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MONROE - At a meeting Wednesday, the City of Monroe Common Council:

• Set a public hearing for March 19 for changes to the city codes regarding city structures and zoning.

• Set a public hearing for March 19 for changes to the city codes to correct references to administrative codes and state agencies

• Voted unanimously to authorize Jacob J. Allen and Brent R. Krebs as replacement police officers beginning March 4 and March 5, respectively, at an hourly rate of $22.55, contingent upon drug tests, medical screenings and completion of field training and evaluation program within one year.

• Voted 4-5 on a motion by Tyler Schultz, seconded by Jan Lefevre, to amend the claims list to reflect the January and February payments to the Green County Humane Society for services rendered at $1,875 per month, consistent with terms in the previous service contract and 2012 budget, rather than $2,917 per month, reflecting the amount budgeted for the 2013 contract that has not yet been fully negotiated or approved by council. Reid Stangel, Charles Schuringa, Tom Miller, Michael Boyce and Louis Armstrong voted against the motion.

• Voted 5 to 4 to approve $4.14 million to pay the bills as presented on the claims list. Brooke Bauman, Jan Lefevre, Tyler Schultz and Sara Conway voted against.

• Approved Green County YMCA Celtic 5K and Kid's Fun Run on March 9, and Main Street Monroe St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17.

• Granted a temporary class B beer license to Monroe Theatre Guild for March 22-23 and to St. Clare of Assisi for March 2 for special events.

Anna Schramke, Green County Development Corporation executive director, and representatives from Vierbicher, a Madison planning, engineering and advising firm, presented the 2013 GCDC three-year strategic plan.

City Administrator Phil Rath announced that WEDC would make an informational report on regional revolving loan funds at 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at the county courthouse.

MONROE - At a meeting Wednesday, the City of Monroe Salary and Personnel Committee:

• Meet with Rex Ewald to discuss terms for an executive legal and technology coordinator services agreement.

• Discussed and took no action regarding increasing mayor and aldermen salaries.

• Discussed and recommended to council, on a 4-1 vote, to approve the employment compensation and classification plan. Jan Lefevre voted against.

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

• Authorized the police department to use capital money for the purchase of firearms equipment.

• Discussed a proposed service contract with Payment Services Network for handling online credit card payments. The committee asked for more information.

• Voted 2 to 2, with the motion failing, to give the city administrator authority to delete or create expenditure accounts and to reduce or increase amounts in annual budget by the transfer of funds between departments.

• Met in closed session to confer with legal counsel about concerns and issues with former contracted building inspection firm BZA Consultants/Wisconsin Municipal Services, LLC, during it service to the city as building inspectors from March 2009 through 2011.