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Common Council Meeting Minutes – June 2, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ‑ Council Chambers ‑ Kaukauna, Wisconsin – June 2, 2020.

Pursuant to adjournment on May 19, 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, June 2, 2020 with remote teleconference via ZOOM.

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

Absent & Excused:  Roehrig

Also present:    DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Attorney Davidson, Planner Jakel, Fire Chief Carrel, Library Dir. Thiem-Menning, Finance Dir. Van Rossum, Rec. Dir. Malloy, HR Dir. Vanderloop, Principal Planner Watson Brunette, Naturalist Nowak and interested citizens.

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

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried

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

Remote Teleconference via ZOOM.

Mayor Penterman informed the Council of the death of Glen Hinkens.  Glen was a pillar of the community.  He was a football coach for the Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts for many years.  He was an active member in the Kaukauna Lions Club and also served on the Board of the 1000 Islands Environmental Center Committee.  Condolences go out to his wife and family.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Thiele to suspend the rules and waive the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting of May 19, 2020.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by DeCoster to adopt the minutes of the meeting of May 19, 2020 as presented.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

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

Bills Payable

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

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

Motion carried.

Public Appearances

Business Presented by the Mayor

Appoint Phil Kohne to the Board of Review to replace John Oldenburg.

Motion by Schell, seconded by Driessen to appoint Phil Kohne to the Board of Review to replace John Oldenburg.

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

Motion carried.

Appointment of Mike VandeBerg to the Industrial and Commercial Development Commission to replace Tom Accord.

Motion by Moore, seconded by Coenen to appointment of Mike VandeBerg to the Industrial and Commercial Development Commission to replace Tom Accord.

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

Motion carried.

Reappointment of Anna Neumeier to the Library Board.

Motion by Driessen, seconded by DeCoster to reappoint Anna Neumeier to the Library Board.

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

Motion carried.

Reappointment of Joe Lucas to the Library Board.

Motion by Schell, seconded Moore to reappoint Joe Lucas to the Library Board.

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

Motion carried.

Proclamation Declaring June 2020 as “Monarch Butterfly Month” in the City of Kaukauna.

Mayor Penterman read the proclamation declaring June 2020 as “Monarch Butterfly Month” in the City of Kaukauna.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by DeCoster, to receive and place on file the Proclamation declaring June 2020 as “Monarch Butterfly Month” in the City of Kaukauna.

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

Motion carried.

Temporary allowance of goats to be used at 1000 Islands Conservancy Zone to control invasive species. (June 15-26 and September 28-October 9).

Naturalist/Administrator Nowak stated that this would be the third year using goats to control invasive species at 1000 Islands in the Conservancy Zone.  This program will be run the same as the previous years.  The goats will on site and will be moved from the browsing enclosure to the night time enclosure each day.

Motion by Driessen, seconded by Thiele to temporarily not enforce section 11.12 of the Municipal Code for the allowance of goats to be used at 1000 Islands Conservancy Zone to control invasive species. (June 15-26 and September 28-October 9).

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

Motion carried.

Reports of Standing and Special Committees:

Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2020.

FINANCE AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Finance and Personnel Committee was called to order by Chairman Penterman on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. remote teleconference via ZOOM.

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

Also present:  Ald. Driessen, DeCoster, Thiele, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Planner Jakel, Police Chief Graff, Rec. Dir. Malloy, Fire Chief Carrel, Principal Planner Watson Brunette, HR Dir. Vanderloop and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Discuss license fee relief for Class B Combination Licenses.

Mayor Penterman provided background information, which was also given out at the May 18, 2020 Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting.  Several potential options on fee relief for Class B Combination Licenses were given.  Ald. Moore asked how many of the 28 licensees have paid.  Mayor Penterman stated 14 of the 28 have paid in full.  Ald. Roehrig stated concerns that many businesses have been affected by the shutdown with COVID-19, not just bars.  Ald. Coenen stated he would like to find a way to help all businesses in Kaukauna.  Ald. Schell would like to see that the second half of the payment be deferred to a later date.  Ald. Duda would like to see the fees cut in half for the Class B Combination Licenses.

Motion by Moore, seconded Roehrig to charge fifty percent of the fee ($225) for Class B Combination Licenses now and review the second half of the payment on December 1, 2020.  Ald. Moore suggested that the 14 establishments who paid the full amount be asked if they would like a refund of $225.  Discussion was opened to all Alderman.

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

Motion carried.

  1. General matters – none.

Motion made by Coenen, seconded by Moore to adjourn.

            All members voted aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:25 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Moore to approve the Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2020 as presented.

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

Motion carried.

Health & Recreation Committee Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2020.

HEALTH AND RECREATION COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Health and Recreation Committee was called to order by Chairman Duda on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6:25 P.M. remote teleconference via ZOOM.

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

Also present: Mayor Penterman, Ald. Coenen, DeCoster, Moore, Thiele, Planner Jakel, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Police Chief Graff, Fire Chief Carrel, Rec. Dir. Malloy, HR Dir. Vanderloop, Principal Planner Watson Brunette and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Review Temporary Outdoor Seating Area Permit.

Principal Planner Watson Brunette gave background information on the proposed new permit – Creating of Temporary Outdoor Seating Area Permit for Restaurants and Bars to Serve in Expanded Outdoor Area on Private Property.  This is a different permit than the outdoor café permit on public sidewalks.  Ald. Moore requested that item number 4e (Capacity for indoor area does not increase with the outdoor space) on page 5 be placed on the front page of the permit.  Principal Planner Watson Brunette answered questions from the committee.

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Schell to approve the proposed permit for Temporary Outdoor Seating Area with the amendment.

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

Motion carried.

  1. Fireworks application submitted by G&M Fireworks, LLC, for the sale of fireworks in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, 300 E. Ann Street.

Motion by Roehrig, seconded by Schell to approve the Fireworks application submitted by G&M Fireworks, LLC for the sale of fireworks in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, 300 E. Ann Street contingent upon the approval of the Fire Department inspection of tent once it is installed.  Questions from the Committee were answered.

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

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters.

Ald. Schell inquired as to what can be done about residents blowing grass clippings into the streets.  Mayor Penterman stated that if alderman see this happening, they provide the Department of Public Works with the addresses and the residents will be given a warning.

Motion made by Roehrig, seconded by Schell to adjourn.

All members voted aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:40 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Duda, seconded by Schell to approve the Health and Recreation Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2020.

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

Motion carried.

Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Legislative Committee was called to order by Chairman Coenen on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 6:41 P.M. remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present: Coenen, DeCoster, Moore and Thiele.

Also present: Mayor Penterman, Ald. Driessen, Duda, Roehrig, Schell, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Police Chief Graff, Fire Chief Carrel, Fin. Dir. Van Rossum, Planner Jakel, Principal Planner Watson Brunette, Rec. Director Malloy and interested citizens.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Repeal and amend Chapter 21 of the Municipal Code-International Fire Code.

Fire Chief Carrel answered questions from the Committee.

Ald. Moore questioned if ordinance language could be adopted that referenced the latest edition of the fire code so that the ordinance wouldn’t have to change every several years.  Discussion held.

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Thiele to recommend to the Common Council the adoption of Ordinance 1806 Ordinance Adopting Updated Fire Codes.

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

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters –

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Moore to adjourn.

All members voted aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 6:52 PM.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Coenen, seconded by DeCoster to approve the Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes of June 1, 2020.

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

Motion carried.

Plan Commission Meeting Minutes of April 9, 2020.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Moore to receive and place on file the Plan Commission Meeting Minutes of April 9, 2020.

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

Motion carried.

Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District Special Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2020.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by DeCoster to receive and place on file the Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District Special Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2020.  Ald. Duda asked to have the minutes from the Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District Meeting of April 14, 2020 to the next Council agenda.  The minutes were included in the packet, but the agenda did not have them listed.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

Kaukauna Public Library Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2020.

Motion by Driessen, seconded by Schell to receive and place on file the meeting minutes of the Kaukauna Public Library Board Meeting Minutes of April 23, 2020.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

Operators/Bar Tenders License – The following applicants have applied for an operator’s license for the license year 2018‑2020 and have been recommended for approval based on their record check by the police department:

Abel, Janel C. – 1403 W. Washington St, Appleton

Booher, Megan L. – 943 E. Lindbergh St., Appleton

Burt, Miranda L. — 114 E Henry St, Kaukauna

Catrine, Kathleen A. — 177 Raught St., Kaukauna

Cullum, Nichole M. — 707 S. Railroad St., Kimberly

DeCoster, Jaclyn M. — 157 Raught St., Kaukauna

Diedrich, Molly A. — 2524 Southerland Cr., Kaukauna

Dolan, Carla M. — 512 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna

Duda, Barbara J.  — 919 Grignon St, Kaukauna

Duda, Larry S. — 116 W. 14th St., Kaukauna

Fahrbach, Gene D. — 1136 Harrison St., Kaukauna

Francis, Daniel P. — 120 W. 13th St., Kaukauna

Garner, Paige M. — 328 E 18th St., Kaukauna

Geibel, Mason J. — 2765 Gemini Ct., Green Bay

Gerard, Mary Lou — 405 Eden Ave., Kaukauna

Gibson, Jill A. — 705 3rd St., Menasha

Heiligenthal, Josh J. — 1601 Freedom Rd., Apt 16, Little Chute

Helfrich, John E. — W4018 Devine Ln., Appleton

Henke, Melanie M. — W2416 Buchanan Rd., Appleton

Jakubowski, Karen A. — 1268 Reber St., Green Bay

Johnson, Linda A. — 721 Lincoln Ave., Kaukauna

Khanal, Poonam — 3082 Winnipeg St., Menasha

Klein, Terian L. — 327 W 3rd St., Kaukauna

Knott, Michael J. — 412 W. 10th St., Kaukauna

Kugel, Melissa A. — 1309 N. Leona St., Appleton

Lancour, Stephanie P. — 926 Meadowview Dr., Menasha

Lenhart, Chad W. — 1220 Bens Way, Kaukauna

Longsine, Debra L. — 222 Helen St., Kimberly

Martzahl, Gail E. — 720 S. Westhaven Pl., Unit A, Appleton

McCallister, Crystal J. – 1020 E. Kimberly Ave., Kimberly

Megna, Kyle — 1403 W Washington St., Appleton

Mischler, Kim M. — 2091 Fenway Ct., Kaukauna

Momberg, Jane E. — 144 E. Tobacnoir St., Kaukauna

Nussbaum, Jennifer L. — N126 State Highway 55, Kaukauna

Pandey, Sabin — 409 1/2 Main St., Kaukauna

Paulson, Jennifer S. – 515 Whitney St., Kaukauna

Peerenboom, Jackie M. — 726 Monroe St., Little Chute

Peterson, Renee E. – 1140 Harrison St., Kaukauna

Pierce, Bonnie F. – 105 Sycamore Dr., Black Creek

Rath, Stephanie A. – 161 Garfield St., Kaukauna

Reybrock, Jennifer – 1617 Hoover Ave., Little Chute

Rice, David W. — 223 E 9th St., Kaukauna

Rohloff, Stacy M. — 153 Arthur St., Kaukauna

Salo, Sarah — W4865 Forest Ln., Sherwood

Sanderfoot, Merlin J. — W1419 Peters Rd., Kaukauna

Schafer, Daniel T. – 215 Park St., Kaukauna

Scherwinski, Amy — W2351 Greenspire Way, Appleton

Schmitt, Sara A. — 403 E 20th St, Kaukauna

Shepard, Virginia E. — 123 Lamplighter Dr., Apt. 7, Kaukauna

Singh, Jasbirpal — 2906 Fieldcrest Dr., Kaukauna

Smith, Thomas M. – 1100 Kristy St., Kaukauna

Motion by Duda, seconded by Thiele to grant the operator/bar tender licenses.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

The following applicant has applied for an operator’s license and has been recommended for denial based on his record check by the police department:

Krause, Brooke M. – 875 Kellogg St., Green Bay – Record

Motion by Duda, seconded by Thiele to deny the operator/bar tender license.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

Reports of City Officers.

Memorandum on Proposed Legislative Change Allowing Leashed Dogs in Select City Parks and Open Spaces

Principal Planner Watson Brunette stated this proposed change is being revisited because of more people using public spaces due to COVID-19 and the safer at home policy.  People are not necessarily adhering to the rules regarding dogs in parks.  This was brought before the Plan Commission because this was the body that initially reviewed the Parks and Open Space Plan. A thorough investigation was completed on the way finding signs in City Parks and found some clearly state that pets are not allowed, but other parks do not have signs stating this.  The Municipal Ordinance may want to be changed to clearly state where dogs can and cannot be and possibly expand the ordinance to include more parks and open spaces as eligible for leashed dogs.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Driessen to refer the proposed legislative change allowing leashed dogs in select City Parks and open spaces to the Legislative Committee for review.

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

Motion carried.

Status of Recreation Programs.

Recreation Director Malloy has been working with staff, instructors, teachers, and City officials to provided information on guidelines and recommendations for recreational programs and opening of the pool.

With the presence of no government orders to mandate the operation of public swimming pools specifically related to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, it is planned to follow the CDC and WEDC Guidelines for reopening the pool.  A list of modifications were provided.  These modifications will be in effect for the month of June.  They may be revised at any time given the observed circumstances at the pool.  They may also be extended as a whole or in part beginning July 1.  Discussion was held.

Recreation Director Malloy provided guidelines and recommendations for the 2020 Summer Programs.  A list of KRD Summer programs with their current status and modifications that will be made to combat the spread of COVID-19 was provided.  The plan is a living document and may be revised at any time given the ever changing pandemic environment and/or observed circumstances during the operation of each program.  Discussion was held.

Presentation of Ordinances and Resolutions.

Ordinance No. 1806 Ordinance Adopting Updated Fire Codes.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to suspend the rules and waive the reading of Ordinance No. 1806 Ordinance Adopting Updated Fire Codes.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to adopt Ordinance No. 1806 Ordinance Adopting Updated Fire Codes.  Ald. Moore asked Attorney Davidson about placing a generic statement about adopting the current state ordinance in the City Ordinance, so this would not need to be amended each time the standard changes.   Attorney Davidson stated that because we have to reference another statue or ordinance that has very specific provisions we have to adopt them subsequent to the state adopting them.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

Consideration of Miscellaneous Business – none.

Adjourn

Motion by Driessen, seconded by DeCoster to adjourn.

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:24 pm.

Sally Kenney

Clerk