Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 2000

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MINUTES
city of jefferson common council
mAY 16, 2000

The Tuesday, May 16, 2000, 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. Oppermann, Ald. Beyer, Ald. Stevens, Ald. Coffman and Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Johann and Ald. Carnes. Also present were City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel and City Administrator Schornack.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Sue Armstrong, 920 Rosemary Court, thanked the Council for allowing the Seniors to park cars on City land for the car show.

Kevin Wenzel, 536 Crestwood Court, thanked all of the people that took time out of their schedules to work at the Playland. He commented on the overall community involvement.

Mayor Brawders read a mayoral proclamation naming May 26th as Poppy Day.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR A FINAL RESOLUTION ON PROPOSED SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS OF CONCRETE SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS ALONG BOTH SIDES OF HILLSIDE DRIVE, BOTH SIDES OF EAST WASHINGTON STREET, AND THE WEST SIDE OF SOUTH TAFT STREET.

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 sidewalk project.

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.

Tim Bare, 217 Meadow Court, would like to know how sidewalks are a benefit since they need to be paid for and must be shoveled.

Brenda Riedl, 505 Collins Road, wanted to make sure the sidewalk was installed correctly.

Joanne Rueth, 1325 Hillside Drive, also wanted to ensure that the sidewalk was installed correctly. Ms. Rueth was concerned about her vehicle dragging when she backs out of her driveway.

Jim Barnes, 705 Sherwood Lane wants to make sure the sidewalk grade is set correctly.

Mr. Riedl, 505 Collins Road asked if a staff member would be able to take a look at their sidewalk on Collins Road.

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

Ald. Johann introduced Final Resolution No. 15.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

FINAL RESOLUTION NO. 15

 

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 16h day of May, 2000, for the purpose of hearing all interested persons concerning the preliminary report on the following proposed improvements:

12,400 sq ft of Concrete Sidewalk along both sides of Hillside Drive

2,600 sq ft of Concrete Sidewalk along both sides of East Washington Street

1,200 sq ft of Concrete Sidewalk along the West side of South Taft Street

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 in 4 annual installments) when arrangements have been made in advance with the City Clerk. The minimum principle payments which shall be allowed under the installment plan shall be $100 per year. 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.

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. Johann, seconded by Ald. Stevens moved to recommend Final Resolution No. 15.

Ald. Johann stated that the Finance Committee had no recommendation.

Ald. Carnes stated that he supported the sidewalk projects, but questioned if the City should be special assessing sidewalk projects.

Ald. Beyer questioned the feasibility of placing sidewalk on Washington Street, because of existing trees. City Engineer Ludwig stated that most of the trees would not need to be removed, but maybe one power pole would need to be relocated.

Ald. Beyer questioned why sidewalk was needed on Washington Street.

Ald. Johann stated that the goal of the City is to have sidewalks on all City streets.

On call of the roll, motion carried by a vote of 7 to 1. Ald. Beyer cast the dissenting vote.

CONSENT AGENDA

Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 16.

 

CITY OF JEFFERSON
RESOLUTION nO. 16

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for May 16, 2000 is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Operator's Licenses

Special Class B Licenses

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Oppermann moved to approve Resolution No. 16. On call of the roll, motion carried unanimously.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE AND LEASE OF WEST MILWAUKEE STREET

Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 10.

City of Jefferson

Resolution No. 10

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of City of Jefferson that a portion of the 100 block of East Milwaukee Avenue is hereby temporarily closed on May 20, 2000, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Gemuetlichkeit May Ball; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said right-of-way is hereby leased to the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce in the sum of $1.00 for said time-frame.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to recommend Resolution No. 10. Motion carried on a voice vote.

The Council then discussed the issuance of a Special Class B License. The council agreed that the license should be issued.

TEMPORARY CLOSURE AND LEASE OF A PORTION OF GARDNER STREET

Ald. Oppermann introduced Resolution No. 17.

City of Jefferson

Resolution No. 17

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of City of Jefferson that a portion of Gardner Avenue (Milwaukee Street to the Municipal Lot) is hereby temporarily closed on June 10th, 2000, from 6-11 p.m. to have a street dance; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said right-of-way is hereby leased to the Rick Lien of The Depot in the sum of $1.00 for said time-frame.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 17. Motion carried on a voice vote.

PART-TIME WAGES FOR PUBLIC WORKS AND PARKS DEPARTMENT

Ald. Coffman introduced Resolution No. 18.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 18

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin that the summer part-time help in the Public Works and Parks Department be hired in accordance with the following schedules:

Part-time Public Works and Parks Department Employees

(excluding Compost Site Attendant)

Year

Without CDL

With CDL

Start

$ 7.00

$8.00

2nd Year

7.75

8.75

3rd Year

8.50

9.50

4th Year

9.25

10.25

 

Compost Site Attendant

Year

Wage

Start

$7.00

2nd

7.25

3rd

7.50

4th

7.75

Ald. Coffman, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to recommend Resolution No. 18. On call of the roll, motion carried unanimously.

RENEWAL OF COOPERATION AGREEMENT FOR THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

Ald. Wenzel introduced Resolution No. 19.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 19

 

RESOLUTION TO RENEW

THE PARTICIPATION AND EXECUTION

OF A COOPERATION AGREEMENT FOR

THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

 

WHEREAS, the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin has been a participant, along with Jefferson County and communities throughout the HOME participating Consortium Counties, and

WHEREAS, federal regulations require that each participating community renew its Cooperation Agreement to continue its participation every three years from the initial grant year, and

WHEREAS, the HOME investment Partnership program has been a success providing residents housing program opportunities for homeownership, housing rehabilitation assistance, homebuyer counseling and specific housing development needs,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Common council hereby approve the renewal of the participation for the City of Jefferson in the HOME Investment Partnership Program for the period from January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2003, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the authorizing Cooperation Agreement between the City of Jefferson and Waukesha County, as the lead agent, shall be approved for execution and signed by the chief elected official.

Ald. Wenzel, seconded by Ald. Johann introduced Resolution No. 19. On call of the roll, motion carried unanimously.

RECOMMENDATION OF LAND DIVISION IN THE EXTRATERRITORIAL AREA FOR THE CITY OF JEFFERSON

Ald. Stevens introduced Resolution No. 20.

 

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 20

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin that the City of Jefferson waives its right to approve the plat referred to as the First Addition to Rock Ridge lying within the City's extraterritorial plat approval jurisdiction.

 

Ald. Stevens, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to recommend Resolution No. 20. On call of the roll, motion carried unanimously.

BRAY ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTS FEE AGREEMENT

Ald. Stevens introduced Resolution No. 21.

CITY OF JEFFERSON

RESOLUTION NO. 21

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson, Wisconsin that the City Administrator is authorized to sign an agreement with Bray Associates Architects dated May 9, 2000 concerning the payment of architectural fees on the Police Department/Water & Electric Department Facility.

Ald. Stevens, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to recommend Resolution No. 21. On call of the roll, motion carried unanimously.

Resolution No. 22 was removed from the agenda.

Ald. Wenzel, seconded by Ald. Stevens moved to adjourn to closed session pursuant to Section 19.85(1)(e) of the Wisconsin State Statutes to the Sale of Public Property and Negotiation Purposes. The motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Coffman, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to reconvene to open session. The motion carried unanimously.

Ald. Johann, seconded by Ald. Stevens moved to reopen Resolution No. 16. The motion carried on a voice vote.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to amend Resolution No. 16 to include the amendment to the Jefferson Depot liquor license premise description as described in the Regulatory Committee Exhibit. On call of the roll, motion carried by a vote of 7 to 1. Ald. Wagner cast the dissenting vote.

Ald. Oppermann, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to approve Amended Resolution No. 16. On call of the roll, motion carried by a vote of 7 to 1. Ald. Wagner cast the dissenting vote.

Ald. Coffman, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to adjourn the May 16, 2000 meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.