Town of Washburn

Regular Board Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Present: Kerry Tetzner, Sandy Raspotnik, Brenda Rechel, Mike Harvey, John Adams, Wendy Stein, and Jim Park.

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

Public comment took place.

A motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to amend the Agenda to add lighting at the Town Hall. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Meeting minutes from the December 8, 2020 meetings were read and written copies given to the Board Members. Motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to accept as presented. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Brenda gave Treasurer Report. All books are balanced. The Clerks and Treasurer’s computers are mirrored. Transportation check is in and property taxes are being paid. Motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Mike Harvey gave the crew report. A motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to order blades for the plow trucks and grader for $3,132.00. Motion carried. All Ayes. The sleeve for the back hole cover is on the way for under $1,000.00. A motion by John Adams and a second by Wendy Stein to buy 6 tires for the truck for $1,932.32. Motion carried. All Ayes. A motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

Lighting at the Town Hall was discussed.

Sandy gave the Chairpersons report. She read a letter from Paul Johanik, Highway Commissioner, see attached sheet. Wendy and John are to send the reasons for closing this section. Sandy will write up the letter and have the Board Members sign it. Sandy will get in contact with some painters to paint the inside and outside of the Town Hall. UMD 0f Duluth said no thanks on doing engineer work on South Maple Hill Road. A motion by Wendy Stein and a second by John Adams to accept report. Motion carried. All Ayes.

There was no Plan Commission meeting this month.

Some projects for road improvements this summer were: 1 mile over lay west of Topside Tavern on Engoe Road, North Maple Hill overlay by the french drains, overlay from Ondossagon Road to Chequamegon Heights Road, overlays on culverts replaced and striping on newly blacked top roads. Engoe Road will be a joint effort with the Town of Barksdale.

Pat Guske has been put on the Emergency Plow list.

A discussion on the Record Management on what to keep and what to get rid of old files, etc.

Motion by Sandy Raspotnik and a second by Wendy Stein to pay bills from check number 14125 to 14154. Motion carried. All ayes.

A motion and a second to adjourn.

Kerry Tetzner, Clerk