VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Monday, November 20, 2017

Village Hall

 

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.

 

Public Budget Hearing – The Budget Hearing was opened at 5:30 pm and closed at 6:00 pm

No comments or questions from the public.

 

September & October Minutes – Bergin moved to approve the minutes from 9/25/17, 10/23/17 and 10/30/17.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Treasurer’s Reports – Busch moved to approve the September Treasurer’s Reports.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on 2018 Budget – Resolution 001.2018R – At 6:00 pm the Public Hearing was closed.  Bergin made a motion to accept the 2018 Budget and Resolution 001.2018R.  Seconded by Busch.  Roll Call was taken:  Busch – yes; Bergin – yes; Renfert – yes; Sachs – yes; Busch – yes.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Digger Hotline/Locator Resignation – The Board acknowledged the resignation and discussed possible replacements.  Trustee Renfert will reach out to a resident that might be interested.  No Action was taken.  This item will be discussed again at the next Board meeting.

 

Discussion and possible action on Operator License applications – Bergin made a motion to approve the 3 Operator License applications.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Quote for Revaluation in 2018 – Sachs made a motion to approve the Quote from BA Pauls & Associates for a revaluation in 2018 at a cost of $11,400.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Wilshire Drive Commercial Property Development – Dr. Cooper has requested approval to construct a private Storage unit on Wilshire Drive.    Questions have arisen regarding the wastewater – use holding tanks or City sewer.  Dr. Cooper and his attorney were present to answer any questions.  Dr. Cooper also provided architectural plans.  Sachs made a motion to approve the construction of the Storage facility, with all wastewater to be handled by either holding tanks or by connection to the City of Stevens Point sewer system.  Additionally, the approval is premised on the property owner agreeing to adhere to the City of Stevens Point ordinance code for Landscaping.  Seconded by Busch.  Roll Call was taken: Busch – yes; Bergin – yes; Renfert – no; Sachs – yes; Baker – yes.  Motion was carried.

 

Discussion on Francisco Estates Development – David Rowe presented his plans to add a street off of Green Ave between Hwy 66 and Odessa Court (behind Silver Coach and The Store).  The new street would be called Angelo Court.  Odessa Court and Angelo Court would be referred to as Francisco Estates.  Discussion took place and questions were addressed to David Rowe from the Board and the Public.  The new development would include 16 residential homes on Angelo Court and 1 commercial property on the corner of Hwy 66 and Green Ave.   The Board requested a Petition Letter and a payment of $750.00 from David Rowe per the Village Ordinance 17.05.  Upon the receipt of the petition letter and payment, the request will be sent to the Zoning Committee.  Letters will also be sent to the surrounding residents and businesses.  Additional discussion will take place at future Board meetings.

 

Street Updates –

a.      Swaling is complete for 2017

b.     Park Ridge Road Plans and LRIP Grant – President Baker asked Randy Busch, the Chairperson of the Comprehensive Planning Committee (CPC) to present the outcome of the last CPC meeting.  The CPC discussed taking advantage of county and state funding opportunities for the Village roads by applying for a LRIP grant.  A 5 year plan was discussed to borrow funds to mill and repave the asphalt surface, reshape drainage swales, and replace street lights on Linwood in 2018.  In 2022, north and south Fieldcrest will be done.  Bergin made a motion to accept the 5 year plan as presented.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

President Baker informed the Board that the Village hired North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to rate our roads and submitted the required report to WisDot.  President Baker also provided to the Board a copy of the LRIP grant application that was submitted, several corrections were made to the document.  Bergin made a motion to approve.  Seconded by Renfert.  Roll Call was taken:  Busch – yes; Bergin – yes; Renfert – yes; Sachs – yes; Busch – yes.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Update on Village Hall –

a.      2017 Santa Visit is scheduled for December 18th.

b.     Insurance proposal for 2018/2019 was discussed.  The Clerk will inquire about the necessity of Law Enforcement Liability insurance.

 

Approval of October/November bills – Busch made a motion to accept the October/November bills.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Fire Protection Advisory Referendum – President Baker presented an updated referendum ballot that included dollar amounts.  Discussion took place.  Questions from Board and Public were addressed.  Busch made a motion to postpone any decisions until next Board meeting.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Set date for next Regular Board meeting – Scheduled for December 11, 2017 at 5:30 pm

 

Board may consider going into Closed Session – Sachs made a motion to go into closed session at 7:37 pm to discuss the compensation for the Village Clerk/Treasurer.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Reconvene in Open Session – Sachs made a motion to reconvene in open session at 7:52 pm.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.  Bergin made a motion to increase the Village Clerk/Treasurer’s salary by $1,000.00.  Seconded by Busch.  Roll Call was taken:  Busch – yes; Bergin – yes; Renfert – yes; Sachs – yes; Baker – yes.

 

Adjourn – Busch made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with not negative votes.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

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Kathy Bemowski, Clerk                                                         Patricia Baker, President