VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, September 21, 2015

5:30 p.m. – Village Hall – 24 Crestwood Drive

 

President Kathy Budelier called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:30 p.m.  Trustees Jim LaMar, Gordon Renfert and Robert Gifford were present.  Also present was Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar), Christine Almanza (Airport Bar), J.D. Manville (411 Linwood), and firefighters Ron Slicer and Pete Jacoby. Arriving late to the meeting was Trustee Patricia Baker.

 

Agenda – Renfert moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by LaMar.  LaMar moved to place Item #10 after Item #5.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.  LaMar moved to approve the agenda as amended.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

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

 

Treasurer’s Report – Renfert moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Seconded by Gifford.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – Renfert moved to approve the application of Jaime Liebe.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  LaMar moved to approve the application of Lacey Martin.  Seconded by Renfert.  The Clerk reviewed the issues surrounding the application; Christine Almanza (Airport Bar) provided additional information and the required missing proof of training.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on hiring new Zoning Administrator – Budelier recommended that the Board hire J.D. Manville, effective October 1. 

 

Baker arrived to the meeting.

 

Baker moved to hire J.D. Manville.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on fire department long range planning committee report – LaMar summarized the conclusion of the committee that the hosewagon should be the first of the three trucks to be replaced.  Slicer provided a report with cost estimates.  Gloudemans suggested that the replacement of the squad be revisited, due to its age – the Village can identify which of its functions are most needed and should be sought in a replacement vehicle.  Budelier provided copies of the City’s proposal to provide fire protection services.  Baker expressed appreciation for the report and for the letter from the City, but felt that public input should be sought before any decisions are made and that a 10-year plan should be created to aid in decisions.  She also requested that information be collected regarding financing options:  bonding, borrowing from the State and borrowing from a private institution.  Budelier will meet with Chief Lepper to develop a timeline and approximate costs; financing options will then be explored.

 

Quarterly discussion – Building Inspector – The permit report was reviewed.  No action taken.

 

Discussion and possible action on snowplowing contract – One proposal had been received by the September 18 deadline; the deadline had been extended to October 9.  Baker moved to hold a special meeting on Monday, October 12, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. at the Village Hall for the purpose of discussing and taking action on any snowplowing proposals received by that time.  Seconded by LaMar.  Roll call:  Renfert – yes; Gifford – yes; LaMar – yes; Baker – yes; Budelier – yes.  Motion carried.

 

Discussion and possible action on railroad issues – Gifford reported on the August 13 meeting he attended in Junction City and expressed concern that the railroad carrier, CN, has ignored requests to provide detail on any emergency preparedness plans to handle tanker spills, explosions, etc.  It was agreed that this is a federal issue, and local governments have no jurisdiction; however, Gifford will contact Portage County’s Emergency Management Director and ask if local and county officials can collectively request information, perhaps via Rep. Ron Kind’s office.

 

Discussion and possible action on hiring new Village Hall Custodian – Budelier recommended that the Board hire John Kraft, effective October 1.  Baker moved to hire Kraft.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on wages and salaries of Village personnel – Baker moved to increase the Crossing Guard rate from $19.50/day to $20.00/day.  Seconded by LaMar.  Carried with no negative votes.  Baker moved to increase the Chief Election Inspector pay from $155.00/day to $180/day.  Seconded by Gifford.  Roll call:  LaMar – no; Renfert – no; Gifford – yes; Baker – yes.  Budelier abstained.  Ayes: 2; Nays: 2.  Motion failed.  LaMar moved to leave the compensation for the Village Hall custodian, election inspectors, trustees, fire chief, building inspector, zoning administrator and Village president unchanged.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on 2016 budget items – LaMar moved to approve $5 per capita for the City Parks Department.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.  Baker moved to approve $341.20 for League of WI Municipalities dues.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.  LaMar moved to approve accounting services not to exceed $600.  Seconded by Gifford.  Carried with no negative votes.  LaMar moved to approve assessment services not to exceed $4,200.  Seconded by Gifford.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Update on Village Hall – No report.

 

Street Update – The Clerk will contact T&C Pavement Maintenance to schedule street sweeping for streets that were chip sealed in Spetember.  The Clerk provided the Board with copies of the chip seal invoice from Scott Construction, which omitted charges for the scheduled work behind the Village Hall.  Scott ran out of oil and could not complete that work.

 

Discussion and possible action on withdrawal from the Local Government Property Insurance Fund – LaMar moved to withdraw from LGPIF.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Closed Session – At 7:50 p.m. Budelier 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.”  LaMar moved to go into closed session.  Seconded by Gifford.  Roll call:  Renfert – yes; Gifford – yes; Baker – yes; LaMar – yes; Budelier – yes.  Motion carried.

                   

Baker moved to end the closed session and reconvene in open session.  Seconded by LaMar.  Roll call:  Renfert – yes; Gifford – yes; Baker – yes; LaMar – yes; Budelier – yes.  Motion carried.  Reconvening in open session at 8:00 p.m, Gifford moved to increase the Clerk’s salary by .5%, effective January 1, 2016.  Seconded by Baker.  Roll call:  Gifford – yes; Baker – yes; LaMar – no; Renfert – yes; Budelier – no.  Ayes: 3, Nays: 2. Motion carried.  On behalf of the Village Board, Budelier thanked the Clerk for her excellent work.  Budelier also noted the split vote was not a reflection on the Clerk’s performance.

 

Approval of bills – LaMar moved to approve the bills.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Set date for next regular meeting – The next regular meeting will be on October 19, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.   

 

Gifford moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.  Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.