PDC Council

By: KCTN News
Nov 27th, 2019

MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL – November 19, 2019

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Common Council was held on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 7:00 P.M. in City Hall. Council Mayor Dave Hemmer called the meeting to order.

ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON:

1. Call to order/Roll Call – All present

2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Copus, Vote: 8-0.

3. Pledge of Allegiance – led by Wittrig.

4. PUBLIC HEARINGS – NONE

5. CONSENT AGENDA:

A. COUNCIL – November 5th and 7th, 2019

B. FINANCE – November 6th, 2019

C. PERSONNEL – October 15, 2019

D. 2019 Turkey Trot, November 28, 2019 at 8:00 A.M.

E. OPERATOR LICENSE

(Note: These items may be approved on a single motion and vote due to their routine nature or previous discussion. Please indicate to the Mayor if you would prefer separate discussion and action.) – Action: Pull letter E and approve the rest of the Consent Agenda. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Riebe, Vote: 8-0. Riebe left at 7:01 P.M.

6. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA – Action: To approve the operator license. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Thornton, Vote: 7-0.

7. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

8. CITY ADMINISTRATORS REPORT – Abram presented on the upcoming breakfast for Main Street at Hardees as well as the craft fair at Hoffman Hall, both on Saturday the 23. Abram also spoke of the new POP UP SHOP (Sweet Tooth) this Saturday for a soft opening followed by a grand opening on November 30. Abram finally reminded everyone of the upcoming annual Turkey Trot.

9. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ACTIONS

A. FINANCE

  1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: CLAIMS – Action: To approve the clams. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 8-0.

  1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Additional 2018 Surplus Expenditures – Action: To approve additional surplus items and create a Stormwater Fund and allocate $10,000.00 from the remaining $24,458.23 to said account. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 8-0.

B. PERSONNEL

  1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Part Time Administrative Assistant Position at Prairie du Chien City Hall. – Action: To approve the position of permanent part time Administrative Assistant. Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 8-0.

10. NEW BUSINESS (Including items for future agenda consideration or Committee assignment)

  1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Authorization for the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Prairie du Chien to proceed with the blight determination for the ‘Blackhawk Junction’ property in the City of Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin. – Action: To approve RDA to proceed with the Blight Process. Motion: Riebe, Second: Copus, Vote: 8-0.

  1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: CDBG RLF Housing or Division of Housing, Energy, Community Resources. Staff recommends continuing with the local RLF Program. – Action: To continue with CDBG RLF Housing. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 8-0.

11. ADJOURNMENT to closed session (7:13 P.M.)

1. Under Wisconsin State Statute 19.85 (1) (c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance data of any public employee over whom the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. RE: ACTING FIRE CHIEF STIPEND RE- FIRE INSPECTIONS.

Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 8-0.

12. CONVENE into open session (7:22 P.M.) – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 8-0.

13. ACTION from closed session

Motion: To approve stipend for Acting Fire Chief of $250.00/MONTH on top of regular pay. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Wittrig, Vote: 8-0.

Motion: To approve stipend for Inspections of $30.00/Inspection. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 8-0.

14. ADJOURNMENT (7:24 P.M.) – Motion: Bremmer, Second: Thornton, Vote: 8-0.



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