March 27, 2018 Council Meeting

March 27, 2018 Council Meeting





Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 6:15 P.M.

Ashland City Hall Council Chambers

Please turn off all cell phones during the meeting



A.      Roll Call

B.      Moment of Silence

C.      Pledge of Allegiance


3.     APPROVAL OF MINUTES of the March 13, 2018 Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings (Voice)

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


A.    Appointments

Housing Committee

Sam Ray, Term Expires: October 1, 2019

2018-2019 Election Inspectors

Robert Bassett, Cathy Peltonen, Richard Strauss, Victoria Stroshane, Sarah Szymaniak

B.    Appointment of City Attorney (Administration) Roll

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

A.    Operator’s Licenses

B.    Miscellaneous Minutes

C.    Discussion and Possible Action to Approve the City of Ashland Website Upgrade With CivicPlus and Authorize the City Administrator to Negotiate a Service Agreement for Website Service for up to a Five Year Period (Clerk)

7.     Old Business

A.    Approve a Resolution to Approve the Sale of City-Owned Property at 211 6th Street West, Parcel #201-01972-000 to the VFW/American Legion (Councilor Kinney) Roll

8.     New Business

A.    Discussion and Approval of the Resolution of the State of Wisconsin, Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, Application for State Trust Fund Loan for the Sum of $550,000 for the Purpose  of Financing Tax Increment District #10 Development Agreement and for No Other Purposes (Finance) Roll

B.    Approve a Request for Funding for the Feasibility Study for Lake Superior Center for Fisheries, Aquatic Science and Education Initiative from the City of Ashland’s Fund 453 (Council President) Roll


C.    Approve a Contract with Granger Builders for Construction of a New Salt Shed, and for the Public Works Personnel to Provide Construction in Accordance with Ordinance 194.05 (Public Works) Roll

D.    Approve Ordinance to Amend Chapter 781 (1764), Ashland City Ordinances, Unified Development Ordinance, to Comply with 2017 Wisconsin Act 67 (Plan & Develop) Voice

E.     Review of Chapter 28, Ashland City Ordinances, Discussion on the Qualities and Qualifications Desired for the City Administrator Position, and Direction on Recruitment to Fill the City Administrator’s Position in Preparation for the Replacement of the Current City Administrator (Human Resources) Voice


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 715-682-7071 (not a TDD telephone number) or FAX:  715-682-7048

March 27, 2018 Council Packet





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