VILLAGE OF BRUCE
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
March 6, 2017
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a scheduled monthly meeting of the Village Board was held on Monday, March 6, 2017.
Village President Mike Newman presided and called to order the meeting at the Village Hall facility at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Shane Trott, Gayanne Skogen and Jim Moore. Doke and Zimmer were not available for the meeting. Newman reported that Fillion was absent due to illness and he would be a voting member at the meeting. Terry Hegeholz attended also.
Motion by Trott, seconded by Skogen to approve the Agenda, carried.
Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Trott to dispense of the reading and approve the minutes of the February 6, 2017 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Motion by Trott, seconded by Skogen to approve the Treasurer’s report as given, carried.
EMPLOYEE’S REPORT: Darlene Wundrow attended the meeting and reported the maintenance workers are doing cross-connection inspections and changing out water meters. The check valves at the Coleman Street Lift Station are original to 1970 except one which was replaced three years ago at a cost of $827.00. She asked the Board for permission to purchase new check valves as needed. Motion by Trott, seconded by Moore to have Wundrow purchase and replace the check valves at the Coleman Street Lift Station as needed, carried. Wundrow reported there was a significant savings in the cost of lighting for the Christmas decorations this year due to changing the bulbs to LED’s. She also reported the cost of repairing and replacing the two stop signs that were vandalized this winter was about $300.00.
PETITIONERS-CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS: None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
APPLICATIONS: Building Permit: Motion by Trott, seconded by Skogen to approve a building permit for Kenna Sinette to do interior renovations to her house at 615 N. 2nd Street, carried.
Potential New Village Shop: Wundrow reported there is a cistern near the water tower on the property where the new Village Shop will be built. Information will be forwarded to Morgan & Parmley regarding it. Motion by Trott, seconded by Skogen to approve tabling the “Potential New Village Shop” issue until the April, 2017 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Committee Meeting February 16, 2017 Report: Newman reported there is some progress on the new playground equipment project. A letter has been written and sent out to eighty businesses and community groups asking for donations to help cover the cost of the new equipment. A grant has been filed by Deputy Clerk Jessica Hayes with a company called Kaboom that has great incentives for purchasing playground equipment. Roxie Kemmitz, who is a Bruce Area Girl Scout leader, has also been very involved with whole process. Motion by Trott, seconded by Skogen to table the “New Playground Equipment at the Village Park” until the March, 2017 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Update Ordinances: A meeting will be set up next week to continue to review and update the Ordinances. Motion by Trott, seconded by Skogen to table the “Update Ordinances” issue until the March, 2017 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
2011 Street Rehab Project Loan Payment & Re-Finance: The annual 2011 Street Rehab Project loan payment of $20,729.87 was made March 6, 2017. Chippewa Valley Bank quoted a rate of 3.5% to refinance the balance of $110,340.44 loan making equal installments of $30,076.35 for the next four years. Motion by Trott, seconded by Skogen to approve refinancing the balance of the 2011 Street Rehab Project loan of $110,340.44 for four years with Chippewa Valley Bank at a rate of 3.5%, carried. The paperwork will be signed by the Village President and the Clerks.
Municipal Property Insurance Company-Policy Renewal: The 2017 policy renewal with Municipal Property Insurance Company for property coverage in the Village of Bruce is $4,911.00. The policy effective date is March 1, 2017 through March 1, 2018.
Worker’s Comp., Liability & Crime Insurance-Policy Premiums: The annual premium for the Village’s workers comp., liability & crime policies will be around $15,000.00 this year. Policies will be delivered in March.
Main Street Project & Water Tower Project Annual Loan Payment: The balances of the Main Street Project loan and the Water Tower Project loan were combined in March 2016 and a loan was taken out at Dairyland State Bank. The balance was $65,777.69 with the first payment due in March of 2017. The annual loan payment of $14,794.90 was made on March 6, 2017 at Dairyland State Bank.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion by Trott, seconded by Skogen to pay vouchers and electronic tax payments totaling $177,528.62, carried.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Skogen, seconded by Trott to adjourn, carried. Adjournment was at 7:16 p.m.