MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1997

 

The Tuesday, September 2, 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. Hetzel, 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.

communications

Mayor Brawders read a letter from Mr. Paul Cronis, reporter from the Whitewater Radio Station WSLD stating that he would be moving out of the area and he thanked the Council for their cooperation and friendship.

Ald. Wagner stated that he would encourage all residents to attend the upcoming Gemuetlichkeit Days in Jefferson on September 12 through 14.

WATER & ELECTRIC SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

Water & Electric Superintendent Folbrecht reported that there were no major problems for the electric department this summer. The Water Department has completed the new water main under the new Puerner Street Bridge. Mr. Folbrecht also reported that the Water Department will be contracting the demolition of the old water tower on the northeast side of town this fall. The new tower should be constructed and operational by this time next year.

MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

Mayor Brawders presented the following Council Committee appointment:

Ald. James V. Hetzel to the Streets Health Sanitation Committee.

Mayor Brawders then presented the following list of people for the newly developed Historic Preservation Committee for confirmation by the Common Council:

James Polk-Alderperson; Mary Ann Gleisner-Historian; Kevin Burow - Architect; Wayne Harter - Realtor; John Radtke, Gwen King & Harvey Dooge - Citizens.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve the Mayoral appointments to the Historic Preservation Committee. The motion carried unanimously.

 

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 80.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 80

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for September 2, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Licenses as recommended by the Regulatory Committee.
Operator's Licenses to the following applicants: Sara M. Hess, 264 South Church Street, Whitewater, WI 53190; and Lareena K. Taylor, 755 North Tratt St. #79, Whitewater, WI 53190, contingent upon appearing before the Regulatory Committee.
Special Class "B" Licenses to: Conquista Club, c/o Juan Torres 1221 Sherwood Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549, at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Center on September 6-7, 1997; and Humane Society of Jefferson County, c/o Todd Moore, Director, at the Fair View Inn, (rear half of building) on October 19, 1997.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 80. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

rezoning of property in the north business park

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #21-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

proposed ORDINANCE #21-97

An ordinance to amend Section 17.04 (2)(b) 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(2)(b) 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 Agricultural (AG) District and adding said property to the General Industry (MG) District:

Description: Parcel "B" of Ganser Farm: That part of the SW and SE of the SW of Section 36, T.7 N., R.14E., Town of Aztalan, Jefferson County, WI, described as follows: Beginning at the southwest corner of said Section 36; thence N.0o01'39"E., along the west line of said Section 36. 1,329.71 feet to the north line of the south of the SW of said Section 36; thence
N.89o29'42"E., along said north line 1485.17 feet to the center line of N. Dewey Road; thence S.22o26'10" W., 98.76 feet and S. 21o10'10"W., 416.57 feet along said centerline to a point of curvature of said centerline; thence along the arc of a curve to the left of said centerline whose chord bears S.15o37'10" W., 397.04 feet to the point of tangency of said curve; thence continuing along said centerline S.10o04'10" W., 476.73 feet to the south line of said Section 36; thence S.89o24'55" W., along said south line 1,107.43 feet to the point of beginning, containing 38.59 acres, including road right-of-way.

Sally Gross Farm:
The northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 36, Town 7 North, Range 14 East, Town of Aztalan, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

Also beginning at the southwest corner of the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 36, Town 7 North, Range 14 East; thence north on quarter quarter line, 6.97 chains; thence east 6.72 chains to the center of highway; thence southwesterly in the center of said Highway, 8.51 chains to a point on the south line of said northwest quarter of the southwest quarter, 1.84 chains east of the place of beginning; thence west 1.84 chains to the place of beginning.

EXCEPTING THEREFROM 2 acres heretofore deeded to the Chicago & Northwestern Railway Company.

FURTHER EXCEPTING THEREFROM lands conveyed to Charles J. Ganser by Warranty Deed recorded on August 21, 1962 in Volume 333 of Deeds on Page 606.

FURTHER EXCEPTING THEREFROM lands conveyed by Quit Claim Deed dated September 2, 19988, and recorded on October 11, 1988 in Volume 724 of Records on Page 798, as Document Number 845212.

Parcel #: 07-14-36-33 and 07-14-36-32

Address: N4947 & N5017 S. Dewey Road

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.

amending section 2.11(1)(b) OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE RELATED TO COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ald. Hetzel introduced Ordinance #22-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #22-97

An ordinance to amend Section 2.11(1)(b) of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson related to Council Committee members.

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

Section 1. Section 2.11(1)(b) of the Municipal Code related to Committees of the City Council is hereby amended as follows:

(b) Each such committee, except the Committee of the Whole, shall consist of 3 Alderpersons appointed by the Mayor. In addition, the Mayor may appoint one alternate member to each committee who shall only constitute a member should a regular member of the committee not be present. The majority of each committee shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force upon passage and publication as provided by law.

This is a first reading.

authorizing contract with crispell-snyder for sewer main

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 81.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 81

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Crispell-Snyder, Inc. for construction-related services to re-align sewer and water along Catherine Avenue for an amount not to exceed $10,800.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 81. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

1998 common council goals, long-term goals, capital improvement plan

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 82.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 82

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the 1998 Common Council Goals, Long-Term Goals and Capital Improvement Plan (1998-2002) are hereby adopted.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 82.

Ald. Oppermann offered the following additions to the list of future goals:

  1. Continuation of S. Dewey to S. Whitewater
  2. Sidewalks and curb & gutter on S. Whitewater
  3. Sidewalk and Street improvements on N. Watertown Avenue
  4. Wisconsin Drive reconstruction, (after it is used to detour traffic through 1999.)

Ald. Oppermann explained that these items are not meant to all be added to 1998, but within the next five years.

Ald. Oppermann also stated that as far as the park improvements, the boat launch in Tensfeldt Park may be moved ahead to a 1998 project and the asphalt walking path in Oakridge Park may be pushed out past 1998.

Ald. Hetzel and Ald. Wagner noted their support of the additions.

Mayor Brawders mentioned that the downtown parking issue should also become a more predominant goal on the Council's list.

Mayor Brawders then called for a voice vote on the approval of the 1998 Common Council Goals, Long-Term Goals and Capital Improvement Plan (1998-2002). The motion carried.

accept donation of 1994 ford f-350 pick-up truck CHASSIS to be used as a bush truck and authorize equipping of vehicle

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 83.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 83

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City accepts the donation of a 1994 Ford F-350 Pick-up Truck Chassis to be used as a "Brush Truck" and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to pay the City of Jefferson's portion of the cost to equip the vehicle for an amount not to exceed $4,000.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 83.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

purchase of fire fighters turnout gear

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 84.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 84

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to purchase 8 sets of firefighters turnout gear from 5 Alarm of Fort Atkinson for an amount not to exceed $8,400.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 84. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

purchase of multi-haul container box

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 85.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 85

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to purchase a multi-haul container box from PM Industries, of Whitewater, WI, in an amount not to exceed $5,800.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve Resolution No. 85.

Ald. Oppermann explained that the Finance Committee voted unanimously to recommend this container box for the Public Works Department.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

authorizing the release of budgeted funds to greenwood cemetery association

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 86.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 86

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to release the budgeted amount of $4,325 to the Greenwood Cemetery Association.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 86.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported:

 

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel updated the Council on the status of 122 N. Main and the Braun's Employee Cooperative bankruptcy.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported that Wednesday night, September 3 is the next Master Plan workshop in City Hall and Saturday morning the Facilities Committee will be interviewing the four final candidates for the building of the new police department.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to adjourn to Closed Session Pursuant to Section 19.85(1)( c) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to Discuss the Performance Evaluation of the City Administrator. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the September 2, 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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