city of jefferson
common council minutes
monday, september 21, 1998

The Monday, September 21, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 5:10 p.m. by Mayor Brawders. 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, City Engineer Ludwig and City Clerk/Treasurer Elford.

declaring intent to exercise police powers for special assessments on sidewalk and electrical extension and street light improvements in fairway place

Ald. Carnes introduced Preliminary Resolution No. 77.



BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin:

  1. That the Common Council declares its intention under Section 66.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes to levy special assessments upon the following described properties benefited by the proposed improvements, which improvements and assessments constitute an exercise of the City's police powers:
  2. 33 ft. of Sidewalk, 3,422 ft. of Primary and 2,200' of Secondary Electrical Wiring Extension, and 8 Street Lights Installed in Fairway Place Development

  3. The Common Council determines that the improvements and assessments constitute an exercise of the City's police powers, properties to be assessed are benefited by the project and the amounts assessed against each parcel shall be based on front footages.
  4. The Assessments against any parcel may be paid in full in thirty days or any remaining balance will be placed on the 1998 tax roll.
  5. The Water & Electric Superintendent shall prepare a report that will consist of the following:
    a. Plans and specifications for the improvements
    b. An estimate of the entire cost of the improvements.
    c. Schedule of proposed assessments.
  6. The City Clerk is hereby directed to give a Class One Notice of public hearing pertaining to the proposed projects as specified in section 66.60 of the Wisconsin Statutes, scheduled for October 6, 1998, at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 317 S. Main Street, Jefferson, Wisconsin.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to recommend Resolution No. 77.

City Administrator Schornack explained that the Water & Electric Utility has had a receivable for electrical extension work in Fairway Place since May. They are also ready to bill Jeffres L.L.C. for 8 street lights in the subdivision for $5,408.20. There is also a span of 33 feet of sidewalk that needs to be finished in Fairway Place subdivision.

It was explained that the special assessment process is the only option a City has to ensure payment of public works projects. If after the public hearing at the next meeting, the Council votes in favor of the assessments, then an invoice will be sent out to Jeffres L.L.C. They will have 30 days to pay or then the balance due will be put on the 1998 tax roll.

Tonight's resolution is just to authorize the setting up of a public hearing and final resolution for October 6, 1998.

After further discussion, roll was called on Preliminary Resolution No. 77. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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