State Historical Society declares Sunday, April 19 Jerry Apps Day

The Wild Rose Village Board listened to a couple people desiring to address the board at the Feb. 5 meeting.

Kent Barnard informed the Board that the State Historical Society would like to declare Sunday, April 19 as Jerry Apps Day for the Wild Rose area. Jerry is a Wild Rose graduate who published his first book 50 years ago, and has included historical aspects in his books through the years. Different activities are being planned for the 12-6 p.m. time frame, including the Fish Hatchery being open. The Dopp School, presently a residence, may be open for public tours. A short film will be shown at the Wild Rose High School, where his books will be for sale, and he will give a talk at 5 p.m.

Jane Erickson spoke to the Board on behalf of the Wild Rose Days Committee. It appeared that as ThedaCare is a major donor to the Wild Rose Days, they now have a policy that they only give to non-profit organizations. The bank account situation has to be adjusted to keep receiving the donation from ThedaCare.

Village Clerk Lindsey Inda pointed out that the auditor didn’t exactly like the setup of accounts between the Village and the Wild Rose Days Committee, therefore, wanted a safety net put in place. The Board did agree to straighten the situation out with the accountant.

During the police report, it was mentioned that the water pump was going out on the squad, and it will cost $1,500 to repair it.

After putting the thought of creating a Red Mill Committee on hold for a long time, it was decided to continue the creation of the special committee after a certain development had come to light regarding the mill.

A Library Board update brought up the idea of possible placing a port-a-potty by the community skating rink. Skaters were reportedly being very respectful when using the library and community center’s restrooms. It was decided that there’s be no need to worry about placing a port-a-potty at the rink until next winter.

Bids regarding the old village mower put up for sale will be opened at the March 4 Board meeting.

The Board passed a motion to transfer $107,000 for the PH Adjustment Sewer Project without the GIA Sewer Project being attached to it because the PH Adjustment Sewer Project cost came out more than was originally projected.

The transfer of $35,228 from the Sewer Checking Account to the General Checking Account due to a March 2019 accounting error was approved.

The Board approved a Library Board request to move funds from the Patterson Gift and Memorial Fund to a new 18 month CD.

After discussing the possibility of signing an annual contract for Automatic Entrances of Wisconsin, Inc. for maintaining the automatic doors at the library/community center, it was decided that Waupaca Glass would be called in when maintenance is needed.

An increase of mileage reimbursement to the federal rate of .575 cents per mile was approved.

A Board of Appeals member’s one year term is up and he doesn’t wish to serve again. Village Board Trustees will search for a new candidate among the village residents.


The next Board meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m.