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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES
FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN
FEBRUARY 6, 2001
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, Utility Director, WWTP Supervisor, and Water Supervisor.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF JANUARY 16, 2001 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING
Cm. Johnston moved to approve the minutes of the January 16, 2001 regular Council meeting. Motion seconded by Cm. Gray. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(a) PUBLIC HEARING ON "CLASS B" COMBINATION LIQUOR LICENSE FOR ASHKA, LLC (SUPER 8 MOTEL) 225 SOUTH WATER STREET EAST.
President Day invited any citizen that wished to speak on this matter to come forward to the podium and state their name and address for the record.
Hearing from no one after the third call, President Day closed the public hearing.
5. PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
(a) PROCLAMATION BY GOVERNOR THOMPSON RECOGNIZING WATER DEPARTMENT'S CENTENNIAL, PRESENTED BY REP. DAVID WARD, AND REPORT BY WATER UTILITY.
State Representative David Ward presented a "Citation by the Assembly" to the Fort Atkinson City Council for 100 years of Water Utility Service. It read as follows:
State of Wisconsin
Citation by the Assembly
WHEREAS, the Fort Atkinson Water Department has been serving the community since 1901 when citizens voted by a margin of six to one in favor of establishing a "waterworks" in the City; and
WHEREAS, many improvements have been made over the years including building a new storage reservoir in 1931, fluoridating the water in 1949 to help prevent tooth decay, adding chlorine to the water in 1996 to eliminate concerns of coliform, and transferring accounts into a computer system in 2000; and
WHEREAS, during one day in June 1971 the system pumped 5,020,000 gallons of water, the greatest amount of water ever pumped by the utility in one day; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Fort Atkinson are fortunate to have the services provided by the Water Utility and the dedication of past and current employees; now
THEREFORE, be in resolved that the members of the Wisconsin State Assembly, on the motion of Representative David Ward, do hereby congratulate the Fort Atkinson Water Department on their one hundred years of dedication and service to the people of Fort Atkinson.
Representative Ward presented the plaque to President Day.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to accept the proclamation from the State Legislature recognizing the Water Department's Centennial and to file the Water Utility historical report. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(b) COMMUNICATION FROM CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS ON 2001 RATES AND NEW OFFERINGS.
Mr. Brian Shirk, Director of Franchise Relations and his associate Mr. James Bonneville, of Charter Communications addressed the Council to explain the new 2001 rates and new channel offerings that are being implemented in a few weeks.
Mr. Shirk explained that effective March 1, 2001, the cost of Basic Cable service will be adjusted from the current $11.65 to $12.95, and the Expanded Basic price will be adjusted from $25.05 to $26.00. Mr. Shirk stated that the increases are necessary to cover their costs for labor and fuel, (just like any other business) but also explained that their biggest expense is what they have to pay to get the TV programming that is cabled into our homes. The programming fees that Charter pays have gone up 25% in the last year.
Following the presentation, Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to accept and file the communication from Charter Communications on the 2001 rates and new offerings. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(c) REQUEST BY FORT FEST FOR USE OF PARKS AND ROAD CLOSURES DURING ANNUAL CELEBRATION FROM JUNE 11 THROUGH JUNE 18, 2001.
City Manager Wilmet directed the Council to the copy of the letters in their packet from Ms. Penny Wiesmann, Fort Fest President, and the letter from Scott Lastusky, Parks & Recreation Director. He stated that Ms. Wiesmann is asking to reserve Jones Park from noon on Monday, June 11, through 5:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2001, for Fort Fest. They are also requesting the customary closing of Park Street (between Grove St. and Janesville Avenue) with the exception of the driveways to the apartments from 3:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, through 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 17. They are also requesting the closing of Grove St. (between Park and S. Sixth during that same time frame.
City Manager Wilmet further stated that Parks Director Scott Lastusky has stated his support for these requests.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to accept the request by Fort Fest for use of parks and road closures during annual celebration from June 11 through June 18, 2001. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(d) REQUEST BY CHAMBER TO USE ROCK RIVER PARK FOR ANNUAL BUCKSKINNERS RENDEZVOUS FROM MAY 25 THROUGH MAY 27, 2001.
City Manager Wilmet noted the letter from Dianne Hrobsky of the Chamber of Commerce requesting the use of Rock River Park from Wednesday, May 23rd after 6 p.m. through Monday, May 28 for the 8th Annual Buckskinners Rendezvous. Again, the City Manager noted that Parks Director Scott Lastusky does support this request.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to accept the request by the Chamber of Commerce to use Rock River Park for the Annual Buckskinners Rendezvous from Wednesday, May 23rd through Monday, May 28. The motion carried on a voice vote.
6. RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES
(a) PETITION AND RESOLUTION FOR VACATION OF STREET RIGHT-OF-WAY ON REENA AVENUE.
The following resolution was shown on the overhead projector at this time:
RESOLUTION NO. 1004
WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson deems it in the public interest that the public dedicated right-of-way being a part of Reena Avenue more precisely described as follows: commencing at the SW corner of the intersection of Reena Avenue and Commonwealth Drive; thence S 07 31' 00" W, along the west line of said Reena Avenue, 211.18 feet to the point of beginning; thence along the arc of a curve concave easterly with a radius of 264.50' and a chord of S 03 36' 59" E , 102.14'; thence along the arc of a curve concave westerly with a radius of 235.50' and a chord of S 07 50' 51" W, 180.98'; thence along the arc of a curve concave easterly with a radius of 315.50' and a chord of S 21 57' 20" W, 93.15'; thence north to the point of beginning, in the City of Fort Atkinson be and the same is hereby vacated and discontinued pursuant to Section 66.296 (2) of the Wisconsin Statutes.
The City hereby reserves to it and its assigns, the right to go upon the aforementioned property for the purpose of maintaining, servicing and repairing a certain storm sewer, that is located on same. The City shall not be responsible for any damage to the aforementioned property while exercising this right.
It is intended that this right be a covenant running with the land.
City Manager Wilmet reported that this resolution is to vacate that portion of Reena Avenue right-of-way as required by the DNR due to the wetlands in the area.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to adopt Resolution No. 1004 and to set the required public hearing for April 5, 2001. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(b) AMENDED RESOLUTION FOR 2001 STREET PROGRAM.
The following resolution was shown on the overhead projector at this time:
RESOLUTION NO. 1005
PRELIMINARY RESOLUTION AMENDING RESOLUTION NO.1001
DECLARING INTENT TO EXERCISE
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT POWERS UNDER SECTION 66.60, WIS.
STATUTES OF 1997-98
RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin:
1. The City Council hereby amends Preliminary Resolution No.1001 which declared its intention to exercise its police power pursuant to Sec. 66.60, Wisconsin Statutes to levy special assessments upon property fronting upon the following streets and alleys as stated, namely:
A. Level 1 Street Maintenance for the following named streets:
Banker Road Madison Avenue to W. Cramer St.
West Cramer St. Banker Road to McCoy Park Rd.
Lexington Blvd. Madison Avenue to Commonwealth Dr.
Coventry Circle Lexington Blvd. south to end
Commonwealth Dr. Lexington Blvd. to Elsie St.
The assessment for said Level 1 Street Maintenance shall be $2.15 per front foot.
B. Level 3 Street Maintenance for the following named streets:
Robert St. Madison Avenue to W. Cramer St.
Garfield St. Monroe St. to Robert St.
Taft St. Monroe St. to Short St.
The assessment for said Level 3 Street Maintenance shall be $4.00 per front foot.
C. Alley Reconstruction for the following named alley sections:
The alley between Adams St. and Washington St. from Madison Avenue to Linden St.
The assessment for said Alley Reconstruction shall be $4.10 per alley foot.
2. The City Engineer is directed to prepare a report consisting of the following:
A. Plans and specifications;
B. Cost of the entire project;
C. For each parcel of property:
1. Assessment of benefits;
A copy of said report is to be filed with the City Clerk for public inspection.
3. Upon receiving the report, the Clerk is directed to have notice of a public hearing on such report as specified in Sec. 66.60 (7), Wisconsin Statutes.
Said hearing is to be held in the Council Chambers at a time set by the Clerk in accordance with Sec. 66.60 (7), Wisconsin Statutes.
City Manager Wilmet explained that the City Council had passed the Preliminary Resolution No. 1001 at their January 16 meeting, however, an error in the cost of the slurry seal was found after the meeting. Therefore, this resolution tonight is an amended Preliminary Resolution with the only difference being that the cost of slurry seal is $2.15 per front foot, not $1.50 per front foot.
The City Manager further explained that there is still enough time to do the mailings and publications in the newspaper to have the public hearing on February 22 as was set at the January 16 Council meeting.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to adopt Resolution No. 1005 the Amended Resolution for 2001 Street Program. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(a) ACCEPTING MINUTES AND REPORTS FROM VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to accept the minutes of Historical Society Board meeting held December 21, 2000; minutes of License Committee meeting held January 22, 2001; minutes of Planning Commission meeting held January 23, 2001; minutes of Park & Recreation Advisory Board meeting held January 23, 2001; and minutes of Ad Hoc Planning Committee meeting held January 29, 2001. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(a) RECOMMENDATION FROM LICENSE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE "CLASS B" COMBINATION LIQUOR LICENSE FOR ASHKA, LLC (SUPER 8 MOTEL) TO USE AT 225 SOUTH WATER STREET, EAST.
City Clerk/Treasurer Elford noted that the agent for ASHKA, LLC has completed the required Bartender's Awareness class and brought a copy of his certificate of completion to the City.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the recommendation from the License Committee to approve a "Class B" combination liquor license for ASHKA, LLC (Super 8 Motel) to use at 225 S. Water Street, East. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(c) RECOMMENDATION FROM LICENSE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE AGENT CHANGE FOR FAMILY FOODS OF WISCONSIN, INC. (FORMERLY FIESTA FOODS), 809 SOUTH MAIN STREET.
City Manager Wilmet explained that Fiesta Foods of Wisconsin has changed their name to Family Foods of Wisconsin, Inc.. He stated that this is just an informational note for the Council since the corporation has not changed officers, only their name, no Council action is required for that.
The City Manager further explained that the Council does need to take action on the fact that Family Foods has changed agents. He reported that the License Committee is recommending the approval of Jose B. Rubio as agent for Family Foods.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the recommendation from the License Committee to approve agent change for Family Foods of Wisconsin, Inc. at 809 S. Main Street. The motion carried on a voice vote, with one abstention by President Day.
(c) RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP CREATING TWO LOTS ON THE WEST SIDE OF REENA AVENUE, BETWEEN COMMONWEALTH DRIVE AND RANGITA STREET.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to approve preliminary certified survey map creating two lots on the west side of Reena Avenue, between Commonwealth Drive and Rangita Street. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(d) REVIEW REVISED PRELIMINARY PLAT FOR HIGHLAND HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION.
City Manager Wilmet reported that the preliminary subdivision plat is being brought back for approval because of a revision to the right-of-way. Mr. Hedrick was unsuccessful in his negotiations with Mr. Linton in trying to obtain the additional 15-feet of right-of-way in the southeast corner of Highland Avenue extension and South Main Street. The extension of Highland Avenue can be constructed in the remaining 65-foot right of way and the City would have to require Mr. Linton to donate the additional 15-foot road right-of-way when he develops his property.
The City Engineer stated that his department will put a note in their files on this property for the future.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the revised preliminary plat for Highland Heights subdivision. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(e) REVIEW AND APPROVE DEVELOPER'S AGREEMENT WITH ST. JOSEPH'S PARISH, AND REQUEST TO WAIVE PARK FEE AND REIMBURSEMENT FOR ADDITIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to remove this item from the table. The motion carried on a voice vote.
City Manager Wilmet explained that in past agreements, the developers have paid the park fee or netted out the amount against monies owed to that developer for street and/or utility oversizing. The only time the park fee was waived, was in the 1997 construction agreement with the Fort School District. It was noted that the area designated for green space on St. Joseph's property is larger than the area they would have been required to give.
After discussion of the wording for the park fee agreement, Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to amend the Developer's Agreement to say, "that the City waive the park fee due to the fact that the designated green space when not used by the St. Joseph's Parish will be available to the public." On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
Discussion was then held on the request by St. Joseph's for reimbursement for the additional right-of-way required for the Endl Blvd. Extension and along Hackbarth Road. The City Manager explained that the City has not made this payment to anyone in the past. Additional road right-of-way has been required in Arrowhead Subdivision, Koshkonong Estates, Bardo Heights, West Park, Lexington Boulevard, and recently in Highland Heights. There has only been reimbursement when the City wants to oversize the street.
Cm. Flood stated that he cannot think of why the city taxpayers should be asked to pay for the church's right-of-way. Cm. Gray and Cm. Zastrow agreed.
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved not to amend the developer's agreement in regard to additional right-of-way. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
Cm. Flood, seconded Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the amended developer's agreement for St. Joseph's parish. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(f) REQUEST BY CM. GRAY TO EXPAND MEMBERSHIP OF AD HOC PLANNING COMMITTEE AND SEEK ADDITIONAL PUBLIC INPUT.
City Manager Wilmet reviewed the written request from Cm. Gray to expand the new Ad Hoc Planning Committee from five to seven members. The City Manager explained that if the Council agreed to expand the committee, there are three options for filling the two additional seats:
A. Advertise the openings in the paper for an interested person to send a letter of interest to the City Manager and a selection be recommended at the next Council meeting.
B. Define interst areas, i.e. industrial development, school system, commercial/retail representative and appoint two people from these interest areas.
C. Council members each submit a name for nomination and a vote taken on the candidates.
Cm. Gray stated that he believes that more input is good and five members on this committee are just not enough. Cm. Gray also stated that he believes there should be a public hearing perhaps on February 20 to solicit ideas and opinions from the general public regarding the Master Plan review.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to expand the Ad Hoc Planning Committee from five to seven members by advertising the opening in the paper for any interested person to send a letter of interest to the City Manager and a selection be recommended at the next Council meeting.
Cm. Zastrow stated that he agrees with the expansion of the committee, however, he likes method B. He also stated that he is not sure that he is in favor of a public hearing at this time. The committee should be allowed to do its work and develop a laundry list of ideas and then hold a meeting for public input.
Cm. Johnston and Cm. Gray agreed with Cm. Zastrow on holding off on the public hearing.
President Day stated that he thinks there needs to be more input by the people up front and he believes members from the Industrial Development Corp. and from the schools would be good choices for the committee.
Cm. Gray stated that he also believes the meetings of the Committee should be held at night. Consensus was that the committee would have to decide that issue.
Cm. Flood stated that he thinks there should be a forum (someday) on the Walmart issue. He believes the Council does not have a real feel for what the whole community wants. However, that hearing should be at the Council level and not through this Ad Hoc Committee.
President Day called for a voice vote on the motion to expand the Ad Hoc Committee from five to seven members using method A. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(g) REVIEW AND APPROVE PROPOSAL FOR ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATION WORK AT FORMER JM CARPET WAREHOUSE SITE.
The City Manager stated that the DNR has contacted the City to determine if monitoring wells used in the evaluation of the Brom Auto site would want to be transferred to the City for use in evaluating the JM Carpet site. They have also indicated the City needs to investigate the site to determine the extent of contamination that has migrated and if any remediation is needed. There are currently eight monitoring wells that were used in the evaluation of the Brom Auto site. Three of those wells could be used in our site evaluation. This would require a transfer of maintenance to the City, and would make the City responsible for the proper abandonment. Since monitoring wells will be required for our site evaluation, it does make sense to use wells that already exist.
The City Manager also stated that he has contacted Tri Media Consultants to get a proposal for the review of historical data and the development of a site investigation work plan for this site. Also included is an investigation to determine if the site is eligible for PECFA Fund reimbursement.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the proposal for environmental investigation work at the former JM Carpet warehouse site at a cost not to exceed $2,800. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
9. NEW BUSINESS
(a) REVIEW AND APPROVE QUOTES FOR WELL #4 REHABILITATION AS BUDGETED.
City Manager Wilmet reported that due to a continuing drop in the specific capacity (the ability of the well to provide water) the Water Utility budgeted $28,000 in the 2001 Capital Outlay for the rehabilitation of well #4. Layne-Northwest has submitted a quote for chemical treatment of the well at an estimated cost of $21,980. Municipal Well and Pump Inc. has submitted a quote for airburst development of the well for an estimated cost of $18,175. The Water Utility recommends acceptance of the low estimated cost of $18,175 from Municipal Well and Pump Inc.
Utility Director Sherman stated that the last time this well was rehabilitated was in 1976.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the bid from Municipal Well and Pump for Well #4 rehabilitation in an amount not to exceed $18,175. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(b) REVIEW AND AWARD QUOTES FOR RETURN SLUDGE PUMP VARIABLE DRIVE REPLACEMENT AT THE WASTEWATER UTILITY AS BUDGETED.
City Manager Wilmet stated that the 2001 budget contains $7,000 for the replacement of a variable drive for the return sludge pumping system. The following quotes were received: L.W. Allen, Inc. for $3,150 and Town & Country Electric for $4,865. The Wastewater staff is recommending L.W. Allen.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the bid from L.W. Allen for return sludge pump variable drive replacement for an amount not-to-exceed $3,150. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(c) REVIEW AND AWARD QUOTES FOR SOLIDS ANALYZER FOR WASTEWATER UTILITY AS BUDGETED.
The City Manager reported that the 2001 WWTP budget contains $6,000 for the purchase of a solids concentration analyzer for the purpose of monitoring return sludge solids concentration. The following quotes were received:
Shaw Water Treatment $6,292.00
Royce Instrumentation Corp. $6,055.00
Mulcahy/Tech Sales $5,985.00
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the bid from Mulcahy/Tech Sales in an amount of $5,985. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(d) REVIEW AND AWARD QUOTES FOR DIGESTER BLOWER VARIABLE DRIVE FOR WASTEWATER UTILITY AS BUDGETED.
The City Manager explained that the 2001 budget contains $26,000 for the purchase of a variable speed drive and accessories for the aerobic digester system. The following quotes were received:
L.W. Allen, Inc. $23,578.00
Town & Country Electric $23,000.00
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the purchase of the digester blower variable drive from Town & County Electric for an amount not to exceed $23,000. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(e) REVIEW AND AWARD QUOTES FOR TELEPHONE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT AT WASTEWATER UTILITY AS BUDGETED.
The City Manager stated that the 2001 WWTP budget contains $8,500 for the replacement of the present telephone system. The following quotes were received:
Phones Plus of Janesville, Inc. $7,604.10
Ameritech Business Communications $8,783.46
Town & country Electric Corp. Telecommunications $7,822.38
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the purchase of a replacement telephone system from Phones Plus of Janesville, Inc. for an amount not to exceed $7,604.10. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(f) REVIEW ANNUAL REPORTS FOR CITY DEPARTMENTS.
City Manager Wilmet presented the Council with the Annual Reports that were written by the department heads.
President Day complemented the staff on the very comprehensive and well done reports.
Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to accept and file the annual reports from the City Departments. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(g) REQUEST BY AMERITECH FOR EASEMENT ON NORTH END OF LOT 2 IN ROBERT KLEMENT BUSINESS PARK.
The City Manager explained that as part of our discussions with Ameritech concerning the servicing of the Klement Business Park, the need for a communication hut to be placed within the Park was talked about. The hut would serve as a terminal/connection point for the fiber optic lines coming into the Park and the copper lines that would actually service the Park. The area selected was at the north end of Lot 2 between the berm and the wetland. An easement would be required to allow Ameritech to construct and maintain the hut and the facilities inside the hut, and to grant them access to the hut. The proposed easement would be 50-feet wide and 100-feet deep. This will allow them to place the hut off of Janesville Avenue, but have it far enough away so that it can be landscaped and made a part of the Business Park.
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to approve the Ameritech easement agreement and location as presented with a site plan to be submitted to the Plan Commission. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(a) GRANTING OPERATOR LICENSES.
Following a report that the application had been reviewed and approved for accuracy by the Police Dept., upon the motion of Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray the following operator licenses were granted:
Jeremie J. Conkle
Alan R. Marek
Bryce A. Olson
Leonard L. Schwartz
Dawn M. Hayes
Sara J. Boney
The motion carried on a voice vote.
(b) CITY, SEWER, WATER AND T.I.F. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, AND NON-LAPSING ACCOUNTS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2000.
The City Manager reviewed the Detailed Balance Sheets and Detailed Revenue and Expense Reports for the City, Sewer and Water accounts through December 31, 2001. The City Manager stated that all funs were in good condition going into 2001. It was noted that the final General Fund Balance was $766,378.60. It had been anticipated to be about $826,000. The $60,000 difference is linked to the extra snow removal efforts needed in December.
The City Manager also presented the non-lapsing account balances from 2000 and requested authorization to carry the following balances forward to 2001:
ACCOUNT#ACCOUNT NAME AMOUNT
01-56-5636-0700 City Scape - entry feature $3,633.12
01-57-5770-3000 Subsidized taxi service 13,861.22
01-60-0061-3200 City Manager - outlay 2,800.00
01-60-0061-4100 Clerk/Treas-outlay 7,000.00
01-60-0061-7100 Municipal Building - outlay 10,240.00
01-60-0062-1100 Police Dept-outlay 20,000.00
01-60-0062-1101 Police Dept - MacGruff Program 604.00
01-60-0062-3101 Fire Dept-defibrillators 1,045.00
01-60-0064-3108 Road outlay - Hackbarth Road 12,900.00
01-60-0064-3200 Main Street bridge 5,100.00
01-60-0064-4100 Traffic controls 18,038.00
01-60-0064-4400 Sidewalks 2,775.00
01-60-0064-4500 Storm sewers - W Milwaukee Ave. 49,954.00
01-60-0064-4502 Storm sewers - Reroute High School 32,842.00
01-60-0064-7800 Edward Street site clean-up 900.00
01-60-0065-1000 County Library 22,538.77
01-60-0065-1201 Hoard Estate donation 19,734.00
01-60-0065-1300 Youth Center 11,321.74
01-60-0065-1600 Senior Center 833.87
01-60-0065-2300 Aquatic Center 1,000.00
01-60-0065-4102 Rock River/tennis court 648.43
01-60-0065-4107 Bicentennial Park - river parkway 1,709.76
01-60-0065-4109 Bark River Nature Park 1,076.16
01-60-0065-4110 Ralph Park - diamond dirt 1,714.53
01-60-0066-1400 Riverwall/walkway 69,390.65
TOTAL $ 311,660.25
Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to accept and file the City, Sewer, Water and TIF Financial Statements for December 31, 2000, and to carry forward all non-lapsing accounts. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.
(c) APPOINTMENT OF PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER TO REPLACE JERRY MASON.
City Manager Wilmet stated the Jerry Mason has resigned from the Planning Commission effective January 11, 2001. His term was to expire in May, 2001. An advertisement was placed in the newspaper and the following people came forward: Ken Pattow, Dennis Rybicke, LaVerne Behrens, and Ronald Chisholm.
The City Manager further stated that he and President Day met with Mr. Rybicke and are recommending Mr. Rybicke to be appointed.
Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve Mr. Dennis Rybicke to replace Jerry Mason on the Planning Commission for the unexpired term, which is until May, 2001. The motion carried on a voice vote.
(a) VERIFIED CLAIMS.
The following is a list of bills to be approved by the Council.
CITY, SEWER, WATER
AWWA - Quincy Sherman & Siglinsky membership $ 198.00
Abendroth Water Cond. #1 of 12 softener rents 45.00
Ace Hardware Supplies, lite for bridge Indians 681.37
J.F. Ahern Co Hot tap 2" hole 598.00
Helmut & Martha Ajango Tax refund on parking lot 281.68
Al Chroma 3 skids crackfiller 2,372.80
L.W. Allen Inc Battery backup 219.02
American Leak Detection Janesville Ave leak detection 440.00
American Medical Response EMS funding assistance program 3,428.26
American Public Works Assoc Kramp, Kump, Woods, Bushcott - memberships 360.00
Ameritech Services, modem/fax, wire rents, diggers, parks 2,081.89
Aramark Uniform Services Services 1,502.66
Aring Equipment Co Inc Service/parts for #78 664.89
Armstrong Heating & Cooling Service call heating system 114.70
Arrow Inc 4 angles, 2 alum grates 167.16
Associated Appraisal Jan. assessing services, supplies/postage, etc 2,013.24
Badger Meter Inc 2 meter assemblys 259.53
Badger Paint Store Supplies 190.70
Batteries Plus LLC 4 batteries 67.96
Battery Products Inc 8 radio batteries, 24 3v batteries 575.07
Belson Company Cleanser, towels 144.72
Benz Oil Inc 54 gal transmission fluid, 54 gal motor oil, 35 pails grease 508.96
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Monthly dental premiums 4,680.67
Boise Cascade Office Prod. Office supplies, office chair 663.21
Bowman Distribution Fasteners, connectors 433.46
Brom's Tire & Auto Repair Balance 2 tires, mount/balance tires 33.00
Brooks Tractor Inc Gears, shaft 981.33
Bruce's Radio Repair mower/jeep radios 94.69
Anthony Brus 2 days moving expenses; neckwear, sport coat 1,515.23
Bumper to Bumper - Ft Auto parts, oil dry 382.63
Bunch Distributing Inc Janitorial supplies 172.79
CEI Teeth, bolts 354.15
C&M Hydraulic Tool Supply Hydraulic hoses 208.00
Paul Camacho Interpretor services $ 55.00
Canal Bank Assoc Inc Airport windsock 85.00
Capital City Int'l Inc Truck parts, #2 gear box 1,191.01
Chamber of Commerce Annual dinners, Mielke -water membership dues 381.00
Chemsearch Cleaning solvent 1,626.62
Cinderella/Shep's Cleaning Tissue, towels, floor care 1/5-1/26 494.45
City of Ft Atkinson Inv 15473 and Inv 15472 1,265.65
CompuFort Printer cable, pc virus removal, "front page" software 405.50
Computer Networks Inc Jan 20-Mar 20 Internet access 24.00
Crescent Electric Supply Co 3 circuit analyzers, supplies, lites, pedestal, tool 1,736.96
Crispell-Snyder Inc Eng services thru Jan 19 10,750.00
Cronatron Welding Systems Welding wire 380.06
Custom Crafts "Staff Parking" sign - Sr Center 125.00
DT Screen Printing Print 49 t-shirts 252.35
Wayne Dahnert Dahnert-donation fitness equipment 150.00
DeLage Landen Financial Copier lease 183.94
Decker Supply Co Inc Freight-plywood 30.00
Deluxe Distributors Janitorial supplies 331.96
The Dispatcher Pumper bid notice 80.00
DMG Maximus Inc Employee position reviews 518.75
Earth Tech North High design work 4,029.22
Earth Tech Kielman, M. Paul - tech seminar 70.00
Elkhorn Chemical Co Inc Janitorial supplies 112.15
Enforcer Technology Inc Software subscription 9,583.20
Engineering News Record 51 issues - subscription 74.00
Evans Industrial Comm Inc Jan/Dec transmit contract; radio equip contract 5,347.17
F A R Systems Inc Fort info-line 300.00
Farm & Fleet Ariens 2-stage snowblower 798.99
Fire Engineering 2 yr subscription renewal 46.55
Firehouse Magazine 2 yr subscription renewal 49.97
Five Alarm Fire & Safety Flow test; fire coats, pants 2,104.75
Ft Atkinson Glass/Mirror Window repaired; windshield repaired 694.50
Ft Atkinson Historical Society Monthly donation 2,137.00
Ft Atkinson Sentry Supplies, salt, tissue/towels 243.13
Ft Auto Supply Air hose, auto parts 246.67
Ft Sew-N-Vac Center Vacuum parts 49.10
Franks County Market Sr Center supplies 46.95
G.F.C. Leasing Copier leases - #1 for 2001 601.28
GFC Leasing Copier leases - #2 for 2001 601.28
Galls Inc Ammo security cabinet 84.99
General Casualty Ins Co Sr Center contents insurance 336.00
Tom Gerondale Training mileage, meals 136.47
Gordon Flesch Co Inc Copies, and over runs; toner 127.97
Gov't Finance Officers Assoc Membership dues 150.00
WW Grainger Inc Truck platform, v-belts, shovels, cold water wash 1,242.69
Grays Inc Plow blades 390.00
HFI Hydraulic fittings 163.54
H & H Fire Protection Extinguishers inspected, vests, rainsuit, boots 399.89
Harder Paper & Pkg Tissue, bleach 102.28
Raymond G Harker Harker - donation to fitness equipment $ 150.00
Hausz Bros Inc Snow removal, screened sand, stone r rock-Sherman Ave 2,269.76
Havill-Spoerl Ford Mercury Parts, deflector, paint, wheel flairs 387.71
Hawkins Chemical Chemicals 678.77
Debra L. Hayes Hayes-unif sweater, pants, belt 45.76
Horton Hlavacek Photography 25 prints, frames, mats 80.75
Hooper Corporation Jones park Well #6 replacement 950.00
Hoover Co Shampooer hose assy 36.06
Hotsy Cleaning Systems Inc Thermostat, switch 238.20
Allen Howe & Son Inc Hackbarth - water leak repair 1,255.66
Humane Society of Jeff Co Jan. stray animal pick up 1,457.35
Int'l Institute of Muni Clerks IIMC annual membership 95.00
Jaeckel Bros Rent, labor, stone-Florence, Edgewater & Adrian 2,024.50
Jeff Co Area Safety Network Juarez, Kramp, Schmitz - Feb 8 safety seminar 140.00
Jefferson Co County Clerk Jan. dog license fees -279- 997.25
Jefferson Co Highway Dept Bridge inspections 163.20
Jefferson Co Land Inf Office Update plat maps 116.00
Jefferson Co Tourism Council Tourism ad 275.00
Jefferson Co Treasurer January tax settlement 628,183.31
Jefferson Drug Task Force Anti-drug abuse grant match 990.24
Jefferson Fire & Safety Inc 2 rear seats - squads 576.00
JEPA Construction Inc Nozzle 36.00
Kenneth B Johnson Johnson - donation to fitness equipment 150.00
Brian Juarez Juarez - safety shoes allowance 70.00
Knox Company Rapid entry system 190.00
Knuth Cleaning Service Museum - carpets cleaned 620.00
Sally Koch Postcards 24.20
Thomas Kopps Jan. 11 - Electrical course - Kopps 49.63
Kraft Pizza Co Pizzas - Youth Center 166.56
Claude Kraus Masonry Museum - masonry work 395.50
Timothy J Krueger McGruff - safe house program expenses 78.88
John F. Lampert Health ins reimbursement 360.06
Landowski Welding Flat iron, angle iron 21.50
Ronald C Langer Arborist seminar, lodging, meals 104.52
Lanier Worldwide Copier toner, repair service on Jan. 16 463.57
Lark Uniform Inc Peterson-flashlite/holder; Johnson-thermal underwear 204.25
Scott L Lastusky January car allowance 85.00
League of WI Municipalities 2001 dues 2,626.49
Legend Valley Products 12 fittings 182.21
John Lewicki Lewicki-leather coat; donation to fitness equipment 250.00
Liqui Systems Inc Pump & gasket, bleed valve 893.89
Lubrication Engineers Inc Gear lube 315.08
MATC Engineering - Auto CAD manual 55.00
MATC Regist fee- McGowan, Mansky- Mar 6-15 428.20
MATC-Bursar January tax settlement 187,531.26
MK Cellular Pager replaced 49.00
MTAW Annual memberships-John & Faith; spring conf-Faith 180.00
Madison Computer Works Digital camera & case 803.95
Madison Spring Co Springs, bolts 202.90
Mark Mansky Mansky - safety shoe allowance $ 70.00
Mark's Auto Squad compressor, labor 599.00
J Maul & Associates Inc Tax, animal software support updates 450.00
McMaster-Carr Supply Co Hammer drill bit 20.51
Mid State East Inc Switch 76.31
Mid States Organized Membership dues- Pallan 150.00
Miller/Bradford/Risberg Inc Switch, sensor, disc 1,253.78
Milwaukee Rubber Products Sensor, calibration 306.42
Minnesota Life Ins Co Monthly life ins premiums 750.88
Modular Piping Supply Couplings, connectors, bushings 132.56
Monroe Truck Equipment Inc Runner assy, plow kit 126.85
Moore Sports Nachtigal - athletic shoes 75.00
Moraine Pk Technical College Mansky transcript 3.00
Morton International 144.99 tons road salt 9,508.51
Municipal Code Corp Municipal Code on Internet fee 250.00
NCL of WI Inc Lab supplies 648.74
Nat'l Arbor Day Foundation Kramp - member dues to Dec 2001 15.00
Nat'l Fire Protection Assoc Emrick-membership renewal; fire code subscription 750.00
Richardo Ochoa Nolasco Refund overpayment of citation 122.50
Opportunities Inc 1,000 letterhead printed, 500 business cards-Kramp 156.15
Oshkosh Office Systems Office supplies 309.00
PJ Machine Services Cut 2 teeth 80.00
Scott J. Pallan Pallan - unif shirts, shoes, slacks 516.68
Pepsi-Cola Company Youth Center soda 337.25
Per-Mar Security Services Museum - alarm service 530.77
Pete's Portable Toilets Jan. portable toilet rental 129.50
Earl Peterson 28.5 hr inspection work 712.50
Polydyne Inc Clarifloc 3,995.00
Postmaster Postage for A zone bills 389.70
Precision Alignment Service Squads lubed, oil changes 41.00
Premier Bank Interest payments - 96 S. Main water/sewer 4,116.11
Premier Bank Payroll 1, 2, 2A-fed withhlding, SS, medicare 69,169.16
Professional Equip & Supply Raether - 2 blouses 60.00
R & R Home Construction Repair blockhouse Klement Park 761.00
Radio Shack Adapter, repair work, batteries, charger 160.82
Brad Ragan Inc Tire stand, tires 204.34
The Raintree Resort Brus, Fromader, Krueger-lodging Feb 6-7 156.00
Michael Reel Feb 2-4 WSFCA regist reimburs; WI emerg mgt meals 165.05
Regency Suites Pallan, Rue - lodging Feb. 12-13 144.00
Reliant Fire Apparatus Inc Drain valve assy 330.50
Rennert's Fire Equipment Valve, seal kit 124.40
John F. Rice Rice - donation to fitness equipment 150.00
Christopher Rogers Monthly office expenses 300.00
Ron's Shoe Repair Sew flags 30.00
Rusch Transport Service Freight on 10 snowplow shoes 38.56
SW - WBIA Juarez, Smith - dues 40.00
Schenk-Huegel Co Schultz-jacket; Harker-shirt; Weyerstrass-2 blouses; Pallan 818.90
School Dist of Ft Atkinson January tax settlement 1,430,280.25
Schroeder Services Weld gear tog 120.00
Todd Schulz Schulz - pens $ 19.96
Scotty's Power Plus Sweeper & tiller 1,893.65
Sewer Equip Co of America Root saw blades, hose 1,992.85
ShopKo Optical #4051 J Rusch - eye exam 37.00
ShopKo Store #51 Supplies, batteries 133.74
Simonson Mobil Station Motor oil, kerosene 47.95
Simonson Oil Company 1,431 gal diesel fuel 2,092.12
Sign-A-Rama Strip/repaint signs 1,050.00
Smith Motors Inc Wheel, bushings 175.35
R.A. Smith & Assoc Inc Professional services - Madison Ave sewer/water 4,155.90
Snap On Tools Corp Boot, repair impact wrench 113.35
Spake Printing Service 11,550 water bills 677.35
State Chemical Mfg Co Janitorial supplies 243.40
Strohbusch Ben Franklin Christmas supplies - Sr Center 35.79
G Stuart's Men's Shop Rue - slacks 40.00
Superior Services - Ft Atkinson Solid waste pickup/disposal, 313.72 tons multi-family 42,172.18
Teamsters Local 695 January 2001 dues 896.00
Tech Electric Co Inc Repair primary switch 1,826.00
Thorstad Chevrolet Auto parts 207.24
Traffic & Parking Control Co Post caps, brackets 290.00
Jeff Truman Truman - safety shoes 54.59
United Building Center Lumber, sand 40.92
UEMSI Hose, seal kits 134.05
US Filter Corp Deionizer filters 371.97
US Filter Distrib Group Repair clamps 2,783.10
UW Extension Sherman & Mansky-Feb 15 seminar 20.00
UW Green Bay Treasurer pre-conf workshop-Faith 75.00
United Parcel Service Parcel pickup service 153.86
VWR Scientific Lab supplies 278.52
Van Meter & Assoc Inc Pallan - Jan. 31 course fee 95.00
Virchow, Krause & Co Preliminary audit work 3,991.00
Visionary Systems LTD Firehouse software support 560.00
W.M.C.A. WMCA regional education mtg 13.00
Walmart Community BRC Supplies 8.74
B E Wallace Products Corp Main legs, caster tub 607.83
Washburn Iron Works Inc 10 snow plow shoes 348.00
Water Department Water 363.05
Watertown Water Dept 3 registrations Jan. 25 45.00
Werner Electric Supply Electrical supplies 151.91
Lori Weyerstrass Weyerstrass-donation to fitness equipment 100.00
John E Wilmet Vehicle allowance, mileage 219.02
Winter Equipment Co Inc Snow plow guards 1,024.56
WI Arborist Assoc Langer, Cloute - Jan 29-30 conf 190.00
WASC Membership Hathaway - membership renewal 50.00
WI Chapter FBI-NAA Fromader - dues renewal 55.00
WI Chiefs of Police Chief WPCA Feb 6-7 training, Krueger, Fromader 160.00
WI Chiefs of Police Assoc Inc Dues - A Brus 50.00
WI City/County Mgmt Assoc Seminar regist - J Wilmet 80.00
WI Dept of Administration Administrative codes 171.00
WI Dept of Administration Vendor net system renewal $ 125.00
WI Dept of Employee Trust Monthly health ins premiums 34,308.60
WI Dept of Justice Rue, Pallan-computer invest. conf. 120.00
WI Dept of Revenue State withholding 6,111.32
WI Dept of Trans BFS Final costs N. Main project 30,484.66
WI Dept of Transportation Program annual fee, 2 employer notifications 26.00
WI Dept of Workforce Devel Unemployement ins-Kostas, Schnell 16.28
WI Downtown Action Council Membership dues 100.00
WI Economic Devlpmnt Assn 2001 dues renewal, Feb 14-16 conf regist 305.00
WI Electric Power Co Electricity, natural gas 16,537.21
WI Emergency Mgmt Chemical inventory fee; bixoide bldg chem invty fee 450.00
WI Health Fund Monthly union health insurance 33,492.68
WI Section-CSWEA Sherman, Christensen, Reel - Feb. 22 regist. 150.00
WI State Fire Chiefs Assoc Emrick 2001 dues 50.00
WI State Journal 26 wks subscription-Police 101.40
WI State Lab of Hygiene Blind standards, ref samples 936.00
Ameritech Phone 103.59
American Girl Periodicals 33.90
American Library Assn Cont education 150.00
Audio Adventures Inc AV 5.00
Audio Editions AV 113.48
Baker & Taylor Books 1,914.91
Barth True Value Maintenance 16.28
Steve Belliveau Summer reading program 65.00
Blue Book Values Books 53.00
Book Links Periodicals 54.50
CDW Government Inc Info sources/services 1,470.00
Carpentry Shop Extra filing desk drawers 400.00
Carson Industries Inc Supplies 153.90
Marshall Cavendish Corp Books 349.75
Chivers North America AV 19.50
Cloute Window/Wall Washing Maintenance 772.32
Columbia House Video Club AV 56.64
Computer Services Co Info sources/services 289.40
Concepts Unlimited Supplies 306.00
Country Homes & Gardens Books 43.97
Creative Data Products Supplies 462.60
Dodge/Jeff Co Genealogical Periodicals 12.00
Dwight Foster Public Library Petty cash 75.92
Epixtech Equip repair/replace 10,430.00
Family Handyman Periodicals 24.97
Food & Wine Periodicals 32.00
Ft Atkinson Sentry Supplies 5.98
G-I Office Technologies Equipment repair/replace 139.00
Gale Group Books 378.78
Gooseberry Patch Company Books 162.60
Guitar Player Periodicals 60.00
Heartland Ag-Business Group Periodicals 40.00
Hyper Technologies Inc Info sources/services $ 631.20
Ikon Office Solutions Equip rep/replace 58.12
Inspirational Resources Books 17.48
Ivy Classics Video AV 24.99
I.O.S. Capital Copier rent 1/30-2/28 192.00
Jensen Plumbing & Heating Maintenance 124.50
Jonas Office Products LTD Supplies 99.48
Journal Sentinel Inc Periodicals 84.24
Junior Library Guld Books 143.40
K-Mart Summer reading program 60.23
LMA Techwork Info sources/services 1,065.63
The Library Corporation Info sources/services 850.00
Library Journal Periodicals 109.00
Amy Lutzke Info sources/services 34.50
MBNA America Summer reading program 58.22
Margraf Collection Agency Miscellaneous 20.45
Constance G Meyer Continuing ed 60.78
Micro Marketing LLC AV 52.91
Mid-Wis Federated Library Books 775.00
N2H2 Info sources/services 600.00
Nasco Supplies 189.19
Nat'l Wildlife Federation Periodicals 46.00
PDR/Red Book Books 89.90
Penworthy Company Books 2,075.95
Postmaster Postage 304.00
Quality Books Books 31.57
Rainbow Book Co Books 2,036.64
Rand McNally Books 300.16
Recorded Books AV 305.80
Science News Periodicals 88.00
ShopKo SRP & supplies 672.96
Showcases Supplies 115.72
State Chemical Mfg Co Supplies 133.48
Strohbusch Ben Franklin Supplies 47.84
Unique Books Books 682.48
WI Electric Power Co Electricity, natural gas 2,199.50
TOTAL CITY ACCOUNTS $ 2,608,313.92
TOTAL SEWER ACCOUNTS 60,677.93
TOTAL WATER ACCOUNTS 34,410.77
Premier Bank Interest payment - S. Main project $ 5,030.80
CAPITAL PROJECTS (9)
ASI General Inc Fire Station contract payment $ 30,413.00
Chicago Metallic/Interfinish New PD - colored runner 2,051.50
Comnet Inc Digital phone system - PD 17,435.00
Graybar Electric Co Inc Light ballasts - new PD 308.00
Lemke Fencing of Jeff Inc Courtyard fence - new PD 798.00
Spacesaver Storage Install shelving - new PD 9,543.66
Westra Construction Inc Contract payment #12 5,362.00
Yerges Van Liners Inc Move PD contents 900.00
Zimmerman Design Group Professional services 1,008.00
TOTAL CAPITAL PROJECTS $ 67,819.16
KLEMENT BUSINESS PARK
Archaeological Consulting Archaeological study $ 724.20
Earth Tech Project mgmt thru Dec 22 41,262.28
Fox Construction Inc Contract payment #2 379,980.22
TOTAL KLEMENT BUSINESS PARK $ 421,966.70
DOWNTOWN ECON DEVLPMNT
Tri Media Consultants Asbestos project $ 3,027.80
WI Electric Power Co Natural gas 4.73
Woodman & Associates Survey Third & Water streets 900.00
TOTAL DOWNTOWN ECON DEVLPMNT $ 3,932.53
Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved that the bills in the amounts of $2,608,313.92 for the City, $60,677.93 for Sewer Utility, $34,410.77 for the Water Utility, $5,030.80 for Fund 4, $67,819.16 for Fund 9, $421,966.70 for Fund 12, and $3,932.53 for Fund 13 as per Schedule L-93 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. Gray moved to adjourn the February 16, 2001 regular City of Fort Atkinson Council meeting at 9:53 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.
PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL