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Debtors Creditors




1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth January 1, 1923 and date of death October 25, 2018, was domiciled in Green County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 1466 23rd Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent's estate is February 14, 2019. 5. A claim may be filed at the Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin. Register in Probate's Office

Gloria A. Baertschi Probate Registrar November 6 , 2018

Attorney Jeffrey C. Ingebritsen 1904 10th Street PO Box 620 Monroe, WI 53566 608-325-7137 Bar Number 01012404

(December 12, 19, 26, 2018)




December 3, 2018 CALL TO ORDER FOR THIS MEETING The City of Monroe Common Council was called to order on December 3, 2018. Present at roll call were Michael Boyce by telephone, Brooke Bauman, Jeff Newcomer, Richard Thoman, Ron Marsh, Rob Schilt, Donna Douglas, and Mickey Beam. Member Chris Beer was absent. A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE B. CORRECTION OF MINUTES City Clerk Arianna Voegeli noted a correction to the minutes from 11/14/18, at which meeting Mayor Armstrong appointed Richard Thoman to fill the vacancy of Ron Marsh on the Finance and Taxation Committee. C. BUSINESS BY MAYOR 1. Appoint Ron Markham to fill unexpired RDA term of Bill Bethke Mayor Armstrong appointed Ron Markham to fill the unexpired term of Bill Bethke on the Redevelopment Authority. Motion to confirm the appointment by Donna Douglas, seconded by Jeff Newcomer. Upon voice vote, the motion carried. D. APPEARANCES BY THE PUBLIC There were no appearances by the public. E. CONSENT AGENDA Motion made by Donna Douglas and seconded by Brooke Bauman to approve the consent agenda. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. 1. Miscellaneous Licenses 2. Claims List F. FINANCE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE 1. Resolution approving 2019 fee schedule Alder Thoman asked a question regarding the $150.00 fee for the third fire inspection in a series. Motion made by Brooke Bauman and seconded by Jeff Newcomer to approve the resolution approving the 2019 fee schedule. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. G. SALARY AND PERSONNEL COMMITTEE 1. Resolution Approving Severance Agreement with Bridget Schuchart Motion made by Brooke Bauman and seconded by Ron Marsh to approve the resolution approving the severance agreement with Bridget Schuchart. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. H. COUNCIL OF THE WHOLE 1. Consideration of Notice of Claim Filed Against the City Administrator Rath explained the claim from Cheryl Losenegger is for a trip on the sidewalk. The first step in the process was to review the area to see if there were any prior claims or incidents and check if the area is part of any maintenance plans. Director of Public Works, Al Gerber, confirmed there were no prior claims or incidents and the area is not part of any future maintenance plans. Rath contacted the City's insurance carrier CVMIC, and CVMIC recommended denying the claim. Motion made by Ron Marsh and seconded by Richard Thoman to deny the claim. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. 2. Resolution Approving Contract with Bauman Associates for Financial Services Questions and answers took place regarding the number of firms that were looked at and where the firm is located. Administrator Rath explained that a couple of firms that the League of Wisconsin Municipalities had sponsored were looked at, but one was not able to provide services in our area. Bauman Associates was interviewed and it was found that the firm is a good fit for the price and the services that they provide. The firm has its headquarters in Green Bay, but looks to have a satellite location in Madison. The firm would perform on site visits and would be available for meetings or by teleconference. Attorney Bartholf reviewed the contract and advised that the City has the right to terminate at will upon proper notice. Motion made by Brooke Bauman and seconded by Richard Thoman to approve the resolution approving the contract with Bauman Associates for financial services. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. Ayes: Bauman, Beam, Boyce, Douglas, Newcomer, Schilt, Thoman Nays: Marsh I. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY ALDERPERSONS Ron Marsh would like an update on the parks supervisor position by the next council meeting, and would like to see official City documentation, such as the council minutes books put back into the safe. Michael Boyce requested that all boards and commissions begin meeting at City Hall so that the public has understanding of a common place of meeting. Suggested looking to send to J&O for a possible ordinance. Donna Douglas requested an update on the senior center coordinator position. 1. Discussion on City Administrator Annual Evaluation Brooke Bauman, the Salary and Personnel chair, explained that part of her duties as the chair is to facilitate each alderperson's performance review of the City Administrator and comprise one final report to be given to the Council for review. She explained that in the past, a survey was sent out and results were submitted anonymously. The Salary and Personnel committee then meets in closed session and the results are presented to Administrator Rath. Discussion ensued about how the administrator should be evaluated. The general consensus is to send the item back to Salary and Personnel to discuss how the administrator will be evaluated. J. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY DEPARTMENT HEADS 1. Notification of Policy Update Regarding Tax Collection and Corresponding Reimbursements City Treasurer Stephanie Bachim explained that the process for refunds of over payments on tax collection is changing this year. Only refunds of $5.00 or more will be issued, and they will be issued through accounts payable. K. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESS None. L. ADJOURNMENT Motion made by Ron Marsh and seconded by Rob Schilt to adjourn. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. (December 12, 2018) WNAXLP