MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – September 12, 2018

MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – September 12, 2018

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 August 8, 2018 Board Meeting were approved as presented by Jim Dier; 2nd Kay Ryan; motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

$105,493.73    07/31/2018 Bank Statement Balance

$   5,000.00-    Less 1 Outstanding Checks

$100,493.73    08/01/2018 Beginning Check Book Balance

August Bank Statement Activity

$  48,013.06    Deposits

$         11.26    Interest Earned

$   31,821.90-  Checks Cleared

$121,696.15    08/31/2018 Bank Statement Balance

$       603.38–   Less 3 Outstanding Checks

$121,092.77    08/31/2018 Ending Check Book Balance


MMDA Account            

$103,175.97    Beginning Balance

$         30.67    Interest Earned                                                          General Fund $7,699.64

$103,206.64    08/31/18 Ending Bank Statement Balance        Highway Fund $68,173.00

Building Fund $27,334.00

$224,299.41    Total all Accounts


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

ROAD REPORT – Woodland Drive is pulverized and asphalt will be started the week of 9/17/18.  Laura had a request from town of Winter residents on Hemlock Haven to have our portion of the road graded.  Randy Dennis will inspect that road as soon as he can.

The ATV & UTV TRAVEL ON SANDY POINT ROAD was reviewed.  There were a number of residents from that road present; some of which have concerns.  When the original request was presented to the Town Board to open Sandy Point Road for ATV/UTV use some residents were never contacted.  Also, the ATV speed limit sign of 25 mph has not been posted.  The Board suggested that all the residents get together and discuss their differences.

Judy Niccum was also present at the meeting and she said the temporary ATV signs that were put up on County Road CC while Blueberry Avenue was closed for a bridge repair will be taken down.  County Road CC will then be closed to ATV/UTV travel.  This issue will be again discussed at the October 10, 2018 Board meeting.

TEMPORARY PARKING ON RIVER ROAD IN JANUARY for a Meet and Greet at Deer Foot is no longer an issue.

The west side BUOY’S AT THE LANDING have not been moved back to their original coordinates.  Laura emailed and left a message to Denny Reyes to move them back.  A formal letter will now be sent to The Landing with a copy sent to the Tribal Chair and the DNR.

Due to budget cuts The SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER sent a request for financial support from towns and villages whose residents have received services through their agency.  According to the Wisconsin Towns Association Attorney, municipal governments cannot make the kind of donations they are requesting.  Donations must benefit the entire municipality.

A motion was made by Jim Dier with a second by Laura Rusk to send the Couderay Volunteer Fire Department $1,000 for the 2% FIRE DUES allocation; motion carried.

Laura Rusk made a motion to RESCIND ORDINANCE NO. 96-01 ISSUANCE OF PROVISIONAL OPERATORS LICENSE; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.  This Ordinance was replaced with Ordinance No. 2000-03.

Kay Ryan made a motion to appoint Juanita Kemp for a one year term as a member of the PLANNING COMMISSION; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.

EMPLOYEE REVIEW DATE is set for October 17, 2018 at 7:00 a.m.

BUDGET WORKSHOP DATE is set for October 24, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

Laura Rusk made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF DISBURSEMENTS AND PAYROLL for checks #16618 to #16646 & electronic payments from 08/09/2018 to 09/12/2018 for a total expenditure of $61,323.45; 2nd Jim Dier; motion carried.

The Chair ended the meeting at 6:55 p.m.

Patricia R. Swaffield, Clerk