January 2016 MINUTES

Village of Rosholt Minutes

Caucus & Regular Board Meeting

Monday January 11, 2016

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

 

PROPOSED DRAFT TO BE APPROVED FEBRUARY 8, 2016

 

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: Norma Anderson, Phyllis Landowski, Orville Larson, Gordon Krogwold, Lisa O’Neil and Al O’Neil.

 

CAUCUS

Since all of the Trustee positions are on the ballot, President Kurszewski authorized the clerk to conduct the caucus.

 Norma Anderson and Phyllis Landowski were appointed as tabulators if a vote is necessary.

 The board voted in favor of using the draw lots method for the purpose of breaking a tie, if necessary.

 Village President-one year term:

Robert Kurszewski nominated by Judy Dobbe/Phyllis Landowski

 Village Trustee-one year term:

Sandi Diederich nominated by Judy Dobbe/Norma Anderson

 Village Trustee-two year term:

Travis Firkus nominated by Norma Anderson/Judy Dobbe

Richard Mansavage nominated by Robert Kurszewski/Phyllis Landowski

Judy Dobbe nominated by Phyllis Landowski/Robert Kurszewski (Judy immediately declined with a verbal statement)

Michael Peuse nominated by Judy Dobbe/Sandi Diederich

Naomi Peuse nominated by Sandi Diederich/Judy Dobbe

 **Michael and Naomi Peuse did not accept their nominations, but all other candidates did. On January 14th, Robert Kurszewski, Theresa Hartvig and Rich Kruzicki completed the process of drawing lots for ballot placement. For the two year trustee term, Travis Firkus will be placed on the ballot first, followed by Richard Mansavage and then by a space provided for write-ins.

 

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION:

Norma Anderson requests permission to remove the Faith Lutheran Church sign. The board advised her to talk to the church council.

Minutes:

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:

Temporary Mobile Home:

The real estate agent was present representing an individual interested in purchasing a vacant house in the Village. The individual is seeking permission to place a mobile home on the property to live in while repairs are being made to the property.

Motion: Dobbe/Diederich to deny the request to reside in a mobile home while repairs are being made to a vacant property. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Zone Change Request: The request was withdrawn prior to this meeting. The property the requester was interested in, is not large enough for their purpose.

Highway 66 Manhole: In response to the residents concerns regarding the manholes on highway 66, the highway department suggests the Village draft a letter to the D.O.T. The board would also like the opportunity to review and understand the maintenance agreement for Highway 66.

Motion: Firkus/Diederich to direct the clerk to draft a letter to the D.O.T. and a copy to the Portage County Highway Department, addressing the concerns stated by the residents. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Village Parking Lot: During a recent snow fall, there were concerns about the public parking lot being plowed in a timely manner as there were tenants and patrons having difficulty in the lot. It was noted that tenant use of the public lot is unclear, as view points and communications change as board members rotate.

It was mentioned that the back half of the parking lot be considered for a future site for salt storage.

The board took no action on this issue, instead, business owners can contact Maintenance Rich directly, to discuss snow removal concerns.

 Accountant Contract: Accounting workshop has submitted a contract to perform services of completing and filing the required Form C. An annual audit is not required , but can be conducted any time the board thinks it’s necessary.

Motion: Diederich/Dobbe to hire Accounting Workshop to complete and file the Form C. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Bartender license:  An application for an operator’s (bartender) license was presented for Shana Prince.

Motion: Dobbe/Mansavage to approve issuance of an operator’s (bartender) license to Shana Prince. Roll call vote: All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Vacation Carry Over: Maintenance Rich has 15 hours of unused vacation he is requesting to carry over to 2016.

Motion: Kurszewski/Dobbe to authorize Rich to carry over 15 hours of unused vacation with a warning to prevent this from happening in the future. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Letter to Village Board: Craig Anderson presented a sealed letter which was read aloud. Anderson donated $100.00 of the payment he received from the Village for I.T. services. He would prefer the $100.00 be applied towards the fireworks fund, for all to enjoy.

Motion: Dobbe/Diederich to apply Anderson’s $100.00 donation towards the fireworks fund.  All in favor, none opposed, Motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None

ROUTINE BUSINESS:

Notice of meetings and educational opportunities: Towns Association meeting.

Payment of Bills:  (a detailed list is on file in the clerk's office.)

Motion: Kurszewski/Mansavage to approve the payment of bills as read ,including late arrivals from the County Highway department and Commercial Test Lab. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Adjournment at 8:00 p.m.

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

Theresa K. Hartvig, Village Clerk-Treasurer

Posted to website: Tuesday, February 2, 2016



Village of Rosholt Minutes

Special Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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

 

PROPOSED DRAFT TO BE APPROVED FEBRUARY 8, 2016

 

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: John and Brian Ostrowski

 The owners of  a local business, SPS (Sheet Piling Services), were present to express their interest in building a shop and office in the Village of Rosholt. Moving and storing heavy equipment is part of their business and they are seeking a property with access directly from Highway 66 to avoid weight limits on other roads.

The parcel map was viewed and the Ostrowskis indicated several lots of interest.

The Village Board will personally contact the specified land owners to seek their interest in selling the land in support of a local business.

Adjournment 7:40 p.m.

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

Theresa K. Hartvig, Village Clerk-Treasurer

Posted to website: Tuesday, February 2, 2016



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