CITY OF HUDSON
REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL
August 20, 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, Paul Deziel, Jim Webber, Sarah Atkins Hoggatt and Joyce Hall.
Members Absent: Bill Alms
Also Present: Catherine Munkittrick, Joe Elkin, Jennifer Rogers, Scott St. Martin, Geoff Willems, Mike Johnson, Tiffany Weiss and others.
Life Saver Award: Interim EMS Director Joe Elkin awarded a Life Saver Award on behalf of Regions Hospital to Andrew Hassan and Hudson Patrol Officer Zach Schulz for their exemplary efforts in saving the life of an individual who was badly injured in a motorcycle accident. The injured individual was also present to express his thanks.
New City Clerk: City Administrator Devin Willi introduced Jennifer Rogers, who will be serving the City as its City Clerk.
Public Hearing on Ordinance 19-18: Mayor O'Connor opened the public hearing at 7:05 p.m. on amending Chapter 255, Sec. 255-48 (H) and 255-57 (E). There was no public comment received.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Webber, to close the public hearing at 7:06 p.m. All ayes (6). Motion Carried.
Ordinance 19-18: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance 19-18. Roll call vote. All ayes (5). Motion Carried. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to adopt Ordinance 19-18, amending the Municipal Code, Chapter 255, Sec. 255-48 (H) and 255-57(E) to reduce the number of required parking stalls per multi-family unit and to allow for parking in the front setback. Community Development Johnson answered questions from the Council regarding the amendment. All ayes (5). Motion Carried.
Public Hearing on Ordinance 20-18: Mayor O'Connor opened the public hearing at 7:19 p.m. on amending Chapter 255. There was no public comment received.
MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to close the public hearing at 7:20 p.m. All ayes (6). Motion Carried.
Ordinance 20-18: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Ordinance 20-18. Roll call vote. All ayes (5). Motion Carried. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to adopt Ordinance 20-18, amending the Municipal Code, Chapter 255, to include high tech manufacturing, technology and research based businesses in the City of Hudson zoning code. All ayes (5). Motion Carried.
Comments and Suggestions from Citizens Present: No public comment was received.
Consent Agenda: MOTION by Morrissette, seconded by Hall to approve the following consent agenda items:
A. Approve the regular meeting minutes of 8/6/18 and special meeting minutes of 8/13/18.
B. Approve claims in the amount of $381,202.72.
C. Contingent on payment of any outstanding debt owed to the City and successful completion of the background check, approve the issuance of 3 Regular Operator Licenses to Devin Kilmer, Elliot McMahon and Alisoun Turner for the period of August 21, 2018 to June 30, 2020.
D. Erect a speed limit sign on O'Neil Road near West Canyon Drive, revisit the issue in six months, and collect additional speed data after the sign is erected
E. Approve barricading Third Street between Orange Street and Saint Croix Street for Halloween.
F. Approve "Yield to Pedestrians" paint on the pavement, erect pedestrian crossing signs, and paint the crosswalks with block striping on Carmichael Road south of Oakridge Circle
G. Approve the 2019 Common Council meeting schedule
H. Place on file the Hudson Water Utility Report for the first half of 2018
I. Place on file the minutes of the August 14, 2018, Public Utilities Commission meeting
J. Approve Letter of Engagement with SEH to prepare legal description for Tax Incremental District 6
K. Approve Letter of Engagement with SEH to prepare a list of potential transportation improvement options to consider as part of WisDOT Highway 35/2nd Street project 2021
L. Approve the Certified survey map (CSM) at 2239/2241 Namekagon Street submitted by Preferred Builders Inc.
Roll Call Vote Taken. All ayes (5). Motion Carried.
Donation from Hudson Dog Owners Association: Anne Wasmund presented the City with a check for $10,000 in funds raised by the association. The funds will be used to complete Phase 2 of the Hudson Dog Park for smaller dogs. MOTION by Hall, second by Morrissette, to accept the $10,000 donation from the Hudson Dog Owners Association which will be used for Phase 2 of the Hudson Dog Park project, with the understanding that once formal bids are received, the City and the association will determine a funding sources for the remaining funds. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
Reserve Class B License: City Administrator Willi reviewed the applications received from the available Class B Reserve license. Cinema Entertainment Group is the only application available for consideration tonight, as the other active application cannot be considered until September 17th following required publications. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Webber to approve issuance of the available Class B Reserve License to Cinema Entertainment Corporation, d/b/a Hudson 12 Theatre, 520 Stageline Road. Council members asked questions of Tony Tillemans, representing Cinema Entertainment Group, regarding the application. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
Parking and Traffic Issues at MontCroix and Hazelcrest: Alderperson Morrissette noted that there have been parking and traffic site line issues near Anderson Park during times that there are people at the park using the tennis/pickleball courts. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to approve repainting the crosswalks in the area of Anderson Park, to establish a no parking area on the north side of Mont Croix from Hazel Court west to River Ridge Road, and to review the matter on March 1, 2019. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
St. Croix Meadows Final Development Plans St Croix Stadium Holdings Rezoning: The engineering consultant for the project reviewed the three issues before the Council related to St Croix Meadows. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Deziel, to recommend approval of the final development plans for St. Croix Stadium holdings, with the following conditions: 1. That City staff reviews and approves changes to the ownership group. 2. That City staff approve development experience and financial capability as submitted by the developer. 3. That City staff reviews and approves changes to the plan schedule including estimated dates for the commencement and completion. 4. The Community Development Director, City Engineer, Director of Public Works and Parks, Fire Chief, Chief of Police, and Building Inspector shall review and approve these revisions to the Final Development Plan. 5. Application to create a legal lot of record be submitted for approval in compliance with City Code Section 254. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
St. Croix Meadows LLC CSM and related agreements: Motion by Morrissette, second by Deziel, to approve a certified survey map (CSM), CSM agreement, utility and access easement, drainage and utility easement, and storm water drainage easement for St. Croix Meadows Redevelopment - St. Croix Meadows LLC, with the following conditions: 1. The City Clerk signature line be updated and the County Treasurer signature line be removed. 2. The proposed drainage easements be shown on the CSM. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
St. Croix Meadows amended preliminary master plan/conditional use permit (CUP): MOTION by Morrissette, second by Hall, to approve the Amended St. Croix Meadows Redevelopment preliminary master plan/conditional use permit (CUP) with the following conditions: 1. City staff reviews and approves changes to the ownership group. 2. The Common Council reviews and approves of the nature of the noted modifications to the plan. 3. The Common Council approve a development agreement along with the development experience and financial capability. 4. City staff reviews and approves changes to the plan schedule including estimated dates for the commencement and completion. 5. The Community Development Director, City Engineer, Director of Public Works and Parks, Fire Chief, Chief of Police, and Building Inspector shall review and approve these revisions to the preliminary master plan. 6. The plan incorporate the engineer review comments from SEH's review memorandum of August 13, 2018, including: a. Updating of the Traffic Impact Study. b. The submittal of storm sewer management plan. c. The submittal of sewage flow estimates and wastewater characteristics complying with the previously allowed maximum estimated flow of 148,800 gallons per day. d. The submittal of water demand calculations and pressure requirements. 7. The plan incorporate previous Common Council conditions including a maximum building height of 60 feet and additional conditional use permits for any additional lighting over 45 feet and a brewery. 8. A more detailed Phasing Plan be provided for staff review and approval. 9. The owner/applicant successfully obtain all required amended preliminary master plan/Conditional Use Permit approval. 10. The original language of the CSM be approved and recorded prior to the issuance any building permit. 11. The WSB memo dated July 27, 2018, be revised to clearly describe the height of the proposed multifamily building on the south side of the property. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
Public Works facility and space needs: The Council discussed the facility and space needs for the Public Works Department, including the possibility of utilizing space at the new Public Utilities building. After discussion, the consensus of the members was the Public Works Director and the Utility Director meet to determine options.
Requesting portion of Wheel Tax from St. Croix County: The Council discussed the process for requesting the County to distribute a portion of its wheel tax collections. Attorney Munkittrick will do more research and report back at the next meeting.
Pool Safety Barriers: MOTION BY Morrissette, second by Hall, to refer the issue of a possible change in the ordinance related to pool safety barriers to the Public Safety Committee. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
St. Croix EMS Director position: MOTION by Atkins Hoggatt, second by Deziel to extend the appointment of the Interim EMS Director Joe Elkin until March 1, 2018, at which time Council will evaluate future needs related to the position. All ayes (5). Motion Carried.
Closed Session: MOTION by Hall, second by Atkins Hoggatt, to enter into closed session at 8:14 p.m. pursuant to Wis. Stat. 19.85(1)(c) and (e) to discuss compensation for the Interim EMS Director position and negotiation of a development agreement between the City of Hudson and FLAZ, LLC and Valley Cartage, Inc., at 721 First Street. Roll call vote. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
Reconvene in Open Session: MOTION by Deziel, second by Atkins Hoggatt to reconvene in open session at 8:45 p.m. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
Resolution 11-18: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Webber, to suspend the rules toward adoption of Resolution 11-18: Resolution of the City of Hudson, Wisconsin, approving a development agreement with FLAZ, LLC, and Valley Cartage Company, Inc. Roll call vote. All ayes (5). Motion carried. MOTION by Morrissette, second by Deziel to adopt Resolution 11-18. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
Interim EMS Director Compensation: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Atkins Hoggatt, to set the compensation for hours worked by Joseph Elkin as Interim EMS Director at $31.15 per hour, with overtime paid as directed by the City's labor attorney based on federal requirements.
Adjournment: MOTION by Morrissette, second by Atkins Hoggatt, to adjourn at 8:47 p.m. All ayes (5). Motion carried.
Devin J. Willi, City Administrator
I hereby certify that the City Administrator has submitted the foregoing minutes to me, and I hereby by my signature approve said minutes and all acts of the Common Council as set forth therein.
(S) Rich O'Connor, Mayor
Date approved by Council: 9/04/18
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