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Village of Almond

PO Box 125

Almond, WI 54909


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Village Board Meeting Minutes – 5/10/21

Present: B Roehrborn, R. Burns, D. Johnson, Kevin Fenske, S. Bunders, H. Burns, C. Smith

Visitors:  David Schauer, Dan Folan, Ken Trzebiatowski, Greg Wright, Tom Trzinski, Edi Zdrote, Melinda Miller, Alan Rendall, Nancy Butolph, Mary Kay Helbach

Pledge of Allegiance was said

Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by President B. Roehrnborn

R. Burns made a motion, seconded by K. Fenske to approve the April minutes.  Motion approved 4-0.

Treasurer’s Report:  H. Burns gave the treasurer’s report.   R. Burns made a motion, seconded by S. Bunders to accept the Treasurer’s report.  Motion approved 4-0.   

Public Input – Greg Wright presented us with possibilities of murals for the wall south of the library and on the building across the street.  After much discussion, he will come back with some updated versions for us.

Tom Trzinski – County surveyor informed the board as to what Assessor’s Plats are.  There were several citizens that appeared before the board discussing a problem with the boundaries of their property.   After much discussion these folks will bring back more information to our June meeting.

Ken Trzebiatowski appeared before the board requesting the possibility of either closing Franklin Street west of his property as part of his resident lies on it or the possibility of him purchasing part of the roadway.  Al Rendall came before the board with this street in mind for the snowmobile club, as this is the currant route used to enter the village from the North.  After much discussion S. Bunders made a motion, seconded by D. Johnson to vacate the east 25 foot of Franklin St, with Ken Trzebiatowski funding the process to closing it and his gets ownership.  Motion approved 4-0

Ken Trzebiatowski asked if he could get a key to the dump to have at the Legion Hall to use when it is being used so they can dispose of the garbage immediately, instead of having to wait for regular hours.  S. Bunders made a motion, seconded by K. Fenske to allow the Legion to have a key.  Motion approved 4-0.

Finance – S. Bunders gave the finance report.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by S. Bunders to pay the bills.  Motion approved 4-0. 

Fire/EMS – Chief D. Folan reported that they had had a volunteer day at the fire station this past week.  They had invited students from the high school that might be interested in Fire/EMS.  Had 15 turnout.  They had a good time.  They had five different station to experience the different areas of firefighting and EMS.  The fire department members ordered $20,000.00 in fire gear through a fundraiser they had.  This is enough to equip 10 firepersons.  They are hoping to raise enough for five more.  Chief asked the board for permission to put 1405 on the auction block now, rather than later, as the possibility of selling it at the beginning of summer would be greater.  They don’t use it as much now as he can request mutual aid from surrounding areas through MAVIS.  He is going to the Town Board this Thursday to request the same from them.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by K. Fenske to sell 1405 now.  Motion approved 4-0,

The fire  truck that they are purchasing has been moved back again because of the shortage of parts due to covid.

There have been some complaints of stray cats in the village.  Dave is working with the Humane Society to remove them.

The board passed by unanimous vote the Compliance Maintenance Resolution #116

Public Works – S. Bunders updated us on the curbside/recycling status.

Ken Trzebiatowski asked if we were still working on getting a generator for the lift station. – Yes, we are.

Properties – None

Ordinance/Personnel – R. Burns made a motion, seconded by K. Fenske to keep the same building inspector and lawyer as in the past for a two-year term.  Motion approved 4-0.

Equipment –Tractor needed a new front tire after it had gotten damaged at the dump.

Zoning –One fence being installed

Cemetery – Our new sign is done.  Discussion held on a tree removal and fixing the retaining wall that is starting to come apart.  R. Burns made a motion to contact and get an estimate for the tree, stump removal, seconded by S. Bunders.  Motion approved. 4-0

We will get an estimation from a mason to fix the retaining wall at a later date.

Beautification – None

Media/Sewer Clerk –None

Anything else to come before the board – None

Next Board will be June 14, 2021 at 7:00pm

There will be OPEN BOOK on June 1, 2021 1pm to 3pm at the municipal center.  This is an opportunity to for property owners to view the assessment roll and meet with the assessor to discuss their evaluation and to ask questions regarding assessment practices.

The BOARD OF REVIEW will be held on June 14, 2021 from 6pm to 8pm at the municipal center.

K. Fenske made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to adjourn.  Motion passed 4-0

Adjourned at 9:40 pm


Carol Smith, Clerk