WINSTED, MN – Due to violations of contract in regards to hours of operation, the Westside Skydivers business contract with the city of Winsted was terminated at Tuesday’s Winsted City Council meeting.
Westside Skydivers owner Joe Johnson will have the opportunity to draft a new contract and present it to the city council for approval during a special meeting, which will be scheduled as soon as possible. The meeting will be paid for by Westside Skydivers.
The issue was brought to light through a written complaint from Winsted Airport Commissioner Glenn Weibel, which documented instances of skydiving activities taking place after approved hours.
The agreement between the city and Johnson stated “no skydiving activities shall take place until 30 minutes after sunrise or 30 minutes before sunset.” The agreement further stated that the city “may terminate the agreement immediately upon any event of default or incident of noncompliance without prior notice.”
City administrator Brad Martens said he found no other recourse in the agreement.
Look for the full article in the Monday, Aug. 13 issue of the Herald Journal.