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Meeting Name: Finance and Personnel Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/12/2018 5:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: City Hall, Room 307
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1151-18 A Douglas Avenue Bid 2019 Operating PlanCommunicationSubject: Communication from Devin Sutherland, representing Business Improvement District No. 4, Douglas Avenue, for approval of its proposed 2019 Operating Plan. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: To approve the Business Improvement District No. 4, Douglas Avenue, proposed 2019 Operating Plan and direct the Finance Director to include the Districts special charges on the 2018 property tax bills of affected parcels. Fiscal Note: N/ARecommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1152-18 A Uptown BID 2019 Operating PlanCommunicationSubject: Communication from Devin Sutherland, representing Business Improvement District No. 3, Uptown, for approval of its proposed 2019 Operating Plan. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: To approve the Business Improvement District No. 3, Uptown, proposed 2019 Operating Plan and direct the Finance Director to include the Districts special charges on the 2018 property tax bills of affected parcels. Fiscal Note: N/ARecommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1078-18 A 2019 Operating Budget BID No. 1CommunicationSubject: Communication from Kelly Kruse, representing Business Improvement District No. 1, Downtown, for approval of its proposed 2019 Operating Plan. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 10/22/2018: To Defer this item to the next scheduled Finance & Personnel Committee meeting on Monday, November 12, 2018, to allow Kelly Kruse, representing the Business Improvement District No. 1, Downtown, the opportunity to speak before the Committee. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018:To approve the Business Improvement District No. 1, Downtown, proposed 2019 Operating Plan and direct the Finance Director to include the Districts special charges on the 2018 property tax bills of affected parcels. Fiscal Note: N/ARecommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1118-18 A GM Authorization to File for FA from State EIFCommunicationSubject: Permission for the General Manager of the Water Utility to be authorized to file applications for Financial Assistance from the State of Wisconsin Environmental Improvement Fund Recommendation of the Racine Waterworks Commission on 10-30-18: To approve Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018:That permission be granted to the General Manager of the Water Utility to be authorized to file applications for Financial Assistance from the State of Wisconsin Environmental Improvement Fund. Fiscal Note: N/A - As part of the loan process, the State requires that an authorized representative be appointed. General Manager, Keith Haas, shall be appointed.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1119-18 A GM Permission-Declaration of Official Intent-WA Treatment Plant Pumpting ImprovementsCommunicationSubject: Permission for the General Manager of the Water Utility to enter a Declaration of Official Intent with the City of Racine for reimbursement of the Water Treatment Plant Pumping Improvements project Recommendation of the Racine Waterworks Commission on 10-30-18: To approve and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Comfort Resolution regarding Declaration of Official Intent to Reimburse for Water Treatment Plant pumping improvements. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018:That permission be granted to the General Manager of the Water Utility to enter a Declaration of Official Intent with the City of Racine for reimbursement of the Water Treatment Plant Pumping improvements. Fiscal Note: The Racine Water Utility is applying for a Safe Drinking Water Fund Loan. It may expend internal funds that would be reimbursed by loan proceeds in the future.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1121-18 A Authorize GM-File Applications for Financial Assistance from State of WI EIFCommunicationSubject: Permission for the General Manager of the Wastewater Utility to be authorized to file applications for Financial Assistance from the State of Wisconsin Environmental Improvement Fund Recommendation of the Racine Wastewater Commission on 10-31-18: To approve Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: That permission be granted to the General Manager of the Wastewater Utility to be authorized to file applications for Financial Assistance from the State of Wisconsin Environmental Improvement Fund. Fiscal Note: N/A - As part of a loan, the State requires that an authorized representative be appointed. General Manager, Keith Haas, shall be appointed.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1122-18 A GM Permission- Dec. of Official Intent-West 6th St. Intercept. Swr RelocationCommunicationSubject: Permission for the General Manager of the Wastewater Utility to enter a Declaration of Official Intent with the City of Racine for reimbursement of the West 6th Street Interceptor Sewer Relocation project Recommendation of the Racine Waterworks Commission on 10-30-18: To approve and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Comfort Resolution regarding Declaration of Official Intent to Reimburse for the West 6th Street Interceptor Relocation project. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018:That permission be granted to the General Manager of the Wastewater Utility to enter a Declaration of Official Intent with the City of Racine for reimbursement of the West 6th Street Interceptor Relocation project. Fiscal Note: The Racine Wastewater Utility is applying for a Clean Water Fund Loan. It may expend internal funds that would be reimbursed by loan funds in the future.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1128-18 A Communication from Chief Howell requesting to apply for and accept the Beat Patrol Overtime Grant for 2019CommunicationSubject: Communication from Chief Howell requesting to apply for and accept the Beat Patrol Overtime Grant for 2019 Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: That permission be granted to the Chief of Police to apply for and accept the Beat Patrol Overtime Grant for 2019. Fiscal Note: $100,000 grant with no match required on the part of the City.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1129-18 A Communication from Chief Howell requesting to apply for and accept the 2019 Beat Patrol GrantCommunicationSubject: Communication from Chief Howell requesting to apply for and accept the 2019 Beat Patrol Grant Recommendation to the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: That permission be granted to the Chief of Police to apply for and accept the 2019 Beat Patrol Grant. Fiscal Note: $121,434 grant with a minimum 25% cost sharing match required. Given City wages and fringe benefits, match is estimated to be $88,466 which is provided for in the 2019 adopted budget.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1143-18 A Communication from the Fire Chief requesting to waive formal bidding to acquire a new Ford/Horton Medical Response Unit from Foster Coach of Sterling, Illinois.CommunicationSubject: Communication from the Fire Chief requesting to waive formal bidding to acquire a new Ford/Horton Medical Response Unit from Foster Coach of Sterling, Illinois. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: That permission be granted to the Fire Chief to waive formal bidding to acquire a new Ford/Horton Medical Response Unit from Foster Coach of Sterling, Illinois. Fiscal Note: $190,000 of funding for this purchase is available in the 2019 CIP Program.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1132-18 A Communication from the Alderman of the 9th District wishing to consider closing the City’s current account with Wells Fargo Bank and barring them from being an approved Public Depository for the City of Racine.CommunicationSubject: Communication from the Alderman of the 9th District wishing to consider closing the City’s current account with Wells Fargo Bank and barring them from being an approved Public Depository for the City of Racine. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: That this item be deferred to allow a representative from Wells Fargo an opportunity to appear before the Finance & Personnel Committee. Fiscal Note: The City currently has one State/Local government checking account with Wells Fargo Bank.DeferredPass Action details Not available
1007-18 A Subject: Communication from the Alderman of the 9th District requesting to improve Racine government transparency by providing a subscription email service for all published agendas, available to any member of the public, staff or elected official.CommunicationSubject: Communication from the Alderman of the 9th District requesting to improve Racine government transparency by providing a subscription email service for all published agendas available to any member of the public, staff or elected official. Recommendation to the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: That this item be deferred to allow the MIS department an opportunity to review the logistics and cost involved with the City providing a subscription email service for all published agendas available to any member of the public, staff or elected official. Fiscal Note: None at this time.DeferredPass Action details Not available
1126-18 A Claim of Devonne WilhoitClaimSubject: Communication from the City Attorney submitting the claim of Devonne Wilhoit for consideration. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: That this claim be denied. Fiscal Note: N/ARecommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1127-18 A Claim of Gerhard ScherferClaimSubject: Communication from the City Attorney submitting the claim of Gerhard Scherfer for consideration. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018:That this claim be denied. Fiscal Note: N/ARecommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1149-18 A Communication from the City Attorney and the Human Resources Manager submitting the Staff Officers Association of the Racine Fire Department 2018-2020 collective bargaining agreement for consideration.CommunicationSubject: Communication from the City Attorney and the Human Resources Manager submitting the Staff Officers Association of the Racine Fire Department 2018-2020 collective bargaining agreement for consideration. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018:To approve the Staff Officers Association of the Racine Fire Department 2018 - 2020 collective bargaining agreement. Fiscal Note: Association wages shall be adjusted to maintain a minimum of a 15% base pay differential for RFD SOA Battalion Chief position, 12.5% base pay differential for Division Chief 1 position and 10% base pay differential for Division Chief 2 position, all above the IAFF Local 321 Captain Firefighter/Paramedic highest base pay (i.e., end of 11th year) per Appendix 'A' of the Local 321 collective bargaining agreement. Anticipated additional costs: 2018, $44,000; 2019, $25,700; 2020, $15,000. 2019 increase is included in the 2019 adopted budget.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1150-18 A Communication from the City Attorney and the Human Resources Manager submitting the Racine Professional Employees Association 2019 collective bargaining agreement for consideration.CommunicationSubject: Communication from the City Attorney and the Human Resources Manager submitting the Racine Professional Employees Association 2019 collective bargaining agreement for consideration. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: To approve the Racine Professional Employees Association 2019 collective bargaining agreement for consideration. Fiscal Note: 2.25% annual 2019 increase is the same as all non-represented employees. Anticipated additional cost of $64,450 is included in the 2019 adopted budget.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available
1174-18 A (Direct Referral) Acceptance of 2018 Energy Innovation Grant in the amount of $78,000.00 from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin.CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Acceptance of 2018 Energy Innovation Grant in the amount of $78,000.00 from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Recommendation of the Finance & Personnel Committee on 11/12/2018: To accept the 2018 Energy Innovation Grant in the amount of $78,000.00 from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. Fiscal Note: Soft match of $33,000.00 covered by City Staff salaries and fringe benefits.Recommended For ApprovalPass Action details Not available