Meeting notice

Broadband internet informational meeting February 11, 2019

At 6:30 p.m. at the Matsche Center.

All area residents are welcome to attend.

Meeting agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Adoption of agenda – posted???
  3. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  4. Public comments
  5. Reading and approval of January 28, 2019 minutes
  6. Approval to pay bills as presented
  7. Old business
  8. ballpark update – blacktopping or other surface in Spring, fence caps
  9. Assessor’s Plat update
  10. Park projects – playground equipment for Village Park, energy source for Birchwood
  11. Cell phone tower
  12. Broadband info. Meeting – February 11, 2019 6:30 p.m.
  13. Uplifting culvert solution – spring
  14. ATV/UTV on roadways ordinance draft
  15. Cty Rd N roadway repairs – spring
  16. New business

A: Next meeting – February 25, 2019

B: Adjournment

It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum  of members of other governmental bodies of the Municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

Please note, that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact the Village Clerk at 715-449-2001 or PO Box M, Birnamwood, WI 54414. Accommodations due to disability can be made by calling 715-449-3141 or 715-449-2001.

LAURI KLUMPYAN, CLERK

Posted Monday, February 4, 2019

1/28/19 Board minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 28, 2019
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

Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2019

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Adoption of agenda – posted???
  3. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  4. Public comments
  5. Reading and approval of January 14, 2019 minutes
  6. Approval to pay bills as presented
  7. Old business
  8. ballpark update – blacktopping or other surface in Spring
  9. Assessor’s Plat update
  10. Park projects – playground equipment for Village Park, energy source for Birchwood
  11. Cell phone tower
  12. Broadband info. Meeting – February 11, 2019 6:30 p.m.
  13. Uplifting culvert solution – spring
  14. ATV/UTV on roadways ordinance draft
  15. Cty Rd N roadway repairs – spring
  16. New business

A: Next meeting – February 11, 2019

B: committee report on Chris Jensen review

C:

  • Adjournment

It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum  of members of other governmental bodies of the Municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

Please note, that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact the Village Clerk at 715-449-2001 or PO Box M, Birnamwood, WI 54414. Accommodations due to disability can be made by calling 715-449-3141 or 715-449-2001.

LAURI KLUMPYAN, CLERK

Posted Monday, January 21, 2019

January 9, 2019 board minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 14, 2019
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





Board Minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 27, 2018
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Thursday evening, December 27, 2018
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Jody Dombrowski, Tom Gatz, Lawrence Hable, Jared Plautz & Chris Jensen
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Burazin/Ecker m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.
Discussion held in regard to billing of surveyors cost for assessor’s plat. We will need to talk to Charlie Brinkmeyer as to how land was divided. 
Jody Dombrowski submitted information she found about playground equipment.
Cellphone tower contract is still being worked on. Jody Dombrowski shared information she obtained in regard to Broadband services being expanded in Shawano County. She will contact individual from Shawano County to attend January 28th meeting to inform those in attendance. Public will be notified to attend also. 
Final draft of pet ordinance will be submitted and voted on at next meeting. 
ATV/UTV ordinance will be drawn up and reviewed at the next meeting. 
Karl, Carol & Bob will be on the committee to do Chris Jensen’s review. 
Behm/R. Resch m/s/c to allow Clerk/Treasurer to get a new computer and set up for approximately $600.00. Roll call Roll call vote – all yes.
Burazin/Behm m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer






Fall Newsletter 2018

VILLAGE BOARD MEMBERS
President: Mike Sprague
715-449-3174
Trustees:
Ron Resch
Agnes Burazin
Karl Behm
Carol Resch
Robert Ecker
Kevin Diers
Clerk/Treasurer: 
Lauri Klumpyan
715-449-2001
lkclerk@aol.com
Village Adm.: Chris Jensen
715-219-4151
bwooddpw@gmail.com

Village Board meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month at the Matsche Center at 7:00 p.m. The Board welcomes your comments and suggestions, but these must be given in the venue of a Board meeting, where they can be acted on in the proper manner. Attending meetings gives you a voice! Board minutes are posted online at the Village website: Villageofbirnamwood.com
           
BURNING
No burning of leaves on Village streets or sidewalks. Any burning should be done on homeowner’s property. NOTE – Yard waste can be taken to the Village dumpster located by the Sewer Plant to prevent air pollution from burning!

TRICK OR TREAT
Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Birnamwood will be 4:30 – 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31st. Please leave an outside light on if you would like to have the little spooks stop at your home.

WHAT’S NEW?
The warming house next to the ice skating area at the south end of Main St. has been painted, shelving installed and skates provided for patrons to use. Thank you to all who have contributed. Once the cold weather arrives, watch for the rink to open. Please respect the property and leave the area as you found it so others can also experience the fun! Donations of skates are welcome.

ELECTIONS!
November 6th at the Matsche Center. 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Senators, Rep. in Congress, Rep. in Assembly, Sheriff and Clerk of Circuit Court will all be voted on. ALSO Referendums for the use of marijuana and Witt-Birn School District.

GARBAGE COLLECTION & RECYCLING
Garbage collection is Tuesday of each week. Recycling is gathered every other week. Yard waste is NOT collected. 
Recycling dates:
September 11th & 25th
October 9th & 23rd
November 6th & 20th
December 4th & 18th
January 2nd, 15th & 29th
February 12th & 26th
March 12th & 26th
April 9th & 23rd

EMT’S NEEDED!!
If you would like to serve your community, the Birnamwood Area Emergency Services is looking for emergency medical responders. They pay on-call hourly wages and hourly wages for responding to calls. Cost of training is covered! Contact Ron Bauch at 715-216-3299 to learn more.

BIRNAMWOOD WATER & SEWER CUSTOMERS
WATER MAIN FLUSHING
The Village will be flushing water mains during the week of Oct. 1st. Customers may experience cloudy or discolored water during this time. Shut off water, wait 30-60 minutes. Run cold water only until clear. The colored water does not pose a health risk. Be sure to test your water in a clear glass jar before doing laundry, as it will stain laundry. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Jensen at 715-219-4151

Elderly Shawano County residents over the age of 60
Shawano County Aging Unit provides services that individuals can take advantage of for little to no cost. These include: HOME DELIVERED MEALS 715-526-4686.
MEAL SITES in Birnamwood & Wittenberg 715-253-2421. TRANSPORTATION FOR INDIVIDUALS OVER 60 OR WHO ARE DISABLED – Subsidized Taxi tickets or Volunteer Driver Escorts 715-526-4686.
BENEFIT SPECIALIST SERVICES are available for those who have a problem with their public or private benefits. Questions about Medicare, Senior Care, Extra Help with prescription drugs, Medicaid and other issues can call –
715-526-4688.

LIBRARY HOURS
Monday & Wednesday
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – noon
715-449-3120
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THE MATSCHE CENTER
The Matsche Center is available for rent to host your events. Contact the Village Clerk to make your reservations or complete a contract from the Village website and mail it in.

WEBSITE
Check the Village website for board minutes, notices and events!
www.villageofbirnamwood.com

INTERESTED in getting a printed newsletter, contact the Village Clerk to be put on a mailing list.

HOME REPAIRS
You can get a 0% interest, deferred loan and no monthly payments for needed improvements through the Village Community Block Grant. Call Barb at 715-752-4620 for more information.

Board Minutes 12/10/18

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 10, 2018

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, December 10, 2018 at the Matsche Center.

All members were present.  Also present: Ed Resch, Jody Dombrowski, Don Schmidt, Tom Gatz & Chris Jensen

President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes were read and approved.

Bills were presented.Burazin/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented.  Roll call vote – all yes.

Tom Gatz filed a complaint in regard to how the billing to residents in the assessor’s plat will be billed.

Sewer lining is done.

Continue to look at play ground equipment for the parks.

Waiting on reply from Vertical Bridge for cell tower contract.

Pet ordinance submitted for review.

Samples were submitted of area ATV/UTV ordinances.

Mike Sprague consulted with attorney about meeting postings. We are following correct procedures.

In addition to current postings we can submit agenda to paper for their information but not required to publish for payment.

Receipts for November were reported.​  Diers/Ecker m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer