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Village of Pound To Hold Nov. 25 Budget Hearing

Issue Date: November 14, 2019

Plans for the annual budget hearing to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25 and the Christmas Parade of Lights scheduled for 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14 were among items discussed by Pound Village Board at its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 11.

The board agreed to donate $100 to help finance the parade and community celebration that includes a tree lighting ceremony at the Village Hall immediately after the parade and then a gathering at the Community Center for chili, coffee, hot chocolate, sweets, and Santa & Mrs. Claus. Buckets have been placed throughout the community for donations to help pay for the celebration. Parade entry forms available at the Village Hall or Katie's Sub Shop. Trustee Mike Rogodzinski will bring up getting Fire Department personnel to block roads along the parade route with fire trucks during the parade.

Present for the meeting were village President Terry Earley, trustees Mary Meyer, David Navis, John Homontowski and Mike Rogodzinski; Clerk/ Treasurer Diane Patz, Department of Public Works Director Kevin Schutte, and members of the public Clifford Patz and Brian Ermis. Navis had to leave early due to another engagement.

No one chose to speak during time for public comment.

October Financial Report for the fire department was presented by Trustee Rogodzinski in his role as assistant fire chief, and Fire Chief Turner Gross reported on October activities of the department.

In his Public works/utility report, Schutte told the board he had closed the park for the winter, put the salter on the truck and got it ready for winter, and took the garbage truck in for repair of an oil leak.

In his October Utility report Schutte told the board the water utility had produced 558,200 gallons, an average of 18,006 gallons a day, that the Village of Pound sanitary sewer system had sent 2,418,557 gallons of sewage to the Coleman wastewater treatment plant, an average of 78,018 gallons per day. The contract agreement allows an average of 60,012 gallons per day, after which there is a surcharge. Schutte also reported he had drained and winterized the fire hydrants.

Bids for repair and replacement of roofs on the fire department building and shed at 4011 Business 141 were opened and read by president Earley.

Overhead Solutions of Suamico bid $10,700 plus $40 per sheet of deck board if any need to be replaced. Coleman Wood Products of Coleman, doing business as Krueger Custom Homes, bid $18,500 for a new shingle roof with a $38,000 alternative for a new steel roof, and NHI Northern Home Improvements of Peshtigo bid $12,287. Motion to accept the low bid from Overhead Solutions was unanimously approved.

By the time approval of licenses came up on the agenda Navis had left the meeting.

An Alcohol and Cigarette License for GPM Southeast LLC, which is purchasing Risner Fuels, LLC was approved by 3 to 1 vote, as were Operator Licenses for Terrisa Marotz and Jennifer Kay Martz Homontowski cast the sole opposing vote on the licenses.

Brian Ermis addressed the board regarding driveway construction to provide access for his property at 4055 County Road CP (Business 141). Motion was made to allow cutting the curb and putting gravel in for the driveway, with Ermis to address the board again in spring. He is to be responsible for repairing any sidewalk damage and keeping the board updated.

Discussion was held regarding a complaint about unlicensed vehicles and junk piling up at 4001 Business 141 and if there is a violation of Ordinance #2018-04, which sets standards for abandoned, junked, and unlicensed vehicles. Schutte is to serve the owner with a notice of cleanup.

Walker Street project sign off with construction company discussed. Motion was approved by four to one vote to have a lawyer look at the contract and advise the board, and then bring it up again at the next regular board meeting.

Motion to donate $300 to the Coleman Area Library Association was approved without dissent.

After discussion the board approved Treasurer's Bond Ordinance 2019-09 by unanimous vote.

A donation of stock to the village to help finance purchase of a new Fire Department Brush Vehicle was discussed and accepted. The stock is to be sold for cash to use toward buying the truck

The meeting agenda had provided for the board to meet in closed session before adjourning to conduct an employee performance review, and then return to open session to consider follow-up to that review, but that did not happen because Navis had left the meeting early. The follow-up to the performance review also will will happen at next month's meeting so Navis can be there.

Bills and financial reports were approved as presented.


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