PRESENT: Roger Spindler, Norman Baker, Jon Ebensperger, Terry Johnson , Jerry McConnell, Kimberly Lunda, and Chris Zenner.
CALL BOARD MEETING TO ORDER.
MOTION to Accept May 12, 2021 Board Meeting Minutes by Johnson/Ebensperger, motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS: Chris reported that they would be starting the sidewalk project next week, they will be tearing out all the sidewalk on main street. He reported that the trees that were taken down in the campground and on main street had the stumps ground last week. They are still working on the campground showers the toilets and sinks are back up and running. A bill for the lost revenue and the porta potties will be sent to the insurance company that is handling the claim for Berghammer Builders. Chris also reported when he was giving our new board member Jerry McConnell a tour of the village, he seen that someone had stolen a playground cube that was donated to us by Prairie View Senior Living. The discussion was on reporting the theft and seeing if we could recover the stolen equipment. (An announcement was put on the Village Facebook page reporting the theft and asking if anyone has seen what was stolen with photos. Someone came forward and reported where they had seen the equipment. The county sheriff was contacted, and the equipment was recovered)
MOTION to approve the CCR and CMAR reports by McConnell/Ebensperger, motion carried.
DISCUSSION on the playground equipment, there were three different plans to choose from and the board choose plan number option number one at a price of $47,367.44 which includes the exact equipment that we had before and then wood fiber for the swing area. The board wanted to know if the concrete work was included in the price or what the options were. After the meeting it was decided by the Village President that he felt concrete was too dangerous for the kids and that we would go with the plastic block that was originally used.
MOTION to choose option 1.2 for the playground equipment that will be replaced by Baker/McConnell, motion carried.
MOTION to include Memorial Day in the days that our flags should be flying by Johnson/Baker, motion carried.
MOTION to set up a fundraiser for the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 by Johnson/Ebensperger, motion carried.
DISCUSSION on the sidewalk and the bids that we received, Harmon Concrete was the low bid and the board decided to go forward with that bid to complete sidewalks on the north side of Main Street and a half court at Saratoga Park.
MOTION to go with Harmon Concrete to complete the sidewalk project for 2021 by McConnell/Johnson, motion carried
DISCUSSION on office hours and all the interruptions that we get, the board agreed to have the office closed to foot traffic on Tuesday and Thursday morning on a trial basis to see how it goes for the next three months.
MOTION to change the office hours to closed to foot traffic on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings. Ebensperger/Baker, motion carried.
DISCUSSION on setting boundaries in the upper campground, the board wants Bob Bach to speak with Don Peavey about the boundary issue and ask him is he could possibly give him some ideas. (I talked to Bob and he felt that it should be the board and president that helps with setting the boundaries as the Village are the owners of the campground now.)
DISCUSSION on the financial report from the United States Department of Agriculture year ending 2019-year end financial report. The board felt that we need to set up the contingency fund as is requested per the review of the financial report.
MOTION to set up an account for sewer contingency fund by Baker/Johnson, motion carried.
DISCUSSION on our contribution to Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance, the board felt that when the account is set up by the Army Corp of Engineers and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for the contributions made by the State of Wisconsin and other towns and villages for this project that we would then make our first contribution of $5,000 and then the following year we would make the final $5,000 contribution.
MOTION to approve operators license for Kenneth LaVenture by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.
MOTION to go into closed session-roll call vote per Wis. State 19.85 (1)(g) to confer with legal counsel (either by phone or in person) 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
ACTION from closed session
MOTION to have Attorney Simatic send a letter to Meixners council Mavity regarding the removal of posts in the ballpark area. The board would like the letter to read if it is not removed within 30 days the post would then become Village property and would then be removed by Baker/Johnson, motion carried.
MOTION to have Attorney Simatic continue with a quick claim deed for Sand Island at the county level and any other related entities by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.
MOTION to go ahead with preparing for jury trail for Fish Market Street and the Loop Road by Johnson/McConnell, motion carried.
MOTION to pay bills by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.
MOTION to adjourn by Ebensperger/Johnson, motion carried.