VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, October 15, 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 5:32 p.m.  Trustees Kathy Budelier, Jim LaMar, Patricia Baker and Gordon Renfert were present.  Also attending was County Board Supervisor Jim Krems.

 

Agenda – Budelier moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

September Minutes – LaMar moved to approve the September minutes with the correction of the spelling of ‘Greenbriar’ in the Street Update.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

September Treasurer’s Report – Renfert moved to accept the September Treasurer’s report.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Presentation by County Board Supervisor – Supervisor Krems provided the following informational updates:

Ø      Jeanne Dodge has filled the vacancy on the Finance Committee created by Doug Radtke’s death.

Ø      Justiceworks is in the County budget.

Ø      Reducing the number of supervisors has not reduced expenses.

Ø      $300,000 in savings is being realized by the outsourcing of Health Care Center staff.

Ø      Solid Waste Administrator John Gardner has submitted his resignation.

Ø      Regional airports, including CWA, are experiencing declining enplanements.  CWA debts will be paid; remodeling will be helpful in retaining airline business.  There is talk of regional airports, such as Appleton, closing.

Board members thanked Krems for taking the time to attend the meeting and provide information.  Krems left the meeting.

 

Acceptance of Fire Chief’s Quarterly Report – Postponed until the November board meeting.

 

Discussion and possible action on amending ordinances – Amendments to four ordinances previously reviewed and discussed at the September board meeting were presented.  Baker moved to approve the amendment to Ordinance 11.13 as presented.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  Budelier moved to approve the amendment to Ordinance 11.31 as presented.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  LaMar moved to approve the amendment to Ordinance 17.08 as presented.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.  Renfert moved to approve the amendment to Ordinance 17.16 as presented.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Resolution 005.2012R, Portage County All Hazard Mitigation Plan – LaMar moved to adopt the Portage County All Hazard Mitigation Plan via resolution.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 17.34, Sign Ordinance – Baker requested additional time to complete her research into sign ordinances adopted by other municipalities.  LaMar moved to postpone any further discussion and action until the next board meeting.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Discussion and possible action on entire 2013 budget – The Clerk and Gloudemans provided a review of the proposed 2013 budget.  In changes to the board packets, the Clerk proposed increasing the Clerk’s budget by $175 due to accounting software costs; Gloudemans proposed adding $711 to the Village Hall Miscellaneous expense account.  The Clerk noted that she was still waiting to hear back from the insurance agent and the assessor for final 2013 costs.  LaMar moved to approve the draft budget as amended, with final approval pending at the November board meeting following the public hearing.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes. 

  

Update on Village Hall improvements – Three dead trees and two dying maples on the Village Hall property need to be removed.  Budelier moved to pay Jim LaMar $100 to cut down and remove the five trees, and to approve stump grinding at a cost not to exceed $100.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes (LaMar abstained).

 

Odessa Court Update – No report.

 

Street Update – Gloudemans noted that more drainage work might be needed on Hillcrest near 411 Greenbriar.  Discussion ensued regarding a possible footpath being cleared on the Ferndale right-of-way between Sunset and Pinecrest.  Residents are using the right-of-way to walk to the new Copps.  The Clerk will provide copies to board members of a 2007 opinion letter from the Village’s attorney regarding a footpath between Odessa Court and a parking lot on Sunset Boulevard.  Further discussion postponed until the next board meeting.

 

Sewer Update – No report.

 

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

 

Set date for Public Budget Hearing/next regular meeting – The public budget hearing will be held on November 19, 2012 beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The next regular board meeting will be convened on November 19, 2012 at 5:30 p.m., immediately following the opening of the public budget hearing.   

 

Budelier moved to adjourn.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried.  Meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.