Minutes of The Lone Rock Village Board Meeting
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 7:00 P.M.,
Village Office Conference Room, 314 E Forest St, Lone Rock, WI.

Trustees: Harry Pulvermacher, Marvin Joles III, Tom Whalen, Dan Quinn, Corey Ewers, Richard Brander. 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 Linda Schwanke of Home News, Esther Marshall, Dan Wilson, Adam Reno, Christa Quinn, A.J. Christianson, Deb Riese, Alice Hatfield, Ray Hatfield, Tootie Pulvermacher, MaryAnn Evans, Don Wieder and son, Don Brander, Babe Kraska, Jim and Shirley Greenheck, Jessica from Royal Bank, Dean Hackl, Randy Starr and Karen Kampen.

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

Approval of Minutes – Motion to approve the minutes by Dan Quinn, second by Corey Ewers, all in favor, motion carried.

Village Sign – Ray Hatfield said he and Dean Hackl have gotten donations in excess of $4,000, and Ray says he will donate all his time, and is willing to do the sign. Harry Pulvermacher raised the question of liability for Ray to consider. Discussion followed on Ray vs someone else doing the sign. Several residents were present in support of keeping the sign the same and not changing the overall look of it as we get the sign redone. Board members were pleasantly surprised at Ray’s generous offer, and the fundraising efforts put forth. This meeting was just to get cost estimates from Don Weider so we would know what it is going to cost to get it budgeted. Discussion followed as to how to take down the sign, get it to Ray to be worked on, and getting the sign put back up. Adam Reno as a Village employee will take the sign down for Ray, and put the sign back up when it is finished. We were just looking for prices for budget. Don Weider was present to give the Board prices on having the sign professionally done, plus he said he would be glad to help Ray with the sign, too. Don gave us three choices: Vinyl wrapped is $2500; $4500 to keep the lettering the same, with 3-D lettering $9700; for them to install it, $1900, so either way it’s the same amount of cost. Motion by Harry second by Richard to let Ray Hatfield and Dean Hackl do the sign, and offered the Board’s assistance wherever needed. All yes, motion carried. The lights and electrical will be covered by the village. The Board thanked Ray and Dean for all their hard work and donation of their time and efforts.

Village Attorney – Richard Brander said he called Ed Leineweber. He is local, lives in Bear Valley, is retired, but is interested and is very well qualified. He was a judge, and he was the Richland County Attorney for a long time. Discussion on other possibilities. Overall, board members agreed we couldn’t do better than Ed Leineweber if he is willing.

Audit/Financial Review – Update Karen said she just received information from Aaron Halverson and distributed the information to the board. They do not do a formal audit, but they instead do a financial review, which is what most municipalities have done. Costs were broken down by how much in-depth review we want done. Discussion followed as to how much to have done. Motion by Harry Pulvermacher to have the entire package to get it all done in proper detail, and with accountability. Dan second, all in favor, motion carried. Harry asked for a timeline when this will be done, and regular updates and costs.

Building Permits
2017-04 Thomas Wells – Screened-in Deck Addition
2017-06 Nate Coleman – Rehook Service – Dan/Marvin to approve. All yes, motion carried There will be a Public Hearing; Jeff Lamont has two adjoining lots across from the Catholic Church. The house is on one lot, and Jeff wants to build a storage shed on the other lot. We have an ordinance that says the house has to be on the same lot as the shed.

Police – Babe (Lila Kraska) said it worked okay to get the money to the bank. We had a very successful celebration, and took in a record amount over the two-day festival.

Parks –4th of July Celebration - Harry Pulvermacher thanked the 4th of July Committee and Ray Hatfield and Dean Hackl for a great 4th of July celebration. Harry thanked Adam and Dan that the parks look great. Discussion followed that affirmed having the celebration on the holiday rather than on a weekend was very well received. Everyone agreed the parade was the best attendance ever, and the fireworks were awesome.

Splash Pad Jessica from Royal Bank has been very helpful in getting the Splash Pad put together. She said the quote came in at $5,960 for the cement to cover the 30 by 30 foot play area that will contain the water features.. Total cost then will be $49,000. The bank did approve the 5,000 donation. Need to get a banner made; timeline for financial 45% due down upon agreement; just under $18,000 down which would be in December. The other 45% by April or May, at time of installation, and the remainder at the end. Ewers have offered to do the prep work; Josh Alt offered to donate all the electrical work; and Marvin’s company will do , fundraising is coming along well. Jessica doesn’;t want to start fundraising efforts without a commitment from the Village. We are going to cap out at some point and need to know that the Village is going to support picking up the remaining balance so it does get done. Marvin said that puts us at spending the money by May of 2018. Jessica said we also discussed the option of a loan through the bank. All the costs presented so far are for the entire package. If we decide to cut back and do some of it and add the rest later, that would be an option.

Marvin said we could allocate payments over 4 or 5 years. Full price includes having all the water features installed immediately. Same with the benches. Jessica presented ideas for fundraising. Discussion and photos of Splashpad examples. 900 Sq Ft, 30 X 30. December, 2018 is the plan. Marvin motion to get the splashpad installed in 2018, finished in 2018. Parks gets $21,000 budget,and did a lot of updates this year, so hopefully will be in a good position to provide monies toward the Splashpad each year. Second by Corey, all yes, motion carried.

Streets – Adam Reno said the crack-fill guys haven’t responded. Dan Quinn asked about trees.

Library – Tootie (Pulvermacher) said Stacy’s doing a really good job, has a lot of good things going. Richard Brander asked how we can get that advertised better to get more people aware of the programs, especially for the preschoolers. Linda Schwanke from Home News said she plans to do an interview with her.

Water and Sewer - Dan Wilson said the water tower is painted. US Cell is having a problem with cables. Have to talk to everyone who is putting stuff up there to make sure they stay away from the hatches. Birds are causing a problem keeping the tower clean. They are migratory birds that are protected,,. Discussion on what can be done.

Public Input – A resident said they continue to be harassed by resident Terry Watters, it has been going on for over a year, and wants to know if we can do anything to help. She operates a day care, and Terry complains to the State about her, the State does an audit of her day care, and she has been cleared three different times now and wants to put a stop to the false accusations and harassment. He has a vendetta against her because she babysat for a person that he was harassing a year ago. That person finally gave up and moved away, but he continues to harass this resident. Dan Quinn said our officer can help with it. Richland County Sheriff would help more, and suggested contacting them. A restraining order would help, too.

Tootie said some trailer court kids were selling lemonade. A semi screeched its brakes, apparently a little girl was in the road. The entryway off Hwy 130, Deb Riese said she has talked with they have to do the bridges first. But he was not aware that there was not a sidewalk there. Richard talked to DOT also, there are options to consider.

Randy Starr about a 4-wheeler that does not stop and is very annoying. They do not answer the door. As soon as the police are gone, they are right back on it. Adam said they are Exchange st,. and fireman’s park, they are riding on the streets. Randy says he has talked to our policeman about it, and he does nothing. Issue citations. He already saw one child get hit by the moving ATV, and is concerned about the safety of the children. Harry suggested sending Officer Ryan Price over there and settle it, have them repair the damage to the Village property. 16 yards of black dirt, etc.

Dean Hackl said he put up a 240 ft fence, there are unlicensed vehicles and junk sitting everywhere. Officer Price was working on cleaning up those places, and will be sent there to investigate that and see that it gets taken care of.

Richard asked if the new assessor has said anything about a re-assessment. Marvin said they discussed it at Board of Review, and assessor said it wouldn’t affect very quickly. Losing the bridges would definitely be detrimental to our property values.

Upcoming Meetings –
August 7, 2017 – 6:00 PM - Zoning Board of Appeals - Public Hearing for Variance – Jeff Lamont
Next Board Mtg August 8, 2017

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen J. Kampen, Clerk