REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
DECEMBER 15, 2008
Meeting called to order by Mayor Dean Knudson in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m.
PRESENT: Mayor Knudson and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Lori Bernard, Lee Wyland, Scot O’Malley and Alan Burchill.
ABSENT: Alderperson Pam Brokaw.
CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Wyland, to approve the following Consent Agenda items:
The Public Hearing and Regular Meeting minutes of 11/24/08.
Renewal of the Conditional Use Permit to Hudson Motors/ Chuck Volin to use the site at 1000 O’Keefe Road for an outdoor vehicle sales lot, with the same conditions placed on the permit as originally approved, and with another review in three years (November of 2011).
Schedule a public hearing for Monday, January 19, 2009 at 6:50 p.m. re: Proposed amendments to Municipal Code, Chapter 253 Floodplain Zoning.
Claims for payment of $258,547.24 for payables and $303,566.76 for payroll for a total of $562,114.00.
The 2009 Sailboat Mooring Policy.
A one-year extension of the Concessions Agreement in Lakefront Park to allow The Giggle Factory to operate the stand from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with 5% of gross sales payable to the City.
The December 15, 2008 draft of the job description for Parks/ Public Works Lead Man position, as submitted.
Authorize the Police Depart-ment to order two 2009 Ford Crown Victoria squad cars from Anderson Ford, Baldwin, WI at a cost of $21,935 each, for delivery in 2009, and to be funded from the 2009 Police Department budget.
Place on file the Community Access board minutes of 12/9/08 and the Public Utility Commission minutes of 11/11/08.
Roll call vote, all ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, that Mayor Knudson appoint a Committee (to determine allocation of Room Tax funds), and to refer the matter to the Committee for further study, with public meetings being held. MOTION DIED for lack of a second.
MOTION by Bernard, second by Wyland, to approve Mayor Knudson’s proposal for 2009 Room Tax allocations, and when new Council members are in place in the spring of 2009, to immediately convene a subcommittee to review the process and determine how the allocations would be distributed in 2010, so grant processing can take place in the fall. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
A brief recess was taken.
Morrissette recused himself. MOTION by O’Malley, second by Burchill to approve the issuance of Regular Operator’s Licenses for the period 12/16/08 to 6/30/10 to: Brittany D. Anderson, 1421 Hunter Hill Road, Hudson, WI; Daniel N. McCarney, 579 Oak Dr., Hudson, WI; David E. McGinley, 1665 10th Ave., #3, Newport, MN; Daniel J. Kromer, 485 Fox Circle, Hudson, WI; Kyle W. Kromer, 564 Tower Rd., Hudson, WI; Jennifer A. Lindstrom, 1830 52nd St. #216, Inver Grove Hgts., MN. Ayes (4), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance No. 10-08, as amended. Roll call vote, Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to adopt the following, as amended: ORDINANCE NO. 10-08, AMEND MUNICIPAL CODE CH. 145-20 D.(1) AND (2) RE: CLASS “B” FERMENTED MALT BEVERAGE LICENSE RESTRICTIONS, (Copy on file in Clerk’s office). Vote taken: Ayes (4); Burchill voted No – MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Burchill, to postpone adoption of Resolution No. 22-08 (Vacation of a portion of Pearson Drive) to a future meeting. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to approve the 2009 Park User Fees, as presented, with the change that the Sailboat Mooring total fee be changed to $550 for City residents and non-city or out of state residents. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Burchill, to accept the quote for 2009 municipal insurance coverage from Spectrum Insurance on behalf of the League of Wisconsin Munici-palities Municipal Insurance Plan. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by O’Malley, to proceed with the internal posting of the Parks/Public Works Lead Man position. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Bernard, to approve the issuance of Temporary Class “B”/“Class B” Retailer’s Licenses to sell beer at three Hudson Crusaders hockey games including December 20, 2008, January 10, 2009 and January 16, 2009. Roll call vote: Ayes: Bernard and Morrissette; Noes: O’Malley and Wyland. Mayor Knudson broke the tie by voting yes. MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance No. 11-08. Roll call vote, Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by Morrissette, second by O’Malley, to adopt ORDINANCE NO. 11-08, AMEND CH. 184-6 A (2) AND (3) RE: HOLDING PERIODS FOR SECONDHAND ARTICLES AND SECONDHAND JEWELRY ITEMS (Copy on file in Clerk’s office). All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to approve the issuance of a Secondhand Jewelry Dealer’s License to Robert W. Madson, d/b/a Elizabeth’s Fine Jewelry at 2117 Coulee Road, Hudson, WI, for the period ending 12/31/08. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to authorize Bonestroo to prepare plans and specifications to be advertised for bids for the Carmichael Road Mill and Overlay Project, including Alternate #2, with the consideration of having 2-inch mill and overlay south of Hanley Road as an option and 3-inch mill and overlay north of Hanley Road, and not including alternate #1. MOTION AMENDED by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to include that Bonestroo provide a lump sum of engineering costs not to exceed $66,000. All ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
Mayor Knudson expressed sympathy on behalf of the City on the sudden and unexpected death of Water Director Denny Christophersen. He stated that he ran a great department, was always smiling, and had a story to share. He announced the dates and times of the visitation and funeral services, and noted that the family would be kept in his thoughts and prayers.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette to adjourn. All ayes (5). MOTION CARRIED at 10:05 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk