CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
July 9, 2018 - Minutes
The Common Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich O'Connor at 7:00 p.m. The Hudson Fire Department Honor Guard led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Members Present: Mayor Rich O'Connor, Randy Morrissette II, Bill Alms, Paul Deziel, Jim Webber, Sarah Atkins Hoggatt and Joyce Hall.
Municipal Judge Sue Gherty gave the oath of office to Lieutenant Jason Muenich and Sergeant Andrew Wedell.
Consent Agenda: Motion by Morrissette, seconded by Webber to approve the following consent agenda items: Approve the regular meeting minutes of 6/18/18; approve claims in the amount of $501,500.66; contingent upon payment any outstanding debt owed to the City and successful completion of the background check, approve the issuance of eight Regular Operator Licenses for the period of July 10, 2018 to June 30, 2020 to: Andrew Zeller, Brandon Clark, Traci Hagberg, Terry Barrot, Chelsea Anderson, Tara Evjen, Beth Clymer, Rebecca Hill, and to approve six Temporary Operator Licenses for Eric Sterner, Kristopher Shelton, Jacob Lutz, Teresa Murtaugh, Thomas Murtaugh, David Ellenwood for the Backcountry Brewfest on July 14th; pursuant to Wis. Stats. 62.15, terminate the public emergency related to the repair of damaged electrical service to the street lighting on the Hanley Road Project; set a public hearing date of 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 6, 2018, for the public hearing for a zoning map amendment for 2001 Ward Avenue; approve a Certified Survey Map (CSM) at Annabelle Way submitted by Hanson Bros. XII, LLC, with the condition that any / all existing and/or proposed easements be illustrated and noted on the CSM; approve the Second Quarter Report of the Building Inspector; approve one tax driver's license for the period July 10, 2018 to June 30, 2019, to Elijah Omweno for Magena Taxi Service; approve a Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License Application for Dance Council, Phipps Center for the Arts at an event on August 2, 2018. Roll Call Vote Taken. All ayes (6). Motion Carried.
Kim Bennewitz was present to again discuss a proposed trolley tour in the City. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to authorize the proposed trolley service to go forward and to review the service after January 1, 2019, and to authorize the City Attorney to prepare a proposed ordinance related to this type of service in the City. All ayes (6). Motion Carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Webber, to approve the proposal of Brunton Architecture for engineering and architectural services related to the proposed Fire Department facility, pending review of the contract by the City Attorney. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
Alderpersons Hall and Webber presented information on the findings of the St. Croix EMS Ad Hoc committee to date.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance 16-18. Roll call vote. All ayes (6). Motion carried. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to adopt Ordinance 16-18: Ordinance to annex parcels 040-1025-70-000 and 040-1026- 30-000 from the Town of Troy to the City of Hudson presented by the Lee Family Trust. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
Action on Ordinance 17-18 was postponed to the July 23, 2018, meeting.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution 09-18. Roll call vote. All ayes (6). Motion carried. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to adopt Resolution 09-18: Resolution Approving the Project Plan and Establishing the Boundaries for and the Creation of Tax Incremental District No. 6, City of Hudson, Wisconsin. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Hall, second by Morrissette to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution 10-18. Roll call vote. All ayes (6). Motion carried. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to adopt Resolution 10-18: Resolution Authorizing the Use of Unused Proceeds of $3,110,000 General Obligation Street Improvement Bonds, Series 2016A. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to approve Change Order # 1 for the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge Project. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Deziel, second by Hall, to authorize Community Development Director Johnson and Attorney Munkittrick to develop a lease with option to purchase for Outlot 2 in St. Croix Business Park, with discussion of the cost to provide a blacktopped area for snow storage to take place at the time the lease proposal comes back to the Common Council. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to direct Zeuli to discuss the cost proposal with the two engineering firms under contract with the City, including potentially reducing the scope of the project to address the area that is in need of immediate repair, to determine ownership of the area in question, and to determine if usage factors by the owner of the adjacent property has impacted the damage to the retaining wall. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Atkins Hoggatt, second by Hall, to authorize the creation of a full-time permanent City Engineer position and to authorize the Community Development Director and City Administrator to begin the recruitment process. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to approve an application for conditional use permits for filling and grading within a slope preservation zone and structural erosion control measures in a slope preservation zone at 109 Second Street - River City Center, LLC. with the conditions as noted. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Webber, to approve the proposed Floodway Study for portion of St. Croix River. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
Mayor O'Connor announced his appointments to the Common Council standing committees following the appointment of a new Council member, as follows: Finance Committee - Mayor O'Connor (Chair), Alms, Hall and Morrissette; Public Safety - Morrissette (Chair), Alms and Hall; Public Works - Webber (Chair), Atkins Hoggatt, and Deziel.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to appoint Sarah Atkins Hoggatt as Council representative to the Urban Forestry Board. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Alms, second by Webber, to adjourn at 9:20 p.m. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
Devin J. Willi, City Administrator/Interim City Clerk
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