|Fort Atkinson City Council - Minutes - 2000|
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MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN
APRIL 18, 2000
CALL TO ORDER
A regular meeting of the City Council was called to order by President Pattow at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.
On call of the roll members present were:
Gordon Day, Jr.
Also present were the City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk/Treasurer, City Engineer, Utility Director, and Parks & Recreation Director.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF THE APRIL 6, 2000 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.
Cm. Flood moved to approve the minutes of the April 6, 2000 regular Council meeting. Motion seconded by Cm. Johnston. Motion carried on a voice vote.
PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES
RESOLUTION AND PETITION FOR COUNTY HIGHWAY AID.
Resolution No. 988 was displayed on the overhead projector at this time:
RESOLUTION NO. 988
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson deems it to be in the best interest of said City to petition Jefferson County for County Highway Aid for the year 2000;
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson does hereby authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to petition said County for County Highway Aid in the amount of $5,380.00 payable by said County forthwith pursuant to the Petition for County Highway Aid as attached hereto.
Dated this 18th day of April, 2000, at Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.
City Manager Wilmet explained that this is an annual petition to request highway improvement funds from Jefferson County.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Day moved to adopt Resolution No. 988 and petition for county highway aid in the amount of $5,380.00. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.
REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
ACCEPTING MINUTES AND REPORTS FROM VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to accept the minutes of the Dwight Foster Public Library Board meeting held March 6, 2000; minutes of the Airport Committee meeting held April 4, 2000; minutes of the Board of Zoning Appeals meeting held March 30, 2000; Building, Electrical & Plumbing permit reports for April, 2000; minutes of the Planning Commission meeting held April 11, 2000; and the summary statement from the Board of Canvassers for April 4, 2000 Spring Election.
The motion carried on a voice vote.
RECOMMENDATION FROM AIRPORT COMMITTEE TO APPROVE FLY IN/ DRIVE IN AT THE AIRPORT ON MAY 28, 2000 WITH CONTINGENCIES.
City Manager Wilmet stated that the Airport Committee met on April 4th and was given a presentation by Mr. Pete Schicker representing Tomorrow's Hope and their request for a fly in/drive in at the airport on May 28, 2000.
After lengthy discussion at the Committee level, the Airport Committee is recommending that the Council approve the fly in/drive in at the airport contingent upon providing a million dollars of general liability insurance, providing site security, complying with all FAA regulations, and complying with all State regulations pertaining to food preparation and serving.
Cm. Day, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to accept the recommendation from the Airport Committee to approve the fly in/drive in at the airport on May 28, 2000 with contingencies. The motion carried on a voice vote.
RECOMMENDATION FROM AIRPORT COMMITTEE TO INCREASE HANGAR RENT, TIE DOWN FEES AND AGRICULTURAL LAND RENT AT THE AIRPORT TO BE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2000.
City Manager Wilmet stated that the Airport Committee is proposing to raise the land rent for private hangars from its current $.06/sq. ft. to $.07/sq. ft., rental of City hangars to be raised $20.00 per month, and tie downs to be raised from $10.00 to $12.00 per month. These three increases would become effective on November 1, 2000. The Airport Committee is also proposing that the agricultural land rental be raised from $1,300.00 per year to $1,500.00 per year and would become effective on January 1, 2002 when the current lease expires.
Cm. Day, seconded by Cwmn. Behrens moved to accept the recommendations from the Airport Committee to increase hangar rent and tie down fees to be effective November 1, 2000 and to increase agricultural land rent at the airport on January 1, 2002.
Cm. Day stated that the Committee looked at the rent charges of several area airports to make the determination on the increases. He also stated that it has been more than ten years since the last increase.
Roll was then called on the motion to accept the Airport Committee recommendation for price increases. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP CREATING FOUR LOTS AT BANKER ROAD AND HOARD ROAD (EXTRA-TERRITORIAL).
City Manager Wilmet stated that this recommendation was voted on unanimously at Planning Commission.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to accept the recommendation from the Planning Commission to approve the Preliminary Certified Survey Map creating four lots at Banker Road and Hoard Road. President Pattow called for a voice vote and the motion passed with Cwmn. Behrens abstaining.
RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP CREATING ONE LOT ON NORTH MAIN STREET AT EAST SHERMAN AVENUE.
City Manager Wilmet stated that this recommendation was voted on unanimously at the Planning Commission.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Day moved to accept the recommendation from Planning Commission to approve Preliminary Certified Survey Map creating one lot on North Main at East Sherman Avenue. The motion carried on a voice vote.
CONSIDERATION OF PREPARING AN OFFER TO PURCHASE AJANGO VACANT LOT ON EAST SHERMAN AVENUE.
City Manager Wilmet reminded the Council that at budget time the purchase of this lot on the corner of Sherman and North Main was discussed and $108,000 for the purchase of the parking area was included in the 2000 budget. Now that a Certified Survey Map has been completed, it is time for the Council to consider whether or not to make an offer to purchase to Mr. Ajango. The City Manager stated that the City received an appraisal on this property in September, 1999 which estimated that the land was 15,390 sq. ft. at a value of $7.00/sq. ft. for a total of $107,730. However, based on the Certified Survey Map, the area of the lot is 15,142 sq. ft. which at $7.00/ sq. ft. would give it a value of approximately $106,000.
Cwmn. Behrens, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to have the City Attorney prepare an Offer to Purchase Ajango vacant lot on East Sherman Avenue in an amount of $106,000 contingent upon review of environmental studies stating that the property is environmentally clean.
Discussion was held with Mr. Helmut Ajango as to what type of environmental study had been done on the property. The consensus was that the City staff and the City Attorney will look more closely at the environmental studies and determine if the proper studies have been done.
Roll was then called on the motion to have the City Attorney prepare an Offer to Purchase the Ajango vacant lot on East Sherman Avenue. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.
REQUEST FOR PERMISSION TO APPLY TO DNR FOR A ONE-TO-ONE TRADE AND ALTERNATIVE EFFLUENT LIMIT FOR PHOSPHOROUS.
City Manager Wilmet discussed the latest developments with the Council regarding the DNR phosphorous limits and the City's new WPDES permit which should be issued this June.
The City Manager explained that the City is down to three basic alternatives. The first alternative would be to spend money to add on to the current City wastewater treatment plant in order to bring in the necessary equipment to bring down our City phosphorous level to 1.5 mg. The second option for the City would be to trade with a non-point source to bring our phosphorous level down to 1.5 mg. The third alternative is to request an alternate limit from the DNR that would be equal to the City's current level. The City Manager explained that with the exception of going to court against the DNR, the City is running out of alternatives to spending a large amount of money to bring in equipment to lower the phosphorous level to the DNR's proposed level.
The City Manager did further explain that requesting a one-to-one trade level or an alternative effluent limit with the DNR does not appear good, however it is being recommended that the City apply for two reasons. First it is always possible that the DNR will change its mind and allow a one-to-one trade. Secondly, the City can only appeal from a formal adverse ruling. The City cannot appeal an informal staff recommendation. Ultimately the City may or may not want to file an appeal on its new permit, however asking formally for these options and having the DNR formally deny these options, will give us the ability to fight their decisions and allow us to challenge them.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to accept the request for permission to apply to DNR for a one-to-one trade and alternative effluent level for phosphorous. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
CLAIMS, APPROPRIATIONS AND CONTRACT PAYMENTS
The following is a list of bills to be approved by the Council.
CITY, SEWER, WATER ACCOUNTS
A T & T Long distance charges $278.77
Ace Hardware Supplies 59.52
Aramark Uniform Services, Inc. Services 1,713.30
Arrowhead Testers Backflow preventer parts 135.00
Ascom Hasler Mailing Systems Jan-Mar 2000 postage meter rental 120.00
Autumn Supply 2 dz. gloves, 5 mats 535.09
Badger Meter, Inc. 12" mag meter, 4" meter/access., repair/test meters 7,442.00
Beacon Ballfields Sparkle and turface 967.20
Belson Company Towels 112.31
Boise Cascade Office Prod. Corp. Office supplies 112.39
Borkenhagen, Jeff Safety shoes 52.74
Bruce Municipal Equip. Inc. Hydraulic line tube 37.23
Buck Inc. Ball diamond lime; Little League diamond lime 1,123.47
Business Health Services of WI Drug screening 51.00
CEI Mower teeth 269.39
CSWEA Christensen - conf. reg. 5/16-19 235.00
Cargill Inc. - Salt Division 72.55 tons road salt 2,169.25
Chemsearch Chemicals, supplies 704.54
Christensen, Paul Meals, gas, CSWEA parking 57.09
City of Fort Atkinson Postage, blood kit postage, parking fee 38.54
Columbia Pipe & Supply Co. Plugs, gaskets, screen 66.69
Computer Networks, Inc. Replace network card; computer cabling, jacks 634.12
Cronatron Welding Systems Inc. Welding helmet, plates 81.19
Daily Jefferson County Union Publications 1,866.11
Diggers Hotline, Inc. 129 tickets, March service 168.99
Earth Tech Engineering phosphorous study 125.02
Ebert, Susan D. Uniform allow. - slacks 37.96
Emergency Medical Products, Inc. 5 boxes of gloves 99.45
Fahrner Asphalt Sealers Inc. Spacers, blades, pins 375.50
Fair View Inn Dinner for Senior Center volunteers 256.00
First Supply Connectors, tees, ells, wrenches, hydrant 6,945.19
Five Alarm & Safety Equip. 3 coats; 3 pants; 1 pr. boots; 4 spectical kits 3,685.15
Hach Company Lab supplies 194.90
Hero's Salute Awards Co. Plaques & engraving 145.35
Hottman, Sandra Uniform allow - pants 13.99
Internet Dynamics Corp. 4/1/00-3/31/01 Internet service 191.40
IOS Capital May copier rent - Library 192.00
ITT Flygt Corp. 2 impellers/wear rings 490.00
Jefferson Co. Farmco Co-op Athletic field marking paint 307.20
Jim's Key Shop 12 locks 1,505.40
KB Sharpening Service Inc. Sharpen chipper knives 40.00
Kassel Industrial 29 pc. drill set 82.80
Krueger Jewelers Engrave Council President plaque 5.00
Lab Safety Supply Inc. Eye/face wash 342.36
Lawson Products Inc. Lubricant 55.28
Leonard, A.M. Inc. Grinder standard 367.52
Madison Area Tech College Books, supplies, 3 students reg. (Fire Dept.) 301.55
Magsamen, Vernon Balance on health benefits 257.41
Marquette University Plant sample analysis, sample filter cake 328.00
Mathews Company Flail mower - knives 394.35
Milton Propane Inc. Propane 23.68
Minnesota Life Ins. Co. Monthly life insurance premiums 777.61
Neenah Foundry Co. Curb frames, grates 12,014.23
Oil-Dri Corp. of America Ralph Park diamond dirt 1,211.62
Opportunities, Inc. Envelopes, voucher paper, signs, meter cards 849.00
Our Designs, Inc. Signs 277.95
Postmaster Postage 1,000.00
Premier Bank Federal withholding, soc. security, medicare 35,932.96
Procal Services/Raymond Widen Repair gas detector 76.50
Raether, Edith A. Uniform allow. - shoes 9.97
Riess, Donald R. Pesticide training - miles, meals 39.55
Rusch, James L. SWAPS lunch 12.92
Safety & Building Division 30 building permit seals 750.00
Sears Drill press, stand 313.20
Sewer Utility Reimburse for overpayment 25,972.83
Stewart, Thomas M. Glock slide stop lever - Pallan 24.90
Stiles Environmental Inc. Engineering site cleanup 160.00
Thorstad Chevrolet Pipe assembly 29.46
UEMSI Motor, seal kit, bearing 373.50
U.S. Cellular Cell phone charges 126.59
U.S. Filter 3,038 gal. bioxide 5,316.50
United Parcel Service UPS parcel pick up service 102.64
Virchow, Krause & Co. LLP Year-end & fixed assets audit 3,973.00
WI Dept. of Employee Trust Funds Interest on late payment 20.36
WI Dept. of Employee Trust Funds Monthly health insurance premiums 28,462.76
WI Dept. of Revenue Sales tax 320.29
WI Dept. of Revenue State withholding tax 7 & 7A 7,968.62
WI Dept. of Transportation Unpaid parking citations 120.00
WI Dept. of Workforce Devel./UC Unemployment insurance M. Erickson 279.65
WI Economic Development Assn. Mielke - conf. reg. May 17-19 125.00
WI Electric Power Co. Electricity & natural gas 22,552.67
WI Industrial Truck Co., Inc. 2 tires/mounting 279.61
Zarnoth Brush Works, Inc. Sweeper broom refill 338.00
TOTAL CITY FUND 1 ACCOUNTS $151,507.05
TOTAL SEWER ACCOUNTS $11,551.11
TOTAL WATER ACCOUNTS $22,463.76
1998-99 CAPITAL PROJECTS
BJ Electric Supply Inc. PD - switchgear $928.88
Daily Jefferson Co. Union Publication 39.90
Endres Mfg. Co. Structural steel - PD 34,600.00
PSI PD concrete comp. test, 3 engineers - mileage 606.10
Westra Construction Inc. Contract payment #3 - new PD 89,280.00
Wingra Redi-Mix Inc. Concrete - new PD 15,084.00
Zimmerman Design Group Police Station design 3,360.00
TOTAL CAPITAL PROJECTS $143,898.88
REVOLVING LOAN FUND
Foth & Van Dyke Revolving loan administration $226.64
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cwmn. Behrens moved that the bills in the amount of $151,570.05 for the City, $143,898.88 for the 1998-99 Capital Project Funds; $226.64 for the Revolving Loan Fund; $11,551.11 for the Sewer Utility and $22,463.76 for the Water Utility as per Schedule L-74 on file in the Office of the Clerk/Treasurer and as audited and approved by the Finance Committee be and orders be authorized drawn on the proper funds for their payment. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
Cwmn. Behrens, seconded by Cm. Flood, moved to adjourn sine-die. The motion carried on a voice vote.
At this point in the meeting, President Pattow turned the meeting over to City Clerk Elford and stepped down from the President's chair.
Cm. Day presented outgoing President Pattow with a plaque in appreciation of his years of service as President of the Council.
COUNCIL REORGANIZATION PROCEEDINGS
The City Clerk/Treasurer administered the oaths of office to the newly elected Council members - Loren Gray and Mark Zastrow.
CALL TO ORDER
City Clerk/Treasurer called the meeting of the new year 2000 Council to order at 8:05 p.m.
On call of the roll, members present were:
Gordon Day, Jr.
BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL - NEW PRESIDENT TAKES CHAIR.
Ballots were cast for the President of the City Council for the ensuing year and Gordon Day, Jr. received a unanimous vote.
Cm. Day then took the President's chair.
BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT PRO TEM.
Ballots were then cast for President Pro-Tem with Cm. Bill Flood elected on a 4-1 vote.
SELECTION OF COUNCIL MEMBER ON PLANNING COMMISISON
President Day stated that he would entertain a motion for Cm. Loren Gray to be nominated to the Planning Commission.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to elect Cm. Loren Gray to the Planning Commission. The motion carried on a voice vote.
DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL CITY NEWSPAPER
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to designate the Jefferson County Daily Union as the official newspaper for the City of Fort Atkinson. The motion carried on a voice vote.
PURCHASE OF USED DUMP TRUCK FOR WASTEWATER UTILITY AS BUDGETED.
City Manager Wilmet stated that the Wastewater budget for the year 2000 contains $25,000 for the purchase of a used dump truck to be used in bio-solids handling. After an extensive search, a truck that meets the needs of the Utility as well as the budget has been located. The truck is a 1984 Mack RD dump truck. The City Manager stated that the Utility is recommending the purchase of this truck with a negotiated price of $25,000 from Mr. Dick Ewert of Hutchinson, Minnesota.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood, moved to approve the purchase of the used dump truck for the Wastewater Utility at the budgeted price of $25,000. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
REVIEW AND APPROVE DESIGN CONTRACT FOR UTILITIES AND STREETS IN ROBERT L. KLEMENT INDUSTRIAL PARK.
City Manager Wilmet reviewed a consulting agreement and contract between the City of Fort Atkinson and Earth Tech, Inc. for the design of the streets and utilities in the Robert L. Klement Business Park. The contract calls for the design of all streets and utilities in the Phase 1 of the Concept Plan. The design will include streets, including curb & gutter, sidewalks, street lighting, sanitary sewers, storm sewer, water mains, storm water management and master site grading on the site. The construction plans will only include the areas of Lots 1 thru 11 and 18 and outlots A & B, the first stage of construction. The City Manager stated that the contract has been reviewed by staff and is less than what was budgeted in the industrial park TIF account, which was estimated to be $160,000. The Earth Tech contract is for $113,000.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the design contract with Earth Tech in an amount not to exceed $113,000 for utilities and streets in the Robert L. Klement Industrial Park. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
REVIEW AND APPROVE BID FOR RIDING MOWER FOR PARKS DEPARTMENT AS BUDGETED.
City Manager Wilmet explained that there was only one legitimate bid received from Reinders of Elm Grove, WI for a total groundsmaster for $16,670.
The City Manager explained that $16,000 was budgeted in the Capital Outlay Account. The additional $670 and funds needed for a radio, strobe light, etc. will also come from the Capital Outlay Account from funds received when the Parks Department snowbroom was sold.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the bid from Reinders of Elm Grove, WI for a riding mower for the Parks Department at a cost of $16,670, $16,000 of which was to come from the Parks budget and the remaining balance from park funds through the sale of the snowbroom.
On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
REQUEST TO CLOSE SOUTH FOURTH STREET EAST BETWEEN SOUTH HIGH STREET AND BLUFF STREET ON MAY 6, 2000 FOR ANNUAL CHILDREN'S SAFETY DAY.
City Manager Wilmet explained that the Police Department has reviewed and is recommending the road closure for the children's annual Safety Day.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the request to close S. Fourth St. East between South High Street and Bluff Street on May 6, 2000 between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. for the annual children's Safety Day. The motion carried on a voice vote.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to adjourn the April 18, 2000 regular City of Fort Atkinson Council meeting at 8:35 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.
PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL