VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 3/3/09 REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
Regular Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 @ 7:00 P.M.
Village Hall, 400 7th Street, North Hudson, WI 54016
Call to order: roll call
President Larry Larsen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Answering the call were Trustees Klein, Thomas, Whalen and Zappa. It was noted that Trustees Cothern and O’Brien-Berglund were not in attendance. A quorum was present and the meeting had been duly noted. Also in attendance were the Village Attorney, Bill Nickolai, Village Administrator, Gloria Troester, Chief of Police, Mark Richert, Village Engineer, Kevin Oium, Public Works Supervisor, Mark Ekblad, and the Recording Secretary, Kathy Anderson.
Approval of the minutes: Regular Board meeting of February 3, 2009
Thomas moved to approve the February 3, 2009 meeting minutes as written; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously.
Comments from the floor
Jim Bechel, 404 6th Street N., asked the Board for an update on the water runoff issue. He said there has been water running down his driveway and across the yard. He has had to channel it towards St. Croix Street. Ekblad said that the runoff issue is on the next Public Works agenda.
Public Hearing – Amend Municipal Code Chapter 42 Floodplain Zoning
Open Public Hearing
Larsen moved to open the public hearing; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously.
Larsen stated the floodplain zoning amendments are being driven by FEMA. The proposed regulations are intended to protect life, health and property in floodplain areas and govern uses permitted in mapped floodplains. Larsen said that every municipality has to adopt a floodplain ordinance. If a municipality elected not to do it then homeowners would not be able to get flood insurance. Larsen stated there was no significant change in the designated floodplain and area. Oium said that the biggest change is that FEMA has revised new maps for the St. Croix Valley adopting aerial photography as an overlay of boundary. Troester stated that there are now five maps instead of the original one map, and the new map numbers need to be inserted into the code. Activities such as dredging, filling, excavating, and building are still generally allowed, but may be restricted according to which flood zone the property is located in.
There were no comments from the audience.
Close Public Hearing
Thomas moved to close the public hearing; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously.
Adopting of 02-2009 – Amending Chapter 42 Floodplain Zoning
Thomas moved to recommend approval and adoption of Ordinance No. 02-2009, An Ordinance Amending the Municipal Code for the Village of North Hudson, Wisconsin; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote of 5- 0.
Plan Commission Recommendations
Finance Committee recommendations
Claims: review and recommendation: Klein moved to approve the December 2008 non-recurring claims totaling $4,289.42 and the February 2009 non-recurring claims totaling $15,933.56, for a total of non-recurring claims of $20,222.98; seconded by Thomas. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote of 5 to 0.
Solicit Loan for Purchase of Squad Car, Security Windows, Mobile Video System, PD server and Snowplow Repair/Replace-ment: Larsen commented that the Finance Committee is recommending that the Village authorize a loan for $50,000 for five items that will be combined into one loan. He stated the snow plow will cost approximately $3,000 to fix and $4,400 to replace.
Klein moved that the Village Administrator be authorized to immediately solicit bids from local and state lending institutions for a loan to fund the Village Hall service window project, Police Department new squad car, Mobile Video System Police Department server purchases, and snowplow replacement in the amount of $50,000 to be repaid in five years. Loan will incorporate provisions for two loan payments per year, with the first payment due in 2010 and no pre-payment penalties; seconded by Thomas. Motion passed unanimously.
2009 Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator Agreement: Larsen stated that the Building Inspector/Zoning Agreement is identical to last years except the fees have been taken out and put into a separate fee schedule. The Board has approved Brian Wert as the Building Inspector. Larsen commented that the Village does not make a profit on the fees – they are a direct pass through to the building inspector/zoning administrator for the services.
Larsen moved to recommend approval for the Independent Contractor Agreement for the Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator with the Village of North Hudson with Brian Wert, for the period of January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009; seconded by Klein. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote of 5 to 0.
Resolution 2009-01 Adopting 2009 Village Fee Schedule: Larsen moved to adopt Resolution 2009-01, Resolution Approving the Fee Schedule for the Village of North Hudson; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote of 5-0.
Public Works Committee recommendations
The Ridges Subdivison-DCCI Reduction in Credit: Whalen stated that DCCI Land Planners has requested that the Village Board consider a reduction in the current letter of credit amount of $673,000. The reduction would be contingent on a payment of $33,500 to the Park Board. Oium stated they are not liable for undeveloped areas and their timeline is now being pushed back for new developments. He will check on the park improvements and sewer line extension to be sure that it is moving forward. Whalen moved to approve the reduction in the current letter of credit amount to Derrick for $240,000 contingent on the $33,508 payment to the Park Board; seconded by Thomas. Motion passed on a roll call vote of 5-0.
Public Safety Committee recommendations
2009 Card Grant Purchase – hand held radar units: Klein moved to approve the purchase of the two (2) Kustom Signals Falcon HR handheld radar units at a cost not to exceed $1,704.00; $1,680.00 to be reimbursed by the 2009 CARD Grant; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed on a roll call vote of 5 to 0.
2009 Card Grant Purchase – Preliminary breath test tubes: Klein moved to approve the purchase of 3,000 PBT tubes at a cost not to exceed $660.00 to be reimbursed by the 2009 CARD Grant; seconded by Thomas. Motion passed on a roll call vote of 5 to 0.
Public Welfare Committee recommendations
Chair Update: Thomas stated that the bulky item drop off is tentatively scheduled for April 25, 2009 from 8:00-12:00 p.m. The spring curbside yard waste pick-up is scheduled for May 4, 2009. He reminded residents that they need to have their spring waste pick-up at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on May 4 although it may be picked up on either May 4, 5 or 6.
Park Board Committee recommendations:
Chair Update: O’Brien-Berglund was not in attendance so there was not a chair update. However, she had requested that the skatepark be put on the agenda for the Public Safety Committee. Richert will attend the next Park Board meeting on Monday to answer any questions from residents.
New Business from the Board or Staff
President’s Comments: President Larsen stated the next Board meeting will be on March 31st instead of the regularly scheduled April meeting.
League of Wisconsin Municipal-ities has provided a DVD relating to insurance. Larsen stated that if Board members and Department Heads review it, the Village could get up to $520 back.
Larsen stated the county is in the process of redistricting processes. Troester commented that the Village and surrounding area will now have only one County Supervisor instead of two. The number of supervisors in the county has decreased from 31 to 19.
President Larsen requested a motion to adjourn the meeting. Zappa moved to adjourn, seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously. Larsen declared the meeting adjourned at 7:47 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by,
Kathy Anderson, Recording Secretary