President Bob Gifford called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:34 p.m.  Trustees Gordon Renfert, Randy Busch, Trish Baker were present.  Also present were residents Tom Gloudemans (302 Greenbriar), Nancy Whitmire (520 Linwood), Dan Holloway (509 Linwood), Christine Neidlein (203 Greenbriar), Gert Neuendorf (612 Linwood), Ken Vogel (610 Sunrise), Amanda Simons (218 Pinecrest), Aaron Kadoch (718 Linwood), J.D. Manville (411 Linwood), and Jeri McGinley (516 Sunrise).   Fire Chief Brian Lepper and firefighter Pete Jacoby.  Also in attendance was Ted Erdmann of T&C Services, LLC.

 

Agenda – Renfert moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

Ken Vogel asked to speak and was granted. Vogel expressed to the Board the idea placing the Fire Department agenda items near the beginning of the agenda, starting with next month’s agenda to give the Fire Department personnel opportunities to attend other scheduled meetings.  Busch made a motion to have the Fire Department agenda items listed in the beginning.  Seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.

 

Dr. Bergin arrived at 5:37 p.m.

 

February Minutes – Chief Lepper noted that the minutes needed to be corrected to include the line “Seconded” and “carried with no negative votes” in reference to agenda line item #13. Baker motioned to accept the February minutes with corrections.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Acceptance of February Treasurer’s Report – Baker moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Seconded by Renfert.  Motion carried with no negative votes.

 

Year End Report - Baker moved to accept the Year End Report.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on street sweeping proposals:  President Gifford informed the Board that he has spoken with a number of residents on the snow plowing issues and reminded the residents the Village had received one quote for snow plowing. He further noted it was a tough year for plowing with this winter’s icy conditions.  A discussion ensued between board and residents describing the needs of the Village.  Vogel requested a reminder notice in the Fall Newsletter of first snow fall and with a soft ground it might rip up yard. Holloway noted the various street repairs needed including more swaling, paving areas, manhole covers, chip sealing and spray patching.  Erdmann noted fixing divots in roads by spray patching could be beneficial and cost effective. 

 

Street Update – President Gifford noted T&C Services, LLC and Precision have submitted street sweeping proposals to the Village.  Baker noted it is worth $5.00 more per hour to pay for T&C Services, LLC, as he shows up to meetings, is invested and provided a dump site in the past.  Baker moved to accept bid from T&C Services, LLC, for street sweeping services for 2017.  Seconded by Renfert.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on liquor license for Hong Lien Lor and operator’s licenses for Daniel Lesczynski, Kristin Deaton, Kyler Teatz and Caleb Olson:  Busch motioned to accept the listed operator licenses and liquor licenses.  Seconded by Baker.    Baker withdrew motion for Hong Lien Lor’s operator’s license.  Busch amended motion and motioned to table until next month the operator’s license for Hong Lien Lor.  Clerk was asked to contact Hong Lien Lor and ask if she would come to April’s meeting.  Baker seconded motion.  Busch motioned to approve operator licenses for all listed.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action Village sign ordinance - The board agreed to ask the Zoning Committee to look over the request of consider amendment of Ordinance.  No action taken.

 

Santa’s Visit Update  -  Neuendorf submitted a detailed final expense report to the Village.  Baker thanked Neuendorf for precise and detailed reports.  No action taken.

 

Discussion and possible action on Vicious Animal Ordinance – Baker noted the ordinance needs to be amended.  Baker requested the Board read draft and come to next month’s meeting with questions.  Baker added this will not be a repeal and replace, but will be adding onto the ordinance.  No action taken.

 

Discussion and possible action on Village Zoning Administrator’s quarterly report – Manville noted he was contacted with an inquiry of constructing a storage facility on the Zurawski lot, located behind the Airport Bar.  The lot is zoned commercial and a bathroom would not be installed.  Manville further noted the area is fenced in and the only disadvantage it may bring is higher traffic.  Manville also noted he was contacted regarding Air BNB’s (Bed and Breakfast) in the Village.  Manville noted having an ordinance would be beneficial.  Manville noted he will check into the City’s ordinance on Air BNB’s.

 

Discussion and possible action on appointing Zoning Committee members – It was noted of the five Zoning committee members, all 5 of the member’s terms will be expiring in April.  It was also noted of the 5 Zoning Appeals members, plus two additional alternates, 4 members and one alternate’s terms will be expiring in April. Clerk is to work on finding members for the Zoning and Board of Appeals Committees.  Busch noted he would be willing to be a non-voting member of the Zoning Committee.

 

Discussion and possible action on recommendations of Comprehensive Planning Committee to add member – Busch made motion to recommend the addition of new member Aaron Kadock (718 Linwood) to the Comprehensive Planning Committee.  President Gifford approved the appointment.  Seconded by Baker.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on recommendations of Comprehensive Planning Committee regarding Fire Department and other long-range Village needs – Busch noted the Comprehensive Planning Committee will ask the Long Range Planning Committee to look at the needs of the Fire Department.  Gloudemans asked to speak and was granted; he noted financially, the Village needs to look at all issues including the Fire Department.  Baker agreed.  Gifford asked the Long Range Planning Committee to work on a mailing for the Fire Department. 

 

Discussion and possible action on Fire Department fundraisers and/or donations - Chief Lepper noted that the 5K and the Kids Fitness fundraisers were a big success with many requests for the fundraisers to be held again this year.  Chief noted the Fire Department is looking to hold these fundraisers in October of this year.  Chief also noted the Village’s Fire Department received positive feedback from the State and the ISO.  Chief noted if the Village has a Community Picnic this summer, the Fire Department will pull the trucks out for the event. 

 

Quarterly discussion -Village Building Inspector – Clerk noted that the check received from the Building Inspector was dated end of December 2016, but she did not receive until March 20, 2017.  It will be processed for next quarter.

 

Discussion and possible action on Village Hall gutters – The Village received two quotes from AA Seamless, LLC and G&D Seamless Gutter, for replacing and updating the Village Hall gutters.  Baker motioned to accept G&D Seamless Gutter proposal.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on approving Resolution 001.2017R, Village of Park Ridge Resolution to Support Private/Public Partnerships for Equitable Ambulance Service in Portage County, Wisconsin - Renfert motioned not to approve or sign the Resolution.  Seconded by Baker.  Baker noted empathy for the towns, but noted she does not see any benefits especially with it going to the County Appeals.  Bergin agreed with Baker. All approved not to support the resolution.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on process for appointing a new Clerk/Treasurer – Baker motioned to approve forming a subcommittee to look into hiring a new clerk.  Renfert seconded.  A Special Meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, March 22nd at the Village Hall at 5:30 p.m. to discuss the process for appointing a new clerk.  Baker withdrew her motion, seconded by Renfert.  Baker motioned for a Closed Special Meeting on Wednesday, March 22nd at the Village Hall at 5:30 p.m. citing Wisconsin Statutes sect. 19.85 (1)(c) without an attorney to discuss the process for appointing a new clerk.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Approval of March bills – Busch moved to approve the bills.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

The next regular Board meeting will be on April 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.

 

With no further business before the Board, the meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.

                                                                       

 

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                                                                                    Lynnette Woyak, Clerk

                                                                       

 

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                                                                               Robert Gifford, President