MINUTES
CITY OF JEFFERSON COMMON COUNCIL
TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1998

The Tuesday, June 16, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 7:30 p.m. by Mayor Brawders.

oath of office for district a council person

City Clerk/Treasurer Elford swore in Mr. Collin Stevens as the District A Council Person.

Roll was then called. Members present were: Ald. Wagner, Ald. Coffman, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Stevens, Ald. Johann, Ald. Tennyson and Ald. Beyer. Also present were City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, and City Clerk/Treasurer Elford.

communications

Ald. Wagner congratulated the Jefferson High School Baseball Team for going to the State Tournament this year.

Mayor Brawders read a letter from Jean Whitish, President of Madison Golf Development Group, LLC, in which she addresses the Council's concerns over the stray golf balls from the Meadow Springs driving range. Ms. Whitish stated that new rules have been implemented, such as, limiting shots to 200 yards and only irons can be used. Also the west tee has been closed.

Mayor Brawders read a letter from Marcus Cable in which they acknowledge that they have been overrun with phone calls due to the upgrade, the rate adjustment, and storm damage and power outages to the point where their phone system has not been able to handle it. Marcus Cable stated that they are putting on more staff and have opened additional phone lines to try and accommodate the increase.

Representative David Ward sent a letter to Mayor Brawders stating that he has been told by several constituents that the cost of cable television in Jefferson is rising and wanted the Council to be aware of the contacts.

Mayor Brawders also read a letter from Mr. Thomas Pinnow of 410 E. Ogden stating that he feels a sidewalk should be put in on South Dewey. Citizens will walk along S. Dewey when it is completed anyway, therefore, wouldn't it be safer to have citizens walking on a sidewalk rather than on a busy street. If the driving range is a problem, the golf course should change it.

Finally Mayor Brawders presented the Council with a wooden plaque in the shape of Wisconsin, which he received from Mr. Ralph Schmidt, the director of American Resource Knowledge. The plaque has the preamble of the Wisconsin constitution and the First Amendment of the United States carved in the front. The plaques were made in honor of Wisconsin's sesquicentennial.

 

public participation

Ms. Rosalie Betzold of 135 N. Dewey addressed the Council regarding the Marcus Cable outages. She stated that she feels Marcus Cable should refund the people.

City Administrator Schornack stated that there is a provision in the franchise agreement that staff will look into.

Mr. David Schroeder of 765 Lucas Lane inquired on the sale of the city property along West Puerner Street.

City Administrator Schornack explained that a decision on the sale of the property is on hold until the Plan Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission have an opportunity to review and give their recommendations on the use of the property.

Ms. Hilde Will of 324 N. Elizabeth addressed the Council regarding the fact that the Daily Jefferson County Union did not put the Council's agenda in Monday night's newspaper.

Carrie Michaels, reporter for the Union, stated that she had written an article on the agenda, however, does not have the final say over it being printed. She will check with the editors.

election of COUNCIL PRESIDENT

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to nominate Ald. Carnes as Council President. Hearing no other nominations, the Mayor called for a roll call vote on Ald. Carnes for President of the Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

committee appointments by the mayor

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to accept the following Mayoral appointments:

Finance Committee Alternate Collin Stevens

Streets, Health, Sanitation Committee Collin Stevens

Library Board-Council Representative Collin Stevens

Senior Center Committee Collin Stevens
Will Larson

The motion carried on a voice vote.

public hearing and council action on street dedication of the extension of browning avenue

Mayor Brawders called the public hearing to order.

City Administrator Schornack read the Notice of Public Hearing.

City Administrator Schornack gave an explanation of the proposed amendment to the official map stating that the owners of the parcel between the existing Browning Avenue and West Puerner Street will be extending Browning Avenue to West Puerner Street and developing three lots on either side of the new street extension.

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.

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

Ald. Wenzel introduced Ordinance #15-98 for its second reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #15-98

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 street extension of Browning Avenue:

A part of the SE of the fractional NW of Section 2, Town 6 North, Range 14 East, City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, described as commencing at the railroad spike that marks the SW corner of the fractional NW of said Section 2; thence S89o01'02"E along the east-west line of said fractional NW , 2,072.49 feet; thence N00o58'58"E, 26.14 feet, to the point of beginning, thence S80o38'12"E, 124.96 feet; thence N18o15'56"W, 241.33 feet; thence S89o12'00"E, 169.67 feet; thence S18o15'56"E, 230.00 feet, to the point of beginning.

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.

Ald. Wenzel, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #15-98.

The motion carried unanimously.

consent agenda

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 33.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 33

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for June 16, 1998 is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 33.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

amending traffic code to remove parking restrictions on n. high avenue

Ald. Beyer introduced Ordinance #13-98 for its second reading.

city of jefferson

proposed ordinance #13-98

An Ordinance to Amend Section 7.03(4)(p) 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)(p) is hereby amended to delete the following No Parking from April 1 to December 1 zone:

The west side of North High Street, from its intersection with W. Racine Street north to its intersection with Clark Street.

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

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #13-98.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

amending the traffic code to add no parking on north main across from candise street

This item was removed from the agenda.

STREET DEDICATION OF THE EXTENSION OF MEADOWOOD LANE

Ald. Johann introduced Ordinance #16-98 for its first reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE # 16-98

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 street extension of Meadowood Lane.

Commencing at the SE corner of the SE 1/4 of Section 10, Town 6 North, Range 14 East; thence N. 2o 30' W. along the East line of said Section 10 a distance of 1,359.46 feet; thence N. 85o 41' W. along the South line of the Pohlman Prop., 267.0 feet to the point of beginning; thence N. 4o 10' E. 617.40 feet more or less, to the North line or the Pohlman Prop.; thence N. 52o 22' W. along said North line, 78.98 feet more or less; thence S. 4o 19' W. 660.78 feet more or less, to the South line of the Pohlman Prop.; thence S. 85o 41' E. along said South line 66.0 feet to the point of beginning; all in the City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin.

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 first reading.

WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY LOADING AND CAPACITY EVALUATION and WASTEWATER COLLECTION SYSTEM EVALUATION

Ald. Coffman introduced Resolution No. 34.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 34

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin to acknowledge receipt of the Wastewater Treatment Facility Loading and Capacity Evaluation.

Ald. Coffman, seconded by Ald. Stevens moved to approve Resolution No. 34.

Mr. Gene Lashinger of Town & Country Engineering walked the Council through the Wastewater Treatment Facility Loading and Capacity evaluation pointing out the immediate and future needs of Jefferson's wastewater treatment plant.

The Mayor then called for a voice vote on Resolution No. 34. The motion carried.

 

support of city clerk/treasurer as officer of wmca

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 35.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 35

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Common Council does hereby support City Clerk/Treasurer Faith A. Elford in her nomination for Second Vice President of the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 35.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

memorial resolution for robert j. gross

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 36.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 36

WHEREAS, God in his infinite mercy, has chosen to call from this life, Robert J. Gross, and

WHEREAS, Robert served the City of Jefferson for 28 1/2 years as a volunteer Fire Fighter, and

WHEREAS, Robert was a friendly and warm citizen of this community, and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, by this resolution, extends its sympathy to the family of the late Robert J. Gross, and that a copy of this resolution be sent to the bereaved family.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 36.

The Council stood and observed a moment of silence in memory of Mr. Gross.

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Beyer, moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)( c) & (e) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss the hire of a street crew person and deliberate the purchase of public property.

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.

 

hire of street crew person

Ald. Wenzel introduced Resolution No. 37.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 37

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to hire Mr. Brian Frohmader for the position of Street Crew Person, at a starting wage of $11.4885 per hour.

Ald. Wenzel, seconded by Ald. Stevens moved to approve Resolution No. 37.

The Personnel Committee was unanimous in their recommendation of Mr. Frohmader.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported that a special detective from Bielefeld, Germany, Mr. Gerald Rubsam, was in the City of Jefferson for the last three days observing our police department and discussing the similarities and differences between our police departments.

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported:

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported:

COMMITTEES

Ald. Carnes stated that the Police Facility Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 24. The time to be determined.

Ald. Beyer stated that the next Senior Center Committee will be June 22, at 5 p.m. in the Senior Center.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to adjourn the June 16, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the June 16, 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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