Town of Washburn

Regular Board Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.. Present: Bruce Hokanson, Kerry Tetzner, John Hartzell, Steven Tetzner, Mike Harvey, Donna Chapman, Ron Rechel, Wendy Stein, Joyce Zifko, John Carlson, Kim Bro, Lea Rolssen, Mike McKenna, Buz Raspotnik, Pat Guske, Kent Seldal and Bob Adams.

Meeting notices were properly posted in the three public places and published in the Daily Press.

Roll call was taken and all were present.

Public comment took place.

Meeting minutes from the May 9 and Special Board May 10, 2017 meetings were read and written copies given to the Board Members. Motion by John Hartzell and a second by Steven Tetzner to accept as presented. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Donna gave Treasurers report. All books are balanced. The CD at Chippewa Valley Bank is up for renewal and Donna will take care of renewing the CD. A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Pat Guske gave Crew report. Two culverts were replace on Forest Roads. They will start mowing along the roads next week. Everything is running smoothly. A motion by John Hartzell and a second by Bruce Hokanson to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Plan Commission Chair, Kim Bro, spoke on a driveway permit for Mark Morey and recommended approval. Also recommended approval for a Class A permit for Kevin Zak. He also talked on the Community Forest request and it was decided to bring it to the Board for a vote.

A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by Bruce Hokanson not to put the Town properties into Community Forest because the land will be logged off for the next several years. Motion carried. Bruce and Steven - Ayes, John - Nay.

A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by Bruce Hokanson to open the floor for Buz Raspotnik to talk on the US Forest Payment for logging along Forest Road 697. Motion carried. All Ayes. Buz explained how the contract ran and that he paid for the stumpage. The Town did not pay out or receive any money. Buz logged and was paid for the stumpage and the Town had the right of way cleared with considerable savings to the Town.

A motion by Steven Tezner and a second by Bruce Hokanson to close the floor. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by John Hartzell and a second by Steven Tetzner to approve a Class A permit for Kevin Zak on 27205 Engoe Raod, NW ¼ of NW ¼  Section 16, Township 48N, Range 5. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A discussion on replacement of the culvert on Wannebo Road will be put out on bids, with the County paying for half of it. A motion by Bruce Hokanson and a second by John Hartzell to buy a ten foot section of culvert for Wannebo Road. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to approve a driveway permit for Mark Morey at 27755 County C Section 21, Town ship 49, Range5, SE ¼ SE ¼. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Road inspection date is set for June 17, 2017 at 9:00 am.

A motion by John Hartzell and a second by Bruce Hokanson to table the bids on gravel etc. until more information is received. Motion carried. All Ayes.

The Clerk spoke on the Water Truck being purchased by the City of Washburn and the Towns share of the payment. It will be a three year payment starting in 2018 with the Towns share being $11,288.52 per year.

A motion and a second to pay all current bills.

A motion and a second to adjourn.

 

Kerry Tetzner, Clerk