Wild Rose resident proposes future use for Wild Rose Manor building

The Wild Rose Village Board listening to a proposal for future plans for the Wild Rose Manor building during a Jan. 8 meeting. Lois Johnston gave the Board an idea for a Collective, Communal, and Cultural Facility. The Board expressed wishes to see the building used, but as trustee Jody Jansen stated, they’d like to see a comprehensive plan drawn up and go from there. Johnston said she would indeed produce a comprehensive plan in the near future.

In old business, the Board considered the purchase of a lawn mower as presented by the Street Committee, which looked at various models and prices from different dealers. It was decided that a particular mower costing $9,795 would be suitable for the Street and Sewer Department to acquire and that the old mower could possibly be sold to help pay for the new one.

A discussion was held on a GIS mapping project, which was previously determined to be important to the village.

Doug Jirik stated that he’ll be traveling to Wisconsin Dells to get some pricing on GIS systems as prices are reportedly coming down.

A discussion was also held on the reporting of chemicals used at the sewer plant.

In new business, the Board approved Budget Amendment Resolution 2019-3 regarding a $150,000 revenue loan taken out for the expenditure of $150,000 spent on a road project.

The library and community center report included news that circulation was down and that Library Director Kent Bernard was putting together a library card use drive. Storytime was said to be drawing 12 youngsters and five adults on a regular basis.

The order of trustee nominees for the spring ballot for two positions are as follows: Rachelle Towne, Jody Jansen, Steve Yeska, and Perry Drmolka.

The next regular Board meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5.