Black Creek village board addresses lighting complaint

By Linda Titel
Assistant Editor

The Black Creek Village board met on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m.
In insurance and personnel: The board approved the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Insurance for 2019.
The board approved vacation carry overs if they are used by March 1, 2019.
The board approved Christmas Gift Cards for the employees, $25 for part time and $50 for full time.
In buildings and grounds: The board addressed the citizen complaint of the street light at South Park skating rink. Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Gerry Schuette said there is 150 watt LED light in that street light. Suggestions were made to either tilt it down or put some sort of shield on the fixture so it’s not so bright.
Schuette said, “There is no such thing as a timer for street lights they are all dusk to dawn. During the summer months, this light can be turned off since its only use is for the skating rink.”
Schuette is working aggressively to solve the problem.
The board approved Attorney Robert Sweeny to draft an assignment of option to purchase parcel 22071400, which is the property on Railroad Street. The Black Creek Village would like to purchase the land for possible parking or a parking lot in the future. The railroad currently owns the land.
The board approved the committee’s recommendation to seek quotes from firms for a needs study, using criteria provided by Robert E. Lee and Associates.
They also agreed to pursue bids for the water and bike repair stations using the Greenway Grant Fund. After gathering all quotes the board will make decisions in March 2019.
In ordinance: The board considered and approved the recommendation to have Schuette draft up a notices of noncompliance for Black Creek’s mobile home park, with a time frame of 30 days for a plan of compliance or ensuing fines will be issued.
In new business: The board approved retaining Schenck SC as audit firm for the 2018 audit.
After consulting with Attorney Sweeny the board aaproved U.S. Cellular’s request for consent to sublease with Team Mobile with Sweeny’s negotiation on the cost.
The next meeting will be Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Center.