Meeting called to Order - President Patricia Baker called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:30 p.m. Trustee Busch, Trustee Sachs, Trustee Renfert and Trustee Bergin were present.
Agenda – Busch moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Bergin. It was agreed to postpone Item 15 until the next Board meeting on 11/20/17. A motion was also made by Sachs to move Item 14 after Item 5. Carried with no negative votes.
September Minutes – Bergin moved to approve the September minutes. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Treasurer’s Reports – Renfert moved to approve the September Treasurer’s Reports. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Street Updates –
a. Asphalt patches complete for 2017
b. Swaling – Dan Holloway provided an update to the Board regarding follow up by Tony’s Landscaping to make necessary adjustments
c. Stuczynski Trucking & Excavating was offered the contract to repair 2 manholes for $3,300 (Ferndale between Fieldcrest and Linwood AND Oakcrest between Fieldcrest and Linwood)
d. Discussion took place regarding the Odessa Ct easement and signage. Dawn Spenser (31 Odessa Ct) presented concerns about the access to the Odessa easement during the winter season. Who is responsible for clearing snow from the easement? Baker asked if the easement should be closed during the winter months. Fire Chief Lepper informed the Board that the fire hydrant located at the easement must be accessible. The liability associated with the Odessa easement was also discussed. Baker will contact the Village of Park Ridge’s attorney to discuss the legal aspects.
Update on Village Hall –
a. Discussion took place regarding the date for the 2017 Santa Visit. A tentative date of December 18th was agreed upon.
b. Halloween Trick or Treat will be October 31, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Discussion and possible action on sign at 41 Park Ridge Dr. – Zoning Administrator, JD Manville spoke of the new sign that ODC (Opportunity Development Center) will erect. The dimensions comply with the Village of Park Ridge Ordinances.
Discussion and possible action on 2017 Budget Resolutions –
a. Resolution 001.2017R - WI DNR Compliance (tabled on 9/18/17) – Bergin moved to accept Resolution 001.2017R. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
b. Resolution 009.2017R – Correction to Resolution 004.2017R - Reduce amount applied from Acct #34100 – General Undesignated Fund Balance to Acct #5220512 – Fire Department Misc. - Bergin moved to accept Resolution 009.2017R. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
c. Resolution 006.2017R – Transfer $2,500.00 from Acct #3015 Fire Department Reserve to Acct #5220503 – Aux Equipment Purchase (tabled on 9/18/17) was voided. The Resolution was not needed.
d. Resolution 010.2017R will be created and voted on at the next Board meeting (11/20/17).
Resolution 010.2017R will apply $11,000.00 from Acct #34100 – General Undesignated Fund Balance to Acct #5331502 – Sewer/Manhole Maintenance to cover expenses incurred in 2016, but paid in 2017 and to cover the 2 manholes that will be repaired in 2017.
Audit Update – Accounting Workshop (Jeff Kropp) is finalizing the 2016 Audit. All the documents provided to Accounting Workshop have been returned to the Village of Park Ridge.
Discussion and possible action on 2018 Assessor Contract & Re-valuation – Sachs moved to approve the 2018 assessor contract by Pauls & Associates, Inc. Seconded by Bergin. Carried with no negative votes. Re-valuation is required for 2018. The clerk will contact Pauls and Associates for a quote.
Discussion and possible action on Operator license application – Bergin moved to accept the Operator license application. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion on entire 2018 budget – A 2018 Budget spreadsheet was provided to the Board. An estimate for Park Ridge Transit Service was also presented to the Board. Bergin moved to schedule a Special meeting to discuss the 2018 Budget on October 30, 2018. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of Third Quarter Reports –
a. Building Permit
b. Fire Chief Report
c. Payroll Report
Set date for Public Budget Hearing – Scheduled for November 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm
Set date for next Regular Board meeting – Scheduled for November 20, 2017 at 5:30 pm (after public budget hearing).
Bergin moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes. Meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.
Kathy Bemowski, Clerk
Patricia Baker, President