VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, November 18, 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 Kathy Budelier and Patricia Baker were present. Trustee LaMar was excused. Trustee Renfert arrived late to the meeting. Also present were Jim Krems, County Board Supervisor, and Eric Mueller (112 Linwood).
Gloudemans opened the Public Budget Hearing for anyone having questions or comments concerning the 2014 budget. No one was present to speak.
Agenda – Baker moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
October Minutes – Baker moved to approve the October minutes. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of October Treasurer’s Report – Budelier moved to accept the October Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Baker. Motion carried with no negative votes.
Presentation by County Board Supervisor – Krems discussed the 2014 County budget, noting that two items were put back in the budget after being removed by the County Executive: $50,000 for ‘Volunteers in Probation’ and $40,000 for ‘Healthy Beginnings’. The County’s mill rate is stable. Krems also reported that the news continues to be positive for Central Wisconsin Airport: enplanements and deplanements continue to increase, and new management may be opening a restaurant. Gloudemans thanked Krems for coming and for his continuing efforts to keep the Village Board informed.
Discussion and possible action on use of 19 Park Ridge Drive – Gloudemans reviewed Ordinance 17.04, District Regulations, specifically Section II, Subsection2, Paragraph A, Use Regulations. Baker moved that the use proposed by Unlimited Autoworks, LLC in its business plan would be incompatible with the use defined in the ordinance. Seconded by Budelier. Motion carried with no negative votes. The Clerk will notify the interested parties of the Board’s decision.
Discussion and possible action on distressed properties in Village – Baker moved to contact the owner of 40 Crestwood and provide a deadline for the owner to come into compliance with Ordinance 10.06, with the deadline occurring before the next board meeting. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes. Budelier will contact the owner.
Gloudemans summarized the steps the owner of 112 Linwood has taken to obtain a signed contract with a builder to repair the exterior of the house, including windows, doors and siding. Gloudemans spoke with the builder to confirm that the work will be started and finished in December. Gloudemans also obtained verbal commitment from the owner to put up window treatments after the exterior work is completed so that the house will appear occupied.
Renfert arrived to the meeting.
Budelier moved to delay further action on the razing order until the December board meeting. Seconded by Renfert. Baker expressed extreme skepticism that the work will be done as promised, summarizing the frustration and expenses experienced by the Village over the past years in trying to work with the owner. Budelier stated she had trust in the signed contract and the reputation of the builder. Roll call: Renfert – aye; Baker – nay; Budelier – aye; Gloudemans – aye. Motion carried. The Clerk will contact the contractor with the Board’s decision.
Discussion and possible action on sanitation and recycling contract – Budelier moved to approve the contract with the following changes and to authorize the Village President to sign the contract once the changes are made: Section 15 (page 4) – 13th line: delete ‘by’; 14th line: change ‘him’ to ‘them’; Section 17 (page 4) – 3rd line: change ‘obtaining’ to ‘pertaining’; 6th line: change ‘conclusive’ to ‘binding’. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Fire Chief’s report regarding operational and capital expense needs – No action. Postponed until Fire Chief completes a report.
Discussion and possible action on operator’s license application – Baker moved to approve the application of Nicholas Barczak. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on resolution in opposition to SB 349 – Baker moved to adopt the resolution. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 10.08 – No action. Postponed until December board meeting.
Discussion and possible action on amending Ordinance 17.03, Zoning Code - Districts – Baker moved to approve the amendment, reflecting the relocation of US Highway 10. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on 2014 budget resolution – No public comments were made during the public budget hearing. Budelier moved to reduce Flags/Banners to $0. Seconded by Gloudemans. Gloudemans commented that while he wants flags in the Village, the expense and logistics of putting them up/taking them down need to be revisited. Motion carried: 3 ayes, 1 nay. Renfert moved to add $1,091 ($500 from Flags/Banners and $591 savings realized in insurance premium and assessment expenses) to Village Hall Miscellaneous. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes. Baker moved to approve the 2014 budget via adoption of Resolution 002.2013R, 2014 Budget, at 7:15 p.m. with the resulting changes: General Government increased to $68,387, Public Safety decreased to $31,510 and Public Works decreased to $105,591. Seconded by Budelier. Roll call: Baker – aye; Budelier – aye; Renfert – aye; Gloudemans – aye. Motion carried.
Odessa Court Update – No report.
Street Update – No report.
Sewer Update – No report.
Village Hall Update – Gloudemans noted that he found the washing machine overflowing again, and would be speaking with the Fire Chief about procedures for washing turnout gear.
Approval of November bills – Budelier moved to approve the November bills. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Set date for next regular meeting – The next regular board meeting will be convened on December 16, 2013 at 5:30 p.m.
Gloudemans closed the public budget hearing at 7:26 p.m. No one had attended to speak. There being no further business before the Board, the monthly meeting was adjourned at 7:26 p.m.