Board minutes 9/23/19

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, September 23, 2019
at the Matsche Center.
All members were present.
Also present: Ed Resch, Diane Haas, Tom Gatz, Chris Jensen, Brian & Brenda Delrow
Vicki Wruck, Cathy Kessen, Adam Resch
President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m. 
Oath of Office was issued to Jody Dombrowski
The Delrows were looking for an update on the water problems in the subdivision.
Cathy Kessen asked that the Board recite the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings start.
Vicki Wruck stated there is a need for a local police dept. Suggestion to install electronic speed signs..
Minutes were read and approved.  
Bills were presented.
Schmidt/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Ed Resch is coordinating Countryside Fence and North Country Landscaping to finish at ball park.
Merry-go-round project to be finished in the Spring. 
Cell tower installation will begin October 9th. 
Security cameras will also help with issues occurring in the Village that police presence is not handling. 
Cost estimates will be obtained so funds can be budgeted for in 2020.
Schmidt/Behm m/s/c to hire CBS Squared Engineering to provide a plan for the water situation in the
subdivision for $1,000.00.  Roll call vote – all yes with Dombrowski abstaining. 
Trustee Dombrowski reported that Shawano County is working on a unified ATV/UTV ordinance for 
all municipalities. Our speed limits for ATV/UTV’s will be looked at for next meeting. 
R. Resch/Schmidt m/s/c to hire Hanson Sanitation to install a manhole and valve at sewer plant to 
catch settlement and allow for clean out before gravel, rocks and grit get into system and cause 
damage. Roll call vote – all yes. 
Chris Jensen reported on I-trackers available for purchase to help locate where all the extra influx
to the sewer system is coming from. More information to be provided at next meeting. 
A First Aid kit is needed at the Matsche Center. 
Trustee Schmidt reported that he has received complaints in regard to size of signage throughout
the Village and request for fall garbage cleanup. As signs are replaced, larger signs will be installed.
Our current garbage contract doesn’t allow for spring or fall clean ups and would be an additional 
fee passed on to residents for a dumpster and cost of someone to moniter what is being dumped.
If residents have large items to be disposed of they can contact Advanced Disposal to make arrange-
ments to have them picked up 
Adam Resch arrived late and submitted a signed agreement from property owners abutting his 
property to permit a variance being granted to allow him a 8′ setback for the construction of a shed. 
An updated schedule of profit and loss was submitted by clerk/treasurer for board members to see
where we stand so far this year. 
Advanced Disposal has raised collection rates again. Our contract with them will expire in March 2021 
and new bids will need to be obtained in 2020.
Behm/Schmidt m/s/c to adjourn at 8:45 p.m.
Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer