City of Phillips’ Common Council Meeting
Council Room, Municipal Hall
174 S Eyder Avenue
May 13, 2008
Mayor, Jeffrey V. Fahl
Council Members: Wards 1 & 2 Jayson Reinke, Laddy Hlavacek; Wards 3 & 4 - Linda Johnson,
Charles Peterson; Ward 5 – Elvis Presley, Dorothy Hanish.
City Attorney: Bruce Marshall
Public Works – Terry Staroba; Police – David Sonntag; Library – John Hendricks
Administration – Mary M. Willett
This meeting is held in compliance with Wisconsin’s Open Meeting Law, WI ? Chapter 19, Subchapter V. As such it is open to the public.
Following the open session of the meeting, the Council will convene into closed session.
Authority: Wisconsin State Statute 19.85(1)(e), Competitive or Bargaining Reasons. Deliberation
of or negotiation for purchase of public properties, investment of public funds, or conduct of other
specific public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session.
Discussion of strategies/negotiations of possible public property purchase
1. Call to Order (presiding officer)
b. Certification of compliance with Open Meeting Law
c. Pledge of Allegiance
2. Roll Call: Jeffrey Fahl ___Laddy Hlavacek___ Jayson Reinke ___ Linda Johnson ___
Charles Peterson ___ Elvis Presley ___Dorothy Hanish ___.
3. Introduction of Vicki Jeppesen, Interim Dean of Northcentral Technical College – North
thth4. Approval/Correction of April 8 & 15, 2008 Council Meeting Minutes
5. Public Comment
6. Library Board Appointments
7. Payment of vouchers in the total amount of $236,790.36.
8. Agreement/Contract with Von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
9. Resolution #1099, Chapman Park Affidavit of Correction
10. NWRPC Enterprise Center Tour Report
11. Committee Reports
12. Motion to convene into closed session ___Laddy Hlavacek___ Jayson Reinke ___ Linda
Johnson ___ Charles Peterson ___ Elvis Presley ___Dorothy Hanish ___.
13. Motion to reconvene into open session. ___Laddy Hlavacek___ Jayson Reinke ___
Linda Johnson ___ Charles Peterson ___ Elvis Presley ___Dorothy Hanish ___.
14. Action on the subject matter of the closed session.
Tuesday May 13, 2008
………of the Common Council of the City of Phillips at a regular meeting held in the Council Room of Municipal Hall on May 13, 2008.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Fahl at 7:00 p.m. Those present
1st Aldermanic District: Jayson Reinke and Laddy Hlavacek nd2 Aldermanic District: Linda Johnson rd3 Aldermanic District: Elvis Presley and Dorothy Hanish
City Attorney: Bruce Marshall
Clerk-Treasurer: Mary M. Willett
Police Chief: David Sonntag (7:43 p.m.)
Public Works Director: Terry Staroba
Librarian: John Hendricks
County Supervisor John Vlach (7:10 p.m.)
Mayor Fahl introduced the interim dean of Northcentral Technical College, Vicki
Jeppesen. Ms. Jeppesen told the council of the near future plans of NTC. They
have received a 3-year $1.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor
which will benefit the entire region. She also told the council that using the
training room in the Municipal Building worked very well for her in a recent rental
for a regional manufacturing meeting.
Presley/Hanish motioned to approve the minutes of the April 8thth and 15 Council
Mayor Fahl announced the appointment of Linda Thielke to the Library Board.
Mayor Fahl thanked John Hendricks for his 14 years as Library Director for the
City of Phillips Library.
Mayor Fahl said that Rebecca Smith was hired as the new Library Director and
would start the position on June 2, 2008.
Johnson/Reinke motioned to approve the payment of the vouchers in the total
amount of $236,790.36 as recommended by the Personnel-Budget-Finance
Committee. The motion carried 4-1, with Mr. Presley voting in opposition.
Hlavacek/Presley motioned to adopt Resolution #1099 regarding Chapman Park
Affidavit of Correction. On a voice vote of 5-0, the resolution was adopted.
WHEREAS, the City of Phillips Common Council, voted to deed the parcel labeled as “Chapman
Public Park” and/or “Public Park” to Four Seasons Development Group at the September 14,
2004 City Council Meeting.
WHEREAS, Four Seasons Development has been paying the property taxes on said property.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City of Phillips Common Council agrees to accept the
Affidavit of Correction of Four Season Subdivision (230 Log Cabin Lane) to correct the errors in
the labeling and ownership of the “Chapman Park” parcel, City of Phillips tax parcel #272-1107-
08-000, being located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Log Cabin Lane and Katharine
Adopted: __May 13, 2008 Approved: _Jeff Fahl____________
Jeffrey V. Fahl
Attest: _Mary Willett_____________
Mary M. Willett
Council members who toured three economic development enterprise centers –
Jay Reinke, Linda Johnson, Dorothy Hanish, Chuck Peterson and Mayor Fahl –
reported to the full council the information learned from visiting the three centers,
talking with enterprise business tenants and visiting with the Village President of
Grantsburg and NWRP personnel.
At 7:50 p.m., Johnson/Presley motioned to convene into closed session. On a
voice vote of 5-0, the motion carried.
At 8:29 p.m., Presley/Johnson motioned to reconvene into open session. On a
unanimous voice vote, the motion carried.
Presley/Hanish motioned to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:29 p.m.
Mary M. Willett