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VILLAGE OF SOMERSET: 12/21/17 Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 11:22pm

Regular Meeting of the Village of Somerset
Board of Trustees - Minutes
December 21, 2017
Village Hall, 110 Spring Street, Somerset, WI 54025
President Melvin called the regular meeting to order at 6:30. Present: John Melvin, James Chandler, Bartt Palmer and Tony Lueck. Absent: Ali Peterson and Ryan Sicard. Also present: Village Attorney, Anders Helquist; Dave Schofield, MSA; Robert Gunther, Public Works Director; Travis Belisle and Jason Crotty, Somerset Fire Chief and Assistant Chief.
Public Comment on Agenda Items: No public comment.
Minutes: Motion by Lueck, second by Chandler to approve meeting minutes for November 28th and motion carried.
Committee Reports:
PUBLIC SAFETY: Discussion/Possible Approval - 2017-2018 Operator Licenses: Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to approve the 2017-2018 Operator licenses for Melissa M. Johnson, Andrea Candace Conoboy, Kati Mae Wahlquist, and Luke Richard Praschak and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-Revisions to Sec. 10-4-3 All-Terrain and Utility Terrain Vehicle Route Ordinance: Melvin stated the Public Safety Committee recommended adding to the ATV/UTV route the ability to cross the Main Street Bridge to Depot Street to Cloutier Drive to continue to County Road I for a One-Year trial. Palmer stated a public meeting was supposed to be held for input on the route. The current route was supposed to be a one-year trial as well. Melvin stated the proposed route is the existing truck route with wider streets, the committee had concerns with the route going through more residential areas. Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to accept the route change and the change to the ordinance. Roll call vote: Palmer-no, all others yes and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-Revisions to Sec. 7-1-9 Wild, exotic and dangerous animals; pit bull dogs: Melvin stated the Public Safety Committee recommended removing reference to pit bull dogs. Attorney Helquist stated the ordinance would be revised to remove all language relating to pit bulls and special requirements for licensing of pit bulls. Melvin stated the committee did not have statistics at the committee meeting but to his recollection there were no incidents with pit bulls in the last year or so. Ron Hill asked if the State Statutes have any breed specific language. Attorney Helquist stated no. Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to approve the ordinance change to remove the references to pit bull dogs. Discussion-Palmer stated he was not on the board when the ordinance was created but it must have been created for a reason. He doesn’t like to see the ordinance changed, going from preventative to reactionary. Roll call vote: Palmer-no, all others yes and motion carried.
PLAN COMMISSION: Discussion/Possible Approval-Rezone for Andy Vanasse from Agricultural (A) to Industrial (I-1) for 3.3 acres of parcel 181-4084-13-000: The rezoning is for the parking of vehicles by Olson Sanitation and the potential to build an office/shop facility in the future. Motion by Melvin, second by Chandler to approve the rezoning of 3.3 acres of parcel 181-4084-13-000 from Agricultural to Industrial. All yes and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-Rezone for Christopher Marshall from Highway Commercial (C-2) to Industrial (I-1) parcel 181-4121-00-000: Melvin stated a conditional use permit will be drafted by the Plan Commission, Village staff and the business owner. Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to approve the rezoning of parcel 181-4121-00-000 from Highway Commercial to Industrial. All yes and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-Certified Survey Map lot split, Paul Garrity 509 Sunrise Drive: Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to table and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-TID 4 Land Use Concept: Melvin stated the Land Use concept would be used to market to potential developers and business owners. Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to accept the TID 4 Land Use Concept as presented and motion carried.
Andy Vanasse addressed the board regarding the progression of Somerset and area communities.
PUBLIC WORKS:
Project updates: Dave Schofield highlighted areas on MSA's update report. Well #5 - final pay request on agenda tonight; a contract for the design, bidding and construction services is also on the agenda tonight. Parks - Village posted a community survey on their website to gather public input, MSA will review the surveys and report to the Public Works committee on January 11th. GIS Services - a meeting was held with Bob and MSA; will do a demonstration at the January 11th meeting. Discussion/Possible Approval -Pay request #4 Final For Test Well: Motion by Palmer, second by Chandler to approve Pay request #4 to Municipal Well and Pump in the amount of $3,070.40 and motion carried. Discussion/Possible approval-Wellhouse #5 Final Design, Bidding & Construction Services Proposal–MSA: Motion by Palmer, second by Chandler to approve the proposal for professional services for wellhouse #5 design in the amount of $121,310.00 and motion carried.
FINANCE:
Discussion/Possible Approval–2018 Budgets (TIF #2, Water Utility, Sewer Utility): Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to approve the 2018 Budgets as presented for the TIF #2, Water Utility and Sewer Utility Funds and motion carried. Roll call-All members voted yes. Discussion/Possible Approval – Quote for Laserfisch-OPG-3:
Motion by Melvin, second by Chandler to approve the quote from OPG-3 for Laserfische software in the amount of $6,523.18 not to exceed $7,000 and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-Job Descriptions for Public Works Director/Economic Development Director, Village Clerk and Public Works Supervisor: Motion by Chandler, second by Lueck to approve the job descriptions for the Public Works Director/Economic Development Director, Village Clerk and Public Works Supervisor as presented and motion carried.
Discussion/Possible Approval–2018-2019 Police Contract: Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to table until January and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval– Employment Agreements: Village Clerk, Treasurer, Police Chief, Public Works Director and Public Works Supervisor: Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to approve the Employment Agreements for the Village Department Heads with review of the Police Chief’s agreement in October and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval- Fire Department Pension Resolution: Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to approve Resolution 2017-08-Resolution to Participate in the Wisconsin Length of Service Award Program and motion carried.
FIRE/RESCUE:
Fire Chief Belisle provided the November report. The total calls for the year are lower than 2016; the SCBAs have been delivered and put into service.
NEW BUSINESS:
Discussion/Possible approval–Appointment for board member vacancy: Melvin appointed Ron Hill to fill the trustee position vacated by Chris Terwedo. Motion by Palmer, second by Chandler to approve the appointment of Ron Hill as village trustee and motion carried.
Appointment- Election Inspectors: Motion by Melvin, second by Chandler to appoint the election inspectors as listed to a two-year term and motion carried. Appointment- Housing Loan Committee: Melvin appointed Bill Powers and Dan Vanasse as members of the Housing Loan Committee. Motion by Palmer, second by Chandler to approve the appointment of Bill Powers and Dan Vanasse to the Housing Loan Committee and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-Sewer Rates Ordinance A-644: Motion by Palmer, second by Chandler to approve Ordinance A-644 effective 01/18/18 and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-Letter of Support for St. Joseph TAP Grant: Extending the bike trail to Anderson Scout Camp Road: Motion by Melvin, second by Chandler to approve the letter of support and motion carried. Discussion/Possible Approval-Proclamation in Support of Library Expansion: Motion by Chandler, second by Melvin to approve the Proclamation in support of the library expansion and motion carried.
CLOSED SESSION: Convene to closed session as per ss 19.85 (1) (e) discuss strategies regarding negotiating the sale of Village property: Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to go into closed session regarding negotiating the sale of Village property and motion carried. Roll Call- All members voted yes.
OPEN SESSION: Reconvene to open session to discuss or take action if necessary on closed item: Motion by Melvin, second by Lueck to reconvene to open session and motion carried. No action was taken on closed session item.
VILLAGE, WATER AND SEWER BILLS:
Motion by Melvin, second by Chandler to approve the Village, Water and Sewer bills in the amount of $214,510.95 and motion carried.
ADJOURN:
Motion by Chandler, second by Lueck to adjourn and motion carried. Adjourned at 8:04 p.m.
Andrea Otto, Village Deputy Clerk
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