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TOWN BOARD MEETING–TOWN OF WINTER–N4680 CTY RD W–WINTER, WI COTOBER
10, 2018

Chairman Ronald Barnaby called the meeting to order at 4:30 P.M. 
Present were Supervisors Ronald Fandry and Terry Patenaude,
Clerk-Treasurer Lori Van Winkle and 5 audience members.  The Pledge of
Allegiance was recited, Barnaby welcomed everyone.  Agenda approved by
motion of Fandry/Barnaby, motion carried.

Barnaby stated audience recognition is allowed related to agenda items
only.

Meeting minutes from September 7, 2018 Special meeting and September
12, 2018 Regular meeting approved by motion of Fandry/Barnaby, motion
carried.

License/Zoning:   A Zoning Change from A-2 to R-1 was reviewed for
Vernon Forde at 5907 Lee Road in Winter, WI.  This request was being
made for resale to a neighbor. The board reviewed all the information
and there were no objections to this change, motion by Barnaby/Fandry
to approve the Zoning Change from A-2 to R-1 for Vernon Forde, motion
carried.   Lori added a correction for the record, that Jay Kozlowski
from Sawyer County Zoning did a site inspection at this location, not
a survey as Mr. Labinski indicated in his letter. 

Highway/Road Report:  Barnaby stated the crew has been busy with
Gravel Hauling on area roads, shouldering and finishing driveway
approaches on recently blacktopped roads, grading of roads and weather
permitting will get some bridge maintenance done on area bridges and
additional gravel hauling and culvert replacements on West Lane. 
There have been calls related to the fluctuation of Lake Winter water
levels and Barnaby expressed we’ve had to adjust the gates on Lake
Winter more often recently due to the bridge construction on Hanson
Bridge so the bridge crew could get their forms placed.  Patenaude
added the road sides are looking nice along with new signs, Barnaby
agreed and added there’s been a lot of good things said about the work
crew this year and the nice job they are doing with brushing and road
improvements, it’s been a busy season.    

Unfinished Business:   None

New Business:   Dan Johnson representing the ATV club stated he’d
received a request to open Rathke Road  ATV use, so it’s a legal road
ATV use.  If approved, Dan stated they would place no outlet and ATV
route signs.  The board had no objections, motion by Patenaude/Barnaby
to approve opening Rathke Road for ATV/UTV use, motion carried. 

A letter was received from Steigerwalt Land Services with a request to
give up our easement on the Bissell Grade.  The Steigerwalt
Representative who asked to be here tonight, was not present.  Barnaby
explained that in 1999 Consolidated Paper gave the Town of Winter
easement to ½ mile of Bissell Grade for various reasons that
benefited both the Town and Consolidated.  Since then the Town has
improved and maintained the road and it also provides property owners
access to their property.   WI Statutes would not allow the Town to
discontinue the easement as it would land lock the property owners at
the end of Bissell Grade.  DOT aid was also discussed and according to
Dan Pleoger, Sawyer County Surveyor, it appears this ½ mile of
road has never been submitted to the State for DOT aid.  Since our
Road Report is coming due soon, Lori will look into this further and
will apply for DOT aid on this section of the road.  Discussion took
place and the board agreed they do not want to give up the easement
and directed Lori to write a letter to Steigerwalt with their
decision.

The Town has received complaints from property owners regarding camper
trailers on Vacant Lots that have not been compliant with the Sawyer
County /Town of Winter zoning ordinance.   Upon inspection many of
these units are quite undesirable to look at and some have no sanitary
provisions included.  These situations cause issue with neighbors who
have permanent residences and they have asked the Town to look into
more enforcement of the ordinance.   The board directed Lori to place
an ad in the newspaper reminding property owners of the rules to
remove their camper units by the December 1st deadline and will also
include this in our annual news letter sent with the property tax
bills.  The Town will be monitoring this more closely and those who do
not comply will be referred to the County.  


Correspondence/Contacts:   A letter was received from the Harvest of
Friends Food Pantry, seeking donations for the Food Pantry.   Barnaby
stated the Food Pantry does a wonderful job serving our community and
they rely on donations to keep the food pantry going.   Barnaby
expressed that in past years, this was discussed and determined that
we encourage donations on a personal level from the community rather
than budgeting tax payer dollars for this.  Fandry and Patenaude were
also in agreement with this.  Barnaby stated for the minutes that we
are encouraging everyone to support the local Food Pantry as there are
many families that depend on it and it’s really a worthwhile cause.  

Dave Martin our town crew foreman reported this morning that the West
gate on the Lake Winter Dam was not working properly and suggested we
contact Dale Olson at Zoning that the motor on that gate be changed
because one of these times it’s not going to work at all and with the
amount of rain we’ve had, it does put the dam and Lake Winter in
danger.  There have been issues with this in the past and they have
been reported previously to the County.  Dale Olson was notified and
Barnaby added he will be in touch with them again in the morning.

Two Land Use permits for new construction came in today.

Approval of Disbursements:  There were no questions related to the
disbursements, motion by Patenaude/Fandry to approve the disbursements
as presented, Check # 19280 through #19299 in the amount of $36,498.39
were approved, motion carried.

Board Concerns:  Fandry mentioned Bissell Grade again and asked if
there is a gate there that needs to be removed?   Barnaby replied,
yes, along with berms and the ditches need to be cleaned out too and
directed Lori to include that in the letter, he thanked Fandry for the
reminder on that.   Patenaude suggested the crew start preparing for
snow plow season.  Barnaby added regarding snow plowing, the public
must understand that when the ground is still soft, it will be up to
the discretion of the town and or the plow drivers to determine if
driveways will be plowed because of past problems with ruts and lawns
being damaged.   Barnaby also suggested for those folks that know they
have an important appointment coming up; they have some kind alternate
plans to get plowed out because the Towns first priority is to open up
all the main roads and we cannot guarantee that the driveways will be
plowed until the second or third day after the snowfall.  Patenaude
suggested language in the snow plow contract regarding this as well. 
Lori stated that with every new snow plow contract, she discusses this
with the people to be sure they fully understand this.

Rather than hold two meetings in November, it was decided to include
our Budget Hearing the same night as our Regular monthly meeting in
November which will be November 14, 2018 beginning at 6:30 p.m. for
the regular meeting and 7:00 pm for the budget hearing.

With no further business to discuss, meeting was adjourned.

 

                                                                      
                           Lori Van Winkle, Clerk
                                                                      
                           October 19, 2018

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