Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1996

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, august 20, 1996

 

The Tuesday, August 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. 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 Ludwig.

public participation

Ms. Barb Endl, representing the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, thanked the Mayor, Common Council and Community for the successful event. She commented that besides raising in excess of $71,000. the event seemed to evoke a feeling of community cohesiveness.

Robert Mercer, 216 S. Whitewater Ave. Mr. Mercer requested that the City attempt to strictly enforce 25 mile per hour speed limits on Whitewater Avenue. He stated that potentially a speed limit sign should be placed on the street due to excessive speeds. He then presented the Mayor with a petition of residents related to this perceived problem. Mayor Brawders referred this item to the Regulatory Committee for their review at the next meeting.

water & electric superintendent's report

Water & Electric Superintendent Bruce Folbrecht stated that work on the east well is going well and invited the Common Council to view progress. He also stated that the well should be in service by the anticipated September/October date.

Mr. Folbrecht also commented that the Electric Department is very busy. He stated that with the amount of new construction in the community, as well as required custom service upgrades the electric crews are under a heavy workload.

Ald. Wendorf arrived at this point in time.

public hearing on proposed rezoning of a portion of parcel 06-14-02-14-001 adjacent to N. puerner street and the north business park

Mayor Brawders indicated that the petitioners for the proposed rezoning had withdrawn their request, therefore, the public hearing and proposed seconded reading of Ordinance 16-96 was removed from the agenda.

Individuals present at the meeting for the public hearing noted their appreciation for this outcome.

consent agenda

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 60.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 60

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for August 20, 1996, is hereby adopted.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 60.

The consent agenda tonight included:

Vouchers Payable for August, 1996, in the amounts of $110,254.75.

General Payroll Summary for August 2, 1996, in the amount of $72,289.65.

Council Minutes of the regular session meeting of August 6, 1996.

Licenses as recommended by the Regulatory Committee as follows:

Operator's Licenses to: Steven J. Lehmann, 422 South Dewey Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549; Bruce W. Calloway, 826 Rosemary Court, Jefferson, WI 53549; Kenneth A. Rockstroh, W7541 Koshkonong Lake Road, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538; Tammy M. McWilliams, 1005 Hillside Drive, Jefferson, WI 53549; and Valerie Lehmann, 422 South Dewey Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549.

An operator's license was also issued to Francis P. McNelis, 148 North High Avenue, Jefferson, WI 53549 (conditional upon appearance before the Regulatory Committee).

adding no parking zones on wisconsin drive

Ald. Beyer introduced Ordinance #17-96 for its second reading.

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proposed ordinance #17-96

An Ordinance to Amend Section 7.03(4)(h) of the Municipal Traffic Code Related to No Parking Zones.

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

Section 1. Section 7.03(4)(h) is hereby amended to add the following no parking zone:

Wisconsin Drive, west side, from the South right-of-way of West Linden Drive south 54 feet.

Wisconsin Drive, west side, from a point 149 feet south of the south right-of-way of West Ryder Street, south 50 feet.

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner to approve Proposed Ordinance #17-96.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

creating section 9.35(3) and 25.09 in Municipal Code related to construction and effective ordinances

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #19-96 for its first reading.

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proposed ordinance #19-96

An ordinance to create Section 9.35(3) and Section 25.09 of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson, relating to construction and effective ordinances.

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

Section 1. Section 9.35(3) of the Municipal Code is hereby created to read as follows:

9.35(3). In addition to the penalty provided in sub. (1) above, a juvenile may be subject to the dispositions and sanctions as provided in section 25.09 of this municipal code.

Section 2. Section 25.09 of the Municipal Code is hereby created to read as follows:

25.09 COURT AUTHORITY TO IMPOSE ALTERNATIVE JUVENILE DISPOSITIONS AND SANCTIONS.

    1. For a juvenile adjudged to have violated an ordinance, the Municipal Court is authorized to impose any of the dispositions listed in ss. 938.343 and 938.344, Wis. Stats., in accordance with the provisions of those statutes.
    2. For a juvenile adjudged to have violated an ordinance who violates a condition of a dispositional order of the court under ss. 938.343 or 938.344, Wis. Stats., the municipal court is authorized to impose any of the sanctions listed in s. 938.355(6)(d), Wis. Stats., in accordance with the provisions of those statutes.
    3. This section is enacted under the authority of s. 938.17(2)(cm), Wis. Stats.

After the first reading Mayor Brawders requested consideration to waive the second reading and vote on this ordinance tonight. Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to waive the second reading of proposed Ordinance #19-96.

Ald. Beyer noted her disagreement with the proposed ordinance stating that she did not wish to waive the second reading and, in fact, would proceed with an amendment to the proposed ordinance.

Roll was then called on the motion to waive the second reading of proposed Ordinance #19-96. On call of the roll, the motion carried 7 to 1, with Ald. Beyer voting no.

The Mayor then requested any discussion related to consideration of proposed Ordinance #19-96, previous to roll being called.

Ald. Beyer indicated that she wished to amend the proposed Ordinance to exclude the provisions of the state statutes related to electronic monitoring of juveniles in home detention. The proposed amendment died for a lack of a second.

Roll was then called on proposed Ordinance #19-96 related to penalties provided for juveniles to the dispositions and sanctions as provided in Section 25.09 of the municipal code. The motion carried on a vote of 7 to 1 with Ald. Beyer voting no.

accepting collins road traffic study

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 61.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 61

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Collins Road/Highway 26 intersection traffic study as performed by Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer is hereby accepted.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 61.

Mr. Mark Lilligard, representing Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer, provided the Common Council with a summary presentation related to the traffic study.

He stated that based upon the study performed there were three alternatives available to the Common Council. The first being to redirect traffic to somewhere else. In this case there were not alternative street locations to appropriately deal with this option. The second option would be to change the geometry of the intersection, widen and create medians. He stated that in this case there was not enough right-of-way to change the geometry of the intersection. The third option would be signalization and this appeared, over the long term, to be the appropriate methodology. He stated that the City currently met three of the eleven warrants for signalization and that at isolated times of the day, the intersection could benefit from signalization. However, he further stated that signalization would change the dynamics of the intersection and create other problems. As an example, signals would improve the intersection from the aspect of a left turning vehicle east bound on Collins road onto Highway 26. However, that there also would be adverse impacts due to signalization. He also stated that signals generally do not decrease accidents, they act to change the nature of accidents. As an example, where currently an accident at this intersection would be from vehicles on Collins Road moving onto Highway 26 being struck by oncoming vehicles, with signals at the intersection there would be the potential for more rear-end collisions. At this point, other than benefiting left turning vehicles, signals will delay all other traffic movements.

Ald. Wendt indicated that perhaps flashing lights could be actuated only at only certain times of the day.

Mr. Lilligard indicated that this would be how this would be handled and that at periods of time during the night the lights would go to flashing yellow and red. The signals would also be actuated on Collins Road so that lights would remain green on Highway 26 until vehicles on Collins Road actuated a change in the signal.

The City Administrator stated that at this point in time the need for signalization, as indicated in the traffic study was not entirely evident but as years went on, they would become necessary. It was also indicated that the City could choose to wait until potentially 1999, and that the State could participate in the cost for signals which would run in the $100,000 dollar range. In addition, the entire roadway would have to be torn up on both 26 and Collins Road to provide for actualization of the signals.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 61 accepting the traffic study of Collins Road and Highway 26. The motion carried unanimously.

proceeds from maple grove property sale

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 62.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 62

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that a fund entitled City of Jefferson Land Acquisition fund is hereby established for the purposes of accruing moneys for future purchase of land to be utilized by the City of Jefferson Public Works Department for the disposal of fill materials and other public works needs. And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that proceeds from the sale of property to John Weber be allocated to this fund. And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this be a designated fund balance within the General Fund.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 62.

The motion carried unanimously.

 

reimbursement to jefferson development corporation

Ald. Wendt introduced Resolution No. 63.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 63

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to disburse budgeted funds in the amount of $7,500 from the General and Sewer Utilities to the Jefferson Development Corporation.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 63.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee would be entering into discussions with the Commerce & Industry Director during the 1997 budget process. Specifically, he was interested in obtaining information related to the merits of the County Economic Development Corporation and its value.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 63. The motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Polk, moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(c) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss employment and compensation.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

hire of recreation supervisor

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 64.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 64

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to hire Mr. Dave Soddy to the position, Recreation Supervisor, Classification G, in conformance with the non-union compensation plan at a starting salary of $21,500, and authorizing payment of $1,800 in moving expenses.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 64.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

The Chief of Police, City Engineer, and City Administrator gave a report related to problems at the Tennyson Salvage Yard. It was stated that the City was reviewing the conditional use permit and potential violations, as well as arranging for inspections of said property. Mr. Tennyson was also being provided a letter from the City Attorney related to these problems and time frames for resolution.

Alderpersons indicated that they wished the City to check with appropriate permitting and licensing authorities related to the potential recycling of refrigerators containing freon on the site, as well as whether there were any problems related to contamination from oil or other drums on the site.

The City Engineer commented that the Department of Natural Resources would be involved in such a review and that provisions could be made for someone from the DNR to look at the site.

CITY ENGINEER

The City Engineer reviewed the status of current projects ongoing in the City including reconstruction of Braun Avenue, Collins Road expansion project, as well as activities on Jackson Avenue.

CITY ATTORNEY

The City Attorney indicated that matters were currently pending relating to the Strasburg case involving denied variance on North Marshall Avenue.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The City Administrator reported that the City had obtained additional funding abilities on the Puerner Street Bridge project due to the Department of Transportation authorizing an expansion of the bridge project to include up to 700 feet of approaches.

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

These minutes of the August 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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