MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – March 11, 2015
Supervisor Rusk called the Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.; all members except Chairman Eckerly present. The minutes of the February 11, 2015 Board meeting were approved as presented on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Due to Chairman Eckerly’s illness, Lee Wilmsen made a motion to assign Laura Rusk as acting Chairman until the end of Eckerly’s term in April 2015; 2nd Patty Swaffield, Clerk; motion carried.
01/31/15 Bank Statement Balance $ 29,112.16
Less 2 Outstanding Checks –$ 4,296.35
Beginning 02/01/15 Check Book Balance $ 24,815.81
February Bank Statement Activity
Deposits $ 70,342.33
Interest Earned $ 13.85
Transfer In $966,736.34
Checks Cleared -$988,800.39
02/28/15 Bank Statement Balance $ 77,404.29
Less 6 Outstanding Checks –$ 1,585.04
Ending 02/285/15 Check Book Balance $ 75,819.25
MMDA Account Beginning Balance $873,506.35 General Fund $3,548.87
Interest Earned $ 186.16 Building Fund $34,614.00
Dog License $ 48.00 Tax Collections $61,834.84
Tax Collections/Overpaids $192,480.42
Deposits/Corrections $ 1,976.65
Debits -$ 1,463.53
Debits/Transfers Out -$966,736.34
Ending 01/31/15 Bank Statement Balance $ 99,997.71
Total All Accounts $175,816.96
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve the Treasures report as presented; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
ROAD REPORT – town roads and driveways were plowed; maintenance done on equipment; new tires put on the Front End Loader. Lee added that Bill Hoppin will be unavailable to plow after April 24 and may not be available next year.
ZONING – Sawyer County Zoning sent five (5) proposed ordinance amendments. Lee Wilmsen
Made a motion with at 2nd from Laura Rusk to approve the following Proposed Ordinance Amendments;
Section 2.0 Definitions – add a definition of what the difference is between a farm animal and domestic animal and what constitutes livestock.
Section 4.26 Accessory uses and structures – allowance of accessory buildings on vacant properties that lie across county roads from the principle dwelling with Conditional Use approval.
Section 6.7 Placement of major recreational equipment/vehicles – “camping” – Town Options – to include an Emergency 911 Property Address sign for camping on privately owned properties and to add that any complaints shall be brought to the attention of the Zoning and Conservation Department for enforcement.
Section 17.4 and 17.5 Agricultural Zone Districts – define the difference between A-1 and A-2 zone districts and to define what each one is for.
Section 27 Annual Fees for Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation – to remove the annual $750 cap fee for each acre of gravel pit area that is unclaimed and require a straight $25 per acre.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve the ROUND LAKE FIRE CONTRACT in the amount of $8,000 for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Lee made a motion to approve the LCO FIRE CONTRACT in the amount of $5,534.12 for the period of April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
The State of Wisconsin has included in their budget bill to change from municipal assessment to county assessment by 2017. Laura Rusk made a motion to approve RESOLUTION 2015-01 Oppose County Assessment Proposal in the State Budget Bill; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
New BOARD OF REVIEW procedures were discussed at the March 6, 2015 Wisconsin Towns Association. One of which is to allow sworn testimony via the telephone. WTA encouraged each town to adopt an ordinance allowing this. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve ORDINANCE NO. 2015-01 Establish Procedures and criteria for Allowing Alternative Forms of Sworn Testimony at Board of Review Hearings; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
A BARTENDER LICENSE FOR SHANNON UTTECH was approved on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #15785 to #15816 from 02/12/2015 to 03/11/2015 for a total expenditure of $1,062,949.06; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:03 p.m. on a motion from Laura Rusk; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
Patricia Swaffield, Clerk