Winsted City Council Minutes

Regular Meeting

Dec. 21, 1998

City Hall

7:00 PM

Present: Don Guggemos, Gary Lenz, Bob Kegler, Jeff Albers

Staff: Aaron Reeves, Betty Zachmann, Attorney Eggert

Absent: Bonnie Quast

Mayor called the meeting to order.

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

The tailgate party issue was requested to be dropped at this time.

It was reported that Triax has agreed to hook up cable to the fire hall.

Kegler motioned to pay the following bills:

Check Nos. 8811-8893 $62,571.05

Payroll Nos. 2848-2866 $10,646.24

Fire Dept. Nos. 3064-3077 $2,675.87

Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Kegler motioned to allow Clerk to pay necessary bills before year end, as needed, Albers seconded, unanimously carried.

Chief Kieser and other members of the fire department were present in regards to the fire truck that was bid. Two bids had been received:

Heiman Fire Equipment $198,793.00

Luverne Fire Appr. $ 221,516.93

Alternate chassis were bid, it was decided to recommend the Freight Liner on both bids, due to costs.

Upon recommendation from the firemen, Lenz motioned to accept the bid from Heiman Fire Equipment (Central States) in the amount of $198,793.00. Empowering the Mayor and Clerk and to sign contract, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried. Expected delivery will be one year.

Aaron Reeves reported on Y2K potential problems with city equipment. Upon his recommendation, Kegler motioned to adopt Resolution No. 30112-21 -98, Creating Year 2000 Policy Statement for the City of Winsted, and Resolution No. 302-12-21-98, Appointing Aaron Reeves, Year 2000 Coordinator for the City of Winsted, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Upon recommendation from Aaron Reeves and Clerk, Kegler motioned to approve hiring Bonnie Foss, as part time utility clerk and secretary, at $9.25, due to experience, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Reeves reported he has invited all businesses to attend a workshop of Business Retention, sponsored by the Univ. Of Minnesota to assist business with problems they encounter.

Lenz motioned to approve repairs to the Kingsley lift station for replacing a seal, in the amount not to exceed $3,650.00 and to replace the dialer, for the sensphone an amount to not exceed $,600.00, Kegler seconded, unanimously carried.

No other action, Albers adjourned, Lenz seconded, unanimously carried.

Betty Zachmann, City Clerk-Treasurer

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