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Alma Center, WI 54611
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November Minutes

Village of Alma Center
Meeting Minutes of November 13, 2017


Present: Ken Ristow, Connie Patterson, Eric Olson, Eric Hanson, Jessica Anderson

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 Patterson/Olson to approve the Regular Board Meeting minutes of October 9, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Olson/Anderson to approve the Finance Committee minutes of October 23, 2017. Motion was carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Olson/Hanson to approve the bills as paid for the period from October 9, 2017 through November 13, 2017. Motion was carried unanimously.

Public Comments
None

Old Business

Officer Johnson reported that Halloween went very well. A discussion was held regarding the Junk Vehicle Ordinance. The Clerk; C. Fields will be sending letters out.

Street Patched: Some of the streets needing patching were done (Park St, Clark St and the runway in Meadowview), however because of the ground freeze Grove St. will be left for spring 2018.

Brenengen: The signed agreement has not been received back at this time. Court date will be set.

Xcel Energy Poles: Excel Energy has had a policy regarding Lights, Flags & Flowers on their electrical poles for a while; they are going to enforce that policy now, no Flags, Flowers or Christmas decorations will be allowed on their poles after 2017. They state for safety reasons for their linemen. We should be receiving a letter sometime in January 2018.

New Business

A motion was made by Hanson/Anderson to accept the 2018 Budget with the local levy decreasing 8.5%. Motion carried unanimously.

New Well: Brice Nelson from Davey said we’re moving forward slowly.

Water Tower Painting Bids: No information yet, this will be on Decembers Agenda.

A motion was made by Olson/Anderson to accept the bid of $10,500.00 from Corrpro for Cathodic Protection repairs. Work to be done in 2018. Motion carried unanimously.

A discussion was held about the School Busses using flashing lights when loading or unloading children. State Statute 346.48(b) states School Buses can’t use flashing lights in the Village unless they have adopted an ordinance allowing them to. Attorney Radcliffe will be researching and writing up an ordinance under SS 349.21(1) making it allowed and vehicles have to acknowledge the lights. This will be on Decembers Agenda for approval.

A motion was made by Olson/Hanson to pay Semingson Aberle Plumbing $4,521.82for Sewer line repairs on Grove Street. Motion was carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Olson/Patterson to approve Sewer Maintenance Ordinance 2017-11-13a amending section 6.02(A) of 2006-1 ordinance. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Hanson/Anderson to approve the purchase of a new Salt/Sander from Monroe Truck Equipment for $7,133.00. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Patterson/Olson to approve the 5 year Street improvement & Maintenance Program from Scott Construction. From 2018 -2023 Chip Seal and Crack Fill on village streets. The cost over 5 years is approximately $75,500.00. Motion carried unanimously.

A discussion was held regarding the Local Road Improvement program. The DOT has a grant program, they issue money to Villages, Towns or Cities every 2 years; this year they have $19,612.00 grant monies. We have applied for some of the funds to help with Street maintenance. The next meeting is November 29th; we hope to have good news.

A motion was made by Olson/Anderson to approve the Village Hall to change Accounting software from Sage to QuickBooks Pro. This change was recommended by our Auditors and will save the Village approx. $900.00 a year in maintenance fees. This will take effect January 1, 2018. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Olson/Anderson to sell the Village of Alma Center’s Trailer Court to Patrick Murphy for $25,000.00. Closing date is November 14, 2017 in Attorney Radcliffe’s office. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Anderson/Patterson to approve the Mobile Home Park Requirements ordinance 2017-11-13. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Anderson/Hanson to approve an Operator’s License for Cheyanne A. Christen. Motion carried unanimously.

Motion was made by Hanson/Patterson to adjourn at 7:43pm. Motion was carried unanimously.

Claudia Fields, Clerk

 

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