Village of Grantsburg Board Meeting

August 12, 2019

Present: President Mike Longhenry, Trustees Diane Barton, Julie Roberts, Russell Stone, Joe Sturdevant.

Absent: Trustees Greg Peer, Caylin Muehlberg

Also present: Director of Public Works Chris Bartlett and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Allison Longhenry

President Longhenry called the Village Board meeting to order at 5:15 p.m. at the James N. McNally campground, 300 W. Olson Drive.

The Village Board meet at the campground to review possible locations for a portable ice rink and also options for a warming house and concession area.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to close the Village Board meeting at 5:45 p.m. and to move the meeting to the Village Office building, 316 S. Brad Street. Motion carried.

The Village Board meeting reconvened and was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by President Longhenry. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Others Present: Police Chief Dan Wald, Library Directory Kristina Kelly-Johnson, Police Admin Assistance Malisa Engstrand, Brent Blomberg, Rod Kleiss, Rick Quimby, Jonathan Richie

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Sturdevant to approve the minutes of the following meetings, as presented: July 8, 2019 Administration Committee; July 8, 2019 Village Board; July 15, 2019 Administration Committee; July 18, 2019 Special Village Board; August 5, 2019 Property Committee; August 5, 2019 Special Village Board/Airport Public Hearing. Motion carried.

Meeting packets for Village Board review included department correspondence and board, staff and committee reports.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Roberts to have a 100-foot long chain link fence installed at a cost of $1,794 by Deutschlander Fencing, Pine City, MN at Rosalie Park on Violet Circle. The fence should be installed off the ground to make it easier to maintain the grass under the fence. Motion carried.

New Police Chief, Daniel Wald was sworn in by Clerk/Treasurer Meyer.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Sturdevant to approve the Property Committee recommendation to keep the campground rates the same for 2020 as they are in 2019. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to approve the Property Committee recommendation to add Business Income Insurance for the Golf Course to the Village’s insurance policy with a maximum coverage of $50,000 at a yearly premium is $50. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Roberts to approve road closures, ATV routes, campground use, etc. for the 2020 Watercross event as in the past. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to follow the Plan Commission recommendation and approve the building improvements proposed by Mike Janke, owner of Hummer’s Rendezvous Bar and Event Center, under the Village’s Façade Improvement Program. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Stone, second by Trustee Roberts to grant Southern Crex Spirits, dba Hummer’s Rendezvous, a beer/liquor license premise extension permit to cover the patio area for August 17-18, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Stone, second by Trustee Roberts to grant the request for an outdoor band on the patio August 17-18, 2019 at Hummer’s Rendezvous. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Sturdevant to approve Resolution #19-05 Petitioning the Secretary of Transportation for Airport Improvement Aid. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to remove the “must be a WI resident” requirement from the Village’s Personnel Manual. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Stone, second by Trustee Sturdevant to allow Northwestern WI Electric Company to permanently place an electric generator with a noise level (dBA) of up to 68.8 adjacent to their office at 104 S. Pine Street. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to approve payment of the bills. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Sturdevant, second by Trustee Barton to convene into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (c). Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to reconvene into open session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (2).

Motion by Trustee Stone, second by Trustee Barton to delay hiring a Public Works Administrative Assistant and to incorporate those duties into Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Longhenry’s current duties for a trial period of 9 months with a $2.00 per hour wage increase. If the additional duties along with the current duties cannot be completed in a 40 hour week or if this arrangement does not work out, the Board will reevaluate the Public Works Administrative Assistant position and Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Longhenry’s wage will revert back to what it was prior to the trial period. Motion carried.

Motion by Trustee Roberts, second by Trustee Barton to adjourn the meeting at 8:20 p.m. Motion carried.

Sheila Meyer

Clerk/Treasurer

Approved September 9, 2019; A full version of the minutes may be viewed at the Village Office

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