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April 17, 2018 Annual Town Meeting

April 17, 2018 Town of Dewey Annual Meeting
Note: These are the proposed Minutes that will be approved at the next Annual Town Meeting.
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Minutes
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
430 Dewey Drive-Stevens Point WI 54482

Call to Order: Meeting was called to order by Chairman King at 6:30 pm and the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Roll Call: Chairman Maurice King, Supervisor Dennis Meis, Supervisor Dave Zdroik, Clerk Angie Lochinger and Treasurer Josie Napiwocki were present. 12 Town Residents\Visitors.

Approval of April 18, 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes: Clerk Lochinger read the Minutes. Chief Leroy Pukrop motioned to approve the April 18, 2017 Minutes as read. Doug Evica seconded. Motion passed 17-0 with no opposition.

Review of 2017 Annual Financial Report: Copies of the 2017 Annual Financial Report were available for everyone. Treasurer Napiwocki summarized the report.

Review of 2017 Fire Department Report: Chief Leroy Pukrop gave a report on the Fire Department activity. Copies of the report were available as part of the Annual Financial Report. Chief Pukrop mentioned they are always looking for new members. Please contact him if anyone is interested.

Marcie Hintz inquired if there is a weight restriction for our firefighters. Chief Pukrop explained he would have to look into it but they can’t discriminate and there are other duties that can be given to a firefighter who has any restrictions.

Review of 2017 First Responder Report: EMS Chairperson Brian Lepper gave a report on the First Responders activity. Copies of the report were available as part of the Annual Financial Report. He discussed some changes in the County grant process and that the ambulance contract is up for renewal with Stevens Point this year. Brian Lepper also mentioned that just like the Fire Department, they are always looking for new members also. Anyone interested or referrals are greatly appreciated.

Report on Town Equipment and Buildings: Chairman King reported the Town Hall remodel is now paid off. He stated we are looking into getting the older portion of the town garage roof repaired this year as it’s wearing and also the corner by the entrance door which is rusting off. All other buildings are in decent shape.

Vicky Napiwocki inquired if anything can be done to the Town Hall door to stop the door from flying open with the wind. Supervisor Zdroik suggested attaching a piston to the door as an option.

Chairman King stated that the trucks have had typical repairs done. We are looking at replacing the one ton pick-up truck as it’s over 20 years old with 185,000 miles and substantial rust. Chairman King also reported we purchased the Town of Hull’s used street sweeper.

Discussion on Road Work for 2018: Chairman King discussed a list of road projects for 2018 which was based on a review of the roads last Fall and explained the roads will be inspected again this Spring. This list included 4 ½ miles of chip sealing (on sections of Birch Drive, Sunset Drive, Maple Drive, Dubay Drive and Campsite Drive) and 2 ½ miles of additional granite for portions of our roads in most need of it.

Linda Eichmiller stated Haymeadow Drive and part of Oakwood Drive are in very rough shape and need more gravel. The board stated both are on their list of roads to work on this year and that they will be doing road inspections soon to get a better idea of which roads currently need the most work.

A few residents voiced concern about Haymeadow Bridge’s current condition and discussed the need for replacement sooner than the 5-7 years that the underwater bridge inspection indicated.

Other Business as Allowed by Law: Jerry Kizewski inquired why Supervisor Meis is claiming a per diem for so many meetings including the Town’s Plan Commission meetings. Supervisor Meis explained you learn a lot from these various meetings and it can open up other opportunities.

Vicky Napiwocki made a motion to raise the Treasurer’s per diem to $50, the same amount the clerk and board receive. Jerry Kizewski seconded. Motion passed 17-0. Chairman King stated he will verify that we can make and approve this motion without it being an agenda item.

Jay Knick inquired what is the policy on which roads get plowed. He discussed concerns about his road not getting plowed and the plows not pushing snow past his driveway far enough. Chairman King explained they open up the main roads first and follow up with the dead end roads last.

Doug Evica stated at the intersection of Oakwood Drive and Haymeadow Drive, our road workers accidentally cut off half the spruce tree branches which were protecting that property from dust. Mr. Evica also inquired if our Town Ordinance can be changed to require a larger crown on our roads when grading.

Marcie Hintz asked what is going to be done about the poor paving job done by American Asphalt on Dewey Drive. Chairman King explained that when the weather is nicer they are coming back to review the issues and concerns with the board to make it right. We also haven’t paid the entire bill yet.

Vicky Napiwocki asked if it’s a possibility to raise taxes and designate that money to pay for work on the town roads since they need so much work. Or if there are there any other options to get more money. Chairman King stated he would have to look into it.

Adjournment: Chief Leroy Pukrop motioned to adjourn. Jay Knick seconded. Motion passed 17-0. The meeting adjourned 7:58 pm.

The next Annual Meeting will be held next year on the third Tuesday in April at 6:30 p.m. at the Dewey Town Hall.


Archive:

June 7, 2018 Town Plan Commission Meeting
June 6, 2018 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
May 30, 2018 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
May 23, 2018 Town of Dewey/Town of Guenther Joint Meeting
May 23, 2018 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
May 17, 2018 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
May 9, 2018 Town Board Meeting - Road Inspection
May 8, 2018 Town Board Meeting - Road Inspection
May 2, 2018 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
April 30, 2018 Town Plan Commission Meeting


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