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VILLAGE OF LIVINGSTON
REGULAR BOARD MEETING MINUTES
May 14, 2019
HELD AT VILLAGE HALL-220 W. BARBER AVE, LIVINGSTON, WI 53554
Meeting called to order at 6:50 pm by Village president, Tom Brown.
Roll call taken; Tom Brown-present, Tim Loeffelholz-present, Chris Roth-present, John Jelle-present, Deb France-present & Jason Potter- present. Linda Friesen arrived at 6:55pm. Also in attendance were Kim Loeffelholz, Bart Nies, Gary Stuckey and Clerk Christianson.
Motion by Brown to approve agenda. Roth seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Clerk Christianson verified posting of agenda at Livingston post office, Village message board and Village office on 5/9/19.
Motion by Roth to approve April minutes. Jelle seconded. All in favor. Motion passed..
Engineering Report- Bart Nies
Bart discussed the Public Hearing which there was no public input.
Motion by Brown to approve resolution adopting a Citizen Participation Plan --Resolution #51419-4. Loeffelholz seconded . All in favor. Motion passed
Motion by Jelle to approve Capital Improvements Plan, noting that the Village is following through with our plan and can edit and revisit as needed. Brown seconded. All in favor. Motion passed
Motion by Loeffelholz to approve Submittal of Community Development Block Grant Application for Public Facilities – Proposed 2020 Infrastructure Improvements. France seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by Roth to approve Authorizing Resolution - CDBG-PF Application --Resolution #51419-5. Friesen seconded .all in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by France to approve the Statement of Assurances. Potter seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by Friesen to approve the Lobbying Certification. France seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by Brown to approve the Fair Housing Actions 1, 5 & 7. France seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by Roth to approve the Fair Housing Ordinance Resolution --Resolution #51419-6. Adding we will update our ordinance 15-1-1. Jelle seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by Potter to pass the Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan
Jelle seconded. All in favor motion passed.
Motion by Potter to approve Acquisition/Relocation /Demonstration policy. Non-Violent Demonstration Policy. Friesen seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by Roth to approve resolution Adopting Excessive Use of Force Policy-- Resolution #51419-7 Jelle seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Discussed the matching Funds Commitment Letter from Community First bank.
Motion by Friesen to accept the matching Funds Resolution-- Resolution #51419-8. Loeffelholz seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Deputy Jardeau discussed letters that have been sent out and follow up on what he has been doing with ordinance violations. He did state that a letter was sent to home owner for 620 Florence Street to clean up junk/ yard waste after talking with him and nothing had been done by time frame given. Friesen asked if he could sit by Grove, Florence and Jackson streets after school time as there are a lot of people not stopping at stop sign and speeding as well. Its concerning as Bell Park is right there and a lot of children are out and about now with the warmer weather.
Loeffelholz gave the board some updated information regarding the festival. Clerk will get her the operator’s license list for Village (which don’t expire until June 30, 2019) so they can have any temporary licenses issued if needed by festival time. It was asked if the lots for Eastman-Cartwright have been gifted (transferred) to the Village so the area could be used for festival doings, however it has not been finalized so the Village doesn’t officially own them. Brown did state if it is used, it should only be used if the weather conditions are good. Loeffelholz stated that signs (in-out) have been purchased for Tama Street regarding the tractor pull.
Motion by Brown to approve resolution #51419-3 for the Compliance Assurance Plan for recycling. Roth seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Treasurers Report-Christina Christianson
Motion by Loeffelholz to approve April Treasurer’s report. Friesen seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by Brown to approve bill from Utility Services Inc in the amount of $4057.63 to be paid out of the water fund and Kruser Septic Service Inc. in the amount of $2504.00 to be paid out of the sewer fund. Jelle seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Motion by Friesen to approve Clerk to transfer of funds within the Village accounts through the LGIP and Community First Bank. Loeffelholz seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Christina informed the board that the water rate increase will be taking place on June 4, 2019 after the Junee billing is complete. It will be a 3% increase. Plans for next year are to do a full rate case study. Christina and Gary discussed with the board the changes that have been made and the training they did with the Badger Meter people regarding our database collection system. It has all been upgraded and is a cloud based system. There were a few bugs but all is working now with the utility billing program. Gary did state that we will need to budget for a new antenna on the water tower as we are over 10 years old with ours and they normally last 5 years. Cost of the antenna is approximately $6000.00 installed.
Brown updated new village trustees on the Eastman Cartwright land donation. Brown also updated everyone on the ball park area at the old school, stating that we are waiting for the land to dry out so they can start moving dirt.
Maintenance Report- Gary Stuckey
Gary gave the board updates on the sewer generator delivery date and installs. Crack filling will not be done this year as they have asked if we could be skipped. Stumps have been ground out and cleaned up at Memorial Park and will be filled and seeded. There have been 4 new trees purchased and planted in Memorial Park by the Tree Committee. Gary will be attending a SWWO meeting in Lancaster on May 27th and will be gone on Vacation from the 8th of June to the 17th. He will be returning on June 18, 2019. Softball and baseball schedules have been received and approximately 30 games are schedule for Livingston this summer. All park bathrooms are open.
Motion to Adjourn
Motion by Potter to adjourn at 7:45 pm. Friesen seconded. All in favor. Motion passed.
Next regular Village Board meeting will be on:
Tuesday June 11, 2019 AT 7:00pm
Christina L. Christianson--Village of Livingston, Clerk/Treasurer