Minutes of January,2010

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – January 13, 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 December 9, 2009 Board meeting were read by the Clerk and approved on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt: all in favor; motion carried.

The TREASURER'S REPORT was read by the Treasurer as follows:
$35,429.18 – 11/30/09 Bank Statment Balance
$ 971.52 – Less 3 Outstanding Checks
$34,457.66 – 12/01/09 Beginning Check Book Balance

December Bank Statement Activity
$26,812.49 – Deposits
$ 18.33 – Interest Earned
$10,668.22 – Less Checks Cleared
$51,591.78 – 12/31/09 Bank Statement Balance
$ .00 – Less 0 Outstanding Checks
$51,591.78 – 12/31/09 Ending Check Book Balance

$16,575.64 – 11/30/09 Money Market Account Balance
$ 50.27 – Interest Earned
$329,213.86 – Deposits
$345,839.77 – 12/31/09 Bank Statement Balance


$397,431.55 – Total all Accounts

Fund Accounts
$ 4,625.91 – General Fund
$12,000.00 – Machinery Fund
$329,213.86 – Tax Collection Fund
The TREASRUER'S REPORT was approved as presented from Gene Mittlestadt; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.


ZONING – a Conditional Use Application was presented for Duffy Family Investments to use a parcel for mainland access for an island lot located on the Chippewa Flowage. Representing Tom Duffy Sr and Walter Tibits, Steve Bodenschatz was present to explain that he has a buyer that wants to purchase a portion of Church Island to build a 2 bedroom log cabin. In order to do this the buyer must have mainland access per a newer Sawyer County Ordinance. The mainland access is off County Road B near the old Summers Resort property now owned by the Duffy's. Lee Wilmsen expressed his concern for septic pumping and possible spillage do to the distance the sewage would have to be moved, which is about 10 miles. It would take 5 trips to clean a 1,000 gallon tank. Steve explained that the Ordinance does not say the Mainland Access would have to be used for off loading sewage and that a closer point would be used. Len Eckerly read a letter of opposition from Mic Isham. Brian Bisonette, LCO Tribal Governing Board Secretary, read a Resolution opposing Chippewa Flowage island development. The Resolution adamantly opposes development on Church Island because of the burial sites on the west side. Len Eckerly made a motion to deny the Conditional Use Application for Duffy Family Investments; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried. Two of the numerous reasons for denial is the possible desecration of the burial grounds on the island and the danger of off loanding sewage. The other reasons are attached to the Conditional Use Application and can be seen at the Town Hall.

ROAD REPORT – R&P Earth and Forest Works delivered 10 truck loads of salt/sand; the Town of Ojibwa's salt/sand spreader broke so we are maintaining their portion of Chippewa Flowage Road more than normal; the 2006 Boss Snow plow had to be repaired and the radio on the International had to be fixed.

Three more SNOWPLOW CONTRACTS were presented and approved on a motion from Gene Mittlestadt; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried. We now have a total of 182 Contracts.

Definitions were amended for the SLOW-NO-WAKE ORDINANCES #2009-04 & 2009-06 and approved on a motion from Gene Mittlestadt; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.

ORDINANCE NO 2010-01 SLOW-NO-WAKE ON OSPREY LAKE was tabled until a public hearing date with the Towns of Round Lake and Hayward could be set.

The Department of Revenue proposes to change from municipal assessment to county assessment. The Wisconsin Towns Association supplied the Town with a Resolution opposing the proposal. The Clerk presented RESOLUTION NO 2010-01 OPPOSE DOR COUNTY ASSESSMENT PROPOSAL and was approved on a motion from Len Eckerly; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.


APROVAL OF CHECKS #13874 through #13911 was given for a total expenditure of $14,850.65.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m. on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.

/s/Patricia Swaffield, Clerk