Village of Grantsburg Special Board Meeting
August 22, 2019
Present: President Mike Longhenry, Trustees, Diane Barton, Caylin Muehlberg, Julie Roberts, Russell Stone, Joe Sturdevant
Absent: Trustee Greg Peer
Also Present: Police Chief Dan Wald, Director of Public Works Chris Bartlett, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Allison Longhenry, Village Engineer, Dan Penzkover-SEH, Pricilla Bauer, Scott Hanson, Jerry Boyd, Earl Mosley, Caroline Glover
President Longhenry called the Special Village Board meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Dan Penzkover, S E H, answered questions regarding the additional costs on the Downtown CDBG project. S E H assumed that the base would be similar to what was found on other projects in town. It was not. The original bid included approximately one-third of the total gravel needed. The additional cost is estimated to be $25,000.
Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Stone to convene into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (c). Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Roberts to reconvene into open session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85 (2). Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Stone, second by Trustee Barton to allow the Glover’s to have fireworks after their daughter’s wedding on September 14, 2019 at the Burnett County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds to be completed no later than 10:00 p.m. Motion carried.
Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Muehlberg to hire Bridget Getts as a full-time police officer at a wage of $22.50 per hour. Motion carried.
Motion by President Longhenry, second by Trustee Barton to increase Officer Joel Klatt’s hourly wage by $0.50 per hour due to increased duties as requested by Police Chief Wald. Motion carried.
The security of the courtesy airport car was discussed and the Village’s responsibility to “manage risk issues”.
Motion by Trustee Stone, second by Trustee Roberts to have the airport courtesy car keys brought to the Village until these issues can be resolved. Motion carried. Trustee Muehlberg opposed the motion.
Motion by President Longhenry, second by Trustee Muehlberg to have Clerk/Treasurer Meyer contact the hangar owner and ask if the Village can put a temporary lock on his hangar until another storage option can be researched. Motion carried. Trustee Barton opposed the motion.
Motion by Trustee Barton, second by Trustee Muehlberg to approve the purchase of Hangar #5 by Mike Jehlicka. Motion carried.
The Board discussed having Matt Messina from the WisDOT/Bureau of Aeronautics attending a future meeting to review the airport improvement project estimate.
Motion by Trustee Muehlberg, second by Trustee Barton to obtain a 10-year loan for $247,250, to cover various capital items purchased in 2018 and 2019, from Community Bank at an interest rate of 2.259% and to obtain a 20-year loan for approximately $600,000, to cover the sewer portion of the WI Avenue/Brad Street to Oak Street Project from 2018 and the 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Downtown Project at an interest rate of 2.56%. Motion carried.
Trustee Roberts discussed bear and deer complaints from Village residents. The board asked to invite Steve Hoffman, St. Croix Area Wildlife Supervisor with the WI DNR to a future meeting.
Motion by Trustee Roberts, second by Trustee Stone to adjourn the meeting at 5:40 p.m. Motion carried.
Approved September 9, 2019
A full version of the minutes may be viewed at the Village Office