VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, MAY 21, 2018

 

 

Meeting called to Order – The Village Clerk/Treasurer, Kathy Bemowski, called the regular meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:30 p.m.  Roll Call was taken. Trustee Busch, Trustee Bergin, Trustee Sachs and Trustee Fournier were present.  The Village President position is currently vacant.

 

Acting President – The Village Clerk/Treasurer asked for a Trustee to volunteer to represent the President for this meeting.  Trustee Busch volunteered.

 

May Agenda – Fournier made a motion to approve the May agenda.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

April & May 3rd Special Minutes – Sachs made a motion to approve the April & May 3rd Special minutes.  Seconded by Bergin.   Fournier refrained from voting on the April minutes since she was not a Board member at the time of the April Board meeting.  One typing error in the May minutes was corrected.   Bergin reported that he did reach out to the civil engineering candidates to extend the Village’s regrets, as mentioned in the May 3rd Special minutes.  The motion to approve the April & May 3rd minutes was carried with no negative votes.

 

April Treasurer’s Reports – Bergin made a motion to approve the April Treasurer’s Reports.  Seconded by Sachs.  Trustee Bergin questioned the amount on the Revenues & Expenses Budget vs Actual for account #54100 – Humane Society Contract.  The Clerk/Treasurer will research this amount and respond at the next scheduled Board meeting.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Appoint President/Trustee for Village Board – Trustee Busch volunteered to fill the vacant President position.  Sachs made a motion to approve Busch as the Village President for the balance of the term (April 2019).  Seconded by Bergin.    Carried with no negative votes.  Busch was appointed as President.   It was suggested that the Board use a rotating process to handle residents’ phone calls or emails.  The rotation and the process to be used will be discussed in more detail at future meeting and a resolution will be created.

Fournier made a motion to appoint resident, Bill Dunham, to occupy the vacant Trustee position.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Members for Zoning Committee, Zoning Board of Appeals and Comprehensive Planning Committee – The Board reviewed the list of members for the above mentioned committees. 

Zoning Committee - Busch resigned from his position as a non-voting member on the Zoning Committee.  As a result of Bill Dunham’s Trustee appointment to the Board, his position on the Zoning Committee will change to non-voting.  The re-assignment of Bill Dunham position created an open member position on the Zoning Committee.  The Zoning Chairman Steve Menzel will contact possible candidates to fill the vacant position.   Bergin made a motion to approve the following members: Steve Menzel (chair – term ends 4/30/20),  Christine Neidlein (term ends 4/30/19), Tom McCarten (term ends 4/30/19), Jim Sachs (Village Trustee – zoning term ends 4/30/20) and Bill Dunham (Village Trustee – zoning term ends 4/30/20).  Seconded by Fournier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Zoning Board of Appeals -  Bill Dunham was re-assigned from a member to an alternate (#1) member on the Zoning Board of Appeals.  This re-assignment created an open member position on the Zoning Board of Appeals.   Alternate (#2) position is also open because Judy Cable Anderson term has ended.  The Zoning Chairman Steve Menzel will contact possible candidates to fill the vacant positions.  Sachs made a motion to approve the following members:  Steve Menzel (chair – term ends 4/30/20); Christine Neidlein (term ends 4/30/19); Tom McCarten (term ends 4/30/19), and Bill Dunham (Alternate – term ends 4/30/20).  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Comprehensive Planning Committee - The Village has one vacant position open on the Comprehensive Planning Committee due to Dan Holloway’s resignation.  Randy Busch resigned his position as Chairperson on the Comprehensive Planning Committee, causing another open position.  Brian Kozlowski, member of the Comprehensive Planning Committee, offered to fill the vacant Chairperson position on the Comprehensive Planning Committee.   Resident Bill Dunham offered to fill the open member position created by Kozlowski who moved to Chairperson.  Resident Gert Neuendorf offered to fill the open position created by Dan Holloway’s resignation.   Resident Christine Neidlein also volunteered to be a member of this committee.  Fournier made a motion to approve the following members: Brian Kozlowski (Chair), Bill Dunham, Dr. Steven Bergin, Lee Bendtsen, Gert Neuendorf and Christine Neidlein.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible approval of Rowe Builder’s Agreement & Covenant – Sachs made a motion to accept the Builder’s Agreement.  Seconded by Fournier.  Discussion took place.  The Board has concerns.  The Board is interested in more concrete information regarding possible rentals and/or single family homes.  The Board is also looking for details regarding the size of the cul-de-sac and the conversation between Rowe and T & C Service regarding snowplowing problems.

Sachs withdrew his motion to accept the Builder’s Agreement.  Fournier withdrew her second.  Fournier made a motion to postpone this issue until the next scheduled Board meeting.  Seconded by Bergin.

Sachs made a motion to accept the Covenant that is similar to the Covenant for the Odessa Court Park Ridge Twin Homes Development.  Seconded by Fournier.  Sachs requested that the title be more specific to the project – Protective Covenant for Angelo Court, Park Ridge Twin Home Development.  The title change was carried with no negative votes.  Resident Jeri McGinley (previous Village Clerk) stated the Covenant should be filed with the Register of Deeds along with the plot plans.  If the Covenant is not filed with the plat plan, each purchaser must receive a copy of the Covenant along with the building permit.

a.)    Approve Rowe sign for the sale of dwellings – The sign was discussed but no action was taken.  The Board has concerns regarding the wording on the sign for the possible rentals.

b.)   The road, sewer and water for Angelo Court will be completed in the summer of 2018.

c.)   The first twin home will be constructed in the fall of 2018

d.)   An Amendment to Ordinance 8.12 was done to add Angelo Court to the Village of Park Ridge street names – Fournier make a motion to accept the amendment to Ordinance 8.12.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

e.)   Assign Street Numbers to Angelo Court – The Clerk provided a copy of the Park Ridge Twin Homes-Phase 2 Preliminary Plat with street numbers for Angelo Court.  The sequence of the street numbers coincides with the street numbers on Odessa Court.

The Village is required to provide information to the LCU regarding the 2020 census by June 2018, so it was necessary to assign street numbers for Angelo Court at this time.

 

Update and Discussion regarding the building project on Wilshire Blvd – Timmy Cooper (Ahoya LLC) is building a private commercial storage unit on Wilshire Blvd.  This building project was approved by the Village of Park Ridge.  Since it is a commercial building, the State of WI has provided the Village with Conditional Approval documents for the Buildings & Structures Building Inspector and the Plumbing Inspector.   The Village of Park Ridge also obtained a copy of the Sewer Lateral Connection Agreement between MM & MS Enterprises LLP and Ahoya, LLC.  The Village of Park Ridge assigned street number 1123 (Wilshire Blvd) to the Ahoya Storage Unit.

 

Discussion and possible action on approval of liquor & cigarette license renewal – Bergin made a motion to accept the following liquor renewal applications:  Silver Coach, Airport Bar, Bottle Stop, Point of Beauty and The Store.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

Bergin made a motion to accept the following cigarette renewal applications:  Bottle Stop, The Store and Walgreens.  Seconded by Fournier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on approval of operator license renewals and new applications – Sachs made a motion to accept the renewal and new applications.  Seconded by Fournier.   Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Fire Department – Fournier made a motion to schedule a Special meeting to discuss the Fire Department.  Seconded by Bergin.  The Special meeting was scheduled for June 11, 2018 at 5:30.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action regarding the use of a gun in the Village of Park Ridge – Discussion took place.  It was recommended that the Village put a reminder in our next newsletter regarding Ordinance 9.02 – Possession and Use of Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons.  President Busch will reach out to the resident involved with this reported incident.

 

Update, discussion and possible action on Village Topics

a.)   Light pole accident – The Clerk provided the Board with the total cost to repair the light pole involved in the truck accident.  Discussion took place regarding the submission to our insurance company.  The Village’s deductible is $1,000.  The cost of the repairs was $1,040.  Resident, Ken Vogel offered to assist the Clerk in submitting the paperwork to the driver’s insurance company.  The Clerk will request an accident report from the Stevens Point Police Dept.

b.)   LUCA training for 2020 Census - The Clerk informed the Board about the 2020 Census and the LUCA request for census information from the Village.

c.)   Fax phone line - The Clerk requested permission to research the cost for a fax line because the Village is required to have a fax line for Elections.  The Board approved the Clerk to research the cost and requirements.

d.)   Board of Review meeting - The first Board of Review meeting will be held on June 6, 2018.  The Village of Park Ridge will have a revaluation done in August/September of 2018.  By law, the Village is required to have a Board of Review meeting during a 45-day period starting with the 4th Monday of April.  The appropriate notice was published in the Portage County Gazette.  The Board of Review meeting will open and adjourn on June 6, 2018.  No assessment roll will be available until the revaluation is done.

 

Approval of April/May Bills – Sachs made a motion to approve the April and May bills.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Set date for next regular meeting – The next Board meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2018 at 5:30.

 

The Board considered going into closed session – Fournier made a motion to go into closed session to consider the Village Clerk/Treasurer’s one year review and to consider the Fire Chief’s communication with the media.  Seconded by Bergin.  Carried with no negative votes.  The Village Board went into closed session at 6:37 p.m.

 

The Board reconvened in open session – At 7:35 p.m. the Board reconvened in open session.  Roll Call was taken.  President Busch, Trustee Bergin, Trustee Sachs and Trustee Fournier were present.  A motion was made by Sachs to accept the performance review and a $1,000 salary increase for the Village Clerk/Treasurer.  Roll Call was taken.  Busch – yes; Bergin – yes; Sachs – yes; Fournier – yes.  Carried with no objection.

 No action was taken on the Fire Chief’s communication with the media.

 

Adjourn Meeting – Fournier made a motion to adjourn the Board meeting at 7:45 p.m.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

 

 

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Randy Busch, Village President

 

 

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Kathy Bemowski, Village Clerk