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CITY OF HUDSON: 5/19/14 Council Meeting Minutes

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:20pm

CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
MAY 19, 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, John Hoggatt and Rich Vanselow.
CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve the following consent agenda items:
Approve the Common Council meeting minutes of May 5, 2014.
Payment of the following claims: $262,152.75 for payables and $154,184.96 for payroll for a total of $416,337.71.
Issuance of eighteen Regular Operator’s Licenses for the period May 20, 2014 to June 30, 2016 to: Sacsha Bailey, James Bennington, Monique Bordynoski, Sidney Bryan, Charles Enselein, Debra Fox, Sarah Hartstein, Jon Kasuboski, Alex Koehler, Ashley McGee, Rose Minke, Chad Nieland, Ruth Peterson, Tascha Stanaitis, and Anke Vier.
Issuance of four Temporary Operator’s Licenses to be used at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival event in Lakefront Park on September 27, 2014 to September 28, 2014 to Kimber Heinemann, Mary Weller, Ronald Rau, and Andrea Jorgenson.
Approve the Temporary Class “B” (beer) license for the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau for the Spirit of the St. Croix Festival September 27 and 28, 2014 in Lakefront Park.
Approve the YMCA Youth Triathlon on June 7, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with all events starting and ending at the YMCA, as recommended by the Public Safety Committee.
Approve the Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau Special Event Permit application for the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival in Lakefront Park with event set up beginning on September 26, 2014 and clean up ending on September 29, 2014, and approve it as a Community Event, contingent on having the Parks and Public Works Director perform a pre-event and post-event inspection of the grounds, that the directional signage be approved by the Community Development Department, that the certificate of insurance be approved by the City Attorney, and approve the request for a reduction in the required level of insurance to the limits as provided on their certificate.
Place on file the Public Water Utility quarterly report, the monthly financial report, the Public Utilities Commission meeting minutes of May 13, 2014, and the semi-annual IT report.
Place on file the Public Water Utility quarterly report, the monthly financial report, the Public Utilities Commission meeting minutes of May 13, 2014, and the semi-annual IT report.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve moving $25,000.00 from the Contingency/Short Term Capital account group to the Public Works account group to cover personnel costs for the City Engineer position, (as recommended by the City Administrator). All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to accept the withdrawal of the “Class B” and Class “B” liquor license renewal (for the 2014-2015 license period) as requested by Hanson Bros Golf Holdings LLC and to refund their license fee payment of $600.00. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Webber to approve the “Class B” and Class “B” liquor license for HAG Inc. (Dba: Pudges’s Bar and Liquor Store) and the Class “B” (beer) license for Kingdom Buffet of Hudson Inc. (Dba: Kingdom Buffet) (contingent on successful completion of building and fire inspections and payment of any outstanding debt owed to the City). All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Vanselow to approve the purchase of two 8,000 watt generators for $1,399.00 each for the city garages. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by McCormick to waive the City’s purchasing policy (regarding the need to publicly bid construction projects over $15,000.00) and approve St. Croix County to spray patch on Highway 35/2nd Street between Buckeye/Coulee Road and Vine Street at a cost not to exceed $20,000.00. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Webber to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution 6-14. (Allowing the Clerk, Deputy Clerks, or Special Registration Deputies to conduct Election Day Registrations.) Roll call vote taken, all ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to have the Public Works Department staff address the issue (of striping on Crest View Drive and Badger Drive) and bill the costs to the developer. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
Discussion and Possible Action on Convening in Closed Session under Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) to discuss the purchase or trade of property with the St. Croix Business Park Corporation. MOTION by Hoggatt, second by Yacoub to convene into Closed Session as announced by Mayor Burchill. Roll call vote taken, all ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED at 7:10 p.m.
MOTION by Hoggatt, second by Webber to reconvene in Open Session. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED at 7:41 p.m. No action on the agenda item was taken.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to adjourn the meeting. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED at 7:41 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk
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