Minutes of Feb., 2009

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – February 11, 2009

Chairman Len Eckerly called the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.; all members present. Jerry Wright, candidate for Sawyer County Judge, spoke to the Board and audience members. He opened his presentation with questions and proceeded to explain some issues he will be addressing if elected. The minutes of the January 14, 2009 Board meeting were read by the Clerk and approved on a motion Gene Mittlestadt; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.

The TREASURER'S REPORT was read by Jackie Eckerly as follows: $ 37,309.18 – 12/31/08 Bank Statement Balance
$ 2,185.23 – Less 6 Outstanding Checks
$ 35,123.85 – Beginning Check Book Balance


January Bank Statement Activity
$ 22,445.15 – Deposits
$ 30.40 – Interest Earned
$ 20,595.40 – Checks Cleared
$ 39,189.33 – 01/31/09 Bank Statement Balance
$ 746.30 – Less 5 Outstanding Checks
$ 38,443.03 – Ending Check Book Balance


$ 352,284.33 – High Yield Account Beginning Balance
$ 11,265.40 – General Fund
$ 1,031.16 – Interest Earned
$ 3,000.00 – Re-Valuation Fund
$ 748,618.54 – Deposits
$ 7,129.27 – Comp Plan Fund
$ 321,875.62 – Debits
$1,076,488.33 – Taxes
$ 780,058.41 – Ending Bank Statement Balance
$ 818,501.44 – Total all Accounts

The Treasurer's report was approved as read from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.


ROAD REPORT – the salt/sand we received from the county has too much clay and does not fall into the auger properly making it 4 to 5 times longer to spread. The County has changed suppliers for future deliveries. The back plate on the sander has been replaced; some repairs to the 2006 Ford have been done. Do to slippery conditions roads have been heavily salt/sanded.

ZONING – Sawyer County Zoning is considering revising Section 5.0 Signs, of the Zoning Ordinance and asked the Town Board to comment on the current ordinance and voice any concerns they may have regarding signs and billboards in general. The Board did not have any comments to summit at this time. Sawyer County Zoning submitted a proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance, Section 10.0 Nonconforming Uses. The purpose of the amendment is to create an additional subsection (10.3 Restoration of Certain Nonconforming Structures) that will reference two critical State statutory requirements. Lee made motion to deny the amendment to Section 10.0 Non-conforming uses of the Sawyer County Zoning Ordinance unless they grandfather in the currently erected signs; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried. The Board completed a Zoning Department survey that evaluates the Department's services and staffing.The Clerk presented the Osprey Lake ordinance restricting jet skiing and water skiing form 5:00 10:00 a.m. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to adopt ORDINANCE NO 2009-02 WATER ACTIVITY RESTRICTIONS FOR OSPREY LAKE; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried. Jeff Schneider reported that after the Towns of Hunter, Hayward and Round Lake adopt this ordinance, it must be presented to the DNR and complete a condition report as to why this ordinance is necessary. Kathy McCoy from the Town of Round Lake agreed to prepare the report. The Spring election is April 7 and the new Board term starts at 12:01 a.m. April 4, so the BOARD MEETING was moved from April 8 to April 15, 2009. The 2008 CASH AUDIT was discussed and approved on a motion form Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried. The Clerk also gave the Board a copy of the 2008 Annual Financial Report that is submitted to the State of Wisconsin along with Schedule C.

HAULING CONTRACTS were again discussed and Lee Wilmsen prepared a comparison between Waste Management and Allied Waste. Allied's yearly fee would be $3,361 lower then Waste Management and the Spring Clean up would be $250 lower then Waste Management. Lee talked to Round Lake and they have not had any problems with Allied Waste. Gene Mittlestadt made a motion to approve signing a 3 year contract with Allied Waste; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried. Doug Kurtzweil asked the Town to look into purchasing a wireless router for lap top users. Len Eckerly will look into it. Tom Sadlicki donated a piece of land to the State which will be taken off our tax role.

APPROVAL OF CHECKS #13387 through 13432 was given for a total expenditure of $49,913.68. The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Len Eckerly; all in favor; motion carried.


Patricia R Swaffield, Clerk