VILLAGE OF LONE ROCK

LONE ROCK, WISCONSIN

OFFICE OF CLERK

Minutes of the Public Hearing
Held at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017,
at the Village Office Conference Room 314 E. Forest Street, Lone Rock, Wisconsin
PUBLIC HEARING – ORDINANCE 2017-01
Regulating Lead Water Service Line Replacement in the Village of Lone Rock>/center>

Trustees: Harry Pulvermacher, Marvin Joles III, Tom Whalen, Dan Quinn, Corey Ewers, Richard Brander. Board President, Dean Ewers presiding.

Also in attendance were Marian Copus, Esther Marshall, Adam Reno, Christa Quinn, Tootie Pulvermacher, Stacy Pilla, Mary Ann Evans, Dan McGuire, Samahtha Mueller and Ken Franzen from Bug Tussel, and Karen Kampen

Roll Call – Approve Agenda – President Dean Ewers called the Hearing to order at 7:00 P.M. Roll call was taken, with all Trustees present. Motion by Quinn, second by Pulvermacher to approve the agenda. All yes, motion carried.

Minutes of the October meeting were approved with a motion by Quinn, second by Corey Ewers, all yes, motion carried.

Review and Discussion on Ordinance 2017-01 Regulating Lead Water Service Line Replacement in the Village of Lone Rock – After brief discussion motion by Quinn, second by Pulvermacher to approve Ordinance 2017-01 Regulating Lead Water Service Line Replacement in the Village of Lone Rock as presented. All yes, motion passed and the Ordinance was signed. The Ordinance was published in the Home News in each of the two weeks prior to the Public Hearing.

Adjourn to Public Hearing on 2018 Proposed Budget – The meeting was adjourned at 7:09 P.M. to the Public Hearing on the 2018 Proposed Budget.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen J. Kampen, Clerk


Minutes of the Public Hearing Held
Immediately Following the Ordinance Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 14, 2017,
at the Village Office Conference Room 314 E. Forest Street, Lone Rock, Wisconsin

PUBLIC HEARING – 2018 PROPOSED BUDGET
BUDGET HEARING MINUTES

Trustees: Harry Pulvermacher, Marvin Joles III, Tom Whalen, Dan Quinn, Corey Ewers, Richard Brander. Board President, Dean Ewers presiding.

Also in attendance were Marian Copus, Esther Marshall, Adam Reno, Christa Quinn, Tootie Pulvermacher, Stacy Pilla, Mary Ann Evans, Dan McGuire, Samahtha Mueller and Ken Franzen from Bug Tussel, and Karen Kampen

President Dean Ewers called the Budget Hearing to order at 7:10 P.M., immediately following the Public Hearing on Ordinance; roll call was taken with all Trustees present. Motion by Quinn, second by Pulvermacher to approve the agenda. All yes, motion carried.

Review and Discussion on the 2018 Proposed Budget – The proposed 2018 Budget was published in the Home News, and copies were available to the public attending the meeting. After brief discussion that the budget is slightly less than the previous year’s budget, motion by Pulvermacher, second by Quinn to approve the 2018 Budget as presented. All yes, motion carried.

Adjourn to Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees – The meeting was adjourned at 7:18 P.M. to the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen J. Kampen, Clerk

Minutes of The Lone Rock Village Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 14, 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 7:19 P.M., immediately following the 2018 Budget Hearing.

Roll Call – Roll call was taken with all board members present .

Also in attendance were Marian Copus, Esther Marshall, Adam Reno, Christa Quinn, Tootie Pulvermacher, Stacy Pilla, Mary Ann Evans, Dan McGuire, Samahtha Mueller and Ken Franzen from Bug Tussel, and Karen Kampen. Doug Enke arrived later.

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 Corey Ewers, second by Marvin Joles III, all in favor, motion carried.

Act on 2018 Proposed Budget

Doug Enke was not here yet, so we went on to the next item on the agenda, then came back to Doug Enke after Bug Tussel finished and left.

Samantha Mueller, Bug Tussel - Everything has been approved. We had it surveyed, and she received a copy. Everything approved structure-wise, will not need the four acres cleared because FAA only approved 90 feet. Samantha did not realize how big the airport is, and how much air traffic goes in and out of there. Would like to have 2 acres cleared, and a driveway of 30 ft. wide. Samantha distributed copies of the drawings for the tower. Brander asked what the original height was. 150 ft high was original proposal, then tried to go up to 195 ft., but had to go down to 90 ft. Will still be able to put the same equipment up there. The range will cover the entire Lone Rock area, and they will do some testing. If they find they need to put in another one, it would be further west from Lone Rock.

Will get surprises sometimes. Have it pass the FAA and FCC everything before we start clearing it. Adam said we offered them the proposed 7 acres of the 30 acres on Lagoon Lane. They got the 2 acres closest to Mill St. It’s fenced at the base of the tower, we leased 100 ft. by 100 ft., we fence 50 ft. by 50 ft. with a chain link fence, six feet high with two feet of barbed wire at the top. Dean asked how high their tower is at Avoca. It is 195 feet. It will be all Internet, and AT&T will also be on the tower. They will have an option for two other companies to be on the tower.

Harry asked if there would be a charge if the Sheriff’s Dept. wants to put something up there. They will check and let us know. They are already on the Water Tower. Can we get them exempt to keep them from being charged? They will look into that. The water tower is 180 feet.

They left.

Doug Enke, Town & Country Sanitation – He apologized for the trouble we experienced from one of his workers. Was glad we let him know. Please let him know anytime there is an issue. We are going to new trucks in the area, with a one-path. It is all electronic. Nobody rides on the back of the truck anymore. Drivers do not get out of the truck anymore. We will provide you with a 95-gallon toter for garbage, and a 95-gallon toter for recycling Garbage weekly, recycling every other week. Price will be the same. It is a lot nicer. Would like a seven year contract with 3 or 4 year fixed rate, and not to exceed a 4% increase for the 4th thru the 7th year. Lone Rock got a very good garbage rate because we were the first in this area to come on board when Town and Country first started up 27 years ago, so we have kept the rate as low as possible. Doug said he wants to continue to show his appreciation for that. Buena Vista, Avoca, Boscobel are all on board with it. We started this back in May with Prairie du Chien, Waukon, IA, etc. Times are changing. Insurance issues are saying no one rides on the back of the truck, and there are a lot of 55 gallon drums being used that are hard on the back and they do not pick those up. They are trying to change with the times, and this way is a lot nicer.

Pulvermacher asked if the recyclables are now able to be comingled. Doug replied that is correct. They built a new shed that stores it, then is scooped into semis and hauled to Dittmeier in Dubuque, where it is sorted on assembly-line conveyors. A letter will go out to residents explaining the new system. Cardboard needs to be flattened. The recycle bin has the Packer Gold lid. The lids are to be facing the street, and about two feet apart, so the arm can pick each one up and set them back down without hitting the other one. Quinn asked if any street routes will be changed. Doug said no, not at this time. Everything in the bin will be picked up. Nothing outside the bin will be picked up. Each 95-gallon tote will hold three 33-gallon garbage cans full of refuse and six or seven 18-gallon lugs of recyclables. Municipalities are finding a big improvement in the amount of refuse and recycling being removed with the new system.

Motion by Pulvermacher, second by Quinn to approve the bid and the two totes per residential unit for seven years. All yes, motion carried. Want to switch to Mondays, because Avoca is on Mondays, and we want to do Lone Rock on the same day. 18th of December will start with Monday pickup and using the new bins. The letter will have all the rules. Esther will send a list of all residents to Boscobel office. Doug left.

Act on Adam Reno Shed Variance per 11/13/17 Public Hearing of Zoning Board of Appeals – Dean said the Zoning Board of Appeals approved it at last night’s hearing. Motion by Corey Ewers, second by Tom Whalen to approve the Variance. All yes, motion carried.

Bartender/Server Permits – Victoria Simonson at D & Z’s, and Mikalah Banker, at D & Z’s – Motion by Pulvermacher, second by Joles to approve the Bartender/Server Permits as presented. All yes, motion carried.

Building Permits None to report.

Police – Ryan is home, one of his kids is sick.

Parks – take off the agenda until May.

Streets – Ready to roll when the snow flies. Corey attended the meeting at the County Highway Department, and said we applied for the money again, and it will be about $21,000.

Library – Library has an opening for another board member on their board. Motion by Corey Ewers, second by Quinn to appoint Sheila Pulvermacher to the Library Board. Sheila is the fifth chair on the Library Board. Stacy talked about a new program she is implementing to collect food for the Pantry.

Water and Sewer – Dan is at EMT training. Might have to have a new clutch put in the Jet machine.

Public Input - Dan McGuire – School Closure Policy – Dan said he went to Arena to the meeting. He told the school board can’t talk about how they are using this school building unless they have a policy on school closures, and they don’t have one. They told Dan to make one, and Dan is asking for our help. Our tax dollars are going to Spring Green. The building could be expensive to maintain. Spring Green wants to turn it into low income housing. That is not what we want it to be. They have to maintain the building. If the boiler goes out, do they have to maintain it. Arena really wants their school building. They don’t have nice offices like we do, nor community center. They rent space in the nursing home to hold their meetings. Marvin said if someone was willing to buy the building and turn it into a business and bring in jobs, would we let that happen? Board members all agreed that a business that brings in jobs would be a big asset to our village. Dan McGuire said he is just looking at policy for now, and they cannot put a policy in place without us agreeing to it. Pulvermacher said he is hoping we can get the school back, so we can move our village office in there, and the library in there, and maybe there will be enough room to rent out office space. We can fix up the kitchen so we can serve meals to the elderly. We can then turn our current office building into a business, since it is located in our business park. Dan will take the ideas to the policy committee, and they will write the policy. It costs between 15,000 and 20,000 per year to heat and maintain the elementary school building. It will be late December before it goes into policy committee.

Tootie thanked everyone who did anything to help with the Vet’s Memorial Dedication. All agreed it was a huge success.

Review Bills – the bills were distributed for review and approval signatures.

Upcoming Meetings – Next Board Meeting December 12, 2017 - Sen. Howard Marklein has been invited and will be here

Meeting Adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Karen J. Kampen, Clerk