January 2019 MINUTES

Village of Rosholt Minutes

Public Hearing

to Amend Flood Plain Ordinance

Monday January 14, 2019

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

PROPOSED DRAFT TO BE APPROVED FEBRUARY 11, 2019

 

Call to order: by President, Robert Kurszewski

Pledge of Allegiance:

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

Also Present:  Norma Anderson, Phyllis Landowski, Chris Martin, Rich Kruzicki and Kristi Cooley (Portage County Age & Disability Resource Center)

The proposed Flood Plain Ordinance Amendment draft was presented for review.

There were no Public Comments. 

Adjournment: 7:03 p.m.


Village of Rosholt Minutes

Caucus

Monday January 14, 2019

Immediately following the Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. @ Village Hall (101 S Main St)

PROPOSED DRAFT TO BE APPROVED FEBRUARY 11, 2019

 

Call to order: by President, Robert Kurszewski

Pledge of Allegiance:

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

Also Present:  Norma Anderson, Phyllis Landowski, Chris Martin, Rich Kruzicki and Kristi Cooley (Portage County Aging & Disability Resource Center)

President Kurszewski assigned the Village Clerk-Treasurer and Trustee Anderson to conduct the Caucus.

The Clerk explained the process and then assigned Norma Anderson and Phyllis Landowski to serve as tellers. The Village board chose conducting another vote to be used as the tie breaker method.

The Clerk opened nominations for the VILLAGE PRESIDENT:

Motion: Norma Anderson and seconded by Richard Mansavage to nominate Robert Kurszewski. A call for further nominations produced none and the nominations for Village President were closed.

The Clerk opened nomination for the VILLAGE TRUSTEE:

Motion: Phyllis Landowski and seconded by Norma Anderson to nominate Mike Garski. A call for further nominations produced none and the nominations for Village Trustee were closed.

Since there is only one candidate for each available seat, it is not necessary to call for a random draw for ballot placement.

 Adjournment: 7:10 p.m.


Village of Rosholt Minutes

Regular Board Meeting

Monday January 14, 2019

Immediately following the Public Hearing & Caucus

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

 PROPOSED DRAFT TO BE APPROVED JANUARY 14, 2019

 

Call to order: by President, Robert Kurszewski

Pledge of Allegiance:

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

Also Present: Norma Anderson, Phyllis Landowski, Chris Martin, Rich Kruzicki and Kristi Cooley (Portage County Aging & Disability Resource Center)

PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION

Chris Martin would like permission to seek volunteers to install and maintain fresh flower planters. No Action but board indicated support of the idea.

Minutes:

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

Anderson wanted it noted that last months bill for Mark’s Machine did not include labor charges for helping maintenance change the bucket on the loader/backhoe. Mark’s Machine donated the help.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Library Agreement Amendment:

The Portage County letter of recommendation was reviewed and discussed. The board is in agreement with most points except that since the Village is responsible for the majority of HVAC maintenance and repair costs, the Village will be the one to assign the contractor.

Village maintenance was instructed to cease purchasing cleaning products, toiletries and maintenance supplies for the Library.

Motion: Anderson/Firkus to accept the proposed amendments to the Library Lease Agreement. Portage County will supply the final document. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:

Meals on Wheels:  Kristi from the County Aging & Disability Resource Center gave a presentation on the Senior Meal Program. Studies indicated that the on site location at Faith Lutheran Church is starting to decline. Therefore, they are now offering a “My Meal My Way” program at the Rosholt Café.

Amend Flood Plain Ordinance: The proposed draft of the Flood Plain Ordinance was reviewed.

Motion: Anderson/Garski to amend the Flood Plain Ordinance as presented. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Approve Operator’s (Bartender) Licenses:

Motion: Garski/Firkus to approve operator (bartender) licenses for Jonathan Koeppler, Taylor Krogwold, Steven Thaves, Melissa Denfeld and Kristine Schellin (agent change at The Store). Roll Call Vote, All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Recycling Carts:

The Village received an anonymous letter requesting the board consider implementing residential carts (dumpsters) for recycling.

Harter’s disposal presented a price quote indicating they will supply residential recycling carts for an annual cost of $10.80 per household.

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to include a survey in the April Quarterly 2 cents letter. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Purchase New Computer: The cost of a new computer equipped with 2 hard drives is approximately $1,625.00, plus the cost of updating Microsoft office.

Motion: Firkus/Garski to postpone action to purchase a computer until we prepare the budget for 2020. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion: Kurszewski/Mansavage to order a new Microsoft Office. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

2018 Year End Budget Review:

The 2018 Village and Sewer Budget year end balances were reviewed. There is excess revenue in the Village Budget in the amount of $12,028.48. The sewer budget has excess revenue of $2,027.59.

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to put $4,000.00 in the undesignated savings account and the remaining balance of $8,028.48 to be applied to the principal balance of the long term note at the International Bank of Amherst, for the dam/pond renovation. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to put the excess revenue of $2,027.59 into the general sewer savings account. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:  None

ROUTINE BUSINESS:

Notice of meetings and educational opportunities:

Payment of Bills:

Motion: Anderson/Kurszewski to read into the record and approve the payment of bills. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Non agenda items discussed:

Maintenance Rich said there is excess grease buildup in the sewer main lift station. He suggests someone contact the local businesses and the school to discuss their grease traps.

It was suggested to contact Portage County Health Department for assistance OR to test the grease chunks OR to include a reminder about grease disposal, in the April quarterly 2 cents letter. No Action.

Adjournment at 8:40 p.m.

Motion:  Anderson/Firkus to adjourn. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Posted to website: January 31, 2019