Village of Grantsburg Board Meeting
March 3, 2020
Present: Village President Michael Longhenry, Trustees: Diane Barton, Greg Peer, Russell Stone, Julie Roberts, Joe Sturdevant. Absent: Village Trustee, Caylin Muehlberg
Others: Director of Public Works (DPW) Chris Bartlett, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Allison Longhenry, Police Officers Joel Klatt and Bridget Getts, Beau and Dane Carey, Carey’s Ben Franklin/Radio Shack
President Longhenry called the Special Village Board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by President Longhenry, second by Trustee Peer to move ahead with the purchase and installation of a two camera Ring Security System with two solar panel power sources for the downtown area, with Carey’s Ben Franklin/ Radio Shack at a cost of $760. Motion failed on a 3 to 3 vote. President Longhenry, Trustees Peer and Roberts voted in favor of the purchase and Trustees Barton, Stone and Sturdevant voting against the purchase.
Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to convene into closed session. Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Roberts to go out of closed session and reconvene into open session. Motion carried.
Motion by President Longhenry, second by Trustee Peer to allow Police Chief Wald to make the final decision and offer the job to either Lee or Vaksdal after he conducts further investigation. Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Sturdevant to submit Resolution #19-05 Petitioning the Secretary of Transportation for Airport Improvement Aid to obtain estimates for airport improvements, but to not sign any contracts until the Village is confident they are not responsible for costs in obtaining these estimates. Motion carried. Trustee Stone voted no.
Motion by Trustee Sturdevant, second by Trustee Stone to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m. Motion carried.
Sheila Meyer, Clerk/Treasurer