President Robert Gifford called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:34 p.m. Trustees Randy Busch, Gordon Renfert, Steve Bergin, and Trish Baker were present. Also present were Fire Chief Brian Lepper, Jim Sachs trustee-elect (47 Odessa Ct), Ken Vogel (610 Sunrise Ave), Nancy Whitmire (520 Linwood), Bill Dunham (615 Sunrise) and Dan Holloway (509 Linwood).
Approval of April Agenda – Renfert moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Approval of March Minutes - Baker moved to approve the March minutes. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Accceptance of March Treasurer's Report - Renfert made motion to approve March's Treasurer's Report. The motion was seconded by Baker. Carried no negative votes.
Approval of January 20, 2017, March 22, 2017 and April 5, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes -Busch moved to approve the January, March, and April Special Meeting minutes and seconded by Baker. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of April Election Report - Baker moved to approve the April Election Report and was seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of Fire Chief's Quarterly Report and Equipment Report – Chief Lepper noted the Department was paged to provide mutual aid to two different structure fires days apart in February and one in March. Busch motioned to accept the Fire Chief's Quarterly Report and Equipment Report. Seconded by Bergin. Carried no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on liquor license applications for Hong Lien Lor. Hong Lien was present at the meeting and spoke to the Board stating she has no intention of selling alcohol. She further noted her purpose for the license is to offer samples only to her salon clients while receiving salon treatments. Busch motioned to approve Hong Lien Lor, Point of Beauty, LLC owner, for “Class A” and Class “A” Alcohol licenses. Seconded by Bergin. Carried with no negative votes.
Update on Alcohol & Tobacco License Applicants for 2017-2018. Clerk reported all businesses: Airport Bar, Silver Coach, The Store and the Bottle Stop have submitted the required forms and payment as of the date of the meeting. The Clerk is waiting to hear back from Walgreens. Clerk noted due to prorating of the 2016 Alcohol License fee, Point of Beauty, LLC, owner Hong Lien Lor will be refunded the amount of $79.17.
Acceptance of 1st Quarter, 2017 Dog Licensing Report –Clerk reported all but 9 dog license registration and fees have been remitted. The Board noticed the Browns (55 Maplewood) were missing from the list of licensed and non-licensed pets and asked the Clerk to make a phone call to the Browns to inquire about their pet. Busch moved to accept report. Seconded by Bergin. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on appointment of members to Zoning and Planning Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals –Gifford motioned to approve Steve Menzel for reappointment and new members Bill Dunham and new non-voting members Randy Busch and Jim Sachs to be appointed. Baker moved to accept motion. Seconded by Bergin. Carried no negative votes.
Street Update –A discussion ensued regarding the street repairs. Holloway noted he does not recommend chip sealing and requested John Kraft, Village Maintenance, to cold patch some of the areas. Holloway suggested replacing the asphalt in certain areas. Baker noted Ted from T&C Services sweeps the streets one week before the Village Annual Rummage Sale.
Discussion and possible action on swaling for 2017 - Holloway noted last years’ swaling has been working well, especially in areas where rain gardens were installed. A few residents have reported water still standing on streets or driveways after the swaling. Holloway noted the list of properties still in need of swaling or repairing swaling issues is a top priority. Baker motioned to have the Clerk get quotes from various companies for asphalt fixing and more swaling. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Village Hall Update – The Clerk reported Stay Green Sprinkler Company will be at the Village Hall on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 10 a.m. to check and prepare the sprinkler system for the summer. Clerk also noted G&D Seamless Gutter, LLC, will be coming to install and upgrade the gutters on April 24, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Update from Vicious Animal Ordinance Research Committee –Baker noted the County will be holding a meeting at the Sheriff’s Department to discuss and vote on the Vicious Animal Ordinance on April 26, 2017 at 7 a.m.
Update from Comprehensive Planning Committee – Busch reported the committee is working hard to establish a proper list of items that need to be repaired or replaced in the Village. Busch noted the committee’s first focus is on streets and street lights. The Committee is working on submitting grants to help with the cost. Busch noted the Committee is aware of the needs of the Fire Department and are working these needs of the Department onto the list. Busch noted the committee is trying to establish a long-term “road manual” which will help the Village stay on track with replacing and repairing established items such as road repairs and street lights for years to come.
Update on Village Community special event – Bergin noted the amount of residents responding to the sign-up sheet to help out or organize the event was incredible. He will begin to reach out to some of the people on the list to begin organizing for the event.
Presentation from County Board Supervisor – Gifford, Portage County Supervisor, noted plans for the new jail were voted down in April. Gifford noted the County has spent half-million to move inmates in Portage County who are being shipped to Waupaca County.
Approval of April bills – Baker motioned to approve April bills. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Set date for annual Open Book and Board of Review – Clerk noted Open Book will take place May 15, 2017 at 3:30 -5:30 p.m. with Board of Review from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Clerk noted two Trustees need to be trained and certified. Baker and Bergin volunteered.
The next regular Board meeting will be May 15, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall. Baker moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Bergin. Carried with no negative votes. Meeting adjourned at 7:14 p.m.
Lynnette Woyak, Clerk
Robert Gifford, President