Village of Almond Board Meeting
August 14, 2017
Members present: K. Stucker, J. Riggenbach, R. Burns, and B. Roehrborn.
Visitors present: Nancy Schulze, Stuart Clark, Nick Achtermeier from Harter’s, and Dan Folan.
President K. Trzebiatowski called the meeting to order at 7 pm.
R. Burns made a motion and seconded by J. Riggenbach to approve the minutes of the July meeting. Motion carried 4-0.
J. Riggenbach made a motion and seconded by K. Stucker to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried 4-0.
Jaclyn Lemke stepped down as Clerk on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Deputy Clerk will be doing her duties.
Nick from Harter’s: They have signed the agreement and sent it to the County, now we are waiting for that and to get with the Town of Almond to make final decision to switch dumpster service provider. Dan inquired on recycling dumpster sizes and lids (there are none, will need to fashion a tarp to keep stuff from blowing away), cardboard dumpster change may eliminate need for packing, IF Collection Site users will flatten the cardboard they recycle.
Nancy Schulze: Inquiring on property lines, her garage lies on the Village right-of-way on Third St. Long ago she was told she was “grandfathered in” because building had been there for so long but Realtor suggested a letter from the Village confirming this would be good for the new buyers. It was decided that a letter will be written stating the building’s location is not currently a problem and the present Board does not see a problem with the building location in the near future.
B. Roehrborn made a motion and seconded by K. Stucker to approve the August disbursements. Motion carried 4-0.
Finance: Mention was made of need for a joint Finance and Personnel meeting in near future.
Fire: Waiting for 1 more tower to be installed on County system before it can be used. Fundraiser letters were mailed. The money will be used to purchase 4 defibulators that will be compatible with the equipment that the ambulances use. Old defibulators will be placed around Village at Legion Hall, Methodist Church…each recipient will be responsible for upkeep on machine.
Properties: The new vault will need 5/8” drywall on the ceiling in order to be fire rated for 2 hours. Dan will get written estimates on door installation options for new vault.
Rendell lease expires in December, discussion was had on current rate for rented crop land. It was determined that the amount charged per acre will stay the same for the next year.
Public Works: Streets in need of repair for next year were discussed, Church St. from Maple to Oak and Second St. were mentioned. A1 Asphalt from Kellner will be called for estimates and info on a heat repair method mentioned by R. Burns.
Art Pagel had talked to J. Riggenbach regarding water getting into basements on Elm St. since the roadwork was done. K. Trzebiatowski and Dan Folan witnessed the water flow during a heavy rain and saw no evidence that the water even flowed in that direction.
Equipment: Snowplow truck bed floor replacement quote for 10 ga. Steel, 60” x 120”, bent with beveled corners= $660.38. Ed Burns agreed to let Dan use his shop and welder for the installation.
B. Roehrborn made a motion and seconded by J. Riggenbach to get steel panels fabricated, to be installed by Dan Folan, for the Village salt truck to prolong the life of the truck. Motion carried 4-0.
Cemetery: no report
Beautification: no report
Zoning: Permit to Eppinger’s for replacement of roof on home and garage. Suggestions needed on how to get residents to retain a permit BEFORE work begins.
B. Roehrborn made a motion and seconded by J. Riggenbach to have Heather Burns create a semi-annual newsletter for Village information. Motion carried 4-0. (first mailing will be in January 2018)
Ordinance: Ordinance/Personnel meeting recommendations were gone over by J. Riggenbach.
R. Burns made a motion and seconded by J. Riggenbach to send the recommended changes on to the Planning Committee. Motion carried 4-0.
Personnel: Dan will lose his health insurance coverage starting Nov. 1, 2017 and was wondering if the Village could provide him with a plan. Current information on what surrounding municipalities offer will be gathered and Dan will get a plan price through ACA exchange website.
As the Village Clerk position is appointed, it will need to be advertised to get applicants. Pay scale also needs to be looked at.
B. Roehrborn made a motion and seconded by K. Stucker to appoint Heidi Iwanski as Interim Clerk and place her on the bank accounts. Motion carried 4-0.
A plaque or clock needs to be ordered from Point Trophy for Jackie’s 17 years of service.
Jerry Fay property: K. Trzebiatowski received a call from Kim Fay. She stated that she has nothing to do with the property. She was told to send us a notarized letter stating this. Jerry has until Aug. 27, 2017 to raze the building. Village received estimated in May for razing, the lowest being around $11,000. Suggested that Village talks to lawyer to find out what court could do to Jerry. Also inquire on Mother’s competency as she holds an interest in the property.
Stump removal: Dan will make calls needed to get this done.
Thank you cards were received from the Almond Methodist Church and the Almond Area Arts Alliance in appreciation for letting the groups use Village property for their Tator Toot activities.
Next meeting: September 11, 2017
B. Roehrborn made a motion and seconded by R. Burns to adjourn. Motion carried 4-0.