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Oct 11, 2017

Minutes of the Village of Potter Board Meeting

October 11, 2017

The Village of Potter monthly board meeting was called to order by President Gary Lemke at 7:00 p.m.  Others in attendance were:   Rob Schoen, Kristen Polifka, Dennis Gruett.

 

Notation was made that proper posting had been carried out at the Potter Post Office, Potter Village Hall, and Gruett’s.

 

Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved by Rob Schoen, seconded Kristen Polifka. Motion carried.

 

Treasurer’s report was given by Dennis Gruett as follows:

September expense: $8,715.32

September income:  $42.34

Balance as of 10/01/17:  $72,467.98 checking

                    

The Potter Utility report was given by Dennis Gruett as follows:

September expense:  $2,295.95

September income:   $5,824.65

Balance as of 10/01/17:  $32,671.27 checking*

*$1,500 is for equipment replacement fund

 

Sanitary District report:

Dennis Gruett reported that latching relays were needed for the alarms at the sewage plant at a cost of approximately $650. A motion was made by Rob Schoen, seconded by Kristen Polifka to have the relays installed. Motion carried.

 

Discussion was held and a motion was made by Gary Lemke, seconded by Rob Schoen, to raise the sewage fees $10.00 per quarter beginning January 1, 2018. Motion carried.

 

New business:

No building permits were issued for the month.

 

Discussion was held on the current ATV ordinance. A motion was made by Gary Lemke, seconded by Kristen Polifka, to amend Ordinance 2016-1, which will no longer allow anyone to use ATV’s and UTV’s on county roads and or county shoulders within the village limits with the exception of spraying mosquitoes. Motion carried.

 

Discussion was held and a Motion was made by Gary Lemke, seconded by Rob Schoen to approve the 2018 Hilbert/Potter first responder contract at a cost of $880.  Motion carried.

 

Discussion was held and a motion was made by Rob Schoen, seconded by Kristen Polifka, to approve the 2018 contract from Tennessen Appraisal at a cost of $5,580 which includes revaluation and maintenance for the year. Motion carried.

 

Discussion was held on having Paul Birschbach continue as village assessor. No formal action was taken.

 

Discussion was held, and a motion was made by Gary Lemke, seconded by Kristen Polifka, to approve the proposed 3 year contract with the Potter Fire Department which will contain a 1% cost increase per year. Motion carried with Rob Schoen abstaining.

 

Discussion was held and a motion was made by Gary Lemke, seconded by Kristen Polifka, to have the county do repairs on a drainage ditch between the Spetts and Zipperer residences at a cost not to exceed $2000. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Rob Schoen, seconded by Kristen Polifka to have the salaries of all elected officials remain unchanged. Motion carried.

 

The annual Village of Potter budget meeting will take place on November 8, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

 

Trick or treating will take place in the village on October 29, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.

 

Discussion was held and a motion was made by Gary Lemke, seconded by Kristen Polifka to raise garbage cans fees $10.00 per container and charge 20.00 for recycling cans. Motion carried.

 

Rob Schoen stated that flags and Christmas decorations can be stored in the village hall and behind the bathroom at the park.

 

Discussion was held on the .5% county tax increase, no formal action was taken.

Discussion was held and a motion was made by Rob Schoen, seconded by Kristen Polifka, to appoint Heather Gibler as the new village clerk beginning December 1, 2017. Motion carried.

 

Vouchers were presented.  A motion was made by Gary Lemke, seconded by Rob Schoen, to pay all vouchers. Motion carried.

 

A motion was made by Rob Schoen, seconded by Kristen Polifka, to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.

Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

 

Dennis Gruett,

Clerk Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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