MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – September 14, 2011
Chairman Len Eckerly called the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.; all member present.
The Clerk read the minutes of the August 10, 2011 Board meeting and were approved as presented on a motion from Laura Rusk; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.

The TREASURER'S REPORT was read by the Treasurer as follows:
$ 42,829.60 – 07/31/11 Bank Statment Balance
$ 608.74 – Less 1 Outstanding Checks
$ 42,220.87 – 08/01/11 Beginning Check Book Balance

August Bank Statement Activity
$41,194.83 – Deposits
$ 7.42 – Interest Earned
$37,591.70 – Less Checks Cleared
$46,440.16 – 08/31/11 Bank Statement Balance
$ 7,046.75 – Less 3 Outstanding Checks
$39,393.41 – 08/31/11 Ending Check Book Balance

$92,926.44 – 08/01/11 Money Market Account Balance
$ 55.25 – Interest Earned
$92,981.44 – 08/31/11 Bank Statement Balance


$132,375.10 – Total all Accounts

Fund Accounts
$ 25,653.69 – General Fund
$ 39,100.00 – Machinery Fund
$ 28,228.00 – Building Fund
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve the Treasurer's Report as presented; 2nd Laura Rusk; all in favor;motion carried.

ROAD REPORT – mowing and brushing of Town roads is complete. The clutch on the Brusher went out and will be repaired by Bar-H Implements; gravel & grading on East Fork Rd. is complete; U- joints on the 2006 Ford has been replaced; the Annual Certification of local roads is being reviewed; the Paser road rating is in process; replacing the road signs with retro reflective signs continues.

DNR AGENT, SUE MILLER, submitted to the Board a new Boating Ordinance that combines all or our Slow-no-wake ordinances into one. She updated all the GPS locations where the slow-no-wake buoys are located on the Chippewa Flowage. She also included colored maps of all the buoy locations. The Board will approve the ordinance at the October meeting and then it will be sent to Madison for approval.

ZONING – a Special Use Application was presented for Lucia Uihlein Trust to construct a year-round or seasonal dwelling in a Forestry One Zone District. Contractor Mark Erickson was present representing the Uihlein's. Len Eckerly explained that the application must go before the Comprehensive Commission who will make a recommendation to the Town Board. The Board will then discuss and consider approval. Len told Mark he felt there should be an easement for the driveway that cuts across a lot preceding the lot where the structure will be built. This Application was tabled until the Comprehensive Commission can review.

The Clerk presented BARTENDER LICENSE APPLICATIONS for Gregory Kilps and Brandon Speros and were approved on a motion from Laura Rusk; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.

The 2011-2012 SNOWPLOW CONTRACT was discussed and updated with new deadline dates and approved on a motion from Laura Rusk; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.

The EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK was finalized and approved on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; all in favor; motion carried.

Two INSULATION PROPOSALS were presented for insulating the town hall ceiling. One from C&C Insulating for 12" of cellulose for a cost of $1,600 and one from Kolberg Insulating for 10" of fiberglass for a cost o $734. Laura Rusk made a motion to accept the C&C Insulating proposal for $1,600; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.

The BUDGET WORKSHOP DATE was set for October 20, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

The EMPLOYEE REVIEW DATE was set for October 4, 2011 at 7:00 a.m.

The 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, also known as the budget repair bill, is requiring that all Towns adopt an EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE if they do not currently have a civil service system offering protections to employees in place. This grievance procedure must be in place by October 1, 2011. The Wisconsin Towns Association Attorney's drafted a sample procedure that was approved as written on a motion from Lee Wilmsen and will include a hearing officer to be selected prior to October 1 and a hearing officer fee of $100; 2nd Laura Rusk; all in favor; motion carried.

APPROVAL OF CHECKS #14455 to #14487 was given for a total expenditure of $43,224.39. The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m. on a motion from Laura Rusk; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.
Patricia R Swaffield, Clerk