January, 2013



JANUARY 14, 2013




Present: Campbell, Vollmer, Boss, M. Drenth, Rasmussen, Stewart, Kammerer and M.B. Drenth

Absent:  None

Others:     John Morris and Tim Roach      


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


  1. Motion by Rasmussen/Stewart to accept the December 2012 minutes as presented. 7-0.



Departmental Reports:

Police: Office Morris gave a short police report to the council

DPW: Tim Roach from Gosling Czubak Engineers up dated the Council on the water system project.

Streets: N/A

Planning Commission:  The date and temperature will be on the LED message board at school. The new message board will be up and running by March 1, 2013

Finance Committee:  The Finance Committee will meet Tuesday January 15, 2013, 7:00 pm  at the Banks Township Hall to work on a proposed budget for the 2012-13 fiscal years.


Action Items:

2.  Motion by Vollmer/Rasmussen to have the Village Employee’s wages remain the same for 2013/14      CARRIED 7-0 

Tex Drenth:   - 16.17   Village Employee’s - $11.23    Police - $11.81  Clerk - $11,920.00   Treasurer - $3,363.62 


Budget Amendments:

3.  Motion by Boss/MB Drenth to amend the 2012/13 budget as follows:            CARRIED 7-0


 Revenue:   Increase Grand Vision Grant (101-000-58051) $10,000 from  $0 to $10,000.  Increase LED message Board Contributions (101-000-58250) $10,378 from $0 to $10,378.

Expenses/Building and Grounds:                                                                                                              

 Increase Repairs & Maintenance (101-265-93000) $3,000 from $14,000 to $17,000                        

Increase Other Expenses (101-265-95700) $1,000 from $1255 to $2255                                                                                                                                                     Increase Expenses/ Grand Vision LED Message Board (101-779-73400) $21,332.93 from $0 to 21,332.93

4.  Motion by Boss/ Stewart to approve Banks Township using the Village Backhoe for the Township Spring Clean-up Day Saturday, May 11, 2013.  Carried.  7-0


5. Motion by Vollmer/Rasmussen to have Springfield Inc. re-roof the well house at the est. cost of  $2,871.00. CARRIED. 7/0


6. Motion by Vollmer/Stewart to have Atlas Electric replace the computer at the well house that was destroyed during the last snow storm at the est. cost of $3,000.00 CARRIED.



a    Hiring of a new Recreation Director was tabled until the Feb.11th  meeting.      

b.   Shiver Fest will be February 15,16, 17


c.  Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to pay the bills as presented.  CARRIED  7-0


7.   Motion by Campbell/Stewart to adjourn.         8:05  P.M.


Hellen Allen

Village Clerk


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