CITY OF HUDSON: 2/2/09 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
FEBRUARY 2, 2009
Meeting called to order by Mayor Dean Knudson in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:05 p.m. Mayor Knudson invited the Boy Scouts from Troop 213 and their leader, Brian Johnson, to lead 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.
Police Chief Marty Jensen presented a citizen commendation plaque to Daniel P. Quinn and noted his appreciation for the assistance and efforts Mr. Quinn offered to a subject and to Patrol Officer Wildman.
CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION by Morrissette, second by O’Malley to approve the following Consent Agenda items:
The Public Hearing and Regular Meeting minutes of 1/19/09 and the Closed Session minutes of 1/5 and 1/19/09.
Claims for payment of $288,482.80 for payables and $192,460.21 for a total of $480,943.01
Place on file the quarterly report of the City Clerk, and the Community Access Board minutes of 1/27/09.
Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to deny the request of The Hendricks Group, Inc. to locate an adult family home within 2,500 feet of an existing community based residential facility. Vote taken, Ayes (2) O’Malley and Morrissette; Noes: (4) – MOTION FAILED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by Bernard to approve the request of The Hendricks Group, Inc. to locate an adult family home at 1015 Crest View Drive within 2,500 feet of an existing community based residential facility, with the following conditions:
• The operator shall maintain a state approved license for an Adult Family Home, per Wisconsin Statutes §50.033.
• The facility to be occupied only by residents age 60 and over, or having a disability per the definition of the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Fair Housing Amendment Act.
• A change in the license will automatically require the exception to be reconsidered for approval by the City of Hudson.
MOTION AMENDED by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to include the requirement that a restrictive structure (fence) be placed on the property for safety reasons. Morrissette withdrew his second for the amendment to the motion. Vote taken on original motion, Ayes (4) Burchill, Bernard, Brokaw and Wyland; Noes (2)- O’Malley and Morrissette. MOTION CARRIED.
Morrissette recused himself. MOTION by Burchill, second by O’Malley to approve the issuance of Regular Operator’s Licenses for the period 2/3/09 to 6/30/10 to April M. Utech and Erwin J. Utech, both at 1346 Pt. Douglas Road S., St. Paul, MN. Ayes (5), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by O’Malley, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance No. 2-09. Roll call vote taken, Ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED. MOTION by O’Malley, second by Bernard to adopt ORDINANCE NO. 2-09, AMEND CH. 106-7 RE: BUILDING & ZONING FEES (Copy on file in Clerk’s office). Ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Burchill, second by Bernard, to approve the updated job descriptions for fulltime Primary Paramedic - QA/QI/IT Coordinator, fulltime Primary Paramedic – ALS Scheduling/ Materials Management Coordin-ator, and fulltime Primary Paramedic – ALS Education/Field Training Coordinator, as submitted, and the 5% pay increases (effective 2/1/09). Ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Brokaw, to approve the issuance of a Class B Beer License to Barley’s Pizza & Pasta LLC d/b/a Barley’s Pizza & Pasta at 1830 Webster Street, Suite 150, contingent on successful completion of the building inspection, and proof of payment for the property taxes. Ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Morrissette, to approve the bid from St. Croix Tree Service for 2009 Tree and Stump Removal Services, as submitted. It was noted that the bid reflected no increase from the 2008 rates. Ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by Wyland, second by Burchill, to approve the hiring of Frisbie Architects, Inc. as consultants for the Public Safety Facility Study. The funding source was confirmed for up to $19,000. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland, to authorize advertising for bids for lawn mowing services for 2009, with advertisement costs up to $250.00. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Bernard to accept the resignation of Tim Caruso, and to appoint Kevin Vance to fill the remainder of the term on the Public Utility Commission (through September of 2010) and as the Water Utility member of the Plan Commission. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.
MOTION by O’Malley, second by Wyland to adjourn. All ayes (6). MOTION CARRIED at 9:04 p.m.
Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk
(Pub. March 12)