CITY OF JEFFERSON
COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES

April 15, 1997

The Tuesday, April 15, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was then called to order at 7:40 p.m. by Mayor Brawders.

NEW COUNCIL

Administrative Assistant Sellnow administered the Oath of Office to the newly elected officials:

Dave Carnes Alderperson-at-Large

James Wendt, Sr. Alderperson-at-Large

John Wagner. Alderperson, District "B"

Margaret (Peg) Beyer Alderperson, District "D"

Roll was then called. Members present were: 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 from the Department of Natural Resources regarding this year's application for Tree City USA status.

Ald. Beyer read a letter regarding the condition of Fisher Field and what they believe to be unnecessary postponements of games due to the fact that the field is not worked on early in the day.

Election of Council President

Ald. Wagner nominated Dale Oppermann for Council President. Ald. Beyer nominated Ald. Wendorf for Council President. On call of the roll, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, Ald. Carnes, and Ald. Wagner voted for Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Rogers and Ald. Beyer voted for Ald. Wendorf. Ald. Oppermann is the new Council President for the 1997-98 Common Council.

Rules of Order

Alderperson Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 1.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 1

BE IT RESOLVED that the Rules and Order of Business adopted April 18, 1996, by the preceding Common Council, be and hereby are adopted for the government of the Common Council.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 1. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

Official Newspaper

Alderperson Wendt introduced Resolution No. 2.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 2

BE IT RESOLVED that the Daily Jefferson County Union is hereby designated the official newspaper of the City of Jefferson for publication of Common Council proceedings and legal notices for the ensuing year.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 2. The motion carried unanimously.

Public Depositories

Alderperson Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 3.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 3

BE IT RESOLVED that the Jefferson County Bank and the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Jefferson, Bank One of Milwaukee, State Investment Pool Fund of Madison, First Bank Milwaukee of Milwaukee, the Marshall & Illsley Bank of Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Investment Trust, duly organized under the laws of the State of Wisconsin and approved by the Wisconsin Commissioner of Banking as qualified public depositories, be and hereby are designated for public depositories pursuant to Section 34.05, of the Wisconsin State Statutes, for all public moneys coming into the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 3. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

City staff Appointments by Mayor

A. Director of Public Works/City Engineer Dan Ludwig
B. Street Superintendent/Weed Commissioner Dave Haffelder
C. Wastewater Treatment Utility Supt. Mike Kelly
D. Parks & Recreation Director/City Forester Scott Endl
E. Health Officer David R Schornack

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve the above city staff appointments made by Mayor Brawders. The motion carried unanimously.

Committee Appointments by Mayor

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve the Mayoral appointments to the committees listed above. The motion carried unanimously.

Election of Council Representative to the Plan Commission

Mayor Brawders recommended Ald. Wendt for a one year term on the Plan Commission.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve the mayoral recommendation of Ald. Wendt for a one year term to the Plan Commission. The motion carried on a voice vote, with Ald. Wendt abstaining.

Council Committees

Mayor Brawders presented the following Council Committee appointments:

FINANCE:. *Wendorf, Oppermann and Wendt; Alternate: Rogers

REGULATORY: *Beyer, Wagner, and Rogers; Alternate: Polk

STREETS HEALTH & SANITATION: *Polk, Beyer and Wendorf; Alternate: Oppermann

PERSONNEL: *Rogers, Carnes, and Wagner; Alternate: Beyer

*Chairperson

 

 

 

 

Consent Agenda

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 4.

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RESOLUTION nO. 4

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for April 15, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve the Consent Agenda with the removal of the junk dealer/vehicle license for further discussion. The motion carried unanimously.

Discussion was held between the Common Council and City Attorney Scott Scheibel regarding Mr. Tennyson's repeated non-compliance with City ordinances. This license renewal was due by January 1.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to deny the Junk Dealer & vehicle license indefinitely for R-C Recycling owned by Mr. Wesley Tennyson. The motion carried unanimously.

 

Amend the General Ordinances of the City of Jefferson

Ald. Carnes introduced proposed Ordinance #9-97 for its second reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #9-97


An ordinance to amend the general ordinances of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin.

WHEREAS, it is deemed expedient and necessary that the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson be brought up-to-date; and

WHEREAS, ordinances adopted through Ordinance #6-97, dated March 4, 1997, and changes necessitated by changes in State law have now been incorporated into the Municipal Code; and

WHEREAS, a copy of such amended Code has been on file and open for public inspection in the office of the City Administrator for not less than 2 weeks, as required by 66.035, Wis. Stats., and notice thereof was given by publication on March 14, 1997, in the Daily Jefferson County Union;

NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Jefferson ordains as follows:

Section 1. That the Code of Ordinances in book form entitled, "Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin", as amended, shall be and hereby is adopted as the general ordinances in and for the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin.

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect the day after passage and publication as provided by law.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #9-97.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

Issuance and Sale of $1,000,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 5.

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RESOLUTION nO. 5

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF JEFFERSON TO BORROW THE SUM OF $1,000,000 BY ISSUING GENERAL OBLIGATION PROMISSORY NOTES PURSUANT TO SECTION 67.12(12) OF THE WISCONSIN STATE STATUTES AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF THE NOTES.

("Due to its length, In lieu of printing the complete text of this resolution a complete copy is on file at the office of the City Clerk and is available for public inspection.)

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 5.

Ald. Wendorf reported that the Finance Committee reviewed the bids and are recommending the sale to John G. Kinnard on a vote of 2 to 1.

Dave Wagner of Ehlers and Associates addressed the Common Council to review the bids and the financial rating the City was assigned by Moody's. The rating was an A-2, which Dave Wagner stated they felt was a very good rating.

Dave Wagner also explained that the true interest rate from the low bidder, John G. Kinnard, was the best rate the City of Jefferson has obtained since the 1970's.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 5. Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Oppermann, Ald. Beyer, Ald. Wagner, and Ald. Wendorf voted aye; Ald. Wendt voted no. The motion carried 7 to 1.

Contract with Crispell-Snyder, Inc. for Sanitary Sewer Design for Relocation of Sewer Adjacent to the Racine Street Bridge

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 6

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RESOLUTION nO. 6

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract for professional services by and between the City of Jefferson and Crispell-Snyder, Inc. for the design of approximately 200 feet of 18-inch sanitary sewer at Catherine Avenue, at a cost not to exceed $8,500.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 6. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Agreement with the DOT for Bridge Enhancements

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 7.

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RESOLUTION nO. 7

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to execute a State/Municipal Agreement between the City of Jefferson and Wisconsin Department of Transportation for enhanced bridge railing, enhanced lighting, sidewalk pavers and adjusting manholes, at a cost not to exceed $98,000.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 7.

Ald. Carnes inquired as to which manholes would need adjusting.

The City Engineer stated that the manholes in the intersection of Main and Racine would need adjusting due to the height of the new roadway when the new Racine Street bridge is constructed.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

1997-98 Insurance Programs

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 8.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 8

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the 1997-98 Insurance Policies as provided by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Wausau Insurance in the estimated amount of $88,475 is hereby approved.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 8.

Ald. Wendorf stated that Finance Committee is recommending approval. This is the best possible rate the City could get.

Ald. Wagner commented that this program has saved the City substantial funds in the past.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously to accept the 1997-98 insurance policies as provided by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and Wausau Insurance.

Revision to Foremost Buildings, Inc. Unlimited Personal Guarantee.

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 9.

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RESOLUTION nO. 9

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that personal guarantees will only be required of the three principal owners of Foremost Buildings, Inc.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 9.

City Administrator Schornack explained that the Revolving Loan Fund Committee had agreed to model the City's agreement after the bank's loan. Initially the Council had approved requiring a personal guarantee from all five owners of Foremost Building. It was later learned that the Jefferson County Bank was only requiring the three majority owners to sign personal guarantees.

Jim van Lieshout of the Jefferson County Bank was on hand and stated that the Small Business Administration Rule 504 only requires owners of 20% or more of a company, with control of said company, to sign personal guarantees.

The City Administrator explained that two of the owners have less than a 5% interest in the business and, therefore, should be removed from the requirement of a personal guarantee.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 8. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Submittal of Grant Application for Milwaukee Street Walk Bridge

Ald. Wendt introduced Resolution No. 10.

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RESOLUTION nO. 10

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson is interested in acquiring or developing lands for public outdoor recreation purposes as described in the application; and

WHEREAS, financial aid is required to carry out the project;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City of Jefferson has budgeted a sum sufficient to complete the project, and

HEREBY AUTHORIZES Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director Scott Endl to act on behalf of the City of Jefferson to submit an application to the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for any financial aid that may be available; sign documents; and take necessary action to undertake, direct and complete the approved project.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Jefferson will comply with state or federal rules for the programs; may perform force account work; will maintain the completed project in an attractive, inviting and safe manner; will keep the facilities open to the general public during reasonable hours consistent with the type of facility; and will obtain from the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources or the National Park Service approval in writing before any change is made in the use of the project site.

Ald. Wendt, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 10.

Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director Endl explained that there is a two year window with the potential for a one year extension within which to spend the grant money on the building of the walking bridge.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wendt moved to amend Resolution No. 10 to read that if matching funds are not granted, there will not be a Milwaukee Street Bridge. On call of the Roll, Ald. Polk, Ald. Wendt, and Ald. Wagner voted aye; Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Oppermann, Ald. Beyer, and Ald. Wendorf voted no. The motion was defeated on a vote of 3 to 5.

Ald. Wagner offered an amendment stating that the Milwaukee Street Walking Bridge will not occur unless the City also receives $20,000 in donated funds. The motion died for the lack of a second.

Ald. Carnes inquired if outside donations would effect the amount of the grant that the DNR would be willing to give the City.

Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director Endl stated that it would not effect the amount of the grant. These grants are different from the dam grants.

Roll was then called on the original Resolution No. 10 approving the submittal of a grant application to the DNR for a Milwaukee Street Walking Bridge. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)( c) & (e) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss AFSCME Union Contract, Non-Union Compensation Plan for 1997, and the Purchase of Public Property.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

The Mayor reconvened the meeting to open session.

1997-98 AFSCME Union Contract

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 11.

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RESOLUTION nO. 11

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the revised Tentative Settlement Agreement by and between the City of Jefferson and Jefferson County Employees Local 655-D AFSCME AFL-CIO dated March 24, 1997, is hereby approved, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Administrator and the Mayor are hereby authorized to sign the Collective Bargaining Agreement by and between the City of Jefferson and the Jefferson County Employees Local 655-D AFSCME AFL-CIO for 1997-98.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 11.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Offer to Purchase City Park Property

This resolution was removed from the agenda.

REPORTS

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported that he and Building Inspector Guy Burlingame will be in court next Thursday regarding the property at 120 N. Main Street.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported that the Cable TV Franchise Negotiating Committee will be meeting with Mr. Orton, the cable TV consultant.

The City Administrator also reported that Shelby's Garage had been contacted about existing violations on their property.

COMMITTEES

Ald. Oppermann stated his dissatisfaction with the parking and student drop-off situation in front of the catholic school on Church Street.

Ald. Beyer of the Regulatory Committee stated that the street crew will be marking appropriate areas on the roadway and curb for "No Parking" and erecting signs related to the blind resident in the area.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn the April 15, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the April 15, 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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