VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH BOARD PROCEEDINGS 08/01/11Sept. 21, 2011
Sept. 21, 2011
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH, WISCONSIN
Pres. DeWolfe called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room located in Village Hall.
Members Present: Trustees Dick Hines; Curt Wandmacher; Neil Gulbranson; Michael J. Steele; Kenny Manfred, absent Rick Sweig.
Staff Present: Clerk/Treas.; Peggy Nelson, Public Works Director /Zoning Adm.; Greg Engeset and Police Sgt. Eric Ladwig.
Others Present: Pierce County Herald; Sean Scallon, Scott
Gulbranson, Building Inspector; Galen Seipel, P.C. Historical
Assoc. representatives, Dr. Krisan Shaw, Bill Warner and Attorney Robert Loberg
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
MSC Steele/Manfred to accept minutes of regular meeting 7/11/11 as submitted. Unanimous.
APPROVAL OF BILLS:
MSC Wandmacher/Steele to approve payment of vouchers submitted for audit to date. Unanimous.
#21828, 21861-21863, 21888-21969
General fund- $205,696.39
Water fund - $5,275.48
Sewer fund - $228,077.89
Public comment on non-agenda items:
Sept. board meeting date:
Sept. 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m. Pres. Pro-Tem Kenny Manfred to conduct board meeting
Adopt Resolution 2011-11 Opposing 2011 Assembly Bill 182 Proposing to Prohibit Municipal Electric or
Water Utilities from Collecting Certain Utility Arrearages from Owners of Rental Properties as
MSC Manfred/Gulbranson to adopt. Unanimous.
Survey from P.C. Emergency Management; Pre-Disaster
MSC Wandmacher/Steele that staff complete survey and forward to EPTEC, Inc. Unanimous.
Update on Lawrence property at 423 W. Main St.:
Pres. DeWolfe informed the board that he and Building Inspector Galen Seipel were up and viewed the building construction last
Friday with their concern being a structural plan for the roof. Tom
Blank, Architect from Prescott who is working with the P.C.
Historical Assoc. on the improvements to the building addressed the board with an outline of the project which included both work by his
office and PCHA volunteers, construction progress and timeframe. He informed the board that he specializes in fixing and re-doing old buildings, giving a history on the building. The plan is for the PCHA to be able to occupy building this fall with the building
completed for the Village 150th Celebration in 2012. Galen questioned if they were following state code on the concrete slab, with
Tom informing him that he would leave two sets of plans at the
Village Hall for his review. Pres. DeWolfe stated that from the board's perspective they are seeing progress, as they keep moving forward on the project they should come to the board with an update every couple of months.
Adopt Ordinance 616 amending Sec. 9.12, 11.01, 111.02 & 12.10(4)(b)(3) Animal Warden/Humane Officer, Health Officer, Direct Seller's Permit:
MSC Gulbranson/Hines to adopt. Unanimous.
Scott Gulbranson high water meter reading/bill - 202 W.
Summit Ave.; meter testing report:
Trustee Neil Gulbranson abstained. Scott questioned where the board stands on the issue as no formal action has been taken. Pres. DeWolfe reported that the independent test of the meter resulted in nothing out of line with the meter.
MSC Wandmacher/Manfred that we accept the test readings of the meter which are correct and make no adjustment on the bill, late fees to be waived. Unanimous.
Plan Commission: 7/11/11 – Trustee Kenny Manfred
MSC Manfred/Steele to adopt Ordinance #615 to amend the Floodplain Zoning Ordinance and Map of the
Village of Ellsworth. Unanimous.
Street & Sidewalk: Trustee Kenny Manfred
7/27/11 & 8/1/11 - Safe Routes to School bid opening/review, 4 bids rec'd.
MSC Manfred/Gulbranson to award low bid to R.M. Schlosser Excavating, Durand, WI, bid amount
7/26/11 Trustee Curt Wandmacher
Minutes on file in Village Clerk's Office. Wandmacher commented that participants in the Summer Reading Program was up which shows people are using Library services, staff is doing a good job.
Finance, Purchasing, Buildings: 7/25/11 Curt Wandmacher
MSC Steele/Gulbranson that we provide up to $60,000 Tax
Incremental Financing and enter into a
Developer's Agreement with Ellsworth Properties, LLC, Dr. Krisan Shaw. Unanimous.
Public Safety: Minutes of meeting held on 7/19/11 not submitted
Health, License, Welfare: 8/1/11 Trustee Kenny Manfred
MSC Manfred/Wandmacher to grant the following License. Unanimous.
-Ellsworth Funsters Temporary Class “B” License for Demo Derby rain date of August 27-28, 2011
-Ellsworth Funsters Temporary Class “B” License for Fair Beer
Garden August 11-14, 2011
MSC Manfred/Hines to approve agent change for Northern Tier Retail LLC - Super America. Unanimous.
Chief of Police: Sgt. Eric Ladwig in absence of Chief Greg Place
-Awarded a $4000 grant for the Click It or Ticket Program from Traffic Safety
-Aug. 2 Nat'l Night Out in the East End Park 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., 15 various groups participating, thanking the Village Board for their participation
-Increase in burglaries, busy as calls are up 343 from 2010 same
period Jan. - July.Investigations and solving the crimes have paid off with thousands of dollars worth of items recovered, currently those involved are in the prosecution phase
-Getting ready for the P.C. Fair, hoping for good weather, no storms
PWD/Zoning Administrator: Submitted a written report on file in Village Clerk's Office
-New street sweeper has arrived
-Rec'd local quotes for replacement of retaining wall in front of
English Lutheran Church
-Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade delayed due to rain causing
issues with construction, construction is still on target date
-Zoning violation at 309 W. Main St. scheduled for trial on 9/12/11
-Bonnie Langer Memorial Park, 339 W. Main St., rec'd specs,
quantities and cost estimates, planning to meet with Lawrence
Langer end of week
-SEH is working on the Pressure Reducing Valve Station that will be installed north of the Ford Garage which will be needed for the
Assisted Living facility being built on Hwy 65.
-State Trust Fund Loan disbursement will be rec'd by Sept. 5th for TID 8 & 9 projects
-First meeting of the Joint Review Board for creation of TID 9 scheduled for 8/5, 5 p.m.
Closed Session: canceled
MSC Steele/Manfred adjourn the meeting at 7:53 p.m. Unanimous.
Peggy A. Nelson-Clerk