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January 4, 2012 Board Meeting
Monthly Board Meeting
Town of New Haven
January 4, 2012
The monthly board meeting of the Town of New Haven was called to order by Chairman, Roger Hanson, at the New Haven Town Hall at 7:05 pm on Wednesday, January 4, 2012.
Chairman Hanson led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call showed Hanson, Prestrud, Siniff, Wold and Duerst present. Many townspeople were also in attendance.
Motion by Siniff, second by Prestrud, to accept the December 7, 2011 Board Meeting minutes as distributed. Carried.
The Treasurer gave the Treasurer’s Report:
Checking $ 7,490.98
LGIP $ 3,100.12
Motion by Prestrud to approve the Treasurer’s Report, second by Siniff. Carried.
Hanson introduced Amanda Hanson, Conservation Planner with the Dunn County Land Conservation Division, and Dan Prestebak, Director of the Dunn County Land Conservation Division. Amanda was in attendance to give a presentation on mine reclamation to the board and Dan was in attendance as an observer.
Alvin gave a brief report on the roads.
Hanson discussed the upcoming Wisconsin Towns Association Annual District Meeting on February 10, 2012 with the other board members to see who would be attending. All the board members will attend.
Hanson reported that the single bridge inspection that we paid Dunn County Highway to do for us passed inspection.
The clerk presented an application for temporary picnic license for serving alcohol from the Boyceville Sno-Jammer’s Club and Hanson said that they were also requesting to use the Connorsville Softball Field for their event on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The Lion’s Club provides insurance for the Club. Motion by Prestrud, second by Siniff, to approve the temporary picnic license for the Boyceville Sno-Jammer’s Club and use of the Connorsville Softball Field on February 4, 2012. Carried.
Next up the board discussed the Town’s policy on paying overtime to the full-time patrolman position. The clerk explained what the Town had been doing and said that there was nothing in writing, that she could find, spelling out the procedure. The current procedure is that when the patrolman has 40 hours of paid time in a week, which includes paid time off, and then has to come in to plow roads or handle other road issues, then he gets paid overtime. The board said they appreciate the job that Alvin does for the town and would like to continue the policy being followed currently. Motion by Hanson, second by Siniff, for the Town’s official policy regarding overtime for the full-time patrolman position to be that once 40 hours have been reached during a week, including paid time off, that any time in excess of the 40 hours will be paid as overtime at the rate of time and a half. Carried.
The clerk gave a report on the State Trunk Highway Fire Call Claim that she submitted to the State of Wisconsin on January 3, 2012, for the accident that had occurred on Highway 64 on July 19, 2011. Two vehicles were involved in that accident. The driver of one of the vehicles was killed and the car he was driving was owned by a Harold Winnington Wright of Big Rapids, MI. The other vehicle belonged to Waterman Sanitation of Amery, WI. The amount of the fire call was for $1,250 and was split between both parties. Four statements had been sent to each party. No word had ever been received from the owner who lived in Michigan. Waterman Sanitation’s insurance company, Acuity Insurance, had sent a letter to the Town on December 21, 2011 stating that there was no coverage for the bill under Waterman’s commercial auto policy. If the State approves the claim, they will cover $500 of the $1,250 bill. The Town will have to cover the rest.
Amanda Hanson gave a very thorough and informative presentation on Dunn County’s reclamation process using a PowerPoint slide show and answering many questions from the townspeople and board after the slide show.
Townspeople had questions about what the board was going to do with regard to either forming a separate committee to research non-metallic mining issues or if they would have the Town Plan Commission research the matter. Hanson said that it was his desire to appoint a new member to the Plan Commission to replace Marv Prestrud who had resigned from the Commission on December 10, 2011, and to have the Commission study the issue and report back to the board. There were other questions such as why the Town was looking at the Town of Howard’s Non Metallic Mining Ordinance to see how it would apply to or work for our Town. Discussion. Someone asked about getting a copy of the Town of Howard’s ordinance. The clerk said she could make copies but because there were so many pages she would have to charge for them. She said a copy of the ordinance was also available on the Wisconsin Towns Association website. She said would put a link to that website on our Town’s website.
Next on the agenda was the issue of approving the language recommended by the Plan Commission to be put on the ballot for the April 3, 2012 election regarding the Advisory Referendum about whether the Town should come under Dunn County Zoning or not.
At this point Prestrud recused himself from the board.
The clerk read the wording from the Plan Commission: “Advisory Referendum. This is for advisory purposes only. Should the Town of New Haven Adopt Dunn County Zoning? Yes or No.” Motion by Hanson, second by Siniff to approve the language as recommended by the Plan Commission to be put on the April 3, 2012 ballot. Prestrud recused himself from the vote. Carried.
Discussion about whether to appoint a Committee to study the non metallic mining issues or have the Plan Commission study it. Discussion about who might be appointed to the Plan Commission to replace Marv. Hanson asked Lee Theorin if he would be interested in being on the Plan Commission. Lee said no. Hanson then asked Jill Huber if she would be interested in being on the Plan Commission. She said yes. Motion by Hanson, second by Siniff, to appoint Jill Huber to the Town Plan Commission. Prestrud recused himself from the vote. Carried.
The clerk said she had materials, some from the Town’s attorney, to give the Plan Commission at the end of the meeting and that she would copy the Town of Howard ordinance for the Plan Commission members.
Hanson appointed Paul Danovsky as chairman for the Plan Commission. Townspeople asked when the next Plan Commission meeting would be. Paul said one was not set at the time of this meeting but would be properly noticed. The clerk will also publish the agenda in the Tribune Press Reporter if it is received in time to submit before the next meeting. The clerk will also post the agenda on the Town’s website.
Prestrud came back on the board to approve the bills.
The board approved the bills for payment.
The next board meeting is February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm.
Motion to adjourn at 8:50 pm by Prestrud, second by Siniff. Carried.
Diane Duerst, Clerk
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