Monday, January 18, 2010

Roll call showed the following members present for the special meeting held this date at 6:30 p.m. Burnell, Wills, Hoffman, Kuck and Stienecker. Schwartz was excused with a motion by Burnell, seconded by Stienecker. Five ayes. Also present were Mayor Pape, Village Administrator York and Fiscal Officer Gast.
Visitors were Mandy Niekamp and Brad Garmann representing Garmann-Miller, Katie Yantis representing The Evening Leader andMargie Weubker representing The Daily Standard.
Mandy Niekamp and Brad Garmann representing Garmann-Miller attended the meeting to explain the Lockeepers House Project Change Order #1 to Council. The cost is $2603. Council discussed the window issue on the south side of the Lockkeepers House. The elevator that was originally positioned on the north side of the house was moved to the south side because of mechanical reasons. By moving the elevator to the south side of the house, the view out of four of the windows is now blocked by the elevator. Councilors questioned why architects and construction personnel did not catch the problem sooner. Brad Garmann stated that the plan was presented and approved in October 2008. Delores Stienecker representing the Historical Association did not remember that meeting and had no knowledge of why the elevator was moved. Council concluded the final plans were not presented to Council for approval. Council decided to wait for the actual change order to come before them and then act on the readings.
Kuck made a motion to suspend the rule. Second by Wills. Five ayes. RESOLUTION 2010-1-4 authorizing the purchase of a vacant lot adjacent to Village property at 322 N. Herman Street at a cost of $15,000 to be paid from the Income Tax Fund. Motion by Burnell, seconded by Stienecker. Five ayes.
Adjournment followed at 7:30 p.m. with a motion by Burnell, seconded by Wills. Five ayes.
Diane Gast, Fiscal Officer