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Regular town board meeting held on June 24th, 2014, at the Trump Lake Pavilion.  Meeting notice was posted in 3 places in town: Post Office, Wabeno Hardware & the Town Hall Window Box.

Present were Chairman Edward Piontek, Supervisors Paul Ehlinger & Tom Tallier and Clerk Brenda St. Peter.

List of those attending is attached.

At 6:30pm the town board members along with community members made a walk thru of the Trump Lake facilities noting needed work for improvements.

Ed called the meeting to order at 7pm. 

People present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Paul made a motion to amend the agenda as follows:  at #8 – Discuss/possible action on cleaning product services & at #9 – Discuss/possible action on non-profit organizations using the towns SAMS #.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Brenda read the minutes of the June 10th meeting.  Paul made a motion to amend the minutes to read – “Ed made a motion to raise the 3 full time town employee’s wages by 2%.  There will be yearly reviews of the 3 employees.”  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Public Comments:

Mary Beck informed the board about receiving the Christopher Reeve grant and the WPS Foundation grant.  Phase 1 of the boardwalk will be underway.

Raletta Ashbeck asked the board to consider changing the rental policies of town buildings to exceed the 1 year limit to schedule rentals.

Letters:

Brenda presented the board with a letter from the USDA seeking volunteers to serve on the Resource Advisory Committees (RAC). 

Paul made a motion to accept pool table licenses, bowling lanes license and operator licenses.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  The licenses are as follows:

Pool Table – Rusty’s Wabeno Bowl, Backhaus Sportmens’ Retreat, Bottoms Up and R Place.

Bowling Lanes License – Rusty’s Wabeno Bowl

Operators licenses – R Place – Cindy Bowman, Joseph Jarvais & Renee Gust. 

Rusty’s Wabeno Bowl – Jessica Miller & Kathleen LaRock

Krist Oil – Jeanne Eanes, Cari Schottky, Paul Menne, Kaitlyn Schingeck & Audreanna Stuhr.

Forest County Potawatomi Casino & Hotel – Nadine Huettle, Karla Kegley, Anita Umentum, Ondrea Bey, Sue Powell, Patricia Muthig, Donna Holbrook, Robert Vande Hei, Shelly Lynd, Susan Prybylski, Teresa Jezeski, Debbie Van Egeren, Helen Houts, Cheri Strong, Maria Drobac-Voss, Diane Huettl, Angela Smits, Wendy Braun & Mary Beth Barker-Craw.

Consideration was taken for a Class B license for My Place.  It was tabled until more information can be acquired.

Ed made a motion to approve contracting with CTL (Call the Leader) for buying cleaning products and supplies.  Paul seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Discussion took place on non profit groups using the towns SAMS number to apply for grants.  More information is needed. 

Discussion took place on getting gravel from Tony Smith at $4.90 per ton.  The roads budget will be looked into before this goes further.

Discussion was held on the spring house.  The town board will wait for recommendation from the Sanitary Board before going further with this. 

Discussion on the school house roof took place.  Josh Jameson will be contacting Job Corp to see if they are interested in doing the labor for this project.

The board members did a walk thru of the Trump Lake Pavilion facilities before the meeting.  Local businesses will be contacted for quotes on the price of steel needed for the pavilion roof.  Scott Shaffer will get estimates on removing the basswood trees on the property. 

Discussion was held on purchasing a rake attachment for the skid steer.  The board member would like to have a test on one before committing to purchasing one.

Squad car replacement tabled.

A discussion on the recycling fees took place.  The recycling attendants will be following the 2009 fees and guidelines.

Ed gave an update on the trash compactor/recycling compactor.  Josh Jameson will be looking into electronics pickup.

There was a discussion on the reorganized Historical Park & Recreation Board.  Ed made a motion to approve Paul Ehlinger as the Supervisor on the Executive Committee. Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Ed made a motion to approve Donna Larsen and Jerry Diny to the Park Committee.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Ed made a motion to approve Kevin Podjaski as the Executive Chairman of the Historical Park & Recreation Board.  This will be a 2 year term.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Josh Jameson, Community Developer, gave an update on:  Wabeno being 1 of 20 of the Connect Community, Grants, Meeting with Steve Nelson to talk about a grant fund account, Application for rental facilities.

Tom gave a brief update on land listings with realtor.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 at 7pm. 

Brenda gave each member a copy of the treasurer’s financial statement.

Checks were number 3451 to 3496 with voids of 3491 & 3492.

Ed made a motion to adjourn.  Paul seconded the motion.  The motion carried.