Fall Newsletter 2018

VILLAGE BOARD MEMBERS
President: Mike Sprague
715-449-3174
Trustees:
Ron Resch
Agnes Burazin
Karl Behm
Carol Resch
Robert Ecker
Kevin Diers
Clerk/Treasurer: 
Lauri Klumpyan
715-449-2001
lkclerk@aol.com
Village Adm.: Chris Jensen
715-219-4151
bwooddpw@gmail.com

Village Board meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month at the Matsche Center at 7:00 p.m. The Board welcomes your comments and suggestions, but these must be given in the venue of a Board meeting, where they can be acted on in the proper manner. Attending meetings gives you a voice! Board minutes are posted online at the Village website: Villageofbirnamwood.com
           
BURNING
No burning of leaves on Village streets or sidewalks. Any burning should be done on homeowner’s property. NOTE – Yard waste can be taken to the Village dumpster located by the Sewer Plant to prevent air pollution from burning!

TRICK OR TREAT
Trick or Treat hours for the Village of Birnamwood will be 4:30 – 6:30 pm on Wednesday, October 31st. Please leave an outside light on if you would like to have the little spooks stop at your home.

WHAT’S NEW?
The warming house next to the ice skating area at the south end of Main St. has been painted, shelving installed and skates provided for patrons to use. Thank you to all who have contributed. Once the cold weather arrives, watch for the rink to open. Please respect the property and leave the area as you found it so others can also experience the fun! Donations of skates are welcome.

ELECTIONS!
November 6th at the Matsche Center. 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Senators, Rep. in Congress, Rep. in Assembly, Sheriff and Clerk of Circuit Court will all be voted on. ALSO Referendums for the use of marijuana and Witt-Birn School District.

GARBAGE COLLECTION & RECYCLING
Garbage collection is Tuesday of each week. Recycling is gathered every other week. Yard waste is NOT collected. 
Recycling dates:
September 11th & 25th
October 9th & 23rd
November 6th & 20th
December 4th & 18th
January 2nd, 15th & 29th
February 12th & 26th
March 12th & 26th
April 9th & 23rd

EMT’S NEEDED!!
If you would like to serve your community, the Birnamwood Area Emergency Services is looking for emergency medical responders. They pay on-call hourly wages and hourly wages for responding to calls. Cost of training is covered! Contact Ron Bauch at 715-216-3299 to learn more.

BIRNAMWOOD WATER & SEWER CUSTOMERS
WATER MAIN FLUSHING
The Village will be flushing water mains during the week of Oct. 1st. Customers may experience cloudy or discolored water during this time. Shut off water, wait 30-60 minutes. Run cold water only until clear. The colored water does not pose a health risk. Be sure to test your water in a clear glass jar before doing laundry, as it will stain laundry. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Jensen at 715-219-4151

Elderly Shawano County residents over the age of 60
Shawano County Aging Unit provides services that individuals can take advantage of for little to no cost. These include: HOME DELIVERED MEALS 715-526-4686.
MEAL SITES in Birnamwood & Wittenberg 715-253-2421. TRANSPORTATION FOR INDIVIDUALS OVER 60 OR WHO ARE DISABLED – Subsidized Taxi tickets or Volunteer Driver Escorts 715-526-4686.
BENEFIT SPECIALIST SERVICES are available for those who have a problem with their public or private benefits. Questions about Medicare, Senior Care, Extra Help with prescription drugs, Medicaid and other issues can call –
715-526-4688.

LIBRARY HOURS
Monday & Wednesday
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. – noon
715-449-3120
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THE MATSCHE CENTER
The Matsche Center is available for rent to host your events. Contact the Village Clerk to make your reservations or complete a contract from the Village website and mail it in.

WEBSITE
Check the Village website for board minutes, notices and events!
www.villageofbirnamwood.com

INTERESTED in getting a printed newsletter, contact the Village Clerk to be put on a mailing list.

HOME REPAIRS
You can get a 0% interest, deferred loan and no monthly payments for needed improvements through the Village Community Block Grant. Call Barb at 715-752-4620 for more information.

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Board Minutes 12/10/18

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING DECEMBER 10, 2018

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, December 10, 2018 at the Matsche Center.

All members were present.  Also present: Ed Resch, Jody Dombrowski, Don Schmidt, Tom Gatz & Chris Jensen

President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes were read and approved.

Bills were presented.Burazin/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented.  Roll call vote – all yes.

Tom Gatz filed a complaint in regard to how the billing to residents in the assessor’s plat will be billed.

Sewer lining is done.

Continue to look at play ground equipment for the parks.

Waiting on reply from Vertical Bridge for cell tower contract.

Pet ordinance submitted for review.

Samples were submitted of area ATV/UTV ordinances.

Mike Sprague consulted with attorney about meeting postings. We are following correct procedures.

In addition to current postings we can submit agenda to paper for their information but not required to publish for payment.

Receipts for November were reported.​  Diers/Ecker m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Board Minutes 11/25/18

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 25, 2018

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, November 25, 2018 at the Matsche Center.

Trustee Burazin was absent.  Also present: Ed Resch, Jody Dombrowski, Don Schmidt, Tom Gatz & Chris Jensen

President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes were read and approved.

Bills were presented. ​R. Resch/Diers m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.

A map was presented of the new assessor’s plat completed by Cornerstone Surveying.

Discussion was held as to how to divide cost the cost of surveying. Resch/Behm m/s/c to charge 3 lot owner’s who gained nothing $150.00, remaining lot owners will pay $379.00. Roll call vote – all yes.

Sewer lining will be completed this week.

Ecker/C. Resch m/s/c to set local levy at 3.5101. Roll call vote – all yes.

Ecker/Behm m/s/c to approve budget as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.

More discussion was held in regard to allowing ATV’s/UTV’s on Village Streets.  A new ordinance will need to be drawn up.

December 24th meeting will be rescheduled to the 27th.

Ecker/C. Resch m/s/c to adjourn at 9:00 p.m.

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Board Minutes 11/12/18

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING NOVEMBER 12, 2018

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, November 12, 2018 at the Matsche Center.

Trustee Burazin was absent.  Also present: Ed Resch, Diane Haas, Jody Dombrowski, Don Schmidt, Rueben Eckardt, Tom Gatz, Vicki Wruck, Bobbi Diers, Roy Safford, Brandi Gutowski, Lawrence Hable & Scott Baseman.

President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes were read and approved.

Bills were presented.  Behm/Diers m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.

Rueben Eckardt questioned the posting of notices for meetings.

Charlie Brinkmeyer has met with property owners and pipes have been set in assessor’s plot.

Televising of lines started and lining should be done next week.

Prices are being looked at for a merry-go-round for Village Park. Lions Club are looking to build a 16×24 shelter at the ballpark by the playground equipment.

Village Attorney is reviewing the cell tower contract.

Clerk presented the Board with copies of pet ordinances from other municipalities.

Ecker/Behm m/s/c to grant snow removal bid to K & D Construction. Roll call vote – all yes.

From calculations it appears that there is 15,000# of buoyancy in the culverts. We need to fine someone to punch holes in the culverts to help relieve some of the pressure.

7 interested individuals approached the Board in regard to allowing ATV’s/UTV’s on roadways. This issue will be discussed at the next board meeting.

Something needs to be done on the corner of Western and Birch to prevent vehicles from cutting the corner to sharp and driving on homeowners lawn.

Resch/Ecker m/s/c to adopt resolution relating to the collection of state and county taxes by the Village Treasurer. Roll call vote – all yes.

Receipts for October were reported.  ​Ecker/C. Resch m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Board Minutes 10/22/18

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 22, 2018

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, October 22, 2018 at the Matsche Center.

All members were present.  Also present: Ed Resch, Diane Haas, Chris Jensen, Jodi Dombrowski & Don Schmidt

President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes were read and approved with correction that Zilisch blacktopping for ballpark is just a bid.

Bills were presented.​Burazin/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented.

North Country Landscaping has a suggestion for a new surface instead of blacktop for ballpark walk ways.

Merry-go-round at Birchwood Park has been removed and a new one is needed in Village Park.

Contract for cell phone tower is ready for attorney’s review.

Snow removal bids: K & D Construction – 5 yd. end loader $125 hour, quad dump truck 20 yd. $120 hour, skid steer $95.  Zilisch – quad $75 hour, 3 yd. end loader $85. More info. Is needed from Zilisch.

A ground water problem is forcing culverts up in the drainage ditches by Village Park and  East of Sewer Plant.  One solution would be concrete dividers – 10′ $205, 5′ $165.

Ecker/Diers m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Board Minutes 10/8/18

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OCTOBER 8, 2018

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, October 8, 2018 at the Matsche Center.

All members were present.  Also present: Tom Gatz, Vicki Wruck, Ed Resch, Lawrence Hable, Richard Leih, Diane Haas, Dennis Rew & Chris Jensen

President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Minutes were read and approved.

Bills were presented.Burazin/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented with the exception of Cason & Assoc. Roll call vote – all yes.

Zilisch will do blacktopping at ballpark in the spring, to be completed by April 30th., approximate cost of $9,800.00.

Sewer lining has been moved back to late November.

Check has been received from school for property on State Rd.

Negotiations continue for cell tower.

Insurance quote has been received with an increase of $500.00. Property values need to be reviewed.

Behm/R. Resch m/s/c to approve picnic license for St. Philomena’s Fall Fest. Roll call vote – all yes.

Receipts for September were reported. ​Ecker/Behm m/s/c to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer

Board Minutes 9/24/18

PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

A regular meeting of the Birnamwood Village Board was held on Monday evening, September 24, 2018 at the Matsche Center.

All members were present.  Also present: Don Schmidt, Tom Gatz, Vicki Wruck, Jodi Dombrowski, Ed Resch, Lana & Dennis Wruck, Diane Haas & Keith Sorlie

President Sprague called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

The python was found under the home.

Minutes were read and approved.

Bills were presented.  ​Burazin/Behm m/s/c to approve bills as presented. Roll call vote – all yes.

A copy of the current pet ordinance was presented to all members to review. Suggestions for changes will be made at the next meeting.

Birnamwood Improvement Club sent a letter advising that they no longer have the funds to have Santa come to town.  Maybe a project for the Lions Club?

Several properties need letters sent for mowing lawns.

Snow removal ad will be published.

Ecker/Burazin m/s/c to adjourn at 8:10 p.m.

Lauri Klumpyan, clerk/treasurer