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CITY OF HUDSON: 9/22/08 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

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CITY OF HUDSON: 9/22/08 REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

SEPTEMBER 22, 2008

Meeting called to order by Mayor Dean Knudson in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m. Mayor Knudson led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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PRESENT: Mayor Knudson and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Pam Brokaw, Lori Bernard, Lee Wyland, Scot O'Malley and Alan Burchill.

Municipal Judge Susan Gherty administered the Oath of Office to Hudson Police Patrol Officer James Wildman. Jennifer Wildman pinned the badge on her husband's uniform.

CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Brokaw, to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

The Regular Meeting minutes of 9/02/08.

A Conditional Use Permit for a veterinary clinic at 1901 Ward Avenue (Plaza 94) as proposed by Countryside Veterinary Clinic with the following conditions: No overnight boarding of animals; Policing the parking lot and outside grounds at least twice per day for animal waste, and that the clinic provide waste bags for cleanup of animal waste; Review of the Conditional Use Permit one year after occupancy of the facility.

Claims for payment of $344,912.74 for payables, $290,833.52 for payroll, for a total of $635,746.26.

The transfer of $2,000 from the Clerk-Treasurer's budget to the Election Department Budget, as presented.

Deny the request of George Lange to erect a fence behind 522 Second Street.

The 6th annual Red Ribbon Week 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Deny the request for stop signs on Ninth Street at Orange Street.

The Hudson High School Homecoming Parade to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 26, 2008.

The draft of the policy regarding the Pedestrian Crossing Flag System, as presented.

The appointment of the following City of Hudson residents as additional Election Inspectors: For the Democratic Party - Miah Shull Olmsted; For the Republican Party - Jean and Gordie Anderson, Hugh Bertelsen, Carol Horn, Gloria Keller, Mary Post, Marcy Spadino, Laura Trippichio, Tom Redner, and Robert Staebell; and Gordon and Colleen Conard as unaffiliated.

The second annual For Pete's Sake 5K Foot Race to be held Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 9:00 a.m., as recommended by Police Chief Jensen.

Change the November Council meeting dates to Monday, November 10th, and Monday, November 24th.

Place on file the quarterly reports of the Public Works Dept. and the Wastewater Director, the St. Croix E.M.S. Commission minutes of 9/3/08, and the Public Utility Commission minutes of 9/9/08.

Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

Morrissette recused himself. MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland to approve the issuance of regular Operator's Licenses for the period 9/23/08 to 6/30/10 to: Julie A. Kooiman, 640 10th Ave., Baldwin, WI; Melanie R. Meyer, 544 Boundary Rd., Hudson, WI; and James P. McCormack, 708 Second St., Hudson, WI. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Bernard, to recommend issuance of a Class B beer and Reserve Class B Liquor license to Universal Hospitalities, LLC (Dominick Paul Rode) d/b/a the Agave Kitchen at 501 Second Street, contingent on successful completion of the building and fire inspections, receipt of a copy of their Wisconsin Seller's Permit, payment of the reserve license fee, and upon surrender of the license currently held by the Twisted Grille. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Burchill, second by O'Malley, to designate as Community Events the Hilltop Pumpkin Party, the Celebrate the Holidays events in November and December, and the Hot Air Affair in February 2009, as requested by the Chamber of Commerce and community volunteers. This would allow the sellers at each event to be exempt from the Direct Seller permit fees. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland to approve reclassification of the part-time Fire Department employee from Level 10C Secretary 1 to Level 11C Account Clerk 1, retroactive to September 1, 2008, as recommended by the City Administrator. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Morrissette, second by O'Malley to approve the low quote of $22,900 from Zappa Brothers to prevent stormwater runoff on the Prospect Park parking lot on Wisconsin Street. MOTION AMENDED to include "up to $22,900" for the project cost. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Burchill to approve issuance of a Temporary Retailer's License to the Christian Community Campus Foundation, Inc. to sell wine at the CCH Wine Fest at 1312 Wisconsin Street on October 24, 2008. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to cancel the beer and wine license to E & F Holdings LLC, d/b/a the Corner Saloon. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Burchill to not send the Stop and Yield Sign Policy to the City Attorney for review. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to approve City Attorney review for possible changes to the Municipal Code regarding barking dogs. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Bernard, second by O'Malley, to authorize a sub-committee to provide suggested ordinance changes to be reviewed by the Police Chief, Mike O'Keefe, and the Public Safety Committee members, and to return to the Council with proposed updated wording. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to approve the Major Capital Project Proposal Agreement, (including the Co-tenancy Agreement and Lease) as submitted. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to approve RESOLUTION NO. 15-08, INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING NOT TO EXCEED $1,500,000 GO BONDS OR PROMISSORY NOTES FOR A LIBRARY PROJECT (Copy on file in Clerk's office) All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to approve RESOLUTION NO. 16-08 - DIRECTING PUBLICATION OF NOTICE TO ELECTORS (Copy on file in Clerk's office). All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to approve RESOLUTION NO. 17-08 - AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF HUDSON TO EXCEED THE STATE LEVY LIMITS (PER §66.0602 WIS. STATS.)ON AN ONGOING BASIS FOR LIBRARY COSTS (Copy on file in Clerk's office). All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to approve RESOLUTION NO. 18-08 - PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM ELECTION ON THE QUESTIONS OF APPROVAL OF AN INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GO BONDS OR PROMISSORY NOTES AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY TO EXCEED THE LEVY LIMIT UNDER §66.0602 WIS. STATS. (Copy on file in Clerk's office). All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED

MOTION by O'Malley to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution 19-08. Mayor Knudson called for a second three times; none were given. MOTION FAILED for lack of a second. MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution 19-08. Roll call vote Ayes: Morrissette, Brokaw, Wyland and O'Malley (4), Noes: Burchill and Bernard (2). MOTION CARRIED. It was noted that the motion passed by the required 2/3 margin. MOTION by O'Malley, second by Wyland, to adopt RESOLUTION NO. 19-08 - PETITION FOR DIRECT LEGISLATION FILED 8/14/08 BY CITIZEN ACTION OF WISCONSIN (Copy on file in Clerk's office) Ayes: Brokaw, Wyland and O'Malley; Noes: Morrissette, Bernard, and Burchill. Mayor Knudson voted yes to break the tie. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by Burchill, second by O'Malley, to approve the final Amended Joint Library Agreement, as presented. Ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION by O'Malley, second by Bernard to adjourn. All ayes (6). MOTION CARRIED at 8:55 p.m.

Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk

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