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Approved December 2017 Town Board Minutes
Feb 08, 2018

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING          TOWN OF AMHERST          PAGE 1 OF 3

December 14, 2017

NOTICE:  2 Postings, Website

CALL TO ORDER: At 6:32p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL:  Chairman Spierings, Supervisor Lutz, Supervisor Trzebiatowski, Treasurer Bacon, Clerk Lea, Steve Trzebiatowski, Jami Gebert, Sawyer Hintz, Dawn Portzen, Devlin Casey, Angela Fritz, Tom Walczak, Tommy Enright and Mike Peplinski.

APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER 9, 2017 PUBLIC HEARING AND SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES ON 2018 BUDGET:  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve the November 9, 2017 Public Hearing and Special Meeting Minutes.  M/C.

APPROVAL OF NOVEMBER 9, 2017 MONTHLY MINUTES:  M/S by Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve the November 9, 2017 minutes with change to ROAD REPORT- #6 add estimate of $80,500.. M/C.

PUBLIC INPUT:1.) Resident Steve Trzebiatowski is asking for No Parking Signs on North Side of Edgewater Road.  Cars are parking on private property.

CANDIDATE FOR PORTAGE COUNTY EXECUTIVE-JAMI GEBERT:Candidate for Portage County Executive, Jami Gebert introduced herself and answered questions that residents had.

OPERATOR LICENSE FOR SHAWNA STEDER AND REBECCA RICHARDSON - EMPLOYEES OF DOLLAR GENERAL:Steder and Richardson did not show up to meeting.

OPERATOR LICENSE FOR TERRA SCHNEIDER - EMPLOYEE OF TOMORROW RIVER BP:  Schneider did not show up to meeting.

OPERATOR LICENSE FOR SAWYER HINTZ - EMPLOYEE OF WHITETAIL LANES:Application was reviewed.  M/S Spierings/Trzebiatowski to disapprove license for Sawyer Hintz.  M/C. Ayes=3.  Clerk Lea will issue a $10 check back to Whitetail Lanes for operator license.

LIQUOR LICENSE FOR FRONTIER RESTAURANT AND EMPLOYEE OPERATOR LICENSE FOR ANGELA FRITZ, DAWN PORTZEN AND KENDRA KONKOL:  Tom Walczak, owner of Frontier Restaurant applied for a Class B beer and Class C wine alcohol license.  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve a Class B beer and Class C wine license for Frontier Restaurant.  M/C  Aye =3.  Operator Licenses were reviewed.  M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski to approve operator licenses for Angela Fritz, Dawn Portzen and Kendra Konkol.

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING          TOWN OF AMHERST          PAGE 2 OF 3

LINDA DEAN/TOWN OF AMHERST AGREEMENT ON BOAT LANDING ROAD:  Tabled until further notice.

PERMISSION FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR EMPLOYEES:M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski for permission for 3-$50 Portage County gift certificates for town employees for Christmas gifts.  M/C. Ayes = 3

PLAN COMMISSION REPORT: Don Spierings reported for Plan Commission. 1.) Kolodziej request to rezone. 2.) Lake Ebert Ordinance Update. 3.) No parking signs on Lime Lake Road were reported as confusing. No parking is permitted between the signs.

ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE REGULATING MOTORBOAT PROHIBITION ON EBERT LAKE:  Chairman Spierings read the Ordinance.  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to adopt the Ordinance Regulating Motorboat Prohibition on Ebert Lake.  M/C.  Ayes = 3.  Supervisor Trzebiatowski questioned, Is it Public Access?  If it is an easement road, the town does not own the road.  Is it a right away road or an easement road?

ROAD REPORT:1.) town has already sanded 4 times. Spierings figured that the town is spending approx. $14 per ton on salt/sand. 2.) LRIP rotation for project rewards is 8 years with 4 rotations.  The Town is eligible for money for projects every 8 years.

GROUNDWATER REPORT:Representative Tommy Enright was present to give a report.  Jami Gerbert also added to report.  Groundwater study reports will be given sometime in February from test wells in Portage County.  Supervisor Lutz asked why 9 high capacity wells were appealed by DNR/State. Gebert could not answer since Portage County didn’t have anything to do with the appeal.

BUILDING INSPECTION,ZONING PERMIT REPORT:  Reviewed

TOWN HALL REPORT:  1.) No report to give.

FIRE & SAFTEY REPORT:  1.) No report to give.

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Treasurer Bacon gave report.  Town Balance is $247,097.79.  Municipal Road Loan balance is $61,650.87 and Property/Road Loan is $133,000.00.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:  Reviewed.  Clerk Lea also gave a revised November bill copy.

BUDGET REPORT:   Reviewed.  Chairman Spierings asked about putting percentages on report.  Clerk Lea does not have that option on budget program.

 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING          TOWN OF AMHERST          PAGE 3 OF 3

APPROVAL OF ELECTION OFFICIALS FOR 2018/2019:  Clerk Lea handed out a list of Election Inspectors that the Town of Amherst may use for the 2018/2019 Elections.  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve the list of Election Inspectors.  M/C.

APPROVAL TO PAY END OF THE YEAR BILLS:  M/S Trzebiatowski/Spierings to approve paying the end of the year bills.  M/C.

CORRESPONDENCE:  1.) Thank you card. 2.) Animal control report. 3.)Construction report. 4.) Christmas get together at Portage County. 5.) EMS  information reviewed at Towns Association Meeting. 6.)Letter from Rural about towns liability on property. 7.)Workshops

AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH:1.) none

ADJOURNMENT:  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to adjourn at 8:06 p.m.  M/C.

 

****NOTE:  THERE WAS NO TOWN BOARD MEETING FOR JANUARY 2018.  THESE DECEMBER 2017 MINUTES WERE READ AND APPROVED IN FEBRUARY 2018.

 

 

Shawn Lea, Town of Amherst, Clerk



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