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CITY OF HUDSON: 10/21/13 Council Meeting Minutes

Monday, November 11, 2013 - 11:20pm

(Pub. November 14, 2013)
Monday, October 21, 2013 - MINUTES
Meeting called to order by Mayor Alan Burchill in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m.
PRESENT: Mayor Burchill and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Lori Bernard, Mary Yacoub, John Hoggatt, and Rich Vanselow. (District 4 Alderperson position is vacant.)
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Bernard to approve the following consent agenda items:
The Regular Meeting minutes of October 7, 2013.
Payment of the following claims: $948,492.77 for payables and
$228,624.75 for payroll for a total of $1,177,117.62.
The revised Agreement with Walker Parking Consultants and
Foth Infrastructure & Environment LLC in the total amount of
$8,500 for a downtown parking ramp study of the North Lot and
Williams Lot sites.
Issuance of Temporary Class “B” (beer) Retailer’s licenses to
Crusader Hockey, Inc. d/b/a Hudson Crusaders, for the following
hockey events to be held at the John Gornick Memorial Arena,
1820 Hanley Road, Hudson, as follows: Friday, 10/25/13,
6:00-10:00 p.m. and Saturday, 10/26/13, 4:00-10:00 p.m.;
Saturday, 11/02/13, 6:30-10:00 p.m.; Friday, 12/20/13, 6:30–
10:00 p.m. and Saturday, 12/21/13, 6:30 – 11:00 p.m.; Friday,
1/17/14, 6:30–10:00 p.m.; Saturday, 2/8/14, 6:30–10:00 p.m.;
and Saturday, 2/15/14, 6:30–10:00 p.m.
Annual fees of $100.00 for a Pedal Tour Quadricycle License,
$25.00 for each additional Quadricycle, and $10.00 for a Pedal
Tour Quadricycle Driver’s license.
Place on file the Public Utility Commission minutes of October 8,
2013, the St. Croix E.M.S. Commission minutes of October 3
and October 16, 2013, and the quarterly investment report and
monthly financial report of the Finance Officer, as of September
30, 2013. Roll call vote taken, all ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve the final development plans for the Bostrom Office building at 2201 Jack Breault Drive, including the Plan Commission recommendations (for a $6,000 surety and execution of the Storm Water Management Agreement). All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve the certified survey map for property at 483 Stageline Road (as proposed by Richard Stout). All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hoggatt to approve the work order for the Sanitary Lift Station #1 improvements to be billed at the following rates: Preliminary Design – hourly rate (Estimated at $42,000.00); Final Design Portion – hourly rate, not to exceed $29,700.00; and Construction Phase – hourly rate (Estimated at $15,000.00). All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
Morrissette recused himself. MOTION by Yacoub, second by Bernard to approve operator’s licenses for the period 10/22/2013 through 6/30/2014 for Roxann Kopp and Michael Cunningham, both from Hudson, WI. All ayes (4) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Vanselow, second by Hoggatt to approve the purchase of a 2014 Chevrolet 1-ton truck from Luther Hudson Chevrolet in the amount of $35,600. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hoggatt for a first reading of Ordinance 7-13 creating section 99-21 of the Municipal Code – Chickens, including that the start date of a license be January 1st.
MOTION AMENDED by Morrissette, second by Hoggatt to add the wording “from the ground” in section E(2)(b), instead of from “the coop’s grade level”; in section C(3) to add language that applications are to go to Council for consideration; and to hold a Public Hearing on November 4th. Ayes (4) Noes (1) - Vanselow) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Bernard, second by Vanselow to approve allowing the placement of benches in the B-3, Central Business District (downtown) and within the public rights-of-way, including that benches will only be allowed if the following conditions exist:
• The sidewalk width is a minimum of seven (7) feet from back of
curb to the right-of-way line.
• An area of at least five (5) feet of sidewalk area remains open
for pedestrian access.
• Benches shall be located adjacent to the buildings and be
placed parallel to the buildings.
• Benches shall not be more than six (6) feet in length.
• Benches shall be of a design and materials approved by the
City of Hudson (The Public Works Department shall maintain a
list of benches approved by the City of Hudson.)
Additional discussion included that a general policy could be approved, and that bench colors, a choice of a few styles (with or without a back) and plaque placement could continue to be reviewed and brought back to the Committee and Council for consideration. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick provided information regarding legal issues related to extending municipal water and sewer to Hudson School District property outside the City limits in the Town of Hudson and noted that the City has legal authority to extend water and sewer utilities. If it is decided to extend the utilities, an agreement would be needed with the Hudson School District requiring them to pay all costs associated with the extension and continued maintenance of the infrastructure. Obtaining approval from the Town Board would be recommended. The estimated costs for studies would be the responsibility of the School District. Tim Erickson, Financial Services Director for the Hudson School District, reported they have not made a final decision yet about the County UU property; it was still being explored.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution 19-13. Roll call vote, all ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to adopt Resolution 19-13, Disallowance of Claim of Gary Edholm and Cheryl Edholm (Copy on file in Clerk’s office). All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Hoggatt, second by Bernard to approve the reappointment of Joshua Bernhard for another five-year term on the Hudson Public Utility Commission through September of 2018. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Bernard to adjourn the meeting. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED at 8:12 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk
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