Village Board Meeting
September 12, 2012
This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel. Roll call showed all members present. Also in attendance were Chief Mireski, Katie Leb-Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Brian Koll, Jenna Rhein, Shannon Barniskis, Jan Schraufnagel, Dan Waas, Bruce Bintzler, Debra Bintzler and other residents.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to approve the previous meetingís minutes as dispensed by email. Motion carried.
Dan Waas presented the Board with a letter he received from the WI Department of Transportation regarding the future Highway 175 project. According to the WI DOT, a sidewalk will be placed on the East side of Highway 175, which would require tree removal and berm reconstruction on four properties. It was recommended residents collaborate and send a letter to the WI DOT addressing grievances and alternate solutions to removing trees from properties.
Bruce and Debra Bintzler plan to replace an existing shed on their property with a new one. The new shed would be the same width, but slightly taller and longer. According to Village ordinance, the location of the shed is prohibited, due to a corner lot with two front yards. The Bintzlerís will need to apply for a variance permit and present to the Board of Appeals.
Shannon Barniskis of the Lomira Quad/Graphics Community Library presented the Library report and budget presentation. Library circulation has increased.
Motion by Tr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to pay the bills as listed for the month of September. General Fund $44,238.80; TIF #4 $82,980.00; Utility Fund $16,659.21; Squad Car Fund $611.84; Crime Prevention Fund $408.22. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Stasson to grant an operatorís liquor license to Jillian K. Berrett of W7316 Highway F, Brownsville and Denis Ramos of 945 Elm Street, Lomira. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Bublitz, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to table consideration of a Lomira Historical Society road sign at the intersection of Church Street and Pleasant Hill Avenue. Motion carried.
Motion by Tr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to set Village Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Sunday, October 28th, 2012 from 3pm to 5pm. Motion carried.
Jenna Rhein presented a current schedule of fees. Rate increases will be under consideration for special assessment letters, dog and cat licenses, liquor licenses and Community Room rental.
Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Gilson to authorize the Department of Public Works to purchase and install a Badger Galaxy automated water meter reading system. System will cost about $13,200 in addition to license fees, communication technology fees and antenna installation labor costs. Motion carried. Initial purchase will supply 50 upgraded water meters, software and handheld data collector. The Village will upgrade meters over a span of 10 years.
Brian Koll presented the Public Works monthly report.
Chief Mireski presented the monthly Police report. The Chevrolet Impala is out of commission and has been prepared as a civilian vehicle. The Impala will go to auction in October. Also, the Police Department will enforce Village ordinance pertaining to unattended open flames in campfire pits.
Motion by Tr. Gilson, seconded by Tr. Schroeder at 8:39pm to convene to closed session as allowed per WI Stats. 19.85(1)(e) and (f) to discuss issued related to the Gilbert Construction contract and adjourn without reconvening to open session. Motion carried.
Jenna S. Rhein