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Common Council Meeting Minutes – July 7, 2020

COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS ‑ Council Chambers ‑ Kaukauna, Wisconsin – July 7, 2020.

Pursuant to adjournment on June 16, 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, July 7, 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, Library Dir. Theim-Menning, Finance Dir. Van Rossum, HR Dir. Vanderloop, Police Chief Graff, IT Dir. Don Krause, 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 Schell to suspend the rules and waive the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting of June 16, 2020.

All members voted aye.

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Moore to adopt the minutes of the meeting of June 16, 2020 as presented.

All members voted aye.

Motion carried.

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

Bills Payable

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

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

Motion carried.

Disallowance of claim # WM000442410224 as recommended by Statewide Services, Inc.

Mayor Penterman stated this item would be discussed in closed session later in this meeting.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to disallow Claim # WM000442410224 as recommended by Statewide Services, Inc.

All members voted aye.

Motion carried.

Public Appearances

Phil Kohne, 2106 Old Country Circle, Kaukauna commended Tim Roehrig and the Kaukauna High School Civic Engagement Group for all their hard work with the renovations to Fassbender Park.  Mr. Kohne expressed concern about placing the statue of Electa Quinney in the Park in light of the current climate in our state.  Mayor Penterman stated that a public post was made on the placement of the statue.  He received positive comments from the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe.  A dedication and ribbon cutting will be scheduled and all the groups, business and people involved with the renovations will be invited to attend.

Brooke Krause, 875 Kellogg Street, Green Bay asked to appeal the denial of her bartenders license.  Mayor Penterman stated this matter could be discussed at the next Health & Recreation meeting.  Attorney Davidson stated that an appeal process is listed within the Municipal Code.

Business Presented by the Mayor

Mayor Penterman stated that Live from Hydro Park will start on July 8.  No food or refreshments will be sold, but carry-ins will be allowed.

Appoint Diana Driessen to the Grignon Mansion Board.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Moore to appoint Diana Driessen to the Grignon Mansion Board.

Duda asked why another alderperson is being appointed to the Grignon Board.  Attorney Davidson was asked if Diana Driessen could be appointed as a citizen representative.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to appoint Diana Driessen to the Grignon Board contingent upon the review from the City Attorney.

Motion by Moore, seconded by Coenen to amend the motion to appoint Diana Driessen to the Grignon Board as a citizen representative contingent upon the review from the City Attorney.

Motion carries 7 to 1, Duda-nay.

DeCoster asked the City Attorney to review the composition of all Board and Commissions to be consistent.

City of Kaukauna receives a $58,000 grant from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund, for the CE Trail Safe Crossing.

Mayor Penterman stated that the City received a donation from the David L. and Rita E. Nelson Family Fund for the safe crossing from one side of the trail to the other side of C.T.H. CE

Reports of Standing and Special Committees:

Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes of July 6, 2020.

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS

A meeting of the Board of Public Works was called to order by Chairman Thiele on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:00 P.M. remote teleconference via ZOOM.

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

Absent & Excused: Roehrig

Also present:  Mayor Penterman, Attorney Davidson, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier, Street Superintendent VandenHeuvel, Police Chief Graff, HR Dir. Vanderloop and interested citizens.

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

All Ald. present voted aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Award Bids for Project 2-20 CIPP Rehabilitation.

Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier provided bid tabulation information on the project.  The engineering department recommends awarding the bid to Michels Corporation.

Motion by Moore, seconded by Schell to award Project 2-20; Cured-In-Place Pipe Rehabilitation to Michels Corporation, Brownsville, for the total bid price of $877,166.80.

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters – None.

Motion made by Coenen, seconded by Driessen to adjourn.

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried

Meeting adjourned at 6:05 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Schell to approve the Board of Public Works Meeting Minutes of July 6, 2020 as presented.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Health & Recreation Committee Meeting Minutes of July 6, 2020.

HEALTH AND RECREATION COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Health and Recreation Committee was called to order by Chairman Duda on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:05 P.M. remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present:  Driessen, Duda, and Schell.

Absent & Excused:  Roehrig

Also present:   Mayor Penterman, Ald. Coenen, DeCoster, Moore, Thiele, Attorney Davidson, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier, Street Superintendent VandenHeuvel, Police Chief Graff, HR Dir. Vanderloop and interested citizens.

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

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Combination Class B Beer and Liquor License to Heirloom Kitchen, Tracy Darling, Agent, d/b/a Heirloom Kitchen Company, 144 E. 2nd Street, Kaukauna.

Motion by Driessen, seconded by Schell to approve the Combination Class B Beer and Liquor License to Heirloom Kitchen, Tracy Darling, Agent, d/b/a Heirloom Kitchen Company, 144 E. 2nd Street, Kaukauna.

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters – None.

Motion made by Driessen, seconded by Duda to adjourn.

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried

Meeting adjourned at 6:07 P.M.

Sally Kenney

Clerk

Motion by Duda, seconded by DeCoster to approve the Health and Recreation Meeting Minutes of July 6, 2020.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Public Protection and Safety Meeting Minutes of July 6, 2020.

PUBLIC PROTECTION AND SAFETY COMMITTEE

A meeting of the Health and Recreation Committee was called to order by Chairman DeCoster on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:10 P.M. remote teleconference via ZOOM.

Members present:  DeCoster, Thiele, Driessen.

Absent & Excused:  Roehrig.

Also present:   Mayor Penterman, Ald. Coenen, DeCoster, Moore, Thiele, Attorney Davidson, DPW/Eng. Sundelius, Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier, Street Superintendent VandenHeuvel, Police Chief Graff, HR Dir. Vanderloop and interested citizens.

Motion by Thiele, seconded by Driessen to excuse the absent member.

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried.

  1. Correspondence – None.
  2. Arbor Way and Aurora Clinic Entrance – Stop Signs.

Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier provided background information on the proposed Stop Signs.  The Engineering Department is recommending that the intersection of Arbor Way and the Aurora Clinic Entrance be a controlled 3-way stop.  Attorney Davidson stated that the City has jurisdiction to place a stop sign on the public right-of-way when coming onto a public street.

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Driessen to direct the City Attorney to draft an ordinance to incorporate the placement of a 3-way Stop at the Intersection of Arbor Way at Aurora Clinic Driveway.

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried.

  1. East 15th at Oakridge Ave. – Yield Sign Location Change.

Eng./GIS Spec. Neumeier provided background information on the proposed relocation of Yield Sign from E. 15th Street to Oakridge Ave.

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Thiele to direct the City Attorney to draft an Ordinance to amend the Yield Sign relocation from E. 15th Street to Oakridge Ave. as recommended by the Engineering Department.

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried.

  1. General Matters – None.

Motion made by Thiele, seconded by Schell to adjourn.

All members present voted aye.

Motion carried

Meeting adjourned at 6:15 P.M.

Sally Kenney, Clerk

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Thiele to approve the Public Protection and Safety Minutes of July 6, 2020.

All members voted aye.

Motion carried.

KATODA Meeting Minutes of April 22, 2020.

Motion by Schell, seconded by DeCoster to receive and place on file the KATODA Meeting Minutes of April 22, 2020.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Kaukauna Public Library Board Meeting Minutes of May 26, 2020.

Motion by Driessen, seconded by Coenen to receive and place on file the Kaukauna Public Library Board Meeting Minutes of May 26, 2020.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Operators/Bar Tenders License – The following applicants have applied for an operator’s license for the license year 2020-2022 and have been recommended for approval based on their record check by the police department:

BaemmertAlexM.1416 S. Jefferson St.Appleton
BentleyKrystalM.N8350 State Hwy 55Menasha
BeraJulaineC.140 Grant St.Kaukauna
BrantmeierAmberL.2204 Carnot Court #3Appleton
CarnotKrystaG.Grandview laneKaukauna
EversElishea133 Grant StKaukauna
FinkThomasS.1308 W. Henry StreetKaukauna
GadboisErin208 E 10th StKaukauna
GermainJamesM.66 E. Brooklyn St.Chilton
HarperEliseM.2342 N. Cloudview DriveAppleton
HietpasRoseE.1409 Glenview Ave.Kaukauna
HurstLoriA.235 W. Wisconsin Ave.Kaukauna
KaufertLindaL.901 Saunders Rd., Apt. 11Kaukauna
MrotekShaneH.104 E. 5th St.Kaukauna
PetersonSherylA.N4193 Peterson Rd.Freedom
ShebuskiCariA.3108 Green Bay RoadKaukauna
StoeckertJenniferL.N158 State Park Road Apt. 2Appleton
TschimperleKarenA.615 Desnoyer St.Kaukauna
Van DrasekBrettJ.564 Willow Dr.Kaukauna
Van LanenSamualJ.1716 Grant StreetLittle Chute
VandeVoortKristenR.129 S. Railroad St.Kimberly
VanDinterJenniferM.1488 Circle DrMenasha
VeithScottC.208 Island St.Kaukauna
VerhagenToniL. J.1220 Sullivan Ave.Kaukauna
WallaceCaitlinA.W2412 Snowberry dr.Appleton
ZimmermanBrittneyM.1804 Hendricks Ave.Kaukauna
ZunigaMarguaritaM.216 Ravine St.Little Chute

 

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

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Reports of City Officers.

Permission to hire a full-time Building Inspector.

Planner Jakel provided a description and gave background on the position.  Planner Jakel answered questions from the Council.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Schell to grant permission to hire a full-time Building Inspector.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Presentation of Ordinances and Resolutions.

Resolution No. 2020-5229 Authorizing a Taxation District to Waive Interest and Penalties on Property Tax Payment Installments Due on or after April 1, 2020.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by DeCoster to suspend the rules and waive the reading of Resolution No. 2020-5229 Authorizing a Taxation District to Waive Interest and Penalties on Property Tax Payment Installments Due on or after April 1, 2020.

All members voted aye,

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Moore to approve Resolution No. 2020-5229 Authorizing a Taxation District to Waive Interest and Penalties on Property Tax Payment Installments Due on or after April 1, 2020.

All members voted aye,

Motion carried.

Resolution No. 2020-5230 Preliminary Resolution Declaring Intent to Exercise Special Assessment Police Powers for Public Improvements on W. 10th Street.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to suspend the rules and waive the reading of Resolution No. 2020-5230 Preliminary Resolution Declaring Intent to Exercise Special Assessment Police Powers for Public Improvements on W. 10th Street with the correction of language in item number 5 to be changed from Clerk-Treasurer to Clerk.

All members voted aye,

Motion carried.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to approve Resolution No. 2020-5230 Preliminary Resolution Declaring Intent to Exercise Special Assessment Police Powers for Public Improvements on W. 10th Street with the correction of language in item number 5 to be changed from Clerk-Treasurer to Clerk.

All members voted aye,

Motion carried.

Adjourn to closed session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statue 19.85(1)(e) to discuss acquisition of property.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to Adjourn to closed session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statue 19.85(1)(e) to discuss acquisition of property.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Moved to closed session at 7:45 p.m.

Return to Open Session for possible action.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to return to open session for possible action.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Returned to open session at 7:57 p.m.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to authorize the Planning Department to begin negotiations with DVD Investments, LLC for the purchase of property.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Adjourn to closed session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statue 19.85(1)(g) to confer with legal counsel with regard to litigation the City is or is likely to become engaged in.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by Roehrig to Adjourn to closed session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statue 19.85(1)(g) to confer with legal counsel with regard to litigation the City is or is likely to become engaged in.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Moved to closed session at 7:59 p.m.

Return to Open Session for possible action.

Motion by Coenen, seconded by DeCoster to return to open session for possible action.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Returned to open session at 8:07 p.m.

Consideration of Miscellaneous Business.

Attorney Davidson stated after review of the composition of the Grignon Mansion Board, the language does allow for other interested citizens to sit on the board.  One Alderperson does need to fill a seat, but another alderperson can act as a citizen representative.

Ald. Moore asked for clarification from the City Attorney on the recording of roll call votes.

Ald. Thiele thanked the City of Kaukauna Recreation Department and the group effort for getting the pool up and running.

Ald. Roehrig responded to Phil Kohne’s inquiry under Public Appearances and stated that the Civic Engagement Group did reach out to Native American groups in Wisconsin to ensure everything they did was appropriate and okay with the plaque and the placement of Electa Quinney statue in Fassbender Park.

Adjourn

Motion by DeCoster, seconded by Coenen to adjourn.

All Ald. voted aye.

Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 pm.

Sally Kenney

Clerk