VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH BOARD PROCEEDINGSVILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH, WISCONSIN
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: Trustee Dick Hines; Curt Wandmacher; Neil Gulbranson; Kenny Manfred; Rick Sweig. Absent: Trustee Michael J. Steele. Staff Present: Clerk/Treas.; Peggy Nelson, PWD/Zoning Administrator; Greg Engeset, Police Chief; Greg Place. Others Present: Attorney; Lars Loberg, P.C. Herald; Sean Scallon, Cedar Corp.; Russ Kiviniemi, Library Director; Shelley Anderson, ATV Association; Shane Lardahl, Darren Place, Larry Johnson, Jerry Punches, Pat Gutting.
2012 Budget Public Hearing: No concerned citizens present, no comments from board members. MSC Wandmacher/Gulbranson to adopt the 2012 Budget as printed. Unanimous.
Approval of minutes: MSC Manfred/Sweig to accept minutes of 11/7/11 as submitted. Unanimous.
Approval of bills: MSC Gulbranson/Wandmacher to approve payment of vouchers submitted for audit to date. Unanimous. #22486-22487, 22511-22573 General fund - $639,592.98, Water fund - 8,716.87, Sewer Fund - 586,145.42
Public comment on non-agenda items: None
Review/extension of Ordinance No. 613, expiration date of 12/31/11 - ATV route in the Village:
Per recommendation made by Pres. DeWolfe and no complaints rec'd by the Police Dept., MS DeWolfe/Hines to extend ordinance to a sunset date of 12/31/12. Motion carried with Gulbranson opposed.
Approve 2012-13 Election Inspector list: MSC Manfred/Sweig to approve list presented by Clerk Nelson. Unanimous.
Joint Review Board for TID 7 & TID 9 - 11/10/11 adopted Resolution in support to declare TID 7 distressed, TID 9 donor to TID 7, disbanded Joint Review Board.
Salary & Labor: - 11/15/11 Trustee Neil Gulbranson. Closed session police union negotiations, no action taken. MSC Manfred/Gulbranson to give the committee the authority to finalize contract. Unanimous. Next meeting date 12/6/12, 5:30 p.m.
Library Board: - 11/29/11 Trustee Curt Wandmacher – minutes on file in Village Clerk’s Office.
Finance, Purchasing, Buildings: - 11/30/11 Trustee Curt Wandmacher Committee is looking at different means of promoting business/industry in Ellsworth. MSC Wandmacher/Manfred to fund Pierce County Economic Development for 2012 in the amount of $1500.00, same as 2011, Director Bill Warner to give a quarterly report either in writing or person as to what is taking place within the County. Unanimous. Bill Warner, present, thanked the board for their continued support, noting that Pierce County has designated more in support for 2012 to PCEDC and that Curt Wandmacher from the Village is on the PCEDC Board. Curt commented that Clerk Nelson sits in his absence. Gulbranson informed Bill that they want a report of activities in the area, not just Ellsworth. Bill informed the board that he has some marketing ideas, presenting a draft of Scope of Services handout asking board members to go thru and mark the items they feel are of importance to work on.
Public Safety - Ells. Operating Committee: 11/16/11 Village rep. Rick Sweig Remodeling project on schedule, approved purchase of new office furniture. Reported that the new director will start 12/6/11, number one rated candidate hired from with-in the service. Next meeting date 12/20/11, 7 p.m.
Solid Waste, Cable TV, Special Committee: 12/1/11 Trustee Dick Hines - met with David Schneider from Veolia ES Solid Waste Midwest, LLC. MSC Hines/Wandmacher to increase garbage/recycling rates effective 1/1/12 as follows: Tags - $ 2.90 each ($14.50 sheet of 5), 65 gallon cart - $15.45 monthly, 95 gallon cart - $17.50 monthly, Recycling - $ 2.75 monthly ($8.25 qtrly)nanimous.
Chief of Police:-2010 Annual Report, no comments/questions from board members.
-MSC Wandmacher/Manfred to give Chief Place the authority to let bids for a 2012 squad car purchase. Unanimous. -Due to crimes and vandalism over the past few months to village property and private property owners, search warrant executed, investigations, arrests, overtime wages have increased resulting from these cases. Safe & Sober Traffic Safety Campaign started over the next few weeks.
Public Works Director/Zoning Administrator: -Safe Routes to School project; majority of work completed, final grading and seeding in the spring. School storm sewer installed from Piety St. west to student parking lot. -Turning lanes on Hwy 10 completed except for spring restoration. -Treatment Plant upgrade ahead of schedule. -New Wheel Loader delivered, worked fine for first snow plowing and removal. -$4000 truck repair for drive shaft, labor done in-house. -West Central WI BioSolids; Plant Supt. will be leaving Dec. 13th due to a new position in Marshfield. -Box Culvert Project; ok'd a change order for approx. $1900 for guard rail installation due to bridge removal on Wallace St. from prior change order. Russ from Cedar Corp. reported that the pouring of the in-let and out-let will be done next week, with project 3-4 months ahead of schedule.
Clerk-Treas.:-Jan. Board meeting date, 1/9/12, 7 p.m. due to Village Hall closed on 1/2/12.
-Auditors will be here the week of 1/23/12.
Watched 19 minute DVD - "In the Scope of Your Authority" Preventing Public Officials Liability (Requirement for all board members and department heads) Adjournment: MSC Hines/Gulbranson, 8:45p.m. Unanimous. Respectfully submitted, Peggy A. Nelson-Clerk