MINUTES OF THE

SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING AND

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

JULY 17, 2007 AT 5:00PM

 

Chairman Collyard called the meeting to order at 5:10PM.Collyard asked for a motion to go into closed session pursuant to State Statute 19.85(g) to confer with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral and/or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is likely to become involved. Motion (Meinke/Porter) to go into closed session pursuant to the above statute. Roll call vote taken: Porter-yes, Meinke-yes, Webb-yes, Collyard-yes, McGee-absent. Motion carried.

 

Motion (Porter/Webb) to reconvene to the open session. Motion carried.††Collyard called the reconvened Regular Board Meeting and Special Town Board Meeting to Order at 5:30PM.He explained the Special Town Board meeting was called to open bids for the Island Lake Road reconstruction project.Each bid was opened and read:

1-Antczak Construction, Inc. of Rice Lake, Stage 1 only††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 80,684.00

2-FDJís Construction Ė Stage 1 only†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $118,330.00

3-Superior Landscape ĖStage 2 only†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 11,025.00

4-Olson Brothers-Stage 1 only†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $102,681.32

5-Mark Anderson Excavating-Stage 1 only†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† $ 86,400.00

All bids were prepared on the form Jerry Witt had given them, so identical bids were received.

Motion(Webb/Porter) to accept the only bid received for Stage 2-erosion control by Superior Landscaping for $11,025.00. Roll call vote taken: Webb-yes, Meinke-yes, Porter-yes, Collyard-yes, McGee-absent. Motion carried.

 

Motion(Webb/Porter) to accept the lowest bid from Antczak Construction for stage 1 in the amount of $80,684.00.Jerry Witt checked references on each bidder and received very good remarks about Antczak Construction. Roll call vote taken: Meinke-yes, Webb-yes, Porter-yes, Collyard-yes, McGee-absent. Motion carried.Collyard thanked all the bidders for their bid submittals.

 

Motion (Webb/Meinke) to adjourn the Special Town Board Meeting.The meeting was adjourned at 5:45PM.

Collyard called the Regular Town Board meeting back to order at 6:30PM.The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was said.A Roll Call to establish a quorum/Verification of Public Notice/Motion to approve the July Agenda was done: Meinke-present, Webb-present, Porter-present, McGee-absent (arrived at 7:15PM) Collyard present. Quorum was established.

 

Motion (Porter/Meinke) to approve the July agenda, approve the minutes of the Last Regular Board Meeting and Motion to dispense with reading of the minutes. Motion Carried.

The agenda is as follows:

NOTICE

TOWN OF BARNES

SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING AND

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

JULY 17, 2007 AT 5:00PM

AGENDA

Call the Regular Board Meeting to order.

The Board will go into Closed Session pursuant to State Statute 19.85(g) to confer with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral and/or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is likely to become involved. The Board will then reconvene in open session for the Regular Board Meeting immediately after the closed session.

Call the reconvened Regular Board Meeting and Special Town Board Meeting to Order at 5:30PM

Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

Open Bids for Reconstruction of Island Lake Road

Roll Call to establish a quorum/Verification of Public Notice/Motion to approve the July Agenda

Approve minutes of the Last Regular Board Meeting and Motion to dispense with reading of the minutes.

Treasurerís Report

Voucherís Approval

Clerk Correspondence††††

Department Head Reports:

††††††††††††††† Highway

††††††††††††††† Cemetery

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Request from Bruce Kalish to sell cemetery lots back to the Town††††

††††††††††††††† Fire and Ambulance Department

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval for EMT application for Billie Groehler

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval for Firefighter applications for Brandon Friermood, Shaye Richards, and †††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jake Melin

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval of Wildland Grant Application with a 50/50 match, tabled from last meeting††

††††††††††††††† Constable

Committee and Commission Reports:

††††††††††††††† Eurasian Water Milfoil Committee

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AIS Grant Resolution approval and signing

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval of new Hire Wendy Hagins

††††††††††††††† Recreation Committee

††††††††††††††† New Town Hall Complex Committee

††††††††††††††† Land Use Planning Commission

Zoning

1)       After-the-fact shoreland grading/filling permit to address water run-off problem on land owned by Mary Krook, 51260 State Highway 27

2)       400 Sq Ft sleeping area in garage loft, deck and privy on Arthur Mortorano property, 1550 Lake Road in Forestry 1 zoning

3)       2nd residence on a parcel that cannot be subdivided Ė tear down existing cabin Unit 2, Phillips-Emerson Condo,and build new cabin on property owned by Jerry Thompson, 50640 Peninsula Road

Residential garage in a commercial zoning district on property owned by Patrick Wilkinson, 4095 County Highway N

Larry Bergman Ė Discussion on paving of roads in Barnes

Proposed new ATV Route - Doug Brierly Ė South Shore Road, highway 27 to River Road

Discussion on complaint about Buck n Bass Resort

Upper Lake landing dumpster

Operator License Renewals:

††††††††††††††† 2 Year License Renewal for Donald Frable and Tracey Roehr

††††††††††††††† 1 Year License Renewal for Bobbie Oberholtzer

Temporary Class B (Picnic) License for PJís Cabin Store at Barnes VFW June 30th and July 1st, Kara Foat, agent

Public Comment Session Ė 5 minute limit for those not on the Agenda

Issues Timeline Update

All Department Heads are encouraged to be at the Regular Board Meetings

All Department Heads and Committee Heads are to submit a written report to the clerk

by Friday evening prior to the Board Meeting.

The Town Board reserves the right to solicit information from

Department heads and Committee heads only, without opening the floor to discussion.

Any persons requiring special needs for handicap services please contact the Clerk-Treasurer

Elaine J. Brustad††† Barnes Town Clerk-Treasurer

Dated this 16th day of July, 2007

 

 

Treasurerís Report

Checking Balance from last meeting

 

$20,910.72

Receipts

 

 

 

 

$107,981.13

Check #'s 21654-21738

 

 

($64,780.27)

June Tax Payment & other direct payments-Ck#s 289-291

($10,247.88)

Service Charge June

 

 

 

($15.26)

Interest Earned June

 

 

 

$22.73

 

CHECKING BALANCE

 

 

$53,871.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money Market Gen'l Fund Balance from Last Meeting

$410,290.47

Interest earned June

 

YTD Interest $22261.35

$2,107.59

 

Sub-Total Money Market Gen'l Funds

$412,398.06

Highway Dept. Sinking Fund

 

 

$16,072.92

BES Sinking Fund

 

 

 

$32,677.05

Park Savings

 

 

 

$11,051.22

Ski Trail Savings

 

 

 

$629.21

Parade-Event-Calender Fund

 

 

$1,842.60

 

Sub-Total Money Market sub accounts

$62,273.00

Total all Money Market Funds

 

 

$474,671.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion(Webb/Porter) to approve the Treasurerís report as read. Motion carried.

 

Voucherís Approval

Motion(Meinke/Porter) to approve the vouchers as presented. Motion carried.

 

Clerk Correspondence

1-       The Recycling Ordinance tabled from last meeting has not been sent yet from the Attorney. She expects to have it ready for approval at the next Board meeting.

2-       Brustad reported she was named as a new District I Director for the Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Association along with Jim Crandall, the clerk for Drummond.

3-       Brustad reported she had attended her third year of the Clerkís Institute at Green Bay last week.She showed everyone her certificate she had received.She will need a few more work credits to get her Wisconsin Municipal Clerkís certification status and should have that early next year.She is still planning on attending the 4th year Treasurerís completion in order to be a certified Treasurer.

4-       She copied the Board with the Grievance form relating to the Roads committee.She will put that on the agenda for next month, so if anyone had changes or additions to let her know.

5-       She read the survey results from the Clean Sweep survey to the Board.

6-       Received were 7 Notices to cut on property owned by Edmund Nowak, Robert Wincek, Richard Ford, 2 for Plum Creek, Allen Braithwaite and Lanny Braithwaite.

7-       Brustad reminded everyone of the dates for Open Book and Board of Review:July 30th form 3PM until 7PM and July 31st from 10AM until 2PM for Open Book, and August 14th from 5PM until 7PM for Board of Review.

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Department Head Reports:

††††††††††††††† Highway

The right of way clearing being paid for with the grant money received from the DNR has been completed. The roads included in this project were Roy Dick, Weldon, North Kaufman, and Webster Road, for a total of 7.55 miles.

The garage septic tank system has been deleted as it did not pass inspection when it was required to be pumped. The old fuel oil barrel used as a tank was rusted out and the top was caving in. Rather than spend 4-6 thousand dollars on a complete new system, a new line was run to the Fire Dept. septic system. This was done by Rasmussen Plumbing for a cost of $2,190.00.

The Kaufman Ė Hall road reconstruction project being done by the Town is about ĺ finished.

Dave has continually mowed roadsides the three weeks before the fourth of July. To my knowledge I donít think there were any major accidents involving cars or 4- wheelers.

Jerry also wanted to point out the problems with encroachments on the townís right-of-ways with fences, planters etc.He wanted to start making the public more aware of this.Ninety percent of the townís roads have a right of way of 50 feet, although the state recommendation is a 66 foot right of way.People should not place anything on the road right of ways so as to not interfere with road maintenance or potentially be a danger to drivers.

 

††††††††††††††† CemeteryBud Pease reported 2 lots were sold to Maria Boren in Blk 5, 4 sites sold to Doug White in Blk 5 and 2 lots sold in Blk 5 to Alfred Meyer.Interred were Bee Kalish , Al and May Meyer, and Carolyn Bonner. On July 21st there will be the Marshall burial, and on the 24th a burial for Boren. He had received a request from Bruce Kalish to sell cemetery lots back to the Town and had them call Chairman.He wasnít sure how that was done.Collyard said Kalish had called him and it was on the agenda for discussion.It was felt it should be put on the timeline and it should be researched what it the proper way to do that. Also what happens to lot s if not used?Shouldnít they come back to the Town if there are unused lots? Collyard asked Brustad to check on her clerks group if they would know how to proceed.

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††††††††††††††† Fire and Ambulance Department

Since the last meeting we have had one call assist the Fire Department at Wildland Fire on George Lake Road

The pediatric Kit has arrived and was placed in service on the ambulance.Thank you for the letter sent to GFWC for the grant.

We have all completed training on the Auto Pulse and is placed on the ambulance.I want to thank the Town Board for allowing the Ambulance to purchase this equipment.It is one of those tools that you hope you never have to use.But are glad to have when needed.

Fourth of July Fireworks went well.I want to take this time to thank Donna Porter and Marcia Welnitz for the time they put in on putting everything together for the Fireworks.I also want to thank Todd Carlson for the singing the National Anthem, Captain Deanna Welhaven and Jackie Eder of the National Guard for the presentation of the American Flag, and Bob Walters and his crew for putting on one fine Fireworks show.

I have one person that is interested in joining the ambulance.Application has been turned over to Elaine.

 

Since the last meeting we have had one wildland Fire on George Lake Road.

Both Ken Wilk and Jim Prickett took the Pumper to Chippewa falls for Repairs.The Relief valve housing had to be rebuilt.Darley indicated this is common because of the sand area we live in.On that note we will probably have to have the empellar rebuilt but this can wait as I am Sending two Firefighters Ken Wilk and Colin Nowaczyk to a Darley Pump technician class in Chippewa Falls.It is my understanding from Darley that once they complete this class there wonít be much they will not be able to do right here in our Garage.

Also we have three new firefighters to review for approval from the Town Board.Their applications have been provided to Elaine.

Brandon Friermood

Shaye Richards

Jake Melin

Another one has not been received yet from Dustin Senske, and that will be approved at the next meeting.

The new Firetruckís Final Payment is 2008.At this time I am starting the process of putting Specifications together for new tanker to replace the old snub nose tanker which is almost forty years old.The tank is starting to leak, the brakes are getting beyond repair where it is going to cost more money then what it is worth proof of that is the hole placed in the wall while backing up the truck.

At the August meeting I would like to request an additional five thousand dollars put into the new supplies and/or equipment account because of the new Firefighters that we have received in the last several months we need to purchase fire turnout clothes and I only had budgeted for two pair this year.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval for EMT application for Billie Groehler

Motion(Webb/Meinke) to approve the application for Billie Groehler as a new EMT. Motion carried.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval for Firefighter applications for Brandon Friermood, Shaye Richards, and †††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jake Melin

Motion(Porter/Webb) to approve the applications for Firefighter trainees for Brandon Friermood, Shaye Richards, and Jake Melin.Motion carried.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval of Wildland Grant Application with a 50/50 match, tabled from last meeting

Renz said this doesnít need to be approved or discussed.

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††††††††††††††† Constable

Itís been a relatively quiet month. I had about 25 fireworks complaints, and from the names and addresses I was given, 98% had permits from the town. I had 3 complaints about dirt bikers and atv's from a highland address , 1 deer hit on Robinson Lake rd, 2 excessive noise complaints ( music, laughter, people having fun, etc...) the usual holiday criminal behavior. I had 2 stranded boaters on Middle. Overall Itís been a good summer so far, with a few exceptions.

 

Committee and Commission Reports:

††††††††††††††† Eurasian Water Milfoil Committee Ingemar Ekstrom reported they held a meeting last evening. The new grant application deadline for research study is August 1st.The town Board will approve a Resolution needed for that grant.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† AIS Grant Resolution approval and signing

RESOLUTION # 07-06

TOWN OF BARNES, BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIN

Aquatic Invasive Species Control Grant

Tomahawk and Sandbar Lakes

Eurasian Water-milfoil 2007-2009 Research Project:

Management & Control in Northern Clear-Water Systems

RESOLUTION OF the Town of Barnes††††††† County of Bayfield

††††††††††††††† WHEREAS, Tomahawk and Sand Bar Lakes of the Barnes area are important for high quality recreation and enjoyment of the area's natural beauty yet have extensive populations of Eurasian Water-milfoil; and

††††††††††††††† WHEREAS, the Town of Barnes recognizes the need to continue efforts in controlling these Eurasian water-milfoil infestations and preventing EWM from transferringto other lakes, to continue monitoring lakeshores for other invasive species, to continue educating recreationists on aquatic invasive issues and to continue our long-range plan in addressing AIS issues, and;

††††††††††††††† WHEREAS, the Town of Barnes has expended much time, energy and funding for aquatic invasive species by sponsoring a large scale AIS Control Grant in 2005, 2007-2008, by establishing a standing EWM Committee, and by setting aside town funds to address the EWM infestations and property owners' concerns of EWM and other aquatic invasive species, and;

††††††††††††††† WHEREAS, the Town of Barnes is qualified to carry out the responsibilities of the aquatic invasive species project in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the WI Department of Natural Resources

IT IS, THEREFORE, RESOLVED THAT:

The Town of Barnes requests the funds and assistance available from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources "Aquatic Invasive Species Grant Program;" and

HEREBY AUTHORIZES the Town Chairman to act on behalf of the Town of Barnes to:submit an application to the State of Wisconsin for financial aid for aquatic invasive species grant purposes; sign documents; and take necessary action to undertake, direct, and complete an approved grant.

††††††††††† BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Barnes will meet the obligations of the project including timely publication of the results and meet the financial obligations under this grant including the prompt payment of our commitment to planning project cost.

We understand the importance of the knowledge gained from such a research project and the potential benefits the research can yield for ours and other lakes in this region and we intend to follow the project through.

 

Adopted this 17th day of July, 2007

____________________________†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ___________________________

Richard D, Collyard, Chairman††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††† Jack Meinke, Supervisor

_____________________________††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† __________________________

Christine Webb, Supervisor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Donna Porter, Supervisor

____________________________

Mitch McGee, Supervisor

 

Attest:____________________________

††††††††††††††† Elaine J. Brustad,

††††††††††††††† Barnes Town Clerk-Treasurer

††††††††††††††† Dated this 17th day of July, 2007

 

Motion( Meinke/Webb) to approve the signing of Resolution 07-06 for the AIS Grant. Motion carried.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Approval of new Hire Wendy Hagins

Motion( Webb/Porter) to approve the hiring of Wendy Hagins as an alternate boat landing monitor for this summer. Collyard said he spoke with Ingemar regarding this and gave him the ok to do so.She will be a replacement only, not an additional employee. Motion carried.

 

††††††††††††††† Recreation Committee

Chris Webb said the next committee meeting is on Wednesday evening, the 18th.†† At the last meeting it was determined the playground needs more wood chips.The slide also needs another railing on the ladder going up the slide for safety purposes.She was asked to mention again about the gates on the ice rink.Jerry Witt said if gates are placed on the rink it will impede the snow plowing.He didnít feel they would do much to keep ATVís off the rink either. Chris said she would report that to the recreational committee.††

††††††††††††††† New Town Hall Complex Committee

Elaine Brustad reported the committee met on June 27th.She was elected Chairperson, Lu Peet was elected Vice-Chairperson, and Pam Toshner was elected secretary. The next meeting will be on August 22nd at the Town Hall, at 6:00PM.Some of the committee members are getting together for a road trip to look at other facilities in the area.Lu and herself will be getting together before then to determine what the needs are for the Town offices.Members of the committee are Brustad, Lu Peet, Pam Toshner, Mike Bowes, Bob Oberstar, George Martin, Lanny Nieder, and Leslie Hall and Ron Pearson as alternates.Chris Webb is the Town Board liaison.

Motion(Collyard/Porter) to open the floor to discussion. Motion carried. Spike Wilkinson wanted to know why we needed a new town hall.Collyard explained the offices were overcrowded, not very efficient heating and cooling-wise, there were people interested in having a library and museum which could be incorporated into a new complex. Also the hall here is too close to the highway, making it unsafe for people trying to back out into the road, and walking to their cars. Motion (Porter/Webb) to close the floor to discussion. Motion carried.

††††††††††††††† Land Use Planning Commission

Plan Commission Chair, Gene Ratzel said they had met at 4:00PM this afternoon to review the 4 zoning items before the Board this evening.He said they recommended approval of all 4, and submitted their report to the Board members with their comments.

 

Zoning

††††††††† 1) After-the-fact shoreland grading/filling permit to address water run-off problem on land †††††††††† †††††††††††††† owned by Mary Krook, 51260 State Highway 27

Motion( Webb/Meinke) to approve the request per the Plan Commissionís recommendation††† as it meets Land Use Plan, helps protect resources and meets county zoning requirementsand a required restoration plan. Motion carried.

 

2)       400 Sq Ft sleeping area in garage loft, deck and privy on Arthur Mortorano property, 1550 Lake Road in Forestry 1 zoning

Motion(Porter/Webb) to approve the request per the Plan Commission recommendation as it meets Land Use Plan and County Zoning requirements for F-1 zoning district. Motion carried.

 

3)       2nd residence on a parcel that cannot be subdivided Ė tear down existing cabin Unit 2, Phillips-Emerson Condo, and build new cabin on property owned by Jerry Thompson, 50640 Peninsula Road

Motion (Webb/McGee) to approve the request per the Plan Commissionís recommendation as it meets Land Use Plan, County Zoning requirements and does not change density. Motion carried.

 

4)       Residential garage in a commercial zoning district on property owned by Patrick Wilkinson, 4095 County Highway N

Motion (Porter/McGee) to approve the request per the Plan Commission recommendations as it meets Land Use plan and County Zoning requirements. Webb abstained, all others yes. Motion carried.

Larry Bergman Ė Discussion on paving of roads in BarnesBergman said the condition of James Road and others on the east side of the town needs to be looked at.James road is very dusty and washboard.He knows it canít be graded because of no rain, but he would like to see it paved.There are 21 land owners on that road, which is over a mile long.Jerry Witt said when he started 2 years ago there was a 5 year road plan in place.He has been working on the substandard roads and feels James Road is pretty good compared to some of the sandroads in town where people have to drive through a foot of water in the spring to get to work.There are 3 things the DOT recommends to be looked at when paving a road. First is the traffic count, second the maintenance of that road, and third is political pressure.He has looked at James road and with the winter traffic it is not a heavy traffic area.If maintenance costs are above $1500.00/mile on a road then it should be looked at to pave also.With grading and snow plowing James road might be getting close to that level.But he still has to look at other roads in town and what everyoneís needs are.Collyard said we would be looking at the road plan during budget time in the fall, so it will be looked at.He canít guarantee that it would get blacktop but maybe do some prep work on it next year to get ready for blacktop in the future.

 

Proposed new ATV Route - Doug Brierly Ė South Shore Road, highway 27 to River Road

Doug Brierly presented a petition signed by 13 residents on South Shore Road requesting the ATV route be extended from River Road east to highway 27.They had the support of the ATV club.Collyard said it have to be an ordinance amendment so canít be acted upon this meeting.It will be put on the August agenda for approval.He asked Doug to have the ATV club send a letter of approval to the Board.

 

Discussion on complaint about Buck n Bass Resort

Collyard said the Board had received a complaint regarding a fight at the Buck N Bass on June 30th.The Board members had copies of the letters and Collyard showed pictures to the Board he had received of two of the victims. Copies of police reports for three years showed mainly dog complaints. Motion (Webb/Porter) to open the floor. Motion carried. Kevin Murphy, Buck N Bass owner said the fight started between some ball players at the Cabin Store and then moved to the Buck N Bass.Murphy said he felt this type of action hurt his business and didnít want this either.Collyard said the Board felt they should issue a written warning to Murphy, he should call for help if needed if this type of thing happens again.A letter should also be sent to the complaintant.Murphy should document in writing what happened so the Board has both sides in the file.Motion (Webb/McGee) to close the floor to discussion. Motion carried.

 

Upper Lake landing dumpster

Collyard received a complaint about the dumpster at the Upper Lake Boat landing on Peninsula road being smelly and overloaded.He and Meinke had looked into it and found mainly trash bags likely put in there by a resident, a TV and other trash.It looked as though it is not being used as by people coming off boats but mostly by area residents dumping their trash after the weekend.Meinke said he recommends the Board pull the dumpster and save the money we spend on it. Motion(Collyard/McGee) to pull the dumpster as soon as possible.Motion carried. Collyard said he would check on the cost of a recycling dumpster for aluminum cans.

 

Operator License Renewals: Clerk-Treasurer Brustad said these renewals were issued after last monthís meeting per their approval for her to do so.

††††††††††††††† 2 Year License Renewal for Donald Frable and Tracey Roehr

Motion (Webb/McGee) to approve the renewal for Donald Frable and Tracey Roehr for 2 year Operator Licenses. Motion carried.

 

††††††††††††††† 1 Year License Renewal for Bobbie Oberholtzer

Motion (Porter/McGee) to approve the renewal for a 1 year Operator License for Bobbie Oberholtzer. Motion carried.

 

Temporary Class B (Picnic) License for PJís Cabin Store at Barnes VFW June 30th and July 1st, Kara Foat, agent

Motion (Morter/Meinke) to approve the application after-the-fact for a temporary Class B (picnic) license for PJís Cabin Store at the Barnes VFW property for June 30th and July 1st ball tournament. Motion carried.

 

Public Comment Session Ė 5 minute limit for those not on the Agenda

Pat Wilkinson talked regarding the roads in town.He said there are engineers who are hired to come in and test the materials that are being put down.He recommended the town checks that.They can check core samples for thickness, there is a mchine to check density of the material, they can check sand samples and make sure there is enough base course put down before the blacktop.Collyard said he would like to talk with Pat sometime and also include Jerry to get some ideas.

 

Issues Timeline Update

Town Owned Land:†† Meinke to set up meeting with DNR to discuss reforestation

Fire Dept: Work in Progress

Heliport for Landing Zone: lease will be signed this week.

Employee Award Program: Work in progress

Recreation area planning: Work in progress

ATV Routes: Work in progress, South Shore Rd will be adopted next month

Cemetery: check out how to buy back unused lots.

 

Motion(Webb/Meinke) to adjourn the Regular Board meeting of July 17, 2007. Motion carried.

The Meeting was adjourned at 8:25PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Elaine J. Brustad

Clerk-Treasurer

Dated this 27th day of July, 2007