Regular Board Meeting
@ Village Hall (
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: Phyllis Landowski, Norma Anderson, Anne Abbott, Ray Rieser, Kevin Hagen, Cliff Shierk, Todd Wierzba, Chris Martin, Arnie Kaminski, Jessie Anderson, Jim Zdroik, Rich Kruzicki, Dennis Kurszewski, Lisa Kielblock, Larry Oathout and Michelle Simonis.
PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION: None
Motion: Anderson/Garski to approve the minutes distributed at the meeting, but not read aloud. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Community Use Room Remodel &Library agreement amendment update: The Rosholt Clinic was not present to provide the donation amount, but the board discussed items disclosed in a memorandum from the Portage County Executive.
to release control of the community use room to the Portage County
Neighbor to Neighbor Groundwater presentation:
Anne Abbott and Ray Rieser gave a
presentation on the status
of area groundwater. They asked the board to consider adopting a
support of a conceptual ordinance they present to the County that
on how to remedy some of the problems regarding groundwater
contamination. No Action.
Purchase Fire Tanker Truck: The Rosholt Fire District has listed their tanker at an online auction site with the minimum bid starting at $5,000.00.
Motion: Firkus/Anderson to stop consideration of purchasing the tanker truck. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
AECOM Task 15 Change order: Based on
the dam renovation
design, the Dept. of Natural Resources (
In order to expedite the project, AECOM has already completed the analysis.
Motion: Kurszewski/Mansavage to approve the change order to Task # 15 in the amount of $5,000.00. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Scope of Services Agreement AECOM: AECOM presented Task #16 which is the Construction Engineering agreement, in the amount of $99,820.00.
Motion: Mansavage/Garski to approve the Construction Engineering agreement Task #16, from AECOM, in the amount of $99,820.00. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Remove Trees at
The board addressed the subject later in the evening and cost proposals, to remove 4 trees, were submitted as follows:
Affordable Tree Service-$2,000.00.
Motion: Firkus/Anderson to accept the quote and authorize John Mieska to remove 4 trees by using the Park supplies budget to pay for the costs. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Approve Operator’s (Bartender) Licenses: An application for Matthew Bess was presented.
Motion: Garski/Mansavage to approve the license as presented. Roll call vote, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Loan Options: A request for proposal has been distributed to several lending institutions. Investor’s Community Bank already responded to indicate they would consider a lending option only if the Village named them as a deposit partner as well. The general consensus is to deny a partnership with Investor’s Community Bank.
Trust fund loan program with the Board of
Commissions of Public Lands was introduced. Interest proceeds from this
are used to fund Public School libraries. Last year,
CWEC reviewed our options with the USDA programs. The dam renovation does not qualify for either of the programs they offer. (Community Development Block Grant & Community Facilities).
Motion: Kurszewski/Anderson to postpone action on lending, until we receive correspondence from the lending institutions. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
2017 Village Budget Review: The 2017 year end budget was reviewed and the budget summary indicates an overage of $4,431.71.
Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to transfer $4,431.71 from the 2017 Budget to the general savings account as undesignated funds. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Notice of meetings and educational opportunities: Dam Renovation-Contractors Pre Bid meeting conducted by AECOM on Friday, February 16th.
Payment of Bills:
Motion: to forego the reading of the bills and approve payment with an amendment to CWEC to continue a monthly payment in the amount of $2776.71 instead of remitting an annual payment in the amount of $30,543.81. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.
Motion: Anderson/Garski to adjourn. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.