Minutes of Jun, 2010
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – June 9, 2010
Chairman Len Eckerly called the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.; all members present.
The minutes of the May 12, 2010 Board meeting were read by the Clerk and approved on made a motion from Gene Mittlestadt; 2nd Lee wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.
The TREASURER'S REPORT was read by the Treasurer as follows:
$118,081.25 – 04/30/10 Bank Statment Balance
$ 50.00 – Less 2 Outstanding Checks
$118,031.25 – 05/01/10 Beginning Check Book Balance
May Bank Statement Activity
$ 16,641.41 – Deposits
$ 61.58 – Interest Earned
$ 9,743.86 – Less Checks Cleared
$125,040.38 – 05/31/10 Bank Statement Balance
$ 608.74 – Less 1 Outstanding Checks
$124,431.64 – 05/31/10 Ending Check Book Balance
$ 16,379.26 – 03/31/10 Money Market Account Balance
$ 17.38 – Interest Earned
$ 16,396.64 – 05/31/10 Bank Statement Balance
$140,828.28 – Total all Accounts
$ 4,396.63 – General Fund
$12,000.00 – Machinery Fund
The TREASRUER'S REPORT was approved as presented from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.
ROAD REPORT – activity at the June 5 Spring Clean up was slow; summer mowing on roads has started; work on Warner Drive has started; the dump box on the 2006 Ford broke while dumping gravel and has been fixed; the OSHA violations have been corrected.
ZONING – a variance application was presented for Carol, William, Kathleen & Allen Metcalf to construct a 12' x 26' addition to an existing structure where the closest part of the structure is 30' to the ordinary high water mark of Blueberry Lake. Section 4.421(2)(a), Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance, would require the prior granting of the variance for any expansion of the dwelling as it is located less than 40' to the ordinary high water mark of the lake. Six of the 14 opinion letters were returned all with no objection. Doug Kurtzweil, representing the Comprehensive Planning Commission, said it is a non conforming lot. He said the cabins should have been moved to the 75' set back 15 years ago. The Commission voted 2 to 1 with one abstention to deny the application. Gene Mittlestadt made a motion to deny the Metcalf variance application; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried. The reasons for the denial are that granting the variance would conflict with the properties of the neighborhood, as all other lots are single houses; the entire lot drains towards the lake and would create pollution problems and erosion; it would be detrimental to the ecology and shoreline; it would not create a hardship to the owner if the variance was denied.
We had to dig further then expected on Warner Drive to prepare the road for asphalting. MONARCH PAVINIG had additional prep work so they added $400 to their original bid. Gene Mittlestadt made a motion to approve the Monarch Paving additional bid; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.
The Clerk presented an Ordinance to establish a schedule of fees for Alcohol related licenses and permits. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve ORDINANCE NO. 2010-01 ESTABILISHING SCHEDULE OF ALCOHOL RELATED LICENSE AND PERMIT FEES; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.
There have been complaints regarding the TRASH ON LESNIAK ROAD and a motion was made by Gene Mittlestadt to send Don Scharlau, the owner of Big Musky Resort, a letter asking him to clean up the site in the next 30 days; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.
There have been complaints regarding TRASH ON ARROW ROAD at the Mike Benda residence. The neighbors have spoken to Mike numerous times for the past several years asking him to remove the refuge. The Clerk was instructed to send a letter requiring Mike to clean up his property within the next 30 days or the Board will take further action.
ALLIED WASTE said due to the increase in recyclables it is necessary to make a pick up every week during the summer months and increase our recycling hauling cost. The other option would be to add another recycling bin. Gene Mittlestadt made a motion to approve a $75 increase in recycling cost from Allied Waste; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.
JOHN MILLER has about $400 in delinquent personal property taxes due from 2007 to 2009. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to file a Small Claim against John Miller to collect the delinquent taxes; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.
APPROVAL OF CHECKS #14025 through #14049 was given for a total expenditure of $11,146.68. The meeting was adjourned at 8:03 p.m. on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.
Patricia R Swaffield, Clerk