VILLAGE OF BRUCE
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
November 5, 2018
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a scheduled monthly meeting of the Village Board was held on Monday, November 5, 2018.
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 John Hoiby, Shane Trott, Gayanne Skogen, and Galen Brainerd. Terry Hegeholz attended also.
Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to approve the Agenda, carried.
Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Trott to dispense of the reading and approve the minutes of the October 1, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Motion by Trott, seconded by Hoiby to approve the Treasurer’s report as given, carried.
EMPLOYEE’S REPORT: Darlene Wundrow attended the meeting and reported that Lane Tank has completed the inspection of the water tower. The inspection has been done every ten years as required by the DNR but may be done every five years in the future. Repairs were made to the recirculating pump piping inside the water tower. Water Tower Inspection & Repair Invoice Approval: No invoice was available to approve at the meeting. She also reported all thirty new electronic read water meters have been installed. Weekly checks are being done to make sure they are working properly. There have been alerts to changes in usage and she has notified the customer to check their lines.
PETITIONERS-CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS:
Rusk Rider ATV Club-Dave Williams: Newman reported there was nothing new to report.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None.
Operator’s License: Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to approve a regular operator’s license for Janette A. Collins-Penney, carried.
Building Permit: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Hoiby to approve a building permit for Shane Trott to install egress basement windows at his home at 520 E. Trails End Avenue, carried.
Sign Permit: Motion by Trott, seconded by Hoiby to approve a sign permit for Razors Edge Barber & Beauty at 610 N. Main Street, carried. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Trott to approve a sign permit for the Dollar General store at 710 W. Arthur Avenue, carried.
Flushing Hydrant on South Alvey Street: Wundrow reported the ground water is too high and the installation of the flushing hydrant on South Alvey Street will have to wait until next summer. Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to remove the “Flushing Hydrant on South Alvey Street” issue until next year, carried.
Potential New Village Shop: Newman stated there is no new information to report. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Trott to table the “Potential New Village Shop” issue until the December, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
North Main Street Reconstruction Project-USDA Rural Development Funding: Nothing new to report. Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to table the “North Main Street Reconstruction Project-USDA Rural Development Funding” issue until the December, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Environmental Inspection of Building at 202 W. Railroad Avenue Property-Invoice Payment Approval: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Trott to approve an invoice from Zanto Environmental & Consulting for $804.00 for the inspection of the property at 202 W. Railroad Avenue, carried. The results of eighteen samples showed no asbestos in the materials tested.
Flower Baskets on Main Street: No new information to report. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Hoiby to table the “Flower Baskets on Main Street” issue until the December, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Update Ordinances: Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to table the “Update Ordinances” issue until the December, 2018 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried. A meeting will be scheduled in November.
Approve New Election Board Members through 2019: Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to approve appointing Karen Hanson as Chief Election Inspector, Twyla Lund as Deputy Chief Election Inspector and Kay Cole as an Election Worker for the 2019 cycle, carried.
Public Hearing November 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m.-Proposed 2019 Budget: Newman reported the Public Budget Hearing for the proposed 2019 Budget was held prior to the November 5th Board Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Review, Discussion & Approval of 2019 Budget: Motion by Hoiby, seconded by Trott to approve the Village of Bruce 2019 Budget of $399,711.00, carried.
Set Levy, Including Approval of All Internal & Unresolved Matters: Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to approve setting the Levy at $68,365.00 and approve all internal & unresolved matters, carried.
Village Hall/Library Replacement of Access Doors Quotes: Two quotes were reviewed for the replacement of three exterior doors at the Village Hall. More information will be sought and other quotes are expected soon. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Hoiby to table the “Village Hall/Library Replacement of Access Doors Quotes” issue, carried.
Shop With a Cop/Christmas for Kids Donation Request: Motion by Hoiby, seconded by Trott to approve donating $50.00 to the “Shop with a Cop/Christmas for Kids Program”, carried.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to pay vouchers and electronic tax payments totaling $42,169.70, carried.
Announcement of Resignation of Board Trustee Bobbi Jo Fillion: Newman announced Bobbi Jo Fillion has submitted a letter of resignation as Board Trustee effective November 1, 2018. He thanked her for her years of service on the Board. Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to approve accepting the resignation of Bobbi Jo Fillion as Board Trustee, carried.
General Election-November 6, 2018: Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Village residents may vote at the Village Hall, 100 W. River Avenue, Bruce, WI 54819.
Christmas in Bruce-Saturday, December 8, 2018. The annual Christmas in Bruce celebration will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2018. Free soup and beverages will be served at the Village Hall. The Bruce Area Library will have children’s games & entertainment and a visit from Santa. The Bruce American Legion Auxiliary will hold a Pie & Ice Cream Social at the Legion Hall. “Blue Hills Chorale” and the “Rusk County Community Singers” will perform. The Bruce Blue Hills Lions Club is planning a Craft Show at the Bruce Fire Hall.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Trott to adjourn, carried. Adjournment was at 7:30 p.m.