Village Board Meeting
February 13, 2013
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed members present with Tr. Stasson absent. Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Erik Lefeber, Chief Mireski, Shannon Barniskis, Paul Ziebert, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as distributed by email. Motion carried.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to approve February bills as follows: General Fund $58,083.40 and Utility Fund $53,726.56. Motion carried.
The Lomira Police Department has an opportunity to accept a grant for $20,200 to pay for a new computer operating system provided by Core Technology. The annual maintenance fee of $1,300 will be added to the budget beginning in 2014. This fee would cover all online support, repairs, off-site backup, etc. There will be no cost to the Village in 2013, as the $1,300 will be paid for from the crime prevention fund. Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Gilson to approve $20,200 grant for police department new records management system. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to adopt Ordinance #274 election inspector shifts on Election Day. Motion carried with Tr. Stasson absent.
Ordinance #275 providing for special charges for solid waste collection was read. The ordinance will be voted on at the next Board meeting.
Maintenance of the No. 1 old water tower was discussed. The tower requires regular painting and maintenance to keep from rusting. The inside and outside of the tank are painted to prevent corrosion. A lengthy process requires a professional service sandblasting, cleaning, and using epoxy primer and paint to adequately seal the tank. Brian Koll recommended Lane Tank Co. because of their excellent reputation and work, as well as their familiarity with the water tower. This will be the fourth time Lane Tank Co. will paint the tower. The cost will be $49,875. Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to award a contract for repainting of the No. 1 old water tower to Lane Tank Co, Mosinee, WI. Motion carried.
Brian Koll presented the monthly public works report. Workers performed routine maintenance of Village property and equipment, as well as snow and ice removal and water meter testing. Bids for the reconstruction of Pleasant Hill Avenue, which is scheduled for this May or June, will be opened on February 26 at 1pm.
Chief Mireski presented the monthly police report. All residents are reminded that to prevent from becoming a victim of theft or burglary, they are reminded to lock their homes, garages, vehicles, etc. The State of WI Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) is urging business owners throughout the state and Village of Lomira to exercise extreme caution if they receive a request for information from a company called Corporate Records Service. Businesses are asked to fill out an Annual Minutes Form and submit a $125 fee to a Madison P.O. Box. Businesses are not required by DFI or any other state agency to complete the form or submit the payment.
Shannon Barniskis presented the monthly library report. There are four new staff members: 2 pages and 2 clerks. New programs include thursDIY programs, cooking classes, teen programs and children’s story times. The library is also planning a week-long event “Make Lomira” to introduce STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics).
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to adjourn at 8:16pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein
Village Board Meeting
February 27, 2013
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed all members present. Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Erik Lefeber, Chuck Bublitz, Chief Mireski, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as dispensed by email. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by President Schraufnagel to grant an operator’s liquor license to Stacie A Haecker of W6541 Highway F, Brownsville. Motion carried.
Ordinance #275 providing for special charges for solid waste collection was read. The ordinance states for the year 2013 only, the Village Board shall impose a special charge on real property in accordance with WI Stats. 66.0627 on properties receiving services under the Village’s waste collection, disposal and recycling program. The Village Clerk is directed to give notice by March 31, 2013, send bills to real property owners on or before June 30, 2013, with payments due on or before July 31, 2013. Any amount not received by the Treasurer by July 31, 2013 is delinquent and a lien on the property and shall accrue interest at a rate of 1% per month until placed on the tax roll and thereafter will accrue interest and penalties as taxes. Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to adopt Ordinance #275 as read. Motion carried; Tr. Bublitz and Tr. Stasson nay.
Resolution #884 imposing special charges for solid waste collection and disposal was read. The resolution states for 2013 only, the Village will create a special charge of $36 per dwelling unit on each benefitted parcel of real property to cover the $20,261 deficit the Village incurs from the costs for its collection and disposal of solid waste and recycling. The collected fees will be placed into the general fund savings account until the Board decides how the funds should be distributed. Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to adopt Resolution #884 as read. Motion carried; Tr. Bublitz and Tr. Stasson nay.
A mutual aid agreement with the City of Mayville was discussed. Chief Mireski reported that in the event Lomira would need back-up officers for an emergency, and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department was unavailable, a written mutual aid agreement with the City of Mayville would ensure that an available officer from Mayville would report to Lomira. Alternatively, in the event Mayville needed back-up officer(s) and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department was unavailable, then Lomira Police Department would provide backup. The Board expressed insurance and liability concerns, of which were answered in the mutual aid agreement with the Mayville Police Department: “In the event of an injury to the officer during the course of duty while outside his/her jurisdiction he/she will be covered by their respective departments for insurance and workman’s compensation purposes. In the event of an injury to a suspect, damage of property, etc, liability will be determined on a case by case basis on whose department is responsible.” Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by Tr. Gilson to approve the law enforcement services contract (mutual aid) with the Mayville Police Department. Motion carried.
In committee reports, Brian Koll reported for the Streets, Utilities & Solid Waste Committee that the bids for the Pleasant Hill Avenue project were opened. The lowest bid came from Fleischmann Excavating at about $59,300. The highest bid was about $66,000. There were a total of five bids; $68,000 was budgeted for in 2013. The project cannot begin before May 13 and should be completed by June 15. The Board will award a bid at the next meeting.
Tr. Schroeder reported the Streets, Utilities & Solid Waste Committee will begin working on a refuse and recycling collection and disposal services plan for 2014. He will gather quotes from Waste Management and Advanced Disposal. The Committee would like to hold a public hearing and have a decision by July for the 2014 services.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to adjourn into closed session at 7:54pm per WI Stats. 19.85(1)(c) to discuss employment and compensation for replacement part time police officer and replacement assistant to the director of public works. The Board will return to open session following the closed session. Motion carried by a roll call vote.
The Board returned to open session at 8:08pm with all members present. Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to hire Michael Cochran as a part time police officer to replace Sharon Bauch. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Stasson to hire Jacob Freiberg as an assistant to the director of public works to replace Jeremy Klug. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to adjourn at 8:15pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein