Almond Village Board of Review

Almond Village Board Regular Meeting

Present: J. Riggenbach, R. Burns, B. Roehrborn, H. Burns, C. Smith, K Trzebiatowski, K. Olsen

Visitors:  David Schauer

This meeting was held as a ZOOM Video Conference

President K. Trzebiatowski called the BOR meeting to order at 7:04 pm.

 J. Riggenbach made a motion, seconded by B. Roehrborn to adjourn the BOR to a later date after the assessor has completed his reassessment.  Motion approved 4-0

President K. Trzebiatowski called the regular meeting of the Almond Village board to order at 7:15pm

B. Roehrborn made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to accept the May minutes.  Motion approved 4-0.

Treasurer’s Report:  H. Burns gave the treasurer’s report.   R. Burns made a motion, seconded by B. Roehrborn to accept the Treasurer’s report.  Motion approved 4-0.  K. Trzebiatowski would like to see a finance report on the perpetual care of the cemetery every 6 mos.

Public Input – None

Finance -J. Riggenbach gave the finance report.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by B. Roehrborn to accept the report.  Motion approved 4-0. 

Fire and EMS – The Joint Fire Committee met and they are recommending that the Village Board give their approval to permit the fire chief and fire members to form a committee to look into purchasing a different tender.  They would get rid of two tenders and replace it with one.  They are looking in doing with together with Amherst as they are also looking to buy two tenders, to get better pricing.  They estimate the cost of this tender to be between $225,000.00 to $250,000.00.  B. Roehrborn made a motion, seconded by J. Riggenbach to give permission to pursue the purchase of a new tender with the cost being no more than between $225,000.00 and $250,000.00.  Motion approved 4-0

Public Works –Looking into possible have an electronics collection at the dump site.  Further info later as more info is needed to decide.

R. Burns said Greg Otto would be willing to mow the grass on the Fay property if need be.  He would be paid at the rate of what we pay anyone else, $10.00/hr.  No decision was made at this time.

So far, we do not have a start date for the Church St project. 

Dave gave an update on the waterway by the Newby building by 3rd St heading to 2nd.  He has an estimate of $1800.00 by Hudziak Excavation to remove the built-up dirt and level it up.  K. Olsen made a motion, seconded by B. Roehrborn to hire Hudziak to remove the dirt and level it up.  Motion approved 4-0.

The waterway by Sanchez’s has all the stumps removed and berm is roughed in. Waiting for equipment to come back to Almond to finish this up.

Properties – None

Ordinance/Personnel – J. Riggenbach worked on the burning ban 8-4-7 and brought it back to the board.

K. Olsen made a motion, seconded by B. Roehrborn to accept the new revision.  Motion approved.  It will be posted on the web site.

Discussion/Action on Liquor/Beer/Picnic, Cigarette and Operator’s licenses.

K. Olsen made a motion, seconded by J. Riggenbach to approve Class B Liquor & Beer licenses to:

Dee’s Bar & Grill, Garlow’s Bar & Grill and Liberation Farmers LLC.  Motion approved 4-0.

K. Olsen made a motion, seconded by B. Roehrborn to approve a Class B Beer License to Mead-Rath-Gutke Post 339.  Motion approved 4-0.

B. Roehrborn made a motion, seconded by K. Olsen to approve a Picnic license to the Almond Lions club.  Motion approved 4-0.

J. Riggenbach made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to approve a cigarette license to Garlow’s Bar & Grill.

Motion approved 4-0.

A motion was made, seconded by J. Riggenbach to approve operator’s license to Ken Trzebiatowski, Albert Dachel and Roy Mitchell for the American Legion.  Motion approved 4-0.

J. Riggenbach made a motion, seconded by K. Olsen to approve operator’s licenses to Deb Bunk and Jim Williams for Dee’s Bar.  Motion approved 4-0.

B. Roehrborn made a motion, seconded by J. Riggenbach to approve operator’s licenses to Robert Gutke Jr., Budd Gutke, Kurt Gutke, Robert Gutke III, Madeleine Gutke, Zac Beggs, Dylan Warzynski, and Kip Gutke for the Almond Lions Club.  Motion approved 4-0.

K Olsen made a motion, seconded by J. Riggenbach to approve operator’s licenses to Mark Garlow, Kevin Garlow, Mikayla Meyer, Chealsie Ann Cote, Carol Brewer, Baily Beggs, Renata Betro, Dustin Williams, Brian Volk for Garlow’s Bar & Grill and also for Billie Riske.  Motion approved 4-0.

Discussion was held on Fuel Stop.  There is a person that is looking at purchasing the building and was wondering if there is a liquor license available.  There is a possibility as when Liberation Farmers LLC purchased their license, John said he might consider turning it back over as he did not know if he would be able to meet all the requirements to keep the license. We will ask both parties to come to our July meeting to discuss this further.

K. Trzebiatowski updated us on the Fay property.  Dave said the lot needs to be cleaned up better.  B. Roehrborn and K Olsen will get in contact with the people that removed the house and discuss the situation with this lot.

Equipment – We have received our new tractor for this year.  No paperwork yet.  Still looking for a snowplow truck.

Zoning –one remodel job, new roof,

Cemetery – Sold a couple of plots and a burial.

Beautification – None

Media/Sewer Clerk – Newsletter is going out the end of June.  Need to get articles into Heather June 19th.  Heather has the Facebook account up and running and working on updating the Almond Village Web Page.

Next meeting of the board will be Monday July 13, 2020.

Library is sponsoring a StoryWalk program in Almond.

Ken Trzebiatowski told the board that Computer Magic suggested we update our computer that has Windows 7 on it because it is no longer supported by Microsoft.  The board decided to leave it alone at this time.

The board will be notified a week before the next meeting to decide if they want to continue a Zoom meeting or meet in the board room.

H. Burns informed the board that her Notary is up for renewal on July 1, 2020.  She wanted to know if the board wants to have her renew it.  It will be put on the agenda for next month.

K. Olsen made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to adjourn.  Motion passed 4-0.

Adjourned at 9.05

Respectfully

Carol Smith, Clerk