MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, november 4, 1997

 

The Tuesday, November 4, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Brawders. Members present: Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Hetzel, Ald. Oppermann and Ald. Beyer. Ald. Wagner and Ald. Polk were 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. Robert Coffman stating that he was resigning from the Zoning Board of Appeals, effective immediately.

Mayor Brawders then read a letter from Ald. Rogers stating that she would be resigning from the Common Council effective November 21, due to the fact that she and her family would be moving to Lake Mills.

The final letter read by Mayor Brawders was from 40 Jefferson business owners regarding the Phase II portion of the 1999 reconstruction of Hwy. 26 (Main Street).

public participation

Ms. Denise Salamone of 738 Fairway Lane addressed the Council concerning the Rock Street improvement project.

State Representative David Ward gave a short update on what is happening in Madison, now that the budget is finally passed and how that will affect Jefferson.

NATIONAL HOSPICE MONTH PROCLAMATION

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, hospice care is the most humane tradition of health service delivery in the United States, providing 24-hour palliative medical care and social, emotional, and spiritual services for the terminally ill, as well as support for the family; and

Whereas, hospice care helps patients live fully during their final days by alleviating the fears associated with terminal illness such as dying in pain, being alone, and becoming a burden to the family; and by enabling them to remain in the comfort and security of home or home-like settings; and

Whereas, these dedicated men and women form a valuable network of end-of-life support in our nation's vast health care system and are deserving of special honor and appreciation for their many contributions; and

Whereas, an increase in public awareness and understanding of hospice care will better serve the families who are faced with a terminal illness in our community and help ensure that hospice services are a guaranteed benefit for all citizens; and

Whereas, Rainbow Hospice Care has joined the Hospice Association of America, the National Hospice Organization and an estimated 3,000 hospice agencies, in declaring the month of November 1997 as National Hospice Month and are calling on all Americans to observe this occasion with appropriate ceremonies and activities;

Now, therefore, be it resolved that I, Arnold Brawders, Mayor of Jefferson, do hereby proclaim November 1997 as

NATIONAL HOSPICE MONTH

in the City of Jefferson and encourage the support and participation of friends, neighbors, colleagues, and fellow citizens in associated hospice programs now and throughout the year.

PUBLIC HEARING ON SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS FOR IMPROVEMENTS ON ROCK STREET

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 improvements and assessments on Rock Street.

The City Engineer explained that Meadow Springs Development will be improving Rock Street from the west golf course property line to the east and into the Fairway Place subdivision. Approximately 105 feet of Rock Street from the golf course property to Fairway Lane needs to be upgraded by the City. The Engineer explained that a contract had been approved by the Finance Committee to use the developer's contractor for improvements which will include new pavement, curb and gutter, and sidewalk along the north side and extending along Fairway Lane. The City Engineer also stated that due to the onset of winter, the sidewalk portion of the project would not be completed until 1998.

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.

Ms. Denise Salamone of 738 Fairway Lane stated that the hearing notice only mentioned development of Rock Street and nothing about sidewalk along Fairway Lane. Ms. Salamone also inquired how the curb & gutter could have been done already when this resolution had not been passed at this point.

Ald. Wendorf explained that the Finance Committee had approved the contract with the developer's contractor at a previous meeting. The road work had to be done and the contractor was on site. Ald. Wendorf further explained that this resolution is to decide whether or not the benefited properties would be charged for the improvements.

Discussion was also held and concluded that although sidewalk along Fairway Lane was discussed at the committee level, that would need to come to the Common Council through a future special assessment process. This project was noticed as being Rock Street only at this time.

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

Ald. Wendorf introduced Final Resolution 115.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

FINAL RESOLUTION NO. 115

Final Resolution authorizing street, curb & gutter, and sidewalk improvements and levying special assessments against benefited properties.
WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, held a public hearing at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th day of November, 1997, for the purpose of hearing all interested persons concerning the preliminary report on the following proposed improvements:

368' of Curb & Gutter and Bituminous and 130' of sidewalk along Rock Street from Fairway Lane to the Meadow Springs Development.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, as follows:

  1. The report pertaining to the above described public improvement is hereby adopted and approved.
  2. That the City shall carry out the improvements in accordance with the report.
  3. That payment for the improvements shall be made by assessing the costs to the properties benefited as indicated in the report.
  4. That assessments shown in the report representing an exercise of police powers, have been determined on a reasonable basis and are hereby confirmed.
  5. That any interested property owner may object to each assessment separately or all assessments jointly for any purpose.
  6. That the assessments shall be paid in full (or in 10 annual installments) when arrangements have been made in advance with the City Administrator. The minimum principle payments which shall be allowed under the installment plan shall be $100 per year. Deferred payment shall bear interest at a rate of 9% per annum on the unpaid balance. Installments or assessments not paid when due shall bear additional interest on the amount due at a rate of 12% per annum.
  7. That the City Administrator shall publish this resolution as a Class One Notice and shall mail a copy of this resolution and a statement of final assessment against the benefited property to every property owner who's name appears on the assessment roll and whose post office address is known or can with reasonable diligence be ascertained.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 115.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 116.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 116

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for November 4, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 116.

Ald. Beyer stated that the Regulatory Committee reviewed and is approving Mr. Tennyson's licenses at this time because he has complied with all the codes and stipulations of the Plan Commission.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 116 and the motion carried unanimously.

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

Ald. Hetzel introduced Ordinance #27-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Hetzel, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #27-97.

Ald. Wendorf inquired if there were any formal plans that have been approved for the remodeling of the old Schweiger Outlet Store, and stated that he felt that this ordinance should be tabled until formal plans for the building remodeling are reviewed and approved by the Plan Commission.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to table Ordinance #27-97. The motion to table passed on a voice vote.

municipal code changes related to home occupations and professional home offices

Ald. Rogers introduced Ordinance #28-97 for its second 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.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #28-97.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

street dedication on south dewey

Ald. Carnes introduced Ordinance #29-97 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #29-97

An ordinance amending the Official Street Map of the City of Jefferson.

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

Section 1. The Official Map of the City of Jefferson as established in Section 8.01 of the Jefferson Municipal Code is hereby amended to add the following:

A part of Government Lot 3, Section 11, T6N, R14E, City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, described as commencing at the E corner of Section 11; thence S00o03'30"E, along the east line of the SE of Section 11; 634.59 feet to the NE corner of Lot 6 First Addition to Lincoln Addition and the point of beginning; thence S 00o03'30"E, 99.00 feet; thence N86o42'55"W, 33.06 feet; thence N00o03'30"E, 99.00 feet; thence S86o42'55"E, 33.06 feet to the point of beginning.

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

This is a first reading.

contracting with barrientos and associates for W. milwaukee street bridge

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 117.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 117

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Barrientos and Associates, Inc. for design services for the West Milwaukee Street Walk bridge for a fee not to exceed $23,000. And,

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that option No. 3 a timber arch-type of bridge is chosen as the design for the Milwaukee Street Walk Bridge.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 117.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee is unanimously recommending the funding for the bridge design work to begin. He explained that a design plan needs to be in place in order to apply for ISTEA funding to pay for the construction of the bridge.

Ald. Oppermann stated that he has received nothing but positive feedback from the community on doing this Milwaukee Street walking bridge.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 117 and the motion carried unanimously.

AUTHORIZATION TO WRITE OFF DELINQUENT PERSONAL PROPERTY BILLS

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 118.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 118

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to delete the following Personal Property bills from the accounts receivable:

YEAR PERSONAL PROPERTY DELINQUENT PRINCIPAL

1992 Mrs. B's $ 279.21

Braun's Employee Production Coop 1,215.40

Dr. Richard Esenberg 591.27

Gleisner Water Care 919.75

Golden Auctions 32.85

Farmer's Insurance Group 32.85

Golden Coin Family Restaurant 886.90

MMS Machine Service 65.70

Sub-total $ 4,023.93

1993 Braun's Employee Production Coop 853.12

Dr. Richard Esenberg 592.89

Golden Auctions 32.95

Age of Aquarium 95.53

Golden Coin Restaurant 823.45

Jefferson Travel, Inc. 154.82

MMS Machine Service 98.82

Borg Textile Corporation 1,319.90

Schweiger Industries, Inc. 16,054.09

Sub-total $20,025.57

1994 Mrs. B's 198.29

Cimino's Italian Food 578.32

Esenberg, Dr. Richard 693.98

Golden Auctions 33.05

Age of Aquarium 99.14

The Furniture Clinic 16.53

Golden Coin Family Rest. 925.31

JR's Riverfront Pub 138.80

MMS Machine Service 99.14

Popp Seed Store 132.18

Schweiger Retail Fabric-Outlet 138.80

Shelby's Auto Repair 776.60

Two Thousand One Video 99.14

Danka Industries, Inc. 142.11

Schweiger Industries 13,463.17

Schweiger Industries 895.49

Borg Textile 1,221.68

Sub-total $19,651.73

1995 Dan Henderson-BIX Furniture 16.56

Borchardt, Diane-Mrs. B's 215.27

Crossroads Realty-Stade/Schnitger 82.80

Denny's Tire Center 135.79

Elder-Mohns Ford Inc 2,715.86

Esenberg, Dr. Richard 761.77

Frankiewicz-People's Meat Market 794.89

Haney, Henry-Age of Aquarium 115.93

Henderson-The Furniture Clinic 19.88

MMS Machine Service 132.48

Midwest Mental Health Co 264.96

Milwaukee Journal 29.81

Pizza Pit-Richard Lares 1,242.01

Schweiger Retail Fabric Outlet 139.10

Shelby's Auto Repair 1,036.67

T & W Enterprises-Paul Revere 619.36

Villareal, Carol - Runt's 46.37

Schweiger Industries 15,791.78

Schweiger Industries (TID) 751.83

Subtotal 24,913.12

GRAND TOTAL $68,614.35

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Resolution No. 118.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(g) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to Consult with Legal Counsel.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Resolution No. 119 was removed from the agenda.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported that he will be meeting with Bray Architects next week.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported on the opening of the Puerner Street bridge. The Secretary of the Department of Transportation was in attendance. The City Engineer stated that in his conversations with the Secretary, he was told that there are 11 years of projects set to be done by the DOT before Jefferson will ever see a bypass.

The Engineer also reported on the paving of North Center Avenue and Fairway Circle.

CITY ATTORNEY

The City Attorney gave an update on the status of the Braun's Employee Cooperative bankruptcy.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported on:

COMMITTEES

Mr. Dave Olsen, CIA Director reported that the Chamber of Commerce would be having their first annual Board Retreat within the next two weeks to discuss plans for next year.

Mayor Brawders asked Mr. Olsen to set up a CIA meeting.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to adjourn the November 4, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the November 4, 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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