MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – Sep 12, 2012
Chairman Len Eckerly called the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.; all members were present. The Clerk read the minutes of the August 8, 2012 Board meeting and were approved on a motion from Laura Rusk; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
The TREASURER’S REPORT was read by the Treasurer as follows:
$ 62,711.78 – 07/31/12 Bank Statment Balance
$ 1,800.00 – Less 2 Outstanding Checks
$ 60,911.78 – 08/01/12 Beginning Check Book Balance
August Bank Statement Activity
$ 39,703.88 – Deposits
$ 8.26 – Interest Earned
$ 40,896.75 – Less Checks Cleared
$ 61,527.17 – 08/31/12 Bank Statement Balance
$ 1,943.73 – Less 2 Outstanding Checks
$ 59,583.41 – 08/31/12 Ending Check Book Balance
$100,672.74 – 08/01/2012 Money Market Beginning Balance
$ 47.03 – Interest Earned
$100,719.77 – 02/31/12 Bank Statement Balance
$160,303.18 – Total all Accounts
$ 23,309.77 – General Fund
$ 49,182.00 – Machinery Fund
$ 28,228.00 – Building Fund
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to approve the Treasures report as presented; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
ROAD REPORT – the annual road certification of local road mileage was received and must be completed by Dec 15; gravel and grading on McGilligan Road is complete; road signs at the Access boat landing and Fletcher Road are in place; the tractor needs repairs; mowing and brushing of town roads is almost completed.
ZONING – Laura Rusk made a motion to approve amendments to the Sawyer County Telecommunications facilities Ordinance regarding Section 5(b)(2) areas where telecommunications facilities may be allowed or prohibited and section 9(H)(1) Performance Standards; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to RENAME ORDINANCE NO. 2-94 from Recycling Ordinance to Recycling and Solid Waste Disposal Ordinance; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
PART TIME SHOWPLOW DRIVERS are currently making $12.25 per hour. The Board felt that any part time employee that requires a CDL license should have a pay increase and that the Town should also pay for the cost of obtaining a CDL license and supply a Town truck for the test. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to increase new part time snowplow drivers to $13.50 per hour effective January 1, 2013; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to cover the cost of a CDL license and provide a Town truck for the test; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
The Board conducted informal INTERVIEWS for plow drivers. Present were Hank Narus, Tyler Sauder and Bill Hoppin. Each person presented the board with their large equipment experience. All three are capable to run any of the town trucks. The Board will schedule a meeting with Doug Boer and the potential drivers to discuss a plan for the plowing season.
The 2012-2013 SNOWPLOW CONTRACT AND POLICY was approved with no changes on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to continue contracting with POLAR GAS COMPANY for our propane; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Doug Kurtzweil expressed the desire to continue working as the Town of Hunter ASSESSOR for the next 2 years and asked that his son Ben be added to the contract. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to pay the assessor $13,000 for 2013 and 2014 and add Benjamin Kurtzweil to the assessor contract; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
BOARD OF REVIEW DATE is set for October 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. Open book will be on the same day from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
EMPLOYEE REVIEW DATE is set for October 8, 2012 at 7:00 a.m.
BUDGET WORKSHOP DATE is set for October 15, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL FOR CHECKS #14846 to #14881 for a total expenditure of $22,057.60; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:34 p.m. on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Len Eckerly; motion carried.
Patricia R. Swaffield, Clerk