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Monroe Common Council: April 4, 2014
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MONROE - In a meeting Wednesday, April 2, the Monroe Common Council:

• Appointed Dee Dee Seffrood to the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. Seffrood will fulfill the unexpired term of Dan DeMuth, which ends Jan. 31, 2018.

• Approved a lease agreement with First National Bank and Trust for space surrounding the water tower, which is located on a parcel of land between North 29th Avenue and Wisconsin 11 in the North Industrial Park. The lease agreement allows the tenant to install up to three antennas on the property.

• Held a public hearing regarding a resolution to discontinue public ways at four locations around the Chalet Wasserhaus property. These locations were included in the original platting of the city and needed to be changed following the sale of the property to J-3 Investments. No one spoke at the hearing, and the council unanimously approved the resolution.

• Hired Heather Davis as a part-time city hall secretary with a start date of April 14 at the rate of $16.16 per hour.

• Approved extensions of ATV routes within the city to enable ATVs to travel to Papa Don's Horseshoe Saloon and Cenex gas station.

• Approved special events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Wisconsin Chapter to hold a Great Strides Monroe Charity Walk on May 17 in Twining Park and a contingent approval dependent upon a restroom plan for the Monroe Booster Club to hold the Cheesemaker Mud Run on June 21 at the MERIT Center and surrounding city property and streets.

• Approved a change order to Wastewater Treatment Facility upgrade project contracts with Miron Construction Co. The contract was increased by $51,782 due to six conflicts in construction. The original contract price moved from $24,834,000 to $25,332,225.

• Hired Fehr-Graham Engineering and Environmental for pre-engineering services for the 8th Street reconstruction project at a cost of $79,100. The city is requesting reconstruction of 8th Street from Wis. 69 to the intersection of 6th Avenue West. The project will involve the replacement of pavement, storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, traffic signals, fiber ducts, decorative street lighting and sanitary sewer replacement/lining. The water main will be replaced from Wis. 69 to 1st Avenue. Alderman Chris Beer voted against the resolution due to concerns that the project was not open for other companies to make a proposal.

• Approved the purchase of a new John Deere 1600 large area mower from Sloan Implement for $35,700 after the trade-in of a 2006 John Deere 1600 mower.

- Noah Vernau