Village Board Meeting

September 11, 2013

 

            This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel.  Roll call showed members present with Tr. Schroeder absent and Tr. Davis arriving at 7:31pm.  Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Chief Mireski, Sarah Gosdeck, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.

           

            Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Stasson to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as emailed.  Motion carried.

 

            Motion by Tr. Liimatainen, seconded by Tr. Hanke to approve September bills as follows: General Fund $75,801.09, Utility Fund $11,745.77, Crime Prevention Fund $721.79, TIF #4 $76,274.68  Motion carried. 

 

            Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Lefeber to assess 2014 refuse and recycling fees on quarterly utility bills.  Motion carried.

 

            Motion by Tr. Stasson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to set Village Halloween Trick-or-Treat for Sunday, October 27th, 2013 from 3pm to 5pm.  Motion carried.

 

            Motion by Tr. Stasson, seconded by Tr. Hanke to close probationary period for Assistant to the Director of Public Works Jake Freiberg and continue him as a full time Village employee.  Motion carried.  Jake Freiberg had a six month probationary period.

 

            Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Stasson to table fire protection fees to townships.  Motion carried.  The Fire and Police Committee would like to hold a meeting with the fire chief to further discuss budget and expenses before determining a township contract fee. 

 

            Motion by Tr. Liimatainen, seconded by Tr. Stasson to renew leaf collection agreement with the Village of Brownsville until December 31, 2014.  Motion carried.

 

            Brian Koll read the monthly public works report.

 

            Chief Mireski read the monthly police department report.

 

            Sarah Gosdeck introduced herself as the new director of the Lomira Quad/Graphics Community Library. 

 

            Brian Koll reported for the Streets, Utilities and Solid Waste Committee that he has emailed Jason Johnson of Advanced Disposal to change some language in the proposed contract.  He is waiting for a response.

 

            Dan Davis reported for the Communication and Technology Committee that he recently worked on the office phone system.  More changes will need to be made. 

 

            Pr. Schraufnagel proposed all department heads have their budgets prepared for first review in October.  Budget meetings will be scheduled accordingly. 

               

            Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Liimatainen to adjourn at 7:58pm.  Motion carried.

 

                                                                                    Jenna Rhein   

Clerk/Treasurer

 

Village Board Meeting

September 25, 2013

 

            This meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President Schraufnagel.  Roll call showed members present with Tr. Liimatainen absent.  Also in attendance were Katie Petrick of the Dodge County Pionier, Chief Mireski, Brian Koll and Jenna Rhein.

           

            Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Schroeder to approve the previous meeting’s minutes as emailed.  Motion carried.

 

            Motion by Tr. Stasson, seconded by Tr. Lefeber to grant an operator’s liquor license to Traci L. Peterson of 465 Main St. #201, Lomira.  Motion carried.

 

            Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to adopt Resolution #891 liquor license fees.  Motion carried with Tr. Davis nay.

 

            Ordinance #274 cigarette license fee was read.  The ordinance will be considered at the next Board meeting.

 

            The fire protection fee to townships was reviewed.  The Board agreed to keep the fees the same.

 

            Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Davis to update the Village Comprehensive Plan to meet the ten year requirement and pay Dodge County an amount not to exceed $1,000 to construct the plan.  Motion carried.

 

            Motion by Tr. Schroeder, seconded by Tr. Stasson to authorize the sale of a strip of Village property 5 feet by 173 feet deep at 1175 Water Street to neighboring property owners Kraig Kietzer and Craig Maxwell.  Motion carried.  The strip of land will sell for $275 and the buyer is required to pay closing costs and all other costs relating to the sale of the land.

 

            Motion by Tr. Hanke, seconded by Pr. Schraufnagel to purchase a new sewage pump for lift station no. 1 at a cost of approximately $8,500.  Motion carried.  The pump will be paid from the Utility Fund, but was not budgeted for.  President Schraufnagel also requested Brian Koll check into the cost for a backup generator to be kept at the municipal building.

 

            Chief Mireski reported for the Fire & Police Committee that the Police Department will be receiving a $4,000 traffic safety grant.  The ambulance service fees for 2014 increased by $1,500.

 

            President Schraufnagel reported for the Employee Committee that they will conduct employee evaluations on October 4.

 

            Dan Davis reported for the Communications & Technology Committee that he is working on some software and computer upgrades in the police department, there are still some changes to be made with the phone system and he is working on upgrading the Village website.

 

            Motion by Pr. Schraufnagel, seconded by Tr. Hanke to adjourn at 8:02pm.  Motion carried.

 

 

                                                                                                            Jenna S. Rhein

                                                                                                            Clerk/Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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