|Fort Atkinson City Council - Minutes - 2000|
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MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN
AUGUST 1, 2000
A regular meeting of the City Council was called to order by President Day 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, Building Inspector and Fire Chief.
Cm. Gray moved to approve the minutes of the July 18, 2000 regular Council meeting. The motion was seconded by Cm. Johnston. Motion carried on a voice vote.
Ms. Carrie Chisholm, Tourism Manager for the Fort Atkinson Chamber of Commerce addressed the Council to say that the Chamber Tourism Committee no longer wants to block off North Water Street West. Several merchants in the area have stated that it would be a hardship to their business to have the street closed on a Saturday. Therefore, the Chamber Tourism Committee will be back at the next Council meeting to request the use of the new City parking lot on the corner of Sherman and North Main for the September 23 event.
The following Resolution was displayed on the overhead projector at this time:
RESOLUTION NO. 995
BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson pursuant to Section 5.15(6)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, that all wards in the City of Fort Atkinson shall be combined as one for the September 12, 2000 Fall Primary Election.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the combined wards shall use common ballot boxes and voting machines and that separate returns shall not be maintained for the combined wards at said election, but separate ballots shall be maintained for each separate ballot required under Section 5.58 and 5.64.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to approve the combining the wards for the September 12, 2000, Fall Primary Election. The motion carried on a voice vote.
The following ordinance was displayed on the overhead projector at this time:
ORDINANCE NO. ___
The City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson does hereby ordain as follows:
That Chapter 15, ZONING CODE, Article 15-7, District regulations, Section 15-703, Commercial Districts, IV. C-4, Restricted Commercial District, be created as follows:
IV C-4. Restricted Commercial District. This district is established to permit those economic functions, which are necessary to the City and are less objectionable or inappropriate to neighboring residential districts than would be the other Commercial Districts.
Lot width ........................................ Minimum 60 ft.
Lot area .......................................... Minimum 7200 sq. ft.
Floor area ....................................... Minimum 900 sq. ft
Front yards/minor street ...... Minimum 25 ft.
Front yards/major street ...... Minimum 25 ft.
Aggregate total ................... Minimum 25 ft.
Single side ........................... Minimum 10 ft.
Rear yard ............................. Minimum 20 ft.
Height (2 stories) ................. Minimum 35 ft.
Lot coverage ................................... Maximum 40%
Lots 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64 and 65 and also the vacated part of Harriette St., west of Wilson Avenue, Snover's Prospect Heights Addition, such vacated part lying between said Lots 61 and 62 on one side and 63, 64 and 65 on the other side.
All ordinance or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after the date of its passage and publication.
City Manager Wilmet explained that this ordinance was passed in December of 1973 and staff has not found any record of the ordinance being repealed.
However, at this time, it appears that this zoning ordinance was left out of the last codification of our ordinances. Therefore, the City Attorney feels that the proper step for the Council is to pass this ordinance again.
It was further explained that this C-4 zoning only applied to the lots owned by Redi Serve along Wilson Avenue between Janette and Charles Streets. Therefore, since some of the original lots belonging to Redi Serve have been sold, those lot numbers have been removed from the ordinance.
The City Attorney then explained that paragraph E., Miscellaneous, was added to put in writing the informal agreement that the City has had with Redi Serve that between the hours of 10 PM and 6:30 AM, no refrigeration unit semi-trailers should be running.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to not suspend the rules and pass this ordinance through its second and third readings and to hold a Public Hearing at the first Council meeting in September.
Cm. Flood stated that since changes have been made to the original ordinance, the proper course of action would be to hold a public hearing and have the second and third readings so that the public can be made aware of these changes.
Pres. Day called for a voice vote on the motion to not suspend the rules an to hold a public hearing at the first meeting in September. The motion carried on a voice vote.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to accept the minutes of Historical Society Board meeting held June 15, 2000; minutes of Traffic Review Committee meeting held July 21, 2000; minutes of Planning Commission meeting held July 25, 2000; and minutes of Police & Fire Commission meeting held July 24, 2000.
The motion carried on a voice vote.
City Manager Wilmet stated that the Traffic Review Committee was unanimous in its recommendation to reconstruct the North Fourth Street and McMillen Street inter-sections at an estimated cost of $15,000.
Cm. Gray stated that he was approached by the neighbors in the area to bring this to the Council. The neighbors feel the especially on the south side, the stop sign is not visible.
Cm. Zastrow stated that he has walked through the area and agrees that it is not safe as it is configured now.
Discussion was then held as to how soon the project could be done and how it would be funded. If the project was to happen yet this year, the monies would have to be taken from the General Fund balance. There was also discussion that if the project was voted to be put in the year 2001 budget, it would probably cause some other scheduled project not to be done.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to accept the Traffic Review Committee's recommendation to reconstruct the intersections at North Fourth and McMillen Streets and include the estimated $15,000 cost in the year 2001 budget.
Cm. Flood stated that he was not in favor of voting this evening to put this project into the 2001 budget. Staff should work the project into the budget proposals for 2001 and the Council could decide during the budget process whether to do this project and what other project should be pushed back.
Cm. Johnston stated that he is not convinced that these intersections are a $15,000 problem. Cm. Johnston then called the motion.
On call of the roll, the motion to accept the Traffic Review Committee's recommen-dation to reconstruct the intersections at North Fourth and McMillen Streets and include the estimated $15,000 cost in the year 2001 budget was defeated. Cm. Flood, Cm. Johnston and Pres. Day voted no; Cm. Gray and Cm. Zastrow voted aye.
Cm. Flood, seconded Cm. Johnston moved to submit the project to reconstruct the intersections at North Fourth and McMillen Street to the staff and have the project become part of the budget hearings this fall. The motion carried on a voice vote.
City Manager Wilmet stated that the Traffic Review Committee was unanimous in their recommendation to make the Bark River Drive/East Street intersection a four-way stop.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to accept the recommendation from the Traffic Review Committee that the Bark River Drive/East Street intersection be made a four-way stop.
Cm. Flood stated that he believed this to be a wise decision to all of the activities in the area.
The motion carried on a voice vote.
City Manager Wilmet explained that it was a unanimous recommendation from the Planning Commission.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the Preliminary Plat for Robert L. Klement Business Park. The motion carried on a voice vote.
City Manager Wilmet explained that this is a three party easement that will allow Lot 1, McCord Meadows, to have access to a sanitary sewer line, should this lot be annexed into the City. This lot would have access to the water main in Radloff Street, but would only have access to a sanitary sewer main in Jamesway. This easement provided for two options for that connection to take place, either across Lot 12 of the First Addition to Megan's Meadows or in the street right-of-way of Radloff Street. The easement gives the City the final decision on which option is used when the owners of Lot 1 wish to annex and connect to the sanitary sewer.
Cm. Johnston asked who would be financially responsible for running the sewer lateral to the main. The City Manager stated that the developer would be the responsible party.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the sewer easement for Lot 1 of McCord Meadows Subdivision on Radloff Street. The motion carried on a voice vote.
City Manager Wilmet explained that the contract with Tri-Media Consultants is for an asbestos abatement survey and option lead-based paint survey of four of the buildings the City recently acquire – Black's Jewelry, Fort Theater, bowling alley, and small office building. The contract calls for the asbestos survey to be completed on all four buildings, obtain quotes for the removal of the material, and to provide project management during the removal. The cost of this work is $5,990. If required by the solid waste facility for disposal, a lead-based paint survey is also included. This would identify and locate materials with lead-based paint. This information would be collected and documented if the solid waste facility would require it prior to disposal. The cost of this portion of the work is $1,400. The monies for this work would come from the downtown TID #7 account.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to approve a contract with Tri-Media Consultants for asbestos and lead investigation for newly acquired property on South Water Street, East and East Milwaukee Avenue; further this contract is accepted as a time and material contract with an amount not to exceed $5,990 for the asbestos and $1,400 for the lead-paint. The motion carried unanimously.
Following a report that the applications had been reviewed and approved for accuracy by the Police Dept., and upon the motion of Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Flood, the following operator licenses were granted:
PROVISIONAL: Duane E. Skibbe
Janet C. Hyde
REGULAR: Maggie M. Roloff
Lori L. Robbins
Bambi T. Andrus
Brad A. Ebbert
Mona B. Heffron
The motion carried on a voice vote.
City Attorney Rogers explained that this complaint was filed with the District Attorney after the February 29, 2000 City Planning Commission meeting where several of the City Council came to observe a public hearing being held that day. This was a formal complaint and was thoroughly investigated not only by the District Attorney but also the State Attorney General's office. The City has now received a letter from the District Attorney's office stating that they found there to be no violation of the open meetings law and that the City officials met by chance at the Planning Commission meeting.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to accept and file the Report from the Jefferson County District Attorney's Office on complaint alleging open meeting law violation regarding the February 29, 2000 City Planning Commission meeting. The motion carried on a voice vote.
City Manager Wilmet reviewed the six month sewer and water financial statements with the City Council and City Clerk/Treasurer Elford reviewed the June, 2000 City financial statements. It was reported that all funds are on track for half-way through the year with General Fund revenues at 70% and expenses at 47%; Sewer Utility revenues at 51% and overall expenses at 63%; and the Water Utility revenues at 54% and expenses at 46%.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to accept and file the City, Sewer and Water Financial Statements as of June 30, 2000. Motion carried on a voice vote.
The following is a list of bills to be approved by the Council:
CITY, SEWER & WATER
AGA Gas, Inc. Cylinder rent $ 123.15
Abendroth Water Conditioning Softener rent, salt 67.69
Acosta, Diane B. Interpreter service 50.00
Advance Hydraulics Inc. Repair cylinder 1,706.58
Airway Sales Inc. Filters 315.78
All Seasons Yard Equipment Chain saw parts 23.10
Allen, L.W. Inc. Oil for pump motor, 20 mounting clamps 342.84
American Legion Dugout Chief retirement party refreshments 135.50
Ameritech Services, modem/fax, wire rent, diggers 2,130.20
Ameritech Paging Pager contract 96.00
Armstrong Heating & Cooling Service call & freon 62.00
Associated Appraisal Assessing contract, supplies 1,680.13
Autumn Supply Gray mat 122.02
Badger Meter, Inc. 12 meters, 12 used meters returned 1,347.40
Belson Company Towels, tissues 119.93
Bowman Distribution Connectors 133.08
Bumper to Bumper - Fort Auto parts, wrench 482.23
Capital City International Auto parts 609.65
Capital City International Aerial truck chassis 45,983.00
Cinderella/Shep's Cleaning Janitorial supplies 190.92
City of Ft. Atkinson Labor, gas, diesel, st. permit, food, rent 18,731.07
Conney Safety Products First aid supplies 42.29
Crescent Electric Supply Co. Electrical supplies 310.71
Davis & Kuelthau S.C. Professional services 204.42
DeLage Landen Financial Serv. Copier lease 183.94
Deb Wholesale Concession supplies 129.60
Earth Tech N. High engineering services 144.30
Elkhorn Chemical Co., Inc. Janitorial supplies 96.32
Evans Industrial Comm., Inc. 2 chargers 70.13
Fastenal Company Fasteners 795.63
59 & I90 Trucks & Parts Used rear differential 450.00
Five Alarm Fire & Safety Bunker boots, oil, o-ring 234.14
Ft Atkinson Historical Soc. Monthly donation 2,060.00
Ft Atkinson Memorial Health CPR/First aid training 910.00
Franks County Market Bakery items - Sr. Center 4.45
G.B. Electric Motor Service Pump motor repair/test 130.00
G.F.C. Leasing Rental 448.61
Gold Star Products, Inc. Chain & Cable lube 215.40
Gordon Flesch Co., Inc. Copier base, copy overages, annual toner charge 275.78
Grainger, W.W. Inc. 2 capacitators, sheave, strainer, replace bulb 82.13
HFI Hydraulic hose fittings 139.15
H & H Fire Protection Fire extinguisher training 105.50
Harold's Muffler Service Exhaust pipe #65 38.00
Hawkins Chemical Sodium bisulfite, chemicals 1,894.89
Humane Society of Jefferson Co. July stray animal pickup 1,410.94
ITT Flygt Corp. O-rings, bearings, washers 523.39
Jaeckel Bros. Limestone, gravel, sand, equip. rent 15,671.11
Jefferson Co. Clerk Monthly dog license fees - 10 35.00
Jefferson Co. Health Dept. Lymerix vaccines - Heesacker, Krahn 110.00
Jefferson Co. Treasurer July school levy pro. tax payment 1,054,648.32
KB Sharpening Service Sharpen chipper knives 40.00
K-Mart #9543 Tennis balls, sun block 26.10
Koch, Sally 6 buntings 204.00
Kraft Pizza Co. Concession supplies 841.80
Krizan's Tree Service Grind stumps 210.00
Lab Safety Supply Inc. Respirator/cartridge 251.57
Lake Mills Blacktop Inc. 168.80 tons asphalt 4,304.47
Lampert, John F. Health insurance reimbursement 360.06
Lastusky, Scott L. Concession supplies, July car allow. 446.75
League of WI Municipalities Regist. Juarez & K. Smith 120.00
Lemke Fencing of Jefferson Monthly fence rental 57.09
Life & Safety Service First aid supplies 38.05
M & R Service Radiator - car #69 230.26
Miller-Bradford-Risberg Belts, seal kit 161.54
Municipal Software Inc. Mileage, programming on hand helds 623.95
Nasco Knee boots w/steel toe 37.65
Nat'l Fire Sprinkler Assoc. Gerondale - seminar regist. 9/19 99.00
Northland Laboratories Water tests 30.00
Opportunities Inc. Letterhead paper, requests for leave forms 227.90
Peterson, Earl 26.5 hr. electrical inspections 662.50
Postmaster Postage on A zone bills 385.20
Precision Alignment Service Squad oil changes, brakes on #4 240.50
Premier Bank Fed. withholding, soc. sec., medicare 41,505.40
Procal Services/Ray Winden Labor/repair gas detector 139.90
Radio Shack Batteries, 25' extension, battery charger 89.93
Ragan, Brad, Inc. Mower tires 94.00
Reinders, Inc. Mower filters, trimmer parts 132.86
Rock River Truck Repair Parts 64.24
Rogers, Christopher Monthly office expense 300.00
Sears Balance due on table saw parts (11/99) 48.33
ShopKo Store #51 Batteries, CD, tapes, Chief's party, First aid items 383.19
Simonson Oil Co. 8,000 gal. unleaded 10,976.00
Smith Motors, Inc. Resistor, check A/C, add freon 94.53
Smith, W.M. & Assoc., Inc. Pool test chemicals 45.20
Snap On Tools Corp. Scanner, tools 2,240.45
Otis Spunkmeyer Concession supplies 316.00
State Electrical Supply Inc. Youth football panels, hubs, supplies 533.06
Statewide Ins. Services, LLC Property, fleet, liability, WC insurance 176,757.00
Streichers 2 drug test kits 48.85
Traffic & Parking Control Cap, posts, signs 1,201.58
Trucks, Inc. Motor part for Trk. 6 79.04
United Building Center Building materials, lath, survey stakes, screws 789.72
US Filter Distrib. Group 36 gaskets 14.02
United Parcel Service Parcel pick up service 101.79
WASC 2000 Conference Conference regist. - Marie Hathaway 91.00
WRS Group LTD 1000 magnet business cards 297.50
W.W.O.A. Reigst. - P. Christensen 70.00
W.W.O.A. Southern Region Sherman, Christensen - mtg. 8/14 36.00
Water Department Water 773.03
Werner Electric Supply Youth football conduit, wire, Museum sign fixture 1,691.50
Wiedenbeck, Inc. Solvent 243.59
Wilmet, John E. July vehicle allowance 100.00
WI Dept. of Justice/Crime One record check 5.00
WI Dept. of Revenue State withholding tax #14 7,899.18
WI Dept. of Transportation Unpaid parking citations 245.00
WI Dept. of Transportation Lift truck tile & plate 27.00
WI Div. of Safety & Buildings Conf. regist. - Juarez & K. Smith 40.00
WI Electric Power Co. Electricity, natural gas 16,324.33
WI Health Fund Monthly health ins. premiums, retro rate increase 20,108.02
WI Retirement System Retirement costs 48,848.22
WI State Lab of Hygiene Proficiency testing 26.00
A T & T Phone service 4.49
Ameritech Phone service 102.55
Audio Editions AV 101.08
Baker & Taylor Books 1,845.67
Chivers North America AV 6.50
Cinderella/Shep's Cleaning Supplies 122.12
Columbia House Video Club AV 27.77
County Homes & Gardens Books 68.02
Daily Jefferson Co. Union Subscription 82.50
DEMCO, Inc. Supplies 52.67
Dwight Foster Public Library Petty cash 111.25
Education Center Inc. Books 33.90
Express Video Clinic AV 65.22
Gale Group Books 353.36
Good Housekeeping Periodicals 57.97
Highsmith, Inc. Supplies 461.45
Ikon Office Solutions Equipment 347.11
Jonas Office Products, LTD Supplies 81.49
Kids Discover Periodicals 33.90
LMA Techwork Info sources/services 1,030.00
Mediapro AV 392.25
Meyer, Constance G. AV 28.26
Midwest Library Systems Shelving 1,216.00
Midwest Tape AV 16.99
Nat'l Elevator Inspection Maintenance 48.00
Postmaster Postage 198.00
Quality Books Books 58.56
Recorded Books AV 377.20
Scholastic Early Childhood Periodicals 41.85
ShopKo Summer reading program 59.32
Songbooks Unlimited Books 21.45
Spangler Computer Service Equipment 60.00
USA Today Periodicals 119.00
Unique Books Books 130.81
Victorian Homes Periodicals 29.95
Walker's Manual LLC Books 91.50
WI Dept. of Administration Books 155.00
WI Electric Power Co. Natural gas 56.40
WI Taxpayers Alliance Books 20.00
TOTAL CITY ACCOUNTS $ 1,383,827.47
TOTAL SEWER ACCOUNTS $ 75,696.71
TOTAL WATER ACCOUNTS $ 46,735.65
CAPITAL PROJECTS (FUND 9)
Air Flow Inc. Grills, louvers, dampers 6,730.00
First Supply Plumbing supples new PD 158.06
Janesville Brick & Tile Bricks new PD 1,594.08
McQuay International Air handlers, filters 17,185.77
PSI Engineering testing for new PD 170.00
TOTAL CAPITAL PROJECTS $ 25,848.61
KLEMENT BUSINESS PARK TIF 6
Earth Tech Project consulting fee 12,366.56
WI Dept. of Administration Final plat review 510.00
TOTAL TIF 6 $ 12,876.56
DOWNTOWN ECONOMIC TIF 7
Earth Tech Project consulting fees 301.82
High Pointe Properties LLC Property acquisition of 6 parcels 695,876.24
TOTAL TIF 7 $ 696,178.06
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Gray moved that the bills in the amounts of $1,383,872.47 for the City; $75,696.71 for the Sewer Utility; $46,735.65 for the Water Utility; $25,838.61 for Fund 9 Capital Projects; $12,876.56 for Fund 12-R.F. Klement Business Park; and $696,876.24 for Fund 13-Downtown TIF #7 as per Schedule L-81 on file in the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer and as audited and approved by the Finance Committee be allowed and order be authorized drawn on the proper funds for their payment.
On a roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to adjourn the Tuesday, August 1, 2000 regular City of Fort Atkinson Council meeting at 8:36 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.
PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL