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Meeting Minutes


Town of Rock-Board Meeting

November 8th, 2018-7:00 p.m, Town Hall

The meeting was Called to Order at 7:00 p.m. by Pete Winistorfer.  

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited. 

Board Members Present: Pete Winistorfer; Mark Katzenberger; Greg Mueller; Darcy Krenn; Louis Krainz; Lisa Wallis, Treasurer; Jill Wrensch, Clerk  

Members of the Public Present: Harry Wallis, Jeff Meinders, Bob Reed, Cole Pankratz, Todd Luepke, John & Lori Zahradka, Margo Jones, Dave Venzke 

The Minutes of the October 11, 2018 Board Meeting were read. Mark Katzenberger moved to approve the minutes as presented; Darcy Krenn seconded the motion; motion carried.    

In Public Comment, Jeff Meinders inquired about the hiring of a treasurer as per the recent referendum.  Pete Winistorfer said that yes, a treasurer would be appointed by the Board for a three-year term.  The current term goes through April 2019 and the position will be posted and interviews will be conducted.  Margo Jones inquired about a hearing on the Coulee Frac Sand permit application.  Pete Winistorfer explained that the final hearing will be properly noticed and a mass mailing will be sent out, but no date has been determined yet.  The attorneys are handling everything at this point. 

The Constable’s Report was given by Bob Reed.  He had a call about a dog found on Highway V that he picked up and took home.  He did a computer search and contacted MAPS about seeing if it had a chip because it had no collar or tags.  The next morning the owner called and the dog was returned. 

The Planning Commission Report was given by Harry Wallis.  He had not issued any permits in the past month.  There was some discussion of the A1 Flooring property that had a certified survey map request last month.  The permit had been denied because it would be creating a sub-compliant lot without proper frontage and acreage per Town Zoning.  The parcel already has substandard frontage as it is now.  The request will need to be modified to comply with Town Zoning and the matter will need to go to the Zoning Committee for further handling.  

Darcy Krenn, Greg Mueller and Harry Wallis all attended a zoning workshop held in Wisconsin Rapids.  They learned a lot, including some future changes to make with Town Zoning and things that can be handled differently.  

An update on Lindsey Park was given.  Harry Wallis said that there has been a green gator UTV driving on the grass that’s been tearing it up.  The playground equipment that was purchased is currently being stored at Jim Good’s under shelter for the winter.  

The Fire Department Report was given by Jeff Meinders.  There were a couple of incidences in the past month.  There was a house fire in the Township that was contained to the garage.  A search and rescue was conducted for a lost hunter who eventually found his way out.  Dominique Rudie wrote a grant to Enbridge and received $1,000 for the Department to use on items for the tanker.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Lisa Wallis.  The tax collection dates at the Town Hall have been set for the last Saturday in December and the last Saturday in January.  Mark Katzenberger moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report as given; Louis Krainz seconded the motion; motion carried.  

In New Business, Greg Mueller asked if the roads were going to be graded one more time.  Cole Pankratz said they would graded again if it warmed up enough because there was already frost. 

In Old Business, a hearing on Progress Lane was set for December 11, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Previously, about $30,000 of damage from the September 2016 storm and flooding in the Town was denied.  Pete Winistorfer worked on filing an appeal with the state and an extension was given until November 23, 2018 to provide additional information.  Pete is working to compile the requested information in order to possibly receive additional funds. 

Pete will also be working with Roland Hawk at Wood County on the TRIP funding for Falcon Road.  

The Accounts Payable was examined by the Board.  Mark Katzenberger moved to certify the bills for payment; Greg Mueller seconded the motion; motion carried.

An Audit of the Books for July through September 2018 was conducted.  One error was found in August where the Clerk inadvertently gave two receipts the same number.  A correction was made and noted it in the book.  All else was found to be in order. 

Adjournment:  Greg Mueller moved to adjourn the meeting; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:38 p.m. 

Respectfully submitted,  

Jill Wrensch, Town Clerk

Next Board Meeting will be December 13th 7:pm


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