Village of Grantsburg Board Meeting
May 13, 2019
The Village of Grantsburg Board of Trustees met on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at 316 Brad Street South, Grantsburg, WI. Present: Village President Michael Longhenry, Village Trustees Diane Barton, Greg Peer, Caylin Muehlberg, Julie Roberts, Russ Stone and Joe Sturdevant.
Motion by Barton, second by Stone to approve the minutes from the following meetings: April 8, 2019 Village Board Meeting, April 22, 2019 Special Village Board Meeting, April 30, 2019 Board of Review, April 30, 2019 Special Village Board Meeting as presented. Carried.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Barton to approve the street closure request for Madison Avenue from west of Community Bank’s parking lot to Olson Drive for Big Gust Days, Saturday, June 1, 2019. Carried.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Barton to approve Fair Housing Resolution #19-03 as required by the CDBG-PF Grant for the 2019 Downtown Project. Carried.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Stone to approve Ordinance Amendment #19-04 to redefine ATV routes in the Village. Carried.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Stone to approve Ordinance Amendment #19-05 to change all references to ATV speed limits to 25 miles per hour. Carried.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Stone to decline purchasing the 2005 Peterbilt plow truck from the Town of Osceola. Carried.
Motion by Barton, second by Muehlberg to purchase the used plow from the Town of Meenon for $1,500 to replace the Village’s snow truck plow that was damaged. Carried.
Motion by Stone, second by Muehlberg to hire an individual from DSI on a part-time seasonal basis, with all wages, benefits, worker’s compensation and liability insurance paid in the first year by DSI and with a start date of June 3rd, 2019. Carried.
Public Hearing was called to order at 6:15 p.m. by Longhenry. Meyer read the Public Hearing Notice. Longhenry asked for persons for or against the rezone request. No one spoke for or against.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Peer to close the Public Hearing and reconvene into regular session. Carried.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Barton to approve the request from Alan & Jennifer Kortan to rezone Lot 4, Linden Street from R-4 Multiple-Family Residential to R-1 Single Family Residential. Carried.
Motion by Muehlberg, seconded by Barton to hire Cooper Engineering at $5,000 to do an engineering study for the WI DNR on the sewer discharge system. Carried.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Peer to get a port-a-potty at the airport. Carried.
Motion by Peer seconded by Stone to have DPW Bartlett to move the gate to the south end of Gary Street and to install some signage at Benson Road and Gary Street. Carried.
The Village Board convened into closed session to discuss the possibility of making an offer on a parcel of land pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) “Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session”.
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Stone to go into closed session. Carried.
The Village Board reconvened into open session to decide on making an offer on a parcel of land pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(2).
Motion by Muehlberg, second by Stone to reconvene into open session.
Motion by Stone, second by Barton to approve payment of the bills totaling $189,962.44. Carried.
Motion by Roberts, second by Stone to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m.
Approved June 10, 2019
A full version of the minutes may be viewed at the Village Office.