VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, September 17, 2012
5:30 p.m. – Village Hall – 24 Crestwood Drive
President Tom Gloudemans called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:30 p.m. Trustees Patricia Baker, Kathy Budelier, Jim LaMar and Gordon Renfert were present. Also present were Terri Laszewski, Village Zoning Administrator and Ray Cal, 21 Maplewood Drive.
Agenda – Budelier moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
July Minutes – LaMar moved to approve the July minutes. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
August Treasurer’s Report – Budelier moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by LaMar. The Clerk reported that she had submitted the 2013 estimated costs worksheet for the Responsible Unit recycling grant to the Portage County Solid Waste Administrator. She also reported that the August settlement had been made, the Village received the OJA grant funds, and 77 dog licenses had been issued to date, compared with 78 at the same time last year. Motion carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of partisan primary election report – Budelier moved to accept the election report. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Quarterly discussion – Building Inspector – No discussion.
Quarterly discussion – Zoning Administrator – Gloudemans noted that work would be done to ‘move’ the alley between 208 Linwood/203 Greenbriar two feet to the east where it belongs. The renter at 411 Linwood had been contacted regarding the improper storage of firewood.
Discussion and possible action on appointment of successor agent at The Store – Renfert moved to approve the appointment of April Cooke. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – Renfert moved to approve the applications of Katy Behringer, Clayton O’Neill and Thomas Chosa. Seconded by LaMar. The Clerk reported that O’Neill and Chosa had provided her with proof of training. Motion carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 17.34, Sign Ordinance – Gloudemans noted that the Village had adopted the same sign ordinance language as the City of Stevens Point years ago. Flashing signs are prohibited, and existing signs will be reviewed for compliance. Ray Cal (21 Maplewood) explained that he had asked that this item be placed on the agenda because of his growing concern that signs are becoming more ‘aggressive’, and he hoped the Village Board would give this some consideration. Baker commented that it would be worth looking at sign ordinances from other communities to see if there is a growing trend to restrict signs. Baker offered to research sign ordinances and report back at the next board meeting. Gloudemans cautioned that the Board would have to be careful to not violate any ‘takings’ rule by restricting businesses in the future from constructing types of signs that others were allowed previously.
Discussion and possible action on amending Ordinances 11.13, 11.31, 17.08 and 17.16 – Renfert moved to amend the following at the next board meeting with the described changes: delete “Zoning Administrator” from Ordinances 11.13 and 11.31, delete “Building Inspector” from Ordinance 17.08, and to specify “Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator” in Ordinance 17.16. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on wages and salaries of Village personnel – No motions were made regarding changing wages and salaries. The Clerk will investigate when/how elected officials salaries may be changed.
Discussion and possible action on final costs related to liquor license hearings – Baker moved to approve that a $100 Portage County Business Council gift certificate be given to Jim Vollmer in appreciation of his fulfilling the responsibilities of deputy clerk. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on 2013 budget items – Baker moved to approve $5 per capita for the City Parks Department. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes. Budelier moved to approve $308.84 for League of WI Municipalities dues. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes. LaMar moved to approve accounting services not to exceed $600. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Update on Village Hall improvements – No report.
Street Update – Chip seal has been swept and hauled away. Work will be done on Hillcrest near 411 Greenbriar to improve drainage. The Clerk reported that trick or treating will be 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 28.
Sewer Update – No report.
Odessa Court Update – No report.
Closed Session – At 6:47 p.m. Gloudemans read the following statement: “We will now go into closed session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes §19.85(1)(c) to consider compensation and performance evaluation of Village Clerk/Treasurer over which the Village of Park Ridge Board has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. We will then reconvene in open session to take possible action regarding the same.” Budelier moved to go into closed session. Seconded by Renfert. Roll call: Budelier- yes; Renfert- yes; Baker- yes; LaMar- yes; Gloudemans- yes. Motion carried.
Budelier moved to end the closed session and reconvene in open session. Seconded by Renfert. Roll call: Budelier - yes; LaMar- yes; Renfert- yes; Budelier- yes; Gloudemans- yes. Motion carried.
Reconvening in open session at 6:50 p.m., Gloudemans thanked the Clerk for her excellent service, but noted that due to budget constraints the Board could not increase her salary.
Approval of bills – Budelier moved to approve the bills. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Set date for next regular meeting – The next regular meeting will be on October 15, 2012.
Budelier moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
The meeting adjourned at 6:52 p.m.