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Regular town board meeting held on July 8th, 2014 at the Wabeno 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, Supervisors Paul Ehlinger & Tom Tallier, Treasurer Cheryl Ehlinger and Clerk Brenda St. Peter.

List of those attending is attached.

Ed called the meeting to order at 7pm.

People present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Tom made a motion to approve the agenda as presented.  Paul seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Brenda read the minutes of the June 24th, 2014 meeting.  Paul made a motion to approve the minutes as read.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Public Comments:

Kevin Podjaski gave an update on the Boardwalk.  July 19 will be a day they will begin clean up on the river.  It will begin at 8am and they are looking for volunteers.  On August 4th Job Corp will be helping with gravel work.  Scott Shaffer will run the skidsteer.  Willow trees on land to be removed.

Letters:

Brenda read a letter from the Plum Creek Foundation.  The Town of Wabeno was awarded $3,000 in grant money. 

Brenda read a letter from the Wabeno Sanitary Board expressing their concerns on the work being done in the area of Well #1. 

Ed made a motion to accept these letters.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

 

Permits/Licenses

Paul made a motion to accept bartenders licenses for:  Benjamin Konitzer, Essen haus, Lacy Stoffregen, Raletta Shampo-Ashbeck and Autumn Rose Craw for Flowers Galore.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

The RAC Fund Project was discussed.

 Paul made a motion to partner with the Forest Service for work on the Water Tower Road.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Tom made a motion to partner with the Forest Service for work on Ferry Ranch Road.  Paul seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Butch made a motion to accept Harris Tree Service’s bid for cutting down the basswood trees at the Trump Lake pavilion.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Brenda opened the bids for the cost estimates for the Trump Lake Pavilion roof.  There were 2 bids: Pintsch’s Hardware and Argonne Lumber.    This will be tabled until other Town Organizations can be contacted for possible help with the cost and/or labor. 

There was a discussion on part time employee raises.  The board has decided to meet with these employees for evaluation before deciding in pay raises.

Paul made a motion to order 3,000 yards of crushed gravel.  Tom seconded that motion.  The motion carried.

There was a discussion with Officer Mick Ashbeck on replacing the town police vehicle.  Ed made a motion replace the current vehicle with a 2014 Ford F150 Crew Cab 4x4 pending the quote is still good from Peterson Ford in Oconto Falls.  Paul seconded the motion.  The motion carried.  The K-9 board will discuss help with the cost of K-9 materials, if necessary. 

There was a discussion of setting hours for Officer Chase Mason.  There will be a meeting set up with Chase in closed session to discuss this possibility. 

Discussion took place on the work being done at the recycling center.  Ed made a motion to allow WPS to do the electrical for a fee of $330 to the fence.  Tom seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Brenda opened 2 bids for concrete work at the recycling center.  Bids were from:  Smith Concrete and PM Concrete.  Tom made a motion to accept Smith Concrete’s bid for $1,875.  Paul seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Paul made a motion to allow other town organizations to use the town’s SAMS number.  The money will come through the town for accountability and will be used on a case by case basis.  Ed seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

Update from Community Developer tabled

Land listing was discussed.  Final signatures are needed from the town chairman to proceed with the realtor.

There was a discussion on expanding Dana Pichotta’s duties.  The Park Board and the Fire Fighter’s board will be discussing what work is needed.  Tabled till the next meeting.

There was a discussion on road mowing for Laona.  There is not enough manpower at this time to help Laona with this.

The next meeting is scheduled for July 22nd at 7pm.

Checks were 3497 through 3534.

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