Town board meeting agendas, minutes
Special Meeting of the Town of Newbold Lakes Committee
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Newbold Town Hall, Rt. 47 & Apperson Drive
The agenda for this meeting is as follows:
1. Chairperson, Scott Eshelman will call the meeting to order.
2. Welcome and Introductions
3. Discussion and Possible Action on AIS Education Grant.
4. Discussion and Possible Action on Fireman’s Picnic Booth.
5. Administrative matters for review and discussion by the Lakes Committee, including future meeting schedules, agendas and project updates.
6. Public comment and communication pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes whereby the Town Lakes Committee can discuss a matter raised by the public.
Scott Eshelman, Chairperson, Town of Newbold Lakes Committee
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Please call the Town Clerk, Kim Gauthier at 715-362-1092 with specific information about your request allowing adequate time to respond to the request.
Notice is hereby given that a majority of the Town Board may be present at this meeting to gather information about a subject over which it has decision making authority. This constitutes a meeting of the Newbold Town Board, pursuant to State ex rel. Badke v. Greendale Village Bd., 173
Wis. 2d 553, 494 N.W. 2d 408 (1993), and must be noticed as such although the Newbold Town Board will take no formal action at these meetings.
Posted: July 23, 2012
By Scott Eshelman, Chair
Newbold Town Board
Oneida County Unit of the
Wisconsin Town’s Association Meeting
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Location: Sugar Camp Town Hall, 4059 Camp Four Road, Sugar Camp, WI
It is anticipated that a quorum of members of the Newbold Town Board and Plan Commission may be attending the Oneida County Unit of Wisconsin Towns Association Dinner & Meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Town of Sugar Camp will host this meeting. The agenda will include guest speaker Roger Luce from the Oneida County Economic Development.
Posted: July 24, 2012
Posted By: Kim Gauthier, Clerk and/or Dept. of Public Work
Minutes of the Town of Newbold Town Board Regular Town Board Meeting
Held on Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Town of Newbold Town Board met on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., in open session for the Town Board Regular Monthly Meeting, at the Newbold Town Hall, Highway 47, North, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 54501, Oneida County, Wisconsin. The following was discussed:
• Chairman, Dave Kroll called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. The following were in attendance: Dave Kroll, Chairman; Bob Metropulos, Ben Loma, Scott Eshelman and Mike Sueflohn, Supervisors; Kim Gauthier, Clerk and Jodie Hess, Treasurer. Chairman Kroll led the audience in the pledge of allegiance.
• The Clerk verified that the amended agenda was properly posted and an affidavit is on file.
• Approval of prior Town Board Meeting Minutes. A motion was made by Mr. Metropulos and seconded by Mr. Loma to approve the town board minutes of June 14, 2012, as corrected along with the town board special meeting minutes of June 12, 2012. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays.
• Assessor’s Report – Jef Muelver, Assessor was present and provided the attached report.
• Volunteer Fire Department Report – Chief Tom Waydick was present and provided the attached report. Chairman Kroll indicated the St. Germain Volunteer Fire Department will begin providing the town with a report of services.
• Discussion and action on resolution to recommend the Wisconsin Towns Association pursue legislative changes to allow golf cart operation on town roads and by town ordinance. Chairman Kroll noted since the last meeting he received information from the Wisconsin Towns Association attorney that statue only allows for golf cart use within one mile of a golf course. If the town wishes to seek legislative changes a resolution would be submitted to WTA on behalf of the Oneida County Unit of the WTA. That proposed resolution was read. A motion was made by Mr. Metropulos and seconded by Mr. Sueflohn to approve the proposed resolution for presentation to the Oneida County Town’s Association. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays.
• Discussion and action on status of liquor license denial for Bob Katz, Inc. Ms. Gauthier, Clerk indicated Kathy Koc was present and had informed her the sellers permit will be reinstated by the Department of Revenue. The Clerk will verify this with the D.O.R. the next business day. Ms. Gauthier also indicated Mrs. Koc had supplied a check for delinquent personal property taxes. A motion was made by Mr. Kroll and seconded by Mr. Sueflohn to approve the liquor license of Bob Katz, Inc. contingent on payment of property taxes and holding a valid sellers permit. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays. Town Lakes Committee Report. Mr. Eshelman requested that the town board appoint Mr. Jaeger as the Town Lakes Committee Secretary. A motion was made by Mr. Eshelman and seconded by Mr. Metropulos to appoint Bill Jaeger as the Secretary of the Town Lakes Committee. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays. Mr. Eshelman indicated the committee is seeking approval to apply for a DNR grant that would be used to cover the cost of printing colored AIS brochures. It was agreed upon that distribution of the brochures in black and white will be given to the lake association members in Newbold. A motion was made by Mr. Sueflohn and seconded by Mr. Metropulos to approve the Town Lake Association’s submission of a grant application, as described. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays. Mr. Eshelman handed out presentation information he gathered on the affects of fireworks to the environment. Mr. Eshelman will be presenting this information to various town lake associations. Chairman Kroll noted that the document is information only and does not reflect the opinions of the town board. Mr. Eshelman also presented the educational shoreland materials that will be put into packets. Mr. Eshelman noted that during a recent conversation with an area biologist about the ‘green slime’ on the Wisconsin River, it was noted that it is due to the early spring.
• Road Report- Mark Fetzer, Director of Public Works. Mr. Fetzer provided the attached road report. It was also noted that the bike trail will be sprayed and compacted this summer. (A) Discussion and possible action on replacement of brush mower tractor. A motion was made by Mr. Eshelman and seconded by Mr. Metropulos to purchase the John Deere 6330 mower, with the Nokian tires, 25 mph transmission, end-loader attachment and the complete extended warranty at a quote of $113,261.00. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays.
• Discuss and act on Oneida County Zoning Requests, Plan Commission and Citizen Zoning requests, if any and Chairman’s Report. Mr. Sueflohn indicated that last commission meeting was June 7th. There will be no meeting in July due to the holiday.
• County Supervisors Report. Mr. Rudolph was present and commented on the valuable efforts of the Town Lakes Committee. Mr. Rudolph indicated the County Board continues to work on the mining issue. He also noted that the Land and Water Conservation Department has moved from the Courthouse to the Oneida County Airport lower level.
• Discussion and action on renewal of town insurance coverage. The Town Board received information regarding the cost and coverage of insurance for the town. A motion was made by Mr. Metropulos and seconded by Mr. Eshelman to accept the Burkart-Heisdorf Insurance proposal to renew the liability insurance. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays.
• Preliminary discussion on 2013 review of the town comprehensive plan. Mr. Sueflohn noted that amendments need to be included in the plan, however, due to the added expense he is recommending those be added when the plan is reviewed in 2013. Mr. Loma recommended the addition of a one page document referencing the amendments. Chairman Kroll asked that the Plan Commission begin discussion on the plan at their August meeting.
• Discussion and action on bartenders/operators license. A motion was made by Mr. Metropulos and seconded by Mr. Loma to approve the operator’s license application of Lyndon Lampe, as presented. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays.
• Approval of any bills and/or disbursements and any fund transfers. A motion was made by Mr. Sueflohn and seconded by Mr. Loma to approve the bills and disbursements as presented. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays. A motion was made by Mr. Sueflohn and seconded by Mr. Loma to approve the transfer from designated funds- outdoor recreation to public landings budget, along with a transfer from designated funds capital equipment fund to the transportation budget. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays.
• Administrative review and action, if necessary, concerning general government, public safety, recycling, sanitation, culture, education, job assignments, project updates, transportation, budget items, fund transfers, and future agenda items.
Next regular meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 12, 2012. Mr. Loma asked that the town website be placed on the next agenda.
• Public Comment and Communication Period per Wisconsin Statutes whereby the Town Board can discuss any matter raised by the public. Mary Kazmarowski commented on a recent issue with property addressing.
• A motion was made by Mr. Metropulos and seconded by Mr. Sueflohn to adjourn at 8:25 p.m. That motion carried on a vote of five ayes and zero nays.
Respectfully Submitted By:
Kim Gauthier, Town Clerk
Proceedings of the Town of Pine Lake Board Meeting held on June 20, 2012 1 at 6:30 P.M., in the
Pine Lake Community Building, 4197 River Road, Fire Department Room # 1.
Notice of meeting was posted in three (3) locations within the Township of Pine Lake according to Wisconsin Statutes. Meeting was also posted on www.townofpinelake.com
PRESENT: Chairman Jim Flory, Supervisors Brian Gehrig, Timothy Oestreich, Matt Matteson, and Nick Scholtes, Treasurer Judy Skinner and Deputy Clerk Erin Skinner. Chairman Flory called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. Motion by Matt Matteson to approve the agenda and chairman to move items as necessary, second by Nick Scholtes. Motion carried by voice vote.
Motion by Nick Scholtes to approve the minutes of the May 16, 2012, Town Board Meeting, second by Brian Gehrig. Motion carried by voice vote.
Treasurer’s Report by Judy Skinner. Book Balance – 4/30/2012 – $808,417.98 Receipts -$32,662.45.
Disbursements – $52,289.17. Book Balance – 5/31/2012 – $788,791.26. Checking Account – $237,086.28. Peoples State Bank Money Market – $528,558.73. Mid-Wisconsin CD – $23,146.25. Bank Balance – 5/31/2012 – $788,791.26.
Move Item #6 – Citizen Concerns – Judy Skinner inquired about road work being done on River Road and as to whether it would be completed by Hodag Country Fest. It was explained that the culvert needs to settle before road work can be done and will not be done before Fest.
Move Item #11-Overlay Districts from Plan Commission-Jack Sorensen reported that the Planning
Commission had deadlocked with a vote of three to three at last meeting leaving decision of overlay districts in town hands. Sorensen explained overlay districts and recommends that should town choose to create an overlay district that legal counsel be utilized in the creation of an ordinance. Sorensen further explained possible effect on real estate values as well as town’s need to enforce. The overlay districts to be on the July board agenda.
Sorensen also reported that county will be going forward with ordinance regarding signs on road right34 of-way and that each town would be responsible for own enforcement. Mining issues were also explained. Matteson questioned County Board Representative not being on agenda. Flory agreed to add to future Board agendas. Flory requested that road signage be included on next Planning Commission agenda.
Combine Items #5 and #12- Library Report by Ken Hardtke. A written report was given to the board.
Hardtke explained that the Library is not looking to the towns for additional funds for expansion, but would be looking at fundraising efforts, specifically naming rights. Hardtke stated this was a long-term fundraising campaign, possibly 10 or more years. Flory pointed out that the towns would still incur additional expense for maintenance and possibly staffing for larger facility. Budget report was not presented due to early meeting date. New material received in May included 197 adult materials, 34 large print, 8 young adult books, for a total of 203. Library now has over 500 Facebook fans.
Circulation report was not available at meeting time. Usage report shows city residents 39%, Pine Lake
8%, Pelican 6%, Crescent 6%, Newbold 6%, all others 14%, guests 9%. Next meeting will be July 10, 2012, at 3:15 p.m., visitors welcome.
Item #7-Bids for Repaving of River Road for 1.1 Mile- Scholtes explained bid presentation from Highway Shop Maintenance Committee. Discussion. Flory made a motion to accept bid from Pitlick & Wick in the amount of $145,341.25. Second by Matteson. Roll call vote. Gehrig-Aye, Oestreich-No, Flory-Aye, Scholtes-No, Matteson-Aye. 3 ayes, 2 no’s. Motion passed.
Minimum Highway Design Standards Ordinance – Gehrig recommended that Highway Shop Committee look at current ordinance and update according to current accepted practices.
Move to Item #11. Renewal applications for Alcohol Licenses, July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Not approved in May “Class B” Liquor and Class “B” Beer – Randy Jordan, Randal K. Siebert, Lurv’s Kozy Korner, LLC, Steven M. Lurvey, Agent, Xebec Corporation, Gerry Van Harpen, Agent.
Deputy Clerk reported that Randy Jordan (Jailhouse) paid real estate taxes in the amount of $3,878.90, Randal Seibert (Pine Harbor Bar) paid personal property taxes in the amount of $590.13, Xebec Corporation (Hodag Countryfest) has corrected safety issues identified by the fire department (Gehrig confirmed inspection has taken place and they are in compliance) and, Lurv’s Kozy Korner, LLC, Steven Lurvey, Agent, has paid outstanding bills with General Beverage in the amount of $3,481.11 and Badger Liquor in the amount of $1,742.67. Deputy Clerk recommended motion to approve alcohol renewal applications pending receipt of all documentation necessary by Town Clerk by June 30, 2012. Motion by Nick Scholtes to approve alcohol renewal applications pending receipt of documention, second by Tim Oestreich. Motion carried by voice vote.
Renewal applications for cigarette licenses, July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013-Not approved in May- Xebec Corporation. Motion by Jim Flory to approve the renewal, second by Matt Matteson. Motion carried by voice vote.
Item #13 – Request from WPS on Placement of Power lines for Black Bear Lane – WPS wants Town Board to provide letter granting permission for placement of power pole. Discussion. Clerk will send letter to WPS with recommended placement of power pole. WPS representative will need to attend July Board meeting if this is not acceptable to present options to Board members.
Item #14-Request from Town Clerk to purchase 8 new voting booths to replace deteriorating booths at a cost not to exceed $2,000. Discussion. Flory made a motion to allow clerk to purchase booths for an amount not to exceed $2,000. Second by Scholtes. Motion carried by voice vote.
Constable Report. Tom Quandt reported five dog complaints. Had to move cars on Spider Lake Road during event at Camp Tesomas. Discussion on contacting Camp before next year’s event regarding parking on town roads. Quandt received call regarding camper parked in private residence on County W. Citizen was inquiring whether people could legally live in a camper on a private lot. Flory will call county zoning regarding and report back to Quandt.
Fire Department Report. Brian Gehrig reported 5 fire calls and 16 EMS calls. Truck chassis is in.
Gehrig provided pictures. Received check from Strictly FX, LLC, for fireworks permit for Hodag Country Fest. Current permit price is $100. Gehrig to contact company for corrected payment. Company approved for fireworks. Gehrig has meeting with HCF next week and will verify all plans at that time.
Communications. Jim Flory – Received letter from Oneida County Planning and Zoning regarding failing sanitary system at 3999 Trails End Road. Deputy Clerk presented letter from Rural Mutual stating that town will receive workman’s compensation dividend of $1,025.00. Check has been received and deposited.
Committee Reports – Highway Shop Maintenance Committee reported that speed limits on town roads don’t match ordinance. Scholtes to research with DOT and report back.
Assessor Committee-Oestreich reported that assessor will let town clerk know when they’ll be arriving and will send letters in advance to property owners. Reminder that this is not an assessment year, only ‘clean-up’ work. Assessors will have ID.
Motion by Gehrig to approve the June, 2012, vouchers for payment, second by Scholtes. Motion carried by voice vote.
Next board meeting set for July 18, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.
Motion by Matteson to adjourn, second by Scholtes. Motion carried by voice vote. Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Erin Skinner, Deputy Clerk
Stella Town Board Minutes
July 10, 2012
Present: Bob Goodin, Supervisor, Deb Polinski, Supervisor; Dave Brunette, Chair, Clerk J. Fish, Treasurer K. Baker
Others Present: Bob Mott, County Board Member representing citizens in a portion the Stella Township
Dave Brunette, Chair, called the meeting to order at 5 PM. Quorum Present.
Review and Approval of Minutes: Minutes were distributed and approved. A Motion to accept the minutes as distributed was made by D. Polinski, seconded by B. Goodin
Treasurer’s Report for May
The Treasurer gave a report of the town’s revenue and expense accounts for the month ending June 30. A motion was made by Dave B., seconded by Deb P. to approve the Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
Updates by Supervisors
Supervisor Bob G. stated the Board reviewed the three bids received at the public bid opening June 5th for the planned 2012 road projects. Pitlik was substantially lower than the other two bidders. A motion was made by Bob G., seconded by Deb P. to accept Pitlik & Wicks bid, Motion carried. Bob G. stated one of the papers had contacted him to see who got the bid, but he did not release the information officially since it was on the agenda for approval at this evening’s meeting. He will contact the paper and Pitlik & Wick that they were selected as the winning bid.
Oettinger Excavating gave Bob G. a verbal estimate of $2250 to replace a culvert on Stella Lake Road just north of Warehouse Rd. A motion was made by Chair Dave B., seconded by Superv. Deb P. to approve the culvert estimate. Motion carried.
A written estimate was received from Pitlik & Wick for maintenance on the north end of Tenderfoot Road to Sowinski’s Farm. The estimate was $12,900. Oettinger Excavating also gave an estimate of $5,100 to repair the road using 2″ of recycled blacktop. A motion was made by Chair Brunette, seconded by Deb Polinski to accept Oettinger’s estimate of $5100. Motion carried.
Bob put up a new post and road signs in the intersection near Howard Zdroiks.
A letter was received from the Moens Lake Association regarding a “no wake” channel marker. After discussion, it was agreed to put this on the August agenda for action. Bob G. will inform the Lake Association of this, and also Gerald Roou from the Town of Pelican, who had a similar request.
The annual brushing of the town roads was discussed. Bob Feldman does a good job with brushing out the ditch line on the various roads. A motion was made by Deb P., seconded by Bob G. to hire Bob Feldman to brush the town roads as directed for a maximum cost of $1800. Motion carried.
Review of Invoices
Bills were reviewed and accepted for payment.
A motion was made by B. Goodin, seconded by D. Polinski to adjourn.
A motion to adjourn was made by Chair Dave Brunette, seconded by Supervisor Deb Polinski.
Minutes by Jean Fish, Town Clerk