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Regular town board meeting held on May 17th, 2016 at the town hall meeting room.  Notice was posted in 3 places in town: post office, hardware store & the town hall window box.

Present were Chairman Paul Ehlinger, Supervisors Jim Smith & Nancy Schuhart, Treasurer Chris Geske and Clerk Brenda St. Peter.

Paul called the meeting to order at 6pm.

Pledge of Allegiance.

Nancy made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Jim seconded the motion.  3 yes 0 no.  Motion carried.

Nancy made a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Paul seconded the motion.  3 yes 0 no.  Motion carried.

Public Comments:

-Tony’s Redimix donated 2 loads of sand for Trump Lake beach

- UARS wants to know who the emergency tower (on top of the water tower) belongs to and who has the paperwork for this.

- Robert McEwen thanks the roads crew for getting the Trump Lake beach area fixed up so quickly

- Chris Geske thanks the roads crew for work done on Range Line Road

- Dual Sports has been cleaning and will be painting and putting a new roof on the garage they are renting

Nancy made a motion to recommend Jerry Diny, per Wabeno Park Commissions recommendation, to extend his term on the park board.  Jim seconded the motion.  3 yes 0 no.  Motion carried.

Paul received a letter from Michigan Tech concerning roadways and surveying.

The board signed a drive way permit for property on Beach Lane.

The board approved an Operator’s license for Jason Towne and Julie Pocan.

Paul made a motion to partner with the Forest Service for stewardship money to replace the North Branch of the Oconto River/Cavour Street Bridge.  This will improve water quality and improve the trout stream.  Jim seconded the motion.  3 yes 0 no.  Motion carried.

The road tour was discussed.  Scott Shaffer toured possible work sites with Forest County Hwy Dept.   There was a discussion on getting bids for the roadwork.  More information needed before we move forward.

Brenda will be posting a job to remove the blacktop by the Library and replacing it with a sidewalk.

Nancy made a motion to accept the positions for the Fire Dept. Officers as presented by the Wabeno Fire Dept.  They are as follows: Chief – Scott Shaffer Sr., Assistant Chief – Paul Ehlinger, Assistant Chief – Mark ‘Eli’ Gaffke, Captian/Fire Inspector – Richard Marvin – Lieutenant - Peter Gill,  Lieutenant, Training Officer/Secretary/Treasurer – Sheri Oberleitner.  Jim seconded the motion.  3 yes 0 no.  Motion carried.

Addition information

Roads worker William Bessert resigned from his position. 

The Roads Dept. is looking into getting a new leaf blower.

Discussion on needed septic service for the recycling center.

The board received the financial report.  Checks are 5000 – 5052 with voids of 5002 and 5028. 

The next regular town board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 6pm.

Jim made a motion to adjourn.  Nancy seconded the motion.  3 yes 0 no.  Motion carried.

 

*These minutes are not approved until the June 7th, 2016 meeting.