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October 11, 2023 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
Note: These are the proposed Minutes that will be approved at the next Board meeting.
Wednesday, October 11, 2023
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 Hintz, Supervisor LeRoy Pukrop, Clerk Angela Lochinger and Treasurer Josie Napiwocki were present. 3 Town Residents\Visitors.
Approval of Minutes from the meeting of September 21, 2023: Supervisor Hintz motioned to approve the September 21, 2023 Minutes as presented. Supervisor Pukrop seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Citizens wishing to address the Town Board: Kathleen Heiberger reported that a town worker using a boom mower at the Chippewa Trail and Wood Lane intersection accidentally damaged her mature trees and landscaping. The town board suggested she obtain repair estimates from landscaping companies, which they will forward to the town's insurance company for possible coverage.
Supervisor Comments/Concerns: Supervisor Hintz questioned why the grader is being stored behind the town workshop. The fire department is in the process of selling one of their older trucks. Supervisor Pukrop suggested parking the fire truck outside until it's sold, instead of the grader.
Update on Torun Road road project change request: We have $41,431.71 available in TRIP funds for this road project. The original plan of adding a 3-foot-wide wedge on each side and overlaying it on top is no longer feasible due to the current poor road condition. The project has been modified to reconstructing the road with a pavement width of 22 feet and a thickness of 2 inches. Chairman King reported he received approval for the project change request for the Torun Road project.
Town of Dewey Emergency Response Plan: The board previously approved a Local Emergency Response Guide (LERG) to provide to the Portage County Emergency Management Department. Along with Chief Lepper they put together an additional plan to establish a basic emergency preparedness program for the town to use in conjunction with the LERG.
Supervisor Pukrop motioned to approve the Town of Dewey Emergency Response Plan as presented. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Town of Dewey 5-Year Road Plan: Chairman King presented the board with a tentative 5-year road plan. At the request of Supervisor Hintz, the plan is now available for viewing on the town's website at www.townofdeweywi.com.
Following discussion, Supervisor Pukrop motioned to approve the 2024 – 2028 five-year road plan as presented. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Dewey Drive road project application for the TRID/TRIS programs: Following discussion, Supervisor Hintz motioned to put the Dewey Drive road project application in for the TRID/TRIS programs. Supervisor Pukrop seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Haymeadow Drive bridge project application for the TRID/TRIS programs: Following discussion, Supervisor Hintz motioned to put the Haymeadow Drive bridge project application in for the TRID/TRIS programs. Supervisor Pukrop seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Update on the town website/email address project: Clerk Lochinger presented the pricing for updating the town's outdated website and the procedure for switching it to a dot gov domain. She also outlined the costs for migrating all town officials and the fire chief's email accounts to dot gov email addresses. Additionally, she discussed a subgrant from the WEC that will cover some of the expenses.
Repairs for the Peterbilt truck (exhaust system): Chairman King explained that the check engine light is on, and the truck won't go through a regeneration process. The last time town employees had it repaired, they were told that it might be due to clogged filters. The repair shop suggested they could either clean or replace the filters. They offered us the choice to remove the filters ourselves or bring the entire truck in for them to handle it.
Supervisor Pukrop made a motion to take the Peterbilt truck to JX Truck Center in Wausau for repairs. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Liner for the dump box for the Peterbilt truck: Chairman King stated the dump box is rusting. They have patched it in a few places already.
Supervisor Hintz motioned to look for a used dump box for the Peterbilt truck. Supervisor Pukrop seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Discussion on town’s 2024 Budget: The board worked on the town’s 2024 Budget.
Correspondence: The board reviewed correspondence.
Set Meeting Dates & Agendas: The next Town Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 6:30 pm at the Dewey Town Hall.
Approve and Pay Bills: Supervisor Hintz motioned to approve and pay the bills. Supervisor Pukrop seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Adjournment: Chairman King adjourned the meeting at 8:28 pm.
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