Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees, Monday, March 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 Rasmussen, Harper, Briquelet, Parks and Fenn. Trustee Murphy was excused. Others present; clerk Johnson, attorney Meagher and Holly Nueman. President Edler led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of February 12 as written, motion carried.

     Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Missy Fenn, to accept the monthly police statistical report as prepared by chief Prahl, motion carried.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, for the board to set the date for the organizational meeting for Monday, April 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the community center prior to the next regular meeting, motion carried. Notice of this is to be published in the official publication.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, for the board to schedule the 2018 “Open Book” and “Board of Review”, - Open Book Tuesday May 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – Board of Review, Tuesday May 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., motion carried. Notice of this is to be published in the official publication.

     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.

     Bank First submitted a proposal to the Iola Village Library dated February 8, 2018 regarding its commitment for financing the renovations and improvements of the Iola Village Library.  The letter had been circulated to all Board Members.  Following a brief discussion, it was moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, and unanimously approved to accept the terms and conditions as set forth in the letter.  The motion unanimously carried and President Edler signed the acceptance on behalf of the Board at the meeting.

     Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, for the board to adopt the proposed sexual harassment policy (copy attached), motion carried.

     Moved by Pamela Parks, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, for the board to authorize the conversion to LED of village street lights beginning on Main Street, motion carried.

     The Chamber/Hometown Liaison Report (copy attached) as prepared by Tammie Jo Berg was distributed to the board. President Edler read a thank you card from the American Legion Post 14 for the donation of $2,500.00 to the “walk of Honor” project. Park Chair Briquelet reported that a new scoreboard will soon be installed at Taylor Field and that the committee is considering rejuvenating the volleyball courts, but no action has yet been taken regarding this.

     Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Pamela Parks, for the board to temporarily adjourn into closed session under Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(g) conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advise concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved, motion carried. Following completion of the closed session moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, to adjourn the closed session and resume the regular meeting, motion carried.

     Motion to adjourn by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, motion carried, meeting adjourned.        Dan Johnson, Village Clerk

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