January 9, 2019 board minutes

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, January 14, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Tom Gatz, Dennis & Lana Wruck, Sheila Humblet, Don Schmidt, Chris Jensen, Ed Resch,
Rueben Eckardt & Gordy Meyer
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Lana Wruck stated that her street address does not appear on GPS sites and cannot be found for 
deliveries. A fire number sign will be ordered to be put at the end of her driveway on Elm St. 
Don Schmidt questioned tax rates.
Rueben Eckardt questioned park fees and meeting postings. 
Bills were presented.
Burazin/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.

The surveyor placed stakes where residents thought their lot lines were. He will now compare them to the lot descriptions. 
Aerator at Birchwood needs to be rebuilt. Alternative energy sources should be looked at. 
Broadband informational meeting will be held February 11, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Matsche Center.  All residents are encouraged to attend. 
Final draft of pet ordinance was presented. Ecker/Diers m/s/c to adopt pet ordinance as presented.  Roll call vote – all yes. 
No draft prepared yet for ATV/UTV ordinance.
Review committee did not meet yet. 
Water/Sewer usage tiers have been adjusted as per the PSC. 
President Sprague spoke with the auditors and with the additional funds from the TIF district to offset loan  payments, We should be able to continue with having $30,000.00 worth of sewer lining repairs each year.  Gordy Meyer reported that Village assessments are at 97%, therefore within State guidelines.  He will meet with the clerk to reassess mobile homes. 
Clerk presented copies of final budget totals for 2018. 
Receipts for December were presented.
R. Resch/Behm m/s/c to adjourn at 8:40 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

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