Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees, Monday, June 12, 2017, 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 Briquelet, Fenn, Harper, Parks, Rasmussen and Murphy.  Others present; clerk Johnson, attorney Meagher, Brian Korb, Mark Sether, Glenn Tetzlaff, Lyle Mork and Ben Rogers.  President Edler led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

     President Edler appointed Missy Fenn to the office of Trustee to fill the unexpired term of Richard Anderson who previously resigned.  Clerk Johnson then administered the oath of office to newly appointed Trustee Missy Fenn.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of May 8 as written, motion carried.

     Moved by Terry Murphy seconded by Pamela Parks, for the Board to accept the monthly police statistical report as prepared by Chief Prahl, 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 Terry Murphy, for the board to grant application for operators license (July1, 2017 to June 30, 2018) by Brooke Gray (Depot Street Station), Connie Trinkner and Linda Windsor (Northern Lights Bar & Grill), pending police check, motion carried.

     Kathy Briquelet reported that the work at Ingval Olson Memorial Park is almost completed.  Attached to these minutes is a copy of a sheet that was distributed describing the costs of the bathroom remodeling. The actual costs exceeded the estimate by approximately $3,000.00.

     Mark Sether, a member of the Lions Club, presented a check in the amount of $6,385.69 to offset the expenses.  This is the 100th year of Lions Clubs and this was the project the local club selected to support. 

     Another member of the Lions Club, Charlie Wasrud, was the person who led the project.  There were approximately five (5) work nights to do the work of installing the new pathways, etc.  Village employees, Glenn Tetzlaff and Herb Trinrud also made significant contributions.

     Lion Sether reported that the Club has approved a total of $8,000.00 for this project so another donation will be made in the future. 

     Following the presentation, it was moved by Dave Harper and seconded by Kathy Briquelet that the Village give a specific thank you to the Iola Lions Club, Charlie Wasrud, Glenn Tetzlaff and Herb Trinrud for all of their extra efforts to complete this project. That motion was unanimously approved.

     Brian Korb gave a public presentation to the Board. He reported that the fence around the ballpark has been fixed and that he has obtained all that is necessary to install a net so that people can park on the first base side of the diamond and avoid having their vehicles hit by foul balls.

     Unfortunately, there are now seven (7) malfunctioning bulbs on the field. Four (4) of them are on the first base side and directed to the infield so it will be important to try and get them replaced.

     Herb is going to check with Ferg’s in Manawa who might have some replacement bulbs. Glenn reported there also might be replacement bulbs at the old shop. An effort will be made to get these installed as soon as possible inasmuch as the Legion begins playing games there next week.  Board also discussed the need for a new Taylor Field sign.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, for the board to schedule a public hearing at 6:15 p.m. during the next regular meeting to consider adding Section 186.14 to the Code of Ordinances for the Village of Iola, motion carried.  That Section entitled Chronic Nuisance Premises shall authorize the Chief of Police to develop an abatement plan to end the nuisance activity.  Notice of this is to be published in the official newspaper.

     Moved by Kathy Briquelet, seconded by David Harper, for the board to adopt resolution #17-05 reallocating the 2016 contingency fund as follows:  $16,130.00 as a contribution to the purchase of a new ambulance and $2,500.00 as a donation to improvements at the American Legion Park, motion carried.

    The chamber/liaison report as prepared by Tammie Jo Berg was distributed.

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

Dan Johnson

Village Clerk