VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE

BOARD MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, JULY 30, 2018

 

 

Meeting called to Order – President Busch called the meeting of the Park Ridge Village Board to order at 5:31 p.m.  The Village Board and Residents recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll Call was taken.  Trustee Dunham, Trustee Fournier and Trustee Sachs were present.  Trustee Bergin was absent. 

 

Approval of July Agenda – Sachs made a motion to approve the July agenda.  Seconded by Dunham.    Carried with no negative votes.

 

Approval of June Minutes – Sachs made a motion to approve the 6/6/18 Board of Review minutes.   Seconded by Dunham.  Carried with no negative votes.  Sachs made a motion to approve the 6/18/18 Board Meeting.  Seconded by Fournier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Acceptance of June Treasurer’s Reports – Fournier made a motion to accept the June Treasurer’s Reports.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes. 

 

Discussion and possible acceptance of Second Quarter Reports – Fire Department, Building Permits and Payroll – Fournier made a motion to accept Second Quarter Report from Fire Chief, Building Inspector and Clerk.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Final Builder’s Agreement for Francisco Estates-Angelo Court - Rowe Builder’s Agreement & Construction Sign –

a.)   Review Final Plot Plan – The final plot plan was reviewed by the Village Board.  Some lot numbers were changed based on the builder’s decision to build single unit buildings on the north side of Angelo Court.

b.)   Vote to accept the Final Builder’s Agreement – The Builder’s Agreement received a

 unanimous vote of acceptance at the June 21, 2018 board meeting.  The Builder’s Agreement was revised to include the builder’s decision to build single unit buildings on the north side of Angelo Court.  Another vote was required due to the changes to the Builder’s Agreement.  Sachs made a motion to approve the revised Builder’s Agreement.  Seconded by Dunham.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on grading alley between Linwood and Greenbriar & the removal of street sweepings -   The Clerk informed the board of her discussion with Tonya at Opportunity Development Center (ODC).  ODC purchased and laid 3 yards of red granite at a cost of approximately $150.  The granite requires grading.  Several residents that use the alley to access their garages made comments regarding the increased usage of the alley and the condition of it.    Discussion took place regarding a long-term solution for the alley between Linwood and Greenbriar.  Sachs made a motion to solicit 3 bids for paving the alley. Seconded by Fournier.  Carried with no negative votes. Another resident mentioned that the street sweepings (at the entrance to Iverson Park) have not been picked up yet.  The Clerk will notify Rutkowski Trucking to schedule the grading of the alley and picking up the street sweepings.

 

Discussion and possible action on Fire Department future plans

Drawing of new fire department building created by Volunteer Fire Fighter Change Olson The Board reviewed the drawings.  Discussion took place.  A group of Village residents mailed a postcard to all residents requesting an independent study of the plans for the Fire Department.  Trustees are receiving mixed viewpoints.  Some of the residents would like to move forward with a new building; other residents are voicing interest in contracting with the City of Stevens Point.  A few residents said they would like the streets fixed before investing in the Fire Department.   Dunham made a motion to solicit bids from architectural firms to review the drawings (by Chance Olson) and determine the cost to construct the building based on the drawings.  Seconded by Fournier.   Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Streets – LRIP approved – Discussion took place regarding the length (50% or 100%) of the street to start with and why Linwood was chosen.  Questions and concerns were brought forward from the residents.  How many streets should be re-constructed at a time, what about financing, which bank or agency to use, how much to borrow?  The Village must obtain 3 quotes.  Because this could result in the Village exceeding our State capped levy limits, a referendum will be required.  Dunham made a motion to schedule a Public Hearing and a Binding Referendum for Street Repair for the next election in 2019.  Seconded by Fournier.  Roll call was taken.  Dunham – yes, Fournier – yes, Sachs – no, Bergin – absent, Busch – no.

Fournier made a motion to continue the Street discussion at the next scheduled Board meeting.  Seconded by Dunham.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Discussion and possible action on Current Asset Account #11340 – Reserve Account – Dunham made a motion to move $100,000.00 from the Reserve Account to a one-year CD at a rate of 1.75% interest.  Seconded by Sachs.  The Board’s concern (see minutes from June board meeting) regarding an interest penalty for early withdraw was addressed in an email from Paul Adamski, president of Pineries Bank.  Pineries Bank agreed to no interest penalty for early withdrawal.  Pineries Bank has agreed to this exception because of the many years the village has been a loyal customer.  Roll Call was taken:  Fournier – yes, Sachs – yes, Bergin – absent, Dunham – yes and Busch – yes. 

 

Discussion and possible action on Operator license applications – Sach made a motion to accept three (3) operator license applications.  Seconded by Fournier.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Village Hall Update –

a.)  Wisconsin Disaster Fund - The clerk informed the Board that a $14,696.29 payment was received from the State of Wisconsin – Division of Emergency Management to assist in the damages incurred during the severe thunderstorm on June 11, 2017.  Fire Chief Brian Lepper made a request to give a portion of the funds to the Fire Department.  This will be discussed at the next Board meeting.

b.)  New State Law Passed – The clerk informed the Board of new State Laws passed

The Clerk also talked about her second year of training at the Green Bay Clerk Institute

 

Approval of June/July Bills – Fournier made a motion to approve the June and July bills.  Seconded by Sachs.  Carried with no negative votes.

 

Set date for next regular meeting – The next Board meeting is scheduled for August 20, 2018 at 5:30.  The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

 

 

 

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Randy Busch, Village President

 

 

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Kathy Bemowski, Village Clerk