Monday, May 16, 2016

Village Hall


Budelier called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:45 p.m.  Trustees Trish Baker, Randy Busch, Bob Gifford and Gordon Renfert were present.  Also present were Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar Avenue), Fire Chief Brian Lepper, Firefighters Chris Villarreal, Ron Slicer, Pete Jacoby and Portage County Gazette Reporter, Heather McDonald.


Agenda Gifford moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes. 


April Minutes Baker moved to approve the April minutes as amended.  Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.


Acceptance of April Treasurer’s Report – Baker moved to accept the April Treasurer’s Report.  Seconded by Gifford.  Carried with no negative votes.   


Discussion and possible action on approval of liquor license renewal applications – Baker moved to renew the liquor licenses for Airport Bar, Silver Coach, Bottle Stop, and The Store.  Seconded by Gifford.  Carried with no negative votes.


Discussion and possible action on operator’s license applications – Renfert moved to approve the operator’s license renewals of Meddaugh, Mitchell, Gallagher, Liebe, Lazarski, Reichoff, Rasmussen, Schellin, Strong.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes. 


Update from Vicious Animal Ordinance Research Committee. Baker stated a 3 page ordinance has been drafted and the committee will be meeting again on May 31, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.


Street Update-Budelier noted that the streets were swept prior to the Village Rummage Sale. Bids for street repair will be presented at the June meeting.


Discussion and possible action on proposals for chip sealing and patching streets- Baker motioned

not to engage in chip sealing this year.  Gifford seconded the motion.  All ayes.  Carried no negative votes.


Discussion and possible action on drainage improvements for Village streets.  Baker moved to postpone all road issues to the June meeting.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried no negative votes.


Update on Village’s responsibilities related to WDNR Capacity, Management, Operation, and Maintenance Program.  Gifford noted that he is speaking and meeting with other surrounding cities for information on how they are handling the topic. 


Update on Fire Department fundraisers and/or donations-Lepper reported that the 5K Tame the Flame was a success.  Lepper reported the event brought in $2,644.18, the expenses came to $648.38, leaving a successful profit of $1,995.80. 


Discussion and possible action on long-range plan and borrowing options for Fire Department-

Budelier requested a vote to authorize spending money (not more than 10% of annual budget) on designing, creating specs and bidding a Fire Department building.  Gifford motioned that we spend the money to design and spec a building and prepare bids.  Seconded by Busch.  A roll call vote was taken.  Renfert, No; Busch, Aye; Gifford, Aye; Baker, Aye, Budelier, Aye.  Baker motioned to authorize the President to obtain a minimum of 3 proposals for design/spec/bid services.  Seconded by Gifford.  Motion passed.

Discussion and possible action on Fire Department Timeline-Budelier noted that the Fire Department building proposals will not be ready until June and the timeline is not ready to be set at this time.


Discussion and possible action on formation of a Strategic/Comprehensive Plan Committee-Baker motioned to create a Strategic/Comprehensive Planning Committee that includes multiple residents and board members.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried no negative votes.


Village Hall Update – The Clerk noted that the copier could not be repaired.  A copier was purchased for $549.00.  Budelier noted that the generator is up and running with a cost of less than $469.22 to repair plus an annual maintenance contract of $535.50. 


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


The next regular Board meeting will be on June 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  


Baker moved to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative voice votes.  Meeting adjourned at 8:48 p.m.