Winsted City Council Regular Meeting
Oct. 7, 1997
Present: Don Guggemos, Bonnie Quast, Bob Kegler, Gary Lenz, Attorney Eggert Absent: Mark Ollig
Mayor called the meeting to order.
Quast motioned to accept the minutes of the Sept. 16th, 27th, and 30th meetings as written, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.
Firemen were present, after meeting with the Fire Board, and upon recommendation from the Fire Board, requested the City Council proceed with a referendum vote for a new fire hall. The maximum cost of a bond issue for the fire hall was $444,000. The proposed preliminary design would have 6 stalls, with 4 drive through, meeting room, office, ambulance office, meeting room, and storage areas. The exterior would be of wood frame, metal exterior and part brick. The parcel of land, located on 6th St. So., was purchased with proceeds from pull tabs.
The Council will proceed with obtaining the necessary information to proceed with a referendum in the amount of $445,000, and discuss at next meeting.
Lenz accepted the 1998 Relief Association report and the 1996 Schedule I & II of the Relief Benefit Report, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.
Supervisor Radtke was present to discuss the sump pump/run off on city streets, curb and gutters. Several areas have been asked to move the sump pump hoses from the front yards to another area of their lot due to complaints. Storm sewer catch basins have been replaced in many areas, due to undersizing of the basin tile.
Quast motioned to appoint Mary Stamm to the City Hall Committee, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.
A letter from Triax correcting several of the complaints from a previous meeting was read. Noted was the fact that the letter stated some corrections had been done and actually were not.
Lenz motioned to hire American Engineering & Testing, Inc. to do additional work for the 1997 Improvement projects, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.
An update of information for the 1997 Improvement Project was given, noting that water/sewer service line locations to the homes was being changed, as agreed upon by engineer, city and owner. Construction of the sewer and water, along with the lift station was about a month from completion in the development, with the trunk line left to do. County Turn back Highway 1, (6th St. So.) was nearing completion, concrete work was being completed, and the bituminous will begin about the 22nd, taking approximately 2 weeks.
The estimate for a building to house the street salt was discussed. Estimate cost was approximately $8-10,000. A more suitable location was discussed, no action taken.
Quast motioned to Proclaim Oct 13th through the 17th as Manufacturing Week in Winsted, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.
Kegler motioned to adopt Resolution No. 270-10-07-97, entering into an agreement with the state for aid in replacing the Winsted Municipal Airport sign, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.
Attorney Eggert needed additional time to review the Niro-Sterner building lease that the City is proposing to enter into.
Kegler motioned to pay the following bills:
Check Nos. 7336-7390 $ 61,147.66 Payroll Nos. 2425-2441 $ 10,329.58
Fire Dept. Nos. 2856-2863 $ 11,141.91
Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.
Recognized Sarah Fowler for volunteering to care for flowers in parks this past year.
Lenz motioned to proclaim Sunday, Oct. 12, 1997 as Pastor Robert Voelker Day for Winsted. Pastor Voelker has been instrumental in contributing to the City Centennial, Library Board, and many other public activities within the community the past 10 years. Deputy Mayor Quast will present the proclamation to Rev. Voelker.
Quast motioned to adjourn the meeting, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.
Mayor then stated the closed meeting that was scheduled concerning an employee will not be held at this time, as a settlement has been offered to the employee.