VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, May 15, 2017
Baker called the regular meeting of the Village of Park Ridge Board to order at 5:32 p.m. Trustees Randy Busch, Steve Bergin, and Jim Sachs were present. Also present were Fire Chief Brian Lepper, Gordon Renfert, (212 Sunrise), Jeri McGinley, (516 Sunrise). Assessor Todd Pauls was also present.
Agenda – Bergin moved to approve the agenda. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
April Minutes – Minutes were amended to reflect corrections. Bergin moved to approve the April minutes. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes. Bergin left the meeting at 5:49 p.m.
Acceptance of April Treasurer’s Report – Baker motioned to move this agenda item after the Village Hall update so as Trustee Bergin could be present. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes. Trustee Bergin returned to the meeting at 7:24 p.m. Baker questioned an amount on Treasurer’s report. Clerk noted she would need to review the account and posting in question. Busch motioned to move acceptance of Treasurer’s report until next month to give the Treasurer time to look into the questioned account posting. Seconded by Bergin. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on June Audit – Busch motioned to have a Village audit completed by Accounting Workshop in June 2017. Baker Seconded by Bergin. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on approval of new Trustee – President Baker queried Board and residents for nominations of names to fill the vacant Board Trustee position. President asked three times for more nominations. Trustee Sachs made a motion to nominate Gordon Renfert. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Update from Vicious Animal Ordinance Research Committee – Baker noted the Vicious Animal Committee meeting held in April by the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, had been cancelled and has not been rescheduled at this time.
Update from Long Range Planning Committee- No update at this time.
Discussion and possible action on approval of operator’s license applications – Busch moved to renew the liquor licenses for Airport Bar (41 Park Ridge Dr.), Silver Coach (38 Park Ridge Dr.), Bottle Stop (35 Park Ridge Dr.), The Store (32 Park Ridge Dr.), and Point of Beauty (23 Park Ridge Dr.). Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on streets – Holloway (509 Linwood) came to the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Holloway described to the Board the street repairs and updates that were needed for asphalt and swaling. Busch made motion to have the clerk get quotes on asphalt repairs and swaling and to contact County Highway Department regarding purchasing stop sign posts. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on hiring of clerk – Baker welcomed Kathy Bemowski as the new Clerk. Bemowski brings extensive accounting and financial background. Bemowski will begin her employment with the Village officially on May 22, 2017. Baker and the Village Board are delighted to have her and welcome Bemowski warmly.
Discussion and possible action on appointment of members to Zoning Board of Appeals –Renfert made a motion to give President Baker authorization to appoint Steve Menzel as Chairperson to the Zoning Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals Committee. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Village Hall Update – Clerk notified the Board of the need for replacement of the HP scanner/printer. Clerk noted there is an $80 rebate to use toward the purchase of a new scanner/printer. Clerk noted she is still waiting to receive quotes for removal of the diseased Crab tree located in the front lawn of the Village Hall. Clerk noted John Kraft, maintenance department, is in need of a new weed trimmer at a cost of $159.00. Baker made motion to approve the purchase of scanner and the purchase of a weed trimmer. Seconded by Busch. Carried with no negative votes.
Approval of May bills – Busch moved to approve the bills. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
The next regular Board meeting will be on June 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.
Busch moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative voice votes. Meeting adjourned at 7:44 p.m.
Lynnette Woyak, Clerk
Patricia Baker, President