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City of Medford Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes Monday, August 12, 2019; 6:00 PM

City of Medford Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes

Monday, August 12, 2019; 6:00 PM

Council Chambers, City Hall

639 South Second Street, Medford, WI

 

{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, Christine Weix, Mike Bub, and Clem Johnson.  Alderpersons Peggy Kraschnewski and Dave Roiger were excused absences.  All vote tallies will be with the exception of Alderpersons Kraschnewski's and Roiger's votes.

 

Pledge of Allegiance

 

Alderperson Johnson 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 Committee of the Whole. 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, City Coordinator/Public Works Director John Fales, Wastewater Utility Superintendent Ben Brooks, Street & Water Superintendent Joe Harris, and Police Chief Bryan Carey.  City Attorney Courtney Graff was an excused absence.

 

Visitors

 

The following visitors were present:  Don Watson-Star News, Ryan Bahr, Carol Wieman, Chuck Prihoda, Amanda Lange, Jim Peterson, Ron Waldhart, Lois Waldhart, Mike Baker, Jon Knoll, Autumn Mitchell, Sara Mitchell, Talan Mitchell, Craig Bolz, Jeff Hemer, Gene Knoll, Sandra Liske, Don Liske, Kim Neuenfeldt, Marica Tomczak, Galen Bergmann, Galen Neuenfeldt, John Polzin, Joseph Greget, Ken & Joyce Balciar, Colleen Ewan, Carol Chariton, Pat Chariton, Bob Henry, Eric Evans, Clay Bowe, Sue Fitzgerald, Bob Fitzgerald, Paul Webb, Ken Kraft, Barry Peissig, Deb Peissig, Erica Crabb, Patty Krug, Rex Hill, Heidi Hill, Hunter Hill, Rick, Jack, Seth Mayrer, and Travis Smith.

 

Citizens & Delegations Comments

 

No citizens or delegations addressed the Committee.

 

General

 

Resolution Accepting the Community Development Block Grant for Public Facilities Grant Award

 

The City was notified that it has been awarded a 2019 Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities grant in the amount of up to $1,000,000 for its Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements. As part of the grant process, Council must, by resolution, accept the award, and authorize the Mayor and/or City Coordinator/Public Works Director to execute the necessary documents for the grant.  A draft resolution was reviewed by the Committee.

 

Michael Bub moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to recommend that Council adopt a resolution that accepts the 2019 Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities grant in the amount of up to $1,000,000 for the City's Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, and authorizes the Mayor and/or City Coordinator/Public Works Director to execute the necessary documents for the grant.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Planning

 

There were no planning issues to discuss.

 

Finance

 

Resolution Authorizing the Submission of an Application for a Public Transportation 2020 Operating Assistance (Shared-Ride Taxi) Grant

 

The Committee reviewed a resolution that, if adopted, would authorize the submission of an application for public transportation 2020 operating assistance (shared-ride taxi) grant.

 

Clem Johnson moved, Christine Weix seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve the resolution authorizing the submission of an application for a Public Transportation 2020 Operating Assistance (Shared-Ride Taxi) grant.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Allocation from the Non-lapsing Account for Salt Purchase

 

The City received the salt price for the 2019-2020 year.  The price has increased 6% or $90.89 per ton to $96.69 per ton.  With the extreme winter the City has experienced earlier this year, the Public Works Department had to order its reserve salt in March 2019 to have enough salt available for snowplowing throughout the rest of spring. 

 

With the salt prices increasing and having to order extra salt this year, the Public Works Department is requesting authorization from Council to allocate an additional $20,000 from the Non-lapsing account (#10-53313-37210).

 

Greg Knight moved, Dave Brandner seconded a motion to recommend that Council authorize the allocation of an additional $20,000 from the Non-lapsing account (#10-53313-37210) to cover the cost of sale for this year.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

June 2019 Building Permit Report

 

The Committee reviewed the June 2019 building permit report.

 

July 2019 Building Permit Report

 

The Committee reviewed the July 2019 building permit report.

 

June 2019 Financial Report

 

The Committee of the Whole reviewed the June 2019 financial report.

 

Second Quarter Investment Report

 

The Committee reviewed the investment report for the period ending June 30, 2019 submitted by BBE Community Investment Partners LLC.  BBE Community Investment Partners LLC managed an average of $3,830,000 which had an average weighted yield of 1.769%.  The City paid BBE Community Investment Partners LLC $2,004.80 in the second quarter of 2019 to manage these funds.  As a reminder, Council, at its November 13, 2017 meeting, authorized BBE Community Investment Partners LLC to manage a total of $6,500,000.

 

Personnel

 

There were no personnel issues to discuss.

 

Public Safety

 

Review of the Ordinance Regulating the Operation of All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) in the City

 

Council, at its meeting held September 18, 2018, adopted Ordinance #1036 that regulates the operation of all-terrain (ATVs) and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) within the City limits.  The ordinance was effective upon publication, and once all required signage was in placed.  The term of the ordinance was one year or until September 30, 2019.  This would allow Council to review the ordinance and/or any complaints and citations.

 

Should Council wish to continue to allow the operation of all-terrain (ATVs) and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) within the City limits, it will need to adopt a new ordinance.  If no action is taken, the operation of these vehicles within the City will end September 30, 2019.

 

The City Clerk received an email from Dennis Grambort on August 12, 2019 that was distributed to the Committee.  Mr. Grambort lives in the Eagle Ridge Development, and supports ATVs/UTVs on City street or at least a route to allow ATV/UTV users to drive to Cedar Street so ATV/UTV users can go west to the Town of Medford.

 

Public comment included:  (1)  Several individuals voiced their support of opening City streets to ATVs/UTVs.  (2)  State law has changed, and now allows a municipality to post signs at the entrances to the City that states all roads in the City are open to ATVs/UTVs and would include a list of road that are not open.  (3)  ATVs/UTVs are allow on State highways as long as the speed limit on those highways is 35 mph.  The Department of Transportation would post the signs.  (4)  Several communities have opened their streets to ATV/UTV riders.  (5)  Opening streets in the City would aid in tourism.  (6)  Town of Grover Chair Craig Bolz stated that since Grover opened up its roads, local businesses have benefited.  (7)  It is safer and more convenient to open up all City streets.  (8)  The State allows 12 to 16 year olds to ride an ATV/UTV if they are under direct supervision and have completed a safety course.  (9)  Anyone born after January 1, 1988 is required to complete a safety course.

 

Police Chief Carey then addressed the Committee.  It is his recommendation that the Council make no changes to the ordinance as it  is working as intended.

 

Council discussion included:  (1)  Concern on the noise the ATVs/UTVs make.  (2)  Council must consider all citizens, and not just a group of citizens when making a decision.  (3)  ATVs/UTVs are allowed in roundabouts if the municipality allows them.  (4)  The Police Department did not receive any complaints in 2018 regarding ATVs/UTVs.  (5)  The Police Department would enforce any ordinance the Council adopts.  (6)  ATVs/UTVs are not required to register in the City.  (7)  Concern on ATVs/UTVs on truck routes was discussed.

 

Mayor Wellner suggest the Committee table action on the ordinance until the August 26th meeting.  Committee members requested the Police Chief to contact several communities that allow ATVs/UTVs for their thoughts.

 

Clem Johnson moved, Christine Weix seconded a motion to table the ordinance that amends Ordinance #1036 dated September 18, 2018, and extends the regulations for the operation of all-terrain (ATVs) and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs) until the August 26, 2019 Committee of the Whole meeting. Roll Call Vote:  Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-No; Peggy Kraschnewski-Absent; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Absent; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (5 Yes; 1 No; 2 Absent) Motion Carried.

 

 

Issuance of a Class A Liquor License to Treasure Chest Gifts LLC Located at 345 North Eighth Street

 

Treasure Chest Gifts LLC d/b/a Treasure Chest LLC, Colleen Ewan, agent has submitted an application for a Class A Liquor license for the premise located at 345 North Eighth Street for the period beginning August 21, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.  All documentation has been received, and the applicant is eligible for said license.

 

Greg Knight moved, Dave Brandner seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve the issuance of a Class A liquor license to Treasure Chest Gifts LLC d/b/a Treasure Chest LLC, Colleen Ewan, agent for the premise located at 345 North Eighth Street for the period beginning August 21, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Change of Class A Beer/Liquor License Agent at Wal-Mart East LP Located at 1010 North Eighth Street

 

Wal-Mart Stores East LP d/b/a Wal-Mart #3643 has submitted a schedule for successor of agent change.  Wal-Mart #3643 is requesting the City appoint Hope Wolff as its new Class A beer/liquor license agent.                              

 

Greg Knight moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve Wal-Mart Stores East LP d/b/a Wal-Mart #3643's request for the City to appoint Hope Wolff as its new Class A beer/liquor license agent.  All in favor:  All Aye.

 Motion Carried.

 

 

Street Closing Permit - Friends of the Downtown Medford for the Chair Affair

 

The Friends of the Downtown Medford have submitted a request to temporarily close Main Street from Broadway Avenue to State Street on August 15, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM for the annual Chair Affair.  The permit has been reviewed by the various departments, and there were comments.

 

Laura Holmes moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to

recommend that Council approve the Friends of the Downtown Medford's request to temporarily close Main Street from Broadway Avenue to State Street on August 15, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM for the annual Chair Affair.  All in the favor:  All Aye.

 Motion Carried.

 

 

Street Closing Permit - Taylor County Emergency Management for a Joint Training Exercise

 

The Taylor County Emergency Management have submitted a request to temporarily close Skyline Drive north of Gravel Road and south of Prochnow Transport on September 7, 2019 from Noon to 8:00 PM for a joint training exercise with the Medford Police Department, Medford Area Fire Department, and Taylor County EMS. The permit has been reviewed by the various departments, and there were comments.

 

Greg Knight moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve a street closing permit to Taylor County Emergency Management  to temporarily close Skyline Drive north of Gravel Road and south of Prochnow Transport on September 7, 2019 from Noon to 8:00 PM for a joint training exercise with the Medford Police Department, Medford Area Fire Department, and Taylor County EMS. All in favor:  All Aye.

 Motion Carried.

 

 

Permit - Parade/Special Event - Veteran Outreach Day

 

The Taylor County Veterans Service Office have submitted a request for parade/special event permit for the Veteran Outreach Day Walk on August 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to Noon.  The permit has been reviewed by the various departments, and there were comments.

 

Dave Brandner moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve the issuance of a parade/special event permit to the Taylor County Veterans Service Office for the Veteran Outreach Day Walk on August 24, 2019 from 10:00 AM to Noon.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Permit - Parade/Special Event - Taylor County Right to Life for the Life Chain

 

The Taylor County Right to Life have submitted a request for parade/special event permit for their annual Life Chain on October 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM to Noon.  The permit has been reviewed by the various departments, and there were comments.

 

Laura Holmes moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve a parade/special event permit to the Taylor County Right to Life for their annual Life Chain on October 5, 2019 from 11:00 AM to Noon.  All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Parks/Recreation

 

All-Inclusive Playground Donor Sign

 

Council, at its Special meeting held on July 8, 2019, tabled action on the all-inclusive playground sign, and requested the Our Village Playground Committee to submit sign design options for the City to consider. Joe Greget, representing Our Village Playground Committee, presented their design options.  The Committee reviewed and discussed the options.

 

Greg Knight moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to recommended that Council approve the Our Village Playground Committee's sign design option #1 (the gates) as presented.  All in favor:  All Aye.

 Motion Carried.

 

 

Electric Utility

 

Electric Utility Pole Contact Contract Update

 

The Electric Utility and Boardman & Clark (the City's attorney) have reached an agreement with Spectrum Mid-America LLC (Charter Communications) on a new pole contract license agreement that is similar to the City's contract with TDS.  The new rates for Spectrum Midwest America LLC's attachments are:  Single @ $23.50, Double @ $11.75, and Triple @ $7.82.  The rates for TDS' attachments are:  Single @ $25.04, Double @ $12.52, and Triple @ $8.35. These rates will be billed out on an annual basis, and the fees will increase 3% each year.  No Action Taken.

 

Landfill/Refuse/Recycling

 

Resolution Establishing the 2020 Solid Waste & Recycling Collection Fees

 

 

The Refuse/Recycling Budget includes the following:  Expenditures – Advanced Disposal’s contract, Public Works Department employees’ salaries & benefits, safety training, crushing, audit fees, office supplies, printing, supplies, equipment, equipment rental, tub replacement, Escrow Fund transfer, and contingency.  Revenues – Recycling grant, customer penalties, and collection fees. These costs are then figured into the solid waste collection & recycling collect fees the City collects from customers. 

 

Advanced Disposal charges are a portion of the Refuse/Recycling Budget, and are as follows for calendar year 2020.  These charges make no distinction between customers over 62 years of age and all others:

 

 

2019 Per Unit

2020 Per Unit

Change

Solid Waste

$9.88*

$10.07*

$.19

Recycling

$2.76*

$2.81*

$.05

Total

$12.64*

$12.88*

$.24

 

*On April 7, 2014, the City was notified by Advanced Disposal that the residential waste collections fees would increase $.10 per unit beginning April 1, 2014.  This increase is due to Advanced Disposal passing on an actual increase to them for an increase they occurred for the disposal of the City’s solid waste. This pass on is allowable under the City’s contract with Advanced Disposal.  Customer fees remained the same.  The amounts shown include the $.10 tipping fee.

 

City personnel have prepared the preliminary 2020 Refuse/Recycling Budget. The Refuse/Recycling retained earnings account’s current balance minus equipment replacement and remediation accounts is $305,841. Should Council agree to transfer $20,000 from the Refuse/Recycling retained earnings account to the 2020 Refuse/Recycling Budget, the 2020 refuse/recycling customer fees would not need to be increased.  The 2020 monthly fees would remain as follows:

 

 

Classification

 

Solid Waste Collection Fee

 

Recycling Collection Fee

Landfill Remediation

Non-lapsing Account

 

Total

Over 62 years of age, not more than 1 waste container per week

 

$11.10

 

$4.15

 

 

$.00

 

$15.25

All other residential units

 

 

$11.90

 

 

$4.35

 

 

$.00

 

$16.25

 

As of July 31, 2019, the City has a total of 1,899 accounts of which 604 are over 62 years of age, and 1,295 are all other residential.

 

Dave Brandner moved, Christine Weix seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve the transfer of $20,000.00 from the Refuse/Recycling retained earnings account to the 2019 Refuse/Recycling Budget, and to establish the 2019 refuse/recycling fees as follows with no increase:  Over 62 years of age with not more than one waste container per week at $15.25 per month (Solid Waste @ $11.10 and Recycling at $4.15) and All other residential units at $16.25 per month (Solid Waste @ $11.90 and Recycling at $4.35).  All in favor:  All Aye.

 Motion Carried.

 

 

Resolution Establishing Fees for Disposal of Septic Tank Waste and/or Holding Tank Water into the City's Wastewater Treatment Facility

 

Septic hauler waste being trucked into the Wastewater Treatment Facility has continued to increase, and fell 785,000 gallons short of the 20 million gallons projected for 2018.  The projected volume of trucked in waste for 2019 is 23.5 million gallons.  The County-wide enforcement of holding and septic tank pumping has had a large impact on the increase in volume to the City's Wastewater Treatment Facility.

 

This volume increase has significantly increased the operations and maintenance cost, specifically with solids handling.  The additional volume of wastewater has increased the production of sludge, increased the need for additional sludge storage, and has required more capital expenditures.

 

With the rising operations and maintenance costs and the need for additional sludge storage, it is Coordinator/Public Works Director Fales and Wastewater Utility Superintendent Brooks that the septic hauler rates increase 3% effective January 1, 2020.  The proposed rates would be as follows:  (1) Septic Tank & Portable Toilet Waste from $84.00 per 1,000 gallons to $86.52 per 1,000 gallons; and (2) Holding Tank Waste from $14.25 per 1,000 gallons to $14.68 per 1,000 gallons.

 

Clem Johnson moved, Michael Bub seconded a motion to recommend that Council adopt a resolution that increases septic hauler rates by 3% effective January 1, 2020 as follows:  (1) Septic Tank & Portable Toilet Waste  from $84.00 per 1,000 gallons to $86.52 per 1,000 gallons; and (2) Holding Tank Waste from $14.25 per 1,000 gallons to $14.68 per 1,000 gallons. All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Resolution Establishing New Sewer Service Charges

 

Due to the new Department of Natural Resources' requirements and equipment upgrades, the Wastewater Utility is requesting a 3% sewer user rate increase to offset the following costs:  (1)  Capital and operations & maintenance for increased digester capacity, (2) Additional sludge storage, and (3) Phosphorus removal.  Once operations and maintenance costs have been established for the removal of phosphorus, a surcharge will be developed and incorporated into the sewer service charge fees for residential and industrial users.

 

With the rising operations & maintenance costs, need for additional sludge storage and capital improvement costs, it is the recommendation of Coordinator Public Works Director Fales and Wastewater Utility Superintendent Brooks that the City increase the sewer service charges by 3% effective January 1, 2020 as follows:

 

Sewer Service Charge Unit Costs

 

Classification

Current Rate

Proposed Unit Costs

Volume

$2.15

$2.21 per $1,000 gallons

B.O.D.

$0.66

$0.68 per pound

Suspended Solids

$0.45

$0.46 per pound

Nitrogen

$1.51

$1.56 per pound

Fixed Monthly Charge

$7.12

$7.33

 

Category A – Sewer Service Charge

 

Sanitary sewer users who discharge normal domestic strength wastewater with concentrations of B.O.D. no greater than 290 mg/1, suspended solids no greater than 340 mg/1, and nitrogen no greater than 70 mg/1.

 

Classification

Current Rate

Proposed Unit Costs

Fixed Monthly Charge

$7.12

$7.33

Volume Charge

$5.92

$6.10 per 1,000 gallons

 

Category B – Sewer Service Charge

 

Sanitary sewer users who discharge wastewater with concentrations in excess of 290 mg/1 of B.O.D., 340 mg/1 suspended solids, and 70 mg/l nitrogen are subject to category B surcharges.  Users whose wastewater exceeds the concentration for any one of these parameters shall be in Category B.

 

Classification

Current Rate

Proposed Unit Costs

Fixed Monthly Charge

$7.12

$7.33

Volume Charge

$5.92

$6.10 per 1,000 gallons

 

Category B - Surcharge

 

Classification

Current  Rate

Proposed Unit Costs

B.O.D. greater than 290 mg/1

$0.66

$0.68 per pound

Suspended Solids greater than 340 mg/1

$0.45

$0.46 per pound

Nitrogen greater than 70 mg/1

$1.51

$1.56 per pound

 

 

Greg Knight moved, Michael Bub seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve the 3% increase to the sewer service charges effective January 1, 2020 as shown above.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Water Utility

 

Issuance of Private Well Permits

 

The following have submitted a request to renew their private well permits: (1)  Malcolm & Bonita Dunn @ 1003 Shattuck Street; (2)  Graun's Repair Service LLC @ 750 County Road O; (3) Lyn Hartl @ 1126 South Eighth Street; (4)  Daniel Jaslowski @ 1145 West Broadway Avenue; (5) Harvey Malchow @ 720 South Gibson Street; (6) Robert & Marilyn Scholl Family Trust @ 1338 South Eighth Street; (7) Sam & Julie Scott @ 1224 South Eighth Street; (8) Lyn Hartl @ 1126 South Eighth Street, and (9) Jeremy Parent @ 1117 South Eighth Street.  All requests meet the requirements of the City Code of Ordinances, and are eligible for a two-year renewal of their private well permit retroactive to August 1, 2019 and ending July 31, 2021.

 

Michael Bub moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve the issuance of a two-year private well permit retroactive to August 1, 2019 and ending July 31, 2021 to the following:  (1)  Malcolm & Bonita Dunn @ 1003 Shattuck Street; (2)  Graun's Repair Service LLC @ 750 County Road O; (3) Lyn Hartl @ 1126 South Eighth Street; (4)  Daniel Jaslowski @ 1145 West Broadway Avenue; (5) Harvey Malchow @ 720 South Gibson Street; (6) Robert & Marilyn Scholl Family Trust @ 1338 South Eighth Street; (7) Sam & Julie Scott @ 1224 South Eighth Street; (8) Lyn Hartl @ 1126 South Eighth Street; and (9) Jeremy Parent @ 1117 South Eighth Street.  All in favor:  All Aye.

 Motion Carried.

 

 

Public Works

 

Engineering Contract for the 2020 Street Capital Projects

 

At the request of City personnel, Ayres Associates, Inc. (the City’s engineers) have submitted an agreement to provide engineering services for the following 2020 capital project:  (1)  Total reconstruction of East Perkins Street from the Klinner Insurance building (738 East Perkins) Street to 150' west of South Fourth Street. The cost for the engineering services is $81,500. Monies have been allocated in the 2020 Capital Construction Projects account.

 

Clem Johnson moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve the engineering contract with Ayres & Associates, Inc. for the 2020 street capital project in the amount not-to-exceed $81,500 for the total reconstruction of East Perkins Street from the Klinner building (738 East Perkins Street) to 150' west of South Fourth Street with the monies for the engineering allocated from the 2020 Capital Construction Projects account.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Engineering Contract Amendment - 2018 Street & Water Utility Improvements - Pep's Drive Well

 

The City has drilled a test well on Pep's Drive.  The preliminary pump testing and water quality samples are very favorable. This makes the site worth pursuing for a future well. Coordinator/Public Works Director Fales and Street & Water Superintendent Harris are requesting Council approve an amendment to the Ayres Associates, Inc.'s 2018 street & water utility improvement projects contract to include a certified survey map, well site survey, and a well setback map for a future well on Pep's Drive.  The cost of the amendment would be $12,500.00.  Funds for well survey are available in the Water Utility Outside Services account (#62-53716-92300).

 

Clem Johnson moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve an amendment to the Ayres Associates, Inc.'s 2018 street & water utility improvement projects contract to include a certified survey map, well site survey, and a well setback map for a future well on Pep's Drive in an amount-not-to-exceed $12,500.00 with the fund allocated from the Water Utility Outside Services account (#62-53716-92300).  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

2020-2026 Street Capital Projects Schedule

 

Street & Water Superintendent Harris presented the proposed 2020-2026 Street Capital Projects Schedule is as follows:

 

Year

Projects

2020

Reconstruct East Perkins Street from Highway 13 to South Fourth Street

 

Resurface Allman Street from North Road to Shattuck Street

 

Resurface South Whelen Street*

 

Water Tower #3 (Tax Increment #13 Project)

2021

Reconstruct North Shattuck Street from Highland to Musky Court (700 feet)

 

Resurface Allman Street from Shattuck Street to North Seventh Street

2022

Reconstruct East Perkins Street from South Fourth Street to Perkins Street Bridge

 

Resurface Ninth Street from Broadway Avenue south 700 feet

 

Resurface Whelen Street*

2023

Reconstruct Tee Hi Place from Perkins Street to 588 feet south

 

Reconstruct South Seventh Street from Ogden Street to Broadway Avenue

2024

Reconstruct South Fourth Street from Perkins Street to Ogden Street (1,000 feet)

 

Reconstruct South Second Street from Conrad Drive north 700 feet

 

Resurface Wisconsin Avenue

2025

Reconstruct North Second Street from Broadway Avenue to Pine Street (1,520 feet)

 

Resurface Ninth Street from Well #12 Driveway to Eastview Drive

2026

Reconstruct Clark Street from South Seventh Street to South Fourth Street

 

Resurface Billings Avenue

 

 

 

*Length to be determined by budget

 

 

Dave Brandner moved, Christine Weix seconded a motion to recommend that Council approve the 2020-2026 street capital projects schedule as shown above.  All in favor:  All Aye. Motion Carried.

 

 

Tree Board

 

There were no tree issues to discuss.

 

Pool Committee

 

There were no pool issues to discuss.

 

Coordinator's Report

 

The Coordinator's report was as follows:  (1)  An update on the Electric Utility projects was given.  (2)  An update on the Public Works projects was given.  (3)  An update on the Wastewater Utility projects was given.  (4)  Police Chief Bryan Carey has indicated his intent to retire on March 31, 2020. (5)  Effective July 22, 2019, Mike Schaaf accepted the position of Public Works foreman. (6)  On July 29, 2019, the City received a 2018 policy year insurance dividend payment from the League Mutual Insurance in the amount of $15,565.00.  (7)  The pool is scheduled to close on August 23rd. 

 

Communications from the Mayor

 

Taylor County Community Resource Forum - Council members are invited to the Taylor County Community Resource Forum on Friday, September 20th with the time to be determined.  The event will be held at Marilyn’s Fire Station. 

 

Upcoming Meeting Schedule - The upcoming meeting schedule was distributed.

 

August 20, 2019 Council Meeting - The August 20, 2019 Council meeting has been rescheduled to August 19, 2019.

 

Adjourn to Closed Session

 

Mayor Wellner announced that the Closed Session was canceled, and would be rescheduled for a later date.

 

Adjournment

 

Clem Johnson moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 PM.  All in favor: All Aye.  Motion Carried.  Meeting Adjourned.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Virginia Brost

City Clerk, WCPC/MMC

 

Council Approval:  ____________________

 

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