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July 24, 2013 Meeting Minutes



General Meeting
July 24, 2013

CALL TO ORDER: Chairman Bauers called the general meeting to order at 7:00PM. It had been properly posted and the media notified.

ROLL CALL: Present Frank Bauers, Jeff Hunter, Richard Held, Brian Nerdahl and Steve Perry.   Brian Jopek from the Lakeland Times was also present.  

AGENDA: Motion by Held, second by Perry to approve the agenda.  Motion carried. 

MINUTES:  Motion by Bauers, second by Hunter to approve the minutes of the July 10th, 2013 meeting. Motion carried.

TREASURER’S REPORT:  The June report was reviewed by the board. This is the first report done my Anderson Metz Ltd. They informed the town that municipalities don’t have to have perpetual care accounts for cemeteries because the have the power to levy. Held preferred to leave it as is. Motion by Held, second by Perry to approve the report in the absence of the Treasurer. Motion carried.

PUBLIC COMMENTS / CORRESPONDENCE: 1) The regular meeting of the Vilas County Supervisors will be held in our town hall on Tuesday, 7-23-13. 2) Site prep should be talked about prior to our sign delivery. Extra outlets and landscaping should be part of the discussion. 3) Bauers talked with the DOT and he will have further discussion with them about the culvert on Hwy 51 that they feel the town should replace. Bauers would like to wait until Hwy 51 is redone.

PICNIC LICENSE - AVFD:  The 37th Annual Fireman’s Summerfest will be the weekend of August 3rd and 4th and the Fire Dept would like a picnic license to sell beer. Motion by Held, second by Perry to approve the license as requested. Unanimously approved.

PICNIC LICENSE – LAKELAND NOON ROTARY: The Rotary Club would like to get a picnic license for beer and wine to serve at the upcoming State Hog Rally at Harley Davidson. Motion by Bauers, second by Hunter to approve the license as requested. Unanimously approved.


OPERATOR’S LICENSE: There were 3 operator’s applications submitted for renewal. Motion by Nerdahl, second by Hunter to approve the licenses as presented. Unanimously approved with Bauers abstaining because one of the licenses was his.

ANTHEM PLANS:  We are currently with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for town employee’s medical insurance. To hold down the cost every year we increase the deductible to keep the rate similar to the current year premium. Stacey Robertson from M3 Insurance gave us a comparable using an HRA plan and Reuland didn’t give a good explanation and the board asked Robertson to come to the next meeting with information on a HRA Anthem plan.

TRID PROJECT – OLD HWY 51N:  Pitlik & Wick started. They plan to leave one lane of traffic open to threw traffic. Perry reported that they didn’t cut as many trees as originally planned.  

BUILDING REPORT:  1-stick houses $130,000.00, 2-storage unit $5,300.00, 1-garage $30,000.00 2-additions $50,000.00,  3-deck $16,800.00, 1-business $5,000.00, 1-framed roof $2,500.00. Months total $239,600.00. Years total $1,582,300.00. 

APPROVE CHECKS & VOUCHERS:  Checks 35224 to 35294 were approved for July in the amount of $63,912.78.  

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 7:35PM. The next general meeting is August 7th, 2013.