Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1996

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 1996

 

The Tuesday, June 23, 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, Police Chief Besel and City Engineer Schulz.

communications

The City Administrator relayed to the Council that Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer will be holding a public informational hearing on July 31, 1996, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to talk about the upcoming Highway 26 projects. Namely, the project from Woolcock Street to Collins Road and the project from Collins Road to Fort Atkinson to commence in 1999.

mayoral proclamation

Mayor Brawders proclaimed the following:

WHEREAS: The annual sale of Buddy Poppies by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has been officially recognized and endorsed by governmental leaders since 1922, and

WHEREAS: VFW Buddy Poppies are assembled by disabled veterans, and the proceeds of this worthy fund-raising campaign are used exclusively for the benefit of disabled and needy veterans, and the widows and orphans of deceased veterans, and

WHEREAS: The basic purpose of the annual sale of Buddy Poppies by the Veterans of Foreign Wars is eloquently reflected in the desire to "Honor the Dead by Helping the Living", therefore,

I, Mayor Arnold M. Brawders, Mayor of the City of Jefferson do hereby urge the citizens of this community to recognize the merits of this cause by contributing generously to its support through the purchase of Buddy Poppies on the day set aside for the distribution of these symbols of appreciation for the sacrifices of our honored dead.

I urge all patriotic citizens to wear a Buddy Poppy as mute evidence of our gratitude to the men and women of this country who have risked their lives in defense of the freedoms which we continue to enjoy as American citizens.

 

 

 

public hearing on special assessments on collins road & final resolution

Mayor Brawders called the public hearing to order.

City Administrator Frantz read the Notice of Public Hearing.

City Engineer Reuben Schulz gave an explanation of the proposed project and assessments stating that this project would cost approximately $165,000, ($7/ft. for curb and $6/ft for sidewalk). The project will consist of a 48-foot wide street, storm sewer, curb & gutter and sidewalk on both sides of the street from South Main Street to Hillside Drive on Collins Road. The project should be completed by late September.

Mayor Brawders then announced that if any citizen wished to address the Common Council on this issue, they could stand and give their name and address and address the Council at this time.

Peter Newcomb of N3197 Cty Tk N, Jefferson, had the following comments and inquiries of the Council:

Ald. Polk responded that considerable development was and is occurring in the vicinity. He would not like to see people criss-cross the street to find sidewalk to walk on. Ald. Polk also stated that the County farm property may see considerable development.

The City Administrator stated that assessments for curb and gutter and sidewalk downtown were assessed on the same basis.

Mr. Roger Johnson of Schweiger Industries asked:

Dan Calloway of 1330 Hillside Drive asked:

Bruce Calloway, partner with Mr. Peter Newcomb, in the Newway Plaza on Collins Road stated the following concerns:

Mr. Paul Burge of 3 Linden Circle asked when a sidewalk project would be done on the rest of Collins Road and wondered what the accident rate was involving pedestrian traffic on Collins Road versus Wisconsin Drive.

Mr. Bob Martin representing the Jefferson County Bank stated that change is inevitable and he believes that the project was necessary in a growing city. He stated he is not opposed to sidewalk but believes it should be placed on both sides.

Mr. Peter Newcomb returned to the podium to state that if it is a safety issue, he would pay for it, but he believed the cost should be split and the property owners would pay $3/ft for sidewalk on one side only.

Ms. Sharon Calloway of 1330 Hillside Drive felt there should be more enforcement of City Ordinances so that sidewalks can be used year-round.

Ms. Ann Copsy of 515 Collins Road inquired when sidewalk would be an issue on Collins Road from Hillside to Wisconsin Drive. It was stated that a proposed project involving the above was imminent.

Mr. Mark Beilke of 224 Ruth Drive stated that he was in favor of this project. There is no other street in the city that gets more semi-truck traffic and he doesn't think that we should wait to do the project since the more businesses coming in the more people will be drawn to the area.

Dick Sherratt of Jefferson Cold Storage, Inc. of 230 Collins Road stated that he would like to speak on behalf of the project. The people that have been walking along Collins are not the people who might drive. They are the young, the elderly, and those who might not have two cars. The only problem he has with the assessments is the 9.25% interest rate.

Mr. Jim Liska Jr. of 601 Collins Road told the Council that they would be cutting into his trees and the City would need to construct a retaining wall to hold the sandy soil, if sidewalk is done in front of his property.

Mr. Mark Schopen of 1314 Tifwood also questioned the need for sidewalks on both sides and wanted to know if a traffic study had been done in the area. Mark also stated that he is concerned about taking 10 ft. of his lawn.

Jerry Burdick of 612 Collins Road stated that he would be in favor of a sidewalk in the area of the apartments in the 500-600 block of Collins, however, only on the opposite side of the street because retaining walls would be needed on the apartment side.

Paul Burge of 3 Linden Circle then inquired if there has been any consideration of a walking/bicycling lane in the roadway.

The Common Council and City staff responded to the questions raised on a case by case basis.

Hearing from no one else, Mayor Brawders closed the public hearing.

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 44.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

FINAL RESOLUTION NO. 44

Final Resolution authorizing Sidewalk, Storm Sewer, Pavement and Curb and Gutter improvements and levying special assessments against benefited properties.

WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, held a public hearing at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the 23rd day of July, 1996, for the purpose of hearing all interested persons concerning the preliminary report on the following proposed improvements:

Storm Sewer: Approximately 900 lineal feet along Collins Road from Hwy. 26 to Hillside Drive.

Sidewalk: Approximately 3870 lineal feet along Collins Road from Hwy. 26 to Hillside Drive.

Curb & Gutter: Approximately 4300 lineal feet along Collins Road from Hwy. 26 to Hillside Drive.

Bituminous Pavement: Approximately 1600 tons on Collins Road.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, as follows:

  1. The report pertaining to the above described public improvement is hereby adopted and approved.
  2. That the City shall carry out the improvements in accordance with the report.
  3. That payment for the improvements shall be made by assessing the costs to the properties benefited as indicated in the report.
  4. That assessments shown in the report representing an exercise of police powers, have been determined on a reasonable basis and are hereby confirmed.
  5. That any interested property owner may object to each assessment separately or all assessments jointly for any purpose.
  6. That the assessments shall be paid in full (or in 4 annual installments) when arrangements have been made in advance with the City Administrator. The minimum principle payments which shall be allowed under the installment plan shall be $100 per year. Deferred payment shall bear interest at a rate of 9.25% per annum on the unpaid balance. Installments or assessments not paid when due shall bear additional interest on the amount due at a rate of 12% per annum.
  7. That the City Administrator shall publish this resolution as a Class One Notice and shall mail a copy of this resolution and a statement of final assessment against the benefited property to every property owner who's name appears on the assessment roll and whose post office address is known or can with reasonable diligence be ascertained.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Final Resolution No. 44.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to amend Final Resolution No. 44 to read 5.5% interest rate for the four year payment plan. On call of the roll, the motion to amend Resolution No. 44 carried unanimously.

Ald. Wendt asked that the City Engineer address any water problems in the area of Schweiger and also to explain why the setback will be 5.5 feet on one side of the street and 10 feet on the other side. Also Ald. Wendt asked for an explanation of the difference in the assessment price of storm sewer per property owner.

City Engineer Schulz stated that the sidewalk setback was 10 feet on one side because of right-of-way encroachments. Mr. Schulz also informed Ald. Wendt that the rate per foot for storm sewer fluctuated depending on the amount of benefit to each property owner.

Ald. Rogers commented that as Jefferson grows and urbanizes projects of this sort are necessary for the betterment of the community.

Ald. Wagner indicated he had concerns with sidewalks on both sides.

Ald. Wendorf stated that sidewalks are always a subject of heated debate, but that the Council several years ago had initiated an effort to establish sidewalks along all major transportation corridors including South Main Street, Wisconsin Drive, West Racine and Collins Road with stops and starts the projects have evolved working within budget constraints and the end result has enhanced the City overall.

Ald. Oppermann stated that safety concerns pushed the need for the project and that he was in support of it.

Ald. Carnes stated this was a heavily traveled road and with McDonald's would become a magnet for children. The project is needed.

After further discussion, roll was called on Amended Resolution No. 44. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

proposed rezoning of parcel 06-14-11-34-034 & 036 on Grove street

Mayor Brawders called the public hearing to order.

City Administrator Frantz read the Notice of Public Hearing.

City Engineer Reuben Schulz gave an explanation of the proposed amendment to the official map.

Mayor Brawders then announced that if any citizen wished to address the Common Council on this issue, they could stand and give their name and address and address the Council at this time.

Atty. Henry Miller, representing Mr. Rupprecht, the owner of the property, addressed the Council. Mr. Miller stated that Mr. Rupprecht was opposed to this rezoning. Mr. Rupprecht has interests from parties with the understanding that the zoning would be Limited Industry.

Hearing from no one else, Mayor Brawders closed the public hearing.

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #15-96 for its second reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #15-96

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 and Neighborhood Business (BHN) District:

Description: 06-14-11-34-034: E 60 ft. of N 130 ft. of Lot 72, Wineland's Add., and
06-14-11-34-036: Lot 1, CSM 1364-4-361. S of the N 130 ft of Lot 72 Wineland's Addition.

Parcel #: 06-14-11-34-034 & 06-14-11-34-036

Addresses: 172 W. Plymouth and the adjacent lot on South Grove Street.

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.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #15-96.

Ald. Wagner and Ald. Rogers stated that they would not support this ordinance.

Ald. Wendorf inquired as to why it was decided to rezone the entire parcel.

Mayor Brawders stated that the Plan Commission was not aware of what Mr. Rupprecht was planning to do at the time, and that rezoning was initiated due to the adjoining parcel being zoned commercial.

Roll was then called on Proposed Ordinance #15-96. On call of the roll, the motion was defeated 8 to 0.

consent agenda

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 45.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 45

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for July 23, 1996, is hereby adopted.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 45. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

The consent agenda included:

Vouchers Payable for June and July, 1996, in the amounts of $127,903.56 and $145,632.67 respectively.

General Payroll Summary for July 5, 1996, in the amount of $70,541.97.

Council Minutes of the regular meeting of July 2, 1996.

Licenses as recommended by the Regulatory Committee as follows:

Operator's Licenses

John H. Calvillo, 228 North Pleasant Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549; David N. Andersen, W5370 Urban Lane #9, Johnson Creek, WI 53038; and Ken Belstner , 1280 Commonwealth Drive, Apt #6, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.

Applications were also submitted by Linda K. Simdon, 232 West River Drive, Jefferson, WI 53549 (issued conditionally upon completion of Bartender Awareness Course); Brady G. Houston, 635 North Marion Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549, (conditional upon appearance before the Regulatory Committee); and Alexandria C. Kolodzne, 118 West Milwaukee Street, Jefferson, WI (conditional upon completion of WI Dept. of Justice background check).

Special Class "B" License

Jefferson Little League Booster Club, August 24, 1996, Riverfront Park, Jefferson, WI 53549, and El Club Campesino, August 3rd - 4th, 1996 Jefferson County Activity Center. (Beer and Wine)

Class "B" Beer Licenses

Pizza Pit, Richard Lares AGENT, Lares Investment Co., LTD 128 S. Main Street, Jefferson, WI 53549; and Bronze Bean, Inc. Isa Riley AGENT, Bronze Bean, Inc. 139 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549. Motion carried unanimously.

Class "C" Wine License

Bronze Bean, Inc. Isa Riley AGENT, Bronze Bean, Inc. 139 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549.

no parking from april to december on the west side of high street

Ald. Wagner introduced Ordinance #14-96 for its second reading.

city of jefferson
proposed ordinance #14-96

THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF JEFFERSON DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Section 7.03(4)(l)(p) & (q) of the traffic code, City of Jefferson, related to No Parking is hereby repealed and recreated, as follows:

Section 2. Section 7.03(4)(p) No Parking from April 1 to December 1. No person shall park any motor vehicle between the dates of April 1 and December 1 on the following streets:

The west side of North Center Avenue from its intersection with Mechanic Street, north to its intersection with E. North Street.

The west side of South Fischer Avenue from its intersection with Racine Street, south to its intersection with Spring Street.

The east side of North Dewey Avenue, from its intersection with Racine Street north to the southerly border of the Union Cemetery.

Section 3. Section 7.03(4)(p) is hereby amended to include the following:

The west side of North High Street, from its intersection with W. Racine Street north to its intersection with Clark Street.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect after passage and publication as provided by law.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #14-96.

Ald. Wagner stated that the Regulatory Committee voted unanimously to recommend this Ordinance. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

updates to revolving loan manual

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 46.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 46

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City of Jefferson Revolving Loan Fund Policies and Procedures Manual, as revised in June of 1996, is hereby approved.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 46.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee approved this manual and will be setting up a committee to be approved at the next meeting.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 46. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

purchase of conference room furniture

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 47.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 47

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to spend an amount not to exceed $2,000 for purchase of conference room furniture.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 47.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

contract for handicap ramps

Ald. Wendt introduced Resolution No. 48.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 48

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract pursuant to Section 62.15(1) of the Wisconsin State Statutes for installation of handicap ramps by Tessman/Hecht in an amount not to exceed $10,000, with ten ramps to be installed initially on a trial basis and upon approval by the City Engineer all additional ramps to be constructed.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 48.

Ald. Wendorf stated that he would be abstaining from the vote since he has used the people vying for the job as subcontractors for his business.

On call of the roll, Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Beyer voted aye, 0 - nos, and 1 abstention by Ald. Wendorf.

special assessments for sidewalk, storm sewer, pavement and curb & gutter improvements on North jackson avenue

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 49.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
preliminary RESOLUTION nO. 49

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin:

    1. That the Common Council declares its intention under Section 66.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes to levy special assessments upon the following described properties benefited by the proposed improvements, which improvements and assessments constitute an exercise of the City's police powers:

Sidewalk, Storm Sewer, Curb and Gutter, and Pavement Improvements on North Jackson Avenue

2. The Common Council determines that the improvements and assessments constitute an exercise of the City's police powers, properties to be assessed are benefited by the project and the amounts assessed against each parcel shall be based on front footage.

3. The Assessments against any parcel may be paid in full or in annual installments, the number of which shall be determined at the public hearing on the proposed assessments.

4. The City Engineer shall prepare a report which will consist of the following:

a. Plans and specifications for the improvements

b. An estimate of the entire cost of the improvements.

c. Schedule of proposed assessments.

    1. The City Administrator is hereby directed to give a Class One Notice of public hearing pertaining to the proposed projects as specified in section 66.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes, scheduled for August 6, 1996, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 317 S. Main Street, Jefferson, Wisconsin.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 49.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

cbrf at 136 deer creek court

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 50.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 50

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that pursuant to Section 62.23 (7)( I)(1 & 2) variances are hereby granted to distance and density requirements to St. Coletta School for a proposed CBRF located at 136 Deer Creek Court for developmentally disabled adults.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 50.

Ald. Rogers stated that she would like to have more information about this CBRF, as in, how many CBRF's does St. Coletta plan in this area, how many residents will be living there and how will they be maintained.

William Mulcany of St. Coletta addressed the Council stating that the building will house 8 disabled individuals.

On call of the roll, Resolution No. 50 was approved unanimously.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wendt, moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(e) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss sale of public property.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Rogers, moved to reconvene to open session.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 51.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 51

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator and City Attorney are hereby authorized to draw and execute documents authorizing the sale of two acres in the North Business Park to T & S Enterprises, Jefferson, Wisconsin, in the amount of $18,000.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 51.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

thanking the city engineer/public works director reuben schulz

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 52.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 52

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Public Works Director/City Engineer Reuben Schulz is hereby thanked for his 30 years of dedicated service to the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 52.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn the Tuesday, July 23, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the July 23, 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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