1/13/2020 Board minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING JANUARY 13, 2020
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, January 13, 2020
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Tom Gatz, Chris Jensen, Diane Haas, Karen Dickman & Ed Resch
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Ed Resch informed the Board that the front door has been fixed and is now working the way it way designed 
to work.
Norm Matsche has been in contact with Ed Resch and would like to see the old Backes Store torn down.
Norm has sent a check for $50,000.00 to start the process, it was mentioned by Ed that Norm would probably
cover the entire cost. Ed has received bids for the tear down and also been in contact with the Realtor about the
price the bank wants for the building. The realtor said the price is $49,000.00. We also have to find out if
there is asbestos in the building before anything can be done. That is at a cost of $2,451.00. Ed also mentioned
that if we have the building torn down, Chet & Emil’s would be willing to purchase the lot and make it a
parking lot. He also said that if in the future someone wanted to purchase the lot for a business, he would
then be willing to sell it back for that purpose. This will be discussed further at our next meeting.
Reading of the minutes of last meeting suspended until next meeting.
Review of bills will be done at our next meeting. 
Continued repairs for the ballpark will be accomplished in spring. Ed Resch mentioned that there will probably be monies
donated from the Dave Resch memorial and that we should consider those monies for the bleacher area that needs work. 
The new windmill is working just fine but the old pump probably is not, Chris Jensen will check on the pump.
Nothing new on the cell phone tower. 
Chris Jensen received an email from the lawyer stating that we need a Resolution to discontinue the alley. 
Behm/Schmidt m/s/c to create a resolution to discontinue the alley. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Corazalla subdivision water issues need to wait until closer to spring. It was also brought up that there is a very large
sink hole between the new clinic and the library which will be looked into. 
Trustee Schmidt informed the Board that the committee met and suggested a Title change for Chris Jensen to Director
of Public Works, an additional week vacation and a 2% raise. After much discussion, Dombrowski/Schmidt m/s/c to
change the title, add the one week of vacation and a 2% raise. Roll call vote passed with C. Resch voting no. 
Additional discussion surrounding benefits and a needed clarification of the benefits was held. Mike and Chris
will present that information at the next meeting. 
Letter was received asking for the placement of a Geo Cache. This will be addressed at our next meeting.
Trustee Ecker inquired about the snow removal on Main St. and that it should be done in a timelier manner for all of 
the businesses. Chris asked for advance notice of funerals whenever possible and he will then be able to plan better
for removal.
Trustee Behm informed the board that we need new running boards on the pickup truck with the plow, we will 
vote on it at the next meeting once we have costs. 
R. Resch/Behm m/s/c to purchase the trailer to house the speed sign that was presented at the last meeting. 
Roll call vote – all yes. 
Next meeting January 27, 2020.
Ecker/Dombrowski m/s/c to adjourn at 8:30 p.m.
Minutes provided by Jody Dombrowski in the clerks absence. 
Note: minutes and bills were left available by clerk for review but not acted on. Checks were signed and
distributed.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2020

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Adoption of agenda
  4. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  5. Public comments
  6. Reading and approval of December 23, 2019 & January 13, 2020 minutes
  7. Approval to pay bills as presented
  8. Old business
  9. ballpark update – blacktopping or other surface, fence caps, gate & fence repairs – Spring
  10. Park projects – merry-go-rounds – Spring
  11. Cell phone tower – update
  12. Adopt resolution to discontinue alley
  13. Water issues in Corazalla subdivision update – Spring
  14. Clarification of Benefits for Chris Jensen
  15. Backes Store demolition
  16. New business

A: Geo Cache placement

B: Running boards for plow truck

C: battery charger

D: Next meeting – February 10, 2020

E: 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, January 20, 2020

Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2020

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

  1. Call to order
  2. Pledge of Allegiance
  3. Adoption of agenda
  4. Motion to deviate from the order of agenda if necessary
  5. Public comments
  6. Reading and approval of December 23, 2019 minutes
  7. Approval to pay bills as presented
  8. Old business
  9. ballpark update – blacktopping or other surface, fence caps, gate & fence repairs – Spring
  10. Park projects – merry-go-rounds – Spring
  11. Cell phone tower – update
  12. Discontinue alley?
  13. Water issues in Corazalla subdivision update – Spring
  14. Chris review
  15. New business

A: Next meeting – January 27, 2020

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, January 6, 2020

12/23/19 Board minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 23, 2019
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, December 23, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Kevin & Amy Diers,Tom Gatz, Chris Jensen & Ed Resch
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Behm/Ecker m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Electronic speed sign is here. Need to decide how to install it. 
Dombrowski/Ecker m/s/c to purchase a TV, stand and wire hook ups for approximately $1,000 for the 
Matsche Center and change rental agreement to reflect that equipment is available to use for $25 and 
cost of $300.00 if equipment is broken.  Roll call vote – all yes. 
Ecker/C. Resch m/s/c to approve sewer rate schedule. Roll call vote – all yes.
Trustee Dombrowski is reviewing and retyping zoning book. Behm/Ecker m/s/c to remove chattel from 
ordinance. Roll call vote – all yes. 
President Sprague reported that at time of purchase of new pick up truck, plan was to trade in or sell old 
truck every three years or so and purchase new truck with municipal discount, therefore keeping a 
relatively new truck in service at low cost to us. Current 2017 truck has 33,000 miles on it and would be 
worth approximately $25,000.. A new truck with municipal discount would cost approximately $31,000. 
Is this the time to get a new truck?  Current truck was purchased with grant funds. 
Clerk reported we are still in need of candidates for Village Board. It would be a good idea to write 
up some guidelines as to what is expected of board members to earn the $1,200 per year salary. 
Meetings earn another $50.00 per meeting. 
Ecker/Behm m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

12/9/19 Board minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 9, 2019
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, December 9, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Chris Jensen & Ed Resch
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Behm/Schmidt m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Discussion was held in regard to zoning ordinances and getting updated surveys when properties are sold.
Village will need to install ditches in the subdivision. Property owners in the area will have to decide 
what they want to do to aleve the water issues. 
Cirrinity connected wi-fi to the Matsche Center.
Front doors need to be repaired as they do not always close properly behind people. 
Trustees Resch, Schmidt & Dombrowski will do Chris Jensen’s revue this year. 
$7,885.00 was granted from LRIP funds to do repairs on High St. from Birch St. – Wausau St. 
Receipts for November were reported.
Ecker/Dombrowski m/s/c to adjourn at 8:25 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Agenda

VILLAGE BOARD MEETING

VILLAGE OF BIRNAMWOOD

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2019

Matsche Center, 363 Railroad St.

7:00 p.m.

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

A: approve adjusted sewer rate ordinance

B: Retyping of the 1973 Village Zoning Ordinance Book

C: Next meeting – January 13, 2020

D: 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, December 16, 2019

11/25/19 Board minutes

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 25 2019
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, November 9, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Tom Gatz, Chris Jensen & Ed Resch
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. 
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Behm/Schmidt m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Hanson Sanitation provided additional cost estimates: $14,866.00 to ditch the west side, NW end 
and along the street. Seeding and mulching along the street would be $2,900.00 . Culvert under Corazalla St
and ditch. 
Electronic speed sign has been ordered. 
Trustee Schmidt obtained a quote for internet service but still an issue to get the line to the Matsche Center. 
The tiers on the sewer rate ordinance needs to be changed to mirror the tiers on the water utility. 
Receipts for October were presented.
Ecker/Schmidt m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer