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CITY OF HUDSON: 12/2/13 Council Meeting Minutes

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 11:20pm

CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
Monday, December 2, 2013 - MINUTES
Meeting called to order by Mayor Burchill in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m.
PRESENT: Mayor Burchill and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Mary Yacoub, Lori Bernard, Kurt TeWinkel, John Hoggatt, and Rich Vanselow.
CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve the following consent agenda items:
The Regular Meeting minutes of November 18, 2013.
Payment of the following claims: $151,738.63 for payables and $193,208.22 for payroll, for a total of $344,946.85.
Consider Authorization for Payment of 2013 Bills by Mayor and City Administrator: To authorize the Mayor and City Administrator to approve any necessary year-end payments for 2013 vouchers and invoices that cannot be delayed until 2014.
Reports of Boards, Commissions and City Officials: Place on file the semi-annual report of the IT Director.
Roll call vote taken, all ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by TeWinkel, to issue a start to construct permit (footings and foundation) for the westerly building as proposed in the final development plans for the two (2) 11,171 sq. ft. commercial buildings for Hudson Center, Lot 4, and provision of a $6,000 letter of credit as security to assure restoration of driveway access. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve the proposal from Foth to complete a preliminary traffic study of the Wisconsin Street and Vine Street intersection and coordinate findings with the Wisconsin Street project, at a not-to-exceed hourly estimated fee of $9,000, plus reimbursable expenses estimated at $100.00. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt, to authorize the purchase of a second squad vehicle in 2014, utilizing proceeds in the Police Equipment Fund from sales of past police vehicles and the vehicles being taken out of service with this purchase, with any remaining costs would be transferred from the 2014 contingency. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Bernard to approve the position description for the proposed Fire Chief/Fire Inspector position and authorize the City Administrator to proceed with the recruitment of candidates, including the recommendations from the Finance Committee and changing the command level requirements. Five (5) Ayes, One (1) Nay (Vanselow). MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Hoggatt, second by Vanselow, to authorize an Ad Hoc committee made up of one representative of the property owners, a representative of the school district and Public Works and Parks Director Zeuli, to discuss possible alternatives for the situation (regarding snow plowing in the EP Rock neighborhood), and to report back to the Public Works Committee. Five (5) Ayes, One (1) Nay (TeWinkel). MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hoggatt, to approve the request of Hudson Grill, Inc. to extend the 90-day continuation of business date requirement until April 1, 2014, to allow time to complete construction. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt, to adjourn the meeting. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED at 8:33 p.m.
Devin J. Willi, City Administrator
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