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Common Council Meeting Minutes – May 5, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ‑ Council Chambers ‑ Kaukauna, Wisconsin – May 5, 2020.

Pursuant to adjournment on April 21, 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, May 5, 2020 with remote teleconference via ZOOM.

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

Also present:  DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Attorney Davidson, Planner Jakel, Fire Chief Carrel, Police Chief Graff, Finance Dir. Van Rossum, Rec. Dir. Malloy, Principal Planner Watson Brunette, 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 DeCoster to suspend the rules and waive the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting of April 21, 2020.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to adopt the minutes of the meeting of April 21, 2020 as presented.

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

Motion carried.

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

Correspondence from Jenny O’Connell, 611 Desnoyer, Kaukauna was read.  She is requesting that Kaukauna follow the City of Hartford in opening up the City.

Motion by Schell, seconded by Driessen to receive and place on file the letter from Jenny O’Connell.

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

Motion carried.

Correspondence from Mandy Waite, co-owner of Club Ritz, 301 W. 7th Street, Kaukauna was read.  She is asking for support in relaxing of police enforcement of the Safer At Home Order from the Governor and allow bars and restaurants to open.

Motion by Driessen, seconded by Moore to receive and place on file the letter from Mandy Waite.

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

Motion carried.

Mayor Penterman will respond to the correspondence.  Attorney Davidson stated that the State of Wisconsin has issued safer at home orders.  The City does not have the authority to excerpt these orders.

Bills Payable.

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

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

Motion carried.

Public Appearances – none.

Business Presented by the Mayor

Elect Board of Public Works Chair.

Motion by Driessen to nominate Ald. Thiele as Chairman of the Board of Public Works.  Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Coenen that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Thiele as Chairman of the Board of Public Works.

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

Motion carried 6 – 2.

Ald. DeCoster asked if another nomination could be made.  Attorney Davidson stated the first motion passed, so any further motion would be null and void.

Elect Board of Public Works Vice-Chair.

Motion by Thiele to nominate Diana Driessen as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Public Works.  Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Coenen, that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Driessen as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Public Works.

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

Motion carried.

Reappointment of Will Van Rossum to the Fox Cities Area Room Tax Commission.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by DeCoster to reappoint Will Van Rossum to the Fox Cities Area Room Tax Commission.

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

Motion carried.

Reports of Standing and Special Committees:

Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020.

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

Meeting of the Board of Public Works was called to order by Mayor Penterman at 6:00 P.M. on Monday, May 4, 2020 remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present: Mayor Penterman, Coenen, DeCoster, Driessen, Duda, Moore, Roehrig, Schell, and Thiele.

 

Also present: DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Attorney Davidson, Planner Jakel, Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier, Street Sup. VandenHeuvel, Fin. Director Van Rossum, Police Chief Graff, Rec. Dir. Malloy, Principal Planner Watson Brunette and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence

Letter from Allan Chizek, 705 Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna, regarding a snow removal bill was read.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to receive and place on file the letter from Allan Chizek and refer this matter to the next Board of Public Works Meeting.

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

Motion carried.

Letter from Michael Redman, 7 Eagles Court, Kaukauna regarding a snow removal bill was read.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by DeCoster to receive and place on file the letter from Michael Redman and refer this matter to the next Board of Public Works Meeting.

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

Motion carried.

Letter from Gary Wolf, 28 Links Court, Kaukauna regarding the condition of the unfinished duplex at 20-22 Links Court was read.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to receive and place on file the letter from Gary Wolf.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by DeCoster to refer the request from Gary Wolf regarding 20-22 Links Court to the next Board of Public Works Meeting.

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

Motion carried.

  1. Sidewalk snow removal bill for 502 Sweet Meadow Drive (Keil).

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to allow Mr. Keil to address the Board.

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

Motion carried.

Mr. Keil stated that he did not feel the bill was fair.  He stated that the sidewalk gets a lot of wind which blows the sidewalk shut.  A discussion was held on the timeline and the amount of wind that occurred that evening.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Roehrig to reduce the bill for 502 Sweet Meadow Drive in half to $75.00.  Ald. Moore requested that this ordinance be discussed before winter to define what a snow event is.  Discussion was held on this matter.

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

Motion passes 7 – 1.

  1. Sidewalk snow removal bill for 220 Nikki Lane (Keough).

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to have the bill for 220 Nikki Lane stand as is.  Discussion was held on this matter.

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

Motion passes 5 to 3.

  1. Award Contract for Project #5-20, Fox River Boardwalk.

Planner Jakel stated that bids for this project were opened at the April 20, 2020 Board of Public Works meeting.  The low bid was from Michels Corporation.  The major partners and donors are confident in awarding the bid to Michels Corporation for $3,140,100.00.  The Board held a discussion on this project.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to award the bid for Project #5-20, Fox River Boardwalk to Michels Corporation.

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

Motion carried.

  1. Contract with GRAEF for Project #5-20, Fox River Boardwalk Construction Oversight/Engineering.

Planner Jakel gave an overview of the project and recommended entering into a contract with GRAEF for Project #5-20, Fox River Boardwalk Construction Oversight/Engineering.

Motion by Schell, seconded by Roehrig to enter into a contract with GRAEF for Project #5-20, Fox River Boardwalk Construction Oversight/Engineering.

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

Motion carried.

  1. Amend County/Municipal Agreement for construction of the CE Trail Extension.

DPW/Eng. Sundelius informed the Board that the City of Kaukauna has been working with Outagamie County Highway Department, Outagamie County Parks Department and the engineering firm McMahon Associates in the development of plans to extend the CTH CE trail from Hillcrest Drive easterly to Haas Road.

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Schell to authorize the Director of Public Works to enter into a County/Municipal Agreement for the CE Trail Extension – CTH Q (Hillcrest Drive) to Haas Road in the amount of $750,000.  Discussion was held on the best ways to caution pedestrians before crossing the road and whether Killan Drive would remain connected to HWY CE.  DPW/Eng. Sundelius stated that Killan Drive will no longer remain connected to HWY CE, a new entrance to the storage facility will be off of HWY CE.

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

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters.

Mayor Penterman stated that the May large and irregular garbage pick-up will go on as planned.

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Driessen to adjourn.

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

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:48 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Penterman, seconded by Thiele to approve the Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020 as presented.

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

Motion carried.

Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020.

FINANCE AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Finance and Personnel Committee was called to order by Chairman Penterman on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 6:48 P.M remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present:  Coenen, Duda, Moore, Roehrig, Schell, and Penterman.

Also present:  Ald. Driessen, DeCoster, Thiele, Attorney Davidson, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, GIS Spec. Neumeier, Planner Jakel, Police Chief Graff, Street Superintendent VandenHeuvel, Finance Director Van Rossum, Rec. Dir. Malloy, Principal Planner Watson Brunette and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Elect Vice-Chair.

Motion by Moore, seconded Schell, that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Roehrig as Vice-Chairman of the Finance and Personnel Committee.

Roll call vote:  Duda-aye, Moore-aye, Penterman-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Coenen-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Elect Secretary.

Motion by Roehrig that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Moore as Secretary of the Finance and Personnel Committee.

Roll call vote:  Moore-aye, Penterman-aye, Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Coenen-aye, Duda-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. COVID-19 Budget Impact.

Finance Director Van Rossum provided information on the COVID-19 2020 Budget impact.  Staff will be asked to help in doing what they can to off-set income and expenses.   Discussion was held on the impact COVID-19 has on the City Budget.  Mayor Penterman stated that this topic will continue to be discussed at future Finance and Personnel Meetings.

  1. General matters –

Motion made by Duda, seconded by Moore to adjourn.

Roll call vote:  Roehrig-aye, Schell-aye, Coenen-aye, Duda-aye, Moore-aye, Penterman-aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:12 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Penterman, seconded by Moore to approve the Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020 as presented.

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

Motion carried.

Health & Recreation Committee Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020.

HEALTH AND RECREATION COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Health and Recreation Committee was called to order by Chairman Duda on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:13 P.M. remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present:  Driessen, Duda, Roehrig, and Schell.

Also present:   Mayor Penterman, Ald. Coenen, DeCoster, Moore, Thiele, Attorney Davidson, Planner Jakel, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier, Street Superintendent VandenHeuvel, Fin. Director Van Rossum, Police Chief Graff, Rec. Dir. Malloy, Principal Planner Watson Brunette and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Elect Vice-Chair.

Motion by Roehrig to nominate Ald. Schell as Vice-Chairman to the Health and Recreation Committee.  Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Driessen, that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Schell as Vice-Chairman to the Health and Recreation Committee.

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

Motion carried.

  1. Elect Secretary.

Motion by Duda to nominate Ald. Driessen as Secretary to the Health and Recreation Committee.  Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Schell, that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Driessen as Secretary to the Health and Recreation Committee.

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

Motion carried.

  1. Request from Kaukauna Catholic Parishes Youth Ministry for the use of the Farmer’s Market First Street alley/parking lot for the Spring Thing Fundraiser event on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. (Originally approved for May 2, 2020).

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Schell to grant the request from Kaukauna Catholic Parishes Youth Ministry for the use of the Farmer’s Market First Street alley/parking lot for the Spring Thing Fundraiser event on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm. (Originally approved for May 2, 2020) contingent upon the safer at home order being lifted.

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

Motion carried.

  1. Request for allowance of amplified music submitted by Marty DeCoster, for the Wisconsin Avenue Fall Street Party on September 12, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Schell to allow amplified music submitted by Marty DeCoster, for the Wisconsin Avenue Fall Street Party on September 12, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

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

Motion carried.

Attorney Davidson commented that all requests granted are contingent on any State orders.

  1. General Matters – none,

Motion made by Roehrig, seconded by Schell to adjourn.

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

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:22 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Duda, seconded by DeCoster to approve the Health & Recreation Committee Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020 as presented.

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

Motion carried.

Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Legislative Committee was called to order by Chairman Coenen on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7:23 P.M. remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present: Coenen, DeCoster, Moore and Thiele.

Also present: Mayor Penterman, Ald. Driessen, Duda, Roehrig, Schell, Atty. Davidson, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Police Chief Graff, Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier, Planner Jakel, Street Superintendent VandenHeuvel, Fin. Dir. Van Rossum, Principal Planner Watson Brunette, Rec. Director Malloy and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence – none.
  2. Elect Vice-Chairman.

Motion by Thiele to nominate Ald. DeCoster as Vice-Chairman to the Legislative Committee.  Motion by Moore, seconded by DeCoster, that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. DeCoster as Vice-Chairman to the Legislative Committee.

Roll call vote:  DeCoster-aye, Moore-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Elect Secretary.

Motion by DeCoster to nominate Ald. Thiele as Secretary to the Legislative Committee.  Motion by Moore, seconded by Coenen, that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Thiele as Secretary to the Legislative Committee.

Roll call vote:  Moore-aye, Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters – none.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Moore to adjourn.

Roll call vote:  Thiele-aye, Coenen-aye, DeCoster-aye, Moore-aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:26 PM.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to approve the Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020 as presented.

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

Motion carried.

Public Protection and Safety Committee Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020.

PUBLIC PROTECTION AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Public Protection and Safety Committee was called to order by Chairman DeCoster on Monday, May 4, 2020, at 7:26 P.M remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present: DeCoster, Driessen, Roehrig and Thiele.

Also present: Ald. Coenen, Duda, Moore, Schell, Mayor Penterman, Attorney Davidson, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Planner Jakel, Street Superintendent VandenHeuvel, Fin. Director Van Rossum, Police Chief Graff, Rec. Dir. Malloy, Principal Planner Watson Brunette and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Elect Vice-Chairman.

Motion by Roehrig to nominate Ald. Thiele as Vice-Chairman to the Public Protection and Safety Committee.  Motion by Driessen, seconded by DeCoster, that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Thiele as Vice-

Chairman to the Public Protection and Safety Committee.

Roll call vote:  Driessen-aye, Roehrig-aye, Thiele-aye, DeCoster-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Elect Secretary.

Motion by Thiele to nominate Ald. Roehrig as Secretary to the Public Protection and Safety Committee.  Motion by Driessen, seconded by DeCoster, that nominations be closed, rules be suspended, and a unanimous ballot be cast for Ald. Roehrig as Secretary to the Public Protection and Safety Committee.

Roll call vote:  Roehrig-aye, Thiele-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye.

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters – none.

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Thiele to adjourn.

Roll call vote:  Thiele-aye, DeCoster-aye, Driessen-aye, Roehrig-aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:31 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to approve the Public Protection and Safety Committee Meeting Minutes of May 4, 2020 as presented.

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

Motion carried.

KATODA Meeting Minutes of February 19, 2020.

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Schell to receive and place on file the meeting minutes of the KATODA Meeting Minutes of February 19, 2020.

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

Motion carried.

Operators/Bartenders License – None.

Reports of City Officers.

Bartender License Fee Update/Review.

 Finance Director Van Rossum informed the Council that staff has gathered information regarding area communities and the fees being charge for bartender licenses.  The average fee amount other municipalities charge is $57.   Finance Director Van Rossum suggested that any changes made to the bartender license fee structure be held off until later this year.  Questions from the Council were answered.

Presentation of Ordinances and Resolutions.

2020-5227 Sales Tax Shared Revenue Resolution.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to suspend the rules and waive the reading of 2020-5227 Sales Tax Shared Revenue Resolution.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to adopt 2020-5227 Sales Tax Shared Revenue Resolution.

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

Motion carried.

Ordinance 1804 Amending Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Driessen to suspend the rules and waive the reading Ordinance 1804 Amending Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code.

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

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to adopt Ordinance 1804 Amending Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code. Ald. DeCoster asked what specific changes were made to the Ordinance.  Attorney Davidson stated the only change made was the removal of the notary from the bartender license.  This is in pursuant to the State Statute and makes an easier, contact fee, process by eliminating the notary requirement from the application.

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

Motion carried.

Consideration of Miscellaneous Business – none.

Adjourn

Motion by Driessen, seconded by Roehrig to adjourn.

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

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.

Sally Kenney

Clerk