Winsted City Council Minutes

Regular Meeting

City Hall

Oct. 21, 1997

7:00 PM

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

Mayor called the meeting to order.

Lenz motioned to accept the minutes as written, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Firemen were present to discuss procedures for a City Hall Bond Issue Referendum. Nov 18 and 25 were selected as voting days, providing the legal counsel can work with the time limit. Lenz motioned to establish Nov. 18 as Fire Hall Referendum voting day, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried. Regular council meeting will then be held on Wednesday, Nov 19 at 7 p.m. to canvass the ballots, and other city business.

City Hall Committee members were present with a request. Kegler motioned to honor the requests, being:

Window have wood placed on the outside of the windows and leave heat on in basement at 45-50 degrees thorough winter to minimize further foundation deterioration.

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Chief Henrich was present, requesting probation employee Dave Anderson be approved as permanent full time officer, and increase pay raise. Chief Henrich requested salaries be competitive with County so Officers stay. Comparable Worth regulations will need to be reviewed with Salary Personnel Committee. Lenz motioned to appoint Officer Anderson as a full time permanent Police Officer, and review salary when annual review is done in December, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

RCM, Engr., John Winguard was present with an update of the '97 lmprovements Projects. Underground utilities will begin next week. Lenz motioned to approve Payment No. 1 request in the amount of $221,847.80, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Estimate cost of storm sewer requested on Sherman was $9,800. Other property benefiting was reviewed, and Attorney Eggert stated all could be assessed. It was decided to get an estimate of storm sewer placement in Alley between Sherman and Rosalie, hooking into line of Sherman, and then determine if the individuals want to assess and tap into the line.

RCM, Craig Anderson gave presentation on Infiltration and Inflow issues causing problems with the sanitary sewer system. History has shown 75 percent of the inflow comes from private property and 25 percent from public property. Council instructed Anderson to prepare an estimate for cost of preparing a plan and procedure to eliminate inflow.

Dale Lachermeier, Winsted Township and Mr. & Mrs. Jack Littfin, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Thiemann, and Mr. & Mrs. Schwartzrock were present to discuss improvements to the road they use for a driveway. Attorney Eggert stated the roadway is a Title issue, and needs to be determined who owns it, since it is not a dedicated public road, and review of the abstract before any more discussion should take place. The city believes it owned by Bill Gilk, since the plat shows this as a road easement. Attorney Eggert will get a determination for the next meeting.

Winsted Township will be using the Legion Club for meetings, and if unable to find a storage place for its files, may use City Hall, but would be required to have a hold harmless agreement with the City for any and all property in the building.

Attorney Eggert had reviewed the Rental Agreement with Niro-Sterner, Lenz then motioned to empower the Mayor and Clerk to sign said rental agreement, rent of $ 1,200.00 per month, plus use of office furniture and some supplies, all utilities included, with exception of phones, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Ollig motioned to adopt Ordinance No. 97-05, annexing portions of property west of Highway 1, on 6th St. So., including Drew, Hertel, Millerbernd Design, Charles Millerbernd, Magdalen Schlagel, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to pay the following bills:

Check Nos. 7391 -7442 $52,099.87

Payroll Nos. 2442-2455 $ 8,120.39 Fire Dept. Nos. 2864-2875 $ 68,402.81

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Lenz motioned to accept a bid from Hoese Construction in the amount of $9,500 to $10,000 for a salt storage shed to be placed on property on 6th St. So., Kegler seconded, unanimously carried. Building will need to be built after ownership of land.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann

City Clerk-Treasurer


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