November 2016 MINUTES

Village of Rosholt Minutes

Zoning Plan Commission Meeting

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

6:00 p.m. @ Various properties within the Village



Call to order: by Chairman Robert Kurszewski

Pledge of Allegiance:

Roll Call: Robert Kurszewski, Craig Anderson, Ron Pliska, Mike Garski, Kerry Krogwold and Richard Mansavage (absent: Jill Kumenius)

440 First Street

Information from the Portage County Register of Deeds revealed several parcel gaps that are unclaimed. Their information included several options the Village could pursue in order to remedy the land gaps. The property site was not inspected as the property owners denied entrance to their property, stating they needed more advanced notice for a meeting. The animal permit was also not inspected for the same reason. No Action, just leave matters alone and do animal inspection when feasible.

511 E. Grand Ave

Fence is non-compliant due to the absence of a certified survey map (CSM). Action will be taken at the next Village Board meeting, but the commission recommends sending a certified letter to the property owners, advising them of how to remedy the non-compliance.

391 E. Grand Ave.

Grass was removed and replaced with road mat. No action, just leave as is as long as no one is affected by the improvement.

268 N Main St:

A Fence permit application and Certified Survey Map (CSM) were reviewed as well as an on-site inspection. Motion: Anderson/Garski to approve the fence permit. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 **The need to amend the zoning ordinance was discussed. The commission may start reviewing the document for amendment suggestions.

 Adjournment 8:00 p.m.:  

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

Theresa. Hartvig

Village Clerk-Treasurer

As submitted by Robert Kurszewski

Village of Rosholt Minutes

Regular Board Meeting

Monday November 14, 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, Travis Firkus, Richard Mansavage, Mike Garski, and Craig Anderson

Also Present: Norma Anderson, Phyllis Landowski, Jim Zdroik, Gordy Krogwold, Ron Pliska, Sonny Meronk, Rich Kruzicki, Arnie Kaminski and Debbie Kaminski.


Norma Anderson thanked the Clerk for her roll in administering elections.

Jim Zdroik commended the First Responders as their excellent service effectively helped the County prevail in a law suit.


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


Library Agreement:

The draft amendment was presented for review.

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to send the approved draft to the Library Director (Library board) for review and consideration. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Back hoe bucket:

The Nitzke auction did not have a bucket suitable for our needs so Mark’s Machine submitted a price estimate to fabricate a bucket for the cost of $1,495.00. The cutting edge is a separate item done in-house for an approximate cost of $200.00.

Motion: Kurszewski/Mansavage to authorize Mark’s Machine to build a back hoe bucket in the amount of $1,495.00. Anderson abstained, all others in favor, motion carried.

Snow Removal at Fire Station:

Continuing the snow removal item from the budget meeting on October 24, 2016; a notice was posted seeking bid estimates. Weller’s submitted a bid of $75.00/hr per vehicle and $100.00/hr for dump truck and $100.00/hr for loader.

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to deny Weller’s estimate and instead, to approve a $2,500.00 increase in the 2016 Fire District budget for snow removal and to ask the fire district to reinstate snow removal costs as a line item in future Fire District budgets. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

** The Town of Alban should be reimbursed for the service they performed.


Approve Budgets:

Motion: Firkus/Kurszewski to approve the Village, Sewer and First Responder budgets, but to deny the Fire District budget to allow negotiations of snow removal costs. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Fire Truck committee:

The fire chief is forming a 5 person committee which includes a representative from each municipality (either a board member or a member at large, but they cannot be a fire fighter as there is also going to be a subcommittee of Fire fighters).

Motion: Garski/Mansavage to appoint Craig Anderson as the Village representative on the assigned committee. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. (**Craig accepted the appointment.)

**Monday, December 5th, the Fire District will hold a meeting to allow the committee to view the manufacturers’ chassis on site.

Fireworks Event:

At the Fireworks event, a parking incident prompted a spectator to file a $1,000.00 property insurance claim which was denied by the Village’s insurance company. The Fireworks committee was present to explain the incident.

Motion: Kurszewski/Anderson to deny payment of the claim. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

The Fair Association would like the board to consider at least paying a shared portion of the claim.

Motion: Firkus/Mansavage to deny payment of any portion of this claim. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Approve Operator’s (Bartender) License:

An application for K. Ferg was presented.

Motion: Anderson/Garski to approve an operator’s license to K. Ferg. Roll call vote, none opposed, motion carried.

Property Tax Collections:

The cost of collecting property taxes in-house is increasing due to the online software costs. If the board would like to contract with Portage County instead, it would cost approximately $950.00.

Motion: Firkus/Mansavage to keep tax collections in-house. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


  • Zoning Plan Commission: Anderson gave an overview of the decisions made at their last meeting.
  1. 440 First Street fence permit: the register of deeds revealed several gaps in the property that are unclaimed. The assessor has been contacted for advice on how to proceed.
  2. The Commission approved a fence at 268 N. Main Street.
  3. The commission directed the Clerk to send a certified letter to the owners of 511 E. Grand to inform them their fence is in violation until they submit a certified survey map (CSM)
  4. No action was needed at 391 E. Grand-Gravel improvement is accepatable.

 ** Anderson expressed interest in working with R. Pliska to amend the zoning ordinance.


Notice of meetings and educational opportunities: Invitation to the Fire District banquet.

 **Tires for the pickup truck will be purchased from Gordy’s 66 Service in the amount of $435.96.

Payment of Bills:

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

Adjournment 9:15 p.m.

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

Theresa K. Hartvig, Village Clerk-Treasurer

Posted to website: 12/8/2016

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