Clerk, Lynnette Woyak, called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:31 p.m. Trustees Gordon Renfert, Trish Baker, Randy Busch and Robert Gifford were present. Also present was Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar), J.D. Manville (411 Linwood), Gert Neuendorf (612 Linwood), Nancy Whitmire (520 Linwood), Dan Holloway (509 Linwood), Steve Bergin (617 Linwood), and Fire Chief Brian Lepper.
Agenda – Renfert moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
August Minutes – Baker moved to approve the August minutes. Seconded by Busch. 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 K. Roller, T. Melman and M. Tepp. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Village President and/or Trustee vacancy – The Board reached out to each member to hear who may be interested in stepping up as President for the remainder of the term. Robert Gifford offered to step down as Trustee and step in as President, for the remainder of the term through April 2017. Baker motioned to appoint Robert Gifford as the Village President for the remainder of the term. Seconded by Busch. A roll call vote was taken: Renfert, no; Baker, yes; Busch, yes, Gifford, abstained. The Village received two applications for the position of Trustee, Dr. Steven Bergin (617 Linwood Ave) and James Sachs (47 Odessa Ct). After reviewing the impressive resumes and deliberating, the Board noted the difficulty in choosing one, as both are highly qualified and would be very advantageous to the Village as a Trustee. Baker motioned to appoint Dr. Steven Bergin to the position as Trustee. Seconded by Gifford. A roll call vote was taken: Gifford, yes; Renfert, yes; Busch, yes; Baker, yes. Busch thanked Dr. Bergin and Jim Sachs on behalf of the Board for volunteering to help out their community.
Update on Strategic Planning Committee – Busch informed the Board of the committee’s work to provide guidance to the residents about the issues involving the infrastructure of the Village. Bergin noted the committee is working to prioritize and define the issues such as streets, Fire Department concerns, lighting, and safety.
Quarterly discussion – Building Inspector – The permit report was reviewed. No action taken.
Discussion and possible action on wages and salaries of Village personnel – Baker asked the Clerk to verify up-to-date wages for crossing guard and poll-workers. Zoning Inspector, J.D. Manville, stated to leave his compensation the same for next year. Baker moved to leave the compensation for the election inspectors, chief election inspector, 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 – Baker moved to approve the following 2017 budget items as follows: $5 per capita for the City Parks Department, attorney fees ($170/hr), League of WI Municipalities ($338.82), accounting services not to exceed $600, and assessment services not to exceed $4,200. Seconded by Renfert. Carried no negative votes.
Update on Village Hall – Door codes will need to be updated by President Gifford.
Street Update – B&B Paving is currently working to complete the repairs per the proposal. Fahrner has completed repairs to Sunset Ave and the driveway of the Village Hall with heated spray coating. Stuczynski will be working on Swaling toward the end of September. Clerk will call to find out a start date. The proposal provided by Stuczynski for the saw cutting and removal of 1 foot of asphalt was determined too costly.
Closed Session – At 6:50 p.m. Baker motioned to go into closed session stating, “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”. Seconded by Busch. Carried no negative votes.
Reconvening in open session at 7:07 p.m., Baker moved to end the closed session and reconvene in open session. Seconded by Busch. Baker moved to increase the Clerk’s salary by 4%, effective January 1, 2017. Seconded by Gifford. Roll call: Gifford – yes; Baker – yes; Renfert – yes; Busch - yes. All ayes. Carried no negative votes.
Approval of bills – Baker moved to approve the bills. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Set date for next regular meeting – The next regular meeting will be on October 17, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
Baker moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Gifford. Carried with no negative votes. Meeting adjourned at 7:28 p.m.