Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees, Monday, March 13, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

     President Pro-Tem Harper called the regular monthly meeting of the Iola Village Board of Trustees to order at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  President Pro-Tem Harper 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 Pro-Tem Harper, President Edler (via speakerphone), Trustees Rasmussen, Briquelet, Parks and Anderson. Trustee Murphy was excused.  Others present; clerk Johnson, Tammie Jo Berg, attorney Meagher, Brian Korb, Pete Timdal, Steve Steeber, Sherrie Miller, Glenn Tetzlaff, Mary Timdal, Officer Field, Lyle Mork and Jane Myhra.  President Pro-Tem Harper led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

     Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Richard Anderson, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of February 13 as written with typos corrected, motion carried.

      Moved by Pamela Parks, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, to accept the monthly police statistical report as prepared by chief Prahl, motion carried.

     Moved by Richard Anderson, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, for the board to approve applcations for operators license by Steve Steeber, Sherrie Miller, Mary K. Miller and Laura M. Nelson (Thirsty Perch), motion carried, pending police check.

     Moved by Richard Anderson, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, for the board to approve original application for a combination class “B” Retail Fermented Malt Beverages and class “B” Retail Intoxicating Liquor License by Steve Steeber “The Thirsty Perch” 195 Water Street, Village of Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, to sell from the date of March 29, 2017 to June 30, 2017, motion carried.

     Moved by Kathy Briquelet, seconded by Joel Edler, for the board to set the date for the organizational meeting for Monday, April 10 at 5:45 p.m. at the community center prior to the next regular meeting, motion carried.  Notice of this is to be published in the official publication.

     Moved by Joel Edler, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, for the board to schedule the 2017 board of review for Tuesday, May 9, 2017 with “open book” from 9 to 11 a.m. and “board of review” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., motion carried.  Notice of this is to be published in the official publication.

Parks Committee Report:

Trees: Glenn Tetzlaff gave a presentation to the Board during the Committee Report for the park.  Recently, a tree fell on the upper shelter and it has been properly removed. There are many other trees that should be removed before they fall on the shelter. There are at least 8 pine trees that are 70 feet in height that could fall and cause further damage. It will cost approximately $2,200.00 to $2,300.00 to remove them. In addition, it will cost another $1,200.00 to remove the stumps. Because this is somewhat of a hazard, it was moved by Kathy Briquelet and seconded by Richard Anderson to proceed and remove all of the dangerous pine trees from the park. That motion was unanimously approved.

Bathroom: Glenn then gave a report regarding the bathrooms. Attached is a copy of the new design. Glenn has obtained and distributed to the Board some quotations for various items to restore the bathroom. In total, it will cost approximately $18,000.00 to $20,000.00 to get all the trees removed, dig out the stumps, level the surface and fully restore of the bathrooms. Much of the work will be done by Glenn and Herb to reduce costs. The Park Committee will meet next Monday to review and approve all of the final expenditures. The Committee will then authorize Glenn to proceed with the work.

Sewer & Water: During the sewer and water report, Glenn stated that he would like to replace the water mains on Adams Street from the hydrant close to Division Street in a northerly direction to the intersection of Highways 49 and 161.  The distance is approximately 1,221 feet. He believes the cost will be approximately $80,000.00. The work could be done this year after the Car Show or next year. It will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to complete the project. The Sewer and Water Committee will conduct a further review and analysis to determine when to proceed. 

Baseball Field: Brian Korb and Pete Timdal made a public presentation to the Board regarding the baseball fields. In addition to the bathrooms, Brian stated there are several other matters which should be addressed at the Park.  Kathy Briquelet responded that as soon as final costs for the bathrooms have been determined, a decision can be made as to what other projects can be completed. Pete requested that the roofs on both dugouts be immediately repaired since they are a hazard and/or have mold on them.

     Brian suggested that an effort needs to be made to coordinate work with the School District. The School District did not want to rent the field for a nominal fee of $1.00 per year. This can be reconsidered at the present time.

     Brian reported that he has received funds from other sources and that he would be willing to commit those funds and, where necessary, additional labor to work on a coordinated effort with the users of the park to improve the facility. School Board Member Mike Koles is interested in participating.  The School Board is having a meeting later tonight and Brian and Pete will take these items up with the School Board with the hope that a coordinated effort can be made to keep the park improvements moving forward.

     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 Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, that the recommendation of the finance committee be adopted and an order drawn on the treasury for the various amounts, motion carried.

     The Chamber/Hometown Liaison Report (copy attached) as prepared by Tammie Jo Berg was distributed to the board.  Lyle Mork reported that the “river dredging” project has been approved.

     Motion to adjourn by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Richard Anderson, motion carried, meeting adjourned.          Dan Johnson, Village Clerk

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