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Meeting Name: Common Council Agenda status: Revised
Meeting date/time: 5/5/2020 7:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtually
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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0257-20 A  CommunicationSubject: Proclamation Children's Mental Health Awareness   Action details Not available
0258-20 A  CommunicationSubject: Municipal Clerk Week   Action details Not available
0259-20 A  CommunicationSubject: Public Employee Recognition Week   Action details Not available
0254-20 A Subject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason submitting the following appointment, Kate Croteau to Human Resource Director.CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason appointing Kate Croteau as Human Resources Director.Approved  Action details Not available
0246-20 A Subject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason requesting an extension of the deadline for initial property registration as prescribed by the RENTS ordinances (Ord. 0022-19), from June 1, 2020 to August 1, 2020.CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason requesting an extension of the deadline for initial property registration as prescribed by the RENTS ordinances (Ord. 0022-19), from June 1, 2020 to August 1, 2020. Recommendation of Mayor Mason: To Approve an extension of the deadline for initial property registration as prescribed by the RENTS ordinances (Ord. 0022-19), from June 1, 2020 to August 1, 2020. Fiscal Note: N/AApproved  Action details Not available
0241-20 A Subject: Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason submitting an Emergency Declaration for the City of Racine to participate in an amicus brief regarding the Safer at Home policy.CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason submitting an Emergency Declaration for the City of Racine to participate in an amicus brief regarding the Safer at Home policy. Recommendation of Mayor Mason: To approve the Emergency Declaration for the City of Racine to participate in an amicus brief regarding the Safer at Home policy. Fiscal Note: N/AApprovedPass Action details Not available
0238-20 A  CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason, on behalf of Alder Taft, requesting a preliminary resolution for paving the (NS) alley bounded by West Lawn Avenue to Monroe Avenue; 13th Street to Wright Avenue. Recommendation of Mayor Mason: That a preliminary resolution be introduced for the paving of the (NS) alley bounded by West Lawn Avenue to Monroe Avenue; 13th Street to Wright. Fiscal note: This is an assessable alley project and, therefore, all costs will be paid by the abutting property owners.Approved  Action details Not available
0242-20 A Subject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason proposing that the Common Council direct the City Clerk to mail an application for an absentee ballot, along with a postage-paid return envelope, to all City of Racine registered voters in time forCommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason, President Tate II, Alder Coe, Alder Jones, Alder Santiago, Alder Levie, Alder Horton, Alder West, Alder Jung, Alder Land, Alder Perez, Alder Taft, Alder Meekma, and Alder Lemke proposing that the Common Council direct the City Clerk to mail an application for an absentee ballot, along with a postage-paid return envelope, to all City of Racine registered voters in time for them to participate in the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary Election and the November 3, 2020 General and Presidential Election. Recommendation from Mayor Mason: that the Common Council direct the City Clerk to mail an application for an absentee ballot, along with a postage-paid return envelope, to all City of Racine registered voters in time for them to participate in the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary Election and the November 3, 2020 General and Presidential Election. Fiscal Note: The City of Racine City Clerk is directed establish an estimated cost for project, explore funding sources both internal or external, including potential grants, andAmendedPass Action details Not available
0242-20 A Subject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason proposing that the Common Council direct the City Clerk to mail an application for an absentee ballot, along with a postage-paid return envelope, to all City of Racine registered voters in time forCommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason, President Tate II, Alder Coe, Alder Jones, Alder Santiago, Alder Levie, Alder Horton, Alder West, Alder Jung, Alder Land, Alder Perez, Alder Taft, Alder Meekma, and Alder Lemke proposing that the Common Council direct the City Clerk to mail an application for an absentee ballot, along with a postage-paid return envelope, to all City of Racine registered voters in time for them to participate in the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary Election and the November 3, 2020 General and Presidential Election. Recommendation from Mayor Mason: that the Common Council direct the City Clerk to mail an application for an absentee ballot, along with a postage-paid return envelope, to all City of Racine registered voters in time for them to participate in the August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary Election and the November 3, 2020 General and Presidential Election. Fiscal Note: The City of Racine City Clerk is directed establish an estimated cost for project, explore funding sources both internal or external, including potential grants, andAdopted As Amended: Pass Action details Not available
0243-20 A Subject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason presenting a request on behalf of the City of Racine Sustainability and Conservation Coordinator to enter into a Solar Ground Lease Agreement and Electric Service Agreement with Wisconsin ElectricCommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason presenting a request on behalf of the City of Racine Sustainability and Conservation Coordinator to enter into a Solar Ground Lease Agreement and Electric Service Agreement with Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a Wisconsin corporation, doing business as We Energies. This would result in the City of Racine’s participation in We Energies’ Solar Now program and result in a 600 kW (ac) solar system being installed on 2.64 acres at Olsen Prairie Park. Recommendation from Mayor Mason: That the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized and directed to enter into a solar ground lease agreement and Electric Service Agreement Solar Ground Lease Agreement and Electric Service Agreement with Wisconsin Electric Power Company, a Wisconsin corporation, doing business as We Energies. Fiscal Note: This lease will generate a total revenue of approximately $26,151 annually for 30 years, i.e., approximately $784,530 over the period of the lease.Approved  Action details Not available
0244-20 A Subject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason to enter into a Professional Services Contract with WRTP/BIG STEP of Milwaukee, for a total yearly cost of $75,000, for the provision of residency verification, certification tracking, andCommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason to enter into a Professional Services Contract with WRTP/BIG STEP of Milwaukee, for a total yearly cost of $75,000, for the provision of residency verification, certification tracking, and project payroll review associated with the monitoring and enforcement of the resident employment provisions of the Racine Works Ordinance. Further, to waive formal bidding procedures requiring the advertisement and solicitation of bids for professional services exceeding $25,000 for such consulting services and to declare such contract appropriately “sole-sourced”. Recommendation of Mayor Mason: To Approve a Professional Services Contract with WRTP/BIG STEP of Milwaukee, for a total yearly cost of $75,000, for the provision of residency verification, certification tracking, and project payroll review associated with the monitoring and enforcement of the resident employment provisions of the Racine Works Ordinance. Further, to waive formal bidding procedures requiring the advertisement and solicitation of bids for professional serApproved  Action details Not available
0245-20 A Subject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason submitting a contract with Kane Communications Group for services related disseminating public information and conducting public outreach related to reducing the impact of COVID-19 in the CCommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason submitting a contract with Kane Communications Group for services related disseminating public information and conducting public outreach related to reducing the impact of COVID-19 in the City of Racine. Recommendation from Mayor Mason: To Approve a contract with Kane Communications Group for services related disseminating public information and conducting public outreach related to reducing the impact of COVID-19 in the City of Racine. Fiscal Note: City share of cost after state and federal reimbursement $19,467.50. #11002 52100 10007-Mayor’s Office Professional Services-COVID 19 FEMA $130,282.50. (State and Federal Portion) #11202 56400-Contingency $19,467.50. (City Portion) #11202 43250 10007-FEMA Recovery Revenue $130,282.50ApprovedPass Action details Not available
0247-20 A Subject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason requesting approve a $2,400,000 Loan from the Board of Commissioners of Public lands (BCPL), which shall represent a General Obligation (G.O.) Debt to the City of Racine, which proceeds shaCommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason requesting approve a $2,400,000 Loan from the Board of Commissioners of Public lands (BCPL), which shall represent a General Obligation (G.O.) Debt to the City of Racine, which proceeds shall, in turn, be lent to Cardinal Capital Management (Ajax Project), for a term of twenty-four (24) months; with Interest-only for the duration of the term; no pre-payment penalty; and, an interest rate to the City of 2.50% per annum. Cardinal will, in turn, be obligated to repay the City at an interest rate equal to 3.00% per annum with a second-position lien on the project subordinate only to the first mortgage, and a full corporate guarantee from Cardinal Capital. Recommendation of Mayor Mason: To approve the request for a $2,400,000 Loan from the Board of Commissioners of Public lands (BCPL), which shall represent a General Obligation (G.O.) Debt to the City of Racine, which proceeds shall, in turn, be lent to Cardinal Capital Management (Ajax Project), for a term of twenty-four (24) months; with Interest-only for the durationApprovedPass Action details Not available
0228-20 A  CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason, on behalf of Alder Jones requesting authorization for the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Urban Mass Transit Assistance - Operating 2020 Program Grant Agreement per Wis. Stats. 85.20 between WisDOT and the City of Racine (Grant Control No. 00295). Recommendation of Mayor Mason: That the Mayor and City Clerk sign the Urban Mass Transit Assistance - Operating 2020 Program Grant Agreement. Fiscal Note: Revenue of $4,713,419.00.Approved  Action details Not available
0229-20 A  CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason, on behalf of Alder Jones requesting authorization for the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Urban Mass Transit Assistance - Operating 2020 Program Grant Agreement per Wis. Stats. 85.205 between WisDOT and the City of Racine (Grant Control No. 00287). Recommendation of Mayor Mason: That the Mayor and City Clerk sign the Urban Mass Transit Assistance - Operating 2020 Program Grant Agreement. Fiscal Note: Revenue of $94,000.Approved  Action details Not available
0217-20 A CU 1917 S. Memorial DriveConditional Use PermitSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason submitting the request from Larry Erlich of LE IX LLC seeking a conditional use permit to operate a recycling drop-off site for metals and automobiles and a 15 sq. ft. electronic message sign on the southern 4.25 acre portion of the property at 1917 S. Memorial Drive. Recommendation of the Planning, Heritage, and Design Commission on 05-05-20: That the request from Larry Erlich of LE IX LLC seeking a conditional use permit to operate a recycling drop-off site for metals and automobiles and a 15 sq. ft. electronic message sign on the southern 4.25 acre portion of the property at 1917 S. Memorial Drive be approved subject to conditions a.-k. Fiscal Note: N/ADeferredFail Action details Not available
0217-20 A CU 1917 S. Memorial DriveConditional Use PermitSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason submitting the request from Larry Erlich of LE IX LLC seeking a conditional use permit to operate a recycling drop-off site for metals and automobiles and a 15 sq. ft. electronic message sign on the southern 4.25 acre portion of the property at 1917 S. Memorial Drive. Recommendation of the Planning, Heritage, and Design Commission on 05-05-20: That the request from Larry Erlich of LE IX LLC seeking a conditional use permit to operate a recycling drop-off site for metals and automobiles and a 15 sq. ft. electronic message sign on the southern 4.25 acre portion of the property at 1917 S. Memorial Drive be approved subject to conditions a.-k. Fiscal Note: N/ADeniedFail Action details Not available