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School Administrator Praises Work Of Coleman Police Chief Soletske

Coleman School Administrator Doug Polomis came to the Coleman Village Board meeting on Monday, Nov. 6 with some words of high praise for Police Chief Ida Soletske, saying she "does an invaluable job for the village" and everyone in it. He particularly complimented her on the way she took charge of the recent threat that was made to the school, and the fact that she resolved the entire issue by recognizing the voice of the person who left the threat as an anonymous message on the school's answering machine and bring the culprit to justice.

Municipal Court Judge Clifford Patz commented that Marinette County Board's budget hearing is coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and the proposed budget includes a cut in funding for area rescue squads.

Trustee Tim Gould, chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee, thanked several individuals for donating their time at the park. They were Jim Heyroth for watering the plants, Cindy Wautier and the FFA for raking the leaves, and the Pound Woman's Club for donating the Free Book Box at the Park.

Work on the newest Tax Increment Financing District (TID) economic growth area in the village is nearly finished.

At Monday's meeting, Thad Majkowski of Cedar Corporation presented the board with change orders for an increase of $5,306 in the total contract price and a 10-day extension of the contract completion date to Friday, Nov. 10.

The change orders and contract extension were all approved by unanimous vote after some discussion. They include:

*Contractor is to load, haul and place millings on Meadowwood Drive trench limits in lieu of cold mix asphalt, and the Village is providing the millings - $306.

Contractor is to remove and replace the existing hydrant at the intersection of East Main Street and Railroad Street - $5,000.

*Contractor has requested a 10-Calendar Day Contract time extension for substantial completion, due to unforeseen site conditions encountered during utility excavation. The Contractor encountered bedrock higher in elevation than what was identified in the Contract documents, which slowed down their progress.

All board members present voted in favor. They are trustees Nancy Stank, Tim Gould, Diane Patz, Dave Podoski and Village President Glenn Woulf. Trustees Jesse Parker and Jeff Gosa, Sr. were absent.

Majewski also presented the contractor's request for payment (application for payment No. One) in the amount of $189,390.66, and everyone present voted aye.

Majkowski told the board that the project is approximately 99% completed, and John Rebholz of Cedar Corporation would check the site on Tuesday. Majewski told the board he final pay request/change order will be presented for approval at the December board meeting.

Woulf complimented contractors Dorner, Inc., Risner & Son's Construction and John Rebholz on the excellent job they have done on the site.

Discussion and possible approval of a developer's agreement for TID No. 2 Utility Construction had been on the agenda, but Majewski told them that the Developer's Agreement would not be approved at this meeting. He said he will work with the developers to reach an agreement.

The annual meeting and budget hearing are set to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Dave Podoski read the monthly police and fire reports. There were 24 complaints for the month of October with 14 adult citations written for $2,410.10, and no juvenile citations, totaling $2,410.10. October also had 10 adult court dockets, but no juvenile, just-cause hearings, contempt of court hearings, nor case reviews.

Chief Soletske had 196.5 hours for the police for October, and Katie Torres had half an hour for police work and 36.25 hours for the Village of Coleman Court for October. Total miles on the squad were 54,651 of which 322 were put on in October.

The fire department responded to two calls during the month. One was for a truck fire and the other for a two car accident for 19.50 total man hours. There have been 25 calls for the year to date. Training during October was on using the Jaws of Life.

The fire department also did "Show & Tell" with the Coleman Grade School and Trinity Pre-School.

The sole building permit issued by Building Inspector Dennis Gross in October went to Kevin Rysewyk to re-roof the garage on his property at 533 Business 141N for $2,500. In addition to the usual permit issues Gross followed up on electric and egress window for a South Park resident, responded to an inquiry from a property owner on Maple Lane if a culvert was needed on the adjoining lot, and answered questions from the Maple lane owner in regard to fill in the adjoining lot.

Treasurer's report read by Nancy Stank showed the village has a total of $378,913.78 cash on hand in all accounts.

Vouchers totaling $69,060.14 were reviewed by each board member and approved for payment. Since the last meeting check numbers 27859 through 27891 were written in the amount of $45,258.00.

The meeting adjourned at 6:31 p.m.


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