Saturday, December 04, 2010

Monona City Council Preview - December 6, 2010

The Monona City Council meets this Monday, December 6 at 7:30 PM. Here's the agenda. The packet is here.

1. Unfinished Business (Approval Requested Unless Otherwise Noted).

a. Consideration of Resolution 10-11-1740 Approving the City of Monona’s 25 x 25 Plan for Energy Independence (City Administrator).

b. Consideration or Ordinance 11-10-621 An Ordinance Amending Chapter 13 of the Code of Ordinances Concerning Billboards (Plan Commission). City Planner Paul Kachelmeier's report gives an extensive summary of the Plan Commission's discussion at their November 22 meeting.

2. New Business.

a. Convene in Closed Session under Wisconsin Statute section 19.85(1)(g) 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 (Litigation status report, Attorney Cole).

b. Reconvene in Open Session Under Wisconsin Statute Section 19.85(2).

* c. Consideration of Resolution 10-12-1731 Establishing an Ad Hoc Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Committee (Mayor Kahl). Appointments To the Ad Hoc Committee on Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety:

a. Chris Homburg
b. Branda Weix
c. Kathy Thomas
d. Alderman Mike Veserat
e. Alderman Doug Wood
f. Alderman Dennis Kugle
* d. Consideration of Resolution 10-12-1742 Approving the Low Bid and Authorizing Staff to Proceed to Contract to Raze and Remove Parcels at 4505 and 4603 Monona Drive (CDA). These are the two parcels the city purchased in the past year.

* e. Consideration of Resolution 10-12-1743 Approving the Low Bid and Authorizing Staff to Proceed to Contract for Assessment Services (City Administrator).

f. Consideration of Resolution 10-12-1744 Amendment to Independent Contractor Agreement with Foth Infrastructure and Environment for Engineering Services for Monona Drive Phase II (Ad Hoc Monona Drive Advisory Committee).

* g. Consideration of Resolution 10-12-1747 Calling Upon the State of Wisconsin and Dane County to Lower the Levels of Lakes Mendota, Monona, and Waubesa (Ad Hoc Flood Mitigation Committee). This is starred for immediate action, but it is not clear to me why.


Jen & Robb Kahl welcomed a new Monona resident to their home this week - Kennedy Hope Kahl, a beautiful baby girl. All are at home and doing well. Congratulations - again! 


  1. So let me get this straight, for the "Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Commission", 3 out of the 6 proposed members voted for a more narrow, more dangerous 5' sidewalk along Monona Drive just 8 months ago. Seriously?

  2. Could be worse: