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STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, GREEN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KEVIN J. EMBERSON PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth October 4, 1966 and date of death October 20, 2022 was domiciled in Green County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 818 20th Street, Monroe, WI 53566. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is February 13, 2023. 5. A claim may be filed at the Office of the Register in Probate, Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin.

Faun Marie Phillipson Circuit Court Judge November 3, 2022

Daniel R. Bartholf Bartholf Law Offices, LLC P.O. Box 56 Monroe, WI 53566 608-329-9617 Bar Number 1030905

(November 9, 16, 23, 2022)



City of Monroe Common Council Minutes

CALL TO ORDER FOR THIS MEETING The Common Council meeting was called to order by Mayor Douglas at 6:30 PM. A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL Present at roll call were Alders Brooke Bauman, Richard Thoman, Andrew Kranig, Chris Schindler, Lynne Hardy, Heidi Treuthardt, May Jane Grenzow, and Tom Miller. Absent was Alder Joshua Binger. B. CORRECTION OF MINUTES - REGULAR AND SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETINGS ON OCTOBER 3, 2022 The October 3, 2022 Regular and Special meeting minutes were accepted as posted. C. PRESENTATIONS OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATION None. D. BUSINESS BY MAYOR 1. Appoint Commissioner to Housing Authority Board Mayor Douglas recognized Donna Ellingson who has served the Housing Authority Board for seven years and seven months. E. APPEARANCES BY THE PUBLIC 1. Appearances by Citizens Theresa Robertson - 2525 14th Avenue - spoke regarding the Halloween hours and the recent change to hold the hours on October 30, 2022. She shared the hardship the change it has placed on her family, essential workers and split families. She states it is agreeable to have Trunk-or-Treat over the weekend, but it does not have to coincide with the City's set Trick-or-Treat hours. She requests the Council to consider changing the hours. Brittany Trimble - 2023 14th Avenue - spoke regarding the Halloween hours and the recent change to hold the hours on October 30, 2022 and the hardships this has created for other families. She echoes the concerns shared by Theresa Robertson. Merric Robertson - 2525 14th Avenue - shares his devastation of Trick-or-Treating not occurring on Halloween, October 31, 2022 and not being able to celebrate the holiday with his whole family. 2. Appearances by property/business owners within the City of Monroe or their authorized agents None. F. CONSENT AGENDA 1. Claims List 2. Resolution Granting Miscellaneous Licenses Motion made by Richard Thoman and seconded by Andrew Kranig to approve the consent agenda. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. G. COMMENTS/QUESTIONS ON TREASURER'S REPORT (2ND REGULAR MEETING OF EACH MONTH) 1. Treasurer's Report Alder Kranig inquires on two payments 1. Computer Know How - Clerk Rindy responds this is not only for IT support beyond what is capable in house, but for purchases of IT equipment such as computers. 2. $8500 - Walmart Assessment - Clerk Rindy responds this is for an outside assessment for the claim related to Walmart's objection to the property assessment value that is in circuit court for 2021 and 2022. Alder Bauman inquires on where the City Administrator Confidential Assistant wages are budgeted, specifically relating to payments for overtime in the City Administrator salary budget. H. PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE 1. Resolution Approving Special Events 1. Monroe Main Street First Thursday Wine Walk 2. Monroe Running Club Trick or Trot 5K Motion made by Andrew Kranig and seconded by Tom Miller to approve the special event 1. Monroe Main Street First Thursday Wine Walk 2. Monroe Running Club Trick or Trot 5K resolution. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. I. LICENSE COMMITTEE 1. Resolution Approving Temporary Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Wine License to Main Street Monroe, Inc in Conjunction with Wine Walk Motion made by Brooke Bauman and seconded by Lynne Hardy to approve the temporary Class "B" Fermented Malt Beverage and Wine license for Main Street Monroe, Inc in conjunction with the wine walk. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. 2. Resolution Approving Amendment to Liquor License Premises at Walmart - 300 6th Avenue W Motion made by Brooke Bauman and seconded by Lynne Hardy to approve the resolution amending liquor license premises for Walmart - 300 6th Avenue. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. J. JUDICIARY AND ORDINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE 1. Set Public Hearing for November 7, 2022 - Ordinance Approving Zoning Code Amendments Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Public hearing set for November 7, 2022. 2. Set Public Hearing for November 7, 2022 Re: Ordinance Repealing and Recreating City Code Chapters 10-1 and Chapters 10-7 Re: Use of Golf Carts on City Streets Public hearing set for November 7, 2022. K. FINANCE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE 1. Set Public Hearing for November 7, 2022 - Initial Review of the 2023 Budget Public hearing set for November 7, 2022. City Administrator Lothspeich provided a history and summary of the development of the 2023 budget and the recommendation made by Finance and Taxation. There are still items to finalize based on information to be provided by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. This includes the finalized assessment for manufacturing to determine the mill rate and impact on tax payers. The health insurance numbers are still being determined as well. The budget preparation and approval timeline summary is provided. Alder Bauman inquires on the historical impact manufacturing assessment has on the levy limit. Eric Bauman states the full equated value has increased, so it appears to have increase and can have an impact on the assessed value. However it does not impact the budget, but would impact the mill rate for taxes. Alder Hardy inquires why some fees have remained the same for many years. Clerk/Treasurer Rindy explains her experience with the review of the fees for the last few years, as well as State Statue regulated fees that prohibit increases for certain items. L. SALARY AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 1. Resolution Approving of Classification, Wage, and Compensation Study Proposal Alder Kranig inquires on the cost for the study. He inquires if it should be put on hold until health insurance costs are determined and finalized for full consideration with the 2023 budget. He requests to revisit this consideration at a later date. Alder Grenzow expresses the importance of the study is not looking at just compensation, but also benefits. It is important to attract and retain employees for a smooth-running City. Alder Bauman comments that there is hesitation due to the recommendation for the most expensive study, as well as confusion on what was fully recommended by the Salary and Personnel committee in regards to the inclusion of the job descriptions. Administrator Lothspeich reviews the process followed by the RFP, the internal staff review and proposal interview process. Following the evaluations of the internal committee, it was agreed that McGrath is the most qualified, understanding it is also the most expensive and explains why. Alder Schindler comments on the concern of the expense of the project. Alder Grenzow shares a compensation study hasn't been done in 25 years, and is therefore important to proceed to verify. Alder Miller expressed his support to proceed with the study. Alder Bauman agrees it is necessary, but is concerned the cost of the proposal is greater than what is currently budgeted. Alder Thoman is in favor to do it right, but would consider waiting until the 2023 budget is more finalized with health insurance costs. He shares his concernwith including the private sector into the comparisons. Timing is discussed in relation to the goals of the study. There is no urgency to proceed with the study prior to other organizations finalizing their 2023 budget for real comparisons. Administrator Lothspeich also anticipates to have insurance numbers by end of the month. Mary Jane Grenzow made a motion to approve the resolution for the classification, wage, and compensation study proposal with McGrath Human Resources Group, seconded by Tom Miller. Mary Jane Grenzow and Tom Miller both agree to withdraw the motion to allow for consideration at a future meeting with full inclusion in the 2023 budget. M. COUNCIL OF THE WHOLE 1. Discussion Regarding Green County Courthouse Construction Project Mayor Douglas comments the Council was provided with a summary by Administrator Lothspeich and reiterates the issue has been resolved. Alder Kranig would like to know prior to the general public if another issue to this magnitude occurs. Alder Bauman comments that the process relates to semantics, and comments for the need to be more transparent internally and with the public. 2. Discussion and Possible Action Regarding City of Monroe Trick-or-Treat Hours Alder Grenzow comments on concern for confusion if a change in the hours for Halloween Trick-or-Treat occur at this time. She also inquires if there was a lot of feedback; as she didn't have anyone reach out. She wants to ensure this is not an overreaction to the individuals that have spoken up. Alder Bauman comments on feedback she received and is in favor for separate nights from Trunk-or-Treat and Trick-or-Treat. Alder Thoman echoes the concern of creating confusion and upsetting people that have adjusted their schedules. Alder Grenzow states that not everyone will be pleased and the Council should stand by their decision. Alder Miller shares a concern of changing the hours on short notice. He encourages the Council to evaluate this consideration earlier next year and make changes at that time. Alder Hardy shares concerns she heard from the community in opposition to the changed hours. Alder Treuthardt echoes the concerns of changing it so close to Halloween. She believes it would be good discussion for further consideration next year. It may be detrimental to change the hours at this time. Mayor Douglas comments on the unanimous vote at the last Council meeting. She encourages Council to hold deliberations at the time of the initial vote. Motion made by Andrew Kranig and seconded by Lynne Hardy to return Halloween Trick-or-Treat hours to October 31, 2022 from 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. Ayes: Bauman, Hardy, Kranig, Schindler, Thoman Nays: Grenzow, Miller, Treuthardt N. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY ALDERPERSONS Alder Bauman comments to review the Roberts Rule of Order for order of procedure during the Council meetings. Alder Kranig inquires on the concerns related to laptops in patrol vehicles, Chief Kelley responds it relates to complications resulting from Cheese Days. Alder Grenzow reviews a housing study was done in 2019 and it was recommended to have 522 housing units added to the City by 2030. She requests for a follow up on this study and progress made to date. Alder Kranig inquires on the history of the Walmart assessment objections and persists on more involvement and information regarding that procedure. O. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY DEPARTMENT HEADS Interim Chief Rufer shared an update of the total calls for the Monroe Fire Department this year. It is anticipated an overall increase in the number of calls will occur compared to last year. He reviews the current roster and personnel involvement and a goal of optimal operations surrounds approximately 30 firefighters. He further comments on the difficulties within the fire department and the community. The leadership fully supports the PFC recruitment process and decisions that have been made. He supports the PFC and trusts they will chose the best candidate for the community as it does not play into the politics. He is a multi-generational fire fighter himself. The firefighters at the City of Monroe have been at odds for his entire career, and it ebbs and flows. Toxicity in the fire department does exist, but comments what can be considered good sound debate by some may be considered toxicity by others. Recruitment is an issue nationally. Career Fire Departments are now needing to recruit firefighters, which is not typical of the past. Firefighters and their families make sacrifices daily to ensure public safety. The twenty individuals on the current roster putting in the time and sacrifices are not recognized enough. The average number of hours per week is 14 hours per firefighter recently. He expresses his disappointment by Finance and Taxation for reverting back to the 2022 budget with brief discussion. It will be devastating to the City of Monroe Fire Department. A significant portion was to fund the Fire Inspector position. Interim Chief Rufer recently responded to a complaint regarding fire safety at a local business. Those situations are occurring throughout the City. Other increases are for the dedicated firefighters that haven't seen an increase in the last five year. The goal is to build a plan to pull the department into the future to save the Paid on Call model. More details have been shared in the mid-year report and the recent S&P meeting. It is noted that the City of Monroe has fewer full time people than the City of Brodhead Fire Department. There is a need to invest in the organization to maintain a healthy department and model. He is asking for Council to evaluate and reconsider the requests submitted and recommended by Salary and Personnel. There is an overall feeling of disrespect and being targeted to pull only the firefighter raises, compared to all others. Interim Chief Rufer clarifies some information on the reports provided in response to an inquiry by Alder Bauman. Administrator Lothspeich reminds Council this is not an agenda item for deliberation. Clerk Rindy confirms it can be added to a future agenda in response to Alder Schindler. P. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESS None. Q. ADJOURNMENT Motion made by Andrew Kranig and seconded by Brooke Bauman to adjourn at 8:13 PM. On a voice vote, Motion Passed. (November 16, 2022) WNAXLP


Notice is hereby given that on November 7, 2022, the following ordinances were adopted by the Common Council of the City of Monroe, Wisconsin. • Ordinance Approving Zoning Code Amendments Re: Electric Vehicle Charging Stations • Ordinance Repealing and Recreating Chapters 10-1 and Chapters 10-7 Re: Use of Golf Carts on City Streets The full text of the ordinances may be obtained by contacting the City of Monroe Clerk’s Office located at 1110 18th Avenue, Monroe, WI, telephone (608) 329-2530. Brittney Rindy City Clerk (November 16, 2022) WNAXLP


Permittee: CHULA VISTA CHEESE COMPANY, 2923 MAYER RD, BROWNTOWN, WI, 53522 Facility Where Discharge Occurs: Chula Vista Cheese Company, 2923 MAYER RD Receiving Water And Location: Groundwater of the Pecatonica River Basin via Spray Irrigation Fields, NW and SW of the Factory. Brief Facility Description: Chula Vista is a medium sized cheese producer. WW is pretreated and stored on-site prior to spray irrigation during spring to fall. Permit Drafter’s Name, Address, Phone and Email: Brenda Howald, DNR, 3911 Fish Hatchery Rd, Fitchburg, WI, 53711, (608) 275-3285, Basin Engineer’s Name, Address, Phone and Email: Zachary Watson, 1500 N Johns Street, Dodgeville, WI, 53533, (414) 430-0584, The Department has tentatively decided that the above specified WPDES permit should be reissued. Persons wishing to comment on or object to the proposed permit action, or to request a public hearing, may write to the Department of Natural Resources at the permit drafter’s address. All comments or suggestions received no later than 30 days after the publication date of this public notice will be considered along with other information on file in making a final decision regarding the permit. Anyone providing comments in response to this public notice will receive a notification of the Department’s final decision when the permit is issued. The Department may schedule a public informational hearing if requested by any person and shall schedule an informational hearing if a petition requesting a hearing is received from 5 or more persons or if response to this notice indicates significant public interest pursuant to s. 283.49, Stats. Information on requesting a hearing is at the above web link. Limitations and conditions which the Department believes adequately protect the receiving water are included in the proposed permit. Information on file for this permit action, including the draft permit, fact sheet and permit application, may be reviewed on the internet at the above web link or may be inspected and copied at the permit drafter’s office during office hours. Information on this permit may also be obtained by calling the permit drafter or by writing to the Department. Reasonable costs (15 cents per page for copies and 7 cents per page for scanning) will be charged for information in the file other than the public notice, permit and fact sheet. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be made to qualified individuals upon request. (November 16, 2022) WNAXLP

Sheriff Marshall Sale






PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 15, 2022 in the amount of $51,769.43 the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: December 15, 2022 at 9:00 AM TERMS: By bidding at the sheriff sale, prospective buyer is consenting to be bound by the following terms: 1.) 10% down in cash or certified funds at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2.) Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3.) Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee's attorney. PLACE: Green County Justice Center - Ground Floor Conference Room (2841 6th Street, Monroe, WI 53566) DESCRIPTION: LOT SEVEN (7), BLOCK ELEVEN (11), EMERSON AND MOULTON'S ADDITION TO THE CITY OF MONROE, GREEN COUNTY, WISCONSIN. PROPERTY ADDRESS: 1518 11th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566 TAX KEY NO.: 23251-0612.0000 Dated this 27th day of October, 2022 Sheriff Jeff Skatrud Green County Sheriff Phillip A. Norman, P.C. Kelly M. Smith State Bar No. 1067970 17035 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 150 Brookfield, WI 53005 262)314-6564 Phillips A . Norman, P.C. is the creditor's attorney and is attempting to collect s debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (November 16, 23, 30, 2022) WNAXLP