VILLAGE OF NORTH HUDSON: 5/5/09 Regular Board of Trustees Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 @ 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, O’Brien-Berglund, Standafer, Thomas, Whalen and Zappa. A quorum was present and the meeting had been duly noted. Also in attendance were the Village Attorney, Terry Dunst, Village Administrator, Gloria Troester, Chief of Police, Mark Richert, Village Engineer, Kevin Oium, Public Works Supervisor, Mark Ekblad, and Recording Secretary, Kathy Anderson.
Approval of the minutes: Regular Board meeting of March 31, 2009 and the Re-organizational Meeting of April 21, 2009
Thomas moved to approve the March 31, 2009 meeting minutes with the following correction on page 3, the first sentence in the last paragraph, the size of the equipment building be changed to 11’x20’; seconded by O’Brien-Berglund. Motion passed unanimously.
Zappa moved to approve the April 21, 2009 meeting minutes with the following correction on Page 1, the last sentence in the last paragraph, to delete the word “have”; seconded by Thomas. Motion passed unanimously.
Recognition of Service
The recognition of service by Larry Larsen will be presented at the June 2009 meeting.
Municipal Clerks Week Proclamation
Klein recognized Village Administrator Gloria Troester during Municipal Clerks Week Proclamation from May 3 through May 9, 2009. He read the proclamation as stated.
Monica Weeks and Les Berg discussed Operation Help, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help all people in need in St. Croix County and River Falls with rent, utilities, and special needs assistance. Les Berg said that Operation Help has compiled a resource manual for use by volunteers and 60-80 area groups. Klein said they will put the resource manual on the shelf in the smaller conference room, off the Village Hall. Anyone is free to utilize the manual and obtain phone numbers for any service needed. Volunteers are available to answer the phone from 10a.m.-12 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. on Thursday.
Amended Class B Liquor License for extended premises; Kozy Korner – 1st annual Bean Bag Tournament
Cothern moved that the Class “B”/”Class B” Retail License for the sale of Fermented Malt Beverages and intoxicating Liquors for Kozy Korner be amended for an event taking place June 13-14, 2009 with the following conditions:
1) Area outside of building to be completely enclosed with secure (not vinyl) fence accessed only from within the building. Use of alcohol shall remain within building or fenced-in area.
2) Use of outside area only with specific permission of Village Board for each particular date and event. (June 13, 2009 through June 14, 2009)
3) Owner to provide equal amount of adjacent substitute off-street parking while parking lot area is fenced during time of event.
4) Owner to provide adequate, satellite restroom facilities
5) Owner to be responsible for band/music volume and outside music to end no later than 10:00 p.m. on June 13, 2009.
6) The outside area will be utilized on Saturday, June 13 from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 a.m. and Sunday, June 14 from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; Seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously.
Amended Class B Liquor License; Mudd’s and Sudd’s to include walking path and volleyball court areas
Cothern moved that the Class “B”/”Class B” Retail License for the sale of Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquors be amended to include the volleyball court and walking path with the following conditions:
1) Hours of operation for the volleyball courts and walkway shall extend no later than 9:00 p.m. (Cothern amended the motion to be 9:00 p.m. instead of sunset).
2) All operations shall comply with federal and state regulations and local ordinances with specific attention to the noise levels associated with the activities of a volleyball court.
3) Fencing shall be installed around the perimeter of the volleyball courts with the fencing not to be less than 5.5 feet in height and not to be in conflict with the existing Village of North Hudson fence ordinances. The entrance(s) to the volleyball courts should be gated in a manner with posted signs to restrict access to persons under the legal drinking age (21 years old) when alcoholic beverages are present.
4) The walkway from the east door of the building to the volleyball court must consist of painted lines, which designates the area where open containers of alcoholic beverages may be present while moving from the building to the volleyball courts and back again;
Seconded by Standafer. Zappa recused himself from the discussion.
Motion passed unanimously. It was noted that Zappa abstained from the vote.
Public Hearing – Ordinance 06-2009 amending Chapter 98 Zoning Section 98-33, 98-34, 98-56, and 98-57 of the Village Code Open Public Hearing
President Klein requested a motion to open the public hearing on amending the Municipal Code Chapter 98 Zoning Section 98-33, 98-34, 98-56, and 98-57. Thomas moved to open the public hearing; seconded by O’Brien-Berglund. Motion passed unanimously.
There were no comments from the audience.
Close Public Hearing
President Klein requested a motion to close the public hearing on amending the Municipal Code Chapter 98 Zoning Section 98-33, 98-34, 98-56, and 98-57. Thomas moved to close the public hearing; seconded by O’Brien-Berglund. Motion passed unanimously.
Adoption of 06-2009 Ordinance amending Chapter 98 Zoning Section 98-33, 98-34, 98-56, and 98-57
Thomas moved to table this item; seconded by O’Brien-Berglund. Motion passed unanimously.
Fireworks Permit Application of M. Zappa of Village Fireworks
Cothern moved to approve the application for the Fireworks Paraphernalia Sale Permit for Marc Zappa, subject to approval from the appropriate Hudson Fire Department representatives and with the following inclusions: “No Smoking” signs must be displayed, fire extinguishers available, no fireworks sold to person(s) under 18 years of age, permit length to be May 7, 2009 to June 30, 2010; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously. Zappa abstained from the vote.
Fireworks Permit Application of Freedom Valu Center
Cothern moved to approve the applications for “Class C” Fireworks Paraphernalia Sale Permits for Freedom Valu Center as submitted, subject to approval from the appropriate Hudson Fire Department representatives and with the following inclusions: “No smoking” signs must be displayed, fire extinguishers available, no fireworks sold to person(s) under 18 years of age, no back room storage, with times of operation as stated above and permit length to be June 1, 2009 to June 20, 2010; seconded by Whalen. Motion passed unanimously.
Plan Commission Recommend-ations
Miser commented that the Plan Commission had discussed Ordinance 06-2009, Amending Chapter 98 Zoning and decided to table the item until next month.
Miser stated the Plan Commission approved the Conditional Use permit for Ricky Beach d/b/a Beach Upholstery at 303 5th Street N.
Klein moved to approve the Conditional Use permit for applicant Ricky Beach d/b/a Beach Upholstery at 303 5th Street N., with the conditions that 1) the building inspector checks the building to see that it meets all of the codes for this type of use, and 2) all federal, state and local requirements are met; seconded by Cothern. Motion passed unanimously.
Miser stated that Bill Gilbert, 927 Krattley Lane N., had attended the last Plan Commission meeting to continue discussions about his proposed plan to change the lot boundaries for lot #77, lot #78, and lot #79 on Krattley Lane N. There could not be a discussion as the item was not on the agenda. Nickolai stated at the meeting that the building inspector has expressed concern and conditions around the new lots being created. He said that Gilbert would be receiving a letter from him.
Finance Committee recommendations
Claims: review and recommendation: Whalen moved to approve the April 2009 non-recurring claims totaling $27,636.56; seconded by Standafer. Motion passed unanimously on a roll call vote of 7 to 0.
Public Works Committee recommendations
Public Safety Committee recommendations
Klein asked the Board to review the Chief’s report of April 2009. Richert stated that the Neighborhood Watch Group has been revitalized in North Hudson. Adam Sack, Foxtree Lane N., agreed to organize the effort. The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall large conference room.
Public Welfare Committee recommendations
Park Board Committee recommendations:
Chair Update: O’Brien-Berglund stated they voted on the skatepark at Sommers Landing Park and it did not pass due to concerns of the citizens. She said the Park Board tried to address and alleviate those concerns without success. Therefore, they will be reviewing the plan and looking for other potential locations. The Park Board is also working on playground equipment for the Derrick park, reviewing and developing action items from the five year plan, and erecting a new park sign at Eagle Woods Park.
New Business from the Board or Staff
President’s Comments: President Klein said that he has had a very productive week attending many new committee meetings and seminars for the Village
Administrator’s Comments: Troester commented there is a new elected and appointed officials directory for the Village. The Village received $100 from the State Election board for a report Troester submitted. Jim O’Connor dropped off the Hudson Area Joint Library Use Survey for review by anyone interested. Klein stated he is asking O’Connor to give a presentation at a future Board meeting.
President’s Comments: Klein distributed a document on goals, objectives, and tasks with information on the 10 steps to setting and achieving goals. He stated the members should discuss the document in their committees.
President Klein requested a motion to adjourn the meeting. Zappa moved to adjourn, seconded by Cothern. Motion passed unanimously. Larsen declared the meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by,
(Pub. Aug. 27)