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City of Medford Common Council Meeting Minutes. Friday, May 17, 2019; 8:30 PM  Council Chambers, City Hall

City of Medford Common Council Meeting Minutes

Friday, May 17, 2019; 8:30 PM

Council Chambers, City Hall

639 South Second Street, Medford, WI

Page 1 of 3

{Subject to Council Approval}

Call to Order/Roll Call

Mayor Mike Wellner called the meeting to order with the following members present: Dave J. Brandner, Laura Holmes, Greg Knight, Peggy Kraschnewski, Christine Weix, Dave Roiger, and Mike Bub. Alderperson Clem Johnson was an excused absence. All vote tallies will be with the exception of Alderperson Johnson's vote.

Pledge of Allegiance

Mayor Wellner began the meeting by leading the group in the reciting of the “Pledge of Allegiance”.

Open Meeting Law Compliance

Mayor Wellner announced that this was an open meeting of the Common Council. Notice of this meeting was given to the public at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting by forwarding the complete agenda to the official City newspaper, The Star News, and to all news media that have requested the same as well as posting. Copies of the complete agenda were available for inspection at the City Clerk’s Office. Anyone desiring information as to forthcoming meetings should contact the City Clerk’s Office.

City Personnel Present

The following City personnel were present: City Clerk Ginny Brost, Street & Water Superintendent Joe Harris, and Treasurer Kevin Doberstein. City Coordinator/Public Works Director Fales and City Attorney Courtney Graff were excused absences.

Visitors Present

Visitors present were Brian Wilson-Star News, and Susan Wojtkiewicz-Donohue & Associates, Inc.

Citizens & Delegations Comments

No citizens or delegations addressed the Council.

Resolution Adopting a Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for CDBG Programs

Council, at its April 16, 2019 meeting, adopted Resolution #1856 that authorizes the submission of a Community Development Block Grant application relating to the City's participation in the Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities/Planning program. If approved, the


City of Medford Common Council Meeting Minutes

Friday, May 17, 2019; 8:30 PM

Council Chambers, City Hall

639 South Second Street, Medford, WI

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grant will help offset the cost of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Solids Handling project. This grant is one-third/two-third split with the City shared being 1/3 with the maximum grant of $1 million. The project’s estimated cost is $1.85 million. The estimated amount of the grant would be $1 million, and the City’s matching share would be $850,000. As part of the application process, Council will need to adopt a Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan. Council reviewed the proposed resolution.

Greg Knight moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to suspend Council Rules #13A & #13B, and adopt Resolution #1858 that adopts a residential anti-displacement and relocation assistance plan for the Community Development Block Grant programs. Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-Yes; Peggy Kraschnewski-Yes; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Absent (7 Yes; 0 No; 1 Absent) Motion Carried.

Resolution Adopting a Policy to Prohibit the Use of Excessive Force and the Barring of Entrances/Exits for Non-Violent Civil Rights Demonstrations

Council, at its April 16, 2019 meeting, adopted Resolution #1856 that authorizes the submission of a Community Development Block Grant application relating to the City's participation in the Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities/Planning program. If approved, the grant will help offset the cost of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Solids Handling project. This grant is one-third/two-third split with the City shared being 1/3 with the maximum grant of $1 million. The project’s estimated cost is $1.85 million. The estimated amount of the grant would be $1 million, and the City’s matching share would be $850,000. As part of the application process, Council will need to adopt a resolution which adopts a policy to prohibit the use of excessive force and the barring of entrances/exits for non-violent civil rights demonstrations. The Council reviewed the proposed resolution.

Greg Knight moved, Peggy Kraschnewski seconded a motion to suspend Council Rules #13A & #13B, and adopt Resolution #1859 that adopts a policy to prohibit the use of excessive force and the barring of entrances/exits for non-violent civil rights demonstrations. Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-Yes; Peggy Kraschnewski-Yes; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Absent (7 Yes; 0 No; 1 Absent) Motion Carried.

Wastewater Utility Five Year Capital Plan

Council, at its April 16, 2019 meeting, adopted Resolution #1856 that authorizes the submission of a Community Development Block Grant application relating to the City's participation in the Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities/Planning program. If approved, the grant will help offset the cost of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Solids Handling project. This grant is one-third/two-third split with the City shared being 1/3 with the maximum grant of $1 million. The project’s estimated cost is $1.85 million. The estimated amount of the grant would be $1 million, and the City’s matching share would be $850,000. As part of the application


City of Medford Common Council Meeting Minutes

Friday, May 17, 2019; 8:30 PM

Council Chambers, City Hall

639 South Second Street, Medford, WI

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process, the City will need to adopt a Wastewater Utility Five Year Capital Plan. Council reviewed the proposed Wastewater Utility Five Year Capital Plan.

Michael Bub moved, Dave Roiger seconded a motion to approve the following Wastewater Utility Five Year Capital Plan as follows:

 

Year

Project

Estimated Cost

2019-2020

Solids Handling WAS Thickener & Digestion & Cake Storage Improvements

$2,200,000.00

2020-2022

Solids Handling Sludge Dewatering Improvements

$1,500,000.00

2022-2024

Aeration Efficiency Improvements

$2.5 Million

 

All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried.

Communications from the Mayor

Board of Review - The Board of Review is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 6 PM to 8 PM.

Chamber of Commerce Recognition Dinner  - The Medford Electric Utility will be receiving an award for being in business for 75-year at the annual Chamber of Commerce Recognition Dinner on June 14th dinner. Council members were encouraged to attend, and should contact the Chamber Dinner for ticket(s).

Adjournment

Laura Holmes moved, Dave Roiger seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:15 AM. All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried. Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

Virginia Brost

City Clerk, WCPC/MMC

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