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Monroe City Council: Sept. 6, 2014
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MONROE - In a meeting Tuesday, the City of Monroe Common Council:

• Passed unanimously $3.69 million to pay bills, and granted miscellaneous licenses.

• Approved unanimously to hire Brett Lee Broge as a replacement police officer, effective Sept. 3, at an hourly rate of $23.47.

• Approved unanimously to hire Brian Dreikosen as a utility operator in training within the Water and Waste Water Utilities, effective Sept. 15, at an hourly rate of $18.81.

• Approved special events applications for Monroe Lions Club Minhas Oktoberfest festival Sept. 19-20 on Minhas Brewery property; Monroe High School Homecoming Parade Sept. 26; Green County Fall Nationals Tractor and Truck Pull Sept. 27 at the Green County Fair Grounds; and Jo Hawthorn Walk for awareness 5K Run/Walk Oct. 11, starting at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School.

• Approved installation of school crossing signs at school crossings on 8 1/2 Street at 29th, 30th and 31st Avenue.

• Granted a temporary, class B beer license to Monroe Lions Club for Sept. 19-20 at the Minhas Oktoberfest celebration, east of the Minhas Brewery facilities between 12th and 13th Streets and 16th Avenue.

• Granted a temporary, class B beer and liquor license to Turner Hall for Sept. 19-20 on Turner Hall property

Al Dierckman, retiring from the Monroe Police Department, was honored for his service to the city for more than 29 years.

City Administrator Assistant Martin Shanks presented information on the city regarding its population, property taxes and staffing in comparison to other Wisconsin cities of about the same size.

City Clerk Carol Stamm distributed a statement regarding missing ballots from the Aug. 12 primary election.

Michael Boyce and Charles Koch were absent.

MONROE - In a meeting Tuesday, the City of Monroe Board of Public Works:

• Approved bills from Miron Construction for $1.5 million for July work, for $2.1 million for June work on the wastewater treatment plant project; Advance Disposal for $2,580 for July recycling; and Whitney Tree Service for $6,060 for tree removals and trimming.

• Recommended the purchase of a Carlson CP 100 asphalt paver for $183,500 from Miller-Bradford and Riseberg Inc. of Madison, with funds from the Woodford loan approved last month. The city intends to sell its current, 14-year-old paver for about $25,000.

• Continued discussion on the pros and cons of remaining a participant member of the Green County transfer station.

MONROE - In a meeting Tuesday, the City of Monroe Salary and Personnel Committee:

• Approved a recommendation of a salary cost of living increase of 1.625 percent for non-represented employees.

• Discussed proposed revisions to the city's organization chart, placing IT services, the senior center, economic development and the airport under the office of the assistant administrator as the city's director of community development; and placing the utilities' budget and finance director and administrative secretaries under the office of the director of finance.

- Tere Dunlap