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Monroe Common Council Bullets: June 20, 2013
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MONROE - At a meeting Tuesday, June 18, the City of Monroe Common Council:

• Approved the mayoral re-appoint of Barb Gelbach and Craig Tuttle to the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for terms to end on June 30, 2016.

• Approved the mayoral appoint of Phil Rath, city administrator, to the Southwest Regional Loan Fund, Inc.

• Approved certified survey maps on a 8-0 vote; Tyler Schultz abstained.

• Voted 8-1 to maintain compensations for comptroller at $56,149 on grade 16, step 2, and for zoning administrator at $49,121 on grade 12, step 4. Michael Boyce voted against.

• Voted unanimously $551,691 to pay bills.

• Approved the Green County Fair event, July 17-21.

• Granted miscellaneous licenses.

• Granted liquor, fermented malt beverage and dance licenses renewals.

• Granted a temporary class B beer license to Knights of Columbus for an outdoor beer garden at the Green County Fair.

• Granted a temporary beer and wine license to the American Legion for the Green County Fair.

• Voted unanimously to authorize hiring Short Elliot Hendrickson Inc. for professional engineering services for the 2013 infrastructure project at a cost of $34,400.

• Voted unanimously to hire Precision Drive and Control Inc. for work on the Fire Station No. 1 backup generator project at a cost of $18,800.

• Voted unanimously to hire Double G Concrete LLC to perform repairs on Fire Station No. 2 driveway at a cost of $18,890.

• Voted unanimously to authorize the purchase of services from AV Capture All at a cost of $199 per month and of equipment and software at a cost not to exceed $2,500 for video recording of city meetings.

Rob Jacobson, IT Director, gave updates on the city's technology projects and a pilot/test program for tablet computers for council members. Equipment for the pilot program was not ready and will be issued at a later date.

MONROE - At a meeting Tuesday, June 18, the City of Monroe Finance and Taxation Committee:

• Heard from Bridget Schuchart, city comptroller that the water utility PSC reports are in and are now on a submittal rotation that coincides with the city auditing and will not require updating the following year.

• Discussed the wastewater treatment plant equipment replacement fund and how the money is to be utilized and replenished.

• Heard an update on the status of the 2012 city audit. The audit is expected to be finished in time for the committee's 2014 budget planning.

MONROE - At a meeting Tuesday, June 18, the City of Monroe Salary and Personnel Committee:

• Reviewed the city's service agreement for marketing and economic development services with Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Consensus was to include contract term dates and performance standards at a later time.

MONROE - At a meeting Tuesday, June 18, the City of Monroe License Committee:

• Reviewed a permit application for a revised sidewalk cafe plan for Pancho & Lefty's and postponed action pending more information.

MONROE - At a meeting Monday, June 17, the City of Monroe Board of Public Works:

• Approved bills from Town and County Engineering for $370 for inspection on Lake Drive; Whitney Tree Service for $6,500 for tree and stump removal and tree trimming; Monroe Heating and Sheet Metal for $37,230 for the swimming pool boiler and exhaust ventilation project; Ramaker for $780 for professional services on the pool project; and Fehr-Graham and Associates for $2,760 for underground storage tank inspection and finalization of DNR paperwork.

• Heard an update on the automated garbage collection program from Tom Boll, streets supervisor. Trucks are expected to arrive the last week of June. Trash bins will be delivered to homes the week of July 8. Garbage-only collection will begin July 22. More information will be sent to residents.

- Tere Dunlap