Winsted City Council Minutes



NOV. 4, 1997

7 P.M.

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

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

Lenz motioned to adopt Resolution No. 271-11-04-97, calling for an election on $485,000 General Obligation Bonds of 1997, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

The election will be held at the city hall building at 181 1st St. N on Dec. 11, 1997 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ollig motioned to appoint the following election judges:

Rosemary Stifter, Irene Weinbeck, Bernadette Libor, Karen Schoen, Floyd Sneer, Imelda Marshall

Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to hold the regular meeting of Nov. 18 and a special meeting on Dec. 12, 1997 at 9 p.m. to canvass ballots, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

After discussion with Pat Radtke, due to the use of the snowblower attachment during the winter, Kegler motioned to purchase a cab for the Bobcat from Lano Equipment for an approximate amount of $1,500 plus installation, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

RCM Engineer, Cynthia Mueller-Krauss was present with an update of the various project requests from the city. She reported on:

a) UV operation problems that are in the process of being corrected. Problems are due to malfunction of computer functions, and lightening strike this summer.

b} Review of Sewer Ordinance stating enforcement issues need to be addressed, including fines, and issue permits as

c) Emergency Plan for Wastewater Facility

d} Infiltration and inflow study recommended, including smoke testing, starting with the public system. It was estimated that during the spring, summer and fall, the plant is receiving 50,000G per day of water that does not need to be treated, loading the system that was designed.

e} Capacity of the system is nearing its limits, there is capacity for an additional 200 homes or one small industry. It was noted Mid America has been using the present supplement capacity.

Lenz motioned to hire RCM to do a inflow/infiltration study in the amount of $6,300, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Mark Ollig presented to the City Council the proposed Web page for the Internet. Costs for set up, establishing thee site, registration and other fees were reviewed with the council. The page would be provided with current notices, updating of changes to the community. Lenz motioned to proceed with the establishing of the Web site with a contract for two years, at a cost of $12-18 per month, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

Construction of the utilities at Winsted on the Lake are proceeding, and should be completed and functioning within two weeks. Curb, gutter and bituminous will be installed next spring.

Quast Transfer has requested to use the address of Highway 1, instead of 6th St. S and that was approved by the council. The city is still waiting for street name clarification from the county.

The city hall offices will be moving on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997 to 421 6th St. S., (Niro-Sterner) building. Kegler motioned to allow the clerk to make purchases of the file cabinets, and other office needs not to exceed $2,000, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to pay the following bills:

Check Nos. 7443-7483 $272,194.30

Payroll 8,131.35

Fire Dept. 476.30

Ollig seconded, unanimously carried.

There are discussion regarding a lumber business that is considering moving into Winsted. The Industrial Park location and zoning was discussed. It was the opinion of the council that the operation would be comparable with the Industrial Park, as it would have storage and retail sales, providing a very needed service to the community and area. No action was taken, the issue will be pursued.

Kegler motioned to approve a check in the amount of $500 to the Civic and Commerce for winter parade and other activities, Quast seconded, unanimously carried.

Quast motioned to adjourn, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann

City Clerk-Treasurer

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