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APRIL 20, 2009

Meeting called to order by Mayor Dean Knudson in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Knudson led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

PRESENT: Mayor Knudson and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Pam Brokaw, Lori Bernard, Lee Wyland, Scot O'Malley and Alan Burchill.

CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Bernard to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

The Regular Meeting minutes of 4/1/09.

Claims for payment of $487,769.61 for payables and $459,240.06 for payroll for a total of $947,009.67.

Issuance of a Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License to the Hudson Hockey Association to sell beer at their annual Pool Tournament event at 1820 Hanley Road, Hudson, WI from April 28 to May 4, 2009.

The renewal and issuance of a six-month beer license to the Hudson Softball Association to sell beer from May 1 to October 31, 2009 at the Grandview Park Con-cession Stand, 1100 Carmichael Road.

Replace the spiral slide at Grandview Park for a cost of $3,285.72, to be funded from the operating budget Capital Outlay.

Issuance of Amusement Device Licenses and Permits to Bertha Fenner for the 12 amusement devices at Dibbo's, 517 Second Street, and to Namco Cybertain-ment, Inc. for the 6 amusement devices located at 520 Stageline Road (Hudson 12 Theatre). 

Amend the professional services contract with Short-Elliot-Hendrickson (for the City of Hudson Comprehensive Plan) to provide assistance to the Hudson Park Board to update their five-year Outdoor Recreation Plan, at a cost not to exceed $7,500.

The Stipe's Shows Carnival to be held at the Plaza 94 outer parking lot from May 7-10, 2009, contingent on receipt of their liability insurance coverage and completion of their Direct Seller sales application.

The Ragnar Relay Race running event in Hudson and Lakefront Park August 21-22, 2009.

Authorize the Police Depart-ment to apply for a $14,098 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant to fund new radio equipment.

Place on file the quarterly reports of the Assessor/Building Inspector, Fire Chief, Police Chief, and Treasurer, and the Public Utility Commission minutes of 4/14/09 and Joint Library Board minutes of 3/9/09.

Roll call vote,  Ayes (5); Burchill abstained. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Morrissette, second by Brokaw, to approve a Conditional Use Permit to allow part of a principal structure to extend into the required rear yard setback area at 1621 Coulee Road, for the purpose of an enclosed drop-off area, with the following conditions:

• The permit is contingent on receiving final development plan   approval

• The area extending into the required setback area is limited to 20' by 30' as shown on the plans.

• The enclosed drop-off area will be secured during the hours that the store is not open for retail sales. 

All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED. 

MOTION by Morrissette, second by O'Malley, to approve the final development plans for Water Treatment Plant #10 at 31 Canary Way, as proposed by the Hudson Public Utility Commission, contingent on final development plans to be amended per the City Engineer's recommendations in his memo of 1/26/09.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Morrissette, second by Bernard, to approve continuation of the Conditional Use Permit for T & T Collision Center at 1701 Coulee Road, with the initial conditions:

• The number of damaged vehicles to be stored outside to be limited to a total of three (3), and within the area designated on the application.

• No cars should be parked on the private property within 15 feet of the intersections at Coulee Road/17th Street, and 17th  Street/ Ward Avenue, to provide improved visibility for traffic

• Review required in three years (April 2012).

And to include that the Datwylers would continue working with Mr. Darnold regarding parking issues. MOTION was clarified to include that they should work with Mr. Darnold regarding parking issues and right-of-way concerns, and would be allowed to continue with their operations.  O'Malley requested the motion be further amended to include referring the matter to the Public Safety Committee after Mr. Darnold and the Datwylers arrive at a plan. Mr. Tom Datwyler stated he would be willing to work with Mr. Darnold on the necessary solutions. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Burchill, second by Wyland to schedule a public hearing for 6:55 p.m. on May 4, 2009 regarding an application to rezone property at 653, 655, 657 and 611 Ban Tara Lane in the Town of Hudson.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

Morrissette recused himself.  MOTION by Wyland, second by Bernard to approve the issuance of regular Operator's Licenses for the period 4/21/09 to 6/30/10 to: Bret M. Banger, 1501 Heggen St., Apt. 202, Hudson, WI; Nicole C. Domke, 1719 Hunter Hill Rd., Hudson, WI; Brian S. Eckholm, 614 Laurel Ave., Hudson, WI; Trisha J. Kramer, 25845 Jason Lane, Chisago City, MN; Carl S. Larson, 77 Coulee Rd. Apt. 128, Hudson, WI; Ashley M. Long, 1800 Aspen Dr. #108, Hudson, WI; Nicholas S. Mueller, 1801 Shasta Dr., Hudson, WI; Heidi M. Speikers, 1402 Greeley St. S., Stillwater, MN.

And Regular Operator's Licenses for the period 4/21/09 to 6/30/11 to: Chantelle M. Byram, 702 Grove St., River Falls, WI; Cyril Davies, 3954 Homestead Dr., Woodbury, MN; Jana L. Gaffer, 342 County Road F, Hudson, WI; Tyrrell J. Gaffer, 1027 Seventh St., Hudson, WI; Rebecca M. Siebold, 204 St. Croix St. N., Hudson, WI; Brett M. Simpson, 1413 144th St., New Richmond, WI; Kimberly C. Zinck, 821-1/2 First St., Hudson, WI.

And Temporary Licenses to be used 4/29 to 5/3/09 at the Hudson Hockey Pool Tournament event to: Paula J. Bates and Ronald J. Bates, 707 Waldroff Farm Road, Hudson, WI; Helen L. Iacobello, 515 4th Street North, Hudson, WI.


MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wylane, to schedule a public hearing for 6:50 p.m. on Monday, May 4, 2009 regarding the application of Limo One LLC for a taxicab service license.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Burchill, to approve a $28,000 adjustment to the Public Works repairs budget, to be funded by the Contingency Fund balance.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Burchill, second by O'Malley, to approve the 2009 Capital Projects as recommended by the Finance Committee.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Bernard, second by Wyland to approve the issuance of a Class C Wine License to Stonewood Furniture, Inc., doing business as Dolce at 106 Buckeye Street, contingent on successful completion of the fire and building inspections.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Bernard, to accept the quote from Burkart-Heisdorf Insurance Inc. for a Provident three-year Accidental Death and Dismemberment and Supplemental Insurance policy for firefighters, at a prepaid cost of $14,227.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.  

MOTION by Burchill, second by O'Malley, to approve the 2009 operating budget for Public Works and Parks seasonal employees, as presented.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED. 

A brief recess was taken at 7:47 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 7:50 p.m.

Following lengthy discussion, Mayor Knudson requested that the City Attorney redraft the proposed sexual offender residency ordinance, taking into consideration the many suggestions and recommendations, and present it at the May 4th Council meeting.   

Mayor Knudson read the proclamation regarding Volunteer Week, April 19-25, 2009. 

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland to adjourn.  All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED at 9:32 p.m. Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk