minutes

city of jefferson common council meeting
tuesday, october 6, 1998

The Tuesday, October 6, 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. Stevens, Ald. Johann, Ald. Tennyson and Ald. Beyer. Also present was City Administrator Schornack, City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and City Clerk/Treasurer Elford.

communications

Ald. Wagner thanked the Police Department for doing a great job controlling the car show.

Ald. Beyer stated that she received a thank you from the residents of Highland Avenue for the Council's reconsideration of the zoning on Highland Avenue.

public participation

Ms. Denise Salamone of 738 Fairway Lane asked for an explanation of item #7 on the agenda. The City Engineer explained that this Resolution was for sidewalk on the Fairway Place property.

Mr. Tim Bare of 217 Meadow Court asked the Council to consider carefully before loaning money for the remodeling of the Puerner building. The City should make sure that we are really going to be paid back.

SCHOOL DISTRICT PRESENTATION

Superintendent Scott Pierce and Andy Didion gave a presentation on the school referendum that the citizens will be voting on October 20, 1998. They also handed out a brochure of referendum facts that was also placed in the Advertiser this week.

APPOINTMENT TO SENIOR CENTER FACILITY COMMITTEE

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve the Mayor's appointment of Maryann Gleisner to the Senior Center Facility Committee. The motion carried on a voice vote.

APPOINTMENTS TO AMBULANCE NEGOTIATION COMMITTEE

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to approve the Mayor's appointments of Ald. Tennyson, Ald. Johann, and Ald. Carnes to an Ambulance Negotiation Committee. The motion carried on a voice vote.

public hearing and final resolution authorizing police powers for sidewalk improvements in fairway place

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 special assessments. The City Engineer explained that these assessments would be for 33 feet of sidewalk on the Fairway Place property from the east property line of the Hotter property.

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 Final Resolution No. 78.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

FINAL RESOLUTION NO. 78

Final Resolution authorizing sidewalk 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 6th day of October, 1998, for the purpose of hearing all interested persons concerning the preliminary report on the following proposed improvements:

33 ft. of Sidewalk on Rock Street in Fairway Place Development

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 receipt of invoice. Any overdue amounts shall bear interest at a rate of 9% per annum on the unpaid balance.
  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. Wenzel, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved Resolution No. 78 for discussion.

There was discussion that the preliminary resolution had included electrical and lighting assessments, which Jeffres, LLC has now paid the Water & Electric Utility for. Therefore, the only portion of the assessment remaining will be the charges for the 33 feet of sidewalk, which will not be a very significant bill. These charges could just be invoiced instead of special assessed.

Roll was then called on Final Resolution No. 78. On call of the roll, Ald. Carnes and Ald. Tennyson voted aye; Ald. Wagner, Ald. Coffman, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Stevens, Ald. Johann, and Ald. Beyer voted no. The motion was defeated 6 to 2.

consent agenda

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 79.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 79

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for October 6, 1998 is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to approve Resolution No. 79. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

approval of Vandewalle and Associates for planning services in 1999

Ald. Coffman introduced Resolution No. 80.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 80

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the contract for professional services by and between the City of Jefferson and Vandewalle & Associates for Current Planning and Implementation Services is hereby approved and that the Mayor is hereby authorized to execute said contracts.

Ald. Coffman, moved for discussion, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 80.

The Finance Committee recommends this resolution on a vote of 2 to 1.

Ald. Coffman asked if the rates in the contract were special.

The City Engineer stated that the contract ensures that if we use Vandewalle's services, those are the rates we will be charged. The rate cannot go up within the contract time. We are not charged unless we ask for specific services.

Roll was then called on Resolution No 80. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Authorizing agreement with Tessman Concrete for extension of sidewalk along Rock Street

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 81.

City of Jefferson
RESOLUTION NO. 81

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator be authorized to sign a contract with Tessman Concrete for the extension of sidewalk along Rock Street in an amount of $2,850.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Stevens moved to approve Resolution No. 81.

Finance Committee was unanimously in favor of this contract.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

accepting bid for extension of north parkway

Ald. Johann introduced Resolution No. 82.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 82

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to contract with Lake Mills Blacktop for the 400-foot street extension and curb & gutter on North Parkway for an amount not to exceed $27,273.95.

Ald. Johann, seconded by Ald. Stevens moved to approve Resolution No. 82.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

Authorizing the TRANSFER of FUNDS TO COVER EXPENDITURES ASSOCIATED WITH TID No. 2

Ald. Coffman introduced Resolution No. 83.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 83

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin that the City Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $338,518 from the 1998 Bond Fund (Fund #61) to the TID No. 2 Fund (Fund #8) to cover expenditures associated with the TID No. 2.

Ald. Coffman, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 83.

The motion carried on a voice vote.

Authorizing the TRANSFER of FUNDS TO PAY BACK THE GENERAL FUND FOR MONIES BORROWED BY TID NO. 2 FUND

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 84.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 84

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin that the City Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $7,500 plus interest at 6 % from the TID No. 2 Fund (Fund #8) to the General Fund (Fund #1) to pay back the General Fund for monies borrowed to pay for costs in setting up TID No. 2.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 84. The motion carried on a voice vote.

Authorizing the TRANSFER of FUNDS TO PAY BACK THE SEWER UTILiTY FUND FOR MONIES BORROWED BY TID NO. 2 FUND

Ald. Johann introduced Resolution No. 85.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 85

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin that the City Treasurer is hereby authorized to transfer $270,000 plus interest at 6 % from the TID No. 2 Fund (Fund #8) to the Sewer Utility Fund (Fund #5) to reimburse the Sewer Utility Fund for monies borrowed to purchase the Sally Gross farm.

Ald. Johann, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to approve Resolution No. 85. The motion carried on a voice vote.

authorization to HIRE DR. BARRY ORTON TO ASSIST THE CITY WITH THE TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP FROM MARCUS CABLE TO VULCAN CABLE

Ald. Tennyson introduced Resolution No. 86.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 86

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to sign an agreement with Dr. Barry Orton of the University of Wisconsin to assist the City with executing transfer of ownership documents related to the sale of Marcus Cable to Vulcan Cable.

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 86.

The City Administrator explained that he had gone to a seminar put on by Dr. Barry Orton to discuss the transfer of ownership from Marcus Cable to Vulcan Cable. Dr. Orton is offering to help municipalities through the transfer process to negotiate the best deal possible for the municipalities.

On call of the roll, the motion to approve Resolution No. 86 passed unanimously.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(c )(e) & (g) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss the purchase of public property, hiring of personnel, and to consult with legal counsel.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

PURCHASE OF PROPERTY IN THE SOUTH INDUSTRIAL PARK FROM W & S PROPERTIES, INC.

Ald. Stevens introduced Resolution No. 87

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 87

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin to authorize the City Administrator to sign a purchase agreement between the City and W & S Properties, Inc. to buy back the property currently owned by W & S Properties in the South Industrial Park for $15,000, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City will pay the 1998 taxes on this property.

Ald. Stevens, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Resolution No. 87.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

hire of senior center coordinator

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 88.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 88

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to hire Ms. Anita Fabos for the position of Senior Center Coordinator at a starting wage of $8.00 per hour.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 88. On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS

CHIEF OF POLICE

Chief Besel reported that the Fall Car Show traffic control went well this year. The Chief credits the fact that traffic was being diverted in Johnson Creek, bringing a good portion of the traffic in on Hwy. N.

The Chief also reported that the department has possession of a 1988 Ford Pick-Up from a 4th offense O.W.I. The truck will be sold and 50% of the proceeds will go to the Jefferson Police Department and 50% to the school.

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Ludwig reported:

CITY ATTORNEY

City Attorney Scheibel reported that he had talked with Diane Crawford, Boating Safety Specialist at the DNR about our boating ordinance. She advised the City Attorney that the new state regulation on personal watercraft only applies to inland lakes, not rivers. In order to get approval for the personal watercraft buoys north of Puerner Street, we need to submit the Condition Report with the guidelines that she has provided. Ms. Crawford indicated that even if they approved the buoy request, the City may be unable to obtain buoys with a slow-no-wake marking that would only apply to personal watercraft, as the symbols on the buoys are universal for all watercraft. They suggest that the City consider having the slow-no-wake zone apply to all watercraft north of Puerner Street, or delete the provision for the personal watercraft north of Puerner Street.

The City Attorney also mentioned that there have been over 10 damage reports from golf balls from Meadow Springs.

CITY ADMINISTRATOR

City Administrator Schornack reported:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to adjourn the October 6, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the October 6, 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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