12/23/19 Board minutes

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, December 23, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Kevin & Amy Diers,Tom Gatz, Chris Jensen & Ed Resch
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Behm/Ecker m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Electronic speed sign is here. Need to decide how to install it. 
Dombrowski/Ecker m/s/c to purchase a TV, stand and wire hook ups for approximately $1,000 for the 
Matsche Center and change rental agreement to reflect that equipment is available to use for $25 and 
cost of $300.00 if equipment is broken.  Roll call vote – all yes. 
Ecker/C. Resch m/s/c to approve sewer rate schedule. Roll call vote – all yes.
Trustee Dombrowski is reviewing and retyping zoning book. Behm/Ecker m/s/c to remove chattel from 
ordinance. Roll call vote – all yes. 
President Sprague reported that at time of purchase of new pick up truck, plan was to trade in or sell old 
truck every three years or so and purchase new truck with municipal discount, therefore keeping a 
relatively new truck in service at low cost to us. Current 2017 truck has 33,000 miles on it and would be 
worth approximately $25,000.. A new truck with municipal discount would cost approximately $31,000. 
Is this the time to get a new truck?  Current truck was purchased with grant funds. 
Clerk reported we are still in need of candidates for Village Board. It would be a good idea to write 
up some guidelines as to what is expected of board members to earn the $1,200 per year salary. 
Meetings earn another $50.00 per meeting. 
Ecker/Behm m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer
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