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Wood County, WI

Meeting Minutes


Town of Rock-Board Meeting

October 12, 2017-7:00 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; Darcy Krenn; Greg Mueller; Mark Katzenberger; Lisa Wallis, Treasurer; Jill Wrensch, Clerk 

Members of the Public Present: Bob Reed, Harry Wallis, Jeff Meinders, Cole Pankratz, Frank Pankratz, Don & Dorothy Berg, Jack & Mary Wallace  

Appointment of Supervisor to Fill Vacancy After some discussion, Greg Mueller moved to postpone any appointment until next month; Darcy Krenn seconded the motion; motion carried.   

The Minutes of the September 14, 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 only one call from Pete Winistorfer, who had received a call from Jim Good in Town of Richfield following up about a dog and it was a situation that Bob had taken care of back in May.  Bob mentioned that he spoke with the MAPS president and they are currently at capacity and not in a position to take any more animals at this time.  Harry Wallis stated that the two missing cats from last month had been found.  

The Planning Commission Report was given by Harry Wallis. He issued one permit for an addition on Hwy V.  Harry plans to go out and do inspections on various finished projects and Greg Mueller said he would go along.  

Pete Winistorfer received a call from a resident regarding an adjoining property with a shared driveway.  This matter is a lot line dispute and the Town is not involved. Mark Katzenberger received a call about a resident who had put some large culverts to access his own property and some were apparently put in a creek.  Pete Winistorfer will contact the DNR about the matter.  

The Fire Department Report was given by Jeff Meinders.  The regional grant to fund SCBA’s and face pieces was discussed at the last Rural Association meeting.  Town of Rock’s share would be $2,290 for roughly $45,000 worth of equipment. A committee is picking out the SCBA’s and all Departments will have the same thing.  The only item not funded was a compressor to fill the air bottles and the Rural Association is looking at a few places to get a grant from, although they will still get one either way because it’s needed.  Mark Katzenberger moved to accept the regional SCBA grant as proposed with the funding from FEMA; Darcy Krenn seconded the motion; motion carried.  

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Lisa Wallis.  The garbage and recycling fee for the 2017 tax bills will be $250.92, which is up from $243.12 last year. Mark Katzenberger moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report as given; Darcy Krenn seconded the motion; motion carried.  

In Public Comment, there were compliments on the recent ditch mowing that was completed.  Cole Pankratz mentioned that some of the gravel roads should be reclaimed. 

In New Business, the Board of Review and Budget Work Session are scheduled for October 25, 2017.  Pete Winistorfer updated everyone on some of the challenges with the assessor this year and the possibility of contracting with someone different in the future.  

Pete Winistorfer mentioned how there were trucks leaving the Haas Pit and tearing up Bluff Drive, so he posted some weight limit signs for now.  

The WTA was looking for input from Town Boards to see if meetings should remain monthly or if quarterly would be preferred.  The consensus of our Board was to leave them monthly.  

In Old Business, the Chairman’s Corner sign maintenance was discussed.  Darcy Krenn moved to have Hildebrandt refurbish the sign; Greg Mueller seconded the motion; motion carried. 

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

An Audit of the Books for July through September 2017 was conducted, and all was found to be in order.   

Adjournment:  Mark Katzenberger moved to adjourn the meeting; Darcy Krenn seconded the motion; motion carried.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Jill Wrensch, Town Clerk

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

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