Village Board Meeting
April 10, 2013
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by clerk Jenna Rhein in the absence of President Schraufnagel. Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to nominate Tr. Schroeder as acting chair for this meeting. Motion carried. Roll call showed members present with President Schraufnagel and Tr. Liimatainen absent. Also in attendance were Kara Johnson of the Dodge County Pionier, Erik Lefeber, Daniel Davis, Chief Mireski, Shannon Barniskis, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as electronically sent. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Gilson to approve April bills as follows: General Fund $46,759.39, Utility Fund $320,581.27, TIF #4 $150.00. Motion carried.
The Department of Public Works report was read by Brian Koll. Yard waste will be collected on Monday of each week. The semi-annual fire hydrant flushing has been scheduled for the week of April 15-19. Bulk waste drop-off at 999 Water Street is set for May 11. Residents are encouraged to visit www.lomiragov.com for more information regarding these topics.
The monthly Police Department report was read by Chief Mireski. The department recently received a grant for a new computer software system records management upgrade. CORE is currently working on installing the system. The department is also considering the use of a grant for $3,300 to allow it to access the WIJIS system with the State of Wisconsin.
The monthly Quad/Graphics Community Library report was presented by Shannon Barniskis. Circulation and program participation has increased. The library is trying a “fine-free” system for the summer. June 1-Aug. 31, customers will not be charged for late returns. The library also received a transliteracy grant from Alliant Energy Foundation for $2,000. The public is encouraged to attend the STEAM based learning program. More information is available at www.lomira.lib.wi.us.
Brian Koll reported on behalf of the Streets, Utilities and Solid Waste Committee that the 1995 pickup truck transmission has failed. A replacement vehicle will be purchased soon.
There will be a Planning & Zoning & Economic Development Committee hearing and meeting on April 24 beginning at 7pm. Kernwer LLC of 150 E. Main Street has applied for a conditional use permit to use an existing building as warehousing.
In other business, Tr. Schroeder presented Tr. Gilson and Tr. Bublitz with awards of appreciation for their terms on the Board. The Board thanked the gentlemen for their years of service.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to move to closed session at 7:53pm per WI Stats. 19.85(1)(c) to discuss employment and compensation for part time assistant to the clerk/treasurer. The Board will return to open session following the closed session. Motion carried by roll call vote.
The Board reconvened to open session at 7:59pm.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to hire Elizabeth Quandt as assistant to the clerk/treasurer. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to adjourn at 8:00pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein
Village Board Meeting
April 24, 2013
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed members present with Tr. Hanke and Tr. Liimatainen absent. Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Chief Mireski, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Stasson to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as emailed. Motion carried.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Stasson to adopt Resolution #887 appointing BMO Harris Bank of Lomira and TSB Bank of Lomira as official depositories for the ensuing year. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Stasson to adopt Resolution #888 designating Richard Yde of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP as official Village attorney for the ensuing year. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Stasson, seconded by Tr. Lefeber to grant a license to Andrew Nett of I Dream Ice Cream to have the retail food establishment via mobile operation in Lomira. Motion carried.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to approve the committee assignments for the ensuing year. Motion carried.
Tr. Schroeder reported the restroom toilets at the athletic field, located on Pleasant Hill Avenue, are in poor working condition. Craig Maxwell of Maxwell Plumbing & Heating LLC in Lomira provided a written proposal to have new, efficient toilets installed in the men’s and women’s restrooms for a cost of $1,778.00 with free installation. The cost would be paid from the Park Development fund. Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Davis to authorize the Rules, Regulations & Parks Committee to have new toilets installed in the restrooms at the athletic field. Motion carried.
The transmission of the Department of Public Works’ 1995 pickup truck is inoperative. A replacement truck will arrive in June. Brian Koll would like to sell the 1995 pickup on Craigslist. Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Stasson to authorize the Director of Public Works to sell the 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck. Motion carried.
Tr. Schroeder reported that the Streets, Utilities & Solid Waste committee have begun collecting proposals on refuse collection. Tr. Schroeder would like to have a public hearing regarding the future of the refuse collection system. There will be discussion on the proposals and setting a date for a public hearing at the next board meeting.
Brian Koll reported that the Public Works has begun minor utility work on Pleasant Hill Avenue in preparation for repaving to begin by May 15.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by President Schraufnagel to adjourn at 7:41pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein