Somerset Board of Trustees, June 17, 2008
Regular Meeting of the Village of Somerset
board of trustees
June 17, 2008
Village Hall, 110 Spring Street, Somerset, WI 54025
President Johnson called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. Present: Jeffrey Johnson, Ryan Sicard, Ron Hill, Bob Campbell, Gerald Mullenberg, Bartt Palmer, and Greg Sayers. Public Comment: Anastasia Sharton with the Phipps Center in Hudson presented the board with the Bench Project. She stated that the Bench Project is a community group involving the Somerset School District and they received a grant in the amount of $10,000 and plan to donate a bench to Larry Forrest Memorial Park. The group showed the design of the bench and how the community would be involved in creating the bench. They ask that the village assist them with the location in the park and prep work to get the site ready. Johnson thanked them and stated that the Public Works Committee and Director of Public Works would assist them.
Dave Careful referred to the minutes from the May 20th and June 9th meetings and asked who was up for election. He asked if the board felt that expanding the Float-rite liquor license was good for the village and who did they ask and what did they use as a basis for a decision. He questioned the seven members of the board about how many of them work for Float-rite Park and that it may be a conflict of interest. Johnson replied it is good for the village for tax dollars and it allowed for the proper use of the license because it is the only location on the license that is open 12 months out of the year and the other sites are seasonal. He talked about the effects of having another liquor site and that our complaints come from activity at the downtown corners. This business owner is taking care of his existing locations. Greg Sayers was afraid of setting a precedent but was comfortable with the fact that this is the only site open 12 months out of the year and he stated that he has no involvement with Float-Rite. Johnson stated that he has a security company that is subcontracted by Float-rite.
Minutes: Motion by Sicard, second by Plamer to approve the minutes of the May 20, 2008 and June 9, 2008 meetings and motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS: Project updates: Rob Jones with Cedar Corp. discussed the projects highlighting the village hall generator, the Waste Water Treatment plant , and the RiverHills trails. Letter of Credit: Motion by Sicard, second by Campbell to reduce the RiverHills letter of credit from $200,000 to $43,750 and motion carried.
Water Utility Reclassification: Sicard explained that we have over 1,000 utility customer so the Public Service Commission has reclassified the Water Utility to a class C which means that there are additional accounting measures that need to taken.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Picnic Beer License: Motion by Sayers, second by Sicard to table the Picnic Beer License for St. Anne's Church for August 9th and 10th to determine what the event is for. Motion carried. 2008-09 Operator Licenses: Motion by Sayers, second by Mullenberg to approve the operators' licenses Jacque Fagnan, Elysa Putz, and Mortricia Salley for the 2008-2009 year and motion carried. 2008-09 Beer Garden Permit: Motion by Sayers, second by Campbell to approve the Beer Garden Permits for Float-rite Park at the lower level of the campground and the two sites at the concert site and motion carried.Car Show: Sayers discussed the car show that was presented at the Public Safety Committee which will be held at Village Park on August 2nd.
PLAN COMMISSION: Johnson discussed the meeting minutes from June 9th. Conditional Use Permits: Motion by Sicard, second by Mullenberg to approve the Conditional Use Permit for the Park and Sell lot for Dave Bracht with the conditions as set by the Plan Commission. Motion carried.
FINANCE/PERSONNEL: Court Credit Card: Motion by Johnson, second by Sicard to issue a credit card to court in the amount of $500. Motion carried. Sick time policy: Motion by Sicard, second by Sayers to table the sick time policy and motion carried.
New Business: Committee Appointments: Johnson appointed Carol Boerger and Randy Rosburg to the Library Board term ending June 30, 2011. Motion by Sicard, second by Hill to approve the appointments and motion carried.
Recognition of Local Girl Scouts: Johnson read a letter regarding Megan Jacoby in recognition of her gold award in Girl Scouts. He stated that next month he would like to do a proclamation in her honor.
Notice of Claim: The clerk reported that the Village's insurance policy will be covering the defense on this issue with Preferred Builders.
Closed Session: Motion by Sicard, second by Mullenberg to convene to closed session as per ss 19.85(1)(e) deliberating on the purchase of public property all yes and motion carried.
Motion by Johnson, second by Sayers to reconvene to open meeting and motion carried.
Bills: Motion by Sicard, second by Sayers to approve the water, sewer and village bills in the amount of $207,468.41 and motion carried.
Adjourn: Motion by Sayers, second by Campbell to adjourn and motion carried.
Adjournment: 8:00 p.m.
Pamela Donohoe, Clerk