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October 9, 2013 Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF WINTER

MEETING MINUTES                                          OCTOBER 9,
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 David Kinsley, Helen Dennis, Clerk – Treasurer Lori Van
winkle and 9 citizens.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited, Chairman
Genrich welcomed everyone and stated if anyone had questions to please
raise their hand to speak.

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

Motion by Helen Dennis, second by David Kinsley to approve the meeting
mintues from September 11, 2013, motin carried.

License and Zoning:  Renewal of Conditional Use Permit #96-020 for the
Town of Winter Gravel Pit was reviewed, motion by David Kinsley,
second by Helen Dennis to approve the renewal, motion carried.

Steven Olson requested a re-zone application from
Residential/Recreational to Ag 1 for 1.22 acres located at 6108W Hwy
70.  Steve was in the audience and stated with the sale of the Olson
home on Hwy 70, the pole building was not included in the sale
therefore they were requesting the acreage adjoining the pole building
be changed back to Ag 1.  There were no objections received from any
surrounding property owners, motion by Helen Dennis, second by David
Kinsley to approve the rezone application, motion carried.

4 Land Use permits in the Town of Winter were issued by the County
this month, total value approximately $155,000.00.

Highway / Road Report:  Town Foreman David Martin was in the audience,
he gave a report on the road work that has been done recently, Burlum
Road and Universal Drive have been ditched and drainage improvements
done.  Regular grading and brushing work has been done too.

Unfinished Business:  At the September meeting the release of funds
for the Cemetery was tabled until a financial statement and amount of
funds requested had been received.  The information was provided,
requesting $4000.00 to eventually use toward the purchase of a new
lawn mower.  Board discussion took place, motion by Helen Dennis,
second by David Kinsley to approve $4000.00 be released and used
solely for the purchase of a new lawn mower, motion carried.

Winter Public Library Director Donna Knuckey was introduced, Donna
provided an annual report which included the goals and objectives of
the library, and their annual financial report.  Donna expressed their
appreciation for the Towns past financial support and requested
release of the budgeted funds for 2013 and we consider them in the
Towns 2014 budget as well.  Donna explained that our library has
evolved from what was just reading materials to technology assistance,
job searches and assisting people with resume writing.  The board and
audience members applauded Donna and her staff for the wonderful job
they are doing.  Chairman Genrich stated a check would be released
within the week.  Donna thanked the board.

A letter was received from Sawyer County Canine Initiative expressing
their duties and the need for updated agility equipment and bite suits
which would be more friendly to the dog and improve their training
efforts reducing injury to the decoys.  Discussion took place
regarding this, County Supervisor Warren Johnson was in the audience
and was asked if he knew more about this program.  Warren stated he
was unaware of this letter and perhaps this is something that should
come before the County Board.  The Town supervisors agreed and at this
time, will postpone any action on this request.

A Grant for road improvements to West Lane had been applied for in
2012 and has been approved.  James Halvorson, Superintendent of
Flambeau River State Forest was introduced to explain the project and
grant.  He explained that 6.5 miles of West Lane was in need of
improvements water control issues that have caused washouts, frost
heaves, sharp curves, poor visibility and heavy overgrowth all of
which create safety hazards.  The road is used for many recreational
uses and was recently opened as an ATV route and there is heavy truck
traffic for hauling forest products.  Improvements will include
ditching, placement of culverts, grading and widening of the road.  
The estimated cost of the project is $171,206.40, of which the Town of
Winter would receive a grant in the amount of $34,926.00.   The town
has already been working on the road as this work was necessary
regardless of receiving the grant funds.  It is estimated that the
town has already completed approximately $80,000.00 of the work.  Mr.
Halvorson explained the Town will need to provide him with a
resolution for this work and he will proceed with it.  The board
expressed their appreciation of Mr. Halvorsons assistance with this
and will get the resolution completed as soon as possible.

New Business:  The Fire Department/Fire Board Budget has been
finalized and approved in the amount of $98,663.00.  This represents a
decrease for the Town in the amount of $1032.17 from the 2013 budget. 
The budget must also be approved by the municipalities involved, the
Town and Village of Winter.  Motion by David Kinsley, second by Helen
Dennis to approve the fire department budget for 2014 in the amount of
$98,663.00, motion carried.   

The blacktop work done in 2013 was over budget.  The areas that put us
over, the board felt were necessary and a good business decision. 
Monarch paving will allow the Town to carry over some of the amount
into 2014 before payment is due, however the board would prefer not to
do a carry over.  The board feels there are funds in other budget
categories that can be moved to black top that would likely pay the
added amount due.  It was decided to wait until our November monthly
meeting to discuss this further as they will have a better idea of the
account balances at that time.

Approval of Disbursements:  Motion by David Kinsley, second by Helen
Dennis to approve the disbursements as presented.  Check # 16143
through Check # 16163  in the amount of $35,390.09 were approved,
motion carried.  Account balances as of September 30, 2013 General
Account $ 17,640.31, MMA Savings Account $ 207,905.97, LGIP Machinery
Account, .10, LGIP General Account $2,792.43.

General Public Comments:  James Halvorson spoke stating the Mason
Evergreen landing has been updated and improved on.  He also shared
they will begin construction on their new headquarters, approximate
cost $2.5 million.  County Supervisor Warren Johnson was asked about
possible funding from the county for the purchase of a UTV for the
Winter Fire Department .  Discussion took place regarding Public
Safety and the numerous recreational activities including the
Snowmobile and ATV routes in our area that there is a great need for a
unit located at our end of the county too and shouldn’t it be a county
effort to assist with this?    Warren stated he would bring this to
the county and see what can be done.  James Halvorson added that
perhaps there were some things he could add to support the need for
this and would look into it for us as well.  James Halvorson also
commented on the herd of Elk that will be placed soon and the added
revenues this should generate to our area.  

Next meeting date was set for November 13, 2013.  With no further
business to discuss, motion by David Kinsley, second by Helen Dennis
to adjourn, motion carried.  

                                                                      
                        Lori Van Winkle, Clerk   10-10-13  

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