September, 2012

VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH COUNCIL MINUTES
REGULAR MEETING
BANKS TOWNSHIP HALL

September 10, 2012

Present: Campbell, M. Drenth, Boss, Vollmer, Rasmussen, Stewart and M.B. Drenth.
Absent: Nickel                                                Others:  Tina Sundials

Meeting called to order by Campbell at 7:00 PM
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1.   Motion by Rasmussen/Boss to accept the August 12, 2012 minutes as presented. CARRIED.
      
PUBLIC INPUT:  
  
DEPARMENTAL REPORTS:  
POLICE:  Officer John Morris gave a police report.  
STREETSn/a   
DPW:   n/a
 COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Planning Commission: n/a  
  2. Parks and Recreation: The park is having a great year and the revenue is up from last year.  

 
DISCUSSION  ITEMS:
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  1.  Archery Tournament is this weekend from 9:30 am until noon.
  2.  November election

       c.     EVIP Economic Vitality Incentive Program, 
       d.    Campbell talked with council on upgrading the water system.
 
ACTION ITEMS:

2.   Motion by Rasmussen/Vollmer to approve the budget amendments as follows.  CARRIED.  6-0 
Major Streets:
      Decrease Revenue/ State Act 51 (202-000-54600) $2000 from $50,000 to $48,000.
Local Streets:
Decrease Revenue/State Act 51 (203-000-546000) $1000 from $13,000 to $12,000                                                            
 Decrease Routine Maintenance/Contracted Services (203-450-80220) $646 from $7,067 to $6,421.
3.  Motion by Boss/Stewart to apply for a Grand Vision Grant of $15,000 to assist in purchasing an electronic LED message                                                                                                                                                          Board  in  front of the Ellsworth High School and operating the Farm Market in 2013. CARRIED 6-0           
4.       Motion by Boss/Stewart to hire Scott Bruce to replace Suz Dalton as  Village Web Master.   CARRIED6-0      
5.      Motion by Vollmer/M.B. Drenth to leave the Wooden Shoe camping rates the same as this year.  CARRIED 6-0

6.      Motion by Rasmussen/Vollmer to retain Ed and Kris Green as the 2013 Wooden Shoe Park attendants.  CARRIED 6-0

 7.     Motion by Vollmer/Rasmussen to terminate the contract with Waste Management in January 2013. CARRIED 6-0

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

  9.   Motion by Stewart/Rasmussen to adjourn at 7:40 p.m.

 

Hellen Allen, Village Clerk

 

 

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