Open Book, Board of Review

NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK

Village of Birnamwood

Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

The Assessment Roll for the Village of Birnamwood will be open for inspection at the Matsche Center on Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

LAURI KLUMPYAN, Clerk

NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW

Village of Birnamwood

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Village of Birnamwood, Shawano/Marathon County shall hold its first meeting on the 3rd day of June, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Matsche Center.

  Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board. 

  No person shall be allowed to appear before the Board of Review to testify to the Board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the Assessor to view such property.

  After the first meeting of the Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member of the Board about the person’s objection except at a session of the Board.

  No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board or at least 48 hours before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48 hour notice of an intent to file a written objection by appearing before the Board during the first two hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48 hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that the person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal of any Board members and, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time that the hearing will take.

  When appearing before the Board of Review, the person shall specify, in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are the subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at that estimate.

  No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Object or using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The Village of Birnamwood has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 19.35(1) of Wis. Statutes.

  The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the Board a letter from a physician, surgeon or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone.

Respectfully submitted,

Village of Birnamwood

Lauri Klumpyan, Clerk

Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, May 10, 2021

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Oath of Office
  4. Adoption of agenda
  5. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  6. Public comments
  7. Reading and approval of minutes
  8. Approval to pay bills as presented
  9. Old business
  10. Phone service
  11. ARPA funds
  12. Committee reports
    1. Finance & Insurance –  health insurance purchase
    1. Property & Land Use –American Legion lot, Old Village Hall maintenance
    1. Parks/Events/Sidewalks – ball park wheelchair access, merry-go-round base, fish & chemicals
    1. Water/Sewer/Streets –
    1. Ordinances – review/adopt ordinances? – dog/cat ordinance, garbage ordinance
    1. Clerk communications
  13. New Business

A: Next meeting – May 24, 2021

B: committees

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, May 3, 2021

4/26/21 Board minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING APRIL 26, 2021
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, April 26, 2021 at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Chris Jensen, Ed Resch, Tom Gatz, Rueben Eckardt & Karl Behm
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.
Resch/Schmidt m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.
Still working with Charter to get phone service hooked up.
We will wait to hear from Cirrinity in regard to rental fee.
Trustee Dombrowski sat it on a zoom call with the League of Municipalities and the DOR about the American Rescue
Plan Act. Wisconsin will receive 2.3 billion in aid to be distributed May 11, 2021. Village will receive $75,000 in two payments in 2021 & 2022. Funds will need to be spent appropriately by Dec. 31, 2024.
Board members met at the ball park to discuss wheel chair access. Curb will be removed and crosswalk painted from Main Street east side sidewalk to ballpark and eliminate parking spot on North end of Main St.
Walk way will be addressed if needed in future.
Signs shall be placed instructing ball players to park in back parking lot to allow street parking for fans and also reminder to turn field lights off once game is complete.
Chris Jensen and Karl Behm did some sod removal on Corazalla Dr.
Rueben Eckardt suggested some maintenance be done on the front of the old village hall.
Schmidt/Klumpyan m/s/c to allow purchase of approximately $1,900.00 of chemicals for Birchwood Pond for the summer. Motion carried with Resch voting no.
Resch/Schmidt m/s/c to grant picnic licenses to Birnamwood Little League and Birnamwood Baseball. Roll call vote – all yes.
Due to the large number of unlicensed dogs/cats and the cost associated with reminding owners to license them, we will look into increasing fees.
Discussion was held on residents calls received about garbage services. It is Village policy for all residents to have garbage collection to prevent garbage being dumped elsewhere and also to help with recycling.
Building permit was granted to Mike Sprague.
The utility moratorium has been lifted and many residents will receive disconnection notices for lack of payment.
A letter was received from Jason Rieck who is taking over the Witt-Birn summer legion baseball program and will be overseeing all of the youth baseball programs. This will include Babe Ruth and starting a Pony team. He is looking for donations as is the Witt-Birn Sports Center Fundraising Committee building project. The Village normally does not contribute to these type of things but will help spread the word and post info. on our website.
Dombrowski/Resch m/s/c to adjourn to closed session at 9:05 p.m.
Resch/Klumpyan m/s/c to return to open session at 9:25 p.m.
Dombrowski/Resch m/s/c to obtain insurance for Chris Jensen through the Marketplace for reduction in insurance cost under the CARES Act. Roll call vote – all yes.
Next meeting May 10, 2021.
Klumpyan/Dombrowski m/s/c to adjourn at 9:30p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, APRIL 26, 2021

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Adoption of agenda
  4. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  5. Public comments
  6. Reading and approval of minutes
  7. Approval to pay bills as presented
  8. Old business
  9. Coronavirus update
  10. Phone service
  11. Cirrinity rental fee
  12. Committee reports
    1. Finance & Insurance –
    1. Property & Land Use –American Legion lot
    1. Parks/Events/Sidewalks – ball park wheelchair access, merry-go-round base, fish & chemicals
    1. Water/Sewer/Streets – Corazalla Dr. sod removal
    1. Ordinances – review/adopt ordinances?
    1. Clerk communications
  13. New Business

A: Next meeting – May 10, 2021

B: committees

C: vacant positions

D: The Board may adjourn to Closed Session at the close of the meeting pursuant to WI.STATS. for Personnel Matters.The Board will reconvene to Open Session to ratify any decisions made in Closed Session.

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, April 19, 2021

4/12/21 Board minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING APRIL 12, 2021
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, April 12, 2021
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Ed Resch, Tom Gatz, Rueben Eckardt & Karl Behm
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Oath of Office was issued to Ron Resch, Don Schmidt & Mike Sprague.
Rueben Eckardt asked about wheelchair access to the ballpark. Ramp and crosswalk can be completed with
TID funds this summer.
Minutes were read and approved.
Bills were presented.
Resch/Klumpyan m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.
Still working with Charter to get phone service hooked up.
American Legion lot in progress.
Merry-go-rounds installed, still need some ground base underneath.
Dombrowski/Klumpyan m/s/c to order approximately $500.00 worth of fish for Birchwood pond. Roll call vote-all yes.
Cirrinity sent a request to have monthly rental fee reduced.
Trustee Dombrowski reviewed Shawano County ATV/UTV ordinance. Minor differences compared to ours.
Klumpyan/Dombrowski m/s/c to grant Fireworks sales permit Lester Cigel. Roll vote – all yes except Schmidt.
Utility permits were given to Alliant, Sanitary permit to Mike Sprague, Building permits to Leo Krajewski, Don
Schmidt, Alberta Cota & American Legion.
A letter was received from the Village of Eland asking for our support of expanding the access point of the
Mountain Bay Trail & Wiouwash State Trail. Clerk will submit a letter with our support.
Receipts for March were reported.
Village wide rummage sale June 11 & 12.
Next meeting April 26, 2021.
Schmidt/Dombrowski m/s/c to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Spring Election Results

SPRING ELECTION
4/6/2021
97 voters
STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION
Jill Underly48
Deborah Kerr46
COURT OF APPEALS JUDGE DISTRICT 3
Rick Cveykus58
Gregory Gill31
SHAWANO CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE B1
Katie Sloma76
MARATHON CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE B1
Suzanne O’Neill5
MARATHON CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE B6
Daniel Cveykus0
Scott Corbett5
VILLAGE PRESIDENT
Mike Sprague77
VILLAGE TRUSTEE
Ron Resch86
Don Schmidt55
Karl Behm3
Mike Block4
Dennis Wruck1
Ed Resch1
Jon Block1
Alan Peterson1
Phil Kersten1
Brian Resch1
WB SCHOOL DISTRICT AREA 2
Jolene Lex19
Cory Schairer73
WB SCHOOL DISTRICT AREA 4
Kristy Meredith85
WB SCHOOL DISTRICT AREA 5
Jason Hanson87

Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, APRIL 12,2021

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Adoption of agenda
  4. Oath of Office
  5. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  6. Public comments
  7. Reading and approval of minutes
  8. Approval to pay bills as presented
  9. Old business
  10. Coronavirus update
  11. Phone service
  12. Committee reports
    1. Finance & Insurance –
    1. Property & Land Use –American Legion lot
    1. Parks/Events/Sidewalks
    1. Water/Sewer/Streets – Corazalla Dr. sod removal
    1. Ordinances – review/adopt ordinances?
    1. Clerk communications
  13. New Business

A: Next meeting – April 26, 2021

B: committees

C:

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, April 5, 2021

Board minutes 3/22/21

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING MARCH 22, 2021
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, March 22, 2021
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Ed Resch, Tom Gatz & Chris Jensen
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.
Resch/Schmidt m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.
Merry-go-rounds have been installed in the parks. Ground cover still needs to be installed.
Trustee Schmidt is still checking on fish costs for Birchwood. He will also contact Cason in regard to non-contract
renewal.
Resch/Behm m/s/c to adopt ordinance #21-03-22 Curfew-Truancy-Loitering as written. Roll call vote – all yes.
Schmidt/Dombrowski m/s/c to renew membership with Wisconsin Towns Association. Roll call vote – all yes.
Schmidt/Klumpyan m/s/c to hire Green Bay Pipe & Tving for approximately $4,450.00. Roll call vote – all yes.
Roll call vote – all yes.
Time for the dumpster for yard waste.
Discussion was held in regard to turn around area in the Corazalla sub-division.
Next meeting April 12.
Schmidt/Dombrowski m/s/c to adjourn at 8:05 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer