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April 15, 2018 2017 Annual meeting, April 22,2017 (APPROVED)
2017 Town of Wood River Annual Meeting
April 22nd, 2017
Chairman Joel Johnson called the Annual Town meeting to order at 10:00 a.m. at the Wood River Town Hall on Hwy 70 in Alpha WI.
**The minutes from the 2016 Annual meeting were discussed. A motion was made by Donald Chell to accept the minutes as written. Chuck Swenson seconded the motion. Motion carried with a voice vote. 15 voted in favor and none opposed. Motion passed.
**The Financial Report was reviewed. Dale Halverson asked if the Town had used any of their funds for the ATV/UTV signs. Joel Johnson responded “no”. Mike Chell asked if the individuals putting up the signs were covered by our insurance. Joel J. responded “I am not sure”. It was asked if the speed limit signs were too high. The Board replied “the County is working on setting up a uniform speed limit for all. Additional funding is coming in for additional signs and posts for more roads. When that is completed, they will be posted and the amended ordinance posted”. A motion was made by Mike Chell to accept the Financial Report as written. Dale Halverson seconded the motion. Motion carried with a voice vote. 15 were in favor and none opposed. Motion passed.
**Fire Association Report given by Daryl Wedin. Daryl stated that the Fire Association had purchased a used pumper truck. Also, that a few firemen had retired and a few more were added on. Some are still in the probation stage. The former fire hall sold for $65,000. They are still looking for a tender truck. Trying to use their funds before asking Towns for assistance. There is a new Chief- Corey Barnette. Derek Zeiler will be helping him out until the end of the year. Bi-monthly meetings. There is an election next month. Donald Chell asked if there were enough members. Daryl replied “no”.
**Ambulance: Ambulance meeting on 4/20/17. There are 7 proposals. Looking at Proposals 5 & 7. #5- $83/person. – Grantsburg, Danbury, Webster and part-time in A & H. #7- 2 ambulances + Spooner, $52/person 2/Webster & 1/Grantsburg; not having enough volunteers for A & H. Dewey & Rusk opted out. North Memorial is the only 1 bidding. They want to explore the idea of 2/Webster, 1/Grantsburg; checking into Danbury/Tribal. Chris Sybers has a meeting with the Tribe on May 5th. Will discuss more next week at the Town’s Association meeting.
**2016 Road Work: Ground 1 mile of S. Williams Rd from Hwy 70 south and will be paving this year(2017) at 3” x 22’. Did overlay on North Road. Did blacktop on Silver Lake Rd, from Cty. Rd W through the intersection of S. Silver Lake Rd. and S. Silver Lake Rd. Will be putting in 60’ culvert west of Luedtke’s on Crosstown Rd this year. County will be funding half of it. Due to storm last year, we replaced culverts on S. Williams Rd, 2 culverts on Crosstown between Smested Rd and S. Williams Rd and one on Hansons Point Rd. There was a beaver issue on the one on Hansons Point Road that was taken care of. Scrub sealed: Rylander Rd, the bridge on N. Fork and Assembly Rd from Y to Crosstown.
2017 Road Tour was done on Friday, April 21, 2017. Chuck Swenson asked about blacktopping Silver Lake Rd from S. Silver Lake Rd to Zetterberg Rd. Joel J. stated that it had marl under it and was best to leave it as gravel. Will see at next month’s meeting what funding is available for additional projects. Dale Halverson said need culvert on Assembly Drive. He would like to see it put back on Long Range Plan.
**Gopher Bounty: Mike Chell made a motion to keep the gopher bounty at $2/tail with a cap of $750. Donald Chell seconded the motion. Motion carried with a voice vote. 14 voted in favor and 1 opposed. Motion passed.
**Dale Halverson made a motion to give Power of Authority to access funds for emergency purposes to the Wood River Board. Motion was seconded by Mike Chell. A voice vote of 15 voted in favor and none opposed. Motion passed.
**Citizen Input: Dale Halverson would like to see the Road Plan, ordinances, Annual Meeting minutes, un-approved Annual meeting minutes and the budget put on the Town website. Daryl Wedin mentioned he would like to have the library put as a “Public Service” on the upcoming budget. Donald Chell stated that the County is paying into all local libraries. So, taxpayers are paying into the library with taxes paid into the County. Cindy Olson asked what purchasing more land was for. Joel Johnson stated that the Town Hall is deteriorating and the north wall is buckling. Exploring ideas for a new Town Hall. Dale Halverson made a motion to allow Board to pursue purchasing the ½ lot next to Town Shop.
** Donald Chell made a motion to set the annual meeting for 2017 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Chuck Swenson seconded the motion. 16 voted in favor and none opposed. Motion passed.
**Mike Chell made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Dale Halverson seconded the motion. 16 voted in favor and none opposed. Motion passed. Joel Johnson adjourned the Annual Meeting at 11:20 a.m.
Raylene Swanson, Clerk
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