5/26/20 minutes

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Tuesday evening, May 26, 2020
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Tom Gatz, Chris Jensen, Larry & Cathy Kessen & Ed Resch.
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Cathy Kessen inquired in regard to the status of blacktopping on Matthew Dr.
Minutes were read and approved. 
Bills were presented.
Resch/Schmidt m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
R. Resch/Behm m/s/c to purchase Backes Store Property for $15,000.00 and proceed with demolition and
sell property to Ed Resch when complete. Roll call vote – all yes. 
We will continue to rent out Matsche Center for events with “use at your own risk” added to contract. 
Ball park fence repairs in progress. 
Schmidt/Behm m/s/c to hire Hanson Sanitation to do projects on High St and Birch St at cost of time & material
with a cap of $11,000.00. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Schmidt/Dombrowski m/s/c to hire K & D Construction to construct parking area and walkway in Birchwood
Park at a cost of $1,800.00.  Roll call vote – all yes. 
Speed sign reports continue to show that 75% of autos are exceeding speed limit. 
Ordinance committee will start to work on updating ordinances so that they can be enforced properly. 
R. Resch/Dombrowski m/s/c to grant fireworks seller permit to Les Siegel with stipulation of a $250.00 clean
up fee be attached and returned at end of term if property is left in good condition.  Roll call vote – all yes. 
Recycling grant was received for $554.59.
Report was received from Shawano County Sheriff’s department that the Village of Birnamwood has 333
incidents in 2019. Up from 229 in 2018. 
Question was raised that seeing we have not been able to find a new Board member to fill the vacant 
position, is it possible to decrease the size of the Board?
Ron Resch will fill the vacant position on the planning committee.
Question was also asked if there is a ordinance in regard to shipping containers that individuals are 
now using for storage on properties. 
R. Resch/Behm m/s/c to adjourn at 9:20 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer
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