Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 1997

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MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, January 21, 1997

 

The Tuesday, January 21, 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. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann and Ald. Beyer. Ald. Wendorf was absent. Also present was City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and Administrative Assistant Sellnow.

public participation

Dave Olsen, CIA Director, asked the Council to consider a date to meet with the Jefferson Development Corporation for their annual brain-storming session and dinner.

Mayoral Appointments

Plan Commission and Park Board Appointments

Mayor Brawders appointed John Kylmanen as the Chairperson of the Park Board, and, therefore, also a member of the Plan Commission.

Mayor Brawders also appointed Nancee Burge to fill out the rest of Will Larson's term on the Park Board, which is until May 1, 2001.

Cable Television Franchise Negotiating Committee

Mayor Brawders also appointed a Cable Television Franchise Negotiating Committee consisting of Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, and Ald. Beyer, to negotiate a new contract with Marcus Cable and work out any questions or concerns the City has.

Jefferson Development Corporation

Finally, Mayor Brawders appointed Ald. Oppermann to the Jefferson Development Corporation in place of the Mayor. Mayor Brawders is unable to attend the meetings on their current schedule.

PUBLIC HEARING ON THE rezoning OF land owned by jefferson county

Mayor Brawders called the public hearing to order.

City Administrator Schornack read the Notice of Public Hearing.

City Engineer Dan Ludwig 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.

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

Ald. Wendt introduced Ordinance #28-96 for its second 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.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #28-96.

On a voice vote, the motion carried unanimously.

public hearing on rezoning land owned by john spangler

Mayor Brawders called the public hearing to order.

City Administrator Schornack read the Notice of Public Hearing.

City Engineer Dan Ludwig 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.

Cheryl Samuel of 523 W. Racine voiced here concerns for the concentration of elderly housing in this area and the noises of the County Fair ground activities, vehicles, children, etc.

Karyl Rice of Fleming Development stated that one of the criteria for placing their 19-unit CBRF for elderly is to be in an area of all types of activity, to allow the residents to feel more a part of the community.

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

Ald. Wendt introduced Ordinance #1-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #1-97.

Then, Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to amend the footage to a 45' strip of land. On call of the roll on the amendment to Ordinance #1-97, the motion carried unanimously.

After further discussion, roll was called on amended Ordinance #1-97. The motion carried unanimously.

 

consent agenda

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 140.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 140

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for January 21, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Licenses as recommended by the Regulatory Committee.
Operator's Licenses to: Vicki A. Powell, 1306 Hillside Drive, Jefferson, WI 53549, and Monica M. Milbrath, W3382 Sunshine Road, Helenville, WI. 53137, contingent upon proof of Awareness Course Certification; and Tammy D. Palm, 1321 Madison Avenue, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.

Special Class "B" License (Beer), to: the Johnson Creek Baseball Team for the Jefferson County Fairgrounds on February 8-9, 1997; contingent upon having a licensed bartender.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 140.
The motion carried unanimously.

no parking on collins road

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #2-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #2-97.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to amend Ordinance #2-97 to read "Collins Road, south side, from the west right-of-way of South Main St., west 260 feet," as recommended by the Regulatory Committee.

Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann and Ald. Rogers stated they would not support this amendment. They believe the no parking area should extend to Ryan Road on the south side.

Ald. Beyer stated that she believed the Council would be taking away more parking than necessary. She believed the semi-trucks should have some parking available to be able to patronize the restaurants and businesses in the area.

Roll was then called on the amendment to Ordinance #2-97 which would read, "Collins Road, south side, from the west right-of-way of South Main St., west 260 feet." On call of the roll: Ald. Beyer voted aye, and Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann, Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers and Ald. Polk voted no. The amendment was defeated on a vote of 6 to 1.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to amend Ordinance #2-97 to read, "Collins Road, south side, from the west right-of-way of South Main St., to the east right-of-way of Ryan Road."

Ald. Beyer again voiced her objection to taking away the semis capability to park in the area. This is the ingress and egress to the South Industrial Park.

Roll was then called on the second amendment to Ordinance #2-97 prohibiting parking on the south side of Collins Road from Hwy. 26 to Ryan Road.

On call of the roll: Ald. Oppermann, Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, and Ald. Wendt voted aye; Ald. Beyer voted no. The motion carried 6 to 1.

Ald. Beyer requested that staff look into possible alternative parking for the semi-truck traffic in the area.

Roll was then called on amended Ordinance #2-97. On call of the roll: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, and Ald. Oppermann voted aye; Ald. Beyer voted no. The motion carried 6 to 1.

 

CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 141.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 141

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson enacted an ordinance with Marcus Cable Partners L.P. "Marcus Cable" dated July 10, 1979, granting a non-exclusive franchise to construct and operate a cable television system within the city limits; and

WHEREAS, the original franchise was granted by the City for a term of 15 years and expired on November 15, 1996, and

WHEREAS, Marcus Cable, has succeeded to all rights of Crown, etc., under the franchise ordinance and is currently providing cable television service pursuant to the new agreement; and

WHEREAS, Marcus Cable has made a request under the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992, and the Telecommunications Act of 1996, for a renewal of its rights to operate a cable television system in the City; and

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson has agreed that the public interest would be served by extending the duration of the franchise to June 30, 1997,

NOW, THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, that the non-exclusive Franchise Ordinance granting the right and privilege to operate a cable television system by Marcus Cable within certain areas of the City is extended to June 30, 1997, and shall expire upon Council approval of a new franchise ordinance.

In granting this extension the City does not waive any of its rights in the Franchise Ordinance relating to the sale or transfer of ownership or control of the franchise without the prior approval of the City.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 141.

On a voice vote, the motion carried.

 

1997 outdoor recreation comprehensive plan

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 142.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 142

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Schreiber/Anderson Associates of Madison, WI, in an amount not to exceed $9,600 for the 1997 Outdoor Recreation Comprehensive Plan.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 142.

Ald. Wagner inquired as to why the lowest bid was not recommended.

Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director Endl stated that some concerns developed on the timeliness of the other company when they checked on past work.

Ald. Oppermann stated that the Park Board vote was not unanimous, it was 5 to 2.

The City Administrator stated that at the request of the Park Board, he contacted Schreiber/Anderson to see if their bid could be lowered. He did not get the impression that there was any room for compromise.

Ald. Oppermann stated that personally he saw no problems with the other bidders, however, staff and the Park Board voted in favor of Schreiber/Anderson, and as a member of the Park Board he would support their decision.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 142. The motion carried unanimously.

DISBURSEMENT for cia funding

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 143.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 143

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to disburse from the General Fund, $14,400 for funding of the Jefferson Commerce & Industry Association.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 143. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

purchase of city office supplies

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 144.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 144

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to award the city office and paper supply order to Office Depot of Carol Stream, IL, in an amount not to exceed $3,234.38.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 144.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to amend Resolution No. 144 to accept the bid of Jonas Office Products of Fort Atkinson, WI, in an amount not to exceed $3,797.24.

Ald. Beyer stated that she felt the Council should consider the bids of the more local vendors.

Ald. Wendt pointed out that Jonas had not bid on every item that Office Depot did, therefore, the more accurate difference in the bids was over $704, as compared to $563.

Ald. Polk stated that the Council has had a policy of taking the low bid for materials purchased for the City and he felt the Council should stay with that policy.

Ald. Oppermann stated that he agreed that local merchants should get some consideration but in this instance the difference is more than 20%, which would be an unacceptable percentage of difference.

Ald. Rogers stated that the Council is here to make the best decisions for the taxpayers. Taxpayers spend their time shopping for the best prices in their daily lives, and the Council should do the same.

After further discussion, roll was called on the amendment to Resolution No. 144 changing the accepted bid to Jonas Office Products. On call of the roll: Ald. Beyer and Ald. Wagner voted aye; Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Carnes voted no. The motion to amend was defeated 5 to 2.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 144 as read. On call of the roll: Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Oppermann, Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, and Ald. Rogers voted aye; Ald. Beyer voted no. The motion carried 6 to 1.

 

countryside farm study

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 145.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 145

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Common Council approves in concept the Countryside Farm land use study and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that city staff is authorized to proceed with informal discussions with Jefferson County to incorporate a refined plan into our Master Plan and,

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that city staff is authorized to emphasize potential development between Wisconsin Drive and the Crawfish River on an extension of Collins Road to the northwest as an initial phase to the overall development plan.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 145.

Ald. Wagner stated that Mr. Steve Grabow, of the U.W. Extension Office, gave a good presentation of the Countryside Farmland Study last Tuesday night.

Mayor Brawders called for a voice vote on Resolution No. 145. The motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported that Mr. Riche did seek an injunction from the Circuit Court to prevent the razing of his building at 122 N. Main. The City Attorney and the Building Inspector will be at the court date set for Thursday afternoon, January 23.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported:

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to adjourn the January 21, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the January 21, 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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