Town of Somerset & Village of Somerset w/Fire/Rescue 4/25 MinutesTown of Somerset &
Town of Somerset &
Village of Somerset
with Somerset Fire/
Joint Meeting Minutes
April 25, 2012
Village President, Jeffrey Johnson, called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. Present were: Ed Schachtner, Lenny Germain, Shane Demulling, Jeff Johnson, Bartt Palmer, David Carufel, Ryan Sicard, Bob Krueger, Jon Mitchell, Rita Lawson, and Tom Roy. Absent: Larry Rauch, Doug Plourde, Bob Campbell and Greg Sayers.
Public Comment: Rita Lawson reported on the Library landscaping and newsletter. John Monpetit stated his opposition to the knox box ordinance. Ron Hill questioned if residents would be required to have a lock box. Faye Ring expressed opposition to having someone have a key to her business.
Knox Box Ordinance: Dave Carufel stated that he visited with area business about the ordinance to make sure they were aware of the ordinance. Krueger suggested that the ordinance not be mandatory. Jeff Johnson stated that the ordinance not be mandatory. The consensus of boards is to have the village attorney revise the ordinance to have it read that have a knox box is voluntary.
Minutes from Joint Meeting: Motion by Roy, seconded by Palmer to approve the January 25, 2012 Minutes. Motion carried.
Financial Report for 2012 and Budget: Belisle discussed the report highlighting the funds left over from prior years. The board members suggested the money be held for emergency purpose. Belisle was going to check with the auditor on the issue. He reported the pension amount increased this year. Motion by Palmer, second by Germain to approve the financial report and motion carried.
Town/Village Contract: The board members discussed the decision to leave the split the same based on the information collected. Schachtner stated that he will look into the rental amount the village should pay and discuss it at the next joint meeting. Motion by Johnson, second by Demulling to table the rental portion of the contract until the July meeting and motion carried.
Polaris Ranger: Belisle reported that they purchased the Ranger for $7,500 and sold the Argo for $6,500.
Tough Mudder Event: Belisle stated that they would like to receive a donation from Tough Mudder for this event instead of billing out per the interim conditional use permit. Johnson discussed the process of including them in the permit. The consensus of the board members was to bill the expense through the interim conditional use permit.
New Rescue/Pumper Truck: Belisle discussed the purchase of the new truck and said it takes several months to spec to get prices. The estimated cost is approximately $400,000. The consensus of the boards was to plan for the purchase in 2014 but to keep it on the agenda so the discussion can continue.
Set Date & Time of Next Joint Meeting: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 7:00 p.m. at Town Hall.
Motion by Demulling, second by Germain to adjourn and motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
Pamela Donohoe, Village Clerk