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March Minutes

Village of Alma Center
Meeting Minutes of March 11, 2019

Present: Ken Ristow, Connie Patterson, Jessica Anderson, Eric Olson, Jordan Simonson

The regular monthly meeting was called to order by Village President Ken Ristow at 6:30 at the Alma Center Village Hall.

The open meeting notice requirements were met.

A motion was made by Olson/Patterson to approve the Regular Board Meeting minutes of February 11, 2019 with corrections. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Patterson/Simonson to approve the Special Meeting minutes of March 6, 2019. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Olson/Anderson to approve the bills as paid for the period from February 11, 2019 through March 11, 2019. Motion was carried unanimously.

Public Comments

Alma Center Garage’s Vehicle list was handed out. The garage has done a fantastic job clearing the snow from the corner of N. Park and Main Street.

President Ristow thanked the Fire Department for clearing the snow off the roof of the Village Hall.

Old Business

Police: Officer Hartl stated it’s been a bit slow with the snow that we have gotten.

Raze Procedures: Mike Parrott is asking for our Ordinance that applies to the houses conditions.

Well house #2, pump house & water main connection: Bids were opened on March 6th.

New Business

Motion was made by Olson/Patterson to tentatively accept Proposal #2 Badger Environmental with the Alternate Bid #1 Paved Access Drive in the amount of $3900.00 with a total of $243,055.00 with DNR approval. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Anderson/Olson to make the following changes to the Employee Handbook.


HOME PARK Remove from handbook.
1. Calculate mobile home park fees.
2. Receive Municipal Permit Fee forms from assessor.
3. MOBILE Calculate mobile home fee and adjust per assessor.
4. Send letter and new lease forms.

Paid Vacations
Full Time Employees shall receive paid vacation benefits, in relation to the amount of hours normally scheduled and based on anniversary of hire date, for as follows:
• After 1 year = 2 weeks of vacation
• After 6 years = 3 weeks of vacation
• After 12 years = 4 weeks of vacation

Vacation days must be used within 365 days of when they are earned.
Paid Holiday
The following days will be paid holidays, for employees scheduled to work:
• New Year’s Day
• Memorial Day
• 4th of July
• Labor Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Christmas
Hours will be based on the hours normally scheduled.

Sick Leave
Full Time Employees shall receive five (5) days sick leave per year. The hours are based on the hours that the employee is regularly scheduled. The employee may accumulate up to twenty-five (25) days of sick leave. After the accumulation of twenty-five (25) days the employee shall be paid 50% of the sick leave over twenty-five (25) days.

Personal Leave
Full Time Employees shall receive two (2) paid days per year. The hours paid will be based on the hours normally scheduled. If the hours are not used during the year awarded they will be lost.

Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Patterson/Anderson to approve Heather Cummings for Deputy Clerk/Treasurer working 14 hours a week paid $14.00 an hour with no benefits. Ken, Claudia and Heather will sit down and figure out a schedule. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Olson/Anderson to approve Claudia Fields to attend the Municipal Treasurer’s Association of Wisconsin Workshop May 1, 2019 in Oshkosh. Motion carried unanimously.

Due to the amount of snow we currently have on the ground reading the meters will be impossible. Motion was made to est. water/sewer bills for March and read in April. Dennis Hardwick will read the few he can. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Anderson/Simonson to adjourn at 7:16pm. Motion was carried unanimously.

Claudia Fields, Clerk


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2019 Meeting Minutes

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