Village Board Meeting
July 10, 2013
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed members present with Tr. Schroeder absent. Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Chief Mireski, Shannon Barniskis, Aaron Miara, Elysha Riley, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Stasson to approve the previous meetingís minutes as distributed by email. Motion carried.
Aaron Miara presented his appeal for the denial of an operatorís liquor license for 7/1/13 to 6/30/14. His manager, Elysha Riley, also made comment. The Board will revisit granting Aaron Miara an operatorís liquor license at the next Board meeting.
Motion by Tr. Stasson, seconded by Tr. Davis to approve July bills as follows: General Fund $40,480.63, Utility Fund $15,538.14, Crime Prevention Fund $215.20. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Stasson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to grant Lomira Fire Dept. of 549 Church Street, Lomira a temporary Class B liquor license from July 20 to July 21, 2013 to sell at Sterr Park, Lomira and grant permission to remain in the park after the 11pm closing time on July 20. Motion carried.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to award a contract for installation of a steel roof on the Public Works garage at 999 Water Street, Lomira. Motion carried. Brian Koll, Director of Public Works, sent three requests for proposals, but only received one proposal in return. Harvey Hengeveld proposed $9,200 labor and about $16,000 materials. The steel roof would be placed on top of the existing shingles. Materials will be purchased from Luedtke Lumber. This project was included in the 2013 budget.
The Board discussed establishing a Communication & Technology Committee. Trustee Davis reported he had email correspondence with many Village employees regarding the use of technology in the workplace. Each department relies on computers and other forms of technology to complete their work. A Communication and Technology Committee would allow employees to have a contact regarding technology concerns, support and upgrades when needed. Trustee Davis volunteered to chair the committee. President Schraufnagel and Tr. Liimatainen volunteered to be members. The Board will vote on establishing a committee at the next Board meeting.
The Public Works report for July was read by Brian Koll.
The Police Department report for June was read by Chief Mireski.
The Library report for July was read by Shannon Barniskis. Shannon reported she will resign as the library director effective September 3. The Board thanked her for all the hard work and accomplishments at the library.
In other business, the refuse and recycling collection program for 2014 will be voted on at the next Board meeting, July 24.
Motion by Tr. Hanke, seconded by Tr. Stasson to convene to closed session as allowed per WI Stats. 19.85 (1) (e) at 8:06pm to discuss insurance contract and adjourn. The Board did not reconvene in open session. Motion carried by roll call vote.
Village Board Meeting
July 24, 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, Chief Mireski, Al Guay, Bruce Bintzler, Debbie Bintzler, Linda Patterson, Aaron Miara, Elysha Riley, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to approve the previous meetingís minutes as emailed. Motion carried.
Aaron Miara was denied an operatorís liquor license at the June 12th meeting. President Schraufnagel stated he appreciated that Aaron took time to meet with the Board at the previous meeting in hopes of appealing the liquor license denial. Schraufnagel stated Aaron should reapply next June. There was no motion to grant an operatorís liquor license to Aaron Miara at this time.
Motion by Tr. Liimatainen, seconded by Tr. Hanke to grant an operatorís liquor license to Andrea Wiesner of 375 Main Street Apt. 2, Lomira. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Liimatainen, seconded by Tr. Lefeber to establish a Communication & Technology Committee. Motion carried. Members are Chairman Dan Davis, Tony Schraufnagel and Michael Liimatainen.
The Board discussed the future of the refuse and recycling program. Collection services provided two options: at approximately $9 per month residents can use any sealed bag/container for garbage or at approximately $12 per month residents can use the cart with wheels for garbage. Trustees reported they received a mix of opinions from residents, while at the public hearing held on June 12, the popular opinion was to have any sealed bag/container for garbage. Tr. Liimatainen proposed the Village implement both services for residents. Those residents that choose to use bags may, and those residents that choose to use carts may pay for that option. It was noted that residents that use any bag may still put their bagged garbage into a container of their choosing, according to the proposal supplied by Waste Management. With this, residentís supply their own bag/container and every resident (single family and two family units) are billed the same. Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Pr. Schraufnagel to have resident supplied bags and/or containers for the refuse collection service in 2014. Motion carried.
Al Guay questioned if the Board will purchase back unused Village marked refuse bags from residents at the end of the year. The Board agreed that residents should be reimbursed by check. The Board will vote on this at the next Board meeting. The Board will also consider the refuse collection vendor and how residents will be billed for the service.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Stasson to sell the 2004 Crown Victoria squad car at auction. Motion carried. Money from the sale of the squad will be for police department use in the crime prevention fund.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Stasson to approve the purchase of a new combination influent flowmeter/sampler for the wastewater plant at an approximate cost of $7,500. Motion carried. Brian Koll reported there have been problems with the current unit, which has electronics to run everything. The meter has an ultrasonic probe that feeds into the area of velocity unit to determine flow. The unit is eighteen years old and $1,000 was spent in 2009 to make a repair. Koll has been informed the controller cannot be fixed, so it will require a new controller and refrigeration unit. Money to purchase the new unit will be funded by the wastewater treatment plant account.
Tr. Schroeder reported on behalf of the Streets, Utilities & Solid Waste Committee that there was recently a preliminary public meeting with the Department of Transportation regarding the reconstruction of a section of Highway 41 between Highway 28 and 49. The DOT would like to plan the project for 2015, which may also include building a salt shed on the State owned land located next to Fireworks City. The Highway 41 construction in 2015 would push back the Highway 175 construction to 2016.
Brian Koll reported that Harvey Hengeveld began installing the new roof on the public works garage.
Pr. Schraufnagel reported on behalf of the Fire & Police Committee that a meeting was held with Chief Ries and Chief Mireski. The fire department received quotes to repair the bays and also supplied a list of other building maintenance issues. The police department discussed quarterly budget and fundraising.
Dan Davis reported on behalf of the Library Committee that they are looking for a new Director and creating a job description for the position.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to adjourn at 8:02pm. Motion carried.
Jenna Rhein, Clerk/Treasurer