Board Meeting

12/15/2016 from 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Meeting Minutes

Village of Viola  

Minutes for Regular Board Meeting

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.


Attendance:  Eugene Gabrysiak called the meeting to order with Trustees Marilynn Clauson, Dan Gray, Kent Kanable, Hugh Oliver, LaVerne Phillips, and Tom Simonson present.  Bart Chapman from the DNR was present. Meeting was properly posted.


Minutes:  MOTION (Oliver, Clauson) to approve the 11/17/16 Regular Board minutes. Carried.


MOTION (Oliver, Clauson) to approve the committee minutes for the 12/05/16 Executive & Finance meeting.  Carried.  The Electric Utility Commission and CDA minutes were received by the Board.


Disbursements:  MOTION (Oliver, Gray) to approve disbursements for 11/30/16 and 12/15/16 for General Fund in the amount of $35,823.26, Revolving Loan Fund $695.66, TID #3 Fund $807.50, TID #4 Fund $16.00, Water Fund $19,606.52, Sewer Fund $20,798.75, and Cemetery Fund $1,154.13.  Carried.   Campbell provided the Project Disbursement Reports to be reviewed.


Citizens to be heard: None


Police & Court Report:  Officer Dale Winch reported on 30 incidents during the month. He wrote 9 parking citations.  November court report was given. 


Old Business:  Gabrysiak stated that there were around 110 kids at the Christmas party, and it was very successful.


Update on Playground Equipment:  Organic Valley donated $10,000 toward the playground equipment.  The equipment was ordered in time to receive the discount. 


Set Date and Time for CaucusMOTION (Gray, Clauson) to hold Caucus at 6:00 p.m. on January 19th with Regular Board meeting immediately following.  Carried. 


Credit Card ApplicationMOTION (Simonson, Clauson) to request Village of Viola credit cards for Steve Bass and Dana George, with a limit of $1,500 each.  Carried.


Consideration to Purchase BenchMOTION (Gray, Kanable) to approve the purchase of a 6-foot bench made of recycled milk jugs, in the amount of $729.39 from Kirby Built.  Skate Park Funds will be depleted with the rest coming from the Playground Equipment Fund.  Carried.


A-1 Excavating Landscaping IssuesMOTION (Oliver, Kanable) to hold the contractor responsible to fix the landscaping in the spring by removing and replacing the contaminated soil.  Carried.


Resignation of Electric Commissioner:  Gabrysiak wanted to acknowledge that Roger Johnson, the Chair of the Electric Utility, will be retiring.  He will serve out his term through May.   


Adjourn to Closed Session for Conferring with Counsel on Enforcement of Zoning Ordinances – State. Stats. 19.85 1 (g):  MOTION (Oliver, Gray) to adjourn to closed session at 7:20 p.m.  Carried on Roll Call.  Village Attorney Eileen Brownlee arrived for the meeting. 


Reconvene to Open Session for Possible Action:  MOTION (Oliver, Simonson) to reconvene to open session at 8:10 p.m.  Carried.  MOTION (Oliver, Gray) for the Plan Commission to revise the zoning ordinances and with a public hearing for the Village Board to consider adoption of those recommended changes.  Carried.

Adjournment:  MOTION (Kanable, Oliver) at 8:15 p.m.  Carried.