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City of Medford Common Council Meeting Minutes Tuesday, August 4, 2020 6:00 PM Council Chambers, City Hall 639 South Second Street Medford, WI {Subject to Council Approval} Call to Order/Roll Call Mayor Mike Wellner called the meeting to order with the following members present: Dave J. Brandner, Laura Holmes, Tim Hansen, Christine Weix, Dave Roiger, Mike Bub, and Clem Johnson. Alderperson Greg Knight was an excused absence. All vote tallies will be with the exception of Alderperson Knight’s vote.

Pledge of Allegiance

Alderperson Roiger began the meeting by leading the group in the reciting of the “Pledge of Allegiance”.

Open Meeting Law Compliance Mayor Wellner announced that this was an open meeting of the Common Council. Notice of this meeting was given to the public at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting by forwarding the complete agenda to the official City newspaper, The Star News, and to all news media that have requested the same as well as posting. Copies of the complete agenda were available for inspection at the City Clerk’s Office. Anyone desiring information as to forthcoming meetings should contact the City Clerk’s Office.

Personnel Present

The following City personnel were present: City Clerk Ginny Brost, Coordinator/Public Works Director John Fales, and Treasurer Kathy Tom.

Visitors Present

Visitor present was Brian Wilson- Star News.

Citizens & Delegations Comments

No citizens or delegations addressed the Council.

Minutes

Laura Holmes moved, Christine Weix seconded a motion to approve the following minutes and place the same on file in the Clerk’s office: (1) July 13, 2020 Committee of the Whole Closed Session, (2) July 13, 2020 Selection Committee Closed Session, (3) July 21, 2020 Selection Committee, (4) July 21, 2020 Selection Committee Closed Session, (5) July 21, 2020 Council, and (6) July 21, 2020 Council-Closed Session. All in favor All Aye. Motion Carried.

Selection of New City Clerk

Clem Johnson moved, Dave Roiger seconded a motion to select Ashley Lemke as the new City’s Clerk to replace retiring City Clerk Ginny Brost, Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-Absent; Tim Hansen-Yes; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (7 Yes; 0 No; 1 Absent) Motion Carried.

Creation of a Clerical II/Deputy City Clerk Position The Council discussed the creation of a Clerical II/Deputy City Clerk position, reviewed a job description as well as a hiring schedule. In addition, a Selection Committee was discussed.

Under Wisconsin Statutes 62.09(11)(i), the City Clerk may in writing filed in the Clerk’s Offi ce appoint a deputy Clerk who shall act under the Clerk’s direction, and in the Clerk’s absence or disability or in case of vacancy shall perform the Clerk’s duties. The Deputy Clerk shall have the power to administer oaths and affirmations. The Deputy Clerk shall receive such compensation as Council shall provide.

Dave Roiger moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to approve the following: (1) The creation of a Clerical II/Deputy Clerk position. (2) The job description for the position. (3) The hiring process for the Clerical II/ Deputy Clerk. (4) Authorize the Mayor, City Clerk, Clerical II/ Office Manager, and the Street & Water Superintendent to hire a Clerical II/Deputy Clerk. Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Greg Knight-Absent; Tim Hansen-Yes; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (7 Yes; 0 No; 1 Absent) Motion Carried.

Issuance of Operator’s (Bartender’s) License(s) There were no operator’s license applications to consider. No Action Taken.

Coordinator’s Report

The Coordinator’s report was as follows: (1) An update on the Public Works projects was given. (2) An update on the Electric Utility projects was given. (3) An update on the Wastewater Utility projects was given.

Communications from the

Mayor

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

- The upcoming meeting schedule was given.

August 10, 2020 Committee of the Whole Meeting - The August 10th Committee of the Whole meeting has been canceled.

8th Street Artisans Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - The 8th Street Artisans’ ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 6th at noon. The 8th Street Artisans is located at 345 North Eighth Street. Council members are invited to attend.

Adjourn to Closed Session

Laura Holmes moved, Clem Johnson seconded a motion to adjourn to Closed Session at 6:12 PM in accordance with Wisconsin State Statue 19.85(1)(c) and (e) to consider the employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility and for the purpose of deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a Closed Session. The purpose of the Closed Session is to discuss the City Coordinator/ Public Works Director’s retirement transition and final compensation. Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Tim Hansen-Yes; Greg Knight-Absent; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (7 Yes; 0 No; 1 Absent) Motion Carried. Meeting Adjourned.

Closed Session

Reconvene into Open Session

At 6:35 PM, the Council reconvened into Open Session.

City Coordinator/Public Works Director’s Retirement Transition and Final Compensation and Take Any Action Regarding the Same Dave Roiger moved, Christine Weix seconded a motion to accept the City Coordinator/Public Works Director’s retirement and approve the final compensation agreement. Roll Call Vote: Dave J. Brandner-Yes; Laura Holmes-Yes; Tim Hansen-Yes; Greg Knight-Absent; Christine Weix-Yes; Dave Roiger-Yes; Mike Bub-Yes; Clem Johnson-Yes (7 Yes; 0 No; 1Absent) Motion Carried.

Adjournment

Dave J. Brandner moved, Dave Roiger seconded a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:40 PM. All in favor: AllAye. Motion Carried. Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted, Virginia Brost City Clerk, WCPC/MMC (One ins. August 13)

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NOTICE OF HEARING AND ORDER TO APPEAR

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT BRANCH 1 LINCOLN COUNTY Case No. 17-PA-38PJ In re the Paternity of M.S.W. and O.B.W.: State of Wisconsin, ex rel., Sabrina Lee Wert,

Petitioner,

vs. Brady Allen Wert,

Respondent.

To: Sabrina Lee Wert (Current Address Unknown)

Attorney Gerald Hersil, Guardian ad Litem (Via Electronic Filing) Attorney Jill Laufenberg, Lincoln County Child Support Agency (Via Electronic Filing) PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Court, noting the failure of the Petitioner Sabrina Lee Wert to appear at the status conference in this matter on July 22, 2020 and the failure of the Petitioner to cooperate with the Court’s Order for Psychological Evaluations and Custody Study, hereby schedules the Petitioner’s Motion to Change Legal Custody, Physical Placement, and Child Support to be heard by the Family Court Commissioner as follows: BEFORE: Honorable Bonnie Wachsmuth, Family Court Commissioner PLACE: Lincoln County Courthouse, Branch 3 Courtroom/ Hearing Room, 1110 E. Main St., Merrill, WI 54452 DATE: September 17, 2020 TIME: 2:00 p.m.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED

that the Petitioner Sabrina Lee Wert appear in person before this Court. Failure to appear may result in dismissal of the Petitioner’s Motion. Respondent shall be permitted to appear by telephone.

Dated this 23rd day of July, 2020.

/s/ Bonnie Wachsmuth Bonnie Wachsmuth, Court Commissioner Date Signed: July 23, 2020 Rottier Law, LLC Attorneys for Brady A. Wert By: /s/ James R. Kurszewski James R. Kurszewski State Bar No. 1030743 1220 N. 6th St. Suite 2 Wausau, WI 54403 Telephone: (715) 845-9211 Facsimile: (715) 842-9317 (1st ins. August 6, 2020, 3rd ins. August 20, 2020)

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Notice to Creditors Notice Concerning the Frank Sweda Revocable Trust Dated December 30, 2014 Frank Sweda, a settlor and a trustee of the Frank Sweda Revocable Trust dated December 30, 2014, who was born on January 8, 1928, died domiciled in Taylor County, State of Wisconsin, on July 28, 2020, with a post office address of W13116 County Road F, Lublin, WI 54447.

In accordance with Wis. Stat. §701.0508, all creditors’ claims must be filed with the trustee, Nettie Kowalczyk c/o Jensen, Scott, Grunewald & Shiffler, S.C., 128 W. Division Street, P.O. Box 426, Medford, WI 54451, on or before December 7, 2020, or be barred against the trustee, the trust property, and any recipients of the trust property.

Dated this 31st day of July, 2020.

Jensen, Scott, Grunewald & Schiffler, S.C.

By: /s/ William A. Grunewald William A. Grunewald State Bar No. 1008196 Attorneys for the Frank Sweda Revocable Trust dated December 30, 2014 Nettie Kowalczyk, Trustee 128 W. Division St., P.O. Box 426 Medford, WI 54451 715-748-2211 [email protected] jensenscottlaw. com (1st ins. August 6, 2020, 3rd ins. August 20, 2020)

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