February 18th, 2013
Elmwood Village preparing for new squad
Submitted by Rick A. Talford
ELMWOOD, WI- The monthly meeting for the Elmwood Village Board, was held at the auditorium on Monday, February 11, 2013. All the members of the board were present this month. There was a Police Committee meeting held at 6:30 pm, for the members to consider and decide what color they wanted to use for the new police vehicle they plan on purchasing. They needed to decide on the graphics also. Another meeting was held at 6:45 pm for a Public Hearing. This was also for the police vehicle plans. No public attended the meeting. The Public Hearing was adjourned at 6:59 pm, and the regular board meeting then began.
There was no attendance for “Public Input”. Approval of the contract for the Village Building Inspector was then discussed by the board. A two year contract was agreed upon by the members for All-Croix Inspections Corp. Next on the agenda was approval of Resolution 2013-02 Community Facilities Grant Agreement. This was required for the village to get the grant they have applied for, in regards to the replacement vehicle they want for the PD.
The Committee and Board Reports were then discussed. The Library Committee report was provided by Trustee Trisha Knops. She spoke of changes to the hours the library will open, due to recent budget cuts. The new hours will be Mon.- Wed. and Fri. opening at 11 am and closing at 5 pm each day, except Wed. Closing will be at 6 pm. On Thurs. they will open at 9 am. The hours on Saturdays will be 9 am to noon. The Library will also continue having “Story Hour” on Wed. at 10-11 am. The last Friday of each month, they will have a movie showing at 3:30 pm. On March 2, there will be a Dr. Suess Day from 9 am to noon. There will be crafts and a story hour during this event. Coming up during UFO Days, will be a “Snakes Alive” event at the Library starting at 5 pm on the 26th of July. John Thompson from IFLS will be halping at the library, with their long term plans and mission statement. Trustee Mike Sand provided information from the Public Works Committee. A meeting was held on Jan. 25, 2013. A survey is needed on the Miller property, and the Village Attorney Robert Loberg recommended this to be completed. Cedar Corp. provided the lowest bid, at $1,500.00. Three other bids were received, and they ranged up to $5,000.00. Trustee Brian Buck then spoke for the Police Committee. He told the members that the committee decided on the color “Silver” for the new vehicle, but they could not agree on the graphics design. That will need future meetings to get completed.
There were no meetings for the following committees: Personnel and Finance, Nursing Home, Licensing and Parks and Buildings. The meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM.