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Monroe City Council: Feb. 18, 2009
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MONROE - During a meeting Wednesday, the City of Monroe Common Council:

• Set a public hearing for March 3 for an ordinance creating Chapter 5 of Title 7 of the Monroe City Code: Outdoor Burning, Open Burning and Burning Refuse.

• Set a public hearing date for March 3 for an ordinance repealing and recreating sections of Title 4 of the Monroe City Code: Building Regulations.

• Set a public hearing for March 17 for an ordinance rezoning property No. 138, east of Monroe Truck Equipment.

• Set a public hearing for April 8 for a resolution vacating and discontinuing the right-of-way near Monroe Truck Equipment.

• Authorized hiring Johnson & Block for a Water Department audit for the year ending Dec. 31, 2008, for a total cost of $5,300.

• Approved claims for payment in the amount of $3,931,886.50.

• Approved a special event for St. Patrick's Day parade from 5 to 6 p.m. March 17 in the downtown area, within 10th Street, 13th Street, 17th Avenue and 16th Avenue. The Monroe Police Department is directed to temporarily close streets and direct traffic.

• Granted operator licenses to Sandra K. Lincicum and Jamie A. Keesler-Kieffer; electrical journeyman licenses to Gerald Avery and Steve Holmes, both of Bob & Company Electrical LLC; and electrical apprentice licenses to Aaron Melbye and Matthew Schwarz, both of Bob & Company LLC.

• Granted a temporary Class "B" fermented malt beverage license for picnics and gatherings to Green County Harmony Chorus for a special event March 14 at St. Victor School gym.

• Authorized submittal of Public Service Commission rate case application for Water Department.

• Approved a change order for a contract with Kelsey Engineering for 18th Avenue sewer and water project, to deduct $8,120 for landscaping.

• Approved WWTP annual audit dated Feb. 4, and established sewer use rates for 2009.

• Authorized hiring Fehr-Graham & Associates to prepare bidding documents for the proposed MERIT Center training tower at an estimated cost of $1,600.

• Held a public meeting and voted to approve an amendment to the Downtown Historic District Preservation Plan. Alderman Jan Lefevre said the changes relaxed some of the restrictions on signage.