Village of Rosholt Minutes

Regular Board Meeting

Monday April 09, 2018

7:00 p.m. @ Village Hall (101 S Main St) 

 APPROVED MAY 14, 2018


Call to order: by President Robert Kurszewski

Pledge of Allegiance:

Roll Call: Robert Kurszewski, Travis Firkus, Richard Mansavage, Craig Anderson, and Mike Garski

Also Present: Norma Anderson, Phyllis Landowski, Joe Malek, Arnie Kaminski, Debbie Kaminski, Wendy Cychosz, Rick Kruzicki,


Craig Anderson thanked the Rosholt Record for their Election Candidate Summaries. 

Arnie Kaminski of the Fireworks Committee wants to verify that the board is aware the Bridge Closure will cause the committee to reroute traffic for the 4th of July Fireworks.

**The Village will supply road signs as possible. 


Motion:   Anderson/Garski to approve the minutes as read. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


Revisit zoning change:  Anderson states the right-to-farm law is far more expansive and encompassing than anticipated and pursuing a change would be a waste of time and money. Mansavage agreed.

Motion:  Anderson/Mansavage to abandon any further pursuant of farming control around the Village. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 


Stump Grinding: There are two remaining stumps at the Fiar Park in the area near the proposed firehouse/jail museum. No price has been obtained, but stumps were recently removed for $40.00 each.

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to approve John Mieska to remove the remaining two stumps and to equally share the cost of removal with the museum curators. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Sidewalk Removal:  The Local Road Improvement project proposed for W. Randolph Street has water flow design that could be less expensive if the sidewalk on the South side of the road were removed.

Motion: Anderson/Kurszewski to authorize Village Maintenance to remove sidewalk on the south side of Randolph street beginning at the intersection of Mason Street and end at Main Street. 

Homecoming Bonfire: The Rosholt booster club is trying to promote Alumni participation for Homecoming; therefore, they would like to host a bonfire to be held on the Village land adjacent to the American Legion Hall. They will provide the required liability insurance and will perform clean up. The American Legion Hall will be available for restrooms and concessions.

Motion: Firkus/Garski to allow the Rosholt Booster club to host a bonfire on the Village land adjacent to the American Legion Hall, for the purpose of a homecoming celebration. 

Noise Concerns: We received some verbal complaints regarding the noise generated at the Rosholt Motorcycle Company. The company owner is aware of the noise concerns and has plans to add a noise reduction system either this year or next. The owner is willing to cooperate and encourages anyone with a complaint, to discuss the situation with him.

Motion: Firkus/Garski acknowledges that the business owner is aware of the noise concerns, and is willing to cooperate with area residents; therefore the board will not pursue any action, but will allow the business owner time to install the noise reduction system. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

State/Municipal Highway Agreement: The storm sewer on the West end of Highway 66 is plugged. In order to remedy the situation, it needs to be cleaned out and then annually cleaned to prevent further build up. The D.O.T. states, that according to the State/Municipal Highway agreement, the Village is responsible for maintenance of the storm sewers. The Village has concerns about safety while performing maintenance on the State Highway. They will need to purchase the proper signs in order to perform any maintenance and they may consider hiring the Portage County Highway Department.

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to postpone action until the May meeting to allow Maintenance Rich the opportunity to research how much sand has accumulated in the drainage pipes before deciding on a remedy. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 


Committee Meetings:

The Street Committee needs to review the Main street project to determine a plan for adding swales to resolve some drainage issues. There are some concerns regarding the design plan and how it will affect the driveway entrances. The street committee will set a date to meet with American Asphalt. 

Notice of meetings and educational opportunities: Local workshop for Comprehensive Plan is being held in May.

Payment of Bills:

Motion: Mansavage/Anderson to approve the payment of bills as read. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Motion: Kurszewski/Garski to enter into CLOSED SESSION pursuant to WI State Statues, Section 19.85 (1) (c) in order to discuss job performance of an employee. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

** Snow removal procedures and fielding customer complaints was discussed.** 

The Closed Session adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Theresa Hartvig
Village Clerk-Treasurer

Posted to website: April 17, 2018

Village of Rosholt Minutes

Street Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 19, 2018

4:00 p.m. @ Village Hall (101 S Main St)




Call to order: by Chairman Robert Kurszewski

Roll Call: Robert Kurszewski, Travis Firkus and Craig Anderson.

Also Present: Chris Loken (American Asphalt) 

Sketches of the LRIP Projects on Main and Randolph Street were presented.

Discussion included topics such as black top and grade, water drainage and swales. 

All were in agreement on the final design concept. 

Adjournment at 4:45 p.m.

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