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Village Of Pound Budget Meetings Oct. 13, Nov. 7
The Village of Pound Annual meeting and budget hearing will be held at 6 p.m. Monday Nov. 7, just prior to the regular monthly board meeting. In preparation for the budget hearing Village President Jay Martens called a special board meeting for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 to go over the draft and make adjustments as necessary.
In preparation for the upcoming elections, the board approved a resolution appointing Kevin Schutte as Chief Inspector and Tanya Kubicheck and Jillian Schutte as Poll Workers for two year terms.
In response to a questions from Trustee Mary Meyer, Clerk/Treasurer Patricia Schutte explained that the process is done every two years.
Clerk Schutte said she had taken a survey of surrounding municipalities regarding wages for their election inspectors. She said the average wage is $9 per hour. Half of the municipalities supply meals and half do not. After some discussion Schutte proposed paying $8 per hour plus meals. After more discussion Martens proposed paying $8.25 per hour plus meals. Motion to that effect was made by Meyer, seconded by Martens and approved without dissent. Board members present in addition to Meyer and Martens were Jerry Rogge, Mary Meyer, John Homontowski and David Navis.
Agenda for the October meeting and minutes of the September meeting were approved by four to one vote, with Navis opposed.
Public Works Director Kevin Schutte reported that the driveway apron at 3023 Business 141 is done. Maple Street lawn care is being done, and he had called the company that was working on the project to come back. He is fixing cement blocks at the Village Hall. He and Graese Electric are putting in lights. The batting cage is almost done at the park. He had tilled outside ball field and sprayed weeds all over village and the highway roundabout.
There was some discussion on having the towns share in the cost of maintaining the roundabout. It was agreed that Clerk Schutte should gather information on costs and provide it to Martens.
Kevin Schutte reported he has worked on removing some ground at the Hwy. 141 Business Park and will get with Dan Risner to put in road, but he is waiting for WPS to finish their work first.
Schutte reported he is waiting for a soft spot in road to dry out and get harder before they put down the final layer of asphalt for the Kenyon and Maple Street construction project.
Martens said the developers are still working on the building to be constructed in the TID district business park. Wisconsin Public Service had been working on electric and gas service and was expected to be done within a day or two.
To a question from Martens, Schutte said he had heard nothing yet from Packerland Broadband.
The agenda called for accepting or denying the Developers Agreement with Dairyland Electrical Industries for constructing a 10,000 square foot facility at the intersection of Memorial Drive and Oak Street in the Industrial park. Clerk Schutte told the board she hasn't heard anything back from Village Attorney William Vande Castle of Pulaski. Schutte said she would email him back to follow up.
A property in the village of Pound is among those being siezed by Marinette County for unpaid property taxes. The owner of the property also owes for bills from the Village of Pound water and sewer utility, and village officials have bern trying to find out how they can get paid.
Clerk Schutte said she had talked with Peter Villas, head of the Marinette County Forestry, Parks and Public Lands Department, which has responsibility for tax deed properties. She said Villas told her the utility gets paid when they get the bills but he wasn't sure about delinquent charges which have already been added to the tax bill. Schutte will contact Marinette County Treasurer Bev Noffke to see how her department handles these delinquencies, since that's the department from which she gets the list of properties that will be up for auction.
The board approved September bills paid, and accepted the September financial report as written by Schutte.
Trustees Meyer and Rogge reported on attending a recent workshop regarding budgeting and government.