Board meeting minutes
06/08/2017 from 10:00am - 1:00pm
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Board Meeting Minutes
June 08, 2017
President Chad Larson called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Roll call showed all board members present. Also present were, Diane Hill, Emerald and Wendy Faulkner, Diane Hill, Mark Callaway, Scott Wilson and Timothy Gratz and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olson.
Clerk confirmed proof of proper notice
Motion made by Ed Schaffer and seconded by Bruce Mckittrick, to approve the MAY 11, 2017 regular board meeting minutes. All present aye, motion carried.
Audience to Citizens/Visitors –Mark Callaway asked the board if he could run his water line in the right away for 23ft so that he could bypass Lowe’s Property. The Board said that it would be important for him to talk to the guys, but it was okay to go ahead.
Library : Claudia said they have new DVD’s . For the July Children’s Program Tiffany Mueller will be working with the kids to build stepping stones. Times and Dates to be set. They are moving the John Sime book review to the Valley View Apartments to accommodate the older citizens
EMS – Scott Wilson reported that they have had steady calls and their crews have been able to handle the calls. He is working at setting up the reporting computer in the ambulance.
Fire –Scott Wilson reported for the Fire Department, nothing major happening, but there was a false alarm at the school, but it was called off. They are working with Southwest Tech for their Cert. 1 tests.
A. Bruce Mckkittrick made a motion to approve Committee appointments. John Deal seconded the motion. All present Aye, motion carried.
B. Ed Schaffer made a motion to Approve all Cigarette License applications, Bruce Mckkittrick seconded the motion. All present Aye, motion carried.
C. Bruce Mckkittrick made a motion to approve all operator’s Licenses, John Deal seconded the motion. All present Aye, motion carried.
D. Bruce Mckkittrick made a motion to approve the renewel of all Licquor License applicstion, John Deal seconded the motion. All present Aye, motion carried.
E. Susan notified the Board that the 2016 Consumer confidence report had been filed
F. John Deal made a motion to close 3rd street during the Canoe Race Music Festival on June 10th, Ed Schaffer seconded the motion. All Present Aye, motion carried.
G. Feral Cats: Chief Gratz notified the Board of some varios ideas to help control Feral cats. The Board asked Chief Gratz to come up with some sample ordinances for them to review. John Deal made a motion to send a letter to the residence asking for their cooperation in the control of the Feral cats. Brian Ewing seconded the motion. All present Aye, motion carried.
H. Brad Alexander brought up concern about the repair on South Sixth Street. The Board asked Susan to look into the legalities of putting an electrical line under the street. To check to see if there are any permits or codes to do such.
I. Susan asked the Board about dates for the community Picnic and if the board would be willing to roast corn for the picnic. We set the date for August 24th, 2017 and will order the corn
1. Fred Olson asked the Board to purchase to used coolers for the concession stand in the park. The cost would be $1,500.00 – the 394.57 already paid for repair of the old cooler which they would put up in there building. ( total $1,105.43) Bruce Mckkittrick made a motion to purchase the coolers and John Deal seconded the motion. Roll call taken, all yes, motion carried.
2. Bruce Mckittrick mentioned that he would like some guidelines set out for the pickup of brush and grass clippings. The Board suggested that the Parks committee meets to come up with some ideas.
3. Susan gave an update on the FEMA paperwork: Our papers are in environmental review, and one packet has been released to the State. They will review it and send it to us.
Audit Committee: authorized disbursements Bruce Mckkittrick made a motion to approve the paying of the bills John Deal seconded the motion. Roll Call Taken. Motion carried.
Police – Things are going well.
Utility and Public Works
The Advancement Association requested help from the Public works department along with the use of the tractor to remove and replace the coolers in Tourist park. Bruce Mckkittrick made a motion to allow this assistance and Ed Schaffer seconded the motion. All present Aye, Motion carried.
Clerk: water/sewer department clerk tabled.
Susan did inform the Board that the Cemetery Department was running out of money. The Board asked the Cemetery Committee to meet to come up with some ideas on how to raise money.
Parks, Buildings, and Grounds: Chad Larson mentioned that the Maple tree in bliss park had to be removed, he had received complaints of falling branches and the tree was in bad shape. Schwem Tree service would remove it for $425.00 and clear it away. Ed Schaffer made a motion to have the tree removed and Brian Ewing seconded the motion. Roll call taken, all yes. Motion carried.
The Board also Asked the Parks committee to meet to discuss Fencing materials and cost, for down at the Dump sight.
Personnel: Chad Larson addressed the board to with the need to boost morale, That the Board should focus on things that are for the best interest of the Village, he commended the workers we have and hightlighted the extra load they carry with one less worker and the work with FEMA and learning new software. We are a small town and we all need to pitch in to help.
Bruce Mckkittrick made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:55 P.M. and Ed Schaffer seconded the motion. All present, Aye, Meeting adjourned.