VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
Monday, June 19, 2017
Meeting called to Order - President Patricia Baker called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:32 p.m.
Roll was taken. Trustees Gordon Renfert, Jim Sachs and Steve Bergin were present. Trustee Busch was absent due to illness.
Also present were Village Fire Chief Brian Lepper, Village firefighter Ron Slicer, Zoning Committee Chairman Steve Menzel, Chief Deputy Dan Kontos, Opportunity Development Center CEO Pam Ross, Stevens Point City Times Brandi Makuski, Charm Fournier (402 Greenbriar), Beverly West (35 Ridgewood), Jeff Burns (503 Greenbriar), Bob Daniels (219 Sunrise) Gert Neuendorf (612 Linwood), Bill Dunham (615 Sunrise), Bob Christenson (202 Fieldcrest), and Kathryn Negaard (30 Hazelwood).
Board of Review – Baker moved to close the Board of Review. The Board of Review Chair, Busch was absent. Baker asked three times. Bergin made a motion to close the Board of Review. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
Agenda – Baker asked for a motion to approve the agenda with the removal of Item 10e and 13e. A motion was made by Bergin to move item 10d to item 4. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Storm of 2017 – President Baker thanked the Fire Department and AmeriCorps for their assistance during this very difficult time.
Discussion and possible action on Village Wide Branch/Tree Removal – Item 10c from the Agenda was moved forward to accommodate the residents that attended the Board meeting. President Baker asked for community concerns and comments. Many residents were concerned about the removal of debris that was collected. Several residents also voiced their appreciation for the efforts of the Village and the Fire Department. A motion was made by Bergin to obtain quotes for branch and tree removal. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes. The Village will request quotes to remove the branches and trees for each resident. A motion was made by Bergin to table the discussion until a later date. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes. A special meeting was scheduled for Friday, June 23, 2017 to further discuss the branch and tree removal.
May minutes – Bergin moved to approve the May 5th minutes. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes. Bergin also moved to approve the May 15th minutes with amendment to the wording for Discussion and possible action on appointment of Members to Zoning Board of Appeals. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes.
April and May Treasurer’s Report – The Clerk explained the discrepancy on the April Treasurer’s Report. An expense was posted to the wrong account number. The necessary adjustment was made. The adjusted April Treasurer’s report will be presented at the July Board Meeting. Renfert moved to accept the May Treasurer’s report. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Ratification of Declaration of Disaster – The Village of Park Ridge was declared a disaster after the June 12, 2017 storm. President Baker and Trustees Busch, Sachs, Renfert and Bergin signed the Disaster Declaration. The Declaration of Disaster will allow for possible Municipal reimbursement.
Committee Updates –
Vicious Animal Ordinance Committee - Portage County Animal Control Meeting will be held on June 28, 2017 to discuss amendments to the ordinance. On July 18 the Animal Control Board will meet at 5:00 p.m. to approve amendments to the ordinance.
Comprehensive Committee – Trustee Busch was absent from the Board Meeting. Postpone update until July meeting.
Zoning Committee – Chairman Steve Menzel will schedule a meeting with the Zoning Committee to discuss the Timmy Cooper project. Timmy Cooper would like to build a storage unit building next to the Airport Bar.
Discussion and possible action on operator’s licenses, liquor licenses and tobacco licenses - Bergin made a motion to accept the operator applications pending the completion of the applications (some of the applicants did not mark the box for one year or two year license). The following applications were approved; Mary Sisson and Bill Dunham for Bottle Stop and Logan Carlson, Kyler Tentz, Patrick Strong, Kristin Deaton and Amber Rasmussen for The Store. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Based on the information received from the Department of Revenue, Point of Beauty is not allowed to have a liquor license. The Village of Park Ridge will refund the license fee to Point of Beauty.
The Village received a letter from the Department of Health Services regarding the cost of a tobacco license. Per the Department of Health Services the cost can be raised to $100. Currently the Village of Park Ridge charges $30.00. Since the money for tobacco licenses has recently been collected this subject will be tabled until next year.
Discussion and possible action on Village Streets –
Swaling – The Village Clerk has reached out to several businesses for quotes. We are waiting for the quotes and Village Clerk will reach out to these businesses again. The swaling notification letter to the residents has been prepared and approved by Dan Holloway. The letter will be sent to the residents that will be affected.
Paving – The Village Clerk has reached out to several businesses for quotes. We are waiting for the quotes and Village Clerk will reach out to these businesses again.
Speeding Enforcement – Chief Deputy Dan Kontos spoke to the Board and Residents regarding the speeding and stop sign enforcement. Chief Deputy Dan Kontos provided the non-emergency phone number to report repeat offenders: 715-346-1400. The residents mentioned that the worst time is 6:30am to 8:30am. Chief Deputy Dan Kontos will put in a request for more patrolling in the Village of Park Ridge. A more detailed discussion and a contract for additional patrolling could be requested. The cost of additional patrolling would be $75.00 per hour. A contract between the Sheriff’s Office and the Village of Park Ridge would be required. A speed monitor was also requested by the Board. Chief Deputy Dan Kontos said there is a long waiting list but he will put the Village on the list.
Discussion and possible action on CMOM & CMAR certification – The Village of Park Ridge needs a certified representative for Capacity Management Operations & Maintenance and Construction Manager at Risk. Baker mentioned Bobby Gifford was the certified representative in the past. Baker will ask Gifford if he would be the Village of Park Ridge certified representative. This item will be tabled until July, allowing time for Baker to contact Gifford.
Discussion and possible action on Village Communications – The discussion regarding communications included face book page, electronic and mailed president newsletter and email. The village will reach out to residents who will provide email address. Sachs made a motion to construct a face book page. Seconded by Bergin. Carried with no negative votes.
Village Hall updates – The quotes for the tree removal from the front of the Village Hall were reviewed. A motion was made by Sachs to accept Eagle Tree Care’s quote. The Village will also request that the stump be removed for a cost not to exceed $200. Seconded by Renfert. Carried with no negative votes. The Clerk informed the Board that the Automark (election machine) was upgraded, cleaned and the annual maintenance was done. The Clerk also provided an update on the stop sign and pole purchase. Three poles and two stop signs were purchased. The cost was $20.00 per pole and $26.00 per stop sign. The Clerk put the Board on notice that the renewal of insurance will take place in September.
ODC/CIC Presentation by Pam Ross – Opportunity Development Center has merged with Community Industries Corporation. ODC will provide assistance to the public that need extra care and assistance. The ODC plans to renovate portions of the CIC building. Ross also mentioned that the ODC would like the public transportation to include a bus stop at the corner. Public transportation will be discussed further in 2018.
May/June Bills – Bergin moved to approve the May/June bills. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
The next regular Board meeting will be convened on July 24, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall.
Bergin moved to adjourn the meeting. Seconded by Sach. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Kathy Bemowski, Clerk
Patricia Baker, President