CITY OF RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN
COMMON COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
June 10, 2014
Mayor Dan Toland called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located in City Hall.
City Council Members Present: David Cronk, Dan Gulick, Scott Morrissette, Jim Nordgren, Diane Odeen, David Reese, Aaron Taylor
Members Absent: None
Staff Present: Scot Simpson, City Administrator; Bill Thiel, City Attorney; Police Chief Roger Leque; Kevin Westhuis, Utility General Manager; Reid Wronski, Public Works Director/ City Engineer; Lu Ann Hecht, City Clerk; Ray French, Management Analyst; Cindi Danke, Park and Recreation Coordinator; Nancy Miller, Library Director
Others Present: Rich Timmerman, Dave Fodroczi, others
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
May 27, 2014, regular meeting minutes and May 20, 2014, special meeting minutes
MSC Cronk/Nordgren move to approve minutes as submitted. Unanimous.
APPROVAL OF BILLS:
MSC Odeen/Cronk to approve bills subject to the comptroller. Unanimous.
PUBLIC COMMENT, PETITIONS, REQUESTS AND
Rich Timmerman, 633 N. Fremont Street - came to express his concern regarding noise due to a home construction near his residence. He asked the Council to revisit the Citys noise ordinance especially on weekends.
Dave Fodroczi, Executive Director of Kinnickinnic Land Trust thanked the City for their support of the annual Kinni River cleanup and talked about the event. Fodroczi also expressed thanks for participation in the hydro relicensing process.
Ordinance 2014-05 Ordinance Adopting Cross Connection Control and Inspection Second Reading and Disposition
Mayor Toland recessed Council at 6:42 p.m. and went into a public hearing. At 6:42 p.m. with no one wishing to speak for or against the ordinance, Council reconvened into Open Session.
Utility Director Kevin Westhuis presented a brief video explaining cross connections. When the video was finished, Westhuis explained that the City has a cross connections ordinance but Ordinance 2014-05 is more thorough. Alderperson Cronk asked how many households would be affected. Westhuis thought it would be a handful. Cronk asked about testing. Westhuis said utility staff was trained to do the testing. He said a consultant would be doing inspections for commercial customers. Alderperson Gulick asked about costs to comply. There was further discussion. MSC Cronk/Gulick move to approve ordinance. Unanimous.
Combination Class A Liquor and Class A Beer License Renewal Dolgencorp LLC, dba Dollar General Store
Mayor Toland recessed Council at 6:55 p.m. and went into a public hearing. At 6:56 p.m. with no one wishing to speak for or against the license, Council reconvened into Open Session.
MSC Morrissette/Cronk move to approve the license contingent that all licensing requirements are met at the time of issuance. Unanimous.
Resolution No. 5835 - Approving Request for City Assistance for Border Crossing Bike Event on August 3, 2014
Resolution No. 5836 - to Request St. Croix County to Change Supervisory District Lines
MSC Morrissette/Odeen move to approve Consent Agenda. Unanimous.
Summer Library Reading Report
Nancy Miller, Library Director, gave a presentation to Council on the program which is called Fizz, Boom, Read. The program has a science theme and is all-inclusive for readers of all ages. She talked about the weekly events happening at the library. Miller played a video on the Book Club in a Bar that was featured on Wisconsin Public Television. The Council thanked Miller for her presentation.
City Administrator Simpson gave an update on the upcoming City weekend events and a Council workshop.
Park and Recreation Advisory Board
Appointment of Randy Kusilek through May 2017
MSC Morrissette/Gulick to approve appointment.
At 7:13 p.m. MS Morrissette/Gulick move to recess into Closed Session per Wisconsin State Statutes § 19.85 (1)(e) for the following purposes:
Deliberating or negotiating the purchase of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session; to-wit: consider extension of exclusive option to purchase in Whitetail Corporate Park.
The roll call vote to move into Closed Session was unanimous. Closed Session items were discussed.
At 7:22 p.m. MS Cronk/Morrissette move into Open Session. Unanimous.
Motion by Reese to adjourn at 7:24 p.m.
Kristi McKahan, Deputy City Clerk
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