VILLAGE OF BRUCE
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
February 5, 2018
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a scheduled monthly meeting of the Village Board was held on Monday, February 5, 2018.
Village President Mike Newman presided and called to order the meeting at the Village Hall facility at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Shane Trott, Gayanne Skogen, Bobbi Jo Fillion, Mark Zimmer, John Hoiby and Galen Brainerd. Terry Hegeholz attended also.
Newman announced one addition to the Agenda; Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. Invoice Payment Approval. Motion by Fillion, seconded by Trott to approve the Agenda with the addition of the Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. Invoice, carried.
Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to dispense of the reading and approve the minutes of the January 2, 2018 Caucus and the January 2, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Motion by Fillion, seconded by Trott to approve the Treasurer’s report as given, carried.
EMPLOYEE’S REPORT: Darlene Wundrow attended the meeting and reported the workers have been busy plowing snow, moving snow and repairing breakdowns to equipment.
PETITIONERS-CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS: None.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
Operator’s License: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Trott to approve a regular operator’s license for Breanna L. Kuzik, carried.
Potential New Village Shop: Larry Gotham attended the February Board Meeting to give an update on the status of the plans for the new Village Shop building. He provided preliminary plans to the Board and discussed several options on proceeding with the project.
Committee Meeting January 18, 2018 Report: Newman reported plans for the proposed new Village Shop were reviewed on January 18, 2018 when Larry Gotham attended the committee meeting.
Discussion and Action concerning construction of the Village of Bruce Well House/Shop: Discussion was held regarding the proposed new Village Shop building. Larry Gotham attended the meeting and answered questions from the Board and members of the community. He explained two options to proceed in applying for possible funding through the DNR, a timeline for advertising for bids and possible construction start dates. The first option is to move forward and advertise for bids in April, 2018 and the second one is waiting to advertise for bids until January 15, 2019. The Board members decided to wait on accepting bids until the Village hears back from the DNR on the status of the grant.
Motion by Hoiby, seconded by Trott to approve proceeding with “Schedule 2”, to wait and advertise for bids until January 15, 2019 for the new Village Shop project, carried.
Discussion and Action to Submit the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Application to the DNR: Motion by Hoiby, seconded by Zimmer to approve having Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. Submit the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program application to the DNR, carried.
Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. Invoice Approval: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to approve payment of an invoice from Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. in the amount of $15,635.00 for plan development, submittal of Notice of Intent to Apply to the DNR (pre-application for Funding), meetings with the DNR Engineer, and meetings & correspondence with the Board regarding the proposed New Village Shop Building, carried.
Park Playground Equipment: Newman reported that the Park Playground Equipment Fundraiser current total raised is approximately $24,000.00. Motion by Fillion, seconded by Trott to table the “New Playground Equipment at the Village Park” issue until the March, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Continue to Pursue Legal Action of Clean Up on E. Washington Avenue Property: Newman reported we are continuing to seek legal counsel regarding any action taken to clean up the property on E. Washington Avenue. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to table the “Continue to Pursue Legal Action of Clean Up on E. Washington Avenue Property” issue until the March, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Continue to Pursue Legal Action to Raze Building on W. Railroad Avenue: Motion by Hoiby, seconded by Trott to table the “Continue to Pursue Legal Action to Raze Building on W. Railroad Avenue” issue until the March, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Update Ordinances: A Committee meeting will be scheduled in February to continue to examine the current Ordinances for possible updates. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to table the “Update Ordinances” issue until the March, 2018 Regular Board Meeting, carried.
Committee Meeting January 9, 2018 Report: A Committee meeting was held on January 9, 2018 to review Momentum West “Gold Shovel Ready” for Industrial Parks. Rusk County Economic Coordinator Andy Albarado attended the meeting and gave insight as to how to proceed to make the Village’s Industrial Site more marketable. A checklist of items were reviewed and discussion was held on how many of them can be completed. He also explained that Rusk County is involved in two regional development areas; Momentum West and Northwest Regional Planning.
NEW BUSINESS: None
APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to pay vouchers and electronic tax payments totaling $168,220.02, carried.
CORRESPONDENCE: The Village received a Thank You from the Rusk County Animal Shelter for our annual $500.00 donation.
Spring Primary Election-February 20, 2018. Village of Bruce Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Candidates for Justice of the Supreme Court are on the ballot.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Fillion to adjourn, carried. Adjournment was at 8:14 p.m.