MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1997

 

The Tuesday, September 16, 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, and Ald. Oppermann. Ald. Wendorf and Ald. Beyer were absent. Also present was City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and Administrative Assistant Sellnow.

public participation

Mr. Don Kraus of 702 Windsor Terrace addressed the Council with concerns regarding the intersection of West Racine and Jackson Avenue. Mr. Kraus also inquired as to the reasons the City is building a new Police Department on the north end of town and whether the City could pool some of our local talent to design a police department for free, instead of an expensive outside architect.

PUBLIC POWER WEEK PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, we, the citizens of Jefferson, Wisconsin have chosen to operate a community-owned, locally controlled, not-for-profit electric utility and, as consumers and owners of our electric utility, have a direct say in utility operations and policies; and

WHEREAS, Jefferson Water and Electric provides our homes, businesses, farms, social service, and local government agencies with reliable, efficient, and cost-effective electricity employing sound business practices designed to ensure the best possible service at not-for-profit rates, and

WHEREAS, Jefferson Water and Electric is a valuable community asset that contributes substantially to the well-being of local citizens through energy efficiency, customer service, environmental protection, economic development, and safety awareness, and

WHEREAS, the electric utility industry is changing and will continue to change over the next few years, with the goal of allowing individual consumers to choose their power supplier while continuing service from their current electricity distributor; and

WHEREAS, this concept of "customer choice" in generation is a new one that will have a broad impact on and affect all parts of the electric utility industry, including the consumer-utility relationship; and

WHEREAS, as this community's public power system, Jefferson Water and Electric's first and only purpose is to furnish an essential public service and the best customer service to community citizens at lower-cost rates, and it bring reliability, expertise, and leadership to the partnership it has with consumers;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Jefferson Water and Electric will continue to work to ensure that consumers benefit from any changes in the electric utility industry, just as it has since 1893, the year when the utility was created to serve all the citizens of Jefferson; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the week of October 5-11, 1997 be designated Public Power Week in order to honor Jefferson Water and Electric for its contributions to the community and to make its consumer-owners, policy-makers, and employees more aware of Jefferson Water and Electric's overall contributions to their well-being.

PUBLIC HEARING ON rezoning of property in the north business park

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 stating that at least 51% of a TID District must be zoned for industrial use and this rezoning would accomplish this by rezoning the newly annexed Sally Gross property and the previously city-purchased Ganser farm.

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. James Ganser of 870 North Dewey inquired if the city has more than one industrial zoning.

City Engineer Ludwig explained that the city has two industrial zonings. The (MG) General Industry zoning that is being used in this area means that the industry in this area must have inside storage for all components of their business. No outside storage is allowed.

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

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #21-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #21-97.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Wagner introduces Resolution No. 87.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 87

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for September 16, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve Resolution No. 87. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

Ald. Hetzel introduced Ordinance #22-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Hetzel, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #22-97. The motion carried on a voice vote.

 

creating tax incremental district no. 2

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 88.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 88

A RESOLUTION CREATING, DESCRIBING AND MAKING CERTAIN FINDINGS AND APPROVING PROJECT PLAN FOR TAX INCREMENTAL DISTRICT NO. 2, JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN.

"Due to its length, In lieu of reading 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. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to approve Resolution No. 88.

City Administrator Schornack explained that although this resolution was passed a few weeks ago, Ehlers & Associates felt that it would close any possible loop holes to pass it again, after the rezoning of the two parcels in the district. The City Administrator stated that with the rezoning we now have 51.42% of the TID No. 2 zoned Industrial.

The Mayor then called for a voice vote on the motion to approve Resolution No. 88. The motion carried.

agreement with bray associates× architects for design services for the new police department building

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 89

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 89

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Bray Associates× Architects for design services for the new police department building for a fee of six (6) percent.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 89.

The City Administrator explained that the Facilities Committee reviewed 16 proposals and narrowed the field to four. Those four firms met for interviews with the Facilities Committee on Saturday, September 6. All four candidates were very good firms and could do a good job. The Committee's determination was that Bray Associates× Architects stood out in the interview. The City Administrator and the Police Chief have also visited several police departments and were impressed with Bray's work.

The City Administrator went on to say that the contract with Bray is very much a standard contract, which does include weekly on-site inspections of the construction.

Ald. Oppermann commended the Committee for their efforts.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 89 authorizing a contract with Bray Associates× Architects for design of a new Police Department. The motion carried unanimously.

authorizing contract for bids related for street and sidewalk improvement along collins road and north center avenue

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 90.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 90

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with:

Johnson Brothers of Edgerton, WI, for Bid 97-A'-New Sidewalk Construction for an amount not to exceed $29,575 and

Johnson Brothers of Edgerton, WI, for Bid 97-B'-Interlocking Block Retaining Walls Construction for an amount not to exceed $11,540 and

Lake Mills Blacktop of Lake Mills, WI, for Bid 97-C'-Asphalt Concrete Pavement Construction for an amount not to exceed $43,156.80 and

Lake Mills Blacktop of Lake Mills, WI, for Bid 97-D'-Milling Asphaltic Concrete Pavement Construction for an amount not to exceed $10,649.60 and

Lake Mills Blacktop of Lake Mills, WI, for Bid 97-E'-Rubblizing Existing Concrete Pavement Construction for an amount not to exceed $10,962.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 90.

Ald. Oppermann stated that the Finance Committee had reviewed the bids and unanimously recommends Johnson Brothers and Lake Mills Blacktop for their perspective bids.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 90. The motion carried unanimously.

REDEMPTION OF JULY 1, 1986 BONDS

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 91.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 91

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE

REDEMPTION OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS

DATED JULY 1, 1986

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, (the "City") has outstanding an issue of General Obligation Refunding Bonds dated July 1, 1986 (the "1986 Bonds"); and

WHEREAS, this Common Council has determined that it is necessary and desirable to call the 1986 Bonds maturing in the years 1998 through 2000 for redemption on December 1, 1997;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, that the 1986 Bonds maturing in the years 1998 through 2000 are called for prior payment on December 1, 1997, at the price of par plus accrued interest to the date of redemption.

The City Clerk shall cause timely notice of the call of the 1986 Bonds to be redeemed to be given in accordance with the terms of the 1986 Bonds. Such notice shall be given no later than October 31, 1997.

In addition to the official notice of redemption provided for in the paragraph 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.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 91.

The City Administrator explained that the July 1, 1986, General Obligation Bonds were issued to finance improvements in Tax Increment District No. 1. (TID No. 1). This is one of two bond issues that the City is calling in early and paying for out of TID No. 1. This early call on this bond will also save the City approximately $55,000 in interest.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 91. The motion carried unanimously.

JEFFRES, LLC DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT, PERFORMANCE BOND AND IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CREDIT

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 92.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 92

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to sign the developers agreement with Jeffres, LLC upon receiving the performance bond signed by Mr. Lee Bruce, as drafted by the City Attorney, and an irrevocable letter of credit in a form acceptable to the City Attorney.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve Resolution No. 92. The motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Wagner, moved to adjourn to Closed Session 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.

The Mayor reconvened to open session.

authorizing building demolition

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 93

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 93

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract for the demolition of the building at 122 North Main, down to and including slab on grade, with R. J's. Westside Demolition, Inc. of Watertown, Wisconsin, in an amount not to exceed $13,000.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 93. The motion carried unanimously.

authorizing contract for bid related to sanitary sewer and watermain along catherine avenue

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 94.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 94

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with GMS Excavators, Inc. of Stoughton, WI, for Sanitary Sewer and Water Main Realignment for an amount not to exceed $135,183.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 94.

The motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported that the Gemuetlichkeit Weekend went well, with very few problems. Also Chief Besel reminded everyone that the fall car show will be coming up at the end of September. (September 27 & 28).

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel, per Council request, reviewed the city ordinances pertaining to an inactive liquor license. It is within the Council's power to cancel a liquor license if it is not used for 90 days.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported:

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to adjourn the September 16, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the September 16, 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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