Monday, August 21, 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.  Roll call was taken.  Trustee Bergin, Trustee Sachs, Trustee Busch and Trustee Renfert were present.


Agenda – Busch moved to approve the agenda.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.


July Minutes – Renfert moved to approve the July minutes.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.


Treasurer’s Report – Busch moved to approve the July treasurer report.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes. 


Audit Requirement – Board Members completed and submitted to Clerk the “Related Parties” form required by Accounting Workshop for the Financial Audit. 


Discussion and possible action operator/liquor licenses

a.  Approve Operator Licenses - Renfert moved to approve all new operator licenses.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

b.  Point of Beauty liquor licenses – The application was completed and the approval of a Salon holding a liquor license was confirmed with the Department of Revenue.

c.  Discussion to change alcohol hours - Sachs moved to approve modification of the hours to sell beer at a “Class A”  establishment to coincide with the WI Statues 125.  Seconded by Baker.  Discussion took place.  A roll call vote was taken: Baker – yes, Bergin – yes, Busch – yes, Sachs - 4 yes and Renfert - nay.  The Board agreed that the Clerk would amend ordinance #12.02.


Committee Updates

a.  Comprehensive Committee (no August meeting)

b.  Zoning Committee – Update on Timmy Cooper’s project

c.  Portage County GCAC (Groundwater Citizen’s Advisory Committee) – Daniel McFarlane addressed the Board.  McFarlane provided information regarding the GCAC and called for each Board member to complete a questionnaire regarding the groundwater of the Village.


Discussion and possible action on Streets

a.  Swaling – Bergin moved to award the swaling contract to Tony’s Landscaping.  Seconded by Busch.  Carried with no negative votes.

b.  Grading Linwood & Greenbriar alleyway – The grading was done by Rutkowski Trucking

c.  All street lights have been replaced or repaired by Bushman Electric

d.  Shrub Trimming near Odessa Court – Discussion took place regarding the ownership of the for-mentioned shrubs.  No Action was taken.


Discussion and possible action on October Fire Department Fund Raising Event – Discussed, General Approval.  No action taken.


Discussion and possible Action on Fire Protection Advisory Referendum – Busch moved to add a referendum to the February election.  Seconded by Bergin.  Discussion took place regarding the timing of the referendum and the steps needed to place the referendum on the ballot.  Carried with no negative vote.  The wording of the referendum will be discussed at future Board meetings.


Open Meetings Presentation by District Attorney Louis Molepski – DA Molepski addressed the Board and the attending public regarding the laws and rules of the Open Meetings Law.


Village Hall update – Ice cream social is coming up -  Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm; Large item pick up is scheduled for September 21, 2017 (notice will be in newsletter).


Approval of  July/August bills – Bergin moved to approve the July/August bills/payments.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.


Set date for next regular meeting – Next Board meeting is scheduled for September 18, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Village Hall


Meeting was adjourned at 7:09





                                                                        Kathy Bemowski, Clerk




                                                                        Patricia Baker, President