August 8, 2017 Council Meeting

August 8, 2017 Council Meeting

*AMENDED AGENDA             


               Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – 6:15 P.M.

                                                      Ashland City Hall Council Chambers


Please turn off all cell phones during the meeting.


1. CALL TO ORDER (5 min)

A.  Roll Call

B. Moment of Silence

C.    Pledge of Allegiance

2.     APPROVAL OF AGENDA (Voice) (1 min)

3.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES of the July 25, 2017 Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings (Voice) (2 min)

4.     CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PERIOD (Clerk reads rules prior to public comments) (10 min)

5.     MAYOR’S REPORT (10 min)

A.    Presentation by Kwik Trip to Ashland Fire Department and Ashland Police Department, and Introduction of Kwik Trip Employees

B.    Appointments

Plan Commission

 Charmain Swan, Term expires April 30, 2018

 Harbor Commission

Tom Grosjean, Term expires July 31, 2020

Paul Gierczic, Term expires July 31, 2020

6.     CONSENT AGENDA (Includes items that were unanimously approved by Committee of the Whole)

(Voice) (2 min)

A.    Operator’s Licenses

B.    Miscellaneous Minutes

C.    Planning and Development Report – July, 2017

7.     New Business

A.  Discussion and Appointment of a Council Member to the Mt. Hope Cemetery Board (Voice) (Administration) (10 min)

B.  Approve to Accept Grant Award From the Duluth Superior Area Community Fund Michael Adam Carroll Memorial Fund for the Purchase of an Expression Swing at the Maslowski Beach Playground (Roll) (Parks and Rec) (2 min) 

C.  Approve to Accept Wisconsin Coastal Management Grant for $80,000 to be Used for the Ashland Ore Dock Redevelopment Project (Roll)  (Parks & Rec) (5 min)

D.  Approve Task Authorization No. 4 – Ashland Ore Dock Design Services With SmithGroupJJR (Roll) (Parks & Rec) (10 min)

E.  Approve to Rename the Former Otis Park Site as Lanni-Lockwood Gardens (Roll) (Parks & Rec) (5 min)

F.  Approve Final Payment to David Suutala for the Construction of the New Maslowski Well House (Roll) (Parks & Rec) (2 min)

G.  Approve Allocation and All Five Components of USDA-RD Loans/Grants & Funding for SCADA Project Including Contracts With Brown Plumbing & HVAC, Energenecs, Inc., Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc., Trojan Technologies, and Powrtek Engineering, Inc. (Roll) (Public Works) (10 min)

1. Approval of Bid to Brown Plumbing & HVAC, Inc. for the Electrical and Mechanical Work on the Control Systems Infrastructure Improvement Project

2. Approve the Agreement With Energenecs, Inc. for the Control System Upgrades Required as Part of the Control Systems Infrastructure Improvement Project

3. Approval to Purchase Pumps and Motors from Xylem Water Solutions USA, Inc. as Part of the Control Systems Infrastructure Improvement Project

4. Approval to Purchase From Trojan Technologies a New TrojanUV3000PLUS System as Part of the Control Systems Infrastructure Improvement Project

5. Approve Contract Amendment With Powrtek Engineering, Inc. for Electrical Engineering Services for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Project

H.  Approval to Purchase From Ashland Ford Chrysler a Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Truck for Water Utility  (Roll) (Public Works) (5 min)

*I.  Discussion and Possible Action Related to City Employee Compensation Policies and

Processes  (Roll) (City Administrator) (15 min)



1. Closed Session per Wisconsin Statute 19.85 (1)(g): “Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved.” (Roll Call)

A.  Approve Settlement Agreement and Release for the Full and Final Settlement of the Bretting (Bayfront, LLC) Claims in 2008 Highway 2 Sewer Reconstruction  Lawsuit (Mayor) (15 min)




The City of Ashland does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age or disability in employment or provision of services, programs or activities.


NOTE:  Upon reasonable notice, the City of Ashland will accommodate the needs of disabled individuals or individuals with limited English proficiency through auxiliary aids or services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Denise Oliphant at 715-682-7075 (not a TDD telephone number) or FAX:  715-682-7048

August 8, 2017 Council Packet


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