Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees, Monday, April 11, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

     President Edler called the regular monthly meeting of the Iola Village Board of Trustees to order at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  President Edler made the open meeting statement that this meeting and all other meetings of this Board are open to the public.  Proper notice has been posted and given to the press in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes so the citizenry may be made aware of the time, place and agenda of this meeting.  Board members present; President Edler, Trustees Rasmussen, Harper, Anderson, Parks, Briquelet and Murphy.  Others present;  attorney Meagher, Lyle Mork, Brian Korb and Jane Myhra.  Bruce Meagher will be the acting clerk due to the absence of clerk Johnson.  President Edler led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of March 14 as written, motion carried.

     Moved by Terry Murphy, seconded by Richard Anderson, to accept the monthly police statistical report as prepared by Chief Prahl, motion carried.

     Moved and seconded for the board to set open burning dates of April 12 to November 30 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily to be reviewed annually, motion carried.

     The monthly bills were presented to the finance committee for approval.  The finance committee examined the bills and recommended that they be allowed.  Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, that the recommendation of the finance committee be adopted and an order drawn on the treasury for the various amounts, motion carried.

      Resolution 16-03 to support improved broadband internet access in Waupaca County was tabled until the May regular meeting.

      All of the bids for the refurbishment of Iola Street were discussed and the tabulation was circulated to the board members.  President Edler reminded the board that it might be difficult to repay the loan.  Attorney Meagher pointed out that the village has arranged with the First National Bank to add the unfunded portion to the village’s existing note.  Following discussion of the pros and cons, there was a lot of talk about the fact that the costs probably won’t get any cheaper and that this might be the only and last opportunity to obtain the $120,000.00 donation.  Therefore before considering the individual bids President Edler called for a vote to determine whether or not there was interest in proceeding at all.  On a motion made by Terry Murphy, seconded by David Harper, the Board unanimously agreed to proceed.  Thereafter, on a motion by Pamela Parks, seconded by David Harper, it was unanimously agreed to award the blacktop contract to American Asphalt whose bid was $155,775.80, motion carried.  It was then moved by Kathy Briquelet, seconded by David Harper, and unanimously agreed to approve the modified bid submitted by Immel Excavating to do the concrete and related work for $88,470.00. motion carried.

      Lyle Mork gave presentation to the Board regarding his progress in obtaining funds to purchase the Christmas decorations.  The decorations have been ordered and the total cost will be $11,157.00.  To date, Lyle has collected $8,925.00 and has a pledge of $50.00 remaining.  There is a possibility that another business in the Village might give as much as $500.00.  In any case, the Krause Foundation submitted a letter to Lyle which pledged that the Foundation will make a donation equal to the difference between the purchase price and other donations.

     Brian Korb gave a brief report regarding Taylor Field.  Various people have been at the park trying to determine the actual cost to make repairs and improvements.  He hopes to obtain a significant reduction in a quote for new lights.

      Moved and seconded to adopt resolution 16-04 amending the 2016 Village of Iola budget by reducing the total expenditures from $1,136,500.00 to $1,135,500.00 (specifically the contingency fund from $19,630.00 to $18,630.00) by $1,000.00, motion carried.  Said resolution makes the village compliant with the State expenditure restraint program.

      Motion to adjourn by James Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, motion carried, meeting adjourned.        Bruce Meagher, Acting Clerk

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