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Meeting Name: COMMON COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/7/2009 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Common Council Chambers
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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     The meeting was called to order at 9:13 a.m.    Video Video
     The roll was called.    Roll call Not available
     The Pledge of Allegiance was said followed by an invocation offered by Dr. Hugh Davis, Jr., president of the General Baptist State Convention of Wisconsin.    Not available
     President Hines acknowledged Sgt. William Walsh of the Milwaukee Police Department for an act of off-duty heroism.    Not available
     The question was put: Are there any corrections to the Common Council Journal of Proceedings for either the regular meeting of June 16, 2009, or the special meeting of June 26, 2009? There being none, the minutes of both meetings were approved without objection.    Not available
     UNFINISHED BUSINESS:    Video Video
090127 01.ResolutionResolution facilitating commercial revitalization and job creation at Muskego and Greenfield Avenues in the South Cesar Chavez Commercial Corridor by approving the blight designation and acquisition by the Redevelopment Authority of the privately owned properties at 1443 and 1445-47 South Muskego Avenue and authorizing conveyance to Pete’s Marketplace, Inc., in the 12th Aldermanic District.

Minutes note: Ald. Witkowiak moved that the matter be placed on file.
PLACED ON FILEPass15:0 Action details Not available
     Various commendatory and condolatory resolutions were read and approved without objection.    Video Video
     THE LICENSES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
081372 01.OrdinanceAn ordinance relating to qualifications for a new Class “D” operator’s license.PLACED ON FILEPass15:0 Action details Not available
     APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090057 02.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relative to various licenses.

Minutes note: The court reporter was sworn in. The question was put: Are either of the following or their counsels present and, if so, do they wish to address the Common Council? Jerome Kosmoski was not present. Andrew Arena was present in person. Ald. Bohl moved that the Common Council resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole for the purpose of receiving testimony in this matter. There was no objection. Andrew Arena appeared and addressed the Common Council. Asst. City Attorney Bruce Schrimpf appeared and addressed the Common Council. Ald. Bohl moved that the Committee of the Whole rise. There was no objection. Ald. Bohl moved to renew the license with the issuance of a warning letter.
AMENDEDFail5:9 Action details Video Video
090057 0 MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relative to various licenses.

Minutes note: Ald. Zielinski moved to return Tavern/Dance License for Star Bar to Committee. This motion was withdrawn.
APPROVEDPass15:0 Action details Video Video
     THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090136 01.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Public Safety Committee relative to licenses.APPROVEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090058 12.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to parking controls in various Aldermanic Districts.PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090059 13.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to traffic controls in various Aldermanic Districts.PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090222 04.OrdinanceAn ordinance relating to revisions of firearm regulation to comply with Wisconsin law.PASSEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090240 15.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to application, funding and expenditure of the 2009 Back to School Health Fair Grant from the Stark Hospital Foundation.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090252 06.ResolutionResolution relative to acceptance and funding of a Juvenile Accountability Block Grant.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
     THE FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090051 11.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance to further amend the 2009 rates of pay of offices and positions in the City Service.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090101 22.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance to further amend the 2009 offices and positions in the City Service.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090204 13.Charter OrdinanceSubstitute charter ordinance relating to retirement benefits for certain represented employes.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
070017 14.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving, ratifying and confirming memorandum of understanding between the City Negotiating Team and the Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council for the period of August 1, 2007 to July 31, 2010.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
070023 15.ResolutionSubstitute resolution to ratify and confirm the final agreement between the City of Milwaukee and Local 494, IBEW, AFL-CIO (Electrical Group).ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090187 06.ResolutionResolution authorizing the issuance and sale of up to $230,000,000 of revenue anticipation notes or General Obligation Notes for the purpose of financing the operating budget of the Milwaukee Public Schools on an interim basis.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090241 17.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to application, acceptance and funding of the Milwaukee Breast and Cervical Cancer Awareness Grant from the State of Wisconsin - Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090242 18.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to application, acceptance and funding of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Case Management Grant from the State of Wisconsin - Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090243 19.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to application, acceptance and funding of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Grant from the State of Wisconsin - Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090244 110.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to application, acceptance and funding of the Wisconsin Well Woman Program Wise Woman Grant from the State of Wisconsin - Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090245 111.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to application, acceptance and funding of the Congenital Disorders Grant from the State of Wisconsin - Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090248 112.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to application, acceptance and funding of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090250 013.ResolutionResolution authorizing the acceptance and expenditure of contributions received by the Milwaukee Police Department from federally forfeited tangible property or cash for increased or enhanced law enforcement efforts.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090133 014.CommunicationCommunication from the Department of Administration - Budget and Management Analysis Division regarding vacancy requests, fund transfers and equipment requests.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
090227 015.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
090237 016.Charter OrdinanceA charter ordinance relating to retirement benefits and creditable service for employees represented by certain bargaining units.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090186 11.ResolutionSubstitute resolution to settle claims for defense of various police officers.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090197 02.ResolutionResolution relative to the cancellation of a special improvement bill placed on the 2006-2008 Tax Rolls.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090203 03.ResolutionResolution authorizing settlement of the claim of Angel Marie Alderman, specifically, Angel Marie Alderman v. City of Milwaukee, et al.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090205 04.ResolutionResolution cancelling City invoices.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090206 05.ResolutionResolution authorizing payment of the claim of Eric Rom, in the amount of $3,500.00.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090209 06.ResolutionResolution to cancel real estate taxes levied against certain parcels bearing various key numbers on the 2008 tax rolls, plus interest applicable to date of repayment, if appropriate.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
   7. DISALLOWANCE AND INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT OF THE FOLLOWING:     Not available
090198 0a.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Jeffery Kusick for property damage.DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090202 0b.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Jon and Dana Doro for property damage. (10th Aldermanic District)DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090128 11.OrdinanceSubstitute ordinance relating to the First Amendment to a General Planned Development, known as Milwaukee County Zoo, for an off-premise electronic changeable message sign, on land located South of West Bluemound Road and East of North Mayfair Road, in the 10th Aldermanic District.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
080937 12.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing an expenditure and approving a Cooperation and Development Agreement with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee for Tax Incremental District No. 71, Mitchell Street/Goldmann’s Department Store Project, in the 12th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090211 13.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving the boundary for a Tax Incremental District at South 27th Street and West Howard Avenue, in the 13th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
090213 04.ResolutionResolution authorizing an extension to Edison Green, LLC for the purchase of the City-owned vacant lot at 1027 North Edison Street for mixed-use development, in the 4th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass13:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
080089 05.Communication-ReportCommunication from the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board relative to its 2007 activities.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
080090 06.Communication-ReportCommunication from the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board relative to its 2008 activities.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
090159 07.Communication-ReportCommunication from the Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board transmitting its 2007 and 2008 Annual Reports.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090073 11.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing an expenditure and approving a Public Improvement Development and Maintenance Agreement for Business Improvement District No. 41, Downer Avenue, in the 3rd Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090074 12.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing an expenditure and approving a Public Improvement Development and Maintenance Agreement for Business Improvement District No. 36, Riverworks II, in the 6th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090251 03.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to a change in the HUD funding for the Community Development Block Grant 2009 program year.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
   4. Appointments to the Neighborhood Improvement District Board #1:    Not available
090169 0a.AppointmentAppointment of Thomas Bernacchi to the Neighborhood Improvement District Board #1 by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090171 0b.AppointmentAppointment of Ted Matkom to the Neighborhood Improvement District Board #1 by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090172 0c.AppointmentAppointment of Santino Bando to the Neighborhood Improvement District Board #1 by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090173 0d.AppointmentAppointment of Daniel McCarthy to the Neighborhood Improvement District Board #1 by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
   5. Appointments and Reappointments to Business Improvement District Boards:     Not available
081737 0a.AppointmentAppointment of Dele Ojelabi to the Business Improvement District Board #28 (North Avenue Gateway) by the Mayor. (15th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090174 0b.AppointmentReappointment of Thomas Bernacchi to the Business Improvement District Board #21 (Downtown Management) by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090175 0c.AppointmentReappointment of Debra Usinger to the Business Improvement District Board #21 (Downtown Management) by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090177 0d.AppointmentReappointment of Dextra Hadnot to the Business Improvement District Board #21 (Downtown Management) by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
081735 0e.AppointmentReappointment of Douglas Weas to the Business Improvement District Board #2 (Historic Third Ward) by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090180 0f.AppointmentReappointment of Michael DeMichele to the Business Improvement District Board #2 (Historic Third Ward) by the Mayor. (6th Aldermanic District)

Minutes note: Ald. Davis moved to place on file notwithstanding the recommendation of the committee.
PLACED ON FILEPass15:0 Action details Video Video
090181 0g.AppointmentReappointment of Jim Piwoni to the Business Improvement District Board #2 (Historic Third Ward) by the Mayor. (3rd Aldermanic District)

Minutes note: Ald. Davis moved to place on file notwithstanding the recommendation of the committee.
PLACED ON FILEPass15:0 Action details Video Video
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090285 06.Communication-ReportCommunication relating to the Annual Financial Report of the Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation.PLACED ON FILEPass15:0 Action details Not available
     THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC COMMITTEE FURTHER RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     ---The following item may be referred from the SPECIAL Community and Economic Development Committee meeting held on Monday, July 6, 2009 at 9:00 A.M.    Not available
090272 17.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the submittal, acceptance and funding of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development through the Community Development Grants Administration (CDGA).ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
     THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Video Video
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
081293 11.ResolutionSubstitute resolution to vacate the southernmost 72 feet of alley in the block bounded by North 1st Street, East Garfield Avenue, East North Avenue and North Palmer Street, in the 6th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090189 02.ResolutionResolution releasing the public access easement in the area of vacated South 7th Street north of West Washington Street, in the 12th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090192 13.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 $19,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $140,000.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090193 14.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 $732,900 for a total estimated cost of $762,700.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090194 25.ResolutionSubstitute resolution 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 $576,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $14,916,000.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090195 26.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving construction of nonassessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes with the City construction cost estimated to be $5,272,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $6,450,000.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090196 17.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving construction of projects to be funded by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) as nonassessable public improvements at various locations and appropriating funds for these purposes, with the City share of these projects for non participating items estimated to be $305,300.00 and the grantor share estimated to be $6,357,000.00 for a total estimated cost of $6,662,300.00.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090201 08.ResolutionResolution accepting six Water Easements.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090207 09.ResolutionResolution authorizing the City Comptroller to transfer funds to various State and Federal Aid project subaccounts for the estimated remaining Wisconsin Department of Transportation and City of Milwaukee preliminary engineering and construction costs totaling $845,617.49, City share is $550,919.67 and the Grantor’s share is $294,697.82.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090215 010.ResolutionResolution authorizing the jurisdictional transfer of the City-owned vacant lots at 3620(R) North Holton Street and 2911-15 North Teutonia Avenue from the Department of City Development to the Milwaukee Fire Department, in the 6th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090217 011.ResolutionResolution authorizing the Commissioner of Public Works to issue a permit allowing the installation, maintenance and removal of a temporary art project in the Knapp Street Bridge House and in its adjacent public right-of-way.ADOPTEDPass13:2 Action details Video Video
090218 112.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the City Comptroller to transfer funds to a State and/or Federal Aid project subaccount for the estimated remaining Wisconsin Department of Transportation and City of Milwaukee preliminary engineering costs totaling $75,000.00, City share is $53,241.60 and the Grantor’s share is $21,758.40.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090219 013.ResolutionResolution approving a plat of right-of-way required to implement the Valley Passage Project and directing the proper City officials to execute the right-of-way plat and associated agreements.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090220 014.ResolutionResolution to inform the Common Council of the City’s Compliance Maintenance Annual Report for the year 2008.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090233 015.ResolutionResolution amending Common Council File Number 081212 for the purpose of extending the period of authority, responsibilities and activities of the Recycling Task Force.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090254 016.ResolutionResolution directing the proper City officers to execute the release of a joint water and underground conduit easement, located in North 10th Street from West Juneau Avenue to West Winnebago Street, in the 4th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
     Communications from City officers were read and ordered on file without objection.    Video Video
     MATTERS FOR IMMEDIATE ADOPTION:    Video Video
090296 01.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionResolution approving final certified survey maps.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
090283 02.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionResolution amending Resolution File # 081124 to extend the period of authority, responsibilities and activities of the Mobile Home Study Task Force to January 7, 2010.ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Not available
     Announcements were made.    Video Video
     There being no further business to come before the Common Council, the meeting was adjourned at 10:42 a.m.    Not available
     -- Jim Owczarski, Deputy City Clerk    Not available