MINUTES OF THE

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

JUNE 17TH AT 6:30PM

 

Chairman Collyard called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 6:30PM.The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was said.Collyard asked for a roll call to establish a quorum and verification of Public Notice with a motion to approve the June Agenda McGee-here, Porter-here, Meinke-here, Webb-here, Collyard-here, and quorum is established.Motion (Collyard/McGee) to approve the June agenda. Motion carried.

The agenda is as follows:

NOTICE

TOWN OF BARNES

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

JUNE 17TH AT 6:30PM

AGENDA

Call the Regular Board Meeting to order at 6:30PM

Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

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

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

Treasurerís Report

Voucherís Approval

Clerk Correspondence

Citizenís Request for Action:

1)       ATV Trail amendment to Ordinance approval for E. Idlewild Lake Road and 75 roads.

2)       Update on request for clean-up on Felix Road

Department Head Reports:

††††††††††††††† Highway†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Cemetery†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Review of Wage Policy for Ambulance Department††††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Constable

Committee and Commission Reports: ††††††††

††††††††††††††† Recreation Committee Ė Swim lessons††††††

††††††††††††††† EWM Committee

Land Use Planning Commission

Zoning:

††††††††††††††† 1) Special Use permit request by Don Noack/Lawrence Vossekuil on 52245 Hans ††††††† †††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† Road to continue to use the property as a short term vacation rental††††† .

††††††††††††††† 2) Special Use permit request by Larry Lange on 50525 Peninsula Road to continue to †††††††††††††† use the property as a short term vacation rental.

††††††††††††††† 3) Special Use permit request by Mary E. Vos on 5645 James Road to continue to †††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† use the property as a short term vacation rental.

††††††††††††††† 4) Special Use permit request by Thomas Menard on 51110 Lake Road to continue †††† ††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† to use the property as a short term vacation rental.

Liquor License Approvals:

††††††††††††††† Class ďAĒ Retail License for Homestead Station and Store and Jimís Bait

†††††††††††††† Class B Beer License to Makiís Place

††††††††††††††† Class B Combo Licenses to Backwoods, Barnes Trading Post, Buck N Bass, Doornís Inn, †††††††† Downtown, Enchanted Inn, Marieís Lake Lounge, Mikeís Sportsman Saloon, Northwoodís ††††††††† Tap, PJís Cabin Store, RCís Decoy Inn, Seskoís Boulder Lodge, Trautís Resort, and Barnes ††††††††††† Community VFW Post 8329.†††††††††††

Operator Licenses:2 Year License renewal for George F. Barnes, Michael P. Barnes, Jana Janssen, †† Anne C. Wikan, Larry Lois, Jenneane Lois, Brenda Drall, Michael Frelichowski, Clyde ††† Russell Carter, Florence M. Prickett, John Draganowski, Donald Scheer, Jean Scheer, ††††† Gladys Krob, Lynette Beckwell, Bobbie Shemwell, Barbara Lockhart, Nancy Loughren, Tracy †† Levy, Gary Bergman, Stacy Schmidt and Judy Krob.

1 year License (new) application for Patricia DeVoss, Reid Welhaven, and Evonne Becker

2 year License (new) application for Wayne Boelk and Barbara Lockhart.

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 13th Day of June, 2008

 

 

Collyard asked for a motion to approve the minutes of the last regular board Meeting and motion to dispense with reading of the minutes.

Motion (Porter/McGee ) to approve the minutes of the last regular board meeting and to dispense with the reading of those minutes.Motion carried.

 

Treasurerís Report

Checking Balance from last meeting

 

$74,332.07

Receipts

 

 

 

 

$13,540.96

Check #'s 22668-22759

 

 

($50,349.29)

Void Check # 22581

 

 

 

$510.00

May Direct tax payment ck # 307

 

 

($3,686.28)

Service Charge May

 

 

 

($12.66)

Interest Earned May

 

 

 

$29.47

 

CHECKING BALANCE

 

 

$34,364.27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Money Market Gen'l Fund Balance from Last Meeting

$606,310.36

Interest earned April

 

YTD Interest $16124.74

$1,653.04

 

Sub-Total Money Market Gen'l Funds

$607,963.40

Highway Dept. Sinking Fund

 

 

$31,072.92

BES Sinking Fund

 

 

 

$52,677.05

Park Savings

 

Deposit $414.72

$13,436.57

Ski Trail Savings

 

 

 

$755.61

Parade-Event-Calendar Fund

 

 

$1,842.60

Town Hall Maint & RepairFund

 

 

$19,298.20

Act 102 Fund

 

 

 

$3,086.19

 

Sub-Total Money Market sub accounts

$122,169.14

Total all Money Market Funds

 

 

$730,132.54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ALL ACCOUNTS

 

$764,496.81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Motion (Meinke/McGee) to approve the Treasurerís report as read. Motion carried.

 

Voucherís Approval

Motion (Porter/McGee ) to approve the vouchers.Motion carried.

 

Clerk Correspondence

Clerk-Treasurer Brustad reported talking with Carrie Linder of Bayfield County Department of Human Services. She said a bus route will begin July 10th in the morning going from the town hall to Hayward and back.Linder will plan on attending the next Board meeting on July 15th to talk about the route.Tentatively the bus will pick up at the town hall, then go to Drummond and Cable to Hayward.It will drop off at Wal-Mart, but people will also be able to go to the clinic and other places in Hayward.The cost will be very minimal, she thought around $1.00 for senior citizens and more for others.

 

Citizenís Request for Action:

3)       ATV Trail amendment to Ordinance approval for E. Idlewild Lake Road and 75 Road. Last month Brustad had not put the 75 road on the agenda so could not be acted upon.The Ordinance amendment now has both the East Idlewild Lake Road and 75 Road to be signed.

Motion ( Webb/Meinke ) to approve the addition of East Idlewild Lake Road and 75 roads as ATV routes. Motion carried.

 

4)       Update on request for clean-up on Felix RoadCollyard reported he had talked with the owner and she indicated they would be cleaning the property up.He had offered her a free dump day at the transfer site, and she has taken some stuff there.The old car and trailer still is there but will be taken in shortly.Collyard said he is very satisfied with the progress and wanted to note the owners are cooperating.

 

Department Head Reports:

††††††††††††††† Highway

The new ball field fence at the Town Park has been installed. Staining of the bleacher area is two gallons short of being finished.

The trees on the Island in front of the Town Garage and Fire Department were cut down and the stumps were ground up. Thirteen of the twenty-five trees were dead, and the remaining twelve were on their way out.

Last week a new culvert had to be installed on Mulligan Creek Rd. near the east end of the road. A sink hole in the middle of the road was being caused by a rotted culvert.

Island Lake Rd has been paved and shouldered. I am also having the first mile of Kelly Lake Rd. shouldered, and the shoulder on Pease Rd widened. Kelly Lake Rd was overlayed in 1998 and was never shouldered. The steep drop off on both sides, for the first mile, is a major traffic hazard. Due to the heavy truck traffic on Pease Rd, I am going to extend the shoulder from one foot, to two feet. This should make this road safer to drive on, and strengthen the edge oftheroad. Edge cracking is evident on many areas of this road.

As stated in last months report I have been working on fixing the failing wing walls at the locks bridge on South Shore Rd. Gary Ruzic, from Ruzic Construction Company, had given me an estimated repair cost of five to ten thousand dollars. Work would be accomplished in one, to two days. I questioned his original plan to straighten the existing pilings. I also asked him if he could consult with a bridge engineer to see if my concerns were valid. He returned a new proposal on May 30th, with a price tag of $23,732.00 for work that would last for four days. Jerry added that he would like the Board to consider putting a high priority on this project and get this done.If we need to put off part of Martin Road if we run out of money then we could do the remainder next spring.Motion (Collyard/Porter) to put a priority on the bridge work and to complete the balance of Martin Road in the spring of 2009 if needed. Roll call vote taken, all responded yes. Motion carried.

Motion (McGee/Webb) to open the floor to discussion. Motion carried. Ted Caiazza said he lives on Walter Road and wanted to publicly thank Jerry for such a good job he has been doing.The Walter Road is the best heís ever seen.Motion (Porter/Webb) to close the floor for discussion. Motion carried.

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††††††††††††††† Cemetery Bud Pease reported a monument was placed on the Jean Streitz/Carol Kulpa sites and also on the 13th of June a monument was placed on the Richard Larson site by the VFW.Bud also asked if there was something that could be done with the downed brush and limbs in the woods.He suggested a machine to clean up the limbs or hiring someone to do it.We could do some this year and more next.Meinke said he would talk with Jed at the DNR to see if they could help.Collyard said to put this on the next meetingís agenda for discussion and Meinke can bring back what the DNR could possible do.

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††††††††††††††† Fire and Ambulance Department Tom Renz was out of town for training and no report was received.Because of this the Board wanted to table the discussion of the wage policy until next month.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††

††††††††††††††† Constable Constable Mike OíKeefe was not present so Clerk-Treasurer Brustad read his report.There was 2 alarms, 4 animal complaints, 2 assists to boaters on the Middle, 1 deer hit on highway 27, 2 trespass complaints on Wallman road, no ATV complaints, 1 fireworks complaint.Total hours on the street for the month 68, total miles logged 497.Mike also asked that the fireworks notice be run in the Shopper again this year.††

 

Committee and Commission Reports: ††††††††

††††††††††††††† Recreation Committee Ė Swim lessons Donna Porter hadnít been able to pin down the person who was to give swimming lessons as to when he could do it.She will keep trying to get a hold of him. She has received a check from the Lyons Club for a donation toward the swimming lessons cost.She also received word that the Conservation Club will be donating also, and the VFW will be meeting next week and will talk about a donation as well.The committee had a meeting last week and walked the park to see what they could add. ††They plan on putting in two ornamental trees, probably a flowering crab.Marsha was checking on a nursery in Hayward for that.They talked about another bench for the park.Chris Webb thought there were enough out there already, and maybe just stick with getting some trees. The fence in back of home plate at the ball diamond was installed last week and that will be out of the park budget also.They also are saving to redo the tennis courts within a few years.

 

††††††††††††††† EWM Committee Committee Chair Ingemar Ekstrom was not at the meeting.Dave Pease reported they met last evening.The treatment on Tomahawk is going well and appears to have been effective to date.The boat landing monitors are doing a good job. Collyard wanted to know how the Riverfest went.Dave said his station had about 12 people and was a fairly good turn out elsewhere.Motion(Meinke/Webb) to open the floor to discussion. Motion carried.Marcia Ritter stated there were approximately 45 at the church at that station.Motion (Meinke/Porter) to close the floor to discussion.Motion carried.

 

Land Use Planning Commission Chairman Dave Pease said the Commission met on the 12th and reviewed the four zoning applications on tonightís agenda. The Commission approved all four.The feelings of the Commission is that this is not an issue that the Commission should address, but did so as he felt they should be as cooperative with zoning as possible.

 

Zoning:

 

††††††††††††††† 1) Special Use permit request by Don Noack/Lawrence Vossekuil on 52245 Hans ††††††† †††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Road to continue to use the property as a short term vacation rental

 

††††††††††††††† 2) Special Use permit request by Larry Lange on 50525 Peninsula Road to continue to use †††††† the property as a short term vacation rental.

 

††††††††††††††† 3) Special Use permit request by Mary E. Vos on 5645 James Road to continue to use the ††††††† property as a short term vacation rental.††

 

††††††††††††††† 4) Special Use permit request by Thomas Menard on 51110 Lake Road to continue to use the property as a short term vacation rental.

 

 

Motion (McGee/Porter) to approve all four Special Use Permit requests to use the properties asshort term vacation rentals. Discussion followed.Generally the Board agreed a permit should not be necessary for a short-term vacation rental.If problems result because of the rental then it should be dealt with through the Bayfield County Sheriffís office.They felt it was unfair to target only the ones that are rented through an agency. Motion carried.

 

Liquor License Approvals: Clerk-Treasurer Brustad reported that there were some of the applicants who

had not paid their taxes, or had outstanding invoices with a liquor vendor, but she would make sure allfees, taxes and outstanding invoices would be paid prior to her issuing the licenses.She had also received a letter from the Department of Revenue regarding one who was currently operating without a sellerís permit.All of these items would have to be taken care of before the license will be issued.

 

††††††††††††††† Class ďAĒ Retail License for Homestead Station and Store and Jimís Bait

Motion (Webb/McGee) to approve the Class ďAĒ Retail License for Homestead Station and Jimís Bait with the condition all taxes and permit fees are paid. Motion carried.

 

†††††††††††††† Class B Beer License to Makiís Place

Motion (McGee/Meinke) to approve the Class B Beer license for Makiís Place. Motion carried.

 

††††††††††††††† Class B Combo Licenses to Backwoods, Barnes Trading Post, Buck N Bass, Doornís Inn, Downtown, Enchanted Inn, Marieís Lake Lounge, Mikeís Sportsman Saloon, Northwoodís Tap, PJís Cabin Store, RCís Decoy Inn, Seskoís Boulder Lodge, Trautís Resort, and Barnes Community VFW Post 8329.

Motion (Meinke/McGee) to approve the Class B Combo Licenses for Backwoods, Barnes Trading Post, Buck N Bass, Doornís Inn, Downtown, Enchanted Inn, Marieís Lake Lounge, Mikeís Sportsman Saloon, Northwoodís Tap, PJís Cabin Store, RCís Decoy Inn, Seskoís Boulder Lodge, Trautís Resort, and Barnes Community VFW Post 8329. and not to issue the license until all taxes, invoices outstandingand fees are paid and until the issue with the sellerís permit has been cleared by the Department of Revenue.Motion carried.

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Operator Licenses:

2 Year License renewal for George F. Barnes, Michael P. Barnes, Jana Janssen, Anne C. Wikan, Larry Lois, Jenneane Lois, Brenda Drall, Michael Frelichowski, Clyde Russell Carter, Florence M. Prickett, John Draganowski, Donald Scheer, Jean Scheer, Gladys Krob, Lynette Beckwell, Bobbie Shemwell, Barbara Lockhart, Nancy Loughren, Tracy Levy, Gary Bergman, Stacy Schmidt and Judy Krob.Brustad said all had paid their fees of $30.00 for a two year license.

 

 

Motion (Porter/McGee) to approve the 2 year license renewals for George F. Barnes, Michael P. Barnes, Jana Janssen, Anne C. Wikan, Larry Lois, Jenneane Lois, Brenda Drall, Michael Frelichowski, Clyde Russell Carter, Florence M. Prickett, John Draganowski, Donald Scheer, Jean Scheer, Gladys Krob, Lynette Beckwell, Bobbie Shemwell, Nancy Loughren, Tracy Levy, Gary Bergman, Stacy Schmidt and Judy Krob. ††McGee asked why Barbara Lockhart was mentioned twice, once as a renewal and once as a new application.Clerk-Treasurer Brustad said she made a mistake and had entered her name on the renewals when it should only be as a new application as her license had expired last year.McGee said the motion should be amended to delete her name from this motion.Motion carried.

 

1 year License (new) application for Patricia DeVoss, Reid Welhaven, and Evonne Becker Brustad explained all three had submitted their fee along with the application, all had beverage server certificates and the background checks on Reid Welhaven and Patricia DeVoss revealed no criminal history.On Evonne Becker, there was an arrest unrelated to alcohol found on the background check.Ms. Becker didnít reveal that on her application.Brustad had called twice and left messages for her to come in and amend her application but never heard back from her.

Motion (Webb/Porter) to approve the 1 year licenses for Patricia DeVoss and Reid Welhaven and to deny the application for Evonne Becker based on her not being truthful on her application. Ms. Becker may come in and reapply at any time and amend her statements on the new application.Motion Carried.

 

2 year License (new) application for Wayne Boelk and Barbara Lockhart.Brustad said both had paid their fees, they both had previous licenses lapsed last year,so beverage server certificates were on file. Background check on Lockhart revealed no arrest, and on Boelk revealed an arrest unrelated to alcohol.

Motion (McGee/Webb) to approve the 2 year licenses for Wayne Boelk and Barbara Lockhart. Collyard said Brustad is working on a policy for the Operator Licensing and will present that in August.Motion carried.

 

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

Russ Carter said the Snowmobile Club is in the process of drawing up a lease agreement with the Barnes Area Development Corp for the lot just in from the Superior Fuel lot.

 

Issues Timeline Update

Town Owned Land:Jack to talk with Jed about the Cemetery. The logs should be picked up from the Garage area soon.

Health Insurance: Steve Matushak is now the agent of record.

Re-Appointments:ongoing

Records Storage: Clerk-Treasurer Brustad has transferred some files into the new storage area.She is working on an ordinance for destruction of records.

Zoning issues: Mike Furtak hasnít gotten back with anyone as to the 3 RV extensions that are up.

 

Motion (Webb/Meinke) to adjourn the Regular Town Meeting of June 17, 2008.Motion carried.The meeting adjourned at 7:50PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

 

Elaine J. Brustad

Clerk-Treasurer

dated this 19th day of June, 2008