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COUNCIL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
7:00 PM Monday – October 16, 2023

AMENDED AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings

4. Public Comments

5. Unfinished Business

a. Amending Title 14, Chapter 4 to adjust minimum lot sizes for unsewered lots created on or after January 1, 2024 to one (1) acre – discussion and possible ordinance adoption.

There have been two readings previously. Lee Schwebs moved to adopt the ordinance. Was seconded by Penny Burstad and was adopted with Alderperson Schlough voting no. 

6. New Business

a. Proposed Agreement with Menomonie Rural Fire & Ambulance District for 2024 Supportive Fire and Ambulance Service – discussion and possible motion approving.

The agreement was adopted unanimously by voice vote. 

b. Proposed Agreement with Dunn County for USH 12 Trail Project – discussion and possible motion approving.

This is to put in a 2.3 mile loop to fill in a hole in the trail system. The city's portion of $125,000 would be made from ARPA funding. Dunn County has not yet agreed but is expected to soon.  It was approved unanimously.

c. Proposed Library Tax Resolution – discussion and possible motion approving.

Library Director Sterk spoke on it stating that the city should not both pay their own tax for the library in addition to paying the county taxes (double taxing). The resolution was approved unanimously. 

d. Proposed Agreement with Dunn County for 2024 Tax Collection – discussion and possible motion approving.

This agreement allows Dunn County to collect the city taxes for the city. It is done annually. It was approved unanimously. 

e. Request from the Police Department to use insurance funds for a patrol squad uplift and new police chief vehicle - discussion and possible motion approving.

One of the squad cars has been damaged by a drunk driver - the approval is to take the chief's vehicle and make it into a squad car and take the insurance money to purchase a new civilian car for the chief. It is currently difficult to purchase squad cars so this will be quicker than directly replacing the lost squad. It was approved unanimously.. 

f. Review of 2024 General Fund Budget, Subsidy Requests and Capital Improvement Plan – discussion.

There will be a meeting on Nov. 6 for a discussion of these subsidy requests. The budget wlll be posted as a public document soon. 

g. Proposal to amend WinterDaze Special Event Permit on December 7, 2023 to allow burn barrels in the public right-of-way – discussion and possible motion approving.

This is an amendment to the special event permit --- burn barrels were not requested. This was approved unanimously.

h. Proposed Ordinance Annexing a 19.62 acre parcel owned by Harmony Parks, LLC adjacent to Eagle Point Road from the Town of Red Cedar and establishing a temporary Agriculture zoning – Discussion, possible referral to Plan Commission.

The council voted unanimously to refer this to the Plan Commission. 

7. Budget Transfers

8. Mayor’s Report

9. Communications and Miscellaneous Business

a. Special Meeting Regarding Subsidy Requests – November 6, 2023 at 5:30pm.

b. Regular Meeting – November 6, 2023 at 7:00pm.

10. Claims

11. Licenses

a. Normal license list and renewals 

12. Closed

a. Motion to convene in closed session under Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

i. Discuss/consider City Administrator six-month performance evaluation and consider wage adjustment pursuant to City Administrator Employment Agreement dated March 14, 2023.

13. Return to Open Session

a. Motion to reconvene in open session under Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(2).

b. City may take action on items under discussion in closed session and/or report action taken in closed session, if any.

i. Discuss/consider City Administrator six-month performance evaluation and consider wage adjustment pursuant to City Administrator Employment Agreement dated March 14, 2023.

14. Adjourn

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