Village of Bay City

GENERAL MEETING, February 9, 2022

PRESENT: Roger Spindler, Norman Baker(was on the phone), Jon Ebensperger Terry Johnson, Jerry McConnell, Kimberly Lunda, Chris Zenner.


MOTION to Accept January 12, 2022 Board Meeting Minutes and Amending 9/8/21, 10/13/2021 meeting minutes by McConnell/Ebensperger, motion carried.

PUBLIC WORKS: Chris reported that we are still trying to contact DNR about what type of material we are allowed to use on the project. The person who was in the DNR slot that works with projects like these was recently transferred and no one has filled her position. Chris asked the board if it would be okay to work with Bob on some of the campground water shut off’s that need to be replaced and the board verbally okay that as it really is considered maintenance. He also reported that Red Wing had not yet paid anything to the Wisconsin DNR for the dredging project. The Water Tower is needing several outlets replace and he would be completing this project after it warmed up some.

MOTION to Approve Retailers Liquor License Application to Lisa Zarza for The Outpost, formally Mikes Baytown by McConnell/Johnson motion carried.

DISCUSSION on Donation to the Bay City, American Legion Post. The board wants to know more of what the expenses are before they commit to what they will give for a donation. The board all agreed that we would donate but wanted to be able to discuss the expenses before they decided on what they would pay for. Ray Pechacek and the Legion Treasurer said they would bring those to the board at a future date.

DISCUSSION with Andy Bennett on construction that will be taking place over the spring and summer months. The trailer court will be working on installing new water lines and just wanted the board and office personal to know in case they would have any issues come up. The board appreciated the heads up on the project.

DISCUSSION on the request for a donation to the Pierce County Tourism Board. It was discussed that we did have additional ARPA funds that we could allocate towards this and the board felt as though tourism is an important part of keeping our county afloat. Pierce County Tourism board requested $1,500.00. The board agreed to donated $1,000.00 to tourism and $500 to economic development in Pierce County from our ARPA funding. Making it a total of $1,500.00 donation. Some of the planned activities discussed were podcasts that the tourism board were planning with the Chef Shack, Lisa Carlson, and Carrie Summer about what our area has to offer. The Village will be planning on sharing in some of the podcasts as well.

MOTION to donate $1,000.00 to tourism and $500 to economic development in Pierce County from our ARPA funding. Making it a total of $1,500.00 donation by Johnson/McConnell, motion carried

DISCUSSION on what the Wisconsin DNR would like us to do regarding the pledge of $10,000.00 for the dredging that is going to happen in Lake Pepin, WI. They would like it in one lump sum as the dates have been moved back several times and it was needed in order to pay some of the initial expenses. The board asked Village Treasurer Lunda if we could do this, she agreed that it would actually be easier for her if the donation was made in one lump sum.

MOTION to pay the full amount of our pledge to Wisconsin DNR by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.

MOTION to Approve the Bay City American Legion Post 357 a Class B Retailers Picnic License for February 19th and March 26, 2022 by Ebensperger/Johnson

MOTION to Approve Resolution No. 100-10 Amended by Baker/Johnson, motion carried

MOTION to Approve Resolution No. 101-8 Amended, by McConnell/Ebensperger, motion carried.

MOTION to Approve Resolution No. 115 Amended by Baker/McConnell, motion carried

MOTION to Approve Ordinance 99-7 Amended by McConnell/Johnson, motion carried

DISCUSSION on Cemetery Contract with Hubert Schladweiler, he wanted a rather large increase due to increased cost for fuel. The board wanted to counter offer to him increasing the amount he gets paid by $900.00 per year. The Clerk will make the counteroffer to him and get back to the board at the next meeting.


MOTION to Approve Bills by Ebensperger/Johnson motion carried. Meeting Adjourned

Kimberly Lunda
Village Clerk/Treasurer

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