Village of Clyman
713 Morgan Street
PO Box 129
Clyman, WI 53016
VILLAGE OF CLYMAN
REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MARCH 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM
The regular monthly meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Village President Beth Baehmann with Trustees Marty Pint, Kathy Vergenz, Mike Siegel and Amanda Swanson present. Also present were Utility Superintendent Tim Dornfeld, Fire Chief Eric Howlett, Gordon Keach, Jacqueline Tollefson, Gary Baehmann, and Dan and Laurel Finger.
The Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Minutes– Minutes from the previous meeting had been provided to the Board. Motion by Mike/Marty to approve the Minutes as presented. Motion carried.
Fire DepartmentReport –Fire Chief Eric Howlett asked if anyone had questions on the report. Kathy asked about the purchase of ice rescue suits. Eric advised that there is water in the town and the department also runs with Lowell & Reeseville and they have a river. Eric said that they have done training with Lowell on this. He further advised that Lowell has 3 ice rescue suits and Reeseville doesn’t have any.
Eric advised that the State auditors came through the Fire Department recently. They want to see more paperwork on claims. Eric would like to request that the Village & Town get together after the election to see which direction they want the department to move in. Eric would like to see the Village & Town get together for meetings at least 4 times a year and at that meeting nothing but Fire Department issues are discussed. He feels that a lot of questions can be answered in these meetings. Eric said that in the last 5 years, he has brought money back to the table. Not many departments can say that. Beth asked about setting a meeting up toward the end of May and Eric thought that was a good start. Eric feels that there is a lot of disconnection between the Town and Village and these meetings would be a good time to discuss these issues. He advised that they are working with the insurance companies to see about joint departments working together. With these joint meetings, all the players would then be in the room and could make the decisions.
Delinquent Utility Accounts– The board reviewed the accounts.
SuperintendentComments – Tim asked that the generator and pump house heater be tabled.
Amanda asked how the truck was running and Tim advised that he is still having issues but Ford is working on it.
Citizen Comment– Laurel said that previously she had brought up about going through the Hartman house and noticing a Village ordinance book in the residence. Kris advised that she had got that back. Laurel asked when the new ordinances will be done. Beth advised that we are waiting for the company to get back to us, that everything is in their hands. Laurel asked about Board members having a copy of the Ordinance book and Beth said that when she has to look something up, she comes to the Village Hall to look up ordinances as she does not want that big book lying around her house. Laurel also asked if anything was going to be done about hiring someone to enforce ordinances, which was on the agenda in March, 2015. Beth advised that she felt that the Board would be enforcing the ordinances and that we would be going on a case by case basis. Beth advised that if needed, we do have names of enforcement officers that would help us out.
Personnel Matters– Amanda would like it noted on the personnel sheet as to what the overtime was for.
Invoices– Motion by Marty/Amanda to approve the payments and pay the bills as presented. Motion carried.
Next Meeting Date– The next meeting will be held April 24 at 6:00 PM.
Since this was Beth’s last meeting as Village President as she chose not to run again, she thanked all her fellow board members. She stated that it has been a pleasure to serve with them and thanked Tim and Kris for all their hard work.
Motion by Kathy/Marty to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:16 PM.