VILLAGE OF BRUCE
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
February 3, 2020
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a scheduled monthly meeting of the Village Board was held on Monday, February 3, 2020.
Village President Shane Trott presided and called to order the meeting at the Village Hall facility at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Gayanne Skogen, Galen Brainerd, Avery Newman & Larry Cabak. Jessica Hegeholz attended also.
Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Cabak to approve the Agenda, carried.
Motion by Skogen, seconded by Newman to approve the January 6, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting Minutes, carried.
Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Cabak to approve the January 7, 2020 Caucus Minutes, carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Skogen to approve the Treasurer’s report as given, carried.
EMPLOYEE’S REPORT: Darlene Wundrow attended the meeting and reported that the workers are busy installing new water meters and patching potholes throughout the Village. She also reported that as of now there are only a few residents running water to avoid freeze up.
PETITIONERS-CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS: Dave Weirzba from MSA Professional Services, Inc. of Rice Lake attended the meeting to introduce himself to the Board and to hopefully be considered in any engineering work for future projects.
APPLICATIONS: Motion by Newman, seconded by Skogen to approve a building permit for Becky Morgan to do interior updates on her house she owns at 928 N. Alvey Street, carried.
New Village Shop Update: Larry Gotham of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. did not attend the meeting this month. Gotham had previously discussed over the phone with Trott the issues that arose at the January Regular Monthly Board Meeting regarding the issue with the water build up on the east Shop door. The Board discussed options of possibly purchasing a dehumidifier to take care of the problem. Trott will talk to Gotham further about the issue and hopefully have an idea of solving the problem by next month’s meeting. Most items left on the punch list will be completed in the spring. Motion by Skogen, seconded by Cabak to table the “New Village Shop Update” issue until the March, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
North Main Street Reconstruction Project: Nothing new to report this month. Motion by Newman, seconded by Brainerd to table the “North Main Street Reconstruction Project” issue until the March, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
Potential Skate Park in Village: Nothing new to report this month. Motion by Cabak, seconded by Skogen to table the “Potential Skate Park in Village” issue until the March, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
Pursue Legal Action on N. Wester Street Property: Chris Ensley attended the meeting to discuss the lawsuit that was filed against the property that he lives at on N. Wester Street. Ensley stated that the property is actually owned by him and not the individuals that the lawsuit was filed against. The Board informed Ensley that they would need official documentation from the abstract office confirming that Ensley was the actual owner. As far as all records are currently with the assessment roll and tax roll, the lawsuit was filed against the correct property owner. Building permits were submitted to the Board to obtain a permit for replacing the current fence that is in violation of several Village Ordinances. The Board informed Ensley that the permit would not be issued to him until the proof of ownership was delivered to the Hall. Building permits can only be issued to the property owner. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Newman to table the ‘Pursue Legal Action on N. Wester Street Property” issue until the March, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
Update Ordinances: Nothing new to report this month. Motion by Newman, seconded by Skogen to table the “Update Ordinances” issued until the March, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Bank Authorization: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Newman to give approval for Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Leer to have the authorization to obtain any information/documentation needed from Superior Choice Credit Union and Chippewa Valley Bank, carried.
Committee Meeting January 31st, 2020 Report: A committee meeting was held on January 31st, 2020 to discuss the idea of purchasing a new plow truck as well as discussion on costs of replacement of the plow truck versus cost of a new one, putting together a ‘Replacement Schedule’ for equipment and the possibility of selling current unused/old equipment.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion by Newman, seconded by Skogen to pay vouchers and electronic payments totaling $211,562.97, carried.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Cabak to adjourn, carried. Adjournment was at 7:55 p.m.