REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
OCTOBER 20, 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.
PRESENT: Mayor Knudson and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Pam Brokaw, Lori Bernard, Lee Wyland, Scot O’Malley and Alan Burchill.
CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Bernard, to approve the following Consent Agenda items:
The Regular Meeting minutes of 10/6/08.
Claims for payment of $767,363.76 for payables and $142,205.96 for payroll for a total of $909,569.72.
Restricted parking on the west side of Aspen Drive from Mayer Road to Hanley Road, and to review the issue again in May of 2009.
The installation of a parking meter at 100 Commercial Street, to be funded from the Parking Utility fund.
The request to close the 500 block of Second Street (Highway 35) for the annual Light Up Night Parade at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2008.
The appointment of the following City of Hudson residents as additional Election Inspectors for the Democratic Party: Robert Rodriguez, Barbara Burkholder, Mike Tronstad, John Heck and Nancy Holste.
Place on file the quarterly report of the Building Inspector and the Public Utility Commission minutes of 10/14/08.
Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by Brokaw, to approve the final development plans of Hudson Hotel Associates for an 83-unit Hampton Inn & Suites facility at 2610 Pearson Drive, and part of Lot 10, Ban Tara commercial development, contingent on the following: Final development plans to be amended to address the City Engineer’s Memo of 10/9/08, including the requirement for a stormwater permit, as-built plans, and preconstruction meeting, and signage on the east fa?ade to be limited to the area immediately above the east entrance to the facility. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to approve the issuance of regular Operator’s Licenses for the period 10/21/08 to 6/30/10 to the following: Molly A. Brockner, 412 Red Brick Rd., Hudson, WI; Brandon J. Clark, 374 Paquin Dr., Somerset, WI; Dejah Debon, 530-1/2 Second St. #1, Hudson, WI; Lindsay R. Henkemeyer, W8928 770th Ave., River Falls, WI; Abby L. Keene, 225 S. Main St., Stillwater, MN; Emily K. Kotz, 602 6th St. N., Hudson, WI; Carol J. Raley, 319 3rd St., Hudson, WI; Lisa D. Valentine, 737 11th St. S. #11, Hudson, WI; Kendra L. Waldroff, 1160 Trout Brook Rd., Hudson, WI; Robert D. Wolfe, Jr., 1910 Quasar Ave.S., St. Croix Beach, MN. Morrissette recused himself. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by Wyland, to approve the 2008 budget adjustments, as presented. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by O’Malley, to approve the transfer of funds, as recommended by the Finance Committee. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to approve the Finance Officer’s recommendation of a 2008 budget adjustment of $35,000 from the General Fund and $18,000 from the Enterprise Fund needed for fuel through the end of the year. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to approve the issuance of a Temporary Class “B”/”Class B” Retailer’s License to the Hudson Hockey Association to sell beer at the Hudson Crusaders hockey game on 11/22/08, including the new description of the sales/consumption area. Attorney Munkittrick advised that Council reserved the right to review each application individually and that one approval would not set a precedent. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Bernard, to approve scheduling one Council meeting in December on 12/15/08. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Brokaw, to approve the dates for the Fall Leaf Collection Program, as presented. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Bernard, second by Burchill, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution No. 20-08. Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by O’Malley second by Burchill to adopt RESOLUTION NO. 20-08 - WITHDRAWAL FROM WISCONSIN PUBLIC EMPLOYERS GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, WISCONSIN DEPT OF EMPLOYEE TRUST FUNDS - MADISON, WI (Copy on file in Clerk’s office) All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to authorize Devin Willi to begin the process with Associated Financial Group to change the employee and annuitant enrollment into the Preferred One 2000.100.20 health insurance plan, and to move the annuitants to a private Medicare Advantage Plan offered by Medica. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by Brokaw, to advertise for bids for municipal insurance coverage. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Burchill to adjourn. All ayes (6). MOTION CARRIED at 8:28 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk