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Village of Star Prairie - May 7, 2014 Board Proceedings

Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:20pm

VILLAGE OF STAR PRAIRIE
BOARD PROCEEDINGS
MAY 7, 2014
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, posted May 6, 2014, the Star Prairie Village Board met in the Community Center at 6:00 p.m. on May 7, 2014. The meeting was called to order by President Gibson. Roll call; members present: Trustees Gary Peterson, Chris Boardman, Bruce A. Johnson, Chad Peterson and President Greg Gibson. Also present attorney Tim Scott.
Trustee Johnson moved to approve the agenda, seconded by Trustee Gary Peterson and motion carried.
PUBLIC HEARING
President Gibson opened PUBLIC HEARING on Esher Enterprises Corporation proposed placement of historic chapel in River Island Park. President Gibson noted that the proposed location is in a floodplain and the homeowners on Main Street will have the view of the Apple River blocked. Also, the utilities would be directly under the concrete slab. Jerry Ledo was concerned with the private enterprise putting this building on public land; who owns it? Jon Ronning wanted to know when the Village became so concerned about how people feel about what is being done in the Village. This is a piece of our history in terms of architectural value and its history to this community as it was the first chapel built in this whole area. Attorney Scott suggested there be a clarified agreement drawn up prior to placement. Public Hearing closed at 6:47 p.m.
Trustee Johnson moved to approve the minutes from the April 9, 2014 meeting seconded by Trustee Boardman and motion carried.
Trustee Boardman moved to approve JANUARY 2014, FEBRUARY 2014 and MARCH 2014 Treasurer’s reports, seconded by Trustee Johnson and motion carried.
Trustee Boardman moved to approve the disbursements in the amount of $25,095.82 (dollars), seconded by Trustee Gary Peterson. All members voted yes and motion carried.
REPORTS
Police – Chief Lewis submitted the April 2014 Police Report (on file).
Maintenance – no report
Park Committee – President Gibson reported the park committee met on April 30, 2014 and recommends that the rental reservation form for the Ballpark be revised to add the ball field as well as the shelter.
Building and Zoning – no permits issued
Public Works Committee – no report
NEW BUSINESS
Reed & Krista Shipley 130 Saratoga Ave., and Ann Dostal 140 Saratoga Ave., Countryside Plumbing & Heating Inc., Invoices - Trustee Gary Peterson moved to pay the Invoices for Shipley $1,166.09 and Dostal $829.39 as it was not determined whether or not the water main was frozen and that would be the responsibility of the Village. It was recommended to try to negotiate the cost with Tim DeYoung, seconded by Trustee Chad Peterson. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Review Bids for CTH M Improvement Project 202-13-014 - Trustee Gary Peterson moved to approve the construction bid contract from Pember Companies in the amount of $93,069.12, seconded by Trustee Boardman. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Installment Assessment Notice CTH M Improvement Project 202-13-014 - Trustee Boardman moved to approve the Installment Assessment Notice CTH M, seconded by Trustee Johnson. All members voted yes and motion carried.
INSTALLMENT ASSESSMENT NOTICE
CTH M IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Project 202-13-014
NOTICE is hereby given that a contract has been let for the installation of curb and gutter and sidewalk assessments for CTH M Improvement Project, Project 202-13-014, and that the amount of the special assessment for the improvements has been determined as to each parcel of real estate affected and a statement of the assessment is on file with the Village Clerk; it is proposed to collect the special assessment in ten(10) installments, as provided by Section 66.0715 of the Wisconsin Statutes, with interest at two percent (2%) per year; that all assessments will be collected in installments as provided above except assessments on property where the owner files with the Village Clerk within 30 days from date of this notice a written notice that the owner elects to pay in full the special assessment on the owners property, describing the same, to the Village Clerk on or before October 30, 2014 unless the election is revoked. If after making the election, said property owner fails to make the payment to the Village Clerk, the Village Clerk shall place the entire assessment on the following tax roll. Any deferred portion of any assessment is not affected by this Notice.
Conditional Use Permit No. 2012-1 issued to Peter Kruschke - Trustee Johnson moved to approve the amended conditional use to include; Alfalfa, Oats, Green Beans, Rye, Wheat and Sweet Corn (Agricultural crops) on 36.0 acres bordering CTH H, seconded by Trustee Boardman. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Trustee Boardman moved to approve the amended conditional use annual review to (3) three years review for Alfalfa crop, seconded by Trustee Gary Peterson. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Peter Kruschke request to construct berm along existing ponding area bordering CTH H - Trustee Johnson moved to approve the berm construction along existing pond for irrigation according to the recommendation by Angela Popenhagen of Stevens Engineers in email dated 4/15/14 to add a maximum 3 foot wide (top) at max. 8 feet tall berm with 2:1 side slopes through the existing ponding area to handle existing residential and agricultural drainage. Seconded by Trustee Boardman. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Conditional Use Permit No. 2007-1 issued to Dick Hesselink - Trustee Johnson moved to approve the annual review of Conditional Use Permit No. 2007-1 issued to Dick Hesselink seconded by Trustee Gary Peterson. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Esher Enterprises Corporation proposed placement of historic chapel in River Island Park - Trustee Johnson suggested that Esher Enterprises look at Saratoga for possible site placement of historic chapel. Trustee Chad Peterson moved to deny proposed placement of historic chapel in River Island Park seconded by Trustee Johnson. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Standing committees appointments - Trustee Gary Peterson moved to approve the standing committee appointments as presented by President Gibson contingent on Craig Matthys or Barry Kunze accepting the park committee chair appointment, seconded by Trustee Johnson. All members voted yes and motion carried. See Appointment of Committee list as a part of these minutes.
Highway 64 Communities Stormwater and Wastewater Coalition meetings - Trustee Johnson moved to discontinue Village participation in the Highway 64 Communities Stormwater and Wastewater Coalition meetings, seconded by Trustee Chad Peterson. All members voted yes and motion carried.
New Richmond Fire & Rescue District Contract Agreement - Trustee Johnson moved to approve negotiations with participating municipalities regarding the repayment agreement for the fire station building remodeling project and the major issues that should be addressed in the proposed rewrite of the New Richmond Fire & Rescue Contract Agreement, seconded by Trustee Boardman. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Application(s) for “Operator’s” License - Trustee Gary Peterson moved to approve the Application for “Operator’s” License for Michael Oksness for Apple River Inn, seconded by Trustee Boardman. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Bethany Lutheran Church 415 Bridge Avenue Star Prairie
a) 5/8 – inch meter read date 3/26/14 billed volume consumption 155,000 – No action taken
b) Discontinuance of 1 ½ - inch water meter service, install date 2002. It was suggested that they talk to the State – No action taken
c) Defective sidewalk. They would like to eliminate this portion of sidewalk. This is along County Road M, so they will need to talk to the County on this issue. It was noted that the Church would be assessed 25%, the property(s) across the road would be assessed 25% and the Village would be assessed the remaining 50%. Church was going to get bids.
Public Comment - The Star Prairie Lions Club is paying Garden Expressions to place six 27 ½ inch flower pots on Main Street and Trustee Boardman asked for suggestions on where to place them.
Dan Scheeringa would like to see basketball hoops in the Village. Refer this to the Park Committee. He also asked where the Village’s Critical Incident Management Plan is at. The County is spear heading it.
Adjournment - Trustee Boardman moved to adjourn, seconded by Trustee Gary Peterson and motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
Patsy Johnson
Village Clerk
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