Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1996

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

Tuesday, january 16, 1996

The Tuesday, January 16, 1996, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Brawders. Members present: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Mallory, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann and Ald. Beyer. Absent was Ald. Wendorf. Also present was City Administrator Frantz, City Attorney Ristow, Police Chief Besel and City Engineer Schulz.

public participation

Mr. Hollister DeMotts, President of the Jefferson Library Board, addressed the Council and thanked the for the City's ongoing support of the Jefferson Library.

Mr. Jay Long and Mr. Michael LeBissionaire of Horizon Development presented a preliminary site plan for a 49-unit senior apartment complex on North Jackson Avenue. They explained their years of experience and the many other complexes they have built in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois, including Taylor Ridge in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

Mr. Redggy Pohlman of 116 N. Franklin Avenue stated that he had concerns about any potential water problems that could arise from development in the area.

rezoning of property at 141-161 north jackson avenue

Ald. Wendt introduced Ordinance #1-96 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #1-96

An ordinance to amend Section 17.04 (1) of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson related to rezoning.

The Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, do ordain as follows:

Section 1. Section 17.04(1) of the zoning map, City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, which is herein made a part, is amended to change district boundaries by deleting the following area from the Single Family Residential (R-1) District and adding said property to the Multifamily Residential (RM) District:

Description: Beginning 134.75 ft. W and 193.95 ft. N. of SE/S/C, W 174.10 ft., N653.05 ft., E173.25 ft., S653.05 ft. to P.O.B.

Parcel #: 06-14-03-44-027

Address: 141-161 North Jackson Avenue

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force after passage and publication as provided by law and notification and attestation of the district boundary changes incorporated herein the zoning map, City of Jefferson.

This is a first reading. Mayor Brawders referred the proposed ordinance to the Plan Commission.

modification of alcohol beverage license fees

Ald. Wagner introduced Ordinance #2-96 for its first reading.

city of jefferson
proposed ordinance #2-96

An ordinance to amend Section 12.01(3)(d) & (e) of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson related to alcoholic beverage licensing fees.

Section 1. The Common Council of the City of Jefferson do ordain as follows:

Section 2. Sections 12.01(3)(d) and (e) are hereby amended as follows:

(d) Retail Class A Liquor License - $250/yr.

(e) Retail Class B Liquor License. (Am. #10-84) $250 per year. A retail Class B liquor license shall permit its holder to sell liquor in original packages or containers in multiples not to exceed 4 liters at any one time to be consumed off the licensed premises. Wine may be sold in original packages or otherwise in any quantity to be consumed off the licensed premises. If issued in conjunction with a Class B Fermented Malt Beverage License the fee is $350 per year.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force after passage and publication as provided by law.

This is a first reading.

amending fees related to variance, conditional use and rezoning applications

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #3-96 for its first reading.

city of jefferson
proposed ordinance #3-96

An ordinance to amend Section 17.05(2)(f), 17.11(5)(d) and 17.12(3)(d) of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson related to Zoning.

Section 1. The Common Council of the City of Jefferson do ordain as follows:

Section 2. Sections 17.05(2)(f), 17.11(5)(d) and 17.12(3)(d) are hereby amended as follows:

Section 17.05(2)(f) Fee receipt from the City Administrator in the amount of $100.

Section 17.11(5)(d) Fee receipt from the City Administrator in the amount of $100.

Section 17.12(3)(d) Fee Receipt from the City Administrator in the amount of $150.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force after passage and publication as provided by law.

This is a first reading.

charges for special assessment letters

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 102.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 102

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that a special charge of $10 is hereby established for filling requests for Special Assessment Letters.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 102 as presented.

Ald. Wagner stated that the Regulatory Committee had reviewed this resolution and unanimously recommended it.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

establishing joint township/city highway 26 bypass land use committee

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 103.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 103

BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Jefferson hereby establishes a joint Township/City Highway 26 Bypass Land Use Committee consisting of eight members, two to be appointed by the Town of Jefferson, two by the Town of Farmington, two by the Town of Aztalan and two to be appointed by the Mayor from the City of Jefferson. And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that of the two appointees from the City of Jefferson, one shall be selected from the City Council and one from the Plan Commission.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 103 as presented.

The motion carried on voice vote.

Mayor Brawders stated that he has appointed Mr. Will Larson from the Plan Commission and Ald. Mallory from the Common Council to serve on the Highway 26 Bypass Land Use Committee for the City of Jefferson.

 

appraisal for the railroad depot property

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 104.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 104

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to obtain appraisals for the Jefferson Railroad Depot property in conformance with Department of Natural Resources land acquisition process requirements.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 104 as presented.

The City Administrator explained that the passage of this resolution would allow staff to get appraisals on the property. Once appraisals were received the Council could decide whether it wished to pursue a 50% matching grant through the Department of Natural Resources Urban Rivers Land Acquisition Program.

Ald. Mallory stated that he felt it was an exciting prospect for the City to gain control of the Depot.

Ald. Oppermann concurred that this would be a good addition to the downtown and Waterfront Park renovation.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 104. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

1996 tree pruning program

Ald. Mallory introduced Resolution No. 105.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 105

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Whitney Tree Service of Juda, Wisconsin, in an amount not to exceed $7,200, for the 1996 Tree Pruning Program.

Ald. Mallory, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 105 as presented.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

special committee of the whole/jefferson development corporation meeting

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 106.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 106

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that a special Committee of the Whole/Jefferson Development Corporation meeting is hereby established for Thursday, February 29, 1996, at 5:30 p.m.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 106 as presented.

On a voice vote, the motion carried.

retirement resolution

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 107.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 107

BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Jefferson hereby thanks Ms. Pat Allbee for her 40 years of dedicated service to the City of Jefferson Library, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Common Council thanks Mr. Gary Manke for his 25 1/2 years of dedicated service to the City of Jefferson Public Works Department, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Common Council thanks Ms. Edna Blayney for her 22 years of dedicated service to the City of Jefferson Library, and

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Common Council wishes them well in their retirement.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 107 as presented.

Mayor Brawders extended his congratulations and best wishes from the Common Council and their sincere thanks for the many years of service these three employees gave to the City.

On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

MINUTES

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve the minutes of the regular and closed session meetings of the Council on December 19, 1995, and January 2, 1996.

The minutes were approved on a vote of 7 to 0.

FINANCE COMMITTEE

VOUCHERS PAYABLE

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Mallory moved to approve the vouchers payable for December, 1995, and January, 1996, in the amounts of $84,414.59 and $38,751.62 respectively. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

PAYROLL

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Mallory moved to approve the payroll summary for January 6, 1996, in the amount of $62,069.46. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REGULATORY COMMITTEE

Ald. Wagner reported that the Regulatory Committee approved operators' licenses for: Tina L. Ihlenfeld, 222 East Racine Street, Jefferson; (contingent upon receipt of State of WI background check) and Eric T. Jaeger, 611 Collins Road, Jefferson; (contingent upon receipt of State of WI background check).

SPECIAL CLASS "B" LICENSES

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to recommend the issuance of Special Class "B" Licenses to: El Club Campesino, January 27-28, 1996, Jefferson Activity Center (Beer & Wine) and Fort Atkinson Wisconservation Club, March 19, 1996, Jefferson Activity Center/Fairgrounds (Beer Only). Motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Wagner requested that the elimination of two stalls on Wisconsin Drive south of the intersection of W. Linden Drive; and discussion of the elimination of two stalls on the east side of Wisconsin Drive at the Borg Building be placed on the Regulatory Committee's agenda for the next meeting.

REPORTS

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Ald. Mallory and Ald. Oppermann voiced their concerns related to the condition of the former Big "A" building and surrounding parking lot. They requested that staff take action on any violations found and that if current regulations need to be tightened up, alternatives should be provided for Council consideration.

CITY ATTORNEY

Ald. Wagner stated that he had received a complaint regarding a garden and retaining wall on City right-of-way at the end of improved Marshall Street. He also inquired about the status of storm sewer adjacent to Candise Street.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The City Administrator reported that the Army Corp. of Engineers has agreed to a nationwide bridge project permit for the Puerner Street Bridge, should the City elect to remove the North Street bridge. Should the City elect to keep the bridge in place as a walking bridge, an individual permit will be required.

COMMITTEES

Ald. Polk of the Streets, Health Sanitation Committee reported on their meeting with Graef, Anhalt Schloemer in which they discussed engineering for the construction of Jackson Avenue.

Mayor Brawders then reported that tonight was the last night that Davin Lescohier would be covering the City Council meeting for the Jefferson County Daily Union. He has taken a new position as a legislative assistant. The Mayor and Council extended their best wishes to Davin in his new position.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Mallory moved to adjourn the January 16, 1996, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the January 16, 1996, meeting of the Common Council are uncorrected. Any corrections made thereto will be noted in the proceedings at which time the minutes are approved.

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