May 12, 2015
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – May 13, 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 April 22, 2015 Board meeting were approved as presented on a motion from Kay Ryan; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried. The minutes of the May 8, 2015 Road Tour were approved on a motion from Kay 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
03/31/15 Bank Statement Balance $ 57,229.10
Less 4 Outstanding Checks –$ 7,460.48
Beginning 04/01/15 Check Book Balance $ 49,767.62
April Bank Statement Activity
Deposits $ 40,726.32
Interest Earned $ 4.57
Checks Cleared -$ 17,249.34
04/30/15 Bank Statement Balance $ 80,710.65
Less 4 Outstanding Checks –$ 885.88
Ending 04/30/15 Check Book Balance $ 79,824.77
MMDA Account Beginning Balance $ 30,899.34 General Fund $3,570.00
Interest Earned $ 4.66 Building Fund $27,334.00
Ending 04/30/15 Bank Statement Balance $ 30,904.00
Total All Accounts $110,728.77
Kay Ryan made a motion to approve the Treasures report as presented; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
ROAD REPORT – during the road tour, Ty said that we will have to think about doing some major repairs on some town roads in the near future. Laura and Kay commented on the good work Ty is doing and that he gave valuable information on the road tour.
Diane Collins was present to request ATV TRAVEL ON BIG MUSKY ROAD, LESNIAK ROAD AND CAMPFIRE CIRCLE. She gave the board a map of the roads showing total mileage and a petition from the property owners requesting ATV travel on those roads. The ATV route would be from these roads to County Road CC then to Flowage Road at New Post where there is an existing ATV Route. She will contact the County and DNR for County Road CC travel.
Laura reminded her the property owners will have to provide the ATV signs and the speed limit will be 25 MPH. Laura made a motion to amend Ordinance No. 2012-01 to include Big Musky Road, Lesniak Road and Campfire Circle as ATV routes; 2nd Kay Ryan; motion carried.
Laura gave an UPDATE ON CHAIRMAN ECKELY’S HEALTH – he is still in rehab in Duluth. He asked to give him until June 20 for another health update. At that time, if he is unable to assume his duties he will step down as Chairman. The Board will take the necessary steps that need to be taken if he resigns.
The Clerk has received a few complaints regarding UNSIGHTLY JUNK on properties (one in particular). The Clerk reported that at a recent WTA meeting it was suggested to approach property owners in person with our Public Nuisance ordinance and give them a time frame to clean up their yards. The original ordinance does not have a fine, but a subsequent Ordinance No. 2000-04 added a fine ranging from $50 to $1,000. Kay re-checked one of the properties and agreed that it needs to be addressed. In the future any complaints will have to be in writing before the board acts. Our Ordinance No. 99-2 will be re-written to include a $100 fine within 30 days of notice, $500 fine within 60 days and $1,000 within 90 days. If nothing is done, then the Board can file a civil action and take it before a Judge to determine any future actions.
The Clerk informed the Board that because of Obama Care we are not allowed to REIMBURSE EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS directly to the employee. The premiums are subject to withholding tax, so all future reimbursements will be added to the employees pay check.
Doug Kurtzweil informed us that assessment notices were mailed on Friday May 8, 2015 and has had several property owners contact him with a few questions. Doug anticipates a smooth Board of Review on May 29.
Kay Ryan made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #15848 to #15869 from 04/23/2015 to 05/13/2015 for a total expenditure of $14,871.83; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m. on a motion from Kay Ryan; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Patricia Swaffield, Clerk