PRESENT: Norman Baker, Jon Ebensperger, Terry Johnson, Davis Niebeling, Jim Turvaville, Kimberly Lunda, Chris Zenner
CALL BOARD MEETING TO ORDER.
MOTION to accept January 8th and January 29th, 2020 Board Meeting Minutes by Jon Ebensperger and Davis Niebeling, motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS: Chris reported that the heater in the well house still needed to be replaced. Baker reported that he talked to the Rural Water person and the heater does not need to be explosion proof like our previous operator kept telling us. The board approved the purchase of a new heater. He also reported that the repairs to the water tower had never been completed, he said that he talked to the person who has completed repairs for us in the past and he said that our previous operator had not contacted him about the repairs so he would be out next month to take a look at what needs to be repaired and get things started. Chris reported that he also did some research on why the county or state had not been plowing the north side of Highway 35, the gutter section, and they reported to us that it was in the contract for them to do it but it was some years back and the cost at the time was $40,000 and the board opted out of that contract so it became our responsibility. Chris has been working with DNR on our WIP Heads report and it was nearing completion and would be published in the Pierce County Journal the last week in February. He questioned the board about what plans were as far as the upcoming year as far as the chip seal and sidewalk repairs. The board said we agreed on the chip seal to be completed on the lower part of Bay City last year and that come spring it would be Chris’s responsibility to go through town and look at the sidewalks and report back to them on what he felt needed to be completed but that they agreed last year that we would complete a portion of sidewalk each year until things were caught back up and looking better.
Chris made a request to purchase a 3-Point hitch for our John Deere tractor to make connections faster, easier and safer.
MOTION on purchasing a 3-Point hitch by Johnson/Ebensperger. Motion Carried.
Chris also requested to purchase a new seat for the CAT Loader as the one that is in the loader now is all torn
up and has no cushion left and hurts his back while he operates it.
MOTION on purchasing a new seat by Johnson/Niebeling. Motion carried.
Chris also requested that we buy a fuel tank to hold fuel for our lawn equipment and chain saw as it will take at least the 91-octane fuel in order to use what is recommended for the new equipment.
MOTION to purchase a small fuel tank by Ebensperger/Johnson. Motion carried.
MOTION to Approve sending Chris Zenner to the Annual Rural Water Technical Conference in La Crosse, WI by Ebensperger/Johnson. Motion carried.
MOTION to Approve purchasing a refurbished computer and monitor for Bev by Johnson/Niebeling. Motion carried.
MOTION to go into closed session – roll call vote per Wis. Statute 19.85 (1)(g) to confer with legal counsel (either by phone or in person) who are 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. Per Wis. Statute 19.85(1)(c) for considering employment, employee compensation, promotion and evaluation.
MOTION to return from closed session – roll call vote.
ACTION from closed session: The board said that Jesse Hohmann is only hired on an as needed basis that if after we know what the outcome will be with Kirk or possibly before that we decide to hire another part time person we would have to put an ad in the newspaper to meet the posting notice requirement as set for in Wisconsin Statutes. They also stated that Jesse Hohmann will not get paid anymore than what our previous on call as needed person was making.
MOTION to Approve bills by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.
Clerk/Treasurer/Village of Bay City