DRAFT VILLAGE OF PARK RIDGE DRAFT
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Approval of August minutes – Dunham made a motion to approve the August minutes. Seconded by Fournier. For “Discussion and possible action on Fire Department” the third sentence from the bottom will include the words “that fit in current FD bay” after “still shopping for a used truck”. Carried with no negative votes.
Acceptance of August Treasurer’s report – Bergin made a motion to approve the August Treasurer’s report. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Discussion and possible action on Resolution 008-2018R – Apply $3,431.18 of Disaster Relief Funds to the Fire Department for purchase of a new Breathing Apparatus – This item is postponed until the next scheduled Board meeting so the Clerk can change the wording of the Resolution. No Action.
Discussion and possible action on continued research regarding the possibility of a new fire department building – Trustee Dunham contacted a couple local architect/construction companies: Ellis Stone and Guzman Case Corporation. Both companies require more information and details. Ellis Stone declined to provide architectural services. Guzman Case Corporation provided a rough estimate of 10K – 15K for architectural services. Discussion took place and the information received from Village of Whiting and Town of Stockton was reiterated again. Many of the residents attending the Board meeting provided their concerns and suggestions. Some of the residents are concerned that a decision has not been reached yet. Other residents would like more research done. The Board reviewed Dan Holloway’s letter of June 21, 2018 again. Resident Holloway suggested that the board reach out to RW Management Group for a free of charge presentation. RW Management Group would provide an unbiased, independent professional public safety study. RW Management Group has worked with the Village of Plover and the Village of Whiting. Fire Chief Lepper raised a timing issue. It was assumed that RW Management would need information from the Chief. Fire Chief Lepper has other priorities that require his attention at this time. Dunham also reminded the Board of meetings/discussions that were held with the Village of Whiting (merge/maintain their volunteer fire department while contracting for fire protection) and Town of Stockton (re-established their volunteer fire department) regarding their decisions to contract their fire protection or maintain their own fire department and the cost related to their decisions. Trustee Fournier suggested that the Comprehensive Planning Committee meet with RW Management Group. The Comprehensive Planning Committee Chairperson, Brian Kozlowski (who attended the Board meeting) agreed that the Committee would meet with RW Management Group. The Comprehensive Planning Committee will present their findings to the Park Ridge Board. No action taken by Board at this time.
Village Hall update – The Clerk informed the Board that the annual maintenance has been done on the generator. The cost of the annual maintenance was questioned. The Clerk will confirm that the cost has not increased since the previous year. The dates for the Open Book and Board of Review were announced. The required posting at the three (3) designated areas, the website, and on the doors of the Village has been done. The required notice was also published in the Portage County Gazette. The Clerk talked about her recent training and the new software Portage County is using for dog licenses, special assessments and taxes.
Approval of August/September bills – Bergin made a motion to approve the August/September bills. Seconded by Sachs. Carried with no negative votes.
Set date for next regular meeting – Due to the Open Book and Board of Review meeting scheduled for October 8 and October 15, the next regular Board meeting will be on October 29, 2018.
Convene in to closed session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes §19.85(1)(c) to consider 2019 compensation and 2018 performance evaluation of Village Clerk/Treasurer over which the Park Ridge Village Board has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility – The Board convened in to closed session at 7:05 pm.
The Board will reconvene in open session immediately following the closed session and take action, if any, on matters discussed in closed session – The Board reconvened in to open session at 7:14 pm. Dunham made a motion to increase the Clerk/Treasurer’s salary by $2,000.00 effective January 1, 2019. Seconded by Bergin. Roll call was taken: Dunham – yes, Fournier – yes, Sachs – yes, Bergin – yes, and Busch – yes. Dunham made another motion to pay the Clerk/Treasurer the balance of the budgeted salary for 2018. Seconded by Fournier. Roll call was taken: Fournier – yes, Sachs – yes, Bergin – yes, Dunham – yes and Busch – yes.
The meeting adjourned at 7:19 pm.
Kathy Bemowski, Clerk/Treasurer Randy Busch, President