The following meeting was held at the Theresa Village Hall, 202 S. Milwaukee Street Theresa, Wisconsin

VILLAGE OF THERESA

REGULAR VILLAGE BOARD MEETING MINUTES

Monday November 6, 2017

These minutes to be approved by the Village Board at the December 4, 2017 Regular Village Board Meeting

President Marsh called the Regular Monthly Board Meeting to order at 7:01pm. The following Board Members were present: Tr. Polster, Tr. Palecek, Tr. Koenigs, Tr. Brandenburg, Tr. Steger and Tr. Marsh.  Director of Public Works N. Bodden, Clerk-Treasurer P. Koll and several members of Boy Scout Troop #718 were also in attendance.

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Pledge of Allegiance was recited

Roll call was taken

 

Citizen Comments:

  • None

 

Special Appearance(s):

  • None

 

Consent Agenda:

  • Motion by Tr. Palecek, seconded by Tr. Polster to approve the minutes from October 2, 2017 Regular Village Board Meeting as presented.   Motion carried unanimously.

 

Clerk-Treasurer Report

Monthly Report by, Clerk – Treasurer P. Koll

  • Discussion took place related to elections and election equipment; the village recently took delivery of new election equipment, new technology is also in the works regarding pollbooks and voter registration.
  • No future agenda items discussed at this time.

 

Village President Report:

Monthly Report by President Marsh

  • Legislative updates were discussed.
  • No future agenda items discussed at this time.

 

Library Board Report:

Monthly Report by, President Marsh

  • None

 

Public Safety Committee:

Monthly Report by Tr. Marsh

  • Police Department Activity Report was reviewed
  • Due to reports of possible suspicious activity in the park, a gate will be put in place and River’s Edge Park will be CLOSED after 9pm daily.
  • An internal complaint against an employee is currently being reviewed by the Village Attorney.
  • Traffic safety concerns regarding the intersection at W. Henni St. and S. Milwaukee Street were discussed; the committee is currently NOT interested in considering the possibility of making W. Henni Street a one-way-street (to the west); the need for the police department and ambulance personnel to quickly obtain access to Milwaukee Street during emergencies was a determining factor for the committee.
  • Fire Department Report was reviewed.
  • Future agenda item(s)
    • Discuss creating a policy and procedure pertaining to the continuation of department operations during the absence of a department head.

 

 

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Public Works Committee:

Monthly Report by, Tr. Steger

  • The Director of Public Works is currently in the process of creating a 5 year street maintenance plan.
  • Costs associated with paving Menomonee Street are being obtained by the DPW. 
  • DPW is in the process of purchasing a new generator in the amount of $800, for use at the lift station located in Highlander Blvd.
  • Representative from WE Energies will attend a future board meeting to discuss the specifics related to possibly changing the village street light fixtures to provide brighter, more consistent and cost effective lighting.
  • The sewer deregulation PSC telephonic Public Hearing is scheduled to be held at 2pm on Tuesday Nov. 22, 2017.
  • DPW Report was reviewed.
  • Future agenda items:
    • Discuss 5 year street repair plan
    • Discuss cost associated with paving Menomonee Street
    • Discuss village street lights
    • Update regarding sewer deregulation process
    • Discuss creating a policy and procedure pertaining to the continuation of department operations during the absence of a department head.

 

Ambulance Committee Report

  • None

 

Community Development Committee

Report given Chairman Tr. Steger

  • None

 

Parks Committee:

Monthly Report given by, Tr. Palecek

  • None

 

Finance/Personnel Committee:

Report by Tr. Brandenburg

  • Motion by Tr. Steger seconded by Pres. Marsh to approve payment of the bills in the amount of: $54,754.80 for the Village and $15,910.87 for the Utility.  Motion carried unanimously.
  • Monthly Treasurer’s Report was reviewed.
  • Bank Reconciliation Report was reviewed.
  • Summary of Revenues / Expenditures Compared to Budget Report was reviewed.
  • Motion by Tr. Koenigs seconded by Pres. Marsh to approve minutes from Wed. October 18, 2017 Finance/Personnel Committee Meeting. Motion carried. 
  • Future agenda item(s):
    • Discuss creating a policy and procedure pertaining to the continuation of department operations during the absence of a department head.

 

Unfinished Business:

  • None

 

New Business:

  • Information from Dodge County Emergency Management regarding Insurance Coverage for Volunteers was discussed; further discussion will take place at Dec. Reg. Board Meeting.

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New Business Continued:

  • Information from Dodge County Emergency Management regarding grants currently available to municipalities to minimize flood damage was discussed; further discussion will take place at Dec. Reg. Board Meeting.
  • Motion by Tr. Brandenburg seconded by Tr. Marsh to decline the offer from the Dodge County Humane Society to enter into a contract for 2018. Motion carried unanimously. 
  • Motion by Tr. Palecek, seconded by Tr. Steger to approve Resolution 707-2017 – a Resolution Authorizing the Increase in Refuse Charges to Become Effective as of the First Quarter Billing Period of 2018; Per Contract with Advanced Disposal. Motion carried unanimously. 

 

Announcements:

  • None

 

Adjournment:

  • Motion by Tr. Palecek, seconded by Tr. Steger to adjourn the meeting at 7:48pm. Motion carried.

Pamela Koll, CMC, WCMC, CMTW

Village Clerk- Treasurer

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