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Village of Almond

PO Box 125

Almond, WI 54909


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August 12, 2019 Board Minutes

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

Visitors:  David Schauer, Ricky Iwanski, A. Iwanski, Al Pagel, Jerry Lauer, Mike Lukas-Sheriff

Pledge of Allegiances

President  K. Trzebiatowski called the meeting to order at 7:07 PM.

K. Olsen made a motion, seconded by B. Roehrborn to accept the July minutes.  Motion approved 6-0.

Treasurer’s Report:  H. Burns gave the treasurer’s report.  K. Olsen made a motion, seconded by S. Roehrborn to accept the Treasurer’s report.  Motion approved 6-0.

Public input:  Information was given by Jerry Lauer on UTV’s & ATV’s using the Village streets.  He supplied us with a universal ordinance sample, maps and info about what all would be necessary to operate within the village.  The club would do the work and there would be no cost to the village.  Vehicles cannot go more than 35mph.  Drives must be a certain age, safety gear/equipment, helmets, licensed, etc

Sheriff Mike Lukas was here to answer further questions.

Finance – S. Bunders gave the finance report.  J. Riggenbach made a motion seconded by K. Olsen to approve the bills.  Motion approved 6-0.

Recycling – Spence reported on the recycling ordinance and recycling Compliance Assurance Plan (CAP) that we need in order to be in compliance with the DNR to establish independent RU status from Portage County. All that remains is filling the application.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by K. Olsen to replace our present recycling ordinance with the revised ordinance.  Motion approved 6-0. J. Riggenbach made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to approve the Compliance Assurance Plan (CAP).  Motion approved 6-0.

Properties – J. Riggenbach informed us that there are two properties that are not in compliance with the Ordinance with the length of grass.  They are Brad Kurkowski and Jerry Fay.  He took pictures for proof. They were informed there would be a hearing at the board meeting if they had any issues. Jim gave the facts; the property owners were a no show.  The board ordered the property owners to have the lawn cut to length within 5 days of the notice of decision to be sent out August 13, 2019.  If the owner does not have the lawn cut within the time limit, the village shall have the lawn cut and charge the owner a rate of $100.00 per hour for any part of an hour.  If the charges are not paid, the charges shall be added to the owner’s property tax bill. K .Olsen made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to send out the letters.  Motion passed 6-0

Fire –There will be a Joint Fire meeting with the Town on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Fire Station

Properties – D. Schauer gave a report from the audit the DNR did at the dump.  We have to do something different with our waste oil.  We cannot give it away.  He will work on this.  Also the compose pile is not in compliance.  He will also work on this.

Public Works – None

Streets – R. Burns gave a report on streets that will be needing attention.  The committee will come up with a plan as to what streets need to be done and when.  They are looking better than he thought. Carl will have a five-year plan for the next meeting.

Ordinance/Personnel – Discussion was held on how we should proceed with Dave getting his CDL

 Some of our residents are non-compliant with their dog licenses.  These will be turned over to the humane society

Equipment – Cemetery needs a new lawn mower.  K. Olsen made a motion, seconded by J. Riggenbach to purchase a new lawnmower paying up to $500.00 out of the cemetery account.  Motion passed 6-0

Zoning – School is putting up some playground equipment and a storage shed on the baseball field.  Also, a batting cage.

Cemetery – Heather is getting closed to making correct maps and entries for the cemetery

Beautification – R. Burns informed us Betty Burns and Kathy Richtmyre would like to take over the planting and taking care of the flowers in the village.

K. Trzebiatowski gave us a report from the Humane Society of Portage County and what they have been providing for us.

Lagoon – Keeping the weeds down.  We are not going to do any adjustment to the sprinkler system.  Will leave as is.

Next meeting is Monday September 9th, 2019 starting at 6:30 with a public meeting on the rezoning land, with regular meeting following.

K. Olsen made a motion to adjourn, seconded by R. Burns.  Motion passed 6-0.

Adjourned at 9:10pm


Carol Smith, Clerk