Proceedings of the Iola Village Board of Trustees,

Monday, June 11, 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 Harper, Rasmussen, Fenn and Briquelet. Others present: Attorney Bruce J. Meagher, Officer Zierler and Holly Neumann. President Edler led the Board in the pledge of allegiance.

                Motion by David Harper, seconded by Jim Rasmussen, to approve minutes of the last regular meeting of May 14, motion carried.

                Moved by David Harper seconded by Kathy Briquelet for the Board to accept the monthly police statistical report as prepared by Chief Prahl, motion carried.

                Attorney Meagher described the Vacant Land Offer to Purchase submitted by Bank First National to acquire the property commonly known as 295 East State Street. A copy of the Offer is attached. The purchase price proposed is $40,000.00 and a $5,000.00 earnest money payment will be made to the Village within 5 business days of acceptance. The Offer does include some contingencies which the Bank will obtain and pay the related costs. Attorney Meagher pointed out that the biggest contingency is the one requiring a Phase One Environmental Assessment. Closing will be completed 15 days after Buyer waives the contingencies. Following a brief discussion, it was moved by Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper to accept the Offer to Purchase as presented and that motion was unanimously carried.

                Since Dan Johnson was unable to attend the meeting, Attorney Meagher gave a brief presentation regarding the need to obtain a $100,000.00 line of credit loan to pay bills in the event that the property tax payment from the County is not made in a timely fashion. The line of credit will be used only if necessary and only for the amount necessary to pay bills. It is not anticipated that the entire $100,000.00 will be needed. Following the presentation, it was moved, seconded and unanimously approved to sign the proposed Resolution authorizing the borrowing. A copy of the Resolution is attached to the minutes.

                There were two items for consideration under old business. First, it was moved, seconded and unanimously approved to waive the 500 foot setback from the Wastewater Treatment Plant requirement for the proposed addition to the Living Oaks facility which will be known as The Willows. It is possible the facility will not be constructed within the 500 foot radius. The motion was unanimously approved.

                Secondly, it was moved, seconded and unanimously approved that Attorney Meagher notify Iola Living Assistance that the Village will not be able to forgive the $55,000.00 debt for the past due sewer and water bill. The Village auditor was contacted after receiving the request in May and strongly urged the Village not to forgive the indebtedness.

                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 Jim Rasmussen, seconded by David Harper, that the recommendation of the finance committee be adopted and an order drawn on the treasury for the various amounts, motion carried.

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


Bruce J. Meagher, Acting Village Clerk

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