January 2017 MINUTES

Village of Rosholt Minutes

Caucus & Regular Board Meeting

Monday January 09, 2017

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, Craig Anderson, and Mike Garski

Also Present: Norma Anderson, Phyllis Landowski, Jill Kumenius, Florence Kosobucki, Jessica Moore, Matt Dobbe, Sandra Dobbe and Rich Kruzicki



President Kurszewski authorized the clerk to conduct the caucus.

~Norma Anderson and Jill Kumenius were appointed as tabulators if a vote is necessary.

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

 Village President-two year term:

Robert Kurszewski nominated by Clerk/Treasurer/Richard Mansavage

 Village Trustee-two year term:

Mike Garski nominated by Jill Kumenius/Norma Anderson

 The Caucus is adjourned.


CAUCUS Reconvene

On Monday January 23, 2017

to correct a procedural error.

Call to order: by President Robert Kurszewski

Pledge of Allegiance:

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

Also Present: Jill Kumenius and Norma Anderson

 President Kurszewski asked the Clerk to conduct the Caucus procedures to correct a procedural error. The nomination for Village President was erroneously made by the Village Clerk, who is not an elector of the Village. To correct the error, the nomination is open to allow an elector of the Village to place a nomination for Robert Kurszewski.

 Robert Kurszewski nominated by Mike Garski/Craig Anderson.

 The Caucus is adjourned.



President Kurszewski explained that the noticed Closed session is not intended to fire the maintenance employee, but rather to communicate expectations for performance.

Several in the audience expressed their satisfaction with Rich’s current job performance.

The board is not including Rich in the closed session, so he asked the board to consider the favorable comments from the residents and to take into consideration that he tries to give them the most ‘bang for their buck” regarding overtime.

 A brief report was given regarding the attendance at the Enchanted Forest. It’s a very lovely event.

 There are concerns regarding the snow banks at Gordy’s 66 Service. They are too close to the highway creating a traffic hazard. President Kurszewski will communicate these concerns to Gordy.


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



First Responders report:

  1. The Rosholt first responders are conducting CPR classes for the Rosholt high school students on January 11-13, 2017.
  2. Their monthly reports will now include grant fund expense and a wish list.
  3. At the request of a patients’ wife and her kick-off donation, the first responders plan to purchase a Lucas device.

Motion: Kurszewski/Mansavage to donate $500.00 to the Rosholt Area First Responders to use towards the purchase of a Lucas Device. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Fence Concerns:

There are ongoing concerns regarding agricultural land parcels 176-25-1021-09.04 & 176-25-1021-10.06 and their affect on the adjacent residential zone. One specific concern is the proposed installation of a fence to contain animals. This posed topics such as well contamination, safety of animals and children (if the fence is either electric or barbed wire), property values and contamination of the creek. Are there DNR rules or zoning rules that would limit the proximity of farm animals to residential properties?

It seems as though there should be a solution, perhaps some farm legislation that incorporates and protects both districts.

Motion: Anderson/Kurszewski to authorize the clerk to first contact the assessor and NCWRPC for zoning advice and if satisfactory results are not provided; then to contact the Village Attorney for a legal opinion. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Year end budget review:

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to transfer the unused expenditures and excess revenues in the amount of $8,640.00, to the savings account to be earmarked for future equipment purchase. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Motion: Kurszewski/Anderson to transfer the unused expenditures and excess revenues in the amount of $17,135.00 to start a reserve account for equipment purchase and to pay Mark’s Machine for building the back-hoe bucket. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Membership to NCWRPC

Motion: Kurszewski/Mansavage to postpone action until the February meeting to allow further communication regarding agricultural zoning advice. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


Fire District: Anderson stated the truck build committee is progressing nicely and they won’t need to “reinvent the wheel”.


Notice of meetings and educational opportunities: Towns Association meeting.

Payment of Bills:

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


 Motion: Garski/Mansavage to enter CLOSED SESSION pursuant to Section 19.85 (1) (c) Wis. Stats, to conduct a performance evaluation of public employee. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

The Clerk-Treasurer and Maintenance Employee were both dismissed.

Adjournment at 9:00 p.m.

Theresa K. Hartvig, Village Clerk-Treasurer

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