MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, February 4, 1997

 

The Tuesday, February 17, 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

A letter was read from Donald and Connie Stengel, who have donated $100, in memory of ‘Bunny' Stengel, to the Jefferson Dam Repair Fund.

On behalf of the Jefferson Historical Society, Mayor Brawders presented the Council with a check for $500 for the Jefferson Dam Repair Fund. The Historical Society has also stated that they will be donating their proceeds from their booth during Gemuetlichkeit toward the dam repair.

Mayor Brawders also read a letter from some travelers from Illinois that became stuck in the snow outside of Jefferson, and Police Chief Besel stopped to assist. The travelers stated that if Chief Besel is an example of all the City of Jefferson officers, the City can be very proud of their police department.

water & electric report

Water & Electric Superintendent Folbrecht stated that 1997 promises to be as busy for the Water & Electric Department as 1996 was.

The Water Department will be replacing the water main that runs under the Racine Street Bridge, with a water main under the new Puerner Street Bridge at a cost of $250,000.

Superintendent Folbrecht also mentioned that there will be a rate increase coming from the water department. The last rate change was in 1990 and with well over $1 million dollars in improvements on the horizon, the increase now will allow the improvements to be done without borrowing money to get it done.

The Electric Department is still very active in following the proposed ‘Industry Restructuring' that is now moving from the state to the national level. The Jefferson Water & Electric Commission will be flying out to Washington D.C. at the end of February, with a contingent of people from Wisconsin, to meet with our Senators and Representatives and have our view against deregulation heard at the national level.

consent agenda

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 146.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 146

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for February 4, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 146.

Ald. Wendorf requested that the Council minutes be considered separately.

Roll was taken on Resolution No. 146 without the Council minutes. The motion carried unanimously.

On call of the roll of the Common Council minutes, the vote was 7 to 0, with one abstention by Ald. Wendorf.

rezoning of 244 E. racine street FROM SINGLE FAMILY TO CENTRAL COMMERICAL

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #3-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #3-97

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 area from the Single Family (R-1) District and adding said property to the Central Business (BC) District:

Description: Lot 1 & 2, Blk 2, Also E140 FT of N32FT of Lot 3. Also E47FT of Lots 7 & 8, Blk 2, Orig plat. Ex Com at NE/C of Lot 1, W44FT, S110FT, W19FT, S54FT, E63FT, N to POB.

Parcel #: 06-14-11-12-007

Address: 244 E. Racine 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.

no parking by catholic school during school hours

Ald. Beyer introduced Ordinance #4-97 for its first reading.

city of jefferson

proposed ordinance #4-97

An Ordinance to Amend Section 7.03(4)(e) of the Municipal Traffic Code Related to No Parking During School Hours.

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

Section 1. Section 7.03(4)(3) is hereby amended to add the following no parking zone:

The south side of E. Church Street from the east right-of-way line of N. Sanborn Ave. to the west right-of-way line of N. German Ave. during the hours of 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on School Days.

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

This is a first reading.

1997 RESURFACING OF TENNIS AND BASKETBALL COURTS AT RIVERFRONT PARK

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 147.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 147

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Midwest Seal Coat of Dodgeville, WI, to resurface the tennis and basketball courts at Riverfront Park in an amount not to exceed $7,000.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 147.

Ald. Wendorf stated that Finance Committee was unanimous in its decision to recommend this low bid. It has been five years since the courts were resurfaced and $7,000 was budgeted for the project this year.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

purchase of tires for big "a" biosolids vehicle

Ald. Wendt introduced Resolution No. 148.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 148

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to purchase 4 tires, for the Wastewater Treatment Plant biosolids application vehicle, from Brad Ragan, Inc., Whitewater, WI, in an amount not to exceed $8,570.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 148.

It was explained that there was no business in the Jefferson area that handled this type of tire.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously, to accept the low bid from Brad Ragan, Inc. of Whitewater, WI.

1997 common council goals

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 149.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 149

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the 1997 Common Council Goals are hereby approved.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 149.

Ald. Beyer inquired if the Council would be bound to complete all of these goals if this resolution was passed.

The City Attorney stated that the Council would not be bound.

On a voice vote, the motion carried.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported that Officer Lewicki was leaving Jefferson, after 7 years, to take a position with the Fort Atkinson Police Department.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported that Crawfish Avenue was finally begun today.

The City Engineer then reported that the Racine Street Bridge design phase would be completed by June 1. The Engineer laid out some of the options the City of Jefferson could consider and the price tags involved with each. The Council will meet in a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss the options further.

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported on the status of the Braun's foreclosure and the status of the Riche property. The City Attorney said that he and Guy Burlingame will be in court on the Riche property on March 14.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The City Administrator reported that the Council will meet on the Space Needs Study on Tuesday, February 11, in a Committee of the Whole meeting.

The City Administrator also reiterated that all donations for the Jefferson Dam Repair Fund should be made at City Hall. The donor can sign and pick up a copy of their agreement with the City.

COMMITTEES

Ald. Oppermann stated that the Dam Committee is going to meet with the DNR.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer 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.

These minutes of the February 17, 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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