CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
JULY 21, 2014 - MINUTES
The Common Council meeting was 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-Raad, Tom McCormick, Jim Webber, John Hoggatt, and Rich Vanselow.
CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Yacoub-Raad to approve the following consent agenda items:
Approve the Regular minutes of July 7, 2014. Payment of the following claims: $310,855.49 for payables and $160,756.82 for payroll for a total of $471,612.31.
Approve one regular Operators License for the period July 22, 2014 to June 30, 2016 to Julie Zaloudek.
Approve the renewal of the tax collection agreement with St. Croix County for preparation and collection of real and personal property taxes for a one-year term from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.
Approve authorization for participation in the State Debt Collection Program.
Approve installation of a stop sign on Frear Street at 13th Street.
Approve the St. Pats Fall Fest 5K fun run/walk on Saturday, September 20, 2014 as presented.
Place on file the July 2014 Investment Report, the June Financial Report, the Building Inspectors Quarterly Report, the Hudson-North Hudson Community Access Board Minutes from June 24, 2014, and the St. Croix EMS Commission Minutes from July 16, 2014.
Roll call vote taken, all ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hoggatt to approve the premises description change for Chicones Liquor, Inc. regarding their Class A liquor and Class A beer licenses at 2312A Crest View Drive contingent on successful building inspection (of the additional space), payment of any outstanding debt owed to the City, and surrender of the current license (after successful building inspection). All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub-Raad, second by Vanselow to approve $625.00 for the additional cost of the repairs for the sander/auger from the Public Works equipment fund. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub-Raad, second by Hoggatt to approve the bid of $42,828.00 from Zappa Brothers for the Stonepine storm water pond repairs with funds to come from the Storm Water Utility Fund-collection system maintenance and FEMA reimbursement. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub-Raad, second by McCormick to approve the bid from Pember Companies, Inc. in the amount of $563,300.00 for the sanitary lift station modifications and improvements for Stonepine and Red Cedar Canyon. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub-Raad to postpone (the decision on the beer and wine license application from D3VEC, LLC) and to authorize the City Attorney to work on changes to the Ordinance to consider certain businesses, such as Cheers Pablo, for Class B and Class C licenses. Ayes (5) Noes (1-Vanselow) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Hoggatt, second by Webber to approve Ordinance 7-14 for the annexation of the 12.3 acre parcel as petitioned by SSHD Inc. with the condition that the SSHD Inc. execute the annexation agreement. (Ordinance 7-14 is on file in the Clerks office.) All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub-Raad, second by Hoggatt to work on changes to the current ordinance based on the Finance Committees recommendations; to allow flexibility in the amount of insurance requirements and to add the requirement that the City be named as an additional insured on a primary, non-contributory basis. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Vanselow to approve the certified survey map to create two zero-lot lines at 1117 and 1121 Summer Street and that the common wall agreement is executed at the St. Croix County Register of Deeds office and a copy of the recorded common wall agreement is to be provided to the City of Hudson. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub-Raad to approve the easement agreement to construct a fence within a drainage and utility easement area for Cheryl Bell at 72 Meadowlark Drive. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Yacoub-Raad, second by Webber to approve the transfer of Rescue Services from St. Croix EMS to the Hudson Fire Department. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Hoggatt, second by McCormick to approve the Proclamation of Municipal Emergency/Disaster due to the excessive rain and resulting flooding that began on June 1, 2014. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.
ADJOURNMENT: MOTION by Yacoub-Raad, second by Webber to adjourn the meeting. All ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED at 7:55 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk
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