July, 2011



JULY 11,, 2011



Present  M.B. Drenth, J. Rasmussen, R. Boss, R. Vollmer M. Drenth and K. Stewart, E. Nickel and H. Campbell.

Absent: None                                                                                                                 

Other:  B.J. Conley, John Morris, Bob Daunter, Dale Arnott and Tom Mann. 


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

1.  Motion by Rasmussen/Stewart to accept the June 2011 minutes as presented. CARRIED.7-0


Public Input:


Department Reports:

a.      Police – The board of trustees thanked Bob Daunter for his years of service to the Village and signed his plaque.

b.     DPW –  n/a

c.      Street –  The repaving of the east end of Ash St is complete.

         The street lights in the Village are being worked on by Consumer Power

Committee Reports:

a.      Planning Commission – NA

b.     Finance Committee – 2011 audit was distributed to the council.

c.      Parks and Recreation:  The revenue for  Wooden Shoe Park is down from last year.

         a:   Archery:  Dale Arnott updated the council on the archery program

         d.    Ellsworth Community Park : discussed electrical improvements to the pavilion.


Action Items:


2.  Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to approve the following budget amendments as presented. CARRIED  7-0

            Local Streets      

            Increase Routine Maintenance/Contracted (450-80220) $4500 from $1500 to $6000.

            General Fund/Revenue

            Decrease Sales Tax (000-57500) $10,000 from $39,000 to $29,000.


3.  Moved by Boss/Rasmussen to approve the adoption of Ordinance 20 to Regulate Activities on the recreation Trail          Within the Village. Yes:  Boss, Campbell, Drenth, Stewart, Vollmer, and Rasmussen.  No:  0  See Attached


4.  Moved by Vollmer/Stewart to approve the adoption of Ordinance 21 to Prohibit Parking on Village Streets Between        3:00 am and 6:00 am During the Months of December Through April.

            Yes:  Boss, Campbell, Drenth, Stewart, Vollmer, and Rasmussen.  No:  0  See Attached


5.  Motion by Boss/Stewart to accept the bid from Truck and Trailer Specialties for $15,203.16 for the installation for a        new stainless steal dump box for the plow truck CARRIED 6-0


6.  Motion by M.B. Drenth /Stewart to approve Office John Morris as the new Village Police Chief effective July 11,            2011. CARRIED 6-0


7.  Motion by Boss/Stewart to pay the bills.  CARRIED 6-0


8.  Motion to adjourn by Rasmussen/ M.B. Drenth.  8:30


Hellen Allen, Village Clerk


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