Kimberlee Gustin hired as Part-time Police Secretary

During the Nov. 25 Redgranite Village Board meeting, Kimberlee Gustin was hired as a part-time Police Secretary by the Police and Fire Committee. Also approved for hire was Joshua Kriegel as a full-time Police Sergeant, effective Nov. 30.

Michael Menke asked to speak with the board regarding an adjustment to his water bill for extra water usage during construction. He watered the new grass seed that was put in by the construction company after the replacement of the fire hydrant, and his water bill was very high. The Board agreed to adjust his utility bill.

The Board approved the request for the additional cost of $100 to Steven Rinaldi for stripping and waxing the village hall floors. The total payment came to $585. Rinaldi didn’t realize how dirty the floors were, and he had to use extra materials and more time to complete the job.


The topic of refunding of $380 to Robert Mohr was discussed. Mohr was going to purchase Granite Inn and had applied/paid for the liquor, beer, and operator’s license prior to purchasing the Granite Inn. No licenses were issued because the Board needed the EIN and sale tax number from Mohr before the Board could act on his applications. Due to Mohr’s wife’s recent health issues, he decided not to purchase the Granite Inn. The Board approved the refund. 

MSA gave an update on their projects. The Wellhouse Improvements Project had the final payment approved and the project will be closed out by the end of 2019 due to funding requirements. Prime contractor Egbert Excavating completed the Hydrant Replacement Project and submitted payment request #4 in the amount of $44,518.25. MSA reviewed the payment application and recommended payment.

Change Order #1 was submitted in the amount of $850 for the inlet repair work on Bannerman Avenue near Main Street. American Asphalt paved the binder layer of asphalt for the Wisconsin and Main Street Reconstruction project. The project is on hold until Spring of 2020.

The Board approved the following:

•Adoption of 2020 General Fund Budget and approved Tax Levy of $293,373.

•Employee Health Insur-ance for 2020. The current health plan is not being offered by Anthem BCBS. The Board reviewed four other plans and approved going with Robin Health, which was a comparable plan to Anthem. It will begin Jan. 1, 2020.

•The Cafeteria Plan for the POP (Premium Only Plan) for pre-tax health insurance premiums and pre-tax flex spending plan for dental and vision only.

• 2020 Election Hardware Maintenance Agreement with Command Central for $550.

•Election Workers for a two year term, Jan. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2021. This approved Chief Election inspector Suzanne Chamula, election workers Jeanette Arndt, Ellen Caswell, Jan Munsch, and Donna Szerterniak, and alternate election workers Angela Morales, Dawn Snyder, and Andrew Wilcox.

• Lamont Larkin’s position. Gary Nighbor will be moving to Kentucky next spring and will be training Larkin in the Redgranite Utility duties that Nighbor performs.

• Changing Village Hall office hours to 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Operator’s license for Joleen Burleton (Post Office Bar), Ricky Gustke, (Rick’s Irish Pub), Stacy Schwandt (Dollar General), and Brittani Tiffany (Post Office Bar).

• Request of RAA for the Village Board to sponsor the Hometown Holiday and Tree Lighting in the amount of $50.

• Request of RAA to close Division Street from 2-4 p.m. on Dec. 14 to use for the sleigh rides.

• Request of RAA to use a fire pit for a bon fire in Veterans Park on Dec. 14.

• Village participation in the Annual Cookie Walk dur-ing Hometown Christmas on Dec. 14.


The next regular meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.