VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, January 20, 2014

24 Crestwood Drive – Village Hall

5:30 p.m.

 

President Tom Gloudemans called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:35 p.m.  Trustees Patricia Baker, Kathy Budelier, Jim LaMar and Gordon Renfert were present.  Also present were County Board Supervisor Jim Krems, Fire Chief Ron Slicer, Christine and Tony Almanza (Christine’s APB, Inc.), Mike Stemple (Airport Bar), ConsTrucks snowplow driver Steve Burclaw, Bob Daniels (219 Sunrise Avenue) and Paul McGinley (516 Sunrise Avenue).

 

January agenda LaMar moved to amend the agenda by moving items #7, #8, and #9 to follow the street update.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

December minutes Renfert moved to approve the December minutes.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Street Update – Board members had an opportunity to meet snowplow driver Steve Burclaw.  Areas of special concern in the Village were shared, including the southbound lanes of the Highway 66 intersections.  Board members thanked Burclaw for coming.  Burclaw left the meeting.

 

Discussion and possible action on amendment to Ordinance 12.02 – LaMar moved to approve the amendment, establishing the clerk’s authority to issue provisional retail liquor licenses and setting the fee.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on provisional liquor license application for Christine’s APB, Inc. – LaMar moved to approve the application.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on appointing agent for Christine’s APB, Inc. – LaMar moved to approve the appointment of Christine Almanza as agent.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Presentation from County Board Supervisor – Krems commented on the recent meeting held in Plover regarding Stevens Point Well #11 and the Town of Hull, and added that high capacity wells will be much-discussed in years to come in Portage County.  Gloudemans noted that the Village has long been concerned about the potential impact a high capacity fire protection well on property north of Highway 66 would have on Village private wells.  Krems reported that CWA is doing well on passenger counts.  Marathon County supports adding 2 citizen members to the airport board; Portage County does not.  Finally, Krems noted that the 2014 county budget was passed without the County Executive vetoing changes made by the County Board. Gloudemans thanked Krems for his time.

 

Acceptance of Fire Chief’s Quarterly Report – LaMar moved to accept the report.  Seconded by Renfert.  Fire Chief Slicer noted a correction to his report:  the amount unspent in his 2013 budget was $430.09.  Motion carried with no negative votes.  Slicer was thanked for his time and report.

 

Acceptance of December Treasurer’s Report LaMar moved to accept the December Treasurer’s Report.  Seconded by Budelier.  The Clerk noted that the 2nd half 2013 recycling grant payment was not received until 2014.  Motion carried with no negative votes. 

 

Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – Renfert moved to approve the applications of LaRosa and Mapel.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Acceptance of Year End Report – Baker moved to accept the Year End Report.  Seconded by Budelier.  Gloudemans noted that undesignated reserves were finally approaching a desirable level.  He also remarked on the recent street survey responses, which indicated residents prefer the status quo in street maintenance but that serious pavement dips should be addressed when finances allow.  He commented that this may be possible in 2014.  Motion carried with no negative votes. 

 

Acceptance of Annual Payroll Summary Report – LaMar moved to accept the Annual Payroll Summary Report.  Seconded by Budelier.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Acceptance of Recycling Actual Cost Report – LaMar moved to accept the Recycling Actual Cost Report.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Discussion and possible action on distressed property in Village – It was noted that 112 Linwood is much improved, and Budelier offered to keep an eye on 40 Crestwood and work with its owner to ensure its outside appearance does not deteriorate any further.

 

Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 10.08 – Postponed to a later meeting.

 

Discussion and possible action on business district ordinances – Postponed to a later meeting.

 

Village Hall Update – Gloudemans reported that the furnace pressure control switch failed 10 days after the furnace was serviced.  It is believed that parts and labor will be covered under warranty.

 

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

 

Set date for next regular meeting – The next regular board meeting will be convened on Monday, February 17, 2014.

 

There being no further business before the Board, the monthly meeting was adjourned at 6:50 p.m.