July, 2011

ELLSWORTH VILLAGE COUNCIL

REGULAR MEETING

JULY 11,, 2011

BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

 

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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