VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, September 16, 2013

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 5:31 p.m.  Trustees Patricia Baker, Kathy Budelier, Jim LaMar and Gordon Renfert were present.  Also present were Gary Schmitz, Village Zoning Administrator, Dale Marth from Advanced Disposal and Nick Achtermeier from Harter’s.

 

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

 

August Minutes – LaMar moved to approve the August minutes.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Treasurer’s Report – Budelier moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Seconded by LaMar.  The Clerk reported that she had submitted the estimated costs worksheet for the Responsible Unit recycling grant to the Portage County Solid Waste Administrator.  She also reported that 75 dog licenses had been issued to date with one delinquent dog owner still to be contacted by the Humane Society, trick or treating was tentatively scheduled for Sun., Oct. 27, 4-7 p.m., and the listening session held by Sen. Ron Johnson’s staff at the Village Hall earlier in the day drew 21 citizens.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Quarterly discussion – Building Inspector – No discussion.

 

Quarterly discussion – Zoning Administrator – The Zoning Administrator presented his quarterly report. It was agreed that board members would look at the Woodlawn/Greenbriar intersection before the next board meeting in order to discuss the need for a stop sign there.

 

Discussion and possible action on waste and recycling contract – Budelier moved to approve a five-year contract with Harter’s.  Seconded by LaMar.  After discussing merits of a shorter contract, Budelier moved and LaMar seconded an amendment to the motion to make it a three-year contract.  Motion to amend carried with no negative votes.  Motion to approve a three-year contract with Harter’s carried with no negative votes.  Gloudemans noted that the change in vendor was not a reflection of dissatisfaction with Advanced Disposal’s service; rather, it was a decision based on cost and the satisfaction with Harter’s service expressed by other municipalities.

 

Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – LaMar moved to approve the applications of Kevin Perry and Heather Disher pending their providing proof of training to the Clerk.  Seconded by Baker.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on amendment to Ordinance 10.05, Public Nuisances Affecting Peace and Safety – Baker moved to adopt the amendment to 10.05.  Seconded by LaMar.  LaMar commented that while he appreciates the efforts of Budelier and Gloudemans to work with a resident to clean up her property, the ordinance needed to be revised to protect the Village.  Baker agreed, adding that she prefers the efforts made to work with the resident rather than immediately move to enforcement.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on amendment to Ordinance 10.06, Junk, Certain Vehicles and Firewood – LaMar moved to adopt the amendment to Ordinance 10.06.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on amendment to Ordinance 10.10, Penalty – No action taken.

 

Discussion and possible action on distressed property in Village – Baker reported on her conversations with the Village attorney.  Action will continue on the razing process already approved.  Baker outlined the steps that will take place before the next board meeting. 

 

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 2014 budget items – LaMar moved to approve $5 per capita for the City Parks Department.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.  Budelier moved to approve $336.88 for League of WI Municipalities dues.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  Budelier moved to approve accounting services not to exceed $600.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  Baker moved to approve Eagle Tree Care’s proposal for $1,700 for the spring brush/branch pick-up.  Seconded by LaMar.  Discussion ensued about the value of this service to the Village.  Motion failed:  2 ayes, 3 nays.  Budelier moved to not contract for a spring branch/brush pick-up in 2014.  Seconded by LaMar.  Motion passed:  3 ayes, 2 nays.

 

Update on Village Hall improvements – Gloudemans and Budelier will take digital photos of the Village Hall contents for insurance purposes.

 

Street Update – Chip seal sweeping will be done on September 18.  LaMar will contact the Clerk about possible letters to Copps and the City of Stevens Point regarding the truck routes.

 

Sewer Update – No report.

 

Odessa Court Update – No report.

 

Closed Session – At 7:35 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.”  Baker 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 7:41 p.m., board members thanked the Clerk for her excellent service.  Baker moved to increase the Clerk’s salary by 2%, effective January 1, 2014.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

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 21, 2013.   

 

There being no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.