VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, April 16, 2012

Village Hall

 

President Tom Gloudemans called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:30 p.m.  Trustees Kathy Budelier, Jim LaMar, Gordon Renfert and Joan Dorschner were present.  Also present were Park Ridge Fire Chief Peter Jirous, County Board Supervisor Jim Krems, and Attorney Louis Molepske, Sr.

 

Approval of April agenda – LaMar moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on appointing trustee to fill vacancy in office beginning April 17, 2012 – Gloudemans noted that the board needed to decide if the appointment to fill Fournier’s vacancy would be for one year or for two years.  He explained that since the vacancy would not officially occur until after midnight, only those board members still serving after that time would be voting on the appointment.  Since Joan Dorschner’s appointment expired at midnight, she would not vote.  It was agreed that voting would be done by show of hands.  LaMar moved to fill the vacancy for one year.  Seconded by Renfert.   Roll call:  Renfert – yes; Budelier – yes; LaMar – yes; Gloudemans – yes.  No nays.  Gloudemans introduced the two individuals seeking appointment to the vacant trustee position, Patricia Baker and Tom Johnson, who addressed the board regarding their interest.  Gloudemans asked first for a show of hands in favor of appointing Baker for one year.  Renfert, Budelier, LaMar and Gloudemans raised their hands.  Gloudemans then asked for a show of hands in favor of appointing Johnson for one year.  No hands were raised.  Gloudemans declared Baker the winner.

 

Approval of March minutes – Budelier moved to approve the March minutes.  Seconded by Dorschner.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Acceptance of March Treasurer’s Report – Renfert moved to accept the March Treasurer’s Report.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Acceptance of April Election Report – LaMar moved to accept the April Election Report.  Seconded by Dorschner.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Presentation from County Board Supervisor – Krems reported the following:

 

Acceptance of Fire Chief’s Quarterly Report and Equipment Report – LaMar moved to accept the Fire Chief’s Quarterly Report and Equipment Report.  Seconded by Renfert.  LaMar complimented the Chief on the thoroughness of the reports, and commented that maintaining hose sufficient to reach all corners of the Village should be a priority.  Chief Jirous noted that he has been engaged in efforts to collect pagers from two former firefighters.  The department is at ~15 members, and recruitment will be a focus.  Dorschner suggested that Village socials would be a good place to recruit.  Motion to accept the report carried with no negative votes.

 

Acceptance of 1st Quarter 2012 Dog Licensing Report – Budelier moved to accept the report.  Seconded by Dorschner.  The Clerk has not yet heard from 6 owners that licensed dogs last year.  Sixty-six licenses have been issued so far.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Resolution 003.2012R, Amendment to 2012 Budget, for the purpose of re-shingling the Village Hall – LaMar moved to approve the resolution.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried by unanimous voice vote.

 

Discussion and possible action on appointment of member to Zoning Board of Appeals – Budelier moved to reappoint Steve Menzel for a three-year term effective May 1.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Odessa Court Update – No report.

 

Street Update – Gloudemans noted that the street sweeping is scheduled to be done by the end of April.  Gloudemans and LaMar will review grading needs along streets.  Budelier noted that there is a ‘sinking’ manhole near the Klein home.  The arbor vitae trees at the Fieldcrest/Ridgewood intersection are scheduled to be significantly trimmed by the homeowner before the next board meeting.

 

Village Hall Improvements Update – Gloudemans reported that FEMA has again asked the Village to consider joining its floodplain program.  The two areas of concern are down the hill on the east side of the Village and no buildings are constructed in those areas.  The property owners have previously said they have no need for floodplain insurance.

 

Approval of April bills – Budelier moved to approve the bills.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Set date for annual Open Book and Board of Review The Board of Review was scheduled for May 21, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  The Open Book was scheduled for the same date from 3:30-5:30 p.m. 

           

The next regular board meeting will be on May 21, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.

 

Closed Session – At 6:20 p.m. Gloudemans read the following statement:  “We will now go into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes §19.85(1)(g) to confer with legal counsel who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the Village Board with respect to litigation in which it is involved with Schierl Sales Corporation.  We will then reconvene in open session to take possible action regarding the same.”  Fournier moved to go into closed session.  Seconded by LaMar.  Roll call:  Budelier- yes; Dorschner- yes; LaMar- yes; Renfert- yes; Gloudemans- yes.  Motion carried.

           

Dorschner moved to end the closed session and reconvene in open session.  Seconded by LaMar.  Roll call:  Dorschner- yes; LaMar- yes; Renfert- yes; Budelier- yes; Gloudemans- yes.  Motion carried.

 

Reconvening in open session at 6:55 p.m., no action was taken.   Budelier moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.  The meeting adjourned at 6:56 p.m.