Regular town board meeting held on December 15th, 2015 at the town hall meeting room. Meeting notice was posted in 3 places in town: post office, hardware store and the town hall window box.
Present were Chairman Paul Ehlinger, Supervisors Nancy Schuhart & Jim Smith, Treasurer Chris Geske and Clerk Brenda St. Peter.
People present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Paul made a motion to approve the agenda as presented. Nancy seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Brenda read the minutes of the November 17th, 2015 town board meeting. Nancy made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Jim seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Jim Whittinghill from Eagle Waste and Recycling gave an update on recycling products purchased from them. Jim thanked us for our business with Eagle Waste.
Jim discussed the Grand Plank. He suggested a second letter be sent to the owner to fix the foundation.
The board had a discussion on Prospect Street. Nancy went back into the records as far as the 1970’s and no formal action had taken place relating to Prospect Street being abandoned.
The Wabeno Town Board thanks the Dual Sports rider for the poinsettia.
Brenda received a letter concerning the Federal Lands Access Program. Our application for the Camp One Roads Improvement was not recommended for programming under the Wisconsin FLAP at this time.
Paul received a letter from WPS on holiday lighting. Scott Shaffer will be following up on this.
Brenda received a check from Brian Retzlaff for payment for aluminum cans. She will be passing this payment on to Wabeno Development.
The Fire Protection Contract was received from the Town of Blackwell. The town board signed paperwork. Brenda will be faxing a copy to the Blackwell Clerk.
Paul gave an update on the Lumberjack grant. Paul will sign a Modification of Grant Agreement which is an extension of this grant.
Nancy made a motion to sign the Joint Powers Agreement for 911. Jim seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
The town board discussed a maintenance contract for the fire department from Northway Communications for maintenance on their repeater. The board declines to sign this agreement at this time.
Update on the plow truck - Scott Shaffer is going to Monroe for a finalization meeting on the plow truck on Dec. 16th, 2015.
Nancy made a motion to sign the Treasurers Bond. Jim seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Brenda will be appointing Election Workers for 2016. They will include: Chris Geske, Tammy Ehlinger, Peggy Belland Rummel, Sharon Stefanski, Kim Geiter, Cheryl Ehlinger, Dena Moravec, Joan Schertz and Shirley Ashbeck.
The town board signed the ordinance to abolish the Municipal Court.
Brenda presented the board with a review of the 2015 budget.
Brenda left meeting and Treas. Chris Geske took notes from here on:
Chris presented the financial report to the town board. There was a discussion on earmarking excess monies for future projects. No action taken at this time.
Nancy proposed cashing in CD’s to use toward the dump truck and fire truck. No action taken at this time.
The town will receive $25,000 from the Local Road Improvement Project. Jim and Paul will follow up on road project and grinding and blacktop.
Checks are 4725 – 4792 with void #4774.
The next town board meeting will be on January 12th, 2016 at 6pm.
Paul made a motion to adjourn. Jim seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.