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TOWN OF ROCK

Wood County, WI


Meeting Minutes

Board Meeting:

                                   

Town of Rock-Board Meeting

April  13, 2017-7:00 p.m, Town Hall

  

The meeting was Called to Order by Jason Beier, Chairman.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

Board Members Present:  Jason Beier; Mark Katzenberger; Greg Mueller; Pete Winistorfer; Lisa Wallis, Treasurer; Jill Wrensch, Clerk,Members of the Public Present:  Darcy Krenn Bob Reed, Harry Wallis, Jeff Meinders, Cole Pankratz, Red Rock Granite representative, Ladick representative, Jennifer Howen of Rural Mutual, Cory Wendt

The Minutes of the March 9, 2017 Board Meeting were read.  Greg Mueller moved to approve the minutes as presented; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.  

Constable Bob Reed had a few calls to report.  He found a cat on Patton and currently has at his home, where he provided de-worming and a flea bath.  On Saturday, there was a call regarding a dog in downtown Lindsey.  Harry Wallis handled the call because Bob was not available.  This has been a recurring situation and the dog has reportedly chased and even attacked some chickens at another resident’s property. Harry visited the owner to advise that the animal would be taken to Clark County next time. Town of Rock follows Wood County Statutes regarding nuisance animals.  The Clerk will send a letter to the owners from the Town Board.

At 7:15 p.m. Opening of Bids began:

For Decomposed Granite:

1)     Pankratz Trucking LLC - $11.18 per cubic yard delivered anywhere.

2)     Ladick Road Materials, Inc. - $11.08 per cubic yard delivered anywhere.

3)     Red Rock Granite, Inc. - $10.74 per cubic yard delivered anywhere.

There was some discussion and Q&A with the Red Rock representative that was in attendance.  The Board expressed concerns about having enough trucks provided when they are needed.  The representative verbally guaranteed that the Town would be provided how much it wanted, when it wanted it.  Jason Beier indicated the one benefit of Pankratz Trucking was not needing a spotter, but the cost of those hours did not outweigh the savings on product.

Pete Winistorfer moved to accept the Red Rock Granite bid of $10.74 per cubic yard delivered anywhere for the 2017 season; Greg Mueller seconded the motion; motion carred.

For Ditch Mowing:

1) Pankratz Trucking LLC - $74.50 per hour for two passes in early summer and three passes in the fall.

Mark Katzenberger moved to accept the Pankratz Trucking bid of $74.50 per hour for 2017; Pete Winistorfer seconded the motion; motion carried.

For Dust Control – 38% Calcium Chloride:

1) Handy Andy Express - $1.02/gallon for 4000 gallon load with fuel subtraction of   -$.01/gallon beginning at $3.25/gallon fuel; -$.02/gallon at $3.00/gallon fuel and so-on.

Greg Mueller moved to accept the Handy Andy bid of $1.02/gallon for 2017; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.

For Cemetery Mowing:

1) Pankratz Trucking LLC - $250/mowing with trimming to be done as needed (approximately every other mowing)

Pete Winistorfer moved to accept the Pankratz Trucking bid of $250/mowing for 2017; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.

For Town Hall Mowing:

1) Happy Grass Lawncare - $45/mowing with trimming as needed either every mowing or every other mowing.

Pete Winistorfer moved to accept the Happy Grass Lawncare bid of $45/mowing for 2017; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.

For Lindsey Park Mowing:

1) Happy Grass Lawncare - $55/mowing with trimming as needed either every mowing or every other mowing.

Pete Winistorfer moved to accept the Happy Grass Lawncare bid of $55/mowing for 2017; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.

For Chairman’s Corner Mowing:

1)     Pankratz Trucking LLC - $40/mowing with trimming to be done as needed

(approximately every other mowing)

2)     Happy Grass Lawncare - $50/mowing with trimming as needed either every mowing or every other mowing.

Pete Winistorfer moved to accept the Pankratz Trucking bid of $40/mowing for 2017; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.

Jennifer Howen from Rural Mutual Insurance was in attendance to review and explain the Town’s current insurance coverage policy.  The specified outdoor property covers the playground equipment at Lindsey Park and also Chairman’s Corner.  Jason Beier had a question regarding the cemetery coverage.  Jennifer will look into this and get back to the Town because ownership is key.  Pete Winistorfer inquired about the new storage unit the Town bought in the past year and Jennifer said that would be covered under personal property since it is portable.  The Town has not had any claims since 2008, so Jennifer will submit for an additional discount.  Lisa Wallis provided Jennifer with a copy of the annual report.

The Planning Commission Report was given by Harry Wallis.  He hasn’t issued any permits in the last month, but has had a lot of inquiries.  Harry spoke with a party on Highway N that really didn’t want to do a sanitary, but State law requires it if anyone stays overnight.  Harry had heard that a resident who currently has a property variance may possibly be moving and if that is the case, the variance does not stay with the property and would not be applicable to any subsequent owner.  Pete Winistorfer went with Harry to meet with the owners of the Highway B mobile home and the home was now gone.  They talked of building a garage with an apartment, but that would be considered a dwelling and they decided against it.  Harry received a call complaining that Fairhaven between Patton Drive and Starr Road was in bad shape and it never gets plowed.  The Board determined that this stretch of road is not even the Town of Rock’s responsibility – it is the Town of Lynn.  Lastly, per internet research, the Town would not be held to the new electronic building permits until January 2018.

The Fire Department Report was given by Jeff Meinders. The recent audit went well – the Department just needs to do a little better on the write ups of trainings.  It’s been quiet lately.  There was one grass fire call a few weeks ago.  Jeff had issued a permit and the caller was advised not to call it in, but they did anyway.  There were no flames or smoke when the Department got there.  Town of Rock Fire Inspections are currently required twice a year, and Jeff mentioned possibly passing an ordinance to only require them once a year as he’s never had any issues with anyone in the Town of Rock.  His latest contact with the DA’s office indicated the pending case was was still in a pile of paperwork.

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Lisa Wallis, Treasurer.  Pete Winistorfer had checked into finance regarding the outstanding Gwen Anderson amount and we may possibly get something yet.  There was discussion of raising the first call fee and that will be added to next month’s agenda.  Pete Winistorfer moved to accept the treasurer’s report as given; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.  

The Annual Report was reviewed and discussed with a few minor changes suggested. 

Mark Katzenberger moved to approve the Annual Report with the changes discussed; Pete Winistorfer seconded the motion; motion carried.

In New Business, the Road Tour date and time were set at Thursday, April 27, 2017 with tour beginning at 3:30 p.m. and the follow-up meeting beginning at 8:00 p.m.

In Old Business, The annual meeting agenda was discussed and finalized.  Also, Jason Beier and Dave Cattanach had met at the cemetery and looked at some of the headstones that were falling over with plans to have some leveled.  Pete Winistorfer heard back on the Enbridge grant that was applied for and they will not fund signage, so the grant was not received.

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

An Audit of the Books for January through March 2017 was conducted and all was found to be in order.

Adjournment:  Pete Winistorfer moved to adjourn the meeting; Mark Katzenberger seconded the motion; motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 Jill Wrensch, Town Clerk

Next Meeting: Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

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