ANNUAL BUDGET and SPECIAL TOWN OF ELECTORS MEETING – November 8, 2017
The Annual Budget Meeting was called to order by Chairperson Rusk at 5:00 p.m.
Present were Laura Rusk, Kay Ryan, Jim Dier, Patty Swaffield and Cindy Gutsch and two audience members. The Clerk read the minutes of the November 9, 2016 Annual Budget Meeting and Special Town Meeting of Electors and was approved on a motion from Kay Ryan; 2nd Reid Miller; 7 for; 0 against; motion carried.
The Clerk presented the 2018 proposed budget. The meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m. on a motion from Jim Dier; 2nd Doug Kurtzweil; 7 for; 0 against; motion carried.
Patricia R. Swaffield, Clerk
THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF ELECTORS was called to order at 5:16 p.m. by Chairperson Rusk. Present were Laura Rusk, Kay Ryan, Jim Dier, Patty Swaffield and Cindy Gutsch and two audience members. Reid Miller made a motion to approve the 2018 highway expenditures in the amount or $209,895; 2nd Cindy Gutsch; 7 for; 0 against; motion carried. Reid Miller made a motion to approve the 2017 tax levy to be paid in 2018 in the amount of $103,975; 2nd Doug Kurtzweil; 7 for; 0 against; motion carried. No further action was taken. Doug Kurtzweil made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:19 p.m.; 2nd Reid Miller; 7 for; 0 against; motion carried.
Patricia R. Swaffield, clerk
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – November 8, 2017
Chair Laura Rusk called the Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 5:20 p.m.; present were Laura Rusk, Kay Ryan, Jim Dier, Patty Swaffield and Cindy Gutsch.
The minutes of the October 12, 2017 Board meeting were approved as presented by Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried. Laura Rusk made a motion to approve the Special Meeting minutes from October 19, 23, & 27, 2017; 2nd Kay Ryan; motion carried.
09/30/2017 Bank Statement Balance $ 42,055.68
Less 3 Outstanding Checks –$ 305.81
10/01/2017 Beginning Check Book Balance $ 41,749.87
October Bank Statement Activity
Deposits $ 22,447.11
Transfer in from MMDA $ 47,889.00
Interest Earned $ 6.30
Checks Cleared -$ 10,071.44
10/31/2017 Bank Statement Balance $102,326.65
Less 1 Outstanding Checks –$ 10.00
10/31/2017 Ending Check Book Balance $102,316.65
MMDA Account Beginning Balance $ 86,714.73
Transfer Out to Checking -$ 47,889.00 General Fund $3,332.94
Interest Earned $ 14.21 Highway Fund $8,173.00
10/31/17 Ending Bank Statement Balance $ 38,839.94 Building Fund $27,334.00
Total All Accounts $141,156.59
The Treasures report was approved as presented by Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.
ROAD REPORT – brushing is done and all equipment is ready for winter. Reid Miller said there were a few people that pushed snow from their driveways across a town road. This is a violation of the Wisconsin State Statutes §346.94(5). The Clerk will prepare an ordinance prohibiting this.
OLD BUSINESS – Northern Wisconsin Based Engineers sent an additional bill for the Flowage Road project because of an error when figuring the wage base. Kay Ryan made a motion to pay the additional bill in the amount $1,057.62; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
A bid from Longtine and Daughters Construction was submitted to replace the DAMAGED PANEL ON THE RECYCLE SHED. The Board asked to check on the cost of just pushing the dents out and patching the holes instead of replacing the entire panel.
There have been several more bills sent since the budget was prepared in excess of $1,900. The budget will have to be amended to transfer money from the 2018 Highway Maintenance to various accounts. Laura Rusk made a motion to ADOPT THE 2018 BUDGET with the inclusion of transferring the following: reduce the 2018 Highway Maintenance by $1,930; increase 2017 Board Expense by $34, 2017 Town Hall Maintenance by $66, 2017 Equipment Fuels by $314, 2017 International Repairs by $216 and 2017 Highway Maintenance by $1,300; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.
Jim Dier received a revised bid for the WOODLAND DRIVE PROJECT from Monarch Paving. The Board felt we should submit an application for the Local Road Improvement Program to pulverize and resurface. Jim will complete the LRIP application for the December 8 meeting with the County Highway Department for the higher amount.
BARTENDER LICENSES for Jacqueline Evans, Jill Tonn and Tammy Jo Rasmussen were approved on a motion from Kay Ryan; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.
Judy Harris met with the Clerk and asked if she could take some of our SALT/SAND MIXTURE. It was decided she will need to contact a Board member for future use, at a cost to be determined.
Jim Dier made a motion to change Lee Balek’s COMPREHENSIVE PLAN COMMISSION MEMBERSHIP from one year to a two year term; 2nd Kay Ryan; motion carried.
Kay Ryan made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #16426 to #16437 & electronic payments from 10/12/2017 to 11/08/2017 for a total expenditure of $11,856.84; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.
The Chair ended the meeting at 6:18 p.m.
Patricia R. Swaffield, Clerk