PUBLIC Notice CITY OF PRESCOTT AUGUST 23, 2021 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Prescott City Council was held on Monday, August …
CITY OF PRESCOTT AUGUST 23, 2021 REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a regular meeting of the Prescott City Council was held on Monday, August 23, 2021 in the Prescott Municipal Building, 800 Borner St., Prescott, WI 54021.
Call to order/Roll Call: Mayor David Hovel called the meeting to order 6:00 p.m. Members present were Thomas Oss, Maureen Otwell, Pat Knox, Dar Hintz, Bailey Ruona and Rob Daugherty. City Administrator Matt Wolf represented staff.
Public Comments: None were given.
Ruona/Hintz motion to approve the consent agenda which included the regular city council meeting minutes for August 9, 2021, parks and public property committee meeting minutes for August 16, 2021 passed without a negative voice vote.
City Administrator Matt Wolf review why the moratorium on impact was enacted to bring in additional homes. The impact fees help to offset costs of new development. The moratorium came due on June 1, 2021. There also needs to be a needs assessment for public facilities completed and the city can work with Cedar Corporation on this report. Ruona/Otwell motion to approve the collection of impact fees related to residential development that were previously on moratorium and ended on June 1, 2021 and approve staff to work with Cedar Corporation on developing a proposal and cost estimate to updated the City’s public facilities need assessment related to impact fees passed without a negative voice vote.
Ruona/Otwell motion to approve Resolution 20-21 “A resolution to designate signers and counter- signers for City Accounts passed without a negative voice vote.
Ruona/Otwell motion to approve concept trail design for zone 2-3, Magee Park and School District properties of the Coulee River Trails project passed without a negative voice vote.
Ruona/Otwell motion to install sound system inside the building of the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center passed without a negative voice vote.
Ruona/Daugherty motion to planting of a short-prairie garden with interpretive panel at Freedom Park in the bluff edge between the amphitheater and visitor center passed without a negative voice vote.
Daugherty/Ruona motion to install up to 5 tributes benches at city hall, motion amended to include permission to decorate Freedom Park with holiday lights, install up to two sculptures at Freedom Park and permission to approach the Fire Department about supporting a burn of a section of the Freedom Park bluff below the amphitheater, amendment passed without a negative voice vote and motion passed without a negative voice vote.
Otwell/Ruona motion to approve scope of work for update of bicycle and pedestrian network plan for incorporation into the Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan Update in the amount of $3,500 passed without a negative voice vote.
Hintz/Otwell motion to approve use of public property, street closings and amplifier permits for Prescott Daze passed without a negative voice vote.
Ruona/Otwell motion to approve temporary Class “B” beer license for the Prescott Area Chamber of Commerce for September 10, 2021 for the street dance passed without a negative voice vote.
Daugherty/Otwell motion to deny request from Ptacek’s IGA for Class “A” liquor license for 213 Broad Street passed without a negative voice vote.
Ordinance meeting set for September 13, 2021 at 5:00 pm The Council reviewed the reports from Police Chief Michaels in regards to the downtown area.
Other Business: Alderperson Daugherty informed the Council the Mayor and several Alderpersons along with staff had attended the Biosolids meeting. Biosolids will be looking at options for expanding.
Darrel Alexander of Peacock Ridge addresses concerns of their Association that the old hospital needs to be cleaned up. Alderperson Oss also expressed his concerns about it being cleanup. There were discussions that the building permit is still waiting for state approval. Mayor Hovel would like to have a 10 day cleanup letter sent.
Charlie Evenson of 332 Oak Street presented information on the collapse of the retaining wall. The repair of the retaining wall was $186,964. He also stated there were also 2 other retaining walls which had fallen, one in 2017 & one in 2018. The Council members had questions about inspections which were completed by an inspector for the Association. They asked if there were additional testing completed rather than just visual. It was suggested the original retaining wall plans should be reviewed. Doug Laabs of 314 Oak Street stated the plans for the city stormwater should be reviewed.
Budget workshop date will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 4:30 pm For consideration to the Prescott Housing Authority – Sheila Dunn. Daugherty/Ruona motion to adjourn passed without a negative voice vote.
Respectfully Submitted, Jayne M. Brand City Clerk WNAXLP