VILLAGE OF ORFORDVILLE
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, February 25, 2019 7:00 P.M.
Orfordville Village Hall
CALL TO ORDER
President David Olsen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Present were President Olsen, Dan Bartelt, Beth Schmidt, Gary Phillips, Terry Gerber, and Jason Knox. Also present were Chuck Boyce, Rollie Scott, Chief Brian Raupp, Karl Stuvengen, and Clerk Sherri Waege.
Clerk Waege verified that on February 22, 2019, copies of the agenda were delivered to the President and Trustee; and posted at the Village Hall, Library, and the Farmer’s & Merchant’s Bank. There were no additions made to the agenda.
Motion by Phillips, seconded by Knox to approve the minutes of the February 11, 2019 meeting. Motion carried.
CITIZENS WISHING TO BE HEARD
Rollie Scott of 308 W. Beloit Street was present and asked how much study was put into the new chicken ordinance. Scott asked how many chickens a person can have and how close the chicken coop can be to the lot lines. President Olsen advised Scott to bring up his concerns when the item is discussed as an agenda item.
Operator License’s. Motion by Schmidt, seconded by Knox to accept the Police Committee’s recommendation to approve the following Operator Licenses to expire June 30, 2019: Christal Engebretson, Erin Gragg, Destiny Muenchow, Vincent Mazzarisi, and Dylan White. Motion carried.
Ordinance 106-13 Chickens. Discussion held on the Police Committee recommendation to amend Ordinance 106-13 to allow backyard chickens in the Village. Chief Raupp explained that he had the ordinance reviewed by Attorney Michael Oellerich. Rollie Scott asked how many chickens a person can have. Chief Raupp explained that one household can have up to six chickens. Chief Raupp further explained that the chicken coop has to be located at least ten feet from the side and rear lot lines of the property. Discussion held on if the chicken coop is considered an accessory building. Motion by Gerber, seconded by Knox to amend Ordinance 106-13 to allow backyard chickens in the Village, and to add the language that the chicken coop is not considered an accessory building. Roll Call Vote- Schmidt, Phillips, Gerber, Knox, and President Olsen-all YES, Bartelt-NO. Motion carried.
Skid Steer for the Wastewater Treatment Plant. Motion by Gerber, seconded by Phillips to purchase a skid steer from Janesville Bobcat for a total of 44,251.38 as part of the upgrades for the wastewater treatment plant. Motion carried.
Storm Sewer Repairs along the Railroad Tracks at E. Spring and N. Main Street. Motion by Phillips, seconded by Knox to authorize the Village Engineer to advertise the project for bid. Motion carried.
Street Closure Request. Motion by Schmidt, seconded by Gerber to close a portion of N. Center Street from the Intersection of W. Beloit Street, back to the driveway to the municipal parking lot at 106 N. Center Street: as part of the Art in Paris Art Fare on Saturday, April 20th, with a rain date of April 27th. Motion carried.
Resolution R-2019-03. Motion by Phillips, seconded by Schmidt to adopt Resolution R-2019-03 to support the Rock County YWCA’s Stand against Racism. Motion carried.
Motion by Knox, seconded by Schmidt to approve the vouchers for $243,162.13 (including $147,859.99 to the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, $52,900.81 to the Farmers & Merchant’s Bank, $18,500.75 to Town & Country Engineering, and $10,380.30 for Utility Service Company). Motion carried.
Motion by Knox, seconded by Gerber to go into closed session at 7:41 p.m. pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1)(c) to consider employment, promotion, compensation, or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility-specifically the Police Committee Recommendation to amend the contract for Jeremiah Burdick regarding pay increases. Roll Call Vote-Bartelt, Schmidt, Phillips, Gerber, Knox, and President Olsen-all YES. Motion carried.
Motion by Phillips, seconded by Schmidt to reconvene into open session at 7:45 p.m. Motion carried.
Motion by Phillips, seconded by Gerber to amend the employment contract for Jeremiah Burdick by eliminating the pay increases for four years of service, eight years of service, and fifteen years of service; and to give a cost of living increase of 2.7% on June 7, 2019 and to make subject to cost of living increases each year thereafter. Motion carried.
Motion by Phillips, seconded by Knox to adjourn at 7:46 p.m. Motion carried.