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Somerset Board of Trustees, Feb. 26, 2008

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New Richmond, 54017
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Regular Meeting of the Village of Somerset

board of trustees

February 26, 2008

Village Hall, 110 Spring Street, Somerset, WI 54025

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President Johnson called the regular meeting to order at 7:06 p.m. at the Village Hall. Present: Jeffrey Johnson, Carol Switzer, Bob Campbell, Gerald Mullenberg, John Nash, and Greg Sayers. Absent: Ryan Sicard.

Public Comment: No public comment

Somerset School District Referendum: Tim Witzmann discussed the April 1st school referendum and the need for additional class rooms next year. He explained the growth and projections. Brian Moulton explained a variety of options for buildings stating that it was too expensive to add on to existing buildings. The High School would be built for 700 students with the opportunity to expand to 1400. The plan includes expanding the road ways and modifying the Middle School kitchen and other buildings to accommodate the grades. Witzmann explained that they decided to build a high school because it would cost eighteen million for the expansion of the existing one and it would not meet future growth. He expressed that the School Board wants to make sure the community is informed on the plans. They also discussed costs and impact on property taxes.

Minutes: Motion by Mullenberg, second by Sayers to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2008 meeting and motion carried.

Committee Reports

PUBLIC WORKS: Project updates: Patrick Beilfuss with Cedar Corp. reported on the street construction projects and stated that the Sewer Plant project is in the process of being bid. Pay Request #3: Motion by Johnson, second by Mullenberg to approve pay request #3 to Pember Excavating in the amount of $14,259.28. Motion carried.

Ordinance A-565: Motion by Johnson, second by Mullenberg to adopt ordinance A565 increasing the sewer utility rates to adjust for debt expenses. All members voted yes and motion carried.

PUBLIC SAFETY: Operator Licenses: Motion by Nash, second by Sayers to approve operators licenses for Kristin Hanson and Ashley Kiekhoefer. Motion carried.

Picnic Beer License: Motion by Nash, second by Mullenberg to approve the Picnic Beer License for Somerset Hockey Association for March 7th-9th. Motion carried.

Interim Conditional Use Permit Concert: Motion by Nash, second by Mullenberg to table the permit and motion carried.

PLAN COMMISSION: Johnson discussed the meeting minutes.

FINANCE/PERSONNEL

2008 Refinancing Plan for Debt - Sean Lentz discussed refinancing debt the 2000 bond and the 2003 bond anticipation note. Motion by Johnson, second by Nash to authorize Ehlers and Associates to proceed with the refinancing of Village debt issues from 2000 and 2003. All members voted yes and motion carried.

Village Bank Accounts: Motion by Johnson, second by Nash to move the village bank accounts to First National Community Bank. Motion carried.

Village owned house: Motion by Johnson, second by Nash to accept the bid by Belisle Excavating to demolish 244 Garfield Street and to let the Police and Fire Department use it for training until June 1, 2008. Motion carried.

Metro Industrial Sales Mortgage: Motion by Johnson, second by Nash to approve the subordination agreement for Metro Industrial Sale building. All members voted yes and motion carried.

Developers Agreement Status: Motion by Mullenberg, second by Nash to approve the transfer of the Metro Industrial Sales developer's agreement to the new owner. Motion carried.

Computer Replacement: Motion by Johnson, second by Nash to approve the replacement of the village computers and server and accept the bid from SmithMicro Technologies with the expense not to exceed $28,000. All members voted yes and motion carried.

New Business:

Knox Box Ordinance: Travis Belisle discussed the ordinance and how the process works. Tim Scott stated that the ordinance needed to be narrowed down and redone. The Joint Village/Town boards will discuss the item on the next agenda.

Historic Town Hall Committee: Rita Lawson discussed the proposed committee and asked the board to look at the committee objectives before the joint meeting.

Resolution 2008-02: Motion by Nash, second by Mullenberg to adopt Resolution 2008-02 approving the hazard mitigation plan for the Village of Somerset. Motion carried.

Closed Session: Motion by Mullenberg, second by Johnson to convene to closed session as per ss 19.85(1)(e)deliberating on the investments of village funds. All members voted yes and motion carried. Motion by Johnson, second by Mullenberg to reconvene to open meeting and motion carried.

Bills: Motion by Mullenberg, second by Nash to approve the water, sewer and village bills in the amount of $1,792,700.03 and motion carried.

Adjourn: Motion by Nash, second by Mullenberg to adjourn and motion carried. Adjournment: 9:02 p.m.

Pamela Donohoe, Clerk

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