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September 17, 2014 Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF WINTER
	
MEETING MINUTES                                                       
                          SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

A regular meeting of the Town of Winter Board of Supervisors was
called to order by Chairman David Kinsley at 7:00 p.m.  Present were
board members Helen Dennis and Ronald Barnaby, clerk treasurer Lori
Van Winkle and 7 audience members.  The pledge of allegiance was
recited, Chairman Kinsley welcomed everyone.

Chairman Kinsley announced an amendment to the agenda to add the
approval of the 2015 Fire Department budget under new business.  With
the amendment to the agenda, motion by Helen Dennis, second by Ronald
Barnaby to approve the agenda, motion carried.

Chairman Kinsley stated if anyone had questions or comments to please
raise their hands to be recognized.

Motion by Ronald Barnaby, second by Helen Dennis to approve the
meeting minutes from August 20, 2014 as presented, motion carried.

License/Zoning:  The renewal of a conditional use permit for Daniel
Johnson Crushing and Trucking has been received from the County for
Town approval.  Board members were familiar with the pit and
information related to it, there were no objections, motion by Helen
Dennis, second by Ronald Barnaby to approve the renewal of the
conditional use permit for Daniel Johnson Crushing and Trucking,
motion carried. There were 8 land use permits received from the County
that totaled $364,000.00 in valuation to the town.

Highway/Road Report: The crew finished up some small ditching projects
and moved out to the West Lane Grant Project and will be there for a
couple weeks.  Storm damage was cleaned up in a couple days and there
were no serious washouts in the town.

New Business:  Approval of the Fire Department Revised By Laws 
Chairman Kinsley explained there was a committee of people from the
fire board and fire department who worked on the revisions to the By
Laws and Joint Agreement, they presented the changes to the fire board
and everything was acceptable.  Motion by Ronald Barnaby, second by
Helen Dennis to approve the revisions to the Fire Department By Laws,
motion carried.  Motion by Helen Dennis, second by Ronald Barnaby to
approve the revisions to the Winter Fire Board Joint Agreement, motion
carried.

Under New Business item b. # 2  The fire department budget was
reviewed again by the fire board on 9-16-14, all fireboard members
were in favor of the approval of the 2015 budget in the amount of
$97,512.90. Motion by Ronald Barnaby, second by Helen Dennis to
approve the 2015 Fire Department budget in the amount of $97,512.90,
motion carried.

Donna Knuckey from the Winter Public Library was welcomed and given
the floor.  Donna reviewed their budget.  She expressed their revenues
were down and she was requesting increased funds from the County for
2015.  Donna states they will need to raise an additional $12,235.00
through other sources and indicated she does municipality visits for
additional funding and thanked the Town for their past financial
support in the amount of $5000.00 and asked for continued support in
2015.  The Towns 2014 support has not been released and will be added
to the October Agenda for approval to release them.  Donna explained
the necessary improvements that have been made to the building which
drained some of their building fund.  Donna also introduced library
members Jen Wergland from the Village of Winter, Mary Ann Andrews from
the Town of Winter and also mentioned Helen Dennis is on that board as
well. They have started a Friends of the Library group, 5 people
attended the first meeting an entire room full attended the second
meeting and these folks will be assisting in numerous fund raising
efforts for the library. They are promoting literacy with the youth in
several reading programs and continue to assist folks with job
resumes.  Donna explained with the increased use and needs of the
library, they are looking at the feasibility of an expansion in the
building.  David Kinsley commented it sounds like our Library is a
very user friendly place and Ronald Barnaby stated Donna was doing a
very good job at the library.  County Representative Warren Johnson
was in the audience and expressed at their meeting this morning lasts
year support amount was being considered. 

Unfinished Business:  Approval of an ordinance designating Cty Hwy W
from Lake Winter Road to Thornapple Grade.  Chairman Kinsley stated
this has been in the works for a few months now with several requests
from people of the Town.  The Town turned it over to the ATV club who
then pursued it at the County level and it passed the county on
September 10, 2014, signed by the ATV Club Representative and County
Hwy Commissioner Gary Gedart.  With that approval, a motion was made
by Helen Dennis, second by Ronald Barnaby to approve ordinance #
2014-4  designating County Hwy W from Lake Winter Road to Thornapple
Grade, motion carried.  Chairman Kinsley added for the record there
were 4 residents who were opposed to this being opened up for ATVs. 
Warren Johnson commented that with this now open there is a corridor
to Rusk County and the Tuscobia Trail and this could generate more
business in the area.

Correspondence and Contacts:  Information was received from Northwest
Regional Planning Commission Housing Program, Brochures are available,
Chamber of Commerce dinner meeting invitation, Local Government Fall
and Winter class schedule and with another safe year, we received a
Congratulations letter and a Workers Compensation dividend check in
the amount of $1407.00.  

Approval of Disbursements: There were no questions regarding the
disbursements, motion by Ronald Barnaby, second by Helen Dennis to
approve the disbursements as presented, check # 16742 through 16754 in
the amount of $14,843.20, motion carried.  Account balances as of
August 31, 2014 General Account $8,925.08, MMA Savings Account
$162,124.67, LGIP General Account $163,270.00.

There were no board or public concerns to discuss.  Next meeting date
was set for October 15, 2014.  

Motion by Ronald Barnaby second by Helen Dennis to adjourn the
meeting, motion carried.  
    
 									Lori Van Winkle, Clerk
									September 24, 2014
      

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