December 12, 2017 Council Meeting

December 12, 2017 Council Meeting


Tuesday, December 12, 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   November 14, 2017 Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings (Voice)(2 min)

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

5.     MAYOR’S REPORT (10 min)

A.  Recognition of Retirement of Ashland Police Officers Michael Karker and Robert Moore

B.    Recognition of Chuck Porter and Superior Sauna and Omer Nelson Electric for Donation of Sauna to Ashland Fire Department

C.    Appointments

 1.      2018-2019 Election Inspectors and Special Voting Deputies (Voice)

D.  Presentation by Charmaine Swan Regarding Local Tobacco Prevention Efforts

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 – November, 2017

D.    Approve Resolution in Support of a Reliable, Predictable Stream of Resources to Address Deferred Maintenance Needs in America’s National Park System (Councilor Mettille)


A.    Public Hearing and Approval of a Resolution for the Vacation of Various Portions of Undeveloped Rights-of-Way Known as That Portion of 12th Avenue West Between Lots One (1) and Two (2), Block Twenty-four (24), and Lots Twenty-three (23) and Twenty-four (24), Block Twenty-five (25), in Harrington and Tomkin’s Addition to the South Line of 16th Street West (Planning) (Voice) (15 min)

B.     Approval of Class “A” Beer and “Class A” Intoxicating Liquor (Cider Only) Alcohol Beverage License Application (Including Officers and Agent Megan Renae Sell) for Indianhead Oil Co., LLC at Holiday Stationstore #459, 110 Ellis Avenue  (Clerk) (Voice) (1 min)



C.    Approval of the 2018 Council Calendar (Clerk) (Voice) (5 min)

D.    Approve a Resolution to Designate Public Depositories (Clerk) (Voice) (1 min)

E.    Approve a Resolution to Designate the Official City Newspaper (Clerk) (Voice) (1 min)

F.     Approve an Ordinance to Repeal Chapter 165 (2016-1864) and Recreate Chapter 165, Ashland City Ordinances, Comprehensive Fee Schedule (Clerk) (Roll) (5 min)

G.   Approval of the Mandatory Joint Powers Agreement Between Ashland County and the City of Ashland, Ashland County 911 Emergency System (Mayor) (Voice) (5 min)

H.    Approve Clinical Affiliation Agreement for Health Occupations With Chippewa Valley Technical College (Mayor) (Voice) (5 min)

I.      Approve the Modification of Grant or Agreement Between the Ashland Fire Department and the USDA Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest of the Cooperative Fire Protection (Fire Department) (Voice) (5 min)

J.     Approve Application and Award for 2017 WDNR Forest Fire Protection Grant (Fire) (Voice) (5 min)

K.    Approve a Resolution Accepting Workmanship of Ruotsala Construction LLC and Approve the Final Payment on the U.S.H. 2 Water Main Replacement Project (Public Works) (Roll) (5 min)

L.    Approve a Resolution Accepting Workmanship of Northwoods Paving Company and Approve the Final Payment on the 2017 Pavement Resurfacing Project (Public Works) (Roll) (5 min)

M.   Approve a Resolution to Ratify Actions Taken Previously by Council at the October 31, 2017 Council Meeting (Mayor) (Roll) (5 min)

N.    Approve a 30 Day Extension of the Six Month Timeframe Established For the Conditional Use Permit Issued to Bay City Rentals, LLC Per Resolution No. 17367, For an Additional 30 Days (Planning )(Voice) (5 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

December 12, 2017 Council Packet

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