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 Regular Board Meeting        Monday, December 11, 2023


1). Village President Frank Quinn called the regular meeting of the La Farge Village Board to order at 6:30 p.m. at the Emergency Services building, at 201 S. Cherry Street.


Roll Call – Present at the meeting:

All Board members: Dave Fish, Karen Leis, Terry Jensen, Barbara Melvin, Aaron Appleman, Aaron Nemec, and Frank Quinn.               

Also: News reporters Lonnie Muller and Bonnie Sherman, Public Works Manager Wayne Haugrud, Utility Clerk Greg Lawton, Police Chief Steve Palmer, and Clerk Kimberly Walker.     


2). Verification was given of meeting publishing in the La Farge Episcope, and of posting at the Bank, Post Office, and Village Office on Thursday, December 7, 2023.    


3). Melvin moved, Jensen seconded to approve the previous meetings minutes: (11-13-23/Regular Village board meeting; 11-28-23/Regular Library board meeting; 11-30-23/Streets and Utilities committee meeting; and 11-30-23/Public Budget Hearing & Special Board meeting). (Carried).


4). Correspondence: None.


5). Public Comment: None.


6). Utility business:

**December 19th is the planned day to energize the substation. There will be some outages late that afternoon and should be less than an hour. It will be noticed in the paper and on the website.  

**Last month we discussed the clarifier failure at the wastewater treatment plant. By the end of this week, should be getting quotes back to repair it.   

**Also discussed the replacement of the 1996 Boom Truck from last month. Utility Sales & Service from Appleton gave a spec of $349,196, for a new truck and boom, with 10 feet more reach. Looking at one more company for a price, and at grant options. This price is expected to increase about 3 ½% yearly by 2026, when we’re looking at a new one. This is an idea of what we will be looking at for costs.     


7). Old Business: Daycare update: Quinn reported the DCF has taken our questions to their finance committee, so we’re waiting to hear back from them. And the location is a portion of the Bethel Parkside unit, not the old clinic building. Jacob Sell update: On a civil case going on, there is no future date on that, but it is not dismissed and is still active. On the abatement issue, Mr. Sell requested a substitute Judge.    


8). Jensen moved, Leis seconded to approve said names for election inspectors for the 2024-2025 term: Sherri Schrofer, Gloria Glick, Bonita Dorschied, Barb Melvin, Joan Kent, Mark Glatfelter, Maureen Hysel, Dave Fish, Tammie Lee, Greg Lawton, and Kim Walker. (Carried).


9). Johnson Block & Company sent an engagement letter for accounting assistance. This is for preliminary work ahead of the main audit. And they sent an engagement letter to perform audit and accounting services for the year ending 12-31-2023. These are both for the Village and Utilities. Jensen moved, Fish seconded to approve both engagement letters. (Carried).  


10). Fish moved, Melvin seconded to approve an operator license for Jamie Adelman (Carried). She completed the Responsible Vendor Training Program on 12-4-2023.    


11). Received a letter from Vernon County Crime Stoppers for a donation. Last year, we donated $200 and got a bench. The board was in favor of this again. Nemec moved, Leis seconded to donate $200 and get a bench. (Carried). 


12). Police Report/Update: Chief Steve Palmer reported on a 3-day course he attended in Green Bay for a Detective Academy. He’s enrolled in a two-day Domestic Violence Investigations course coming up at the Sheriff’s office, and in January, will be attending a Tint Enforcement Seminar-Operator certification in Lake Delton. This includes a tint meter to check the tint thickness on vehicles. The Organic Valley donation for the new dash camera will be processed soon. The board said for him to Keep up the good work! 


13). Committee Reports and Updates: None.


14). Melvin moved, Fish seconded to approve payment of the bills. (Carried).


15). Jensen moved, Leis seconded to adjourn. (Carried). Adjourned at 6:46 p.m.



                                                           Kimberly Walker, Village Clerk/Treasurer

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