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Roll Call: Chairman George Peterson called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

Members Present: Bill Schremp, Arlene Paulson, Dan Mortensen, Mutch Owen, Don Bartz, Craig McEwen and Village President George Peterson. Quorum Present. Also present: Clerk/Treasurer Debbie Espeland and the Administrator of Public Works Tim Vergara.

The “Pledge of Allegiance” was recited.

Minutes:

Motion by Mortensen/Paulson to approve the Meeting Minutes of May 12, 2014. Questioned and carried 7:0.

Requests and Statements from the Audience:

None

Clerk’s Report:

Licenses and Permits- Motion by McEwen/Bartz to grant the licenses and permits. Questioned and carried 7:0.

Planning and Zoning Minutes:

Motioned by Mortensen/Schremp to approve the May 12, 2014 Planning and Zoning meeting minutes. Questioned and Carried 7:0.

Introduction of New Village Employee – The Administrator of Public Works Tim Vergara introduced the Village new employee Bobby Smith. On May 19, 2014 Bobby filled the position of Operator I in the Department of Public Works.

Resolution 2014-3 Providing for the Sale of $1,815,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes

Dawn Gunderson Senior Financial Advisor with Ehlers, Inc. reviewed a summary of the proposed debt. The proposed Resolution 2014-3 to provide for the sale of General Obligation Promissory Notes is to finance a two year project plan 2014-2015 for street improvements, storm water improvements, and facility planning, the main focus of the plan is the Yawkey area.

Motioned by Mortensen/Paulson to approve Resolution 2014-3 Providing for the Sale of $1,815,000 General Obligation Promissory Notes. Roll Call Vote: Mutch Owen – Aye; Don Bartz – Aye; Craig McEwen – Aye; Bill Schremp – Aye; Arlene Paulson - Aye; Dan Mortensen – Aye and Village President George Peterson – Aye. Aye: 7, Ney: 0. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Resolution 2014-4 Providing for the Sale of $3,210,000 Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds

Dawn Gunderson Senior Financial Advisor with Ehlers, Inc. reviewed a summary of the proposed debt. The proposed Resolution 2014-4 to provide for the sale of Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds is to finance a two year plan for water and sewer system improvements including new and upgraded water treatment facilities, water wells and Yawkey reconstruction.

Motioned by Mortensen/Paulson to approve Resolution 2014-4 Providing for the Sale of $3,210,000 Water and Sewer System Revenue Bonds. Roll Call Vote: Mutch Owen – Aye; Don Bartz – Aye; Craig McEwen – Aye; Bill Schremp – Aye; Arlene Paulson – Aye; Dan Mortensen – Aye; and Village President George Peterson – Aye. Aye: 7, Ney: 0. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Ordinance Escorts and Escort Services

At the May 15, 2014 Legislative meeting Chairman Don Bartz said the Committee approved a recommendation to the Board for adoption of the Escorts and Escort services Ordinance. Police Chief Jeremy Hunt said the main objective of the Ordinance is to deter people from engaging in this sort of activity, to possibly help track drug dealers and the potential to bring extra revenue into the municipality. Village President George Peterson stated he was aware other municipalities have already adopted the ordinance.

Motioned by McEwen/Schremp to adopt the Escorts and Escort Services Ordinance per the recommendation of the Legislative Committee. Roll call vote: Mutch Owen – Aye; Don Bartz – Aye; Craig McEwen – Aye; Bill Schremp – ye; Arlene Paulson – Aye; Dan Mortensen – Aye and Village President George O. Peterson – Aye. Aye: 7, Ney: 0. Motion carried by unanimous vote.

Police Report – Police Chief Jeremy Hunt gave an update on the activities of the Police Department.

- The Department hired a new Officer Corey Yolitz from Wausau. He is scheduled to start June 9, 2014.

- An update was given on the HVE Grant that was written by Wausau. Rothschild has had three deployments.

- An update was given regarding the raising of Chickens at 1601 Woodward Ave.

Resolution 2014-5 Approving North Central Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition Cooperative Agreement.

The Administrator of Public Works Tim Vergara recommended approval of the agreement. The coalition will cooperate to adapt and revise operating procedures and municipal ordinances to comply with the requirements of the WPDES General Permits held by each party to the agreement and any changes made to the Wisconsin Administrative Code.

The coalition will increase awareness of Stormwater impacts on waters of the state while avoiding duplication efforts and saving costs.

Motioned by Mortensen/Owen to adopt Resolution 2014-5 Approving North Central Wisconsin Stormwater Coalition Cooperative Agreement per the recommendation of the Administrator of Public Works. Questioned and carried 7:0

Resolution 2014-6- 2013 Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin River-Lake Wausau Flood Study and application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for letter of Map Revision

The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the Village Board adopt Resolution 2014-6-2013 Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin River-Lake Wausau Flood Study and application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for letter of Map Revision to revise the floodway, as a result of the revision the floodway may widen or narrow depending on its location within the study area. In addition the mapping for the 1% annual chance floodplain may reflect widening or narrowing within the area of revision.

The remodel would influence Village parcels in a small area from the Rothschild Dam to the Kort Street boat landing. It would have a positive impact as it removes a large area of the Domtar land from the floodplain.

Motioned by Paulson/McEwen to adopt Resolution 2014-6 – 2013 Department of Natural Resources Wisconsin River-Lake Wausau Flood Study and application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for letter of Map Revision per the recommendation of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Questioned and carried 7:0.

LignoTech Exterior Architectural Review Standards – Building Revision

The Planning and Zoning Commission recommended revisions to the LignoTech site plan as it relates to the exterior of the building to include 4,400 total square feet of three color schemed textured surface metal panel finished to have the appearance of precast concrete using the following: split face CMU- natural gray, smooth face CMU- white, split face CMU- charcoal, and insulated metal panel- light gray (Tuff Cote finish).

Motioned by McEwen/Mortensen to approve the revisions to the LignoTech site plan as it relates to the exterior of the building to include 4,400 total square feet of three color schemed textured surface metal panel finished to have the appearance of precast concrete using the following: split face CMU- natural gray, smooth face CMU- white, split face CMU- charcoal, and insulated metal panel- light gray (Tuff Cote finish) per the recommendations of the Planning and Zoning Commission. Questioned and Carried 7:0.

James Peterson and Son’s Inc. (JPS) Topsoil Proposal

The Administrator of Public Works Tim Vergara stated that a representative from JPS approached him with an offer to purchase a large pile of topsoil that is at the Village Compost Site.

At this time the Board felt with the upcoming projects the Village may need the topsoil. Therefore, they are not interested in selling.

Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers Institute Conference June 25,2014 through June 27, 2014

Motioned by McEwen/Schremp to approve the Village Clerk’s attendance to the Clerks, Treasurers & Finance Officers Institute Conference June 25, 2014 through June 27, 2014. Questioned and carried 7:0.

Payment of the Vouchers – Motioned by Mortensen/Owen to approve payment of the vouchers. Questioned and carried 7:0.

Administrator of Public Works Report:

Tim stated that through the Marathon County’s MPO bike subcommittee, a donation is going to be made for a bike fixation station at River Park.

Tim announced that Anna and EJ Stark donated a $1,172.00 dollar bench to the Village. The bench will be placed on Volkman Street, on the off street bike and ped trail about 500 ft. north of the Gaska Park sign located at the intersection of Military Road.

Committee Reports -

- Trustee Arlene Paulson scheduled a Personnel Meeting June 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

- Trustee Bill Schremp will be meeting with Denny Richmond from Schofield on Thursday June 10th to continue talks regarding consolidation of the EMS/Fire Departments.

President’s Report: Village President George Peterson gave an update on his activities, meetings and Village business.

Old Business/New Business: None

Motioned by McEwen/Paulson to go into Closed Session Pursuant to Stat 19.85 (1) (c). Questioned and carried 7:0.

The Board may go into Closed Session Pursuant to Stat 19.85 (1)(c) for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

Employee Evaluation

Motioned by Paulson/Owen to convene into open session. Questioned and carried 7:0.

Adjourn: Motion by Mortensen/Bartz to adjourn. Questioned and carried 7:0. The meeting adjourned at 9:55PM.

Debbie Espeland
Clerk/ Treasurer

The entire proceedings are on audio file in the Clerk’s Office.

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