Jefferson City Council - Minutes - 2000

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city of jefferson common council
july 18, 2000

The Tuesday, July 18, 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. Beyer, Ald. Stevens, Ald. Coffman and Ald. Wenzel, Ald. Johann and Ald. Carnes. Absent was Ald. Oppermann. Also present were City Attorney Scheibel, Police Chief Besel, City Clerk/Treasurer Parlow and City Administrator Schornack.



Dave Olsen, 305 South Main Street, addressed the Council regarding a "Visioning Session" which is being held on Wednesday (July 19). He encouraged the Council to participate.

Ald. John Wagner wished to thank the organizers and everyone who was involved in the Tomorrow's Hope walk. He stated that they had netted over $200,000 and that it was a great effort from a wide cross-section of Jefferson residents.



The enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 10 years ago

this month signaled a transformation in our Nation's public policies toward

people with disabilities. America is now a dramatically different and better

country because of the ADA.

In the last 10 years, we have worked hard to eliminate harmful stereotypes and

have grown to understand disability as a natural part of the human experience.

We are taking steps, such as renovating and constructing public accommodations

to make them fully accessible, to ensure that people with disabilities are fully

integrated into our communities and workplaces. And we have come to appreciate

that people with disabilities are a key element and an untapped resource in

sustaining our Nation's historic economic growth.

By attacking a range of work disincentives, including barriers to education, health

care, technology, housing, and transportation. We must provide real choices for

people with disabilities to live and work in their communities with the necessary

services and supports. And we must be vigilant in protecting the rights we have

secured through decades of legal activism.


Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to approve the following appointments to the Revolving Loan Fund Committee:

Colleen Locke, Chairperson

Henry Fischer

Sue Johann

Dave Schornack

Charles Klug

Alt. Dave Carnes

Ald. Beyer asked why the business people were not better represented. She also questioned why Jim Van Lieschout was not representing Premier Bank.

Ald. Coffman stated that two of the appointees were not residents of the City of Jefferson. He felt that down the road City residents should be considered.

The Mayor then read an excerpt from the Revolving Loan Handbook which outlines the number and proposed makeup of the Committee. The Mayor indicated that all groups, as outlined in the manual, were represented with the exception of a Plan Commission member.

City Administrator Schornack then indicated that Mr. Van Lieschout would be an excellent addition to the Committee, however in this instance he would be representing the loan applicant and presenting the proposed loan.

Ald. Beyer felt that after the proposed action of the pending loan the Committee should be reappointed. Beyer stated that these reappointments should be done on August 15.

Motion carried by a voice vote.


Ald. Wagner introduced Resolution No. 57.



BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Jefferson that the consent agenda for July 18, 2000 is hereby adopted.

The consent agenda for tonight includes:

Operator's Licenses

Special Class B Licenses

Ald. Wagner, seconded by Ald. Wenzel moved to recommend Resolution No. 57. On call of the roll, motion carried by a vote of 7 to 0.



Ald. Carnes introduced Resolution No. 58.

City of Jefferson

Resolution No. 58

BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of City of Jefferson that the 100 block of South Fischer Avenue is hereby temporarily closed on July 22, 2000, from noon to 8:00 p.m. for a block party; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said right-of-way is hereby leased to the residents of the 100 block of South Fischer Avenue in the sum of $1.00 for said time-frame.

It was noted that this was unanimous at the Regulatory Committee.

Ald. Carnes indicated that the group had complied with all Municipal regulations.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Johann moved to recommend Resolution No. 58. On call of the roll, motion carried 7 to 0.

Ald. Carnes, seconded by Ald. Beyer moved to adjourn the July 18, 2000 meeting of the City of Jefferson Common Council. The motion carried unanimously.