Chair Laura Rusk called the Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.; present were Laura Rusk, Kay Ryan, Jim Dier, Patty Swaffield and Cindy Gutsch.

The minutes of the July 12, 2017 Board meeting were approved as presented by Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.  Treasurer’s Report:

06/30/2017 Bank Statement Balance                         $ 28,471.30

Less 1 Outstanding Checks                                           –$         0.00

07/01/2017 Beginning Check Book Balance             $ 28,471.30


July Bank Statement Activity

Deposits                                                              $  30,123.71

Interest Earned                                                 $          4.53

Checks Cleared                                                  -$ 14,702.14

07/31/2017 Bank Statement Balance            $ 43,897.40

Less 2 Outstanding Checks                             –$      331.00

07/31/2017 Ending Check Book Balance      $ 43,566.40


MMDA Account Beginning Balance                           $  87,370.83                General Fund $3,989.67

Interest Earned                                                   $         14.84                 Highway Fund $56,062.00

07/31/17 Ending Bank Statement Balance   $  87,385.67                Building Fund $27,334.00

Total All Accounts                                                          $130,952.07


The Treasures report was approved as presented by Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.

ROAD REPORT – mowing of town roads is complete.  Reid took gravel to Flowage Road wash out.

Heather from North Wisconsin Based Engineers said their plan would be to have bid-ready plans by 8/18/17 for the Flowage Road project.  They will then submit the DNR permit application.  While the DNR is reviewing, the project can be advertised and bid letting date set.  It’s possible that the bid letting can be at our 9/13/17 monthly meeting.  If so, then it would have to meet the Monday Aug. 21st deadline for the Sawyer County Record to get in 2 issues.

ZONING –  a variance application for Donald Heeman & Deborah Ellingobe to construct an attached 19’ x 22’ two story garage that would be located 51’ from the ordinary high water mark of the Chippewa Flowage was discussed.  Don and Deborah were both present and presented their plans.

One concern was the run off to the Flowage.  Don said they have a good buffer zone by the lake and would build a rain guard.  Kay felt there would still be a water problem even with a smaller roof.  Laura said they would be adding on to an already existing non-conforming structure. The Board suggested compliant alternative locations.  Kay Ryan made a motion to deny the Heeman/Ellingboe Variance Application to construct a garage; 2nd Laura Rusk; nay Jim Dier; motion carried.

BARTENDER LICNESES for Terry Lorenz was approved on a motion from Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMISSION – Jim Dier made a motion with a 2nd by Kay Ryan to appoint Dennis Clagett as a Comprehensive Plan member for 2 years, reappoint Cheryl Treland for 3 years and reappoint Douglas Kurtzweil for 3 years; motion carried.

Kay Ryan made a motion to approve Melanie Mikesh as AGENT FOR CHIPPEWA PINES RESORT; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.

Kay Ryan made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #16386 to #16397 & electronic payments from 07/13/2017 to 08/09/2017 for a total expenditure of $141,648.09; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.

The Chair announced the meeting is adjourned at 6:07 p.m.

Patricia Swaffield, Clerk