|Fort Atkinson City Council - Minutes - 2000|
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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN
OCTOBER 3, 2000
CALL MEETING TO ORDER.
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, City Engineer, and Fire Chief.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 19, 2000 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.
Cm. Gray moved to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2000 regular Council meeting. Motion seconded by Cm. Zastrow.
Cm. Johnston asked for the inclusion of his following comment under 8.(f):
@Cm. Johnston questioned if the steps were a good design feature and asked that it be reviewed by experienced boaters for their opinion.@
Cm. Gray and Cm. Zastrow agreed to amend their motion to include the correction. A voice vote was then called on the motion to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2000 Council meeting with the correction. The motion carried.
PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
a. REQUEST BY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HOLD ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE ON NOVEMBER 11, 2000 AT 5:00 P.M.
City Manager Wilmet reviewed the letter of request by the Chamber of Commerce for permission to hold the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 11, 2000 at 5:00 p.m. The City Manager stated that the Public Works Department would have the street decorations up by November 10 for the parade.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the Chamber of Commerce request to hold the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 11, at 5:00 p.m. The motion carried on a voice vote.
RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES
REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to accept the minutes of the Historic Preservation Commission, Local Landmarks Nominating hearing held September 19, 2000; the minutes of the Historical Society Board meeting held August 17, 2000; the minutes of Transportation Advisory Committee meeting held September 25, 2000; and the minutes of Planning Commission meeting held September 26, 2000.
The motion carried on a voice vote.
a. REVIEW AND AWARD BIDS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT ADDITION.
City Manager Wilmet and Fire Chief Emrick reviewed the bids with the Council, in the absence of the architect Peter Weston, of Design Alliance Achitects.
The City Manager stated that the low bidder was ASI General of Waukesha, Wisconsin. He also stated that the Design Alliance Architects have worked with ASI before and are confident that ASI will do a good job. ASI=s base bid was: $281,305; Alternate #1 was to side the entire building and the bid was: $47,387; and Alternate #1E for new light fixtures in the entire apparatus bay had a bid of: $7,476.
It was noted that since the bid opening, Design Alliance discussed with ASI that their bid for Alternate #1 was high relative to the other bidders. ASI has now agreed that they will also replace 8 office windows for the bid of $47,387.
Chief Emrick further stated that since the bid totaling $336,168 is less than the $400,000 budgeted for the remodeling of the Fire Station, and the architects= fees should be around $25,000, he and the architect will work on prioritizing the rest of the building updates to see what else could be accomplished within the budget.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the base bid from ASI General in an amount not-to-exceed $281,305; alternate bid #1 from ASI in an amount not-to-exceed $47,387; and alternate bid #1E from ASI in an amount not-to-exceed $7,476. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
b. RECOMMENDATION FROM TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO APPROVE 2001 SHARED-RIDE TAXI APPLICATION AND TO INCREASE FARES AND MILEAGE COST BY $0.25 FOR SHARED-RIDE TAXI PROGRAM.
The City Manager stated that the last increase to the fare was in 1997. He also stated that the City has not had to pay a local share to this point, however, without the fare increase the City would probably have a local share next year.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the recommendation from the Transportation Advisory Committee to approve the 2001 Shared-Ride Taxi Application and to increase fares and mileage cost by $0.25 for the Shared-Ride Taxi Program. The motion carried unanimously.
c. RECOMMENDATION FROM HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION TO DESIGNATE 809 NORTH MAIN STREET AND 201 SOUTH MAIN STREET AS LOCAL LANDMARKS.
Ms. Joan Jones, of the Historic Preservation Commission, addressed the Council. She reviewed the history of the Preservation Commission, which was started by ordinance in 1995. Then Mrs. Jones stated that the Commission has voted this year to recommend that 809 N. Main, owned by William and Caroline Weh, and 201 S. Main St., owned by Tim Humphrey and his brother and wife, be designated as local landmarks. Both sites are of historic value to the City and the owners were commended for their wonderful care of these buildings. Ms. Jones stated that plaques will be erected at the sites to commemorate their local landmark status.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the recommendation for the Historic Preservation Commission to designate 809 N. Main Street and 201 S. Main Street as local landmarks.
Cm. Flood thanked the property owners for going through the process to meet the qualifications for this designation.
The motion to approve the designation of the two properties was passed on a voice vote.
a. REQUEST BY CM. JOHNSTON TO REVIEW CITY MANAGER=S JOB DESCRIPTION.
Cm. Johnston stated that he is requesting that David Griffith review the City Manager=s job description and would like the results to be reviewed by the Finance Committee by December 1. Cm. Johnston stated that it has been four years since the position was evaluated and that the scope of the position today is quite different from when the previous City Manager was here. Before John Wilmet became the City Manager, there was a City Manager and a Finance Director. Now there is a City Manager and a City Clerk/Treasurer and therefore, the City Manager=s duties still include some of the responsibilities of his previous job.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the request to have the job description of the City Manager reviewed. The motion carried on a voice vote.
a. GRANTING OPERATOR LICENSES.
Following a report that the applications had been reviewed and approved for accuracy by the Police Dept., and upon the motion of Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow, the following operator licenses were granted:
REGULARS: Kathleen Krause
Josh P. Majewski
Rhonda K. Smith
Linda L. Eppers
Daniel D. Brunk
Kevin R. Harwick
The motion carried on a voice vote.
b. AGENT CHANGE FOR LIQUOR LICENSE FOR FIESTA FOODS.
The City Clerk presented an application for Ms. Gayle L. Golinski to become the agent for Fiesta Foods to the Council. It was noted that the Police Department noted no objection to Ms. Golinski=s application.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the application by Ms. Gayle Golinski for Agent for Fiesta Foods. The motion carried on a voice vote.
CLAIMS, APPROPRIATIONS AND CONTRACT PAYMENTS
a. VERIFIED CLAIMS.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved that the bills in the amounts of $112,765.95 for the City, $33,844.01 for Sewer Utility, $15,667.86 for the Water Utility, $102,350.62 for Capital Projects (Fund 9), $79,525.66 for TIF #6 (Fund 12), and $4,740.29 for TIF #7 (Fund 13) as per Schedule L-85 on file in the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer and as audited and approved by the Finance Committee be allowed and orders be authorized drawn on the proper funds for their payment.
On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to adjourn the October 3, 2000 regular City of Fort Atkinson Council meeting at 8:06 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.