Regular Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, March 2, 2010 @ 7:00 P.M.
Village Hall, 400 7th Street North, Hudson, WI 54016
Call to order: roll call
President George Klein called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Answering the call were Trustees Cothern, Standafer, Thomas, Whalen, and Zappa. It was noted that Trustee O'Brien-Berglund was absent. A quorum was present and the meeting had been duly noticed. Also in attendance were the Village Attorney, Terry Dunst; Village Administrator, Gloria Troester; Public Works Supervisor, Mark Ekblad; Police Chief, Mark Richert; Village Engineer, Kevin Oium; and Village Clerk, Becky Milbrandt.
Approval of the minutes: Regular Board meeting of February 2, 2010
Thomas moved to approve the February 2, 2010 Regular Board meeting minutes as written; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously.
Comments from the floor
Fred Dietze, Div. 20 Lt. Governor for Kiwanis Int'l, stated that they are looking to start a Kiwanis Club in Hudson. Brochures are also available at Village Hall.
New Business from the Board
President's Remarks: Klein explained the Google "Fiber for Communities" program.
Klein stated that he attended the last Neighborhood Watch meeting. To be added to the contact list for Neighborhood Watch, please contact Becky O'Keefe, Administrative Assistant, for the North Hudson Police Department.
Klein mentioned a 2/18/10 Hudson Star-Observer article about Operation HELP. The information will be added to the Operation HELP binder at the Village Hall.
Teen drinking parties have been occurring in the Village and other communities recently and Klein referred to several newspaper articles about this issue.
Village Administrator's Remarks: Troester stated that the Regular meeting of the Village Board for April will have to be moved due to a conflict with the Spring Election. Cothern moved to move the 4/6/10 Village Board meeting to 3/30/10; seconded by Standafer. Motion passed unanimously.
Village Clerk's remarks: Milbrandt reminded all residents that the 2010 Census forms will be mailed soon. Milbrandt also reminded residents who wish to register to vote or vote by absentee ballot to contact the Village Clerk's office.
Request for extraterritorial CSM and subdivision escrow waiver for NWP Holdings
Zappa moved to reduce the escrow fee requirement for NWP Holdings LLC. for the Whispering Oaks CSM and subdivision to $1500.00 with the understanding that NWP Holdings LLC. would be required to place additional funds in escrow to cover any unanticipated charges related to this subdivision; seconded by Cothern. Standafer moved to amend the motion to strike $1500.00 and insert $3000.00; seconded by Whalen. Motion to amend passed unanimously. The amended motion to reduce the escrow fees to $3000.00 passed unanimously.
No report at this time.
Personnel and Finance Committee recommendations
Claims: review and recommendation: Standafer moved to approve the December 2009 non-recurring claims totaling $437.97; seconded by Cothern. Motion passed on a roll call vote of 6 to 0. Klein-yes, Cothern-yes, Standafer-yes, Thomas -yes, Whalen-yes, and Zappa-yes.
Standafer moved to approve the February 2010 non-recurring claims totaling $44,487.38; seconded by Cothern. Motion passed on a roll call vote of 6 to 0. Klein-yes, Cothern-yes, Standafer-yes, Thomas-yes, Whalen-yes, and Zappa-yes.
Village Hall Service Lift: Cothern moved to refer this issue to the Public Works Committee, seconded by Standafer. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Works Committee
Standafer stated that a draft document has been prepared regarding a St. Croix County Planning grant to study the water quality of Lake Mallalieu. Standafer will request that Kyle from UW-River Falls talk more about this issue at the May Village Board meeting.
Resolution 2010-01 Declaring Intent to Levy Special Assessments for the 10th Street N. project: Standafer moved to approve Resolution 2010-01, a Preliminary Resolution declaring intent to levy special assessments under Police Powers pursuant to Sec. 66.0703, Wis. Stats., for street and storm sewer improvements along the following streets: 10th Street N. beginning at the intersection of Michaelson Street N. then northerly to Sommers Street N. and Sommers Street N. from 10th Street N. extending easterly for approximately 250 feet; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed on a roll call vote of 6 to 0. Klein-yes, Cothern-yes, Standafer-yes, Thomas -yes, Whalen-yes, and Zappa-yes.
Sanitary and Storm Sewer Video Inspection proposal: Standafer moved to approve the proposal from Infratech to complete the televising of six streets for sanitary sewers and one street for storm sewer at a cost not to exceed $8,500; seconded by Cothern. Motion passed on a roll call vote of 6 to 0. Klein-yes, Cothern-yes, Standafer-yes, Thomas-yes, Whalen-yes, and Zappa-yes.
Utility Permit: Standafer commented that the Public Works Committee is looking at establishing a utility permit for use in the Village. This will come back to the Board for final approval after more review by the Public Works Committee.
Storm Sewer Utility Fund: Standafer moved to establish an ERU as 3,500 sq. ft; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously.
Sewer backup claim denial: Standafer moved to deny this claim pursuant to the Wisconsin statute 893.80(1g) because the Village responded reasonably and there is no liability by the Village; seconded by Zappa. Motion passed unanimously.
Public Safety Committee
Richert stated that stories and statements regarding the impact former Police Chief, Rich Jansen, had on the youth of the community are being collected. Residents with stories are asked to contact the North Hudson Police Department or Colleen O'Brien-Berglund by 3/15/10.
No report at this time.
Park Board Committee
Whalen moved to approve the Cub Scout bluebird house project; seconded by Thomas. Motion passed unanimously.
Zappa moved to adjourn; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously. Klein declared the meeting adjourned at 8:58 p.m.