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Monroe City Council: Sept. 19, 2014
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MONROE - In a meeting Tuesday, the City of Monroe Common Council:

• Passed unanimously the consent agenda, which included granting miscellaneous licenses; approving $1.1 million to pay bills; and designating authorized depositors and withdrawers on a senior center certificate of deposit.

• Approved rezoning a lot, 1502 17th St., from multiple-family residential to general business, following a public hearing.

• Approved special events: Green County Conservation League's Fall Conservation Day, Oct. 3 in Honey Creek Park; Main Street Monroe Chili Cook-off Festival, Oct. 4 on the Downtown Square; and Big Brothers/Big Sisters Tour de Cheese Bike Ride fundraiser Oct. 4 beginning and ending at 12th Street and 16th Avenue.

• Granted a temporary class B beer license to Monroe Youth Hockey association for Chilifest on an 8-1 vote. Charles Koch voted against.

• Granted a temporary class B beer license to Monroe Lions Club for the Green County Fall Nationals Tractor Pull on a vote of 8-1. Koch voted against.

• Approved unanimously an agent change for the class A beer and liquor license to Roundys Supermarkets Inc.

• Approved the sale of city-owned property at 1011 11th St., a non-conforming lot, for $1, to Sugar River Rentals LLC, Deforest.

• Accepted four bids and voted unanimously to award the 2014 utilities improvement project contract to E&N Hughes of Monroe for $868,300.

• Went into closed session for the purpose of evaluating the city administrator employee performance.

• Heard from Behring Senior Center Director Tammy Derrickson that the center's brat bash had sold out by 5 p.m. Sept. 4. The volunteers sold about 2,225 brats and grossed about $15,000, breaking their previous sales record, according to Derrickson.

MONROE - At a meeting Monday, the City of Monroe Public Safety Committee

• Discussed applying an expediting fee for special event applications that are turned less than 30 days before the event. Staff will present their recommendations at the next meeting.

• Discussed a traffic study relating to the Walmart development and the intersection at 6th Avenue West and West 8th Street. The study found that the amount of traffic does not warrant additional stop signs or a roundabout. No action was taken.

MONROE - At a meeting Monday, the City of Monroe Board of Public Works:

• Approved a bill from Whitney Tree Service for $9,100 for tree removals and trimming.

• Rejected the two bids submitted for replacing the roof on City Hall and police department. The project will be rebid in the spring. The city administrator and board members discerned construction companies were too tied up for the season to take on the work for this fall.

• Accepted quotes for replacing the municipal pool deck and replacing the pool fencing. The board recommended hiring Marty Construction to replace the deck for $7,600 and Sager Fencing to replace the fence for $6,800. The quotes were about two-thirds and one-half of estimates for the projects. The project costs will be paid out of the capital project and equipment loan approved in August.

MONROE - At a meeting Tuesday, the City of Monroe Public Property Committee:

• Approved revisions to an agreement with the state for the maintenance of the Badger State Trailhead.

MONROE - At a meeting Tuesday, the City of Monroe Finance and Taxation Committee:

• Recommended council approval for City Hall the purchase and install 14 security cameras, a digital video recorder and related equipment from Mobil Electronics of Forreston, Ill., for $7,400. Installation is expected before November.

MONROE - At a meeting Tuesday, the City of Monroe Claims Committee:

• Recommended for council approval to pay a claim for $138 for repairing damage to a mirror on a sheriff's department vehicle caused by a city fire truck at an emergency call.

- Tere Dunlap