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					                                           MINUTES
                                             for
                            VILLAGE OF BLACK EARTH VILLAGE BOARD

      Tuesday, May 4th, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Earth Municipal Building, 1210 Mills St.

Call to Order the Village Board by Village President. Pat Troge called the Village Board meeting to
order at 6:32 p.m.

Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

1) Confirmation of Quorum and Roll Call of Members of the Village Board.

   Roll Call: Renee Bratton, James Coyle, Troy Esser, Pat Frey and Pat Troge.

2) Confirmation of Public Notice and Compliance with Open Meetings Laws. This meeting was
   properly posted on 4/29/2010.

3) Public Comment (Limit 3 minutes per person.). None

4) Discussion/action on approval of Village Board Minutes from April 7th, 2010 and the Village Board
Organizational Minutes from April 21st, 2010. T Esser moved to approve the April 7th, and the April
21st, Village Board Minutes, second P Frey. Motion carried all ayes.

P Troge moved to move to item # 11 - Discussion/action on Street Use Application permit for
Wisconsin Heights Parent Teacher Organization – Jean Mitchell – Party in the Park, second P Frey.
Motion carried all ayes.

P Troge moved to move to item # 6 - Discussion/action on AT&T Mobility Land Lease for Cell Tower
and Presentation from Richard Casas, second P Frey. Motion carried all ayes.

5) Discussion/action on Committee Reports
       5.1    Vanguard Commission (Pat Troge). Pat gave verbal report. Vanguard has purchased a
       new trencher, bookkeeper report, looking into purchasing a trailer for the trencher unit and are
       discussing a answering service for after hours calls and well as summer hours for the
       employees.
       5.2    Black Earth Fire District (Pat Troge). No report, next meeting is May 6th @ 7:00 p.m.
       5.3    Good Neighbor Committee (Troy Esser). Troy gave verbal report, next meeting is at the
       Town of Berry on May 19, and they will be again talking about the Hwy KP Bike paths, Cross
       Plains bypass and the Hwy KP Access.
       5.4    Dane-Iowa Wastewater Commission (Troy Esser). Troy gave verbal report. Did a fund
       transfer to the debt service, have chip sealed the driveway and the employees have received a
       wage increase.
       5.5    EMS Committee Report (Justine Myers). No report.
       5.6    Police Committee Report (Pat Troge). No report, next meeting May 12th, @ 6:00 p.m.
       5.7    Library Committee Report (Renee Bratton). Renee gave verbal report. Approved bills,
       discussed a part time children’s librarian, a new treasurer was appointed – Nathan Franklin and
       the next meeting is May 25th, 2010.
       5.8    Public Works Committee Report (Justine Myers). No report.
       5.9    Plan Commission Report (Pat Frey). No report.
       5.10 IT Committee Report (Pat Frey). Pat gave verbal report. The IT Committee has
       approved a new voice recorder and microphones for recording village minutes, and has talked
      about the web page, but are thinking this is something the new administrator can take on when
      being hired.
      5.11 Parks Committee Report (Pat Frey). Pat gave verbal report. The committee decided to
      take no action on the dog park at this time, no lease has been signed and that they are working
      with the Bruce Company to continue the landscaping at the Veteran’s Park.
      5.12 Search Committee Report (Pat Frey). Pat gave verbal report. Beth has resigned from
      the Search Committee Chair, and Pat has taken over. There is a letter to go out to the non-
      approved candidates and there will be 13 phone interviews taking place this Thursday
      (5/6/2010) and Monday (5/10/2010).

6) Discussion/action on AT&T Mobility Land Lease for Cell Tower and Presentation from
Richard Casas. T Esser moved to enter into discussion purposes with AT&T in regards to a AT&T
Mobility Cell Phone Tower and to hold a public hearing to gather public input, second P Troge.
Motion carried all ayes.

7) Discussion/action on Ehler’s & Associates Borrowing Information. No action taken. Presentation
from Phil is on file at the Village Office.

8) Discussion/action on Black Earth Home Talent 5 month Class “B” Beer License. P Frey moved to
approve the Black Earth Home Talent 5 month Class “B” Beer License, second T Esser. Motion
carried all ayes.

9) Discussion/action on renewal operator’s license for Renee Bratton, Jim Lucey and Marc
Mickelson, all for the Black Earth Home Talent Baseball Booster Club. T Esser moved to approve the
renewal operator’s license for Renee Bratton, Jim Lucey and Marc Mickelson, second P Frey. Motion
carried all ayes. Renee Bratton abstained.

10) Discussion/action on Public Amusements and amplifying devices permit for Lauri Deignan – July
2, 2010 Graduation Party. P Frey moved to approve the Public Amusements and amplifying devices
permit for Lauri Deignan – July 2, 2010 Graduation Party, second R Bratton. Motion carried all ayes.

11) Discussion/action on Street Use Application permit for Wisconsin Heights Parent Teacher
Organization – Jean Mitchell – Party in the Park. P Troge moved to approve the Street Use Application
Permit for Wisconsin Heights Parent Teacher Organization – Jean Mitchell – Party in the Park, second
R Bratton. Motion carried all ayes.

12) Discussion/action on Village mapping system for Vanguard Electric. P Frey moved to approve the
proposal from PSC Mapping, not to exceed $6,500, second T Esser. Motion carried all ayes.

13) Discussion/action on Black Earth Electric Upgrade Projects. No action taken, Ralph just updated
the Village on upcoming and future Electric upgrades.

14) Discussion/action of Village Policy 1-P-2010 Holiday Hours. P Frey moved to approve the Village
Policy 1-P-2010 Holiday Hours, second P Troge. Motion carried, RB no, the rest were all ayes.

15) Discussion/action of 2010-2011 Committee Appointments. R Bratton moved to approve the 2010-
2011 Committee appointments, second J Coyle. Motion carried all ayes.

16) Discussion/action on 2010-2011 Local 60 Union Contract. P Troge moved to approve the 2010-
2011 Local 60 Union Contract as approved by the Negotiation Committee, second R Bratton. Motion
carried all ayes.
17) Discussion/action on Invoices. R Bratton moved to approve the Invoices, second P Frey. Motion
carried all ayes.

18) Old or new business:
      18.1 Discussion/action on FEMA/Flood Plain Update. No action taken, in contact with Jon on
      a weekly basis.
      18.2 Old Shoe Box Property – Asbestos Quotes. P Frey moved to approve the asbestos quote
      at $2,490 to remove asbestos from the Old Shoe Box Building, second T Esser.
      18.3 1206 Center Street Property . No action taken, at this time the homeowner has satisfied
      all back taxes with the Dane County Treasurer and if not in default of the Black Earth TIF Loan.
      Clerk will contact the bank to see if he is still going to pay off his TIF loan.

19) Adjournment of Village Board Meeting. T Esser moved to adjourn, second R Bratton. Motion
carried all ayes.

				
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