Winsted City Council Minutes



JULY 20, 1999


7 P.M.

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

Staff: Aaron Reeves, Betty Zachmann, Mike Henrich, Mike Larson

Absent: None

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Kegler motioned to accept the minutes as written, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Chief Henrich reported on performance of Mike Larson during probationary period. After discussion regarding point system, wages and performance, Wiemiller motioned to change status of Larson to permanent full time Police Officer, with salary of $13.89 per hour, effective July 7, 1999, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Chief Henrich discussed complaints regarding a sign on Andy and 6th St. and parking issues on 6th St. (Cty Rd. 1) at that intersection during activities at the baseball park. After discussion, Lenz motioned to request County to install "No Parking" signs on certain areas on 6th St., directly north and south of Andy Ave. W., and move sign, Albers seconded, unanimously carried. The Baseball Club is holding a Regional State Baseball Tournament on the weekend of Aug 7-8th and 14-15th, and will acquire parking areas for patrons during the tournament.

Peopleservice representative Curt Reetz was present to review maintenance on the wastewater facility during the past year with a request for increase, under the contract, Lenz motioned to establish monthly the rate of $12,558.00 per month (2.1% increase), amending the contract, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to enter into an agreement with Bonestroo for engineering of curb, gutter, seal coating, providing corrections are approved by the City Attorney, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Fire Chief Koch and members were present with Firemen's Relief Ass'n report and requested an increase from $550 to $1,000 per year of service for the retirement pension. Lenz motioned to approve the increase to $1,000.00 per year of service, Wiemiller seconded, unanimously carried. The City accepted a check from the Fire Dept. in the amount of $20,319.67 to be applied to the Fire Hall Construction Account. Proceeds were from donations, and benefit projects.

The Library lease was discussed. After working out length and fees, Kegler motioned to enter into a 2.5 year rental lease with Art Mallak, at $600 per month, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

A synopsis of the City Hall Re-Use study and public meeting was reviewed. It was noted that the Volunteer City Hall Committee was now changed to a Preservation Committee of the City Hall and no longer a requested volunteer Committee for the City. Reeves was instructed to acquire estimate costs from specialized engineering firms to proceed with cost estimates of renovating or building new.

Reeves reported the School and County did not have an objection to establishing a Tax Increment District No. 5, known as the Industrial Park, and establish a Public Hearing on July 27, 1999 at 7:00 PM, City Hall, for comments.

The 1999 Water improvement Loan from Norwest Investment Services, Inc., was reviewed. Closing costs will have to be incurred, which amount to approximately $1,500.00. Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No. 314-07-20-99, Awarding the Sale of $386,000.00 Water Revenue Note, Series 1999, Directing the Execution and Delivery Therefor, and Providing For the Payment Thereof, with a correction of revenue of 105%, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to adopt Resolution No. 315-07-20-99, Establishing Procedures Relating to Compliance With Reimbursement Bond Regulations Under the Internal Revenue Code, instructing the Mayor and Clerk to execute, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

The Council declined to purchase a parcel of land due to prohibitive costs from Entingers, and since an easement was not acceptable to Entingers, the City will install a road/right-of-way on its own land in the Industrial Park.

Kegler motioned to approve the moving of a sanitary sewer line, sharing the costs with the property owner, Lenz seconded, Albers opposed, motion carried .

Discussion on a request for a 4th Maintenance Person took place. Additional information will be gotten for council on costs.

Wiemiller motioned to approve the following bills:

General, 9612-9672 $275,399.63

Payroll, 3075-3090 $ 9,697.27

Fire Dept., 3182-3188 $ 2,627.68

Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No. 316-07-20-99, Executing a Grant Agreement for Airport Maintenance and Operation with the Minn. Dept. of Transportation for the years 2000 and 2001 in the amount of $3,860.00 per year, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to grant permission to the American Legion Club on Aug. 7th and 8th for the following:

Parade Permit (allow horses) Aug. 8, 1999; Dances Aug 7th and 8th; 3.2 On Sale Non-Intox. Liquor Aug 7th and 8th; Wild West Show Aug. 8th; Water Wars Aug 7th & 8th; Block off road east of city hall, place tents in area, with conditions of fire lane, and repair of bituminous to satisfaction of City; Allow use of some picnic tables, use of south portion of Maintenance Building for Craft Sale, use of land for antique car display. Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Wiemiller motioned to adjourn, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann

City Clerk-Treasurer

Published in the Winsted-Lester Prairie Journal Aug. 9, 1999.



JULY 27, 1999


7:00 PM

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

Absent: Gary Lenz

Staff: Aaron Reeves, Betty Zachmann

Mayor called for the Public Hearing.

Joanne Foust, David Drowning Associates, attended to present information on establishing a Tax Increment District, the overview process by which this is accomplished, and future increment, regulations and requirements. Because the District was established prior to Aug. 1, 1999, new regulations will not affect the District.

There were no written comments received, nor persons present attending the meeting.

After discussion, and review of the proposed Municipal Development Plan, the proposed Tax Increment District No. 5, District map and estimated improvements costs to the Ind. Park, members were ready to take action.

Wiemiller motioned to adopt Resolution No. 317-07-26-99, Adopting the Development Plan for Municipal Development Dist. No. 2, and Creation of Tax Increment Financing District No. 5, and Approving The Tax Increment Financing Plan, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to adjourn, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer

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