VILLAGE OF BRUCE
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
June 4, 2018
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a scheduled monthly meeting of the Village Board was held on Monday, June 4, 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 Mark Zimmer, Shane Trott, Gayanne Skogen, Bobbi Jo Fillion, John Hoiby and Galen Brainerd. Terry Hegeholz attended also.
Motion by Fillion, seconded by Trott to approve the Agenda, carried.
Motion by Fillion, seconded by Brainerd to dispense of the reading and approve the minutes of the May 7, 2018 Regular Board Meeting and the May 23, 2018 Board of Review, carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to approve the Treasurer’s report as given, carried.
EMPLOYEE’S REPORT: Darlene Wundrow attended the meeting and reported the wastewater utility inspection has been completed by DNR representative Lonn Franson and a permit will be granted. She also reported the CMAR report has been completed. A resolution regarding the report will be approved later in the meeting. Darlene discussed details of the report with the Board. A water line lateral has been installed at Joe Burnap’s property on North 3rd Street. He made the request before the street was resurfaced and the water line was installed before paving began. Installation fees of $750.00 have been paid. Blacktopping has been completed on North 3rd Street from Washington Avenue to the north end by Monarch Paving Company. Shouldering of the street will be completed soon. A complaint of discoloration in the water by a property owner on South Alvey Street has prompted Wundrow to consider installing a flushing hydrant near the end of the street. If installed, workers would be able to flush out the line. She stated this is the only dead end street without a flushing hydrant. The issue will be on the July Agenda for further discussion
PETITIONERS-CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS:
Rusk Rider ATV Club-Dave Williams: Newman reported he received a call from Dave Williams of the Rusk Rider ATV Club saying he was unable to attend the meeting. The issue will be on the July Agenda.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
Liquor License Renewals:
Class “A” Beer: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to approve a Class “A” Beer License for J & S Sales of Chippewa Falls, d/b/a Express Mart, Brenda Gauthier, Agent, carried.
Class “B” Combo Liquor & Beer: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Trott to approve a Class “B” combo Liquor & Beer License for Glory B’s Irish Saloon, LLC, d/b/a Glory B’s Irish Saloon, Jeff Schley, Agent, carried. Motion by Trott, seconded by Zimmer to approve a Class “B” Combo Liquor & Beer License for Northern Spirits Enterprises, Ltd., d/b/a Hot Shots, John R. Hoiby, Jr., Agent, carried. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Trott to approve a Class “B” Combo Liquor & Beer License for The Pour House Tavern Inc., d/b/a the Pour House Tavern Inc., Kimberly Grasley, Agent, carried.
Cigarette Licenses: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Trott to approve Cigarette Licenses for Express Mart, The Pour House Tavern and Hot Shots, carried.
Coin Machine Licenses: Motion by Trott, seconded by Fillion to approve Coin Machine Licenses for Glory B’s Irish Saloon, Northern Spirits Enterprises, Ltd.(Hot Shots), The Pour House Tavern Inc., DairiConcepts, Bruce American Legion and the Bruce Public School with Zimmer abstaining from voting, carried.
Regular Operator’s Licenses:
Motion by Fillion, seconded by Trott to approve a regular operator’s license for Michele E. Salrin, carried.
Motion by Trott, seconded by Zimmer to approve a regular operator’s license for Katlien R. Tafel, carried.
2018-2019 Operator’s License Renewals: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Skogen to approve the renewal of the 2018-2019 operator licenses for the following people: Brenda M. Gauthier, Shirley M. Liazuk, April L. Swada, Kellie J. Young, Debra L. Bessel, Shannon M. Evans, Crystal M. Gauthier, Elaine L. Dillivan, Tina L. Kahl, Kira J. Hansen, Nathanial L. Hansen, Christina M. Mortenson, Sara N. Sokolowski, John R. Hoiby, Sr., Katherine L. Hoiby, John R. Hoiby, Jr., Teresa L. Gavin, Rachel L. Moser, Luciana J. Rymarkiewicz, Fawn M. Hryniewiecki, Alisha C. Berg, Alice M. Folgate, Karen A. Zebro, Dawn M. Kelley, Denise R. Ray, Katlien R. Tafel, Jeffrey A. Schley, Erica A. Schley, Charlotte J. Antczak, Darla S. Rakovich, Carol J. Phetteplace, Robert W. Hegeholz, Teresa M. Hegeholz, Jeffrey C. Grasley, Kimberly J. Grasley, Michelle L. Mason, Kay M. Nelson and Kasandra A. Zebro, carried.
PSC Application Submittal for Water Meter Replacement: Wundrow reported that we are waiting for approval from the PSC to purchase and install new electronic water meters. We should be receiving a letter this week or next on the determination from the PSC. Hopefully approval will be granted by the end of July. Motion by Trott, seconded by Brainerd to approve tabling the “PSC Application Submittal for Water Meter Replacement” issue until the July, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
CMAR Resolution: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to approve the Compliance Maintenance Agreement Report (CMAR), Resolution # 18-05, as completed, carried. The report is due to the Department of Natural Resources for the wastewater treatment operations & permits and will be submitted electronically by Darlene Wundrow.
Potential New Village Shop: Larry Gotham attended the meeting and presented a partial set of plans for the new village shop. They will be submitted to the DNR for design approval. Amy Kelsey of Cooper Engineering is working on the application for funding through the DNR. Motion by Fillion, seconded by Brainerd to table the “Potential New Village Shop” issue until the June, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Engineering Agreement Approval: Gotham presented a Letter of Agreement for Engineering Services for $55,000.00 for the design and construction of the proposed new Village Shop to the Board. Motion by Fillion, seconded by Zimmer to approve the Engineering Agreement with Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. for $55,000.00, carried. The amount includes services already paid to Morgan & Parmley for work completed on the plans.
Monitoring System Upgrade Cost: Gotham discussed a proposal for $13,610.00 from Altronex Control Systems for relocation of the water control panel while construction of the new Village Shop/Well House occurs. Monitoring systems and power sources will be temporarily elocated during the construction phase of the new building. Motion by Fillion, seconded by Zimmer to approve the proposal from Altronex Control Systems for $13,610.00, carried.
North Main Street Reconstruction Project-USDA Rural Development Funding: Discussion was held regarding possible funding available through USDA Rural Development for the North Main Street Reconstruction Project. Field work was done for this proposed project a few years ago but construction hasn’t started due to lack of funding. Motion by Hoiby, seconded by Skogen to approve having Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. investigate possible funding through USDA Rural Development, carried. A representative from WisCap will be contacted for possible assistance with the process.
Park Playground Equipment-Purchase Approval: Waste Management has donated $2,000.00 towards the new park playground equipment. Estimated delivery for the equipment is July 6th. Volunteers are being sought to help install it. Motion by Fillion, seconded by Trott to table the “New Playground Equipment at the Village Park” issue until the July, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Continue to Pursue Legal Action of Clean Up on E. Washington Avenue Property: The Public Welfare Committee inspected the property on East Washington Avenue on June 4th and noted a considerable improvement of the property. The scheduled circuit court date pursuing action against the property owner will be cancelled as a result. Motion by Fillion, seconded by Brainerd to remove the “Continue to Pursue Legal Action of Clean Up on E. Washington Avenue Property” issue from the Agenda, carried.
Continue to Pursue Legal Action to Raze Building on W. Railroad Avenue: The letter to the property owner has been delivered. No response has been made yet. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to table the “Continue to Pursue Legal Action to Raze Building on W. Railroad Avenue” issue until the July, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Flower Baskets on Main Street: Committee Meeting May 31, 2018 Report: Newman reported a committee meeting was held on May 31, 2018 to inspect properties for possible ordinance violations. Letters have been sent out to affected property owners. They also discussed options for purchasing and installing flower baskets on Main Street.
Update Ordinances: A Committee meeting will be scheduled to review Section #15 of the Ordinances. Motion by Fillion, seconded by Trott to table the “Update Ordinances” issue, carried.
2019-2021 Assessment Contract-Elk River Appraisals: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to approve the 2019-2021 contract for Maintenance Assessment of Real and Personal Property for the Village of Bruce with Elk River Appraisals, Cindy Chase, for $2,500.00 per year plus additional charges, carried.
Northwest Refrigeration Service, LLC-Bi-Annual Maintenance Agreement Approval: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to approve a bi-annual preventative maintenance agreement for $438.51 with Northwest WI Refrigeration Service, LLC, for the heating and cooling equipment at the Village Hall, carried.
Resolution Designating Public Depository-Chippewa Valley Bank: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Zimmer to approve the resolution designating Chippewa Valley Bank as a public depository and to authorize the Village President, authorized Trustees and Clerks to sign resolutions for banking procedures, including loans and certificates of deposits, carried.
Review 2017 TID 1 & 2 Annual Report: The 2017 Annual Reports for TID 1 & 2 were reviewed as part of new requirements set by the Department of Revenue. The affected taxing jurisdictions were notified of the meeting. The final reports will be completed online in June.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion by Fillion, seconded by Trott to pay vouchers and electronic tax payments totaling $43,167.70, carried.
Village Wide Garage Sales-June 9, 2018. Maps will be available at the Village Hall and businesses in Bruce. Please contact the Village Hall for more details.
Rusk County Clean Sweep-Saturday, June 16, 2018, from 8 am to 1 pm, at the Rusk County Highway Department Shop.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to adjourn, carried. Adjournment was at 8:12 p.m.