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July 21, 2021 Town Board Meeting
July 21, 2021 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
Note: These are the proposed Minutes that will be approved at the next Board meeting.
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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. 8 Town Residents\Visitors.
Approval of Minutes from the meetings of June 16, 2021: Supervisor Hintz motioned to approve the June 16, 2021 Minutes as presented. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Citizens wishing to address the Town Board: Supervisor Meis reported the music at Tiki Beah Bar & Grill hasn’t been ending at 9:00 pm as agreed. Also, there are some limbs that need to be cut on Oakwood Drive. He received two complaints about grading on Oakwood Drive affecting dust control, as well as questions regarding cutting shoulders and he suggested town employees check weather conditions before coming in too early.
Bringing back the first fire truck owned by the town: Captain Brian Lepper learned the first fire truck the town ever purchased was for sale. Jerry Fahrner offered to purchase the truck and pay for delivery costs, with a plan to look it over and consider restoration of the truck. Captain Lepper requested the town board consider accepting the donation of the fire truck. Past and present members of the fire department attended the meeting to express their support.
Town supervisors brought up concerns over the current condition of the truck, cost of restoration and insurance, where to store it, as well as the possibility of putting together a committee to oversee fundraising and work done on the truck. The board agreed to accept ownership of the truck and bring the truck back to the town to be stored behind the town garage until it’s looked at and further decision are made.
Chairman King motioned to bring the fire truck back to the town until it’s determined what can be done with it. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Tentative approval of the amended Code of Ordinances, specifically Chapter 8, Traffic Control Ordinance: Chairman King explained this amendment to the code of ordinances would establish the removal of the slow children sign from Pioneer Road to then be placed along with a 45 MPH speed limit sign on the section of Maple Drive between County Highway X and Sunset Drive.
Supervisor Meis motioned to tentatively approve the amended Code of Ordinances, specifically Chapter 8, Traffic Control Ordinance. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Resolution No.6 – 2021, a resolution noticing that Chapter 8, Traffic Control Ordinance will be presented for adoption at the next town board meeting: Chairman King presented Resolution No.6-2021 to the board for review. This resolution states a part of the code of the Municipal Code of the Town of Dewey, specifically Chapter 8, Traffic Control Ordinance has been revised and tentatively approved by the town board. This part of the code will be presented for adoption by the town board at the next regular board meeting on August 11, 2021.
Supervisor Meis motioned to approve Resolution No.6-2021, a resolution noticing that Chapter 8, Traffic Control Ordinance will be presented for adoption at the next town board meeting. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Purchase of a wood chipper: The board discussed the purchase of a Woodland Mills wood chipper for $3,548.
Supervisor Hintz motioned to make the purchase of a Woodland Mills wood chipper as presented. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Resolution No.5 - 2021, a resolution to amend the 2021 budget: Chairman King explained this resolution is to amend the 2021 budget to transfer funds from the General Fund Balance, specifically from the Routes to Recovery account to the Highway Equipment – Capital account for the purchase of a wood chipper.
Supervisor Meis motioned to approve Resolution Number 5 -2021, a resolution to amend the Town’s 2021 Budget. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Using a portion of the ARPA monies to fund part of the cost for the extension of broadband service: The board discussed using a portion of ARPA monies to fund part of the of the cost for the extension of broadband service on Sunset Drive. Total cost of the project will be approximately $35,000. Amherst Telephone Company has suggested the town split the cost with them.
Supervisor Meis motioned to approve using a portion of the ARPA monies to fund part of the cost of the extension of broadband service to the north portion of Sunset Drive. Chairman King seconded. Supervisor Hintz abstained. Motion passed 2-0.
Wisconsin Municipal Records Schedule: Treasurer Napiwocki has been attempting to clean up some of the office file cabinets, but town records need to be retained for different amounts of times. She contacted the Wisconsin Historical Society and is waiting to hear back for further information so we can adopt a records schedule.
Update on setting up credit card: Treasurer Napiwocki explained the town credit card has been set up with Investors Community Bank, but with a low credit line of $1,000. Treasurer Napiwocki and Clerk Lochinger decided to look into other options and have a meeting with the town’s Chase Business Banking representative on Friday.
Update on 2021 dog licensing: Treasurer Napiwocki provided an update on unregistered dog licenses. She provided a list to the board last month of unregistered dog licenses. No additional residents have licensed their dogs since last months report. She has been working with the humane society on a new process they have for unlicensed dogs.
Treasurer/Clerk Reports for June: Treasurer Josie Napiwocki read the June Treasurer’s report, and June’s reports were reviewed and balanced.
Supervisor Hintz motioned to accept the Treasurer and Clerk reports as presented. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.
Correspondence: The board reviewed correspondence.
Chairperson’s Report on town work and activities: Chairman King reported granite has been hauled in, shoulders have been cut, roads have been graded, a culvert on Blackbird Lane was replaced and downed trees after a recent storm have been cut.
Set Meeting Dates & Agendas: The next Town Board Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,
August 11, 2021 at 6:30 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 8:44 pm.
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