Menomonie City Council Meeting 12/19/2022 - Wolske Bay ribbon-cutting postponed 1 week | WisCommunity

Menomonie City Council Meeting 12/19/2022 - Wolske Bay ribbon-cutting postponed 1 week

December 19, 2022 - 2:41pm
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Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes including December 5 and October 3, 2022
3. Public Hearings - none
4. Public Comments

There were no public comments.
5. Unfinished Business - none
6. New Business
A. Proposed amendment to the Oct 3, 2022 meeting minutes - discussion and possible motion authorizing. 

Credit for the Wolske Bay lights and decorations was given to the 3M Club, but the work was actually done by Menomonie Community Lights Display, a new non-profit. This change was changed unanimously.

B. Proposed Wolske Bay Ribbon Cutting and open house special event on December 22, 2022
– discussion and possible motion authorizing

The ribbon cutting and open house is being postponed a week till the 29th due to the near-blizzard weather coming later this week.  The event was approved unanimously.

C. Presentation of the 2023 Bond Construction Fund capital budget – discussion and possible
motion approving (Dec 6, 2021 comments)

Lowell Prange spoke about the budget for this. These projects and budgeting will be attached below. The budget was approved by the council by voice vote.

D Proposed resolution to authorize an application for a grant through WEDC for the Library –
discussion and possible motion authorizing

Jolene Stark (library director) appeared to answer questions, the grant application was approved by the council. This is a WEDC Vibrant Spaces Grant to develop a plan for further development of the library space - a multi-phase plan to develop for Music over Menomin and other library programs, gathering, and other purposes. Part of this plan will involve determining community needs.  It was approved unanimously by voice vote. 

E. Review of recommended Inspection and Recreation Departments 2023 revised fee schedules
– discussion and possible motion of action

The proposal was to raise recreation fees by a small amount. The details will be attached below.  The proposal was passed unanimously by a voice vote.

F. Budget Transfers

There were two transfers within the fire department, and a transfer to pay for the Wolske Bay ribbon-cutting ceremony on the 29th which had not been previously funded. The transfers were approved unanimously.

7. Mayor’s Report

The mayor promoted the Red Cedar Watershed Conference on March 9, 2023. The theme this year is climate change. 

Winter Wonderland is now up and open - There will be hot dogs and hot chocolate. 

The Wolske Bay lights and decorations have been very popular and the parking lot is often full. Skates are available for free. 

Randy Eide is retiring - a party will be held for him on Jan. 11 and his retirement is in effect on Jan 13, 2023.


8. Communications and Miscellaneous Business

Non-candidacy forms are due Dec. 23 for city council members. Signatures and candidacy papers must be received by Jan. 3 for the April 4 election. 

Menomonie remains a bronze-level bike community. More work will need to take place to advance to a higher level. 

The issue of the corner by the credit union was raised in view of last week's semi-trailer accident. There currently is a barrier in place to prevent making that turn. There will be a no right turn sign and there is a plan to remove that turn.  

Mayor Knaack has been discussing making Project Hope state-wide with the governor. There will be more discussion after Jan. 1. 
9. Claims

The bills were approved unanimously for payment.

10. Licenses

A. Normal license list

The license list was approved by voice vote.
11. Closed
12. Return to Open Session
13. Adjourn

Meeting was adjourned at 7:38 PM.

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