city of jefferson

common council MINUTES
tuesday, FEBRUARY 3, 1998

The Tuesday, February 3, 1998, 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. 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.

communications

Mayor Brawders read the resignation letter of Judy Lins, Office Clerk. Ms. Lins' last day is February 6, 1998. The Mayor stated she would be missed but wished her well in her future endeavors.

public participation

Bruce Calloway of 826 Rosemary Court addressed the Council regarding the ordinance change on the agenda regarding temporary signs. As a business owner, Mr. Calloway stated that he does not feel that allowing temporary signs only 30 days per year is enough. Businesses survive on special sales all year long. Also the ordinance is worded that only one sign per parcel per year. What about parcels with more than one store on the property. Mr. Calloway requested that the Common Council table this ordinance change and reword it.

Gerald Tennyson of 115 S. Sanborn asked if the Park & Recreation Commission would have any input in the hiring of the new Parks, Recreation & Forestry Director.

City Administrator Schornack stated that the President of the Parks & Recreation Commission and the Council liaison to the Parks Commission, Alderperson Oppermann, were both invited to participate in the interviews of the candidates.

Mr. Robert Mercer of 216 S. Whitewater addressed the Council regarding the proposed new Police Department. He asked why the W. Puerner Street site and not the present downtown location.

Chief Besel explained that the studies done by Zimmerman Group and Bray Associates Architects both concluded that there was not enough room for a proper sized Police Department on the City Hall site. The old Piggly Wiggly site would also require an additional $225,000 plus to finance the purchase of the old building, demolition, and re-grading of property. Plus the cost of purchasing some adjacent parcels in order to have enough room.

 

consent agenda

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 165.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 165

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for February 3, 1998, is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Licenses as recommended by the Regulatory Committee.
-An Operator's License to: Scott V. Bruer, 1114 Wisconsin Drive, Apt. D, Jefferson, WI 53549.

-A Special Class "B" License (Beer only) to: Fort Atkinson Wisconservation Club, Inc., c/o Bill Stevens & Joyce Sprengel, Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Center, on March 16, 1998.

- A Junk Dealer License to Randy Hanson.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 165.

On call of the roll, the motion carried 6 to 0.

amending section 17.08(3) of the municipal code Related to signs in the business and industrial districts

Ald. Wendorf introduced Ordinance #2-98 for its first reading.

city of jefferson

proposed ordinance #2-98

An Ordinance to Amend Section 17.08(3) of the Municipal Code Related to Signs in Business and Industrial Districts.

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

Section 1. Section 17.08(3) Related to Signs in Business and Industrial Districts is hereby amended by adding the following:

Section 2: 17.08(3)(s) Temporary signs or banners shall be permitted when authorized by the Plan Commission. Temporary signs or banners shall be permitted for a period of time not to exceed 30 days in any calendar year. Only one temporary sign at 32 sq. ft. per side or banners totaling 38 sq. ft shall be permitted per parcel.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.

This is a first reading. Mayor Brawders referred the Proposed Ordinance to the Plan Commission.

amending Section 8.01(6)(b) to add streets to the official map

Ald. Polk introduced Ordinance #3-98 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #3-98

An ordinance amending Section 8.01, the Official 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 is hereby amended to include the following streets:

Generac Way; and the extensions of North Parkway and Lucas Lane
(with legal descriptions attached as Exhibit A)

The above amendments shall be entered and attested to in a Certified copy of the Official Map; and a copy hereof shall be recorded at the office of the Register of Deeds.

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 street extensions incorporated herein the Official Map, City of Jefferson.

This is a first reading.

canceling and rescheduling the february 17 council meeting

Ald. Wendorf introduced Resolution No. 166.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 166

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the regularly scheduled Common Council meeting of February 17 is hereby canceled and rescheduled for Tuesday, February 24, at 7:30 p.m.

Ald. Wendorf, seconded by Ald. Polk moved to approve Resolution No. 166.

Ald. Wagner suggested that perhaps the meeting could be held earlier on February 17.

On call of the roll of Resolution No. 166, the motion carried with Ald. Wendorf, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Polk, Ald. Oppermann, and Ald. Beyer voting aye; Ald. Wagner voting no. The motion carried 5 to 1.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer, moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(c) & (g) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss the Hire of a Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Director and to consult with legal counsel.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Resolution No. 167 was removed from the agenda.

APPEAL TO BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 168.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 168

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that Richard Lehman is hereby retained at a rate of $180 per hour to represent the City of Jefferson concerning the appeal of the conditional use permit for the police department building.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 168.

The City Attorney explained that he was at the December 17 Plan Commission meeting representing the City and the Commission on the granting of a conditional use permit for the proposed Police Department. Now that this conditional use permit is being challenged, our City Attorney feels that his representation could be a conflict of interest and the City needs to hire an outside attorney in this appeal.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 168. The motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

The Chief had no report this evening.

Mayor Brawders asked the Chief how the One Way Street designation of the 100 block of South Jackson has been working? Is the flow of traffic any better?

Chief Besel replied that from the times he has observed, the one-way designation has helped with the congestion of the area.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported:

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported:

Ald. Polk, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn the February 3, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the February 3, 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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