MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – August 10, 2016
Chair Laura Rusk called the Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.; all members present.
Prior to the business portion of the meeting, the K-9 dog Trace and handler Deputy Nick al-Moghrabi gave a talk on Trace’s history and how he is used in the sheriff’s Department. He and Deputy Dennis then did a presentation with Trace on how he attacks a suspect.
The minutes of the July 13, 2016 Board meeting were approved as presented by Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.
07/31/16 Bank Statement Balance $ 94,005.28
Less 0 Outstanding Checks –$ 0.00
Beginning 07/01/16 Check Book Balance $ 94,005.28
July Bank Statement Activity
Deposits $ 28,940.13
Transfer Out -$ 45,000.00
Interest Earned $ 7.00
Checks Cleared -$ 11,539.54
07/31/16 Bank Statement Balance $ 66,412.87
Less 1 Outstanding Checks –$ 180.00
Ending 07/31/16 Check Book Balance $ 66,232.87
MMDA Account Beginning Balance $ 42,657.65 General Fund $4,270.37
Transfer In $ 45,000.00 Building Fund $27,334.00
Interest Earned $ 6.96 Highway Fund $56,062.00
Ending 07/31/16 Bank Statement Balance $ 87,666.37
Total All Accounts $153,899.24
The Treasures report was approved as presented by Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried
ROAD REPORT – finished mowing town roads. Replaced and fixed road signs that were stolen or vandalized.
ZONING – a Variance Application was presented for Brian & Sara Priester to construct a detached 24’ x 28’ garage located 73’ from the ordinary high water mark of the Chippewa Flowage. The structure would be 26’ x 30’ with eves. Attorney Mike Kelsey explained that the 73’ set back was not from the main lake but from a back bay. Several neighbors were present and expressed a concern of drainage onto their property. Jeremy Hill (contractor) said drainage will not be a problem. Guttering and rain gardens will have to be up into place for any drainage problems. Out of the 35 Opinion Letters sent out, 3 were returned with objection and 12 without objection. Jim Dier made a motion to accept the Priester Variance Application to construct a 24’ x 28’ garage (26’ x 30’ with eves) and a second by Laura Rusk with the stipulation they follow the Sawyer County Zoning restrictions on run off, rain gardens, etc.; motion carried. Laura urged the property owners attend the Zoning meeting on Tuesday August 16, 2016.
On two occasions there was AFTER HOURS DUMPING by an area resident. A total of 7 bags were left, 3 with stickers and 4 without. After much discussion the Board decided to send a letter along with a copy of the Town Ordinance and a fine of $58.00; $50.00 fine and $8.00 for the stickers that were not on the bags.
A letter will be sent to PRIVATE ROAD RESIDENTS that did not have a driveway contract reminding them that their roads will not be plowed going forward.
ORDINANCE NO. 2012-01 ATV ROUTES was amended to include a temporary ATV/UTV route from the corner of blueberry Lake Oasis and Johnny B’s to County Road CC and was approved on a motion from Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried. The temporary route will stay in place until the bridge on Blueberry Avenue is repaired.
Kay Ryan made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #16174 to #16187 & electronic payments from 07/14/2016 to 08/10/2016 for a total expenditure of $17,078.50; 2nd Laura; motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:48 p.m. on a motion from Laura Rusk; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.
Patricia Swaffield, Clerk