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City of Medford Common Council Meeting Minutes. Tuesday, July 2, 2019; 6:00 PM  Council Chambers, City Hall

City of Medford Common Council Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, July 2, 2019; 6:00 PM

Council Chambers, City Hall

639 South Second Street, Medford, WI






Call to Order/Roll Call

 

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

 

Pledge of Allegiance - Mike Bub

 

Alderperson Bub 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: Street & Water Superintendent Joe Harris, Police Chief Bryan Carey, and Office Manager Ashley Lemke. City Clerk Ginny Brost, Coordinator/Public Works Director John Fales, and City Attorney Courtney Graff were excused absences.

 

Visitors Present

 

Visitors present were:  Brian Wilson-Star News.

 

Citizens & Delegations Comments

 

No citizens or delegations addressed the Council

 

Minutes

 

 

 

 

Peggy Kraschnewski moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to approve the following minutes, and place the same on file in the Clerk's Office:  (1) June 4, 2019 Council, (2) June 4, 2019 Council Closed Session, and (3) June 24, 2019 Committee of the Whole.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

Authorization to Purchase Police Equipment & Funding for the Same

 

Dave Roiger moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to authorize the Medford Police Department to purchase replacement computers in patrol cars, a security locker for the school resource officer and replacement soft ballistic body armor at a cost not-to-exceed $24,000 with monies allocated from the Vehicle Registration account (27-55215-11200).  Roll Call Vote:  Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-Absent; Peggy Kraschnewski-Yes; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (7 Yes; 0 No; 1 Absent)  Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of a Parade/Special Event Permit - LITE Foundation Glow Run

 

Laura Holmes moved, Peggy Kraschnewski seconded a motion to approve the Weather Shield Employee LITE Foundation's parade/special event request for their annual LITE Foundation Glow Run to be held on August 22, 2019 beginning at approximately 7:00 PM and ending at approximately 8:30 PM. All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of a Parade/Special Event Permit - Medford Morning Rotary Club Oktoberfest

 

Clem Johnson moved, Peggy Kraschnewski seconded a motion to approve the Medford Morning Rotary Club parade/special event request for their Medford Morning Rotary Club Oktoberfest to be held on September 21, 2019 beginning at approximately 10:00 AM and ending at approximately 10:00 PM. All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of a Street Closing Permit - Marilyn's Fire Station Vegtable Spit Concert

 

Laura Holmes moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to approve the Marilyn's Fire Station street closing request for their Vegtable Spit Concert to be held on July 12, 2019 beginning at approximately 7:00 PM and ending July 13, 2019 at approximately 7:00 AM. All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of a Parade/Special Event Permit - Freedom Ride - 4th of July Bike Ride

 

Dave Brandner moved, Peggy Kraschnewski seconded a motion to approve Huey's Hideaway - Freedom Fest parade/special event request for their Freedom Ride - 4th of July Bike Ride to be held on July 4, 2019 beginning at approximately 10:00 AM and ending at approximately 12:00 PM. All in favor: All Aye.  Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of a Parade/Special Event Permit - Taylor County Fair 5K

 

Clem Johnson moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to approve the Taylor County Fairs parade/special event request for their annual Taylor County Fair 5K to be held on July 25, 2019 beginning at approximately 6:00 PM and ending at approximately 7:00 PM. All in favor: All Aye.  Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of a Noise Permit - Taylor County Fair

 

Dave Roiger moved, Peggy Kraschnewski seconded a motion to approve the Taylor County Fairs noise permit request for the Taylor County Fair as follows: (1) Thursday, July 25th from 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM; (2) Friday, July 26th from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM; (3) Saturday, July 27th from 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM; (4) Saturday, July 27th from 12:00 PM to 11:59 PM; (5) Sunday, July 28th from 12:00 AM to 1:00 AM; and Sunday, July 28th from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  All in favor: All Aye.  Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of Refuse/Recycling Hauler's Licenses

 

Clem Johnson moved, Peggy Kraschnewski seconded a motion to approve the issuance of refuse collection/recycling hauler’s licenses to Express Disposal, Inc. for the period beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of Private Well Permits

 

Dave Roiger moved, Christine Weix seconded a motion to approve the issuance of private well permits for the period beginning August 1, 2019 and ending July 31, 2021 to the following: (1) Clement Johnson @ 608 Billings Avenue;  (2) Mary Pernsteiner @ 750 South Gibson Street; (3) Dennis Mertens @ 125 Conan's Cove; (4) Chad Kloth @ 815 South Park Avenue; (5) Medford Cooperative Inc @ 651 East Gravel Road; (6) Brunner Well Drilling LLC @ 303 South Eighth Street; (7) Medford Area Public Schools @ 1015 West Broadway Avenue; (8) Jan Dehne @ 134 South CTH Q; (9) Sierra Pacific Windows @ 575 South Whelen Avenue; (10) Weather Shield Windows & Doors @ One Weather Shield Plaza; (11) Correction Creek Chiropractic @ 1260 South Eighth Street; (12) Shay Creek LLC @ 1281 North Eighth Street; (13) Lucas Fuchs @ 729 South Park Avenue. All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of Operator's (Bartender's) License(s)

 

Peggy Kraschnewski moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to approve the issuance of two year regular operator's licenses for the period beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2021:  Laurie Rehbein, Cameron Wenzel, Kim Kraschnewski, Hope Wolff, Cindy Rietz, Breanna Jentzsch, Laura Woebbeking, LaTeasha Brost, John Schaefer, John Kalmon, Stephanie Blume, Jan Tischendorf, Frank Ellner, William Grunewald, Katie Dassow, Charles Tlusty, Mark Zuleger, Brian Wilson, Jaclyn Lemke, Kimberley Wilson, Christopher Walker, Diana Zamarripa, Michelle Kalmon, Hannah Mosentine, Gina Brandt, and Brendon Griesbach, and temporary operator's licenses to Katie Stokes for Freedom Fest, Nathan Ryba, & Jason Hartwig for Rumblefest. All in favor:  All Aye.  Motion Carried.

 

 

Coordinator's Report - John Fales

 

The Coordinator's report was as follows:  (1)  An update on the Public Works projects was given.  (2)  An update on the Electric Utility projects was given.  (3)  An update on the Wastewater Utility projects was given.

 

 

 

 

Communications from the Mayor

 

Upcoming Meeting Schedule - The upcoming meeting scheduled was distributed.

 

 

Adjournment

 

Dave Roiger moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:18 PM.  All in favor:  All Aye.  Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Ashley Lemke

Office Manager

 

 

Council Approval:  _________________

 

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