Regular Meeting of the Village of Somerset
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
April 21, 2009
Village Hall, 110 Spring Street, Somerset, WI 54025
President Johnson called the regular village board meeting to
order at 7:00 p.m. Present: Jeffrey Johnson, Ryan Halverson, Bartt
Palmer, Greg Sayers, Ron Hill, Bob Campbell and Ryan Sicard.
Public Comment: Dave Careful suggested that Public Comment
should be open to any comment not just agenda items and he asked
for special recycling days that allow residents to drop off other items
at the Public Works shop. The Public Works Committee will discuss
the issue at the next meeting.
Minutes: Motion by Sicard, second by Sayers to approve the minutes
of the March 17th meeting and motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS: Project updates: Rob Jones discussed the
projects highlighting the Arnold Street project to be designed in 2009
and construction in 2010 and Hwy 35 Trail project-WisDOT Economic
Recovery Stage 2 Solicitation Transportation Program. The Sludge
Storage project is looking at the Clean Water Fund program for funding
and completing plans in June. Cedar Corp Contract: Motion by
Sicard, second by Palmer to approve the Cedar Contract for Bridge
Inspections not to exceed $1,500 and Motion carried. Motion by
Sicard, second by Palmer to table the Cedar Corp. contract for the
tennis courts and salt storage shed and motion carried. Seasonal
Concession Stand Rental: Sicard discussed our ordinance which
does not allow for someone to rent it seasonally. Somerset Area
Youth Baseball is interested in an agreement to use it during the summer
months. Sicard suggested a $100 a month deposit and for the
association to pay the electricity at the end of the season and provide
insurance to cover the merchandise.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Inner tube Rental/Campground Ordinance:
Motion by Sayers, second by Hill to approve ordinance A578 amending
the Inner tube/campground ordinance. All members voted yes
and motion carried. Operator License: Motion by Sayers, second by
Campbell to approve the operator license for Federico Reges and
Michael Haatvedt and motion carried. Picnic Beer License: Motion
by Sayers, second by Hill to approve the Picnic Beer License for St.
Anne's for May 2, 2009 7:00 pm to 12:00 at 410 Main Street parking
lot. Motion carried.
PLAN COMMISSION: No meeting
FINANCE/PERSONNEL: Application fee for tubing license:
Motion by Sayers, second by Palmer to set the fee for tubing licenses
at $10.00 per business that operates within the village limits and
set the User Fee for Inner tube Rental/Campgrounds at $8,700 to be
split between all licensees. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Main Street Facade guidelines: Motion by Sicard, second by
Hill to approve the Main Street Facade guidelines and motion carried.
Main Street Boundary Map: Motion by Sicard, second by Campbell
to approve the Main Street Boundary Map and motion carried.
Burning Dates: Chief Parnell questioned the burning dates which
were clarified to be set for the last two weeks in April and first two
weeks in November. He is looking at how to advertise the burning
dates and what happens if there is a burning ban. He will be using the
Fire Department web site to advertise the burning dates and when
there is a burning ban.
Invoice for Managed Forest Land: The clerk presented the
invoice from the State regarding taking land out of managed forest
land. When the village purchased the land for the new Industrial Park
part of it was in managed forest land and once we purchased it the
village had to take it out and therefore pay the penalty which amounts
to $43,000. Attorney Dunst said he would like to look into if the village
has to pay this or not.
MacDaddy's/Library Lot Discussion: Johnson explained that the
board would like to pull the offer of a 25 foot setback off the table and
resurvey the lot so that the existing library lot and the new lot would
be one and move the lot line so it does not include the back wall of
MacDaddy's building. Steve Yoch representing MacDaddy's
explained that they would like to buy back the property or buy back
50 feet. He would like to work with the village to come up with a solution
that would avoid litigation and would work for everyone. Kay
Walsh discussed the size of the lot and that the library board is determining
the amount of space needed to expand. Johnson stated that
a subcommittee would be formed to address the issue.
Committee Appointments: Johnson made the following appointments:
Public Safety - Greg Sayers (Chair), Ryan Halverson, Ron Hill
Public Works - Ryan Sicard (Chair), Bob Campbell, Bartt Palmer
Finance: Jeffrey Johnson (Chair), Ryan Sicard, Greg Sayers
Emergency Government: Jeffrey Johnson (Chair), Ryan Sicard,
Greg Sayers, Doug Briggs, Bob Crotty, Pamela Donohoe, Travis
Plan Commission - Greg Sayers and James Chandler
Board of Review- Jeffrey Johnson (Chair), Pamela Donohoe, Ryan
Sicard and Greg Sayers
Fire/Rescue: Bartt Palmer, Gerald Mullenberg
Main Street Loan Review: Jeffrey Johnson, Greg Sayers, Ryan
Sicard and Dave Neale.
Motion by Sicard, second by Palmer to approve the committee
appointments all members voted yes and motion carried.
Bills: Motion by Sicard, second by Palmer to approve the water,
sewer and village bills in the amount of $ 478,226.99 and motion carried.
Adjourn: Motion by Halverson, second by Hill to adjourn and
motion carried. Adjournment: 7:53 p.m.
Pamela Donohoe, Clerk