city of jefferson

common council MINUTES
tuesday, october 21, 1997

The Tuesday, October 21, 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. Hetzel, 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

Ald. Wagner, on behalf of the entire Common Council, thanked the Jefferson Fire Department and all of the neighboring departments that helped extinguish the fire in the Puerner Building. They did a wonderful job containing a fire that could have been far more devastating than it was.

Ald. Wagner also stated that Ms. Peggy Bare has extended an invitation to the Council to participate and ride on a float in the Christmas Parade in December.

public participation

Jefferson Fire Chief Powell of 111 N. High addressed the Council with concerns regarding the remaining sections of the Puerner Building and stated that especially electrical work and furnace checks would be needed before any businesses or apartments could reopen.

Ms. Ann Copsey of 515 Collins Road addressed the Council regarding their dissatisfaction with their retaining wall assessment.

Ms. Mary Ann Koser of 537 W. Racine addressed the Council regarding the bituminous and storm sewer assessment on North Jackson Avenue. Ms. Koser also requested that the curb and gutter be checked for gouges.

BARRIENTOS ENGINEERS & ARCHITECTS PRESENTATION

Mr. Tom Romenesko, Project Engineer for Barrientos, made a presentation to the Council regarding the proposed Milwaukee Street Walking Bridge. Mr. Romenesko passed around photos of other bridges his company has worked on and showed three possible designs for the Milwaukee Street Bridge.

appointment to the plan commission

Mayor Brawders proposed Ald. Beyer for the vacant Plan Commission seat.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to accept the Mayor's appointment of Ald. Beyer to the Plan Commission. On call of the roll, the motion carried on a voice vote.

public hearing and council action on the rezoning of a parcel on s. whitewater ave

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 and stated that the Plan Commission unanimously approved of the rezoning.

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.

Dr. William Zarwell of 414 W. Milwaukee stated that he had reservations about the rezoning. Not because of what Mr. Fisher intended to do with the property, but what the rezoning may allow in the future.

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

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #26-97 for its second reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

proposed 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 of Section 11, N 00o E, 2591.31 FT. to the E 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.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #26-97.

The City Engineer stated that the proposed use will be acceptable under the new rezoning, however, a site plan must still be approved by the Plan Commission for this current proposed use or any use in the future.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 105.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 105

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for October 21, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve Resolution No. 105. The motion carried unanimously.

CODEBOOK AMENDMENT

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #23-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #23-97.

On a voice vote, the motion carried.

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

Ald. Wagner introduced Ordinance #24-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #24-97.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

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

Ald. Beyer introduced Ordinance #25-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #25-97.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

ordinance to remove one parking stall from the south main street parking lot

Ald. Hetzel introduced Ordinance #27-97 for its first reading.

city of jefferson

proposed ordinance #27-97

An Ordinance to Amend Section 7.03(4)(h) of the Municipal Traffic Code Related to No Parking Zones.

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

Section 1. Section 7.03(4)(h) is hereby amended to add the following no parking zone:

One parking stall in the South Main Parking Lot, which is 80' to 89' east of the South Highway 26 east right-of-way line.

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

This is a first reading.

municipal code changes related to home occupations and professional home offices

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #28-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #28-97

An ordinance to amend Chapter 17, Zoning Code of the City of Jefferson, Related to Home Occupations and Professional Home Offices.

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

Section 1. Section 17.03(74) of the Zoning Code of the City of Jefferson is hereby amended as follows:

(74) PROFESSIONAL HOME OFFICES. Residences of doctors of medicine, practitioners, dentists, clergymen, architects, landscape architects, professional engineers, lawyers, registered land surveyors, artists, teachers, authors, musicians, real estate brokers or other recognized professions used to conduct their professions where the office does not exceed 1/4 the area of only one floor of the residence and only one nonresident person is employed.

Section 2. Section 17.04(3)(a)1. Of the Zoning Code of the City of Jefferson is hereby amended as follows:

1. Approved Use. Single family dwellings. Home occupations as defined in this chapter.

Section 3. Section 17.05(5) of the Zoning Code of the City of Jefferson is hereby amended to add the following:

(j) Professional Home Offices in the R-1 Single Family Residential District.

Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.

This is a first reading.

AGREEMENT FOR EQUIPPING BRUSH TRUCK

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 106.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION NO. 106

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to sign an agreement for equipping of the Jefferson Fire Department's brush truck.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 106.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee unanimously approved this agreement, and also stated that the City's portion will be $3,750.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

CALLOWAY DEVELOPMENT, LLC, AGREEMENT, PERFORMANCE BOND AND IRREVOCABLE LETTER OF CREDIT.

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 107.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION NO. 107

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 Calloway Development, LLC upon receiving 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. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 107.

The motion carried unanimously.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE STRUCTURE/NON-UNION COMPENSATION PLANS/NON-UNION POSITION DESCRIPTIONs and PERSONNEL MANUAL STUDY

Ald. Rogers introduced Resolution No. 108.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION NO. 108

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Personnel Advisors to perform the general administrative office structure/non-union compensation plans/non-union position descriptions and personnel manual study at a cost of $7,500.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 108.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee unanimously approved this expenditure, which was a budgeted item.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON ROCK STREET

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 109.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PRELIMINARY RESOLUTION NO. 109

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin:

  1. That the Common Council declares its intention under Section 66.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes to levy special assessments upon the following described properties benefited by the proposed improvements, which improvements and assessments constitute an exercise of the City's police powers:
  2. Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter and Bituminous Improvements on Rock Street from Fairview Lane to Fairway Circle.

  3. The Common Council determines that the improvements and assessments constitute an exercise of the City's police powers, properties to be assessed are benefited by the project and the amounts assessed against each parcel shall be based on front footages.
  4. The Assessments against any parcel may be paid in full or in 10 annual installments when arrangements have been made with the City Administrator.
  5. The City Engineer shall prepare a report which will consist of the following:
    a. Plans and specifications for the improvements
    b. An estimate of the entire cost of the improvements.
    c. Schedule of proposed assessments.
  6. The City Administrator is hereby directed to give a Class One Notice of public hearing pertaining to the proposed projects as specified in section 66.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes, scheduled for November 4, 1997, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 317 S. Main Street, Jefferson, Wisconsin.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 109.

The City Engineer stated that this portion of Rock Street needed to be done to connect with the Meadow Springs project.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 109. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

authorizing date and time of board of review

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 110.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 110

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Board of Review hours are hereby established to be on Thursday, November 6, 1997, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve Resolution No. 110.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

MEMORIAL resolution FOR RAYMOND G. KRAUSE

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 111.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION NO. 111

WHEREAS, God in his infinite mercy, has chosen to call from his life, Raymond G. Krause, and

WHEREAS, Ray served the City of Jefferson as a Foreman at the Jefferson Water and Electric Department for 35 years, and

WHEREAS, Ray was a most valued and trusted citizen of this community,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Jefferson by this resolution extends its sympathy to the family of the late Raymond G. Krause and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the bereaved family.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 111.

The Council stood for a moment of silence in memory of Mr. Krause.

additional funding for north center avenue

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 112.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 112

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to sign a contract amendment with Lake Mills Blacktop in an amount not to exceed $28,000, for additional reconstruction work on North Center Avenue.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 112.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee approved this expenditure. There was extensive damage done to the road bed due to the Puerner building fire and other complications with the rubblizing of the old concrete roadway.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 112 and the motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Rogers, moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(c) & (e) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss the Hire of WWTP Operator and the Sale of Public Property.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Mayor Brawders reconvened to open session.

hire of plant operator

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 113.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 113

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to hire Eric Nysse to the position of Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator, and in conformance with the AFSCME union compensation plan at a starting salary of $11.5692 per hour.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 113.

On call of the roll, Ald. Beyer, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Hetzel, and Ald. Oppermann voted aye; Ald. Wagner voted no. The motion carried 7 to 1.

 

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

Ald. Hetzel introduced Resolution No. 114.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 114

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 1.4 acres (200' x 300') in the North Business Park to Schemm Bowling, Inc., Jefferson, Wisconsin, in the amount of $12,000 per acre, with the City paying for the installation of laterals to the lot line and a five year right-of-first-refusal on an additional 150' of frontage.

Ald. Hetzel, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 114.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to include that the CSM would be paid for by the City. The motion carried on a voice vote.

Mayor Brawders then called for a vote on amended Resolution No. 114. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported that a new crossing guard is being hired for the Racine Street and Jackson Avenue crossing.

The Chief also reported on the progress with Bray & Associates.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported on the W. Puerner Street opening, Jackson Avenue sidewalk project and the state of the Puerner building.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported on the upcoming Open Book and Board of Review now that the revaluation is complete. There was also discussion on a regional meeting with other cities in our area.

COMMITTEES

Ald. Wendorf explained that the Finance Committee has begun working on the 1998 city budget.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to adjourn the October 21, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the October 21, 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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