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Town Board Meeting
Sep 12, 2017

September 12, 2017

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm. Wayne Maile, Kevin Fischer, Levi Gibler, Karen Jannette, Sharon Ott and Darryl Parkin present.

Guests: Bob Stanelle, Carl Weber, Richard Jankowski, Jeeta and Dharni Paudel.

Affidavit of Posting signed by chairman and clerk.

MSC by Fischer/Gibler to approve August Board meeting minutes.

Public Participation – Carl shared estimates with the board from Green Hinge to replace the overhead door hinges with spring loaded hinges that have a lifetime warranty. A Focus on Energy Rebate is available. The shop will have the hinges installed on 6 doors and the fire department will have the hinges installed on 4 doors. Existing rollers will be used.

Dulcie Bosi-Schmidt stopped in to let the board know that the GROW Foundation will be hosting a 2-day duathlon & 5K on October 7th beginning at 8:00 am. in the City of Brillion and surrounding areas. The Forest Junction Fire Department will be assisting with traffic control.

Treasurer’s Report – MSC by Gibler/Fischer to approve Treasurer’s Report. Treasurer Ott reported that the money market account at Huntington National Bank has been closed out as well as the money market account at State Bank of Chilton. Both balances from those two accounts were deposited into the State Bank of Chilton checking account. The checking account at Huntington remains open but will be closing soon. The checking account at State Bank of Chilton will remain as the main operational account. Also $1,126.26 was transferred from the State Bank of Chilton checking account to the State Bank of Chilton Cemetery Account.

MSC by Fischer/Gibler to approve Class “A” Combination License and Tobacco License for Forest Junction BP, and an Operator’s License for Dharni Paudel, effective per date of sale of business.

Discussion on installing No Engine Braking signs on Highway 10 continued. No Engine Braking Ordinance 2017-08 has been signed by the town board and presented to the county board. Before No Engine Braking signs can be installed, the state requires that the town obtain a signed letter from the Calumet County Sheriff’s Department stating that the sheriff’s department will patrol the area and enforce the engine braking violations. The town has not received any documentation stating that the sheriff’s department would provide patrol and enforcement for those violating the engine braking signage.

Discussion continued on appointing members to create an Emergency Management Plan. It was decided that the plan provided by Matthew Marmor and the Calumet County Emergency Management Department, along with the Forest Junction Fire Department and Chief Weber, was substantial for the town. Fire Chief Weber suggested that the town put together a list of contacts as well.

Budget planning meeting scheduled for November 7th at 7:00 pm.

Ditches on Tiffany Lane and Randolph Streets need cleaning on the south side of Hwy 10. It has been 15 years since they have been cleaned and it is necessary to keep the water running. It is getting too deep for Darryl to cut. These are private ditches so permission will be needed to clean the ditches and we will need to contact owners before anything can be done. Residents who own property along the ditches include, Stahl, Behnke, Roggenbauer and Bates. Once cleaned out, owners would then be able to cut their ditches. Clerk will contact 4 owners to discuss with them and invite them to board meeting. The cost to clean the ditches will be approximately $3,000 and take 2 days.

Clerk’s Report - Clerk received several complaints from residents regarding barking dogs and weeds/long grass. Letters were sent out. Board also stated that clerk should tell residents to call sheriff’s department if nuisance continues so there is documentation at the department as well.

Charter Communications requested to bury a cable on Church Street but their map was insufficient as to the start and end of the cable. Clerk will contact representative and have them discuss with Darryl before approval to bury cable is given by Darryl.

Discussion on upgrading website. No upgrades have been made since beginning the website in 2008. Board will review handouts from clerk showing usage from residents and other stats. Decision will be made at budget planning meeting. One-time cost to upgrade site is $679. Upgrade makes it more mobile and user friendly.

Chair’s Report – 2019 TRIP D application for Bastian Road from Hwy 10 to Rusch Road was discussed. We need to hire an engineer to begin the application process. Board approved Chairman Maile to contact Ayres and Associates for estimate. Chairman Maile will also let Ayres know that TRIP funding is still pending as the application process has not even opened yet.

Bridge aid Application in for Man-Cal Road bridge. Ayres did inspection on it. Repairs must be completed by 2021.

Janet Kalies asked the board if a driveway could be put in on her property off of Harvestore Road. The Town of Maple Grove re-installed a driveway on Long Lake Road after work was completed. There originally was not a driveway on Harvestore Road so the town will not install one.

Road Supervisor’s Report – none

MSC by Gibler/Fischer to approve vouchers 8572-8614.

MSC by Fischer/Gibler to adjourn the meeting @ 9:15 pm.

Respectfully submitted
Karen Jannette, Clerk

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