Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1996

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1996

 

The Tuesday, June 18, 1996, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 7:50 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, Police Chief Besel and City Engineer Schulz.

public participation

Mr. Dave Lorbecki, 715 Windsor Terrace, presented for Council consideration, a petition that he indicated had been signed by approximately 2,795 individuals in and outside of the city limits requesting that the Council consider retaining the Rock River Dam. He stated that the dam is an important aspect of the community due to its historical value, and creates an aesthetically pleasing area. Potentially some of the shortcomings of the dam could be surmounted through fish ladders, etc.

Mayor Brawders thanked Mr. Lorbecki for submittal of the petition.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 30.

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RESOLUTION nO. 30

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for June 18, 1996, is hereby adopted.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers, moved to approve Resolution No. 30.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

The consent agenda for tonight include:

Vouchers Payable for June, 1996, in the amount of $278,618.33.

General Payroll Summary for June 7, 1996, in the amount of $62,877.41.

Council Minutes of the regular and closed session meetings of June 4, 1996.

Licenses as recommended by the Regulatory Committee as follows:

NEW APPLICANTS - One Year License

Russell S. Brown, 210 West Cramer, Fort Atkinson; Michael E. Decoto, N4374 Highway P, Helenville; and Charles W. Null, 411 Wisconsin Drive #3, Jefferson (conditional upon completion of the Bartender Awareness Course). Also approved were applications submitted by Jill C. Paskey, 409 South Fourth Street E, Jefferson and Jill M. Oldham, 741 West Main Street, Apt #1, Whitewater.

NEW APPLICANT - Two Year License

Nancy H. Turnipseed, 137 North Main Street, Jefferson.

RENEWAL APPLICANTS - One Year Licenses

Marty D. Bade, 411 N Elizabeth, Apt #7, Jefferson; Christopher S. Bentheimer, 309 South, Johnson Creek; Sarah A. Bieck, 102 Hillcrest Jefferson; Craig A. Bilau, N3582 Hwy K, Jefferson; Brenda L. Bredlow, PO Box 185, Jefferson; Fay D'aoust, 235 E. Linden, Jefferson; Aaron J. Endl, 520 E. Racine, Jefferson; Joann J. Fischer, 411 N Elizabeth, Apt #1, Jefferson; Debra J. Foss, 434 E. Racine St., Jefferson; Chris J. Green, N3763, Jefferson; Haley L. Hagedorn, 116 Milwaukee St., Johnson Creek; Dennis L. Hebbe, 403 W. Racine, Jefferson; Mary L. Kucken, 129 E. Racine Street, Jefferson; Mary K. Latterell, 431 1/2 N. Main, Jefferson; Melinda M. Melton, W9564 Gusta Lane, Cambridge; Blaine S. Messier, 411 N. Elizabeth Ave., Jefferson;

Jeffrey G. Seisser, 700 N. High St. #104, Fort Atkinson; Mary L. Sinicin, PO Box 84, Jefferson; and Melvin L. Tucker, 1195 Main St., Jefferson.

RENEWAL APPLICANTS - Two Year Licenses

Andy Bare Sr., 512 West Linden Drive, Jefferson; Glenn A. Bentheimer, 868 Hillside Drive, Jefferson; James G. Dickhoff, 135 S. Highland Ave., Jefferson; Jeff Horner, 823 Center St., Jefferson; Victoria M. Neuville, W. Milwaukee Street, Jefferson; Susan E. Porter, 136 South Main Street, Jefferson; David J. Rue, 104 North Dewey, Jefferson; Marcella M. Sickels, 100 Maple Grove Drive, Jefferson; And Carole J. Zimdars, 326 Union Street, Johnson Creek.

Action on the following application was tabled until the applicant makes an appearance before the Regulatory Committee: Bernadette Calvillo, 1204 Hillside Drive #3, Jefferson.

SPECIAL CLASS "B" LICENSES

Jefferson Jaycees, Jefferson Riverfront Park, July 5, 1996, and El Club Campesino, Jefferson County Activity Center, July 6, 1996.

amending the zoning code for 184 W. plymouth

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #13-96 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #13-96

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 Limited Industry (ML) District and adding said property to the Highway Commercial (BH) District:

Description: Beginning 60 ft. W of NE corner of Lot 72 Wineland's Addition, S 130 ft, W 154.18 Ft., N 134.12 Ft., E 121.1 Ft. to point of beginning.

Parcel #: 06-14-11-34-035

Address: 184 W. Plymouth

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. The Mayor referred the ordinance to the Plan Commission.

improving agreement with jefferson county for election equipment

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 31.

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BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to execute an agreement with Jefferson County for Optical Scanning Election Equipment upkeep and maintenance as defined on the agreement, hereto attached.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Oppermann, moved to approve Resolution No. 31.

The City Administrator indicated that the optical scanning election equipment would replace the current punch card ballots. He stated that the new system would be more user friendly and that voting results would be done immediately by the machine, thereby, increasing the accuracy and reducing the amount of spoiled ballots that had been a problem with the punch card system, utilized by all county municipalities.

He further stated that Jefferson County was purchasing the equipment for all municipalities and that the city would be limited to maintenance and upkeep of the equipment. He further stated that this would make voting easier for residents, as well as streamlined in terms of the administrative process and requirements of the election workers.

After further discussion, Resolution No. 31 was approved unanimously.

plans and specifications for curb & gutter, paving, sidewalk, and storm sewer improvements on collins road

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 32.

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RESOLUTION nO. 32

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Engineer is hereby authorized to develop plans and specifications for curb & gutter, paving, sidewalks, and storm sewer improvements initiating at Collins Road and Highway 26 and ending at the intersection of Collins Road and Hillside Drive.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 32.

Ald. Polk indicated that the streets committee had reviewed this project for the last three years and that it was a large project including storm sewer, sidewalk, curb & gutter that would be a benefit to the area and increase the safety of pedestrians utilizing Collins Road significantly.

Ald. Wagner said that he felt that the project should not necessarily end at Hillside Drive and that the Council should consider extending sidewalk on both sides all the way to Wisconsin Drive.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to amend Resolution No. 32 to include sidewalk both sides all the way to Wisconsin Drive.

Ald. Polk, on behalf of the Streets Committee, stated that he believed that it is imperative that this project be constructed in 1996 and that time frames would be tight. He also stated that the sidewalk portion of the project would be extremely controversial from Hillside Drive to Wisconsin Drive on Collins Road, due to the many residences in the area. However, he stated that once individuals saw how much the sidewalks were used up to Hillside Drive, he felt that the rest of the project would be easier to sell next year.

Ald. Beyer concurred stating that the benefit of the sidewalk all the way to Wisconsin Drive was apparent, however, in order to expedite the project this year it was necessary to stop at Hillside Drive.

Ald. Wendorf stated that it was important to loop the sidewalks and that this was a natural completion of the Main Street, Wisconsin Drive projects that the City had undertaken in years past. However, he stated that this could potentially be a Spring project of next year and could be pursued early next year in terms of completion.

Ald. Wagner stated that due to the information obtained, he was willing to withdraw his amendment. Ald. Wendorf indicated that he, too, would withdraw his second. The amendment was thus withdrawn.

The City Engineer then stated that it would take 2 to 3 weeks for plans and specifications to be developed for the project and special assessment resolutions would need to be developed.

The City Administrator stated that an informational meeting for the businesses involved would also be held prior to the Public Hearing to attempt to deal with any concerns of businesses in the area.

Ald. Wendorf requested whether City Council members could attend this public informational meeting. The City Administrator stated that he would post the meeting such that a quorum of the Council could attend for informational purposes.

After further discussion, roll was then called on Resolution No. 32 authorizing the City Engineer to develop plans and specs for the Collins Road improvement project. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

contract for confined space entry, hazard communication, energy control and personal protective equipment training

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 33.

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RESOLUTION nO. 33

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Advance Safety Technologies of New Berlin, Wisconsin, in the amount of $1,970 for confined space entry, energy control, personal protection equipment, and hazard communication training.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 33.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

contract for exposure control training and audiograms with fort atkinson memorial hospital

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 34.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 34

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract for exposure control, and hearing training, as well as base line audiograms for applicable employees in the amount of $1,300 with Fort Memorial Hospital.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 34.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

accepting donations for benches from the jefferson kiwanis club and authorizing purchase

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 35.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 35

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Jefferson Kiwanis Club is hereby thanked for its donation of $3,000 for downtown street benches in conjunction with the downtown streetscape project. And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the Common Council that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to purchase an additional 4 benches from Gerber Leisure Products, Madison, Wisconsin, in an amount not to exceed $3,718.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 35.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

The Chief of Police fielded questions from Alderpersons regarding the handicap crossing sign on South Main Street and that they be taken down now that that individual no longer resides in the area.

The City Administrator stated that he would have the Street Superintendent take said sign down.

Concerns regarding speeding trucks and cars on North Street due to the detour were also discussed. The Chief responded that increased patrolling was occurring in that general area.

CITY ENGINEER

Mr. Mark Lillegard of Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer presented a report related to the intersection of Collins Road and Main Street in terms of a traffic study. He stated that final work was not yet done at the intersection, however, it appeared that over the period of the next several years the intersection would perform adequately and its rating was quite good, rating A's & B's for most turning movements at the intersection. The one difficult turn would be left turns northbound onto Main street at the intersection and the consultants were currently consulting with the City Engineer to determine appropriate methodologies to deal with this phenomenon, either with potential signalization at a point in the future at this intersection or some other intersection on South Main Street.

It was further stated that a final report would be generated for Council consideration in the near term.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn the June 18, 1996, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the June 18, 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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