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April 24, 2019 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
Note: These are the proposed Minutes that will be approved at the next Board meeting.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
430 Dewey Drive-Stevens Point WI 54482
Call to Order: Meeting was called to order by Chairman King at 6:30 pm, the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Verify Open Meeting Notice & Roll Call: Open meeting notice was verified. Chairman Maurice King, Supervisor Dennis Meis, Supervisor Dennis Hintz, Clerk Angie Lochinger and Treasurer Josie Napiwocki were present. 4 Town Residents\Visitors.
Approval of April 10, 2019 Minutes: Supervisor Meis motioned to approve the April 10, 2019 Minutes as presented. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Citizens wishing to address the Town Board: Supervisor Dennis Meis stated that Fahrner Asphalt Sealers came to sweep Chippewa Trail and Wood Lane, free of charge, to address some of the concerns in that area with loose chips. He also brought an application from O’Reilly Auto Parts as an option for the town to set up an account as he stated they will price match competitors pricing including online pricing. He also discussed how snow plowing could have been handled better after our spring storm.
Josh Kolodziej explained he is a boy scout who needs to do a project in order to earn his Eagle rank. One idea he has is to fund raise for a flag pole to be built at the Town Hall. He is open to other suggestions. The board advised they will put this on the next meeting agenda to discuss further and really appreciate his interest in helping the Town.
Annual Update by the County Weed Commissioner: County Weed Commissioner John Eron attended the meeting to discuss the dangers of wild parsnip. He explained it has been declared a noxious weed in the County. He provided images to identify the plant, explained the dangers to skin, and tips to avoid exposure. More information is available on the Portage County UW-Extension Website at www.portage.extension.wisc.edu under the Agriculture drop down menu.
Appointment of a Deputy Weed Commissioner: Supervisor Hintz motioned to postpone action on appointing a Deputy Weed Commissioner until we get more information. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Requests to post speed limits on several town roads: Gary Kawleski attended the meeting to discuss options for lowering the speed limit to 45 mph on a portion of Sunset Drive, between Cyrans Pit Road and Fred’s Towing. Chairman King stated he has had requests to lower the speed limit on Maple Drive between County Highway X and Sunset Drive and he feels Maple Drive going towards the Campground should possibly have a lower speed limit. Supervisor Meis stated he has had complaints about people driving too fast on West River Drive. Chairman King stated they will be doing road inspections in the next few weeks and they could also sit down and look at a map to see if any of these roads warrant any speed limit changes.
Cigarette license for Bullheads Bar & Grill: The Board reviewed a cigarette license application for Bullheads Bar & Grill. Supervisor Meis motioned to approve the cigarette license as presented. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Operator’s license Application: The Board reviewed an operator license application for Rangeline’s Family Bar & Grill. Supervisor Hintz motioned to approve the operator license as presented. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Placement of swimming buoys at South Bay Beach Park: Chairman King explained he spoke with Consolidated Water Power Company about the buoys at South Bay Beach Park. They discussed one of the buoys is pretty faded out and couple of the others floated away and if they even wanted to continue placing them in the water any more.
Supervisor Meis motioned to discontinue the placement of swimming buoys at South Bay Beach Park. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Quote for repairs to bridge on Sunset Drive: Chairman King explained when we got the bridge inspection done it was recommended that we seal the cracks and put a protective surface on the deck. After speaking to the Highway Commissioner, who stated they contract bridge repair work out as they don’t have the equipment, Chairman King got a quote of $4,900 from Norcon Corporation. Supervisor Meis and Supervisor Hintz stated they believe Fahrner Asphalt is getting into that type of repair work as well.
Supervisor Meis motion to postpone action on repairs to Sunset Bridge until they speak to Fahrner Asphalt to see if they if can provide a quote. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Treasurer/Clerk Reports for March: Treasurer Josie Napiwocki read the March Treasurer’s report, and March’s reports were reviewed and balanced.
Supervisor Meis motioned to accept the Treasurer and Clerk reports as presented. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Chairperson’s Report on town work and activities: Chairman King reported all snow fencing is down, all necessary trees are cut on Oakwood Drive, reflectivity check of town signs is completed, signs were ordered and town workers have been putting the signs up. They have also been grading roads, sweeping, and have removed granite off the dip on Sunset Drive.
Correspondence: The board reviewed correspondence. Pok-a-Snoz snowmobile club donated $500 to go towards the purchase of the town’s ATV/UTV signs.
Set Meeting Dates & Agendas: The next Town Board Meetings are scheduled for Monday, April 29, 2019 and Tuesday, April 30, 2019 (Road Inspections). Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm (Dewey/Guenther joint meeting) at the West end of Dewey Drive – the joint section, Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm (meeting to adjourn Board of Review to later date) and Wednesday, May 15, 2019 immediately following meeting to adjourn Board of Review to a later date at approximately 6:40 pm at the Dewey Town Hall.
Approve and Pay Bills: Supervisor Hintz motioned to approve and pay the bills. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Adjournment: Chairman King adjourned the meeting at 8:38 pm.
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