REGULAR MEETING OF THE COMMON COUNCIL

JUNE 4, 2007

MINUTES

Meeting called to order by Mayor Jack Breault in the Council Chambers of City Hall at 7:00 p.m.

PRESENT: Mayor Breault and Alderpersons Randy Morrissette, Dennis O'Connell, Paul Radermacher, Lee Wyland, Scot O'Malley and Alan Burchill.

CONSENT AGENDA: MOTION to approve the following Consent Agenda items:

The Regular Meeting minutes and Closed Session minutes of 5/21/07.

Claims for payment of $207,574.53 for payables and $174,165.57 for payroll, for a total of $471,740.10.

The four outlot certified survey map comprising the Birkmose Park private street, as proposed by Eric Rolland.

Issuance of Regular Operator's Licenses for the period 6/5/07 through 6/30/08 to Ricky L. Arcand, 614 East Third Street, New Richmond, WI; Kim L. Dugan, 702 8th St.N., Apt. A, Hudson, WI; Tyler R. McNair, 829 25th Ave SE Apt. 2, Minneapolis, MN; Derek D. White, 1071 E. Cascade Ave., River Falls, WI; and Joshua M. Wynveen, 630 Kinnickinnic St., Hudson, WI.

Issuance of regular Operator's Licenses through 6/30/09 to: Ashley M. Buhr, 242 S. Montana Ave., New Richmond, WI; Andrew W. Bylander, 710 Hillcrest St. #4, Baldwin, WI; Jeramie D. Contreras, 2500 Somerset Knoll, Hudson, WI; Abraham Fuentes, 2204 Hanley Road #3, Hudson, WI; Jacob J. Haegele, 1810 Aspen Dr. #208, Hudson, WI; Bobbie Jo Harshman, 1605 Redwood Dr. Apt. 203, Hudson, WI; Cyndee R. Huncher, 1506 Pinewood Lane #4, Hudson, WI; Lydia R. Kepulis, 1309 Third St., Hudson, WI; Keri L. Knorn, 692 Buttercup Ct., Hudson, WI; Abby K. Schmidt, 710 Glenna Drive, Hudson, WI; Cynthia L. Smith, 1221 60th Street, Hudson, WI; Brett M. Simpson, 1435 Laurel Ave., Hudson, WI.

Issuance of Temporary Operator's licenses to be used June 28-July 1, 2007 at the Hudson Booster Days event to: John M. Herink, 1207 Bass Lake Road, Hudson, WI and James A. Londo, 565 Cty Rd. UU, Hudson, WI.

Issuance of a Temporary Operator's license to be used June 15-16, 2007 at the River Rock Festival to: Kevin P. Adkins, 163 Riverview Acre Rd., Hudson, WI.

Place on file the Quarterly report of the City Clerk, the Community Access Board minutes of 5/22/07, and the Department Head meeting minutes of 5/23/07. Roll call vote, ayes (6) MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve a conditional use permit for a freestanding sign and electronic reader board for the River Bank in Prairie View commercial center, with the following conditions re-commended by the Plan Commission:

* Overall height limited to 16 feet

* Lighting of the back-lit sign to be no more intense than the existing signs

* Review in one year of installation or upon complaint or concerns expressed

* Electronic reader board to have an automatic dimming mechanism

All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve the River Crest Elementary School on-site grading plans, on-site utility plans, and Coulee Trail roadway improvements, with the plans to be amended per the City Engineer, and the City Engineer and Water Utility Director are to review and sign the revised plans. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve issuance of a Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License to BNI Valley Professionals, Inc. to be used June 15-16, 2007 at the River Rock festival in Lakefront Park. MOTION AMENDED to include the condition that the check to Lehman and Larson (for the River Rock outstanding beer bill) clears the bank. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve renewal and issuance of alcoholic beverage licenses for the period 7/1/07 to 6/30/08 to the following:

"CLASS B" LIQUOR & "B" BEER (Full liquor licenses)

NORTHSTAR HOSPITALITY LLC.

DBA: GREEN MILL RESTAURANT AND BAR

AGENT: PHILIP KOPPY

2410 GATEWAY BOULEVARD

"CLASS B" LIQUOR & "B" BEER

(Reserve License)

SPORTS CLUB INC.

DBA: SPORTS CLUB

AGENT: DANA SMITH

601 SECOND STREET

"CLASS B" LIQUOR & "B" BEER

J L & M INC

DBA: TWISTED GRILLE

AGENT: JEFFREY T. JOHNSON

501 SECOND STREET

"CLASS B" LIQUOR & "B" BEER

(Reserve License)

"CLASS C" WINE & "B" BEER

COOP DOUCE ENTERPRISES LLC

DBA: COOPS PIZZA

AGENT: CRAIG N. COOPER

816 CARMICHAEL ROAD

"CLASS C" WINE & "B" BEER

"CLASS A" LIQUOR & "A" BEER (Off-sale)

HISTORIC CASANOVA LIQUORS LLC

DBA: HISTORIC CASANOVA LIQUORS

AGENT: JOHN GAFFER

236 COULEE ROAD

"CLASS A" LIQUOR, "A" BEER, & WHOLESALE BEER

All ayes, (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve issuance of a Temporary Class "B"/"Class B" Retailer's License to the Hudson Boosters to be used June 28 to July 1, 2007 during the Booster Days event in Lakefront Park. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve a payment of $2,500 for co-sponsorship of the 2007 Miss Hudson Pageant, to be funded from Room Tax revenues. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to begin the process to levy the special assessments to the homeowners involved in the Nye/Aldrich Storm Sewer Project. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve the Special Event Permit for the River Rock Festival June 14 to 17, 2007 in Lakefront Park. MOTION AMENDED to include that approval was contingent upon providing a $1 million policy for umbrella and each occurrence, and the certificate of insurance should be furnished to the City 10 days prior to the event. All ayes, (6) MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve the Concession Agreement for the Lakefront Park Beach House, with the following changes/additions: Section 1.B., deductions from the deposit would be used only to pay for costs to repair damage done by the lessee and for any cleaning that might need to be done; In Section 2, the Hudson Booster Club and Boy Scouts were allowed to use the facility during certain dates in 2007; any other use of the concession stand after 2007 should be made part of the lease agreement and submitted to the City for approval; In Section 3, adding a provision indicating that criminal background checks would be done by the Police Department for any employees operating the vendor cart and that the lessee would provide the names and copies of their drivers licenses, at a cost of $5 per employee; Installation of a hood for the fryer, unless Building Inspector Mike Wallace indicated it would not be needed; and paying unpaid electric bills from the deposit. All ayes, (6) MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to accept the bid from Bailey Construction in the amount of $71,375.00 for the 2007 Sidewalk, Curb & Gutter Replacement Project. Discussion included water issues on the Third Street hill. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to Convene into Closed Session pursuant to §19.95(1)(c), Wis. Stats. to consider interim pay adjustments to Lead Employees in Parks and Public Works Departments; and §19.85 (1)(e) and §19.85 (1)(g), Wis. Stats. to deliberate regarding Lakefront Park Seawall Project contract negotiations, and to confer with legal counsel concerning litigation in which the City is likely to become involved regarding the Lakefront Park Seawall Project contract; and §19.85(1)(d), Wis Stats., to consider strategy for crime detection or prevention regarding the renewal of alcoholic beverage license of Westin, Inc. d/b/a Hotel Dibbo; and §19.85 (1)(e) Wis. Stats. to deliberate or negotiate the possible disposal of City property west of River City Center abutting First Street, and §19.85 (1)(e) Wis. Stats. to consider negotiating for possible purchase of a building. Roll call vote, all ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED - 7:43 p.m.

MOTION to reconvene into Open Session for possible action re: interim compensation for lead employees in Parks and Public Works Departments; Lakefront Park Seawall Project contract; strategy for crime detection or prevention regarding the renewal of alcoholic beverage license of Westin, Inc. d/b/a Hotel Dibbo; disposal of City property west of River City Center abutting First Street; and negotiating for possible purchase of a building. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED - 9:05 p.m.

MOTION to agree to sell the City property west of River City Center, abutting First Street for $450,000 cash, with the contingencies noted by the City Attorney, and with a response deadline of Friday, June 8, 2007. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to spend up to $9,000 for Bonestroo to provide a Space Needs Assessment for the Police Department. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to approve an interim pay adjustment for Tom Zeuli, lead person/City inspector in Public Works, Street Dept. at a rate of $22.95 per hour, and an interim pay adjustment to J.J. Barnes, lead person/City inspector in Parks Dept. at a rate of $22.70 per hour. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to authorize the Mayor, City Attorney, City Administrator, and City Finance Officer to attempt to negotiate a settlement with the existing contractor of the Lakefront Park Seawall Expansion Project, for the $119,000 that has already been paid, and to begin the process of defining the engineering specifications for a sustainable seawall. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to review the conditions for renewal of the liquor license for Westin Inc. d/b/a Hotel Dibbo, at the June 18, 2007 Council meeting. All ayes (6), MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION to adjourn at 9:12 p.m. All ayes (6). MOTION CARRIED.

Nancy Korson, City Clerk

(Pub. Aug. 2)