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Meeting Name: COMMON COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/19/2023 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Common Council Chamber
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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     The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m.

Minutes note: Ald. Dimitrijevic presiding over the meeting.
    Roll call Video Video
     There was a moment of silence in support of President Jose Perez, whose father had passed. The Pledge of Allegiance was said followed by silent meditation.    Video Video
     The question was put: Are there any corrections to the Common Council Journal of Proceedings for the regular meeting of September 1, 2023? There being none, the minutes of the meetings were approved without objection    Video Video
     Ald. Spiker moved for the Common Council to resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole for the purpose of receiving presentations. There were no objections. From his Honor, Mayor Cavalier Johnson, made a presentation relating to the proposed executive budget for the year 2024. "Mailman" Michael Booth was recognized for his service and retirement as a United States Postal Service letter carrier. He was accompanied by Ald. Brostoff. Ald. Spiker moved that the Committee of the Whole rise. There were no objections. Ald. Spiker moved that the Mayor's Budget for 2024 be referred to the Finance and Personnel Committee for its review and consideration and, further, that its report on the budget be submitted at a meeting of the Common Council to be held on Friday, November 3, 2023 at 9 a.m. There were no objections. Ald. Spiker moved, pursuant to provisions of Chapter 18-04-6 of the Milwaukee City Charter, that a public hearing on the proposed budget for 2024 be held jointly and virtually by the Common Council and the Mayor on Monday, October 2, 2023 at 6:30 p.m., and fur    Video Video
     COMMENDATORY AND CONDOLATORY RESOLUTIONS    Video Video
230704 01.CommunicationCommunication from the City Clerk relating to various commendatory/condolatory resolutions to be acknowledged and affirmed by the Common Council.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE LICENSES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230663 02.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.

Minutes note: The question was put: Have the members of the Common Council read the report and recommendations of the Licenses Committee and the exceptions filed under this matter? All members of the Common Council present indicated reading the report and recommendations of the Licenses Committee and the exceptions filed under this matter. The question was put: Are there any motions relative to this matter? Hearing no other motions made, a vote of those Council members present to approve the recommendations of the Licenses Committee as contained in File Number 230663 was called.
APPROVEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230396 03.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a document titled “State/Municipal Agreement for a State-Let Highway Project” with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the programming, design, real estate acquisition, and construction of N. Farwell, E. Bradford (STH 32) from N. Prospect Ave. to N. Lake Drive, and to set up funds for design engineering and real estate acquisition at an estimated total cost of $1,775,000 with an estimated City share of $412,500 and a grantor share of $1,362,500. ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230398 04.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a document titled “State/Municipal Agreement for a State-Let Highway Project” with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the programming, design, real estate acquisition, and construction of Prospect Ave (STH 32) from E. Wells St. to E. Bradford Avenue, and to set up funds for design engineering and real estate acquisition at an estimated total cost of $2,185,000 with an estimated City share of $515,000 and a grantor share of $1,670,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230506 05.ResolutionResolution to dedicate certain City-owned land for public right-of-way purposes at 357 East Howard Avenue, in the 13th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230574 06.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute document titled “State/Municipal Agreement for a State-Let Local Bridge Project” with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of the Teutonia Avenue Bridge over the Lincoln Creek and to set up funds for design engineering at an estimated total cost of $706,450 with an estimated City share of $141,290 and a grantor share of $565,160.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230575 07.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute document titled “State/Municipal Agreement for a State-Let Local Bridge Project” with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the rehabilitation of the North 25th Street Bridge over the Menomonee River and to set up funds for design engineering at an estimated total cost of $200,250 with an estimated City share of $40,050 and a grantor share of $160,200. ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230576 18.ResolutionSubstitute resolution determining it necessary to make various assessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City engineering cost estimated to be $50,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $407,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230577 09.ResolutionResolution determining it necessary to make various nonassessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City engineering cost estimated to be $282,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $3,357,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230578 010.ResolutionResolution approving construction of nonassessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City construction cost estimated to be $840,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $960,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230602 011.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a 2nd Revision State/Municipal Agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to fund design, construction, and procurement costs for the Bike Share Phase 2 project.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230603 012.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a document titled “2nd Revision State/Municipal Financial Agreement for a State-Let Highway Project” with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the electrical service relocation at North Lake Drive between East Newberry Boulevard and East Edgewood Avenue, and to set up funds for electrical service relocation at an estimated total cost of $31,149.08 with 100% grantor share.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230604 013.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute two documents titled “Cost Sharing Memo of Understanding Between the City of Milwaukee and the City of Greenfield” for the design, construction, and construction engineering of the Powerline Trail Phase 2 project.

Minutes note: Ald. Spiker added as the sponsor.
ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230605 014.ResolutionResolution authorizing City entry into Green Infrastructure Funding Agreements, and Conservation Easements, with MMSD and MPS for MPS properties, in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 14th Aldermanic Districts.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230616 015.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a document titled “2nd Revision to State/Municipal Agreement for State-Let Highway Project” with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the programming, design, and construction of the West Villard Avenue Intersections with North 60th Street and with North 51st Street.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230620 016.ResolutionResolution amending the program description of the American Rescue Plan Act-funded Street Lighting Program.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230621 017.ResolutionResolution approving a Small Wireless Facility Master License Agreement with Wisconsin Technology Networking, LLC.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230623 018.ResolutionResolution authorizing the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee to enter into a Cooperation Agreement with MV3, LLC to facilitate roadway improvements within the Kneeland Properties in the Menomonee Valley, in the 4th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230632 019.ResolutionResolution relating to acceptance and funding of a 2024 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Urban Forestry grant - Advancing Milwaukee Urban Forestry Workforce Development and Training.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230635 020.ResolutionResolution authorizing an agreement between Milwaukee Public Schools and the Wisconsin Historical Society to place a historical marker outside North Division High School. ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230675 021.ResolutionResolution approving a no-cost lease agreement with Wisconsin Electric Power Company for a shared use trail parallel to North 20 Street between West Olive Street and West Villard Avenue.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     THE FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
221640 222.Charter OrdinanceA substitute charter ordinance relating to the inclusion of certain contracts in the city budget.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230362 123.Charter OrdinanceA substitute charter ordinance relating to the employes’ retirement system.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230522 124.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance to further amend the 2023 rates of pay of offices and positions in the City Service.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230523 125.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance to further amend the 2023 offices and positions in the City Service.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230300 126.ResolutionSubstitute resolution outlining the process and communication of 2024 health and dental insurance premium rates.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230521 227.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing attendance at conventions, seminars and other travel.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230610 028.ResolutionResolution authorizing the sale of City-owned Internet Protocol (IP) addresses.

Minutes note: Ald. Spiker moved to return the file back to committee. (Prevailed 14-0)
REFERRED TOPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230615 129.ResolutionSubstitute resolution amending Common Council File Number 221131 relative to acceptance and funding of 2023 WIC (Women, Infants, & Children) grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230659 030.AppointmentAppointment of Joshua Parish to the Deferred Compensation Plan Board by the Mayor. (7th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230518 031.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations relating to classification studies scheduled for Fire and Police Commission action.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230519 032.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations relating to classification studies scheduled for City Service Commission action.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230520 033.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations amending the Salary and Positions Ordinances relative to clerical or administrative corrections.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230551 034.CommunicationCommunication from the City Comptroller relating to the 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report and 2022 Single Audit Act Supplemental Financial Report.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230552 035.CommunicationCommunication from the City Comptroller relating to the audit of Milwaukee Fire Department Payroll Calculations.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230649 036.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations regarding changes to Part II, Section 9 of the Salary Ordinance.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230693 037.CommunicationCommunication from the Office of Comptroller relating to sales tax revenue collection for 2024.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230694 038.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations amending the Salary Ordinance relating to correcting the maximum rates of pay under pay ranges 3PN and 3QN.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230695 039.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations amending the Salary Ordinance relating to a special attainment rate footnote for Health Department positions.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230697 040.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations amending the Salary Ordinance relating to adding language to allow flexibility in the ordinance concerning administrative errors and implementations.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     THE JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
210409 141.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to legislative bills.

Minutes note: Ald. Borkowski moved to return the file back to committee. (Prevailed 14-0)
REFERRED TOPass14:0 Action details Video Video
212043 142.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to an agreement with outside counsel Emile Banks & Assoc. in the matter of Harris v. City of Milwaukee.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
220751 143.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the claim of Suzette Washington.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230280 144.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the claim of Mike and Melissa Maurer.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230537 045.ResolutionResolution authorizing settlement of the lawsuit entitled Dombanee Lincoln (Guardian of Dennis King, Deceased) v. City of Milwaukee, et al., Case No. 21-CV-3502.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230538 046.ResolutionResolution authorizing settlement of claims in the lawsuit entitled Michael Poe v. City of Milwaukee, Eastern District Federal Court Case Number 22-CV-00880.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230607 047.ResolutionResolution cancelling real estate taxes levied against certain parcels bearing tax key numbers on the 2022 tax rolls, plus interest applicable to date of repayment, if appropriate.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230612 048.ResolutionResolution authorizing settlement of claims in two lawsuits entitled 312 E Wisconsin BLDG, LLC v. City of Milwaukee.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
220999 049.ResolutionResolution relating to the appeal of Christine Zuba for property damage.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
221145 050.ResolutionResolution relating to the claim of Tom Sowinski.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
221743 051.ResolutionResolution relating to the appeal of Katrina Romanello, agent for Phoenix Loss Control, for property damage.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     DISALLOWANCE AND INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT OF THE FOLLOWING:     Video Video
221222 052.ResolutionResolution relating to the appeal of Marty Brown for property damage.DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230585 153.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to parking controls.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230586 154.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to traffic controls.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230608 055.ResolutionResolution relating to acceptance and funding of a 2023-2024 Wisconsin Coverdell Stroke Program Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230613 156.ResolutionResolution amending Common Council File Number 230318 relating to acceptance and funding of the 2023 Women, Infants and Children’s (WIC) Breast Feeding Peer Counseling grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     THE ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
221923 157.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to the change in zoning from Industrial Light, IL1, to Commercial Service, CS, to allow commercial development on the northern portion of 7201 West Good Hope Road, located on the south side of West Good Hope Road, east of North 76th Street, in the 9th Aldermanic District.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230588 058.OrdinanceAn ordinance deeming certain adopted comprehensive plans (area plans) passed as ordinances.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230670 059.OrdinanceAn ordinance relating to secure structure plans.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230330 160.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to a Minor Modification to the Detailed Planned Development known as Eighteen87 on Water to allow an additional building wall sign on a previously approved multi-family residential building located at 1887 North Water Street, on the north side of North Water Street, west of North Humboldt Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic DistrictADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230505 061.ResolutionResolution authorizing the Lease of the City of Milwaukee-owned property at 5529-31 West North Avenue to Uptown Crossing - BID 16, in the 10th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230512 162.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to a Minor Modification to the Detailed Planned Development, DPD, known as Downer Avenue Redevelopment, Phase 2 to allow alterations to the façade of an existing building located at 2575 North Downer Avenue, on the west side of North Downer Avenue, north of East Webster Place, in the 3rd Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230624 063.ResolutionResolution approving a Land Disposition Report and authorizing the sale of the City-owned tax deed properties at 4100-02 North 22nd Street and 2142 West Atkinson Avenue to Wisconsin Community Services, Inc., in the 1st Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230625 064.ResolutionResolution approving a Project Plan and a Development Agreement, authorizing expenditures and creating Tax Incremental District No. 117 (Filer and Stowell), in the 14th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230660 065.AppointmentAppointment of Alderman Lamont Westmoreland to the Redevelopment Authority by the MayorCONFIRMEDPass13:0 Action details Video Video
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230132 066.ResolutionResolution relating to a Certificate of Appropriateness for roof replacement at 2605 N. Summit Avenue, in the North Point North Historic District for James Stearns and Agnes Stearns.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230422 067.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of City Development transmitting the 2022 Annual Report of Tax Incremental Districts.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230713 068.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Neighborhood Services, Department of City Development, and Department of Administration - Community Development Grant Administration relating to the supervision of and actions taken at 2632 W. Wells St. (SoHi Lofts).PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230316 169.ResolutionResolution creating Business Improvement District No. 54 (Fond du Lac Avenue) and approving its Initial Operating Plan, in the 7th Aldermanic District.

Minutes note: Ald. Rainey moved substitution of the file with Proposed Substitute A. (Prevailed 14-0)
SUBSTITUTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230316 1 ResolutionResolution creating Business Improvement District No. 54 (Fond du Lac Avenue) and approving its Initial Operating Plan, in the 7th Aldermanic District.HELD IN COUNCILPass14:0 Action details Not available
230497 070.ResolutionResolution relating to acceptance and funding of an Interlibrary Services Grant.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230498 071.ResolutionResolution relating to acceptance and funding of a Talking Book and Braille Library Grant.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230568 172.ResolutionSubstitute resolution establishing a sister city relationship between the City of Milwaukee and Abuja, Nigeria.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230640 073.ResolutionResolution designating the Back to School Festival as an official City of Milwaukee event. ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230672 074.ResolutionResolution amending Common Council Resolution File Number 230228, authorizing the City Clerk’s Office to accept and expend up to $100,000 annually in contributions to support Power Hour networking events.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230692 175.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing acceptance of funding of the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) Implementation Grant from the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund, Inc.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230447 076.AppointmentAppointment of Christy Dawn to the Business Improvement District #41 by the Mayor. CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230651 077.AppointmentAppointment of Rick Banks to the Business Improvement District #8 by the Mayor. (6th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230655 078.AppointmentAppointment of Steven Bartelt to the Business Improvement District #21 by the Mayor. CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230657 079.AppointmentReappointment of Michael DeMichele to the Business Improvement District #41 by the Mayor. (3rd Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230658 080.AppointmentReappointment of Michael O’Connor to the Business Improvement District #41 by the Mayor. (3rd Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230661 081.AppointmentReappointment of Sam Denny to the Business Improvement District #15 by the Mayor. (6th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230662 082.AppointmentReappointment of Ed Mordy to the Business Improvement District #15 by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     Communications from City officers were read and ordered on file without objection.    Video Video
     MATTERS FOR IMMEDIATE ADOPTION:    Video Video
230722 083.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionResolution approving final certified survey maps.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230785 084.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionResolution amending the City of Milwaukee’s legislative package to include support for legislation that increases access to child care and child care services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230787 085.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionSubstitute resolution amending the City of Milwaukee’s legislative package to include a provision urging the State Legislature to adopt legislation assessing child support obligations for those who orphan children in certain motor vehicle accidents.

Minutes note: Ald. Chambers, Jr. added as a cosponsor.
ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
230787 0 Resolution-Immediate AdoptionSubstitute resolution amending the City of Milwaukee’s legislative package to include a provision urging the State Legislature to adopt legislation assessing child support obligations for those who orphan children in certain motor vehicle accidents.RECONSIDEREDPass14:0 Action details Not available
230787 0 Resolution-Immediate AdoptionSubstitute resolution amending the City of Milwaukee’s legislative package to include a provision urging the State Legislature to adopt legislation assessing child support obligations for those who orphan children in certain motor vehicle accidents.

Minutes note: Ald. Rainey moved substitution of the file with Proposed Substitute A. (Prevailed 14-0)
SUBSTITUTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
230787 1 Resolution-Immediate AdoptionSubstitute resolution amending the City of Milwaukee’s legislative package to include a provision urging the State Legislature to adopt legislation assessing child support obligations for those who orphan children in certain motor vehicle accidents.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     Announcements were made.    Video Video
     There being no further business to come before the Common Council, the meeting adjourned at 10:46 a.m. Chris Lee, Staff Assistant Council Records Section City Clerk's Office    Not available
     This meeting can be viewed in its entirety through the City's Legislative Research Center at http://milwaukee.legistar.com/calendar.    Not available