Minutes of the Lone Rock Village Board Meeting
Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 P.M.,
Village Office Conference Room, 314 E Forest St, Lone Rock, WI

Trustees: Harry Pulvermacher, Steve Morgenson, Tom Whalen, Dan Quinn, Corey Ewers, Jr. Marshall. Board President, Dean Ewers presiding.

Call to Order – The meeting was called to order by Board President Dean Ewers at 7:00 PM.

Roll Call – Roll call was taken with all board members present. Also in attendance were Esther Marshall, Marian Copus, Dan Wilson, Adam Reno, Christa Quinn, A.J. Christianson, Don Brander, Terry Watters, Alice Hatfield, Ryan Price, Tootie Pulvermacher, Dan McGuire, Karl Nelson and Sierra Stafford, and Karen Kampen.

Approval of Agenda – Motion to approve the agenda by Dan Quinn, second by Jr. Marshall, all in favor, motion carried.

Approval of Minutes – Motion to approve the minutes by Steve Morgenson, second by Pulvermacher, all in favor, motion carried.

Bart Nies – Delta 3 Engineering – Update – Bart was not present.

Hazard Mitigation Plan – Richland County – Resolution 2017-01 – Buford/Corey to pass
A RESOLUTION to Approve the Richland County Hazard Mitigation Plan
STATE OF WISCONSIN, Village of Lone Rock, Richland County

WHEREAS the Richland County, Wisconsin Hazard Mitigation Plan is intended to provide strategies for reducing susceptibility to future damage to public and private infrastructure in the county, and
WHEREAS the Richland County Emergency Management Office applied for and received assistance from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is administered by the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs – Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), and
WHEREAS the procedures used in preparing this plan are based on guidance provided by FEMA and WEM and should therefore be considered consistent with the requirements and procedures in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, and
WHEREAS the Village of Lone Rock, in its desire to adhere to the safety and well-being of its property and residents, according to Section 409 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (P.L. 93-228, as amended) as the impetus for mitigating natural hazards as a condition of receiving federal disaster assistance, recognizes that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has rules in 44 CFR Part 206 Subpart M for implementing Section 409, and
WHEREAS Section 409 states that the county is obligated to try to reduce damage susceptibility to any hazard that has received relief funding in the past, and that developing a hazard mitigation plan provides an opportunity for communities to to meet this requirement by developing strategies for reduction of potential losses from future natural disasters.
THEREFORE, The Village of Lone Rock, in cooperation of government, private, and volunteer agencies does hereby implement and adopt the Richland County Hazard Mitigation Plan to successfully incorporate a standard of hazard mitigation that will support our economic and community development goals and provide effective governmental protection of our village;

BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lone Rock, Richland County, Wisconsin, by our hand and seal do adopt this resolution, by a majority of the village board with a quorum present

Motion by Jr. Marshall, second by Corey Ewers to adopt the Resolution. Motion carried, Resolution signed by all board members.

Adopted this 14th day of March, 2017 by the Village Board of the Village of Lone Rock, Richland County, Wisconsin.

As recorded in the March 14, 2017 Village of Lone Rock Meeting Minutes.

Resolution 2017-02 – Recognizing and Defining the 4th of July Committee – Dan and Tom
A RESOLUTION to Recognize and Define the 4th of July Committee
STATE OF WISCONSIN, Village of Lone Rock, Richland County

WHEREAS the Village of Lone Rock’s 4th of July Committee was created in the early 1900’s as a joint effort between the Lone Rock Legion and the Lone Rock Auxiliary and has since become a committee made up of volunteers from the community at large as a Committee dedicated to the betterment of the Village of Lone Rock, and
WHEREAS the 4th of July Committee has annually planned for and raised necessary funds to provide the Annual Lone Rock 4th of July Celebration, including the annual Fireworks Display, and
WHEREAS the 4th of July Committee has continually donated excess dollars toward the betterment of the Village’s parks, playgrounds and youth activities;
IN RECOGNITION THEREOF by our hand and Seal this 14th day of March, 2017, the Village Board Trustees of the Village of Lone Rock, Richland County, Wisconsin, by this resolution, adopted by a majority of the village board with a quorum present does hereby recognize and define the 4th of July Committee and its hard work for over fifty years of commitment to the betterment of our Village, in planning and fundraising for activities, events and furnishings that otherwise would not have been budgeted or afforded by the Village.
Motion by Dan Quinn, second by Tom Whalen to adopt the Resolution. All in favor, motion carried. Resolution signed by all board members.

As recorded in the March 14, 2017 Village of Lone Rock Meeting Minutes.

Bartender License Application Received for Alyssa Weeks for D & Z’s; Jena L. Ackerman for The Woods; Benjamin E. Bloedow for Lone Stop Shell – Steve/Harry Motion by Steve Morgenson, second by Harry Pulvermacher to grant the Operator’s Licenses for Alyssa Weeks, Jena Ackerman and Benjamin Bloedow. All in favor, motion carried.

Codification of Ordinances – Update – Talked to Elaine, they are hoping for next month.

Lawler Property Cleanup – Ryan has been in contact with them, and they are working on cleaning it up.

AJ Christianson – Court Update – Nothing to report.

Police -- Village Clean-Up -- Make sure people are properly putting items out for disposal and not littering the streets and properties, making our Village look bad. Problem with having people know where to park. Not parking the right way. Do not park against traffic. Dan Quinn said another property to check on is the Reider Property. Harry Pulvermacher said Elm St. still has a couch on the curb/sitting outside

Streets – April 12 and 15 will be Village Clean-Up Week, so dumpsters will be available at the Dump. No tires or electronics. It will be set up at the Dump. Noon to six on 12th, and nine to noon on 15th the Dump will be open. Just for the village residents. Years prior we have been nice and let neighboring township residents put their things in the dump, but with the recent issues with that township have made it necessary to limit it to just the Village of Lone Rock residents. There are several trees that need to be cut down because of the power lines. Will be doing that now.

Library -- Light needs to be replaced in the Library. Everything is going well. Lots of programs. Community Building for the Cabin Fever Dance, there is no clock in there. Tootie asked to have a clock put up. Adam will look for them. Dollar General might have them.

Water and Sewer -- Have to buy a new scale for the chemical room. Dan has checked for best prices. $1600 for a battery operated one. Motion by Harry Pulvermacher, second by Dan Quinn to approve the purchase. All in favor, motion carried.

Adam Reno said the rumor mill is saying that the Village took the TIF money from 2 or 3 years ago and gave Dollar General $100,000 to put in the water and sewer. Just want to clarify that nothing at all was paid to Dollar General for the new store’s expenses. Discussion on how ridiculous that rumor is, and how it could ever get started in the first place. The TIF money was used to pay off the Village’s sewer debt, and to get the new Village Office up and running.

Corey Ewers said that US Cellular wanted to do an upgrade on the water tower and installed 12 new anchor bolts to the foundation. US Cellular had an engineer do a study, they are wanting to put in an electrical service and strengthen the foundation. They are paying for it all. Steve asked if the County got their antennae installed and up and running. Adam said they have been installed, they are having a few problems.

Public Input – Sierra Stafford and Karl Nelson are running for School Board, Sierra from Arena and Karl from Spring Green. They are very much in support of keeping the area schools open. Discussion on how to get fliers and word out. Met with a person who has met with Jon Novak and they have done research and there is not the cost savings the school district is claiming. There is so much misinformation out there, and they want to get the word out. They have been at the meetings at Plain and Arena. They are going to the Spring Green board next week, and will let us know how that turns out. Closing the Lone Rock and Arena schools is not going to fix the shortfall in the school’s budget, and we cannot afford to close these schools without strong monetary justification, at the expense of the well-being of the students being adversely affected by the closures. Sierra said they have studied some other districts who also faced school closures, and have the numbers that support how they were able to keep their schools open and save money.

Dan Mc Guire is also running for school board, as the Lone Rock candidate, and is being opposed. His opposition is definitely supporting closing the Lone Rock School, but Dan is fighting hard along with Karl and Sierra to keep the outlying schools open. Discussion included how administrative costs could be easily cut that would make up for the shortfalls. Karl said our curent School Board representative, Brice McCauley, should be supported and has done a lot to try to save our schools. The person opposing Dan McGuire is Jessica Knoble. She lives in Lone Rock, but her children have never attended Lone Rock Elementary. She has taken her children to Arena Elementary, and she is definitely against keeping the Lone Rock School open.

Dan asked if we would consider writing a short letter of endorsement of these three candidates and what they stand for. Saving the school and saving the bridge are so important to the future of our community as a whole. Dean Ewers said Clerk Kampen will write a Letter to the editor and publish the Resolution signed by the Board to keep the schools of Lone Rock, Arena and Plain open.

AJ Christianson asked the clerk to put the Eligibility list on the agenda for next month.

Review Bills – The bills were reviewed and approved for payment.

Confirm Date of Next Meeting – April 11, 2017

Adjourn – Jr. Dan to adjourn. Motion by Jr. Marshall, second by Dan Quinn to adjourn. All in favor. Meeting adjourned at 8:09 PM

Respectfully submitted,

Karen J. Kampen, Clerk