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Wausaukee Awards $1,545,000 Community Center Bid To Mike Koenig Construction

Issue Date: June 17, 2021

At an hour-long special meeting on Wednesday, June 9 Wausaukee Village Board approving issuance of water revenue bonds up to $461,412 to finance expenses related to the new well and awarded the job of converting the former Stephenson National Bank and Trust building into a village hall/community center to low bidder Mike Koenig Construction Company of Sheboygan for $1,545,000 plus bid alternates of $67,220. The bid accepted specifies that Cedar Corp will work with the contractor to try to reduce costs over the next few weeks, and will continue attempting to secure additional funding from the CDBG program to increase the grant award to $1,000,000.

In other business, the board approved a sign permit application submitted by St. Augustine Church, for a new 4'X6' sign on church Street, approved a 3-way agreement to relocate the Lion's Club garage to Lions club property on Fairgrounds Road, and agreed to table action on quotes for Wi-Fi installation at Evergreen Campground until a future meeting.

Present for the 5 p.m. special meeting were Village President Pat Tracy; Trustees Darryll Schmidt, Mack McKim, JoAnn Polomis, and Steve Stumbris; Administrator/Clerk/Treasurer Sara Pullen; Cory Scheidler and Dean Zanon of Cedar Corporation; Wausaukee Lion's Club members Ron Rost, Barb Kolosowski, Bob Barron, Diane Maule, Mike Ottmar, Scott Durian, Bev Colburn, and Rick Edlebeck; John Guarisco of North Country Real Estate, and Joellen Simpson. Trustee Derrick McGee was excused and Trustee J. J. Feldmann was absent.

The resolution authorizing issuance and sale of up to $461,412 in water system revenue bonds and providing for other details and covenants related to the bonds was approved by unanimous vote of board members present.

The bonds are to be repaid over a 20-year period, with payments starting at $21,178.39 in 2022 and ending with $25,066.22 to be repaid in 2041.

Overall financing for the project was provided through the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program, and work to date was financed by a Line of Credit agreement with Stephenson National Bank and Trust.

The Lions Club Garage agreement was adopted in 1989, when the Lions Club and the Village had agreed to place the Lions Club Garage building on village property that would be rented to the Lions for $1 per year.

At the start of the June 9 discussion on the Lion's Club Garage agreement, Pullen explained that the Fire Department had asked the village to have the Lions Club garage moved, as they need additional space behind the Village Hall to maneuver their trucks into the bays.

After that request village representatives had spoken with Ron Rost, asking him if the Lion's Club would consider having their garage relocated, and if so, would they be willing to contribute monetarily toward the project. The Lions then contacted John Guarisco to draw up an agreement, which he did. The agreement states that the Village, Fire Department, and Lion's Club agree to equally split the cost of relocating the Lion's garage, at a cost not to exceed $5,000 per entity. The garage is to be be moved to the Lion's Club property on Fairgrounds Road,

Motion to dissolve the 1989 agreement and adopt the Lions Garage Document as drafted by Guarisco was approved by board members present without dissent.

Wi-Fi installation quotes for Evergreen Campground were reviewed, but there was no action taken and the matter was tabled.

The meeting was adjourned at 6:09 p.m.


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