Town of Washburn

December 12, 2017

Regular Board Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.. Present: Bruce Hokanson, Kerry Tetzner, John Hartzell, Steven Tetzner, Mike Harvey ,and Donna Chapman, Bob Aams, Wendy Stein, Kim Bro and Becky Brown.

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 November 14, 2017 meeting were read and written copies given to the Board Members. A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by Bruce Hokanson to pay $30,000.00 on The Scott Construction bill for Cold mix on Wannebo Road in 2018. Motion carried. All Ayes. 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. Kerry checked into CD’s for $100,000.00 investment. An18 month CD at Chippewa Valley was 1.1%. Northern State Bank was .5%. Bremer Bank was 1.25% for a 19 month CD. A motion by Bruce Hokanson and a second by Steven Tetzner to have the CD at Bremer Bank. Motion carried. All Ayes.  A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Mike Harvey gave crew report. The recycled black top from Ashland Construction has been delivered. The culvert on Wannebo Road has set in. A motion by Steven Tetzner to have the older plow truck a new instrument panel for $380.00 and have the tires on the grader rotated by Zifkos for $500.00 for several more years of wear. Motion carried. All Ayes. A motion by John Hartzell and a second by Bruce Hokanson to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

There was no Plan Commission this month.

Kim Bro talked on the X-Cel project line and different routes and ways for it to go.  He also talked on having Bayfield County changing the Comprehensive Plan for a more detailed rules on how these type of matters could be handled in the future. They are continuing working on it. A motion by John Hartzell and a second by Bruce Hokanson to send a statement to the County Board to have the County Comprehensive Plan up dated to improve utility infrastructure improvements so that proposals for individual projects can be considered in a long range rather than on a project by project basis. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to approve the election workers list that was handed out for the 2018 to 2019. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to go into closed session to discuss employee contracts. Motion carried. All Ayes.

A motion and a second to pay all current bills.

A motion and a second to adjourn.

Kerry Tetzner, Clerk