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AUGUST 2020

10

Monday

Agenda

AGENDA

CITY OF THORP REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2020 AT 6:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

3. Consent Agenda—The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from July 13, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approval of minutes from July 23, 2020 Special City Council meeting

c. Approve operator’s license for Michelle Hurst

d. Approve operator’s license for Sara Strunk

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports:

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Financial Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register & Journal Entries

b. Police Department monthly report

c. Public Works/Utilities monthly report

d. Library monthly report

e. Reports from various committees

f. Reports from elected officials

OLD BUSINESS

5. Discussion and possible action regarding vacation of alleys & street recommended by the Planning Commission

     NEW BUSINESS

6. Discussion and possible action regarding financial plan for upcoming projects

7. Discussion and possible action to obtain funding sources for upcoming projects

8. Resolution 2020-08-01 “Resolution to Discontinue Oakbrook Alley, Church Alley, West School 500 Block Alley, Old School Court Alley and E. Prospect Street at Swiderski’s Pursuant to ss66.1003(4) Wis Stats”

9. Resolution 2020-08-02 “Resolution Approving Change Order #3 for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvement Project”

10. Resolution 2020-08-03 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #9 from Springlake Contracting, Inc. for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvement Project”

11. Grant & Boardman Street Project Update

12. Ordinance 2020-08-01 “Ordinance Amending the City of Thorp Code of Ordinances Regarding Operator’s Licenses”

13. Discussion and possible action regarding culvert replacements near the Cemetery

14. Discussion and possible action regarding adjustments to utility bill at 103 N. Jackson Street

 

  CLOSED SESSION

15. Consider moving into closed session per Wis. Stats 19.85(1)(g) to discuss potential litigation

16. Reconvene into open session and take any action necessary as the result of closed session

CLOSING BUSINESS

17. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

18. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items

19. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski

Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371. *The final and official agenda will be posted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Thorp City Hall, Thorp Public Library, and the Thorp Post Office.

Thorp City Council will be practicing social distancing and will limit the amount of people in attendance to no more than ten.  Wearing a mask is required.

Minutes

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JULY 2020 - Special

23

Thursday

Agenda

AGENDA

CITY OF THORP SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020 AT 5:30 PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

3. Discussion and possible action relating to a potential utility rate increase including:

a. Approval of rate case application to PSC for water utility increase

b. Approval of sewer utility rate increase

4. Discussion and possible action relating to project financing

CLOSING BUSINESS

5. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items

6. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski

Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371.

Minutes

CITY OF THORP

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2020 AT 5:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Mayor Wnek.  In attendance were; Alderpersons Einhorn, Korn, Lawcewicz and Rosemeyer. Also in attendance was Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski.

ROUTINE BUSINESS (items number 2 and 3 were taken out of order)

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

None    

3. Discussion and possible action relating to a potential utility rate increase including:

a. Approval of rate case application to PSC for water utility increase

A phone conference was held with representatives from Ehlers and Associates.  Brian Riley from Ehlers discussed the need for a rate increase with the recent projects.  He was in favor of starting the application with the PSC.  Brian Riley explained the method of the application.  He stated the first step is deciding the amount of cash needed.  The next step is deciding how to pay for operating costs and finally, figuring out our rate of return.  He stated we needed 4.9% above the rate of return to secure capital assets.  In 2004 the City did a full rate increase and in 2017 a simplified rate increase at 3%.  He stated it could take four months for the application in which the PSC usually takes around three months and Public Hearings to be held.    

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Rosemeyer) motioned to move ahead and apply for a rate increase.  Motion passed 4-0.  

                 b.  Approval of sewer utility rate increase

Brian Riley will work on the sewer utility portion of the needs and will contact the City with some    answers.        

4. Discussion and possible action relating to project financing

Brian Riley summarized the financing options that the City is seeking for upcoming projects including grant dollars.  He noted that the money takes time to show up, causing a delay, so interim financing for pieces of various projects will be needed.  Engineering will be one large expense to be paid before monies show up.  He will provide a detailed finance plan and will present it at the next meeting.      

CLOSING BUSINESS

5. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

Bob Hmielak spoke requesting two culverts be replaced near the cemetery.  He would like it placed on the next month’s meeting agenda.

6. Adjournment

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to adjourn at 6:20 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.

JULY 2020

13

Monday

Agenda

AGENDA

CITY OF THORP REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020 AT 6:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

3. Consent Agenda—The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from June 8, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approve operator’s license for Chelsea Bohl

c. Approve operator’s license for Jessica Baughman

d. Approve operator’s license for Brittany Thomas

e. Approve operator’s license for Vanessa Nicpon

f. Approve operator’s license for Tara Marten

g. Approve issuance of annual renewal Liquor license for Judy Wampole

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports:

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Financial Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register & Journal Entries

b. Police Department monthly report

c. Public Works/Utilities monthly report

d. Library monthly report

e. Reports from various committees

f. Reports from elected officials

OLD BUSINESS

5. Quarterly Odor Control Update-Holland Family Cheese

6. Discussion and possible action regarding vacation of alleys & street

     NEW BUSINESS

7. Discussion and possible action on placing a bike rack in the City

8. Discussion and possible action relating to a potential utility rate increase

9. Discussion and possible action regarding East Hill Street repairs

10. Grant & Boardman Street Project Update

CLOSING BUSINESS

11. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

12. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items

13. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski

Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371. *The final and official agenda will be posted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, July 10, 2020 at Thorp City Hall, Thorp Public Library, and the Thorp Post Office.

Thorp City Council will be practicing social distancing and will limit the amount of people in attendance to no more than ten.  It is strongly recommended to wear a mask but not required.

Minutes

CITY OF THORP

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, JULY 13, 2020 AT 6:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Mayor Wnek.  In attendance were; Alderpersons Abramczak, Einhorn, Korn, Lawcewicz and Rosemeyer. Also in attendance were DPW Wundrow, Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski and Administrative Assistant Karaba.

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

Alderperson Korn spoke regarding social distancing and mask requirement due to the current  pandemic.  He felt the arrangement set forth for the City Council Meeting was good.  He also commended the Thorp area and felt that residents should be educated and empowered and not be mandated to wear masks.    

3. Consent Agenda – The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items.  Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from June 8, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approve operator’s license for Chelsea Bohl

c. Approve operator’s license for Jessica Baughman

d. Approve operator’s license for Brittany Thomas

e. Approve operator’s license for Vanessa Nicpon

f. Approve operator’s license for Tara Marten

g. Approve issuance of annual renewal liquor license for Judy Wampole

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Einhorn) to approve consent agenda pending all delinquencies paid regarding licenses.  Motion passed 5 – 0.

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports.

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register, and Journal Entries.

M/M/S (Abramczak, Rosemeyer) to approve reports.  Motion carried unanimously.

b. Police Department Monthly Report

None      

c. Public Works/Utilities Monthly Report

None    

d. Library Monthly Report

None

e. Reports from Various Committees

None

f. Reports from elected officials

Mayor Wnek complimented the 4th of July fireworks.      

OLD BUSINESS

5. Quarterly Odor Control Update – Holland Family Cheese  

Mike Tomsyck who resides east of Holland Family Cheese had concerns with the level of effort put forth reducing the odor. He felt the odor was not good for people visiting Thorp and suggested that Holland Family Cheese try harder.  Julie Tomsyck, who moved into her home in September, 2018, informed that she has called in sixteen complaints due to the odor and only one was listed on the quarterly report provided.  She felt that kids going back to school will suffer due to the stench.  Pauline Haas complained of the odor getting worse and doesn’t want to relocate. She urged the City Council to come to her home when days are bad with the strong odor and smell the air.  She noted Holland’s Family Cheese were not taking her calls.  She was upset that residents weren’t notified of the recent building permit that was issued.  It was noted that a building permit was approved for an addition on the cheese factory and a calf house.  The building permit was approved due the zoning ordinance being met.  She questioned when the last time the City Council physically went to the farm and did a head count of the cows?  She questioned the validity of the Conditional Use permit due to the transfer to a different entity name?  The mayor noted he would get some answers for the residents.

6. Discussion and possible action regarding vacation of alleys and street

M/M/S (Einhorn, Korn) to move ahead with the process to vacate four alleys and one street to the Planning Commission.  Motion passed

   

NEW BUSINESS

7. Discussion and possible action on placement of bike rack.

Alderperson Lawcewicz was approached by a constituent to provide a bike rack.  It was determined the location was on private property so no action was taken.  

8. Discussion and possible action relating to potential utility rate increase

General consensus was to move ahead with the rate increase.  

9. Discussion and possible regarding E. Hill Street repairs

DPW Wundrow wished not to pursue due to current street projects.

10. Grant & Boardman Street Project Update

The preconstruction meeting for Grant & Boardman was held on July 7th.  Haas Sons indicated that they intend to start utility construction on Grant & Boardman Street in early August.  WE Energies is currently replacing gas mains throughout the project.  Also prior to construction, Haas has started removing boulevard trees that are too close to the roadway.  SEH has submitted the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program application and it appears that the DNR may want us to look at utility rate increases.  

 

CLOSING BUSINESS

11. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

Alderperson Korn questioned the fireworks ordinance.    

12. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items.

Dan Wundrow informed Council that the Lions Club donated a trailer(bridge) for the walking path near the Library.  The current one was damaged beyond repair and was worthless to the City.  He had individuals interested in the old bridge.  He was given permission to give the old trailer (bridge)  to the first person inquiring and must be removed in one week.  

Alderperson Rosemeyer requested scoreboards at Northside Park be included in next year’s budget.  

13. Adjournment

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Einhorn) to adjourn at 7:45 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.

JUNE 2020

8

Monday

Agenda

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Proceed to tour Well #9

3. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

4. Consent Agenda—The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from May 11, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approve operator’s license for Maria EV Alcala

c. Approve operator’s license for Harley Burke

d. Approve operator’s license for Tammy Dunham

e. Approve operator’s license for Hope Lovell

f. Approve operator’s license for Vita Nicpon

g. Approve operator’s license for Lori Rodezno

h. Approve operator’s license for Melody Haras

5. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports:

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Financial Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register & Journal Entries

b. Police Department monthly report

c. Public Works/Utilities monthly report

d. Library monthly report

e. Reports from various committees

f. Reports from elected officials

OLD BUSINESS

6. Appoint Angela Hertz to the Park & Rec Board

NEW BUSINESS

7. Resolution 2020-06-01: Compliance Maintenance Report

8. Discuss and Approve award of construction contract for Grant & Boardman Street Project

9. Resolution 2020-06-02 “Resolution for Authorized Representative to File Applications for Financial Assistance from State of Wisconsin Environmental Improvement Fund for Grant & Boardman Streets”

10. Resolution 2020-06-03 “Resolution for Reimbursement for SDWLP Loan Application for Grant & Boardman Streets”

11. Discussion and possible action for approval to seek proposals for geotechnical exploration report for WWTP

12. Adoption of 2020 Operating Budget for Fund 200

13. Approve issuance of annual renewal Liquor, Operator’s and Cigarette licenses.

14. Resolution 2020-06-04: “Resolution Approving 2019 Consumer Confidence Report for the Water Utility

15. Discussion and possible action to approve donation to Thorp Area Chamber of Commerce for fireworks

16. Discussion and possible action relating to Municipal Pool opening

17. Discussion and possible action regarding City Hall hours

18. Discussion and possible action relating to kennel license application for Michael & Andrew Rosemeyer

CLOSING BUSINESS

19. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

20. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items

21. Adjournment

Minutes

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Mayor Wnek.  In attendance were; Alderpersons Abramczak, Einhorn, Korn and Rosemeyer. Also in attendance were DPW Wundrow, Police Chief Schneider, Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski and Administrative Assistant Karaba.

ROUTINE BUSINESS (items number 2 and 3 were taken out of order)

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

Renee Schoen who is running for Clark County Treasurer spoke regarding her candidacy.  

Phillip Copus appeared and gave his support to open the Aquatic Center for the season.

3. Proceed to Well #9

Tour was given of Well #9.

4. Consent Agenda – The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items.  Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from May 11, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approval operator’s license for Maria EV Alcala

c. Approve operator’s license for Harley Burke

d. Approve operator’s license for Tammy Dunham

e. Approve operator’s license for Hope Lovell

f. Approve operator’s license for Vita Nicpon

g. Approve operator’s license for Lori Rodezno

h. Approve operator’s license for Melody Haras

M/M/S (Einhorn, Rosemeyer) to approve minutes from May 11, 2020, and operator’s licenses listed above.  Motion carried  unanimously.

5. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports.

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register, and Journal Entries.

M/M/S (Abramczak, Rosemeyer) to approve reports.  Motion carried unanimously.

b. Police Department Monthly Report

Chief Schneider spoke to Council regarding residents not mowing their lawns.  Alderperson Rosemeyer felt a higher charge should be imposed.  A $20 administration fee will be added to the invoices for mowing.      

c. Public Works/Utilities Monthly Report

DPW Wundrow informed that the pool was ready for the season and also Well #9 was ready to start up.    

d. Library Monthly Report

None

e. Reports from Various Committees

None

f. Reports from elected officials

None    

OLD BUSINESS

6. Appoint Angela Hertz to Park & Rec Board  

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Einhorn) to approve the appointment of Angela Hertz to Park & Rec Board.   Motion passed 4 -0.

NEW BUSINESS

7. Resolution 2020-06-01:  Compliance Maintenance Report

DPW informed that this was a required annual report for the DNR.

M/M/S (Abramczak, Einhorn) to approve Resolution 2020-06-01:  Compliance Maintenance Report.    Motion passed 4 - 0.

8. Discuss and Approve award of construction contract for Grant & Boardman Street Project

David Schofield from SEH informed that three bids were presented and opened with Haas Sons being the lowest bidder.  His recommendation was to hire Haas Sons at $1,100,729.24 for the Grant & Boardman Street project.  Alderperson Abramczak questioned if materials could be reused like stockpiles?  Schofield assured that this would be done.  

M/M/S (Einhorn, Rosemeyer) to award bid for construction contract for Grant & Boardman Street project to Haas Sons for $1,100,729.24.  Motion passed 4-0.

9. Resolution 2020-06-02 “Resolution for Authorized Representative to File Applications for Financial Assistance from State of Wisconsin Environmental Improvement Fund for Grant & Boardman Streets”

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Einhorn) to approve Resolution 2020-06-02.  Motion passed 4-0.

10. Resolution 2020-06-03 “Resolution for Reimbursement for SDWLP Loan Application for Grant & Boardman Streets”  

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Abramczak) to approve Resolution 2020-06-03.  Motion passed 4-0.

11. Discussion and Possible action for approval to seek proposals for geotechnical exploration report for WWTP

DPW informed that this was needed to explore the materials at the Waste Water Treatment Plant to determine treatment and pond depth.  

M/M/S (Einhorn, Korn) to approve to seek proposals for geotechnical exploration for WWTP.  Motion passed 4-0.

12. Adoption of 2020 Operating Budget for Fund 200

  M/M/S (Einhorn, Rosemeyer) to adopt 2020 Operating Budget for Fund 200.  Motion passed 4-0.

13. Approve Issuance of annual renewal Liquor, Operator’s and Cigarette licenses    

M/M/S (Abramczak, Einhorn) to approve all licenses contingent upon any delinquencies being cleared.  Motion passed 4 - 0.

14. Resolution 2020-06-04: “Resolution Approving 2019 Consumer Confidence Report for the Water Utility

DPW Wundrow reviewed the report and noted the report was annual which is required for the DNR.    

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Korn) to approve Resolution 2020-06-04.  Motion passed 4 - 0.

15. Discussion and possible action to approve donation to Thorp Area Chamber of Commerce for fireworks.

M/M/S (Einhorn, Abramczak) to donate $1000 to Thorp Area Chamber of Commerce for fireworks.      Motion passed 4 – 0.    

16. Discussion and possible action relating to Municipal Pool opening

The Park and Rec Board presented a letter of support to open the pool.  Administrative Assistant Karaba gave information with enforceable guidelines.  Alderperson Korn stated that he talked to people of all ages and they were in favor of opening the pool.    

M/M/S (Einhorn, Korn) to open the Municipal Pool with no attendance limits and a plan to be    executed regarding health and safety.  Motion passed 4-0.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding City Hall hours.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Einhorn) to change City Hall hours to 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.  Motion

passed 4 - 0.    

18. Discussion and possible action relating to kennel license application for Michael & Andrew Rosemeyer.

Chief Schneider noted that his department received complaints with dogs barking owned by Michael and Andrew Rosemeyer.  Alderperson Abramczak felt it was worse now than before.  Alderperson Korn mentioned that he could hear the dogs barking and requested alternatives.  

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Einhorn) to approve kennel license for Michael & Andrew Rosemeyer.  Roll Call vote with all yes.  

CLOSING BUSINESS

19. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

New City Attorney Bonnie Wachsmuth introduced herself via conference call.

20. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda                                                                  

     items.

     It was stated that Bob Ebben – Thorp Area Fire District Fire Chief will be retiring from his position.  

21. Adjournment

M/M/S (Abramczak, Einhorn) to adjourn at 8:35 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.

JUNE 2020 - Board of Review

2

Tuesday

Agenda

AGENDA

CITY OF THORP BOARD OF REVIEW

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020 AT 5:00 P.M.

IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS OF THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order

2. Roll Call

3. Selection of Chairman for Board of Review

4. Selection of Vice Chairman for Board of Review

5. Swearing in of City Assessor

6. Hear Objections to Assessments (if any)

7. Make Findings of Objections to Assessments (if any)

8. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski

Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI  (715) 669-5371.

Minutes

MAY 2020

11

Monday

Agenda

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

PUBLIC HEARINGS

Conference Call Number: 612-284.1533 (Toll Free: 855.838.6933) Conference Room: 1

Pass Code: 147#

Public Hearing on CDBG Funding for the Wastewater Treatment Facility

  • Open Public Hearing
  • Public Commentary
  • Close Public Hearing

Public Hearing on Preliminary Special Assessments for Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvements on N. Boardman Street (E. Birch Street to E. Nye Street) and E. Grant Street (N. Washington Street to N. Clark Street)

  • Open Public Hearing
  • Public Commentary
  • Close Public Hearing


ROUTINE BUSINESS

  1. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens
  2. Consent Agenda—The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately
  • Approval of minutes from April 13, 2020 Regular City Council meeting
  • Approval of minutes from April 21, 2020 Organizational Meeting
  • Approve operator’s license for Ruby Wenzel
  1. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports:
  • Clerk-Treasurer’s Financial Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register & Journal Entries
  • Police Department monthly report
  • Public Works/Utilities monthly report
  • Library monthly report
  • Reports from various committees
  • Reports from elected officials


OLD BUSINESS

  1. Discussion and possible action on demolition of Well #12 wellhouse on S. Wilson Street
  2. Discussion and possible action regarding purchase of snow plow


NEW BUSINESS

  1. Accept Preliminary Special Assessment Report for Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvements on N. Boardman Street (E. Birch Street to E. Nye Street) and E. Grant Street (N. Washington Street to N. Clark Street)
  2. Discussion and possible action regarding SDWLP Application/Administration for Grant & Boardman Streets"
  3. Discussion and possible action regarding CWF Application/Administration for Grant & Boardman Streets"
  4. Resolution 2020-04-03 “Resolution to Adopt a Citizen Participation Plan”
  5. Resolution 2020-04-04 “Resolution Authorizing to Commit Match Fund”
  6. Resolution 2020-05-01 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #8 from Springlake Contracting, Inc for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvements Project”
  7. Presentation, discussion, and possible action to add a Veteran’s Memorial to a current park
  8. Discussion and possible action relating to hiring of City Attorney
  9. Discussion and possible action relating to blacktop bids
  10. Discussion and possible action relating to concrete bids
  11. Discussion and possible action for Clerk-Treasurer and Administrative Assistant to attend Clerk/Treasurer’s Institute
  12. Discussion and possible action regarding cell phone policy
  13. Discussion and possible action on condemnation of properties
  14. Discussion and possible action relating to job descriptions
  15. Discussion and possible action relating to a potential ordinance authorizing chickens in the city limits
  16. Discussion and possible action relating to Municipal Pool opening


CLOSED SESSION

  1. Consider moving into closed session per Wis. Stats.19.85(1) (c) to discuss the following: Discuss/Select candidate for Alderperson at Large position.
  2. Reconvene into open session for any action required as the result of closed session.


CLOSING BUSINESS

  1. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.
  2. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items
  3. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371. *The final and official agenda will be posted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Thorp City Hall, Thorp Public Library, and the Thorp Post Office.



Minutes

  

1.    Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Mayor Wnek.  In attendance were; Alderpersons  Abramczak, Einhorn, Rosemeyer, and Lawcewicz. Also in attendance were DPW Wundrow, Police Chief Schneider, Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski and Administrative Assistant Karaba. 

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Public Hearing on CDBG Funding for the Wastewater Treatment Facility

a.    Open Public Hearing

b.    Public Commentary

Nate Day from Short, Elliott and Hendrickson gave an overview of the CDBG Program including activities proposed for the application and budget/project cost.    No one appeared or phoned in for the hearing. 

c.     Close Public Hearing

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Einhorn) to close public hearing.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

Public Hearing on Preliminary Special Assessments for Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvements on    N. Boardman Street (E. Birch Street to E. Nye Street) and E. Grant Street (N. Washington Street to N. Clark Street)

a.    Open Public Hearing

b.    Public Commentary

David Schofield from Short, Elliot and Hendrickson gave a brief review of the project. 

Rodney and Mary Rathbun appeared at the public hearing and questioned if they could  relocate their sewer lateral due to the current location being under their driveway.  They were told that this could be done.  They also questioned if they could hire Haas Sons to replace their portion of the lateral.  They were answered that they could hire Haas Sons. 

c.     Close Public Hearing

M/M/S (Abramczak, Rosemeyer) to close public hearing.  Motion passed 4 -0.

 

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2.    Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

   None

 

3.    Consent Agenda – The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items.  Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a.    Approval of minutes from April 13, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b.    Approval of minutes from April 21, 2020 Organizational Meeting

c.     Approve operator’s license for Ruby Wenzel

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to approve minutes from April 13, 2020, April 21, 2020 Organizational meeting and operator’s license for Ruby Wenzel.  Motion carried  unanimously.

 

4.    Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports.

a.    Clerk-Treasurer’s Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register, and Journal Entries.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Abramczak) to approve reports.  Motion carried unanimously.

b.    Police Department Monthly Report

None    

c.     Public Works/Utilities Monthly Report

None   

d.    Library Monthly Report

None

e.    Reports from Various Committees

None

f.      Reports from elected officials

None    

 

OLD BUSINESS

5.    Discussion and possible action on demolition of Well #12 wellhouse on S. Wilson Street

DPW Wundrow informed Council that the building is located on an unbuildable lot.  He estimated a cost of $1,626.61 to remove the building and the money would be taken out of the Utility Fund.  He was told to contact Bernie Stuttgen to check on interest in buying the lot as it is adjacent to his land. 

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to demolish Well #12 wellhouse on S. Wilson Street.  Motion passed 4 -0.

 

Chief Schneider requested to go back to #4 on the agenda.  He informed Council that residents are inquiring about access to an alley located off W. Main Street running north and south.  Residents  questioned if this alley was vacated.  After researching with Clerk Treasurer Pogodzinski it was found that the alley was never vacated.  Chief Schneider along with DPW Wundrow requested vacation of other alleys along with the one mentioned.  Alderperson Abramczak requested to bring back to the next Council Meeting the number of alleys and a cost to vacate each. 

 

6.    Discussion and possible action regarding purchase of snow plow.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to purchase snow plow from Courtesy Auto & Truck Center at a cost of $6,304.31 with reimbursement from the sale of surplus equipment.     

    

NEW BUSINESS

7.    Accept Preliminary Special Assessment Report for Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvements on N. Boardman Street (E. Birch Street to E. Nye Street) and E. Grant Street (N. Washington Street to N. Clark Street)

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Einhorn) to approve Preliminary Special Assessment Report for Water and Sanitary Sewer Improvements .  Motion passed 4-0.

 

8.    Discussion and possible action regarding SDWLP Application/Administration for Grant & Boardman Streets

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to approve SDWLP Application/Administration for Grant & Boardman Streets.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

9.    Discussion and possible action regarding CWF Application/Administration for Grant & Boardman Streets

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Abramczak) to approve CWF Application/Administration for Grant & Boardman Streets.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

10.  Resolution 2020-04-03 “Resolution to Adopt a Citizen Participation Plan” 

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Einhorn) to approve Resolution to Adopt a Citizen Participation Plan regarding the Sewage Treatment Plant.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

11.  Resolution 2020-04-04 “Resolution Authorizing to Commit Match Fund”

M/M/S (Abramczak, Lawcewicz) to approve Resolution Authorizing to Commit Match Fund.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

12.  Resolution 2020-05-01 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #8 from Springlake Contracting, Inc. for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvements Project”

M/M/S (Abramczak, Rosemeyer) to approve Resolution 2020-05-01 regarding pay application for Springlake Contracting, Inc. for Well #9.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

 

13.  Presentation, discussion, and possible action to add a Veteran’s Memorial to a current park    

Update regarding the placement of a Veteran’s Memorial was given by Bernell Lange and Len Lipinski.  They noted that nothing will be done this year and they were basically updating plans.

 

14.  Discussion and possible action relating to hiring a City Attorney

After the retirement notice from Attorney Michael Salm, Chief of Police Schneider contacted different law firms requesting fees and interest in accepting the work. 

M/M/S (Einhorn, Lawcewicz) to hire Attorney Bonnie Wachsmuth at a fee of $150 per hour.  Motion passed 4 - 0.

 

15.  Discussion and possible action relating to blacktop bids

Three bids were presented with Public Works Director recommending the bid submitted by Senn Blacktop. 

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to hire Senn Blacktop at $21.92/yard with required prep work.  Motion passed 4 – 0.    

 

16.  Discussion and possible action relating to concrete bids

Three bids were presented with Public Works Director recommending the bid submitted by Sam Wampole.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Abramczak) to hire Sam Wampole and use Haas Concrete.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

17.  Discussion and possible action for Clerk-Treasurer and Administrative Assistant to attend Clerk/Treasurer’s Institute.

Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski informed Council that both her and Administrative Assistant Karaba applied for and were awarded scholarships to attend the institute in Green Bay.  Due to COVID-19, classes will be taken virtually from City Hall rather than on-site.  She also stated it will cost the City nothing since no traveling or lodging costs will be incurred.   

 

18.  Discussion and possible action regarding cell phone policy.

M/M/S (Einhorn, Rosemeyer) to approve cell phone policy.  Motion passed 4 – 0.

 

19.  Discussion and possible action on condemnation of properties.

Chief of Police Schneider requested direction to enforce clean-up/repair to properties located in the City.  He talked to a few owners of problem property who stated they planned on making repairs.  He requested to add this item to future agendas to approve enforcement.

 

20.  Discussion and possible action relating to job description.

M/M/S (Abramczak, Einhorn) to approve job descriptions for Chief of Police, Clerk-Treasurer and Director of Public Works.  Motion passed 4 – 0.

 

21.  Discussion and possible action relating to a potential ordinance authorizing chickens in the city limits.

Not action taken

 

22.  Discussion and possible action relating to Municipal Pool opening

Administrative Assistant Karaba reported that due to COVID-19 it is uncertain whether or not pools can open, and if so, what restrictions will be enforceable.  Many area municipalities are proceeding to prep for opening to allow for testing of equipment and mechanical repairs if needed.  General consensus was to move ahead with preparing the pool for opening.  A decision will be made on whether or not to open at the next Regular Council Meeting.

 

CLOSED SESSION 

23.   Consider moving into closed session per Wis. Stats. 19.85 (1)(c) to discuss the following:

Discuss/Select candidate for Alderperson at Large position.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Einhorn) to move into closed session.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

24.  M/M/S (Abramczak, Rosemeyer) to reconvene into open session.  Motion passed 4-0.

M/M/S (Einhorn, Lawcewicz) to appoint David Korn to Alderperson at Large to fill the remainder of the term previously held by newly elected Mayor Rich Wnek.  Motion passed 4-0.

 

CLOSING BUSINESS

25.   Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

  None

 

26.  Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda                                                                  

           items.

Mayor Wnek received a request from Barb Rice to lower the rent on the farm land contracted with the City.  General consensus was to leave the rental fee as the signed contract states. 

 

27.  Adjournment

   M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Einhorn) to adjourn at 9:20 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.

 



APRIL 2020 - Special

21

Tuesday

Agenda

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens
  3. Oath of Office to recently elected officials
  4. Election of City Council President
  5. Confirmation of appointment of City Officials and members of City Boards, Committees, and Commissions to fill vacancies created by expiring terms of resignations
  6. Arbor Day Proclamation
  7. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371.

Minutes

Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
The meeting was called to order. In attendance were Mayor Wnek; Alderpersons Einhorn, Lawcewicz, Abramczak, and Rosemeyer; DPW Wundrow, Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski and Ray Stroinski.

  1. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens
    Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski reminded Council that Open Book and Board of Review will be scheduled soon.
  2. Oath of Office to recently elected officials
    Pogodzinski administered the Oath of Office to Wnek, Einhorn and Lawcewicz.
  3. Election of City Council President
    M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to appoint Abramczak as the City Council President. Motion carried unanimously.
  4. Confirmation of appointment of City Officials and members of City Boards, Committees, and Commissions to fill vacancies created by expiring terms or resignations
    M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Rosemeyer) to confirm all the appointments as presented and motion carried unanimously. Letters will be mailed to individuals interested to fill the alderperson at large position previously held by newly elected Mayor Rich Wnek. Letters will be reviewed by Council in a closed
  5. th
    session meeting on May 11 , and a decision will be made to fill this position for the remainder of the
  6. term which will expire in April 2021.
  7. Arbor Day Proclamation
    M/M/S (Abramczak, Rosemeyer) to approve the Arbor Day Proclamation. Motion carried unanimously.
  8. Adjournment
    M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Einhorn) to adjourn at 5:35pm. Carried unanimously

APRIL 2020

13

Monday

Agenda

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

  1. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens
  2. Consent Agenda—The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any
  3. council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from March 9, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports:

  1. Clerk-Treasurer’s Financial Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register & Journal Entries
  2. Police Department monthly report
  3. Public Works/Utilities monthly report
  4. Library monthly report
  5. Reports from various committees
  6. Reports from elected officials

OLD BUSINESS

5. Quarterly update on Odor Response Plan from Holland’s Family Cheese

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Resolution 2020-04-01 “Declaring of State of Emergency Pursuant to Wis Stats s323.11”
  2. Resolution 2020-04-02 “Authorizing Resolution to Submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
  3. Application”
  4. Resolution 2020-04-03 “Resolution to Adopt a Citizen Participation Plan”
  5. Resolution 2020-04-04 “Resolution Authorizing to Commit Match Fund”
  6. Resolution 2020-04-05 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #7 from Springlake Contracting, Inc. for 2019 Well
  7. #9 WTP Improvements Project”
  8. Resolution 2020-04-06 “Resolution Approving Change Order #2 for Well #9 WTP Improvements Project”
  9. Discussion and possible action relating to Public Works employees vacation carry over
  10. Discussion and possible discussion of demolition of Well #12 wellhouse on S. Wilson Street

CLOSING BUSINESS

14. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.
15. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items 16. Adjournment

Minutes

  1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance
    Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Mayor Stroinski. In attendance were; Alderpersons Abramczak, Maslowski, Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz, and Wnek. Also in attendance were DPW Wundrow, Police Chief Schneider, Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski and Administrative Assistance Karaba.
  2. ROUTINE BUSINESS
  3. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens None
  4. Consent Agenda – The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately
  5. a. Approval of minutes from March 9, 2020 Regular City Council meeting
    M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to approve minutes from March 9, 2020. Motion carried unanimously.
  6. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports.
  7. Clerk-Treasurer’s Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register, and Journal Entries.
  8. M/M/S (Abramczak, Rosemeyer) to approve reports. Motion carried unanimously.
  9. Police Department Monthly Report
  10. None
  11. Public Works/Utilities Monthly Report
  12. None
  13. Library Monthly Report
  14. None
  15. Reports from Various Committees
  16. None
  17. Reports from elected officials
  18. None
  19. OLD BUSINESS
  20. Quarterly update on Odor Response Plan from Holland’s Family Cheese A report was submitted to Council.
  21. NEW BUSINESS
  22. Resolution 2020-04-01 “Declaring of State of Emergency Pursuant to Wis Stats ss323.11” M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to approve Resolution 2020-04-01. Motion passed 5-0.
  23. Resolution 2020-04-02 “Authorizing Resolution to Submit a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application”
    M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Rosemeyer) to approve Resolution 2020-04-02. Motion passed 5–0.
  24. Resolution 2020-04-03 “Resolution to Adopt a Citizen Participation Plan” Resolution was tabled.
  25. Resolution 2020-04-04 “Resolution Authorizing to Commit Match Fund” Resolution was tabled.
  26. Resolution 2020-04-05 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #7 from Springlake Contracting, Inc. for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvements Project”
    M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Wnek) to approve Resolution 2020-04-05. Motion passed 5-0.
  27. Resolution 2020-04-06 “Resolution Approving Change Order #2 for Well #9 WTP Improvements Project”
  28. M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Maslowski) to approve Resolution 2020-04-06. Motion passed 5-0.
  29. Discussion and possible action relating to Public Works employees vacation carry over
    M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Rosemeyer) to extend Dan Wundrow and Brent Leech’s vacation to July 3 . Roll call vote all yes.
  30. Discussion and possible discussion of demolition of Well #12 wellhouse on S. Wilson Street
    DPW Wundrow informed Council that Well #12 was deteriorating and was not useful. He felt it had no purpose and requested demolition of the building. Council requested more information.
  31. CLOSING BUSINESS
  32. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens. None
  33. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items.
  34. Alderperson Maslowski questioned the bridge repair by the Library. DPW Wundrow stated that the Lions will possibly replacing it this year. By request of a resident, Council will place review of an ordinance to allow chickens in city limits on the next agenda.
  35. Adjournment - M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. Motion passed unanimously.

MARCH 2020

9

Monday

Agenda

AGENDA

CITY OF THORP REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020 AT 6:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

3. Consent Agenda—The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from February 10, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approve operator’s license for Charlotte Baker

c. Approve operator’s license for Elektra Zurakowski

d. Approve operator’s license for Bonnie Ehlert

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports:

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Financial Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register & Journal Entries

b. Police Department monthly report

c. Public Works/Utilities monthly report

d. Library monthly report

e. Reports from various committees

f. Reports from elected officials

OLD BUSINESS

5. Discussion and possible action relating to hunting on Corporate Boundaries

NEW BUSINESS

6. Discussion and possible action regarding Tourism Commission request to contract with web designer

7. Discussion and possible action on Grant/Boardman Street Widths.

8. Discussion and possible action on Grant/Boardman Street Sidewalks.

9. Resolution 2020-03-02 “Preliminary Resolution Declaring Intent to Levy Special Assessments Under Police Powers Pursuant To Sec. 66.0703 Wis. Stats. for Water and Sanitary Sewer Utility Improvements on N. Boardman Street and E. Grant Street

10. Resolution 2020-03-01 “Resolution Establishing Organizational Structure and Management Chain of Command for the City of Thorp”

11. Discussion and possible action regarding agreement between SEH and the City of Thorp regarding Clean Water Fund Application and Administration for funding the WWTP project.  

12. Discussion and possible action relating to job descriptions.  

13. Ordinance 2020-09-3 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-1 (17) Regarding Stopping or Parking Prohibited in Certain Specified Places

14. Resolution 2020-03-03 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #6 from Springlake Contracting Inc. for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvement Project”

15. Discussion and possible action regarding street sweeping.  

16. Discussion and possible action regarding donation of drone.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding purchase of snow plow.

18. Discussion and possible action relating to Thorp Aquatic Center including:

a. Adjustment to fees for pool passes/lessons

CLOSING BUSINESS

19. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

20. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items

21. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski

Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371. *The final and official agenda will be posted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Thorp City Hall, Thorp Public Library, and the Thorp Post Office.

Minutes

CITY OF THORP

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2020 AT 6:30PM AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Mayor Stroinski.  In attendance were; Alderpersons Abramczak, Maslowski, Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz, and Wnek. Also in attendance were DPW Wundrow, Police Chief Schneider, Library Director Kuipers and Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski.  

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens    None

3. Consent Agenda – The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items.  Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from February 10, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approval of operator’s license for Charlotte Baker

c. Approval of operator’s license for Elektra Zurakowski  

d. Approval of operator’s license for Bonnie Ehlert

Alderperson Maslowski questioned why the check issued for the new truck to Courtesy Auto & Truck Center was different than what the February minutes stated?  She requested the minutes be changed to reflect the amount processed on the check.  (After reviewing the numbers by Clerk-Treasurer, the minutes were correct from February 10th meeting. Check difference was due to additional fee for tax, title and license.)  

                     M/M/S (Maslowski, Wnek) to approve Consent Agenda letters a-d.  Motion carried unanimously.

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports.

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register, and Journal Entries.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Abramczak) to approve reports.  Motion carried unanimously.

b. Police Department Monthly Report

None    

c. Public Works/Utilities Monthly Report

Alderperson Maslowski inquired about sewage back-up incurred by residents on Financial Street.  DPW Wundrow explained that tree roots were blocking the sewer main and it was impossible to know this problem. He noted this section of sewer pipe will now be televised  biannually.  He noted that is a good reason to line the sewer pipes which would prevent this problem.  She also questioned the DNR report noting water samples that were not taken.  DPW explained it was not our fault and the report was delayed.  He also noted the DNR were not notified in proper time.  Required notice to public will be attached to the CMR report which will be posted and published.  Alderperson Maslowski asked how the surplus items were being handled?  DPW Wundrow will place the items on an auction site.    

d. Library Monthly Report

None

e. Reports from Various Committees

None

f. Reports from elected officials

None    

OLD BUSINESS

5. Discussion and possible action relating to hunting on Corporate Boundaries This agenda item will be tabled and brought back.    

NEW BUSINESS  

6. Discussion and possible action regarding Tourism Commission request to contract with web designer.  Joe Smoczyk representing the Tourism Commission requested the City’s website be redesigned and updated.  He noted the Tourism Commission has the funds to fund the project and is requesting the Council’s approval.  Alderperson Maslowski was against the contract which was presented at cost of

$14,000.  She was not in favor and felt the money could be spent elsewhere such as the Veteran’s Park.  Smoczyk felt the change would increase visibility to the City and everyone would benefit with an improvement to our image.  Derek Entrekin, Web Designer for his company Edwin Marie, explained that the current web page was not user friendly and needed the content to be refreshed.  The cost would include maintenance for one year with provided training.  He also felt the website will eventually pay for itself.  Marene Crabtree from the Tourism Commission discussed the information on the Website.  She questioned who makes the changes currently to the website when needed.  She felt we were fortunate to have a Tourism Commission and things needed to be updated.  Katelyn Broda, also a member of the Tourism Commission felt the website needed a new facelift and would be a fantastic benefit to the City.    

M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to contract with Edwin Marie Web Designer at a cost of $14,000.  Motion     passed 4 – 1 with Alderperson Maslowski voting no.    

   

7. Discussion and possible action on Grant/Boardman Street Widths.

David Schofield from Short Elliot and Hendrickson informed Council that Grant and Boardman Streets are currently 40 feet wide from face to curb.  Typically, streets are 36 feet wide and he recommended to narrow the streets to that width.  Alderperson Maslowski questioned why we should reduce the width?  He stated that rarely do you see parking on both sides of the street and it would be a cost savings of about $80,000, which would limit parking to one side of the street.  

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Maslowski) to leave the width of the streets at 40 feet on N. Boardman Street and E. Grant Street.  Roll call vote - all yes.

   

8. Discussion and possible action on Grant/Boardman Street Sidewalks

A decision on sidewalk placement was needed to proceed with the project.  Different options presented were one, sidewalks on both sides of the street, two, sidewalks on one side of the street and the final option was no sidewalks.  

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Rosemeyer) to remove all sidewalks on N. Boardman Street and E. Grant Street.   Roll call vote:  Abramczak – no, Rosemeyer – yes, Maslowski – no, Lawcewicz – yes, Wnek – yes.  Motion passed 3-2.

9. Resolution 2020-03-02 “Preliminary Resolution Declaring Intent to Levy Special Assessments Under Police Powers Pursuant to Sec. 66.0703 Wis Stats. for Water and Sanitary Sewer Utility Improvements on N. Boardman Street and E. Grant Street”.  

M/M/S (Wnek, Rosemeyer) to approve Resolution 2020-03-02 “Preliminary Resolution Declaring

Intent to Levy Special Assessments Under Police Powers Pursuant to Sec. 66.0703 Wis Stats. for Water and Sanitary Sewer Utility Improvements on N. Boardman Street and E. Grant Street”. Motion passed 5 – 0.

10. Resolution 2020-03-01 “Resolution Establishing Organizational Structure and Management Chain of Command for the City of Thorp”.  

M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to approve Resolution 2020-03-01 “Resolution Establishing     Organizational Structure and Management Chain of Command for the City of Thorp”.     Motion passed 4 -1 with Maslowski voting no.

11. Discussion and possible action regarding agreement between SEH and the City of Thorp regarding Clean Water Fund Application and Administration for funding the WWTP project  

  M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Rosemeyer) to move ahead and apply for funding.  Motion passed 5-0.    

12. Discussion and possible action relating to job descriptions.

Agenda item tabled.  

13. Ordinance 2020-09-03 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-1 (17) Regarding Stopping or Parking Prohibited in Certain Specified Places”.  

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Wnek) to approve Ordinance 2020-09-03 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-   1 (17) Regarding Stopping or Parking Prohibited in Certain Specified Places.  Motion passed 5 – 0.

   

14. Resolution 2020-03-03 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #6 from Springlake Contracting Inc. for

2019 Well #9 WTP Improvement Project”

M/M/S (Abramczak, Lawcewicz) to adopt Resolution 2020-03-03 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #6 from Springlake Contracting Inc. for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvement Project”.  Motion passed unanimously.

15. Discussion and possible action regarding street sweeping.

DPW Wundrow presented two quotes for street sweeping.  One quote from Whirlwind Sweeping and the other from Supreme Sweeping LLC.  His recommendation was to contract with Whirlwind Sweeping at a cost of $13,400.  

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to approve the street sweeping contract with Whirlwind Sweeping at $13,400 minus the catch basins which were included in the original bid but not needed.  Motion passed 5 – 0.

16. Discussion and possible action regarding donation of drone.

DPW Wundrow informed Council that someone would like to donate a drone to the City but would like to remain anonymous.  The individual requested the City to pay for the drone and then be reimbursed by him.  Alderperson Maslowski questioned if the City had a policy on drones and Chief Schneider responded that the Police Department did.  

M/M/S (Wnek, Rosemeyer) to accept donation of drone.  Motion passed unanimously.

17. Discussion and possible action regarding purchase of snow plow.

DPW Wundrow requested allocation of funds from surplus sale to pay for snow plow.  

M/M/S (Abramczak, Lawcewicz) to allocate funds from surplus sale up to $6,304.31 to pay for snow plow.  Motion passed 5 – 0.

 

18. Discussion and possible action relating to Thorp Aquatic Center including:

a. Adjustment to fees for pool passes/lessons

Park and Recreation Committee recommended adjustment to swimming lesson fee from $15.00 to $20.00 with a seasonal pass and from $35.00 to $45.00 without a seasonal pass.  Alderperson Maslowski would like to add information to the pool pricings stating extra fee charged when paying with a credit/debit card.  

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to approve adjustment to lesson fee and listing extra charge for credit/debit card use.  Motion passed 5 – 0.

CLOSING BUSINESS

19. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

  None

20. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items.  

Alderperson Abramczak informed Council that a Fire District meeting will be held to add additional service area.  Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski informed Council that Picnic Tables are now being sought through donations.  She will post on Facebook and possibly in the local paper with information. Adjournment

 M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to adjourn at 8:20 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.

FEBRUARY 2020

10

Monday

Agenda

AGENDA

CITY OF THORP REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020 AT 6:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

3. Consent Agenda—The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from January 13, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approval of minutes from January 23, 2020 Special City Council meeting

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports:

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Financial Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register & Journal Entries

b. Police Department monthly report

c. Public Works/Utilities monthly report

d. Library monthly report

e. Reports from various committees

f. Reports from elected officials

OLD BUSINESS

5. Discussion and possible action relating to hunting on Corporate Boundaries

     NEW BUSINESS

6. Discussion and possible action relating to Sewage Treatment Project and Street Project by SEH and financing options by Ehlers and Associates.

7. Ordinance 2020-09-3 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-1 (17) Regarding Stopping or Parking Prohibited in Certain Specified Places  

8. Ordinance 2020-09-3 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-15(b)2 Regarding Parking Vehicles With Motor Running

9. Ordinance 2020-09-3 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-1(b)2 Regarding Winter Time Parking Regulations

10. Discussion and possible action regarding vehicle bids for Public Works Dept.

11. Discussion and possible action to renew the CCEDC (Clark County Economic Development Corporation) 2020 Annual Membership.

12. Discussion and possible action affirming calculation of 2020 tax increment revenue bond payment due to Wisconsin Bench and allocating funds from TID#6 tax increment

13. Renewal of Hydro Corp for 1 Year Contract for Cross Connection

CLOSING BUSINESS

14. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

15. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items

16. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski

Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371. *The final and official agenda will be posted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, February 7, 2020 at Thorp City Hall, Thorp Public Library, and the Thorp Post Office.

Minutes

CITY OF THORP

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2020 AT 6:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

  Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Mayor Stroinski.  In attendance were; Alderpersons Abramczak, Maslowski, Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz, and Wnek. Also in attendance were DPW Wundrow,   Library Director Kuipers and Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski.  

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

  None

3. Consent Agenda – The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items.  Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from January 13, 2020 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approval of minutes from January 23, 2020 Special City Council meeting

M/M/S (Wnek, Maslowski) to approve Consent Agenda letters a-b.  Motion carried unanimously.

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports.

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register, and Journal Entries.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Abramczak) to approve reports.  Motion carried unanimously.

b. Police Department Monthly Report

None    

c. Public Works/Utilities Monthly Report

None  

d. Library Monthly Report

None

e. Reports from Various Committees

None

f. Reports from elected officials

None    

OLD BUSINESS

5. Discussion and possible action relating to hunting on Corporate Boundaries

In a letter received from Chief Schneider, it was noted Attorney Salm stated that hunting was not allowed anywhere on City of Thorp property.  Alderperson Rosemeyer and Lawcewicz did not agree with Attorney Salm.  After a lengthy discussion, Alderperson Wnek suggested logging off the woods in the back area of the holding pond property. DPW Wundrow will get more information regarding logging off the woods and bring to the next Council meeting.  

NEW BUSINESS

6. Discussion and possible action relating to Sewage Treatment Project and Street Project by SEH and financing options by Ehlers and Associates

Jerry Doriott from Short Elliot And Hendrickson recapped the plan to upgrade the Sewage Treatment Plant.  He noted a decision needs to be made soon whether to move ahead with the project or not, in order to allow for ample time to apply for funding. The estimated project cost for the Sewage Treatment Plant was $5,038,315.  He projected estimated yearly energy savings at $26,480, helping to reduce annual expenses.  The design for the plant would take seven months to complete.    Paulette Hedrington from SEH explained funding sources.  One option was through the Community Development Block Grant, a second option was various sources through DNR, and finally a grant from Focus on Energy.  Due dates were approaching for applications so she urged Council to make a decision soon.  DNR Clean Water Fund application is due September 30 and the design must be completed prior to this date.  This funding source would allow for principal forgiveness of up to $750,000.  She noted that DNR subsidy loans are based on income and population.  Alderperson Rosemeyer asked when the project would start and he was informed the bid opening would be one year from now in Spring of 2021, with the project complete and operational by the end of 2021.  Ms. Hedrington also mentioned all grants are dependent on each other.  It was noted user impact fees and user rates will have to increase.  

M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to move forward with grant applications and the design phase.  Motion passed 5-0.  

Two options for the street project were presented by Jeff Nusbaum and David Schofield from Short Elliot and Hendrickson.  Option one is to complete two streets, both N. Boardman and E. Grant at a cost estimate of $1.6 million.  Option two is to complete one of those same two streets at a cost estimate of $800,000.  If choosing one street, they recommended E. Grant first, due to the condition of the storm sewer and to simplify construction at the intersection of N. Boardman and E. Grant.  They requested authorization to begin the design phase for the projects, either way.  

Brian Riley from Ehlers and Associates gave an overview of financing options.  He explained that once debt is issued it can’t be rescinded.  He informed council if we close TIF #4 it will increase the City’s tax base. He went on to inform Council that borrowing capacity was available but not sustainable with the projected timing of future projects.  Council will need to prioritize and rescale.

Alderperson Rosemeyer felt it was cheaper to do bigger projects and to possibly skip a year.  

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz) to construct both N. Boardman Street and E. Grant Street.  Motion passed 5-0.  

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Rosemyer) to approve the design agreement with Short Elliot and Hendrickson to include both E. Grant and N. Boardman Street.  Motion carried.    

7. Ordinance 2020-09-03 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-1 (17) Regarding Stopping or Parking Prohibited in Certain Specified Places.

This agenda item was tabled.  Council requested more information regarding required footage and to bring back the information to the next meeting.  

   

8. Ordinance 2020-09-03 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-15(b)2 Regarding Parking Vehicles with Motor Running.

Denied due to lack of motion.    

9. Ordinance 2020-09-03 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-1(b)2 Regarding Winter Time Parking Regulations.

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Wnek) to approve Ordinance 2020-09-03 “An Ordinance Enacting Chapter 9-3-1(b)2 Regarding Winter Time Parking Regulations. Motion passed 4 -1 with Maslowski voting no.

10. Discussion and possible action regarding vehicle bids for Public Works Dept.

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Abramczak) to approve truck purchase for the Public Works Dept. from Courtesy Auto and Truck center at a cost of $24,337.91.  Motion passed 4 – 1 with Maslowski voting no.  

11. Discussion and possible action to renew the CCEDC (Clark County Economic Development Corporation) 2020 Annual Membership

M/M/S (Maslowski, Lawcewicz) to approve annual membership with Clark County Economic Development Corporation for a fee of $2,416.50.  Motion passed 5-0.  

12. Discussion and possible action affirming calculation of 2020 tax increment revenue bond payment due to Wisconsin Bench and allocating funds from TIF #6 tax increment.

M/M/S (Wnek, Rosemeyer) to affirm calculation of 2020 tax increment revenue bond payment due to Wisconsin Bench and allocating funds from TIF #6 tax increment.  Motion passed 5-0.  

13. Renewal of Hydro Corp for 1 Year Contract for Cross Connection

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Wnek) to approve renewal of Hydro Corp 1 Year Contract for Cross Connection.    Motion passed unanimously.  

       

CLOSING BUSINESS

14. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  

None

15. Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items.  

Alderperson Lawcewicz questioned DPW Wundrow regarding surveying of the City cemetery.  DPW    Wundrow stated that it was not surveyed.  Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski requested permission to sell some surplus property in the Spring.  General consensus was to supply a list to Council before the sale of such surplus.  

16. Adjournment

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Wnek) to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.

JANUARY 2020 - Special

23

Thursday

Agenda

AGENDA

CITY OF THORP SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020 AT 5:30 PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

CLOSED SESSION

3. Consider moving into closed session per Wis. Stats.19.85(1) (c) considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

a. Discuss and possible action relating to hiring Public Works Position

4. Reconvene into open session for any action required as the result of closed session.

CLOSING BUSINESS

5. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items

6. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski

Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371.

Minutes

CITY OF THORP

SPECIAL CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 2020 AT 5:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting was called to order at 5:30pm by Mayor Stroinski.  In attendance were; Alderpersons Maslowski, Abramczak, Lawcewicz, and Wnek. Also in attendance were DPW Wundrow and Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski.  

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

None

  CLOSED SESSION

3. Consider moving into closed session per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) to consider employment, promotion,     compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

a. Discuss and possible action relating to hiring Public Works Position.

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Abramczak) to move into closed session.  Motion passed 4-0.

Alderperson Rosemeyer arrived at the meeting.

4. Reconvene into open session for any action required as the result of closed session.

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Wnek) to reconvene into open session.  Motion passed 5 – 0.

M/M/S (Maslowski, Wnek) to offer Public Works Position to Eric Shackleton contingent successful background check and drug screen with starting wage of $18 per hour.  Motion passed 5-0.    

CLOSING BUSINESS

5. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  Reports from Department Heads, Mayor,     Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items.  

None  

6. Adjournment

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Wnek) to adjourn at 6:00 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.

JANUARY 2020

13

Monday

Agenda

AGENDA

CITY OF THORP REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020 AT 6:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

3. Consent Agenda—The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items. Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from December 9, 2019 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approve Operator’s License for Jill Rogalski

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports:

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Financial Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register & Journal Entries

b. Police Department monthly report

c. Public Works/Utilities monthly report

d. Library monthly report

OLD BUSINESS

5. Discussion and possible action to approve the Employee Handbook.

6. Quarterly update on Odor Response Plan from Holland’s Family Cheese

NEW BUSINESS

7. Discussion and possible action regarding prohibiting parking on Evergreen Drive from November 1 – April 1.

8. Discussion and possible action relating to hunting on Corporate Boundaries

9. Discussion and possible action of change order #1 for Springlake Contracting Inc..

10. Resolution 2020-01-01 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #5 from Springlake Contracting Inc. for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvement Project”

11. Renewal of Hydro Corp for 1 Year Contract for Cross Connection

12. Discussion and possible action regarding adjustments to utility bill at 110 N. Thorp St

CLOSED SESSION

13. Consider moving into closed session per Wis. Stats.19.85(1) (c) considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

a. Discuss and possible action relating to hiring Public Works Position

14. Reconvene into open session for any action required as the result of closed session.

CLOSING BUSINESS

15. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items

16. Adjournment

Michele Pogodzinski

Clerk-Treasurer

Please note that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services.  For additional information or to request this service, contact Michele Pogodzinski, at 300 West Prospect Street, Thorp, WI (715) 669-5371. *The final and official agenda will be posted no later than 5:00pm on Friday, January 10, 2020 at Thorp City Hall, Thorp Public Library, and the Thorp Post Office.

Minutes

CITY OF THORP

REGULAR CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020 AT 6:30PM

AT THORP CITY HALL

1. Call to Order/Pledge of Allegiance

Meeting was called to order at 6:30pm by Council President Abramczak.  In attendance were; Alderpersons Maslowski, Rosemeyer, Lawcewicz, and Wnek. Also in attendance were DPW Wundrow, Police Chief Schneider, Library Director Kuipers and Clerk-Treasurer Pogodzinski.  

ROUTINE BUSINESS

2. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens

None

3. Consent Agenda – The City Council, with a single vote and without debate, may act upon the following items.  Any council member wishing to debate an individual item may request that it be considered separately

a. Approval of minutes from December 9, 2019 Regular City Council meeting

b. Approve Operator’s License for Jill Rogalski.

M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to approve Consent Agenda letters a-b.  Motion carried unanimously.

4. Discussion and possible action relating to monthly reports.

a. Clerk-Treasurer’s Report, Vouchers, Payroll Register, and Journal Entries.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Abramczak) to approve reports.  Motion carried unanimously.

b. Police Department Monthly Report

None    

c. Public Works/Utilities Monthly Report

None  

d. Library Monthly Report

None    

OLD BUSINESS

Agenda items taken out of order.

6. Quarterly update on Odor Response Plan from Holland’s Family Cheese

A report and handouts were given to the City Council.  

NEW BUSINESS

9. Discussion and possible action of change order #1 for Springlake Contracting Inc.

Jeff Nusbaum from SEH informed council that the change order was created due to completion time and did not involve a cost change.  He also noted that it is compliant with the funding and the project is 70% completed.

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Rosemeyer) to approve change order #1 for Springlake Contracting Inc.  Motion carried unanimously.

10. Resolution 2020-01-01 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #5 from Springlake Contracting Inc. for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvement Project.

Jeff Nusbaum from SEH recommended payment of Application #5.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Maslowski) to approve Resolution 2020-01-01 “Resolution Approving Pay Application #5 from Springlake Contracting Inc. for 2019 Well #9 WTP Improvement Project. Motion passed unanimously.    

5. Discussion and possible action to approve the Employee Handbook.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Wnek) to approve the Employee Handbook with changes to be made to the Resolution pertaining to the organizational chart.  Motion passed 4-1 with Maslowski voting no.  

7. Discussion and possible action regarding prohibiting parking on Evergreen Drive from November 1 – April 1.

Chief Schneider informed Council that the road is narrow which creates hazardous situations to residents living on this street.  Alderperson Wnek added that the plow cannot be dropped when cars are parking on the street impeding traffic and felt the best course of action is to add restrictions to the current parking ordinance.  It was also noted that the Post Office was unable to deliver mail to the residents on this street.  Chief Schneider added that City Attorney Salm felt it would be best to add on to the existing ordinance which needs Council approval for him to move forward with creating the additional language in the ordinance.    

M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to draft ordinance with additional language regarding restricted parking on Evergreen Drive from November 1 – April 1.   Motion passed 4 -1 with Maslowski voting no.

8. Discussion and possible action relating to hunting on Corporate Boundaries

Public Works Director Wundrow felt the issue is hunting around the holding pond as well as not requesting permission to hunt on the property.  General consensus was to table the matter and request more information from Attorney Salm.

11. Renewal of Hydro Corp for 1-Year Contract for Cross Connection

DPW Wundrow informed he has received some complaints regarding the appointments  that are scheduled from Hydro Corp with residents.  The matter will be tabled until the next meeting.  

12. Discussion and possible action regarding adjustments to utility bill at 110 N. Thorp Street.

The Public Works and Utility Board recommended to credit $615.60 for the sewer portion of the bill.

M/M/S (Maslowski, Abramczak) to credit the bill at 110 N. Thorp Street for $615.60.  Motion passed unanimously.  

       

   CLOSED SESSION

13. Consider moving into closed session per Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) to consider employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

a. Discuss and possible action relating to hiring Public Works Position.

M/M/S (Wnek, Lawcewicz) to move into closed session.  Motion passed.

Administrative Assistant Marie Karaba asked to talk to the Council and requested Rosemeyer, Abramczak, Wundrow and Pogodzinski to leave the meeting. After a short period, Karaba left the meeting and all individuals returned to the meeting.

14. Reconvene into open session for any action required as the result of closed session.

M/M/S (Rosemeyer, Maslowski) to reconvene into open session.  Motion passed 5 – 0.

M/M/S (Maslowski, Rosemeyer) to offer Public Works Position to Daniel Dieball contingent successful background check and drug screen with starting wage of $18 per hour.  If for some reason applicant declines or fails background check and drug screen, job will be offered to second candidate.  Motion passed 5-0.    

CLOSING BUSINESS

15. Comments and suggestions from pre-registered citizens.  Reports from Department Heads, Mayor, Council, Committees, and discussion of future agenda items.  

Alderperson Lawcewicz questioned DPW Wundrow if the cemetery was ever surveyed?  DPW Wundrow stated that it was not.  

16. Adjournment

M/M/S (Lawcewicz, Wnek) to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.  Motion passed unanimously.