(Pub. June 20, 2013)
CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
May 23, 2013 - MINUTES
Meeting called to order by Mayor Alan Burchill in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m.; he led those present in the pledge of allegiance.
PRESENT: Mayor Burchill and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Mary Yacoub, Kurt TeWinkel, John Hoggatt and Rich Vanselow.
Alderperson Lori Bernard was excused.
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS: MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve the following consent agenda items:
The Regular Meeting minutes of 5/06/13.
Payment of the following claims: $254,671.97 for payables and $139,724.71 for payroll, for a total of $394,396.68.
Issuance of an Amusement Device License to Scott J. Furlong, 160 N. Tyler Road, Red Wing, MN d/b/a Leisure Entertainment RW LLC, and permits for five amusement device machines located at Pudge's in Hudson, for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.
The renewal and issuance of a Mall/Flea Market License to Brian J. Bessler, 12667 Durham Way, Apple Valley, MN d/b/a Abigail Page Antiques at 503 Second Street, Hudson, for the two-year period May 24, 2013 to June 30, 2015.Approve an Easement Agreement with Clyde and Jill Hatch to construct a fence at 70 East Canyon Drive within an easement area, contingent on execution and recording of an Easement Agreement.
Place on file the quarterly report of the Water Utility Director, the semi-annual report of the IT Coordinator, the monthly report of the Finance Officer, and the Public Utility Commission minutes of May 14, 2013. Roll call vote: Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
Morrissette recused himself. MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve Issuance of regular Operator Licenses for the period 5/24/13 to 6/30/14 to: Lisa M. Anderson, Woodbury, MN; Susan K. Anderson, Lakeland, MN; Shaina E. Antila, Hudson; Sienna L. Bahlmann, Hudson; Lori A. Barnard, Hudson; Alyssa L. Borowicz, River Falls, WI; Alexander E. Burgess, Hudson; Jessica N. Dornfeld, Hudson; Julianne M. Druzbacky, Hudson, James E. Evenson, Hudson; Tracy S. Gardow, Stillwater, MN; Tyler D. Haines, Hudson; Matthew P. Hansen, Hudson; Douglas W. Hanson, Hammond, WI; Jessica J. Harrington, Hudson; Monica D. Hendricks; Hudson; Cayla A. Holland, Hudson; Ethan G. Huckbody, River Falls, WI; Amy M. Hunn, Stillwater, MN; Jessica M. Johnson, Hudson; Elizabeth Lambert, Hudson; Yvette L. McKenzie, Hudson; Aaron T. Nerby, Hudson; Andrea Peterson, Hudson; Paige C. Perry, Hudson; Barbara A. Schroeder, Hudson; Breann M. Spencer, River Falls, WI; Kaisie J. Stevens, Hudson; Sarah L. Stout, Hudson; Heather L. Swanson, Beldenville, WI; Leah M. Wallace, Hastings, MN; Danielle E. Weeks, Hudson; Margaret M. Whipple, River Falls, WI; Kasi J. White, Hudson; Heather M. Yarusso, Maplewood, MN.; and issuance of a temporary operator's license to be used July 3-6, 2013 at the Hudson Booster Days event in Lakefront Park to Holly A. Quinn-Marrs, 525 Wisconsin Street, Hudson. Ayes (4), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hoggatt to use short-term Capital Funds approved in the 2013 General Fund Budget in the amount of $8,500 (for the purchase of 11 iPad tablet devices for the Common Council). Ayes (3); Noes: (2) Yacoub and Vanselow. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve the use agreement between the Hudson School District and the City of Hudson (for the area of Grandview Park immediately south of the varsity baseball field, to allow facility improvements including press box, concession stand, bleachers, accessible route, dugout, and fence modifications). Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub to approve up to $21,000 for the engineering contract (between the City of Hudson, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and Short Elliott Hendrickson) for the Wisconsin Street project (between Vine Street and 11th Street). Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by TeWinkel, second by Yacoub to approve an increase of $1.00 per hour to the staff member serving as the interim City mechanic, for hours actually worked as a mechanic. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve the job description for Records/Account Clerk III (in the Police Department). Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by TeWinkel to approve reclassification (of Jess Genske) to Acount Clerk III (at a pay rate of $19.40 per hour) effective June 1, 2013. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Hoggatt, second by Yacoub to approve the issuance of a Taxicab Service License to Kilimanjaro Taxicab Services and issuance of Taxicab Driver's Licenses to Elijah Omweno and Robert Mabeya for the period July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by TeWinkel to approve the bid from Zappa Brothers in the amount of $7,135.00 for the Mooring Improvement Project, to be funded from the Park Trust Funds account. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to approve the amended Automatic Aid Agreement with the Roberts-Warren Fire Department, as presented. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Hoggatt, second by Yacoub to approve drafting an ordinance for pedal cab use (in the City). Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Vanselow to authorize the City Attorney to review the Stillwater, MN ordinance regarding pedal tours, and to draft one for the City. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Vanselow to include in the five-year Public Safety financial plan the allocation of $2 million in 2015 for the purchase of land for a Public Safety Building. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by TeWinkel to approve the purchase of an additional rock climbing wall (for Williams Park in the amount of $7,425.00, to be funded by 2011 Capital Funds for Park Equipment). Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt for Verizon to work with Denny Darnold and the City Attorney conducting testing (for possible use of the Public Safety Building and parking lot parcels for placement of a cell phone antennae and ancillary equipment). Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub, second by Hoggatt to adjourn the meeting. All ayes (5) MOTION CARRIED at 8:15 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk