Village of Somerset
Special Meeting Minutes
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
(Minutes are not official until approved at next Board Meeting)
President Melvin called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm at the Village Hall. Present: John Melvin, Chris Moreno, Julie Lange, Brandon Koziol, Kelsey Parnell, and Ali Peterson. Absent: Tony Lueck. Also, Present: Police Chief, John Shilts and Sergeant Joel Trepczyk.
Closed Session: Motion by Peterson, seconded by Melvin to convene to closed session as per Wis Stats 19.85 (1) (c) to consider employment, promotion, and compensation of any public employee over which the Village has jurisdiction or exercise responsibility-Police Chief and motion carried. Roll call vote: Kelsey Parnell abstained remaining members all in favor to go into closed session.
Reconvene to open session: Motion by Peterson, second by Lange to reconvene into open session. Motion by Melvin, second by Lange to accept Joel Trepczyk as the new Full time Police Chief at $82,000 per year with an agreement with a probation period as determined in our employee handbook and his leave accrual carrying over to next year and motion carried. Kelsey Parnell abstained from this vote. Lange asked John Shilts to go over the procedure that was followed on how the decision was made for the new Chief of Police. We want to be transparent to the public on how we got to this decision. John Shilts explained the process to the board and public on who the panels consisted of and what scenarios the candidates were scored on in the interviews.
Appointing new board members to committees: Motion by Melvin, second by Koziol to table the committee appointments and motion carried.
Adjourn: Motion by Peterson, second by Lange to adjourn the meeting at 7:14 pm. Motion carried.
Felicia Germain, Village Clerk
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