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Let's All Take A Look - Cudahy Public Works Minutes In Question

Cudahy, DPW, City Minutes

 

MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS OF THE CITY OF CUDAHY, WI HELD AT THE CUDAHY MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 5050 SOUTH LAKE DRIVE, CUDAHY, WI ON

Monday, October 24, 2011 @ 6:30 PM     

 

ROLL CALL

 

The Meeting was called to order by Ald Mikolajczak at 6:32 P.M. with the following answering “present” to roll call: Ald Mikolajczak, Ald Bartoshevich, Willie Lohr, Mike Clark. & Jack Puetz. 

 

Also Present:  DPW Director Mary Jo Lange, Mayor Tony Day

 

Proper open meeting statement was made at this time.

Motion made by Clark, seconded by Lohr to approve the Minutes of the September 12, 2011 meeting.  All voted in favor.

 

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Discussion & Appropriate Action regarding the drainage improvement alternatives to the Knezic Property @ 2606 E. Carpenter Avenue.  Motion made by Puetz to table the issue, seconded by Lohr.  Puetz, Lohr, Clark & Mikolajczak voted in favor to table, Bartoshevich opposed.

 

  1. Discussion & Appropriate Action regarding the recommendation to award the 2011-2012 Parking Lot & Sidewalk Snow Removal Contract.  Motion made by Lohr seconded by Puetz to recommend the award of the contract to Lawn Magicians.  All voted in favor.

 

  1. Discussion & Appropriate Action regarding the recommendation to award the 2011-2012 Alley Snow Plowing & Ice Control Contract.  Motion made by Lohr seconded by Puetz to recommend the award of the contract to Lawn Magicians.  Board members wanted it clarified that they are not in favor of using a contractor to do this work and would rather have the DPW staff do it, but they are aware of the staff turn-over and the budget cuts that have necessitated the Department’s request to contract this out in 2012.  Member Lohr requested that the DPW present the cost of alley plowing by the contractor vs. the DPW staff to the Board in spring for consideration.   Lohr, Puetz and Clark voted in favor.  Bartoshevich and Mikolajczak opposed.

 

  1. Discussion & Appropriate Action regarding the Department of Public Works 2012 Operating Budget Alternatives to include the implementation of an increase in the garbage fee, limiting services, contracting out for services and hiring of seasonal winter employees to meet budget constraints and minimum service levels.  Motion made by Puetz to approve the 2012 DPW Operating Budget to include a $15.00 garbage fee increase, seconded by Lohr.,  Lohr, Puetz & Clark voted in favor, Bartoshevich and Mikolajczak opposed.

 

 

  1. Discussion & Appropriate Action regarding the implementing of a dumping fee at the City’s Transfer Station.  Much discussion took place on how much the fee should be and how to administer it.  Director Lange proposed a schedule of fees that included a $5.00 minimum ticket that would be collected at the Drop Off Center.  The attendant would collect the tickets and check the license.  The cost was based on the deficit and proposed 2012 deficit.  Lange stated that a car would be one ticket $5.00, pick-up would be 2 tickets, truck & trailer would be 3 tickets, ect.  Motion made by Lohr, seconded by Clark to set the ticket rate at $5.00 and follow the recommended rate schedule presented.  All voted in favor.

 

  1. Discussion & Appropriate Action regarding the approval of the Storm Water Utility Budget.  Motion Made by Clark, seconded by Puetz to accept all three budgets, Storm Water, Sanitary & Recycling Budgets.  All voted in favor.

 

  1. Discussion & Appropriate Action regarding the approval of the Sanitary Sewer Budget
  2. Discussion & Appropriate Action regarding the Recycling Budget

 

  1. Project Updates

 

 

  1. Committee Requests for future agenda items:  Request by Lohr to have the alley snow plowing cost/mile brought back for discussion in Spring.

 

Motion by Alderman Bartoshevich, seconded by Lohr to adjourn.  All in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

                                                            Joe Mikolajczak/s/

                                                            Chairman, Board of Public Works

 

 

 

http://www.cudahy-wi.gov/cudahy/news/agendas+and+minutes/2011/default.asp

 

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