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August 8, 2018 Monthly Meeting Minutes

TOWN BOARD MEETING–TOWN OF WINTER–N4680 CTY RD W–WINTER, WI AUGUST 8,
2018

Meeting was called to order by Chairman Ronald Barnaby at 4:30 p.m. 
Present were Supervisors Terry Patenaude and Ronald Fandry,
Clerk-Treasurer Lori Van Winkle and one audience member.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Barnaby welcomed everyone. 
Agenda was approved as presented by Fandry/Patenaude, motion carried. 
Barnaby stated if the audience had any questions regarding agenda
items to please raise your hand.

Meeting minutes from July 11, 2018 regular meeting were approved as
presented by Patenaude/Fandry, motion carried.

There were no licenses or zoning items to discuss.

Highway/Road Report: Barnaby reported with the recent rain the crew
has been grading roads.  They are working on culvert replacements on
Old J at Tupper and Elm Creek and have been filling holes on some
roads.  The Crusher started crushing gravel in the town pit Monday. 
Regarding the Hanson Bridge project, Barnaby spoke to Justin Shavlik
from SEH, Justin informed Barnaby he’d spoken with someone from Larson
Construction who expressed they are behind on projects but will begin
on the Hanson Bridge in September.  Barnaby stated he questioned him
on whether this would be a hurry up job and if there was a performance
bond in place on this, Justin stated he was assured that Larson knew
the time involved and it would be completed by fall of 2018.  All
gravel has been hauled on Price Creek we are just waiting for the bill
from Rusk County to finish up the paperwork.

There was no unfinished business to discuss.

New Business:   Due to recent changes on the board, it was necessary
to update the names of people authorized to sign on bank accounts on
the Bank Resolution and signature card with Chippewa Valley Bank. 
Motion to approve the Clerk-Treasurer, Chairman and 2nd Supervisor as
signors on the resolution and signature card was approved by
Patenaude/Barnaby, motion carried.

Due to recent changes on the board, it was necessary to update the
names in the Municipal Emergency Operations Plan, motion to change the
names to current board members was approved by Patenaude/Barnaby,
motion carried.

Barnaby stated with the upcoming retirement of one of our town crew
employees, the town will be looking to hire a replacement soon and
hoped to hire by October 1st.  Barnaby suggested we advertise for two
weeks, accept applications through August 30th and interview the first
week of September as this would allow the new employee time to notify
their current employer if needed and time to work with our crew.  The
other board members were in agreement with this.  A job description
was discussed and it was agreed that it needed to include diesel
mechanics, welding abilities etc.  The board will provide Lori items
for the job description to have available to applicants.  

The Wisconsin Towns Association has encouraged all Towns to adopt a
Transportation Aid Resolution asking legislature and the governor to
increase Transportation Aid, Barnaby stated the funding did increase
some last year, but it is still not nearly enough to keep up with
these costs.  Motion by Fandry/Patenaude to approve the Transportation
Aid Resolution, motion carried.  Lori will forward this to the Towns
Association to be included with the others.

Correspondence/Contacts:   The Land Use permits for the month totaled
$442,600.00 in new construction; the board agreed it is good to see
progress in our area. 
The Town received a letter from Charles Kelley informing us that he
was discontinuing the agreement with the Town for use of 15’ of his
property at the boat landing on Lake Winter off Tower Road.  Violet
Fuse was in the audience and commented on this, stating at this time
they need to release all obligations to the property as they are in
the process of putting this into a trust. Violet commented on August
16th they will be moving the rocks 15’ closer to the landing area. The
board understood and Barnaby thanked Violet for the use of the
property over the years.  Violet added that once the paperwork has all
been completed they may be able to offer more land area in the future
with the same type of agreement, but has to wait until all their
paperwork is completed.   
At last month’s board meeting, the board was told there are blacktop
grants available through Northwest Regional Planning.  Lori spoke with
Sheldon Johnson the Executive Director at NWRP, he confirmed disaster
aid is available to several counties due to the flooding they
experienced earlier this summer however, Sawyer County was not
included in that funding.  Sheldon stated they have “Roadway
Improvement Programs”, to assist with blacktop, however to qualify for
these it would require job creation through business expansion or a
new job creation.  Sheldon stated as we are aware and have
participated in previously, there are the TRIP/LRIP programs.  Barnaby
is on the committee for the TRIP/LRIP program through Northwest
Regional Planning and attended these meetings last year and discussed
it further with Gary Gedart.  The Town of Winter did apply last year
but there were three towns ahead of us at that time.  The next cycle
that begins in 2019 will give the Town of Winter the first chance of
receiving some of those funds and we are on schedule for application
in September of 2019 for work and payments that will be done in 2020. 
Lori gave an update to the board regarding the ATV club providing
additional signage on Bumble Bee Road; the inquiry about opening
Sundling Road for ATV use and the inquiry about CTY HWY B where it
crosses from Malm Road to Universal Road, the club plans to attend our
September Town meeting with more info.  Patenaude mentioned there’s
been talk about opening County B from the Robins Nest to W in Winter,
WI for ATV’s also, but it is still in the works.  A thank you and team
photo was received from the Winter Little League for the Towns support
this season.

Approval of Disbursements:  There were no questions regarding the
disbursements, motion by Patenaude/Fandry to approve the disbursements
as presented, Check # 19185 through Check # 19199 in the amount of
$21,814.17 were approved, motion carried.

Board Concerns:  Patenaude stated he attended the Winter Area Business
Development Commission Board meeting at the Zion Lutheran Church last
night, it was a co meeting with the pools group, the woman looking for
grants and business development.  They had a big lead with the Felser
Homes building, Marshfield Homes, Stratford Homes and the Miniature
Home Builders  were interested in occupancy, however the person in
charge of the Felser estate is not ready to sell at this time, so this
dropped for now.  Patenaude stated the Business Development is
starting to roll again looking for grants for the Village or the Town.
 Barnaby thanked Patenaude for his attendance at this meeting and
asked to keep us updated.  Patenaude mentioned they are also looking
at a grant for a storm shelter for the area which is grants funded at
100%.

With no further business to discuss, the next meeting date was set for
September 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm.  Meeting was adjourned at 5:15 p.m.

                                                                      
                                  Lori Van Winkle, Clerk
                                                                      
                                  August 15, 2018
  



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