MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – November 14, 2007
Chairman Len Eckerty called the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 7:03 p.m.; all member present. The Clerk. read the minutes of the October Board and was amended to say that house trailers must be removed from personal property 14 days during the year per the Wis. State Statues. The minutes were approved as amended by Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.
The minutes of the October 15, 2007 Special Meeting were read by the Clerk and approved on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.
The TREASURER REPORT
09/30/07 Bank Statement Balance ……$ 50,821.48 Less 1 Outstanding Checks…….$ 44.72 Beginning Check Book Balance….$ 50,776.76
October Bank Statement Activity
Interest Earned……………..$ 107.80
Checks Cleared………………$ 14,301.87
10/31/07 Bank Statement Balance.$ 72,790.19
Less 4 Outstanding Check……..$ 2,588.78
Ending Check Book Balance…….$ 70,201.41
High Yield Account Beginning Balance .$ 87,997.20
Interest Earned……………..$ 272.79
Ending Bank Statement Balance…$ 88,269.99
Total all Accounts…………..$158,471.40
Break Down of High Yield Account
General Fund……$ 5,369.99
Comp Plan Fund …….. $16,100.00
Gene Mittlestadt made a motion to approve the Treasures report~ 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.
ROAD REPORT _ fall mowing is complete; over 160 driveways have been inspected. Two driveways should be rejected; all trucks are ready for snowplowing; the County has not mixed sand/salt yet so Round Lake gave us a truck full in case we need it; black dirt has been spread and grass seed has been planted along the black top edge of the parking lot.
Paul Ryan reported that Sheldon Johnson was at the last COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING MEETING and presented a proposed project schedule showing what should be completed by February 2008. The first element will be public participation that will be approved by the committee at a November 28,2007 meeting and then presented to the Town Board for final approval. The Survey is in its final phase and will be ready for publication by the next Planning meeting. A letter will be written to LCO asking that they send a representative to participate in the Planning Committee. Len Eckerly appointed Steve George to the Planning Committee.
The ANNUAL LETTER TO THE TAXPAYER is not complete but will be ready to mail with the tax, bills in December.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to ADOPT THE 2008 BUDGET with a tax levy of $94,552; 2nd Len Eckerly; all in favor; motion carried.
Gene Mittlestadt made a motion to approve 165 SNOWPLOW CONTRACTS; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to accept 2 Snowplow Contracts under the condition they take Care of obstacles that are in the way of the plows.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to rescind HEIDI RICHARDSON'S bartender license due to a 2nd DWl; 2nd Gene Mittlestadt; all in favor; motion carried.
Mike Payne of Blueberry Lake Oasis asked the Board to consider a SNOWMOBILE ROUTE from Blueberry Lake Road N to County Road CC to Pine Knoll Road S to his bar. He is requesting this route because a portion of the current trail goes over John Badagliacco's property and is now closed to snowmobiletraffic. A letter from John Badagliacco of non-approval for this request was read by Len.
The entire letter may be read upon request to the Clerk. Mike said he only needs access to Blueberry Lake and Pine Knoll Roads. Without this trail the only route would be via a steep hill from the lake. Steve George lives on Pine Knoll Road and is concerned with the safety factor with snowmobiles riding on the road and suggested that he make a better trail from the lake.
The Board suggested Mike contact the Snowmobile Alliance to possibly make a trail off Pine Knoll Road so there would no traffic on the Road. The Board will hold a Special Meeting at 9:00 a.m. on 11/16/07 to inspect the hill at Blueberry Lake before making any decision of approving a snowmobile trail.
Len Eckerly talked with the Winter Town Chair regarding the Town of Hunter taking over FOREST ROAD 304; he will bring it up at their next Board meeting. LeeWilmsen made a motion to pursue taking over Forest Road 304; 2nd Len Eckerly all in favor: motion carried. Len Eckerly reported to mount an EMERGENCY SIREN on the Town Hall would cost $6,493. This siren would be controlled by Sawyer County or LCO Fire Department. Gene Mittlestadt made a motion to approve installing an Emergency Warning Siren; 2nd Len Eckerly; all in favor; motion carried.
APPROVAL OF CHECKS #12936 to #12968 was given for a total expenditure of $16,778.21.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 p.m. on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; all in favor; motion carried.
Patricia R. Swaffield, Clerk