The City Council voted 9-0 in favor of approving the purchase of an engine/pumper truck for the Clintonville Fire Department.
The truck will be built by Marion Body Works.
“The Fire Truck Committee has done a great job over the past few months of preparing for a fire truck purchase,” said City Administrator Lisa Kuss in her memo to the council. “In October, the council gave permission to bid out the truck to Seagrave Fire Apparatus and Marion Body Works. The Commission and Town representatives have recommended this purchase in the amount of $509,226 from Marion Body Works. This includes a purchase price of $499,242 and a contingency of $9,984. The purpose of the contingency is to allow the firemen to make minor changes during production that can slightly alter the price without having to come back to the council for approval.
“We have had a number of conversations and meetings with Seagrave. They did submit a proposal but on the due date for pricing opted not to submit a bid,” Kuss said.
In other business, the council approved the following items by votes of 9-0:
• Identity Theft Prevention Program;
• Special Assessment Payment Policy. Previous amounts were as follows: Category 1 (up to $150); Category 2 (up to $300); and Category 3 (over $301). These amounts have been in these increments for many years. The increase approved is as follows: Category 1 ($0-$249.99) Category 2 ($250-$499.99); and Category 3 ($500 and over). With the exception of the increment amounts the policy recommendation is the same as in the past;
• Ordinance 1084 – Tampering with a Security Device (2nd reading);
• Ordinances 1085 and 1089 – Storage of Recreational Equipment (2nd reading);
• Ordinance 1087 – Failure to Carry a Concealed Carry Weapon License (2nd reading);
• Ordinance 1088 – Music Event License (1st reading). In the past, the city has called this a Dance License, but the definition of a dance was not as clear as was intended. The license is now renamed to a Music Event License and has a more clear definition of a music event. The purpose of the restriction is to make sure that anyone with set-up and take down are out of a liquor licensed establishment in time for bar closings. The restriction sends the end time to 1 a.m. so they are packed up by 2 a.m. when the bars close. If the second reading of this ordinance passes next month there would be a resolution which is recommended by the Safety and Ordinance Committee of $20 per event, which is the same as the current fee and a $100 annual fee.
• Ordinance 1091 – Single Family (R1) Home Occupations allowing a Conditional Use Permit (2nd reading);
• An ad in the 2014 Clintonville Visitor’s Guide for a back cover ad with a total cost of $595;
• 2014 County Tourism Contribution. As in the past two years, the city has been asked to participate with seven other communities in the countywide tourism effort. Clintonville’s contribution is $2,400. This measure was approved 8-0-1 with alderperson Bill Zeinert abstaining;
• 2014 Countywide Marketing – Individual Business Subsidy. This gives businesses within the county a chance to participate in the marketing effort through a subscription. Each community has a goal of the number of businesses needed to sign up for the program. These funds will b e used to further the marking efforts. In order to balance the County Tourism budget at a minimum level in 2014, 70 businesses must sign up for one of two options. Clintonville’s percentage of those 70 businesses is 14 businesses. To encourage businesses to participate, the city will help pay for the cost in year one for the first 14 businesses that choose one specific option. This amounts to the city paying $20/month of the total $49.99/month cost for one of the options. The maximum amount that could be paid by the city is $3,360 if 14 businesses participate for one year. The council approved this measure by an 8-0-1 vote with alderperson Zeinert abstaining;
• Appointments of election workers, including: Sharon Brauer, John Donnelly, Mary Lou Donnelly, Carol Heiman, LeRoy Ashauer, Joan Bessette, LaVonne Froemming, Polly Goodell, Eileen Gossens, Joan Huber, Betty Joerres, Mary Ann Otto, Chris Paulson, Joanne Riemer, Peggy Rindt, Rosalee Roloff, Catherine Schauder, Sally Schroepfer, Elaine Schuler, Alan Selmer, Sharon Viergutz, Sandy Wadleigh, Joyce Waite, Marlene Wanta, and Carol Yaeger;
A year-end meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, to approve payment of any year-end bills.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at City Hall.