Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1996

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING
Tuesday, june 4, 1996


The Tuesday, June 4, 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. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann and Ald. Beyer. Also present was City Administrator Frantz, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel and City Engineer Schulz.

public participation

Sheila Breitkreutz of 634 E. Racine, indicated her concern related to play ground equipment in Stoppenbach Park. She stated that she believes some of the park equipment was unsafe and that there was not adequate equipment for small children.

Mayor Brawders thanked Ms. Breitkreutz for her concerns and stated that the Park Commission would be touring parks on the next ensuing Tuesday and would review the situation. He further stated that the City's insurance carrier did annually inspect the parks and play ground equipment to ensure its safety.

Mr. Dave Lorbecki, 714 Windsor Terrace, stated that he had been involved in distributing a petition related to the City taking a favorable disposition related to retaining the Rock River Dam. He stated that the Council would be presented with said petition at the next meeting.

water & electric superintendent's report

Bruce Folbrecht stated that work on the well continues and that other than the well project, the Water & Electric Department is operating on its usual basis.

Ald. Wagner asked if there had been any water complaints on the north side of the City.

Mr. Folbrecht stated that this year there had been no complaints related to said water, and all systems appeared to be in good shape.

Ald. Oppermann asked what the status related to sirens in the City were.

The City Administrator responded that the siren on top of Morgan & Myers had been taken down due to a malfunction related to birds building nests in the siren. He stated that a new sheathing had been built and the new siren would be put up shortly. He stated that another siren had been struck by lightning and that siren was now being repaired and should be back in operation shortly.

mayoral appointments

The Mayor appointed alternates to committees. The Regulatory Committee Alternate being Ald. Polk. The Museum Board Council Representative being David Carnes, and the Chairperson of the Personnel Committee being Ald. Wagner.

 

consent agenda

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 25.

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Resolution No. 25

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for June 4, 1996, is hereby adopted.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 25.

The consent agenda for tonight included:

Vouchers Payable for May, 1996, in the amount of $7,882.00 and June, 1996, in the amount of $73,182.51.

General Payroll Summary for May 24, 1996, in the amount of $59,158.50.

Council Minutes of the regular and closed session meetings of May 21, 1996, and Committee of the Whole regular meeting of May 9, 1996, and closed session Committee of the Whole meeting of May 15, 1996.

Licenses as recommended by the Regulatory Committee as follows:

NEW APPLICANTS - One Year License

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ADAMS CHAD I. 257 EAST WOOLCOCK JEFFERSON
BREHM RICKY J. N5875 JEFFERSON JOHNSON CREEK
JOHNSON LAURA A. 215 EAST MILWAUKEE ST JEFFERSON
MILBRATH JEFF L. W3382 SUNSHINE ROAD HELENVILLE
MILBRATH MONICA M. W3382 SUNSHINE ROAD HELENVILLE
OLDHAM JILL M. 741 WEST MAIN ST., APT #1 WHITEWATER
REYNDERS LISA A. 422 EAST SHERMAN AVENUE FORT ATKINSON
SPIEGELHOFF KELLI J. W7783 HIGHWAY J LAKE MILLS

NEW APPLICANT - Two Year License

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SOLESKA MIKE D. W44401 HIGHWAY 18 JEFFERSON

RENEWAL APPLICANTS - One Year Licenses

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RAPHAEL H. ADLER 747 EAST RACINE ST. JEFFERSON
CINDY L. BRAUN 506 BAYFIELD DRIVE JEFFERSON
ROBERT C. DEMOE 424 S. CENTER AVE JEFFERSON
TONY R. EIKLAND N3660 HWY 89 JEFFERSON
JENNIFER J. FOSKETT 427 S. MAIN ST., APT B JEFFERSON
JEANETTE M. GENEMAN 127 1/2 E. RACINE ST JEFFERSON
MICHAEL B. HIBBARD W9317 OAKLAND RD CAMBRIDGE
ERIC T. JAEGER 611 COLLINS ROAD JEFFERSON
WENDY S. KEPP 1040 E. MAIN ST JEFFERSON
DESHA J. KEULER N5450 HWY N JEFFERSON
JUDY L. MEYER 516 PLYMOUTH JEFFERSON
MINNIE A. ORTON 159 N. HIGH AVE JEFFERSON
SCOTT A. PINNOW W1952 STAUDE RD SULLIVAN
SUSAN PITZNER N4750 POPP ROAD JEFFERSON
LINDA L. SEEBER 973 N. DEWEY JEFFERSON
KRISTEN L. STILLING 708 WISCONSIN DRIVE JEFFERSON
RICHARD W. WENDT 303 EAST NORTH STREET JEFFERSON
LANA L. WIESE 309 W. CLARK JEFFERSON
DANA A. WYMAN 620 S. MAIN, #204 JEFFERSON
DEBRA K. ZICK 205 WISCONSIN DRIVE JEFFERSON

 

RENEWAL APPLICANTS - Two Year Licenses

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LINDA S. ALLEGRETTI 905 ROSEMARY COURT JEFFERSON
ROLAND A. ALTREUTER 776 LUCAS LANE JEFFERSON
JOE J. AUMANN N5037 AZTALAN COURT JEFFERSON
DANIEL BOLGER 817 BOLDT STREET FORT ATKINSON
TERRY BOLGER 218 S. BRAUN AVE JEFFERSON
TIMOTHY BOLGER N4968 COUNTY N JEFFERSON
MICHAEL V. BOLGER 218 SOUTH BRAUN AVENUE JEFFERSON
JAMES BRISTOL 226 CARDINAL DR SULLIVAN
BRENDA A. CLOUTE N392 COLDSPRINGS RD WHITEWATER
MATTHEW F. DIETER 631 ADAMS STREET JEFFERSON
BARBARA J. ELLIS 751 STATE STREET JEFFERSON
DOUGLAS A. FISCHER 953 HILLSIDE DR JEFFERSON
DAWN M. FRENCH 118 N. WILSON AVE JEFFERSON
JANE HARTWIG N6728 CTH Y WATERTOWN
DEBORAH J. JAY 1028 EAST ST, APT #1 FORT ATKINSON
ROSE M. KRANCE 10035 HWY KK MILTON
DARLENE R. LEVAKE 302 EAST DODGE STREET JEFFERSON
VICKI A. MEYER 345 EAST RACINE STREET JEFFERSON
BARBARA R. PITZNER N4750 POPP ROAD JEFFERSON
DAVID PITZNER N4750 POPP ROAD JEFFERSON

Ald. Oppermann stated that the Closed Session minutes needed to be amended stating that Mr. Ludwig was interviewed and Mr. Pepin second.

The motion to accept the consent agenda with said correction was approved unanimously.

disbursement from tid fund

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 26.

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Resolution No. 26

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to disburse $3,425.57 to Brookstone Homes, Inc. for an improper assessment of improvements on property located within the City's Tax Increment Financing District.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 26.

On call of the roll, Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Beyer voted aye. Ald. Wendorf abstained. The motion carried on a 7 to 0 vote with one abstention.

contract for engineering services associated with sewer and street improvements on windsor terrace

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 27.

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Resolution No. 27

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with the firm of Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer for engineering services, in the amount of $7,900, related to sanitary sewer extensions and street extensions involving West Puerner Street and an extension of Windsor Terrace.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Beyer, moved to approve Resolution No. 27.

Ald. Oppermann moved to amend Resolution No. 27 to state that the contract is not to exceed $7,900. Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to amend Resolution No. 27. The motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve amended Resolution No. 27 approving the contract for sanitary sewer engineering services and street improvements on Windsor Terrace/Puerner Street. The motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes, moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(e) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss the Purchase of Public Properties.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

SALE OF 3.06 ACRES IN THE SOUTH INDUSTRIAL PARK TO JOHN WENDORF

Ald. Wendt introduced Resolution No. 28.

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Resolution No. 28

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to sell 3.06 acres of property in the South Business Park to W & S Properties at the asking price of $10,000 per acre in accordance with terms and conditions as incorporated into the offer to purchase and land contract to be amortized over a period not to exceed 5 years.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 28.

On call of the roll, the motion carried on a vote of 7 to 0. Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Beyer voted aye and Ald. Wendorf abstained.

purchase of corolla slawson property

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 29.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 29

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator and the City Attorney are hereby authorized to execute documents and consummate the purchase of approximately 8.79 acres of property from Corolla Slawson Hackbarth in the amount of $125,000 in conjunction with the Puerner Street extension project.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Oppermann, moved to approve Resolution No. 29 as presented.

Ald. Wagner stated that he would not be able to support the purchase of this property for the project at this price. Ald. Wendt echoed these comments stating that he could not support this resolution due to the price of the real estate.

Ald. Oppermann stated that he supported said resolution and that cost of the condemnation and adverse possession could well exceed this amount. He stated that the overall purchase of the property was in the community's best interest over the long term, in terms of good transportation planning.

Ald. Beyer stated that she, too, supported this resolution and that this property was necessary for a major public improvement and that the price was in line and that the project will be an asset to the community, plus the City will be able to recoup its costs over time.

After further discussion, roll was then call on Resolution No. 29. On call of the roll, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Oppermann, Ald. Beyer voted aye. Ald. Wendt and Ald. Wagner voted no. The motion carried on a vote of 6 to 2.

REPORTS

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The City Administrator reviewed upcoming meetings, including a meeting concerning historic district designation coming up on Thursday. That the space needs study for the municipal complex would have a kick-off meeting on Thursday morning and that the City was now involved in extensive work-related to safety training in compliance with the DILHR safety inspection orders that had been received earlier in May.

Ald. Oppermann asked the City Engineer related to the time frame for blacktopping on Braun Avenue. The City Engineer responded that the August time frame was advisable.

Ald. Rogers requested that the City Administrator establish a joint municipality meeting as it was the City's turn to do so with municipalities in the County. The City Administrator said that this would be accomplished.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn the June 4, 1996, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the June 4, 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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