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Monroe City Council: April 10, 2015
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MONROE - At a meeting Wednesday, the City of Monroe Common Council:

• Confirmed the mayoral appointment of Tom Kelly to fulfill the unexpired term of the late Sue Disch on the Historic Preservation Commission for a term to end April 30, 2017.

• Took no action on a resolution opposing elimination of personal property taxes and of computer aid payments to local governments being proposed in the state legislature.

• Approved the consent agenda, which included granting two miscellaneous licenses and approving $1.44 million to pay bills.

• Held a public hearing and approved unanimously a change to city ordinances regarding signs.

• Held a public hearing and approved unanimously a change in city ordinances to include self-serve storage facilities as a conditional use in general business districts.

• Held a public hearing and approved changes in city ordinances regarding committees, boards and commissions. Several committees have been combined to streamline government.

• Set a public hearing for April 21 for a planned unit development agreement and rezoning for Monroe Arts Center.

• Ratified the 2015 AFSCME contract. The new contract includes a 1.57 percent increase in hourly wages.

• Approved the Green County Conservation League annual Spring Youth Conservation Day Event from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. May 1 at Honey Creek Park.

• Approved Jeffrey A. Ewald as the agent for the Class B liquor and beer license issued to Buggyworks, LLC.

Alderman Reid Stangel thanked City Clerk Carol Stamm and the poll works for their efforts in the election Tuesday.

Aldermen Brooke Bauman and Chris Beer were absent.

- Tere Dunlap