August, 2013

                                                    ELLSWORTH VILLAGE COUNCIL


AUGUST 12, 2013



Present:  M.B. Drenth, C. Kammerer, R. Boss, R. Vollmer M. Drenth, K. Stewart and  H. Campbell.

Absent: None


Other:  John Morris, Dale Arnott, Tim Roach, Scott Sowers, Kathleen Gardner, Ann DeGrande, Amy Russell, Pat and Carol Mikula .

 Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

1.  Motion by Vollmer/Kammerer to accept the July 2013 minutes as presented. CARRIED.6-0


Public Input:

  Dale Arnott :  Reported on events coming up with archery and the Archery Program.

  Amy Russell reported to council and the police office of the stealing in the Village.

  Pat and Carol Mikula approached council about adding lines to the tennis court for playing of pickle ball.

Department Reports:

a.       Police -  Chief Morris gave police report.

b.      DPW – Tim Roach updated Council on the water improvement lone.

c.       Street – n/a         

Committee Reports:

a.       Planning Commission – NA

b.      Parks and Recreation: 

               1)The revenue for Wooden Shoe Park is doing well this year.

                              2)Archery Tournament on September 21th at the Ellsworth Community Park Archery Range.   Registration forms available  in the Village office.


Action Items:

1. Motion by Stewart/Kammerer to approve the following budget amendments as presented.  CARRIED 6/0 .  See Attachment

2. Motion by Boss/Stewart to approve the revised water project cost from $811,000 to $607,000.00 and approve the President or President Pro tem to sign all required documents pertaining to the Project.  Boss- Yes, Stewart-Yes, Kammerer-Yes, M.B. Drenth- Yes, Campbell- Yes, Vollmer-Yes.    No- None

3.  Motion by Vollmer/Kammerer to accept the resignation letter of Trustee Jerry Rasmussen. Carried 6-0

4.  Motion by Vollmer/M.B. Drenth to approve a propane pre buy of $4000.00 from the Ellsworth Farmers Exchange.  Carried 6-0.

5.  Motion by Campbell/Stewart to approve Ralph Hines to remove the problem trees in the  Wooden  Shoe Park after the camping season at the cost $225.00 per              hr.w/ equipment.

6.   Motion by Boss/M.B. Drenth to pay the bills CARRIED   6-0

7.   Motion to adjourn by Vollmer/Boss.  8:20


Hellen Allen, Village Clerk


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