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MEETING MINUTES The Meeting of the City of Onalaska Common Council was called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. It was noted that the meeting had been announced and a notice posted at City Hall. Roll call was taken, with the following members present: Mayor Kim Smith, Ald. Tom Smith, Ald. Dan Stevens, Ald. Jim Olson, Ald. Diane Wulf. Also Present: City Administrator Eric Rindfleisch, City Clerk Cari Burmaster, City Attorney Amanda Jackson, Financial Services Director/Treasurer Fred Buehler, Human Resource Director Hope Burchell, City Engineer Jarrod Holter, Planning Manager Katie Aspenson, Parks and Recreation Director Dan Wick, Police Chief Charles Ashbeck, Fire Chief Billy Hayes. Mayor Kim Smith was sworn in by the City Clerk at the start of the meeting. Mayor Kim Smith nominated Steven Nott for appointment as Third District Alderperson to serve through the term ending April 20, 2021. Motion by Ald. Wulf, second by Ald. Stevens, to approve the appointment of Steven Nott as Third District Alderperson. On voice vote, motion carried. Alderperson Steven Nott was then sworn in by the City Clerk. Motion by Ald. Wulf, second by Ald. T. Smith, to approve the appointment of Ald. Nott to the Administrative Committee, Judiciary Committee, Board of Public Works (alternate), Historic Preservation Committee (Chair), and Onalaska School District Liaison. On voice vote, motion carried, 4-0, with one abstention (Ald. Nott). Mayor K. Smith read a Proclamation in Recognition of Mayor Joe Chilsen. Motion by Ald. Olson, second by Ald. Stevens, to approve the Consent Agenda. On voice vote, motion carried. Motion by Ald. Stevens, second by Ald. Olson, to approve the vouchers expended since the last Common Council meeting on December 10, 2019 in the amount of $13,830,230,88. On voice vote, motion carried. Motion by Ald. Stevens, second by Ald. Wulf, that the City of Onalaska issue a Request for Proposals to obtain a competitive bid for the consulting service for the Compensation Study for 2020. On voice vote, motion failed, 5-0. Motion by Ald. Stevens, second by Ald. Olson, for the City of Onalaska to request a comparable quote for expectations of the Compensation Study for 2020. On voice vote, motion carried, 3-2. Motion by Ald. Wulf, second by Ald. T. Smith, to approve a Special Event Permit for Sole Burner for American Cancer Society on Sunday, April 26, 2020 from approximately 6am - 2pm starting at 2700 Midwest Drive, Onalaska, WI, pending the receipt of the $250 application fee and the Certificate of Insurance. On voice vote, motion carried. Motion by Ald. Wulf, second by Ald. Olson, to convene in Closed Session under Sec. 19.85(1)(c), Wis. Stats. for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility regarding Performance Evaluation of City Administrator; and under Sec. 19.85(1)(e), Wis. Stats. for the purpose of deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons required a closed session regarding Sanitary Sewer Service Agreement from La Crosse and under Sec. 19.85(1)(g), Wis. Stats. for the purpose of conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved regarding IAFF, International Association of Firefighters, Local 127: Grievance 2019-3 RE: Part Time Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's) and IAFF, International Association of Firefighters, Local 127: Prohibited Practice Complaint. On roll call vote: Ald. Wulf - aye, Ald. Olson - aye, Ald. T. Smith - aye, Ald. Stevens - aye, Ald. Nott - aye. In Closed Session. Motion by Ald. Wulf, second by Ald. T. Smith, to convene in Open Session at 10:25 p.m. On roll call vote: Ald. Wulf - aye, Ald. Olson - aye, Ald. T. Smith - aye, Ald. Stevens - aye, Ald. Nott - aye. In Open Session. Motion by Ald. Nott, second by Ald. Wulf, to approve Resolution 2-2020 - Regarding City of Onalaska Standard Form For Regional Services Agreement. On voice vote, motion carried. Motion by Ald. Nott, second by Ald. Olson, to approve Resolution 1-2020 - Regarding Expansion of Options For Sanitary Sewer Services. On voice vote, motion carried. Motion by Ald. Wulf, second by Ald. T. Smith, to adjourn at 10:29 p.m. On voice vote, motion carried. 1/24 lac48490 WNAXLP

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