MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – December 11, 2019

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – December 11, 2019

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 November 12, 2019 Monthly Board Meeting minutes were reviewed; no changes were heard; minutes approved.

 Treasurer’s Report:

$231,722.11   10/31/2019 Bank Statement Balance

$             .00   Less 0 Outstanding Checks

$234,722.11   11/01/2019 Beginning Check Book Balance

November Bank Statement Activity

$  11,429.54   Deposits

$         27.15   Interest Earned

$ -99,858.17   Checks Cleared

$146,320.63    11/30/2019 Bank Statement Balance

$ -27,395.36    Less 1 Outstanding Checks

$118,925.27   11/30/2019 Ending Check Book Balance


$    7,210.94    Beginning Balance

$           2.08    Interest Earned

$    7,213.02    11/30/2019 Ending Bank Statement Balance             General Fund $7,213.02

$126,138.29    Total all Accounts

The Treasures report was reviewed; no changes were heard; Treasurers report approved.

 ROAD REPORT:  Road Sign Inventory was reviewed.


MOTION: Moved by Kay Ryan, 2nd Jim Dier to approve Northern States Power Company rezone application to change .17 acres of 34.0 total acres from Forestry One (F-1) to Residential/Recreational One (RR-1) to create a small parcel to combine with the Koenig property to the West for a building addition; all in favor; motion carried.  Three of the 7 opinion letters were returned with no objections.

MOTION: Moved by Jim Dier; 2nd Kay Ryan to approve Mark & Nancy Phillips rezone application to change 4.64 acres of 29.82 total acres from Forestry one (F-1) to Residential/Recreational Two (RR-2) for a general repair shop and that is not a spot zone request; all in favor; motion carried.  One of the nine option letters was returned with no objection.

MOTION: Moved by Jim Dier, 2nd Kay Ryan to accept a conditional use application from Big Musky Resort to relocate existing cocktail lounge closer to the lake; all in favor; motion carried.  Seven of the eighteen opinion letters were returned with no objections.

These applications were previously recommended for approval by the Planning Commission at a December 2, 2019 meeting.

MOTION: Moved by Laura Rusk, 2nd Kay Ryan to approve the proposed Sawyer County Waste Storage Ordinance; all in favor motion carried.


The Board discussed possible solutions to try and alleviate mice getting into the Town Hall walls.  We will talk to Plunkett pest control for ideas and possibly do blown in insulation.

 Laura Rusk was contacted by BEVCOMM telling her they were in the process of applying for a grant for high speed internet and asked if we would be a private partner (non-monetary) to use our town hall for meetings or hand out flyers for them, etc.  They withdrew their application for now but will re-apply during the next application period.

 MOTION: Moved by Kay Ryan; 2nd Laura Rusk; abstain; Jim Dier to approve ELECTION INSPECTORS for the 2020-2021 election years; Sue Metcalf, Jim Dier, Marion Dier, Linda Treland, Kathy Baker, Mary Lou Hosler, Jackie Eckerly, Sue Reinardy, Gayle Fleming and Shirley Jenks; all in favor; motion carried.

Kay Ryan updated the board on the recent ROOM TAX SOAR MEETING with the Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association.  Ideas were discussed on how to effectively spend the Room Tax income.  A committee will review all suggestions and prepare a report for a future LCFRA meeting.

 MOTION: Moved by Jim Dier, 2nd Kay Ryan to APPROVE PAYMENT OF DISBURSEMENTS AND PAYROLL for checks #16904 to #16930 & electronic payments from 11/14/2019 to 12/11/2019 for a total expenditure of $85,284.29; all in favor; motion carried.

The Chair ended the meeting at 6:15 p.m.

Patricia R. Swaffield, Clerk