The Finance Committee and Common Council Met Tuesday night at , and made quick work of the discussion items before them.
Here's a recap of items approved at Finance, and again at Council
- A change in cleaning services was approved, with the new service, Dan Plautz, coming in with the lowest bid among the five that were requested. The current service, Jani-King was said to provide quality, but the $1,500 savings was the deciding factor, and the fact that the company is locally based.
- The assignment of a contract to an outside building inspection firm was approved.
- An annual review of salaries for Aldermen in districts 1, 3 and 5 was more of an alignment of a previous ordinance that had been revised, and involved the aldermen's salaries in the other districts. No change to the dollar amount was made.
- The city decided to make a change to its labor attorney as well, as they felt the present attorney was not as responsive, presenting "significant lag time," according to Mayor Kathy Chiaverotti.
- An agreement made between Veolia Environmental Services and the city which indicated an expansion to its landfill area was reviewed and approved. The original agreement indicated the desire to expand over time, and the request has now been formalized and approved.
- The increase in costs from Foth Infrastructure & Environment to revise their design plan for brought up at the previous public works meeting was also approved .
- The acceptance of bids for public works vehicles, including a sweeper and truck with plow, passed unanimously.
- The mayor was also authorized to approve the year's final vouchers, as the final Common Council meeting was canceled for Dec. 27.
In addition, public hearings to rezone properties near the Sauced Restaurant to a business district (local service center district), which could allow for additional business development in that area, and to make the Borst Property a conservation district was held with no public comment.
The council approved these measures unanimously.