VILLAGE OF BRUCE
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
June 1st, 2020
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, a scheduled monthly meeting of the Village Board was held on Monday, June 1st, 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, Mark Zimmer, Galen Brainerd, Avery Newman & Larry Cabak. Jessica Hegeholz attended also.
Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Newman to approve the Agenda, carried.
Motion by Skogen, seconded by Zimmer to approve the May 4th, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting Minutes, carried.
Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve the May 27th, 2020 Board of Review Minutes, carried.
TREASURER’S REPORT: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Newman to approve the Treasurer’s report as given, carried.
EMPLOYEE’S REPORT: Darlene Wundrow attended the meeting and reported that the CMAR (Compliance Maintenance Annual Report) for the wastewater treatment facility will be filed this month with the DNR. A resolution regarding the report will be approved later in the meeting. Wundrow also reported that her annual CCR (Consumer Confidence Report) has been filed as well.
PETITIONERS-CITIZEN COMPLAINTS AND REQUESTS:
Bruce Craft Fair & Car Show on Main: Bob Lorkowski, along with several business owners and Village residents, attended the meeting to discuss the Bruce Craft Fair & Car Show that’s been held on Main Street for the last 3 years. Lorkowski mentioned that with so many events cancelled in the area, there has been a much bigger interest in the event this year and he is hoping to get all of the business owners and community members together in a meeting to discuss what everyone’s needs and wants would be out of the event. There was much discussion between the public and the Board, with the public that was in attendance being polled and all found to be in favor. With the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses have been struggling for the last few months and were looking forward to this annual event that brings much business to the area. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Zimmer, to move forward with the event was put on the table. With Skogen, Newman and Cabak voting no, the discussion continued further. An individual in the audience stated that the Board would be doing the community and business owners an injustice if they do not have this event. Trott stated that with so many people in attendance that were in favor of the event, he felt like we should set up a committee meeting to discuss the event further. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to set a committee meeting to discuss the item further. With Newman, Cabak and Skogen opposing, the motion was denied.
Republic Services-Contract Discussion: Jon Snyder, General Manager from Republic Services, attended the meeting to discuss some complaints and questions he has had from the Board and residents in the Village. Jon provided direct phone numbers for residents to call if any future problems arise. The Board thanked him for coming.
Rob Grabon-Sidewalk Demo Request: Rob Grabon attended the meeting to ask permission to tear out a segment of sidewalk in the front of his property on 1st Street. Motion by Newman, seconded by Skogen to send this matter to the appropriate committee for further discussion, carried.
Bruce Blue Hills Lions Club-Blue Hills Festival July 11th, 2020-Annual Donation Request: The Lions Club has unfortunately had to cancel all events for their annual Blue Hills Festival at the park, but wanted to still put on a firework show for the community. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve a donation of $1,500.00 to the Bruce Blue Hills Lions Club for their annual donation request for fireworks. The motion was denied with Zimmer, Brainerd voting yes and Skogen, Cabak, Newman voting no. The donation request was denied.
WLDY Bruce School Graduation Broadcasting Donation Request: Motion by Cabak, seconded by Newman to approve donating $150.00 to WLDY for the broadcasting of the Bruce School Graduation, with Zimmer abstaining, carried.
Tanya Opsal from Razor’s Edge discussed some concerns with Public Works Director Wundrow about her water lines. Wundrow stated that she will schedule something with Opsal at a later date to take a look.Joanne Stanik attended the meeting to request that the Board have a streetlight put in on S. Richard Lane. There is currently no streetlight on that street. The Board said they would set a committee meeting to get this matter taken care of.Phil Arts attended the meeting to ask the Village to consider adopting an ordinance against the feeding of bear in the Village. He has several problems with them in his yard, as a lot of residents do. The Board said they would look in to this issue further.
Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve a building permit for Chippewa Valley Bank to re-roof their building located at 607 N. Main Street, carried.
Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Zimmer to approve a building permit for Clifford and Shirley King to install a storage shed on their property they own at 609 N. 4th Street, carried.
Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Cabak to approve a building permit for DairiConcepts, 832 E. Arthur Avenue, to do some power and temperature control wiring for a new exhaust fan, carried.
Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Newman to approve a building permit for DairiConcepts, 832 E. Arthur Avenue, to do some dry-blend pressure control work, carried.
Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve a building permit for Billy Smith to install a garage on his property he owns at 427 E. River Avenue, carried.
Liquor License Renewals:
“Class A” Liquor & Class “A” Beer: Motion by Cabak, seconded by Newman to approve a “Class A” Liquor & Class “A” Beer license for Dolgencorp, LLC, d/b/a Dollar General, Debra Jopek, Agent, carried.
Class “A” Beer: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approvea Class “A” Beer License for J & S Sales of Chippewa Falls, d/b/a Express Mart, Brenda Gauthier, Agent, carried.
Class “B” Combo Liquor & Beer: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve a Class “B” combo Liquor & Beer License for Glory B’s Irish Saloon, LLC, d/b/a Glory B’s Irish Saloon, Jeff Schley, Agent, Northern Spirits Enterprises, Ltd., d/b/a Hot Shots, John R. Hoiby, Jr., Agent, and The Pour House Tavern Inc., d/b/a the Pour House Tavern Inc., Kimberly Grasley, Agent, carried.
Cigarette Licenses: Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Newman to approve Cigarette Licenses for Dollar General, Express Mart, The Pour House Tavern and Hot Shots, carried.
Coin Machine Licenses: Motion by Newman, seconded by Brainerd to approve Coin Machine Licenses for Glory B’s Irish Saloon, Northern Spirits Enterprises, Ltd.(Hot Shots), The Pour House Tavern Inc., DairiConcepts, Bruce American Legion and the Bruce Public School, with Zimmer abstaining, carried.
Direct Seller’s Permit: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve a Direct Seller’s permit to the Bruce Community Farmers Market, carried.
2020-2021 Operator’s License Renewals: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve the renewal of the 2020-2021 operator licenses for the following people: Brenda M. Gauthier, Shirley M. Liazuk, Crystal M. Gauthier, Shannon M. Evans, Kellie J. Young, Elaine L. Dillivan, Lisa D. Craemer, Debra L. Bessel, Janette A. Collins Penney, Brenda K. Sampson, Sara N. Sokolowski, Brooke A. Gauthier, John R. Hoiby, Sr., Katherine L. Hoiby, John R. Hoiby, Jr., Denise R. Ray, Samantha J. Adams, Tracy L. Woodmansee, Joy F. Sillman, Rachel A. Smith, Alisha C. Berg, Luciana J. Rymarkiewicz, Alice M. Folgate, Jeffrey C. Grasley, Kimberly J. Grasley, Rebecca L. Grasley, Michelle L. Mason, April L. Swada, Jeff A. Schley, Erica A. Schley, Darla S. Rakovich, Kari L. Petersen and Jessica L. Shramek, carried.
CMAR Resolution #20-03: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report (CMAR), Resolution #20-03, as completed, carried.
2019 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) Submitted to DNR: The annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), a water quality report, has been submitted to the DNR. Publication and posting requirements have been met. A copy of the annual report is available at the Village Hall and on the Village’s website.
New Village Shop Update: Larry Gotham of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. attended the meeting to give the Board an update on the progress of the Village Shop Building. He went over the punch list with the Board and there are very few things left to complete. The project has a completion date of June 15th, and at that time, Gotham, Trott and Wundrow will review the punch list for completion and the ok was given for Trott, Wundrow and/or Hegeholz to sign off. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Newman to table the “New Village Shop Update” issue until the July, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
Cooper Engineering Contract Amendment #1: Cooper Engineering, Inc submitted a contract amendment to the Board for Safe Drinking Water Loan Administration fees that went over the original contract amount of $4,500.00. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve Contract Amendment #1 in the amount of $3,500.00, with Cabak opposed, carried.
North Main Street Reconstruction Project: Larry Gotham of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd attended the meeting to ask the Board for approval to work with the Village Attorney on the paperwork that will be needed for construction easements for the North Main Street Reconstruction Project. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Newman to grant Larry Gotham of Morgan & Parmley, Ltd. the permission to work with the Village attorney regarding paperwork needed for construction easements on the North Main Street Reconstruction Project, carried.
Potential Skate Park in Village: Nothing new to report this month. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Newman to table the ’Potential Skate Park in the Village’ issue until the July, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
Pursue Legal Action on N. Wester Street Property – Permit Approvals: The fence in question has been removed and the appropriate permits have been filed with the Clerk. Motion by Brainerd, seconded by Newman to dismiss the court case entirely at this time, approve the two permits on file with the Clerk for Chris Ensley at 814 N. Wester Street and to also remove this item from the Agenda, carried.
Update Ordinances: Nothing new to report this month. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to table the “Update Ordinances” issue until the July, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
Chippewa Valley Bank-Designation of Signers: Motion by Newman, seconded by Brainerd to approve President Trott, Trustee Zimmer and Clerk/Treasurer Hegeholz as signers for all financial necessities at Chippewa Valley Bank, carried.
Loan Financing for Village Shop Project: The Board is seeking a 10 year loan to cover the general fund portion of the New Village Shop Project. Trott reported that the Village has applied for a State Trust Fund Loan, and we are currently waiting to hear back if we would be approved or not. The State Trust Fund Loan is at a 3% interest rate. The total loan amount would be roughly $212,000.00. Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Newman to table the ‘Loan Financing for Village Shop Project’ issue until the July, 2020 Regular Monthly Board Meeting, carried.
Northwoods Escape Ad: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Brainerd to approve purchasing the 2020 Northwoods Escape ad for $125.00, carried.
APPROVAL OF BILLS: Motion by Newman, seconded by Brainerd to pay vouchers and electronic payments totaling $58,761.49, carried.
Village Wide Garage Sales-June 13, 2020. Maps will be available at the Village Hall and businesses in Bruce. Please contact the Village Hall for more details.
Cruise Night-Classic Auto Collision Center has set the calendar for Cruise Night in the parking lot at 705 N. Main Street in Bruce: June 16th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., July 11th 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., July 21st 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. & August 18th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Contact Classic Auto Collision Center at 715-868-CARS for more details.
Bruce Community Farmer’s Market-Friday’s from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., June 5th through October 16th. The market will be located in the L’Cars parking lot on Main Street.
Bruce Blue Hills Lions Club Blue Hills Festival Fireworks- There will be only fireworks held this year at the Bruce Park on July 11th @ dusk.
ADJOURNMENT: Motion by Zimmer, seconded by Cabak to adjourn, carried. Adjournment was at 8:51 p.m.