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Village of Almond

PO Box 125

Almond, WI 54909


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Village Board Meeting Minutes 7/12/2021

Almond Village

 Board Regular Meeting

July 12, 2021

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

Visitors:  David Schauer, Ken Trzebiatowski, Art Pagel, Ashton & Tom Evertsen

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

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

R. Burns made a motion, seconded by D. Johnson to approve the June minutes.  Motion approved 3-0.

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 3-0.   

Public Input – Ken Trzebiatowski presented a petition to close the east half of Franklin St.

Ashton Evertsen came before the board asking for help on the roadway/sidewalk by their resident on Elm St, because of all the water coming into their garage and basement.  The public works committee will look into this.

Art Pagel came before the board to discuss the situation of the Historical Society and it’s losing its members because of age.  They are looking to get more people interested in it.  Right now, it is self-supporting, but not sure of its future financially.  They are very concerned about the future of it and where it is going.  If anyone is interested in helping, please contact Art or one of the other members for more information.  Art also updated us on Tater Toot for this year.

Finance – D. Johnson gave the finance report.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by S. Bunders to pay the bills.  Motion approved 3-0.  The village has received the first half of the America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds from the Fed government.  H. Burns asked the board how they would like this money handled to best keep track of it.  S. Bunders made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to put this money into a new money market account for that money only. Motion approved 3-0

Discussion was held on possibilities of what this money could be used for.  One idea was to get the generator we have been needing for the lift station.  The board will go forward with this.

Fire/EMS – None

Public Works – H. Burns reported that Harter’s are at 57% of their budget, (6 Mos) which is much better than we expected at this time.

The sewer connecting by Bob & Adele’s house need replacing on the village right of way.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by S. Bunders to get this repaired.  Motion approved 3-0.

Dave S. is working on patching the streets.  When he is done, he will have left over patching material.  This will be offered to the village residents.  They must contact Dave S. for further information.  It will not be available until he is finished with what he needs for repairs which should be the end of this week.

Properties – None

Ordinance/Personnel – None

Equipment –Purchased a new pole saw.  The fire dept wants to go with premium gas for their trucks and small engines starting in 2022.  The board said they no, as the cost to use it in their trucks in unnecessary.  They should try an additive or something instead for the fuel used in their small engine’s equipment.

Zoning –One Shed, Roof replacement, Gutter/Roof repair and a swimming pool

Cemetery – We will get an estimation to fix the retaining walls.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by S. Bunders that Dave S. should do as much as he can before hiring someone.  Motion approved 3-0.

Dave S. informed us that we need to find someone to mow the cemetery grass.  The person we had found a different job and can no longer do it.  If anyone is interested, please contact Dave S.

Beautification – Waiting to get started on the mural by the library.

Media/Sewer Clerk –H. Burns reminded the board that a newsletter will be going out the later part of July and would like any news articles to her by July 13th.

Anything else to come before the board -Tire roundup.  Dave S. will get quotes for the tire roundup and bring it back to the next board meeting.

Next Board will be August 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

D. Johnson made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to adjourn.  Motion passed 3-0

Adjourned at 8:55 pm


Carol Smith, Clerk