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CITY OF HUDSON: July 23, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 11:27pm

CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
July 23, 2018 - Minutes
The Common Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich O'Connor at 7:00 p.m.
Mayor O'Connor 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.
Motion by Morrissette, seconded by Alms to approve the following consent agenda items: Approve the regular meeting minutes from July 9, 2018; approve claims in the amount of $928,187.51; contingent upon payment any outstanding debt owed to the City and successful completion of the background check, approve the issuance of four Regular Operator Licenses for the period of July 24, 2018 to June 30, 2020 to: Brett Zentzis, Melinda George, Alden White and Jessica Braun; and to approve two Temporary Operator Licenses for the Phipps Dance Council event on August 2nd to Laura Foster and Nathan Hall; Increase the timing of the pedestrian crossing light, paint a stop bar, refresh the pedestrian crossing paint, install pedestrian crossing signs on both sides of Coulee Road and remove overgrown brush at the intersection of Coulee Road and 11th Street; Approve two 15-minute parking stalls on the west side of Second Street, north of Locust Street; Approve the installation of pedestrian crossing signs on Second Street at Orange Street and Myrtle Street; Approve the Republican Party event at Weitkamp Park on Saturday, August 18th; approve the purchase of the PM Evidence Tracker system for the Police Department at a cost of $5,730; approve a Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" license for the Hudson Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau for Spirit of St. Croix Days on September 22-23, 2018; approve the Special Event Permit for the Spirit of St. Croix Days on September 22-23, 2018; set a public hearing date for August 20, 2018, for an amendment to the municipal code regarding parking requirements in the multi-family zoning district; set a public hearing date for September 4, 2018, for an amendment to the municipal code to allow beekeeping in the City of Hudson. Roll Call Vote Taken. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
Motion by Morrissette, second by Deziel to Set a public hearing date of September 4, 2018 for a zoning map amendment from AR, Agricultural Residential to R1, One-Family Residential at St. Croix County Tax Parcel 040-1026-30-000 - LandDevCo of Hudson, LLC; Set a public hearing date of September 4, 2018 for a comprehensive plan amendment from One and Two Family Residential and General Commercial to Medium Density Residential for a 13.57 acre M/L portion of St. Croix County Tax Parcel 040-1025-70-000 – LandDevCo of Hudson, LLC; and Set a public hearing date for of September 4, 2018 a zoning map amendment from AR, Agricultural Residential to RM-1, Multiple-Family Residential and a comprehensive plan amendment from General Commercial to High Density Residential for a 5.54 acre M/L portion of St. Croix County Tax Parcel 040-1025-70-000 - LandDevCo of Hudson, LLC. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
Motion by Morrissette, second by Alms to not award the bid for the Heggen Street Trail Project and to place on hold the Heggen Street Trail Project until 2019 when additional funds are available. Ayes (5), Nays (1) Webber. Motion carried.
Motion by Alms, second by Atkins Hoggatt to authorize advertisement for Request for Proposals to firms to study EMS service model options and to have a small group interview these candidates with the study purpose as stated in the issue sheet. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
Motion by Morrissette, second by Deziel to table the discussion of the Ward Avenue EMS Remodel discussion until the EMS Study is completed. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
Motion by Morrissette, second by Alms to accept the Planning Commission recommendation and to deny the zoning request. Ayes (2); Nays (4) Deziel, Webber, Atkins Hoggatt, Hall. Motion Failed.
Motion by Hall, second by Deziel to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance 17-18. Roll Call Vote Taken. Ayes (4); Nays (2) Alms, Morrissette. Motion carried. Motion by Hall, second by Atkins Hoggatt to adopt Ordinance 17-18 amending the zoning map designation from R-1, One-Family Residential, to RM-1, Multiple Family Residential, and a comprehensive plan designation from One and Two Family Residential to Medium Density Residential - tax parcel 236-1923-02-025 - Lois Cornwall Trust B. Ayes (4); Nays (2) Alms, Morrissette. Motion carried.
MOTION by Alms, second by Webber to recommend the City Attorney to draft an amendment to the existing Lease Agreement with the St Croix Sailing School for the storage of boats and equipment on park property, 18 Buckeye Street. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Hall, second by Atkins Hoggatt to include the closure of 1st Street from Walnut Street to St. Croix Street from 9 AM until 10 AM on August 4th for the Halos for Hudson Run/Walk. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms to approve the Police Department Squad Room Remodel Request in the amount of $24,000. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall to change the speed limit on Hanley Road between Old STH 35 and Carmichael Road to 35MPH once construction is complete. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall to allocate additional funds from the Rooms Tax Fund in an amount of $2,250 contingent on not receiving any additional donations to fund the remainder of the goat grazing project at Prospect Park. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall to appoint Jennifer Rogers to serve as City Clerk for the City of Hudson. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
No action taken was taken on Public Works facilities.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms to convene into Closed Session pursuant to §19.85(1)(e), Wis. Stats for negotiating strategy for new fire services contracts with neighboring municipalities and negotiating strategy with respect to development agreements relating to the St. Croix Meadows Redevelopment. Roll call vote. All ayes (6), Motion carried.
MOTION by Alms, second by Deziel to reconvene into open session at 10:06 p.m. All Ayes (6). Motion carried.
Adjournment: MOTION by Hall, second by Morrissette, to adjourn at 10:07 p.m. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
Brenda L Malinowski, Finance Director
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