Regular town board meeting held on June 2, 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 and Jim Smith and Clerk Brenda St. Peter.
Paul called the meeting to order.
People present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
Nancy made a motion to amend the agenda. Permits and Licenses will be added at 6a. Jim seconded the motion. The motion carried. 3 yes, 0 no. Motion carried.
Brenda read the minutes of the May 19th, 2015 meeting. Jim made a motion to accept the minutes as read. Nancy seconded the motion. 3 yes, 0 no. Motion carried.
Ken Rouse asked questions about black topping Shiner Lake Road. Discussion will take place later in the meeting under agenda number 9, road tour.
Mary Beck suggested a youth employment program to help Wabeno staff. She also suggested the town set up a plan for Wabeno growth. Also discussed were possible grant options.
Dena Moravec asked why the Police Department was dissolved. The board does not feel competent to oversee or supervise a Police Department and the board is looking to save money.
Vi Zingler asked about insurance rates going up because of the dissolution of the Police Department. Ben Albrecht of Rural Mutual was present and explained that that will not happen due to the Police Department being dissolved.
Paul made a motion to extend the terms of Barbara McCraw and Marilyn Renkas on the Wabeno Library Board. Nancy seconded the motion. 3 yes 0 no. Motion carried.
Nancy made a motion to approve the liquor licenses. They are as follows: Class A: Krist Oil Company, Class B: Huettl’s Wildcat Den, Rusty’s Wabeno Bowl and Bottoms Up. Jim seconded the motion. 3 yes, 0 no. Motion carried.
The lawn mowing position was discussed. Brenda will post a closed door meeting to conduct interviews on Thursday, June 4th, 2015. The board will reconvene to open session to take possible action on the matter.
Al Thompson from the Forest County Humane Society was present and a discussion was had on a contract with the town for animal control. Jim made a motion to table till the next meeting due to an addition needed in the contract that would let the town out of its contract with a 30 day notice. Nancy seconded the motion. 3 yes, 0 no. Motion carried.
The recent road tour was discussed. Possible roads to be black topped are A Avenue, Pearl Street, River Street, Shiner Lake Road, Windfall Street and Depot Lane. A new estimated is needed before any decision is made. This is tabled till the next meeting.
Ben Albrecht from Rural Mutual was here to discuss the Workers Compensation Policy. Nancy made a motion to switch from Travelers’ Insurance to Rural Mutual for the Workers Compensation. Jim seconded the motion. 3 yes, 0 no. Motion Carried.
A discussion was had on an easement from Safari Motel for the Boardwalk project. A surveyor needs to be hired to get a legal description. This is tabled till the next meeting.
The country market signage was not discussed due to no one present from that committee. The thrift store will be setting up a health faire on August 22nd, 2015 on the Library grounds.
Checks were 4314 – 4357.
Nancy made a motion to adjourn. Paul seconded the motion. 3 yes, 0 no. Motion carried.
These minutes are not approved until the June 16th town board meeting.