Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees, Monday, February 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.

     President Edler called the regular monthly meeting of the Iola Village Board of Trustees to order at 6:00 p.m. at the community center. President Edler made the open meeting statement that this meeting and all other meetings of this Board are open to the public. Proper notice has been posted and given to the press in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes so the citizenry may be made aware of the time, place and agenda of this meeting. Board members present: President Edler, Trustees Fenn, Harper, Briquelet, Rasmussen, Murphy and Parks. Others present: Clerk Johnson, Holly Nueman, Tammie Jo Berg, Officer Field and Lyle Mork. President Edler led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

     Moved by Terry Murphy, seconded by Pamela Parks, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of January 8, 2018 as written, motion carried.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, to approve minutes of the caucus of January 8, 2018 as written, motion carried.

     Moved by Terry Murphy, seconded by Pamela Parks for the Board to accept the police monthly statistical report as prepared by Chief Prahl, motion carried.

     Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Terry Murphy, to approve application for operators license by Matthew Johnson (Northern Lights Bar & Grill) pending police check, motion carried.

   The monthly bills were presented to the finance committee for approval. The finance committee examined the bills and recommended that they be allowed. Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, that the recommendation of the finance committee be adopted and an order drawn on the treasury for the various amounts, motion carried.

     Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, to raise Ryan Langman’s pay by $1.00 per hour effective February 1, 2018, motion carried. Ryan has successfully completed his certification for “general wastewater” and “activated sludge” with a 50 cent per hour wage increase for each.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, for the board to authorize payment of $31,080.08 for the Village of Iola share of the new ambulance, motion carried. The total cost of the new ambulance is $132,845.00.

     The chamber report (copy attached) as prepared by Tammie Jo Berg was distributed. Proposed sexual harassment policy will be placed on the March meeting agenda for consideration. Library expansion project construction is scheduled to begin in late March. The bid of Ability Builders of Amherst to act as general contractor for the library expansion project has been accepted.

     Motion to adjourn by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, motion carried, meeting adjourned.    

Dan Johnson, Village Clerk

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