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PROCEEDINGS OF THE REGULAR COMMON COUNCIL MEETING SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN Tuesday, November 16, 2021 The Regular Meeting of the Common Council was called to order by Mayor Jim Paine at 6:30 p.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE
REGULAR COMMON COUNCIL MEETING
SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
The Regular Meeting of the Common Council was called to order by Mayor Jim Paine at 6:30 p.m. in the Government Center, Board Room 201.
1.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
2.ROLL CALL
Present: Nick Ledin, Jenny Van Sickle, Warren Bender, Jack Sweeney, Brett Fennessey, Tylor Elm, Ruth Ludwig, Craig Sutherland, Lindsey Graskey - 9
Absent: Keith Kern
Also Present: Mayor Paine, City Attorney Prell, City Clerk Ramos
3.APPROVAL OF MINUTES
3.1 November 2, 2021 - Regular Council Meeting.
MOTION by Councilor Bender, seconded by Councilor Ludwig and carried, to approve.
4.PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC HEARINGS
4.1 HUMANE SOCIETY OF DOUGLAS COUNTY PRESENTATION
by Executive Director Lareasha Connors
4.2 PUBLIC HEARING for RESOLUTION R21-13582, introduced by the Community Development Division, recommending approval of the CDBG Second Year Action Plan, as described in the 2022 Action Plan Budget, authorizing staff to submit plans to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
MOTION by Councilor Bender, seconded by Councilor Elm and carried, to approve.
5.CORRESPONDENCE TO BE FILED (No action)
6.MAYOR'S REPORT6.1 Report from Mayor Paine
6.2 Committee Appointment Recommendations
GOLF COURSE COMMITTEE:
1.Reappoint Keith Kern for a one (1) year term, expiring December 2022.
2.Reappoint Jack Sweeney for a one (1) year term, expiring December 2022.
3.Reappoint Barb Hoag for a one (1) year term, expiring December 2022.
4.Reappoint Robert Kolbe for a one (1) year term, expiring December 2022.
5.Reappoint Lindsey Graskey for a one (1) year term, expiring December 2022.
6.Reappoint Troy Clark for a one (1) year term, expiring December 2022.
MOTION by Councilor Bender, seconded by Councilor Ledin and carried, to approve.
SUPERIOR PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD:
7.Appoint Acacia Nikoi for a three (3) year term, expiring December 2024.
MOTION by Councilor Bender, seconded by Councilor Ludwig and carried, to approve.
6.3 MAYOR PAINE is recommending the adoption of ORDINANCE O21-4260, amending City Code, Chapter 2, Administration, Article II, Common Council, Section 2-32 Call to Order, to allow for Special Committee, Boards and Commission members to participate
and vote to the fullest extent possible while attending meetings via audio and/or video conferencing.
MOTION by Councilor Elm, seconded by Councilor Ludwig to approve.MOTION by Councilor Fennessey to refer to Communications & Information Technology Committee, seconded by Councilor Sweeney and failed.
At the request of Councilor Sutherland, Councilor Elm agreed to look into obtaining "Owl upgrade" for government meeting rooms used for hybrid meetings, as recommended by Councilor Fennessey.
MOTION to adopt ordinance update was carried by voice vote.7.STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
7.1 Human Resource Committee (No meeting to report)
7.2 Public Works Committee (Meeting held November 4, 2021)
Report from the Councilor Van Sickle.
RECOMMENDATIONS:1. Approve the Annual Contract Extension for Tire Recycling with Tire Aggregate LLC.
2. Approve the 2022 Landfill Consultant contract with SEH Inc.
3. Approve Renewal of Joint Powers Agreement for Household Hazardous Waste with WLSSD.
4.Approve purchase of (3) Cab & Chassis and (3) Dump Body, Plow & Wing.MOTION by Councilor Van Sickle, seconded by Councilor Ledin and carried, to approve all four committee recommendations.
7.3 Finance Committee (No meeting to report)7.4 Licensing and Fees Committee (Meeting held November 8, 2021)Report from the Councilor Sutherland.
7.5 Public Safety Committee (No meeting to report)
7.6 Committee of the Whole Meeting (No meeting to report)
8.SPECIAL COMMITTEE REPORTS
8.1 Parks and Recreation Commission (Meeting held October 28, 2021)
Report from the Councilor Ledin.
RECOMMENDATIONS:
1. Approve the Cross Country Ski Pass rate increase for the 2021-2022 season to
include a $5 Resident rate increase and a $10 non-Resident rate increase. Rates will
be as follows:
•Resident $30
•Resident 65+ $25
•Non-Resident $40
•Non-Resident 65+ $35
Director Cadotte informed the Council that there is no fee for school-aged children to ski in the Superior Municipal Forest.
MOTION by Councilor Ledin, seconded by Councilor Bender and carried, to approve.
8.2 Communications & Information Technology Committee
(Meeting held November 1, 2021)
Report from the Councilor Elm.
8.3 Tourism Development Commission (Meeting held November 5, 2021)
Report from the Councilor Graskey.
8.4 Urban Forestry Tree Board (Meeting held November 5, 2021)
Report from the Councilor Ludwig.
RECOMMENDATIONS:
1. Approve the recommendation to hire Rettler Corporation as the Superior Municipal Forest Master Plan Consultant.
MOTION by Councilor Ludwig, seconded by Councilor Sutherland and carried, to approve.
8.5 Mayor's Commission on Communities of Color (Meeting held November 8, 2021)
Report from the Councilor Van Sickle.
9.OLD BUSINESS
10. NEW BUSINESS
10.1 CITY CLERK RAMOS recommending approval of miscellaneous licenses.
MOTION by Councilor Sutherland, seconded by Councilor Bender and carried, to approve.
10.2 PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR JANIGO recommending approval of a 20-year Airport
Land Lease Agreement for Hanger Site A-9 at the Richard I Bong Memorial Airport with
Chad Robarge.
MOTION by Councilor Elm, seconded by Councilor Bender and carried, to approve.
10.3 FINANCE DIRECTOR PUETZ recommending approval of RESOLUTION R21-13581, appropriating necessary funds for the Operation of the General City Government and the Administration of the City of Superior, Wisconsin, for the Year 2022, and authorizing and directing a tax levy to be spread on the tax roll of the City Of Superior, Wisconsin, for the year 2021.
MOTION by Councilor Sutherland, seconded by Councilor Elm and carried, to approve.
10.4 PARKS, RECREATION AND FORESTRY DIRECTOR CADOTTE recommending waiving the bidding requirements and awarding the 2022 Ice Festival Fireworks Agreement to Spielbauer Fireworks Company for total amount of $40,000.
MOTION by Councilor Sutherland, seconded by Councilor Elm and carried, to approve.
Note from Clerk Ramos: Per agenda item documentation, approved agreement also covers fireworks for the 4th of July Festival.
10.5 ORDINANCE O21-4259, introduced by the Public Works Department, amending City Code Chapter 112, Traffic Code, Article III Parking; Schedule J, Accessible Parking
Zones, to add both a "Do Not Block Sidewalk" sign and an accessible parking sign at 1019 Baxter Avenue.
MOTION by Councilor Bender, seconded by Councilor Graskey and carried, to adopt.
10.6 PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR JANIGO recommending approval of ORDINANCE
O21-4261, amending City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 114, Section 114-166, relating to Public Water Utilities and Owner Responsibility.
MOTION by Councilor Bender, seconded by Councilor Elm and carried, to adopt.
10.7 HOUSING COORDINATOR AND PLANNER SKRENES recommending approval of the sale of 1101 Catlin Avenue to Deco Property Management for the price of $20,000. MOTION by Councilor Elm, seconded by Councilor Fennessey and carried, to approve.
10.8 CITY CLERK RAMOS recommending approval of an original Class B Liquor and Class B Beer alcohol license for Superior Hotel Group, LLC, DBA Wissota Chophouse, 1102 Tower Avenue (Agent: Brian Wogernese) for license period November 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.
MOTION by Councilor Elm, seconded by Councilor Graskey and carried, to approve.
10.9 FINANCE DIRECTOR PUETZ recommending approval of an application for sewage billing adjustment to Mr. Sawyer for $4,850.44.
MOTION by Councilor Bender, seconded by Councilor Elm and carried, to approve.
10.10 CITY CLERK RAMOS submitting resignation of 8th Aldermanic District Councilor Craig Sutherland and options regarding the vacancy.
Mayor Paine invited Councilor Sutherland to attend the December 7th Common Council meeting to respect Council ceremony and tradition.
MOTION by Councilor Sutherland, seconded by Councilor Fennessey, to fill the vacancy by electing a new councilor during a Special Election for the 8th District Council seat at the time of the regular council election in April 2022.
MOTION TO AMEND by Councilor Elm, seconded by Councilor Van Sickle, to add "fill the vacancy by appointment, and then" (to mirror option 3 in Attorney Prell's memo) was approved by roll call vote:
Aye - 9 Ledin, Van Sickle, Bender, Sweeney, Fennessey Elm, Ludwig, Sutherland, GraskeyNo - 0
MOTION was approved, as amended, by voice vote: "to fill the vacancy by appointment, and then fill the vacancy by electing a new councilor during a Special Election…"
MOTION by Councilor Elm, seconded by Councilor Sweeney, to have interested parties submit a resume with their letter of intent by December 1, and to allow for applicants to deliver a 5-minute speech at the next scheduled Council meeting. MOTION TO AMEND by Councilor Fennessey, seconded by Councilor Elm and carried, to "recommend" applicants submit a resume with their letter of interest.
MOTION was approved, as amended, by voice vote: "to recommend interested parties submit a resume with their letter of intent by December 1…" 11. BUSINESS BY PUBLIC
Meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Camila Ramos, City Clerk
Superior, Wisconsin
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