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April Minutes

Village of Alma Center
Meeting Minutes of April 9, 2018

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

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 Anderson/Olson to approve the Regular Board Meeting minutes of March 12, 2018. Motion carried unanimously.

A motion was made by Olson/Anderson to approve the bills as paid for the period from March 12, 2018 through April 9, 2018. Motion was carried unanimously.

Public Comments
Nate’s AC Garage handed out the list of Unregistered/Inoperable Vehicles.

Old Business

Officer Johnson stated there will be a “Mach Crash” April 25th at 1pm in the Alma center Park. AC Fire and 1st responders will be involved, as will Merrillan, Hixton fire.

Lift Station/ Panel: The pumps are working and the panel is in.

LGIP Sewer Fund: We were approved to borrow 50k from the Depreciation Fund to pay for the repairs to the pump and panel. We have only taken 30K at this time.

Line of Credit: Ken Ristow, President and Claudia Fields, Clerk signed the LOC of 125K on Thursday, April 5th and Mark Radcliffe, Attorney on Friday, April 6th at the Black River Country Bank. These funds are a bridge loan waiting for funding through the DNR for our new well.

Flags/Flowers: No meeting set yet.

New Business

Davey Engineering: Brice Nelson
1) Water Tower Project: Turns out the Water Tower project can NOT be a part of DNR funding; it has to apply on its own. Chances are it won’t qualify for a debt forgiveness loan. We will need to look at other options.
2) A full water rate increase needs to be in place by September 30, 2018 for the DNR funding application to be sent in.
3) DNR Application: The application need to be to the DNR buy June 30th , there are a few things that need to be done for the application, a survey, the Well #2 design and the application filled out.
4) Final Well plan & Specs: Motion was made by Olson/Patterson to approve the contract pending Attorney Radcliffe reviewing it. Motion carried unanimously.

A discussion was held about the procedures if a resident has a complaint involving the village’s Police Officer. There is a form at the Village Hall that need to be completed, then the form is sent to the police chief, if the complaint is about the chief, the complaint is sent to a different municipality for reviewing/investigating.

No action taken on the Aegion (Corrpro) contract.

A motion was made by Patterson/Olson to approve the writing of the debt owed to the General $214,853.00 from the Sewer per Johnson and Block’s recommendation. Motion carried unanimously.

No action taking on the “Municipal Clerks Proclamation.

A motion was made by Anderson/Patterson to approve Claudia Fields and Laurie Mueller to attend the WMCA district 3 meeting May 24th at the Skyline. Motion carried unanimously.

The date for the Organization meeting is April 17th at 6:30 pm at the Village Hall.

A motion was made by Olson/Anderson to approve an operator’s license for Casondra Embke. Motion carried unanimously.

President Ken Ristow thanked Eric Hanson for his 2 years of service on the Board; he also welcomed Connie Patterson back and new board member Jordan Simonson.

Motion was made by Hanson/Anderson to adjourn at 7:38pm. Motion was carried unanimously.

Claudia Fields, Clerk


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