MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – September 11, 2013
Chairman Len Eckerly called the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.; all members present. The minutes of the August 14, 2013 Board meeting were approved as presented on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
The TREASURER'S REPORT
$60,831.06 – 07/31/13 Bank Statment Balance
$37,370.40 – Less 4 Outstanding Checks
$23,460.66 – 08/01/13 Beginning Check Book Balance
August Bank Statement Activity
$38,853.82 – Deposits
$ 4.45 – Interest Earned
$62,291.46 – Less Checks Cleared
$37,397.87 – 08/31/13 Bank Statement Balance
$ 779.94 – Less 2 Outstanding Checks
$36,617.93 – 08/31/13 Ending Check Book Balance
$52,935.19 – 08/01/13 Money Market Beginning Balance
$ 24.74 – Interest Earned
$52,979.93 – 08/31/13 Bank Statement Balance
$89,597.86 – Total all Accounts
$24,751.93 – General Fund
$ 0.00 – Machinery Fund
$28,228.00 – Building Fund
Laura Rusk made a motion to approve the Treasures report as presented; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
The Chairman asked if the AGENDA WAS POSTED. The Clerk answered ‘yes’.
ROAD REPORT – the rating of town roads for the local road gas tax mileage has been started; mowing of town roads is complete; the back window of the tractor was shattered by a rock; a radio was installed on the new International; the ‘O’ ring on the Front End Loader was changed.
ATV TRAVEL ON PINE KNOLL ROAD was discussed. Len Eckerly recused himself from voting on this issue. Laura Rusk made a motion to appoint Lee Wilmsen as acting Chairman on the ATV travel decision; 2nd Len Eckerly; motion carried. Lee said that any comments will be restricted to only Pine Knoll Road residents. There were 16 opinion letters sent of which 12 were returned with 2 objections and 10 no objections. Jean Morris said she returned her opinion letter with no objection, but it was not received by the Town. Laura Rusk said that she wanted to make it clear that at the August meeting she was not speaking against ATV Travel on Pine Knoll Road, she just wanted everyone to have the fair opportunity to express their thoughts on the issue. She said that the residents on Pine Knoll will have to police themselves just as River Road residents do. If any complaints come in they will be dealt with. Lee said we cannot restrict ATV use to just residents; the road is either open or closed. He is also in favor of ATV travel as long as they respect other peoples rights. He said that Pat Retzlaff of the Sawyer County Sheriff’s office suggested a 10 MPH speed limit. Lee also said the signs will have be bought by the Pine Knoll residents and that the Town of Hunter will put them up. Kate Sly from the Radisson Ojibwa ATV Club said they will supply the signs. Don and Diane O’Keefe will be the contacts for the road. Laura Rusk made a motion to approve the request by the residents of Pine Knoll Road to open their road to ATV Travel subject to State and Town regulations; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
EMPLOYEE REVIEW DATE was set for September 17, 2013 at 7:00 a.m.
BUDGET WORKSHOP DATE was set for October 21, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
The SNOWPLOW CONTRACTS were discussed and a motion was made by Lee Wilmsen with a 2nd by Laura Rusk to keep the contract the same as last year; motion carried.
Laura Rusk made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #15226 to #15250 from 08/15/2013 to 09/11/2013 for a total expenditure of $13,980.05; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:45 p.m. on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Patricia Swaffield, Clerk