The Village of Grantsburg Board of Trustees met on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Learning Center, 415 S. Robert Street, Grantsburg, WI 54840 and also via zoom.
Present: President Michael Longhenry, Trustee Diane Barton, Trustee Greg Peer, Trustee Russell Stone, Trustee Leo Janke, Trustee Joe Sturdevant. Trustee Caylin Muehlberg via zoom.
Others: Police Chief Dan Wald, Director of Public Works Chris Bartlett, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Allison Longhenry, Library Director Sara Christopherson, Brent Blomberg.
Others via zoom: Jonathan Richie-Burnett County Sentinel
President Longhenry called the Village Board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The Village Board thanked the dedicated election workers for their part in smoothly running the five elections held in 2020. Their handling of the challenges presented with the COVID-19 pandemic along with a Presidential election are greatly appreciated! Letters of thanks will be sent to each worker.
Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to approve the following minutes as presented: Village Board October 12, 2020; Administration Committee October 12, 2020; Administration Committee October 19, 2020; Property Committee October 20, 2020; Special Village Board October 26, 2020; Administration Committee October 26, 2020. Motion carried.
Reports included for review: Police Chief’s report, Director of Public Work’s report, Clerk/Treasurer’s license/permits report, cash report, budget to actual reports and November 3rd election report, Burnett County Administration newsletter and Grantsburg Golf Course financial reports.
Library Director Sara Christopherson presented the library report. Christopherson also reported the library will be offering expanded hours starting November 19, 2020.
Village Representative Trustee Sturdevant presented the Fire Association report. There have been 108 incidents to date in 2020 as compared to 93 at this time in 2019. There are currently 21 fire fighters on the roster.
Village Representative Trustee Stone presented the quarterly ambulance report.
Motion by Trustee Peer, second by Trustee Sturdevant to implement a 2% administrative fee to the residential and multi-family units under 10 trash/recycling rates effective January 1, 2021. Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Stone, second by Trustee Barton to change the fee for building/zoning permits to $20 plus $1 per $1,000 of construction costs effective January 1, 2021. Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Barton, second by President Longhenry to approve the Uniform Dwelling Contract with Dennis Quinn, North Lakes Mechanical Consulting Services, Inc. for 2021 for one- and two-family dwellings and additions to homes newer than 1980 as required by the State of Wisconsin. Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Peer second by Trustee Barton to accept the $695 offer from Wendy Hall to repair and repaint the Big Gust Statute. Motion carried. Trustee Janke opposed.
Clerk/Treasurer Meyer informed the Board that nomination papers will be available December 1st for the 2021 Spring election. Up for election in 2021 will be Village President Michael Longhenry, Trustees Barton, Stone and Sturdevant. All candidates must obtain not less than 20 and not more than 100 signatures from Village taxpayers and return all paperwork to the Village office by 5 p.m. on January 5, 2021.
Motion by Trustee Peer, second by Trustee Stone to approve the bills totaling $150,870.81. Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Janke, second by Trustee Sturdevant to adjourn the Village Board meeting at 6:30 p.m.