Village of Somerset Budget Hearing/Regular Meeting Nov. 13, 2012 MinutesBudget Hearing/Regular Meeting
Budget Hearing/Regular Meeting
of the Village of Somerset
Board of Trustees
November 13, 2012
Village Hall, 110 Spring Street Somerset WI 54025
President Johnson called the Budget Hearing to order at 7:00 p.m. Present: Jeffrey Johnson, Ryan Sicard, Bob Krueger, Dave Carufel, Greg Sayers, and Bartt Palmer. Village Attorney, Anders Helquist, and Robert Gunther were also present. Absent: Bob Campbell
2013 Proposed Budget: No public comment.
Motion by Johnson, second by Sicard to close the public hearing and motion carried. President Johnson called the regular meeting to order.
Public Comment: No public comment.
Minutes: Motion by Krueger, second by Carufel to approve the minutes from the October 16, 2012 meeting and motion carried.
PUBLIC WORKS: Project updates: Ryan Sicard stated that the project update memo is part of the packet. Maintenance Agreement with Town of Somerset: Motion by Sicard, second by Carufel to allow the Public Works committee to oversee a temporary agreement for snow plowing and ditch mowing between the village and town. Motion carried.
PUBLIC SAFETY: Operators Licenses: Motion by Sayers, second by Palmer to approve the operator’s licenses for Samantha Pierson and Cory Thompson and motion carried.
PLAN COMMISSION: Comprehensive Plan Update Ordinance A604: Motion by Johnson, second by Krueger to adopt ordinance A-604 amending the comprehensive plan for the village of Somerset. All members voted yes and motion carried.
FINANCE/PERSONNEL: Resolution 2012-03: Sean Lentz with Ehlers and Associates discussed the refinancing of the 2003 and 2005A bonds. Motion by Sicard, second by Sayers to adopt resolution 2013-03 providing for the issuance, sale, and delivery of $1,370,000 general obligation refunding bonds, series 2012A of the Village of Somerset, Wisconsin; Establishing the terms and conditions therefore; directing their execution and delivery; Creating a debt service account therefore; and awarding the sale thereof. All members voted yes and motion carried.
Post Issuance Debt Compliance Policy; Motion by Sicard, second by Krueger to approve the post issuance debt compliance agreement with Ehlers and Associates and motion carried.
2013 Budget: Motion by Sicard, second by Johnson to adopt the 2013 general fund, capital improvement and debt fund budgets as presented. All members voted yes and motion carried.
2013 Wages: Motion by Sicard, second by Krueger to approve the 2013 wages as presented allowing of a 2% stipend to be paid to employees required to contribute to the Wisconsin Retirement System with the exception of the Library. All members voted yes and motion carried. Simplified Rate Case: Motion by Sicard, second by Carufel to apply for full rate case for the water utility and motion carried.
FIRE/RESCUE: Palmer updated the board on the progress of the new engine.
Committee Appointments: None
Wood burning Furnaces: The board discussed banning wood burning furnaces under health and sanitation ordinance. Public Safety will discuss next month.
Bills: Motion by Sayers, second by Carufel to approve the village, water and sewer bills in the amount of $388,378.09 and motion carried.
Adjourn: Motion by Sayers, second by Krueger to adjourn and motion carried. Adjournment: 8:00 p.m.
Pamela Donohoe, Clerk