VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Wednesday, November 19, 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 Gordon Renfert, Jim LaMar, Kathy Budelier and Patricia Baker were present. Also present were Fire Chief Brian Lepper and Robert Daniels (219 Sunrise).
Gloudemans opened the Public Budget Hearing for anyone having questions or comments concerning the 2015 budget. No one was present to speak.
Agenda – LaMar moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
October Minutes – Budelier moved to approve the October minutes. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of October Treasurer’s Report – LaMar moved to accept the October Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Resolution 002.2014R, Resolution by the Village of Park Ridge Electors Supporting a Constitutional Amendment – Baker moved to authorize the Village President to sign the resolution and the Clerk to forward copies to legislators. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – LaMar moved to approve the application of Chris Mitchell. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes. Baker moved to direct the Clerk to contact the WI Department of Revenue’s enforcement agent regarding the Silver Coach’s lack of response to Village requests to license servers. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes. It was agreed that the application of Nikohl Crossman would be further reviewed at the December board meeting.
Discussion and possible action on Ordinance 10.08 – Discussion took place regarding interpretation of the ordinance as it applies to stump removal. Suggestions made will be brought to the December board meeting in the form of an amendment to the ordinance. It was agreed that feedback from property owners would be useful, and that the winter newsletter would be used as a vehicle for soliciting feedback before the December board meeting. Discussion also briefly touched on how stump removal is part of the larger issue of Village appearance.
Update on fire department – Chief Lepper noted that membership is at 14, and the Village fire department will be participating in the Holiday Parade downtown, and will be providing trucks and staffing for ‘Santa’s Visit’ to Village homes on December 22. The fire department’s Facebook page will also be updated on a more regular basis to share news and attract new members. Chief Lepper also reported that he had been asked by firefighters if the fire department’s recognition event(s) could be held somewhere other than at a Village business. There was consensus that Chief Lepper could use his discretion. In response to a question about the possibility of a referendum, Gloudemans recapped the fire department’s current status: the Village will remain part of MABAS as a stand-alone fire department, which will ensure adequate response to any fire calls in the Village; and, the Village will investigate the possibility of borrowing for additional equipment when needed, which will not require a referendum. The Board thanked Chief Lepper for his time.
Discussion and possible action on Village president salary – Baker moved to reduce the Village president’s annual salary to $3,750. Seconded by LaMar. After further discussion, Baker amended the amount to $3,500. Seconded by LaMar. Amendment carried with no negative votes. Roll call for the motion as amended: LaMar – yes; Renfert – yes; Budelier – yes; Baker – yes; Gloudemans – yes. Motion carried. The amendment to the ordinance will be presented at the December board meeting.
Discussion and possible action on 2015 budget resolution – No public comments were made during the public budget hearing, which was closed at 6:50 p.m. Budelier moved to reduce the Village president salary expense by $1,345.63 and increase Village Hall – Miscellaneous expense by the same amount. Seconded by LaMar. Carried with no negative votes. Baker moved to approve the 2015 budget via adoption of Resolution 003.2014R, 2015 Budget. Seconded by Budelier. Roll call: Renfert – yes; Budelier – yes; Baker – yes; LaMar – yes; Gloudemans – yes. Motion carried.
Street Update – Baker will confirm which entity controls the speed limit on Highway 66 for the December board meeting.
Village Hall Update – Gloudemans noted that the thermostat had been replaced on the Village Hall furnace, and that Stay Green had blown out the underground sprinkler system.
Approval of November bills – LaMar moved to approve the November bills. Seconded by Budelier. Carried with no negative votes.
Set date for next regular meeting – The next regular board meeting will be convened on December 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
There being no further business before the Board, the monthly meeting was adjourned at 6:58 p.m.