Village Board Meeting
November 13, 2013
This meeting was called to order at 7:31pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed members present with Tr. Stasson and Tr. Liimatainen absent. Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Chief Mireski, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein. Brad Steinbach arrived at 7:45pm.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as emailed. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Hanke, seconded by Pr. Schraufnagel to approve November bills as follows: General Fund $138,397.99, Utility Fund $26,789.24, Crime Prevention Fund $884.59. Motion carried.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to submit Invoice # 58 for $1,174.72 to Lomira Athletic Association for utility charges from April 15, 2013 to September 15, 2013. Motion carried. Charges for sewer and water were not included in the invoice.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to add insurance revisions and table consideration of 2014 lease agreement between the Village of Lomira and Lomira Athletic Association until the next Board meeting. Motion carried.
Clerk Rhein read Ordinance #275 refuse waste container. The ordinance will be considered at the next Board meeting.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Lefeber to have one Board meeting in the month of December due to the Christmas holiday. Motion carried. The Board meeting will be on Wednesday, December 11th.
The Village recently received a complaint regarding the municipal building handicapped accessibility within the restrooms. After further investigation, it has been confirmed that the building is compliant with the minimum ADA standards. Trustee Lefeber recommended a third party provide proof the municipal building is in compliance and the Village should provide a written response to the patron filing the complaint.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Davis to approve the five year street reconstruction plan. Motion carried. Brian Koll developed a five year street plan for a grant the Village is applying for. The Board would still have authorization to change the plan if needed. Plan includes north Water Street in 2014, no project in 2015, Milwaukee Street in 2016, Main Street in 2017 and Third Street in 2018.
Brian Koll read the monthly public works report.
Chief Mireski read the monthly police department report. Chief Mireski reported there are no grants available to purchase a backup generator for the municipal building. Brian Koll reported that a generator can cost $20,000 to $50,000 depending on the level of service needed. The Board will discuss generators at a later date.
Dan Davis reported for the Communication and Technology Committee that progress is being made in creating a new Village website, as well as more efficient and cost effective technology equipment suggestions for Village offices. Transcendent 360° IT will be donating three network switches and a server to the Village.
The Board will meet at 3pm on Wednesday, November 27 to review the proposed 2014 budget. A public hearing will follow at 7pm. The Board will consider the budget at the regularly scheduled Board meeting at 7:30.
Brad Steinbach of Mayville Insurance Co. discussed Village insurance.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Lefeber to adjourn at 8:26pm. Motion carried.
Village Board Meeting
November 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, Chief Mireski, Kim Lefeber, Brad Hastings, Brad Steinbach, Rhonda Steiner, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.
Motion by Tr. Liimatainen, seconded by Tr. Stasson to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as emailed. Motion carried.
Brad Hastings of the Lomira Athletic Association presented a quote from Lemke Fence of Jefferson, Inc. Brad is requesting the Village install fencing around the outfield of one of the baseball diamonds, as well as a partial fence around the play equipment at the Athletic Field. The quote Brad presented was for $5,277 plus permits and fees, locating utility lines and survey stakes. The Board will vote on this at the next Village Board meeting.
Brad also reported that the Athletic Association does not currently carry insurance. The Board agreed that the organization should have some liability insurance. Brad and Clerk Jenna Rhein will look into getting the organization a policy. An annual contract between the Athletic Association and the Village will be discussed at a later Board meeting.
Motion by Tr. Liimatainen, seconded by Tr. Hanke to contract with R&R Insurance/ League of WI Municipalities insurance policy for 2014. Motion carried.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to adopt Resolution #893 adopting the 2014 budget. Motion carried. The 2014 budget reflects the following: General Government $158,550, Public Safety #560,031, Public Works $460,535, Culture, Arts & Recreation $143,430, Development $2,000 and Debt Service $278,675 for a total of $1,603,221.
Motion by Tr. Davis, seconded by Tr. Hanke to adopt Resolution #894 setting the tax levy and mill rate. Motion carried. The tax levy is $808,383 and mill rate is 6.183386 mills.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to adopt Ordinance #275 refuse waste container. Motion carried. Beginning in 2014, residents can use their own plastic, sealed/tied bags for refuse. Red Lomira recycle bins will still be used for recyclables. Residents that have Village marked garbage bags left over can bring them to the Clerk’s office for reimbursement at $1.25/small bag and $2.15/large bag.
Clerk Rhein read Ordinance #276 dog and cat rabies vaccination. The ordinance will be voted on at the next Board meeting.
Clerk Rhein read Ordinance #277 dog and cat license requirement. The ordinance will be voted on at the next Board meeting.
Clerk Rhein read Ordinance #278 vehicles and play vehicles. The ordinance will be voted on at the next Board meeting.
Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to adopt Dodge County Joint Powers Emergency Agreement. Motion carried.
Brian Koll reported on behalf of the Streets, Utilities and Solid Waste Committee that the old water tower that was recently repainted has been refilled. The Public Works crew will finish up leaf collection for the season on December 2.
President Schraufnagel reminded everyone that there is only one Board meeting for the month of December on the 11th.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Pr. Schraufnagel to adjourn at 8:08pm. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein