P-D-C Council

By: KCTN News
Jun 7th, 2018


THE PRAIRIE DU CHIEN CITY COUNCIL APPROVED AUTHORIZING 900-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN WATER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS, AND 515-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SEWAGE REVENUE BONDS. THE FUNDS WILL BE USED FOR A SEWAGE AND WATER PROJECTS IN THE CITY.

CASSIE HUBANKS WAS APPOINTED REC AND AQUATICS MANAGER. THE COUNCIL ALSO ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF GRANT KUNKEL FROM THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT AND APPOINTED DYLAN VARO TO THE POSITION.

THE COUNCIL ALSO APPROVED USING FUNDS THAT WERE RAISED FOR THE PROPOSED PET PARK IN PRAIRIE DU CHIEN.

Minutes approved at the June 5th Council Meeting.

MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL – May 15, 2018
A regular meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Common Council was held on Tuesday, May15, 2018 at 7:01 P.M. in City Hall. 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: Solomon, Vote: 8-0.
3. Pledge of Allegiance – led by Heather Olson
4. PUBLIC HEARINGS - None
5. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. COUNCIL – May 1, 2018
B. FINANCE – May 1st and 3rd, 2018
C. POLICE AND FIRE – March 1st, 2018
D. OPERATORS LICENSES
Action: to approve. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 8-0.
6. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA - None
7. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-19 REQUESTING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE RECREATIONAL BOATING FACILITIES GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE EXPANSION OF THE VILLA LOUIS BOAT LANDING, AUTHORIZING THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR TO ACT ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, AND RESOLVING TO MEET ALL FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS OF THE GRANT. – Action: adopt Resolution 2018-19 and waive the reading. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 8-0.
B. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-20 RECOGNIZING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2018 AND TO HONOR THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF THOSE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY WHILE PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES AND SAFEGUARDING OUR DEMOCRACY. – Action: adopt resolution 2018-20 and have it read out loud. Council members thanked officers in attendance. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 8-0.
8. MAYOR’S REPORT
9. CITY ADMINISTRTORS REPORT
Invited the council to attend the Citizens Academy Banquet and awards night for the Prairie du Chien Police Department on May 31st at Huckleberry’s. Reminded public again about the Prairie du Chien Road Construction Facebook Page and wished all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day.
10. COMMITTEE REPORTS AND ACTIONS
A. FINANCE
1. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Claims – Action: to approve. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 8-0.
11. NEW BUSINESS (Including items for future agenda consideration or Committee assignment)
A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: On list of surplus City-owned real properties for which to hold a public hearing to determine a finding of no public need. – Action: send properties for a public hearing on June 5, 2018 Council Meeting. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 7-0-1. Jones abstained.
B. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Professional Services Agreement between the City of Prairie du Chien and Delta 3 Engineering, Inc. for Wastewater Engineering Consulting associated with Phosphorous Reduction Compliance. – Action: Have the City of Prairie du Chien enter a PSA with Delta 3 Engineering Consulting. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Crotty, Vote: 8-0.
C. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: Authorizing the city to spend funds to raise and fill the new proposed pet park with the recent acquired purchase of land from the WIDOT (Memo included in the packet). – Action: approve spending the funds to raise and fill the proposed pet park. Motion: Gilberts, Second, Olson, Vote: 8-0.
D. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: On Federal Transit Administration §5311 Operating Grant Agreement for Calendar Year 2018 for Coulee Cab and SMRT. – Action: Approve Federal Transit Administration §5311 Operating Grant Agreement for Calendar Year 2018 for Coulee Cab and SMRT. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 8-0.
E. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: On Wisconsin Statutes 85.20 Urban Mass Transit Assistance - Operating Grant Agreement for Calendar Year 2018 for Coulee Cab and SMRT. – Action: Approve Urban Mass Transit Assistance - Operating Grant Agreement for Calendar Year 2018 for Coulee Cab and SMRT. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Olson, Vote: 8-0.
F. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: On Federal Transit Administration §5311 Capital Grant 2018-2019 for Coulee Cab and SMRT. – Action: Approve Federal Transit Administration §5311 Capital Grant 2018-2019 for Coulee Cab and SMRT. Motion: Crotty, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 8-0
12. ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION (7:28 P.M.):
A. 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.
B. 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: Proposed Lease with Dillman Brothers LLC (St. Feriole Island Marina).
C. 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- Wastewater Operator.
Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 8-0.
13. CONVENE TO OPEN SESSION (7:52P.M.) – Motion: Jones, Second: Olson, Vote: 8-0.
14. ACTION FROM CLOSED SESSION –
A. 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. – Action: To appoint Cassie Hubanks to Recreation and Aquatics Manager for the City of Prairie du Chien. Motion: Hayes-Hall, Second: Olson, Vote: 8-0.
B. 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: Proposed Lease with Dillman Brothers LLC (St. Feriole Island Marina). – Action: To allow City Administrator and City Attorney to negotiate a lease with Dillman Brothers LLC for the 2018 boating season. Motion: Jones, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 8-0.
C. 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- Wastewater Operator. – Action: Accept resignation of Grant Kunkel from the Wastewater Treatment Plant and appoint candidate #3 Dylan Varo. Motion: Bremmer, Second: Jones, Vote: 8-0.
12. ADJOURNMENT (7:54 P.M.) – Motion: Solomon, Second: Olson, Vote:8-0.

MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL – May 29, 2018
A regular meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Common Council was held on Tuesday, May29, 2018 at 7:01 P.M. in City Hall. 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: Crotty, Vote: 6-0.
3. Pledge of Allegiance – led by Tina Fuller, City Clerk-Treasurer
4. CONSENT AGENDA:
A. OPEARTOR LICENSES
Action: To pull operator license for the Eagles Club and approve all the others. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 6-0.
Action: To postpone operator license for the Eagles Club for the City Attorney to review. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 6-0.
5. ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA
6. CITIZENS’ COMMENTS, RESOLUTIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-22 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF $900,000 WATER SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2018A, OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN, AND PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS AND OTHER DETAILS WITH RESPECT TO THE BONDS. Action: Approve Resolution 2018-22 and wave the reading. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Solomon, Vote: 6-0.
B. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-23 AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF $515,000 SEWERAGE SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2018B, OF THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, CRAWFORD COUNTY, WISCONSIN, AND PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE BONDS AND OTHER DETAILS WITH RESPECT TO THE BONDS. Action: Approve Resolution 2018-23 and wave the reading. Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 6-0.
C. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: APPROVING A LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AND THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGARDING USE OF STATE LANDS FOR A TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER AND RELATED FACILITIES. Action: Approve the lease between the city and the State of Wisconsin. Motion: Bremmer, Second: Crotty, Vote: 6-0.
D. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: RESOLUTION 2018-21 APPROVING A LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AND THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION REGARDING USE OF STATE LANDS FOR A TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER AND RELATED FACILITIES. Action: Approve Resolution 2018-21 and waive the reading. Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 6-0
7. CITY ADMINISTRTORS REPORT
8. NEW BUSINESS (Including items for future agenda consideration or Committee assignment)
A. DISCUSSION AND ACTION: APPROVING A LEASE BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF PRAIRIE DU CHIEN AND DILLMAN BROTHERS LLC (ST FERIOLE ISLAND MARINA). Action: Postpone Marina Lease for June 5th Meeting. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 6-0.
9. ADJOURNMENT (7:17 PM) Motion: Solomon, Second: Gilberts, Vote: 6-0.

A meeting of the City of Prairie du Chien Finance Committee was held on Thursday, May 15, 2018 at 6:45P.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 Interim City Administrator Chad Abram
2. Certification of the open meeting law agenda requirements and approval of the agenda – Motion: Olson, Second: Solomon, Vote: 4-0.
3. Approval of the Minutes from the May 1st and May 3rd, 2018 meetings – Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.
ACTION ITEMS
4. Discussion and Action: Claims – Action: Pay the bills. Motion: Gilberts, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.
5. Adjournment (6:48 P.M.) – Motion: Solomon, Second: Bremmer, Vote: 4-0.



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