Waldo swears in new trustee, passes resolutions

by Rodney Schroeter
of The Review staff

WALDO — A new trustee was sworn in at the Village Board’s Monday night meeting.

At the May meeting, Village President Gary Dekker announced that Paul Wagner had resigned from the board. Wagner was one of two new trustees voted onto the board in the April election.

Jerome Hammarlund was appointed by Dekker to fill the board vacancy. At Monday night’s meeting, Hammarlund was sworn in by Clerk/Treasurer Michelle Brecht, and Hammarlund took his place at the board’s table.

Captain Cory Roeseler of the Sheboygan County Sheriff's Department was present to talk about law enforcement issues that the board has discussed in recent months.

For the new board members, Roeseler explained that Waldo contracts with Cascade to provide the village with ten hours of coverage per month. He said officers spend an hour or half hour at a time in Waldo.

One thing officers do is perform property checks, to see that doors are properly locked. He said a police presence is intended to deter crime before it happens.

“I’m a firm believer in the community and supporting the community,” Roeseler said.

Trustee Mark Spitz asked if anything could be done about trucks air-braking as they enter the village. Spitz said signs forbidding that practice are not being obeyed.

“You seem to do an awful lot of warnings,” Spitz said. “Apparently, they’re going a lot to the same people.”

“I disagree with that,” responded Roeseler.

Spitz also asked if more information could be provided in the police report. If an accident or drug incident occurs, he said, it would be nice to know where the accident took place, or what kind of drug incident took place.

“We understand you’re limited on what you can give us,” Spitz told Roeseler. “But we feel that you could give us more than what you’re telling us, so we can look out for our community, also.”

Roeseler agreed that more information could be provided.

As for certain details that could not be made public, Trustee Chris Nadgwick asked if Roeseler could go into closed session with the board, at some future date if the board wanted more details on a specific incident. Roeseler said that was possible.

Bruce Buelke talked to the board about a prospective buyer for his home and property. The possible buyer would like to buy several acres between Buelke’s home and the cemetery on State 57 to raise emus. The village owns that land. Buelke answered several questions from the board.

The board later went into closed session to discuss whether or not to consider sale of the land, but it was decided more information was needed, and the discussion was tabled.

The board unanimously approved:

• Renewal of annual liquor licenses for Chissy’s, with three associated operator renewals; Kvindlog’s, five operators; Waldo CafĂ©, five operators; and Waldo Fire Department, three operators.

• Renewal of an annual cigarette license for Kvindlog’s.

• A resolution approving the CMAR (Compliance Maintenance Annual Report) required annually by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

• An annual resolution adopting Sheboygan County’s hazardous mitigation plan.

• Three requests for rental of village facilities.

Spitz was appointed to the village Plan Commission.

Police report for May: Two citations totaling $487 (speeding, $200.50; violation of graduated license, $287.50); four warnings; one complaint and traffic accident investigated (a hit and run accident); eight property checks; no arrests made, court appearances, or warrants.

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