Village of Grantsburg Meeting Minutes

June 14, 2021 

The Board of Trustees for the Village of Grantsburg met on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the Library Learning Center at 415 S. Robert Street, Grantsburg, Wisconsin. 

Present: President Kucera, Trustees Barton, Peer, Muehlberg, Janke, Woody, Java. 

Others: Police Chief Wald, DPW Konobeck, Deputy C/T Longhenry, Library Director Christopherson, Greg Marsten-Burnett County Sentinel, Joe Keyport-WCMP Radio, Rick Roeser-Northwest Regional Planning Commission, Jeremiah Wendt -S E H, Steve Lee-Azimuth Surveying and various others 

President Kucera called the Village Board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The pledge of allegiance was recited. 

No one requested to speak during public comments. 

Included in the Board packets for their review: Police Chief’s report, Director of Public Works report, Clerk/Treasurer reports, Burnett County Administration newsletter; Golf Course financials, LWMMI Insurance dividend. 

Motion by President Kucera, second by Trustee Java to approve the following minutes as presented with Trustee Barton added to the May 17, 2021 Public Works Committee meeting minutes and a correction made to the May 17, 2021 Village Board meeting minutes saying the Fire Association meetings were changing from Monday to Thursday as this was a one-time change, not a permanent change: May 17, 2021 Public Works Committee; May 17, 2021 Village Board; May 24, 2021 Public Works Committee. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Woody to approve the Library’s use of the Community Center for their Wee Play Program, if needed, on July 2, July 23 and July 30, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Janke, second by Trustee Barton to approve the purchase of a John Deere 1585 Terrain Cut with Comfort Cab Commercial Front Mower without the mower deck, with snow blower and hydrostatic drive broom with trade-in of the 2003 John Deere 1565 mower, the 2008 John Deere 1545 mower, existing snow blower and broom and to also purchase another zero-turn mower at a total amount not to exceed $46,010.16. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Woody, second by Trustee Muehlberg to follow the Publics Works Committee recommendation and use the American Rescue Plan Act money, approximately $130,000, for Water and Sewer Utility improvements. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by President Kucera, second by Trustee Janke to approve eleven (11) additional hours per week for eight (8) weeks for Public Works part-time employees and revisit at that time and to order uniforms for the current part time Public Works employee, Jeff Harmon. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Java to approve the contract with Burnett Dairy effective June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022 in the amount of $1,500 with the addition that the Dairy will stay off the main entrance road and all blacktop surfaces with their heavy trucks and large equipment. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Java to approve the contract with S E H for $525 to review the proposed sewer groundwater discharge pilot program and report back to the Village. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by President Kucera, second by Trustee Peer to approve the final plat submitted by PLM Development for North Gate Phase 1. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Woody, second by Trustee Muehlberg to approve Resolution 2021-05 Annexing Territory to the Village of Grantsburg, Wisconsin (Industrial Park expansion parcel deeded to Village from GIDC). Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Woody to approve Resolution 2021-06 Authorizing the Issuance and Sale of up to $425,886 Water System Revenue Bond, Series 2021 and Providing for Other Details and Covenants with Respect Thereto (Water Manganese Project-Village share). Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Java, second by Trustee Peer to approve the Compliance Maintenance Annual Report (Sewer – CMAR). Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Barton to approve transferring the cleaning contract from Hank Java to Kari and Tyler Java, if allowed. Motion passed unanimously with trustee Java abstaining. 

Motion by Trustee Janke, second by President Kucera to approve all liquor/beer/wine license as presented (see attached list) except for Johanneson’s, Inc. and Family Dollar Stores of Wisconsin, LLC unless these applications are received 15 days prior to July 1st. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by President Kucera, second by Trustee Janke to approve all cigarette license as presented (see attached list). Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion to allow the Clerk/Treasurer to issue Picnic and Operator’s License, provided the police department does background checks and approves all operator’s license. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Janke, second by Trustee Barton to approve payment of the bills as presented totaling $148,461.52. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Peer to agree to $78,700 in possible additional costs for the Village’s portion of the Industrial Park Project due to increased costs of materials. Motion passed unanimously. 

Motion by President Kucera, second by Trustee Muehlberg to convene into closed session to discuss the possibility of purchasing land pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (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 passed unanimously. 

Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Woody to reconvene into open session pursuant to Wis. State. 19.85 (2). Motion passed unanimously. 

President Kucera adjourned the Village Board meeting at 7:45 p.m. 

Sheila Meyer 

Clerk/Treasurer

WNAXLP

(July 21)