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September 15, 2021 Town Board Meeting

September 15, 2021 Town of Dewey Board Meeting
Note: These are the proposed Minutes that will be approved at the next Board meeting.
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Minutes
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
430 Dewey Drive-Stevens Point WI 54482

Call to Order: Meeting was called to order, immediately following the Public Hearing, by Chairman King at 6:55 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 and Treasurer Josie Napiwocki were present. Clerk Angie Lochinger was absent. 1 Town Residents\Visitors.

Approval of Minutes from the meetings August 11, 2021, August 30, 2021, August 31, 2021 and September 1, 2021: Supervisor Hintz motioned to approve the August 11, 2021 Minutes as presented. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Supervisor Meis motioned to approve the August 30, 2021 Town Board & Town Plan Commission joint meeting Minutes as presented. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Supervisor Meis motioned to approve the August 31, 2021 Road Inspection Minutes as presented. Chairman King seconded. Supervisor Hintz abstained as he was not present at that meeting. Motion passed 2-0.

Supervisor Meis motioned to approve the September 1, 2021 Road Inspection Minutes as presented. Chairman King seconded. Supervisor Hintz abstained as he was not present at that meeting. Motion passed 2-0.

Citizens wishing to address the Town Board: Doug Evica asked about the granite that was used on the south end of Haymeadow Drive. He explained a lot of neighbors in that area have complained about the material used describing it as driving on beach sand and expressed concerns with snow removal. Chairman King explained it’s from the same pit as the road material used on other roads. He suggested maybe it made a difference where they loaded it from the pile.

Supervisor Comments/Concerns: Supervisor Meis commented he could hear the band playing at Tiki Beach Bar & Grill from his house over Labor Day weekend. He also mentioned he provided the town employees with some ginseng tarp and offered to supply more if needed.

Supervisor Hintz discussed the need to cut shoulders on town roads again this year.

Ordinance No.2021-2, an ordinance adopting an amendment to the Town of Dewey 2009 Comprehensive Plan: Chairman King stated he will provide the clerical updates suggested during the Public Hearing by Doug Evica to Kristen Johnson at Portage County Planning and Zoning.

Supervisor Meis motioned to adopt Ordinance No. 2021-2, an ordinance adopting an amendment to the Town of Dewey 2009 Comprehensive Plan. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Resolution No.9 – 2021, a resolution giving its approval to the updated Zoning Map for the Town of Dewey and forwarding that updated Zoning Map to Portage County for approval: Supervisor Hintz motioned to approved Resolution No.9 – 2021, a resolution giving its approval to the updated Zoning Map for the Town of Dewey and forwarding that updated Zoning Map to Portage County for approval. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Ordinance No. 2021-1, an ordinance to revise and amend the General Code of Ordinances, specifically Chapter 8, Traffic Control Ordinance: Chairman King explained after a request from a town resident, they placed a slow children playing sign on Maple Drive, between County Highway X and Sunset Drive. They also put up a 45 MPH speed limit on this stretch of road.

Supervisor Hintz motioned to approve Ordinance No. 2021-1, an ordinance to revise and amend the General Code of Ordinances, specifically Chapter 8, Traffic Control Ordinance. Supervisor Meis seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Update on 2021 dog licensing: Chairman King provided an update on dog licensing. He explained both he and Treasurer Napiwocki have had conversations with the Humane Society and Portage County and it seems they want the town to do the work to enforce the dog licenses.

Road right-of-way issues on Bluejay Lane: Chairman King stated after a right-of-way dispute on Bluejay Lane, Vicki Kolodziej has purchased the land. He explained there won’t be enough room for the snow plow to turn around now. The board discussed options such as acquiring a 50-foot extension of that road, or using the grader on that road. They agreed to discuss this further after they have had a chance take a look at how much room they will have.

Road projects for 2022: The board discussed road projects for 2022.

Treasurer/Clerk Reports for August: Treasurer Josie Napiwocki read the August Treasurer’s report, and August’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 they have re-graveled Blackbird Lane, cut down some dead trees and patching blacktop.

Set Meeting Dates & Agendas: The next Town Board Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday,
October 6, 2021 and Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm at the Dewey Town Hall.

Per request from Supervisor Meis, the board looked ahead and tentatively planned the January meeting to be on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 and the February meeting to be on Wednesday, February 16, 2022.

Approve and Pay Bills: Supervisor Meis motioned to approve and pay the bills. Supervisor Hintz seconded. Motion passed 3-0.

Adjournment: Chairman King adjourned the meeting at 8:35 pm.


Archive:

April 12, 2022 Town Board Meeting
April 11, 2022 Town Plan Commission Meeting
March 30, 2022 Town Board Meeting
March 16, 2022 Town Board Meeting
February 16, 2022 Town Board Meeting
January 19, 2022 Town Board Meeting
December 15, 2021 Town Board Meeting
November 17, 2021 Town Board Meeting
October 20, 2021 Town Board Meeting
October 6, 2021 Town Board Meeting


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