Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1996

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, october 15, 1996

 

The Tuesday, October 15, 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 Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and Administrative Assistant Sellnow.

communications

Ald. Wendt received a letter from a rural Watertown resident who owns land along the Rock River. His letter was in favor of taking out the dam due to the land erosion that has occurred because of high-powered boats using the river. He is in favor of allowing the river to return to its natural state.

public participation

Mr. Mike Sullivan of 757 Hyer Drive spoke in favor of closing the dam and having other townships and concerned groups help with the repairs of the dam. Mr. Sullivan also stated his concern for too many apartment buildings in some areas. He believes that Council should look at their zoning requirements.

Mr. Tim Bare of 223 W. North St. asked the Council if they have had any response from the DNR on their request to be given the right to close the dam. Mayor Brawders responded that no the City has received no word from the DNR at this time.

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ORDINANCE #20-96-REZONING OF ANNEXED PARCELS ON WATERTOWN AVENUE

Mayor Brawders called the public hearing to order and read the Notice of Public Hearing.

City Engineer Dan Ludwig gave an explanation of the proposed amendment to the official map. Dan explained that whenever property is annexed into the City, it comes in with the zoning of (AG) Agricultural. Therefore, most of the proposed rezoning is to place the properties into the correct zoning for their use. Also Mr. Rupprecht is requesting a portion of land for commercial use.

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.

Mr. Kevin O'Brien of 1237 Watertown Road inquired if there was any proposed multifamily rezoning considered for the west side of North Watertown Avenue. He would not be in favor of that. Mayor Brawders explained that it was only single family designation on the west side.

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

Ald. Wendt introduced Ordinance #20-96 for its second reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #20-96

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 Agricultural (AG) District and adding said property to the following districts:

Adding to (R-1) Single Family Residential:

Description: The following Parcels lying in the S.W. FRL. of Section 35, T7N, R. 14 E., City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, WI described as follows:

  1. Commencing at the southeast corner of Lot 11, Block C, Riverview Heights, thence N. 30 16' 25" E., 8.90 feet tot he point of beginning; then N. 30 16' 25" E., 568.28 feet; then S. 890 2' 36" E., 60.45 feet; thence N 10 20' 41" E., 145.00 feet; then N. 280 03' 19" W., 68.87 feet; thence N. 10 20' 41" E., 120.00 feet; thence S. 880 39' 19" E., 555.54 feet to the centerline of North Watertown Avenue; thence S. 70 13' 54" W. along said centerline 897.07 feet; thence N. 890 24' 50" W., 510.78 feet to the point of beginning
  2. Commencing at the southeast corner of Lot 5, Riverview Heights South; thence N. 70 12' 56" E., along the westerly right-of-way line of North Watertown Avenue. 50.85 feet to the point of beginning; thence N. 890 24' 50" W., 86.78 feet; thence N. 70 12' 56" E., 226.00 feet; thence S. 890 24' 50" E., 120.00 feet to the centerline of North Watertown Avenue; thence S. 70 12' 56" W., along said centerline, 226.00 feet; then S. 890 24' 50" W., 33.22 feet to the point of beginning.
  3. Beginning at the southeast corner of Lot 66, Riverview Heights South thence N. 70 12' 56" E., along the easterly line of said Lot 66, 100.00 feet; thence S. 890 24' 50" E., 208.75 feet to the centerline of North Watertown Avenue thence S. 70 12' 56" W., along said centerline 100.00 feet; thence N. 890 24' 50" W., 208.75 feet to the point of beginning.

Parcel #s: 07-14-35-33-003; 07-14-35-33-005; 07-14-35-33-006; 07-14-35-31-001; 07-14-35-31; 07-14-35-31-066; 07-14-35-31-002; 07-14-35-31-023; 07-14-35-31-024; 07-14-35-31-025; 07-14-35-31-026; 07-14-35-31-027; 07-14-35-31-028;

Addresses: 207 Hillcrest Lane; 208 Hillcrest Lane; 224 Hillcrest Lane; 225 Hillcrest Lane; 240 Hillcrest Lane; 243 Hillcrest Lane; 1027 North Watertown Ave.; 1113 North Watertown Ave.; 1123 North Watertown Ave.; 1209 North Watertown Ave.; 1237 North Watertown Ave.; 1251 North Watertown Ave.

Add to (BHN) Commercial District:

Description: The following Parcels lying in the SW FRL. of Section 35, T7N, R14E, City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, described as follows:

Commencing at the northeast corner of Lot 2 of CSM 3041, Vol. 12, page 203 of Jefferson County; thence N 1o 02' 07" W along the west right-of-way of STH 26, 452.37 feet to the point of beginning; thence N 1o 02' 07" W, 401.78 feet along the west right-of-way of STH 26; thence N 89o 50' 19" W, 446.23 feet to the centerline of North Watertown Avenue; thence S 07o 13' 54" W along said centerline 66.00 feet; thence S 89o 50' 19" E, 183.22 feet; thence S 07o 13' 54" W, 340.00 feet thence S 89o 50' 19" E, 320.00 feet to the point of beginning.

Parcel #: portion of 07-14-35-34 and a portion of 07-14-35-34-001

Add to (RM) Multifamily Residential District:

Description: The following Parcels lying in the SW FL. of Section 35, T7N, R 14E, City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, described as follows:

Beginning at the northeast corner of Lot 2 of CSM 3041, Vol. 12, Page 203 of Jefferson County; thence N 1o 02' 07" W along the west right-of-way of STH 26, 452.37 feet; thence N 89o 50' 19" W, 296.23 feet; thence N 07o 13' 54" E, 340.00 feet; thence N 89o 50' 19" W, 183.22 feet to the centerline of North Watertown Avenue; thence S 07o 13' 54"W, 902.35 feet along said centerline; thence S 88o 55' 30" E, 334.32 feet, thence N 06o 10' 34", 120.48 feet, then S 88o 55' 30" E, 219.42 feet to the point of beginning.

Parcel #: 07-14-35-34-007; 07-14-35-34-006; 07-14-35-34-005; 07-14-35-34-004; 07-14-35-34-003; 07-14-35-34-002; and portions of 07-14-35-034 and 07-14-35-34-001.

Addresses: 1026 North Watertown Ave.; 1032 North Watertown Ave.; 1040 North Watertown Ave.; 1116 North Watertown Ave.; 1124 North Watertown Ave.; 1144/1146 N. Watertown Ave.

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. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #20-96.

Ald. Polk requested that the Council be given an update of what percentage of the City is multifamily vs. single family.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to add that this ordinance is contingent upon Mr. Rupprecht getting a CSM on the lots that he is dividing off to be commercial. The motion carried on a voice vote.

Roll was then called on Proposed Ordinance #20-96. On call of the roll: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Beyer voted aye; Ald. Polk voted no. The motion carried 7 to 1.

consent agenda

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 95.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 95

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for October 15, 1996, is hereby adopted.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 95.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to take the Johnson Controls 3-Yr. Maintenance Agreement out of the consent agenda until some further information could be gathered. The motion carried on a voice vote.

Roll was then called on the amended consent agenda, Resolution No. 95. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

rezoning of 721 s. main

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #21-96 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #21-96

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 Central Business (BC) District:

Description: Lots 3 & 4, Blk 40, Orig. Plat & N2Ft. of E Vac. Alley & N2ft. Vac. Street.

Parcel #: 06-14-11-24-016

Address: 721 S. Main 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.

This is a first reading and the Mayor referred with proposed ordinance to the Plan Commission.

proposed ordinance to establish an agreement of services reimbursable by the petitioner/applicant

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #22-96 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #22-96

An ordinance to create Section 18.04(3)(d) of the Municipal Code related to Subdivisions and Platting.

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

Section 1. Section 18.04(3)(d) of the Municipal Code related to the Agreement of Services Reimbursable by the Petitioner/Applicant is hereby created as follows:

Section 2. Section 18.04(3)(d). The City may retain the services of professional consultants (including planners, engineers, architects, attorneys, environmental specialists, recreation specialists, and other experts) to assist in the City's review of a proposal coming before the Plan Commission. The submittal of a development proposal application or petition by a Petitioner shall be construed as an agreement to pay for such professional review services applicable to the proposal. The City may apply the charges for these services to the Petitioner. The City may delay acceptance of the application or petition as complete, or may delay final approval of the proposal, until such fees are paid by the Petitioner. Review fees which are applied to a Petitioner, but which are not paid, may be assigned by the City as a special assessment to the subject property. The Applicant/Petitioner shall sign an agreement with the City agreeing with the aforementioned at the time of submission of the proposal.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force after passage and publication as provided by law.

This is a first reading.

authority to close the dam

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 96.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 96

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Acting City Administrator shall make application to the Department of Natural Resources to rescind the existing order requiring the dam waste gates to remain open until May of 1997 and for an order allowing the dam gates to be closed at the discretion of the City of Jefferson Common Council.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 96.

Ald. Wagner stated that the people have had the chance to see what the river would look like without the dam, and we should be able to close the dam before there are any additional damages from cold weather.

Ald. Wendt stated that there were some problems revealed when the dam was opened that need to be fixed before the dam is closed, however, Ald. Wendt does agree that it should be the city's decision.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 96, asking the DNR to grant permission to the City of Jefferson to close the dam gates at the city's discretion. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

approving the 1997-98 jefferson police officers contract

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 97.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 97

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the collective bargaining agreement by and between the City of Jefferson and Jefferson Police Officers' Association for the 1997-98 years is hereby approved.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 97.

Ald. Wagner stated that the Personnel Committee reviewed the new contract and voted unanimously to recommend accepting it. Ald. Wagner also added that Atty. Walsh did a fine job in the final negotiations for the City.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 97. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

contract for real estate consultant services

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 98.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 98

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Acting City Administrator is hereby authorized to execute the contract for Real Estate Consultant Services between the Highland Group and the City of Jefferson, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Engineer is hereby authorized to enter into the preliminary negotiations along with the Highland Group for the acquisition of parcels connected to the West Puerner Street Project.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 98.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee voted unanimously to support this resolution.

City Engineer Ludwig explained that he had contacted four companies, and is recommending Highland Group because they are available to do the job when he needs it done and their price for the work is very reasonable.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 98. The motion carried unanimously.

contract with vandewalle associates

Resolution No. 99 was removed from the agenda until further information can be provided.

Contracts for sanitary sewer and watermain extensions on north parkway

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 100.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 100

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the proposals for sanitary sewer and watermain extensions along North Parkway by Jaeckel Bros. is hereby accepted in an amount not to exceed $9,500.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 100.

City Engineer Ludwig explained that the project was under $10,000, therefore, he did not solicit for bids. He is recommending Jaeckel for the job. Jaeckel's cost projection is in line and they are available to do the job next week.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 100 and the motion carried unanimously.

ACCEPTING BID FOR EXTENSION OF NORTH PARKWAY

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 101.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 101

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Acting City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Lake Mills Blacktop for the 410 ft. extension of North Parkway for an amount not to exceed $53,068.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 101.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee voted unanimously to recommend the Lake Mills Blacktop bid.

City Engineer Ludwig explained that this extension was requested by Generac to accommodate their expanded facility and they are willing to pay half of the costs involved in this project.

Roll was the then called on Resolution No. 101. The motion carried unanimously.

 

canceling and rescheduling the november 5 council meeting

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 102.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 102

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the regularly scheduled Common Council meeting of Tuesday, November 5, 1996, is hereby canceled and is rescheduled for Tuesday, October 29, 1996.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 102. 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 property.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Authorizing an offer to purchase the jefferson depot

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 103.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 103

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Acting City Administrator is hereby authorized to make an offer to purchase the Jefferson Depot for an amount not to exceed $101,000, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this purchase would be contingent upon a state grant of not less than $38,000.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 103.

Ald. Oppermann stated that the Parks & Recreation Commission is recommending this purchase, therefore, as a member of the Commission, he will be voting in favor of the resolution.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 103 to submit an offer to purchase the Jefferson Depot property. On call of the roll: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, and Ald. Wendt voted no; Ald. Oppermann and Ald. Beyer voted yes.

The motion was defeated 6 to 2.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to reconsider Resolution No. 100. On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

Discussion was held that it would be more appropriate and binding to change Resolution No. 100 to a preliminary special assessment resolution. Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to amend Resolution No. 100 to a Preliminary Special Assessment Resolution as follows:

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PRELIMINARY RESOLUTION NO. 100

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:
  2. SEWER AND WATER MAIN EXTENSIONS on North Parkway

  3. 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 footages.
  4. The Assessments against any parcel shall be paid in full when arrangements have been made with the City Administrator.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Tuesday, October 29, 1996, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 317 S. Main Street, Jefferson, Wisconsin.

On a voice vote, the motion to amend Resolution No. 100 to a preliminary special assessment resolution passed 8 to 0.

Roll was then called on Preliminary Resolution No. 100. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to reconsider Resolution No. 101.

The City Attorney stated that this resolution also needed to be considered a preliminary special assessment resolution.

On a voice vote the motion to reconsider passed unanimously.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to amend Resolution No. 101 as follows:

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PRELIMINARY RESOLUTION NO. 101

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:
  2. EXTENSION AND PAVING of North Parkway.

  3. 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 footages.
  4. The Assessments against any parcel shall be paid in full when arrangements have been made with the City Administrator.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Tuesday, October 29, 1996, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 317 S. Main Street, Jefferson, Wisconsin.

On a voice vote, the motion to amend Resolution No. 101 passed unanimously.

Roll was then called on Preliminary Resolution No. 101. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported that the Strasburg garage has been moved out of the city.

Ald. Carnes asked the Chief to check on early morning pedestrians walking on East Racine, instead of using the sidewalks.

Ald. Wendorf asked that the Chief check on the construction people in the Bayfield neighborhood. This is a neighborhood with children present and it has been noted that the workers are using excessive profanity and some other possible violations.

 

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported that the curb & gutter has been installed on Collins Road and N. Jackson. He also reported that paving should begin on Collins Road and Braun Avenue about October 24.

The City Engineer also reported that the state has found that the Glacial Drumlin Trail bridge is in need of repair. Therefore, the dam should be left open at least until those repairs can be made.

The City Engineer also reported on the latest developments with Mr. Riche's property on North Main Street.

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported that Phil Ristow is handling the Braun's Cooperative situation and foreclosure should be soon.

The City Attorney also reported on the old Big A building on North Main. Discussion was held on the finding of old underground tanks on the property.

COMMITTEES

Ald. Polk stated that the Streets Health Sanitation Committee wished to meet concerning street lights on North Watertown Road.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to adjourn the Tuesday, October 15, 1996, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

The minutes of the October 15, 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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