Star Prairie, March 4, 2009
village of star prairie board proceedings
March 4, 2009
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, posted 3/3/2009, the Star Prairie Village Board met on 3/4/2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center. The meeting was called to order by President Greg Gibson. Roll call. Members Present: Trustees Bruce Johnson, Andrew Marrier, Mick Maxon, Rob Berger and President Greg Gibson. Also present attorney Tim Scott. Trustee Johnson moved to adopt the agenda as presented seconded by Trustee Berger. Motion carried. Trustee Marrier moved to approve the minutes of February 4, 2009 as presented seconded by Trustee Maxon. Motion carried. Trustee Maxon moved to accept the January 2009 Treasurer's Report seconded by Trustee Berger. Motion carried. Trustee Johnson moved to approve the disbursements ($427,367.03) as presented seconded by Trustee Marrier. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
Police - Chief Richard submitted the February 2009 Police Activity report (on file).
Maintenance - Brody Larson presented the February 2009 Maintenance report (on file). WW Goetsch was here on the 25th to fix pump #2 on Lift Station #2. There was a seal failure on Lift Station #2 this was caught by the relay sensitivity knob. Brody was advised to set the knob on #3 the lowest setting. WW Goetsch will be here in July to fix pump #2 on Lift Station #2 and to service pumps #1 in both Lift Stations. Trustee Johnson moved to approve the purchase of a new cover plate for the large water pump from General Repair Service at a cost of $1,140.10 (dollars) seconded by Trustee Berger. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
Trustee Johnson moved to approve the Lettertech Star design logo for the plow truck at a cost of $120.00 (dollars) seconded by Trustee Berger. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
Park Committee - no report
Building and Zoning - no report
Public Works Committee - no report
Special All-Terrain Vehicles Committee - no report
Resolution to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program
Trustee Johnson moved to approve the Village of Star Prairie's participation in the National Flood Insurance Program seconded by Trustee Marrier. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
RESOLUTION APPLYING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM
WHEREAS, certain areas of the Village of Star Prairie are subject to periodic flooding,mudslides (i.e. mudflows), or flood-related erosion, causing serious damages to properties within these areas; and
WHEREAS, relief is available in the form of federally subsidized flood insurance as authorized by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968; and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of this Village Board to require the recognition and evaluation of flood, mudslide (i.e. mudflows), or flood-related erosion hazards in all official actions relating to land use in areas having these hazards; and
WHEREAS, this body has the legal authority to adopt land use and control measures to reduce future flood losses pursuant to the authorization in ss. 61.35 and 62.23 for villages and cities; and the requirements in s. 87.30, Stats.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this Village Board hereby:
1. Assures the Federal Insurance Administration that it will enact as necessary, and maintain in force in those areas having flood, mudslide (i.e. mudflow), or flood-related erosion hazards, adequate land use and control measures with effective enforcement provisions consistent with the Criteria set forth in section 59 et. seq., of the National Flood Insurance Program Regulations; and
2. Vests the Village Board of Trustees with the responsibility, authority, and means to:
(a) Assist the Administrator, at his/her request, in the delineation of the limits of the area having special flood, mudslide, or flood-related erosion hazards.
(b) Provide information the Administrator may request concerning present uses and occupancy of the flood plain, mudslide or flood-related erosion areas.
(c) Cooperate with Federal, State, and local agencies and private firms which undertake to study, survey, map and identify floodplain, mudflow, or flood-related erosion areas, and cooperate with neighboring communities with respect to management of adjoining flood plain, mudslide and/or flood-related erosion areas in order to prevent aggravation of existing hazards.
(d) Submit, on forms provided by the Administrator, an annual report on the progress made during the past year within the community in the development and implementation of flood plain management measures.
(e) Upon occurrence, notify the Administrator in writing whenever the boundaries of the community have been modified by annexation or the community has otherwise assumed or no longer has authority to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations for a particular area. Include an accurate corporate limit map suitable for reproduction, clearly delineating the new corporate limits or new area for which the community has assumed or relinquished flood plain management regulatory authority. The community will use the Flood Insurance Rate Map or Flood Hazard Boundary Map published for the community from which land areas were annexed or from that political entity that previously had regulatory authority until the Administrator provides a map using the new corporate limits.
3. Appoints Village Board of Trustees to maintain for public inspection and to furnish upon request (for determining flood insurance premium rates), the following information on all new and substantially improved structures constructed within the identified special flood hazard area:
a. the actual (as-built) lowest floor (including basement) elevation in relation to mean sea level;
b. any certificates of flood-proofing
c. whether or not a building has a basement;
d. for all flood proofed structures, the elevation to which the structure has been flood proofed
4. Agrees to take such other official action as may be reasonably necessary to carry out the objectives of the program.
Proposed Floodplain Zoning Amendments
Trustee Berger moved to accept the proposal from Stevens Engineers at a cost of $940.00 (dollars) for floodplain zoning amendments seconded by Trustee Maxon. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
Village of Star Prairie Floodplain Ordinance
Trustee Marrier moved to accept the draft of the Village of Star Prairie Floodplain Ordinance to send to the DNR for their approval seconded by Trustee Berger. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried. See Village of Star Prairie Floodplain Ordinance draft as a part of these minutes.
Memorandum of Understanding
Trustee Berger moved to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the Board of Education of the New Richmond Area School District and the New Richmond Area Government Entities Network seconded by Trustee Maxon. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
Memorandum of Understanding
Between the Board of Education of the
New Richmond Area School District
And The New Richmond Area Government Entities Network
On January 5, 2009, representatives of the Government Entities Network (GEN) voted unanimously to present to their Boards/Council this recommendation to the Board of Education of the New Richmond Area School District that the School District maintain ownership of the Middle School for 3-5 years following the building being vacated in 2011.
Rationale for Recommendation
Having the School District maintain ownership and oversight of the building for this period of time provides the Government Entities Network and the School District the opportunity to continue to collaborate on possible uses of the building on behalf of the citizens of the New Richmond Area Community.This recommendation to the School District for maintaining ownership of the Middle School Building includes, but is not limited to, the following potential uses of the building and property currently under consideration;
1. Possible location of the new library including the possibility of renovating space in the new Middle School Building;
2. Possible location of the School District Community Education Program in the central core area of the building;
3. Possible creation of collaborative programming between the Centre and the School District Community Education including use of the Middle School Gym for Centre programming as well as other shared space activities that include cross-over programming between various entities located within the Middle School space to address older adult, youth, and other areas;
4. Possible relocation site for the New Richmond Area Community District Ambulance Building and other uses recommended by the Government Entities Network to maximize the capacity of this site to meet the needs of our citizens.
As plans for these and other potential uses of the building are adopted by the Government Entities Network, they will be submitted to the School District for approval.It should be noted that other than the operation and maintenance costs associated with the Community Education Program being located in the Middle School building, the entities leasing space within the building will pay for their share of the costs of operation and maintenance of the Middle School building on a pro-rated square foot basis. In addition, any costs associated with renovation of existing Middle School space or construction of new or expanded facilities on Middle School property, as well as any programming costs related to leased space within the Middle School building will be covered entirely by those entities leasing the space.
Sale of 1983 Ford F8000 Dump Truck
Trustee Berger moved to approve to advertise for sale on bid the 1983 Ford F8000 Dump Truck seconded by Trustee Maxon. Motion carried. An ad will be placed in the New Richmond News and Scotsman newspapers to run two weeks. The ad will state that the bids will be opened at the April 1, 2009 Board meeting and that the Village reserves the right to refuse all bids.
Conditional Use Permit
Trustee Maxon moved to approve Conditional Use Permit No. 2007-1 and No. 2007-2 issued to Dick Hesselink to grow corn, soy beans and possibly wheat, with the use of fewer pesticides seconded by Trustee Berger. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
St. Croix County Board of Supervisors Mid-Census Redistricting Plan
The Board received a draft of the St. Croix County Board of Supervisors Mid-Census Redistricting Plan for review. No action taken.
Application for Temporary Class B (Picnic) Beer License
Trustee Marrier moved to approve the Temporary Class B (Picnic) Beer License for the Star Prairie Lions Club beginning April 1, 2009 and ending October 31, 2009 seconded by Trustee Berger. Motion carried.
Cedar Lake Protection & Rehabilitation District request
Trustee Berger moved to table the request to have a file cabinet at the Star Prairie Community Center until more information is gathered seconded by Trustee Maxon. Motion carried.
Health Savings Account
Attorney Scott recommended the Village look at making a contribution to a health savings account for the benefit of all employees at budget time when the Board set salaries. Trustee Berger moved to table Brody Larson's request that the Village contribute to a health savings account until budget time seconded by Trustee Maxon. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
Chris Boardman representing the Star Prairie Lions Club presented the Board with a check for $500.00 (dollars) to purchase picnic tables.
Trustee Johnson moved to adjourn the meeting seconded by Trustee Berger. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Patsy Johnson, Village Clerk/Treasurer