Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1996

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, december 17, 1996

 

The Tuesday, December 17, 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 Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and Administrative Assistant Sellnow.

appointment of election workers

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve the following mayoral appointments of election workers:

Irene Akin Lloyd Albrecht Eva Anderson

Marge Ashburn Gretchen Bayorgeon Wilson F Beebe

Lois Dabareiner Charlie Dahl Cindy Didion

Dee Dixon Harvey Dooge Jean Dooge

Loretta Fuchs Dolores Gerhardt Robert Gerhardt

Maryann Gleisner Ruth Gourlie Dorothy Hoffman

Grace Huebner Harriet Johnson Ardes Klug

Gail Krek Lois LaDien Donna Lane

Patti Lorbecki Fawn Metzger Carol Morgan

Clara Mundschau Laura Neverman Bonnie Noonan

Mona Olsen Joann Provenzano Margaret Torgerson

Elaine Wenzel

The motion carried on a voice vote.

consent agenda

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 126.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 126

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for December 17, 1996, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 126.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

proposed ordinance related to collection of delinquent utilities

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #25-96 for its second reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
PROPOSED ORDINANCE #25-96

An ordinance to Repeal and Recreate Section 13.05 and to Repeal and Recreate Section 13.23(1) and (3) and to Repeal Section 13.23(3)(b) of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson Related to Collection of Delinquent Utilities.

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

Section 1. Section 13.23(3)(b) is hereby repealed.

Section 2. ELECTRIC shall be repealed as a subheading of the following amendment.

Section 3. Section 13.05 of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, is hereby repealed and recreated to read as follows:

13.05 COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT UTILITY CHARGES

  1. PROCEDURE. (a) The Utility Commission shall inform the City Administrator before October 15 of each year of all lots or parcels for which utility service was supplied in the year preceding October 1 and for which amounts of utility charges are still owed.
    1. On October 15, the Administrator shall give written notice to the owner and occupant of each such parcel stating that an amount is owed for utility service; the amount still owed, including any penalty assessed pursuant to the Commission's rules; that unless that amount is paid by November 1, an additional penalty of 10% of the amount in arrears will be added thereto; and that unless the amount in arrears plus penalty are paid by November 15, the amount will be levied as a tax on the lot or parcel served and for which payment is delinquent. Notice mailed to the last known address of the lot owner shall be notice to the owner. It shall be the owners duty to notify the Utility Commission office of any change in address.

( c) After November 16, the City Administrator shall certify a list of all parcels or lots for which payments are in arrears and for which notice has been given, including the amount of arrears with any penalty added thereto. Such delinquent amounts including any penalty shall thereupon become a lien upon the property to which the utility service was furnished and payment for which is delinquent, and the clerk shall insert the same as a tax against such lot or parcel of real estate. All proceedings in relation to the collection of general property taxes and to the return and sale of property for delinquent taxes shall apply to said tax if the same is not paid within the time required by law for payment of taxes upon real estate.

    1. If an arrearage is for utility service furnished and metered by the utility directly to a mobile home unit in a licensed mobile home park, the notice shall be given to the owner of the mobile home unit and the delinquent amount shall become a lien on the mobile home unit rather than a lien on the parcel of real estate on which the mobile home unit is located. A lien on a mobile home unit may be enforced using the procedures under ss.779.48(2).
  1. DELINQUENT TENANT NOTICE. (a) If the owner of a rental dwelling unit notifies the Utility Commission in writing of the name and address of the owner and the name and address of a tenant who is responsible for payment of the utility charges; Or, if requested by the Utility Commission, the owner of the rental dwelling unit provides the Utility Commission with a copy of the rental or lease agreement in which the tenant assumes responsibility for the payment of the utility charges, the Utility Commission shall serve notice of the past due charges on the owner of the rental dwelling unit within 14 days of the date on which the tenant's charges became past due. Proof of mailing shall be made by Affidavit.
    1. If the Utility Commission proceeds to collect arrearages under par. (1), all notices under par. (1) shall be sent to the owner of the property.
  1. HEARING. If any owner or occupant shall dispute the delinquency in writing to the City Administrator before November 1, a hearing on the dispute shall be held before the Utility Commission within 30 days, unless the time for hearing is extended by the Commission. The delinquency shall not become a lien prior to the decision of the Commission. Unless notified by the Commission after hearing, the delinquency shall become a lien on the real estate as set forth herein as of the date of delinquency.

Section 4. Section 13.23(1) of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, is hereby repealed and recreated to read as follows:

  1. BILLING PRACTICE. (1) BILLING PERIOD. Fixed and variable charges for all customers shall be billed on a monthly basis.

Section 5. Section 13.23(3) of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, is hereby repealed and recreated to read as follows:

13.23(3) PENALTIES. Charges levied in accordance with this subchapter shall be a debt due to the City. If the debt is not paid within 20 days after it is due and payable, it shall be deemed delinquent. There shall be an added penalty of 1 & % of the amount of the monthly bill per month and all unpaid balances will be compounded monthly.

Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force after passage and publication as provided by law.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #25-96.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

prohibition of littering

Ald. Beyer introduced Ordinance #26-96 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #26-96

An ordinance to amend Section 9.18 of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson related to the prohibition of littering.

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

Section 1. Section 9.18 of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson is hereby amended as follows:

Section 2. Section 9.18 LITTERING PROHIBITED. No person shall throw or otherwise place any glass, rubbish, garbage, cut brush or vegetation, waste or filth upon the streets, alleys, highways, public parks or other property of the City, or upon any private property not owned by him or upon the surface of any body of water within the City. This subsection shall not apply to garbage or other refuse placed within the street right-of-way or in any alley in containers as required elsewhere in this Municipal Code for the purpose of regular garbage collection, so long as such containers are not placed within the traveled portion of the street or alley.

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

This is a first reading.

two hour parking on west linden drive

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #27-96 for its first reading.

city of jefferson
proposed ordinance #27-96

An Ordinance to Amend Section 7.03(2)( c) of the Municipal Traffic Code Related to Two Hour Parking Zones.

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

Section 1. Section 7.03(2)( c)1. is hereby amended to add the following to the Two Hour Parking Zone:

West Linden Drive, south side, from the west right-of-way of South Main Street west 202 feet.

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

This is a first reading.

rezoning lands owned by jefferson county

Ald. Wendt introduced Ordinance #28-96 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #28-96

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 Single Family (R-1) District and adding said property to the Limited Industry (ML) District:

Description: Those lands lying south of the West Puerner Street right-of-way and described in Lots 11, 12, and 13 of Stoppenbach's Subdivision: being part of parcels 06-14-02-24-015, 06-14-02-31-020, and 06-14-02-31-019; also the lands lying south of the West Puerner Street right-of-way described in the parcel beginning at a point in the center of old STH 26 (a/k/a North Watertown Avenue), 172.90 feet due north of the E & W line of Section 2, T6N, R14E, thence west 478.5 feet and parallel to the E & W line; thence northwesterly and parallel with the center line of the highway 198.66 feet m/l, thence easterly 478.5 feet to the center of said highway; thence southeasterly 198.66 feet m/l along this centerline of said highway to the point of beginning; being part of Parcel 06-14-02-24-010.

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.

 

purchase of property from jefferson county

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 127.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 127

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to execute the attached purchase agreement and related documents by and between the County of Jefferson and the City of Jefferson in the amount of $34,380 for land associated with the construction of West Puerner Street.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 127.

Ald. Beyer commended the City Administrator and the City Engineer for their efforts negotiating this agreement with the County.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 127. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

agreement with r.a. smith & assoc. for services to complete design engineering and 1997 grant application for the dam

Resolution No. 128 was removed from the agenda.

purchase of police squad car

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 129.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 129

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to purchase one 1997 Ford Crown Victoria police squad vehicle from Capitol Ford, Madison, Wisconsin, in an amount not to exceed $18,802.00.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 129.

Chief Besel explained to the Council that he sent out seven bid requests, however, only two bids were returned. Capitol Ford was the lowest bid at $18,802.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 129. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

1997 contract for county library services

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 130.

city of jefferson

Resolution No. 130

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to execute the 1997 Library Services Agreement by and between the City and County of Jefferson.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers, moved to approve Resolution No. 130.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

authorizing payment of comp time to administrative assistant

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 131.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 131

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to make payment of $1,015.46 to Faith Sellnow for comp time incurred as a result of City Administrator Karl Frantz leaving and the three major fall elections.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 131.

Mayor Brawders thanked Faith and the staff for the smooth running of the city offices while the city was between administrators.

Ald. Wagner stated that the Personnel Committee was unanimous in their recommendation of this resolution.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

AUTHORIZING BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 132.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 132

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the following 1996 budget adjustments are hereby authorized:

CURRENT

BUDGET

REVISED

BUDGET ITEM

ACCOUNT #

BUDGET

ADJUSTMNT

AMOUNT

Travel, Training, Mtgs

01-51210-30-312

$700.00

$180.00

$880.00

Serv to Maint Vehicles

01-52110-20-266

$2,000.00

$1,300.00

$3,300.00

Carnegie Bldg Annex

01-55120-50-500

$805.00

$35.00

$840.00

Concessions

01-55230-30-374

$3,325.00

$730.00

$4,055.00

Natural Gas

01-55230-20-256

$5,000.00

$840.00

$5,840.00

City Programs/Assistance

01-55310-50-516

$11,000.00

$2,000.00

$13,000.00

Contingencies

01-51910-75-789

$7,009.28

$5,085.00

$1,924.28

Operating & Program Supp

01-55210-30-342

$9,875.00

$2,700.00

$12,575.00

Professional Service

01-55510-20-210

$17,000.00

$600.00

$17,600.00

Mtl to Maint Land & Impr

01-55510-30-353

$1,000.00

$600.00

$1,600.00

Storm Sewer

01-54310-40-425

$0.00

$10,000.00

$10,000.00

Maint. Storm Sewer

01-54310-30-358

$3,000.00

$4,000.00

$7,000.00

Wages-Regular

01-54110-10-113

$61,568.00

$17,000.00

$44,568.00

Council-Retainer

01-51110-10-123

$17,800.00

$900.00

$16,900.00

Natural Gas

01-51510-20-254

$16,500.00

$350.00

$16,150.00

Maint. Supplies

01-51510-30-343

$900.00

$350.00

$1,250.00

Janitorial Services

01-55210-20-222

$2,702.00

$1,310.00

$1,392.00

Social Security

01-55210-15-142

$5,483.00

$660.00

$6,143.00

Wages-Regular

01-55210-10-113

$42,458.20

$650.00

$43,108.20

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 132.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported on the property at 122 N. Main and the Tennyson property. The Chief also reported that the department is once again checking the city for abandoned vehicles.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported on the following:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported that he has talked with the DNR and has been assured that it will be O.K. for outside donations to be made for the repair of the dam without it affecting the City's chances of 50% funding by the DNR.

The City Attorney also reported that the building inspector has begun the raze orders on 122 N. Main.

 

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported the following:

COMMITTEES

Dave Olsen, CIA Director, reported that the first annual Christmas Parade of Lights and celebration on December 6, was a success, with more than 3,000 attendees.

Ald. Wendorf asked that the Plan Commission look at a possible ordinance stating that building contractors must have dumpsters and portable toilets on site. Ald. Wendorf also stated that he would like to see it made mandatory that all curb cuts for driveways, etc., be made by machine.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn the December 17, 1996, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the December 17, 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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