CITY OF JEFFERSON

COMMON COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1998

The Tuesday, September 1, 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. Coffman, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Johann, Ald. Tennyson and Ald. Beyer. Ald. Stevens was absent. Also present were City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, City Engineer Ludwig and City Clerk/Treasurer Elford.

communications

Ald. Wagner invited all citizens to attend the annual Gemuetlichkeit Days September 18 through 20.

Ald. Beyer read a letter from Ald. Wenzel stating that he had received the Space Needs Summary sheet (done by Zimmerman Design Group) on the proposed Fort Atkinson police station from the Chief of the Fort Atkinson Fire Department. The summary sheet states that the police department they propose would have a total of 24,540 sq. feet for building and garage.

Ald. Wenzel stated also that the Fort Atkinson Common Council has not voted on final plans yet.

public participation

Hilde Will of 324 N. Elizabeth encouraged the Council to attend the Park & Recreation Commission meeting to be held at 6 p.m. tomorrow night. The Senior Center Committee will be asking for the commission's support. Also the West Puerner Street property will be on the agenda and the Senior Center Committee will be proposing that the new center be built on Site #3.

Mr. Dean Beyer of 623 S. Center stated that he feels the Council should not consider police department expansion at its present site, when 8 out of 9 Police Facility Committee members did not recommend it.

National Assisted Living Week - September 13-19, 1998

Mayor Brawders read the following proclamation:

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, the population of seniors 65 and older is increasing dramatically and will make up about 20% of America's total population by the year 2030, with the number of individuals 85 and older expected to more than double to 8.5 million,

Whereas, the concept of assisted living has quickly evolved to offer a brighter future with greater independence for Americans who are living longer, healthier lives;

Whereas, assisted living residences are an exciting long-term care alternative for many seniors who may need some personal assistance, but want to remain as independent as possible;

Whereas, assisted living providers are dedicated to providing quality care and committed to educating the public about the many affordable health care and housing options available for seniors in their communities;

Therefore, do 1, Arnold Brawders, Mayor, proclaim the week of September 13-19, 1998, as Assisted Living Week in Jefferson, Wisconsin, and urge all citizens to visit the residents of these communities to learn more about assisted living and how the seniors of our city can age in a nurturing, home-like environment with dignity and independence.

appointment of three person council committee to analyze police department building costs

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve the Mayor's appointment of Ald. Stevens, Ald. Coffman, and Ald. Wenzel to a committee to analyze police department building costs.

Ald. Beyer stated that the Council has not officially voted to consider the 317 S. Main address as a third possible site for the new police department. It was attempted as an amendment to Resolution No. 57 at the August 18 Council meeting, however, that resolution was defeated. Therefore, Ald. Beyer stated that she did not feel that the new committee should consider this site without a formal vote by the Council.

Ald. Carnes agreed and stated that a resolution should be brought back to the Council at the next meeting.

Ald. Coffman then stated that when he was approached to be a member of the new committee, it was presented to him that the committee would be looking at three sites. Therefore, he is not sure now that he wants to be a member of the committee.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to table the appointment of the three person committee until after the Council formally votes on the addition of the 317 S. Main site. The motion carried on a voice vote.

public hearing and final reading of ordinance adding portion of sth 26 to official map

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 amendment to the official map stating that just the road right-of-way of Highway 26 from Collins to Ryan Road is being added. The Town of Jefferson has agreed to the annexation.

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 #19-98 for its second reading.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

PROPOSED ORDINANCE #19-98

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 street extension of South Highway 26 from Collins Road to Ryan Road:

A PART OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 14, T. 6 N., R. 14 E., JEFFERSON COUNTY, WISCONSIN.

COMMENCING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 14; THENCE S 88o 33' E, 2214.26 FEET ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 14; THENCE S 29o 15' W, 90.44 FEET ALONG THE WEST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF S.T.H. 26 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 88o33'E, 214.80 FEET PARALLEL TO SAID NORTH LINE OF SECTION 14 TO THE EAST LINE OF S.T.H. 26; THENCE S 29o15'W, 1370.08 FEET ALONG THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.T.H. 26; THENCE N 60o45'W, 190.00 FEET TO THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.T.H. 26; THENCE N 29o15' E, 1269.90 FEET ALONG SAID WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF S.T.H. 26 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 5.76 ACRES.

Section 2. 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 3. 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. Carnes moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #19-98. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

public hearing and final resolution declaring police powers for curb & gutter on S. dewey and copeland 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 assessments. The assessments for curb and gutter are for the replacement of curb cuts and deteriorated portions of curb and gutter on South Dewey and the west side of Copeland Avenue.

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. Coffman introduced Final Resolution No. 60.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

FINAL RESOLUTION NO. 60

Final Resolution authorizing curb & gutter improvements and levying special assessments against benefited properties.

WHEREAS, the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin, held a public hearing at City Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the 1st day of September, 1998, for the purpose of hearing all interested persons concerning the preliminary report on the following proposed improvements:

112.5 ln. ft. of Curb & Gutter on South Dewey Avenue and
238 ln. ft. of Curb & Gutter on S. Copeland Avenue

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, as follows:

  1. The report pertaining to the above-described public improvement is hereby adopted and approved.
  2. That the City shall carry out the improvements in accordance with the report.
  3. That payment for the improvements shall be made by assessing the costs to the properties benefited as indicated in the report.
  4. That assessments shown in the report representing an exercise of police powers, have been determined on a reasonable basis and are hereby confirmed.
  5. That any interested property owner may object to each assessment separately or all assessments jointly for any purpose.
  6. That the assessments shall be paid in full within 30 days of invoicing or with your tax bill when arrangements have been made in advance with the City Clerk. Deferred payment shall bear interest at a rate of 9% per annum on the unpaid balance. Assessments not paid when due shall bear additional interest on the amount due at a rate of 12% per annum.
  7. That the City Clerk shall publish this resolution as a Class One Notice and shall mail a copy of this resolution and a statement of final assessment against the benefited property to every property owner who's name appears on the assessment roll and whose post office address is known or can with reasonable diligence be ascertained.

Ald. Coffman, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 60. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

consent agenda

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 61.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 61

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for September 1, 1998 is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Special Class B license to Conquista Club for September 12-13 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 61. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (1999-2003)

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 62.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 62

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Capital Improvement Plan (1999-2003) is approved.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to approve Resolution No. 62.

City Administrator Schornack explained that the Finance Committee approved the Plan with the change of moving out the reconstruction of Walworth St. to 2000 instead of 1999. The Administrator also reiterated to the Council that this document is only a guide and of course changes and deletions will be done at budget time.

Roll was called on Resolution No. 62. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

TEMPORARY angle PARKING ON NORTH PARKWAY

Ald. Tennyson introduced Resolution No. 63.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 63

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin to temporarily modify the declaration of deed restrictions for the North Industrial Park to provide for diagonal parking on the west side of North Parkway. The diagonal parking would run from the north property line of Milwaukee Delivery Service to the north end of North Parkway until November 1, 1998 upon which time the temporary modification shall cease, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the diagonal stripping shall be done by Generac under the direction of the City Engineer.

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 63.

Ald. Tennyson stated that the Regulatory Committee was unanimous in their approval of this resolution.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 63. The motion carried unanimously.

extension of north parkway in the north industrial park

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 64.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 64

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Engineer is hereby authorized to advertise for bids for the extension of North Parkway in the fall of 1998, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the funding for the City's portion of said project will come from the City of Jefferson's TIF No. 2 Fund.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 64.

The City Administrator stated that he and Dan Ludwig and Dave Olsen will be working out a developer's agreement with Generac.

Ald. Carnes stated that the Finance Committee unanimously approved the extension of North Parkway.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 64. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

 

thank you to daniel hake for 35 years of service to the city of jefferson

Ald. Johann introduced Resolution No. 65.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 65

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City hereby thanks Mr. Daniel Hake for 35 years of dedicated service to the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Johann, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 65.

Mayor Brawders stated that the City greatly appreciates Dan's 35 years of service.

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

thank you to david stammer for 32 years of service to the city of jefferson

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 66.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 66

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City hereby thanks Mr. David Stammer for 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 66.

Mayor Brawders also stated that the City greatly appreciates Dave's 32 years of service.

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

thank you to sandy statz for 5 years of service to the city of jefferson

Ald. Wenzel introduced Resolution No. 67.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 67

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City hereby thanks Mrs. Sandy Statz for 5 years of dedicated service to the City of Jefferson.

Ald. Wenzel, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 67.

Mayor Brawders stated that Sandy did a fine job and thanked her for her five years of service.

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

Ald. Johann, seconded by Ald. Beyer, moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(e) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss the Purchase of Public Property.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Dan Ludwig reported:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scott Scheibel reported that the City will have confirmation of the purchase of the Braun's Employee Co-op Quonset and parcel from the court at 8:15a.m. September 2.

The Attorney also reported that the title commitment on the Westphal property is in, therefore, the closing on the property is close.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator David Schornack reported:

city clerk/treasurer

City Clerk/Treasurer Elford reported that the September/October edition of the City Newsletter was mailed out today. Elford also reminded everyone that September 8 is the Partisan Primary Election.

COMMITTEES

Ald. Beyer invited the Common Council to come to the Park & Recreation Commission meeting tomorrow night. The Senior Center Committee will be making a presentation and asking for the Commission's support for a new Senior Center.

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to adjourn the September 1, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the September 1, 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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