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Special Village Board Meeting
Dec 03, 2009
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VILLAGE OF EPHRAIM
 FOUNDED 1853

 
VILLAGE OF EPHRAIM BOARD MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2009 - 4:30 P.M.
VILLAGE OF EPHRAIM OFFICES, NORWAY AND HIGHWAY Q 


   Board: John Cox, Sue Sherman, Tim Nelson, Jane Olson
   Absent: Kathy Kirkland
   Staff: Charity Forsch, Sue Shallow  
   Visitors: None
 
1. Meeting called to order by President Cox at 4:37 p.m.
2. Changes in Agenda: None
3. Discussion and consideration of waiving residency provision in administrator’s contract.  
Due to extended circumstances Administrator Ms Forsch requests that the Board waive the
contract requirement that if she moves she will move closer to Ephraim. Charity has found a
rental within Sturgeon Bay and would like to lease it until her home situation is settled.  Travel
time is the same as she currently incurs- 35 minutes to the Ephraim offices.  
 
John Cox offered a couple of possibilities, one to allow her to rent in the same zip code, or two
the Board could vote to table the requirement and re-visit it in a year or two. John offered that
there is nothing in the current Ephraim Ordinance that addresses this type of issue. Tim Nelson
agrees with John’s suggestion of waiving it for now or suggests that the Board could try to
amend the document to be more specific with their intent in regard to this clause in the contract.
Tim also asked if it is a fair requirement at all and noted that living in the Northern door area is
very expensive and asked if the members of the Board really want to make such a requirement.  
 
Charity Forsch noted that although she lives in Sturgeon Bay she has fulfilled the
Administrator’s role in this community by attending community functions outside of working
hours.  Jane Olson feels it is a standard we are putting on one employee and not the rest. Tim
also suggests we could also amend the number of mile to 35-40 miles. Sue Sherman inquired if
we could just waive the requirement this one time.  Additional discussion of options by Board
members ensued. Decision to strike the first sentence of the contract and change the miles to
Ephraim statement to 35.  Jane Olson feels it is reasonable to state Sturgeon Bay.   
 
Motion per Tim Nelson to change the residency requirement section, (specifically the 2nd
paragraph) to delete the Administrator’s address of  77 W. Pine St and change the miles
requirement from #15 to 35 miles, seconded by Sue Sherman, all ayes, motion carried.  
 
4. Visitors’ Comments: None
 
5. Adjournment
 
Motion per Tim Nelson to adjourn this meeting of the Board of Trustees, seconded by Sue
Sherman, all ayes, motion carried.  
 
 
Respectfully submitted,  
Susan Shallow
VILLAGE OF EPHRAIM BOARD MEETING MINUTES
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3, 2009 - 4:30 P.M.
VILLAGE OF EPHRAIM OFFICES, NORWAY AND HIGHWAY Q



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