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VILLAGE OF SOMERSET: 9/19/17 Board Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:25pm

Regular Meeting of the Village of Somerset
Board of Trustees - Minutes
September 19, 2017
Village Hall, 110 Spring Street, Somerset, WI 54025

President pro-tem Ryan Sicard called the regular meeting to order at 6:31 p.m. Present: Ryan Sicard, Ali Peterson, Chris Terwedo, James Chandler, Bartt Palmer and Tony Lueck. Absent: John Melvin. Also present: Village Attorney, Anders Helquist; Patrick Beilfuss, Cedar Corporation; David Schofield, MSA; Robert Gunther, Public Works Director.
Public Comment on Agenda Items: No comment.
Minutes: Motion by Terwedo, second by Palmer to approve the meeting minutes for August 15 with the correction to the second motion to be Terwedo not Peterson regarding GIS Service and August 21, 2017 special meeting minutes and motion carried.
Presentation - Wellness program from Essential Strategies: Bruce Bradash presented the wellness program which is a voluntary program. This program offers similar benefits as other wellness programs but offers a tax savings to the employees and the employer saves FICA tax.
Committee Reports:
PUBLIC WORKS:
Project updates: Arnold Street- Gunther informed the board that there is some plumbing revision on the lift station. Once the plumbing is completed will contact the residents living on Arnold Street to discuss hook up options. Gunther asked the board members if they want to waive the sewer hookup fee for the residents. Will be discussed at next board meeting. Main Street Intersection- Bob informed the board there has been no movement on this project. A-1 will close the project out. There will be some costs related to Simon Electric. They have purchased the components for the job and will charge the Village for these costs. Well #5- Dave from MSA advised the board that the test well is completed. The water samples they have received back at this time are favorable. Will talk about what the next steps with well #5 at the next public works meeting.
Discussion / Possible Approval - Contract Amendment for Well #5 test well project: Motion by Palmer, second by Chandler to approve the contract amendment for Well #5 in the amount of $24,600.00 and motion carried. Discussion / Possible Approval - Ball Field Maintenance Quotes: Motion by Palmer, second by Terwedo to approve the ball field maintenance quotes with the Village cost not to exceed $5,000.00 and motion carried. Bob advised the board members that the Village would pay a quarter of the cost and each entity would be billed separately.
PUBLIC SAFETY:
2017-2018 Liquor License Applications: Motion by Sicard, second by Peterson to approve the 2017-2018 operator licenses for Kaitlyn Armstrong, Patricia Evans, Lauren Peterson and the remaining license put on Public Safety agenda and motion carried. Discussion / Possible Approval-Request for Public Hearing on amendment to ATV Ordinance 10-4-3: Village Attorney advised the board that this doesn't have to do with zoning so there doesn't need to be a Public Hearing. If there is to be public comment it is the board's discretion to hold it at the public safety committee. Motion by Sicard, second by Peterson to approve authorizing Public Safety Committee to proceed with a mailing for a public comment meeting on any agenda items on the amendment of the ATV Ordinance and motion carried.
PLAN COMMISSION:
Discussion/Possible Approval-Amending the Ordinances to Article C, F and G along with definition changes: Beilfuss requested removing the word Automobile under section 13-1-47 (d) (3) and adding Vehicle. Motion by Sicard, second by Lueck to approve zoning ordinance for Articles C, F, G along with definitions and with the correction in section 13-1-47 (d)(3) and motion carried.
FINANCE:
Discussion / Possible Recommendation - on Memorandum of Understanding regarding compensation for a Police Officer: Motion by Sicard, second by Lueck to approve the Memorandum of Understanding regarding compensation for a Police Officer and motion carried.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE:
Economic Development update: Board reviewed Germain's memo on updates from EDAC meeting.
FIRE/RESCUE: Reviewed the September report with the Board. Terwedo mentioned that they are down on calls. Palmer encouraged everyone to come to the open house on the 12th of October.
NEW BUSINESS:
Possible approval - Resolution 2017-06 Exemption from County Library Tax: Sicard abstained from voting on this item due to a conflict as a County Board member. Motion by Peterson, second by Terwedo to approve the Resolution 2017-06 Exemption from County Library tax and motion carried. Roll call: 5 yes, 1 abstained - Ryan Sicard, 1 absent
VILLAGE, WATER AND SEWER BILLS:
Motion by Lueck, second by Chandler to approve the Village, Water and Sewer bills in the amount of $342,547.24 and motion carried.
ADJOURN:
Motion by Terwedo, second by Chandler to adjourn and motion carried. Adjourned at 7:41 p.m.
Felicia Germain, Village Clerk
_____________________________________ (Pub. 10/05/17) WNAXLP


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