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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF RICHARD O. RUPNOW Deceased PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth April 24, 1929 and date of death October 9, 2019, was domiciled in Green County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 616 8th Avenue, Monroe, WI 53566. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is March 17, 2020. 5. A claim may be filed at the Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin.

Thomas J. Vale Circuit Court Judge December 10, 2019

Attorney R. Scott Jacobson Kittelsen, Barry, Wellington & Thompson S.C. 916 17th Ave. Box 710 Monroe, WI 53566 608-325-2191 Bar Number 01031617

(December 14, 21, 28, 2019) WNAXLP


IN THE MATTER OF THE GILE LIVING TRUST DATED JANUARY 10, 2017. BRADFORD STEVENS GILE, DECEASED STATE OF WISCONSIN, CIRCUIT COURT, GREEN COUNTY Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute Section 701.065, noticeis hereby given of the following: 1. That Bradford Stevens Gile died a resident of Green County, Wisconsin on October 19, 2019. 2. The decedent established a Trust known as the Gile Living Trust dated January 10, 2017 (the "Trust"). 3. The name, address and telephone number of the Trustee of such Trust is identified below. 4. That the Trustee has the duty and power to pay debts on behalf of the decedent and the Trust. 5. That all creditors of the decedent or the Trust must file claims in writing with Trustee by April 7, 2020, otherwise such claim may be barred against the Trustee, the Trust property, and any recipients of the Trust property. 6. Dated December 3, 2019, by the Trustee of the Gile Living Trust dated January 10, 2017. By: Kathleen Irene Gile, Trustee of the GIle Living Trust dated January 10, 2017. P.O. Box 166, 326 East Avenue Belleville, WI53508 (608)-212-1766 Prepared by: Julia Walsh Nennig Law Offices, LLC 6418 Normandy Lane, Suite 225 Madison, Wisconsin 53719 Attorney Bar #1104671 (December 7, 14, 21, 2019) WNAXLP



Date: November 18, 2019 CALL TO ORDER FOR THIS MEETING The Common Council meeting was called to order on November 18, 2019. A. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL Present at roll call were Alders Rob Driver, Kelly Hermanson, Mickey Beam, Richard Thoman, Brooke Bauman, Donna Douglas, Joshua Binger, and Tammy Fetterolf. Absent was Alder Michael Boyce. B. CORRECTION OF MINUTES None. C. PRESENTATIONS OF PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATION None. D. BUSINESS BY MAYOR None. E. APPEARANCES BY THE PUBLIC F. CONSENT AGENDA 1. Claims List Motion made by Donna Douglas and seconded by Richard Thoman to approve the consent agenda. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. 2. Resolution Granting Miscellaneous Licenses G. COMMENTS/QUESTIONS ON TREASURER'S REPORT (2ND REGULAR MEETING OF EACH MONTH) 1. Treasurer's Report No discussion. H. JUDICIARY AND ORDINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE 1. Ordinance Repealing and Recreating Subsection 4-1-10(B): Term of Permit - (Hold Public Hearing)) Opened for public hearing, no discussion held. Motion made by Donna Douglas and seconded by Joshua Binger to approve ordinance repealing and recreating subsection 4-1-10(B): Term of Permit. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. 2. Ordinance Creating Section 1-5-12: Filling Vacancies on the Common Council (Hold Public Hearing) No discussion held during open public hearing. Motion made by Donna Douglas and seconded by Mickey Beam to approve ordinance creating section 1-5-12: Filling Vacancies on the Common Council. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. 3. Ordinance Repealing and Recreating Chapter 10-6: Modification of Speed Limit for ATV/UTVs (Hold Public Hearing) Scott Golackson spoke on behalf of the request for the change in the ordinance for the ATV/UTV speed limit. He advised how the 10 mph speed limit posed safety hazards while traveling in city traffic. He thanked Alder Bauman for taking the time to ride with him in his ATV/UTV at the 10 mph posted speed limit and witnessing firsthand how this can be hazardous. Public hearing closed with no further discussion. Donna Douglas read the proposed ordinance changes. She then discussed as an observer at the Welcome Center, she witnesses close encounters with the ATV/UTVs crossing the intersection there. She encourages the City of Monroe to welcome the ATV/UTV's riders. Alder Bauman shared how her experience riding in the ATV/UTV enlightened her to the safety issue associated with the current speed limit, and how the increase in the speed limit will help to reduce the number of incidents and risks for ATV/UTV riders in the City of Monroe. Alder Binger shares the Public Safety Committee held discussion with the Chief of Police and they would be able to patrol as they would for any other vehicle. Motion made by Donna Douglas and seconded by Brooke Bauman to approve the ordinance repealing and recreating chapter 10-6: Modification of Speed Limit for ATV/UTVs. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. I. PLAN COMMISSION 1. Request for Change of Zoning Petition - School District of Monroe (Hold Public Hearing) Public hearing held. Rick Waski, School District of Monroe Superintendent, presented the request for the coniditonal rezoning of parcels 23251-2370000 and 23251-23282000 from SR-5 (Single Family Residential) to I (Institutional). The purchase of the property was approved at the School Board's annual meeting. The property is currently being surveyed, to allow the adjacent property owner to obtain an additional 100 feet adjacent to his land and for a legal description of the property. Bill Siegner at 2934 11th Ave, lives adjacent to the property and shares concerns regarding how changes to the property by the school district may affect the water flow. He had difficulties when the retention pond was put in place near his property. He asks if there is confirmation of where the parking lots will be placed on the parcels. Rick Waski, School Superintendent, addresses Bill's questions and states there is no formal site plans in place at this time. There are other formal facility improvements they are considering that would impact the site plan and will need to be presented to the community. The unknowns are limiting their ability to finalize a site plan. At this time, the plan is to expand the green space for athletic fields and practice fields. The School District will not begin any improvements until a facility plan is finalized, based on community support and a possible referendum. In order to proceed with that process, they need to be able to purchase the property, and to purchase the property it needs to be rezoned to Institutional. Public hearing closed. Donna Douglas read through the proposed Ordinance. Reviewed the Ordinance will only take affect once the following conditions are met: successfully purchase the property and provide a copy of the deed with a full legal description within 120 days. If this does not occur, then it will remain zoned SR-5. Reviewed the conditional ordinance satisfies both the School District and the Doyle's, adjacent property owners, to avoid the possibility of the Doyle's property being rezoned as well. Motion made by Donna Douglas and seconded by Richard Thoman to approve the ordinance adopting conditional zoning change for the School District of Monroe. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. 2. Request for Change of Zoning Petition by Elevation Motor Company, LLC and Approval of General Development Plan (Hold Public Hearing) Public Hearing held. Andrew Kranig, the property owner, spoke on behalf of the request of the zoning changes to allow for vehicle sales and services. This will allow him to conduct his business on a regular basis. All vehicles for sale will be kept inside, nothing will be on display outside. Discussion held regarding the adjacent building that is not being cleaned up and the goal to work on encouraging improvement at his property and surrounding properties. Public hearing closed. Alder Douglas reviewed the proposed Ordinance adopting general development plan and zoning change to the planned development for Elevation Motor Company, LLC. Kelly Hermanson appreciates the desire to grow his business in Monroe and his initiative to improve the downtown area, as well as his willingness to work with the RDA to improve the surrounding properties. Josh Binger echos the same thoughts. Motion made by Donna Douglas and seconded by Rob Driver to approve ordinance adopting general development plan and zoning change to planned development for Elevation Motor Company, LLC. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. J. FINANCE AND TAXATION COMMITTEE 1. Discuss and Approve Purchase of Police Vehicles for 2020 Mayor Armstrong asked for Chief Kelley to update the Council regarding the current police vehicle fleet. The request is to replace two vehicles, the K-9 vehicle that is no longer safe for traveling and an unmarked patrol vehicle. The reason for the early request, is to begin the ordering process so the K-9 vehicle will be ready for traveling to North Carolina to pick up the K-9 in May 2020. The estimated cost for the vehicle's reviewed. Chief Kelley advised the recent vehicles were purchased at 28,500, and the two vehicles to be purchased in 2020 are anticipated to be similar in cost, less the trade in value of the current vehicles. Motion made by Richard Thoman and seconded by Rob Driver to authorize City of Monroe Police Department to purchase vehicles from the 2020 Capital Budget. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. K. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY ALDERPERSONS None. L. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY DEPARTMENT HEADS Karla Fritsch, Deputy Comptroller, recognized Marge Klinzing for her recent award of the Professional Merit of Honor, through the Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association. This is a very high standing award. M. BUSINESS PRESENTED BY THE PRESS None. N. COUNCIL OF THE WHOLE 1. Discuss and Possible Action Regarding Potential Alice Place Affordable Senior Housing Project Joe Marone, VP of Operations at Pioneer Property Manangement, Inc, is present on behalf of Brian Fritz, President, to review the proposed Alice Place Senior Housing Project for the City of Monroe. Pioneer Property Management is located in Platteville, WI that manages 80 different properties over 8 different states. They are proposing to build a 47- unit affordable senior housing property. It is a three story building with a mix of two bedrooms and single bedroom units. This will take up approximately 4 acres on an 80 acre parcel. The other properties managed by Pioneer Property Management are very similar, with approximately 60% of their properties being affordable senior housing. Brooke Bauman discloses that her daughter babysits for both Joe Marone and Brian Fritz, therefore will be abstaining from voting. Questions regarding the type of building and structure reviewed between the Council and Joe Marone. Advised it will be an all encapsulated apartment style building and categorized as independent living. Discussion held regarding one versus two elevators for a three story building. Discussion held regarding continued management of the property after it is built. Pioneer Property Management remains involved through the entire building process and continues to manage the properties after construction is complete. They prefer to have an onsite property manager or maintenance individual when possible. Kelly Hermanson reviewed how this opportunity would open up other homes in the community, something the City of Monroe has been striving to do. If this development goes well, she would encourage Pioneer Property Management to consider housing options outside of options exclusive to senior citizens. Brooke Bauman advises the City is in need of affordable senior housing. The City owns the property, and this development will open the opportunity for other business to potentially build at the property as well. The goal is to break ground in 2021. It is a competitive process in the State of Wisconsin to apply for grants/funds for affordable senior housing. If Pioneer Property Management is awarded funds for this project, they will then proceed as soon as possible, however it is a lengthy process. Pioneer has significant experience in proceeding with this process for other properties and advise the City of Monroe scores very well for potential of being awarded the funds through WHEDA. Josh Binger asked for input from the Mayor regarding the City's Investment of the $600,000 for the proposed development. Advantages include that they will be a tax payer from day one of owning the property, encourage future developments in the surrounding area, as well as turning the housing inventory to allow for older homes to be renovated. However, the taxes will be less, due to it being section 42 housing. Pioneer Property Management has the support of a local bank, Wisconsin Bank and Trust for this proposed project. They also plan to bid out and use local contractors when possible. They will also use local vendors for services such as snow plowing, when the building is complete. Their goal is to blend in with the community and meet the needs of the community. Tonight, Pioneer Property Management is looking for a $600,000 commitment from the City. The funds do not need to be presented until the building is built. There are multiple financing options such as bonding, TIF bonding, or RDA money becoming available. Pioneer also needs approval of the $100 option agreement that would allow the company to purchase the approximate 4-acre property at the total cost of $80,000. The option would terminate on October 31, 2020. Once they receive notice of approval from WHEDA they would then pay the $80,000. This property was zoned duplex rental. Therefore, they will likely need to proceed with a change of zoning request following the purchase of the property. They will also be committed to the agreed planned development through WHEDA. Motion made by Kelly Hermanson and seconded by Richard Thoman to approve the commitment for $600,000 and option to move forward with agreement. On a roll call vote, Motion Passed. 2. Review of City Administrative Positions Encompassing Roles, Staffing Levels, Job Descriptions and Compensation and a Plan of Action for Filling the Position(s) Mayor Armstrong guided the discussion to begin with the City organization within administration positions. Kelly Hermanson reviewed if the Director of Community Development position is to desired to be filled or not. If the position is not desired to be filled, they will need to add that role to the City Administrator role. She personally feels the Director of Community Development is a position that should be filled, outside of the City Administrator. She also encourages discussion regarding who will be responsible for comptroller and human resource services. Brooke Bauman agrees the Director of Community Development position needs to be separate from the City Administrator role. There are many properties that could benefit from an individual such as a Direction to focus on development and helping the City of Monroe grow. Richard Thoman shares his agreement. Donna Douglas is concerned how two separate positions would affect the budget. Advised the City Administrator and Director of Community Development positions are both budgeted for in 2020, however the City Administrator position may not be funded adequately. Donna further shares concerns regarding many area communities losing large businesses, and fear there would not be adequate work. However, this also could be a reason for a Director of Community Development to retain businesses, or focus on filling the vacancies. Richard Thoman advises currently there is little focus in the City on development and there is real potential for value in this. A general consensus reached to proceed with the Director of the Community Development. Further discussion held regarding the role of HR within the City Administrator responsibilities versus an alternative third party. There is the option to consider contracting HR services through Bauman Associates or Dean. Currently, HR is not included with the Bauman Associates contract, however they are currently working on developing the 2020 contract and this could be included. Disadvantage of not having an HR representative onsite discussed. Kelly Hermanson also shared the possibility to place more of the comptroller responsibilities to Finance and Taxation. It is believed by separating out the roles, this will allow the City Administrator to work closely with the department heads and support them at a high-level function to operate the city. Discussion of possible resources for recruitment includes Melissa Even, Chamber of Commerce. Abbi Martin, Confidential Administrative Assistance, and Rob Jacobson, Director of Facilities, found up to 10 different options for executive firms to work with. The Mayor will share the options with Council members and hope to move forward with a selection and developing the job description discussed tonight. Josh Binger reviewed potential concerns surrounding the overall administrative staff levels following the consolidation of roles and vacant City Administrator position. Is there currently enough separation, leadership and ability for development? Has the staff been able to handle daily city administrator tasks? The Mayor will follow up with the Directors tomorrow at a meeting and share feedback with Council. O. ADJOURNMENT Motion made by Mickey Beam and seconded by Joshua Binger to adjourn. On a roll call vote, Motion passed. (December 14, 2019) WNAXLP




1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth June 13, 1932 and date of death November 3, 2019 was domiciled in Green County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of: W7469 State Highway 11, Monroe, WI 53566

3. The application will be heard at the Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin, before Gloria Baertschi, Probate Registrar, on December 30, 2019 at the opening of court You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent's estate is March 10, 2020. 5. A claim may be filed at the Green County Justice Center, 2841 6th Street, Monroe, Wisconsin. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or addresses are unknown.

Gloria A. Baertschi Probate Registrar December 3, 2019

Attorney Charles R. Wellington Kittelsen, Barry, Wellington & Thompson, S.C. 916 17th Avenue, Box 710 Monroe, WI 53566 608-325-2191 Bar Number 1013271

(December 7, 14, 21, 2019)



A public hearing will be held in the City Hall Council Chambers located at 1110 18th Ave, Monroe, Wisconsin, on January 6, 2020 at 6:30pm relative to the following proposed ordinances: • ORDINANCE REPEALING AND RECREATING SECTION 1-5-7 OF THE MONROE CITY CODE: Common Council Meetings Order of Business The proposed ordinances are available for inspection at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall located at 1110 18th Avenue. Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance to participate in this meeting, including need for an interpreter, materials in alternate formats, or other accommodations, should be made to the Clerk’s Office at (608) 329-2530 with as much advance notice as possible so that proper arrangements can be made. Brittney Rindy City Clerk (December 14, 21, 2019) WNAXLP

Regular Meeting of the Board of Education of the School District of Monroe was held on Monday, November 25, 2019

1. Call to Order: Dan Bartholf, Board of Education President called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. 2. Roll Call: Board Members Present: Dan Bartholf, Mary Berger, Rich Deprez, Teresa Keehn, Nikki Matley, Cheryl McGuire, Dylan McGuire, Jim Plourde and Tim Wolff –- Administration Present – Brian Boehm, Jeriamy Jackson, Chris Medenwaldt, Joe Monroe, Terri Montgomery, Ron Olson, Todd Paradis, Amy Timmerman, Jenna Trame, and Rick Waski 3. Approve Agenda - A motion was made by Jim Plourde and seconded by Mary Berger to approve the agenda for November 25, 2019 - Approved 4. Public Comment 5. Consent Items - A. Approve Minutes B. Approval of Receipts & Expenditures – C. Approval of Support Staff Hiring – D. Approval/Acceptance of Community Donations – Motion by Nikki Matley and seconded by Jim Plourde - Approved 6. Old Business – A. Discussion/Approval of NEOLA Policy Updates – Second Reading – Motion by Jim Plourde and seconded by Rich Deprez - Approved 7. New Business – A. District & School Report Cards – Informational – B. 2020-2021 School District of Monroe Calendar – Informational – C. 2019-2020 School Safety Plan Revisions – Motion by Dan Bartholf and seconded by Mary Berger – Approved – D. Update on Property West of Abraham Lincoln Elementary – E. Proposed Facility Costs & Alternatives - Informational 8. Informational Items – A. Boardsmanship/Administration – B. Board of Education Correspondence – C. Committee Reports – D. Liaison Report 9. Five Minutes for the Press 10. Closed Session per Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c) for the purpose of conducting the District Administrator’s Mid-Year Review. Motion by Jim Plourde and seconded by Tim Wolff – Roll Call Vote 9-Yes/0-No/0-Abstain/0-Absent 11. Adjourn - At 10:59 P.M. a motion was made by Mary Berger and seconded by Jim Plourde to adjourn - Approved (December 14, 2019) WNAXLP