MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

TUESDAY, november 18, 1997

The Tuesday, November 18, 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, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and Administrative Assistant Sellnow.

public participation

Mr. Bob Coffman of 523 E. Linden gave an update of the progress made by 40 local businesses to meet with the DOT on the detour plan during the 1999 Hwy. 26 reconstruction.

Mr. Don Kraus of 702 Windsor Terrace stated that he was in favor of the Council resolution making one block of South Jackson and one block of South Marshall one-way streets. Mr. Kraus also commented that he thought the new Puerner Street Bridge was excellent.

water & electric superintendent's report

Water & Electric Superintendent Bruce Folbrecht reported that the electric department was busy working in two new subdivisions-Fairway Circle and Riverview Heights South. Also transformer work is needed by the Bon Ton Bakery and Punzel Hardware. Mr. Folbrecht also reported that the Christmas decorations will be up before Thanksgiving.

The Water Department is finishing up on some water main work in the new bridge area and foundation work for the new watertower in Oakridge Park will continue as long as the weather allows.

Superintendent Folbrecht also stated that the "Retail Wheeling" issue is quiet at the moment and will probably remain so until next spring.

appointment of james hetzel to the facilities committee

Mayor Brawders announced the appointment of Ald. Hetzel to the Facilities Committee to replace Ald. Rogers, who has resigned from the Council and, therefore, her position on the Facilities Committee, effective November 21.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 119.

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RESOLUTION nO. 119

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for November 18, 1997, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

An Operator's License to Michelle E. Fenner, 402 North Main Street, Jefferson, WI 53549

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve Resolution No. 119.

On call of the roll: Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Rogers, Ald. Polk, Ald. Hetzel, Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Beyer voted aye; Ald. Wagner abstained. The motion carried 7 to 0, with one abstention.

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

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to remove Ordinance #27-97 from the table.

Ald. Wendorf introduced Ordinance #27-97 for its second reading.

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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. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #27-97.

Mayor Brawders stated that the Plan Commission has approved Mr. Walton's remodeling plans. Ald. Beyer also stated that the Regulatory Committee had reviewed this request and unanimously approved.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to amend Proposed Ordinance #27-97 to change the footages to "95' to 105'", which more accurately states the parking stall to be removed. The amendment passed on a voice vote.

Roll was then called on amended Proposed Ordinance #27-97. The motion carried unanimously.

street dedication on south dewey

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

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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.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #29-97.

City Engineer Ludwig noted that this dedicates another portion of South Dewey which will be used to access to Scenic Meadows.

The Mayor called for a voice vote on Proposed Ordinance #29-97. The motion carried.

approving one-way designation for 100 block of s. jackson and s. marshall avenues

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 120.

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RESOLUTION nO. 120

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the 100 block of South Jackson Avenue is hereby designated one-way with the traffic flowing to the south, and the 100 block of South Marshall Avenue is designated one-way with the traffic flow to the north. And,

THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief of Police is hereby authorized to procure and erect the proper signage to designate these one-way streets.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 120.

After discussion, it was the consensus of the Council that more public input was desired before a final vote is taken on this resolution.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to table Resolution No. 120. The motion carried on a voice vote.

development of a 5-year financial management plan

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 121.

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RESOLUTION nO. 121

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to sign an agreement with Ehlers and Associates for development of a 5-year Financial Management Plan.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to approve Resolution No. 121.

After discussion, roll was called on Resolution No. 121. The motion carried unanimously.

north watertown avenue vacation

This resolution was removed from the agenda.

lewis pulp request to sell equipment

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 123.

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RESOLUTION nO. 123

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City grants permission to Lewis Pulp to sell the corn extruder provided at least $32,856.70 is applied to the City of Jefferson Lewis Pulp Loan.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 123.

Ald. Wendorf stated that the Finance Committee had unanimously approved this sale.

Roll was then called on Resolution No.123. The motion carried unanimously.

trees on west puerner street

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 124.

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RESOLUTION nO. 124

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to purchase 21 Linden, 17 Green Ash and 6 Honey Locust trees from McKay Nursery of Waterloo, WI, in an amount not to exceed $6,160.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wendorf, (for discussion), moved to approve Resolution No. 124.

Ald. Wendorf explained that the Finance Committee had some questions regarding the use of flowering trees in the area and the quantity of trees to use and the committee would like to see more information. Therefore, this item came out of Finance Committee with no recommendation.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Rogers moved to table Resolution No. 124. The motion carried on a voice vote.

REPORTS

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported:

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

The City Administrator discussed the possibility of the Council wanting a Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss parking, sidewalks and future street construction and a possible downtown TIF.

Ald. Rogers and Ald. Beyer requested that the issue of payment of retaining walls and the Copsey landscaping be placed on the next Council agenda.

Ald. Rogers said good-bye and wished the City Council good luck in the future.

Mayor Brawders thanked Ald. Rogers for her service to the city.

Ald. Rogers, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to adjourn the November 18, 1997, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the November 18, 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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