CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

COUNCIL CHAMBERS

APRIL 21, 1998

oath of office to newly elected officials

City Administrator Schornack swore in the newly elected city officials: Mayor Brawders, Ald. Tennyson, Ald. Johann, Ald. Coffman, and Ald. Wenzel.

The Tuesday, April 21, 1998, organizational meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 8:40 p.m. by Mayor Brawders. Members present: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Coffman, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Johann, Ald. Tennyson and Ald. Beyer. Also present were City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and Administrative Assistant Elford.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Mr. Don Kraus of 702 Windsor Terrace addressed the Council in regard to Resolution No. 6. Mr. Kraus stated that the residents of the area want to see single family residential on those lots.

Mr. Kraus also stated that he did not feel that former Council person Dale Oppermann shouldn't be allowed on the Park & Recreation Commission.

Mr. James Wendt, former alderperson, now residing in Bayside, WI, welcomed the new Council and wished them good luck. He also stated that while he was on the City Council, he was in favor of the police station remaining at its downtown site, and, therefore, agrees with Resolutions No. 4, 5, and 6.

Mr. Lyman Tracy of 415 N. Pleasant addressed the Council in regard to the "No Wake" ordinance on the agenda this evening. Mr. Tracy stated that he is in support of a no wake ordinance to help stop the river damage from speed boats.

Mr. Paul Gagnon of 733 Lucas Lane asked where the "No Wake" area would be on the river.

Ald. Beyer explained that Regulatory Committee is recommending from the W. Puerner Street bridge south to the dam; then from south of the dam to the S. Main Street bridge on the Rock River; and also from the Wisconsin Dr. bridge west to S. Jackson Street on the Crawfish River.

Mr. Lyman Tracy stated that he believes that the no wake area should be within the entire city limits.

Then Mr. Tom Schleitwiler, Director of Human Services for Jefferson County, and his colleagues gave a presentation to the Council regarding the proposed Workforce Development building. They explained the many services to be offered in the building and their architect explained the proposed layout of the building and parcel.

 

election of council president

Mayor Brawders removed the election of a Council President from the agenda, until a full Council is seated.

rules of order of business

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 1.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 1

BE IT RESOLVED that the Rules and Order of Business adopted April 15, 1997, by the preceding Common Council, be and hereby are adopted for the government of the Common Council.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to approve Resolution No. 1. On a voice vote, the motion carried.

designating an official newspaper

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 2.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 2

BE IT RESOLVED that the Daily Jefferson County Union is hereby designated the official newspaper of the City of Jefferson for publication of Common Council proceedings and legal notices for the ensuing year.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 2. The motion carried on a voice vote.

designating the public depositories which may be utilized for the investment of public funds

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 3.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 3

BE IT RESOLVED that the Jefferson County Bank and the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Jefferson, Bank One of Milwaukee, State Investment Pool Fund of Madison, First Bank Milwaukee of Milwaukee, the Marshall & Illsley Bank of Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Investment Trust, duly organized under the laws of the State of Wisconsin and approved by the Wisconsin Commissioner of Banking as qualified public depositories, be and hereby are designated for public depositories pursuant to Section 34.05, of the Wisconsin State Statutes, for all public moneys coming into the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 3. The motion carried on a voice vote.

appointments by mayor and confirmed by council

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve the following mayoral appointments:
A. Director of Public Works/City Engineer Dan Ludwig
B. Street Superintendent/Weed Commissioner Dave Haffelder
C. Wastewater Treatment Utility Supt. Mike Kelly
D. Health Officer David R Schornack

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Coffman moved to table all mayoral appointments this evening, until a full Council is seated and can vote on them.

After discussion, Ald. Tennyson revised his motion to only table the four positions listed above. Ald. Coffman withdrew his second. Ald. Tennyson withdrew his motion.

Roll was then called on the appointments of Director of Public Works/City Engineer, Street Superintendent/Weed Commissioner, Wastewater Treatment Utility Superintendent and Health Officer. On call of the roll: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Coffman, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Johann, and Ald. Beyer voted aye; Ald. Tennyson voted no. The motion carried 6 to 1.

Mayor Brawders announced the addition of Ald. Coffman to the Jefferson Development Corporation to the following appointments:
A. Housing Authority (5 yr. term) Bruce Freeberg
B. Library Board (3 yr. term) Bill Brandel
Pam Kutz
C. Museum Board (3 year term) Maryann Gleisner
3 Council Representatives (1 year term) John Wagner Dave Carnes Margaret Beyer

D. Park & Recreation Commission Dale Oppermann
Jeff Seisser
Steve Adams
Council Representative Gerald Tennyson

E. Plan Commission (3 year term) Tim Babcock

F. Police & Fire Commission Robert Martin

G. Water & Electric Commission (3 year term) Steve Adams
Richard Fischer
2 Council Representatives Susanne Johann
Gerald Tennyson

H. Zoning Appeals Board (3 year term) Jack Dabareiner
Delight Albrecht
Mark Kraner, Alternate

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to approve the committee appointments printed above.

Ald. Johann, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to amend the committee appointments by deleting Dale Oppermann from the Parks & Recreation Commission. On call of the roll: Ald. Coffman, Ald. Johann, and Ald. Tennyson voted aye; Ald. Carnes, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Beyer and Ald. Wagner voted no. The motion was defeated 4 to 3.

Roll was then called on the above mentioned committee appointments. On call of the roll: Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Beyer, Ald. Wagner, and Ald. Carnes voted aye; Ald. Johann, Ald. Tennyson, and Ald. Coffman voted no. The motion carried 4 to 3.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to elect Margaret Beyer as Council Representative to the Plan Commission. On call of the roll: Ald. Tennyson, Ald. Beyer, Ald. Wagner, Ald. Coffman, Ald. Carnes, and Ald. Wenzel voted aye: Ald. Johann voted no. The motion carried 6 to 1.

Mayor Brawders appointed the following Council Committees:

FINANCE:. *Carnes, Coffman and Johann

REGULATORY: *Beyer, Wagner, and Tennyson; Alternate: Wenzel

PERSONNEL: *Wagner, Carnes, and Wenzel; Alternate: Coffman

rezoning of daniel spangler property on west racine

Ald. Johann introduced Ordinance #9-98 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #9-98

An ordinance to amend Section 17.04 (2)(b) 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 Residential (R-1) District and adding said property to the Highway and Neighborhood Business (BHN) District:

Description: Commencing at the northeast corner of section 10, town 6 north, range 14 east, thence N 87o 00'00"W, 1333.74 feet; thence S3o 00'00"W, 41.25 feet to the point of beginning; thence S3o 00'00"W, 135.00 feet; thence N 87o 00'00"W, 90.00 feet; thence N 3o 00'00"E, 47.00 feet; thence N87o 00'00"W, 91.00 feet; thence N 3o 00'00"E, 88.00 feet; thence S87o 00'00"E, 181.00 feet to the point of beginning. Said parcel contains 0.46 acres more or less.

Parcel #: portion of 06-14-10-12 and a portion of 06-14-10-12-001

Address: portion of 817 W. Milwaukee St. and a portion of 827 W. Milwaukee Street.

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.

This is a first reading.

 

proposed ordinance to establish a no wake area on the rock and crawfish rivers

Ald. Coffman introduced Ordinance #10-98 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #10-98

An ordinance to create new section 9.32, of the Municipal Code of the City of Jefferson related to waterways.

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

Section 1. 9.32 WATERWAYS. (1) Intent. The intent of this chapter is to provide safe and healthful conditions for the enjoyment of aquatic recreation consistent with public rights and interests, and the capability of the water resources upon the waters of the Rock and Crawfish Rivers within the city.

(2) Definitions. The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
Slow no wake means as defined in Wis. Stats. 30.50(12),
Waterway markers means all official waterway markers (signs, buoys, lights, etc.) designed to assist the boater by marking unsafe areas, directing traffic through safe channels, preventing, accidents, and protecting resources.

(3) Applicability and Enforcement. (a) The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the waters of the Rock and Crawfish Rivers that lie within the boundaries of the city, established as shown on the plat of those rivers and filed in the office of the city engineer, and the line of ordinary water mark in these rivers shall be deemed its boundaries at all places elsewhere.

(b) This chapter shall be enforced by the officers of the city.

(4) Boating regulations and safety laws adopted. (a) The state boating laws as found in Wis. Stats. 30.50-30.71 are adopted by reference in this section as if fully set forth.
(b) No person shall operate a boat faster than slow no wake in the waters of the Rock River from the Puerner Street bridge to the South Main Street bridge and on the Crawfish River from the Wisconsin Drive bridge to South Jackson Avenue at any time.

(5) Public access to rivers. The city provides public access to the waters of the Rock and Crawfish Rivers from two municipal boat launches. The first is located on West Riverview Drive east of the Wisconsin Drive Bridge. The second is located on West Candise Street. These shall be the designated points of public access within the city limits. Recreational use of the rivers within the city limits is permitted on publicly owned property adjacent to waters of the Rock and Crawfish Rivers.

(6) Posting requirements. The city shall place and maintain a copy if this chapter at all public access points within the jurisdiction of the city.

(7) Refuse/littering/obstruction. (a) The noxious substance laws as found in Wis. Stats. (SS) 29.29 are adopted and by reference made a part of this section.
(b) It shall be unlawful for any person to throw or allow to be placed bottles, cans or any other debris in the water of the Rock and Crawfish River within the city limits.
(c) No person shall drive any piles, lay any foundation, construct any wall, or build or maintain any building, platform or other structure in or over any part of the Rock or Crawfish Rivers without the permission of the building inspector, and no person shall place or deposit in either river any, earth, stone, ashes, paper boxes, brush, refuse, rubbish or other substance whatsoever, tending to pollute either river or to obstruct their flow to render them unsightly.

(8) Penalties. (a) Any person who intentionally violates sections 3-5 shall be subject to penalties as found in Wis. Stats. 30.80, 30.50 to 30.71 which are adopted by reference in this section as if fully set forth. Failure to satisfy such fine will be subject to the laws of Wis. Stats. Ch. 778.

(b) Any person who intentionally violates section 7 shall be subject to a fifty dollar fine plus costs as set out in Section 25.04(3)(b). Anyone failing to satisfy such fine will be subject to Wis. Stats. ch. 778.

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

This is a first reading.

resolution repealing the west puerner street location for the police department building

Ald. Tennyson introduced Resolution No. 4.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 4

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that Resolution No. 16 adopted on May 6, 1997, authorizing the construction of the new police department building on West Puerner Street is hereby repealed.

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 4. The motion carried on a voice vote.

withdrawing the conditional use request for a proposed police department building at 265 west puerner street

Ald. Wenzel introduced Resolution No. 5.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 5

RESOLUTION WITHDRAWING THE CONDITIONAL USE REQUEST FOR A PROPOSED POLICE DEPARTMENT BUILDING AT 265 WEST PUERNER STREET

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson received approval from the City of Jefferson Plan Commission for a police department facility proposed to be located at 265 West Puerner Street, in the City of Jefferson on December 17, 1997; and

WHEREAS, the Common Council hereby determines that it is not in the best interests of the City to pursue this project at the Puerner Street address;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Jefferson Common Council requests that the Plan Commission repeal the conditional use approval granted on December 17, 1997.

Ald. Wenzel, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 5. The motion carried on a voice vote.

sale of property on west puerner street

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 6.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 6

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the city owned property on the north side of West Puerner Street immediately west of Lucas Lane, as shown on Exhibit A, be put up for sale for single family housing, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the city-owned property on the north side of West Puerner Street immediately east of Lucas Lane, as shown on Exhibit A, be put up for sale for single family housing.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 6.

Ald. Beyer stated that she would like to see the parcel on the west side of Lucas Lane sent back to the Parks & Recreation Commission to determine if there is any interest in the property being used for a park.

Ald. Johann stated that she believes the citizens have stated that they want that property to be single family residential.

Ald. Carnes stated that he doesn't believe the property should be sold immediately. The Council needs to look at all of the options.

Ald. Wagner stated that he felt the Council needed to listen to the people and sell the parcels for single family lots.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to amend the resolution to sell the lots on the east side of Lucas Lane for single family, however, let the Parks & Recreation Commission look at the lots on the west side of Lucas Lane and not sell that parcel yet. (With the stipulation that none of the property will be considered for governmental or commercial buildings.)

On call of the roll: Ald. Johann, Ald. Tennyson, Ald. Beyer, Ald. Coffman, Ald. Carnes, and Ald. Wenzel voted aye; Ald. Wagner voted no. The motion carried 6 to 1.

Roll was then called on amended Resolution No. 6. The motion carried unanimously.

william & linda miller developer's agreement

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 7.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 7

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to sign the developer's agreement with William & Linda Miller.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 7.

City Engineer Ludwig explained that the Miller property was directly to the east of the city's property on West Puerner Street. The Millers plan to subdivide their property into 7 lots. Their home would be on one of the lots, with six new buildable lots created. The developer's agreement also stipulates that the Miller's will be responsible for the extension of Browning Avenue.

The Mayor called for a voice vote. The motion carried.

thanking past alderpersons for their service on the common council

Ald. Johann introduced Resolution No. 8.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 8

BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Jefferson does hereby thank Alderperson John Wendorf for his dedicated service as an Alderperson for the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Johann, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 8.

Ald. Beyer stated that John will be missed on the Common Council.

A voice vote was called. The motion carried.

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 9.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 9

BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Jefferson does hereby thank Alderperson Dale Oppermann for his dedicated service as an Alderperson for the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to approve Resolution No. 9.

Ald. Beyer stated that Ald. Oppermann put in a lot of time and effort during his years on the Common Council, and wished him well in the future.

On a voice vote, the motion carried.

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 10.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 10

BE IT RESOLVED that Common Council of the City of Jefferson does hereby thank Alderperson James Hetzel for his dedicated service as an Alderperson for the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 10.

Ald. Carnes stated his appreciation to all three former alderpersons for their many sacrifices while they served the City of Jefferson.

On a voice vote, the motion carried.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel that this will be the weekend for the Spring Car Show and it will be very difficult to get traffic through and around in Jefferson with the Racine Street Bridge out. The Chief stated that he contacted the DOT about opening the North Street Bridge for the weekend, but they would not allow it.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel stated that he is always open to help the Common Council with any legal questions they may have. He invited them to give him a call at his office.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported:

Ald. Johann asked why the City doesn't have a maintenance person for City Hall, instead of the cleaning service.

It was stated that a maintenance person would cost the city more.

Ald. Johann also asked how the city would fund a Senior Center at an off-site location. Where would the money come from?

The Administrator answered that it would ultimately have to come from the taxpayers.

COMMITTEES

Mayor Brawders announced that he is forming a Senior Citizens Committee and a new Police Station Facilities Committee. If anyone would like to volunteer for either of these committees please let the Mayor know.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to adjourn the April 21, 1998, organizational meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the April 21, 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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