REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
MARCH 16, 2009
Meeting called to order by Mayor Dean Knudson in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:03 p.m. Mayor Knudson led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mayor Knudson presented an appreciation award plaque to Tim Caruso for more than 19 years of service on the Public Utility Commission. He noted that Mr. Caruso also served as President during that time.
PRESENT: Mayor Knudson and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Lori Bernard, Lee Wyland, Scot O'Malley and Alan Burchill.
ABSENT: Alderperson Pam Brokaw was excused.
CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Bernard to approve the following Consent Agenda items: - Burchill recused himself.
The Regular Meeting minutes of 3/2/09.
The continuance of the Conditional Use Permit for the fuel station at 1611 Maxwell Drive (Caribbean Car Wash), with the following conditions:
a. The fuel station to remain in compliance with state and federal requirements.
b. The permit will be reviewed for continuance in March 2014.
Claims for payment of $276,545.17 for payables and $145,664.34 for payroll for a total of $422,209.51.
Issuance of a Special Event Permit for the Hudson Boosters Inc. to hold Booster Days in Lakefront Park June 27 to July 8, 2009, including setup and takedown dates, and contingent on receipt of the required certificates of insurance from the Boosters and the carnival, the addition of six off-street disability parking spaces immediately east of the bathhouse, that Digger's Hotline be contacted for markings placed prior to setup, and that Council approve the level of liability insurance coverage required to $1 million.
Issuance of a Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License to the Hudson Boosters Inc. to sell beer and wine in Lakefront Park on May 12, 2009 for a Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour Event, with designation as a Community Event.
Issuance of a Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License to the Hudson Boosters Inc. to sell beer and wine in Lakefront Park during Hudson Booster Days, July 2 to July 5, 2009.
Issuance of a Secondhand Article Dealer's License to Johanna L. Schaitel, 1960 Wooden Shoe Lane, Baldwin, WI, d/b/a Restore & Restyle, 404 Second Street, Hudson, WI.
The use of the Lakefront Park Bandshell for the Gopher to Badger Race on Saturday, August 8, 2009, and to use the Lakefront Park Bandshell and Bathhouse for a Triathlon Race on September 5-6, 2009.
Barricading of Locust Street (between Second and Third Streets) for the 2009 Classic Car Shows to be held the second Friday of each month from May to September.
Place on file the Public Utility Commission minutes of 3/10/09.
Roll call vote, all ayes (4), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Burchill, to approve the appointment of Suzy Fallon, 706 Orange Street, to fill the remainder of Tammy Erskine's term on the Park Board through April of 2012. All ayes, (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by Bernard, to approve the proposed signage plan for Heritage Greens Market Signage Plan, as recommended by the Plan Commission, as follows:
Approval of the Neighborhood, Interior and Wall and Building signs, as proposed.
Revise the Perimeter signs to be one sign per lot, with a maximum of 80 sq. ft. in area and maximum of 15 feet in height. A digital reader board will be allowed for lot 1 (parcel P12) with a maximum area of 30 sq. ft. which is included as part of the overall allowance of 80 sq. ft. maximum. Consideration of digital reader boards will be reserved for consideration for lot 2 (parcel P11), and lot 3 (parcel P10, or additional lots if further subdivided) abutting STH 35 or Hanley Road at the time development plans are submitted for review/ consideration by the Plan Commission and Common Council.
All plans for signage of all the development of lots in the development of lots in the Heritage Market commercial neighborhood shall be submitted for review and consideration by the Plan Commission and Common Council as part of the development plan review process.
O'Malley recused himself. Ayes (4), MOTION CARRIED.
Morrissette recused himself. MOTION by Wyland, second by Bernard to approve issuance of Regular Operator's Licenses for the period 3/17/09 to 6/30/10 to: John M. Herink, 1207 Bass Lake Road, Hudson, WI; Toni R. Qualantone, 337 County Road E, Houlton, WI; and Erin N. Johnson, 7935 Cooper Ave. E., Inver Grove Heights, MN. And issuance of a Temporary Operator's License to be used May 12, 2009 at the Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour event in Lakefront Park to: James A. Londo, 565 County Road UU, Hudson, WI. Ayes (4), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O'Malley, second by Morrissette, to approve the Finance Committee recommendation to leave the current water utility structure as it is. Vote taken: Ayes: (4); Bernard voted no. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to accept the vendors in Option 2 for 2009 Lawn Mowing Services: Gruber Lawn Care for work in City Parks at a cost of $18,600, and Comstock & Sons to perform the work in the City right-of-way areas, trails and buildings at a cost of $9,740 contingent upon execution of the appropriate contracts. Ayes (4); Morrissette voted No. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O'Malley, second by Bernard, to accept the $4,000 Urban Forestry Grant and to allocate a matching amount from the Shade Tree operating budget. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to approve participating in the State contract for road salt for 2010. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O'Malley, second by Morrissette, to advertise for bids for a multi-year refuse and recycling contract (for the City). Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O'Malley, second by Burchill, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance No. 4-09. Roll call vote taken, all ayes, (5), MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by O'Mallley, second by Burchill to adopt ORDINANCE NO. 4-09, AMENDING MUNICIPAL CODE CH. 212-9 A. Snow and Ice Removal (Copy on file in Clerk's office). All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Bernard, second by Wyland to approve the recommendation of the Public Safety Committee to designate two parking spaces on the west side of Second Street at Walnut Street as 10-minute parking spaces, (near 431 Second Street) and to restore the 10-minute parking space on Walnut Street at Second Street to a regular metered parking space. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O'Malley, second by Bernard, to approve the installation of a stop sign on Canyon Boulevard at West Canyon Drive, pedestrian crossing markings and signage at Dunberry Pass and East Canyon Drive, Springhill Bay and East Canyon Drive, and Springbrook Bay and East Canyon Drive, and installation of a yield sign on Prosperity Way (Ashbury Court) at Tribute Avenue. MOTION AMENDED by O'Malley, to include that the sign costs be paid by the homeowner's association, if the signs were not part of the development plan. AMENDED MOTION was RESCINDED by O'Malley. Ayes (4); Burchill voted no. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by O'Malley, to approve the issuance of a Taxicab Service License and Taxicab Driver's License to Thomas M. Gichondo, 344 Southern Pacific Road, Hudson, WI, d/b/a Gold Cab. It was noted that the license would be issued upon receipt of the certificate of liability insurance and successful completion of the taxicab vehicle inspection. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O'Malley, second by Burchill, to convene into Closed Session pursuant to §19.85(1)(g), Wis. Stats. to confer with legal counsel regarding possible litigation concerning ambulance billing services contract. Roll call vote: Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED at 8:12 p.m.
Meeting adjourned in Closed Session with no report at 9:04 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk