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: Trustees Curt Wandmacher; Rick Sweig; Michael J. Steele; Neil Gulbranson; Kenny Manfred; Dick Hines
Staff Present: Clerk/Treas.; Peggy Nelson, Public Works Director/Zoning Adm.;Greg Engeset, Chief of Police; Greg Place
Others Present: Attorney Lars Loberg, ATV Association; Darren Place, Cedar Corp.; Jessica Jevanord, P.C. Herald; Sean Scallon and PCEDC; Bill Warner
Public Hearing - Community Development Block Grant Public Facility Economic Development Project for N. Morse Street realignment:No concerned citizens present. Inclusion into minutes Citizen Participation Certification form. MSC Gulbranson/Steele to close the CDBG Public Hearing. Unanimous.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES - April 2, 2012 Regular Meeting and April 17, 2012 Organizational Meeting: MSC Sweig/Manfred to approve minutes as submitted. Unanimous.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: MSC Steele/Wandmacher to approve payment of vouchers submitted for audit to date. Unanimous. #23400-23405, 23450-23522, 23548-23601
General fund - $174,780.13, Water fund - 10,642.32 Sewer fund - 371,093.84.
Public comment on non-agenda items: None
Adopt Ordinance #621 - amendments to Chapter 12 of the Municipal Code to clean up wording errors in Taxi Cab Section 12.10 & 12.13: MSC Gulbranson/Manfred to adopt. Unanimous.
Paul Hayden, Midwest Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc., 372 W. Spruce St., request to renew Conditional Use Permit to allow principal use of structure residential in a commercial district to current owner: MSC Manfred/Wandmacher to grant renewal to current owner indefinitely for as long as he/business owns the property. Unanimous.
TID 4 and TID 10 Joint Review Board 4/5/12 Final approval of Project Plan Amendment #1 Authorizing TID 4 a Donor District to TID 7 and creation of TID 10.
Board of Appeals: 4/18/12 Granted a lot size variance to Jay McGrath, N5156 County Rd C, located in the ETZ area
Street & Sidewalk: 5/1/12 Trustee Kenny Manfred MSC Manfred/Hines to amend ordinance to allow UTV's on ATV routes in the Village per a new law which takes effect July 1, 2012. Unanimous.
4/25/12 Trustee Curt Wandmacher – minutes on file in the Village Clerk’s Office. Wandmacher reported that a draft of the Long Range Plan has been received with the Library Board to meet and re-define. A preview of the mural consisting of quilt panels designed for the 150th celebration was held on May 6th at the Library with a good turn-out and will be on display at the
Library thru-out the summer.
Finance, Purchasing, Buildings:
Trustee Curt Wandmacher 4/5/12 - Janitorial Services discussed with an update from the
Librarian and Clerk/Treas. 2012 Budget was reviewed, department heads gave reports on line items to watch, no action taken. 5/3/12 - MSC Wandmacher/Gulbranson to approve proceeding with 1,385,000 Taxable General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds, refinancing the 2011 State Trust Fund Loan and TID 10 borrowing. Unanimous. MSC Wandmacher/Gulbranson to not pursue a bond rating at this time. Unanimous.
Adopt Resolution #2012-8 Initial Resolution Authorizing $325,000 General Obligation Bonds for Community Development Projects in TID #10: MSC Steele/Manfred to adopt. Unanimous.
Adopt Resolution #2012-9 Initial Resolution Authorizing $1,060,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds: MSC Wandmacher/Sweig to adopt. Unanimous.
Adopt Resolution #2012-10 Resolution Providing for the Sale of $1,385,000 Taxable General Obligation Corporate Purpose Bonds: MSC Gulbranson/Wandmacher to adopt. Unanimous.
License, Health, Welfare: 5/7/12 Trustee Rick Sweig -Temporary Class “B” Retail License American Legion Post #204 for Polka Fest July 5-8, 2012, to allow 20 yrs. and younger on the premise -Temporary Class “B” Retail License Pierce County Fair Committee for Pre-fair Motocross July 27, 2012, to allow 20 yrs. and younger on the premise -The Hub on Main LLC, 305 W. Main St., "Class B" Retailer's License and Dance License -Northern Tier Retail LLC, Super America, Class "A" Retailer's License agent change to Deanna Crandall MSC Sweig/Manfred to approve. Unanimous. -Snowball's Bar "Class B" Retailer's License premise description change to add a deck on the south side of building to licensed premise MSC Sweig/Wandmacher to add a 15' x 35' deck on the south side of the building to licensed premise description effective with the July 1, 2012 renewal. Unanimous.
Chief of Police: -Notified by the Department of Justice that they are eligible to apply for equipment grants, working on applications. -Participating in various programs the school has been sponsoring being education experiences on the consequences of cell phone use while driving and a mock accident which will be coming up this week. -New squad car is in service
PWD/Zoning Adm.: -Rec'd a request to install a crosswalk on Hwy 65/Cairns St. intersection. He informed the board that a formal application is required to be submitted to the state now for all crosswalks. When a request was made previously for this intersection it was noted that no defined sidewalks are on either side. Consensus of the board seeing this was not a agenda item is that he proceed with the application process to Highway Safety and see what happens. -Safe Routes to School Project, has been asked why the blinking lights are on S. Piety St. crosswalks and not Main St. when they get more use and traffic. It was noted by board members that this was part of the grant requirement. -Wastewater Treatment Plant Project is 95-96% done. Drainage and landscape issues are being addressed. April 16th the plant was switched to the new process, waiting to see results after the heavy rains over the weekend which take time to show up at the plant. All employees will be in training Tuesday - Thursday. -Need a Water & Sewer Committee meeting before the July board meeting to address change orders -Bonnie Langer Memorial Park; Langer should be back in town this week and has agreed to meet with him and Plummer after which time a Park's Recreation, Development Committee meeting will be needed.
Clerk-Treas.: -Completed Board of Review re-certification training on May 1st.
Closed Session:The Board will convene into closed session under Section 19.85(1) (e) for the purpose of deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session -Legion property development - finalize Developer's Agreement with developer -East End Industrial Park possible land purchase Board will return to open session and take action on the closed session item(s), if required.
7:35 p.m. MSC Hines/Manfred to go into closed session, roll call vote taken, unanimous. 8:33 p.m. MSC Sweig/ Hines to go back into open session, roll call vote taken, unanimous. MSC Sweig/Steele to give the Finance Committee the authority to finalize the Developer's Agreement between the Village of Ellsworth and Legion property developer. Unanimous.
Pres. DeWolfe will contact the party interested in land in the East End Industrial Park and Bill Warner to further discuss the possible land purchase per discussion held by the board in closed session.
Adjournment: MSC Steele/Hines to adjourn the meeting at 8:34 p.m. Unanimous.
Respectfully submitted: Peggy A. Nelson-Clerk