Chairman Darrel Fehr called the meeting to order on June 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm. The supervisor present: John Sykora. Other officers present were: Victoria Trinko-Clerk and Judith A. Prince-treasurer. See attached list for delegation present.
PUBLIC COMMENT: Vernon Steinmetz would like someone to substitute for recycling when the occasion arises. Beth Pagel inquired how the negotiations were proceeding between Chippewa County and Preferred Sands. Chairman Darrel Fehr related the latest information of the negotiations and possible overlay on County Highway DD. Preferred Sands may need an alternate route while the overlay is being applied. There was discussion of payment, the repair of roads and engineers involved in the contract with Preferred Sands. Jeff LaBelle asked if the assessment of 60th Street is completed. Assessment is in progress. Tamara LaBelle explained the charges made against them. It has been observed by residents of 60th Street that the same trucks are continuing to go on 60th Street prior to 6:00 am. Preferred Sands is trying to police the trucks. Earl Hassemer commented that engine braking is continuing on 60th Street at the intersection of 60th Street and County Highway A. Sand trucks were also observed traveling empty on 50th Street. Clete Franz questioned the safety of 60th Street as a truck route when observing a haybine travelling on 60th Street and the feasibility of that equipment meeting a sand truck on the narrow road. Gene Pagel commented on the limit of the number of trucks and the amount of tonnage hauled. Jeff LaBelle asked what will be happening on June 30, 2011 special town board meeting. Tamara LaBelle asked if Preferred Sands is aware of what could happen on June 30, 2011. Beth Pagel asked, “What are the options if the town signs the agreement and the truckers do not follow the conditions of the agreement?” Rosemary Gehring asked if the trucks are clocked and will the town be able to know what trucks are violating the conditions of the agreement. Shawn Best asked if there would be money to hire a person to monitor the trucks. Jeff LaBelle commented that some names of owners of the trucks are too small to read.
John Sykora made a motion to approve and place on file the minutes of May 9, 2011 regular town board meeting and the May 5, May 18, and May 20, 2011 special town board meeting minutes. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Approval of the June Financial Report: John Sykora made a motion to approve the June financial report. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Reading and Approval of the May Bills: John Sykora made a motion to approve the May bills. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0
Discussion and possible action on budget categories: John Sykora made a motion to transfer $89.60 from non-allocated funds to B-074 WTA dues leaving a balance of $10,410.40 in non-allocated funds. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Building Permits: Chris & Angie Harmon-new home
Discussion and Possible Action on the replacement of culverts on 40th Street: Darrel Fehr made a motion to accept proposal 1 from Wayne Krejci of the Chippewa County Highway Dept. to replace a 90 ft. x 36 in. culvert for $3600.00 and if necessary fill the shoulder with asphalt. John Sykora seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Discussion and possible action on setback variance-David Freeberg: Doug Zwiefelhofer , plan commission member, made a recommendation to grant the variance of a 63 ft. setback for a garage instead of the 100 ft. setback from the centerline of the road as stated in Chapter 7 ordinance due to steepness of the slope, encroachment on the 30 ft. setback from a property line, and possible drainage of water and fill onto the neighboring property. : Darrel Fehr made a motion to accept the plan commission recommendation and to grant the variance of 63 ft. from the center of the road to David Freeberg. John Sykora seconded the motion. The motion cared 2-0.
Discussion and possible approval of liquor, beer, cigarette, operators and picnic licenses. Darrel Fehr made a motion to accept the applications for liquor & beer licenses, cigarette license and operators licenses from the Valley Tavern and Trout Creek Inn, and beer license and operators licenses from the Bloomer Rod & Gun Club. John Sykora seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Discussion and possible action on change of time for monthly board meetings: this item was postponed until the next regular board meeting.
Discussion and possible action on photo logging on 186th Avenue from 50th Street and 60th Street to State Highway 40. Chairman Darrel Fehr reported the engineer suggested the photo logging be completed to give a baseline as these roads are being used on the road haul route. Darrel Fehr made a motion to have photo logging of 186th Street from 50th Street to 60th Street and 60th Street to State Highway 40, an estimated 2.5 miles @ $2400.00. John Sykora seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
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FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS AND BUSINESS
ADJOURN: John Sykora made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:28 pm. Darrel Fehr seconded the motion. The motion carried 2-0.
Typed: June 23, 2011 Respectfully submitted,
Approved: July 11, 2011 Victoria Trinko, town clerk