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Meeting Name: COMMON COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 2/6/2024 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Common Council Chamber
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Meeting video: eComment: Not available  
Attachments:
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     The meeting was called to order at 9:25 AM     Roll call Video Video
     The Pledge of Allegiance was said followed by silent meditation.    Not available
     The question was put: Are there any corrections to the Common Council Journal of Proceedings for the regular meeting of January 17, 2024? There being none, the minutes of the meetings were approved without objection.    Video Video
     COMMENDATORY AND CONDOLATORY RESOLUTION    Not available
231514 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 Video Video
     THE LICENSES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231489 02.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.

Minutes note: Renewal with a 30 (thirty) day suspension of the Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer licenses for Tonia R. Otis based upon the preponderance of the evidence in the police report that demonstrates the operation results in a threat to health, safety or welfare of the public; for the premises located at 3535 W Villard Av. (“Uptown Bar and Grill”) in the 1st aldermanic district. (No Written Objections Have Been Filed) Renewal with a 20 (twenty) day suspension of the Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises licenses for Eric A. Rasmussen based upon the preponderance of the evidence in the police report and progressive punishment from the previous letter that demonstrates the operation results in a threat to health, safety or welfare of the public; for the premises located at 2859 N Oakland Av. (“Axels”) in the 3rd aldermanic district. (No Written Objections Have Been Filed) Renewal with a 15 (fifteen) day suspension of the Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer licenses based upon the preponderance of the evidence in the police report that demonstrates the operation results in a threat to health, safety or welfare of the public and the aldermanic testimony; for the premises located at 5321 W Green Tree Rd. (“New Entertainers”) in the 9th aldermanic district. (No Written Objections Have Been Filed)
APPROVEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231025 03.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Public Works Committee relating to licenses.APPROVEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231407 04.ResolutionResolution relating to the application, acceptance, and funding of a Private Property Inflow and Infiltration grant from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) for a project at various locations throughout the City of Milwaukee.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
231442 05.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a document titled “1st Revision State/Municipal Agreement for an Infrastructure Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Project” with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the programming, design, procurement, and construction of Street Lighting Improvements at Various Locations City Wide, and to set up funds for procurement of equipment at an estimated total cost of $160,000 with an estimated City share of $32,000 and a grantor share of $128,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231444 06.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a document titled “3rd Revision State/Municipal Agreement for a State-Let Highway Project” with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the programming, design, and construction of North Lake Drive (STH 32) from Newberry Boulevard to Edgewood Boulevard.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231462 17.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving levying of assessments and construction of assessable public improvement projects at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City cost of these projects approved by this resolution is estimated to be $12,415 for a total estimated cost of $29,200.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231463 08.ResolutionResolution 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 $25,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $145,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231464 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 $575,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $4,753,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231465 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 $6,577,986.48 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $10,383,929.85.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231487 011.ResolutionResolution relating to acceptance and funding of a Green Infrastructure Partnership Program grant from Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District for the removal of impervious surface and installation of green infrastructure on South 1st Street between West Lincoln Avenue and South Chase Avenue, and authorizing entry into a post installation Maintenance Covenant with Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, in the 12th and 14th Aldermanic Districts.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231416 012.CommunicationCommunication relating to the Milwaukee County Transit System North-South 27th Street BRT Project Update.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
231480 013.CommunicationCommunication relating to semi-annual reporting to the Common Council by the Milwaukee Water Works and the Department of Public Works regarding lead service line replacements.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231510 114.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance to further amend the 2024 rates of pay of offices and positions in the City Service.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231511 115.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance to further amend the 2024 offices and positions in the City Service.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230986 116.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing attendance at conventions, seminars and other travel.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231379 017.ResolutionResolution authorizing the Chief Information Officer to enter into non-expenditure agreements relating to the 2024 Republican National Convention for Information Technology services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231437 118.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the Department of Employee Relations to renew its Worker’s Compensation self-insurance status with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231438 119.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the Department of Employee Relations to extend the current contract for administration of worker’s compensation services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231439 120.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the Department of Employee Relations to extend the current contract for a benefits communication tool for City employees.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231525 021.ResolutionResolution relating to the City of Milwaukee Information Security Plan.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231527 022.ResolutionResolution relating to the City of Milwaukee Password Policy.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231539 123.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the transfer of $518,796.30 from the Common Council Contingent Fund to the Insurance Fund Special Purpose Account for the purpose of funding the City’s property insurance policy.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231491 024.AppointmentAppointment of Molly King as Employee Benefits Director by the Mayor.CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231048 025.CommunicationCommunication from the City Comptroller relating to the Audit of the Residents Preference Program for Department of Public Works contracts.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
231220 026.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations relating to labor negotiations.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
231318 027.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations amending the Salary and Positions Ordinances relating to clerical or administrative corrections.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
231507 028.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations relating to classification studies scheduled for Fire and Police Commission action.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
231515 029.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Employee Relations relating to classification studies scheduled for City Service Commission action.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230637 130.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the appeal from Michael Rowsey for property damage.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231029 131.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the appeal of Linda Powell for property damage.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231152 132.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the appeal from Brian Robert Poweleit, Sr for property loss.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231373 033.ResolutionResolution authorizing a structured settlement agreement related to Milwaukee County Court Case No. 22-CV-3366, Midwest Fiber, LLC v. City of Milwaukee.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231405 034.ResolutionResolution authorizing payment of the claim of Darrell Walker, in the amount of $25,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231436 135.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the return of real estate located at 1655 S 18th Street, in the 12th Aldermanic District to its former owner(s) Salvador Corona & Domitilia Corona.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231445 036.ResolutionResolution cancelling real estate taxes levied against certain parcels bearing tax key numbers on the 2022 tax roll, plus interest applicable to date of repayment, if appropriate.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231494 137.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the return of real estate located at 2364 S 20th Street, in the 12th Aldermanic District to its former owner Jong Lee & Catherine Lee, application made by Catherine Lee.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231541 138.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to legislative bills.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231041 139.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the return of real estate located at 1033 W Keefe Avenue, in the 6th Aldermanic District to its former owner Hassan S Mohamed.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
231348 140.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the return of real estate located at 3160 N 9th Street, in the 6th Aldermanic District to its former owner Dante Phillips.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
231378 041.CommunicationCommunication from the Milwaukee Election Commission relating to its plans to ensure all residents of properties operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee are registered to vote.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     DISALLOWANCE AND INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT OF THE FOLLOWING:     Not available
230247 042.ResolutionResolution relating to the appeal of James Vanevenhoven, agent for Kasdorf Property Management for property damage.DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
230884 043.ResolutionResolution relating to the appeal of Shannon Brazeau 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
231036 044.OrdinanceAn ordinance relating to the fee to reclaim a towed vehicle.PASSEDPass13:1 Action details Not available
231466 045.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to parking controls.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231467 146.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to traffic controls.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231493 147.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to acceptance of a sub-grant from Slipstream, Inc. from the federal Department of Energy’s Buildings UP prize in support of the Environmental Collaboration Office’s development of a program to assist small and medium-sized commercial buildings to become more energy-efficient and reduce carbon pollutionADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231501 148.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to metrics used to determine the effectiveness of anti-reckless driving programs.

Minutes note: Ald. Chambers, Zamarripa asked to be added as Co-sponsor. There were no objections.
ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231504 049.ResolutionResolution relating to the City’s Private Ambulance Service Agreements with Bell Ambulance, Inc. and Curtis-Universal.

Minutes note: Ald. Chambers asked to be added as Co-sponsor, there were no objections. Ald. Westmoreland moved to send this item back to committee, in order to AMEND the file to include language reflective of operations changes on the part of the ambulance providers based on a recent incident that resulted in a fatality.
ASSIGNED TOPass13:2 Action details Not available
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231284 050.AppointmentAppointment of Ramon Evans to the Fire and Police Commission by the Mayor. (7th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231285 051.AppointmentAppointment of Christopher Snyder to the Fire and Police Commission by the Mayor. (5th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231286 052.AppointmentAppointment of Jeff Spence to the Fire and Police Commission by the Mayor. (5th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231474 053.AppointmentAppointment of Monica Wauck Smith to the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee by the Mayor.CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231528 054.CommunicationCommunication from the Milwaukee Police Department relating to 2023 crime trends.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
231536 055.CommunicationCommunication from the Fire and Police Commission relating to changes to Milwaukee Police Department Standard Operating Procedures/Instructions.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231331 156.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to the enforcement of certificate of appropriateness requirements by the city clerk.

Minutes note: Ald. Bauman moved substitution of the file with Proposed Substitute A. (Prevailed 14-0)
SUBSTITUTEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
231331 2 OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to the enforcement of certificate of appropriateness requirements by the city clerk.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231452 057.ResolutionResolution authorizing and directing a transfer of funds from the Capital Improvements-Advance Planning Fund to a subaccount for comprehensive planning, land use and zoning analysis, GIS mapping, and other related administrative activities.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231456 058.ResolutionResolution approving Amendment No. 6 to the Project Plan, authorizing expenditures for Tax Incremental District No. 48 (Park East), in the 3rd, 4th and 6th Aldermanic Districts and to allow donations to Tax Incremental District No. 74 (North 35th Street and West Capitol Drive), in the 7th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231457 059.ResolutionResolution authorizing the Lease of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee-owned building at 401 West Wisconsin Avenue, in the 4th Aldermanic District.

Minutes note: This file was not properly before the Common Council for consideration.
NOT ACTED ONPass14:0 Action details Not available
231458 060.ResolutionResolution authorizing the lease of the City of Milwaukee-owned properties at 1335 West Becher Street and 1431 West Becher Street to St. Anthony and St. Hyacinth Catholic Parishes, in the 12th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231459 161.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the application for, acceptance, and expenditure of a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Idle Sites Redevelopment Program Grant on behalf of the United Community Center (UCC).ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231460 162.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the sale of the City-owned tax deed property at 2249 North Humboldt Avenue, in the 6th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231475 063.AppointmentAppointment of Montavius Jones to the Redevelopment Authority by the Mayor. (10th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231482 064.AppointmentReappointment of Anthony D. Smith to the Bronzeville Advisory Committee by the Common Council President.CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231502 065.AppointmentReappointment of Monique Charlier to the Redevelopment Authority by the Mayor. (14th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231503 066.AppointmentReappointment of Kathryn West to the Redevelopment Authority by the Mayor. (3rd Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
150789 267.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to zoning regulations for adult establishments.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
201378 068.ResolutionResolution relating to the Permanent Historic Designation of the South Superior St. Puddlers’ Cottages Historic District on the east side of Superior St. between E. Russell Ave. and E. Ontario St. excluding 2538 S. Superior St. in the 14th Ald. DistrictPLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
211891 069.ResolutionResolution relating to a retroactive Certificate of Appropriateness for staining brick at 2422 N Sherman Boulevard, in the Sherman Boulevard Historic District, for David Griffin.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231409 170.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the expenditure of up to $20,000 from the MKE Community Excellence Fund Special Purpose Account for various events and initiatives in 2024.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231447 171.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the acceptance and funding of the Fiscal Year 2022 Continuum of Care Program from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Milwaukee City and County Continuum of Care.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231448 172.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the acceptance and funding of the year 2023 State of Wisconsin Housing Assistance Program (HAP).ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231449 173.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing acceptance of additional funding of the Milwaukee Continuum of Care grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Inc.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231450 174.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to allocating funds from the 2022 Large Impact Development (LID) Fund.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231451 175.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the allocation of funding from the HOME ARP Funds, to fund Homeless Services and Development projects.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231477 076.ResolutionResolution appropriating up to $1,000 from the Community and Economic Development Committee Fund in support of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority’s Project Cradle Care Initiative.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231287 077.AppointmentReappointment of Sachin Chheda to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Board by the Mayor. (3rd Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231426 078.AppointmentReappointment of Erica Nicole Harris to the Business Improvement District #5 by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231428 079.AppointmentReappointment of Sam Denny to the Business Improvement District #8 by the Mayor. (6th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231430 080.AppointmentReappointment of Larry Roffers to the Business Improvement District #8 by the Mayor. (6th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231432 081.AppointmentNomination of Brandon Urquhart to be the 5th District representative to the Milwaukee Youth Council.CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231469 082.AppointmentAppointment of Phoenix Brown to the Milwaukee Arts Board by the Mayor. CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231470 083.AppointmentAppointment of Chad Orr to the Milwaukee Arts Board by the Mayor. (11th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231471 084.AppointmentAppointment of Ariel Pate to the Milwaukee Arts Board by the Mayor. (14th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231486 085.AppointmentReappointment of Pegge Sytkowski to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Board by the Mayor. (14th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231492 086.AppointmentAppointment of Mario Higgins as the Block Grant Director by the Mayor.CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
231472 087.AppointmentAppointment of Symphony Swan-Zawadi to the Milwaukee Arts Board by the Mayor. (9th Aldermanic District)PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230996 088.AppointmentAppointment of Catina Harwell-Young to the Charter School Review Committee by the Mayor. (10th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
230997 089.AppointmentReappointment of Desiree Pointer-Mace to the Charter School Review Committee by the Mayor. (14th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
230824 090.CommunicationCommunication from the Charter School Review Committee transmitting the findings of the Annual Report for 2022-2023.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     MATTERS FOR IMMEDIATE ADOPTION:    Not available
231561 091.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionResolution conditionally approving a final certified survey map.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231588 092.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionResolution urging the Chief of the Milwaukee Fire Department and all certified ambulance service providers operating within the City of Milwaukee 911 system to adopt or modify Standard Operating Guidelines to require responders to exit their vehicles and search for those requesting assistance when weather, other environmental conditions, or obstructions, create impaired or reduced visibility at or around the location or landmark to which responders are dispatched.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
231589 093.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionResolution amending the City of Milwaukee’s Legislative Package to include support for the PRINCE Act relating to alerts for missing children who do not meet the criteria for Amber Alerts.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     Announcements were made by Council Members. Meeting adjourned at 10:28 AM Joanna Polanco Staff Assistant     Not available