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February 13th, 2019
Regular Monthly Meeting
The Regular Board of Supervisors meeting was called to order at the Wood River Town Hall at 6:30 pm by Chairman Joel Johnson. Present were Chairman Joel Johnson, Supervisors: Daryl Wedin, John Hennessey, Treasurer Laura McKeag, Clerk Raylene Swanson, Road Maint. Operator Duane Selander, Craig Selander, Josh Swanson, and 50 Town constituents.
Former Wood Lake Bible Camp- RV/Park Model site request: Review and decide: Several Town of Wood River residents stated, by comment and letter, their opposition to the new owners of the former Wood Lake Bible Camp’s conditional use permit filed with the County at the end of January 2019. They wanted the Wood River Town Board to sign a Resolution that would state that the Town of Wood River was opposed to the conditional use permit filed by Wood Lake Camp & RV LLC. Clerk Raylene Swanson stated that there would not be any Resolution signed. The Resolution was not on the agenda for the meeting. They’re concerned about increased boat traffic, the preservation of the lakeshore, increased crime, decreased property values among other items. Ronald Burg, whom lives on Assembly Drive, represented the Big Wood Lake Association. He presented a copy of the petition that had been signed by several hundreds of citizens. Chairman Joel Johnson stated that the Board would compose a letter and forward the information on to the County committee. The Board needed to remain neutral considering this was a County Zoning issue.
Citizen Input: No Citizen input
Advertisement for Bid- Town Hall and Quonset Bldg: Open and decide: There were not any bids received for these buildings. Buildings will be removed by contractor.
Craig Selander: Architect Craig Selander, from Grantsburg, discussed the final decisions on the new Town Hall/Shop. Request for bids was put in newspapers for 3 weeks. Pre-bid meeting is March 5th. Bid opening meeting is March 12th. Joel Johnson will be present on behalf of the Board. No decisions will be made at that particular meeting. Information will be presented to the Board on March 13th.
WTA District Meeting: Review and decide: No members will be attending this year.
WTA/T.A.C.(Town Advocacy Council): Review and decide: WTA sent a letter requesting more of their members also join the T.A.C., which helps greatly with lobbying in Madison. The membership dues would be in addition to the WTA dues. The cost would be $238.25 per year. John Hennessey made a motion that we do not become members at this time. Daryl Wedin seconded. All voted in favor. MC.
BCPL application and Resolution to borrow funds: Review and decide: The Board and Clerk filled out the application for borrowing funds from BCPL. The Board approved the Resolution stating that the Town of Wood River, Burnett County, borrow from the Trust Funds of the State of Wisconsin, $878,000 for the purpose of financing town hall and truck shop and for no other purpose. Loan is payable in 20 years at 4.75% interest per year. With voting results: Joel Johnson and John Hennessey in favor and Daryl Wedin opposed. MC.
WMCA Yearly Membership for Clerk: Review and decide: Joel Johnson made a motion to approve the yearly membership with WMCA for Clerk Raylene Swanson. John Hennessey seconded it. All voted in favor. MC.
January 2019 Minutes: review and approve: The January 9, 2019 Regular Board Meeting minutes were reviewed. John Hennessey made a motion to approve the January 9, 2019 meeting minutes as written. Daryl Wedin seconded the motion. All voted in favor. MC.
January 2019Treasurers Report: review and approve: Treasurer Laura McKeag submitted the January 2019 Treasurers report. The General fund balance is $644,331.15; Highway fund balance is $154,271.34; Savings account balance is $6,699.92; the CD balance is $35,344.93. Joel Johnson asked if there were any questions. John Hennessey made a motion to approve the January 2019 Treasurer’s report as presented. Daryl Wedin seconded the motion. All voted in favor. MC.
Carlyle Sherstad 5K/10K/Walk/Run signage request: Review and approve: Burnett Medical Center is requesting permission to put up signage on the 1st of June for the Carlyle Sherstad 5K/10K/Walk/Run. John Hennessey made a motion to approve signage for the Carlyle Sherstad race. Daryl Wedin seconded it. All voted in favor. MC. Clerk will send letter of permission.
Storage Unit for Town Documents, etc.: Review and decide: Joel Johnson made a motion to allow the Treasurer and Clerk to make arrangements to rent a storage unit to hold Town Documents, filing cabinets etc while new Town Hall/ Shop is being built. John Hennessey seconded it. All voted in favor. MC.
Fire Association Report: Daryl Wedin submitted the January 21, 2019 regular Fire Association meeting minutes for our review.
Gravel Bid: Discuss and create verbiage for March meeting: Joel Johnson stated he would make some phone calls to see who in area is still available to do this.
Road Maintenance: Duane Selander reported: many hours of plowing, sanding and salting. The Sterling truck is broken down with transmission issues. Duane is getting contact info from County for repairs to be done. Need to address frost heaves on Silver Lake Rd. The County truck will come out and do salting/sanding at intersections while truck is being repaired.
Audit the bills: Joel Johnson made a motion to audit the bills. John Hennessey seconded the motion. All voted in favor. Bills approved and paid. MC
Set Agenda for March: Town Hall/Shop contractor bids, Craig Selander, gravel bids, discuss upcoming road bids and regular monthly items.
Adjourn meeting: Joel Johnson adjourned the meeting at 8:32 p.m.
Raylene Swanson, Clerk
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