Sunday, December 04, 2011

Monona City Council Preview - December 5, 2011

The Monona City Council meets tomorrow night (Monday, December 5, 2011) and again has quite the heavy agenda. The over/under on adjournment is 11:30 p.m.

Finance and Personnel (FPC agenda) starts at 6 p.m. City Council (agenda) begins at 7:30 p.m. Go here for the complete city council packet.

D. Appearances.

1. Dane County Supervisor Robin Schmidt, Presenting an Update on the 2012 Dane County Budget.

E. Public Hearing.

1. To Receive Public Input Regarding the Proposed 2012 Capital Budget.

G. Council Action Items.

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

a. Consideration of Ordinance 11-11-629 Revising Title 8, Chapter 3 of the Monona Code of Ordinances Regarding Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling (Public Works Director) (Postponed 11/21/11).

b. Consideration of Ordinance 11-11-630 Prohibiting Weapons in City Buildings (Police Chief) (Postponed 11/21/11).

c. Consideration of Ordinance 11-11-632 Amending the Official Traffic Map Concerning No Parking on Winnequah Road (Public Safety Committee, Public Works Committee) (Postponed 11/21/11).

d. Consideration of Ordinance 11-11-633 Amending Chapter 9 of the Code of Ordinances to Remove the Regulation of Massage Technicians (License Review Committee) (Postponed 11/21/11).

e. Consideration of Resolution 11-11-1818 Adopting the 2012 Capital Budget (Mayor Miller) (Postponed 11/21/11).

f. Consideration of Resolution 11-11-1813 Approving an Intergovernmental Agreement with Dane County for the "DaneCom" Emergency Radio System (Police Chief, Fire Chief) (Postponed 11/21/11).

2.New Business.

a.Convene in Closed Session under Wisconsin Statute section 19.85(1)(e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session (International Association of Firefighters Local 311Contract; Group Health Insurance Plan).

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

c.Consideration of Resolution 11-12-1820 Approving Terms of Contract with International Association of FirefightersLocal311 (City Administrator).

d.Consideration of Resolution 11-12-1821 Approval to Issue a Request for Proposals for Contracted Consulting Engineer Services (Public Works Director).

e.Consideration of Resolution 11-12-1822 Selecting a Group Health Insurance Plan(City Administrator). The city has obtained three proposals for a new group health insurance carrier. Note that this item is still under negotiation, so no data on the proposals is included. Each of the three proposals would result in substantial savings over our current carrier (WPS) and would provide the same level of benefits.


  1. Sorry to be a bit off topic, but does anyone know what's going on with the Jiffy Lube? I noticed that it was just torn down. Was this purchased by the city or is it being developed privately. Thanks!

  2. Based on an update from staff on the Subway and Jiffy Lube site. The Jiffy Lube has been closed for well over a year and Subway moved a few of months ago to the Water Tower Place center. There are plans for a new development there, and it might be a mixed use development with commercial and residential uses with possible plan submittal over the winter.

  3. Off topic. What is going to happen if you fill up your trash can and have extra trash with this new trash automation system? I had to chuckle at the "rental fee" that will be charged to each homeowner on these lovely trash can. We may have to hold taxes at a certain level but it does not stop the city from charging extra in other ways. I get that we are in a budget crisis and obviously will pay the fee but I wonder how many will be surprised by this new item needing to be added to the household budget. I read in the HI that we were supposed to have received last week a card to state or preference on size of trash can...but I have not seen one yet.

  4. The fee for ther cart isn't a rental fee. It's a one-time “Cart Rental Charge" that will be on your 2011 property tax statement. The price is expected to be $47-$57 dollars for one cart.

  5. "I read in the HI that we were supposed to have received last week a card to state or preference on size of trash can...but I have not seen one yet."

    It was a small card and easy to miss. The default choice was the larger 95 gallon cart. The Mayor asked staff to monitor the response rate before ordering the carts.

  6. thank you for clarification. I came to the right spot!