CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
APRIL 21, 2014 - 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, Tom McCormick, Jim Webber, and John Hoggatt.
EXCUSED: Rich Vanselow.
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve the following consent agenda items:
Approve the Regular Common Council meeting minutes of April 7, 2014 and the Organizational Meeting Minutes of April 15, 2014.
Approve payment of the following claims: $578,096.28 for payables and $153,062.85 for payroll for a total of $731,159.13.
Approve the issuance of sixteen Regular Operators Licenses for the period April 22, 2014 to June 30, 2015 to: Chad Rielander, Kay Timm, Anthony Gilbert, Danielle Burress, Michael Christenson, John Wohlers, Whitney Coffin, Blake Wood, Brandon Cadwallader, John Karlsson, Heidi Sirek, Justine Yerama, Karla Hanson, Shelby Rolland, Shea Bottum, Kelsey Reinke.
Approve the issuance of two Regular Operators Licenses for the period July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 to: Tina Sitz and Justin Gilmer.
Approve the issuance of two Temporary Operators Licenses to be used April 26, 2014 at the Pottery for Prevention event at the Phipps Center for the Arts to Kimberly Wojcik, and Alena Taylor.
Place on file the Financial Report for March 2014, the Public Utility Commission Minutes of April 8, 2014, and the Quarterly reports from the Building Inspector and the Fire Department.
Approve the Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days on June 7-8, 2014 and the St. Croix River Days on July 12-17, 2014 as Community Events.
Approve the temporary Class B (wine) and Class B (beer) licenses for Turningpoint for the Pottery for Prevention event on April 25-26, 2014
Approve the bowling alley license for the Hudson Bowling Center for 16 alleys for the license period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.
Approve changing the time on the no parking signs on 5th Street, next to Trinity Academy, to no parking from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Approve the Willow River Schools Willow Walks Event on June 12, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. as presented.
Approve installing three direction arrow signs to direct traffic through the curve on the corner of Vine Street and 12th Street.
Approve the Stipe Shows Inc. to hold a carnival at the Plaza 94 parking lot, contingent on receiving written permission from the property owner, and obtaining a direct sellers permit.
Approve barricading Locust Street between 2nd Street and 3rd Street on the third Sunday in May, July, August and September 2014 and June 22, 2014 for the Locust Street Car Show, contingent upon approval from the City Attorney regarding any liability issues.
Roll call vote taken on Consent Agenda items. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by McCormick to approve the conditional use permit requested by Presbyterian Homes Housing (with the following conditions: issuance and maintenance of Wisconsin Department of Health Services licenses for a community based residential facility (65 units) and residential care apartment complex (95 units) and approval of the final development plans for the proposed CBRF, RCAC and a 6,000 sq. ft. medical office building.) All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve the proposed development plans for the Taco Bell site at 2323 Crest View Drive (with the plans to be amended per the city engineers review dated April 8, 2014.) All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Hoggatt, second by Yacoub to approve the development plans as proposed by Verizon Wireless for six antennae and ancillary equipment at 509 Second Street. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve the purchase of the controller cabinet (from TAPCO in the amount of $16,222.00 and to obtain quotes for the electrical portion of the project). All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve the purchase of two recycling and three trash containers (for $3,048.00 from the Park Dedication fund). All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by McCormick to approve the 2014 Grandview Park Concessions agreement contingent on seeing the 2013 gross receipts or tax return. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to add pedestrian crossing caution warning signs at the alley between 4th and 5th Streets on Orange Street (similar to the one in the alley between 2nd & 3rd Streets going to Locust Street). All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
Discussion and Possible Action on Resolution 4-14: Resolution Releasing Public Drainage and Utility Easements, Lot 4, Red Cedar Canyon North Cove - Hans Hagen Homes. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to suspend the rules towards adoption of Resolution. Roll call vote taken, all ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Webber to adopt Resolution 4-14 releasing public drainage and utility easements, Lot 4, Red Cedar Canyon North Cove. Copy on file in the Clerks office and attached.) All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
Discussion and Possible Action on Ordinance 2-14: Urban Forest Ordinance. MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt for first reading of Ordinance 2-14. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to accept the bid from Fahrner Asphalt Sealers in the amount of $168,491.00 for the 2014 Street Maintenance project and to have Tom Zeuli follow up with them to evaluate the Laurel Avenue issues. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
Discussion and Possible Action on Resolution 5-14: Preliminary Resolution Declaring Intent to Exercise Special Assessment Powers Under Section 66.0703, Wis. Stats - 2014 Street Improvement Project. MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution 5-14. Roll call vote taken, all ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve Resolution 5-15 declaring intent to exercise special assessment powers under section 66.0703, Wisc. Stats. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Burchill announced closed session was being held under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(C) to discuss compensation and benefits for the Fire Chief/Fire Inspector. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to convene into Closed Session as announced by Mayor Burchill. Roll call vote, all ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED at 8:21 p.m.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by McCormick to reconvene into open session. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED at 8:29 p.m.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve a salary of $68,000 and five weeks of vacation (for a full year) and three weeks vacation during the remainder of 2014 for Scott St. Martin as the Fire Chief/Fire Inspector.
ADJOURNMENT: MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to adjourn the meeting. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED at 8:29 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk
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