BRUNSWICK BOARD OF TRUSTEES
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING AGENDA
DATE: June 26th 2019 at Auditorium.
Chairman Jim Meuret called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm. with a Roll Call: Present were Craig Forbes, Joe Rumsey, Ed Wahrer, Chris Twibell and Guest: Mike Masat, Kate Ostenrude, Michelle Pellatz, Amanda Peter, Melissa Fischer, LuAnn Doerr, Michelle Meuret, Janet Todd, and Chairman Jim Meuret stated that after the last board meeting the board had Eco Lab came and looked at the auditorium. Eco Lab had stated that since there was a dirt floor underneath the auditorium there was nothing that he could do that the damage was too severe. Meuret stated that he also had Hild Construction come and look at the auditorium and Hild had confirmed what Eco Lab had observed.
Chairman Meuret stated that the Village Board spends about $12,000 to $15,000 annually on the library and the
library receives grants and state aid to pay for books and other costs. Meuret asked the other board members if they had anything to add, the members stated that if the library could find something within financial reason the board would definitely consider the options. Meuret stated that for the time being the library could set up in the auditorium until a better temporary or permanent solution was found.
Chairman Meuret stated that he has been in contact with the library board about some of the options. Meuret stated that he had been in contact with the owners of the old school house and stated that the owner would be interested in renting the old school, but the Village would be responsible for all of the renovations. Meuret stated that they wanted a long term release of 20 years at $200 a month. Library Board President Amanda Peter said there would need to be some renovation to the old school because it would need to be handicap assessable because of the steps into the main rooms. The bathrooms would have to be updated to code and the doorways widened. There would need to be other renovations to the building as well, it would most likely need new windows and a heating and air conditioner.
Library Board member Michelle Pellatz stated that they have been brainstorming fundraisers that could help with some of the costs of renovations and also stated that all of the board members and their families would be willing to help with some of the work. Librarian Kate Ostenrude had mentioned that there were grants out there for historical buildings, but there would be no certainty that the auditorium would be accepted and the process would be long. Library Foundation member Luann Doerr stated that the foundation would be willing to help, she stated that they could help with fundraising and could possible to out and ask for much larger donations.
Chairman Meuret stated that the library board should get a bid on the amount of work that the school house would need. Meuret stated that the library board would present the bid at the regular July 10, 2019 board meeting and then further discussion will be held. Chris Twibell made the comment that it would be better if the lease on the school house was shorter. Meuret stated that he would be in contact to see if a shorter lease would be an option.
Ed Wahrer made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Craig Forbes. All ayes, motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm, next meeting is scheduled for July 10th, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Community Room.
Published July 17, 2019
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