February 2016 MINUTES

Village of Rosholt Minutes

Regular Board Meeting

Monday February 8, 2016

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



Call to order: by President Robert Kurszewski

Pledge of Allegiance:

Roll Call: Robert Kurszewski, Travis Firkus, Richard Mansavage, Sandi Diederich, and Judy Dobbe

Also Present: March Christianson, Phyllis Landowski, Jared Redfield and Rich Kruzicki


Norma Anderson suggested the Village Board make regular visits to businesses just to keep communications alive.


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



Candidate for Judge: Jared Redfield gave a presentation and asked for votes at the February 16, 2016 election.

School District Report: Superintendent, Marc Christianson, gave an overview of the Rosholt School District.

 Membership to NCWRPC:

Our membership with NCWRPC was originally obtained to utilize their services to help develop a zoning ordinance. We haven’t used their services since and Portage County Zoning supplies us with mapping needs.

Motion:  Firkus/Diederich to cancel the membership with the North Central Wisconsin Regional Plan Commission (NCWRPC). All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Emergency Siren:

We notified Portage County Emergency Management that the siren was out of order and the circuit panel needed to be replaced. The Emergency Management director then hired an independent contractor (Emergency Communication Systems) to inspect the siren and then billed the village $482.50 for the service. Since our maintenance man already notified the county of the necessary repairs, the board feels this invoice should be paid by the County.

Portage County has placed the responsibility of maintenance and repairs upon the village so Rich will obtain prices for a new circuit panel.

Motion: Firkus/Mansavage to postpone action on repairing the siren to allow time to obtain prices. The clerk is authorized to send a letter to the County requesting them to pay the $482.50 bill submitted by Emergency Communication Systems. She is also to notify the County Board Supervisor. All in favor, none opposed, Motion carried.

 Highway Lights:

Several lights on Highway 66 need to be replaced. A price quote from H&H Industries was submitted as $250.00 per bulb with a $50.00 focus on energy rebate.

Motion: Firkus/Mansavage to expense up to $1,000.00 to purchase 5 light bulbs from H&H Industries and to contact CWEC to install them for us. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Operator’s (Bartender) License:

Motion: Firkus/Diederich to approve application and issue an operator’s license to Kaylee Wierzba. Roll call vote, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Eminent Domain:

The property at 145 W Grand Avenue continues to rotate to different real estate investment brokers. Meanwhile, the property continues to deteriorate. The board is still considering this location for a salt storage site and the parcel could be obtained through the eminent domain process.

Motion: Kurszewski/Diederich to postpone action to allow time to consider the logistics and cost to develop that lot as a salt storage site and also to compare eminent domain and condemnation procedures. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


Treasurer: The year end budget vs. actual report was presented for the Village and Sewer.

Motion: Kurszewski/Firkus to move the gross income of $8,466.28 to the sewer savings account. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion: Firkus/Mansavage to move the gross income of $5,979.70 to the capital improvement fund and ear mark it for equipment purchase. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


Notice of meetings and educational opportunities

Payment of Bills:

The invoice from AECOM exceeds the scope of services contract amount of by $694.62.

Motion: Diederich/Kurszewski to deny payment of the full invoice and only pay the balance of the contract. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

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

Adjournment 9:10 p.m.

Motion:  Diederich/Mansavage to adjourn. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Theresa K. Hartvig, Village Clerk-Treasurer

 Posted to website: February 19, 2016

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