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Village of Almond

PO Box 125

Almond, WI 54909


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Village Board Minutes May 13, 2019

Present: J. Riggenbach, B. Roehrborn, S. Bunders, R. Burns, H. Burns, C. Smith, C. Schmidt, K Trzebiatowski

Visitors:  Nancy Seaman, David Schauer, Dan Folan, Diane Folan, Dania, Darcie, Dana and children.

Pledge of Allegiances was said

The President called the meeting to order at 7:00pm.

B Roehrborn made a motion, seconded by C. Schmidt to accept the April minutes.  Motion approved 5-0.

Treasurer’s Report:  H. Burns gave the treasurer’s report.  J. Riggenbach made a motion, seconded by S. Bunders to accept the Treasurer’s report.  Motion approved 5-0.

Finance – R. Burns gave the finance report.  B. Roehrborn made a motion seconded by J. Riggenbach to pay the bills.  Motion approved 5-0.

Fire – The fire department is trying different ways to get members to come to the meetings.  This past month they had a cookout.  Also, they are handing out door prizes.

Public Works – Dan received estimates for paving Church St.  They were $41,565.00 and $37,150.00.  After much discussion the board decided they do not have enough in the budget to do this project this year.  Will look at it again next year. 

B. Roehrborn made a motion and seconded by C. Schmidt to pass the compliance maintenance resolution #114.  Motion approved 5-0.

Equipment – Dan told us about a new used Jetter rodding equipment for rodding the sewer that he has found. It is $35,000.00 and is 9 years old, plus had a camera.  The board asked Dan to contact the owner and have him bring it to Almond for a demonstration in a couple of weeks.  That way the board can see what it is.

Lagoon had one of it’s pipes crack and Dan and Dave got it fixed by welding it.

Tractor lease went up $1.00/hr for total of $7350.00 per year.  Also might be going to a 5-6 year lease instead of a one year lease.  A discussion was held on possible purchasing the bucket for it.  This is a super duty bucket.

Properties – Water way on east side of village by Sanchez properties needs maintenance done to it to prevent flooding.  Hudziak Excavating and Landscaping gave an estimate of $3200.00 for rebuilding the waterway.  S. Bunders made a motion, seconded by J. Riggenbach to hire Hudziak Excavating to do this work. 

Dan needs a new humidifier for the vault.  B. Roehrborn made a motion, seconded by S. Bunders to allow Dan to get a new humidifier from Menards.  Motion passed 5-0.

Ordinances /Personnel– Discussion was held on retirement benefits for D. Schauer.  J. Riggenbach made a motion, seconded by C. Schmidt to go with the Wisconsin Retirement System for Dave’s retirement. Motion passed 5-0.

The board had much discussion on the burning ordinance.  It still had questions that needed to be answered by D. Folan.  After these questions were answered, the board decided that there would be no changes to the present Burning ordinance.  It will stay as it.

June 5th will be Dan’s last work day.

A motion was made by B. Roehrborn and seconded by J. Riggenbach to adopt a Resolution to allow the President, Ken Trzebiatowski, Clerk, Carol Smith and maintenance person Dave Schauer, to each get a separate credit card with a limit of $1000.00.  Motion passed 5-0.

The board is looking into getting a cell phone for Dave, as he does not have one.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by C. Schmidt to get a cell phone that is cheap, no insurance and have an otter box.  Motion passed 5-0.  With the phone if we use Auto pay, there is a $10.00 deduction each month.

Cemetery – Looking into getting someone to rake the cemetery and need someone to mow it.  We also need to remove the moss from the tombstones and try to fix the fallen stones.

Zoning – A couple of people are doing some remodeling and one a new roof.

Open Book is on June 3, 2019 from 1-3pm and BOR is on Monday June 10, 2019 from 3:30 – 5:30pm

Beautification – None

Our next board meeting will be June 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

S. Bunders made a motion and seconded by B. Roehrborn to adjourn. Motion approved 5-0.


Carol Smith, Clerk