Prairie Du Chien Council

By: KCTN News
May 8th, 2018

Minutes approved at the May 5th Common Council Meeting.

A re-organizational meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Common Council was held on Tuesday April 17th 2018 at 6:45 PM in City Hall. Mayor Dave Hemmer called the meeting to order.
ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON:
1. Call to order/Roll Call – Edward Hayes-Hall Absent
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda - MOTION: Myers SECOND: Solomon VOTE: 7-0.
3. Election of Council President – Hemmer opened the floor to nominations. ACTION: To nominate Nate Gilberts as Council President MOTION: Myers SECOND: Solomon. ACTION: To close the floor to nominations MOTION: Solomon SECOND: Myers VOTE: 7-0. With only one nomination, Nate Gilberts was named as Council President.
4. Mayoral Appointments to Council Committees – Hemmer announced the following appointments to the Council Committees: FINANCE COMMITTEE: Nate Gilberts (Chairman), Nate, Bremmer, Heather Olson, Karen Solomon; PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: Todd Myers (Chairman), Todd Crotty, Nate Bremmer, Mike Jones; PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: Karen Solomon (Chairman), Heather Olson, Nate Gilberts, Edward Hayes-Hall.
5. Mayoral Appointments to Commissions – Hemmer announced the following appointments:
PLAN COMMISSION (3-year term): Daniel Key; BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS (3-year term): Mark Oehler, Robert Standorf; BOARD OF REVIEW (5-year term): John Rybarczyk; POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION (5-year term): Mike Leard; LIBRARY BOARD (3-year term): Mary Ann Stemper, Layne David; BOARD OF AIRPORT COMMISSIONERS (3-year term): Mike Hager, Terry Kendall; LARIVIERE FARM PARK (5-year term): Dave Shihata (Chairperson), Dave Troester, Ivan Hoffland, Michael Mara, Dee Baker; PARK BOARD (5- year term): Tom Nelson (Chairperson), Mike McCoy; REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (3-year term): Robert Standorf, Nancy DuCHarme; COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE TO Plan Commission: Heather Olson; COUNCIL REPRESENATIVE TO PARK BOARD: Nate Bremmer. ACTION: To approve commission appointments MOTION: Gilberts SECOND: Bremmer VOTE: 7-0.
6. Adjourn to the Regular Meeting at 7:00 PM (6:53 PM) – MOTION: Gilebrts SECOND: Solomon VOTE: 7-0.

MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL – April 17, 2018

A regular meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Common Council was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in City Hall. Mayor Dave Hemmer called the meeting to order.

ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON:
1. Call to order/Roll Call – Jones Absent
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda – Motion: Solomon, Second: Hayes-Hall, Vote: 7-0.
3. Pledge of Allegiance – led by Nate Bremmer

4. PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

5. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. COUNCIL – April 10, 2018
B. FINANCE – April 10, 2018
C. LARIVIRE PARK BOARD – March 21, 2018
D. OPERATORS LICENSES
Action: to approve. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 7-0.

6. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA - None

7. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Resolution #2018-10: COMMENDING THE SERVICE OF RON LEYS ON THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN COMMON COUNCIL. Action: To approve Resolution 2018-10 and have it read aloud. Motion: Bremmer, Second: Hayes-Hall, Vote: 7-0.
8. MAYOR’S REPORT

9. CITY ADMINISTRTORS REPORT
Reminded the public on the upcoming PIM for Michigan Street Project, also updated on road construction project on Marquette Road.

10. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ACTIONS
A. FINANCE
1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Claims – Action: to approve. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 7-0.
2. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Borrowing for upcoming projects for the City of Prairie du Chien. Postponed to future meeting.
10. NEW BUSINESS (Including items for future agenda consideration or Committee assignment)
A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: SCENIC MISSISSIPPI RIVER REGIONAL TRANSIT CORPORATE TRANSIT BENEFIT PROGRAM. Action: accept application for SMRT Pass Employee Agreement. Motion: Bremmer, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 7-0.
11. ADJOURNMENT (7:11PM) – Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote:7-0.

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Finance Committee was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:58 P.M. in City Hall. Nate Gilberts, Chairperson called the meeting to order.

GENERAL ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON
1. Call to order/Roll Call – Present: Nate Gilberts, Karen Solomon, Heather Olson and Ron Leys. City Staff also present: Mayor Dave Hemmer, City Clerk-Treasurer Tina Fuller, City Planner Garth Frable and Interim City Administrator Chad Abram.
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda – Motion: Solomon, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.
3. Approval of the minutes from the April 10, 2018 meeting – Action: to approve. Motion: Leys, Second: Solomon, Vote: 4-0.

ACTION ITEMS
4. Discussion and Action: Claims – Action: to pay our bills. Motion: Leys, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 4-0.

5. Discussion and Action: Work Session on borrowing for upcoming projects for the city of Prairie du Chien. No action taken.

6. Adjournment (6:44 PM) – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.

MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE – April 23, 2018

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Finance Committee was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2018 at 7:33 P.M. in City Hall. Nate Gilberts, Chairperson called the meeting to order.

GENERAL ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON
1. Call to order/Roll Call – Present: Nate Gilberts, Karen Solomon, Heather Olson and Nate Bremmer. City Staff also present: Mayor Dave Hemmer, City Clerk-Treasurer Tina Fuller, and Interim City Administrator Chad Abram.
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.
3. Approval of the minutes from the April 17, 2018 meeting – Action: to approve. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

ACTION ITEMS
4. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Work Session on borrowing for upcoming projects for the city of Prairie du Chien. Action: To approve option A6 and take water and sewer to receive a bond on a short term note. Motion: Gilberts, Second, Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

5. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (8:05 PM): 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- Recreation and Aquatics Manager.

6. CONVENE TO OPEN SESSION (8:28 PM) - Motion Bremmer, Second, Solomon, Vote: 4-0.

7. ACTION FROM CLOSED SESSION: NONE

8. ADJOURNMENT (8:28 PM) - Motion: Gilberts, Second, Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE – March 27, 2018

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Public Works Committee was held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 5:02 P.M. in City Hall. Chairperson Todd Myers called the meeting to order.

GENERAL ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON
1. Call to order/Roll Call Present: Chairperson Todd Myers, Todd Crotty, and Edward Hayes-Hall, absent Mike Jones. City Staff present – Mayor Dave Hemmer, Interim City Administrator Chad Abram and James Czjakowski.
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda - Motion: Crotty, Second: Myers, Vote: 3-0
3. Approval – Minutes of the March 20, 2018 meeting – Motion: Crotty, Second: Myers Vote: 3-0

ACTION ITEMS
4. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Street Superintendent will discuss storm sewer on Blackhawk Avenue. No action taken.

5. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Parks and Recreation Director on behalf of Denny Kirshbaum requesting to install 2-12 foot Swift Towers that would house the Chimney Swift Birds that were displaced by the removal of the Farm House chimneys. They would also serve as an Informational Kiosk and placed in a location not to interfere with other anticipated future projects in a location near the Northwest side of existing garage. Monies have been donated so there will be no cost to the city with volunteers installing. Action – To approve installation of Swift Towers – Motion: Crotty, Second, Myers, Vote: 3-0.

6. ADJOUN to closed session (5:09 P.M.)- Under Wisconsin State Statute 19.85 (1) (e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. RE- RFP for Marina. Motion: Myers, Second, Crotty, Vote: 3-0.

7. CONVEN to open session (5:54 P.M.) Motion: Hayes-Hall, Second, Crotty, Vote: 3-0.

8. ACTION from closed session – None.

9. ADJOURNMENT (5:54 P.M.)- Motion: Myers, Second Crotty, Vote: 3-0.

MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE – April 23, 2018

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Public Works Committee was held on Tuesday, April 23, 2018 at 6:19 P.M. in City Hall. Chairperson Todd Myers called the meeting to order.

GENERAL ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON
1. Call to order/Roll Call Present: Chairperson Todd Myers, Todd Crotty, Nate Bremmer, and Mike Jones. City Staff present – Mayor Dave Hemmer, Interim City Administrator Chad Abram and James Czajkowski.
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda - Motion: Jones, Second: Myers, Vote: 4-0
3. Approval – Minutes of the March 27, 2018 meeting – Motion: Jones, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 3-0

ACTION ITEMS
4. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Eliminating truck traffic of off 4th Street on St. Feriole Island. Action: To recommend to council to restrict truck traffic on 4th street on St. Feriole Island and placing of signage at the location while updating official truck route.

5. ADJOUN to closed session (6:23 P.M.)- Under Wisconsin State Statute 19.85 (1) (e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. RE- RFP for Marina. Motion: Myers, Second, Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

6. CONVEN to open session (7:29 P.M.) Motion: Bremmer, Second, Jones, Vote: 4-0.

7. ACTION from closed session – None.

8. ADJOURNMENT (7:29 P.M.)- Motion: Bremmer, Second Crotty, Vote: 4-0.

MINUTES OF THE PERSONNEL COMMITTEE – March 20, 2018

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Personnel Committee was held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 4:59 P.M.in City Hall.

GENERAL ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON
1. Call to Order & Roll Call – Karen Solomon (Chairperson) Nate Gilberts, Heather Olson and Edward Hayes-Hall absent. City staff also present: Mayor Dave Hemmer, City Administrator Chad Abram, City Attorney Lara Czajowski-Higgins and Wastewater Superintendent Glen Goodrich.
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 4-0.
3. Approval of the minutes of the March 6, 2018. Motion: Solomon, Second, Olson, Vote: 4-0.

ACTION ITEMS
4. ADJOURN to closed session (5:00 P.M.) – 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 R.E. – Wastewater Superintendent and Recreation Coordinator Position. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0. Note Wastewater Superintendent Glen Goodrich left closed session at 5:20 P.M. and parks and Recreation Director Mike Ulrich joined at 5:25 P.M. and then left at 5:33 P.M.

5. CONVENE into open session (5:59 P.M.) – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Hayes-Hall, Vote: 4-0.

6. ACTION(S) from closed session. To send to Council to appoint Larry Gates as Interim Utility Director for Water and Wastewater Departments effective April 20, 2018. Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 4-0. To continue process for hiring full time recreation coordinator and complete an updated job description and also update Parks and Recreation Director job description. Motion: Solomon, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.

7. ADJOURNMENT (6:00 P.M.) – Motion: Solomon, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.



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