Minutes October 2017


                                                                                                                                                   Village of Rosholt Minutes

Regular Board Meeting

Monday October 9, 2017

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

 

APPROVED NOVEMBER 13, 2017

 

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, Debra Oksuita and Mari Yenter

PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION: 

There are concerns regarding the accessory building being constructed at 150 Washington Avenue.

The Clerk explained the conversation with the property owner regarding the requirements for a building permit. The property owner formed the impression that a building permit is not required due to a non-permanent foundation. (railroad ties). Kurszewski will talk to the property owner. 

Minutes:

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

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

Remodel the Community Use Room:

State approved plans are not required for this project, but there are still some outstanding questions regarding the requirement for the public bidding process.

Motion; Anderson/Mansavage to postpone action until we have answers regarding the requirement for public bidding. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Electronic Sign Donation:

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to deny the Rosholt Area Clinic’s offer to donate an Electronic Sign. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

** The Clinic Board might contact the American Legion instead.

NEW BUSINESS: 

Unlicensed Vehicle Concerns:

The realtor and property owner of 100 Washington Avenue were present to express their concerns. The unlicensed vehicles and general premise maintenance at 110 Washington is hindering the sale of 100 Washington and depreciating neighboring property values.

** Mansavage already talked to the property owner at 110 Washington and all but one of the unlicensed vehicles was removed. He will talk to him again this Saturday to express the concerns mentioned tonight and encourage him to complete more general premises maintenance.

**These concerns generated discussion regarding the process for enforcement and the need for a building inspector. Other items discussed were abandoned vehicles, Landlord/tenant concerns and the need to apply enforcement fairly to everyone in violation. 

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to pursue interested building inspectors with the intention of hiring a building inspector. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to start procedures on the abandoned vehicle located on Village property. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Approve Operator’s (Bartender) Licenses:

One application was presented.

Motion: Anderson/Garski to approve an operator’s license to Sarah Harry. Roll call

vote, all in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

5 year Road Plan:

Motion: Kurszewski/Firkus to approve the 5 year road plan as presented. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Assessor Contract:

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to approve the renewal contract for Assessment Services from Pauls and Associates in the amount of $4,000.00. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Fire District Budget:

Motion: Anderson/Garski to approve the proposed 2018 Fire District Budget. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

First Responder Budget:

Motion: Anderson/ Garski to approve the proposed 2018 First Responder Budget. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Village Parking Lot:

Maintenance Rich drilled holes in the dips and cannot find anything wrong. The board will consider the possibility of patching them next year when the asphalt company is performing work on N. Main street. No action. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Fire District: Nothing to report-No action. 

ROUTINE BUSINESS: 

Notice of meetings and educational opportunities:

~Annual animal control at Portage County Humane Society was announced. 

~Kurszewski & Firkus will attend the LRIP meeting at the highway dept.

Payment of Bills:

Motion: Kurszewski/Garski to approve the payment of bills as read and any others that trail in. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

** Anderson suggested the purchase of an additional external hard drive. No Action. 

Before Closed Session:

~The Clerk-Treasurer noted the wages for Trustees and Election Inspectors. She also stated she is willing to freeze her wages for the tenure of her employment so the wages can be used to hire and building inspector and to assign Portage County to collect property taxes.

~Maintenance Rich asked the board to consider giving him a wage increase stating we’re lagging behind in salary and due to his added duty of plowing the Fire District. He also compared his wages to what the County Highway dept. is paying. 

Motion: Anderson/Firkus to enter CLOSED SESSION pursuant to Section 19.85 (1) (c) Wis. Stats, to conduct an annual performance evaluation of public employees and establish wages (including Maintenance, Clerk-Treasurer, Election Inspectors, and Village Trustees) for the 2018 budget. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Subjects discussed in Closed Session include employee wages and performance, trustee wages, election inspector wages, tax collection by the county and hiring a building inspector.

Motion: Anderson/Kurszewski to reconvene to OPEN SESSION to take action on the topics discussed in Closed Session. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried at 9:18 p.m. None of the public was present for this session.

Property Tax Collection by the County:

Motion: Anderson/Garski to relieve the Village Clerk-Treasurer from the property tax collection duties and to contract with Portage County to perform the collection. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Building Inspector:

A meeting date was set for Tuesday, October 24, 2017 for the purpose of inviting potential building inspectors to discuss a scope of services and contract for ordinance enforcement.

Trustee Salary:

Motion:  Kurszewski/Mansavage to have the Trustee salaries remain unchanged, but to increase the wages for special meetings from $25.00 to $50.00. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Employee Wages:

Motion: Kurszewski/Garski to increase the Maintenance and Clerk-Treasurer wages by 2%.

Motion: Mansavage/Anderson to increase the health benefit for Maintenance by $1,000.00. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to have the election inspector wages remain the same. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Adjournment at 9:30 p.m.

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


Theresa  Hartvig
Village Clerk-Treasurer


Posted to Website:  November 22, 2017



Village of Rosholt Minutes

Zoning Plan Commission Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 2017

1:00 p.m. @ 171 Washington Ave.
 

APPROVED NOVEMBER 13, 2017

 

Members of the Zoning Committee met at the premises of Lucas Lamb, 171 Washington Avenue, to consider a fencing question.

The meeting was called to order at 1:04 PM with Craig Anderson, Mike Garski and Ron Pliska present.

Craig began by welcoming Luke and his family to Rosholt.

Luke produced a survey map as his property was recently surveyed by a registered surveyor.

He proposed chain link fencing with a gate to run north and south on the east and west property lines along with a 5’ high privacy fence across the south boundary.

The Committee didn’t identify any issues.

Ron moved to approve the request, Mike seconded and the request was approved.

Craig issued the permit.

The meeting adjourned at 1:13 PM
 

Submitted by Craig Anderson (recording secretary)

Theresa Hartvig
Village Clerk-Treasurer

Posted to website: November 22, 2017


Village of Rosholt Minutes

Special Board Meeting

Tuesday, October 24,, 2017

6:00 p.m. @ Village Hall (101 S Main St)
 

APPROVED NOVEMBER 13, 2017

 

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: Kevin Hagen (AECOM) and Robert Viste (Building Inspector)

PUBLIC REQUESTS FOR CONSIDERATION: None 

Amend AECOM Scope of Service Agreement: Kevin Hagen from AECOM was present to explain amendments to the Scope of Services agreement for the dam project. Change order No. 2 will add an additional $4,550.00 to the project costs as follows:

-Add $1,550.00 for a right-of-way easement needed at 277 N. Main Street.

-Add $2,300.00 for asbestos inspection and reporting.

-Add $750.00 for bidder prequalification.

Motion: Firkus/Anderson to approve change order # 2 to the scope of services agreement for the dam project in the amount of $4550.00 for a right-of-way easement, asbestos inspection, and bidder prequalification. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Discussion with prospective Building Inspector: Robert Viste introduced himself and presented a resume. He also provided a sample fee schedule indicated interest in working for the Village as a building inspector/zoning administrator.
Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to postpone action until the November 13th meeting. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Review proposed 2018 budget for Village and Sewer

The proposed Village and Sewer budgets were reviewed in detail.

Motion: Firkus/Kurszewski to increase the sewer user fees by 1%. Anderson and Garski opposed, all others in favor, motion carried.

Motion: Firkus/Mansavage to use $16,266.10 from the Village Capital improvement savings account to apply as principal to the building loan at International Bank of Amherst. To be determined at the November meeting after the Public Budget Hearing. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

Mill rate:

Motion: Anderson/Kurszewski to approve the Village Mill rate at 6.594592. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Set Public Hearing Date:

Motion: Mansavage/Firkus to set the Public Budget Hearing for Monday November 13, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried. 

CLOSED SESSION:  All motions made in Closed session will become public once final action is taken on the subject.

Motion: Kurszewski/Firkus to enter CLOSED SESSION pursuant to Section 19.85(1) (e) Wis. Stats, for deliberation of purchase of property for the purpose of dam/pond renovation. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion: Anderson/Kurszewski to pursue a right-of-way easement in the most earnest way OR if land is to be purchased, to cap the purchase price at $1,500.00. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Adjournment at 9:10 p.m.

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


Theresa Hartvig
Village Clerk-Treasurer

Posted to website: November 22, 2017