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Approved March 2018 minutes
Apr 12, 2018

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING          TOWN OF AMHERST          PAGE 1 OF 2

March 8, 2018

NOTICE:  2 Postings, Website

CALL TO ORDER: At 6:30p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

ROLL CALL:  Chairman Spierings, Supervisor Lutz, Supervisor Trzebiatowski, Treasurer Bacon, Clerk Lea, Chairperson Chris Kadow, Steve Kubisiak and Paul Kubisiak.

APPROVAL OF FEBRUARY 8,2018 MONTHLY MINUTES:  M/S by Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve the February 8, 2018 minutes with changes. 1.) Add Chairperson Chris Kadow in roll call. 2.)Add to No Parking Signs on Lime Lake Road:  In spring, put Parking between signs only on Lime Lake Road on east side and No Parking signs on west side. M/C. Aye = 3

PUBLIC INPUT:1.) Chairman Spierings asked for town officials to attend the WTA Portage County Unit meeting on March 26, 2018.  There will be discussion on sex offender placement in Portage County.

GROUNDWATER REPORT:Chairman Spierings attended a meeting held at the Jensen Center.  Clerk Lea passed out a copy of the Groundwater survey that was done by Portage County.

PLAN COMMISSION REPORT: 1.) No report due to no meeting held in March.

GROUND LEASE PER VILLNOW SETTLEMENT:Chairman Spierings talked to Attorney Villnow on disapproval of ground lease.  Villnow agreed to cut the bill in half for services.

OPERATOR LICENSE FEES - NON REFUNDABLE IF NO SHOW:  Discussion was made on operators when they don't show up for the town meeting.  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz if appointment for operator license is made and they are a no show, they forfeit the $10 fee and will have to reschedule and pay another $10 fee.  M/C.  Ayes = 3

CULVERT UNDER LAKE EMILY ROAD:Lake Emily road is always under water in spring.  The Town of Amherst would like to put a culvert under the road and Kubisiak farms would also like to run irrigation pipe thru a culvert.  Suggestion was to put culverts in.  Kubisiak pays for one and the Town of Amherst pays for the other and then split cost for blacktopping.  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz that the Town of Amherst put 2 culverts under Lake Emily Road.  The town will analysis in the spring for the size of culverts, then Kubisiak farms will pay for one culvert and the Town of Amherst will pay for other.  Kubisiak will install culverts, call Diggers Hotline, locating the lines and pay of damage of lines.  Kubisiak Farms and the Town of Amherst will split the cost of blacktopping 50-50.  M/C  Ayes = 3

 

 

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING          TOWN OF AMHERST          PAGE 2 OF 2

CUL-DE-SAC ON LAKEVIEW LANE:The Cul-de-Sac on Lakeview Lane needs some attention.  M/S Spierings/Trzebiatowski to have the town put gravel on the end of Lakeview Lane at the cul-de-sac and raise it up some, then chip seal.  M/C.  Ayes =3

2018 ROAD PROJECTS:1.) Lutz Lane is a possibility. 2.) Penny, Pine Hill and Hi Corners need to be chip sealed.

ROAD REPORT:1.) weight limits are not on yet.  Maybe the end of next week.  2.) Rod broke on the Mack - Dick welded it.  3.) The International needs some attention on the brakes after the plow season is over.

MANDATORY MEETINGS FOR TOWN OFFICIALS:Tabled

TOWN HALL REPORT:  1.) There will be a spring election on April 3rd.

FIRE & SAFTEY REPORT:  1.) Mike Juris was voted in on the EMS oversight board. 2.)The fire department will be burning down a house on Cty B, east of Amherst. 3.) New boots and helmets were bought.  4.) A mass casualty drill was held at Glacier Hollow.

BUILDING INSPECTION,ZONING PERMIT REPORT:  Reviewed - Cole Brockman

BUDGET REPORT/WINTER MAINTENANCE REPORT:Reviewed

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Treasurer Bacon gave report.  Town Balance is $455,725.81  Municipal Road Loan balance is $61,650.87 and Property/Road Loan is $133,000.00. Payment is due on 3/15/2018 for $15,344.27

PAYMENT OF BILLS:  Reviewed

SET DATES FOR ANNUAL MEETING AND OPEN BOOK/BOARD OF REVIEW:Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.  Open Book and Board of Review will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 4-8p.m.

CORRESPONDENCE:  1.) Construction report. 2.) Animal control report. 3.) violation letter on Glodowski Construction.  4.)Census Survey

AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH:1.)Lakeview Lane water issue. 2.) Mandatory meeting for town officials.  3.) Possible road check

ADJOURNMENT:  M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski to adjourn at 7:52 p.m.  M/C.

Shawn Lea, Town of Amherst, Clerk



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