,552.00, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Reeves reported that DTED has approved an unsecured, forgivable loan grant in the amount of $150,000.00. Lenz motioned to authorize the Mayor to sign said agreement. Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

After review, Kegler motioned to approve and adopt the AWAIR program as presented. Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Reeves stated sewer rates will have to be increased due to the shortfall of cash with DFA changing operations. Lenz motioned to increase sewer flat rates from $5.75 to $10.02, and use from $3.58 to $4.63 per thousand, effective immediately, with billing cycle done Sept. 15th. Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Albers motioned to extend 2nd meter fees to July 31, 2000, before increases go into effect. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to allow the Mayor and Clerk to correct the problems with land owned by Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), signing the appropriate documents as reviewed by the Attorney Eggert, with DairiConcepts. There would be no change in the agreement other than name. Kegler seconded that motion, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to pay the following bills:

General 10325; 1616-1685

$74,574.21

Payroll 3462-3476 $11.780.86

Fire Dept.3365-3370 $1,254.80

Dennis Campbell and Chris Schultz, representing the Winsted Baseball Club, were present to give an update of the concession stand and press box completion. They requested funding for the electrical work in the amount of $4,421.45. Funding will be looked into for next meeting.

Lenz motioned to empower Mayor to sign the contract for re-lining of the sanitary sewer line, in the amount of $41,008.71, subject to review by the City Attorney. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to adjourn, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer


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