Village of Rosholt Minutes

Regular Board Meeting

Monday July 11, 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, Richard Mansavage, Sandi Diederich, and Craig Anderson (Absent: Travis Firkus)

Also Present: Dave Reit, Dan Colrud and Rich Kruzicki


Dan Colrud stated they plan to remove the Willow tree that has been the cause of tree roots in the sewer lines on their property. He is asking if the Village will pay for root removal in the private lateral located under the road and right-of-way (Mark’s Lane)

The most recent sewer line inspection performed by Green Bay Pipe & TV revealed tree roots in the sewer lines. They removed the roots from the Main and suggested possible replacement of the private laterals as that may be more cost effective than the time and materials needed to destroy the roots. And the board suggested complete stump removal to prevent further problems. This item will be placed on the next regular agenda.


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


Resolution to Borrow Funds:

Motion: Diederich/Anderson to approve the Resolution to borrow funds, for a twenty year term, from the Rosholt Sewer Commission for engineering fees in the amount of $76,500.00.


Roadway Closings:

Motion: Anderson/Kurszewski to postpone action, regarding alley closings, until the next regular board meeting. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Approve Operator (Bartender) Licenses:

Motion: Diederich/Mansavage to approve issuance of operator’s (bartender) licenses for the applications presented.  (a detailed list is available at the Clerk’s office) Roll call vote, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Donation to Threshermen & Boys & Girls Club:

The Rosholt Threshermen asked the board to consider reinstating their annual donation to the organization.

The discussion referred to a sense of community involvement vs. fiscal responsibility. Concerns about damage to the road surface were satisfied when the warranty from Fahrner Asphalt was read aloud.

Motion: Kurszewski/Mansavage to donate $300.00 to the Threshermen. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 ** No donation will be made to the Boys and Girls club.

 Community Use Room:

Motion: Anderson/Diederich to adjourn to the community use room at the end of the meeting to view the site and make some determinations for remodeling. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Tree Trimming:

A cost estimate in the amount of $150.00 was presented by Mieska Tree Service to trim the limbs on trees owned by the Village, hanging over the road on Mason Street.

Motion: Diederich/Anderson to accept the proposal and authorize Mieska Tree Service to trim the trees on Maple Street in the amount of $150.00. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Traffic Sign: The Rosholt Fair Board suggested we install a right-turn-no-stop sign at the intersection of Forest and Main.

Motion: Diederich/Anderson to approve installation of a YIELD sign at the intersection of Forest and Main streets. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Bus Route for Handicap Accessibility:

The superintendent of Rosholt School District made a verbal request to President Kurszewski, to consider creation of a safe route for a handicap bus access. The father of the student was present to explain details. He is asking the board to consider developing a portion of the platted road parcel on the West side of Mark’s Lane. He’s asking for a gravel lane to accommodate the bus, plus flared ends for the bus turn around.

He plans to complete the route by developing an extended driveway on his property. He said he would volunteer to plow the village route, if developed.

There is also a parcel at the end of the platted road that is owned by others. Authorization to utilize this parcel would need to be obtained.

 The School Transportation supervisor indicated the School District will make adjustments necessary to provide a safe route, even without the lane creation.

 The Clerk removed herself from her position and sat in the audience to express her opinion as a property owner. If this road extension is going to be considered, the Village should ask the school district for funds to develop their route and require a more formal request from the school district.

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to postpone action to gather information and try to get on the School Board’s agenda for a more formal request. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.



Motion: Anderson/Diederich to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


Notice of meetings and educational opportunities None

Payment of Bills: (a detailed list is on file at the Clerk's  Office)

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

Community Use Room Continuation:

The Board adjourned to the community use room to view the site for remodeling recommendations. An area library patron showed interest in helping pursue remodeling the room. Her idea is to solicit Lowe’s to consider donating time and materials for a community service project.

The discussion included suggestions such as drywall and painting one wall, installation of flooring, furniture and art (possibly a wall mural by school students).

Motion: Diederich/Mansavage to authorize the library patron to contact Lowe’s regarding remodeling the community use room. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Adjournment 9:00 p.m.

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

Theresa K. Hartvig, Village Clerk-Treasurer

Posted to website: July 26, 2016