MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, march 4, 1997

 

The Tuesday, March 4, 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. Oppermann and Ald. Beyer. Ald. Wendt was absent. Also present was City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and Administrative Assistant Sellnow.

communications

Ald. Oppermann paraphrased a letter he received from State Representative David Ward which confirms that the DNR has some money left over in their dam fund from last year, however, no additional money was budgeted this year. The letter also stated that one of the criteria that the State looks at in the grant process is the indebtedness of a municipality for the past two years.

Mayor Brawders read a letter that was sent to Mr. Jack Hebbe, of the Housing Authority Committee, from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (WI state office) stating that the Jefferson Housing Authority has earned the ‘High Performer' designation for its outstanding management operation in 1996. This is the highest designation given under the Public Housing Management Assessment Program.

water and electric report

Superintendent Folbrecht reviewed the Washington D.C. trip that he and the Water & Electric Commission took last week to show their concerns over the "Retail Wheeling" concept included in some upcoming deregulation bills being considered for the electric utility industry. The bottom line is that all residents need to communicate with their representatives in Congress if we want to be heard above the large utility lobbyists.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 161.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 161

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

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 161.

Ald. Beyer requested that the minutes of the February 4 Council meeting be corrected to say, "Braun's Employee Cooperative foreclosure" instead of just Braun's. There are other existing companies of similar names that should not be confused with the co-op.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to amend the February 18 minutes to include Ald. Oppermann's statement concerning proposed Ordinance #4-97, in that he requested consideration of ‘No Parking' on both sides of the street. The motion carried on a voice vote.

Roll was then called on the Consent Agenda. On call of the roll, the motion carried 6 to 0 with Ald. Beyer abstaining from voting on the February 18 minutes.

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

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #5-97 for its second 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. The area of this sign shall not exceed 100 sq. ft. on one side and 200 sq. ft. on all faces; and 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.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #5-97.

A lengthy discussion ensued on what ramifications this ordinance would have on any existing signs currently used around the city. The Council discussed the fact that some businesses have not been in compliance with the law for some time. The usage of temporary signs for extended periods of time and their illegal usage on city right-of-way was also discussed at length.

Ald. Wendorf inquired as to whose responsibility it is to enforce the sign ordinances.

City Engineer Ludwig stated that he, by virtue of his position as City Engineer, was the Zoning Administrator.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Oppermann motioned to table proposed Ordinance #5-97 to allow time for further investigation into the conforming and non-conforming signs around the city.

The City Engineer stated that he has begun approaching businesses with possible illegal and temporary signage and asking for voluntary compliance to the city's ordinances. Dan further stated that he wanted to begin enforcing the issuance of sign permits for temporary signs that would allow their use for up to a 30-day time frame, up to three times a year.

Ald. Wagner and Ald. Oppermann withdrew their motion.

After further discussion, a voice vote was called on proposed Ordinance #5-97. The motion carried.

Amending parking stall requirements

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #6-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #6-97.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

rezoning from single family to multifamily on w. madison

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #7-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #7-97

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 Multifamily (RM) District:

Description: Along the north side of W. Madison Avenue opposite N. Franklin Street

Parcel #: the Southeast portion of #06-14-03-44-026

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. Mayor Brawders referred the proposed ordinance to the Plan Commission.

rezoning from limited industry to central business on n. watertown road

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #8-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #8-97

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 Limited Industry (ML) District and adding said property to the Central Business (BC) District:

Description: Beginning 359.7 ft. S of NE/C of Lot 9, Stoppenbach's Add., W 442.86 ft. to HGY, S19DGE 366.96 ft, E 322.97 ft., N321.42 ft. to POB. EX LD in STH 26 in 301-298.

Parcel #: 06-14-02-24

Address: 758 N. Watertown 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. Mayor Brawders referred the proposed ordinance to the Plan Commission.

1997 tree removal

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 162.

city of jefferson
Resolution No. 162

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Custom Tree Service of Edgerton, WI, to remove 10 trees within street right-of-way at a not to exceed cost of $975.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 162.

Ald. Wendorf reported that the Finance Committee was unanimous in recommending Custom Tree Service to remove the 10 trees.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 162. The motion carried unanimously.

purchase of crack filling material

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 163.

city of jefferson
Resolution No. 163

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Sherwin Ind., Inc. of Milwaukee, WI, for crack sealing material for 1997, at a price of $0.295 per pound, for a total cost not to exceed $1,911.60.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 163.

The motion carried unanimously.

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 and Sale of City Property and pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(g) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to confer with legal counsel.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to reconvene to open session.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Resolution No. 164 was removed from the agenda.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported that the Police & Fire Commission would be meeting this Thursday afternoon to interview candidates for one, and possibly two full-time officers' positions.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported that the County would like a joint meeting of the Council and several County committees to discuss the next steps to pursue in regard to the Countryside Land Study. A tentative date of April 30 at 5:30 pm was set.

 

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported that the next court date on the condemnation of 122 N. Main is March 14, however, the owner's attorney has filed for an adjournment, which will be heard on the 12th.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported that meetings have begun with Ehlers and Associates in regard to our TIF district and calling of the bonds.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to adjourn the March 4, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the March 4, 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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