MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, february 18, 1997

 

The Tuesday, February 18, 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, and Ald. Oppermann. Ald. Beyer was absent. Also present was City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, and City Engineer Ludwig.

communications

Mayor Brawders read a letter from St. John the Baptist Church regarding the proposed no parking on the south side of East Church Street.

public hearing on the rezoning of 244 E. racine street FROM SINGLE FAMILY TO CENTRAL COMMERICAL

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.

Mr. Russell Vogel, 5704 Claredon Dr., Madison, potential owner of 244 E. Racine, stated that he wanted to restore the building to its original condition.

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

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #3-97 for its second 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 Commercial (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.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #3-97.

The motion carried unanimously.

consent agenda

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No.150.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 150

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for February 18, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 150.

Ald. Wendt stated that one correction to the Committee of the Whole minutes should be made to reflect that he is not in favor of an off-site location for the Police Department.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 150 with the one correction to the minutes. On call of the roll, the motion carried 6 to 0, with Ald. Wagner abstaining.

no parking by catholic school during school hours

Ald. Oppermann introduced Ordinance #4-97 for its second 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 Zones.

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.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to discuss Proposed Ordinance #4-97.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to table proposed Ordinance #4-97 until it is further studied. The motion carried unanimously.

 

amending section 17.08(3)(c) of the municipal code related to ground signs

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #5-97 for its first reading.

city of jefferson
proposed ordinance #5-97

An ordinance to amend Section 17.08(3)( c) of the Municipal Code related to Ground Signs.

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

Section 1. Section 17.08(3)( c) of the Municipal Code related to Ground Signs is hereby amended as follows:

Section 2. Section 17.08(3)( c). Ground Signs. One ground sign will be permitted, in addition to a sign mounted on the building facade. For commercial businesses not located in shopping centers one free standing sign will be permitted. The area of this sign shall not exceed 100 sq. ft. on one side and 200 sq. ft. on all faces; ad shall not exceed 30 feet in height.

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.

Amending parking stall requirements

Ald. Wendt introduced Ordinance #6-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
PROPOSED ORDINANCE #6-97

An Ordinance to Amend Section 17.07(4) of the Municipal Code Related to Parking Stalls.

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

Section 1. Section 17.07(4) of the Municipal Code related to Parking Stalls is hereby amended as follows:

Section 2. 17.07(4) NUMBER OF PARKING STALLS REQUIRED. (a) Single family dwellings and mobile homes - 2 stalls/dwelling unit.

(b) Multifamily dwellings - 2 stalls/dwelling unit plus handicapped requirements

(c) Hotels, Motels, Bed & Breakfast - 1 stall/guest room + 1 stall/2 employees.

(d) Hospitals, clubs, lodges, sororities, dormitories, lodging and boarding houses - 1 stall/2 beds + 1 stall/2 employees.

(e) Sanitariums, institutions, Community Based Residential Facilities, rest and nursing homes - one stall/2 beds plus one stall/2 employees per shift.

(f) Medical and dental clinics - 3 stalls/doctor plus 1 stall/2 employees.

(g) Churches, theaters, auditoriums, community centers, vocational and night schools and other places of public assembly - one stall/5 seats.

(h) Colleges, secondary and elementary schools - one stall / 2 employees

(i) Restaurants, bars, places of entertainment, repair shops, retail and service stores - one stall/150 sq. ft. of floor area.

(j) Manufacturing and processing plants, laboratories and warehouses - one stall/2 employees.

(k) Financial institutions; business, governmental and professional offices - one stall/300 sq. ft. of floor area.

(l) Funeral homes - one stall/4 seats plus one stall/each vehicle used in the business.

(m) Bowling alleys - 5 stalls/alley.

(n) High School - one stall/2 employees plus 1.5 stall/10 students

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.

redemption of june, 1986, general obligation refunding bonds

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 151.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 151

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS DATED JUNE 1, 1986

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin (the "City") has outstanding its General Obligation Refunding Bonds dated June 1, 1986, (the "1986 Bonds"); and

WHEREAS, this Common Council has determined that it is necessary and desirable to call the 1986 Bonds for redemption on June 1, 1997;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, that the 1986 Bonds, which mature on December 1, 1997, and December 1, 1998, are called for prior payment on June 1, 1997, at the price of par plus accrued interest to the date of redemption.

The City Clerk shall direct First Bank (N.A.), the Fiscal Agent of the City with respect to the 1986 Bonds, to give notice of the redemption of the 1986 Bonds by mailing a notice in substantially the form set forth on Exhibit A to the registered owner of each 1986 Bond to be redeemed at the address shown on the registration books. Such notice shall be given no later than May 1, 1997.

In addition to the official notice of redemption provided for above, the City Clerk shall cause further notice of the redemption of the 1986 Bonds to be given on behalf of the City to The Bond Buyer, to all registered securities depositories in the business of holding substantial amounts of obligations of types such as the 1986 Bonds (such depositories being Depository Trust Company of New York, New York, and Philadelphia Depository Trust Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and to one or more national information services that disseminate notices of redemption of obligations such as the 1986 Bonds. Each further notice of redemption shall be sent by registered or certified mail or overnight delivery service and shall contain the information set forth in the official notice of redemption provided in Exhibit A.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 151.

The motion carried 7 to 0.

dissolving the tax increment district

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 152.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 152

A RESOLUTION TO DISSOLVE TAX INCREMENTAL DISTRICT NO. 1

WHEREAS, the City created Tax Incremental District No. 1in January 1980 and adopted a project plan that year, and;

WHEREAS, the City's goal was to promote development through implementation of the plan, and ;

WHEREAS, the City was successful in its efforts to promote the desired development resulting in TID No. 1, and;

WHEREAS, the City has received aggregate tax increments in an amount equal to the aggregate of all project costs under the project plan; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the City to dissolve TID No. 1,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that TIF No. 1 is hereby dissolved, and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Clerk shall notify the Department of Revenue that TID No. 1 has been dissolved.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No.152.

The motion carried unanimously.

declaring official intent to reimburse expenditures from proceeds of borrowing

Ald. Wendt introduced Resolution No. 153.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 153

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin (the "Municipality") plans to undertake 1997 Streets and Related Improvement Projects (the "Project"); and

WHEREAS, the Municipality expects to finance the Project on a long-term basis by issuing tax-exempt obligations (the "Bonds"); and

WHEREAS, because the Bonds will not be issued prior to commencement of the Project, the Municipality must provide interim financing to cover costs of the Project incurred prior to receipt of the proceeds of the Bonds; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary, desirable, and in the best interests of the Municipality to advance moneys from its funds on hand on an interim basis to pay the costs of the Project until the Bonds are issued.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, that:

Section 1. Expenditure of Funds. The Municipality shall make expenditures as needed from its funds on hand to pay the cost of the Project until Bond proceeds become available.

Section 2. Declaration of Official Intent. The Municipality hereby officially declares its intent under Treas. Reg. Section 1.150-2 to reimburse said expenditures with proceeds of the Bonds, the principal amount of which is not expected to exceed $200,000.

Section 3. Unavailability of Long-Term Funds. No funds for payment of the Project from sources other than the Bonds are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside by the Municipality pursuant to its budget or financial policies.

Section 4. Public Availability of Official Intent Resolution. The Resolution shall be made available for public inspection at the Municipal Clerk's office within 30 days after its approval in compliance with applicable State law governing the availability of records of official acts including subchapter II of Chapter 19, and shall remain available for public inspection until the Bond are issued.

Section 5. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective upon its adoption and approval.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 153.

The motion carried unanimously.

agreEment with ehlers and associates, inc.

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 154.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 154

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Ehlers and Associates, inc. to assist in issuing the 1997 General Obligation Notes and also the closing of the current Tax Increment District.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 154.

The motion carried unanimously.

cbrf on north jackson avenue

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 155.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 155

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that pursuant to Section 62.23 (7)( I)(1 & 2) variances are hereby granted to distance and density requirements to Fleming Development for a proposed Class "C" CBRF located at 279 N. Jackson Avenue for Senior assisted housing.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 155.

On call of the roll, Resolution No. 155 passed on a vote of 6 to 0, with Ald. Wagner abstaining.

cable tv franchise negotiation consultant

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 156.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 156

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to utilize the University of Wisconsin Communications Department to negotiate the new Cable TV Franchise Agreement.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 156.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to amend Resolution No. 156 to include, "and, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Wisconsin, Madison, be hired to assist in the cable franchise agreement negotiations at a rate of $100 per hour, in an amount not to exceed $2,500."

The Cable Negotiating Committee was directed to negotiate that Marcus Cable reimburse the City for this fee.

Roll was then called on the amendment to Resolution No. 156. The motion carried unanimously.

Roll was then called on amended Resolution No. 156 and the motion carried unanimously.

purchase of pick-up truck for street department

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 157.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 157

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to accept the low bid from Smith Motors of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, for a 1997 pick-up truck for the Streets Department, in an amount not to exceed $16,399.93.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to approve Resolution No. 157.

The motion carried unanimously.

shared purchase of sewer laser

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 158.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 158

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to make a joint purchase, in accordance with the established agreement, with the City of Fort Atkinson for a sewer laser, in an amount not to exceed $2,389.73.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 158.

The motion carried unanimously.

appraisal services for proposed land acquisition

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 159.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 159

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Modern Appraisal Services, Inc. of Janesville, WI, to perform the appraisal of proposed park property in an amount not to exceed $1,200.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to approve Resolution No. 159.

On call of the roll, the motion to approve Resolution No. 159 carried on a vote of 6 to 1, with Ald. Wagner voting no.

AUTHORIZING BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 160.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 160

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

CURRENT

BUDGET

REVISED

BUDGET ITEM

ACCOUNT #

BUDGET

ADJUSTMNT

AMOUNT

         

Wages-Part Time

01-51210-10-129

$9,035.00

$167.00

$9,202.00

Travel, Train. & Meetings

01-51210-30-312

$880.00

$42.00

$922.00

Health Insurance Premium

01-51410-15-144

$14,460.00

$744.00

$15,204.00

Legal - Other

01-51410-20-210

$5,000.00

$1,212.00

$6,212.00

Maintenance Supplies

01-51510-30-343

$1,250.00

$162.00

$1,412.00

Contingencies

01-51910-75-789

$18,838.00

$771.00

$19,609.00

Police Retirement

01-52110-15-141

$91,407.61

$3,030.00

$94,437.61

Gasoline & Oil

01-52110-30-341

$7,000.00

$3,736.00

$10,736.00

Wages-Regular

01-54210-10-113

$63,038.00

$385.00

$63,423.00

Mtl to Maint Strm Sewer

01-54310-30-358

$7,000.00

$14,233.00

$21,233.00

Office Supplies & Matrls

01-55110-30-331

$1,200.00

$505.00

$1,705.00

Wages-Regular

01-55210-10-113

$43,108.20

$2,168.00

$45,276.20

Opertng & Prgm Supplies

01-55210-30-342

$12,575.00

$273.00

$12,848.00

Special Evens & Trips

01-55210-50-512

$12,000.00

$565.00

$12,565.00

Electric, Water & Sewer

01-55510-20-254

$4,000.00

$746.00

$4,746.00

Worker's Comp.

01-51710-20-287

$52,000.00

$2,739.00

$49,261.00

Professional Serv.

01-54210-20-210

$11,862.00

$6,000.00

$5,862.00

Wages-Regular

01-54310-10-113

$205,402.00

$20,000.00

$185,402.00

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 160.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Dan Ludwig reported that 920 feet of storm sewer has been installed on Crawfish Avenue.

The City Engineer also reviewed the design of the proposed piers for the Racine Street Bridge.

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported that the next hearing on the property at 122 N. Main will be March 14.

The City Attorney also reported that the foreclosure of Braun's Employee Cooperative was filed on February 17, 1997.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported on the following:

COMMITTEES

It was reported that the joint meeting of the Committee of the Whole and the Jefferson Development Corporation has been set for March 25, 1997.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to adjourn the February 18, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the February 18, 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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