PRESENT: Roger Spindler, Norman Baker (via phone), Jon Ebensperger, Terry Johnson , Kimberly Lunda, and Chris Zenner. Note that Trustee McConnell had a last-minute conflict and was unable to attend the meeting.
CALL BOARD MEETING TO ORDER.
MOTION to Accept July 14, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes by Johnson/Ebensperger, motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS: Chris reported that himself and Roger were working on road ratings today so that we could come up with a 5-year plan tonight as we must have a 5-year plan in order to apply for LRIP grants this year as it is our year to get funding. We are eligible every 3 years. Chris wants to investigate getting more of the streets funded that are maintained but not yet funded or on our WISLER mapping. Chris, Roger, and Jeff worked on getting the basketball hoop up in Saratoga Park. They felt that the small court was too small to put both hoops up. They are hoping that we can add onto what is there and make the court larger for next year.
Chris inquired with the board about getting a skid loader for the public works department, Trustee Baker said that it is an expensive piece of equipment and what is in place right now is not costing the Village very much money. The board agreed with Trustee Baker. Water tower maintenance was discussed as it does need to be cleaned and the correct safety harness equipment and rail system does need to be put into place. The board wanted to know if it would be a stainless-steel cable or a plain steel cable. The board was presented a copy of what the cost would be for the cleaning of the tower and the safety system would cost.
MOTION to go forward with putting the safety system in pending the board knowing what the cost of the two cables would be by Baker/Johnson, motion carried.
DISCUSSION on establishing a 5-year plan for road projects, the board reviewed the road classifications and what they were rated.
MOTION to approve the 5-year plan by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.
DISCUSSION with Bruce Andrews of what he has decided to do with the land buying, he said he had decided not to do the land swap with Mike Celt, that if he does anything, he would be leasing the land. Mike had told him to just go ahead and use it, so he said that they would work something out between them. He answered the boards question on the construction and the issues that had come up so far.
As our attorney was waiting on Zoom for closed session a decision was made to go into closed session early.
MOTION to go into closed session – roll call vote per Wis. Stat 19.85(1)(g) to confer with legal counsel and or discussion among the board, who is rendering oral or written advise concerning strategy to be adopted by the board with respect to litigation in which it is involved with David Meixner.
MOTION to return from closed session – roll call vote per Wis. Stat 19.85(1)(g)
ACTION from closed session, there was not action needed it was just information for the board to consider.
DISCUSSION on the Building Inspector/Assessors, the board wanted more time to look at the paperwork and as we had not advertised yet this year, we had just gone off the advertising from last year that we needed to advertise this year just to do it right. The topic was tabled until next months board meeting.
DISCUSSION on the mutual agreement with the Town of Isabelle for using the tree dump site was considered by the board. Information was review along with the cost of operating the dump site. It was decided that we would charge 10% of what our actual cost was of operating the dump for the season.
DISCUSSION on Fund Raiser for the 911 Fireworks display, Mikes Baytown has graciously agreed to host a meat raffle on August 21st, 2021 starting at 3pm. We will be reviewing other avenues for fundraising in the next week.
MOTION to set Budget Prep meeting for September 8, 2021 at 5:30pm before the regular board meeting by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.
MOTION to approve bills by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.