Monday, February 4, 2019           6:30 p.m.        Village Municipal Offices
                                                                               221 E. Cottage Grove Rd


Call to Order


Determination of quorum and that the agenda was properly posted


Pledge of Allegiance


PUBLIC APPEARANCES-Public's opportunity to speak about any subject that is not a specific agenda item


Discuss and consider the minutes of the regular Village Board meeting of January 21, 2019.


Closed Session:

The Village of Cottage Grove Village Board will enter into Closed Session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute §19.85(1)(f) considering financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons except where par (b) applies which, if discussed in public would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data or involved in such problems or investigations – Operator License Application.


Reconvene into open session and possible consideration of closed session items


Presentations to the Board

a. Presentation by Bill Schultz on Miracle League.


Unfinished Business

a. Discuss and consider direction for posting/publishing delinquent personal property tax bills.
b. Discuss and consider rescheduling joint Board meeting.

New Business

a. Discuss and consider use of Village Hall for candidate forum hosted by Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce.
b. Discuss and consider procedure for ordinance consideration and approval.
c. Discuss and consider emergency management plan, Emergency Government Committee, Emergency Government Director and or revising the current emergency government ordinance.

Reports from Village Boards, Commissions & Committees


Law Enforcement Committee


Parks, Recreation & Forestry Committee

a. Discuss and consider suspending ordinance 230-2 stating “Pets, including animals of any species, shall not be permitted in Village parks, except animals used to aid individuals with disabilities or as otherwise recommended by the Park and Recreation Committee and approved by the Village Board” for July 3rd, 2019 from 12:00pm – 4:00pm at Northlawn Park to allow Dane County Library Services in conjunction with the Bookmobile, to contract with Zoozort to present the “Zoozort Live Animal Show”.
b. Discuss and consider suspending ordinance 230-3 stating “Park closing hours for August 10th, 2019 with a rain date of August 17th, 2019 at Community Park to allow for persons to occupy the park during closed hours for a family outdoor campout program.
c. Discuss and consider stewardship conversion grant at Bakken Park.
d. Discuss and consider land appraisal at Bakken Park.

Natvig Landfill Monitoring Review Committee


Joint Fire Department Committee


Reports from Village Officers

a. Troy Allen
i. Request for staff time to research and compile report of commercial vs. residential assessed values from surrounding municipalities in Dane County.
b. James Elmore
c. Jeff Lennberg
d. Melissa Ratcliff
e. Jon Russell
i. Review and discuss the draft Shady Grove neighborhood meeting agenda.
f. John Williams
g. Jack Henrich
i. Discuss and consider nomination of Jon Russell and Melissa Ratcliff as Village Board members of ordinance committee.
ii. Discuss and consider nomination of Heidi Murphy as citizen member of ordinance committee.
h. Attorney Lee Boushea
        i. Legal briefings/status updates
i. Administrator Matt Giese
j. Director of Planning and Development Erin Ruth
k. Police Chief Dan Layber
l. Public Works & Properties Director JJ Larson
i. TDS update
m. Parks,Recreation & Forestry Director Sean Brusegar 
        i. 2018 Facebook report 
n. Clerk, Lisa Kalata
o. Treasurer, Deb Winter



Communications and Miscellaneous Business

a. Consider approval of vouchers
b. Correspondence
c. Upcoming community events
d. Future agenda items

Closed Session:

The Village of Cottage Grove Village Board will enter into Closed Session pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute §19.85 (1)(e) Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. This closed session is to discuss boundary agreements.





Reconvene into open session and possible consideration of closed session items



This agenda has been prepared by Staff and approved by the Village President as Chair of the Village Board for use at the meeting as listed above. Any item on the agenda is subject to final action. Notice: Persons needing special accommodations should call 608-839-4704 at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. It is possible that members of and possibly a quorum of members of other governmental bodies may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information; no action will be taken by any governmental body at the above-stated meeting other than the governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.