Winsted City Council Minutes

Regular Meeting

July 7,1998

City Hall

7:00 PM

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

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

Developer Bill Gilk was present and gave a report on the progress at Winsted On The Lake. The City had received a request by Annandale Contracting for a 55 day extension of the completion date. Upon discussion, and with recommendation from RCM engineers, Lenz motioned to give a 10 day extension (July 19, 1998) for final completion of the project, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Mr. Gilk requested the City establish a speed limit of 35 MPH on Zion, after annexation has occurred. Ollig motioned to establish the 35 MPH, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to approve Change Order No.4, raising of manholes and valves on the private streets in the estimated amount of $2,000.00 prior to final bituminous, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Public Works director Pat Radtke brought to attention of the Council the need for a rail on the outside of the water tower and a dump valve for cleaning of tower, with an estimate cost of $8,140.00 for materials and labor.

Radtke was given permission to have drain tile placed at Hainlin Park to alleviate moisture problems by the shelter.

While cleaning the water tower this past month, the council was informed by the contractor that the exterior paint of the tower is in need of work. To prolong the paint and avoid total sandblasting of the tank, it was recommended to repaint within the year, as uniform thickness has been lost. The proposed cost would be $23,862.00. No action was taken.

Radtke also spoke with the council regarding purchase of radios for the vehicles, with one base, estimated cost of $4,875.00. Additional information was requested by the Council.

The Agreement with Winsted Township for annexation of a portion of Zion Ave., and Main Ave. W. was tabled. Township Supervisor Mike Laxen was present, but stated the Township Board did not have the information at its meeting, and a decision would be made at the next meeting, in August.

Legion Commander Dick Genty was present requesting permits and licenses for the Annual Legion Festival to be held on Aug. 8th and 9th, 1998. Lenz motioned to grant the American Legion:

3.2 On Sale Non-intoxicating Liquor License for Aug.8 & 9 on east side of the City Hall and Legion Club;

Dances on Aug. 8th and 9th until midnight;

Parade permit, and horses allowed in the city for parade

Kiddie pedal tractor pull, and motorized lawn tractor pull, both on Saturday, Aug. 8th from 1:30 to 4:30 PM, located on 15th St. No. between Main Ave. W. and Winsted Ave. W., and permission to block off that area (Fire lane may need to be kept open)

A carnival from Friday afternoon through Sunday evening, providing a certificate of insurance is provided to the City prior to set up, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to hire Michael P. Larson, as Police Officer, effective immediately, at $ 11.50 per hour, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to advance Larson clothing allowance in the amount of $750.00 (1998 and 1999), Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Chief Henrich will be requesting turning lanes on County Road 1, due to traffic problems that are occurring in the City limits with the painting that was done after construction by the County. Henrich informed the Council that Alan Thompson will be working as a part time officer for the City.

Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No. 287, authorizing the execution of an Agreement with Minn. Dept. Of Public Safety for a Safe and Sober program, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to grant 3.2 license to Keg's Softball team for July I0th thru 12th for a softball tournament (this is a date change-previously issued), Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Problems with third party wastewater dumping were discussed. It was with recommendation from the operator of the plant, and due to potential liability of the facility, the City Council establish a Policy that the City will not accept any type of wastewater or sewage into the Wastewater System from any third party at any time.

Mayor Guggemos reported on the progress of the fire hall. The Public Works employees will install the sewer and water connection from the trunk line, and there is a small amount of soil that will need to be removed and replaced with granular, compacted material. Costs wash each other.

Niro-Sterner has informed the City they have a buyer, SJF, Inc. for their property, which includes the building that the City is renting for office space. A request of Assignment and Assumption of Lease Agreement Between the Seller and Buyer was given to the City for Acknowledgment and Consent. With the City Attorney absent from the meeting, Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No 288, empowering the Mayor and Clerk to execute, upon final review and approval from the City Attorney, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to pay the following bills:

Check Nos. 8239-8299 $181,520.52

Payroll Nos.2677-2702 $10,557.79

Fire Dept. Nos. 2997-3001 $1,171.89

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to adjourn, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk

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