Lomira Village Board Meeting
June 13, 2012
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed members present with Tr. Liimatainen absent. Also in attendance was Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pioneer, Chris Mireski of the Lomira Police Department, Shannon Barniskis of the Lomira Quad/Graphics Community Library, Randy and Paul Much of MCO, Village residents, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as emailed. Motion carried.
A concerned resident inquired about the Crystal Springs pond and fountain. The fountain was turned off due to budget cuts and the resident would like to see the fountain turned back on. A likely solution would be collecting donations to meet the expenses of the pond and fountain.
Randy and Paul Much of Midwest Contract Operations met to discuss the update on the Wastewater plant operations. As reported, the Lomira plant is running well with no violations. MCO will continue to deliberate with the Public Works Department regarding phosphorus level regulations set by the DNR.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by President Schraufnagel to pay bills as distributed. General Fund $67,111.99, Utility Fund $17,053.84. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to reconsider an operator’s liquor license to Ashley Duley upon completion of a new application. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to grant business liquor licenses for the ensuing year expiring on June 30, 2013 to the following:
Class B Combination License: American Legion Post 347 Bintzler-Waehler, Dennis Kuechler, Agent, 412 Pleasant Hill Avenue; C&K, Inc. of Lomira, dba Bublitz’s Restaurant & Alehouse, Charles Bublitz, Agent, 580 East Avenue; Thomas Philipsky, aka Ski & Bev’s Corner Pub, 504 Milwaukee Street; Susie’s Home Cooking, Inc., James Bisek, Agent, 1007 Church Street; Sternat & Sternat, dba J-Lo’s Depot, Keith Sternat, Agent, 701 Main Street
Class B Fermented Malt Beverage Only License: Lomira Athletic Association Inc., Bradley Hastings, President, 275 Pleasant Hill Avenue
Class A Combination License: Bennett & Bennett, dba Olde Towne Beverage, Ramona T. Bennet, Agent, 450 East Main Street; Brasch’s, Inc., dba Brasch’s Piggly Wiggly, Gregory Brasch, Agent, 325 East Avenue
Class A Fermented Malt Beverages License: Co Co Properties LLC, Tony Cole, Agent, 665 East Avenue; Truckers & Travelers Restaurant, Ltd., Michael McLean, Agent, 400 East Avenue. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Stasson to grant operator’s liquor licenses to Kimberly Ferguson of 542 Sunrise Avenue, Lomira; Amy Bloch of 617 S. Water Street, Lomira; Tyler Larsen of 405 Main Street Apt. #1, Lomira; Madelyn Meyer of 116 S. Cedar Street, Horicon; Michael Liebert of 1103 Mary Lane, Lomira; Rachael Erdman of 116 S. Cedar Street, Horicon; James Koenigs of 1101 N. Third Street, Lomira; Michelle Bruss of 710 S. Water St. Apt. 2, Lomira. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by Tr. Schraufnagel to approve Kim Lefeber to the Lomira QuadGraphics Community Library Board. Motion carried.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Gilson to divide the Clerk’s office and Public Works office as two separate departments. Motion carried with Tr. Stasson nay.
Motion by President Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to authorize Huberty & Associates to prepare an application for a water rate increase to the Public Service Commission. Motion carried.
The first reading of Ordinance #271 sexual offender residency restrictions was given.
Department of Public Works monthly report was read by Brian Koll.
Chris Mireski of the Lomira Police Department presented the monthly police report.
Shannon Barniskis of the Lomira Quad/Graphics Library presented the library report.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to adjourn at 8:37pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein
Lomira Village Board Meeting
June 27, 2012
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed members present with Tr. Schroeder absent. Also in attendance was Katie Leb of the Dodge County Pioneer, Chris Mireski of the Lomira Police Department, Don Lechner, Justine Abitz, Tom Walsh, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as emailed. Motion carried.
Don Lechner gave a presentation explaining why he is running for the 39th State Assembly.
Justine Abitz discussed concern regarding a citation issued for having a pile of pallets in her yard. Village ordinance prevents visible junk from being stored on property. A solution would be to store the pallets in a closed garage.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to grant operator’s liquor license to Laura Stoffel of N7994 Lakeview, Fond du Lac; Ashley Duley of 445 Main Street Apt. 103, Lomira; Susan Bisek of 395 Grove Street, Lomira; Amy Grainger of W5681 Church Street, Fond du Lac; Matthew Ninnemann of 868 W. Scott Street, Fond du Lac; Linda Keller of W2992 Highway Y, Lomira; and Monica Haefs of 910 Main Street, Lomira. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by Tr. Hanke to grant Lomira Fire Department temporary Class B liquor license from July 21, 2012 to July 22, 2012 to sell at Sterr Park, Lomira and grant permission to remain in Sterr Park after the 11pm closing time on July 21, 2012. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by Tr. Gilson to approve Committee assignments for the ensuing year. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Schraufnagel to adopt Ordinance #271 sexual offender residency restrictions. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by Tr. Stasson to adopt Resolution #877 duly approve Tony Schraufnagel and Jenna Rhein as authorized signatures on documents relating to the sale of 1038 Main Street, Lomira. Motion carried.
Brian Koll reported on behalf of the Streets, Utilities and Solid Waste Committee that various projects are in the works. Northeast Asphalt is paving portions on Water Street. A concrete slab and a bike rack are being installed at the municipal building. Landscaping issues are being discussed before the waterproofing project takes place at the firehouse.
Sgt. Chris Mireski gave an update for the Fire and Police Committee. There are two candidates under consideration for part-time employment. Various pre-employment screenings and interviews are being conducted. Also, the new squad car has arrived and is being set-up with the necessary police devices.
The Planning and Zoning Committee met to discuss two extraterritorial minor subdivisions, of which, both were approved.
Tony Schraufnagel reported for the Library Committee that the Friends of the Library group had a golf outing fundraiser and raised $1450.
The Board also discussed the upcoming Independence Day holiday. Since there has been a lack of rain, and conditions are very dry, fireworks will not be permitted at the regularly allowable space in the Village. The Village designates an open space near the wastewater treatment plant to shoot off fireworks every year; however, this 4th of July there will not be fireworks.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Bublitz to adjourn meeting at 8:13pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein