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Town Board Meeting
Nov 13, 2012

he meeting was called to order by Chairperson Patricia Matula at 7:00 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Patricia stated all Officers were present and the notices were placed in 4 locations and on the website.


Teri Meyer made a motion to approve the minutes as read. Don Wescott seconded, motion carried.


Patricia read the vouchers. Teri made a motion to approve the vouchers as read. Don seconded, motion carried.


Public Comment: A member of the audience addressed the board and presented a letter that was written concerning a fine for violating the Town and Iron County ordinance on recycling. Another member spoke on violators behalf. Member asked that the letter become part of the minutes of Board meeting. Chairperson stated no further discussion could take place as it was not an agenda item and could be placed on a future agenda.



CLERK – Gail asked that organizations continue to use calendar to avoid conflicts for use of Town Hall building. She read the October building permits issued. The November 6th election went well and she was notified today that Iron County DA Marty Lipske lost by 4 votes. There will be a recount and she will be taking all materials needed to Mercer on Wednesday. Spring election for Town Officers will be held on April 2, 2013. Candidates may begin circulating papers on December 1, 2012 and must be filed no later than 5:00 pm on January 2, 2013 with the Clerk.

TREASURER – Jan read the financial balances for October 31, 2012.

CHAIR – Patricia received from Flambeau Hospital the Towns portion of the $160,000 ambulance to be purchased in 2013. Our share will be $14,197.21 for which we have already set aside $15,000. She questioned two small outstanding bills with Northway Communications.

SUPERVISORS – Teri had no report for the First Responders or Fire Dept. She has worked with Don on the recycling picture issues.

Don stated the camera has been installed at the recycling site. He thanked Teri for her help. A deputy from Iron County inspected the site to verify the signage for illegal dumping was posted.

FIRE DEPT – Ron King stated two members have completed their entry level 1 & 2. Peter Hatch & Teresa Wilson. They participated in the helicopter rescue in Park Falls. There will be a collection of Toys for Kids on Saturday December 8th from 8-12. he asked that it be placed on the website.



IRON COUNTY SUPERVISOR – In Jerry Luke's absence, Patricia stated that the county board was meeting this evening to adopt the 2013 budget. Hurley attendant applications were received. No LCC meeting. First step for Zoning ordinance issues were reported to committee. Will Andresen is new department head for the Extension.


Patricia read the clerk's requirement list on the Frontier Inn Liquor License and bartenders licenses. Teri made a motion to approve the Class B Combination Liquor License to SK Frontier LLC. Don seconded, motion carried.

Teri made a motion to approve all Operators licenses for Ken, Tammy, James & Jennifer. Don seconded, motion carried.



NOVEMBER 13, 2012


Patricia reported that the changes have been made to Employee handbook. Further work will need to be done.


She announced the Budget Hearing on November 27, 2012 at 7:00 pm.


There was discussion concerning the inventory of keys for Town Hall building. Patricia will draft a letter for the next meeting for each organization to supply us a list of members with keys.


Posting signage of surveillance at recycling site was discussed. Teri made a motion to authorize Patricia to go to Copy Plus and purchase 2 signs for notification of camera. Don seconded, motion carried.


The revised Fire Dept. contract is ready with the attorneys recommendations. Don & Teri didn't get a copy so it was tabled to November 27th agenda.


The town board needs to pass a resolution for grant on Powell Road. It will be placed on December 211th agenda, or sooner.


Earl Sprangers has requested a leave for the 3 days before Thanksgiving. Don made a motion to grant the leave request to Earl Sprangers conditioned on being available for emergencies or snowplowing. Teri seconded, motion carried.


The next discussions surrounded issues brought up at employee evaluations concerning set paydays each month and holiday pay. Some investigation will need to be done as far as cost and payroll policies. It can be talked about during budget adoption.


Public Comment – Comments were made concerning next board meeting agenda and whether the board could ask for fines to be lowered on recycling issues; the dislike of the tone of website; updating of website to show correct hours of recycling operations; legality of pictures and processing of them with date & times; 2nd request for letter distributed to be added to minutes.


Teri made a motion to adjourn. Don seconded. Meeting adjourned at 8:10 pm




Gail M. Sprangers




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