Prairie Du Chien Council

By: KCTN News
May 16th, 2018

The Prairie du Chien City Council approved the sale of nearly 1.7-million dollars in general obligation bonds for a number of projects.  It includes nearly one-million dollars for street improvement projects, 625-thousand for parks and public grounds projects, and 70-thousand for fire department equipment.
The Council also approved the sale of approximately 900-thousand dollars for water system revenue bonds and 515-thousand dollars in sewage system reveune bonds.
The Council approved the hiring of a Recreation and Aquatics Manger in the near future.

Minutes Approved Tuesday, May 15 at the Common Council Meeting.

MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL – May 1, 2018

A regular meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Common Council was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:02 P.M. in City Hall. Mayor Dave Hemmer called the meeting to order.

ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON:
1. Call to order/Roll Call – Hayes-Hall and Myers absent.
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 6-0.
3. Pledge of Allegiance – led by Nate Gilberts

4. PUBLIC HEARINGS - None

5. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. COUNCIL – April 17, 2018 and Re-Organization Meeting – April 17, 2018
B. FINANCE – April 17, 2018, April 23, 2018
C. PUBLIC WORKS – March 27 and April 23, 2018
D. PERSONNEL - March 20, 2018
E. Prairie Street Farmers Market (Local Oven), May 5 – October 20, 2018 on Saturdays from 7 AM -1:20 PM.
F. OPERATORS LICENSES
Action: to approve. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 6-0.

6. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA - None

7. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-11 INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING $1,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. Action: Adopt resolution 2018-11 and waive the reading. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 6-0.

B. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-12 INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING $70,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT. Action: Adopt resolution 2018-12 and waive the reading. Motion: Bremmer, Second: Crotty, Vote: 6-0.

C. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-13 INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING $625,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR PARKS AND PUBLIC GROUNDS PROJECTS. Action: Adopt resolution 2018-13 and waive the reading. Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 6-0.

D. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-14 RESOLUTION DIRECTING PUBLICATION OF NOTICE TO ELECTORS. Action: Adopt resolution 2018-14 and waive the reading. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 6-0.

E. DISCSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-15 RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $1,695,000.00 GENERAL OBLIGATION CORPORATE PURPOSE BONDS. Action: Adopt resolution 2018-15 and waive the reading. Motion: Olson, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 6-0.

F. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-16 RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF $1,050,000 NOTE ANTICIPATION NOTES. Action: Adopt resolution 2018-16 and waive the reading. Motion: Crotty, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 6-0.

G. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-17 RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $515,000 SEWERAGE SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS. Action: Adopt resolution 2018-17 and waive the reading. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 6-0.

H. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-18 RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $900,000 WATER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS. Action: Adopt resolution 2018-18 and waive the reading. Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 6-0.

I. Tourism Council Report – Presentation by Robert Moses. Robert Moses informed the council on current room tax in 2017 and first quarter of 2018.

8. MAYOR’S REPORT

9. CITY ADMINISTRTORS REPORT
Invited the public to attend the Fire Departments Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, May 6 at Bluffview School from 7am-12pm. Discussed the detour routes currently in place for the construction project.

10. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ACTIONS
A. FINANCE
1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Claims – Action: to approve. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 6-0.
11. NEW BUSINESS (Including items for future agenda consideration or Committee assignment)

12. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (7:46 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. RE- Recreation and Aquatics Manager. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 6-0.

13. CONVENE TO OPEN SESSION (8:09 P.M.) – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Crotty, Vote: 6-0.

14. ACTION FROM CLOSED SESSION – Action: To authorize City Administrator to enter into negotiations to hire a candidate for Recreation and Aquatics Manager. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 6-0.

12. ADJOURNMENT (8:10 P.M.) – Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 6-0.

MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE – May 1, 2018

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Finance Committee was held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 6:15 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, and City Clerk-Treasurer Tina Fuller.
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 23, 2018 meeting – Action: to approve. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.

ACTION ITEMS
4. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: CLAIMS. Action: Approve the claims – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

5. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-11 INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING $1,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR STREET IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS. Action: Approve resolution 2018-11. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

6. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-12 INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING $70,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT. Action: Approve resolution 2018-12. Motion: Bremmer, Second: Solomon, Vote: 4-0.

7. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-13 INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING $625,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR PARKS AND PUBLIC GROUNDS PROJECTS. Action: Approve resolution 2018-13. Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 4-0.

8. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-14 RESOLUTION DIRECTING PUBLICATION OF NOTICE TO ELECTORS. Action: Approve resolution 2018-14. Motion: Olson, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

9. DISCSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-15 RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $1,695,000.00 GENERAL OBLIGATION CORPORATE PURPOSE BONDS. Action: Approve resolution 2018-15. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 4-0.

10. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-16 RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF $1,050,000 NOTE ANTICIPATION NOTES. Action: Approve resolution 2018-16. Motion: Bremmer, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.

11. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-17 RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $515,000 SEWERAGE SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS. Action: Approve resolution 2018-17. Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 4-0.

12. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-18 RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE SALE OF APPROXIMATELY $900,000 WATER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS. Action: Approve resolution 2018-18. Motion: Olson, Second: Solomon, Vote: 4-0.

13. Adjourn to Closed Session (6:32 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. RE- Recreation and Aquatics Manager. Motion: Bremmer, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.

14. Convene into open session (6:58 P.M.) – Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

15. Action from closed session – Authorize City Administrator to go into negotiations with candidates for recreation and aquatics manager. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

16. Adjournment (6:59 P.M.) – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 4-0

MINUTES OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE – May 3, 2018

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Finance Committee was held on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:30 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, and City Clerk-Treasurer Tina Fuller.
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda – Motion: Solomon, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.

ACTION ITEMS

3. Adjourn to Closed Session (6:31 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. RE- Recreation and Aquatics Manager. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.

14. Convene into open session (6:52 P.M.) – Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 4-0.

15. Action from closed session – Authorize City Administrator to continue negotiations with candidate for recreation and aquatics manager. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 4-0.

16. Adjournment (6:54 P.M.) – Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 4-0

MINUTES OF THE POLICE AND FIRE COMMISSION – April 23, 2018

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Police and Fire Commission was held on Thursday, April 23, 2018 at 4:29 P.M. at the Prairie du Chien Fire Department.

GENERAL ITEMS TO BE ACTED UPON
1. Call to order/Roll Call - Present: Chairperson Roy George, Mark Gilberts, Gary Knickerbocker, Kersten Rocksvold and Mike Leard absent. City Staff present –Interim City Administrator Chad Abram and Chief Jeff Boughton.
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda - Motion: Gilberts, Second: Rocksvold, Vote: 4-0.
3. APPROVAL – Minutes of the March 1, 2018 meeting – Action: to approve minutes. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Knickerbocker, Vote: 4-0.

ACTION ITEMS
4. ADJOURN to CLOSED SESSION (4:30 PM) - Under Wisconsin State Statute 19.85 (1) (c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. RE: Hiring of Fire Department Personnel, Police Department Personnel. Motion: Knickerbocker, Second, Rocksvold, Vote: 4-0.

5. CONVENE into open session (4:50 PM) - Motion: Rocksvold, Second, Gilberts, Vote: 4-0.

6. ACTION from closed session – To approve hiring of Maria Baker for Volunteer Firefighter – Motion: Rocksvold, Second: Knickerbocker, Vote: 4-0.

7. ADJOURNMENT (4:54 PM) - Motion: Rocksvold, Second: Knickerbocker, Vote: 4-0.



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