Still no action from Boyceville following closed session on police officer

By LeAnn R. Ralph

BOYCEVILLE — Although the Boyceville Village Board has met in closed session several times recently to discuss negotiations regarding a police officer, the board still has not taken any action.

During a special meeting Monday night, the village board met in closed session again for a little more than an hour, but when Village President Gilbert Krueger reconvened the meeting to open session, he announced that no action had been taken in closed session.

“Possible action regarding police officer negotiations” was an agenda item for open session, but the Boyceville Village Board did not address the agenda item.

The village board’s agenda also did not specify which police officer the negotiations pertained to in closed session.

Municipal code

After the closed session at the special meeting Monday night, the Boyceville Village Board discussed updating the village’s municipal code.

Village Trustee Bud Gilbertson wondered what part of the village’s ordinances the board would want to tackle first.

Once the village board decides on the scope of the project, then the next step would be to find out how much Cedar Corporation out of Menomonie and James Price of Alder Engineering out of Cumberland would charge for the work, Gilbertson said.

Gilbertson asked Swanepoel what she would like to see updated first.

The building code, Swanepoel said.

Zoning and building “is the most important for me right now,” she said.

Krueger suggested providing a copy of the village’s building code to Price.

Price does building inspections, but does he do code revisions? Swanepoel asked.

According to Price’s website, Alder Engineering is “a construction management/ independent inspection agency providing service to NW Wisconsin and based here in Cumberland … with a satellite office in Minong … We currently serve 27 municipalities with UDC, commercial and zoning projects in Ashland, Barron, Burnett, Bayfield, Polk, Washburn and Douglas counties … we are dedicated to education/training, code developments and legislative activities for life safety, health and economic concerns of communities.”

The village board directed Swanepoel to contact Price to find out if he does building code revisions.

In other business at Monday night’s special meeting under the agenda item of “continue job description review and update policy manuals,” the village board worked on revising the employee handbook.