June 2018 Board Meeting Minutes

The Village of Birchwood Trustees held the monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 12th, at 6:00 p.m. at the Birchwood Village Hall. The meeting was called to order by Village President, Virginia Hurckman.  Roll Call: Hurckman, VanGilder, Small, Seffinga – Present, Depoister – Absent.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

 

Police Report – Chief not present.

 

Maintenance Report – Ron reports that maintenance is caught up with spring/summer clean up.  They will begin mowing yards/lots that landowners are not; we will bill for $200/hr.  The maintenance department will trim the pines by the Bluegill in fall.  Report tall grass situations to Chief Brunclik so that he may send out notices to landowners.

 

Public Comment –  Question raised about whether there would be a garden walk this year; directed to The Chamber.

 

New Business

  1. Motion by Small, second by Seffinga to approve agenda, carried 4-0.
  2. Motion by Seffinga, second by VanGilder to approve minutes from May 8, Board Meeting, carried 5-0.
  3. Donie Stoeklen raised questions regarding his utility usage; wants the meter tested (probably in Rice Lake); do not enter the home without resident present (call to set time).
  4. The Board will uphold Ordinance, regarding RV, trailer, or campers restricted use when parked or stored on residential lot. 28-722 – Recreational vehicles, trailers or campers shall not be used for living or housekeeping purposes when parked or store in a residential lot, or in any location not approved for such use.
  5. Motion by Small, second by Hurckman to move ahead with the generous offer from a private family foundation, to repair/replace/rebuild the tennis courts and skate park, carried 4-0. Set up Park Committee meeting for Monday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m.  Kathy and Vicki will investigate firms that do this type of work prior to the meeting.
  6. Action on Operators Licenses for July 2018 – June 2019 as follows:
  7. motion by Small, second by Hurckman, to approve S. Hrdlicka, J. Mireau, P. Rose, A. Salanis, A. Stoeckel, N. Wittmer, M. Wittmer, K. Strohm, carried 4-0.
  8. motion by Seffinga, second by VanGilder, to approve R. Moltzan, S. Small, S. Hayes, carried 3-0, Small abstained.
  9. motion by Seffinga, second by Small, to approve H. Benjamin, S. Jacobsen, N. LeJeune, E. Peterson, C. Rurup, S. Rurup, D. Schultz, D. Tober, carried 4-0.
  10. motion by Hurckman, second by Small, to approve C. Widiker, P. Landes, N. Amborn, J. Olmstead, T. Galvin, carried 4-0.
  11. motion by Hurckman, second by Small, to approve C. Lapinski, G. Widiker, K. Lane, G. Duhela, R. Duhela, V. Schultz, carried 4-0.
  12. Motion by Seffinga, second by Hurckman, to approve M. Borgen, G. Hayes, M. Manka, L. Parkos, P. Parkos, M. Robotka, A. Zimmer, H. Zimmer, R. Schultz, carried 4-0.
  13. Motion by Hurckman, second by Seffinga, to approve B. Acrey, S. Mullen, S. Small, carried 3-0, Small abstained
  14. Motion by Small, second by Hurckman, to approve a temp permit for R. Seffinga, N. Seffinga, C. Schnacky, B. Hayes, carried 3-0, Seffinga abstained.
  15. Motion by Small, second by VanGilder, to approve Cigarette/Tobacco licenses for Jason’s, Gary’s and Ed’s Pitstop, carried 4-0.
  16. Action on Alcohol Licenses for July 2018 – June 2019 as follows:
  17. Motion by Small, second by Hurckman, to approve Class B license for Bear Tracks, Bluegill Bar, Paul’s Pizza Den, The Birchwood Café, carried 4-0.
  18. Motion by Small, second by Seffinga, to approve Class A license for Ed’s Pitstop, Gary’s Grocery, Jason Market, carried 4-0.
  19. Motion by Seffinga, second by VanGilder, to approve Special Event Permit, Temporary Sign Permit, and Block Party/Street Closing for 2018 Bluegill Festival July 19-23, carried 4-0.
  20. Motion by Hurckman, second by Seffinga, to approve Temporary Class “B” Retailer’s License for Lions Club 2018 Bluegill Festival July 20-22 for Rest Park, carried 4-0.
  21. Motion by VanGilder, second by Small, to approve Temporary Class “B” Retailer’s License for Lions Club 2018 Bluegill Festival July 20-22 for the Ball Diamond, carried 4-0.
  22. Motion to approve all new bills, payroll and accept the treasurer’s report by Small, second by Seffinga, carried 4-0.
  23. Motion to convene in closed session by Small, second by Seffinga, carried by Small Yes, Hurckman Yes, Seffinga Yes, and VanGilder Yes.
  24. Reconvene into open session.
  25. Motion by Small, second by Hurckman to give Vicki Busick raise to $15/hour, retroactive to 5/8/18.
  26. Motion by Hurckman, second by Small to follow procedure to raze property at 322 S. Main St., carried 4-0.
  27. Motion by Seffinga, second by VanGilder to send letter to property owners at 406 W. Balsam regarding cleanup, requiring them to submit a schedule no later than July 6, 2018.

 

 

Motion by Small, second by Seffinga, to adjourn the meeting, carried 4-0.

 

Submitted by Kathy Paquette, Clerk/Treasurer

 

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