The Amery City Council met in regular session yesterday, August seventh 2019, at the Amery City Hall with all Council members in attendance. No written nor oral testimony was offered in the public hearing for ordinance changes and re-zoning requests. Retaining walls, which previously were not mentioned in the section of ordinances dealing with walls, now are included. The re-zoning petitions of Michael LaForce and the First Baptist Church were approved. The Public Works Department asked city residents to please stop blowing grass into the streets when mowing lawns; the City street-sweeper cannot keep up with that. The City continues to get by with the use of only one well because the pump for Well Number Three is still not repaired. The Fire Department Chief reported 258 calls through July 31st and that the MABIS system will be functional in January, which is six months earlier than planned.
City Clerk Bjorklund announced that Dan Kegley will begin his service to the City as the new Building Inspection on January first.
The City Council acted to set aside two camping spots at the North Park Campground as seasonal rental sites, with the rental rate sent at $450 per month. The camping season ends there on November first.
The City Council approved the certified survey map of Partner Properties LLC Two; approved a $95.55 reimbursement for Pickle Ball Court expenses; tabled a proposed two-dollar per hour bonus pay for Public Works employees called up for emergencies, so that the qualifying emergencies can be better defined; approved making an offer of employment to Benjamin Jansen as Management Analyst; approved sending Assessor services to RFP; approved Chad Leonard of Arlington Drive in Amery as the new District One alderman to fill out the unexpired term (in 2022) of Rick Davis; Leonard was sworn in and took his seat at the table. The City Council also acted to accept the one million dollar grant of the CDBG-PF from the State of Wisconsin, which will be applied to the $2.8-million Keller Avenue project. Apple Green Midwest bought the Freedom Value Center and the Amery Holiday Station; so the City Council approved the beer, liquor, and cigarette license change to the new owner.
The City Council went into Closed Session.