MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – December 13, 2017

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – December 13 2017

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 November 8, 2017 Board meeting were approved as presented by Jim Dier; 2nd Kay Ryan; motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

10/31/2017 Bank Statement Balance                         $102,326.65

Less 3 Outstanding Checks                                         –$         10.00

11/01/2017 Beginning Check Book Balance             $102,316.65


November Bank Statement Activity

Deposits                                                           $   8,250.81

Interest Earned                                               $          9.74

Checks Cleared                                              -$ 14,799.44

11/30/2017 Bank Statement Balance        $ 95,787.76

Less 3 Outstanding Checks                        –$   1,370.00

11/30/2017 Ending Check Book Bal         $ 94,417.76


MMDA Account Beginning Balance                         $  38,839.94               General Fund   $3,339.32

Interest Earned                                                             $             6.38               Highway Fund $8,173.00

11/30/2017 Ending Balance                                       $  38,846.32               Building Fund  $27,334.00

Total all accounts                                       $133,264.08


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

ROAD REPORT – we have all permits in hand, along with Tribal permission for the Flowage Road project.  However, due to the snow fall, the work will not be done until the Spring of 2018.

ROOM TAX – Amanda Wilson presented the Hayward Lakes Visitor & Convention Bureau room tax proposal.  Due to budget short falls on the County level, they are seeking different avenues to raise funds to support tourism.  The HLVCB is asking all municipalities to pass a resolution imposing a 4% room tax from lodging entities.  The lodging property would retain 5% of what is collected.  Out of what is left the Town of Hunter would get 30% of taxes collected and the rest would be divided between HLVCB and the Lake Chippewa Flowage Resort Association.  Several people present spoke in favor of the room tax and one person spoke against it.  The Board will discuss this issue and make a determination at a future meeting.

At the December 8 LRIP meeting Gary Gedart said the funds received for next year’s road improvement program will be $165,959.82.  Those funds will be equally divided between the Towns of Hunter, Weigor and Meadowbrook. These funds will go towards the cost of Woodland Drive construction.

The Clerk presented a LIQUOR LICENSE for BIG MUSKY BAR LLC, SHANNON UTTECH, AGENT that was approved on a motion from Jim Dier; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.

Jim Dier made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #16438 to #16454 & electronic payments from 11/09/2017 to 12/13/2017 for a total expenditure of $16,656.93; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.

The Chair ended the meeting at 6:38 p.m.

Patricia R. Swaffield, Clerk