OFFICE OF CLERK
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 except Richard Brander, who arrived later. Also in attendance were Marian Copus, Esther Marshall, Dan Wilson, Adam Reno, Christa Quinn, A.J. Christianson, Deb Riese, Alice Hatfield, Pat Alt, Gordon and Barb Brockway from Buena Vista Township Board, Tootie Pulvermacher, MaryAnn Evans, Babe Kraska, Jessica from Royal Bank, Jeff Lamont, and Karen Kampen.
Approval of Agenda – Motion to approve the agenda Corey, Dan Quinn, all in favor, motion carried.
Approval of Minutes – Motion to approve the minutes by Corey, second by Harry, all in favor, motion carried.
Buena Vista EMS Service – Representatives from the Buena Vista Town Board, Gordon and Barb Brockway - Richard Brander arrived. Gordon asked how much and how soon we would like to take on an additional 900 residents to our EMS service area. Dan Wilson said we would hopefully have access to additional responders from that area, which would help us out a lot. We have some new responders coming on board here in Lone Rock, and we are putting a class together now for certifications. It would be great to get more from across the area. We cover up to Sand Rock already, so it is not a lot of additional. Discussion followed – we used to cover a lot more area than we do now – Motion by Harry to approve extending the EMS area to include the entire Buena Vista Township, clear to the line. Second by Tom Whalen. All yes, motion carried. Will want to ask help from Ithaca to help cover the area. They get paged at the same time as Lone Rock, and they have twelve paid First Responders, so we will look forward to working with them to cover the area. Gordon has talked with them, and they said they would come as far as Gotham if they have to in an emergency. Harry said we will need to look into getting a new ambulance to prepare for the extra load. Dan will look into costs and options for our next meeting..
Village Sign – Adam said they took the sign down, and Ray is working on it now.
Village Attorney – Richard talked to Leineweber, he is out of the state right now, will be back soon and will talk to Richard further.
Audit / Financial Review – Update Karen called Aaron Halverson after our last meeting to let him know the board’s decision. He said he has a couple of projects he is just finishing up, and will be able to start on ours in early August. Karen checked with him again yesterday, and he said he has been giving our project a lot of thought as he is nearly ready to start on it, and wanted to be able to work on our actual data when we are not going to be using it. I told him I can bring him the data, but we do use it every day that we are in the office. I told him we are closed on Fridays, and he said that would be fine, he would work on it Fri thru the weekend, then get it back here on Monday mornings.
Financial Meeting at Mineral Point –Karen said this is the workshop Esther, Steve and Karen went to last year. Put on by DOR of very useful information on everything we have to get done through Budgeting and through the end of the year. Motion by Harry to approve attendance. Second by Tom Whalen, Motion carried.
Jeff Lamont Variance – Public Hearing was held last night, and a variance approved by the Zoning Board. It is a storage shed that will be across from the Catholic Church. Harry motion to approve Jeff Lamont’s Variance and Kyle Mueller’s building permit, second Marvin Joles. All yes, motion carried.
Kyle Mueller – Building Permit to fence in back yard
Bill Kolman – Building Permit to build a garage - postponed until later meeting after proper forms have been filed.
Police – Dean said Ryan is unable to be here tonight, but he has taken care of everything that needs to be taken care of as of the last meeting. Unlicensed cars, ATV situation has been taken care of.. Ryan observed the ATV breaking the law, and wrote a citation. Ryan also has contacted the people responsible for the junk in their yard, and is working with them to get it cleaned up.
Splash Pad -- Pop Machine Marvin reported that there will be a pop machine put at the Park near the basketball court, as a fundraiser to help with the Splashpad. Discussion on Splash Pad. Kampen said Jessica Herfel from Royal Bank called Karen about a savings account at the bank called “Park Improvements.” 2046.02 Last activity was 2012/11/05 withdrawal of $100.77. It had hit Jessica’s “Inactive Account” list that got her attention. We need to either put money into it or do something to keep it in an active status. Dan Quinn said that money is from the 4th of July Committee and is earmarked for security cameras at the park, and now with the Splash Pad there, it will be even more important that we have that kind of security coverage there. Motion by Marvin to put the Pop Machine up at the Park. Dan said we need to have some kind of reinforcement to keep it from being destroyed by vandals. Now that the basketball court is being used, should have one there for them to use. Dan second the motion. All in favor, motion carried. Jessica said the Splash Pad Committee met, and there will be a Sept. 14th Culver’s Share Night, a Paint and Craft Night on September 27th, Sunday, October 1st will be a Fun Night at The Woods, which will be a fundraiser, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes, and we will have a Bake Sale at the Bank just before Thanksgiving, and a Spaghetti Dinner at the Community Center on November 8th. All of these are fundraisers for the Splash Pad. Jessica said we had a good turnout for the Committee Meeting, and a letter was drafted that shows those dates. We are going to look into having an engraved plate put into each water feature.to encourage businesses to sponsor a water feature with their name on the plate. The Committee will personally approach the businesses for sponsorships. Jessica did a Radio interview, and for the newspapers there will be a presentation at the Park with banners.
Streets –.Adam said he is getting a lot of complaints on the tall weeds hampering visibility at the corner of Forest St. and Hwy 130, also at the intersection one block east of there. Adam said he has already mowed some of them down, but doesn’t know how far he can go into them without causing damage. . Dean said to send a letter to Carl Bussian. to cut down the weeds and keep them cut down to clear vision at the intersections. Adam should let the County know about Hwy 130.
Library – New fall hours when school starts, longer hours. There is a problem with littering and loitering, assuming people are using the Library’s Wi Fi after hours. Dean said to shut down the WI-Fi when she leaves. A new motion light will be installed, plus the entry way light needs to be replaced. Adam will check ii out. Tootie said they are also looking at having people come in and do demonstrations. They don’t have a projector or screen, so would like to find something like that.
Water and Sewer -.Dan said we need to replace the trash pumps. Cannot get replacement parts for the ones we have. Discussion followed – 3-inch Honda pump with hoses and parts to install would be close to $2k.. Need to get them replaced,. Motion by Harry to get a new trash pump and extra hose; second by Marvin. All agreed, motion carried.
Dean said we received word that we did get the $500k CDBG Grant. Now we wait to see if we get the big grant, which is the Safe Drinking Water Grant, We will hear in December on that grant. Discussion followed on scenarios and possible costs. We can pick and choose what projects to get done once we know how much we are getting and the conditions of each. We can also do it in stages, if we want.
Karen said she got a letter from Bug Tussel saying their inspection showed there was not enough stability to hold their equipment. Dan said they did their inspection before US Cell reinforced the foundation on the Tower, so they need to come back to re-inspect and reconsider. Karen presented a report to the board on the monies collected for the Village as a result of the Tower rentals. Karen will contact Bug Tussel to reconsider.
Dan said US Cell will be taking six big cables down now that they have their new equipment up there. Now that they take the old stuff off, will be more room for Bug Tussel’s equipment, plus Bug Tussel will be taking down some of their present equipment that is being replaced by new.
Public Input – AJ said the pools in town, the ordinance to have a fence around the pool, and can the fire department fill them up? Will be getting the Ordinances looked over. Dean said Ryan is on top if it, contacting pool owners that need to have fences. Karen said we have an Ordinance that says if the pool is four feet deep or more, it has to be fenced.
Discussion on sidewalks out to highway. There is a lot more foot traffic out there now that Dollar General Discussion followed.
Dean asked all board members to go down to the fire station and look at the concrete that never got finished .There are broken slabs on the old part. Some of the sidewalk is broken up. Should get them replaced before winter. Can use some of the money that was set aside for the Fire Station addition that was left over.
Bills were reviewed and approved.
Upcoming Meetings –
Next Board Meeting September 12, 2017. Will be representative from Economic Development,
Meeting Adjourned at 8: p.m.
Karen J. Kampen, Clerk