MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – June 11, 2014
Chairman Len Eckerly called the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.; all members present. Lee Wilmsen made a motion with a 2nd by Laura Rusk to approve the May 14, 2014 Board meeting minutes with an amendment saying that Laura agrees with Lee’s comments regarding the transportation permits during road bans.
04/30/14 Bank Statement Balance $100,340.08
Less 1 Outstanding Checks –$ 436.86
Beginning 04/01/14 Check Book Balance $ 99,903.22
May Bank Statement Activity
Deposits $ 6,105.28
Transfer In $
Interest Earned $ 6.53
Less Checks Cleared -$ 11,023.61
05/31/14 Bank Statement Balance $ 95,428.28
Less 0 Outstanding Checks –$ 0.00
Ending Check Book Balance $ 95,428.28
MMDA Account Beginning Balance $ 53,391.35
Interest Earned $ 15.87 General Fund $25,179.22
Ending 04/30/14 Bank Statement Balance $ 53,407.22 Building Fund $28,228.00
Total All Accounts $148,835.50
Laura Rusk made a motion to approve the Treasures report as presented; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
ROAD REPORT – road bans on all town roads were taken off on May 15; the annual road tour took place on May 17; the International and 2008 Ford were pressure washed; the 2006 Ford oil cooling system failed causing a problem with oil pressure. Approximate cost to fix is $2,800; black top patching to repair pot holes has been completed; Ty Sauder stated working 20 hours per week; Rob from Sawyer County looked at the water problem on Conger Road near Timberlake Lodge and suggested to drain the water and leave it set for the summer and fall to see if any more water accumulates. The Clerk said that a resident asked if we could pick up a chair that has been sitting on the corner of CC and Gardner Road for two years. Laura will call the Tribal Conservation Office to pick it and a TV that is also there.
Randy Dennis estimated that it would cost about $1,500 to cut asphalt, dig and install a new culvert on CONGER ROAD. Laura Rusk made a motion to hire Heather Harrington from Northern WI Based Engineers at a cost of $500 to review the area to decide where the culvert should be placed if we see fit to do that; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
Laura Rusk made a motion with a 2nd by Lee Wilmsen to approve 17 LIQUOR LICENSE renewals for the period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; motion carried.
The Clerk presented 74 BARTENDER APPLICATIONS, one of which is a convicted felon. Laura Rusk made a motion to approve 70 Bartender Applications and 3 applications are approved upon proof of taking the Responsible Beverage class and deny the one convicted felon for the period of July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve an AGENT CHANGE FOR SISKO’S PINE POINT RESORT from David Lewandowski to Erick Gritzmacker; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
The Board discussed replacing the 2006 FORD due to the continued cost of repairs. Timber Ford gave a quote of $48,176 for a 2014 Ford including a trade-in of $5,500. The new truck would have a new plow and similar equipment as the 2008 Ford. Ty said we need to get a narrower bed so the drivers can see with the mirrors.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve the purchase of a 2015 Ford Truck; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
At the end of CAMPFIRE CIRCLE there is a cut off leading into the Big Musky mobile home park. Currently Steve & Marlene Schultz take that cut off with a golf cart. Steve said that Pete Scharlau does not have a problem with him doing this. Lee pointed out that we had an agreement with the Scharlau’s that there would be no traffic from Campfire Circle to the mobile home park. Lee further stated by State Statues it is not lawful to use a golf cart on town roads therefore no one should be taking their cart down to the cut off on Campfire Circle. Lee Wilmsen made a motion with a 2nd by Laura Rusk to allow traffic at the Campfire Circle cut off into Big Musky with the understanding that it can be used for bicycles or waking traffic and cannot be used for licensed vehicles or golf carts.
Len Eckerly checked the PRE-BUY PRICE FOR PROPANE at Rusk County, Polar Gas and the Co-op. Rusk County would top us off at $1.49 now with a pre-buy of $1.69. Polar gas would top us off at $1.94 with a pre-buy of $1.85. Co-op was $1.80 for pre-buy. Polar agreed to match Rusk County at $1.69. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to purchase our pre-buy from Polar Gas; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Moose Speros called Lee to request a SNOWPLOW CONTRACT for next year. We would have to plow the road to his house which is in the trailer park. No decision was made at this time. Laura Rusk thought we should go over some the problem driveways with Doug & Ty. Ty felt if the trees are not trimmed to the contract specifications they should not get a contract. Ty and Doug will check all driveways now and determine which ones need trimming. Laura suggested we send a letter telling them they will not get a contract if they do not cut back the trees.
Len Eckerly brought up the fact that since TY SAUDER STARTED EARLIER than expected we will be spending more on employee wages then budgeted for.
Lee Wilmsen said the Governor’s Executive order to ALLOW PROPANE DELIVERY for a ten day period during road bans was not in effect during the period Len allowed delivery on his own. He did not have full board approval as was previously agreed upon. Lee asked Len if he was in agreement that he cannot go out on his own to allow deliveries and that it is a Board decision on a case by case basis. Len said he was and also thought Lee should be called for approval instead of him. Lee said the initial call should be made to the Chairman. That is who people traditionally have called. Jackie Eckerly spoke up and said Len isn’t always available to take calls. Laura said they should all have a copy of the permit so the resident can call any one of the Board members. We also need an Ordinance or Resolution to enforce this.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #15493 to #15515 from 05/15/2014 to 06/11/2014 for a total expenditure of $11,622.73; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:29 p.m. on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Patricia R. Swaffield, Clerk