Fort Atkinson City Council - Minutes - 2001

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MINUTES OF THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING

FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN

MARCH 6, 2001

 

  1. CALL TO ORDER
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    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.

     

  3. ROLL CALL
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    On call of the roll members present were:

     

    Bill Flood

    Loren Gray

    Mark Zastrow

    Gordon Day Jr.

     

    Bruce Johnston was absent.

     

    Also present were the City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk/Treasurer, City Engineer, Assistant City Engineer, Utility Director and Public Works Superintendent.

     

  5. MINUTES
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    (a) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 20, 2001 COUNCIL WORK SESSION AND OF FEBRUARY 22, 2001 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.

     

    Cm. Gray moved to approve the minutes of the February 20, 2001 Council work session and of the February 22, 2001 regular Council meeting. Motion seconded by Cm. Zastrow. Motion carried on a voice vote.

     

  7. PUBLIC HEARINGS
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    (a) PUBLIC HEARING ON APPLICATION FOR "CLASS B" COMBINATION LIQUOR LICENSE FOR KARINA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT AT 226 SOUTH MAIN STREET.

     

    President Day opened the public hearing on the application for the "Class B" combination liquor license for Karina's Mexican Restaurant at 226 South Main Street. He stated that anyone wishing to speak on this topic should come forward to the podium, state their name and address for the record, and address the Council.

     

    Hearing from no one President Day closed the public hearing.

     

    (b) PUBLIC INPUT AND COMMENT CONCERNING THE PASSAGE OF AN ORDINANCE TO ADD A SLOW-NO WAKE ZONE ON THE ROCK RIVER.

     

    President Day stated that anyone wishing to speak to this topic should raise their hand and he would call them to come to the podium and state their name and address for the record and address the Council.

     

    Ms Carrie Chisholm, Tourism Director of the Chamber of Commerce, came forward to address the Council. She stated that she has some real concerns over extending the no wake zone on the Rock River and that it will hurt tourism in the downtown area. Ms Chisholm stated that people she had talked to said they would no longer use the boat launch at the Klement Parkway if the slow-no wake zone came into effect.

     

    Sgt. Dan Nikolay of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. came forward to address the Council next. Sgt. Nikolay stated that Jefferson County has purchased a new patrol boat and will be patroling the river on a more fulltime basis in 2001. He stated that not only would they be patroling on the weekends but also during the week. Sgt. Nikolay also gave his support for the ordinance stating that it is important to have a slow-no wake on the Rock River in this area especially during high water times.

     

    President Day asked Sgt. Nikolay if the county had a speedgun that could be used to determine the speed that a boat was going. President Day stated that he felt perhaps a speed limit on the river would be better than a no wake zone.

     

    Sgt. Nikolay stated that the county does have a speedgun that would work on the water. He further stated that generally speaking, there are four times the warnings given to the boaters versus actual tickets being written. The Sgt. stated that just having the police presence on the water generally makes boaters drive more carefully.

     

    Sheriff Quamme in the Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. came to the podium next. The Sheriff stated that he was at the Council meeting to talk to this ordinance and to answer any questions there might be of the County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Quamme stated that he believes this to be a small area to be added to the slow-no wake zone already in effect in the City of Fort Atkinson. He further stated that there is a Jefferson County ordinance which only covers the waterways of Jefferson County during high water times which states that slow-no wake is in effect everywhere during high water.

     

    Cm. Gray asked Sheriff Quamme what would happen if the City does not pass this ordinance since the Township of Koshkonong has already passed an ordinance for their portion of the river.

     

    Sheriff Quamme stated that it would become very hard to enforce a slow-no wake that in places would only pertain to one side of the river.

     

    Cm. Gray asked if an unbuoyed area of the river could be enforced with a slow-no wake zone.

     

    Sheriff Quamme replied that an area must be posted in order for the County Sheriff's Dept. to have the right to ticket an offender.

     

    Mr. Robert Rupnow of 1022 Heth Street came forward to speak to the Council. Mr. Rupnow stated that he has lived in his home on Heth Street adjacent to the river for the last 30 years. He stated that in the last 5-6 years there are more powerful boats and jet skis now using the river at very high speeds and they are greatly eroding the shorelines. Mr. Rupnow stated that in the area of his home, trees are falling in to the river every year and he and his neighbors have to spend a lot of money to rip-rap the shorelines to keep them from eroding. Mr. Rupnow also stated that he does know of a lot of people that wish to canoe and kayak on the river however, it is very difficult with the powerful boats and especially the jet skis racing on the water. He also stated that he believed the slow-no wake was almost more important during lower water times on the river since there are several rocks in the water that boaters could hit if they are going to fast and don't see them.

     

    Cm. Zastrow asked Mr. Rupnow who has rip-rap in his neighborhood.

     

    Mr. Rupnow stated that several of his neighbors do however, even that is not a lasting answer to the erosion. Mr. Rupnow stated he knows of one neighbor who had a wall along the river and due to the erosion, it has fallen in.

     

    Mr. Gerald Liebergen of 701 Rogers Street came forward to address the Council. Mr. Liebergen stated that he echos the sentiments of Mr. Rupnow in that the high speed boats and jet skis are hurting the shoreline. Mr. Liebergen also stated that he has seen on more than one occasion where the high speed boats have almost capsized the fishermen on the river. He also stated that he personally has had to replace his shoreline twice since living there.

     

    Mr. Dean Brown of 518 E. Sherman spoke to the Council next. Mr. Brown stated that he is against the slow-no wake ordinance stating that he is a boater and a fisherman and he does believe it will detract from downtown tourism.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that he did receive a phone call this afternoon from a Mrs. Dorothy Woodbury of 1010 Heth Street stating that she could not get down to the Council meeting but did wish to state that she is in favor of the slow-no wake on the river in this area.

     

    Cm. Zastrow and President Day stated that they both received a phone call today and that each of them had been calls against having the slow-no wake ordinance because of the amount of time it would take a boater to get thru the City of Fort Atkinson.

     

    Hearing from no one else President Day closed the public input portion of this meeting.

     

  9. PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS
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    (a) REQUEST TO CONSIDER OFFER TO PURCHASE LOT 4 IN THE KLEMENT BUSINESS PARK FROM LEE AND SUSAN MOLDENHAUER.

     

    City Manager Wilmet referred the Council to the Offer to Purchase in their Council packet. He stated the Offer to Purchase is for a 3.6 acre parcel with developable acreage of 3.1 acres. The City Manager stated that berming will be done on the remaining half acre. The price per acre is $20,000 as identified in the TIF project plan for a total purchase price of $62,000.

     

    Mr. Sheldon Mielke, President of the Industrial Development Corporation addressed the Council to state how pleased and excited the Development Corporation is to be able to help an existing Fort Atkinson business to grow and expand in our new industrial park. Mr. Mielke stated that Wood Design will be the first business to go into the Klement Business Park.

     

    Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the Offer to Purchase, Addendum and Developer's Agreement for Lot 4 in the Klement Business Park to Lee and Susan Moldenhauer. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

     

    (b) REQUEST FROM WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TO APPOINT ELECTED OFFICIAL AS A MEMBER OF THE HIGHWAY 26 CORRIDOR PLANNING COMMITTEE.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that he received a request from the Dept. of Transportation asking that the City of Fort Atkinson identify an elected official to serve on the Highway 26 Planning Committee for the South Central Highway 26 Corridor. The City Manager stated that Cm. Mark Zastrow has indicated that he would like to fill the appointment.

     

    Cm. Zastrow stated that he believed that it would be a good fit for him to be on this Highway 26 Corridor Planning Committee. He is the chair of the new Ad-Hoc Planning Committee, and they will be discussing the western portion of Fort Atkinson where the Highway 26 bypass is.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to approve the appointment of Mark Zastrow to the Highway 26 Corridor Planning Committee. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

  11. RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES
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    (a) CONSIDERATION OF SLOW-NO WAKE ORDINANCE ON ROCK RIVER FROM KLEMENT PARKWAY LAUNCHING RAMP SOUTH TO THE EAST LINE OF THE PLAT OF EDGEWATER ADDITION.

     

    The following ordinance was displayed on the overhead projector at this time:

     

    ORDINANCE NO. 574

     

    The City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson does hereby ordain as follows:

     

    That Chapter 106, WATERWAYS, Sec. 106-2, Definitions, be amended to include the following:

     

    Boat means as defined in Wis. Stats. Sec 29-001 (16).

     

    That Chapter 106, WATERWAYS, Sec. 106-4, Boating regulations and safety laws adopted, be amended to include the following:

     

    (c) No person shall operate a boat faster than slow no wake in the waters of the Rock River from the north end of Klement Parkway to the east line of the Plat of Edgewater Addition within the City limits at any time.

     

    All ordinances 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.

     

    Dated: March 6, 2001

     

    ___________________________

    PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

     

    ATTEST:

     

    ________________________

    CITY CLERK

     

    City Manager Wilmet explained to the Council that the ordinance before them tonight has been slightly amended from its first reading two weeks ago. The City Manager stated that the City Attorney felt that it would be appropriate to have the definition of boat in this ordinance and therefore added it.

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to suspend the rules and pass this ordinance through its second and third readings. Motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to adopt Ordinance No. 574 to create a slow-no wake ordinance on the Rock River from Klement Parkway launching ramp south to the east line of the Plat of Edgewater Addition.

     

    Cm. Gray stated that he was concerned that if this ordinance was passed, will the buoys really be placed in the water.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that yes there is an agreement with the township that they will purchase the buoys and the City will install them.

     

    There was further discussion that the buoys to be purchased this year will be for the area from Klement Park to the Highway 106 bridge and that the township already does place buoys from the Highway 106 bridge to the Bark River.

     

    President Day stated that he would prefer to see a speed limit tried on the river for a couple of years instead of the slow no wake. He stated that we already have a slow no wake during high water times and feels that a speed limit would be a better choice however, he will support this ordinance at this time.

     

    Cm. Zastrow stated that he will not support the passage of this ordinance. He stated that he does not feel this ordinance is in the common interest of all the residents of the City of Fort Atkinson. Cm. Zastrow feels that people will be deterred from coming to the downtown if the slow no wake is enforced.

     

    Cm. Gray stated that he does fully believe that buoying and slow no wake is needed from Klement Parkway to the edge of the Edgewater Addition because of the homes along the river. He did make the suggestion that perhaps that could be the only area buoyed and leave the area from the edge of the Edgewater Addition to the Bark River unbuoyed since that is all open land along the river through that area.

     

    Cm. Flood inquired of the City Clerk as to whether or not the notice of the public input request on this ordinance issue was only in the newspaper or also given to some area boating clubs.

     

    Clerk/Treasurer Elford stated that yes copies of the notice were sent to the Wisconservation Club and the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce then passed the notice along to the Fort Atkinson Boat Club.

     

    President Day asked if it would be possible to put this ordinance on hold and speak with the township about changing their ordinance to a 15 mph speed limit from Klement to the Bark River and then the City would participate in the purchase of the buoys.

     

    Cm. Zastrow stated that he would be more in favor of the President's idea then the current ordinance.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that if the Council wished to put this ordinance on hold, he would go back to the township to see if some sort of compromise could be reached.

     

    Cm. Flood stated that he does not believe that the people wishing to boat to Lake Koshkonong use the Klement Park ramp. He believes that if the boaters destination is truly Lake Koshkonong, they would and already do use a ramp closer to the lake and it will have no effect on the boating through the downtown area. Cm. Flood stated that point number two is that he does believe that the Jefferson County Sheriff's Dept. will be using discretion in enforcement as they do throughout the county.

     

    Thirdly, Cm. Flood stated that as everyone knows the DNR, the townships and others have concerns about the silt problems in the river. They request that the City sweep its streets more often just to keep that silt from entering the river. Cm. Flood suggested that the eroding of the rivers edge by boaters is an even more major part of the problem of soil and silt getting into the river.

     

    Cm. Flood concluded that if this was a real issue to the boaters of the area, he believes we would have seen more of their presence at this meeting. There are many more boats out on the Rock River then the amount of people that came to the meeting tonight and therefore, he believes that they do not have a real problem with the passage of this ordinance.

     

    President Day called the question and called for a roll call vote on the passage of Ordinance No. 574. On call of the roll Cm. Flood, Cm. Gray, and President Day voted aye, and Cm. Zastrow voted no. The ordinance passed on a vote of 3-1.

     

  13. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES
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    (a) ACCEPTING MINUTES AND REPORTS FROM VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to accept the minutes of the Historical Society Board meeting held January 18, 2001; the minutes of the joint Historical Society and National Dairy Shrine meeting held February 7, 2001; the minutes of the Park & Recreation Advisory Board meeting held February 20, 2001; the minutes of the License Committee meeting held February 26, 2001; and the minutes of the Planning Commission meeting held February 27, 2001. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

  15. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
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    (a) REVIEW AND AWARD BID FOR RIVERWALL REHABILITATION PROJECT.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that on February 27, 2001 three bids were opened for the rehabilitation work on the south side riverwall. The bids were as follows:

     

    Steffes Construction $140,082.15

    R.G. Huston Company $152,515.00

    Werner Brothers $215,552.00

     

    Mr. Paul Levendoski of Earth Tech came to the podium to explain the bidding process to the Council.

     

    Mr. Levendoski stated that he had reviewed the bid documents, checked the references and qualifications of Steffes Construction and is recommending the contract be awarded to Steffes Construction.

     

    Discussion was then held on items no. 6 & 7 in the bid documents. Item 6 was the 60 linear feet of new concrete steps and Steffes Construction's bid for that portion of the work is $27,068.40 and item no. 7, which was an addition to the bidding process this go around, was for eight docking cleats along the riverwall. It was stated that $27,000 was a significant portion of the bid and perhaps the docking cleats along the wall would suffice for helping boaters to dock and disembark the river.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to accept the bid from Steffes Construction excluding item no. 6 the 60 linear feet of steps and contingent upon receipt of the DNR Chapter 30 permit. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

     

    (b) REVIEW AND APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NO. 2 FOR ASBESTOS ABATEMENT PROJECT.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that the asbestos abatement for the former bowling alley and theater was started the week of February 5th. The work in the bowling alley was completed, but because of the unsafe condition of the roof in the theater, approximately 240 lineal feet of asbestos pipe insulation could not be removed. In discussing this with the Dept. of Natural Resources, the insulation will have to be removed during the demolition process or all of the demolished material will have to be treated and disposed of as being asbestos contaminated. The City Manager stated that Balestrieri Environmental & Development Inc., the abatement company, has been contacted and has come back with an added cost for remobilization and extra labor cost for the remaining work. This increased cost is estimated at $1,500 which includes a 1% markup for Tri-Media Consultants to cover their liability insurance premium costs.

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve Change Order No. 2 for the Asbestos Abatement Project in an amount not to exceed $1,500. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

     

    (c) RECOMMENDATION FROM LICENSE COMMITTEE TO APPROVE "CLASS B" COMBINATION LIQUOR LICENSE FOR KARINA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT AT 226 SOUTH MAIN STREET.

     

    City Clerk Elford stated that the License Committee has reviewed the individual combination "Class B" liquor license application made by Mr. Ricardo Rocha and is recommending issuance of this license. The only contingency was completion of the background check out of state by the Police Department and Chief Brus has reported to the Clerk's office that no outstanding wants or warrants have been found and therefore the Police Dept. also recommends issuance of this license.

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the "Class B" combination liquor license for Karina's Mexican Restaurant at 226 South Main Street. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    It was also noted that this was the last available Combination "Class B" license for the City of Fort Atkinson.

     

    (d) REVIEW AND APPROVE BID FOR 2001 STREET AND UTILITY PROGRAM.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that seven bids were opened for the utility and street contracts for Robert Street and the slurry seal work for the street program. The bids were as follows:

     

    CONTRACT A UTILITY CONSTRUCTION:

     

    Allen Howe & Son $326,368.29

    G.M.S. Excavators 366,092.00

    Iowa - Grant Trucking 412,784.00

    Wondra Construction 429,469.60

    Al Banaszak, Inc. 538,427.00

    CONTRACT B STREET CONSTRUCTION:

     

    B.R. Amon & Sons $274,178.83

    Frank Bros. 301,058.60

     

    CONTRACT C SLURRY SEAL:

     

    No bids

     

    The City Manager stated that both Allen Howe & Sons and B.R. Amon & Sons have previously done utility and street work for the City of Fort Atkinson and have done a very good job. It was noted that no bids were received on the slurry seal part of the 2001 street project however, it is believed that we will be able to obtain bids for this work at a later date this year.

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to award the utility construction bid to Allen Howe & Son in an amount not to exceed $326,368.29 and to award the bid for street construction of Robert Street to B.R. Amon & Sons in an amount not to exceed $274,178.83. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

     

    The City Manager further discussed that the water main portion of the 2001 street projects has come in at $269,831.19. This will become part of a borrowing package for the Water Utility this year and the City Manager stated that he would request that the Council authorize a borrowing not to exceed $300,000 which would include $27,000 which would be a 10% contingency for the water main replacement.

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to authorize the borrowing for the 2001 water main projects in an amount not to exceed $300,000. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

     

    (e) RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP CREATING THREE LOTS ON STACY LANE.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that this recommendation was unanimous at the Planning Commission.

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the Preliminary Certified Survey Map creating three lots on Stacy Lane. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (f) RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP CREATING ONE LOT ON COUNTY HIGHWAY C EXTRA-TERRITORIAL.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that this recommendation was unanimous at Planning Commission.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood moved to approve the Preliminary Certified Survey Map creating one lot on County Highway C extra-territorial. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (g) RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY SUBDIVISION PLAT CREATING 13 LOTS IN SECOND ADDITION TO DELLETTE TERRACE SUBDIVISION EXTRA-TERRITORIAL.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that this recommendation was unanimous at the Planning Commission.

     

    Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the Preliminary Subdivision Plat creating 13 lots in Second Addition to Dellette Terrace Subdivision extra-territorial. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (h) RECOMMENDATION ON APPOINTMENT OF TWO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO THE AD-HOC PLANNING COMMITTEE.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that Committee Chair Zastrow, Council President Day and the City Manager met with each candidate for 10-15 minutes on Wednesday, February 28, 2001. The candidates were: Carl Zentner, Beth Gehred-O'Connell, David Tuten, Ronald Chisholm, Jude Hartwick, and Richard Looze.

     

    The City Manager stated that they unanimously agreed upon Richard Looze and Beth Gehred-O'Connell to fill the two open positions on the Ad-Hoc Planning Committee.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the appointments of Richard Looze and Beth Gehred-O'Connell to the Ad-Hoc Planning Committee. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

  17. NEW BUSINESS

 

(a) REVIEW AND APPROVE BID FOR SEWER JETTER FOR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AS BUDGETED.

 

Public Works Superintendent Tom Kramp addressed the Council to explain the bids received for the sewer jetter. The Public Works Superintendent explained that five bids were received however, only two of the bidders met all of the specifications requested for the new sewer jetter. Those two bidders were Bruce Municipal Equipment Inc. with a total bid price of $122,027.00 and the Great Lakes Underground Equipment Company with a total bid price of $137,250.00.

Superintendent Kramp explained his concerns with the other bids including the fact that some of the companies were offering the same type of pump system sewer jetter that the City already owns and has had numerous maintenance problems with over the last ten years.

 

Superintendent Kramp also explained that he is hoping to get 15 years of service from this new piece of equipment. He stated that his budget is for $180,000 of which after the purchase of the sewer jetter the remainder of the money will be used to buy the truck chasis for the sewer jetter to be mounted on.

 

Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the bid from Bruce Municipal Equipment Inc. in an amount of $122, 027. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

 

(b) REVIEW AND APPROVE BID FOR DUMP TRUCK CHASSIS FOR DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS AS BUDGETED.

 

City Manager Wilmet explained that bids were opened on March 1st for the purchase of a dump truck chassis and of the three bid requests that were sent out, only one bid was received back from Capital City International Inc. with a total bid price of $49,445. It was also noted that $80,000 is in the 2001 budget for this item. Superintendent Kramp explained that the remainder of the funds will be used for the purchase of the box and plow attachments for this chassis.

 

Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to award the bid for the dump truck chassis to Capital City International Inc. in an amount not to exceed $49,445. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

 

(c) REVIEW AND APPROVE COMPLIANCE MAINTENANCE ANNUAL REPORT FOR WASTEWATER UTILITY AND RESOLUTION.

 

The following resolution was displayed on the overhead projector at this time:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 1007

 

BE IT RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson does hereby authorize the filing of the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report as required by Ch. NR208, Wisconsin Administrative Code, and DNR Facility Permit 0022489-6 for the year 2000.

 

The City of Fort Atkinson being the owner and the operator of the Wastewater Utility does hereby inform the Department of Natural Resources that the following actions were taken by the City Council:

 

    1. This Resolution does acknowledge that the governing body has reviewed the C.M.A.R.
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    3. This Resolution further documents that all actions necessary to maintain effluent requirements contained in the WPDES Permit are being adhered to.

 

City Manager Wilmet reviewed the 2000 Compliance Maintenance Annual Report with the Council. He stated that for the year 2000 the City accumulated a total of only 12 points on the annual report. Five of these points came as a result of exceeding the design average flow of 2.7 million gallons per day in June 2000. In June the City averaged 3.3568 million gallons per day because of the rain and coinciding high river levels. The other seven of the points accumulated by the City are a result of the number of years since the last construction or reconstruction of the plant. One point is garnered for each year passed. The City Manager did state that this low total is very good for the City and places us in a voluntary range with the state.

 

Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the 2000 Compliance Maintenance Annual Report for the Wastewater Utility and to adopt Resolution No. 1007. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

 

  1. MISCELLANEOUS
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    (a) GRANTING OPERATOR LICENSES.

     

    City Clerk/Treasurer Elford explained to the Council that the background checks had not come back yet on two tentative candidates for operator licenses this evening and therefore, they will be placed on the next City Council agenda.

     

    (b) REPORT ON 2000 TAX ROLL COLLECTIONS AND DELINQUENT PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES.

     

    City Clerk Elford reviewed the 2000 tax roll summary of collections with the City Council. It was noted that $15,003,104.39 was the total amount of tax money to be collected for the year 2000 tax roll. It was also stated that despite the 61% drop in the amount of lottery credit given out this year, approximately 67% of the total amount was collected by the City Clerk's office by January 31st; that amount being $9,978,548.47 which was an increase in collection of 6% over last year. It was also noted that overall delinquencies were down by 18% this year, however, the delinquent personal property taxes were up substantially. The City Clerk however, noted that in the month of February $16,183.23 of the delinquencies have been collected bringing down the delinquent personal property total to $8,054.32. The City Clerk requested that the Council recommend that the remaining delinquent personal property taxes be sent to the City Attorney for collection.

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the summary of the 2000 tax roll and collections report and recommended that the remaining delinquent personal property tax be sent to the City Attorney for collection. On call of the roll the motion carried unanimously.

     

    (c) SETTING MEETING DATES FOR AD-HOC PLANNING COMMITTEE AND INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON DOWNTOWN TIF NO. 7 PROJECT.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that staff has scheduled two meetings that he would like to inform the Council of. The first meeting will be of the Ad-Hoc Planning Committee which will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. The second meeting is an informational meeting to update the downtown property and business owners on the downtown redevelopment project (TIF #7) and will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2001 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. These meetings will both take place in the Legion Room of the Municipal Building.

     

  3. CLAIMS, APPROPRIATIONS AND CONTRACT PAYMENTS
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    (a) VERIFIED CLAIMS.

     

    The following is a list of bills to be approved by the Council.

     

    CITY, SEWER & WATER

     

    ASE/ACT Rusch - recertification fee/test $ 79.00

    Abendroth Water Conditioning Softener salt, softener rent 108.91

    Ace Hardware Supplies, paints, batteries, adapter, hose 511.20

    Advanced Protective Devices 3 sets body armor (dept issue) 1,725.00

    Advantage Mechanical Furnace filter, cleaning 120.56

    J.F. Ahern Co Rework chemical piping 2,862.50

    All Seasons Yard Equipment Tractor seat, parts 186.40

    American Wiper & Supply Co 3 cases wipes 250.23

    Ameritech Services, modem/fax, wire rent, diggers, PD move 3,243.86

    B R Amon & Sons Inc 21.35 tons winter mix 918.05

    Aramark Uniform Services Services 1,728.95

    Arrowhead Manufacturing White acrylic 20.00

    Associated Appraisal Assessing contract, postage, supplies 2,003.34

    BDS Instrumentation Check out SCADA system flow readings 297.00

    Badger Meter Inc Well 7 - 8" mag meter, 2 rotor service kits 2,246.26

    Badger Uniforms Frame - 3 pr uniform pants 166.54

    Barth True Value Inc Supplies, paint 152.21

    Boise Cascade Office Prod 20 diskettes 10.60

    Bowman Distribution Fasteners, connectors 409.25

    Anthony Brus Neckwear, sportcoat, patch; training - 2 meals $ 165.42

    Bumper to Bumper-Fort Auto parts 1,034.21

    C&M Hydraulic Tool Supply Repair pole saw 139.51

    CAD Zone Software upgrade 308.00

    Paul Camacho Interpretor services Feb. 19 & 26 50.00

    Capital City Int'l Inc 3 truck mirrors 147.42

    Cinderella/Shep's Cleaning Can liners, Feb. janitorial services 1,035.48

    City of Ft Atkinson Copies, gas, equipment rent, patch saw ditch, rent 3,847.36

    CompuFort PC repaired 45.00

    Conney Safety Products 1st aid supplies 165.45

    Crescent Electric Supply Co Hacksaw blades, roof sentry control, bulbs, adapters 543.01

    Crispell-Snyder Inc Design work - Robert Street 2,150.00

    DeLage Landen Financial Copier lease 183.94

    Roger W. Draeger Reimbursement health insurance premium 534.59

    The Electrical Outlet Inc Motor control breaker 481.80

    Engelberth Inc 1 box postage meter tapes 37.75

    F.A.S.T. Corporation Bal. due on duck slide 690.00

    Fastenal Company Fasteners 14.89

    First Supply Couplings, wyes, lub, connectors 1,087.70

    Ft Atkinson Historical Society Donation 2,137.00

    Ft Atkinson Sentry Project lead supplies, election food, tissue, etc 308.38

    Fort Auto Supply Cleaner, auto parts, battery (#112) 148.33

    G.F.C. Leasing Copier leases 601.28

    Gilmour's Small Engine 12 hp motor for tractor 425.00

    John L Goad Weld 2 controller risers 300.00

    W W Grainger Inc Motor/blower wheel, parts, display 319.48

    H & H Fire Protection Extinguishers, inspections, safety boots, vests, bucket 664.95

    Hausz Bros Inc 365.18 tons screened sand 2,191.08

    Hawkins Chemical Chemicals 904.26

    Debra L Hayes Fitness equipment donation 50.00

    Humane Soc of Jefferson Co Feb. stray animal pickup 1,457.35

    Ideals 6 issues - subscription renewal 19.95

    Jeff Co Chiefs/Sheriff Annual dues 35.00

    Jeff Co Sheriff's Dept Prisoner fee 70.00

    Jeff Co Treasurer Jail assessments 1,536.48

    Jensen Plumbing & Heating Reset boiler Feb. 15 & 21 110.00

    Lab Safety Supply Inc Spectacle kit 61.83

    John F Lampert Health insurance reimbursement 360.06

    Scott L Lastusky Postcards, Feb car allowance 107.00

    Lawson Products Inc Wire stripper, drill bits, locating paint 334.41

    Lemke Fencing of Jeff Inc 25 fence caps 31.00

    Master Graphics Plotter roll feed 36" 265.00

    Raymond W Menzel Jacks, cord, work on circuits 88.00

    Micro Warehouse Memory cards 170.74

    Milwaukee Rubber Products Monitor repaired, repair detector 194.92

    Modular Piping Supply Bushings, tees, unions 112.26

    Morton International 142.14 tons road salt 4,321.06

    Municipal Code Corp Code supplement 943.94

    NCL of WI Inc Lab supplies $ 38.57

    Neher Electric Supply Inc Electrical supplies, traffic bulbs 132.30

    North Woods Superior 1 case insect repellant 73.15

    Northeast WI Technical College Rue, Pallan - Mar 14-16 homicide conference 300.00

    Opportunities Inc Voucher paper, 1,000 meter change cards 131.00

    Scott J Pallan In service meals 73.00

    Pavlik Bros Gas regulator replaced 320.72

    Per-Mar Security Services Jan. - Dec alarm monitor contract 450.37

    Earl Peterson February - 29 hr electrical inspection 725.00

    Pick'N'Save 4 buckets ice cream - Sr Center 15.96

    Polk Diesel & Machine Inc Filter kit, gasket 97.95

    Postmaster Postage for B zone bills 240.66

    Premier Bank Federal withholding, SS, medicare 38,298.44

    Prisk Auto Salvage #75 part 35.00

    Radio Shack Antenna, cases, battery holder 21.95

    Radisson Inn - Green Bay Rue, Pallan Mar 14-16 lodging 414.00

    Brad Ragan Inc Truck tires, disposals 299.68

    Christopher Rogers Monthly office expenses 300.00

    Rosemount/Uniloc Acct Service aeration prob 105.00

    ShopKo Store #51 Supplies, photowork/album, basketballs 227.23

    Simonson Oil Co 1,323 gal diesel; 31 gal diesel (off road) 1,837.58

    Sign-A-Rama Repair RR park sign; downpayment on sign 546.68

    Smith Motors Inc 2 - 2001 Chevy Impalas; 2 title fees 37,634.00

    Smith Motors Inc #92 parts 217.57

    Snap on Tools Corp Tool 40.75

    Sparbel & Assoc Corp 3 fume hood certifications 300.00

    State Chemical Mfg Co Deodorizer 76.48

    State Electrical Supply Inc Electrical supplies 109.46

    State of Wisconsin Penalty assessments 2,502.97

    Walter F Stephens Jr Inc Brus - pocket ID 44.95

    Superior Services-Fort Solid waste pickup/recycle/disposal, toter 42,631.94

    Brian Tracy 2 wire strippers 19.98

    Tracy & Sons Inc Pump out scum wells 320.00

    Tri Media Consultants Asbestos project 12,645.02

    J W Turf Inc Lift, ballfield 1,566.00

    United Building Center Building materials 31.75

    UW Madison K. Smith - paserware training 35.00

    United Parcel Service Parcel pickup service 162.39

    Virchow Krause & Co LLP Year end audit 5,829.00

    Water Department Water 1,254.02

    Werner Electric Supply Electrical supplies 45.94

    John E Wilmet Meal, mileage 105.00

    WI Correctional Center Sys January inmate labor 105.00

    WI Dept of Commerce Boiler certification 35.00

    WI Dept of Revenue 125 Wisconsin alcohol laws booklets 37.50

    WI Dept of Revenue State withholding tax 7,661.13

    WI Electric Power Co Electricity, natural gas 19,648.16

    WI Health Fund Monthly union health insurance premiums 16,746.34

    WI Retirement System Monthly retirement remittance $ 29,081.40

    Xpect First Aid 1st aid supplies 68.85

    Library Accts

    A T & T Phone 8.97

    American Artist Periodicals 84.95

    Ameritech Phone 103.78

    Audio Editions AV 605.18

    Baker & Taylor Books 2,189.92

    Barth True Value Maintenance 18.38

    Books on Tape AV 5.00

    Business Reference Services Books 499.50

    Cinderella/Shep's Supplies 35.40

    Country Homes & Gardens Books 188.93

    Dartek Computer Supply Supplies 126.43

    DEMCO Inc Video rack 385.88

    Dwight Foster Public Library Petty cash 90.05

    G-I Office Technologies Equip rep/replace 139.00

    Gale Group Books 488.30

    Gooseberry Patch Co Books 11.79

    Highsmith Inc Supplies 310.32

    Ingram Library Services Books 20.15

    Inspirational Resources-Lib Books 10.98

    Jonas Office Products LTD Supplies 207.62

    Journal Sentinel Inc Periodicals 107.76

    Landmark Editions Inc Books 158.13

    Leadership Directories Inc Books 305.00

    the LibraryPlace.com Info sources/services 1,095.00

    MBNA America SRP, books, AV, postage 451.63

    MTM Inc Supplies, repair 510.58

    Men's Health Periodicals 24.97

    Micro Marketing LLC AV 145.70

    Milwaukee Magazine Periodicals 33.00

    Mister Anderson's Co AV, supplies 306.35

    Motor Trend Periodicals 26.94

    PC World Periodicals 44.97

    Pool & Crew AV 58.90

    Postmaster Postage 264.00

    Product Devlpmnt Corp Books 50.05

    Quality Books Books 2,279.06

    Reader's Digest Periodicals 29.96

    Recorded Books AV 13.90

    Research Technology Int'l Supplies 113.75

    Runner's World Periodicals 22.97

    Schumacher Elevator Co Equipment rep 30.00

    ShopKo Supplies, SRP 181.51

    Spangler Computer Service Equip rep/replace 40.00

    Sportsman's Connection Books 94.00

    Weiss Ratings Inc Books 195.95

    H.W. Wilson Co Books $ 163.00

    WI Electric Power Co Natural gas, electricity 2,002.34

    WI State Genealogical Soc Periodicals 25.00

     

    TOTAL CITY ACCOUNTS $ 235,468.34

    TOTAL SEWER ACCOUNTS 21,239.18

    TOTAL WATER ACCOUNTS 17,069.15

     

    KLEMENT PARK TIF #6

     

    Traffic & Parking Control Co Street name signs $ 1,028.40

     

     

    DOWNTOWN DEVLPMNT TIF #7

     

    Jefferson Co Register of Deeds Record temporary easements $ 90.00

    Tri Media Consultants Asbestos project 12,735.02

     

    TOTAL DOWNTOWN TIF #7 $ 12,735.02

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Flood moved that the bills in the amount of $235,468.34 for the City; $1,028.40 for the Klement Business Park (TIF #6); $12,735.02 for the Downtown Economic Development (TIF #7); $21,239.18 for the Sewer Utility; $17,069.15 for the Water Utility; and City payrolls in the amount of $110,765.47 as per Schedule L-95 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.

     

  5. ADJOURNMENT

 

Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to adjourn the March 6, 2001 regular City of Fort Atkinson Council meeting at 9:17 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

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CITY CLERK

 

APPROVED:

 

 

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL