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Meeting Minutes


Town of Rock-Board Meeting

September 14, 2017-7:00 p.m, Town Hall

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

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

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

Members of the Public Present: Bob Reed, Harry Wallis, Jeff Meinders, Cole Pankratz, Jeff Bryant, Paul from A-1 Asphalt

Appointment of Chairperson to Replace Jason Beier:  Darcy Krenn moved to appoint Pete

Winistorfer to complete the current Chairperson’s term, which runs until April 2019; Greg Mueller seconded the motion; motion carried and Pete accepted the appointment.  A roll call vote was taken for the appointment – Darcy Krenn, yes; Greg Mueller, yes; Jill Wrensch, yes.

The Minutes of the August 10, 2017 Board Meeting were read. Greg Mueller moved to approve the minutes as presented; Darcy Krenn seconded the motion; motion carried.

Constable Bob Reed reported a couple of calls about the same incident of cows in the road near Falcon Rd and Hwy N.  The next day, the cows were out again and walking on Falcon Rd – the owner was contacted and they took care of it.  Today, there were two missing cats in the Hwy B and Eisenhower Dr area. 

The Planning Commission Report was given by Harry Wallis.  He issued no permits the past month, but had some inquiries about storage buildings.  Harry asked the Board’s opinion on a 24’ x 40’ carport with sides and wondered at what point it was portable and/or permanent or not?  The consensus of the Board was that it was not permanent because it was just staked to the ground.

The Fire Department Report was given by Jeff Meinders.  It’s been quiet.  He has the Fire Department’s proposed budget for the coming year and will hold onto it until the Board has its budget work session.  The regional grant that was applied for was approved, but not for all of the funding requested.  All the Townships involved have to be in agreement in order to accept the grant and there is going to be a meeting of Departments to make a final decision.  If the full grant had been approved, the potential cost to Town of Rock would have been roughly $1,500 – but it is unsure at this point what the cost would be with only some of the funding.  Jeff mentioned the Fire Department books were audited by the Town Clerk.

Harry Wallis gave a brief update on the Park Committee.  A little over $140 was made at the community picnic fundraiser and there was somewhat low attendance.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Lisa Wallis.  There have still been some issues with receiving the bank statements and supporting information completely and in a timely manner – this is supposed to be better by next month. The Road Fund CD was cashed in and moved to the General Fund.  The other CDs were renewed.  Lisa has training on the taxes on October 19th.  Greg Mueller moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report as given; Darcy Krenn seconded the motion; motion carried.

It was discussed whether the Park funds should be segregated into a CD and then could be moved back to the general fund next spring or summer when improvements were made.

Greg Mueller made a motion to move all the Park funds into a six-month CD; Darcy Krenn seconded the motion; motion carried.

In Public Comment, Paul from A-1 Asphalt introduced himself and handed out some business cards.  He got the contact information for the new chairperson and inquired where our bid notices get published.

Jeff Bryant was in attendance to ask if garbage charge could be removed from a parcel of land he owns on Hwy V.  There was a mobile home on it that is being removed.  The consensus was that since there is no dwelling on the property that the garbage can be removed for next year.

In New Business, there was a discussion of possibly getting a separate cell phone for the Town Chair that would stay with the position and could hold messages, contact numbers etc.  It was concluded that this was not necessary at this point in time.

In Old Business, the chip sealing bids from last month were revisited along with a quote from American Asphalt for laying a mat as an alternative to the chip sealing.  The pros and cons of both options were discussed.  It was mentioned that Jason Beier had contacted Fahrner last month for more details about the bid they submitted and their approach is not even true chip sealing – it is merely oil and stones. 

Darcy Krenn moved to reject all chip sealing bids and re-post the projects next spring; Greg Mueller seconded the motion; motion carried.

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

 Adjournment:  Darcy Krenn moved to adjourn the meeting; Greg Mueller seconded the motion; motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Jill Wrensch, Town Clerk

Next Meeting: Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 Jill Wrensch, Town Clerk

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