REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
NOVEMBER 24, 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 Bernard, second by Brokaw, to approve the following Consent Agenda items:
The Regular Meeting minutes of 11/10/08.
Claims for payment of $379,966.89 for payables and $197,995.63 for payroll for a total of $577,962.52.
The renewal and issuance of a Secondhand Jewelry Dealer’s License to Richard Inlow d/b/a Inlow Designs, 523 Second Street, Hudson, WI.
The Friday, December 5th Candlelight Stroll event and the Reindeer in the Park event to be held Saturday, December 6th, and to include approval for a fire pit near the bandshell on Saturday, December 6th, contingent upon agreement by the Fire Chief and the Public Works and Parks Director.
Install “Children at Play” sign-age in the Hudson Meadows Addition, if the residents are willing to pay for them.
The Hot Air Affair event, Torchlight Parade and schedule of activities planned for February 6, 7 and 8, 2009.
Place on file the quarterly reports of the Library Director and the Water Utility Director, and the Public Utility Commission minutes of 11/11/08. Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
Morrissette recused himself. MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to approve issuance of Regular Operator’s Licenses for the period 11/25/08 to 6/30/10 to David LeRoy Crai, 549 Old Hwy 35, Hudson, WI; Cade J. DiLaura, 660 Main Street, River Falls, WI; Sherrie L. Eifealdt, 945 Sherman Rd., Hudson, WI; Lori A. Elliott, 932 Summer Pines Circle, Hudson, WI; Linnea M. Morgen, 919 Pineridge Terrace, River Falls, WI; Heather Jo Schonhardt, 821 First St., Hudson, WI; and Jon David Walter, 329 6th Street N., Hudson, WI. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Wyland, second by Morrissette, to approve the hiring of a new Police Patrol Officer on or after 1/3/09 to fill Officer Ziemeck’s position. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to approve the 11/21/08 drafts of the job descriptions for the Fire Department First Assistant Chief and Second Assistant Chief positions, as submitted. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
Burchill recused himself. MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to deny the application of the Hudson Hockey Association for a Temporary Class “B”/”Class B” Retailer’s License to sell beer at Hudson Crusaders hockey game on 12/06/08. Vote taken (to deny the license): Ayes (3) O’Malley, Morrissette, and Brokaw; Noes (2), Bernard and Wyland. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland to approve entering into a Project Development Agreement with Honeywell Energy Services Group at a cost not to exceed $8,400, with the contingency that the City Attorney will work on modifying the contract language. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland to approve the purchase of an All Season Sprayer and two storage tanks from Apple Canyon Lake, IL at a cost of $3,200 (funded by the 2008 Public Works Department budget). All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Wyland, second by O’Malley to retain the stop sign on westbound Crest View Drive at Heggen Street and to paint the stopping block. It was noted that painting the stop block could not occur until spring. Vote taken, Ayes (5); Burchill voted No. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by O’Malley to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution No. 23-08. Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by Morrissette, second by O’Malley, to adopt RESOLUTION NO. 23-08, $250,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION PROMISSORY NOTES (CITIZENS STATE BANK) (Copy on file in Clerk’s office) All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Bernard, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance No. 9-08. Roll call vote, Ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to adopt Ordinance 9-08, (2009 Appropriation Ordi-nance for Municipal Operations) with the provision that the room tax allocations be determined at a later date. MOTION AMENDED by Wyland, second by Bernard to further discuss the proposed room tax allocations noted within the 2009 Budget. Ayes (5); O’Malley voted No. MOTION CARRIED. Mayor Knudson restated that the motion on the table was to adopt the 2009 Budget, with room tax funds to be “unallocated” and determined at a later date. ORDINANCE NO. 9-08, 2009 APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE (Copy on file in Clerk’s office) Vote taken: Ayes (4); Burchill and Bernard voted No. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Burchill, to authorize the prepayment of $529,156.25 of 2006 GO Promissory Notes, funded by excess debt levy, excess debt funds, and TID funds, as described above. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Knudson read the proclamation declaring Friday, November 30, 2008 as Willis Miller Day in Hudson. He stated that the memorial service would be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 30th, at the O’Connell Family Funeral home, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. He suggested that Council consider naming a Hudson History Day in honor of Willis, as a reminder of our local history and its importance. He recommended making the fourth Friday in November each year as Hudson History Day, and encouraged people to celebrate the life of Willis Miller at the service on the 30th of November.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by O’Malley to adjourn. All ayes (6). MOTION CARRIED at 8:58 p.m.
Janice M. Doonan, Executive Secretary