Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Adoption of agenda
  3. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  4. Public comments
  5. Reading and approval of August 12, 2019 minutes
  6. Approval to pay bills as presented
  7. Old business
  8. ballpark update – blacktopping or other surface, fence caps, gate & fence repairs
  9. Park projects – windmill, merry-go-rounds
  10. Cell phone tower – update
  11. Discontinue alley?
  12. Needle disposal box
  13. Security cameras
  14. Auto Repair update
  15. Water issues in Corazalla subdivision
  16. New business

A: Next meeting – September 9, 2019

B: Adjournment

It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum  of members of other governmental bodies of the Municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

Please note, that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact the Village Clerk at 715-449-2001 or PO Box M, Birnamwood, WI 54414. Accommodations due to disability can be made by calling 715-449-3141 or 715-449-2001.

LAURI KLUMPYAN, CLERK

Posted Monday, August 19, 2019

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Board minutes 8/12/19

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING AUGUST 12, 2019
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, August 12, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Ed Resch, Diane Haas, Tom Gatz, Jody Dombrowski, Chris Jensen, Bryce-Cirrinity, Dennis Rew,
Tom Leslie, Brian & Brenda Delrow, Brian Resch & Miriam Nelson.
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. 
President Sprague informed Bryce what our needs are for security cameras. A meeting will be set up to 
walk through the areas to determine what will be needed to set up a network to a server and cost involved.
Dennis Rew reported that he has rescued the trophies from the former Birnamwood High School and
also received a donation of a trophy case and thought the Village would like possession of them. A location 
in the Matsche Center will be determined. 
Tom Leslie spoke in regard to the Auto Repair shop on Cty Rd N and stated that there is a large number of
vehicles on the property and looking like a junkyard. He is also concerned of fluids leaking from these 
vehicles into the ground and affecting the wells in the area. Suggested a fence would help some of the 
problem. A property survey is to be completed and a neighboring drain field may be affected also.
Brian Delrow represented residents in the Corazalla subdivision and reported the water issues that have
arisen seemingly since the Kingdom Hall was built. Research will need to be done with engineers to help 
resolve this issue. 
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Schmidt/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Nothing new at ball park yet. 
Ron Resch and Bob Ecker repaired the old merry-go-round and installed it back at Birchwood Park.
Trustee Schmidt reported the cost of a windmill would be $2,000-$2,500 installed.
Pre-construction meeting for the cell tower will be Wednesday, August 14th, at 11:30. Project is
scheduled to start September 9th. Area has been staked out. 
K & D Construction repaired the heaving culverts. Additional large rocks still need to be placed. 
Trustee Diers presented information on needle containers for bathrooms. 
Complaint received on long grass and weeds on Cty Rd N, Dollar General & Backes store.
Diers/Ecker m/s/c to grant picnic license to Schairer’s Autumn Acres for Sept. 5, 12 & 19th. 
Roll call vote – all yes. 
Some body work needs to be done on the plow truck.
July receipts were reported.
Ecker/Behm m/s/c to adjourn at 9:20 p.m. 
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Agenda 8/12

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 2019

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Adoption of agenda
  3. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  4. Public comments
  5. Reading and approval of July 22, 2019 minutes
  6. Approval to pay bills as presented
  7. Old business
  8. ballpark update – blacktopping or other surface, fence caps, gate & fence repairs
  9. Park projects – energy source for Birchwood, merry-go-rounds
  10. Cell phone tower – update
  11. Uplifting culvert solution
  12. Matthew Dr. repairs
  13. Adam Resch variance
  14. Discontinue alley?
  15. Needle disposal box
  16. Security camera at dumpster/park/ball park
  17. New business

A: Next meeting – August 26, 2019

B: Adjournment

It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum  of members of other governmental bodies of the Municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

Please note, that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact the Village Clerk at 715-449-2001 or PO Box M, Birnamwood, WI 54414. Accommodations due to disability can be made by calling 715-449-3141 or 715-449-2001.

LAURI KLUMPYAN, CLERK

Posted Monday, August 5, 2019

Board minutes 7/22/19

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING JULY 22, 2019
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held
on Monday evening, July 22, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
Trustee C. Resch was absent.
Also present: Ed Resch, Diane Haas, Tom Gatz, Rueben
Eckardt, Jody Dombrowski, Barb Resch & Kara Skarlupka
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. 
Kara Skarlupka & Barb Resch spoke in regard to holding a
Strong Bones Program at the Matsche Center. 
Rueben Eckardt reported that some additional games may
be played at the ball park for playoffs. 
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Diers/Ecker m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
A section of fencing will be installed along the south side of the concession stand
along the road.
Mike Block will install the new merry-go-rounds. Ron Resch is repairing the old
merry-go-round
at Birchwood. 
Will ask a representative from Cirrinity to attend our next meeting to speak about
security cameras.
Rep from Library was not able to attend the meeting. 
Discussion was held in regard to the Strong Bones Program. Classes will be held on Monday & Thursdays
from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Clerk reported that the County is in the process of purchasing new voting machines. Village cost will
be around $5,000.00.
Ecker/Diers m/s/c to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. 
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Board minutes 7/8/2019

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING JULY 8, 2019
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, July 8, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Ed Resch, Chris Jensen, Diane Haas, Tom Gatz, Rueben Eckardt, Karen Dickman, Terri Serrano,
Amanda Norman, Amy Diers & Dennis Rew
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Schmidt/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Rueben Eckardt reported that damage has been made to the fencing along the 3rd base line, messes left in the
dugouts. Suggest signs should be posted with rules and regulations. Batting cage is in the process of being 
constructed. Volunteers are welcome. 
Schmidt/R. Resch m/s to scrap old merry-go-round. Motion failed with R. Resch, Ecker & Diers voting no. 
C. Resch abstained. Still looking for someone to install the new merry-go-rounds. 
Final contract was received for cell phone tower. Working on permits now. 
Still waiting on K & D Constuction for culvert work.
No bids received for blacktop work.
School is waiting for survey before decision made on discontinueing alley way. 
Suggestion made for needle box in ball park bathrooms also. 
Continue researching security cameras for Village areas. 
Complaints received on 405 Maple.
Suggestion made to have a Village Ordinance Compliance Officer. 
Ecker/Diers m/s/c to grant picnic licenses to St. Philomena’s and American Legion. Roll call vote – all yes. 
ATV/UTV ordinance should probably revised for speed limits.
June receipts were reported.
Behm/Ecker m/s/c to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. 
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Adoption of agenda
  3. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  4. Public comments
  5. Reading and approval of July 8
  6. , 2019 minutes
  7. Approval to pay bills as presented
  8. Old business
  9. ballpark update – blacktopping or other surface, fence caps, gate & fence repairs
  10. Park projects – energy source for Birchwood, merry-go-rounds
  11. Cell phone tower – update
  12. Uplifting culvert solution
  13. Matthew Dr. repairs
  14. Adam Resch variance
  15. Discontinue alley?
  16. Needle disposal box
  17. Security camera at dumpster
  18. New business

A: Pam Fischer – library outreach presentation

Next meeting – August 12, 2019

B: Adjournment

It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum  of members of other governmental bodies of the Municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.

Please note, that upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, contact the Village Clerk at 715-449-2001 or PO Box M, Birnamwood, WI 54414. Accommodations due to disability can be made by calling 715-449-3141 or 715-449-2001.

LAURI KLUMPYAN, CLERK

Posted Monday, July 15, 2019

Board minutes June 24, 2019

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING JUNE 24, 2019
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, June 24, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Jody Dombrowski, Ed Resch, Chris Jensen, Diane Haas, Tom Gatz & Rueben Eckardt
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:04 p.m. 
Rueben Eckardt inquired if the meeting has been posted properly, was informed by President Sprague that
our attorney has informed us that it is not necessary to ask and verify at each meeting. Rueben then inquired
about handicap accessibility to the ball park and Cady Home, President Sprague stated that at the time of road
work we were not required to install ramps, if we have repairs in the future, we will then ensure we are in 
compliance with ADA. 
Tom Gatz wanted to know the exact amount he will be billed for the assessor, $431.82 per lot. 
Diane Haas asked if the section of alley near her will be discontinued or not as she needs to complete some
plantings, we are still waiting on the school, if they create parking then we will discontinue that portion.
Rueben Eckardt asked what the speed limit is in the alley, Chris Jensen stated that all unmarked roads and
alley ways are 25 mph in the Village of not otherwise posted. 
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Schmidt/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Posts still need to be pushed into the ground once the weather permits, waiting for Mark to finish landscaping
around the grandstand, will review if the water shut off needs to be lowered once the work is completed. 
Trustee Schmidt reported that no bids for installing the new merry-go-rounds have been received. He will contact
companies again. Trustee Ecker inquired if the old merry-go-round has been repaired, Chris Jensen stated that 
this is a full day project and will be completed as time permits. 
Cell phone tower should be completed by late summer, inquiries have been made in regard to permits needed. 
Waiting on Kurt Rucker for culvert repairs.
Looking for a bids for Matthew Dr. blacktopping. Will then need to decide if we have money in budget to proceed. 
No word from Adam Resch in regard to variance. 
President Sprague contacted our lawyer to see if there is something we can do about dogs and 4 wheelers in sub-
division. Waiting for a response. 
A letter has been sent to resident on High St. about barking dogs and garbage. Advanced Disposal was also 
notified. Things seem to be better. 
Notice has been resubmitted for blacktopping bids. 
Trustee Diers mentioned the issue of the needle found in the park bathroom and suggested we install a needle
disposal box. He will look into how the ambulance service disposes of the needles once the box is filled. 
President Sprague talked about the possibility of a security camera for the dumpster area to deter people from 
dumping things other than yard waste.
Tom Gatz mentioned that the storm drain area near the SW corner of the school property has sunk and needs
repair.
Trustee Schmidt mentioned a time limit on public comments. President Sprague said we had one. Trustee 
Schmidt thought we should consider enforcing it when people go on at length.
Rueben Eckardt said there is an illegal parking spot marked too close to a fire hydrant near Resch Ins. Chris 
Jensen said he is aware and that it was an error by the summer help and will be removed. He also mentioned
that they will not be marking/painting any parking spaces in front of the school, on the school side of the road,
hoping this stops people from parking on that side which is reserved for buses. 
Ecker/C. Resch m/s/c to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. 
Respectfully submitted by Jody Dombrowski in clerks absence.