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Monroe City Council: Jan. 20, 2009
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MONROE - During a meeting Tuesday, the City of Monroe Common Council:

• Set a public hearing date of Feb. 18, 2009, for the ordinance rezoning property No. 137.

• Set a public hearing date of Feb. 18, 2009, regarding the possible amendment to the downtown historic district preservation plan.

• Approved the certified survey map for the new Wal-Mart Supercenter area.

• Approved and accepted an easement from J3 Investments, on the easterly 50 feet of lot one and all of lot 2 of CSM No. 2611, Vol. 9 of Green County CSM, pg. 82, doc. 389265.

• Approved for payment claims in the amount of $346,669.74.

• Granted operator licenses to Jessica L. Carter, Matthew L. Sawyer, Gregory J. Smith, and Geraldine L. Schaaf.

• Approved a change in the agent for the Class B liquor and fermented beverage license issued to Turner Hall of Monroe, Inc., to be Sherry L. Anderegg.

• Authorized hiring Ramaker and Associates for swimming pool slides inspection services at a cost of $1,100.

• Authorized hiring Ramaker and Associates for engineering services to comply with Graeme Baker Pool Safety Act at a cost of $4,300, plus an anticipated State Plan Review fee of $500.

• Accepted bids and awarded contract for masonry work to close coal bin openings below buildings in the downtown Square area in conjunction with the TIF 7 streetscape project to Irv's Masonry. The contract includes costs for materials estimated at 1,400 square feet at $3.20 per square foot; for masonry labor at $25 per hour for 250 hours; and for construction foreman at $50 per hour for 250 hours.

• Approved the petition to the Secretary of Transportation for airport improvement aid, following a public hearing.

• Accept a bequest from Elsa Rattin Trust, in the amount of $66,666.67, designated to be used for recreational facilities, parks, trails, playground equipment and related buildings and improvements as specified.

• City Clerk Carol Stamm announced that because of two upcoming election dates, the Common Council meeting for Feb. 17 would be moved to Feb. 18 and for April 7 would be moved to April 8.

Alderman Charles Koch was absent.