REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
OCTOBER 6, 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 Brokaw, to approve the following Consent Agenda items:
The Regular Meeting minutes of 9/22/08.
Claims for payment of $505,442.57 for payables and $191,187.59 for Payroll, for a total of $696,630.16.
The placement of 14 signs regarding vehicle parking sites and shuttle service, and 8 signs regarding boat trailer parking for the Spirit of St. Croix Days event, as presented.
The appointment of the following City of Hudson residents as additional Election Inspectors for the Republican Party: Don Waalen, Donna Mueller, Barbara Harvey, Leonard Harvey, Connie Klecker, Barbara Bitterman, and Joanie Davenport.
Place on file the quarterly report of the Parks Dept., the Assessor’s Annual Report, the St. Croix E.M.S. Commission minutes of 9/24/08, and the Hudson Area Joint Fire Board minutes of 9/17/08.
Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by O’Malley, to approve the final development plans for the proposed Hudson Hotels LLC, 93-unit Comfort Suites hotel at 2620 Center Drive, contingent on the following:
1. Plans to be amended per the City Engineer’s recommendations.
2. An agreement with the City of Hudson be entered into, with Hudson Hotels LLC being responsible for the restoration of private on-site improvements within the easement area for utility purposes, if the City needs to repair/maintain the utilities.
All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
Morrissette recused himself. MOTION by Burchill, second by Brokaw to approve the issuance of regular Operator’s Licenses for the period 10/7/08 to 6/30/10 to: Anna E. Johannsen, 1027 St. Croix Street N., Hudson, WI and Rodrigo E. Vega, 675 Cottage Lane, Hudson, WI. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to approve the 2009 Assessment Maintenance Contract with Bowmar Appraisal, Inc. in the amount of $21,500. Ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Bernard, to approve the 10/1/08 draft of the job description for the City Administrator position. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Burchill, to approve the updated City Administrator Performance Evaluation form, with the addition of a checkbox indicating no evaluator experience, and to change the wording at the beginning of section 11 to read “Has shown the ability to handle stress;” All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by O’Malley, to approve the Finance Committee recommendation that when a City position becomes available due to resignation or retirement, and prior to the position being posted or advertised, the position will be referred to the Finance Committee for review of the job duties and determination of funding for the position. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by O’Malley, to approve entering into an Easement Agreement with Susan Haider to erect a fence within a utility easement area at 78 Meadowlark Drive. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution No. 14-08. Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to adopt RESOLUTION NO. 14-08 - AUTHORIZATION TO FILE URBAN FORESTRY AND URBAN FORESTRY CATASTROPHIC STORM GRANT APPLICATIONS (Copy on file in Clerk’s office). All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Burchill to adjourn. All ayes (6). MOTION CARRIED at 7:30 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk