City of Medford Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes Monday, October 22, 2018; 6:00 PM Council Chambers, Medford City Hall

City of Medford Committee of the Whole Meeting Minutes

Monday, October 22, 2018; 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, Dave Roiger, Mike Bub, and Clem Johnson. Alderperson Peggy Kraschnewski was an excused absence. All vote tallies will be with the exception of Alderperson Kraschnewski's vote.


Pledge of Allegiance


Alderperson Weix 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, Street & Water Superintendent Joe Harris, Wastewater Utility Superintendent Ben Brooks, Electric Utility Manager Spence Titera, Treasurer Kevin Doberstein, Office Manager Ashley Lemke, and Building Inspector/Planner Bob Christensen. Coordinator/Public Works Director John Fales and City Attorney Courtney Graff were excused absences.




Visitors present were: Carson Church, Abe Miller, Kevin Damm, Karli Nelson, Owen Wipf, Michael Erthum, Tahtankka Damm, and Logan Searles.


Citizens & Delegations Comments


No citizens or delegations addressed the Committee.


Parks/Recreation/Swimming Pool


There were no parks or recreation items to discuss.




There were no general issues to discuss.




There were no planning issues to discuss.




Finance Update(s):


September 2018 Building Permit Report - The Committee reviewed the September 2018 building permit report.


September 2018 Financial Report - The Committee reviewed the September 2018 financial report.




There were no personnel issues to discuss.


Public Safety


There were no public safety issues to discuss.


Electric Utility


There were no Electric Utility issues to discuss.




There were no landfill, refuse, or recycling issues to discuss.


Wastewater Utility


There were no Wastewater Utility issues to discuss.


Water Utility


There were no Water Utility issues to discuss.


Public Works


There were no public works issues to discuss.


Tree Board


There were no tree 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.


Communications from the Mayor


Upcoming Meeting Schedule - The upcoming meeting schedule was reviewed.


Adjourn to Closed Session


Laura Holmes moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting to Closed Session at 6:05 PM in accordance with Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1)(c) to consider the employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. The purpose of the Closed Session is to conduct a job performance evaluation of the City Coordinator. Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-Yes; Peggy Kraschnewski-Absent; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (7 Yes; 0 No; 1 Absent) Motion Carried. Meeting adjourned to Closed Session.


Closed Session


The meeting adjourned from Closed Session at 7:10 PM.


Respectfully Submitted,


Virginia Brost

City Clerk, WCMC/MMC


Council Approval: _______________________


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