Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees, Monday, April 9, 2018, 6:10 p.m.

     President Edler called the regular monthly meeting of the Iola Village Board of Trustees to order at 6:10 p.m. following completion of the organizational meeting 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, Briquelet, Fenn, Rasmussen, Parks and Murphy. Others present; clerk Johnson, attorney Meagher, Lyle Mork, Holly Nueman, Greg Loeser, Jim Lundberg and Officer Zierler. President Edler led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

     Moved by David Harper, seconded by Terry Murphy, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of March 12 as written, motion carried.

     Moved by Terry Murphy, seconded by Missy Fenn, to accept the monthly police statistical report as prepared by Chief Prahl, motion carried.

     Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, for the board to approve application for operators license by Laurie J. Sylvia (JD’s Corner Bar), 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.

     Greg Loeser gave a presentation regarding an expansion plan proposed by Iola Living Assistance, Inc. The expansion includes a 24-bed Community Based Residential Facility with an 8-bed secured Memory Care unit. The new facility will create over $400,000.00 in wages and 20 to 25 new jobs.

     Consolidated Construction is the builder and several financing alternatives are available.

     Copies of financial statements for December 31, 2017 through February 28, 2018 are attached.

     When the project proceeds, the Village will be asked to apply for a grant to pay for the cost of improvements for the street and utilities as it did when Living Oaks was built. The Village will be asked to provide an exception to the 500 foot building restriction which resulted from construction of the wastewater treatment facility.

     No action was required to be taken at the meeting. The presentation was merely for the information of the Board.

     Moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, for the board to adopt a resolution (copy attached) authorizing the borrowing of up to $400,000.00 from Bank First National to renovate and expand the Iola Village Library, motion carried.

     Trustee Briquelet reported that sand for the park volleyball court is estimated to cost $1,000.00. High school students will work at the park on “community service day”. Trustee Parks updated the board on downtown street light conversion to LED and the replacement of two wood poles with metal poles. Glenn is looking into purchasing a used snow blower at an estimated cost of $16,000.00 to $22,000.00. This purchase would only be made if Glenn can incorporate this amount into the current 2018 budget.

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

Dan Johnson Village Clerk

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