Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1996

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MINUTES
CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1996

The Tuesday, February 20, 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. Wendorf, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann and Ald. Beyer. Absent was Ald. Mallory. Also present was City Administrator Frantz, City Attorney Ristow, Police Chief Besel and City Engineer Schulz.

public participation

Mr. Bob Coffman, representing the Jefferson Development Corporation, commented on an upcoming meeting to be held on February 29th, at 7:30 am at the Fairview Inn, regarding a labor market study being performed for the benefit of Jefferson County employers.

water & electric superintendent's report

Water & Electric Superintendent Folbrecht reported that the Water Department has granted a contract to Project Coordinators of Sun Prairie, WI, in the amount of $476,289 to construct the well house on the site of Well #5. Work should begin in April.

TABLED ORDINANCE RELATED TO MODIFICATION OF ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE FEES

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to remove Proposed Ordinance #2-96 from the table.

city of jefferson
tabled 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.

The City Administrator reviewed the liquor licensing procedures that staff follows each year, including the numerous extra mail and telephone follow ups conducted by staff for those license holders that forget the deadlines, and would otherwise forfeit their licenses.

The City Administrator further elaborated on a statement that was made at the last Council meeting, which was that the area taverns further support the City financially by sponsoring recreational teams. Karl stated that there is no profit for the City in any of the recreational fees. Those fees pay for the use of the facility and officiating.

Ald. Beyer stated that after reviewing the process and costs associated with liquor licenses, she believes the increase is warranted.

Ald. Wagner stated that there is also weekend taxi service provided by the City, which is an added benefit to the City's taverns.

Ald. Rogers stated that she believes the evidence shows the need for a rate increase. The City should not be asked to absorb these costs.

Ald. Wendorf also stated that after reviewing the breakdown of costs involved, he was in favor of the fee increase.

Roll was then called on proposed Ordinance #2-96 to increase Combination Class "B" licenses to $350. On call of the roll, Ald. Wagner, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, and Ald. Beyer voted aye; Ald. Wendt and Ald. Oppermann voted no. The motion carried on a vote of 5 to 2.

classes and issuance of licenses and fees

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #4-96 for its first reading.

city of jefferson
proposed ordinance #4-96

An ordinance to amend Sections 12.01(3) and 12.01(3)2. of the Municipal Code Related to Classes of Licenses and Fees.

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

Section 1: Section 12.01(3) of the Municipal Code related to classes of licenses and fees is hereby amended as follows:

Section 2: Section 12.01(3) CLASSES OF LICENSES AND FEES. The following classes and denominations of licenses may be issued by the City Clerk under the authority of the City Council [or as may be delegated by the City Council] after payment of the fee herein specified which, when so issued, shall permit the holder to sell, deal, or traffic in alcoholic beverages as provided in (SS)125.17, 125.25, 125.28, and 125.51, WI Stats. Except as otherwise provided in this section, the full license fee shall be charged for the whole or fraction of any year.

Section 3: Section 12.01(3)2. Picnic. $10/day. Picnic licenses may be granted to individuals by the City Administrator.

Section 4: This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force after passage and publication as provided by law.

This is a first reading. Mayor Brawders referred this proposed ordinance to the Regulatory Committee for their review.

amendments to the code related to snow and ice removal

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #5-96 for its first reading.

city of jefferson
proposed ordinance #5-96

An ordinance to amend Section 8.10 and 25.04(3) of the Municipal Code related to Snow and Ice Removal.

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

Section 1: Section 8.10 of the Municipal Code related to snow removal and ice control is hereby amended as follows:

Section 2: 8.10 SNOW AND ICE REMOVAL. (Cr. 2-71) The owner or occupant of real property shall remove snow and ice from the sidewalks within twenty-four hours after the end of snowfall. The Street Superintendent may order the crew to clear sidewalks where owners or occupants have failed to do so within 24 hours. The expense of said removal shall be included in a statement to the City Clerk from the Street Superintendent indicating the cost of such removal. The cost of such snow and ice removal shall be levied and collected as a special tax upon such lot or parcel paid by the owner thereof.

Section 3: Section 25.04(3) of the Municipal Code establishing a schedule of deposits for use with citations is hereby amended as follows:

Section 4: Section 25.04(3) SCHEDULE OF DEPOSITS. (Am. #1-89 & 2-89) (a) The following schedule of cash deposits is established for use with citations issued under this section:

8.10 Failure to Remove Snow and Ice from Sidewalks $25 & (b)

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force after passage and publication as provided by law.

This is a first reading.

The City Administrator stated that some questions had arisen concerning this proposed ordinance that should probably be discussed now instead of waiting until the second reading.

The City Attorney stated that one question that had been asked was what is the total cost of the citation. It would be approximately $55.75 after all court costs are added in.

Ald. Polk, chairperson of the Streets Health Sanitation Committee, stated that the Streets Committee has reviewed this proposed ordinance and feels that this will be a more timely way to see that sidewalks are cleared after a snowfall. The existing ordinance states that a warning letter is sent first and that it can take a week before any action is be taken. With this ordinance, once a complaint is sent in to City Hall, the Police Department or Streets Superintendent can issue a citation the same day and either the sidewalk is cleared or the Streets Department will clear it and charge the owner.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Rogers, moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.95(1)(e) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss the purchase of public property.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wagner, moved to reconvene to open session.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

proposed sale of property north of maple grove drive

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 118.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 118

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City amend its previous counteroffer to John Weber regarding the vacant land north of Maple Grove Drive to include the following terms:

  1. Buyer's proposed payment schedule of $5,406.10 at closing and annual payments as set forth: Date Payment
    01-01-1998$24,866.69
    01-01-1999$20,480.00
    01-01-2000$19,360.00
    01-01-2001$18,240.00
    01-01-2002$17,120.00
  2. The unpaid balance shall bear interest at the rate of 7% per annum and shall be evidenced by a note and secured by a first mortgage. Buyer may request subordination thereof, which shall be in the City's discretion.
  3. That portion of the street connecting Hwy. 26 and Maple Grove Drive lying within the existing park need not be improved to require curb, gutter or sidewalk at this time.
  4. The City shall cooperate with Buyer to obtain Dept. of Transportation approval for access to Hwy. 26 as may be necessary to build the north entry to the park.
  5. Encroachments on the right-of-way to be dedicated shall be removed at the time of replacement of the mobile homes which may encroach.
  6. Buyer's obligation to close this transaction shall be contingent upon paragraphs (A), (B), (C), (D), of Exhibit B of Buyer's bid form.
  7. Paragraph (F) of buyer's Exhibit B is modified to provide seller the right to use the existing compost site to 12/31/96; Seller shall remove all leaves, compost and the shed by 12/31/96.
  8. Paragraph (G) of Buyer's second Exhibit B is deleted.
  9. Buyer's obligation to close this transaction is contingent upon Buyer receiving not later than May 1, 1996, written assurance from the City that setback requirements will not prohibit maintaining mobile homes along that portion of the new street currently paved within the parks (encroachments excepted as above).
  10. Buyer may assign his interest herein. Any assignee shall be bound by the terms of this contract which includes the bid form submitted by John Weber 12/11/95, and the City's counteroffer of 12/21/95 as amended hereby. (Although paragraph 8 hereof mentions Buyer's second Exhibit B, that document is not part of the contract.)
  11. Closing shall be on or before June 1, 1996. The conveyance shall be subject to the City's right to maintain the compost site to 12/31/96.
  12. All other terms of the original bid and the City's 12/21/95 counteroffer not amended hereby shall remain applicable.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 118 as presented.

On call of the roll, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Beyer voted aye; Ald. Wagner abstained. The motion carried 6 to 0, with one abstention.

MINUTES

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve the minutes of the regular and closed session meetings of the Council on February 6, 1996, and the Special Council meeting on February 15, 1996.

It was noted that the reference to Darlene Grobeck should have been Doloris Skrobak. The reference by Gary Gross should have read many vacancies, not few vacancies. The amendment tabling liquor license fees was introduced by Ald. Wendorf and seconded by Ald. Mallory.

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

FINANCE COMMITTEE

VOUCHERS PAYABLE

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve the vouchers payable for December, 1995, January, 1996, and February, 1996, in the amounts of $1,025.12, $3,200.82, and $86,178.48 respectively. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

PAYROLL

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve the payroll summary for February 2, 1996, in the amount of $61,724.64. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REGULATORY COMMITTEE

Ald. Wagner reported that the Regulatory Committee approved operators' licenses for:

Bridget D. Bartelt, 201 S. Main, Jefferson; (contingent upon completion of MATC Bartender Awareness course), Janelle L. Schumacher, 119 E. Racine St, Jefferson and Donald R. Witkins, N2429 Hwy D, Fort Atkinson.

SPECIAL CLASS "B" LICENSES

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to recommend the issuance of Special Class "B" Licenses to: Jefferson Jaycees, Jefferson Activity Center, March 16, 1996 (beer & wine).

Motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CITY ENGINEER

The City Engineer notified the Common Council that the City had been approved for local roads improvement program funds in the amount of $12,000.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The City Administrator informed the Council of several upcoming meetings including the bridge meeting scheduled for February 22, 1996, at 4:30 p.m.

Ald. Wendt commented that he was deeply concerned that minutes from previous Council meetings be published prior to the next Common Council meeting.

The City Administrator responded that these minutes had been placed in the media boxes the Friday prior.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to adjourn the February 20, 1996, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the February 20, 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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