The city council this week will hold two meetings - the first at 5:30 PM to review the 2024-2025 operational budget, and the second bing the normal city council meeting. Video of both of the meetings will be available here later in the evening. The meeting packet is attached below. Videos of the two meetings should be available here within 24 hours of the meetings.

CITY OF MENOMONIE

SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY – November 6, 2023 – 5:30 P.M. COUNCIL CHAMBERS

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings

4. Public Comments

Comments in this meeting were limited to the items for city subsidies.

Many representatives from local subsidized organizations spoke in favor of maintaining city subsidies.

A motion was made to adopt all of the subsidy requests as presented for a total of $245,000 and to carry that amount into the next meeting for consideration. 

The subsidies were approved unanimously.

 

5. Unfinished Business

A. Review of 2024 General Operating Budget including those agencies receiving other financial assistance - discussion and possible motions amending

The discussion of this is available in the upcoming video. Tonight is a discussion of the budget items - the budget will be brought back for the November 20 meeting to be approved. 

State revenue shares increased by $700,000 this year. 

The budget includes putting in a Deputy Clerk position to have a genuine employee rather than having a part time temporary employee. There are also increased expenses for elections because this will be a presidential election. 

6. New Business

7. Mayor’s Report

8. Communications and Miscellaneous Business

9. Claims

10. Licenses

11. Closed Session - None

12. Return to Open Session - None

13. Adjourn

“PUBLIC ACCESS” NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting access is via Zoom Teleconference / Video Conference or, over the internet by going to https://zoom.us/join (URL for Zoom meeting), or by calling 1 312 626 6799. The Access Code for the meeting is 811 8501 2909. NOTE: Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. For additional information or to request the service, contact the City Clerk or the City Administrator at 232- 2221.

7:00 PM Monday – November 6, 2023

AGENDA

Pledge of Allegiance

1. Roll Call & Special Recognitions

2. Approval of Minutes

3. Public Hearings

4. Public Comments

No public comments.

5. Unfinished Business

a. 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 introduction, possible waiver of first reading, possible waiver of second reading and possible adoption

This was approved for temporary Ag zoning by the planning commission and could be reviewed for a permanent zoning change as outlined in 6a below. This property is East of Cardinal Glass and is currently in the Town of Red Cedar. 

The first reading was waived. The second reading was waived. The annexation was approved unanimously by roll call vote. 

6. New Business

a. Proposed Zoning Ordinance Amendment for a 19.62 acre parcel owned by Harmony Parks, LLC adjacent to Eagle Point Road from Agriculture (A) District to General Industrial (I-3) District – Discussion, possible introduction and possible referral to Plan Commission

The zoning change will be referred to the planning commission. 

b. Review of 2024 General Fund Budget, Debt Service Budget, Subsidy Requests and Capital Improvement Plan – discussion and possible action

The budget was reviewed and will be taken back up in the November 20 meeting.

c. Renaming Lookout Road between Schneider Avenue & US Hwy 12 to Hoffman Street – Discussion and possible action

This was approved by voice vote. 

d. Proposed 2024 Animal Services Contract with the Dunn County Humane Society – discussion and possible action

The contract was approved unanimously

e. Stepping Stones Change Order #5 Reception Desk - discussion and possible action

This was approved unanimously by roll call vote. 

f. Stepping Stones Change Order #6 Shower, Electrical and Site Items – discussion and possible action

The second change order was also approved unanimously by roll call vote. 

g. Appointments to the Tourism Commission – discussion and possible action i. Kat Wagner ii. Barbara Chen

The appointments were approved by voice vote. 

h. Request to write off uncollectible NSF accounts payable and payroll checks, 2021 & 2022 uncollectible invoices, and 2022 personal property – discussion and possible action

Approved by roll-call vote unanimously.

7. Budget Transfers - there were no transfers

8. Mayor’s Report

There has been a discussion of the outdated software system for the city financial management. The current system is often unavailable which is causing serious problems. Jamie Schindler, the interim comptroller/treasurer, outlined the problems and the current search for a replacement system. 

9. Communications and Miscellaneous Business

Estover Terrace is nearing completion

Stokke Parkway is  coming along but some things are being left over until the spring.

10. Claims 

Claims were paid unanimously.

11. Licenses a. Normal license list

12. Closed

13. Return to Open Session

14. Adjourn

“PUBLIC ACCESS” NOTE: Members of the public may continue to view City Council meetings via Zoom Teleconference /Video Conference or, over the internet by going to https://zoom.us/join (URL for Zoom meeting), or by calling 1 312 626 6799. The Access Code for the meeting is 890 3695 2030. Please note: this is for viewing purposes ONLY. If you wish to participate, you must appear in person at the meeting. NOTE: Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities. For additional information or to request the service, contact the City Clerk or the City Administrator at 232- 2221.

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