VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, May 21, 2012
Gloudemans called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:36 p.m. Trustees Kathy Budelier, Jim LaMar, Trish Baker and Gordon Renfert were present. Also attending was Fire Chief Peter Jirous.
Agenda – Budelier moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
April Minutes – LaMar moved to approve the April minutes. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of April Treasurer’s Report – LaMar moved to accept the April Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Renfert. The Clerk reported that a Workers’ Compensation refund had been received for $562; the treasurer’s bond had been renewed; the tax exempt property report had been filed with the WI DOR; and the Clerk had completed the Census Bureau Survey of Public Employment and Payroll. Motion to accept carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of May Election Report – Budelier moved to accept the report. Seconded by Baker. The Clerk reported that she had also conducted two community trainings at the Village Hall for Special Registration Deputies. Motion to accept carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – LaMar moved to approve the applications of Riesterer and Porter. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on approval of liquor license renewal applications – LaMar moved to renew the liquor license applications for Airport Bar and Bottle Stop. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes. The Clerk noted that renewal materials for Silver Coach had not yet been received, and that Tisket ‘A Tasket was in the process of changing ownership. LaMar moved to hold a hearing to respond to a complaint filed with the deputy clerk regarding the renewal application of Schierl Sales Corp. for The Store. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes. The date of the hearing was tentatively set for June 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Discussion and possible action on delinquent personal property taxes – The Clerk updated the board members on the status of the two delinquent accounts, Cyber Café and Neopost. Budelier moved to do chargebacks for the two next year. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action regarding the fire chief and underground locator positions – Gloudemans informed the Board of Jirous’s resignation to take a job in Omaha, and thanked Jirous for his exemplary service. Budelier agreed to take on the door entry coding duties. Mike Probst has agreed to take on the Diggers Hotline locate duties as of June 1, with Renfert serving as back-up. Gloudemans described the challenges of finding an interim and/or permanent fire chief for the department. He also noted that membership is down to 12, with no Village residents serving. Gloudemans said he hoped to find an interim fire chief so that there would be time to reconvene the long range planning committee and review options for fire coverage.
Street Update – Gloudemans proposed chip sealing be done on the following streets: all of Maplewood; Fieldcrest north of Hillcrest and fifty feet south of Hillcrest; and Linwood north of Hillcrest. LaMar asked if there was a way to fill in some of the dips on the north half of Linwood. Gloudemans suggested LaMar point them out when the estimates are being done. Budelier commented on potholes on Oakcrest, and asked that Gloudemans also take a look at the sinking manhole next to 702 Fieldcrest on Maplewood.
Sewer Update – No report.
Odessa Court Update – No report.
Village Hall Update – The roof has been re-shingled, and Gone West has been called to investigate a problem with the underground sprinkler system.
Approval of May bills – Budelier moved to approve the bills. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
The next regular Board meeting will be on June 18, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. A public hearing will be held the same evening regarding keeping poultry within the Village limits.
Budelier moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Renfert. The meeting adjourned at 7:30 p.m.