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Monthly Town Board Meeting
Jun 12, 2012
TOWN OF BLAINE
June 12, 2012
Chairman Dyson called the June 12, 2012 monthly meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Members present were Chairman Dyson, Supervisor Carlson, Supervisor Pearson, Treasurer Holter and Clerk Ronningen.
Don Carlson made the motion to approve the minutes of May 8, 2012. Marty Pearson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Marty Pearson made the motion to approve the Treasurer's report. Don Carlson seconded. Motion passed. Bank reconciliation was completed in QuickBooks for the checking account and money market account.
Expenses were reviewed. Don Carlson made the motion to approve the bills that were submitted by the Clerk. Marty Pearson seconded. Motion passed.
Correspondence: Contracts were received from Burnett Dairy for propane pre-buy program. Propane will be purchased for the Northland Community Center.
Citizen Input: None.
Road Equipment Update: Ron reported that a tire and brakes need repair on the loader. The mower needs hydraulic pump repair. The loader may need to be replaced and expenditure will be reviewed prior to year end. John Deere tractor hydraulic pump/motor is being replaced.
Road Condition Report: The roads are in good shape. Shouldering on some corners needs to be completed. Dan ordered new signs, cones and barricades this week. He also scheduled an appointment with Bob to inspect the South Markville Road, St. Croix Trail and Namekagon Trail bridges. Dan also reported the theft of cones and signs during high water. Theft may be reported to insurance depending on estimate of loss. A check was received from Burnett County for gravel purchase. It was recommended to retain this money for blacktop improvement on St. Croix Trail in 2013.
Storm update: Final contracts were signed and sent to Madison. Rhonda Reynolds, Burnett County Emergency Management Director, will send the check upon receipt.
Rhonda Reynolds, Burnett County Emergency Management Director, was in attendance. She joined to Burnett County team on March 30, 2012. She had been the Northwest Regional Director for 11 counties and has over 20 years’ experience in emergency management. She can offer many resources from the Emergency Operation Center in the event of a future disaster ranging from assistance from other counties, damage assessment, paperwork for state and potential federal funding as well as assistance in updating the town’s emergency preparedness plan (EPP).
Frozen Ground Ordinance: Don Carlson made the motion to approve Ordinance #1-12. Marty Pearson seconded the motion. Ordinance was passed and signed.
Liquor Licenses: Hillside Inn application and fees were received. Marty Pearson made the motion to approve liquor and cigarette license renewals. Don Carlson seconded the motion. Motion passed. Woodland Tavern application and fees were received. Marty Pearson made the motion to approve liquor and cigarette license renewals. Don Carlson seconded the motion. Motion passes.
Road Inspection Report: Marty presented the report from the May 14, 2012 road inspection. Roads are in pretty good shape. Bridge work and ditching are needed. Approximately 1 ½ miles of blacktopping on St. Croix Trail will be completed in 2013. Report will be posted.
Clerk Institute-Travel Expenses: Don Carlson commented that this is an investment in our town’s resources and recommended approval of Wisconsin’s per diem rate for room and board. Marty Pearson agreed. Don Carlson made the motion to approve state per diem rate and standard mileage rate. Marty Pearson seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Ordinance Regarding Synthetic Cannabinoids: Rita Ronningen could not obtain any information from the Wisconsin Towns Association. Siren has implemented an ordinance due to a new tobacco shop. Rita will contact Chris Sybers, Chairman of Meenon, for a sample ordinance.
Postpone July Monthly Meeting: Rita Ronningen will be attending the Clerk Institute. July meeting will be held on the third Tuesday, July 17, 2012.
ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON THE JULY AGENDA:
Clerk Institute Training - Presentation
Don Carlson made the motion to adjourn the June 12, 2012 meeting. Marty Pearson seconded. Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
Rita Ronningen, Clerk
Signed and dated this __________ day June, 2012.
Dan Dyson, Chairman
Date Created: 06/14/2012
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