MINUTES
city of jefferson common council meeting
tuesday, october 7, 1997

The Tuesday, October 7, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 7:45 p.m. by Mayor Brawders. Members present: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Oppermann and Ald. Beyer. Ald. Hetzel was absent. Also present was City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and Administrative Assistant Sellnow.

public participation

Mr. Robert Coffman, spokesperson for 40 Jefferson businesses, addressed the Common Council. Mr. Coffman presented a petition signed by 40 Jefferson businesses requesting the Common Council to direct staff to talk to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to change their plans for rerouting traffic during the reconstruction of Main Street (Hwy 26) in 1999. The current DOT plan reroutes traffic out to Highway 89 and around the City of Jefferson bypassing all city businesses. Mr. Coffman also presented maps depicting the detour routes the businesses would like to see used, which detour traffic through Jefferson instead of around it.

Mr. Robert Leuty, of 418 Midway, (and owner of the Ben Franklin Store), and Mr. David Brill, owner of d.b. Puffins, echoed their agreement with Mr. Coffman and emphasized the need for the traffic detours to include downtown Jefferson or many businesses will definitely be hurt, if not totally driven out of business during the reconstruction.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 95.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 95

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for October 7, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 95. On call of the roll, Ald. Wagner, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, and Ald. Oppermann voted aye and Ald. Beyer and Ald. Wendorf abstained from voting on the council minutes of September 16, due to the fact that they were not in attendance at that meeting. The motion carried 5 to 0, with 2 abstentions.

CODEBOOK AMENDMENT

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #23-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #23-97

An ordinance to amend Chapter 9 of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson pertaining to "Orderly Conduct".

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

Section 1. Chapter 9.31(1) of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson is hereby amended as follows:

9.21 REGULATION OF TOBACCO USE AND POSSESSION. (SS) 938.983 (1)-(4), Wis. Stats., is incorporated herein by reference. Any act required or prohibited by such section is required or prohibited by this section.

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.

This is a first reading.

amending section 7.04(2) to reduce speed limit on puerner street

Ald. Wagner introduced Ordinance #24-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #24-97

An ordinance to amend Chapter 7.04 of the Traffic Code of the City of Jefferson pertaining to Speed Limits.

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

Section 1. Chapter 7.04(2) of the Traffic Code of the City of Jefferson is hereby amended by removing the following:

Puerner St. from a point 802' east of the railroad, east to Dewey Street

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.

This is a first reading.

amending section 7.04(2) to add crawfish avenue and spangler road to the list of 35 m.p.h. streets

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #25-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #25-97

An ordinance to amend Chapter 7.04 of the Traffic Code of the City of Jefferson pertaining to Speed Limits.

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

Section 1. Chapter 7.04(2) of the Traffic Code of the City of Jefferson is hereby amended by adding the following:

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.

This is a first reading.

rezoning of a parcel on s. whitewater ave

Ald. Beyer introduced Ordinance #26-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

ORDINANCE #26-97

An ordinance to amend Section 17.04 (2) 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 Single Family (R1) District and adding said property to the Highway and Neighborhood Business (BHN) District:

Description: Commencing at the Southeast corner of section 11; Thence with the East line of the SE ¼ of Section 11, N 00o E, 2591.31 FT. to the E ¼ corner of Section 11; Thence S 86o55'59" W, 1671.95 FT. to the POB, Also being the easterly corner of Parcel 1 of C.S.M. #2614, Also being on the centerline of C.T.H. "N"; thence S 44o26'54" W, 33 FT to the POB; thence S 44o26'54" W, 120.24 FT, thence S 44o38'43" E, 93.32 FT; thence S 60o18'04" E, 294.70 FT; thence N 42o41'18" E, 38.86 FT; thence N 44o21'14" W; 376.17 FT more or less to the POB. Said parcel contains 0.78 acres more or less.

Parcel #: Portion of 06-14-11-42-005

Address: Portion of Parcel southeast of 821 S. Whitewater 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 this item to the Plan Commission for their recommendation.

approval of final plat for scenic meadows

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 96.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 96

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to sign the final plat contingent upon Council approval of the developer's agreement and receipt of the performance bond signed by Mr. Bruce Calloway, 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. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 96.

It was explained that the Plan Commission has approved the plat for Scenic Meadows and the site plans are acceptable to the City Engineer.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

declaring official intent to reimburse expenditures from proceeds of borrowing

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 97.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 97

RESOLUTION DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES FROM PROCEEDS OF BORROWING

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin (the "Municipality") plans to acquire land for industrial purposes, including professional fees and other costs incidental thereto (the "Project"); and

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

WHEREAS, because the Bonds will not be issued prior to April of 1998, 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 costs of the Project until Bond proceeds become available.

Section 2. Declaration of Official Intent. The Municipality hereby officially declares its intent under 26 CFR Section 1.103-18 to reimburse said expenditures with proceeds of the Bonds, the principal amount of which is not expected to exceed $300,000.

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. This 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 Bonds are issued.

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

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 97. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

authorizing the borrowing of sewer utility funds

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 98.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 98

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to borrow $270,000 from the Sewer Utility Fund to purchase the Sally Gross property, (including $8,000 to be refunded to the General Fund for past expenditures). And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the monies will be repaid at an interest rate of six percent (6%) to the Sewer Utility Fund from the proceeds of TID No. 2.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 98.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

wastewater treatment plant capacity study

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 99.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 99

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Town & Country Engineering, Inc. for Study and Report Professional Services pertaining to a Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity Study at a cost not to exceed $4,500.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 99.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

instrumentation and plant control upgrade

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 100.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 100

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Automation Service and Design for wastewater treatment plant control upgrade design, specification, contractor direction, programming and startup services at a cost of $10,200. And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Town and Country Engineering to provide treatment plant process evaluation and control strategy review at a cost of $5,300.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 100. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

placing a stop sign at the intersection of sherwood and hickory

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 101.

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Resolution No. 101

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Streets Superintendent is hereby authorized to erect a stop sign on the corners of Sherwood Lane approaching Hickory Drive to replace the existing yield sign.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 101.

It was explained that the Regulatory Committee reviewed and is recommending this sign change. The area of Sherwood and Hickory is now built up to the point where a driver must stop in order to be sure there are no vehicles coming.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

authorizing the official name of ‘crawfish' avenue

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 102.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 102

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the official name of the new avenue that runs between W. Racine and Spangler Road, (unofficially called "Crawfish Avenue") is now Pitzner Parkway Avenue, contingent upon roadway dedication.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 102.

The Council thanked everyone who submitted an entry for the official name for "Crawfish Avenue".

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to amend the name to Pitzner Parkway. On a voice vote the amendment carried.

The Mayor then called for a voice vote on amended Resolution No. 102. The motion to accept amended Resolution No. 102 and rename "Crawfish Avenue" to Pitzner Parkway, carried.

Ald. Polk, 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 Sale of Public Property.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Rogers, moved to reconvene to open session.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

hire of wwtp operator

The resolution to hire a new Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator was removed from the agenda.

sale of property in the north industrial park to schemm bowling inc.

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 104.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 104

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator and City Attorney are hereby authorized to draw and execute documents authorizing the sale of 2.5 acres in the North Business Park to Schemm Bowling, Inc., Jefferson, Wisconsin, in the amount of $30,000.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to approve Resolution No. 104.

On call of the roll, Ald. Polk and Ald. Beyer voted aye; Ald. Wagner, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, and Ald. Oppermann voted no. The motion was defeated 5 to 2.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported:

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported on:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel updated the Council on the demolition of the building at 120 N. Main and the bankruptcy proceedings on Braun's Employee Cooperative.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack confirmed October 28 at 5 pm for a Committee of the Whole meeting.

The City Administrator also informed the Council that an aerial truck would be at the Fire Station on Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for the Council to view.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn the October 7, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the October 7, 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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