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City of Hudson Common Council Meeting
CITY OF HUDSON COMMON COUNCIL AGENDA (7 p.m., Sept. 17, 2012)
I. Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance.
II. Clerk’s roll call.
III. Comments and suggestions from citizens present.
IV. Consent agenda items. (Items marked with “C”)
V. Consideration of previous meeting minutes. (Regular and Closed Session meeting minutes of 9/04/12) “C”
VI. Reports of Standing Committees:
A. PLAN COMMISSION (9/06/12) (Minutes: Sept. 6 Power Pt.; April 12 School Croixland; Feb. 13)
1. Application by Croixland Properties, Ltd for rezoning approximately 131 acres of property at 2200 Carmichael Road (former St. Croix Meadows greyhound racing facility) from B-2, General Business District to PUB, Public or Quasi-Public District and to amend the 2009 City of Hudson comprehensive plan 2030 Master Plan Map land use designation from General Commercial to Institutional (except for the area of the parcel designated Conservancy District)- Ordinance No. 13-12. Issue sheet Planner review Pub. Hearing comments Letters
B. FINANCE COMMITTEE (9/17/12, 6:00 p.m.)
1. Minutes of past meeting.
2. Claims. “C”
3. Applications for Operator’s Licenses. “C”
4. Application of Christian Community Campus Foundation, Inc. for Temporary ”Class B” Retailer’s License to sell wine at the CCH Foundation Annual Wine Fest from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on October 26, 2012 at 1312 Wisconsin Street. “C”
5. Application of the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life for Temporary Class “B”/”Class B” Retailer’s License to sell beer and wine at the Bras for a Cause Block Party from Noon to 4:00 p.m. on October 13, 2012 at the Gagnon Construction company parking lot, 112 Walnut Street. “C”
6. Requests for designation as “Community Events.” “C”
7. Request of Russell Evenson for 90-day extension of liquor license for the Postmark Grille.
8. Consider ACA performing a Boundary survey/marking of property line for the east boundary of Lakefront Park property west of First Street from the Bathhouse north to St. Croix Street, and determine a funding source. “C”
9. Consider energy efficient street lights and possible use of Capital Project funds.
10. Consider policy for use of proceeds from the disposal/sale of City property.
11. Request to repair or replace Building Inspector’s vehicle.
12. Review bids and consider awarding contract for Lake Mallalieu Storm Sewer Project.
13. Review bids submitted for purchase of a ¾ ton Public Works pickup truck.
14. Application of American Cancer Society – Relay for Life for Temporary “Class B” license to sell wine from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on October 9, 2012 at the Go Pink for Life Fashion Show at Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust St. “C”
15. Review bids and consider awarding contract for the WWTP Digester Mixing and SCADA System Improvements Project.
C. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
D. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE (9/6/12)
1. Request for 2013 Hudson Hot Air Affair event and activities. “C”
2. Request to close Second Street between Vine and Walnut Streets for Light-Up Night on Friday, November 23, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. “C”
3. Request to erect a stop sign on the northeast corner of Ashbury Court at East Canyon Drive. “C”
E. PARK BOARD (9/4/12)
1. Discontinue allowing storage of dinghies on public property, and inform Sailboat Mooring Permit holders that all dinghies and other apparatuses must be removed from the shoreline on or before November 15, 2012.
2. Consider adoption of the Burton Park conceptual plan as the Master Park Plan.
VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A. Update on Projects.
VIII. OLD BUSINESS
IX. NEW BUSINESS
A. Amendment to Ch. 242-9 of Municipal Code, Well Abandonment and Well Operation Permit, Ordinance No. 11-12.
B. Amendment to Ch. 242-10 of Municipal Code, Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Ordinance No. 12-12.
X. CLOSED SESSION
XI. COMMUNICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE MAYOR
A. Reappointment of Tom Irwin to Public Utility Commission.
XII. REPORTS OF CITY OFFICIALS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS
A. Quarterly reports of the St. Croix E.M.S. Chief and Wastewater Director, and monthly report of Finance Officer, and 9/11/12 Public Utility Commission minutes.
XIII. COMMUNICATIONS AND ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDAS
A. Any Alderperson
B. City Attorney
C. City Administrator
More About Hudson City Hall
Hudson City Hall is at the corner of Third Street and Walnut Street in Hudson's historic downtown district. The original City Hall building was built in 1927 and was was expanded in 1992. This building houses many of the city's offices, including the municipal court, mayor's office and city council chambers. The fire department is just across the street and the police department is on Vine Street. Hudson residents visit City Hall most often to pay their water utility bills or inquire about building permits.