Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1997

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, january 7, 1997

 

The Tuesday, January 7, 1997, 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.

communications

Mayor Brawders read a letter of resignation from Mr. Will Larson, stating that due to the fact that he would be spending several months of the year in Texas, he was tending his resignation to the Plan Commission, Jefferson Development Corporation, and Parks & Recreation Board.

public participation

Mr. Bob Coffman of 523 E. Linden, addressed the Council concerning parking along Collins Road. He stated that semi-trucks tend to park along both sides, making it difficult for traffic to see as they exit the business driveways in the area.

Fire Chief John Powell stated that a 1996 Fire Department Report had been distributed to each Council member. It was also stated that the fire department ended the year one call more than 1995, but that mutual aid to other communities was up significantly in 1996.

consent agenda

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 133.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 133

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for January 7, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 133.

The motion carried unanimously.

prohibition of littering

Ald. Beyer introduced Ordinance #26-96 for its second 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.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #26-96.

Ald. Wagner stated that the Regulatory Committee was unanimously in favor of this ordinance.

The motion carried unanimously on a voice vote.

two hour parking on west linden drive

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #27-96 for its second 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 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.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #27-96.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to amend proposed Ordinance #27-96 to read "West Linden Drive, south side, from the west right-of-way of South Main Street west 125 feet." On a voice vote, the motion to amend passed.

Mayor Brawders then called for a voice vote on amended proposed Ordinance #27-96. The motion carried.

rezoning land owned by john spangler

Ald. Wendt introduced Ordinance #1-97 for its first reading..

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #1-97

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 portion of Parcel No. 06-14-03-44-026 from the Single Family Residential (R-1) District and deleting Parcel No. 06-14-03-44 from Agricultural (AG) District and adding said properties to the Multifamily (RM) District:

Description: 40' Strip of land running along the westerly line of Lot 1 CSM #3326

Parcel #: Portion of 06-14-03-44-026 and parcel no. 06-14-03-44

Address: North Jackson Avenue

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.

no parking on collins road

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #2-97 for its first reading.

city of jefferson

proposed ordinance #2-97

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 zones:

Collins Road, south side, from the west right-of-way of South Main St., west 140 feet;
Collins Road, south side, from the east right-of-way of South Main St., east 35 feet;
Collins Road, north side, from the west right-of-way of South Main St., west 193 feet; and
Collins road, north side, from the east right-of-way of South Main Street, east to CTH K.

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

This is a first reading.

contract with Graef, anhalt, schloemer for engineering services related to the extension of lucas lane

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 134.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 134

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates, Inc. for services and street improvement engineering services for the extension of Lucas Lane with a total estimated cost of $8,900.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 134.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee unanimously supports this resolution.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

1997 software maintenance agreement with msi

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 135.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 135

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with MSI, Inc. for software maintenance for 1997, in an amount not to exceed $2,850.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 135.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee voted unanimously to recommend this maintenance contract.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

CONTRACT FOR STORM SEWER EXTENSION ON CRAWFISH AVENUE

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 136.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 136

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the proposal for storm sewer extension along Crawfish Avenue by Jaeckel Bros. is hereby accepted in an amount not to exceed $9,850.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 136.

Ald. Wendt stated his approval of this project moving forward.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 136. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

1997 TREE PRUNING PROGRAM

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 137.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 137

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Whitney Tree Service of Juda, Wisconsin, in an amount not to exceed $7,200, for the 1997 Tree Pruning Program.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 137.

Ald. Wendorf explained that it was agreed that this contract would go out for bid next year, however, the Finance Committee was unanimous in recommending the 1997 contract go to Whitney Tree Service of Juda.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 137. The motion carried unanimously.

rock river dam donations

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 138.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 138

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that donations will be accepted for the repair of the Rock River Dam.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 138.

Ald. Beyer stated that there should be some advertising done in the newspaper regarding this.

Ald. Oppermann stated that he has heard of some interest in putting money toward improvements such as fish ladders, instead of toward the actual repair of the dam.

City Attorney Scheibel stated that he did not believe that the DNR would recognize a difference between donations for repair and donations for improvements. Therefore, all donations would be taken into account, when and if, the DNR would be determining their 50% grant contribution.

The Mayor called for a voice vote on Resolution No. 138. The motion carried.

Mayor Brawders then presented the first $10 contribution, which had been sent to him last October by Mr. & Mrs. Stortz of Fort Atkinson.

memorial for weltha brawders

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 139.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 139

WHEREAS, God in his infinite mercy, has chosen to call from her life, Weltha Brawders, and

WHEREAS, Weltha served the City of Jefferson as Deputy City Clerk for many years, and

WHEREAS, Weltha was a most valued and treasured citizen of this community,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, by this Resolution extends its sympathy to the family of the late Weltha Brawders and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the bereaved family.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 139.

The Mayor asked the Council to stand for a moment of silence in memory of Weltha Brawders.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel gave an update on 122 N. Main; the Tennyson property; and Aumann's property.

Chief Besel also reported on an illegal apartment that was found on the first floor of a commercially-zoned building.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported on a conversation he had with the DNR regarding the Rock River Dam. The DNR stated that there would be $500,000 to $1 million in the fund for dam projects in Wisconsin this year. (That would be enough for 5 to 8 projects statewide.) The DNR also told the engineer that if Jefferson were to get the grant, the City would need approved final plans for the repair of the dam by mid-June. The City Engineer stated that the consultants for the dam repair say they would need six to eight weeks to complete the final plans.

City Engineer Ludwig also reported that Mr. Jaeckel believed they would be able to start the storm sewer project on N. Crawfish Avenue next week, weather permitting.

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel stated that there were about 18 out of 30 days left on the raze order that was issued by the City Building Inspector, Guy Burlingame, against 122 N. Main. (The property owner has 30 days to contest the raze order in Circuit Court.)

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The City Administrator reported on the following:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to adjourn the January 7, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the January 7, 1997, 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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