Regular town board meeting held on January 13, 2015 at the Town Hall Meeting Room. Meeting notice was posted in 3 places in town: Post Office, Wabeno Hardware & the Town Hall window box.
Present were Chairman Edward Piontek, Supervisor Paul Ehlinger, Treasurer Cheryl Ehlinger and Clerk Brenda St. Peter.
Ed called the meeting to order at 7pm.
People present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Paul made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Ed seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Brenda read the minutes from the December 9th and December 23rd, 2014 meetings. Ed made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Paul seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Cheryl Ehlinger discussed not running at this year’s election and expressed support for Nancy Schuhart as possible appointed supervisor.
Letters – Permits - Licenses
Ed and Paul signed Fire Protection Contract for the Town of Blackwell for the year 2015.
Paul made a motion to accept the Wabeno Sanitary Districts recommendation to reappoint Tina Piontek to the Sanitary District Board of Commissioners. Ed seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Discussion took place on appointing a new town board member. Paul made a motion to appoint Nancy Schuhart as town supervisor. The vote is as follows: Paul aye, Ed no, Brenda no. Ed made a motion to appoint Kevin Podjaski as town supervisor. The vote is as follows: Ed aye, Paul no, Brenda aye. Kevin Podjaski will fill the remaining term as town supervisor.
Brenda read a letter from Chairperson Lois Trudeau of the Land Planning Board. There was a unanimous recommendation of that board to appoint Dan Barfknecht as the new member to fill the vacancy. Paul made a motion to appoint Dan Barfknecht to the Land Planning Board. Kevin seconded the motion. The motion carried.
The town board discussed the United Area Rescue Squad contract. At this time they are asking the UARS to adjust the contract.
Chief of Police Mick Ashbeck asked the board to consider allowing Nicolet College to send interims to work with the Wabeno Police Department. Kevin made a motion to allow Mick to draft a letter of interest to Nicolet College with the exception this will happen after Mick returns from medical leave. This letter to be approved by the town board before mailing. Ed seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Kevin Podjaski showed slides and gave an update on the boardwalk project. Kevin also asked permission of the board to pursue a National Endowment to the Arts grant. Paul made a motion to apply for a grant from the National Endowment to the Arts. Ed seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Brenda read a letter from the Government Accountability Board regarding the recall of a former supervisor. It was their determination the town board not go ahead with the recall.
Next meeting date is scheduled for February 10, 2015.
Cheryl presented the board with the financial statement. Checks were 3935 to 3999 with a void of 3969.
Kevin made a motion to adjourn. Paul seconded the motion. The motion carried.