TB Minutes February 10, 2015



The meeting was called to order by Chairman Hull at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Office.  Roll call was taken with Hull, Uecke, Lauterborn and Kauzlaric present, as well as 8 in attendance.  The agenda was posted on February 9, 2015.  Motion to approve Agenda by Lauterborn.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.  The Pledge of Allegiance is said.

Treasurer’s Report was given by Kauzlaric with bank statements available for review.  Motion to approve Treasurer’s report by Hull.  Seconded by Uecke.  Motion carried.

Minutes of the Town Board meeting held January 13, 2015 were available for review. Motion to accept minutes by Lauterborn.  Seconded by Uecke.  Motion carried.

Budget Amendments – 2014 amendments – REVENUE – ADD $25,400 for Special Assessment (N. Anderson Lake Assessor’s Plat); EXPENSES – ADD $25,400 for Other Conservation & Development (N. Anderson Lake Assessor’s Plat; EXPENSES:  DECREASE – Joint Municipal Court ; Legal ; Uncollected Tax ; Other Insurance ; Fire Protection ; Ambulance ; Police ; Highway Maintenance ; Street Lights ; Animal Control ; Historical Site Log Home ; Fire Protection Capital Outlay ; Contingency ; INCREASE –General Administration +$11,860; Town Office/Shop +$3,900; Community Center +$540; Highway Insurance +$240; Solid Waste/Recycle Center +$10,400; Cemetery +$520; Parks +$400; Capital Outlay-Community Center +$1,900

Disbursements were available for all to review; checks #22149 to and including #22207 for disbursement of $76,085.74, which includes auto withdrawal of payroll taxes and First Merit Loan payments; plus late checks #22208 to 22210 in the amount of $1,686.49 for a total disbursement of $77,772.23. Motion to approve disbursements and amendments by Uecke.  Seconded by Lauterborn.  Motion carried.

Ambulance Report – Chairman Hull gave update from Commissioner’ meeting-looking into 3 billboards for employee recruitment/retention; 2014 Budget surplus of @ $1,000 to be returned to the Towns; checking on insurance rates due to increased costs; applied for a grant for new pagers.  No motions are entertained.

Fire Department Report – report given by Chief Harkema-maintenance completed on white truck; Engine 2611 back in service after maintenance from damage and normal wear & tear; going to IL to pick up equipment donated from departments there; no calls for the month; 3 members sent to Fire Inspector training (completed mid-April); Sup. Lauterborn asked status of donated airboat-plan is to have available for spring.  No motions are entertained.

Humane Officer Report is given by Humane Officer LaLuzerne with a couple dog calls for Town of Mountain & Doty.  No motions are entertained.

Cemetery Report – Sup. Uecke had nothing to report at this time.  No motions are entertained.

Planning Commission Report

Proposed Text Amendments to Oconto Co. Zoning Ordinance – Chairman Hull reviewed Planning Commission discussion with proposed amendments with only issue relating to 14.402 Accessory Structures changes relating to restrictions of accessory buildings without a house on property; could this amendment possibly have property buyers look at another county to purchase and/build; discussed seeing what other Town’s in the county think about these changes; discussed procedure to object to zoning amendments if Town disapproves of final approved changes.    Tabled until Oconto County Zoning Commission has final draft.

 – Application for Land Division-Hartzheim – Jess from Northeast Surveying here to discuss Land Division request; Chairman Hull stated Planning Commission agreed to divide the lot into 2 sections.  Motion that we go ahead and approve the splitting and combine the lots in question by Uecke.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.

6 Town Board Meeting Discussions – Sup. Lauterborn stated only discussion was in regards to the possibility of joint Fire/EMS services; DNR grant was tabled; comments relating to involvement of Fire Chief’s and EMS coordinators involved in future 6 Town Board Meetings with Fire/EMS on agenda.  No motions are entertained.

Communication File is reviewed and list is signed.

Waiver for Bonita Lane Right of Way – Chairman Hull discussed letter received from WI DOT after submission of request for Bonita Lane to be listed as Town road based on Quit Claim Deed found from 1972; Resolution required to request waiver of minimum required 66 feet of right of way.  Motion that we complete Resolution by Uecke.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.

Town Credit Card – Clerk Kauzlaric provided information received from First Merit Bank; Town Board discussed advantages to acquire cards for key individuals; discussed out of pocket costs that are reimbursed by Town; use if disaster for needed supplies.  Motion to get the credit card with Fire Chief, Town Board, Clerk/Treasurer and Shop Foreman issued cards by Hull.  Seconded by Uecke.  Motion carried.

Town Website – Clerk Kauzlaric updated the Town Board of the problems reaching the current administrator of our website for changes/updates; Town Board discussed options of updating of website or possible new website; need to continue to attempt to reach owner of domain name to release to Town of Mountain; request bids for update and/or build of new website.  Motion we update our website most cost efficient way and get bids for project by Hull.  Seconded by Lauterborn.  Motion carried.

Town Constable Update – Sup. Uecke commented that DNR grant that 6 Town Board was to discuss would have been helpful with creation of Code Enforcer position.  Tabled for further information.

Hearing of the People brought about concerns relating to written request for Town to relinquish road right of way for a portion of W Ziereis Ln.

Public Hearing-Oconto County Planning & Zoning Committee Tuesday, February 24th @ Oconto County Courthouse, Conference Room #1003

Planning Commission Tuesday, March 3rd 7:00 p.m. @ Town Office
Town Board Meeting Tuesday, March 10th 7:00 p.m. @ Town Office
Chute Lake District Special Meeting Saturday, March 21st 10:00 a.m. @ Community Center

Motion to adjourn by Lauterborn.  Seconded by Hull.  Motion carried.  Time is 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted for approval by,


Lynn Kauzlaric, Clerk

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