The Common Council reviewed new aldermanic district boundaries at their meeting on Tuesday, June 14.
District 1 will have 904 residents; District 2 will have 888 people; District 3 will have 945 residents; District 4 will have 951 residents; and District 5 will have 871 residents. The council voted unanimously to approve Resolution 2011-05, Redistricting-Aldermanic Ward Plan, as well as Ordinances 1067, 1068, and 1069, regarding ward boundaries, aldermanic districts and county supervisory districts.
Bids for the Seventh Street reconstruction project were also discussed. MCC was the low bidder in the amount of $131,385. The city’s portion of payment is 50 percent, or $65,692.50. The other 50 percent will be paid by the Townships of Matteson and Larrabee. Up to an additional $1,800 may be required for roadside ditching once the road is reconstructed.
Bids for West Street reconstruction were also reviewed. Low bidder was R.J. Immel Excavating, Inc., at $272,769.85, with another $16,686.35 for sidewalks and $44,386.75 to run utilities under USH 45.
The council was also informed that bids for the remodel project of the police department building came in higher than budgeted. According to City Administrator Lisa Kuss, the largest discrepancy was from the HVAC consultant. Low bidder for the project was Barnick Builders from Marion, and further details will be available at a special meeting being held June 22 at 5 p.m.
After discussion in closed session, the council returned to open session and voted to not allow the Township of Larrabee to terminate their 2011 City Hall lease prior to Dec. 31. The township will be required to pay $1,000 (per the lease agreement signed late in 2010), the second half of the annual fee for using City Hall to hold their meetings and elections.
The council went on to approve the following:
• A letter of understanding and canine program agreement for the police department’s K-9 unit;
• Designating W.A. Olen Park and Bucholtz Park as school forests;
• Revisions to employee retirement contributions;
• Northern Waupaca County Joint Municipal Court payments for 2009 and 2010. The court’s financial status will be discussed at the next Finance Committee meeting, as the city hopes to push for the court to do more to attempt to sustain itself;
• Funds requests for up to $600 for advertising the Golden Woody Tournament and payment of $3,338.48 for materials needed to construct a small building that will house visitor guides and brochures. The building was constructed by Clintonville High School construction class students under the direction of Instructor Mike Wespetal. Labor for the project is being donated by the students. The building will be open to provide informational flyers for visitors. Room tax monies will be used to pay for this project.