Winsted City Council Minutes


JULY 6, 1999


7 P.M.

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

Staff: Aaron Reeves, Betty Zachmann

Absent: Gary Lenz, Attorney Eggert

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Albers motioned to approve the June 15th minutes as written, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Township Supervisors Haekenkamp and Laxen, along with Clerk Quast were present. They were requesting the city pay additional funds to the Township due to the annexation of Littfin Lumber and the loss of tax revenue. This request was in addition to what is required by Statutes (90-70-50-30 and 10% over five years after annexation). Jack Littfin, Pres. of Littfin Lumber was also present. It was noted that the Township will continue to receive Littfin's taxes from the property until the year collectible 2001. After discussion, and with recommendation from Littfin, Wiemiller motioned to negotiate additional annexation fees, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Loan and bond costs were discussed for the proposed water extension project.

Kegler motioned to adopt Resolution No. 309-07-06-99, ordering Improvement and Preparation of Plans For Curb, gutter and Seal coating, designating an engineer and using a tax exempt loan from a lending institution, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to allow the American Legion partial space at the Maintenance Building for a craft sale on Aug. 7th and 8th, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Pinstriping of the 1997 squad car was discussed. Officers solicited donations to cover costs of the pinstriping, after getting approval from Administrator Reeves.

Wiemiller motioned to allow the purchase of a used tamper in the amount of $1,500.00, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Tom Homme, rep from SEH-RCM was present with bid results for the water extension project. Bids were opened on June 29th at 10:00 a m. which were:

GM Contracting, Inc. $386,620.55

Randy Kramer Excav.,Inc.$390,759.22

Kuechle Underground,Inc $394,901.40

Duiminck Bros. Inc. $397,253.75

Northdale Constr. Co. $405,725.34

Widmer, Inc. $451,208.50

R P Utilities Inc. $456,478.70

Quasm Constr Co., Inc. $474,798.20

After discussing start time, completion time, easements, legal descriptions and other details, Albers motioned to adopt Resolution No. 311-07-06-99, accepting the bid from GM Contracting, Inc., for construction of the Water System Distribution Improvements, with a completion date of 1999 (not including the final bituminous layer), Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Library lease was tabled until next meeting.

Wiemiller motioned to pay the following bills:

Checks 9550-9611 $107,010.17

Payroll 3051-3075 $ 18,575.87

Fire Dept. 3175-3180 $ 1,267.83

Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Reeves presented information on establishing a TIF at the Industrial Park, since we now have a commitment. After discussion, Kegler motioned to accept a proposal from David Drown Associates, in the amount of $5,000.00 and authorize preparation of a Tax Increment Financing Plan for the Industrial Park, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Albers motioned to adopt Resolution No.312-07-06-99, establishing the date for a Public Hearing (July 27,1999 at 7:00 p.m., City Hall) on the proposed development Plan for Municipal Development District No.2, creating a Tax Increment Finance District No. 5, along with a Tax Increment Finance Plan, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to donate $350.00 to the Southwest Minnesota Foundation, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to adopt Resolution No.310-07-06-99, Authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to enter into an Agreement with the Minn. Dept. of Transportation for Airport Improvements (Agreement No. 79231) including expansion of the existing parking lot, and install utilities in the amount of $18,000.00, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Scott Schultz, an employee of the City, died in an accident over the weekend. A memorial flag pole will be installed at the Maint. Bldg in his memory. Reeves was instructed to advertise for the position.

No other business, Wiemiller motioned to adjourn, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann

City Clerk-Treasurer

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