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Common Council Meeting Minutes – April 21, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ‑ Council Chambers ‑ Kaukauna, Wisconsin – April 21, 2020.

Pursuant to adjournment on April 8, 2020 meeting of the Common Council of the City of Kaukauna was called to order by Mayor Penterman at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 with remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Roll call present: Coenen, Driessen, DeCoster, Duda, Kohne, Roehrig, Schell and Thiele.

Also present: DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Attny. Davidson, Planner Jakel, Principal Planner Watson Brunette, Fire Chief Carrel, Police Chief Graff, Finance Dir. Van Rossum, HR Dir. Vanderloop, and interested citizens.

One minute of silent prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag observed by the assembly with remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Kohne to suspend the rules and waive the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting of April 8, 2020.

Roll call vote: Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Kohne to adopt the minutes of the meeting of April 8, 2020 as presented.

Roll call vote: Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

Presentation of letters, petitions, remonstrances, memorials, and accounts.

Bills Payable

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to pay bills out of the proper accounts.

Roll call vote: Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye.

Motion carried

Public Appearances – none.

Business Presented by the Mayor

Mayor Penterman thanked outgoing City Council member Kohne for his service and dedication to the Second District as Alderman and presented him with a gift.  Kohne thanked department heads and staff for their support.  He thanked the police department, fire department and street department for taking care of the community and keeping the City safe.  He also thanked the residents and fellow council members.

Several Alderpersons thanked Phil Kohne and wished him well in retirement.

Reports of Standing and Special Committees:

Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes of April 20, 2020.

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

Meeting of the Board of Public Works called to order by Chairman Thiele at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, April 20, 2020 remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present: Coenen, DeCoster, Duda, Kohne, Roehrig, Schell, and Thiele.

Absent and Excused: Driessen

Also present: Mayor Penterman, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Planner Jakel, Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier, HR Dir. Vanderloop, Street Sup. VandenHeuvel, Fin. Director Van Rossum, Fire Chief Carrel, Police Chief Graff, Rec. Dir. Malloy and interested citizens.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Kohne to excuse the absent member.

Roll call vote:  Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye.

Motion carried.

Driessen joined the meeting at 6:03 p.m.

  1. Correspondence

An email from Todd Keil, 502 Sweet Meadow Drive, Kaukauna regarding the snow removal bill he received was read.  He asked the Board of Public Works to consider lowering the bill.

An email from Sarah Keough, 220 Nikki Lane, Kaukauna was read regarding a snow removal bill they received.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Schell to receive and place on file the emails from Todd Keil and Sarah Keough.  Motion by Kohne to amend the motion to include these bills be brought up at the next Board of Public Works meeting.

Roll call vote:  Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Open bids for Project #5-20, Fox River Boardwalk.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Coenen to receive no more bids and open the bids received for Project #5-20, Fox River Boardwalk.

Roll call vote:  Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye.

Motion carried.

Planner Jakel stated this project is for the extension of the trail system between the City of Kaukauna and the Village of Little Chute that crosses the location by the combined lock in the Village of Little Chute.  This is a joint project with the Village of Little Chute, the City of Kaukauna and Outagamie County.  Planner Jakel thanked the financial partners; the Community Foundation of the Fox Cities, Wisconsin DNR Stewardship program, and a host of other donors.

BIDDER TOTAL BID
Janke General ContractorsAthens, WI$5,129,721.00
Lunda Construction Co.Shiocton, WI$4,342,000.00
Michels CorporationBrownsville, WI$3,140,100.00
Pheifer Brothers ConstructionNeenah, WI$6,262,491.60
Zenith Tech, Inc.Waukesha, WI$6,140,830.00

 

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to have the Planning Department tabulate bids and come back to the Board of Public Works with a recommendation.

Roll call vote: Kohne-aye, Roehrig -aye Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Sidewalk snow removal bill for 1356 Edgewood Drive.

Background information on the situation was given by Ald. Kohne and Ald. Thiele.  Ald. Coenen asked DPW/Eng. Sundelius to explain why it is important that residents shovel their sidewalks.

Motion by Kohne, seconded by DeCoster to reduce the snow removal bill for 1356 Edgewood Drive to $75.00.  Ald. DeCoster stated he spoke to the resident and felt leniency should be given.  Mayor Penterman stated sidewalks that are not cleared pose a threat to emergency personnel who may need to use the sidewalks.  Ald. Coenen expressed concern about giving exceptions to residents on an individual basis.  Ald. Roehrig asked that the Board of Public Works hand over these matters to the Municipal Judge to handle.  Discussion on this matter was held.  General review of snow removal bills will be brought back to the Board of Public Works for discussion at a later date.

Roll call vote:  Roehrig –nay, Schell-aye, Thiele-nay, Coenen-nay, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-nay, Duda-nay, Kohne-aye.

Motion fails 5 to 3.

  1. Sidewalk snow removal bill for 4401 Coriander Court.

Street Superintendent Vandenheuvel stated there were strong winds for several nights before the sidewalk was cleared.  Discussion was held on this matter.

Motion by Kohne, seconded by DeCoster to reduce the snow removal bill for 4401 Coriander Court to half.

Roll call votes:  Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-nay, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-nay, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye.

Motion carried 6 to 2.

  1. Award bid for Project #1-20, Concrete Street Paving Project.

The Engineering Department was directed to review the bid received from Vinton Construction on April 6, 2020 for the 1-20 Concrete Street Paving Project’s bid tabulation and have found the prices to be comparable.  The Engineering Department also checked 3 projects of similar scope of work and have found that the pricing is comparable to projects bid out in other communities.  DPW/Eng. Sundelius answered questions from the Board and stated that the Engineering Department is confident in awarding the bid to Vinton Construction.

Motion by Kohne, seconded by Schell to award Project 1-20 Concrete Street Paving to Vinton Construction, Manitowoc, WI for a total bid price of $3,114,174.34.

Roll call vote:  Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Update on pending public hearings required for levying special assessments.

DPW/Eng. Sundelius stated Wisconsin State Statutes require a hearing to be noticed and held as part of the process to levy special assessments against a property.  There are several public works projects where we intend to levy special assessments in 2020.  Hearings would need to be held via ZOOM or some other conferencing method if we desire to keep our normal hearing schedule.  The concern is that the hearings will lack in several areas if they are held via conferencing.  These include access concerns for some property owners, staff inability to present Power Point presentations in an effective manner, accurate determination of whom from the public is speaking, and also general control of the public hearing.  Staff is proposing to hold off on public hearings until after in-person hearings can be held.

Ald. Coenen asked the Engineering Department to send the affected residents a letter to give them information.  Questions from the Board were answered.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiel to delay public hearings, notify the residents of the special assessments ahead of time, and notify them that a public hearing on the levying of special assessments will be delayed until such a time when the hearings can be held in person during a regularly scheduled Board of Public Works meeting.

Roll call vote:  Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Authorization to bid Street Department addition/remodeling – phase IV.

The final construction phase in the space needs projects that started in 2015 is the remodeling of portions of the Street Department, building addition, storage building construction, and creation of a yard waste/waste oil drop off site.  Much of this work was to be included as part of Phase 3 (remodeling of the former fire station) but it was removed from that project to better analyze Street Department needs and also to spread project costs over additional years for financing reasons.  DPW/Eng. Sundelius gave an overview, the timeline, and answered questions from the Board on this project.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to authorize the Director of Public Works to seek bids for the Street Department Addition/Remodeling Project (Phase IV of the Space Needs Projects).

Roll call vote:  DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Authorization to bid Project #2-20 Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP) at various locations.

The Engineering Department is proposing to bid a Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Rehabilitation project for 2020.  CIPP is another tool we have to rehabilitate sewer mains without excavation.  The areas proposed for the work are generally in areas where excavation is not wanted or in some cases impossible without significant property damage.  The areas chosen also have few or no laterals to rehabilitate which makes the lining option more appropriate as the additional steps needed to replace private laterals can be avoided.  A map of the proposed work areas and some photos of CIPP process were provided.  Project Engineer Neumeier provided the overview of the project and answered questions from the Board.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Coenen to authorize the Engineering Department to seek bids for Project #2-20, Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP) Sewer Rehabilitation.

Roll call vote:  Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Authorization to bid 2020 Concrete Street Patch Program with Kaukauna Utilities.

The Engineering Department and Street Department have identified various areas in need of concrete street panel replacement which would like to be completed this year.  The City would contract with KU to join a small quantity of work with their larger replacement project in an effort to save money, staff resources, and to simplify project coordination.

Motion by Schell, seconded by DeCoster to authorize the Engineering Department to bid 2020 Concrete Street Patch Program with Kaukauna Utilities.

Roll call vote:  Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Governmental Responsibility Resolution for Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water (UNPS & SW) Management Grant Application – Grignon Park.

The Engineering Department is seeking support of the Common Council to apply for an Urban Non-Point Source & Storm Water (UNPS&SW) Construction Grant from the WDNR for the Grignon Park Stream Bank Restoration project.  Project Engineer Neumeier provided a map of the area and answered questions from the Board.

Ald. Kohne asked Project Engineer Neumeier about other areas of erosion and how these sites can be addressed.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to recommend adoption of the Governmental Responsibility Resolution for Urban Nonpoint Source & Storm Water (UNPS&SW) Management Grant Application to Common Council.  Resolution is on the Tuesday Common Council Agenda and a copy is enclosed with this packet.

Roll call vote:  Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters.

Ald. Roehrig stated he received a letter asking if the City of Kaukauna was issuing building permits.  Planner Jakel stated that building permits are being issued online or by mail and have been inspecting sites accordingly.

Ald. DeCoster received phone calls from a resident about tarring roads.  This resident has called all Alderpersons about this matter.  The City staff has looked into the areas that are requesting to be tarred.  Mayor Penterman will send the resident a letter about the City’s stance on road tarring.  It was also suggested that Police Chief Graff be made aware of the request and sign the letter as well.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Driessen to adjourn.

Roll call vote:  Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:39 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk/Treasurer

Motion by Thiele, seconded by DeCoster to adopt the Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes of April 20, 2020 as presented.

Roll call vote:  Kohne–aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell–aye, Thiele–aye, Coenen–aye, DeCoster–aye, Driessen–aye, Duda–aye.

Motion carried.

Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes of April 20, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Legislative Committee was called to order by Chairman Coenen on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 7:39 P.M.

Members present:  Coenen, Driessen, Duda, Roehrig.

Also present:    Mayor Penterman, Ald. DeCoster, Kohne, Schell, Thiele, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier, Rec. Dir. Malloy, Planner Jakel, Fin. Dir. Van Rossum, HR Director Vanderloop, Police Chief Graff, Fire Chief Carrel and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence – None
  2. Discuss amending chapter 12 of the Municipal Code to bring into compliance with current state statutes and to add an investigation fee.

Finance Director Van Rossum stated that in the process of providing the operator’s (bartender) license application online, forms from other municipalities were reviewed.  Some revisions to the City of Kaukauna’s form would need to be made before the online application can be made available.  By law, the notary public signature is no longer needed.  It is also suggested that an additional investigation fee of $7.00 be added.  Ald. Duda stated that the investigation fee is included in the $50 charge already and does not feel there should be an additional charge.  Finance Director Van Rossum suggested the amendment to chapter 12 of the municipal code be made to take off the notary signature and come back to the Council with recommendations on the investigation fee at a later meeting.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Duda to recommend staff come back to the Council with comparatives from other communities and bring this back to a future meeting.

Roll call vote:  Coenen-aye, Roehrig-aye, Duda-aye, Driessen-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters.

Ald. DeCoster asked if recent changes to the State of Wisconsin Code, allowing the Municipal Clerk to approve bartender licenses without Council approval, be looked into as long as changes are already being made to the City of Kaukauna Municipal Code – Chapter 12.  Ald. Coenen agreed with this recommendation.

Ald. Schell thanked Ald. Kohne for his time and passion serving on the Council.

Motion by Driessen, seconded by Roehrig to adjourn.

Roll call vote:  Coenen-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Roehrig-aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:47 PM.

Sally Kenney

Clerk/Treasurer

Motion by Coenen, seconded by DeCoster to adopt the Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes as presented.

Roll call vote:  Roehrig-aye, Schell–aye, Thiele–aye, Coenen–aye, DeCoster–aye, Driessen–aye, Duda–aye, Kohne– aye.

Motion carried.

Redevelopment Authority Meeting Minutes of January 29, 2020.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by DeCoster to receive and place on file the Redevelopment Authority Meeting Minutes of January 29, 2020.

Roll call vote: Schell-aye, Thiele–aye, Coenen–aye, DeCoster–aye, Driessen–aye, Duda–aye, Kohne–aye, Roehrig–aye.

Motion carried.

Plan Commission Meeting Minutes of December 5, 2019.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to receive and place on file the Plan Commission Meeting Minutes of December 5, 2019.

Roll call vote:  Schell-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster–aye, Driessen–aye, Duda–aye, Kohne–aye, Roehrig-aye, Thiele-aye.

Motion carried.

Operators/Bartenders License – None.

Reports of City Officers.

Permission to fill Accountant position in the Finance Department.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to grant permission to fill the Accountant position in the Finance Department posting both internal and external per staff recommendation.

Roll call vote: Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye.

Motion carried.

Permission to fill the Accounting Specialist (AP) position in the Finance Department.

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Schell to grant permission to fill the Accounting Specialist (AP) position in the Finance Department.

Roll call vote:  DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye.

Motion carried.

Permission to fill the Accounting Specialist (Payroll) position in the Finance Department.

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Thiele to grant permission to fill the Accounting Specialist (Payroll) position in the Finance Department.

Roll call vote:  Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

Permission to fill the part-time Accounting Specialist (AR) position in the Finance Department.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Kohne to grant permission to fill the part-time Accounting Specialist (AR) position in the Finance Department posting both internal and external per staff recommendation.

Roll call vote:  Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye.

Motion carried.

Permission to fill the City Clerk position in the Finance Department.

Motion by Schell, seconded by Driessen to grant permission to fill the City Clerk position in the Finance Department.

Roll call vote:  Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye.

Motion carried.

FEMA Award update from the July storm.

Chief Carrel provided an update on Kaukauna’s Public Assistance Grant Award from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Wisconsin Energy Management (WEM).  On July 20, 2019 the City of Kaukauna was hit hard by a wind event that caused extensive damage throughout the City.  The street department crews logged in over 1,600 hours of labor over the course of a three-week period to clean up and haul debris to the landfill.  The City and Kaukauna Utilities applied separately for assistance from FEMA to recover costs from the storm.  The City had $150,000 of labor and equipment costs associated from the storm.  The City has been awarded $130,000, of that, seventy five percent is coming from Federal monies and twelve and a half percent through Wisconsin Emergency Management.

Chief Carrel thanked Street Superintendent Vandenheuvel with help in gathering data, Finance Director Van Rossum with help in navigating the payroll and timesheet data, and the men and women responding to the event.

Alderman Roehrig thanked the Chief Carrel for his hard work in this process and being able to recover monies.

Police Department 2019 Annual Report.

Police Chief Graff presented the 2019 Annual Report and asked if anyone had any questions.  Several alderman complimented the police department on their job and the report presented.

Motion by Kohne, seconded by Driessen to receive and place on file the Police Department 2019 Annual Report.

Roll call vote:  Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye.

Motion carried.

Fire Department 2019 Annual Report.

Fire Chief Carrel presented the 2019 Annual Report and asked if anyone had any questions.  Several alderman thanked the Fire Department for their service and the report presented.

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Schell to receive and place on file the Fire Department 2019 Annual Report.

Roll call vote:  Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye.

Motion carried.

Fire Report

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Duda to receive and place on file the Fire Report.

Roll call vote:  Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye.

Motion carried.

Ambulance Report

Motion made by Coenen, seconded by Kohne to receive and place on file the Ambulance Report.

Roll call vote: Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye.

Motion carried.

Police Report

Motion made by Coenen, seconded by Schell to receive and place on file the Police Report.

Roll call vote: Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye.

Motion carried.

Municipal Court Report

Motion made by Coenen, seconded by Duda to receive and place on file the Municipal Court Report.

Roll call vote:  Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye.

Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Deposit Report

Motion made by Coenen, seconded by Driessen to receive and place on file the Treasurer’s Deposit Report.

Roll call vote:  DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye.

Motion carried.

Building Inspection Report

Motion made by Coenen, seconded by Driessen to receive and place on file the Building Inspection Report.

Roll call vote:  Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

Presentation of Ordinances and Resolutions.

Resolution 2020-5225 Governmental Responsibility Resolution for Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Grants.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Kohen to suspend the rules and waive the reading of Resolution 2020-5225 Governmental Responsibility Resolution for Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Grants.

Roll call vote:  Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to adopt Resolution 2020-5225 Governmental Responsibility Resolution for Urban Nonpoint Source and Storm Water Grants.

Roll call vote:  Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye.

Motion carried.

Ordinance 1804 Amending Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code was pulled from the meeting.

Ald. DeCoster asked about Ordinance 1804 Amending Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code.  Fin. Dir. Van Rossum stated that this is a time sensitive item and if we could move ahead with the approval to take the notary off the Operator License Application tonight it would alleviate some stress on the turn-around time on the applications. Attorney Davidson stated that the Council would need the actual text of the ordinance for approval.  There was not enough time to redraft this ordinance from the previous night, so it will have to be tabled until the next Council meeting.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Kohne to suspend the rules and waive the reading of Ordinance 1805 Annexing Territory owned by the City of Kaukauna from the Town of Buchanan.

Roll call vote:  Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Driessen to adopt Ordinance 1805 Annexing Territory owned by the City of Kaukauna from the Town of Buchanan.

Roll call vote:  Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye.

Motion carried

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Kohne to suspend the rules and waive the reading of Resolution 2020-5226 Approving a Three-Lot Certified Survey Map for Property adjoining White Wolf Lane, as part of the Blue Stem Meadows development, submitted by JBL Real Estate Investment, LLC (Dennis Jochman).

Roll call vote:  DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Driessen to adopt Resolution 2020-5226 Approving a Three-Lot Certified Survey Map for Property adjoining White Wolf Lane, as part of the Blue Stem Meadows development, submitted by JBL Real Estate Investment, LLC (Dennis Jochman).

Roll call vote:  Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

Adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 19.85(1)(e) to discuss contract services for the Building Inspection Offices.

Ald. Duda asked why this would be a closed session item.  Attorney Davidson stated this item is for negotiations with an outside vendor.  The details of the contract and price is a negotiation, therefore it needs to be done in closed session.

Motion by Kohne, seconded by Coenen to Adjourn to Closed Session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 19.85(1)(e) to discuss contract services for the Building Inspection Offices.

Roll call votes:  Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye.

Motion carried.

Moved to closed session at 7:58 p.m.

Return to Open Session for possible action

Motion by Kohne, seconded by Driessen to return to open session for possible action.

Roll call vote:  Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye.

Motion carried.

Returned to open at 8:18 p.m.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Driessen to authorize staff to enter into a contract with ALV Inspections, LLC for Commercial/Commercial Electrical inspections per the agreement.

Roll call vote:  Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-nay, Kohne-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye.

Motion carried 7 -1.

Consideration of Miscellaneous Business.

Swearing in of newly elected officials.

Clerk/Treasurer Kenney swore in newly elected officials.

Adjourn sine die.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Kohne, to adjourn sine die.

Roll call vote:  Kohne–aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell–aye, Thiele–aye, Coenen–aye, DeCoster–aye, Driessen–aye, Duda–aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:23 pm.

Sally A. Kenney

Clerk/Treasurer

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ‑ Council Chambers ‑ Kaukauna, Wisconsin – April 21, 2020

Pursuant to Section 62.11 (2) of the Wisconsin Statutes, meeting of the Common Council of the City of Kaukauna called to order by Mayor Penterman at 8:24 P.M. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 with remote teleconference via ZOOM..

Roll call, present:  Coenen, DeCoster, Driessen, Duda, Moore, Roehrig, Schell, and Thiele.

Also present: DPW Sundelius, Planner Jakel, Atty. Davidson, Fire Chief Carrel, Police Chief Graff, HR Director Vanderloop, Fin. Director Van Rossum and interested citizens.

One minute of silent prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag observed by the assembly present.

Presentation of letters, petitions, remonstrances, memorials, and accounts.

Public Appearances – none.

Business Presented by the Mayor.

Election of Council President.

Motion by Roehrig to nominated Ald. Coenen for President of the Council.

Motion by Duda, seconded by Schell to nominate Ald. DeCoster for President of the Council

Motion by Duda, seconded by Driessen that nominations be closed and a roll call vote completed on the motion to nominate Ald. DeCoster for Council President.

Roll Call vote:  Coenen–nay, DeCoster–aye, Driessen–nay, Duda-aye, Moore-nay, Roehrig–nay, Schell–aye, Thiele– nay.

Motion fails 5 to 3.

The vote to nominate Ald. Coenen for Council President.

Roll call:  DeCoster-nay, Driessen-aye, Duda-nay, Moore-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-nay, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye.

Motion carried 5 to 3.

Reappointment of Paul Van Berkel to the Police and Fire Commission.

Motion by Driessen, seconded by DeCoster to reappoint Paul Van Berkel to the Police and Fire Commission.

Roll call vote:  Driessen-aye, Duda-aye, Moore-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

Reappointment of Jeff Feldt to the City Plan Commission.

Motion by Schell, seconded by Driessen to reappoint Jeff Feldt to the City Plan Commission.

Roll call vote:  Duda-aye, Moore-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye.

Motion carried.

Appointments to standing committees and commissions.

The Mayor passed and emailed his recommended appointments for 2020-2022.  These recommendations should be looked at and voted one at the first May Council meeting.

Reports of City Officers – none.

Presentations of ordinances and resolutions – none.

Consideration of miscellaneous business – none.

Adjourn

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Schell to adjourn.

Roll call vote:  Moore-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Duda-aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk/Treasurer