MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – August 10, 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 July 13, 2011 Board meeting and were approved as presented on a motion fromLee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; all in favor; motion carried.
The TREASURER'S REPORT was read by the Treasurer as follows:
$ 67,477.12 – 06/30/11 Bank Statment Balance
$ 624.20 – Less 1 Outstanding Checks
$ 66,852.92 – 07/01/11 Beginning Check Book Balance
July Bank Statement Activity
$22,525.31 – Deposits
$ 17.03 – Interest Earned
$47,189.85 – Less Checks Cleared
$42,829.61 – 07/31/11 Bank Statement Balance
$ 608.74 – Less 1 Outstanding Checks
$42,220.87 – 07/31/11 Ending Check Book Balance
$92,871.23 – 07/01/11 Money Market Account Balance
$ 55.21 – Interest Earned
$92,926.44 – 07/31/11 Bank Statement Balance
$135,147.31 – Total all Accounts
$ 78,826.44 – General Fund
$ 14,100.00 – Machinery Fund
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve the Treasurer's Report as presented; 2nd Laura Rusk; all in favor;motion carried.
ROAD REPORT – repairs were done on the Front End Loader; a large black top patch was put on Tiger Musky Road; 29 loads of 3"- 4" rock was placed on Venison Creek Road; the project of placing gravel on East Fork Road is in process; Doug attended 3 on-line computer conference sessions in preparation of rating town roads with the new Paser rating system.
The 2011 BUDGET was discussed with emphasis on the cost of road work. The revenues were reviewed and the Clerk said that our largest revenue yet to come will be the August tax settlement followed by two more highway aid deposits.
R&P Earth submitted a bid to GRAVEL & GRADE SCOTT LAKE ROAD in the amount of $7,776.00. The Board decided to wait until all the current road project bills are paid and then make the decision on the Scott Lake Road work. In the mean time, Doug will put gravel on the larger holes.
The Federal Communications Commission is requiring all Towns convert to a NARROWBAND OPERATION FOR TOWN TRUCK RADIOS by January 1, 2013. Len Eckerly received a quote from DSC Communications earlier this year for $4,498.25. DSC has since purchased a large quantity of radios and they sent a new quote for $3,995.20. In order to lock in on the lower price Lee Wilmsen made a motion to purchase the 4 radios this year for $3,995.20; 2nd Laura Rusk; all in favor; motion carried.
The Town Hall furnace is installed and we now need to INSTALL INSULATION in the ceiling. Len Eckerly will contact C&C Insulation and Kolberg Insulation for bids. If necessary we will hold a special meeting to approve the work.
: Len Eckerly checked on HEATING FUEL COST for pre-buy. Ferrel Gas was $179.9, Polar Gas was $174.9, no price from WK yet and he will check with Northern Lakes Coop. Lee Wilmsen authorized Len Eckerly to make the final decision on the pre-buy company.
APPROVAL OF CHECKS #14432 to #14454 was given for a total expenditure of $37,495.82. The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m. on a motion from Len Eckerly; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.
Patricia R Swaffield, Clerk