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Meeting Name: COMMON COUNCIL Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 3/2/2010 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Council Chambers, 3rd Fl., City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
Meeting video: eComment: Not available  
Attachments: Finance & Personnel e-book, Public Works e-book
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     The meeting was called to order at 9:13 a.m.    Not available
     The roll was called.    Roll call Not available
     The Pledge of Allegiance was said followed by an invocation offered by Ms. Deborah Zarate, director of the Milwaukee Shambhala Center.    Not available
     The question was put: Are there any corrections to the Common Council Journal of Proceedings for the regular meeting of February 9, 2010? There being none, the minutes of this meeting were approved without objection.    Not available
     UNFINISHED BUSINESS:    Not available
091303 01.ResolutionResolution reserving a sum not to exceed $1,097,287 from the 2010 Common Council Contingent Fund to bring back into service Fire Ladder Truck #10 for the remainder of 2010.ADOPTEDFail5:9 Action details Not available
     Commendatory and condolatory resolutions were read and approved without objection.    Not available
     THE LICENSES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091089 01.MotionMotion relating to the new application for a food dealer license of SWY, Inc. for the premises at 2701 N. 76th Street doing business as "Cigarette Depot" in the 5th Aldermanic District.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091259 02.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relative to licenses.

Minutes note: The question was put: Have the members of the Common Council read the Report and Recommendations of the Licenses Committee? All members present indicated they had done so.
APPROVEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091261 01.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Public Safety Committee relative to licenses.APPROVEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091282 22.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to the keeping of bees in the city.

Minutes note: Ald. Murphy asked to be listed as a co-sponsor for this item.
PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091379 13.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to parking controls.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091380 14.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to traffic controls.

Minutes note: Ald. Davis moved that this matter be held until a later point in the meeting. There was no objection.
PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091403 25.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to a trap-neuter-release pilot program for feral cats.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091395 06.CommunicationCommunication from the Fire Department relating to the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System and other Fire Department related matters.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091253 11.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance to further amend the 2010 rates of pay of offices and positions in the City Service.PASSEDPass11:3 Action details Not available
091254 12.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance to further amend the 2010 offices and positions in the City Service.PASSEDPass11:3 Action details Not available
091274 13.Charter OrdinanceA substitute charter ordinance relating to annual valuations of the assets and liabilities of the employes’ retirement system.

Minutes note: Ald. Murphy moved for suspension of the rules for the purpose of considering this matter out of order. There was no objection. Ald. Bohl moved to amend the last sentence in the pargarph under Part 4 of the charter ordinance to read as follows: "No changes shall be made to this paragraph without >>an affirmative vote fo the board of at least 5 of its members, and<< written certification from the board's actuary that such changes comply with Actuarial Standards of Practice."
AMENDEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091274 2 Charter OrdinanceA substitute charter ordinance relating to annual valuations of the assets and liabilities of the employes’ retirement system.PASSEDPass10:5 Action details Not available
091308 14.Charter OrdinanceA substitute charter ordinance relating to retirement benefits for certain city employes.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
070016 15.ResolutionSubstitute resolution to ratify and confirm the final agreements between the City of Milwaukee and IAMAW, District No. 10, AFL-CIO.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091224 06.ResolutionResolution appropriating $50,000 from the 2009 Common Council Contingent Fund account to the Assessor’s Office to pay for legal consulting fees related to remissions cases.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091322 17.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing $14,360,000 of contingent borrowing for school purposes.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091323 08.ResolutionResolution authorizing the sale and issuance of general obligation bonds in the aggregate amount of $14,360,000 for school purposes.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091397 29.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing $16,805,000 of contingent borrowing for Redevelopment Purposes.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091398 010.ResolutionResolution relating to issuance and sale of general obligation bonds in the aggregate amount of $16,805,000 for providing financial assistance to blight elimination, slum clearance, community development, redevelopment and urban renewal programs and projects.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091404 011.ResolutionResolution relating to the inclusion of the City of Milwaukee Housing Trust Fund as a participating recipient of donations in future City UPAF/Visions and Combined Giving campaigns.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091382 012.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
091383 013.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:    Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091388 01.ResolutionResolution to cancel real estate taxes levied against certain parcels bearing various key numbers on the 2008 tax roll, plus interest applicable to date of repayment, if appropriate.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091390 12.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relative to legislative bills.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091402 13.ResolutionSubstitute resolution to settle claims of Cermele & Associates for defense of various police officers.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091399 04.AppointmentAppointment of Audra Brennan to the position of Legislative Liaison Director by the Mayor.CONFIRMEDPass13:1 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
081060 05.CommunicationCommunication from the City Attorney relative to expenditures from the Outside Counsel/Expert Witness Fund Special Purpose Account.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     DISALLOWANCE AND INDEFINITE POSTPONEMENT OF THE FOLLOWING:     Not available
   6. Claims against the city:    Not available
091326 0a.ResolutionResolution relating to the claim of Mark and Luanne Schimmel for property damage. (11th Aldermanic District)DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass13:1 Action details Not available
091327 0b.ResolutionResolution relating to the claim of Gerald and Patricia Swendrowski for property damage. (11th Aldermanic District)DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass13:1 Action details Not available
091332 0c.ResolutionResolution relating to the claim of Lon and Peggy Couillard for property damage. (11th Aldermanic District)DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass13:1 Action details Not available
091333 0d.ResolutionResolution relating to the claim of Michael and Cheryl Krzewinski for property damage. (11th Aldermanic District)DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass13:1 Action details Not available
091334 0e.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Fannie Sanders for property damage. (2nd Aldermanic District)DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091335 0f.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Sharon Chaney for property damage. (15th Aldermanic District)DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091375 0g.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Willie Ellis for property damage. (15th Aldermanic District)DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091376 0h.ResolutionResolution relating to an appeal from Kent Hansen for property damage.DISALLOWED AND INDEFINITELY POSTPONEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE ZONING, NEIGHBORHOODS & DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091059 11.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to a change in zoning from Two-Family Residential to Local Business on lands located East of South Cesar E. Chavez Drive and North of West Mineral Street, for parking lot expansion, in the 12th Aldermanic District.PASSEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090879 12.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving a Second Restated Agreement for Purchase and Sale of the surplus City-owned property at 4701-5001 South Pennsylvania Avenue in the City of Cudahy between the City of Milwaukee and Cobalt Partners, LLC.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091152 13.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving Amendment No. 1 to the Project Plan and authorizing expenditures for Tax Incremental District No. 34, Third Ward Riverwalk, in the 4th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091245 04.ResolutionResolution permitting a minor modification to a Detailed Planned Development known as Plymouth Hill to extend a family daycare hours of operation, on lands located South of West Walnut Street and West of North 7th Street, in the 6th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091248 15.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing an expenditure and approving a Grant Agreement with the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee for Tax Incremental District No. 71, Mitchell Street/551 West Historic Mitchell Street Project, in the 12th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass12:0 Action details Not available
091358 16.ResolutionSubstitute resolution relating to the allocation of funds from the Housing Trust Fund.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091366 07.ResolutionResolution accepting the proposal submitted by Earnest Pruitt, doing business as Pruco Services, LLC, to purchase the City-owned, tax-deed property at 3600-02 West Lisbon Avenue, in the 15th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091367 18.ResolutionSubstitute resolution approving Amendment No. 1 to the Cooperation, Contribution and Redevelopment Agreement for Tax Incremental District No. 49, Cathedral Place, in the 4th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091405 09.ResolutionResolution authorizing the transfer and expenditure of funds from the Capital Improvements-Housing Infrastructure Preservation Fund for repairs to City-owned properties to preserve the structures and to improve marketability and feasibility.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091406 010.ResolutionResolution facilitating the third phase of housing development by United Methodist Children’s Services of Wisconsin, Inc. in the vicinity of 38th and Lisbon by approving the blight designation and acquisition of seven City-owned vacant lots by the Redevelopment Authority and authorizing conveyance of these lots and properties owned or being acquired by the Redevelopment Authority to the Redeveloper, in the 15th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091199 011.CommunicationCommunication from the Departments of City Development and Public Works relating to amendments - certain street paving projects - to project plans for tax incremental districts likely to be closed out in 2011 or 2012.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090376 11.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance establishing an energy efficiency improvement fund and loan program.PASSEDPass13:1 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091408 12.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the transfer and expenditure of $130,000 from the Neighborhood Commercial District Street Improvement Fund for the Fond du Lac and North State Transportation Enhancement Project.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     CONFIRMATION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091279 03.AppointmentReappointment of Beth Sahagian-Allsopp to the Business Improvement District Board No. 37 (30th Street Industrial Corridor) by the Mayor. (1st Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091290 04.AppointmentReappointment of Michael Gardner to the Business Improvement District Board #2 (Historic Third Ward) by the Mayor.CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091301 05.AppointmentReappointment of William Zeidler to the Business Improvement District Board #21 (Downtown Management District) by the Mayor. (4th Aldermanic District)CONFIRMEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
080515 06.Communication-ReportCommunication from the Sister Cities Committee relating to its 2008 Annual Report.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
091364 07.CommunicationCommunication from the Milwaukee Commission on Supportive Housing relating to its 2009 annual report.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     PASSAGE OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091338 21.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to sidewalk special assessments for those sidewalks damaged by city trees.PASSEDPass12:2 Action details Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090416 12.ResolutionSubstitute resolution granting a special privilege to Marquette University to install and maintain a fixed awning, two bollards and an ash can for the premises at 706 North 17th Street, in the 4th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091341 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 $193,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $3,710,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091342 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 $1,151,500 for a total estimated cost of $1,359,500.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091343 15.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 $150,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $1,713,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091344 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 $15,449,047 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $16,114,147.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091345 07.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute an agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for the programming and construction of the improvement of South 27th Street (STH 241) from West College Avenue to West Howard Avenue with Federal/State aid under the State Trunk Highway Program, at a total estimated cost of $4,303,000, with an estimated grantor share of $4,260,000 and an estimated City share of $43,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091355 08.ResolutionResolution authorizing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a Revised Project Agreement titled "State/Municipal Agreement for a Highway Improvement Project" between the City of Milwaukee and Wisconsin Department of Transportation associated with the rehabilitation of the South Howell Avenue Bridge over Union Pacific Railroad with 80 percent Federal and State aid under the Local Bridge Rehabilitation Program.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091359 09.ResolutionResolution directing the Commissioner of Public Works to execute a document titled “Federal/State/Project Sponsor Transportation Enhancements Program, Project Agreement” with the Department of Transportation for the programming of a project known as Open Metal Grate Bridge Bicycle Lanes Project with preliminary engineering costs of $121,197 with a Grantor share of $90,031 and a City share of $31,166 and with total project costs of $730,925 with a Grantor share of $542,968 and a City share of $187,957.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091361 010.ResolutionResolution authorizing the City Comptroller to transfer funds to various State and/or Federal Aid project subaccounts for the estimated remaining Wisconsin Department of Transportation and City of Milwaukee preliminary engineering and construction costs totaling $1,535,644, City share is $899,844 and the Grantor’s share is $635,800.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091363 011.ResolutionResolution approving a License Agreement with the Lincoln Village Business Association, Inc. to permit installation and maintenance of a sign at 2265 South Chase Avenue, in the 14th Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091365 012.ResolutionResolution authorizing execution of a Connecting Highway Rescission with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on South 5th Street and West Washington Street.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091368 013.ResolutionResolution authorizing the City Engineer to apply for five Highway Safety Improvement Program grants.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091370 014.ResolutionResolution relative to acceptance and funding of a 2010 Urban Non Point Source & Storm Water Management Program Grant for the Green Streets project on West Grange Avenue between South 23rd Street and South 27th Street and directing the proper City officers to execute a Grant Award Agreement between the City of Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regarding the project grant.ADOPTEDPass13:1 Action details Not available
091373 015.ResolutionResolution relative to sub-account funding for various portions of the 2010 Capital Improvements Program.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091374 016.ResolutionResolution relative to allocating funds for the 2010 Recreation Facilities Construction Program in various Aldermanic Districts.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091391 017.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 $50,000 for a total estimated cost of these projects being $500,000.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091392 018.ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the proper City Officers to set up $450,000 to be used in the City Lights Development within Tax Increment District 73 by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee for funding, construction, maintenance and operation of a sanitary sewer lift station and public main sewers, to service the proposed City Lights Development.

Minutes note: Ald. Bauman offered a Proposed Substitute A.
SUBSTITUTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
091392 1 ResolutionSubstitute resolution authorizing the proper City Officers to set up $450,000 to be used in the City Lights Development within Tax Increment District 73 by the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee for funding, construction, maintenance and operation of a sanitary sewer lift station and public main sewers, to service the proposed City Lights Development.

Minutes note: As substituted.
ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     PLACING ON FILE THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
091339 019.Communication-ReportCommunication from the Department of Public Works relative to special event permits.PLACED ON FILEPass14:0 Action details Not available
     THE STEERING & RULES COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS:    Not available
     ADOPTION OF THE FOLLOWING:    Not available
090882 01.ResolutionResolution approving the Citywide Policy Plan as an element of Milwaukee’s Overall Comprehensive Plan.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     Communications from City officers were read and ordered on file without objection.    Not available
     MATTERS FOR IMMEDIATE ADOPTION:    Not available
091474 01.Resolution-Immediate AdoptionResolution removing a deed restriction from a former tax-deed vacant lot at 1009-1011 East Kane Place, in the 3rd Aldermanic District.ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Not available
     Announcements were made.    Not available
     There being no further business to come before the Common Council, the meeting was adjourned at 10:46 a.m.    Not available
     -- Jim Owczarski, Deputy City Clerk    Not available