MINUTES

CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL MEETING

tuesday, january 6, 1998

The Tuesday, January 6, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 7:40 p.m. by Mayor Brawders. Members present: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, 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.

public participation

Mr. Dave Pitzner of N5070 Martin Rd.; Carol Germundson of N4868 Popp Rd.; Ann Herdendorf of N5520 Popp Rd.; Mr. Dan Yaeger of N4739 Riverview Lane; and Mr. Ron Pitzner of N4750 Popp Rd. addressed the Common Council regarding the proposed ordinance on the agenda regarding the 45 mph speed limits on Spangler Road and Pitzner Parkway.

Mr. Dave Olsen, CIA Director addressed the Council regarding Resolution No. 147 for the purchase of a police squad car and a detective vehicle. Mr. Olsen expressed his desire to see the Council recommend and vote for the local car dealers' bids.

public hearing and resolution on vacation of portion of north watertown avenue

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 vacation of the southern-most portion of North Watertown Avenue from its intersection with W. Puerner south to the Jefferson County highway property with a proposed easement for the bike/pedestrian path through the area.

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.

James Sullivan of 683 N. Watertown Avenue stated that he was in favor of the vacation if it did not effect his home address or the legal status of his home on his lot.

Dave Endl of the Jefferson County Highway Department stated his concerns for bikes and pedestrians using the proposed path with the county offices and truck scales in the area.

City Engineer Ludwig explained that Mr. Sullivan's address could be left as is. Mr. Ludwig also stated that the full development of the bike path would not take place immediately. The City just wanted the County aware of the plans so that as the County plans their remodeling of the area, the bike path will be considered.

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

Ald. Polk introduced Resolution No. 143.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 143

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the request to vacate that part of the previously dedicated right-of-way in the description below:

A part of the SE1/4 of the NW quarter and part of the NE1/4 of the SW quarter of Section 2, T.6N.R.14E. City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

Commencing at the W corner of said section 2; thence S 89o01'02"E, along the east-west centerline of said section 2; 2,473.29 FT to the centerline of North Watertown Avenue; thence N 18o15'56"W, along said centerline, 183.10 FT; thence N 89o01"02"W, 34.95 FT to the point of beginning; thence north to the north line of lot 3, C.S.M. #998; thence east along the said north line of lot 3 extended east, to the east right-of-way line of North Watertown Avenue; thence south along the east right-of-way line of North Watertown Avenue, to the west right-of-way line of State Highway 26; thence south along the said west right-of-way line of State Highway 26, to the north right-of-way line of the Union Pacific Railroad; thence SW along the north right-of-way line of the Union Pacific Railroad, to the west right-of-way line of North Watertown Avenue; thence north along the west right-of-way line of North Watertown Avenue, to the point of beginning, containing 0.57 acres more or less.

is hereby granted. And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Jefferson will not assess Jefferson County for any costs associated with the vacation of this property. And,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City of Jefferson recommends that Jefferson County provide a pedestrian/recreational easement along the west property line of the Union Pacific Railroad extending from the vacated portion of North Watertown Avenue southerly to Woolcock Street, being 20 feet wide and without assessment for said easement to the City of Jefferson and the City of Jefferson will retain the utility easement. Public interest requires this vacation.

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 143. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

consent agenda

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 144.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 144

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for January 6, 1998, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No.144. Ald. Oppermann pointed out the city's use of local business pointing out the $261,000 to be paid to the Jefferson County Highway Department for the work they did on city projects in 1997.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 144. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

CREATING section 7.04(3) to MAKE pitzner parkway and spangler road 45 m.p.h. streets

Ald. Hetzel introduced Ordinance #34-97 for its second reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #34-97

An ordinance to create Section 7.04(3) 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(3) of the Traffic Code of the City of Jefferson is hereby created as follows:

7.04 SPEED LIMITS (3) The following streets shall be posted "45 M.P.H."

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

Ald. Hetzel, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #34-97.

Ald. Beyer and Ald. Hetzel stated their support for raising the speed limit to 45 mph due to the fact that there is no development along Pitzner at this time, and therefore no cross streets or driveways.

Ald. Polk inquired if there were any other city streets posted at 45 mph. Chief Besel stated no. Ald. Polk stated that he was in support of retaining the 35 mph speed limit since they are city streets and that there will be growth in the area.

Ald. Wagner stated his support of retaining the 35 mph limit.

Roll was then called on proposed Ordinance #34-97. On call of the roll, Ald. Hetzel, Ald. Oppermann, Ald. Beyer, and Ald. Wendorf voted aye; Ald. Polk and Ald. Wagner voted no. The motion carried 4 to 2.

no parking during school hours in the 100 block of south marshall avenue

Ald. Wagner introduced Ordinance#35-97 for its first reading.

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proposed ordinance #35-97

An Ordinance to Amend Section 7.03(4)(o) of the Municipal Traffic Code Related to No Parking Zones on School Days.

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

Section 1. Section 7.03(4)(o) is hereby amended to add the following no parking zone on school days:

The east side of the 100 Block of South Marshall Avenue shall be posted "No Parking on School Days; 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m."

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

This is a first reading.

subordination of city's lien on foremost buildings, inc. machinery, equipment, furniture & fixtures to wisconsin business development finance corporation

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 145.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 145

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator sign a subordination form whereby the City subordinates its lien under UCC-1 Financing Statement from Foremost Buildings, Inc. filed May 7, 1997, with the Department of Financial Institutions, File No. 1669741, as to machinery, equipment, furniture and fixtures, to a UCC-1 Financing Statement from Foremost Buildings, Inc. to Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corporation and assigned to the US Small Business Administration.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 145.

Ald. Wendorf explained that the Finance Committee had reviewed this proposal and are unanimously recommending it. The City was aware that this situation would arise when the loan was first agreed to. Foremost Buildings is also progressing well as a Jefferson business, with 25 employees and a growing backlog of business for the future.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 145. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

levying special tax for razing building at 122 n. main street

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 146.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 146

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to levy a special tax against the owner of 122 N. Main Street (Parcel No. 06-14-02-43-102) for the following costs associated with the razing of the building at that address: Demolition $13,400; Asbestos Removal - $506.75; and Sand & Gravel - $1,625.40 for a total of $15,532.15.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 146.

The motion carried unanimously.

purchase of police squad and detective vehicles

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 147.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 147

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to purchase one 1998 Ford Crown Victoria with police package from Havill-Spoerl Ford of Fort Atkinson, WI, for $19,332 and one Chevrolet Lumina from Ewald Chevrolet-Buick of Oconomowoc, WI, for $15,403.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 147.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to amend the resolution to delete the Chevrolet Lumina from Ewald and replace it with the Ford Taurus for $15,537 from Havill-Spoerl of Fort Atkinson, a local dealer.

Ald. Wendorf reported that the Finance Committee is recommending the purchase of the Crown Victoria from Havill-Spoerl and the Chevrolet Lumina from Ewald because they were the lowest bids and that has been the past policy of the Council.

Chief Besel explained that the Chevrolet Lumina was originally requested over the Ford Taurus due to past experiences with these vehicles. The Ford Taurus has cost much more in maintenance and repairs. The Chevrolet Lumina has performed better in the past.

Roll was then called on the amendment to switch from the Chevrolet Lumina from Ewald to the Ford Taurus from Havill-Spoerl. On call of the roll, the amendment was defeated unanimously.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to amend the resolution from the Chevrolet Lumina from Ewald to the Chevrolet Lumina from Smith Motors of Fort Atkinson for $15,691. The motion carried on a voice vote.

Roll was then called on the amended Resolution No. 147 to purchase one 1998 Crown Victoria from Havill-Spoerl Ford of Fort Atkinson for $19,332 and one 1998 Chevrolet Lumina from Smith Motors of Fort Atkinson for $15,691. The motion carried unanimously.

razing house, barn and grain bins on the former sally gross property

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 149.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 149

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the former Sally Gross house, barn and concrete grain bin be razed and the steel grain bin be sold or razed.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wendorf moved to approve Resolution No. 149.

The City Administrator explained that it is considered to be too great a liability to the City to rent out the home on the former Sally Gross property.

The Mayor called for a voice vote on Resolution No. 149. The motion carried.

transfer of funds from tiD no. 1 fund to sewer utility fund and general fund

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 150.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 150

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is authorized to transfer $56,030 from TID No. 1 Fund to the General Fund and $21,750 from TID No. 1 Fund to the Sewer Utility Fund.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 150.

The motion carried unanimously.

encroachment agreement for relocation of sanitary main at catherine street

Ald. Hetzel introduced Resolution No. 151.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 151

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to execute an Encroachment Agreement for the sanitary sewer and water main project at Catherine Street, in conjunction with the Racine Street Bridge project, at a cost of $1,769 and $4,659 respectively, with reimbursement of $4,659 from Water & Electric Utility.

Ald. Hetzel, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 151.

The motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(c) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss Employee Compensation.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

VACATION PAYMENT REQUEST

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 152.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 152

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that Scott Endl be compensated for 113 hours of accrued vacation time in the amount of $1,911.96.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 152.

On call of the roll, Ald. Wagner and Ald. Beyer voted aye; Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Polk, Ald. Hetzel, and Ald. Oppermann voted no. The resolution was defeated 4 to 2.

REPORTS

CITY ENGINEER

The City Engineer reported that Foth & Van Dyke will be submitting a proposal for the Milwaukee Street walking bridge. He also reported that in a recent meeting with the DNR regarding the Jefferson dam, the DNR has relinquished their mandate for a boat lift at the dam, however, they are requiring that the City provide a fish passage in the repair plans for the dam.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported on the following:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Hetzel moved to adjourn the January 6, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the January 6, 1998, 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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