city of jefferson
common council meeting MINUTES
tuesday, DECEMBER 15, 1998

 

The Tuesday, December 15, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council was called to order at 7:30 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, Police Chief Besel, City Engineer Ludwig and City Clerk/Treasurer Elford.

communications

Ald. Wenzel announced that the county has paved the road between Riverview Heights and Riverview Heights South.

public participation

Tim Bare, 217 Meadow Court, addressed the Council against the passage of the no parking zone on North Main Street, stating that as a business owner on N. Main, we need more parking not less.

WATER & ELECTRIC REPORT

Superintendent Bruce Folbrecht reported that the Water & Electric Commission approved their budget last night. The replacement of the water main under Main Street next year is the major project for 1999. The project will cost approximately $900,000 to replace almost all of the main.

MAYORAL APPOINTMENT OF ELECTION WORKERS

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve the Mayoral appointments of election workers for 1999-2000.

Irene Akin; Lloyd Albrecht; Delight Albrecht; Eva Anderson; Marge Ashburn; Marcia Bare; Gretchen Bayorgeon; Wilson F Beebe; Mary Block; Charlie Dahl; Dee Dixon; Harvey Dooge; Jean Dooge; Loretta Fuchs; Dolores Gerhardt; Robert Gerhardt; Maryann Gleisner; Charlotte Goers-Nevin; Ruth Gourlie; Dorothy Hoffman; Grace Huebner; Dean Jewett; Joanne Jewett; Harriet Johnson; Ardes Klug; Gayle Krek; Janet Kreklow; Lois LaDien; Donna Lane; Patti Lorbecki; Jean Lynch; Millie Meudt; Carol Morgan; Clara Mundschau; Laura Neverman; Bonnie Noonan; Alta Schroeder; Duane Springer; Ron Strauss; Marion Streich; Georgia Welsch; and Elaine Wenzel.

The motion carried unanimously.

public hearing and action on proposed ordinance to amend the zoning code related to approved uses in the bc central business district to include restaurants

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 zoning code. He also stated that the proposal passed the Plan Commission unanimously.

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. Beyer introduced Ordinance #26-98 for its second reading.

city of jefferson

ordinance #26-98

An Ordinance to Amend Section 17.04(b)1. of the Zoning Code of the City of Jefferson Related to Approved Uses in the BC, Central Business District.

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

Section 1. Section 17.04(b)1. Related to Approved Uses in the BC, Central Business District, is hereby amended by adding the following:

Section 2: Section 17.04(b)1. Approved Uses. Art and school supply stores; automotive parts stores; automobile sales lots and showrooms and lots, including incidental servicing and repair provided however, that all vehicles be in operative condition; antique shops; apartment hotels; appliance stores; barber shops and beauty parlors; banks and other financial institutions; including loan and finance companies; business offices, candy and ice cream stores; caterers; clothing repair shops; clinics; clubs; cocktail lounges and taverns, with permit by Plan Commission; commercial school; confectioneries; delicatessens; dental clinics; department stores; drug stores; electrical supply; florist shops; food lockers; furniture stores; gasoline stations; heating supply; hotels; ice delivery stations; insurance agencies; jewelry stores; liquor stores; lumber yards, medical clinics; opticians and optical stores; paint stores, retail only; parking facilities (see Section 17.07); photographic studios; professional offices; small animal offices; tourist information and hospitality centers; undertaking establishments; upholsterer's shops; variety stores; vegetable stores; also self service Laundromats (11-72) and restaurants.

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage and publication as required by law.

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #26-98.

The motion carried unanimously.

consent agenda

Ald. Beyer introduced Resolution No. 114.

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 114

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for December 15, 1998 is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Ald. Beyer, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to approve Resolution No. 114.

The motion carried unanimously.

proposed ordinance to eliminate three parking stalls on north main street across from candise street

Ald. Tennyson introduced Ordinance #25-98 for its second reading.

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proposed ordinance #25-98

An Ordinance to Amend Section 7.03(4)(h) 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)(h) is hereby amended to add the following no parking zone:

North Main Street, east side, starting 234 ft. south of the E. North Street south right-of-way line, extending 86 ft. south

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

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Wagner moved to approve Proposed Ordinance #25-98.

It was stated that the Regulatory Committee recommends this ordinance.

Ald. Beyer stated there have been five accidents in the intersection of N. Main and Candise since 1991, some with injuries. The traffic congestion in the area especially when a north bound vehicle is turning onto Candise, is a safety hazard.

Ald. Wenzel stated that he felt the congestion was because of the Highway 18/Racine Street bridge being closed. At this point the bridge has only been open for one week and he doesn't feel that the bridge has been open long enough to judge the difference. Don't believe we should take away more parking.

Ald. Carnes agrees that we need parking, however, there are safety concerns with the backups of traffic at that intersection. Ald. Carnes is in favor of this ordinance.

Roll was then called on Proposed Ordinance #25-98. On call of the roll, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Tennyson, Ald. Beyer, and Ald. Wagner voted aye; Ald. Coffman, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Stevens, and Ald. Johann voted no. With the vote tied, the Mayor stated that he was in favor of the no parking in the area for safety reasons and voted in support of the ordinance. The motion carried 5 to 4.

DECLARING OFFICIAL INTENT TO REIMBURSE EXPENDITURES FROM PROCEEDS OF BORROWING

Ald. Johann introduced Resolution No. 115.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 115

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin (the "Municipality") plans to acquire land for park purposes (the "Project"); and

WHEREAS, the Municipality expects to finance the Project on a long-term basis by issuing tax-exempt notes (the "Notes"); and

WHEREAS, because the Notes will not be issued prior to commencement of the Project, the Municipality must provide interim financing to cover costs of the Project incurred prior to receipt of the proceeds of the Notes; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary, desirable, and in the best interests of the Municipality to advance moneys from its funds on hand on an interim basis to pay the costs of the Project until the Notes are issued.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin, that:

Section 1. Expenditure of Funds. The Municipality shall make expenditures as needed from its funds on hand to pay the cost of the Project until Note proceeds become available.

Section 2. Declaration of Official Intent. The Municipality hereby officially declares its intent under 26 CFR Section 1.103-18 to reimburse said expenditures with proceeds of the Notes, the principal amount to be reimbursed of which is not expected to exceed $74,500.

Section 3. Unavailability of Long-Term Funds. No funds for payment of the Project from sources other than the Notes are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis, or otherwise set aside by the Municipality pursuant to its budget or financial policies.

Section 4. Public Availability of Official Intent Resolution. The Resolution shall be made available for public inspection at the Municipal Clerk's office within 30 days after its approval in compliance with applicable State law governing the availability of records of official acts including subchapter 19, and shall remain available for public inspection until the Notes are issued.

Section 5. Effective Date. This Resolution shall be effective upon its adoption and approval.

Ald. Johann, seconded by Ald. Carnes moved to approve Resolution No. 115.

Ald. Carnes stated that the Finance Committee does unanimously approve the adoption of this resolution.

Ald. Wagner stated that he will not be supporting this resolution. This resolution is connected with the purchase of the Westphal property and he has not been in favor of the Westphal property purchase from the beginning and will not support this.

City Administrator Schornack explained that staff closed on the Westphal property last week. Staff now needs Council approval to temporarily borrow funding for the first payment until the note is sold in 1999. This resolution is needed by law in order to recover the monies spent before the note is issued.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 115. On call of the roll: Ald. Carnes, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Stevens, Ald. Johann, Ald. Tennyson, Ald. Beyer, and Ald. Coffman voted aye. Ald. Wagner voted no. The motion carried 7 to 1.

AMBULANCE AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AGREEMENT

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 116.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 116

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin to authorize the City Administrator to sign an Ambulance and Emergency Medical Services Agreement with Curtis Ambulance.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 116.

Ald. Tennyson stated that the Ambulance Committee approved this contract with amendments. The amendments were to add a listing the new equipment that will be brought in and the reduction by $12,000 of the contract if the city finds a garage that can be used to store the ambulance. Also, the city wants deductions for the townships using the same ambulance service.

The City Administrator stated that worst-case scenario is that the City will pay $79,978, if no townships work with us. However, every one of the townships has contacted the city about joining.

The Ambulance Negotiation Committee and the Finance Committee unanimously recommend passage of this resolution.

Ald. Beyer also added that 14 employees from Kutz Ambulance will be going with Curtis Ambulance so that we will still be getting the same quality care we have known in the past.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

SUPPORT FOR ORGANIZING A JEFFERSON AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Ald. Tennyson introduced Resolution No. 117.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 117

WHEREAS, it is proposed to create a Jefferson area community foundation, and

WHEREAS, the foundation would receive and accept property for educational, recreational, artistic/cultural, conservation, community development, charitable or benevolent purposes, and

WHEREAS, the funds and property received would be used in such a way that the quality of life in the greater Jefferson area will be enhanced as to promote the betterment of the community and all of its citizens,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin that the Common Council hereby expresses its support for the creation of a Jefferson area community foundation.

Ald. Tennyson, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve Resolution No. 117.

Ald. Tennyson asked if the city would have any control over this organization.

The Mayor explained that this would be a separate entity, and not using city funding.

Ald. Johann explained that this foundation would not adversely effect the Senior Center. In fact, it could be a benefit to be under the umbrella of the foundation.

Ald. Wagner stated that with Gaylin Morgan involved, and all of the good that he has done for the City of Jefferson in the past, he fully supports this resolution.

The Mayor called for a voice vote on Resolution No. 117. The motion carried.

AUTHORIZING THE TEMPORARY TRANSFER OF INDUSTRIAL PARK FUNDS

Ald. Coffman introduced Resolution No. 118.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 118

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the City Administrator is hereby authorized to temporarily transfer $45,288.76 from the Industrial Park Fund for the purchase of the Westphal land.

Ald. Coffman, seconded by Ald. Stevens moved to approve Resolution No. 118.

On call of the roll: Ald. Coffman, Ald. Carnes, Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Stevens, Ald. Johann, Ald. Tennyson, and Ald. Beyer voted aye; Ald. Wagner voted no. The motion carried 7 to 1.

APPROVAL OF WAGE SCHEDULE FOR CROSSING GUARD PERSONNEL

Ald. Stevens introduced Resolution No. 119.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 119

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson

that crossing guards shall be compensated according to scale established as follows:

CROSSING GUARD WAGE SCALE

1999

WAGES

Starting Wage

$6.75 per hour

After 1 yr

$7.00

After 2 yrs

$7.25

After 3 yrs

$7.50

After 4 yrs

$7.75

After 5 yrs

$8.00

After 6 yrs

$8.25

Ald. Stevens, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to approve Resolution No. 119.

The motion carried unanimously.

APPROVAL OF WAGE SCHEDULE FOR AQUATIC CENTER PERSONNEL

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 120.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 120

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the Aquatic Center Employee Wage Scales are hereby adopted on a graduated basis as follows:

Manager (420 hrs): 1st yr. $7.75

2nd yr. $8.25

3rd yr. $8.75

($.50 increase for each add'l year of experience)

Lesson Coordinator (225 hrs): 1st yr. $7.25

2nd yr. $7.50

3rd yr. $7.75

($.25 increase for each add'l year of experience)

Lesson Instructors (360 hrs): 1st yr. $6.25

2nd yr. $6.50

3rd yr. $6.75

($.25 increase for each add'l year of experience)

Head Lifeguard (315 hrs): 1st yr. $6.25

2nd yr. $6.50

3rd yr. $6.75

($.25 increase for each add'l year of experience)

Lifeguards/Concession (220 hrs): 1st yr. $5.25

2nd yr. $5.50

3rd yr. $5.75

($.25 increase for each add'l year of experience)

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that employees must meet the hour specification listed in category during the regular season in order to be eligible to receive the step increase listed for the following year.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to approve Resolution No. 120.

The motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(c) & (g) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to discuss employee compensation and consulting with legal counsel with respect to litigation.

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

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

On call of the roll, the motion carried unanimously.

afscme tentative settlement agreement

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 121.

city of jefferson
resolution no. 121

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the collective bargaining agreement by and between the City of Jefferson and Local 655-D, AFSCME for 1999-2000 is hereby approved.

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to approve Resolution No. 121.

Ald. Wagner stated that the Personnel Committee was unanimous in its recommendation for approval.

Roll was then called on Resolution No. 121. The motion carried unanimously.

REPORTS of work in progress

CITY ENGINEER

City Engineer Dan Ludwig reported:

COMMITTEES

Ald. Stevens reported that the Police Facility Committee is going to meet at 10 am Wednesday, with architect Bray and they will visiting some potential sites, including City Hall.

The Senior Facility Committee will be meeting on December 22 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m to interview architects.

Ald. Stevens, seconded by Ald. Tennyson moved to adjourn the December 15, 1998, meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.

These minutes of the December 15, 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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