January 3, 2012 - City of Sturgeon Bay

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January 3, 2012 - City of Sturgeon Bay


    January 3, 2012

    A meeting of the Common Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Mayor Birmingham. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Roll call: Ald. Wiegand, Vandertie, Lodl, Abeyta, Stutting, Fett and Schlicht were present.

Abeyta/Stutting to adopt the agenda. Carried.

Abeyta/Schlicht to approve bills: General Fund $155,543.83, Capital Fund - $29,818.29, Cable TV -

    $4,390.00, TID #2 - $579.00 and Solid Waste Enterprise - $623.78 for grand total of $190,954.90. Roll call: All voted aye. Carried.

Schlicht/Fett to approve the consent agenda:

a. Approval of 12/20/11 special and 12/20/11 regular Common Council minutes.

    b. Approval of following minutes:

    (1) Zoning Board of Appeals 12/12/11

    (2) Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee 12/13/11

    (3) Committee of the Whole 12/20/11

     c. Consideration of: Beverage Operator licenses.


There were no mayoral appointments.

    Abeyta/Schlicht to suspend the rules to allow for first and second reading of ordinance. Roll call: Carried with Vandertie voting no. Abeyta/Schlicht to read in title only for first and second reading and adopt the ordinance re: Amend Sections 8.06(2)(g)6., 9.02(4)(c), 9.04, 9.06(4), 9.06(8), 9.06(12), 9.065(3), 9.065(5), 10.09(1)(e), 17.05(5) of the Municipal Code Fees. Carried.

     thA public hearing regarding vacating portion of North 8 Avenue right-of-way was opened at 7:07 pm and

    declared closed at 7:08 p.m.

     thWiegand/Stutting to adopt the resolution to vacate a portion of North 8 Avenue right-of-way. Carried.

    City Treasurer/Finance Director Clarizio explained the resolution authorizing the direct charge of public fire protection. She noted that the resolution would place an additional 25% of the hydrant rental on the utility bill. Sturgeon Bay Utilities will work with the Public Service Commission on the next steps. Abeyta/Stutting to adopt the resolution authorizing the direct charge of public fire protection. Carried with Vandertie voting no.

    Abeyta/Stutting to hold a spring primary for District 2 since there are three candidates who have filed nominations papers for this office. Carried.

     thDiscussion took place on the 2012 capital improvement projects including 4 Avenue reconstruction. The thlist of street projects were reviewed, whether the cost of 4 Avenue would change if it were one way or

    two way, and alley work. Wiegand/Fett to approve the following projects for the 2012 capital improvement ththprogram: N. 4 Avenue from Michigan Street to Jefferson Street; Oregon Street from 12 Avenue east

    250’; 900 feet of Tacoma Beach Road near Strawberry Creek Estates; storm sewer in the alley running rdthfrom Kentucky Street to Louisiana Street between 3 and 4 Avenues; and the Nebraska Street storm thsewer outfall. The 4 Avenue design will be brought forward to the Board of Public Works for design approval. Roll call: All voted aye. Carried.

     thOne-way verses two-way traffic patterns on 4 Ave, Louisiana St, & Kentucky Street were discussed. It

    was noted that most comments from the public hearing were in favor of two-way streets, that timing to thswitch to two-way could work well with the planned 4 Avenue construction, loading zones, alleys and

    whether they should be dealt with at another time or with this discussion. Wiegand/Abeyta to change all streets that are one-way to two-way. Further discussion took place. Schlicht/Lodl to split the original motion. Roll call: Lodl and Schlicht voted aye. Wiegand, Vandertie, Abeyta, Stutting, and Fett voted no. Motion failed. Vote taken on the original motion: Carried with Lodl voting no.


    We, the Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee, hereby recommend to eliminate permits for residential reroofing, residing and direct window replacement.


    By: James Abeyta, Chr.

    Introduced by Abeyta. Abeyta/Vandertie to adopt. Discussion took place regarding having a maintenance permit without inspections required. Roll call: Vandertie, Lodl, Abeyta, Stutting, Fett, and Schlicht voted aye. Wiegand voted no. Carried.

    Gary Nault, 711 Hickory Street and Terry Ullmann, 916 Belmar spoke during public comment.

The Mayor made his comments.

    After the Mayor announced the statutory basis, Schlicht/Fett to convene in closed session in accordance with the following exemption: Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(g) Consideration of: Legal advice and litigation resolution. Roll call: All voted aye. Carried. The meeting moved to closed session at 8:12 p.m. and adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Stephanie L. Reinhardt

    City Clerk

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