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Village of Almond

PO Box 125

Almond, WI 54909

715-366-8171

villageofalmondwi.gov

Village Board Meeting Minutes – 11/14/2022

Almond Village

 Board Regular Meeting

                                                                   November 14, 2022

Present: R. Burns, D. Johnson, T. Pagel, G. Otto, L. Helmrick, H. Burns, C. Smith, B. Roehrborn

Visitors:  David Schauer, Joan Rohde, Bob Rohde

Meeting was called to order at 5:00 pm by President B. Roehrborn.

Pledge of Allegiance was said.

R. Burns made a motion, seconded by G. Otto to approve the October 10, 2022 minutes.  Motion approved 5-0.

Treasurer’s report – H. Burns gave the treasurer’s report.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by T. Pagel to approve the treasurer’s report.  Motion approved 5-0.

Finance Report – D. Johnson gave the finance report.  G. Otto made a motion, seconded by L. Helmrick to approve paying the bills.  Motion approved 5-0.

Public Input –None

Fire/EMS – Joint fire meeting on November 9th at 7:00pm to finalize the billing for fire calls.  A committee is putting together this billing notice and the Joint Fire Department will meet again on December 21, 2022 to finalize it.

Public Works – Chris Electric will install the electricity hookup for the generator at the lift station the first week in December.  The generator will be setting on a pre-cast cement pad.

Chris Anderson has realized that his tractor will not work for our snow removal needs.  His tractor does not work with our snow pusher.  He is asking to be let out of his contract with the village.   Ed Burns said the village could use their machine until we get a long-range equipment of our own.  Details to be worked out yet.

Properties – None

G. Otto made a motion, seconded by T. Pagel to adjourn to the Budget Proposal Public Hearing.  Motion approved 5-0

President Roehrborn called the Budget meeting to order at 6:00pm

Questions were asked and answered by the audience on the proposed budget.  Bob Rohde made a motion, seconded by Joan Rohde to approve the proposed budget for 2023.

R. Burns made a motion, seconded by L. Helmrick to return to the regular board meeting.

R. Burns made a motion, seconded by G. Otto to adopt the 2023 Budget.  Motion approved 5-0

D. Johnson made a motion, seconded by R. Burns to give a$1.00/hr raise to the maintenance person, and a$ .50/hr raise for Pat Beigel effective 1-1-23.  Motion approved 5-0

D. Johnson made a motion, seconded by G. Otto to approve the following increases:

Cigarette license -$50.00

Dog licenses increase Spayed/Neutered $15.00, Un-Spayed/Un-Neutered $25.00

Operator Licenses -$25.00

Mileage – To follow the Federal rate (At this time is $62.5)

Approved 5-0

C. Smith presented an agreement with the county to “This Agreement sets forth the terms and conditions between the County and the Municipality for ExpressVote Universal Voting System voting equipment for all municipalities in Portage County (the “voting equipment”).  The county has assigned the village two voting machines.  The board has agreed to use only one.  R. Burns made a motion, seconded by T. Pagel to approve the agreement with the county for one EXpressVote voting machine.  Motion approved 5-0

Zoning – None

Cemetery-Stone repaired, fall decorations have been removed

Beautification – None

Media/Sewer Clerk – Newsletter going out in December – get articles in to Heather

L. Helmrick made a motion, seconded by G. Otto to go into closed session to discuss personnel concerns.  Motion approved 5-0

G. Otto made a motion to go back into open session, seconded by D. Johnson.  Motion approved 5-0

Next meeting December 12, 2022 at 5:00pm

G. Otto made a motion, seconded by T. Pagel to adjourn.  Motion approved 5-0

Adjourned at 7:40pm

Respectfully

Carol Smith, Clerk