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April 10, 2013 Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF WINTER

MEETING MINUTES                                                       
                                April 10, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of Winter Board of Supervisors was
called to order by Chairman James Genrich at 7:00 P.M. Present were
supervisors Helen Dennis and David Kinsley, Clerk-Treasurer Lori Van
Winkle and 11citizens.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Helen Dennis, second by David Kinsley, to approve the agenda
as presented, motion carried.

Regarding audience recognition, Chairman Genrich welcomed everyone and
stated Roberts Rules of order will be followed, if you wish to speak,
please raise your hand and state your name for the record.

Motion by Helen Dennis, second by David Kinsley to approve the meeting
minutes from March 13, 2103 as presented, motion carried.

License / Zoning:  There are several proposed County Zoning Changes
that the towns are required to review and approve;  Section 2.0 # 49
(Kennel) and Section 6.8 Kennel for small domestic animals, motion
made by David Kinsley, second by Helen Dennis to approve the change,
motion carried.  Section 4.26 Accessory Uses and Structures, the board
was opposed to section 4.26 item 1, motion by David Kinsley, second by
Helen Dennis to oppose the change of Accessory buildings on vacant
property by granting of a variance.  Regarding 4.26 item 2, the board
was in agreement, motion by Helen Dennis, second by David Kinsley,
motion carried.  Regarding Rules and Standards for Non-Metallic
Mining, Section 6.23, the board was in agreement with all rules and
regulations, motion by David Kinsley second by Helen Dennis to approve
the rules and regulations for Standards for Non-Metallic Mining,
motion carried.  Regarding Section 17.7 (I-1) Industrial One Zone
District, the board was in favor of all  the changes to Permitted
Uses, motion by David Kinsley, second by Helen Dennis to approve all
the changes to Permitted Uses, motion carried.      

Motion by Helen Dennis, second by David Kinsley to approve the renewal
of a 3 year conditional use permit application for gravel pit on
Bumble Bee Road for Donald and Marcella Thompson, permit #08-002,
motion carried.

1 Land Use permit was received for a concrete patio slab 12 x 15 to an
existing property, no other construction with it.

Regarding Dog Licenses, 2013 renewals are down by a third.  For
advisory purposes the deadline for dog license renewal was March 31st
and any renewals now will be imposed late fees as follows:  April 1st
to 30th, a $10.00 late fee will be applied.  May 1st to 31st, a $20.00
late fee will be applied and after June 1st and the remainder of the
year a $30.00 late fee will be applied.

Highway / Road Report:  Re: Crack Sealing of roads, the town has 13.17
miles of roads on our list for crack sealing.  Not all proposals from
contractors have been received to date.  The Town has a $125,000.00
budget for crack sealing, overlays and blacktopping. The board
discussed and prioritized which roads should be done.  Hunter Lake,
Malm, Pike Haven, Lee, Korn, Lagoon, Nelson, Benson, Johnson, Keehn,
Fender and Tower roads were approved.  Motion by David Kinsley, second
by Helen Dennis to approve crack sealing of the 12 roads listed.  Lake
of the Pines, Old Lodge Lane and Adams Road will be postponed at this
time.  By our next meeting we will have all costs in and a better idea
what will be left in the budget for other work to be done.  Re:
Overlays on roads, the board discussed and decided to get a price on
an overlay for Barker Lake Road to review at the next meeting, again
because they would have a better idea of what their budget will be
then.  Helen Dennis also mentioned the section of road from 70 past
Magnusonís on Lake Winter Road.  

Unfinished Business:  Experience works employee, Kenneth Holmes term
will end on May 13, 2013, the board discussed hiring Ken with the
town.  David Kinsley asked if there were any other available workers
through the Experience Works program, there are not at this time, with
that David Kinsley stated he would be in favor of keeping Ken Holmes
on through the summer months;  motion was made by David Kinsley to
hire Ken Holmes for 16 hours per week at $8.00 an hour but more
discussion took place regarding hours and pay if it should be as
needed or scheduled hours, it was decided 18 hours per week or more
hours if required for a specific project and continue through October
1, 2013.  Motion by Helen Dennis to hire Kenneth Holmes at $8.00 per
hour for 18 hours per week or as needed through October 1, 2013,
second by David Kinsley, motion carried.

Previously the board discussed possibly adding a lean to on a building
at the town shop.  After further investigation and numerous
considerations it has been decided to decline the construction of any
additions at this time.

Previously the board discussed the purchase of a new pickup truck,
from our last meeting to tonightís meeting truck prices have
increased.  Board discussion took place it was decided to investigate
the cost of a good used truck as well.  There were also suggestions
from the audience to go outside the area to auctions to look for a
truck and also to review the possibility of leasing a vehicle. 

New Business:  Dan Johnson and Steve Koosman representing the Tuscobia
Trails ATV Association explained the need for a 1.3 mile temporary
(2-3 years) ATV route on a section of Cty Hwy M during the
construction of a permanent trail under construction on DNR land. 
This temporary route will be open from May 15th through November 15th
and all ATV rules and regulations will apply.  It has been approved at
the county level and now before the town for approval.  Motion by
Helen Dennis, second by David Kinsley to approve Town of Winter,
Ordinance # 2013-3 designating CTY HWY M from Rusk County Line North
1.3 miles to Fish Landing Parking ATV Park as an ATV Route,
Motion carried.

A draft of changes to the Library Board Agreement was presented by
Library Board member Helen Dennis.  The draft listed changes to the
agreement in RED INK for the Town board to review.   Discussion took
place and there we no objections to the proposed changes, therefore a
motion was made by David Kinsley, second by Helen Dennis to approve
the agreement with the noted changes in red, motion carried.  Once the
agreement has been updated it will be brought back for signatures.

Two mowing proposals were received from Taylor Patenaude at a cost of
$125.00 per mowing and Jessie Homp at a cost of $65.00 per mowing. 
Discussion took place; the board approved the lowest cost proposal
from Jessie Homp.   Motion by David Kinsley, second by Helen Dennis to
approve Jessie Homp for lawn mowing for this season, motion carried. 
Letters will be sent to both to advise them.

Board of Review certification renewals are up again, along with
renewal certifications the board has decided it would be best to have
other Board of Review members available.  Area residents Thomas High
and Bradley Wildes have agreed to become certified and sit on this
board.  A class will be conducted at the Town Hall for renewal and New
Board of Review members May 2, 2013.  Motion by Helen Dennis, second
by David Kinsley to approve Thomas High and Bradley Wildes to the
Board of Review Board, motion carried.

WI Towns Association Capitol Day is a day where locals can talk with
legislatures at the Capitol regarding many issues related to local
town government.  Chairman Genrich would like to attend this event on
April 30th, 2013 at a cost of $20.00.  Motion by David Kinsley, second
by Helen Dennis to approve Chairman Genrichs attendance at Capitol
Day, motion carried.

Correspondence and Contacts:  A Thank You letter was received from
Experienced Works for the Towns donation to their program.  A letter
was received from the DNR regarding possible decreased revenue
payments in the MFL and FCL in our areas and also from Federal
regarding the same on PILT revenues.

Approval of Disbursements:  Motion by David Kinsley, second by Helen
Dennis to approve the disbursements as presented, Check # 15831
through Check #15858 in the amount of $17,675.61 was approved, motion
carried.   Account Balances as of March 31, 2013 Ė General Account
$22,567.13, MMA Savings Account $119,898.92, LGIP Machinery Account
$4,887.61, LGIP General Account $90,574.63.   

General Public Concerns:  Audience members Doug Rivay and Steve
Schultz questioned if and what could be done to improve West Barber
Road as itís been a long time since any work has been done.  The board
replied that they could not make any promises at this time but the
TRIP Grants come available this year and planned to be used for
several roads.  

Next meeting date was set for May 8, 2013.

There being no further business to discuss, motion by David Kinsley
second by Helen Dennis to adjourn, motion carried.
                                                 
                                                 Lori Van Winkle,
Clerk 

                                                 April 16, 2013       
                       

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