Minutes: Special Mtg October 16, 2008

Village of Plain

Special Village Board Meeting of October 16, 2008



A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Plain was held at the Municipal Building on October 16, 2008.  The following members were present: Raymond Ellenbolt, President; Kevin Kraemer; James Liegel; Duane Meise; and, Robert Neuheisel, Trustees. Trustees David Buchanan and Merry Lynn Riek were absent.


Others present: Jason Jackson of General Engineering; Jim Mann of Ehlers & Associates; Gary Ilminen of the Home News; Tim Damos of the Baraboo News Republic; Mary Francis Nachreiner; Richard Nachreiner; Eugene Hausner; Georgene Hausner; Sandy Stiemke; Jim Geishirt; Joe Prem; Randy Liegel; Wayne Bindl; and, Nick Ruhland, Public Works Director.


Notice of this meeting, along with the agenda, was posted at the following locations in the Village of Plain: the Municipal Building; the Plain Post Office; and, The Peoples Community Bank on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 and a revised posting on Wednesday, October 15, 2008. Notice was emailed to the Home News and the Baraboo News Republic on the same date.


The meeting was called to order by President Ellenbolt at 7:00 p.m.


Village President Ellenbolt addressed the wall still standing at the Old Town of Franklin building. It appears to be a problem because it is tucked underneath the existing building as well as protruding out. If removed, it needs to be removed by hand and will be time consuming. A contractor proposed removing the wall for $1250. The Village’s contractor for the Well House had included $577 to install vinyl siding on the building and put a cap on the concrete wall. Ellenbolt proposed giving the Town of Franklin $750 and let them do what they want to with the wall. Jason Jackson recommended that a hold harmless agreement be made between the Village and the Township. Joe Prem acknowledged that would be a workable solution. Kraemer motioned to pay the Town of Franklin $750 and sign a hold harmless agreement. This was seconded by Liegel. The motion carried unanimously.


General Engineering obtained four bids for soiling borings on the property in the west Industrial Park area that the Village intends to purchase. Low bidder is Midwest Engineering Services for $5,400 for 10 borings. Liegel motioned to accept the low bid from Midwest Engineering Services in the amount of $5,400. This was seconded by Kraemer and it carried unanimously.


Jim Mann of Ehlers & Associates addressed the board regarding TID amendment feasibility. Mann’s analysis illustrated a two part financing option. Part one includes purchasing the property along with engineering and legal costs. Part two would be executed when a potential developer would be ready to build. At that point the infrastructure would be constructed. There is risk because development is unknown at this time. Proceeds from a land sale by the Village would need to stay in the TID unless a Community Development Authority would be established. Kraemer cited that a vacant lot in the east Industrial Park, in the existing TID, when developed will be a six to eight million dollar project, consequently, alleviating any risk. Kraemer motioned to proceed with the TID Amendment. This was seconded by Meise. The motion carried, with Liegel abstaining.


Meise motioned to accept the decision of the citizen Police Commission in the case for Disciplinary Charges of Kevin Kraemer versus Chief Thomas Meyer to terminate Thomas Meyer and approve Resolution 2008-08 terminating Meyer’s employment, effective immediately. This was seconded by Neuheisel and carried unanimously.


Liegel motioned to adjourn at 7:45 p.m. This was seconded by Meise, and the motion carried unanimously.





Sheila Tafs