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Regular Town Board Meeting November 16, 2010

 

MINUTES OF THE
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
November 16, 2010
 
 
 
Chairperson Lu Peet called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 6:30PM.  A Roll Call was taken to establish a quorum and verification of public notice was asked of Clerk-Treasurer Brustad by Peet.
 
Roll call vote taken: all present. 
 
Peet asked for a motion to approve the November Agenda, approve minutes of the Last Regular Board Meeting and Motion to dispense with reading of the minutes.
 
Motion (Meinke/Porter) to approve the agenda, the minutes of the last Regular Town Board meeting and to dispense with the reading of those minutes. Motion carried. The agenda is as follows:
 
NOTICE
TOWN OF BARNES
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
November 16, 2010 at 6:30PM
 
AGENDA
Call the Regular Board Meeting to order
Pledge Allegiance to the Flag
Roll Call to establish a quorum/Verification of Public Notice
Motion to approve the November Agenda, approve minutes of the Last Regular Board Meeting and Motion to dispense with reading of the minutes.
Treasurer’s Report
                Approval of Resolution # 10-08 Town’s obligation over Treasurer’s Bond amount
Voucher’s Approval
Clerk Correspondence            
Approval of policy change in employee handbook adding two paid holidays (day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Day) for regular full-time employees
Approval to install a motion sensor light for the front of the town hall
Public Comment Session – 3 Minute limit for those not on the agenda             
Department Head Reports:
                Highway
                                Discussion on abandoning of Deer Grove and Grassley Roads           
                                Approval of Engineering costs for the Upper Lake Boat Landing        
                Cemetery
                                Appointment of David Schiess as new Cemetery Sexton    
                                Presentation of Plaque to Bud Pease for his service            
                Fire and Ambulance Department                         
                Constable
Committee Reports               
Land Use Planning Commission            
Adopt 2011 Budget as presented
Operator’s Licenses: 
Two Year New License Applications for Judy A Larson and Richard W Larson   
Issues Timeline Update
                RV Extension-Markham up November 2010
 
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 8th day of November, 2010
 
Treasurer’s Report

General Fund
Checking Balance from last meeting
$24,047.16
Transfer from Money Market Account
$375,000.00
Receipts
$145,379.91
Check #'s 25280-25463
($392,353.69)
Direct Tax Payments Check #s 374-375
($4,031.62)
Service Charge October
($17.91)
Interest Earned October
$18.46
0.15%
CHECKING BALANCE
$148,042.31
Money Market
Money Market Gen'l Fund Balance from Last Meeting
$485,039.69
Transfer to General Fund Checking
($375,000.00)
Transfer from Park Savings
$7,745.30
Interest earned October
YTD Interest $1080.20
$59.34
0.20%
Sub-Total Money Market Gen'l Funds
$117,844.33
Highway Dept. Sinking Fund
$72.92
BES Sinking Fund
$20,214.05
Park Savings
Dep-$537.50+245.70, trans -$7,745.30
$10,092.15
Ski Trail Savings
$960.21
Town Hall Maint & Repair Fund
$56,656.20
ACT 102 Fund
$5,513.46
Tasler prepaid taxes for 2010
$5,393.87
Total all Money Market Funds
$216,747.19
Hayward Community Credit Union
Savings
Interest
43.89
October
$103,596.10
0.50%
18 Month CD
Interest
180.13
October
$104,352.00
2.055%
15 Month CD
Interest
85.34
October
$51,989.03
1.953%
18 month CD
Interest
265.92
October
$154,045.84
2.055%
YTD Interest $6,424.70
 
Total Hayward Community Credit Union
$413,982.97
TOTAL ALL ACCOUNTS
$778,772.47

Motion (Porter/Webb) to approve the Treasurer’s report as read. Motion carried.
 
                Approval of Resolution # 10-09 Town’s obligation over Treasurer’s Bond amount
Brustad read the Resolution to the audience:
RESOLUTION R-10-09
 
WHEREAS, the Town of Barnes Treasurer is required by statute to furnish a bond to the County Treasurer in a sum of double the amount of state and county taxes apportioned to her town, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of her office and that she will account for and pay over according to law all state and county taxes which shall come into her hands, and
WHEREAS, the Town of Barnes is given the power under Section 70.67(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes, to obligate the town in case the Town Treasurer shall fail to pay all state and county taxes required by law to be paid by the Town Treasurer to the County Treasurer,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of the Town of Barnes, at its regular meeting held this 16th day of November, 2010, that the Town of Barnes does hereby obligate itself to pay in case the Town Treasurer shall fail to do so, all state and county taxes required by law to be paid by such Treasurer to the County Treasurer.
 
__________________________                            _________________________
Lu Peet, Chairman                                                             Jack Meinke, Supervisor
__________________________                                            _________________________
Christine Webb, Supervisor                                    Donna Porter, Supervisor
__________________________
Mitch McGee, Supervisor
CERTIFICATE
 
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution duly and legally adopted by the Town Board at its Regular Town Board Meeting held on November 16, 2010.
_________________________________
Elaine J. Brustad, Clerk-Treasurer
 
Motion (Webb/Meinke) to Approve Resolution # 10-09 Town’s obligation over Treasurer’s Bond amount
Roll call vote taken: all responded yes. Motion carried.
 
Voucher’s Approval
 
Motion (McGee/Meinke) to approve the voucher’s as presented. Motion carried.
 
Clerk Correspondence
Brustad reported 3 Notices to cut; 2 on property owned by Wausau Paper Mills in Section 18, Township 44 north and Section 31, Township 45 North, and one owned by the Town of Barnes in section 18, Township 45 North.
 
Approval of policy change in employee handbook adding two paid holidays (day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Day) for regular full-time employees
 
Motion (Webb/Meinke) to approve the policy change in employee handbook adding two paid holidays (day after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve Day) for regular full-time employees effective January 1, 2011
Motion carried.
 
Approval to install a motion sensor light for the front of the town hall
There had been a request for this by a resident who is at the town hall for classes frequently in the evenings. Brustad said she also had received a bid from the contractor doing work on the front entrance to reconnect a light and a switch that was attached to the railing. She never knew there was a switch there; otherwise there would be no need to install a motion detector light. It was decided to research what method would be best for the entrance and Jerry Witt and the committee will decide.
 
Motion (Porter/Webb) to improve the light system at the front entrance and to leave it up to the building committee and Jerry to do this. Motion carried.
 
Public Comment Session – 3 Minute limit for those not on the agenda             
Sue Bruce, Town Chair for the Town of Highland wanted to get together for a joint meeting to discuss the ambulance agreement. She will call with available dates her board can make it. 
 
Department Head Reports:
                Highway
The County highway dept. crew came last week and removed the bottom door on the locks. They will be making a new one and will be installing it if weather permits. The Town docks have been taken out of our lakes and last Friday the sta-poles were installed in both waterways.
The old compactor had a breakdown two weeks ago, has been repaired, and is running.
The snowstorm this past week-end has created a mess on our gravel and sand roads. All blacktop roads were plowed Sunday. No gravel or sand roads were plowed due to the ground not being frozen.
 
 
 
 
 
                                Discussion on abandoning of Deer Grove and Grassley Roads
 
Per Jerry no maintenance has been done on either road since he has been here. They only serve one or two residences.
 
Motion ( McGee/Webb) to discontinue Deer Grove and Grassley Roads. Brustad said she would have the Resolution ready for the December Town Board meeting.   Motion carried.
 
                                Approval of Engineering costs for the Upper Lake Boat Landing
Jim Baaken with Ayres and Associates talked on his proposal for engineering services for the Upper Lake landing project. The total is $8,500.00 and will include helping with the grant process. There are two grants available for this type of work, one through the DNR’s Recreational Boating Facilities program and another through the federal government. He travels between Duluth and Eau Claire regularly. And has a cabin on the Upper himself. 
 
Motion (Porter/McGee) to approve the proposal by Jim Baaken of Ayres and Associates for the engineering costs to redo the Upper Lake boat landing in the amount of $8,500.00. Roll call vote taken: all responded yes. Motion carried.
 
                Cemetery
                                Appointment of David Schiess as new Cemetery Sexton
Motion (Meinke/McGee) to approve the appointment of David Schiess as the new Cemetery Sexton for the Town of Barnes. Motion carried.
               
                                Presentation of Plaque to Bud Pease for his service            
Chair Lu Peet presented Walter (Bud) Pease with a plaque for his many years of service in the Cemetery Committee.
 
                Fire and Ambulance Department
Since the September meeting the Ambulance has had 15 calls ; 1 Town of Highland trauma transported to intercept for pain control 4 - transported to Hayward 1 - Gold Cross intercept Patient deceased 1 – Gold Cross intercept 1 – transported to St. Marys 2 - Gold Cross intercept transported to St. Marys 1 – transported to Hayward Hospital directly loaded into helicopter at LZ 1 – Standby for Great Divide 2 - Respond with Fire Department
 
The letter discontinuing Ambulance Service was sent to the Town of Highland last week. 
 
ECG transmitting is working. This a wonderful addition to the Ambulance Service as with a heart problem the Hospital’s are n now activating the Cath Labs sooner or a helicopter based on transport.  
Since the September meeting the Fire Department has had 3 calls 
1 – mutual aid to Gordon for structure Fire 
2 – power lines down            
               
                Constable
4 ) Alarm's : from sheriff........( 1 ) Assist fire department : downed power lines on lake road.......( 1 ) Deer hit hwy Y.......( 5 ) Assist motorist's : During recent snow storm.......( 2 ) Barnes ordinance complaint's : chapter 14 ( excess debris " garbage " piled on property near town road right of way ) warning issued . Property owner has begun process of removing trash . I will re-inspect in 10 day's ........( 11 ) Home / cabin checks : for out of town residents.....total miles 430 / total fuel 43 gallons
 
Committee Reports
Town Roads Committee – Greg Martin said at the next meeting they will formalize what roads need to be done.
 
Land Use Planning Commission – Dave Pease reported the Commission had no issues to meet for.
 
Adopt 2011 Budget as presented
 
Motion (Porter/Meinke) to adopt the 2011 Budget as presented. Roll call vote taken: all responded yes. Motion carried.
 
 
 
Operator’s Licenses: 
 
Two Year New License Applications for Judy A Larson and Richard W Larson   
Brustad said both have completed their Beverage course, both had paid the fee. Background check revealed no criminal history for Judy Larson, and Brustad was to check back to see on Richard Larson as the report was not complete. She asked if the board could approve pending satisfactory background check.
 
Motion (Webb/Porter) to approve the Two Year New License Applications for Judy A Larson and Richard W Larson     providing background check is ok for Richard Larson. Motion carried.
 
Issues Timeline Update
Town owned land – sale was not approved for the 120 acres, but approved for South Shore Road. Timber being cut
Town Hall Maintenance – Work in progress
Boat Landings – engineering approved for Upper
Town Roads – Board to approve resolution for discontinuing Grassley & Deer Grove Roads
Town Policy – Work in progress
 
                RV Extension-Markham up November 2010
Board will send a letter to Markham asking what his intentions are for building. He needs to reply by next meeting for discussion by the board.
 
Motion (Webb/Meinke) to adjourn the Regular Town Board meeting of November 16, 2010. Motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:07PM.
 
 
Respectfully Submitted,
 
 
 
Elaine J. Brustad,
Clerk-Treasurer
Dated this 22nd day of November, 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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