The Village of Birchwood held the monthly meeting at the Birchwood Village Hall, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  The meeting was called to order, roll call: Present: Gillett, Seffinga, Zillmer and Small, absent:  Hayes.  Also present was Clerk-Treasurer Busick, Deputy Clerk-Treasure Murley, Maintenance Fee, Officer Brunclik and MSA-Teresa Anderson.  The pledge of allegiance was recite.

POLICE REPORT – Newly hired Adman Brunclik was re-introduced to the Board, he said he has picked up his uniforms and will be picking up the squad tonight.  It was suggested he attend the Edgewater Board meeting next Tuesday night a letter will be sent asking to introduce him and see if they would like to continue with their contract with us.

MAINTENANCE DEPT REPORT – Fee reported progress on Euclid (Co. Hwy D) project the County is doing.  While working they discovered a couple issues that would lead to a leak later on so they have been fixed.  Lift stations 2 & 4 are up and running and 1 & 3 will be running by the end of the week. The grass at Doolittle is growing good, Zillmer asked if some low hanging branches on Holly Hill could be trimmed.

PUBLIC RECOGNTION – none

  1. Motion by Gillett, second by Zillmer to approve the agenda as presented, carried 4-0.
  2. Motion by Seffinga, second by Gillett to approve payments to MSA for 444,026.50 and

$13,500.66 totaling $57,567.16, carried 4-0.  Motion by Seffinga to approve payment to

Staab Construction for $574,367.00, carried 4-0.  Motion by Seffinga, second by Small

to approve payment to Cedar Corporation for $4,770.81, carried 4-0.  Zillmer asked if

we would have any info before the meeting, wondering about the amount of lights that

at anticipated.

  1. Motion by Zillmer, second by Small to approve Taylor Schultz for an operator license

till June 30, 2014, carried 4-0.  Motion by Motion by Zillmer, second by Gillett to

approve operator licenses for Ellie Zimmer pending her competing her certification

carried, 4-0.  Motion by Seffinga, second by Gillett to approve Jeffrey Robotka, Pam

Landes, Judy Manning , David Carrion, Katherine Depoister, Michelle Davies, Melissa

Wittner, Shannon Thome, May Calhoun, Liz Stoeklen, Stacie Small, carried 3-0 with

Small abstaining.

  1. Motion by Seffinga, second by Small to approve liquor licenses for The Hungry

Minnow, carried 3-1 Zillmer opposed because they requested all lots.  Motion by

Seffinga, second by Small to approve Ed’s Pit Stop, Jason Market, Bear Tracks, Bluegill

Bar, Birchwood Café, Shannon’s Trailside, Gary’s Grocery, carried 4-0.

  1. Motion by Seffinga, second Gillett to approve the Picnic License for the Fire Department

For July 5th and July 6th  and wavy the ordinance, carried 3-1 with Zillmer opposing

because of waving the ordinance.  Motion by Nancy, second by Small to approve the

Special Events Permit for July 7th and July 6th , carried 4-0.  Motion by Gillett, second

by Small to approve the Picnic License for the Lions Club for July 18th – July 20th for

Picnic licenses for the baseball field and Main Street and wave the ordinance, carried

4-1 with Zillmer opposing because of waving the ordinance.  Motion by Gillett, second

by Small to approve the Special Events Permit for the Lions Club July 18th – July 20th,

carried 4-0.

  1. Motion by Small, second by Seffinga to approve Cigarette License for Bluegill Bar, Ed’s

Pit Stop, Jason Market and Gary’s Grocery, carried 4-0.

  1. Motion by Zillmer, second by Small to approve the Street Use Permit for Ron Masek

For July 5th from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wilson Street between Elm and Chetac

providing the open the Street before they close Main Street for the dance, carried 4-0.

  1. Board will meet on June 17th at 5:00 p.m. to look over the bi-law information.
  2. Zillmer reported at the 19 letters were sent regarding the slow-no-wake zone on Little

Birch, 15 were returned with 11 for, 3 against and one compromise.

 

Because of the size of the lake the DNR will not enforce, so a notice will be put in the

utility bills news letter telling people to call the DNR when boaters are too close to shore

or any other violations.

  1. Zillmer contacted the DNR about getting some Turtle Crossing signs by the Creek,

Wanted to know if the Village crew could put them up, the signs are free, motion

By Seffinga, second by Small, to approve, carried 4-0.

  1. Motion by Seffinga, second by Small to adopt the Committee assignment as discussed

Tonight, carried 4-0.

  1. Motion by Small, second by Seffinga to approve having Washburn County take over

The SVRS duties for $300 per year, carried 4-0.

  1. Board asked that the Building Permit form add something about the need for a

Driveway permit and a utility inspection.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Motion by Zillmer, second by Gillett to approve Resolution #163-2014 with a change to

Resolution #2014-1 add as amended referenced in the second whereas, carried 4-0.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

TRUSTEE COMMENTS – Clerk Busick had an accommodation presented to Irene Knapmiller for her service as Post Master from President Franklin Roosevelt.  It will be hung in the Village Hall, thank you Ruth Knapmiller for donating it.

CORRESPONDENCE – Zillmer read a letter from Cherice Hagen DNR saying we need better communication on the Treatment of lake Chetac, will keep in touch.

ADJOURN – Motion by Small, second by Seffinga, carried 4-0.

 

Approved as written – -July 1, 2014

 

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Vicki Busick – Village Clerk

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