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be respected. (4) The majority of municipalities across the State are not opening or have delayed opening their pools. Ms. Berglund was in attendance and addressed the Council as follows: (1) Suggested that Council reconsider reducing the pool capacity limit to allow for proper social distancing per CDC guidelines which state a minimum of 6 feet both inside and outside the pool. (2) It is the lifeguard’s responsibility to watch the people in the pool, not monitor social distancing of people on the pool deck. (3) It is the responsibility of the City to provide a safe workplace for its employees. (4) Expressed concern that her daughter, a City lifeguard, is not being kept informed on what precautions the City is making regarding her safety will on duty.
Council discussion included: (1) Reviewed revised statistics from the Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Association regarding pool opening decisions being made by municipalities throughout the State. (2) It appears that the COVID-19 curve is flattening. The confirmed cases are continuing to decrease as well as hospitalizations. (3) Delay the pool opening until after July 4th. (4) The media is making it seem that if you get COVID-19, you are going to die. (5) It was explained that the City had not been in contact with pool employees as City personnel were awaiting a decision on the pool opening. (6) Concern that if a COVID-19 case was traced back to the City pool, it could result in not only the pool employees being quarantined for 14-days, but also any Public Works employees that are providing work at the pool. This could then extend to people that they have all been in contact with. (7) Concernthatthere would be enough pool personnel available if the pool opening is delayed and current staff would have found other jobs for the summer. (8) Suggested that because money has been budgeted for pool wages, the City pay the pool staff to insure their availability. (9) The City should abide by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ recommendation that all public pools, splash pads, and water parks remain closed due to the spread of COVID-19. (10) The City will continue to take the necessary COVID-19 precautions and monitor COVID-19 confirmed cases in the County, and if there is a spike, close the pool. (11) Suggested pool users reserve time or limit the amount of time users can be at the pool. (12) Plans for social distancing on the pool deck and the concession. Ms. Buskerud stated they could place social distancing markings around the concession stand. (13) Authorize the head lifeguard to close the pool if pool users are not following the social distancing guidelines. (14) Create written pool guidelines to be distributed to people purchasing pool passes. (15) Limit pool capacity to begin with to 75 and regularly review increasing the capacity limit.
Dave Roiger moved, Dave J. Brandner seconded a motion to accept the Committee of the Whole’s recommendation and open the pool as scheduled with the following safety conditions: (1) Maximum capacity at 150 people. (2) Allow only City residents and residents from municipalities that contribute towards the pool operations to use the pool. (3) A pool pass is required and must presented prior to entrance into the pool. (4) Locker rooms will be closed to the public, but bathrooms will remain open. (5) All deck furniture will be removed.
Laura Holmes moved, Mike Bub seconded a motion to amend the original motion to authorize the head lifeguard to close the pool if pool users are not following the COVID-19 guidelines. Roll Call Vote on the Amending Motion: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-Yes; Tim Hansen-Yes; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (8 Yes; 0 No) Amending Motion #1 Carried.
Laura Holmes moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to reduce the opening pool capacity from 150 people to 75 people, and to review the capacity limits at a Special Council meeting scheduled for June 22, 2020. Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner- Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-No; Tim Hansen-Yes; Christine Weix-No; Dave Roiger-No; Mike Bub-No; Clem Johnson-Yes (4 Yes; 4 No) Mayor Wellner broke the tie by voting no. Motion Failed.
Roll Call Vote on the Original Motion as Amended by Motion #1: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-No; Tim Hansen-No; Christine Weix-No; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-No (4 Yes; 4 No) Mayor Wellner broke the time by voting no. Original Motion as Amended by Motion #1 Failed.
Mike Bub moved, Christine Weix seconded a motion to schedule the pool opening for consideration at the Special Council meeting to be scheduled for June 22, 2020. All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried.
The Committee of the Whole, at its May 26, 2020 meeting, recommended that the City proceed with its fireworks show with the following safety conditions: (1) Only the pool and concession stand are permitted activities in the park the day of the fireworks show, and both must close by 5 PM. (2) No public activities in the park during the fireworks show including the sale of concessions by any vendors including J& J Enterprises of Medford LLC.
On May 28, 2020, Speilbauer Fireworks Company indicated that they are available on July 4th to do the City’s show. They stated that it is highly unlikely that they would be available July 4, 2021. However, if they City decides to contract with them for July 3, 2021, they would promise to perform a longer, bigger and better show.
Mike Bub moved, Dave Roiger seconded a motion to proceed with its fireworks show with the following safety conditions: (1) Only the pool and concession stand are permitted activities in the park the day of the fireworks show, and both must close by 5 PM. (2) No public activities in the park during the fireworks show including the sale of concessions by any vendors including J& J Enterprises of Medford LLC. The motion included scheduling the show for July 3, 2020 as planned.
Tim Hansen moved, Dave Roiger seconded a motion to allow J& J Enterprises, Inc. (the City’s contracted concession stand operator) to be opened during the City’s fireworks show if they so decide. Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-No; Tim Hansen-Yes; Christine Weix-No; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (6 Yes; 2 No) Amending Motion Carried.
Roll Call Vote on the Original as Amended: Dave J. Brandner- Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-Yes; Tim Hansen-Yes; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (8 Yes; 0 No) Original Motion as Amended Carried.
Applegreen Midwest LLC Trade Name Change from Holiday #43 to Express Lane #2318 On May 28, 2020, Applegreen Midwest LLC notified the City that effective June 8, 2020, Holiday #43 will now be trading as Express Lane #2318 and requested that their Class A Beer, Class A Liquor-Cider Only, cigarette licenses be changed to reflect the new name. This is not a corporation name change and there are no new officers, directors, or agent. The premise is located at 110 South Eighth Street. According to Wisconsin Statue 125.04(3)(h), the Council must approve the change. The Clerk then must amend the necessary licenses to reflect the name change.
Clem Johnson moved, Laura Holmes seconded a motion to approve Applegreen Midwest LLC trade name change from Holiday #43 to Express Lane #2318 for the premise located at 110 South Eighth Street effective June 8, 2020, and to instruct the City Clerk to amend Applegreen Midwest LLC’s Class A beer, Class A Liquor-Cider-Only and cigarette licenses to reflect said name change. All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried.
Issuance of Operator’s (Bartender’s) License(s) Laura Holmes moved, Greg Knight seconded a motion to approve the issuance of a regular operator’s licenses for the period beginning June 2, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021 to Susan Miicke, Georgine Bohl, and Kelsi Kiefer. All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried. Coordinator’s Report
The Coordinator’s report was as follows: (1) An update on Public Works projects was given. (2) An update on Electric Utility projects was given. (3) An update on Wastewater Utility projects was given.
Communications from the Mayor Upcoming Meeting Schedule - The upcoming meeting schedule was distributed.
Clem Johnson moved, Dave Roiger seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 PM. All in favor: All Aye. Motion Carried. Meeting Adjourned.
Virginia Brost City Clerk, WCPC/MMC
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