1/28/19 Board minutes

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, January 28, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Tom Gatz, Dennis Wruck, Sheila Humblet, Don Schmidt, Chris Jensen, Ed Resch,
Rueben Eckardt & Jody Dombrowski
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Tom Gatz questioned gas tax applied at Remington Oil as we are tax exempt.
Rueben Eckardt verified that the meeting has been posted. 
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Burazin/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.
Rueben Eckardt mentioned that the top fence rail in the ballpark outfield needs to be capped. 
The aerator pump at Birchwood will not be rebuilt.
Broadband informational meeting will be held February 11, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Matsche Center.
Jody Dombrowski contacted Congressman Mike Gallagher and Rep. Mary Felzkowski in regard to 
need for greater accessibility to broadband internet. Both have responded. 
Complaint about dogs running at large from rental properties in the Corazalla subdivision. 
Karl Behm, Carol Resch & Bob Ecker met on January 21st to perform Chris Jensen’s review. They 
recommend a 2.5% raise (.62) retro-active to January 1, 2019. Burazin/R. Resch m/s/c to grant
raise as presented. Roll call vote all yes with Ecker voting no. 
Discussion held in regard to Chris Jensen attending board meetings. Burazin/R. Resch m/s/c
to pay Chris Jensen hourly wages equal to length of meeting. Roll call vote – all yes with Ecker
voting no. 
President Sprague shared a cost estimate per municipality for new fire truck. 
Ice rink is open. Notification is made on sign by rink and website. No ad in paper is necessary.
Fire Department has asked for and will pay for a water meter in the village garage so fire trucks
can be filled from there. 
Fine screen at sewer plant needs replacing in spring. 
Ecker/Diers m/s/c to adjourn at 8:25 p.m. 
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer
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