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Monroe City Council: March, 11, 2014
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MONROE - In a meeting Tuesday, March 4, the City of Monroe Common Council:

• Held a public hearing for an ordinance repealing and recreating the composition of the Ethics Board. The ordinance, which was approved Tuesday on a 7-0 vote, states that members of the Ethics Board not be city employees, elected officials, full-time appointed officials or a member currently serving on any other city board, commission or committee. Nobody from the public spoke at the hearing.

• Approved special events for Green County Family YMCA's Run Before You Crawl 5K and Fun Run, and Main Street Monroe's St. Patrick's Day Parade.

• Approved contracts with Precision Drive Control for maintenance of emergency back-up generators. Annual maintenance on the generators is included in the 2014 emergency management budget and amounts to two visits a year. The total for the west side fire station totals $898 per year, while the total for the generator located at city hall amounts to $1,746 per year. Fire Chief Daryl Rausch said the first visit is for oil and fuel filter changes, while the second visit allows for a test run of the generators to check the voltages.

• Approved a signatory resolution that authorizes the signatures of Treasurer Stephanie Bachim, City Clerk Carol Stamm and Mayor Bill Ross at Greenwood State Bank.

• Approved a resolution on a 6-1 vote affirming Public Service Commission's final decision for a 17 percent water rate increase. Alderman Chris Beer voted against the resolution.

-Noah Vernau