TB January 10, 2012

TOWN OF MOUNTAIN
BOARD MEETING    JANUARY 10, 2012

MINUTES

The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hull at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Office.  Roll call was taken with all board members present, as well as 11 in attendance.  The agenda was posted on January 7, 2012. Motion to approve the agenda by Uecke.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.  The Pledge of Allegiance is said.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Kauzlaric with bank statements available for review.  Motion to accept Treasurer’s report by Wirth.  Seconded by Uecke.  Motion carried.

Minutes of the Town Board meeting held December 13, 2011 were available for review. Motion to approve minutes by Hull.  Seconded by Wirth.  Motion carried.

Minutes of the Special Town Board meeting held December 27, 2011 were available for review. Motion to approve minutes by Wirth.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.

Budget Amendments – none at this time.

Disbursements were available for all to review; check #19810 to and including #19886 for disbursement of $37,295.18, which includes auto withdrawal of payroll taxes; plus check #19887 for late bill received in the amount of $35.39 for a total disbursement of $37,330.57.  Motion to approve disbursements by Uecke.  Seconded by Wirth.  Motion carried.

Ambulance Report – Chairman Hull stated meeting to be held on Thursday. No motions are entertained.

Fire Department Report is given by Interim Chief Wirth; couple meetings; 1 chimney fire.  No motions are entertained.

Humane Officer Report is given by Humane Officer Rzepka, with 5 calls researched.  No motions are entertained.

Cemetery Report – Sup. Uecke stated we have received final approval for Fire number, which not having a fire number designated to the cemetery has been an issue with vandalism incidents among other things.  No motions are entertained.

Planning Commission Report
Conditional Use Permit Application-Mary Elaine Neimann (David Wirth, Agent) – Chairman Hull explained concern Planning Commission had with other tenant in building is residential renter; inquired if Sup. Wirth had discussed this with Oconto Cty; Sup. Wirth had and explained he was moving for more parking access.  Motion to approve by Hull.  Seconded by Uecke.  Wirth abstained.  Motion carried.

Communication File is reviewed and list is signed.

Employee Grievance Procedure (set cost value) – Clerk Kauzlaric gave example of Lakewood’s price of “not to exceed $800”; Town Board Members discussed that we are using same Law Office as Lakewood; prices discussed.  Motion that we set the cost/fee at $800.00 by Uecke.  Seconded by Wirth.  Motion carried.

Outdoor Event Permit – Chairman Hull reviewed suggested changes; Town Board Members discussed changes and need for lawyer to review before proceeding.  Motion that we move this onto a lawyer by Uecke.  Seconded by Wirth.  Motion carried.

Donation received from Animal Care Fund (Nicolet Oconto Retired Teachers Association) – Humane Officer Rzepka reviewed his discussion with the Association; he also commented that he receives donations of food and other items, but has in past needed to replace plastic cages due to possible disease that Humane Society stated could not guarantee disinfectant would sufficiently clean.  Motion to accept donation by Uecke.  Seconded by Wirth.  Motion carried.

Special Gathering License-Mountain Fire Dep. Aux Fish-O-Rama (Feb 4, 2012) – Motion to approve by Wirth.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.

Fireworks Permit-Mountain Fire Dept Aux Fish-O-Rama (Feb 4, 2012) – Town Board Members reviewed Permit information.  Motion to accept Fireworks Permit by Uecke.   Seconded by Wirth.  Motion carried.

Special Gathering License-MABA Snowmobile Drag Races (Feb 11, 2012) –Motion to approve by Wirth.  Seconded by Uecke.  Motion carried.

Special Gathering License-MABA Truck Drag Races (Feb 18, 2012) –Motion to approve by Wirth.  Seconded by Uecke.  Motion carried.

Request Certified Survey Map for Lakeshore Lane (former “Cliff” Street area) – Chairman Hull explained that new property owner for house that burned back there was having difficulty getting access to his property; County refused access from park side, except to stay within hours of park; requests access from road but conflict of ownership; Chairman Hull has discussed issue with Northeast Survey but they could not determine without CSM.  Motion to get it surveyed by Wirth.  Seconded by Uecke.  Motion carried.

 

Road Crew New Hire – Sup. Wirth discussed recent applications received; one is already Town employee from Fire Dept.; other he would like to hire for additional coverage.  Motion to put Steve Westphal on by Wirth.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.

 

Firefighter New Hire – Application received from Joshua Weller for Fire Department.  Motion that we accept new firefighter by Uecke.  Seconded by Wirth.  Motion carried.

 

Fire Chief Appointment – Chairman Hull discussed that 2 applications were received and both interviewed; mentioned that former Chief Don Wirth picked up application but did not return application and message was left with interview date; Town Board members discussed thoughts on candidate to appoint. Motion that we appoint Steve Harkma as Fire Chief by Uecke.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.

 

Hearing of the People brought about concerns relating to questions on the appointment of new Fire Chief and who other candidate was; information regarding DNR suggestions for Chute Pond due to inability to control issues

 

Announcements:

Ambulance Comm. Meeting Thursday, January 12th 7:00 p.m. @ Ambulance Garage

4th of July Meeting Sunday, January 15th 10:00 a.m. @ Fire Department

Fire Department Meeting Tuesday, January 17th 6:30 p.m. @ Fire Department

Gillett Jt. Municipal Court Meeting Tuesday, January 24th 7:00 p.m. @ Gillett Town Office

Mountain Fire Dept Aux Fish-O-Rama Saturday, February 4th @ Chute Pond

Planning Commission Tuesday, February 7th 7:00 p.m. @ Town Office

MABA Snowmobile Drag Races Saturday, February 11th @ Chute Pond

Town Board Meeting Tuesday, February 14th 7:00 p.m. @ Town Office

MABA Truck Drag Races Saturday, February 18th @ Chute Pond

YMCA Community Open House Fun Day Saturday, February 25th @ YMCA Camp (RSVP required)

 

 

Motion to adjourn by Uecke.  Seconded by Wirth.  Motion carried.  Time is 8:00 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted for approval by,

 

 

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Lynn Kauzlaric, Clerk

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