September 2017 MINUTES

                                                                                                                 Village of Rosholt Minutes

Regular Board Meeting

Monday September 11, 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, Richard Mansavage, Craig Anderson, and Mike Garski (Absent: Travis Firkus)

Also Present: Norma Anderson, Phyllis Landowski and Karen Ellsworth


-Norma Anderson thanks Rich for the park maintenance.

-Karen Ellsworth requests the Village to fill the ruts in the alley before vacating it. She also expressed concerns regarding access from Union Street to the rear apartments. The board said she would have a 10 feet wide access when ½ of the alley reverts to the adjacent property owners.

-Phyllis Landowski asked for advice regarding hooking up to the municipal sewer as opposed to installing a replacement septic tank and drain field. The board advised that she contact an excavator or plumber for advice on drain field repair. Hooking up to the Village Sewer is probably not possible due to a natural land hollow.


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


State Municipal Highway Agreement: The D.O.T. explained that when the Village agreed to upgrade to the urban section of Highway 66, they signed a State Municipal Highway Agreement indicating the Village is responsible for cleaning and maintaining storm sewers. The board needs to determine a plan to remedy plugged storm sewers.

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage that based on the response from the D.O.T., that we abandon any further remedy by the D.O.T and before pursuing further action, we have Maintenance Rich make provisions to conductor a visual inspection with the aid of the Fire Department for traffic control. All in favor, none opposed, Motion carried. Motion Carried.


Petition & Resolution to vacate an unpaved alley:

A petition, signed by more than 50% of the land owners, to vacate the alley behind Randolph Street, was presented.

Motion: Anderson/Garski to approve a Resolution to vacate the alley behind Randolph Street, pending filling the ruts as requested previously in the meeting. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Resolution to Change a Street Name:

Park Street is a remnant of the historical rail-road right-of-way that previously existed in the Village. Anderson proposes a name change from Park Street to Railroad Street to maintain the historical value of the railroad.

Motion: Kurszewski/Garski to approve a Resolution to change the name of Park Street to Railroad Street. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Approve Operator’s (Bartender) Licenses:

Applications for Sylvia Ajinov, Brenda Williams, Jack Woxland, and Brittany Kleps were presented.

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to approve licenses for all applications read. Roll call: All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Consider Sewer Lateral Installation:

A sewer plug at 601 E. Grand Avenue (parcel # 176-25-1021-09.07) indicated a double hook up in one sewer line including 601 E. Grand Avenue (parcel # 176-25-1021-09.07) and 621 E. Grand Avenue (parcel # 176-25-1021-14). Each entity should have a private line and since the Village was in error to allow this type of hook up from the onset, it will be remedied by the Rosholt Sewer Commission.

Motion: Kurszewski/Anderson to get estimates for installation of a sewer line for 621 E. Grand Avenue (parcel # 176-25-1021-14) to be paid for by the Rosholt Sewer Commission 2018 budget. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

 Property Insurance Renewal:

Clabough Insurance Company presented a renewal proposal in the amount of $19,437.00 (worker’s compensation portion with Bitco Ins. Is $4,176.00).

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to approve the property insurance renewal with Clabough & Associates in the amount of $19,437.00. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

**The term of the policy will be changed at the end of December. Instead of a policy effective from October to October, a new policy will be issued effective January to December. The insurance agent will present an overview of the renewal policy at the December board meeting.

 Removal of Dead Trees:

Kurszewski offered to work with Maintenance Rich on cutting and removal of dead trees on Village property, in exchange for being able to keep the wood.

Motion: Garski/Anderson to approve Kurszewski’s aid in tree cutting and removal and authorize him to keep the wood. Kurszewski abstained, all others in favor, motion carried.

 Approve LRIP Substitution:

In conjunction with the dam/pond renovation, it makes more sense to complete road work on that block of N. Main Street; therefore, the board would like to substitute the Washington Avenue LRIP application and submit the intersection of N. Main and Randolph instead.

Motion; Kurszewski/Mansavage to approve the LRIP substitution application which transfers the project from Washington Avenue to the intersection of N. Main and Randolph Street. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Decking Material for Dam/Pond Renovation project:

Several options for decking material were reviewed and discussed. The most popular choices were red wood and aluminum.

Motion: Anderson/Garski to approve the extruded aluminum option (equivalent of Versa Deck product) No Action

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to take no further consideration of placing snow mobile crossing material in the roadway. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Motion: Anderson/Mansavage to approve extruded aluminum (equivalent of the Versa Deck product) as the decking material for the walkway at the dam/pond renovation. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.


  Street Committee: There is no action necessary on the Village Parking lot as the restaurant owners were satisfied with the results of their excavation for water drainage.

** Maintenance Rich was instructed to drill holes in the parking lot to determine what is causing the dips.

 Electronic Sign

Anderson offered his opinion which is to turn down the offer for an electronic sign, from the Rosholt Area Clinic board, and to suggest they donate towards the library’s wish list instead.

Further discussion indicated there is concern regarding repair costs and maintenance. Formal action will be taken at the next meeting.


Notice of meetings and educational opportunities:

Kurszewski will be absent for the next Fire District meeting.

Motion: Mansavage/Kurszewski to assign Garski to attend the Fire District meeting in Kurszewski’s place. All in favor, none opposed, motion carried.

Payment of Bills:

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

 Adjournment at 9:00 p.m.

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

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