VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, June 17, 2013

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 Kathy Budelier, Gordon Renfert, and Patricia Baker were present.  Trustee Jim LaMar arrived late to the meeting.  Also present were Jim Krems, County Board Supervisor, Gary Schmitz, Village Zoning Administrator, and Paul McGinley, 516 Sunrise Avenue.

 

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

 

May minutes – Budelier moved to approve the May minutes.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

May Board of Review minutes – Renfert moved to approve the Board of Review minutes.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

May Treasurer’s Report – Renfert moved to accept the May Treasurer’s report.  Seconded by Budelier.  The Clerk reported that the 1st quarter 2013 cable franchise fee has been received; 78 dogs have been licensed with one outstanding being handled by the Humane Society; and a dividend of $957 has been received from League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance.  She also noted the higher than anticipated expenses for sewer, natural gas/electricity, snow plowing, street sweeping and street light repairs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Presentation from County Board Supervisor – Krems shared concerns that he will bring to the County Board meeting on June 18 regarding proposed shoreland zoning rules.  The Library Board has a 20-year agreement with the Plover branch, while an agreement is still pending with the downtown library.  Krems anticipates an agreement similar to the Plover agreement for the new Rosholt library branch.  Talk is beginning about a new 100-bed addition to the jail.  Highway crews have begun a new practice of driving straight to work sites rather than first to the shop, which is saving on time and costs.  Enplanements at CWA are up 30%.  Gloudemans thanked Krems for coming.

 

Quarterly discussion – Village Zoning Administrator – The Zoning Administrator reported on his activities and asked for input from the Board regarding dead trees around the Village and the condition of 40 Crestwood Drive. 

 

Trustee LaMar arrived to the meeting.

 

Guidance was given to the Zoning Administrator regarding stop sign obstructions and dead trees.  The Clerk was instructed to call the owner of 517 Sunset regarding the uncut grass.

 

Quarterly discussion – Village Building Inspector – The report was reviewed. 

 

Discussion and possible action on attorney’s invoice regarding 2012 legal matter – LaMar moved to pay the invoice in full.  Seconded by Renfert.  Baker questioned the lack of dates on the invoice.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Resolution 001.2013R regarding sanitary sewer 2012 Compliance Maintenance Annual Report – Budelier moved to approve the resolution.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Discussion and possible action on distressed property – Gloudemans recapped the process agreed to by the Village and owner to issue permits in stages, with work to be completed by specified dates.  The roof is scheduled to be repaired by July 14.  Progress will be reviewed at the July board meeting.

   

Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – LaMar moved to approve the applications of Chosa, Soroko, Okray, Schuman, Young, Jase Hoffman, Field, William Hoffman, Nicole Hoffman, Lazarski, Beringer, Van Horn, Haase and Dunham.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Update on neighborhood watch program – Baker provided an update on the finalizing of block captains and the holding of block meetings.  Gloudemans noted for the record as Village President that he commends everyone involved in reviving the program so successfully, including Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Lukas who has donated his time to the block meetings.  Residents have been more engaged in reporting traffic violations.  LaMar reported that Dep. Lukas has requested additional patrols in Park Ridge.

 

Discussion and possible action on emergency generator – After reviewing the costs for changing the siren to a battery back-up system, it was agreed that the change would be too expensive.  The existing generator fails to consistently shut down after self-tests, so the Fire Chief will continue to check the generator after tests until the next scheduled maintenance takes place.

 

Discussion and possible action on proposals for chip sealing streets – LaMar moved to approve the proposal from B&B Paving to hot patch various areas at a cost of $1,550.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.  Baker moved to accept the proposal submitted by Fahrner to chip seal Fieldcrest (Hazelwood to Hillcrest), Linwood (Ridgewood to Hillcrest), Oakcrest (Greenbriar to Sunset), Hazelwood (Greenbriar to Linwood), Woodlawn (Sunset to Linwood), and Ferndale (Sunset to Sunrise) at a total cost of $24,615.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Street Update – LaMar expressed concern about the ‘bumpiness’ of the Village streets.  It was agreed to look at long-term solutions.  The Board will meet with someone who can provide options with costs before seeking resident input.  Gloudemans noted that the Village will pay ~$30 for pizza for the firefighters who hang the flags (account:  Flags & Banners).  Baker moved to spend up to $1,000 for posts, hardware, signs and labor for ‘no truck’, speed limit and neighborhood watch signage (account: Street Signage).  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes, with LaMar abstaining.  Budelier moved to approve paying David Rowe no more than $1,600 to lower the drywell grating and re-grade/landscape around the grating near 411 Greenbriar (account: Street Repair).  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Sewer Update – No report.

 

Odessa Court Update – No report.

 

Village Hall Update – No report.

 

June Bills – Budelier moved to approve the June bills.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

The next regular Board meeting will be convened on July 15, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.

 

There being no further business before the board, the meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.