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Mequon, WI  53092

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www.ci.mequon.wi.us              Office of the City Clerk

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Common Council

Regular Meeting

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

7:30 PM

Virtual and In-person

 

Minutes

 

The following are draft minutes from the Common Council meeting and are subject to revision upon approval of the Common Council.  For the approved Ordinance or Resolution please contact the Clerk’s Office.

1)              Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call

Mayor Wirth call the meeting to order at 7:36 PM.

Present:

Mayor John Wirth

Alderman Robert Strzelczyk

Alderman Glenn Bushee

Alderman Dale Mayr

Alderman Jeffrey Hansher

Alderman Mark Gierl

Alderman Brian Parrish

Alderman Kathleen Schneider

Alderman Andrew Nerbun

 

 

Also present: City Administrator Jones, Assistant City Administrator Schoenemann, City Attorney Sajdak, City Clerk Fochs, Acting Finance Director Keyser, Community Development Director Tollefson, Police Chief Pryor, Fire Chief Bialk, Deputy Fire Chief Zellman, Deputy Director of Utilities Driscoll, Deputy Director of Public Works Weyker, Police Officer Phil Nelson, Jim Malcom, Employer Outreach Director for the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve, Lynn Streeter and Rick Lemke, Future of the Fire Department Committee Members, press and interested public.

Bushee and Gierl were remote.

 

2)              Personal Appearances and Public Comment:

3)              Public Hearing:  None.

4)              Public Officials' Reports:

a)              Mayor

b)              City Administrator

5)              Consent Agenda:

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Strzelczyk

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Mayr

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

a)              Common Council meeting minutes of June 8, 2021.

b)              6407 : Economic Development Board meeting minutes of May 25, 2021.

c)              Festivals Committee meeting minutes of May 13, 2021.

d)              Finance-Personnel Committee meeting minutes of May 11, 2021.

e)              Mequon Municipal Water Utility Commission meeting minutes of March 9, 2021.

f)              Park and Open Space Board meeting minutes of May 19 and May 27, 2021.

g)              Planning Commission meeting minutes of May 24, 2021.

h)              Public Safety Committee meeting minutes of May 11, 2021.

i)              Public Welfare Committee meeting minutes of May 11 and May 25, 2021.

j)              Public Works Committee meeting minutes of May 11, 2021.

k)              Sewer Utility District Commission meeting minutes of May 11, 2021.

l)              RESOLUTION 3855 - A Resolution Authorizing Final Plat Approval for The Enclave at Mequon Preserve - Phase V, Consisting of 12 Lots within an 82-Lot Single-Family Subdivision Located at 7711 and 7801 West Preserve Parkway.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Strzelczyk

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Mayr

m)              Ordinance First Readings

NOTE:  First reading of Ordinances will not be acted upon unless a suspension of the rules is approved by a recorded vote of two-thirds majority of all aldermen.

1)              ORDINANCE 2021-1594 - An Ordinance Amending Chapter 58 of the Mequon Municipal Code, Related to the Minimum Lot Size and Setback of Producing Animals, Specifically Chickens.

 

RESULT:              First Reading

2)              ORDINANCE 2021-1595 - An Ordinance Repealing and Recreating Section 62-8(b) (4) of the Mequon Municipal Code Relating to the Regulation of Political Messages.

 

RESULT:              First Reading

The Common Council convened as the Committee of the Whole at 7:55 PM.

6)              Committee of the Whole:

a)              Approve Committee of the Whole meeting minutes of May 4, 2021.

b)              Future of Our Fire Department Report on Facilities and Equipment.

c)              Discussion of RESOLUTION 3856 - A Resolution Requiring the Resumption of In-Person Meetings

Motion to recommend RESOLUTION 3856 as amended to the Common Council.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Schneider

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Hansher

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

d)              Reconvene as Common Council

The Committee of the Whole reconvened as the Common Council at 8:36 PM.

7)              Ordinances: None.

8)              Resolutions:

a)              RESOLUTION 3856 - A Resolution Requiring the Resumption of In-Person Meetings.

 

RESULT:              Approved with Amendments  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Strzelczyk

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Hansher

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

b)              RESOLUTION 3857 - A Resolution Approving a Revolving Loan Fund Application for Aleksa Learning Center, Located at 1415 Donges Bay Road, in the Amount of $100,000.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Roll Call Vote  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Nerbun

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Schneider

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

c)              RESOLUTION 3858 - A Resolution Appointing Jennifer Engroff to the Position of Director of Finance/City Treasurer.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Schneider

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Hansher

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

d)              RESOLUTION 3859 - A Resolution Approving the Award of a Contract for Development of an Organizational Strategic Plan with Better Dash Faster Consulting of Madison, Wisconsin in the Amount of $8,500.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Roll Call Vote  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Hansher

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Schneider

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

e)              RESOLUTION 3860 - A Resolution Approving a Waiver of Repurchase and Right of First Refusal Under the Mequon Business Park Covenants and Restrictions for Copps Industries, Inc..

 

RESULT:              Approved by Roll Call Vote  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Mayr

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Nerbun

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Schneider, Nerbun

RECUSED:              Parrish

f)              RESOLUTION 3861 - A Resolution Rejecting All Bids for the City of Mequon's 2021 Road Improvements Irrigation Removal Contract.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Mayr

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Nerbun

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

g)              RESOLUTION 3862 - A Resolution Awarding the Mequon Business Park Street Light Removal Contract to J Miller Electric of Port Washington, Wisconsin in the Amount of $42,000.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Roll Call Vote  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Mayr

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Parrish

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

h)              RESOLUTION 3863 - A Resolution Authorizing an Agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for a Temporary Limited Easement at 9961 North Port Washington Road, in Connection with the I-43 Freeway Expansion Project.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Roll Call Vote  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Mayr

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Hansher

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

i)              RESOLUTION 3864 - A Resolution Awarding a Contract for 2021 Cleaning Services at the Public Safety Building to Vanguard Cleaning Systems, Greenfield, Wisconsin for a Total Not-to-Exceed Cost of $23,310.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Roll Call Vote  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Mayr

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Nerbun

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

Motion to suspend the rules and take action on RESOLUTION 3865.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Nerbun

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Schneider

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

j)              RESOLUTION 3865 - A Resolution Approving the Purchase of One Police Vehicle from Ewald Automotive Group, Hartford, Wisconsin and the Installation of Associated Equipment from General Communications, Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the Total Amount of $37,885.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Roll Call Vote  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Schneider

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Hansher

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

9)              Specified Unfinished Business:

10)              Presentation of Petitions, Memorials, and/or Remonstrances and Communications:

11)              Specified Miscellaneous New Business:

Mayoral Appointment:  Architectural Board: Andrew Kerr, Regular Member, At Large

 

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Strzelczyk

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Mayr

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

12)              Potential Closed Session:

Motion to table going into a Closed Session to discuss the Acquisition of a Stormwater Drainage Easement Across the Property at 9731 N. Courtland Drive.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Strzelczyk

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Parrish

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

Acquisition of a Stormwater Drainage Easement Across the Property at 9731 N. Courtland Drive: The Common Council may convene into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stat. §19.85(1)(e), deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session, and then may reconvene into open session to take such action as deemed appropriate.

Acquisition of a Stormwater Drainage Easement Across the Property at 9731 N. Courtland Drive

 

RESULT:              No Vote

13)              Adjourn

Motion to adjourn at 8:54 PM.

 

RESULT:              Approved by Voice Acclamation  [Unanimous]

MOVED BY:              Alderman Gierl

SECONDED BY:              Alderman Strzelczyk

AYES:              Strzelczyk, Bushee, Mayr, Hansher, Gierl, Parrish, Schneider, Nerbun

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Kathy Andrykowski