Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees, Monday, October 10, 2016, 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 Anderson, Harper, Murphy and Briquelet. Trustees Rasmussen and Parks were excused.  Others present; clerk Johnson, attorney Meagher, Dimitri Martin, Lyle Mork, Kristen Hoyord, David Dyb, Tammie Jo Berg, Officer Field and Jane Myhra.  President Edler led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Richard Anderson, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of September 12 and the finance/personnel committee meeting of September 28 and the finance committee meeting of October 5 as written and amended, motion carried.

     Moved by Terry Murphy, seconded by Richard Anderson, for the board to accept the police monthly statistical report as prepared by Chief Prahl, motion carried.

     Moved by Kathy Briquelet, seconded by David Harper, for the board to approve the job description update as recommended by the personnel committee (copy attached), motion carried.

     At 6:15 p.m. moved by Kathy Briquelet, seconded by David Harper, for the Board to temporarily adjourn into a public hearing to consider the proposed 2017 Village of Iola budget, motion carried.  No members of the general public were present for the hearing.  Following completion of the public hearing moved by David Harper, seconded by Richard Anderson, to adjourn the public hearing and resume the regular meeting, motion carried.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Kathy Briquelet, for the board to adopt the 2017 Village of Iola proposed budget as presented (copy attached) of $1,141,628.00, with a tax levy of $676,142.00 and a mill rate of $10.7936, 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 Kathy Briquelet, that the recommendation of the finance committee be adopted and an order drawn on the treasury for the various amounts, motion carried.

     Dmitri Martin gave a presentation to the Board regarding his credentials as a candidate for the State Assembly. Mr. Martin distributed a press released generated by his campaign and his business card. Copies are attached to the minutes of this meeting.

     Iola-Scandinavia District Administrator, David Dyb and Board President, Kristen Hoyord gave a presentation in support of the referendum vote scheduled to be held on November 8th. There are two questions on the referendum. The first seeks authorization to spend approximately $2,000,000.00 for capital projects. The second question seeks a five (5) year non-recurring referendum to exceed revenue limits to maintain current levels of funding for educational opportunities. If both questions are approved, the mill rate for a $100,000.00 home will increase by the sum of $7.30 per month.

     Lyle Mork gave a presentation to the Board seeking a donation of $600.00 in order to obtain a permit from the Department of Natural Resources to dredge the stream located below the dam. Attorney Meagher suggested that perhaps a donation can be obtained from the private source so the Village will not have to consider the request.

      Tammie Jo Berg gave the Chamber / Hometown Liaison Report.  Copies of said report were distributed to the board.

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