Town of Washburn

November 15, 2016

Budget Hearing called to order at 6:30 P.M.. Present: Bruce Hokanson, Kerry Tetzner, John Hartzell, Steven Tetzner, Donna Chapman, Jim Miller, Wendy Stein, Kathleen Russel, Joyce Zifko, Lea Rolssen, Mike McKenna, Bob Mattson, Steve Bade, Karen Bade, Ruth Hartzell, Paul Lanman, Joseph LeBouton, Ron Rechel, and Brenda Rechel.

Meeting notices were timely posted in the Daily Press and posted in the three public places in the Town.

Budgets were presented by the Clerk and reviewed.

Motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to adjourn Budget Hearing. Motion carried.

Meeting of Electors called to order at 6:45 P.M.. Same people present.

Motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by Bruce Hokanson to approve a Town Levy of $50,648.00, a legal allowable amount. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Motion by John Hartzell and a second by Steven Tetzner to adjourn Elector meeting. Motion carried.

Regular Board Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.. Present: Bruce Hokanson, Kerry Tetzner, John Hartzell, Steven Tetzner, Donna Chapman, Jim Miller, Wendy Stein, Kathleen Russell, Joyce Zifko, Joseph LeBouton, Ron Rechel, Brenda Rechel, Tom Cogger, Connie Cogger, Phil Freeman, Frank Swan, Buz Raspotnik, Randy Shaw, Susan Lewis, and Bob Short, Paul Lanman, Lea Rolssen, Mike McKenna, Bob Mattson, Steve Bade, Karen Bade and Ruth Hartzell.

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

Meeting minutes from the October 11, 2016 meeting 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 Treasurer’s report.  Snow plow driveway permits were sent out and many returned. All books balance. Motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to accept report. Motion carried. All ayes.

Mike gave crew report. The salt sand is completed. All equipment is ready for snow. Church Corner Road gravel is done. Some of the Forest Roads were touched up. Culvert on Church Corner Road has a bump there. Mike Will Patch it up, a sign is posted there. Motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to accept the report as presented. Motion Carried. All Ayes.

The Board signed a class B permit for Frank Swan at 76350 Church Corner Road, NW ¼ SW ¼ Section 34 Township 49N Range 5.

There was a discussion on the logging on the Towns 80 acres. The Land Fill part of the land was not a problem as the logging would not be near it. A few trees were cut on Willows land. Mike Harvey will be in contact with them on this.

A motion by Bruce Hokanson and a second by Steven Tetzner to put the logging on hold until a meeting could be set for possible additions to the contract. Motion carried. All Ayes.

John Hartzell spoke on the US Forest Grant Money. The application for the Grant Money was turned in for improvements on Wannebo Road, more shouldering, new culverts and black top from Chequamegon Heights Road to Church Corner Road and from Pajala Road on FR 251, about 2 miles.

A motion by Steven Tetzner and a second by John Hartzell to approve the budget of $457,777.00. Motion carried. All Ayes.

There was a Plan Commission meeting on November 8, 2016, for the Frank Swan residence.

The Board signed a Class A permit for Jennifer Toribio at NE ¼ SE1/4 Section 25, Township 49N Range 5.

A motion and a second to pay all current bills.

A motion and a second to adjourn.

Kerry Tetzner, Clerk