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VILLAGE OF PRENTICE
REGULAR MEETING
October 12, 2015

PRESIDENT ESTERHOLM PRESIDING

MEMBERS PRESENT: ANDERSON, JILKA, NUSSBERGER, AND SWENSON

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WAS RECITED.

MOTION BY NUSSBERGER, SECOND BY JILKA TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE SEPTEMBER 14, 2015, MEETING AS SUBMITTED. CARRIED

MOTION BY JILKA, SECOND BY ANDERSON TO APPROVE THE TREASURER’S REPORT AS PRESENTED. CARRIED

COMMITTEE REPORTS

FINANCE- TRUSTEE NUSSBERGER REPORTED THERE WILL BE A BUDGET HEARING BEFORE THE NEXT MEETING AT 4:30 P.M.

PUBLIC WORKS- TRUSTEE SWENSON REPORTED HE HAD AN AGENDA ITEM.

PERSONNEL- NOTHING AT THIS TIME.

SOCIAL SERVICES- NOTHING AT THIS TIME.

LAURIE STATED SHE HAD CONTACTED MARCIA CLIFFORD, WITH GENERAL CODE, REGARDING THE PAYMENT SCHEDULE FOR THE CODIFICATION PROJECT AND IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE BUDGET.

MOTION BY NUSSBERGER, SECOND BY SWENSON TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH GENERAL CODE. CARRIED

MOTION BY ANDERSON, SECOND BY JILKA TO APPROVE THE VACANT LAND OFFER AGREEMENT TO PURCHASE THE LOTS ON SPRUCE STREET. CARRIED

KEN WEINZATL WAS PRESENT TO DISCUSS IMPROVING THE BEAUTIFICATION ON MAIN STREET.

PRESIDENT ESTERHOLM EXCUSED HIMSELF FROM THE MEETING AND TRUSTEE NUSSBERGER PRESIDED OVER THE MEETING.

BONNIE CARLSON, NORTHWEST REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION, WAS PRESENT. SHE PROVIDED THE BOARD WITH A PROFILE OF AN APPLICANT FROM THE VILLAGE REQUESTING FUNDS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO HIS/HER HOME. SHE STATED THE APPLICANT WANTS TO BORROW MONEY TO REPLACE THE ROOF AND GFCI OUTLETS. AT THIS TIME BIDS HAVE NOT BEEN RECEIVED.

THE VILLAGE CURRENTLY HAS $13,000 IN THEIR REVOLVING LOAN FUND ACCOUNT, WHICH MUST BE COMMITED FIRST AND THEN ANYTHING ABOVE THAT WILL BE BORROWED FROM THE NW REGIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM. CARLSON IS ASKING APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT USING FUNDS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VILLAGES RLF ACCOUNT.

MOTION BY NUSSBERGER, SECOND BY ANDERSON TO APPROVE THE CDBG APPLICATION THAT WAS PRESENTED. (3- AYE, 1-NAY)

CARLSON NOTIFIED THE BOARD THERE IS A CONFLICT OF INTEREST WITH THE APPLICANT. HE/SHE IS RELATED TO PRESIDENT ESTERHOLM.

SHE EXPLAINED WHEN A CONFLICT OF INTEREST ARISES, IT IS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION WITH A COPY OF THE MINUTES AND A LETTER FROM THE VILLAGE ATTORNEY, STATING STATE STATUTUES WAS FOLLOWED IN APPROVING THE PROJECT. VERBALLY THE BOARD RESPONDED NO OBJECTIONS.

PRESIDENT ESTERHOLM RETURNED TO PRESIDE OVER THE MEETING.

PRESIDENT ESTERHOLM STATED HE WAS APPROACHED BY RICK FREEMAN AND HE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER $500 FOR THE LOT THAT IS FOR SALE EAST OF HIS PROPERTY BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN MOWING IT FOR A LONG TIME AND HE WANTS TO BUILD A GARAGE.

THE BOARD WOULD LIKE AN OFFER IN WRITING, ALONG WITH A COMMITMENT THAT A GARAGE IS GOING TO BE BUILT ON THE PROPERTY.

TIM DEBOTH WAS PRESENT, HE STATED HE IS IN NEED OF SOME LAND WHERE HE CAN PUT IN A SCALE AND WOOD YARD. HE HAD TWO SITES IN MIND THAT ARE OWNED BY THE VILLAGE. ONE IS THE OLD DUMP BY THE POND AND THE OTHER ONE IS OUT BY THE DUMP ON HWY 8 WHERE THE WOOD WAS CUT. HE IS NEED OF 6-8 ACRES. DALE STATED THE LAND BY THE POND WOULD NOT BE BIG ENOUGH. THE BOARD DIRECTED TIM TO CONTACT THE PRICE COUNTY ZONING DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THE LAND IS LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF PRENTICE TO SEE IF HIS PLAN IS EVEN ALLOWABLE AND THEN THEY WOULD GO FROM THERE.

TRUSTEE SWENSON, STATED THE VILLAGE HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR THE 2016-17 LRIP GRANT, WHICH THEY WILL USE TO BLACKTOP THE REST OF CENTER STREET FROM THE APARTMENTS TO THE BOUNDARY LINE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF PRENTICE. THE 2014-15 LRIP MONEY WILL BE USED TO BLACKTOP VAN DUSEN STREET.

MOTION BY JILKA, SECOND BY NUSSBERGER TO APPROVE THE 2016-17 LRIP PROJECT. CARRIED
PRESIDENT ESTERHOLM DISCUSSED THE POSSIBILITY OF PUTTING IN SOME CAMPGROUND SITES BEHIND THE IGA. VILLAGE ENGINEER, MIKE STOFFEL STATED HE WILL SEND LAURIE THE CODES.

ENGINEER, MIKE STOFFEL GAVE AN UPDATE ON THE TOWN STREET PROJECT. THE FINAL PAY REQUEST SHOULD BE READY NEXT MONTH. ALSO, HE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM THE CORPS STATING THEY HAVE DETERMINED THE JOHNSON WETLAND MITIGATION SITE HAS MET THEIR EXPECTATIONS.

MOTION BY SWENSON, SECOND BY ANDERSON TO APPROVE THE EXPENDITURES. CARRIED

GENERAL FUND- $ 44,259.95
FIRE DEPT- $ 45,669.60
SANITARY- $ 11,161.09
GOLF COURSE- $ 1,782.53
TOTAL $ 102,873.17

PRESIDENT ESTERHOLM ADJOURNED THE MEETING AT 7:15 P.M.


LAURIE ANDREAE
CLERK/TREASURER