March 28, 2019 SPECIAL MEETING
The Village Board of Trustees met in special session at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. Notice of this meeting was given in advance by posting in three designated places, and advance notification of the trustees by delivery. Roll call was answered by Trustees Olson, Baack, Ohlsen, Swanson, and Wiemer. Also present were Joyce Schriner, LaVern Stuhr, Teresa Johnson, and Stephanie Cradick.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The Open Meetings Act was noted as being posted in the entryway.
The agenda was approved on a motion by Swanson and seconded by Baack. RCV: all ayes.
Swanson moved to enter into executive session at 6:31pm to discuss negotiations. Ohlsen seconded the motion. RCV: all ayes. No action was taken in executive session. Ohlsen moved and Swanson seconded a motion to return to open session at 7:07pm. RCV: all ayes. Swanson moved to offer a $34,000 annual salary for the clerk/ treasurer’s position and to include benefits as they are set now, to encourage certification (village will pay all expenses), and to consent to a background check & drug testing. RCV: all ayes.
Candidates were interviewed for the clerk/treasurer position.
Swanson moved to offer the position to Stephanie Cradick. Motion died for lack of a second. Ohlsen moved and Swanson seconded a motion to offer the position to Stephanie Cradick with the package as presented and to keep the office open three days per week. RCV: Ayes-Ohlsen, Swanson, Baack, Wiemer. Nay-None. Abstain-Olson.
The proposed Highway-rail grade crossing closure agreement was reviewed. Chairman Olson provided additions to the agreement he felt were important. Swanson moved and Baack seconded a motion to approve the railway crossing closure agreement with the suggested additions. RCV: all ayes.
Swanson spoke about the proposed changes to employee benefits. Employees will have a chance to review the proposed PTO plan and to make comments. The trustees will continue to work on this project to have it finalized by Oct. 1.
Swanson moved and Wiemer seconded a motion to adjourn at 9:28pm.
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