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Meeting Name: Common Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/7/2021 7:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual
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0735-21 A Subject: Hispanic Heritage MonthCommunicationSubject: Hispanic Heritage Month   Not available Not available
0683-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Alder Taft, on behalf of the City Attorney, requesting the City Attorney meet with the Finance and Personnel Committee concerning litigation in which the City is involved, specifically Gilliam, et al., v. City of Racine, Racine County Circuit Court Case No. 21 CV 755. Recommendation of the Finance and Personnel Committee on 08-30-2021: To approve the negotiated settlement as presented in the amount of $15,000. Fiscal Note: Funds are available in Account 11202 53500 Judgment and Claims   Not available Not available
0664-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Alder Taft, on behalf of the Benefits Manager, requesting approval of Benefits Broker and Consulting Services (as solicited by Official Notice 3-2021) and the permission to enter into a professional services contract with Hays Companies, Inc. Recommendation of the Finance and Personnel Committee on 08-30-2021: That the request to enter into a professional services contract with Hays Companies, Inc. for benefit broker and consulting services be approved. Further, that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to execute a professional services contract with Hays Companies, Inc. for benefit broker and consulting services. Fiscal Note: Contract amount is for $100,000 in 2022 and will be incorporated in the 2022 budget under insurance professional services 70312 52100.   Not available Not available
0665-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Alder Taft requesting to allow Brad Viegut of RW Baird to present the proposed issuance of NANs (Note anticipation Notes) to fund the budgeted 2021 Capital Projects and Equipment Replacements. Recommendation of the Finance and Personnel Committee on 08-30-2021: To authorize the issuance and sale of Note Anticipation Notes in an amount of approximately $15,205,000 for the City's 2021 Short and Long Term capital borrowing. Fiscal Note: Long term capital projects of $11,779,059 and equipment of $3,421,700 have been approved and budgeted in 2021 through this borrowing.   Not available Not available
0688-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Alder West, and Alder Taft on behalf of the Assistant Director of Human Resources requesting to reclassify the position of Crime Analysis Clerk from Grade F to Grade I on the compensation structure. Recommendation of the Finance and Personnel Committee on 08-30-2021: To Approve reclassification of the Crime Analysis Clerk position Fiscal Note: Funds are included in the 2021 budget and will be incorporated in the 2022 budget. Salary range for a Grade I is $58,864-$75,649.60.   Not available Not available
0697-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication from Mayor Mason requesting an allocation of $450,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for eviction prevention activities. Recommendation of the Finance and Personnel Committee on 08-30-2021: That the request from Mayor Mason to allocate a total of up to $450,000 in ARPA funding to Racine County for eviction prevention activities be approved. Further that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized to enter into a contract with Racine County pursuant to all local, state, and federal regulations. Fiscal Note: A total of $500,000 in ARPA funds have been reserved for activities including eviction prevention by Common Council Resolution No. 0583-21. Sufficient funding exists to meet this request.   Not available Not available
0670-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Request by Vincent Lang, representing ReBelle Realty LLC, for consideration of a conditional use permit to operate a real estate brokerage office, classified as a business and professional office, as allowed Sec. 114-328 of the Municipal Code in an existing building at 3624 Washington Avenue. (PHDC-21) Recommendation of the Planning, Heritage, and Design Commission on 08-25-21: That the request by Vincent Lang, representing ReBelle Realty LLC, for consideration of a conditional use permit to operate a real estate brokerage office in an existing building at 3624 Washington Avenue be approved, subject to conditions a. - g. Fiscal Note: N/A   Not available Not available
0709-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Alder Tate, II requesting to discuss the process for filling the vacancy for the 9th Aldermanic District. Recommendation of the Committee of the Whole on 09-01-2021: That the process for filling the vacancy for the 9th Aldermanic District be to appoint a new Alder for the 9th District to fulfill a term until a Special Election is held in Spring of 2022. Fiscal Note: N/A   Not available Not available
0710-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Alder Meekma proposing the attached Code of Conduct Policy be adopted. Recommendation of the Committee of the Whole on 09-01-2021: That the attached Code of Conduct Policy be Approved. Fiscal Note: N/A   Not available Not available
0710-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Alder Meekma proposing the attached Code of Conduct Policy be adopted. Recommendation of the Committee of the Whole on 09-01-2021: That the attached Code of Conduct Policy be Approved. Fiscal Note: N/A   Not available Not available
0711-21 A  CommunicationSubject: Communication sponsored by Alder Tate, II requesting to establish an ad-hoc committee for Aldermanic Redistricting. Recommendation of the Committee of the Whole on 09-01-2021: That the request to establish an ad-hoc committee for Aldermanic Redistricting, including President Tate II as chair, and he will appoint 4 Alder members along with the City Clerk and City Administrator, or their designees, to staff, be Approved. Fiscal Note: N/A   Not available Not available
0690-21 A  CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication from Mayor Mason, requesting the Common Council adopt a policy requiring that City of Racine employees comply with certain COVID-19 testing and public health protections Recommendation of Mayor Mason on 8-31-2021: That the policy requiring that City of Racine employees comply with certain COVID-19 testing and public health protections, be adopted. Fiscal Note: N/A   Not available Not available
0673-21 A  CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral by Mayor Mason) Communication sponsored by Alder Jones, on behalf of the Department of Public Works, submitting bid results for Contract 2021073-City of Racine Transit Facilities Repair Stage 1 C.D.G.B. Recommendation of Mayor Mason: That Contract 2021073-City of Racine Transit Facilities Repair Stage 1 C.D.G.B., be awarded to Berglund Construction Company, in the amount of $115,000.00, plus alternate bid 1 of $75,000, and alternate bid 2 of $50,000 for a total contract amount of $240,000 they being the lowest responsible bidder. Fiscal Note: Funding is available in the following Org-Object: $40,703.68 20046 57200 60000011.Bricks & Mortar RYDE $14,296.32 20047 57200 60000014.Bricks & Mortar RYDE $185,000.00 20049 57200 60000021.Bricks & Mortar RYDE   Not available Not available
0720-21 A  CommunicationSubject: (Direct Referral) Communication sponsored by Mayor Mason appointing the following: Jessica Diaz to the Sex Offender Residency Board for a term expiring April 30, 2022 Alder Jones in the position as Chair to the Transit Commission for a term expiring April 19, 2022 Lizeth Brito to the Transit Commission for a term expiring May 31, 2024   Not available Not available