May 9, 2017 Council Meeting

May 9, 2017 Council Meeting


Tuesday, May 9, 2017 – 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

2.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA (Voice)

3.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES of the April 18 Council and Committee of the Whole Meetings (Voice)

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


A.    Appointments

Parks and Recreation Committee:

Anna Ellason, Term Expires: April 30, 2020

B.     Recognition and Presentation to Joel Glickman and Christine Hulmer on Their Retirements Following Many Years of Service as Music Educators

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

A.    Operator’s Licenses

B.     Miscellaneous Minutes

C.    Planning and Development Report – April, 2017


A.    Allow Claim of Refund of Taxes for Imelda Dickinson (City Attorney) (Roll)

B.     Discussion and Possible Action on Policy for City of Ashland Artesian Wells to Include Approval of Ordinance to Create Chapter 455, Ashland City Ordinances, Groundwater Under City-Owned Lands (Mayor) (Roll)

C.    Discussion and Possible Action to Implement the Use and Encouragement of Rain Gardens in the City of Ashland (Councilor Doersch) (Voice)

D.    Update on Police Department Facility Planning (City Administrator)


A.    Presentation by Wisconsin Department of  Natural Resources on Superfund Remediation Process-Phase II (Mayor) (Voice)

B.     Approval of License Applications for Alcohol Beverages (Including New Officers and Agent), Arcade, Recycling,/Junk Dealers, Pawn Broker, Taxicab, and Mobile Home Parks (Clerk) (Voice)

C.    Approval of Resolution to Adopt the Policy to Prohibit the Use of Excessive Force and the Barring of Entrances/Exits for Non-Violent Civil Rights Demonstrations (Planning and Development) (Roll)

D.    Public Hearing Regarding the Proposed 2017 Application for a Community Development Block Grant-Public Facilities Program (CDBG-PF) (Planning and Development) (Voice)

E.     Approval of Resolution for the Submission of a 2017  Community Development Block Grant – Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) Application (Planning and Development (Voice)

F.     Approve to Repeal Resolution No. 17339 and Recreate a Resolution to Accept the Workmanship and Approval of Final Payment to Jake’s Excavating and Landscaping, LLC for the 7th Avenue East Reconstruction and Utility Replacement Project (Public Works) (Voice)

G.    Approve 2017 Crack Sealing Contract to Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, Inc. (Public Works) (Roll)

H.    Approval to Purchase Trees From Johnson’s Nursery for the 2017 Urban Forestry Tree Planting Grant (Public Works) (Roll)

I.      Approval to Award Arbor Pro  Contract to Complete the 2017 Urban Forestry Tree Inventory and Management Plan Project (Public Works) (Roll)

J.      Approval of Resolution to Set a Public Hearing for the Vacation of the Unimproved 66’ Wide North-South Right-of-Way Lying Between Lot 1 Block 4, and Lot 8 Block 3, Lake View Addition. (Planning) (Voice)

K.    Approve Resolution to Authorize the Submittal of a Community Development Investment Grant Application to Financially Assist With the Cobblestone Hotel Project (Planning) (Voice)

L.     Approve Resolution to Issue a Conditional Use Permit per Chapter 781, Ashland City Ordinances, to Allow General Warehousing, Light Manufacturing (of Small Homes), Research & Development, and Related Light Manufacturing Uses in the City Center (CC) District, Parcel # 201-01925-0000  Applicant: Bay City Rentals, LLC (Planning) (Voice)

M.   Approve Appointment to Ashland County Land and Water Conservation Department and Committee Advisory Task Force Group (Mayor) (Voice)

N.    Approve Entering Into a Contract With Visu-Sewer to Repair the Sanitary Sewer Pipe Between Main Street and USH 2, the Alley Between Prentice Ave. and 3rd Ave. East (Public Works) (Voice)

9.      Adjournment


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

May 9, 2017 Council Packet



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