Chairman Darrel Fehr called the meeting to order on December 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm. The supervisor present was Matt Borofka. Other officer present was: Judith A. Prince-treasurer. Notes for minutes taken by Mary Jo Fehr. See attached attendance sheet. Recitation of Pledge of Allegiance by delegation present.
Certification of proper posting for the scheduled town board meeting: The notice for the December town board meeting was duly posted on December 6, 2015 in the 3 designated places within the Town of Cooks Valley.
Public Comment: There was no public comment.
Approval of the November 9, 2015 regular monthly town board meeting minutes and the October 23, 2015 and November 10 special meeting minutes: Matt Borofka made a motion to approve and place on file the November 9, 2015 regular monthly town board meeting minutes and October 23, 2015 and November 10, 2015 special board meeting minutes. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Reading by the Treasurer of the November financial report: The ending check book balance was $151,687.24 as of November 30, 2015. The total cash assets for the Town of Cooks Valley were $291,427.93.
Reading and approval of the November bills: Darrel Fehr made a motion to approve payment of the November bills. Matt Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Building permits: Duane Shoebridge-pole shed
Discussion and possible action pertaining to the plan commission: Doug Zwiefelhofer, chairman of the plan commission, reported on the December 2, 2015 meeting of the plan commission concerning the request by Dean, Debbie and Gerald Rosenbrook for a variance on the sale of a lot size of 2.2 acres vs. the required lot size of 5 acres along State Highway 40 for a possible residential/business site. . They purchased the 9.8 acre parcel. For tax purposes 2.2 acres was designated residential and 7.6 acres as agricultural. They would prefer to continue to farm the 7.6 acres. The planning committee felt they had to stay true to the 5 acre ordinance and recommended that the town board not grant this variance. Darrel Fehr made a motion to agree with the planning commission's decision and not allow the sale of a 2.2 acre lot. Matt Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0. The board asked the planning commission to revisit the lot size ordinance.
Discussion and possible action on operators license applications: Cory Zwiefelhofer has been certified and has made an application for an operators license for the Bloomer Rod & Gun Club. Darrel Fehr made a motion to approve the operators license application. Cory Zwiefelhofer. Matthew Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Chairman’s report: – Fire Dept. No fire calls for November 2015. Dave Clements returned from Ambulance meeting and reported that the administrator had resigned. The assistant manager will move into the manager position temporarily until the March meeting. The city will be getting a new ambulance. Mine roads: 20th Street has been widened going into the mine.
Discussion and possible action on budget categories: David Clements made a motion to transfer $23.00 from non-allocated funds to I-120 Insurance and to transfer $650.00 from non-allocated funds to E-117 voting machine maintenance leaving a total of $1157.00 in non-allocated funds. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0. Darrel Fehr made a motion to transfer $40,000.00 from the checking account to the emergency fund. Matt Borofka seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Dissemination of Information-Clerk’s report: no report
Future agenda items and business:
Pledge of allegiance, Discussion and possible action on budget categories, Building permits, on concerns pertaining to the Plan commission, Chairman’s report, Dissemination of information, future agenda items and business. Matt Hartman will attend the January meeting. He is running for office on the county board. Next regular board meeting will be January 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Adjourn: Darrel Fehr made a motion to adjourn at 8:25 pm. David Clements seconded the motion. The motion carried 3-0.
Typed: December 21, 2015 Respectfully Submitted,
Approved: January 11, 2016 Victoria Trinko-town clerk