Fort Atkinson City Council - Minutes - 2001

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CITY COUNCIL MINUTES

FORT ATKINSON, WISCONSIN

APRIL 17, 2001

 

CALL 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.

 

ROLL CALL

 

On call of the roll members present were:

 

Bill Flood

Loren Gray

Bruce Johnston

Mark Zastrow

Gordon Day Jr.

 

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

 

MINUTES

 

(a) APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 5, 2001 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING.

 

Cm. Gray moved to approve the minutes of the April 5, 2001 regular Council meeting. Motion seconded by Cm. Johnston. Motion carried on a voice vote.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

None.

 

5. PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATIONS

 

None.

 

  1. RESOLUTIONS AND ORDINANCES
  2.  

    None.

     

    7. REPORTS OF OFFICERS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES

     

    (a) ACCEPTING MINUTES AND REPORTS FROM VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMITTEES.

    Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to accept the minutes of Dwight Foster Public Library Board meeting held March 5, 2001; Minutes of Board of Canvassers meeting held April 4, 2001; Electrical, Building and Plumbing Permit Reports for March, 2001; and Minutes of Planning Commission meeting held April 10, 2001.

     

    The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

  3. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
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    (a) RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP CREATING ONE LOT ON OLD HIGHWAY 26 (EXTRA-TERRITORIAL).

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that this preliminary certified survey map did pass unanimously at Planning Commission.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the preliminary certified survey map creating one lot on old Highway 26 (extra-territorial). The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (b) RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP CREATING ONE LOT ON C.T.H. C (EXTRA-TERRITORIAL).

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that this preliminary certified survey map was approved unanimously at Planning Commission.

     

    Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the Preliminary Certified Survey Map creating one lot on C.T.H. C (extra-territorial). The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (c) RECOMMENDATION FROM PLANNING COMMISSION TO APPROVE PRELIMINARY CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP CREATING TWO LOTS ON OLD HIGHWAY 26 (EXTRA-TERRITORIAL).

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that the Planning Commission also approved this preliminary certified survey map. The City Manager also pointed out that one lot is land-locked and is not buildable, however, it has been designated a Natural Resource lot and therefore is acceptable.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the Preliminary Certified Survey Map creating two lots on Old Highway 26 (extra-territorial). The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

     

    (d) REQUEST TO USE CITY'S SHARE OF ROOM TAX AS SEED MONEY TO INCORPORATE ART IN PUBLIC PLACES.

     

    Cm. Flood stated that he requested this agenda item. He feels that with the creation of the new Bicentennial Park and the other pocket parks in the downtown area and around Fort Atkinson, it might be a good opportunity to display some local artwork. Cm. Flood stated that he would like the City Council to consider using the City's share of room tax as seed money to incorporate art in these areas. He stated that he knows that the room tax money has been allocated for this fiscal year, but perhaps the Council would consider this option at budget time for future years.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to include Cm. Flood's request in the budget process for next year and consider a share of the City's room tax money as seed money to incorporate art in public places. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (e) CITY, SEWER AND WATER FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AS OF MARCH 31, 2001.

     

    City Clerk/Treasurer Elford briefly reviewed the City Financial Statements for March 31, 2001 with the Council and City Manager Wilmet reviewed the Sewer and Water Statements. They reported that the City and Water and Sewer Utilities are on track with revenues and expenses for the first quarter of 2001.

     

    Discussion was held on the continuing high heating bills for the new police department and Cm. Johnston and Cm. Gray asked that staff investigate further to ensure that all the new heating equipment is working properly.

     

    Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to accept and file the City, Sewer and Water Financial Statements as of March 31, 2001. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

  5. 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

     

    AGA Gas Inc Cylinder rent, hyd. Chloride, oxygen $ 1,577.30

    A T & T State calling service/long distance 183.61

    Ace Hardware Supplies, varnish, storage bins, keys, parts 462.14

    Aramark Uniform Services Services 1,972.85

    Armstrong Heating & Cooling Heater ignition, cut pipe 225.50

    Ascom Hasler Mailing Sys 3 months postage meter rent 127.50

    Badger Paint Store Paint 31.16

    Badger Uniforms Reel - 5 pr uniform pants 98.47

    Barth True Value Museum - pump rental $ 9.36

    Beacon Ballfields Soil conditioner 912.00

    Best Access Systems 2 cores keyed 34.36

    Blue Cross & Blue Shield Monthly dental premiums 4,972.59

    Bowman Distribution Connectors, fasteners 267.95

    Brom's Tire & Auto Repair Bal. 4 tires 20.00

    Brown Cab Service March subsidized taxi service 16,393.93

    CSWEA Sherman & Christensen May 13-16 conference regist. 440.00

    Carrot-Top Industries Inc 1,400 U.S. flags - Memorial Day 938.52

    Chamber of Commerce Spring banquet 60.00

    City of Ft Atkinson Interest on plant investment (Water) 11,560.00

    City of Ft Atkinson property taxes (Water) 74,378.50

    Columbia Pipe & Supply Co Connectors 113.19

    Comnet Inc Cabling - dictaphone recorder 308.75

    Computer Networks Inc April 25 - June 25 internet service 24.00

    Country Inn Hotel 2 nite stay Elford April 25-26 104.00

    Daily Jefferson Co Union Publications 1,806.99

    Delta Hydro Hose, tester, spray gun 3,740.85

    Diggers Hotline Inc March service, 103 tickets 136.99

    Dodge Concrete Inc Concrete Ralph/Edward 92.00

    Duncan Industries Print 3000 tickets 515.00

    Duntley Water Works Clubhouse well paint 60.00

    Electrical Energy Experts Install 3 lighting arrestors 1,965.00

    Faith Elford Tape, software, web domain name 2 years 204.41

    Filtration Solutions Inc 24 fiberglass panels 50.54

    First Supply 2 ferncos, 130' pvc pipe 130.00

    Flahm Inc Laminating pouches 340.89

    Ft Atkinson Mem'l Health 3 CPR classes 450.00

    Galls Inc Johnson - shirt, pants 255.93

    Gordon's Tech Sales Inc Bucket, swab, sealant 35.20

    In the Line of Duty Inc Spanish commands tape 95.00

    Internet Dynamics Corp 2 month internet service 39.90

    IOS Capital Library - 4/30-5/29 copier lease; property tax 291.64

    Jefferson Co Fire Chiefs Assn 2001 membership dues 25.00

    Jensen Plumbing & Heating Install ball valve, AC & heating maint agrmnt 540.00

    Jonas Office Products LTD Office supplies, accting paper, toner, equip repair 1,516.88

    Kraft Pizza Co Youth center pizzas 166.56

    Krueger Jewelers Council president plaque 80.40

    League of WI Municipalities New officials training 50.00

    Lemke Fencing of Jefferson 12 gate rollers 750.00

    Madison Area Tech College Driver license training; FBI street survival 128.48

    MK Cellular Pager service 41.70

    Brad McGowan WRWA conference lodging, meal 208.00

    Mettler Toledo Inc Preventive maintenance - lab 119.00

    Mike's Bakery & Catering Bakery - 3 meetings 57.35

    Minnesota Life Ins Co Monthly life insurance premiums 716.72

    Oil-Dri Corp of America 240 bags soilmaster 1,323.00

    Pick N Save Sr Center supplies 26.52

    Poeppel's Auto Body Front wheel cover 72.57

    Premier Bank Fed withholding, soc security, medicare $ 38,309.65

    Professional Equip & Supply Raether & Hayes - each 2 blouses 137.80

    Radar Specialists Inc Squad equipment 212.88

    Edith A Raether Raether - sweater 24.99

    Ritschard Bros 20 baseball shirts printed 250.00

    St Joseph's Church Home/School March 34 hr crossing guards 289.00

    Sam's Club #8255 2001 membership dues 105.00

    Schilling Paper Co Inc Janitor cart 164.88

    Scotty's Power Plus Inc Coupler, chain saw sharpened 97.25

    Sewer Utility Delinquent tax roll items 10,332.29

    Terrence G Siglinsky WRWA training - lodging 94.00

    Smart DM Bal due consumer confidence reports 725.34

    R.A. Smith & Assoc Inc Professional services 11,921.40

    State Chemical Mfg Co Janitorial supplies 55.02

    Tracy & Sons Inc Pump scum wells 200.00

    US Cellular Cell phone services, usage 128.47

    Union Pacific Railroad Co T-3 interceptor service 180.00

    WMCA WMCA Dist V meeting for clerk 12.00

    Water Dept Delinquent tax roll items 8,436.69

    Water Utility meter costs 31,000.00

    Wicklander-Zulawski Assoc Dec 2000 training 379.00

    WI Correctional Center Sys Jan. inmate labor assistance 63.75

    WI Dept of Employee Trusts Monthly health ins premiums 34,233.20

    WI Dept of Justice/Crime 1 record check 5.00

    WI Dept of Revenue Sales tax 292.48

    WI Dept of Transportation 3 employer notifications 1st qtr 9.00

    WI Dept of Workforce UC Unemployment insurance 77.28

    WI Electric Power Co Electricity, natural gas 22,866.95

    WI Electric Power Co 3 street lites - Shah Ave 4,272.00

    WI Health Fund Monthly union health ins premiums 775.31

    WI State Lab of Hygiene Proficiency testing 26.00

    WI Supreme Court Judge - Cont. Ed 5/1/0l-4/30/2002 550.00

    Woodman & Associates Stake out - Robert St project 540.00

     

    TOTAL CITY ACCOUNTS $ 155,226.54

    TOTAL SEWER ACCOUNTS 44,825.23

    TOTAL WATER ACCOUNTS 97,963.06

     

    CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND 9

     

    ASI General Inc Fire Station contract payment #5 $ 39,048.00

    DO Group Inc 36" diameter rotating info 1,801.80

    Jonas Office Products LTD 48 x 14 boat shaped table 730.00

     

    TOTAL CAPITAL PROJECTS $ 41,579.80

     

    KLEMENT BUSINESS PARK (12)

     

    Daily Jefferson Co Union Publication $ 17.24

    Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Gray moved that the bills in the amounts of $155,226.54 for the City, $44,825.23 for Sewer Utility, $97,963.06 for the Water Utility, $41,579.80 for Capital Projects-Fund 9, and $17.24 for the Klement Business Park-Fund 12 as per Schedule L-98 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.

     

    President Day then took this time to acknowledge and thank Cm. Flood for his eight years on the City Council and wished him well in the future.

     

    Cm. Johnston also thanked Cm. Flood for his service and dedication to the City of Fort Atkinson.

     

    Cm. Flood then presented President Day with a plaque on behalf of the City for his year of service as the President of the City Council.

     

    MOTION TO ADJOURN-SINE DIE

     

    Cm. Flood, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to adjourn sine die. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    The City Clerk then administered the oath of office to the newly elected Council members-Bill Camplin, Gordon Day Jr., and Bruce Johnston.

     

    City Clerk/Treasurer Elford called to order the first meeting of the 2001-2002 City of Fort Atkinson Common Council.

     

    On call of the roll, members present were:

     

    Bill Camplin

    Gordon Day Jr.

    Loren Gray

    Bruce Johnston

    Mark Zastrow

     

    BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

     

    The City Clerk/Treasurer stated that the first order of business is to elect a new President of the Council. Clerk Elford handed out ballots to each councilperson and collected and tabulated them.

     

    Gordon Day Jr. was elected as President of the Council.

     

    BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT PRO TEM

     

    President Day then called for ballots to be cast for President Pro Tem. Clerk Elford handed out the ballots, and collected and tabulated them. Cm. Mark Zastrow was elected as President Pro Tem.

     

    SELECTION OF COUNCIL MEMBER ON PLANNING COMMISSION.

     

    Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to nominate Cm. Gray as the Council Member to the Planning Commission. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    DESIGNATION OF OFFICIAL CITY PAPER.

    Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Camplin moved to designate the Daily Jefferson County Union as the official newspaper for the City of Fort Atkinson. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

  7. NEW BUSINESS
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    (a) REQUEST FOR STREET CLOSURE ALONG MAIN STREET FOR ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY PARADE ON MAY 28, 2001.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that this is a relatively short parade and the Police temporarily close the intersections while the parade passes by.

     

    Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to approve the request for street closure along Main Street for the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 28, 2001. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (b) PETITION FOR COUNTY HIGHWAY AID.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to approve the annual Petition for County Highway Aid in the amount of $11,308, with the City's share being $5,654.

     

    On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

     

  9. MISCELLANEOUS
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    (a) SET DATE FOR OPEN HOUSE AT NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT.

     

    Cm. Gray, seconded by Cm. Zastrow moved to set May 12, 2001 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for the open house at the new Police Department. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (b) PROCLAMATION DECLARING APRIL 22-28, 2001 AS VOLUNTEER WEEK.

     

    City Manager Wilmet stated that Senior Center Director Marie Hathaway requested this proclamation.

     

    PROCLAMATION

     

    WHEREAS, volunteers are the backbone of community service in the nation, the state, and particularly in the City of Fort Atkinson; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Fort Atkinson Senior Center relies on volunteers in order to carry out the many vital community services; and

     

    WHEREAS, each month volunteers run all the card games, assist with serving noon meals, send greeting cards to those in need, provide baked items; and

    WHEREAS, volunteers of the Senior Center act as receptionists, run copy machines, take trip and meal reservations, transport and assist in decorating the facility, organize and run fund raisers, assist in newsletter assembling, sit on various boards; and

     

    WHEREAS, yearly volunteers assist in the outside clean up of the grounds and simple building repairs;

     

    NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson hereby proclaims the week of April 22-28, 2001 as Volunteer Week in the City of Fort Atkinson; and

     

    FURTHER, we urge all citizens to get involved and volunteer an hour, a day, or monthly; and

     

    FURTHER, we recognize the many volunteers of the Fort Atkinson Senior Center for all the dedicated work they provide to the City.

     

    Senior Center Director Hathaway told the Council that she could not run the Senior Center without the help of the many volunteers and there will be some special events the week of April 22-28 in their honor.

     

    Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the proclamation declaring April 22-28, 2001 as Volunteer Week. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (c) PROCLAMATION DECLARING MAY 13-20, 2001 AS SENIOR CENTER WEEK.

     

    PROCLAMATION

     

    WHEREAS, older Americans are significant members of our society, investing their wisdom and experience to help enrich and better the lives of younger generations; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Fort Atkinson Senior Center has acted as a catalyst for mobilizing the creativity, energy, vitality, and commitment of the older residents of Fort Atkinson and

     

    WHEREAS, through the wide array of services, programs, and activities, Senior Centers empower older citizens of Fort Atkinson to contribute to their own health and well-being and the health and well-being of their fellow citizens of all ages; and

     

    WHEREAS, the Fort Atkinson Senior Center affirms the dignity, self worth, and independence of older persons by facilitating their decisions and actions; tapping their experiences, skills, and knowledge; and enabling their continued contributions to the community;

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Fort Atkinson hereby proclaims the week of May 13-20, 2001 as Senior Center Week in Fort Atkinson and urges all citizens to recognize the special contributions of the Fort Atkinson Center participants, and the special efforts of the staff and volunteers who work every day to enhance the well being of the older citizens of our community.

     

    Senior Center Director Hathaway stated that many people do not understand the importance of a Senior Center in a community and this proclamation helps to make people aware. Again, Director Hathaway stated that there will be several special events to celebrate the week.

     

    Cm. Zastrow, seconded by Cm. Camplin moved to approve the Proclamation declaring May 13-20, 2001 as Senior Center Week. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (d) PROCLAMATION DECLARING APRIL 29-MAY 5, 2001 AS MUNICIPAL CLERKS WEEK.

     

    MUNICIPAL CLERKS WEEK

     

    WHEREAS, the Office of the Municipal Clerk, a time honored and vital part of local government exists throughout the world, and

     

    WHEREAS, the Office of the Municipal Clerk is the oldest among public servants, and

     

    WHEREAS, the Office of the Municipal Clerk provides the professional link between the citizens, the local governing bodies and agencies of government at other levels, and

     

    WHEREAS, Municipal Clerks have pledged to be ever mindful of their neutrality and impartiality, rendering equal service to all.

     

    WHEREAS, the Municipal Clerk serves as the information center on functions of local government and community.

     

    WHEREAS, Municipal Clerks continually strive to improve the administration of the affairs of the Office of the Municipal Clerk through participation in education programs, seminars, workshops and the annual meetings of their state, province, county and international professional organizations.

     

    WHEREAS, it is most appropriate that we recognize the accomplishments of the Office of the Municipal Clerk.

     

    NOW, THEREFORE, the Fort Atkinson City Council does recognize the week of April 29 through May 5, 2001 as Municipal Clerks Week, and further extends appreciation to our Municipal Clerk and to all Municipal Clerks for the vital services they perform and their exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.

     

    Cm. Camplin, seconded by Cm. Johnston moved to approve the proclamation declaring April 29-May 5, 2001 as Municipal Clerks Week. The motion carried on a voice vote.

     

    (e) GRANTING OPERATOR LICENSES.

     

    City Clerk/Treasurer Elford stated that there were no licenses ready for approval at this time.

  11. ADJOURNMENT

 

Cm. Johnston, seconded by Cm. Gray moved to adjourn the April 19, 2001 regular City of Fort Atkinson Council meeting at 8:23 p.m. The motion carried unanimously.

 

 

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CITY CLERK

 

APPROVED:

 

 

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL