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CITY OF HUDSON: August 6, 2018 Council Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 11:23pm

CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
August 6, 2018 - Minutes
The Common Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Rich O'Connor at 7:00 p.m.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Mayor Rich O'Connor, Randy Morrissette II, Bill Alms, Paul Deziel, Jim Webber, Sarah Atkins Hoggatt and Joyce Hall.
Municipal Judge Sue Gherty gave the oath of office to Officer Shane Klimek.
Police Chief Willems awarded a Hudson Police Department Life Saver Award to Sergeant Glen Hartman, Officer Kate Potter and Officer Luke Radke for their exemplary efforts in saving the life of an individual who had overdosed on drugs. EMS Chief Lyksett awarded these individuals an award for their efforts on behalf of Regions Hospital.
Mayor O'Connor opened the public hearing on a zoning map amendment from PCD-1, Planned Commercial District to PUB, Public and comprehensive plan use land designation from General Commercial to Public at 2001 Ward Avenue at 7:05 p.m. There was no public comment received. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to close the public hearing at 7:06 p.m. All ayes (6). Motion Carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to waive first reading of Ordinance 18-18. Roll call vote. All ayes (6). Motion Carried. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to adopt Ordinance 18-18 amending the zoning map from PCD-1, Planned Commercial District to PUB, Public and comprehensive plan use land designation from General Commercial to Public at 2001 Ward Avenue. All ayes (6). Motion Carried.
MOTION by Alms, seconded by Hall to approve the following consent agenda items: Approve the regular meeting minutes of July 23, 2018; approve claims in the amount of $753,516.71; contingent upon payment any outstanding debt owed to the City and successful completion of the background check, approve the issuance of one Regular Operator License for the period of August 7, 2018 to June 30, 2020 to Anthony Sylte and to approve one Temporary Operator License for the Heart of the River event on September 14th to Katherine Wright; approve a Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" license to the St. Croix River Association for the Heart of the River event on September 14, 2018; Approve the Finance Director's six-month report for period ending June 30, 2018; Roll Call Vote Taken. All ayes (6). Motion Carried.
Ken Holman, Chair of the Urban Forestry Board presented information on the Emerald Ash Borer that was found recently in the commercial district near I-94 in Hudson. He encouraged citizens to review the information on the City's website regarding the City's efforts in this area. He also answered questions on the issue.
MOTION by Webber, second by Deziel, to approve the letter of engagement with Bolton & Menk for engineering services for repairs to the retaining wall on Coulee Road at a cost not to exceed $15,100. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Webber, second by Atkins Hoggatt, to set a public hearing date for September 4, 2018, for a zoning map amendment from AR, Agricultural Residential, to RM-1, Multiple Family Residential, for a 13.57 acre M/L portion of St. Croix County Tax Parcel 040-1025- 70-000 (LandDevCo of Hudson LLC). All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Alms, to appoint Michael Mroz to serve as the Director of Public Works and Parks effective August 13, 2018. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Alms, second by Hall, to authorize the issuance of an RFP for construction management for a new fire station. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Hall, second by Webber, to approve the Mayor's appointment of Brian Eckholm to the Park Board. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Webber, second by Alms, to appoint the following individuals to an Ad Hoc Committee to review the RFPs received for the St. Croix EMS Operations study: Rich O'Connor, Jim Webber, Bill Alms, Stan Wekkin (North Hudson), Jeff Johnson (Town of Hudson), and Dan Pearson (Troy). All ayes (6). Motion carried.
MOTION by Alms, second by Hall, to enter into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.85 (1) (c) and 19.85 (1)(f) to consider job performance evaluation data and preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems related to the EMS Department. Roll Call Vote Taken. All ayes (6). Motion Carried. Council went in to closed session at 7:48 p.m.
MOTION BY Alms, second by Hall, to reconvene in Open Session at 8:32 p.m. All ayes (6). Motion Carried.
MOTION by Hall, second by Alms, to adjourn at 8:33 p.m. All ayes (6). Motion carried.
Devin J. Willi, City Administrator/Interim City Clerk
____________________________________ (Pub. 09/13/18) WNAXLP


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