Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees, Monday, May 8, 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 Harper, Murphy, Rasmussen and Parks.  Trustee Briquelet was excused.  Others present; clerk Johnson, Attorney Meagher, Mary Timdal, Glenn Tetzlaff, Officer Zierler, Lyle Mork and Ben Rogers.  President Edler led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of April 10 and the organizational meeting of April 10 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 Pamela Parks, for the Board to grant applications for combination class A liquor license renewal for period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 from Douglas Kulinski President, Iola Sentry Foods and Erik P. Hanson President, Depot Street Station, and applications for combination class B liquor license renewals for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 from Steve Steeber – Thirsty Perch, Steve Ciselewisz – Whitetail Lounge DBA The Iron Grille, Diane Ayres – Too-Dars Diner, Jeffrey Domask - JD’s Corner Bar and Mary Sisk – Northern Lights Bar and Grill and application for a class B fermented malt beverage and class C wine license renewal for period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 from Tom Fucik, The Millstone and Judith Bolier – Crystal Café of Iola LLC,  pending police check, motion carried.

      Moved by Terry Murphy, seconded by David Harper, for the Board to grant application for operators license for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 from Carla Melum, Eric Rustad,  Mary Oligney, Brenda Ivey, Amanda Aanstad, Betty Aanstad, Jenna Hale and Katie O’Connell (JD’s Corner Bar), Brian Amundson, Dennis Amundson, Stephanie Haroldson, Melissa Johnson, Andrea Garbe, Kimberly Eligott, (Northern Lights Bar & Grill), Karen Thulien, Jennifer Wandtke, April Neimi (American Shevland-Taylor Post 14 of Iola),  Nadine Dauke, Penny Kriesrl, Angela Halverson, Nathan Kulinski, Sandra Steenbach, Kimberly Hartmenn, Bethany Kulinski, Angela Clark, Melissa Demitriou, Marilyn Hebert, Cloria Searvogel, Linda Hudson, Teri Zinda, Drew Shanklin, Kristen Hebert, (Iola Sentry Foods), Jaqueline Barrett, Diane Ayers, Kim Sikorski, Kyla Holland (Too-Dars Diner), Steve Steeber, Sherri Miller, Laura Nelson, Mary Miller, Dwayne Long, Brian Ebert, Tim Goli, (Thirsty Perch), Adam Mott, James R. Irish III, Josh Vannes, Elizabeth Heger, Donna Anacker, Shawn Peschl, (Depot Street Station),  Judith Bolier, Jennifer Shustek, (Crystal Café of Iola, LLC),  Katie Hauke, Katelyn Hoffman (The Millstone), Kelly Loken, Nicholas Cotrill, Doreen Kruzicki (The Iron Grille), motion carried pending police check.

      Moved by Terry Murphy, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, for the board to grant application for a six month class B beer license to sell at Olson Memorial Park (Taylor Field) at the concession stand and beer stand from the date of June 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017 by The American Legion Shevland-Taylor Post 14 of Iola, Gene Wasrud Commander, motion carried.

      Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, for the board to grant application by the Iola Old Car Show, Inc., Gregory Loeser, President, for a Temporary Class B Retailer’s License to sell beer from the date, July 5, 2017 through July 9, 2017 on the Old Car Show grounds, motion carried.

     Moved by Terry Murphy, seconded by David Harper, for the board to approve applications for temporary operators license to sell from July 5, 2017 through July 9, 2017 at the Iola Old Car Show Inc. by Amanda Aanstad, Betty Aanstad, Donna Ambacher, Tracey Ambacher, Thomas A. Anderson, Earl Baeten, Barry Bartz, Erin Bergen, Dale Bestul, Wendy Bonikowske, Ralph Bostwick, Marsha Carlson, Dawn Davis, Lisa Dennis, Dennis Dorshorst, Jason Dorshorst, Dan Dowell, Deb Dowell, Maynard Engen, Jon Ernst, Larry Fechter, Lilly Gagnow, David Garber, James Gies, Yvonne Gies, Ron Gonzales, Bob Granum, Rachel Gillixon, Jeff Heschke, Sarah Heschke, Lynn Heuer, Fred Hoffman, Sarah Holder, Bob Hollar, Carola Jobst, Richard Jobst, Ronda Karvonen, Ron Klein, Vicki Koss, Brian Kozlowski,  Sandra Krause, Dave Kruzicki, Richard Lashua, Sherri Lashua, Otto Laven, Sandra Lee, Ron Ligman, Rose Ligman, Jim McCarville, Bill Mesar, Robert Miller, Linda Newton, Robert Newton, Joe Opperman, Avis Pings, Mandy Podrez, Noah Pockat,  Kerry Reese, Bill Rogacheski, Deb Schuelke, Don Schuelke, John Schwartz, Mary Schwartz, Joan Schultz, Julie Seering,  Mark Sether, Kori Skowen, Danielle Swirtz,  Kitty Tetzlaff, Steve Tetzlaff, Del Tysdal, Cassie Wachtl, Peirce Wanner, Paul Webie, Chris Wennesberg, Jessica Wennesberg, Stacey Wester, Jim Wolff, Mary Wolfgram, Norbert Wozniak, Donna Zabrowski, Dale Zaug, Erv Zieske, motion carried pending police check.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, for the board to adopt resolution #17-03 DNR Compliance Maintenance Annual Report for 2016 for the Iola Sewer Utility, motion carried.

     Moved by Pamela Parks, seconded by David Harper, for the board to adopt resolution #17-04 restricting campaign donations for all candidates running for a position on the Board of Trustees which was approved by the Village of Iola voters by a count of 130 to 33 on the April 4, 2017 election, motion carried.

     Lyle Mork gave a presentation to the Board regarding a project for the American Legion Park. The plan is to construct a new concrete pad 39 feet by 17 feet in size. It will be surrounded by four new light fixtures. Within the pad will be two new monuments. The first will be called the Walk of Honor and will honor area military personnel who received either the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross or were prisoners of war. The second monument will be to pay tribute to those servicemen in the area who received either a bronze star or the Purple Heart. The monuments will be gray and black in color and contain black and white photographs on plaques that have a 5 inch by 7 inch size.

     The total project cost is $110,000.00.  Mr. Mork is looking for a donation of $5,000.00 or more. 

     Since there are no funds in the current budget to provide for such a donation, the matter was referred to the Finance Committee to make a recommendation to the full Board at its next meeting in June. 

     Within the next month, the DNR is going to be publishing a notice of the renewal of the discharge permits for the sewer and water facility. Following publication of the notice, there will be a 30 day period for comments and then the permit will be renewed. Glenn does not anticipate there will be any problems. In that regard, Glenn has been able to get the testing reduced from 3 times per week to 2 times per week for regular sampling. In addition, he has been able to obtain an exemption so that there will not be any testing of the sludge in years when it does not spread. Our sludge is spread every other year and it will save approximately $1,000.00 for inspection.

     The 128,000 gallon elevated water tower needs painting. A proposal has been obtained from the Lane Tank Company to do the interior work for $59,850.00 and put an exterior overcoat for an additional $8,000.00.  Glenn obtained another estimate which was significantly higher. It was moved by Dave Harper and seconded by Jim Rasmussen to approve the Lane proposal. Ideally, the price can be locked in now and the work can be postponed until 2018. If necessary there are sufficient funds in the sewer and water account to pay for the work this year. 

     Significant progress has been made with regard to the parks. More than 10 trees have been removed, the stumps have been ground out and the surface has been restored.  The Lions Club is making a donation of a path to provide access from the parking lot and shelter to the remodeled bathrooms. A portion of the path will have steps with direct access. The other portion will include a more gradual slope to accommodate handicapped people. Wheelchairs will be able to be temporarily parked at two locations up the grade. 

     It is anticipated that the bathrooms will be fully operational by the end of next week.  The anticipated expenses appear to be in line with the amount that was set forth in the budget.  The logs were sold for approximately $2,000.00 and funds from that sale can be used to purchase grass seed and fill to restore the surface that was disturbed when the trees were cut and the stumps removed.

      Pamela Parks reported that the community garden is having a painting and staining party on May 17th starting at 10:00 a.m.  In addition, she is looking for some chip bark to be hauled in for the walkways. One plot is being set aside for the food pantry in order to support their efforts.

     Jim Rasmussen provided a copy of preliminary plans for the library expansion.  The square footage has increased from 2,400 square feet to 2,900 square feet. The addition will be located to the South and West of the existing facility and tied into the current library structure. The entrance will remain the same but two new emergency exits will have to be added. The next meeting of the Library Board is set for Thursday, May 25th at 4:30 p.m.

     All of the costs of this addition are being paid for through donations and taxpayer money will not be involved in payment for the addition nor for its new furnishings.

     If the project proceeds as planned, the addition will be enclosed by November of 2017.

     As part of this project, consideration will be given to consolidating the furnace and air conditioning unit for the entire building. The furnace is 27 years old and it is possible that a much more efficient unit could be installed for the entire building in connection with the addition. No decision needs to be made at the present time.

     The board discussed the vacant Trustee position.  Mary Timdal was present and stated she was not interested in the position.  President Edler learned that Missy Fenn may be interested and that he would contact her regarding said position.

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

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