VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, September 15, 2014
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 Patricia Baker, Kathy Budelier, Jim LaMar and Gordon Renfert were present. Also present was Kelly Selby. Arriving later to the meeting was Fire Chief Brian Lepper.
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 – Renfert moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Budelier. The Clerk reported that she was working on the estimated costs worksheet for the Responsible Unit recycling grant. She also reported that 89 dog licenses had been issued to date with one delinquent dog owner still to be contacted by the Humane Society, the annual animal control meeting was scheduled for October 28, election inspector training with the Wood County Clerk was scheduled for October 8, absentee ballots for the November 4 election would begin to go out on September 18, the allowable levy increase for 2014 was $2,772, and she reminded those present that the large item pick-up was scheduled for September 25. Motion carried with no negative votes.
Quarterly discussion – Building Inspector – Gloudemans asked the Clerk to communicate with the Building Inspector and ask him to let Gloudemans know as soon as any permits are issued in the future.
Quarterly discussion – Zoning Administrator – Gloudemans offered to meet with Kelly Selby after the meeting to discuss the Zoning Administrator position.
Discussion and possible action on operator’s license application – LaMar moved to approve the application of Jennifer Lassa. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on wages and salaries of Village personnel – Gloudemans moved to increase the trustee annual salary from $800 to $900, effective April 2017. Seconded by LaMar. Ayes: 1, Nays: 4. Motion failed. No other motions were made regarding changing wages and salaries. The Clerk was directed to seek data on Wisconsin municipal elected officials’ salaries for additional background.
Discussion and possible action on 2015 budget items – Baker moved to approve $5 per capita for the City Parks Department. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes. LaMar moved to approve $342.58 for League of WI Municipalities dues. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes. Budelier moved to approve accounting services not to exceed $600. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes.
Update on Village Hall – No report.
Street Update – The Clerk was instructed to contact T&C Pavement Maintenance to schedule street sweeping for streets that were chip sealed this summer. Baker moved to allow the Green Circle to paint directional signs on street surfaces. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes. Gloudemans will explore with business owners on Sunset Boulevard whether the Village street light is needed near the north end of the Village limits. It was agreed that the Village street light on the east side of Green Avenue across from Odessa Court should be disconnected, but the fixture and pole left in place. LaMar moved to approve the proposal from ConsTrucks to plow Village streets this winter for $3,395/month plus the cost of sand and salt. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Baker left the meeting.
Update on fire department – Chief Lepper reported that he and Gloudemans met with Tim Kluck, Dan Mahoney and Dan Schlutter from the Village of Plover to discuss Park Ridge’s possible inclusion in the Metro Fire District. Discussions were favorable. Gloudemans also talked with Kluck about contracting fire protection services from the Village of Plover, and concluded that response times may be prohibitive. Gloudemans and Chief Lepper also attended a Town of Hull board meeting, and at that meeting were referred to Hull Fire Chief Mark Kluck for Metro Fire District and contracting discussions. Kluck requested a meeting to discuss contracting fire protection services, scheduled for September 18. In reviewing equipment replacement options, Gloudemans noted that he has abandoned the idea of a utility truck to haul hose, as that would significantly raise insurance rates in the business district. Pineries Bank is willing to provide a loan if requested. Chief Lepper recommended waiting to see if the Village will enter the Metro Fire District before making a decision about equipment, as being part of the District might bring buying power and clarity on the type of equipment needed. Chief Lepper will continue working on the Metro Fire District discussions. It is hoped that the Village would be able to join the District next fall, if desired.
Closed Session – At 6:32 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 the 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.” Budelier moved to go into closed session. Seconded by Renfert. Roll call: Renfert- yes; Budelier- yes; LaMar- yes; Gloudemans- yes. Motion carried.
Budelier moved to end the closed session and reconvene in open session. Seconded by LaMar. Roll call: Budelier - yes; LaMar- yes; Renfert- yes; Gloudemans- yes. Motion carried.
Reconvening in open session at 6:39 p.m., board members thanked the Clerk for her excellent service. LaMar moved to increase the Clerk’s salary by 1%, effective January 1, 2015. 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 20, 2014.
There being no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 6:43 p.m.