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Village of Somerset

Friday, May 8, 2009 - 2:05pm

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.

Committee Reports

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.

NEW BUSINESS

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

Belisle

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

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