Star Prairie Village Board, Dec. 3, 2008
village of star prairie board proceedings
December 3, 2008
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, amended agenda posted 12/2/2008, the Star Prairie Village Board met on 12/3/2008 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center. The meeting was called to order by President Greg Gibson. Roll call. Members Present: Trustees Rob Berger, Andrew Marrier, Bruce Johnson and President Greg Gibson. Trustee Mick Maxon arrived at 6:40 p.m. Also present attorney Tim Scott. Trustee Johnson moved to adopt the amended agenda as presented seconded by Trustee Marrier. Motion carried. Trustee Berger moved to approve the minutes of November 11, 2008 as presented seconded by Trustee Johnson. Motion carried. Trustee Berger moved to approve the October 2008 Treasurer's Report seconded by Trustee Marrier. Motion carried. Trustee Marrier moved to approve the disbursements ($27,667.82) as presented seconded by Trustee Berger. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
President Gibson asked for public comment on the 2009 Proposed Budget proposed by the Board and advertised in the paper for the residents of the Village. The revenues and expenditures proposed for 2009 are $509,120 (dollars) with a general property tax levy of $219,613 (dollars). The proposed Village mill rate is $5.74 (dollars) per thousand. No public comment was heard President Gibson closed the Public Hearing.
Police - Chief Richard submitted the November 2008 Police Activity report (on file).
Maintenance - Brody Larson presented the November 2008 Maintenance report (on file).
Park Committee - no report
Building and Zoning - no report
Public Works Committee - no report
Special All-Terrain Vehicles Committee - no report
Market Adjustment for 2009
Lisa Meyer, Assessor, was present to discuss the notification received from the Department of Revenue regarding the market adjustment for Village of Star Prairie for 2009 and presented an additional assessor bid that would include assessing all taxable property in the Village for 3 years, the first year being a market adjustment and the following 2 years of maintenance. The Board consensus was to stay with the June 4, 2008 accepted assessor proposal for the year 2009. No action taken.
Rural Mutual Insurance Company
Tom Jenkins, Rural Mutual Insurance Company agent gave an overview of the proposed Village of Star Prairie insurance coverage for 2009. Trustee Johnson moved to approve Rural Mutual Insurance Company proposal for 2009 seconded by Trustee Maxon. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
2009 Budget, 2008 Tax Levy and 2009 Employee Wages
Trustee Marrier moved to adopt the 2009 Budget, 2008 Tax Levy and the 2009 Employee Wages as proposed seconded by Trustee Maxon. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
2007 2008 2009
ACTUAL APPROVED PROPOSED %
YEAR-END BUDGET BUDGET CHANGE
General Property Taxes 215,306.86 219,613 219,613 0%
Taxes (other than property) 438.90 400 400
Intergovernmental Revenues 84,228.45 80,506 81,338
Licenses & Permits 4,074.53 4,700 4,700
Fines, Forfeits & Penalties 1,365.30 750 1,000
Public Charges for Services 1,613.59 1,250 1,250
Miscellaneous Revenues 20,644.84 60,519 60,819
Other Financing Sources - 26,393 140,000
TOTAL REVENUE $327,672.47 $394,131 $509,120 29%
General Government 96,071.40 119,921 114,240
Public Safety 60,563.38 75,995 75,337
Public Works 55,556.72 61,164 65,480
Health & Human Services 898.29 1,378 1,378
Culture, Recreation & Education
24,898.22 18,350 19,600
Conservation & Development 13,898.21 4,000 4,000
Capital Outlay 83,922.94 39,611 181,766
Debt Service 0.00 47,319 47,319
Other Financing Uses 37,392.56 26,393 -
EXPENDITURES $373,201.72 $394,131 $509,120 29%
Water System Improvements
Village engineer Jim DeBenedet, Stevens Engineers submitted water system improvements cost estimate for a second crossing of the Apple River for Village Board members to review. No action taken.
Proposed Amendment to Section 9-2-3(i) Maintenance of Services
Trustee Johnson moved to approve amending the Village of Star Prairie Ordinance Section 9-2-3(i) Maintenance of Services seconded by Trustee Berger. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
SECTION I. SECTION AMENDED
Subparagraph "(i)," entitled "Maintenance of Services," of Section 9-2-3, entitled "User Rules," of Chapter 2, entitled "Sewer and Water Utility User Regulations," of Title 9, entitled "Public Utilities," of the Municipal Code of the Village of Star Prairie is hereby amended to read as follows [amended language is underlined; removed language is struck through]:
TITLE 9. PUBLIC UTILITIES
Chapter 2. Sewer and Water Utility User Regulation
Sec. 9-2-3. User Rules.
(i) Maintenance of Services.
(1) Water Services. All water and sewer services within the corporate limits of the Village from the street main to the location of the curb stop and including all controls between the same, will be maintained by the Systems Village without expenses to the property owner, except when they are damaged as a result of negligence or carelessness on the part of the property owner, or a tenant, or an agent of the owner, in which case they will be repaired at the expense of the property owner. All water and sewer services from the point of maintenance by the Village to and throughout the premises must be maintained free of defective conditions by and at the expense of the owner or occupant of the property. If the property owner does not repair an existing water leak between the curb stop and the building within twenty-four (24) hours, the water will be shut off and remain off until the repair is made completed to the satisfaction of the Village.
(2) Sewer Services. All sewer services within the corporate limits of the Village from and including the "Y" into the main to and throughout the premises must be maintained free of defective conditions by and at the expense of the owner or occupant of the property. All other sewer services within the Village will be maintained by the Village without expense to the property owner, except when they are damaged as a result of negligence or carelessness on the part of the property owner, or a tenant, or an agent of the owner, in which case they will be repaired at the expense of the property owner.
SECTION II. SEVERABILITY
If any provision of this Ordinance or any application of this Ordinance to any person or circumstance is found to be invalid or unconstitutional, such a finding shall not affect the other provisions or applications of this Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid or unconstitutional provisions or applications.
SECTION III. EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall take effect upon passage as provided by law.
Applications for Operator's License
Trustee Johnson moved to approve the Operator's Licenses for Joan Place and Michele Rivard for the Apple River Inn seconded by Trustee Maxon. Motion carried.
Set date for Village Caucus
Trustee Maxon moved to set the Village Caucus for January 7, 2009 at 6:45 p.m. prior to the Village Board meeting seconded by Trustee Marrier. Motion carried.
Counter Offer from St. Croix County
Trustee Johnson moved to approve the counter offer from St. Croix County for purchase of the St. Croix County Highway Department Property seconded by Trustee Berger. Roll call vote, all members voted yes. Motion carried.
Public Comment - none
Trustee Johnson moved to adjourn the meeting seconded by Trustee Maxon. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
Patsy Johnson, Village Clerk/Treasurer