Regular town board meeting held on March 11, 2014, at the town meeting room. Meeting notice was posted in 3 places in town: Post Office, Wabeno Hardware and the Town Hall Window Box.
Present were Chairman Edward Piontek, Supervisor Paul Ehlinger, Clerk Brenda St. Peter and Treasurer Cheryl Ehlinger.
List of those attending is attached.
Ed called the meeting to order at 7pm.
Paul made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Ed seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Brenda read the minutes of the February 11th, 2014, meeting. Paul made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Ed seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Brenda read the resignation of Supervisor Dennis Kopecky. Ed made a motion to accept Dennis’ resignation of town supervisor. Paul seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Paul made a motion to appoint Tom Tallier as the replacement Supervisor. Ed seconded the motion. The vote was as follows : Paul aye, Ed aye & Brenda aye. The motion carried.
Tom was sworn in as town Supervisor and signed the official oath. He joined Chairman Ed and Supervisor Paul at the table.
Chairman Ed Piontek has notified the town that there will be available a sign-in sheet for public comments, from this time forward, from 6pm to 6:45 before each monthly or bi-monthly town board meeting with a limit of 3 minutes per speaker. Included will be your name and reason for speaking during this time.
Rick Backhaus shared concerns pertaining to Officer Mick Ashbeck.
Sharon Stefanski provided the board with a petition of support for Officer Mick Ashbeck and read a letter of support from Anita Driscoll.
Brenda read a letter from Century Link asking for permission to construct and maintain telephone facilities in Wabeno for the years 2014 & 2015. Tom made a motion to approve the application for telephone company construction for the years 2014 & 2015. Paul seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Discussion was held about a possible garbage contract. Jim Whittinghill of Eagle Waste and Recycling explained his company’s mission.
Paul made a motion to send a certified letter to Waste Management cancelling our service with them which will allow us to put the garbage contract out on bids. Tom seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Discussion on radios in town equipment tabled.
Update from Community Developer tabled.
Wabeno’s mission statement tabled.
The board discussed having our town workers put in a base for the trash compactor pad within ten days of the road limits going off.
The next town board meeting is scheduled for April 15th, 2014 following the Annual Meeting. Annual meeting will start at 7pm.
The treasurer presented the financial report.
Checks presented were number 3120 thru 3205 with voids of 3196,3197,3198,3199, 3204 & 3205.
Paul made a motion to adjourn. Ed seconded the motion. The motion carried.