Town of Lake Tomahawk Special Town Board Meeting, October 24, 2017
Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, October 11, 2017
Town of Lake Tomahawk Special Town Board Meeting, September 19, 2017

The Town of Lake Tomahawk held a Special Board Meeting on September 19, 2019, in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the Open Meeting Law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Sowatzka and Hoffman and Clerk Nancy Schneider.  Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Special Town Board Meeting of September 19, 2019 and called the meeting to Order at 8:55 A.M.

The Board discussed the purchase of gravel for this year and 2018, coming up with a total of 10,000 tons for that period of time.  Stephanie Sowatzka made a motion to purchase 2,000 tons of gravel this year and 8,000 for next year.  Seconded by Larry Hoffman.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

The Board okayed the transfer of gravel to Blacktop.

Chairman DeMet adjourned the meeting at 9:04 A.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, September 13, 2017

The Town of Lake Tomahawk held their regular Town Board meeting on September 13, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the Open Meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Sowatzka and Hoffman, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of September 13, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.  Chairman DeMet led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of 9/13/17 with the order at the discretion of the Chair:  Sowatzka made a motion to approve the Agenda as read by the Chair, seconded by Hoffman, Motion carried all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes for the Board of Review of 7/12/17, the Regular Board Meeting of 8/09/17 and the Special Board Meeting of 9/07/17: DeMet made a motion to approve the minutes as written for 7/12/17, 8/9/17 and 9/7/17; seconded by Sowatzka, Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers:  The clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16986 to 17024 and payroll checks 4081 to 4115 for a Total of $104,193.38. DeMet made a motion to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the clerk; seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried all Ayes:

Chairman DeMet introduced Larry Hoffman, our new Supervisor, who replaced Matt Michalsen who moved to Marshfield. 

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Lynch stated income for the month of August totaled $232,403 which included the August property tax settlement from the county of $212,778 less delinquent sanitary district charges of $4,048.  We received grant money from the State for the handicapped pier totaling $21,500.  The Parks Dept. collected $1,562 in launch fees and permits. 

Expenses for the month totaled $79,357.  Road Department expenses were $44,787, including $20,440 in wages and benefits.  $14,753 was spent on repairing Heron Rd.  $8,509 was paid for our annual Property and Liability Insurance.  DeMet made a motion to approved the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all ayes. 

County Representative: Not here.  Bob Metropolis was attending a dedication to his wife which was held in Green Bay. 

Public Comment:  Doris Vyvyan asked if we were going to discuss ATV’s.  DeMet said he talked twice with Jessica and they were not prepared so there will be no discussion about ATV’s tonight.  A member of the audience reminded the Board of the survey which was taken a few years back.  The Chairman made note of it.

Darlene Neuman mentioned that a lady from Holy Family Church asked if we would post their rummage/bake sale on the electronic sign.

 Darlene left two messages and she received no response from the people who put items on the sign and the item did not appear on the sign.  This has happen on different occasions and Darlene felt that it should be addressed.  Darlene said they have had some volunteers that wanted to take care of the sign, but they were turned down.  Darlene said that line dancing was on the sign but when the time changed in the spring, it did not change for some time on the electronic sign.  DeMet agreed that we should probably have a method set up for any messages that are put on the board.  There is a computer assigned to connect with the sign, but there is only one available.  DeMet said we should probably see what it would take to get a second computer. 

Doris said it would be nice if Larry Hoffman would tell us a little bit about himself.  Larry introduced himself.  He lives on Dorothy Lake about a mile east of town.  His Grandparents bought the property in 1909 and Larry use to come up and stay with his Grandparents for the summer.  After he grew up, he had a wife and kids and didn’t make it back until he retired, which was 10 years ago.  Larry said he loves being in the northwoods; he doesn’t hunt or fish, but he does play golf.  DeMet said they were happy to have Larry on the Board and thought he would do a great job.

Gary Sowatzka mentioned the speeding on Kelly Drive.  There is a 25 miles an hour speed limit, but no one seems to follow it.  Gary wanted to see if the Town could put up another sign on the curve.  There are a number of dogs in the area and they are going to have a new baby in the neighborhood.  There have been cars coming around that curve going 45 to 55 mph, on a regular basis.  Jessica Kloes mention that it would be nice to have a 10 mph sign put on Kloes pit road as the trucks just speed through there.  DeMet said he would talk to the Lake Tomahawk Road Crew; however, the Road in question is in the Town of Woodruff. 

Amend Article 10.3 of the Town Ordinances elimination the Beautification Committee and delegating those duties to the Parks:  DeMet said that two lovely women have been serving on the Beautification Committee for some time and both have resigned.  We have not had anyone take their place.  However, the town felt that the duties could be performed by the Parks employees without any additional help.  Because this was set up as an ordinance, we need a motion to rescind the motion.  Hoffman made a motion to rescind the ordinance pertaining to the Beautification Committee; seconded by DeMet.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Request for use of Town property as ATV trailhead:  Jessica asked if she could have an extension to put this item on the Agenda for next month so they will be more prepared.  DeMet said that this would be okay, but he does want Jessica to confirm that they will be prepared to discuss the matter, prior to George putting the Agenda together.

Correspondence:  Lisa Neitzel will be doing the Children’s Halloween Party again this year.  It will be on October 28th, with the party from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and Trick or Treating from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

DeMet asked the Board if they could meet on Tuesday, September 19th at 9:00 AM, as they are running low on gravel and need to appropriate funds to purchase gravel.  The board didn’t think that they would need to purchase gravel this year, but they are moving the crusher in and they need to purchase gravel for this year and next year. 

Jeff Smith said that the Parks Commission did a wonderful job of taking care of the ball diamond and he was wondering if the Town could help, by not destroying it by dumping all the plowed snow and salt on the field.  It causes problems with drainage.  DeMet said he would discuss with the crew.

Chairman adjourned the meeting at 7:17 PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, September 12, 2017

Town of Lake Tomahawk Wilderness Rest Cemetery Board Meeting, August 9, 2017

Town of Lake Tomahawk

Wilderness Rest Cemetery Board

Minutes for August 9, 2017 Meeting

 

Present:  Sharon Lintereur, Jane Somers, Edie Hamers, Linda Delius, Jeff Bowen, Stephanie Sowatzka, Town Supervisor/Committee Liaison.  Absent: Kevin Krueger

 

Sharon Lintereur, Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 6:33 p.m.

 

Motion to approve agenda made by Somers, seconded by Delius. Motion unanimously carried.

 

Motion to approve minutes of June 26, 2017, made by Hamers, seconded by Lintereur.  Motion unanimously carried.

 

Jeff Bowen, Wilderness Rest Cemetery Sexton, reported that R. Metz Plumbing installed the timed outside faucet on the cemetery well for $500 bill on July 25, 2017.  There were no burials and no plots sold since our last meeting at the end of June.  There are approximately 1100 cemetery plots available with approximately 500 sold.  Sexton would like to add fertilizer to our budget for 2018. 

 

The Board welcomed our new Town Supervisor/Committee Liaison Stephanie Sowatzka. 

 

Somers volunteered to assist Delius with review and organization of the lock box contents.  Somers will also review this year’s budget in preparation for our next meeting on the 2018 budget.

 

Weather permitting, the next meeting will be held at Wilderness Rest Cemetery so the committee can tour the facility and grounds.  Topics of discussion will include the budget for fiscal year January - December 2018.

 

Motion to adjourn made by Delius; seconded by Lintereur. Motion unanimously carried. Adjournment at 7:03 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Board of Review, July 12, 2017

Minutes of Board of Review 7-12-17

The Town Board of Lake Tomahawk held it’s Board of Review meeting on July 12, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.  Present was Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Matthew Michalsen and Stephanie Sowatzka, Clerk Nancy Schneider and Assessor Edward O’Meara.

Chairman DeMet called the Meeting to order at 5:00 P.M.  George DeMet was elected Chairman and Nancy Schneider was elected Clerk for the Board of Review. 

 Chairman DeMet adjourned the Board of Review at 7:00 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Special Town Board Meeting, September 7, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a Special Town Meeting on September 7, 2017 for the purpose of choosing a Supervisor to fill the position of Matt Michalsen.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman George DeMet at 7:05 A.M.

Present: Chairman DeMet, Supervisor Stephanie Sowatzka and Clerk Nancy Schneider.  A discussion was held regarding the candidates.  Motion was made by Nancy Schneider to offer the position to Larry Hoffman.  Seconded by Chairman DeMet.  Motion carried all ayes. 

Chairman DeMet adjourned the Meeting at 7:20 A.M.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, August 9, 2017

The Town of Lake Tomahawk held their regular Town Board Meeting on August 9, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the Open Meeting Law and the media was notified. 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Michalsen and Sowatzka, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of August 9, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 7:03 P.M.  Chairman DeMet led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of August 9, 2017 with order at the discretion of the Chair:  Michalsen made a motion to approve the Agenda as read by the Chair, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of July 12, 2017:  Michalsen made a motion to approve the minutes as written of July 12, 2007, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers: Clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16948 to 16988 and payroll checks 4057 to 4093 for a total of $129,552.72.  Michalsen made a motion to approve the payments of bills and vouchers as read by the clerk, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Lynch read his report.  Income for the month of July totaled $40,173, which included our quarterly State Highway aid payment of $33,344.  Room Tax receipts totaled $2,418, of which the town keeps $605, the remaining $1,814 going to the Chamber.  The Parks Collected $3,275 in launch fees and permits.  Expenses for the month totaled $103,160.  Road Department expenses were $78,365 including $14,480 in wages and benefits.  $53,187 was spent on chipsealing River, Brush and Maple Roads.  $4,000 was paid to the Tomahawk Lake Association.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative: Not here, next item.

Public Comment: Jessica Kloes asked that ATV’s be put on the Agenda for next month and she would also like the parking situation to be on the Agenda.  Chairman DeMet asked that she be more specific about ATV’s.  Jessica replied the trail, trail head, the approval of it, talking about it, the DNR.  She has talked to Corky Shephard and he will be at the next meeting if it’s put on the Agenda.  Michalsen suggested that she talk to Corky Shephard about a formal proposal. 

County Representative: Bob Metropolis said one of the things coming up would be the integration of the ADRC, with other counties.  The other counties would be Forest, Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas.  Oneida County has decided to withdraw and not be a part of it and Bob thought that it was a good idea as it would be more expensive as a group.  ADRC stands for Aging Disability Resources Center.  It would be less for the County and we would still have control.  Bob also mention the Wisconsin State Parks and Recreational Management and asked George if he has heard from them.  DeMet indicated that he met today with a man and they discussed the Northern Highland American Legion Recreation Plan, and they want to make amendments to the recreation plan. 

Bob mentioned that there will be a hearing and the County and Town will be notified.  They are trying to get ATV’s on all roads.  The County will have a meeting on this on September 9th and will report back to the Town. 

DeMet went back to “Public Comment” as more people had shown up.  Jim Soyck, being one of the persons who came later, reiterated that he wanted ATV’s on the Agenda for next month.  DeMet repeated what was said earlier on the subject. 

Chairman/Supervisors Reports on Committees and commissions:  Stephanie suggested that the Beautification and the Parks Commission be combined into one committee. 

DeMet said that River, Brush and Maple all got sealcoated and we paid the bill today.  Huron Road had ride control done and DeMet received two phone calls from individuals that had been very vocal about the road, saying how pleased they were with the road.  They are working on Rainbow Road right now, getting it ready to be blacktopped.  We still have Elm and Fawn Lake to do along with the intersection of Rainbow and Lily, but we did get the culvert replaced by the County of Rainbow.  Doris Vyvyan asked about the gentleman who wanted repairs down to Bertland.  DeMet had received a letter from the gentleman expressing thanks for the prompt action to his request. 

Approve Temporary Class B License for the World Musky Hunt Aug. 24 through 26, 2017: Michalsen made a motion to approve the temporary Class B License for the Work Musky Hunt, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Initial process for filling Supervisor vacancy:  Michalsen said he would be resigning August 31, 2017 and handed in his resignation.  Michalsen thanked the board individually and also thanked Darlene Neumann, Barb Vetterman and Bev Fagan for all that they have done for the town.  DeMet said we have to put an ad in the paper and on the web site to recruit some people.  The ad should go in next week.  Stephanie said she would have Tuesday available for interviews.  People interested would have until September 5th, to submit applications.  We would start interviews on September 12th

Future Agenda Items:  The ATV’s and parking will be on the Agenda for next month and Jessica asked that the water problem and the basketball court also be resolved.  Michalsen said he would like to see something down by next summer with the property behind the community center. 

A gentleman asked what the board did if the position for the Supervisor was not filled by the next meeting and there had to be a vote.  DeMet said that under these circumstances, if a vote is needed, the clerk is allowed to vote.  To run for the position you have to be an elector in the Town of Lake Tomahawk.  You do not have to vote, but have to be able to.

Adjournment:  Michalsen made a motion to adjourn, seconded by DeMet.  Motion carried, all Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 7:25 P.M.

Respectfully submitted                                                                                                                                              

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

 

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, August 2, 2017

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka and Joanne Krueger

1)      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2)      Gary motioned to approve the Agenda for August 2 2017. Joanne seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

3)      Gary motioned to approve the minutes for March 1, 2017. Joanne seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

4)      Citizen Input: None

5)      Web site up dates:

a.       Update Website Committee page

6)      Correspondence:

a.       2191 Friends on Facebook

7)      Date for next meeting: September 6, 2017.

8)      Adjournment: Gary motioned to adjourn, Joanne seconded, approved unanimously, 7:20pm.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, July 12, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular Town Board Meeting on July 12, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the Open Meeting Law and the media was notified. 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, supervisors Michalsen and Sowatzka, and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of July 12, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.  Chairman DeMet led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of July 12, 2017 with order at discretion of the Chair: Michalsen made a motion to approve the Agenda as read by the Chair, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Town Board Meeting of June 14, 2017:  Sowatzka made a motion to approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of June 14, 2017, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers: Clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16901 to 16947 and payroll checks 4034 to 4056 for a total of $47,702.39.  Michalsen made a Motion, seconded by Sowatzka to approve the payment of bills and Vouchers as read by the clerk.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Lynch was unable to attend the meeting because of water in his basement so Chairman DeMet gave the treasurer’s report.  Income for the month of June totaled $12,255 which included $8,960 from the state.  The Parks collected $1,856 in boat launch fees and permits.  Expenses for the month totaled $45,916.  Road Department expenses were $32,627 including $22,454 in wages and benefits.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative:  Not present.

Public Comment:  A gentleman from the audience asked how many fireworks permits did the Town grant as it seems like there were many fireworks.  Chairman DeMet said that only one permit was granted to a Mr. Reynolds of Alva Lake.  The gentleman also noticed that the Fire Departments were in the parade and he wondered why the DNR didn’t have anything in the parade.  DeMet said he didn’t know why, but the Town does not put on the parade, the Lions’ Club does.  Kevin Krueger from the Lions’ didn’t know why the DNR was not in the parade.  He didn’t know who they extend an invitation to.

Request for exemption from rental fee for use of Peterson Room/Dewey Wendler:  DeMet called Mr. Wendler today and the Board had discussed this last month.  Mr. Wendler, who is a member of the Town, would like to use the Peterson Room on Mondays for a two hour period for a self-help group.  He is paying the fee out of his own pocket.  This would be every Monday for several months and he is wondering if he could get some sort of a break.  Michalsen made a motion to exempt the rental fee of the Peterson room, on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:30 on a trial basis for one month for the self-help group.  Seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Conditional Use Permit application By Clark Theilig/Bitters and Bull for outside seating and entertainment, on occasion:  He will be putting a concrete pad and a pergola, which is a roof of sorts, which can be opened or closed, and seating.  He plans on having live music on occasion.  The Plan Commission would limit the hours of entertainment from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on most nights and to 11:00 PM on Holidays.  The other concerns were parking and noise and that the proposed fence be built as shown in the application and that all required permits be obtained prior to installation. 

Nancy Woller had concerns in regard to the parking.  She said people had parked in their parking lot and in the handicapped parking space.  When asked to not park there, she was insulted.  They don’t want to have to mark their lot “customers only”, but they need to be able to move heavy furniture out, plus have access to their boat and home.  They are getting large pot holes in their parking lot and in the handicapped parking space and have been parked in on different occasions.   There is also a parking problem in the alley behind Bitters & Bull.  DeMet said that the alley behind Bitters & Bull is clearly marked “No Parking” and as he drove by it tonight, there were 4 or 5 vehicles parked in the alley, and it is the employees.  What we need to do is to inform Management that the employees need to find someplace else to park. 

Oneida County needs to bring that up in their hearing on July 19th for the Conditional Use Permit; that Bitters & Bull has to find alternate parking, at least for the employees.   Michalsen stated that he would go over to Bitters & Bull and introduce himself and explain about the parking situation.  He would do so that night.  DeMet made a motion that the board approve the Conditional use application with the three stipulations that were just discussed and forward it on to Oneida County for their public hearing on July 19th.  Seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Consider additional paving project on ROW behind Gregory Realty and BP Station: DeMet said he was throwing this out there because the Town does have sufficient money assuming that the rest of the projects get done.  None of the projects have been completed or even started, because of the weather.  If you notice the gravel area behind Gregory gets chuck holes and they could grade it every day and it would still be a mess.  The proposal that George got from Pitlik & Wick to do the whole strip behind there would be $13,485.  DeMet said that when Pitlik comes to do the intersection of Rainbow and Lily, we could have them pave that section as well.  Kevin Krueger questioned where it would start and end.  DeMet said it would start at Rainbow, go behind Gregory Realty and BP and end right there.  It probably would not get plowed in the winter.  Krueger was concerned that it would get beat up because of the snowmobiles when they stop to get gas, the snowmobile equipment and tract.  DeMet said that the Town has graded 3 or 4 times this year and have dumped gravel and it still hasn’t solved the problem.  Michalsen suggested that the Town just continue to grade and gravel instead of paving. Sowatzka agreed.

Update on BB court/Parking Project:  Michalsen had provided the town with drawings.  Two different options were offered, one going 90 feet and the other going 75 and the parking on both sides.  DeMet wanted to make sure that this was being done on the Town’s property. DeMet said it will be necessary to get a surveyor as we have 240 feet back there, but where does it start. 

 Nancy Woller said that whoever cuts the town’s grass, collects it and then dumps it on her property.   DeMet said he would check on that.  Jessica Kloes questioned whether the basketball hoops have officially been approved.  DeMet said it was still in the planning stages.  A gentleman from the audience said he felt parking is a little bit more of a concern than the basketball court.  Jessica said the land was purchased to fix the water problem and provide parking and that was done 4 years ago.  Nothing has been done in that period of time to fix the water drainage problem.  Jessica’s concern was the basketball court being so close to the alley and all the cars and the safety of the children.  Other members expressed concern of the children playing in the area with the cars that speed on Rainbow and Lily.  Others mentioned a basketball court next to a basketball court, meaning the Sloan Building.  DeMet said there would have to be adult supervision if it was in the Sloan Building, and that would be hard to get.  Someone suggested putting up cameras in the Sloan Building.   Michalsen said that if it was on Town’s property the Town’s insurance would come into play. 

People questioned the use of Rainbow Park and why wasn’t the Volleyball court by boat launch kept up.  Jessica again stressed the problem the Town is having with Parking and why should a Basketball Court be put in when parking is such a problem.  Michalsen also said the Police are parked in Town often and if people are having a problem with parking, they should talk to them.

In spite of the questions raised, Michalsen said he is still in favor of going ahead with the basketball court.  They haven’t ordered the hoops, but there is money in the budget to do so.  They still have to get the surveyor and get estimates on paving, etc.

Jessica suggested that they take care of the water problem first as it does affect the other buildings in the area.   Jim Soyck brought up the fact the basketball court would only be used 4 to 5 months a year while parking would be used all year.  Again there was discussion from the audience in favor of the parking.  Michalsen, said he was going to go ahead with the surveyor, figure out the water and this year,  get started on paving for the parking.  DeMet said that the way things are going there may not be any paving this year.

Procedure for filing vacancies on Town Board:  DeMet said that Michalsen has not officially given notice and Michalsen agreed that he has not.  DeMet said that coincidently in this month’s Town’s Association magazine, there is a whole article for filling vacancies.  Once we receive a date there is a procedure to follow under Wisconsin Statutes 17.25.  The remaining Board and the Town Clerk will be responsible for appointing someone to that position.  We will put an Ad in the paper for potential candidates that would interview for us and then, George, Stephanie and Nancy will vote on the person to take over the position. 

Correspondence:  Chairman DeMet had two things.  One of which was a Thank You Note from a gentleman who was here last month.  It says, “I realize far too often people are much quicker to complain than say a good word which is unfortunate.  We want to thank you for the quick response to our concern on Bertland Rd.”

 

The second letter, maybe not so nice from the Lake Tomahawk Sanitary Commission that says “The Commissions would like to bring up a new situation we are running into at the Lake Tomahawk Sanitary District.  Currently our grinder pumps use 120 volt electrical wiring; the new grinders that fit into our pits are 220 volt.  What this means to the user is that at some point the electrical will have to be u updated at a cost to each user as new grinders are installed into the individual pits.  According to the Operator the cost will be approximately $400 per grinder.  The Operator and Mechanic are working hard to keep the current grinders repaired and usable; but as time goes on this will become less and less possible.  We foresee this cost coming up in approximately 4 or more years from now; but felt this was information that needed to be passed on. 

Future Agenda Items:  You will remember that last month we started talking having an ordinance and “slow no wake zones”.  DeMet did a little research and the only lakes we would have any control over would be ones that lie completely in our township.  The lake that brought this matter to the chairman’s attention was Bird Lake.  DeMet thought Bird Lake was in the Town’s jurisdiction, but it could be toughing Hazelhurst.  He wanted to bring this to the board’s attention for in the future.

 DeMet asked if there was anything else.  Jim Soyck brought up ATV’s; all of the towns around here are connecting to the trails, and it would help the businesses in town with the added income.  Michalsen said Corky Shephard and Mike Timmons from Woodruff said they sent a letter to the DOT to utilize the railroad grade up to Halverson Road which is about a mile from where the Woodruff and Lake Tomahawk trail cuts off.    They have not come to Lake Tomahawk with an okay since the last time Matt discussed it with them.  DeMet said the Town has no control over what the DOT does with that Right of Way.  Matt gave Jim Corky’s number.

A gentleman asked if North Windpudding was going to be paved this year.  DeMet said no, but it will be on a future plan. 

Adjournment: DeMet made a Motion to adjourn, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M. 

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka, Bob Williams, Rick Mazurczak and Joanne Krueger

1)      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2)      Rick motioned to approve the Agenda for March 1, 2017. Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

3)      Bob motioned to approve the minutes for February 1 , 2017. Rick seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

4)      Citizen Input: None

5)      Web site up dates:

a.       Rick made a motion that we have NCS fix the “contact us” section on the web page and the daylight savings time on web cam, seconded by Gary, approved unanimously. Rick will talk to JR.

b.      Joanne will update “Harvest Fest”

c.       Gary will talk to the Town Chairman to find out our budget for the year and ask for a liaison from the town board to attend monthly meetings, so that we know our monthly expenses.

6)      Correspondence:

a.       2142 Friends on Facebook

7)      Date for next meeting: May 3, 2017.

8)      Adjournment: Rick motioned to adjourn, Bob seconded, approved unanimously, 7:25pm.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Minutes of Adjourned Board of Review, May 17, 2017

Minutes of Adjourned Board of Review

May 17, 2017

The Town Board of Lake Tomahawk held it’s Adjourned Board of Review Meeting in the Town Office of the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center on May 17, 2017.  Chairman DeMet called the meeting to order at 8:20 A.M.  Present Chairman DeMet, Supervisor Stephanie Sowatzka, Treasurer Lynch and Clerk Schneider.  Due to the fact that the assessment roll is not complete at this time, DeMet made a motion to adjourn until the Board of Review Meeting which will be held on July 12, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.  Motion seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 8:23 A.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Special Town Board Meeting, May 26, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a Special Town Board Meeting on Friday, May 26, 2017

 at 1:30 PM in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center. All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisor Michalsen and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

 

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Special Town Board Meeting of May 26, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 1:35 PM.

 

Approve the Agenda:  DeMet made a motion to approve the Agenda, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

 

Review and award bids for Elm Road, Heron road, and Chip Sealing River, Brush and Maple Roads: 

DeMet mad a motion to award the Bid for Heron Road to Fahrner for $14,280; Elm Road to Pitlik & Wick for $15,909.98 and Chip Sealing River, Brush and Maple Roads to Fahrner for $52,587.00.  Michalsen seconded the Motion.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

 

Adjournment: Michalsen made a Motion to adjourn; seconded by DeMet.  Motion carried, all  Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 1:38 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Nancy J. Schneider

Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, June 14, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular town board meeting on June 14, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Michalsen and Sowatzka, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider. 

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of June 14, 2017, and called the meeting to order at 6:59 P.M.  DeMet led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of 6/14/17: Motion by Michalsen to approve the Agenda of 6/14/17 as read by the Chairman; seconded by Dave Olsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes:

Approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of May 10, 2017 and the Special Board Meeting of May 25, 2017:  Motion by Michalsen, seconded by DeMet to approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of May 10, 2017 and the Special Board Meeting of May 25, 2017.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve the payment of bills & vouchers:  The Clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT and EFTPS payments, check #’s 16852 to 16900 and payroll checks 4021 to 4033 for a Total of $41,407.69.  DeMet made a motion, seconded by Sowatzka, to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the clerk.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Lynch said income for the Month of May was $18,117 which included $11,256 from the DNR for PILT, $2,322 from the State for recycling grant.  The Parks Commission collected $758 in Launch fees and permits.  Expenses for the Month totaled $42,442.  Total Road Dept. expenses totaled $23,238 including $14,631 in wages and benefits.  $5,000 was paid to the Lions’ Club for the 4th of July Parade.  DeMet made a Motion seconded by Sowatzka to approve the Treasurer’s report.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative:  Bob Metropulos said there was not a lot happening.  A resolution was brought up in open session.  The Public Safety Committee is planning to have one entrance, ingress and egress, to the court house.  There have been a couple of horrific events that have happened and this may cut down on it in the future.  The term came up, “that’s going to be inconvenient”.  Bob said safety supersedes inconvenience.   The Sheriff’s Dept. has talked about putting in a metal detector.  It would be less expensive than putting in bullet proof glass.  They also talked about putting up a building addition southeast of the parking lot.  They would want everyone, including employees to use the entrance.  The resolution will be coming up for vote next week.  

Public Comment:  Bev Fagan said she was on the Beautification Committee and they did get all the barrels planted.  The committee was started on June 12, 2003, but Bev now needs to give it up so she wants to tell the Board they will have to get three or four people for next year’s committee.  Basically they mainly plant the Barrels.  Beverly has been chairperson for the last 13 years.

 The committee has put up the signs on both ends of Town, plus the signs on the light poles.  They are very proud of what they have done.   Chairman DeMet thanked Bev for all the work she has done, as did others on the Board.  Michalsen mentioned that they may want to tie the Parks and Beautification  together.

Eric Anderson has property on Bertland Road and he wanted to talk about the water problems and it washing out other roads.  Chairman DeMet said that he did take a ride out there with the Road Supervisor.  They can’t do anything about it at this time, but will take another look. 

A gentleman who lives on Alta Vista spoke about the same problem, with the gravel being washed away; Alta Vista and Everlasting.  DeMet said they would take a look at that problem too.

Doris Vyvyan said that the Town has outsourced the sweeping of some Roads.  DeMet mentioned that the County sweeps all intersections off of county roads.  Doris said River Road was a big waste of money and it wasn’t discussed that work was going to be done it.  DeMet reminded Doris it was discussed that it was in the plan to get chip sealed; you have to follow up with maintenance in order to keep the roads for a longer period of time.  Chip Sealing is the best way to preserve that road and it will give you 10 or 20 more years for a very minimal cost

Lakeland Senior Center Request/Janell Schroeder: Janell is the new Executive Director of the Lakeland Retirement Foundation and they are in the process of raising funds to build a new senior center to replace the one that burned a couple of years ago.  It will serve the entire Lakeland Area.  It will double the size of the old building so it will be about 14,000 sq ft.  They will have indoor pickleball courts.  They will also have an auditorium that they plan to rent out to community members.  They are going to all of the municipalities in the area and are asking for funding.  Many of the communities have put money in their budgets every year to help out the Center.  The foundation will be able to bring the meals back to the center.  They will have health programs, fall prevention classes and a lot of different card games. 

They also will have a Café where people can come in and buy lunch.  DeMet said the Center had been in the budget in previous year and they will definitely put it in the budget this year and see what they can come up with.  DeMet made a motion that they sign the letter in support of the Lakeland Retirement Foundation; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve  BLB Combination Licenses, ALB Combination Licenses, Cigarette and Tobacco License and Operators’ Licenses for the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:  Background checks have all been done including  for the operators’ licenses.  Basically we are renewing the current licenses for another year.  Michalsen made a motion to renewal the various businesses and operators’ license in the Town of Lake Tomahawk for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30 2018.  Seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Planning Commission recommendations regarding Administrative Review Permit application by Barbara Spears-Ehler to operate a tourist rooming house on property at 7932 Violet Dr.: The Plan Commission agreed to grant the permit, with a cavetti to pay attention to noise, parking and garbage.

 Michalsen made a motion to approve the operation of a tourist room house at 7932 Violet Dr., seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Proposal to construct a basketball court/parking lot on town property behind the Sloan Center:  Michalsen said the Plan Commission agreed to go along with the proposed basketball court/parking lot.  He met with the Parks Commission and they agreed to allocate funds in the amount of $2,020 for two basketball hoops.  They will go out for bids to put in the court and lines and for parking spots.  DeMet said that they will have to have drawings as it would need to come before the county.  DeMet asked Matt to do the drawings as they would also need them to go out for bids.  A member of the audience questioned the location, but Michalsen said it was a central location and we could decorate the tree for Christmas .  The drawings are needed as soon as possible so we can go forward.

Correspondence:  DeMet received a report from the Tomahawk Lake Association about updates they are doing, such as the diving from the pontoon and the hydraulics weed thing  and chemical control as much as possible.

DeMet received a telephone call from a gentlemen that will be here next month for a self help group that wants to rent the Peterson Room.  However, the gentleman didn’t think he could afford the fee as he was going to pay for it himself, out of pocket.   DeMet said they would bring this up next month when the gentleman could be here. 

Chairman DeMet contacted a gentleman that is going to trap some Beavers for us on West Bluebird Road.  They are plugging up the culvert every day and the town crew has to go out there every morning to unplug the culvert. 

Michalsen said he would be serving on the rural broadband committee which is part of the Oneida County Economic Development.  There has been some conversation that they want the various towns to give anywhere between $7,500 and $10,000 for these projects.  That’s something we will be talking about in September or October for the Town’s Budget or $7,500 allocation.  They have put Michalsen in charge of trying to get $2,500 from business owners, tourism property owners as well.  That can be a charitable donation, business write off or things like that. 

Michalsen said he also had phone calls, business discussions and the Woodruff Town Board about an ATV Trailhead.  Michalsen would possibly like to put that on the Agenda for next time. 

DeMet received a request for boating ordinances, particularly , “Slow, No Wake”.  We would have to adopt an ordinance indicating what particular Lakes and what areas would have the Slow, No Wake and there is always the problem of enforcement.  On smaller lakes it is a big problem. 

Adjournment:  DeMet made a Motion to adjourn, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 7:40 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, May 10, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular town board meeting on May 10, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Michalsen and Sowatzka, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of May 10, 2017, called the meeting to order at 6:50 P.M. and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of 05/10/2017: Motion by Michalsen to approve the Agenda of May 10, 2017 as read by the Chairman; seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of April 12, 2017: DeMet made a motion to approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of April 12, 2017; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried all Ayes.

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers:  The clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT and EFTPS payments, check #’s 16820 to 16851 and payroll checks 3995 to 4020 for a Total of $40,162.00.  DeMet made a motion; seconded by Michalsen, to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the clerk.  Motion carried, All Ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Lynch said income for the Month of April totaled $40,767, which included $6,764 from the State for annual lottery credit and $33,344 for the Quarterly Highway Aid Payment.  Expenses for the month totaled $37,387.  Road Department expenses were $17,630 which included $14,298 in wages and benefits.  $7,500 was paid for the annual 4th of July Fireworks.   DeMet made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, seconded by Sowatzka; Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative:  Not here.

Public Comment: Chairman DeMet was told he was doing a good job from the audience.

Minocqua Area Chamber Report/Krystal Westphal:  Krystal indicated that there have been a lot of great things and progressive changes happening with the Chamber in the past year.   Regarding the County numbers, we are in National Travel and Tourism Week and Krystal is currently the President of the Chamber.   In 2015, there were a record number of visitations as a whole in Oneida County as we were coming out of the recession and tourism numbers were beginning to rise.  In 2016, all numbers were surpassed.  There was record spending by visitors in the county, $5,000,000 plus, and this was a direct reflection of how much Oneida County Tourism  Office and the various chambers have been putting in marketing and investing in Oneida County as a whole.   In 2016, the Commission collected over $372,000+ in room tax expenditures.  That means that anyone coming to the area has to pay a 4% room tax over and above what their actual bill is.  The room tax is collected in the communities of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff and Lake Tomahawk.  That money is redistributed back to the communities and the Chamber. 

 

The chamber wants to attract younger folks that are more mobile friendly.  In the past the Chamber marketed mainly in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago, but they have found that there is a hugh market in St Louis as it’s only an 8 ½ hour drive so they will be marketing heavily there also.   The Chamber will also be investing in Snap Chat.  They also want to buy another web camera so people watching from where ever can see where they are traveling to.  They are especially interested in getting younger people to the area.

Request to renew Land Use Agreements with the DNR:  We have three land use agreements with the DNR; Rainbow Park, yard waste collection site and the stump dump.  These are 15 year agreement and the time is due this year.  Michalsen made a Motion to renew the 15 year agreements as read by the Chairman, seconded by Sowatzka; Motion carried, all Ayes.

Culvert Replacement on Rainbow Road:  The County will take care of the culvert and everything else that needs to be done in connection with it for a price of $8,848.17 complete.  They will need to do it after school is out as the road will have to be closed for a day.  Michalsen made a motion to have the County replace the culvert for the price indicated; seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Request to waive $100 Deposit for Nicolet College exercise classes at Sloan Center:  Exercise class is mostly comprised of local people and there has never been a problem.  DeMet made a motion to waive the $100 Deposit for Nicolet College exercise classes at the Sloan Center.  Seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Review Bids for various other 2017 Road Project: From Fahrner, level cracks on Heron Rd., $14,280.  Another from Fahrner, this is single Chip Seal on Brush, Maple and River, $52,587.  Add $14,060 to level cupped cracks. 

Pitlik & Wick, this is Heron Road, Ride Control, $31,585.  This is Pitlik & Wick for Brush, Maple and RiverRoads, $54,444.75.  DeMet suggested that he take the bids to the Road Department and have them review it. 

Report on Rural Broadband Grant:  Michalsen reported that he was approached by David Noel of the Oneida County Rural Broadband initiative.  They help a lot with Oneida County Economic Development.  There is talk about two towers going up in the Lake Tomahawk area, possibly in the North Two and South Two area.  What they would like is a $7,500 allocation of funds from our town and other towns that will be in the 2018 project.  This would have to be discussed in the budget later this fall.  What generally happens is that the State puts in an amount and the local communities have to match it.   Usually, the State puts in 47% and the towns and local communities would put in 53%.  The County is putting in $100,000.  Individually, it would cost the consumer between $35 to $75 for high speed.  If an individual would allow a tower to be on their land, the service would be free.  This would impact Oneida and Vilas Counties.  Each tower would cost roughly $30,000 plus equipment of an additional $30,000 which Northern Connect would provide.  Again this comes up in the budget of 2018.

Parks Commission update on Basketball Court/Parking area project:  Michalsen said that after hearing that the original intent of the purchase of the land was to enhance the parking area behind the Sloan Building he has come up with a compromise that would provide roughly 25 or more additional parking places, with a court with actual grass and 1 or two trees.  The trees could be the focal point for our Christmas celebration.  Mazurczak asked why nothing has been done since the land was purchased 3 years ago and why now is the basketball court coming first.  DeMet said the land was purchased first to alleviate the water problem; parking was secondary.  The Town will be working on the intersection of Lily and Rainbow this year and that should take care of the water problem.  Basketball court would not interfere with Rainbow and Lily; the court would be on the other end of it.   As far as parking, it does not seem to be a big issued.  There are only 1 or 2 weddings a year and there is the parking area where the church used to be.  Michalsen checked out pricing and came up with a figure of $2,020 which is less than the $4,000 that was allocated.  The next steps would be dimensions and paving.  It would have to go to Planning as it is a Town project even though the Parks Commission came up with the idea. 

Committee Assignments:  Matt will handle the Cemetery, Parks and Horsehead Lake; while Stephanie will handle Planning, Web Site and Beautification.  George will handle the Information Booth.  Extra members are needed on Parks and Web Site.  We will advertise for members for Parks, Web Site and Beautification.  Matt will check with Catherine on Cementery.   

Correspondence:  George had a letter from the DNR stating they will be applying herbicides to the planting site of Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, McNaughton Creek, South of Wolf Road in the spring of 2018. 

Adjournment:  DeMet made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 8:03 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, April 12, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular town board meeting on April 12, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Parker and Michalsen, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of April 12, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 6:59 P.M. and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of 04/12/2017:  Motion by Michalsen to approve the Agenda of April 12, 2017 as read by the Chairman; seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of March 8, 2017:  Parker made a motion to approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of March 8, 2017; Seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers:  The clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16772 to 16825 and payroll checks 3970 to 3994 for a Total of $78,637.56.  DeMet made a motion to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the Clerk; seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Income for the Month of March totaled $16,486, which included $11,637 from the State for PILT, net of the payments to the schools and county.  $3.497 was received as refund for the Workers Compensation Insurance due to favorable claim history.  $500 was received for the sale of cemetery lots.  Expenses for the month totaled $33,753.  Road department expenses were $20,467 including $13,364 wages and benefits.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative:  Bob Metropolis said they had a meeting in February regarding Open Meetings Laws.  The session was given by an attorney and they found it very interesting.  Bob had six points that were mentioned in the session.  The Attorney started out by saying, create safety by compliance.  To be safe and not get into trouble, read the manual and comply.  Be more open and give awareness to the public. That’s leaning to not having as many closed sessions.  Bob said the County has too many closed sessions.  The Attorney, said numbers and the purpose test.  The numbers are to make sure you have a quorum.  The purpose test is to have an Agenda and stick to it.   Make the meeting in a public accessible place.  You have to have a Committee/Commission quorum.  You have to be very careful about this.  Bob gave a list of the compliance rules to Chairman DeMet.  Bob congratulated the winners of the election.

Public Comment: Bob Williams said on Fawn Lake Road, there is a tree that broke off and is hanging from another tree where it could fall off and harm someone or something.  DeMet made a note of it.  The other thing is the post building.  The legion is going to put a new roof over the kitchen and restroom area as it’s still leaking.  They got a price of around $4,000 to fix it and they should start shortly. 

 

Approve Class BLB Combination License Application.  Name: Broley, LLC.   Agent: Joe W. Reed.  Trade Name: Bitters & Bull.  Location: 7255 Bradley Street, Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539:  We went through the background check, all the appropriate paper work has been filed, and we see no reason to deny it.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Class BLB Combination License for Broley, LLC, Agent Joe W. Reed.  Seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve Operator’s License, Christine Torkelson:  She will be one of the Managers of Bitters & Bull and also has passed the background check.  DeMet made a motion that the Board approve the Operator’s License for Christine Torkelson, seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Paul Schalkofske request to operate Town Clean-up:  Paul said he would be willing to do the town clean-up.  It’s a lot of work and time and he is asking if the town would consider paying him.  DeMet agreed that it was a lot of work.  The problem is that there was nothing put in the Budget to handle the clean-up.  DeMet suggested that we wait another year to see if the metal prices come up and possible look at it next year, with the idea of putting something into the budget for town clean-up.  The Board decided to look at the budget this fall and see if they could budget money for clean-up.  Parker mentioned Paul should get paid for it as it is a lot of work.  Paul said he has been getting a lot of requests for the clean-up so he said he would do it again this year, possibly the weekend of June 3rd and 4th and he asked if the town could put something on the web site.  Paul will get in touch with George when it gets closer. 

Proposal from Pitlik & Wick to repair parts of Rainbow Rd and Lily Street:  Greg contacted Pitlik & Wick.  He is concerned about coming off of Hwy 47 on Rainbow Rd and the intersection there by Lily Street.  It’s in pretty rough shape.  Pitlik gave him a Proposal for Lily Street of $9,500 and $13,525 for Rainbow Rd.  We could consider either one or both.  We could do this without going through the bid process because it is under $25,000.  We do have to put in a Class 1 Notice if we decide to do it.  This wasn’t in the Road Plan, but it needs attention.  Michalsen made a motion to have Pitlik repair the road as outlined by DeMet on Rainbow and Lily, for a total of $23,025.  Seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Additional road work projects for 2017, Crack sealing and Chip Sealing:  DeMet said he would like to put out for bids, Elm Road to pulverize and chip seal instead of blacktopping.  What the surface is right now is recycled blacktop from Hwy 47 when that project was done.  This is a less traveled road and we could pulverize it, grade it and then put the chip seal on top of the pulverized blacktop.

DeMet has received a lot of calls regarding Heron Road.  They all think it should be re-built, however, DeMet felt that it does not have to be reconstructed, but there are bumps on every crack line when you drive over it.  There is a process called ride Control where they grout out those cracks, fill it with blacktop and it smooths out the ride.  I talked to you in the past about longevity of the roads.  They spent a lot of money on River Rd and DeMet proposed that they put chip seal over blacktop to preserve it along with Brush Road and Maple Road.  The town will ask for bid proposals for chip seal on Elm, River, Brush, Maple and Heron Roads.  When the bids come in, if we can afford it, we will do all of them. Hopefully we can get bids in by the May Meeting.

 DeMet made a motion that we request bids on road projects covering Elm, River, Brush, Maple and Heron Roads.  Seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes.   

UWEX Town Officials Workshop:  May 11, 2017 in Minocqua:  DeMet brought up the workshop in Minocqua as he knew Stephanie would be in attendance.  There are two sessions, New Board Members and Continuing Board Members.  He asked Matt if he could get off from school.  Matt said he would try to get off.  DeMet mentioned that there was a session on open meetings.

Correspondence:  Chairman DeMet said that the Newbolt Outdoor Recreation association is having an open house April 28th, 6:00 to 7:30.  They have a disc golf course going so this could be a good one to attend.  Michalsen thanked Catherine for being on the Board and being great citizens in helping out with the various committees.  He also congratulated Stephanie for joining the Board.  Chairman doubled it. 

Adjournment: Parker made a motion to adjourn, seconded by DeMet.  Motion carried, all Ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, March 8, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular town board meeting on March 8, 2017 at 6:59 P.M. in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified. 

Present:  Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Parker and Michalsen, Treasurer Mike Lynch and clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the regular Town Meeting of March 8, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 6:59 P.M.  Chairman DeMet led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda:  Motion by Matt Michalsen, seconded by Catherine Parker to approve the Agenda of 3-8-17.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 8, 2017: Motion by Parker, seconded by Michalsen to approve the minutes of 2-8-17.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers:  The clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16735 to 16771 and payroll checks 3955 to 3969 for a total of $620, 817.79.  DeMet pointed out that there were large payments to Oneida County and the school districts.  DeMet made a motion to approve the payments as read by the Clerk, seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  The Town collected property taxes totaling $191,378 in the first week of February and paid out $583,935 to the schools, state and county for the February Settlement.  Expenses for the month totaled $39,808.  The road Dept. expenses totaled $25,667 which included $15,537 in wages and benefits.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Michalsen.   Motion carried, all ayes.

County Representative: Not Here.

Public Comment:  Bob Williams asked about Fawn Lake road as he thought the Town did that last year.  DeMet said they did one intersection off of Fawn Lake Rd last year and now they want to do the Intersection off of Lakewood this year.  It’s the same thing as we did last year by those hills, we put blacktop down where the road meets the hills.  Bob said the Town was going to work on Windpudding last year, but couldn’t and asked how about this year.  DeMet said Windpudding was going to require a great deal a work so maybe it could come up in the 3 year road plan. 

Doris Vyvyan asked who makes the recommendations for the Fire Dept?  Do they have their own meetings? DeMet said they make their own decisions and they are completely separate.  The Road Dept makes their own recommendations  and as does the Fire Dept.

Appoint Room Tax Commission Representative (Mike Lynch):  DeMet made a motion that the Town appoint Mike Lynch as Room tax Representative, seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Ed Coffen request for excess right of way on rainbow Road:  Coffen had requested to purchase excess right of way from the county and he showed the Board the area in question on the map.  DeMet said he did not object to the purchase and he made a motion to allow Ed to proceed with the purchase of the land.  Seconded by Parker, Motion carried, all Ayes.  The town will notify the county.

Review Blacktopping bids for Fawn Lake, Rainbow and Big Buck Roads:  DeMet opened the Bids; the results are as follows:

Musson Brothers of Rhinelander – Rainbow Road - $115,827.52

                                                               Fawn Lake - $139,096.88

                                                               Big Buck - $6,655.56

 

Northeast Asphalt of Green Bay – Rainbow Road - $110,208.50

                                                              Fawn Lake - $122,411.60

                                                              Big Buck - $11,130.00

 

Pitlik & Wick of Eagle River – Rainbow Road -  $81,204.00

                                                             Fawn Lake - $96,013.00

                                                             Big Buck - $4,770.00

 

The Board reviewed the amounts and prices for blacktop and gravel and the price per ton on all bids.  DeMet said he was in favor of making a decision tonight with the contingency of having the Road Dept. look over the bids.  Michalsen made a Motion to approve the Bid of Pitlik & Wick for Rainbow Road, Fawn Lake Road and Big Buck for an estimated total of $181,987 and  the bids be taken to Greg to look over as a contingency.  Motion seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

Discuss 3 year road plan:  After reviewing the various Roads, DeMet did go to the Road Dept to see if they had any recommendations.  They didn’t have any objections with any of the Roads that the Board came up with.  DeMet suggested that maybe we should put Elm Rd on at some point.  The town has spent less than $200,000 so we have an estimated $320,000 to spend.  So we have other projects that we can accomplish.  Elm Rd would be a good one to do and then some other chip sealing and crack sealing projects for this year.  Some of the suggestions were Beaver Lake, West Rapids we were going to put on but wait until after the logging project.  Dove, Big Doe, Dorothy Lake, Sand, and Lumen Lake.  DeMet said it’s how the town should prioritize in a 3 year project.  Bob Williams asked about North Windpudding.  He said that the gravel from the road is washing down onto other properties.  Bob said if we had additional money, it would make sense to start the preliminary work because it’s probably won’t get down in one year.  George agreed that it probably won’t get down in one year and that the town should spend some money reshaping that road.  The issue is that the private driveways come down on one side and this could cause a problem with reshaping the road.  We should probably relook at this and it might be a good idea to hire someone to tell us the best way to approach it.  Michalsen said he was good with putting Elm road on for this year. 

 

DeMet said there is a 2 mile stretch on Fawn Lake from Big Buck down to Sand Lake where  from there on, we have new black top.  It was suggested that we do the other 2 miles towards D for next year.  The 2 miles we are looking at is approximately $200,000.  Every election year in the fall is when the TRIP money becomes available so we might qualify in 2017.  The way Oneida County does it is that they take that money and they divide it up to the 7 towns out of the 21.  The last couple of times some of the towns did not participate so our town may move up on the list.  In order to do that you have to have a 3 year road plan.  That’s part of their requirement.  We have one for 2017, so if we do 2018 and 2019 we would qualify.  DeMet said they could put N. Windpudding on the plan and there are roads that are still gravel like Big Doe.  Dorothy Lake and Dove will be put on for 2018 and Beaver Lake and Big Doe for 2019.  DeMet will talk to Greg about Windpudding, which would be an on-going project.  It was decided to put West Rapids on the plan for 2020, which would be after the logging project.  Lumen will be put on the plan for 2019.  DeMet made a motion to adopt a 3 year Road Project as discussed.  2018 being Fawn, Big Buck to Sand, Dorothy Lake and Sand.  2019 will be Beaver Lake Road, Big Doe and Lumen Lake Road.  2020 will be West Rapids.  Windpudding will be an on-going project that will go one over the 3 year period.  Michalsen seconded the motion.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

Issues with Legion Post Building:  The Chairman received a call last Friday from Mike Chevalier who is a legion member and a local builder.  He was concerned about the supporting members, the trusses, that hold up the roof.  He walked in the building and a large amount of ceiling tiles had fallen to the floor all in a line.  After closer review, there was cracking, the walls were out of plumb and you can actually see a wave in the wall.  I talked to Rick Clem, our building inspector, and he suggested Dale Blank who’s with Northern Design in Hazelhurst so I called him and he is going to come over tomorrow at 9:00 and look at the building.  He’s going to look at the building and see what is going on.  The building is close to a 100 years old. It was the original town hall. 

 

Correspondence:  We got a letter from Tammy Baldwin regarding our Referendum; the opposite that we got from Duffy.  We got letters now from Scott Walker, Duffy and Baldwin.  Baldwin is in favor of our referendum regarding Citizens United; Walker and Duffy are opposed.  Ron Johnson did not reply.  Parker indicated that he never does. 

 

DeMet said he had a letter from Lonna Grosskopf regarding the wolf summit on April 8th and asked if the supervisors were interested in going.  Michalsen may attend. 

 

Michalsen mentioned that the Parks Commission would be meeting on March 14th.  Parker indicated that she will be stepping down from the Cementery Board.  Sharon has agreed to be an interim president until we see what happens with the election.  The cementery is 3 people shy right now. 

 

Schneider asked Parker and Michalsen to please talk loader as they are impossibly to hear.  The Board meeting in April is the 11th and annual board meeting is one week later on the 18th

 

Adjournment:  DeMet made a motion to adjourn.  Motion seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes.   Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, March 21, 2017

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2017

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.                                                                                         

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Rose Bean, Arnie Plauman,   

     Stephanie Sowatzka, Wayne Paugles, Rodney Singleton, Matt Michaelson      

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Rodney moved to approve, Rose second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Tom moved to approve, Rodney second, all in favor. Darlene advised Mike   Lynch has created new “addresses not eligible for resident launch permit” list.

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-Discussion of several ideas for Park projects including Art in the Park, helping the Beautification Committee, and a community garden.

2.  Parks Employee-Waiting on the weather.

3.  Children’s Program-Darlene has a number of dates planned, looking toward more on Saturdays. Complete schedule when finalized.

 6. Old Business

1.  Christmas Tree Lighting recap-Lights are good, but many ornaments trashed

2.  Use of Sloan Center basketball court over Christmas vacation discussed.

3.  Fishing Pier reimbursement-long, slow process with DNR.  

  7.   New Business

1.  Scout Can Collection at Snowshoe, usually towards end of April. Tom will advise exact date.

2.  Harvest Fest September 16, 2017 9am-3pm

3.  Men’s Softball at Rainbow starts May 11. Arnie will help Wayne as needed.

4.  Annual Town Meeting April 18th.

5.  Rodney asked if we could go back to starting meetings at 7:00pm. No objections, all in favor.

  8.  Correspondence-None

  9.  Citizen Input-None

10. Next Parks Commission Meeting, May 9, 2017

11.  Rodney moved to adjourn, Stephanie seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:05 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, November 10, 2016

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2016

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.                                                                                         

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Rose Bean, Arnie Plauman,   

     Stephanie Sowatzka, Wayne Paugles, George DeMet      

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Rose moved to approve, Stephanie second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Rose moved to approve, Darlene second, all in favor

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-Nothing to report

2.  Parks Employee-Rainbow Park toilets locked, doing Christmas light inventory. Wayne           investigated a blower/bagger attachment for the mower and the cost is approx $1500. This attachment would save time picking up leaves in the fall and goose poop during the summer. After discussion, Tom motioned to purchase, Rose second and all were in favor. Wayne will proceed with Lakeland Lawn. 

 

 6. Old Business

1.  Playground equipment-Brief location, cost and budget discussion.

2.  Discussion about a basketball court in the lot behind the Sloan Center; dimensions, layout, site prep. Tom/George working on cost estimate.

3.  Archery range-Stephanie update.

4.  Christmas Tree Lighting, December 3rd. Review responsibilities. Polly Martin will provide chair for Santa. Ginger working to get choir from Bible Church, Arnie/George tree, Darlene bags, Wayne to pick up additional lights, Tom cocoa, table, Santa, suit, Rose additional ornaments.  

  7.   New Business

1.  None scheduled

  8.  Correspondence-None

  9.  Citizen Input-None

10. Next Parks Commission Meeting, March 2017

11.  Rose moved to adjourn, Stephanie seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:50 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, October 11, 2016

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF TUESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2016

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.                                                                                         

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Ginger Davis, Rodney Singleton,  

     Matt Michaelson, Stephanie Sowatzka, Wayne Paugles      

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Ginger moved to approve, Rodney second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Report not available

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-Nothing to report

2.  Children’s Program-Darlene did a a children’s program at the Visitor’s Center on September 17th, with 23 participants.

3.  Parks Employee-Water off at Snowshoe toilets, geese back for a few days, docks coming out soon, after next pumping new outhouse at boat launch will be locked.

 6. Old Business

1.  Fall Festival-nice thank you from Mary Ellen. Noted the bathrooms were “spotless.”  No additional clean up needed per Chris.

2.  Discussion about a basketball court in the lot behind the Sloan Center; dimensions, layout, site prep. Tom/George working on cost estimate.

3.  Playground equipment. Darlene investigating a piece of equipment we could build ourselves. Per Matt the replaced equipment from LDF was in bad shape and nothing we would be interested in.

4.  Christmas Tree Lighting, December 3rd. Review responsibilities.

5.  Archery range-Stephanie showed sketches of possible layouts.

6.  Long term goals-Who, what, why, where?

 7.   New Business

1.  2017 Budget-Minor adjustments to reflect actual expenditures except for line 3498 (Other Special Projects).  Discussion that since we had 2 major projects under consideration (basketball court and playground equipment) we should include $20,000 for line 3498. Rodney motioned, Darlene seconded and motion passed, all in favor, budget passed.

 8.  Correspondence-None

 9.  Citizen Input-None

10.Next Parks Commission Meeting, Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:30 PM. Date changed due   to the election.

11. Ginger moved to adjourn, Rodney seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:40 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, September 13, 2016

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Arnie Plaumann, Ginger Davis, Rose Bean,

     George DeMet, Stephanie Sowatzka, Rodney Singleton      

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Rodney moved to approve, Ginger second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Review statement, Rodney moved to approve, Ginger second, all in favor.

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-No report

2.  Children’s Program-Darlene will do a children’s program at the Visitor’s Center on September 17th.

3.  Parks Employee-Chris Malsavage will fill in for Wayne, who is on vacation 9/19-9/23, as needed. Wayne took care of minor graffiti at Snowshoe Park. Information boards at the boat launch have been “refreshed” and updated.

 6. Old Business

1.  Fall Festival 9/17. They usually do their own clean-up. Wayne moved extra garbage cans to Snowshoe Park. Chris M available/on call if needed.

2.  Further discussion about a basketball court in the lot behind the Sloan Center. Tom/George working on cost estimate. Arnie/Tom are looking at layout.

3.  Playground equipment. Arnie/Ginger are looking at layout options for Bear Foot Park.      Darlene investigating a piece of equipment we could build ourselves. Ginger is looking into grants.

4.  Christmas Tree Lighting, December 3rd. Breakdown of responsibilities.  

 7.   New Business

1.  2017 Budget

2.  Discussion of long term goals and objectives

3.  Boy Scout Can Collection 10/8 10am-2pm

 8.  Correspondence-None

 9.  Citizen Input-None

10.Next Parks Commission Meeting, Monday, October 11, 2016 7:30 PM

11. Rodney moved to adjourn, Ginger seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:40 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, August 11, 2016

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF THURSDAY AUGUST 11, 2016

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

       MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Arnie Plaumann, Ginger Davis, Rose Bean,

George DeMet, Mike Lynch, Stephanie Sowatzka     

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Ginger moved to approve, Rose second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Review statement, Ginger moved to approve, Arnie second, all in favor. Mike discussed a letter which the town received from Gary Bauer regarding his not qualifying for the free resident boat launch sticker. Even though Gary calls himself a resident of Lake Tomahawk, he does not pay taxes to Lake Tomahawk and therefore does not qualify for the free resident sticker.  Mike will send a follow up letter of explanation.

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-No report

2.  Children’s Program-Dig, Dump &Drive big success.  Scarecrows program also had a nice turnout. Turtles scheduled for 8/13. Darlene will publish a Thank You ad in the Lakeland Times at the end of the season, thanking all the participants by name.  After discussion, Tom moved we make a donation of $100 to Bob Metropolis, Jr. (who did a presentation earlier in the year).  The motion was seconded by Darlene and was passed with all in favor.

3.  Parks Employee-Lots of geese/poop. New outhouse needs daily attention.  We are now getting ready for the World Musky Hunt. Home garbage is becoming a problem.

 6. Old Business

1.  Parks Commission Officer elections. Chairman-Darlene nominated Tom, Arnie seconded-all in favor. Vice-Chairman-Tom nominated Darlene, Arnie seconded-all in favor. Secretary-no one nominated or volunteered. Tom would fill in. 

2.  Stephanie Sowatzka submitted a letter for the open Commissioner position.  Tom read her letter and after discussion Ginger moved that we approve Stephanie and forward the letter to the Town Board for approval.  Rose seconded the motion and all approved.  George will put it on the agenda for the next regular Town Board meeting.

3.  Playground equipment. Ginger will work with Arnie looking for grant options. 

 7.   New Business

1. Tom brought up the possibility of an outdoor basketball court behind the Sloan Center. After discussion, Tom and Arnie will do more investigation.   

2. The display boards at the Boat Launch are starting to need some attention. A coat of fresh paint, some new plexiglass and updating the information should do the trick. Wayne should be able to handle this in the next few weeks.

 8.  Correspondence-None

 9.  Citizen Input-None

10.Next Parks Commission Meeting, Monday, September 12, 2016 7:30 PM

11. Rose moved to adjourn, Darlene seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:59 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, February 8, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a regular Town Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Raymond F. Sloan Community Building. Chairman DeMet called the meeting to order at 6:59 PM. All Notices were posted to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Catherine Parker and Matthew Michalsen, Treasurer Michael Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider. Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of February 8, 2017 and led the people in the Pledge of allegiance. Michalsen made a motion to approve the Agenda of February 8, 2017 as read by the Chairman. Parker seconded the Motion. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 11, 2017: Michalsen made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 11, 2017; seconded by DeMet. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the payment of Bills and Vouchers: The Clerk asked that ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16695 to 16733 and payroll checks 3941 to 3954 for a Total of $32,764.30 be approved. DeMet asked if there were any questions and Parker asked what Transcendent Technologies was. DeMet said that it was the computer software that Treasurer Lynch had down loaded. Parker made a motion to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the clerk; seconded by Michalsen. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Treasurer’s Report: During the Month of January, the town collected property taxes totaling $1,663,893 after refunds. We paid $771,278 to the schools, state, county and sanitary district. $3,527 was received from the County for timber sales. We received the quarterly State Highway Aid Payment of $33,344. Expenses for the Month totaled $35,346.

The Road Dept. expenses totaled $25,822 which included $23,003 in wages and benefits. Chairman DeMet made a Motion to approve the report as read by the Treasurer. Seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes.

County Representative: Bob Metropulos said there really wasn’t much at the last meeting. We had a consent agenda where you put a bunch of resolutions in and approved them all at one time. Some involved land transfers and Oneida County parcels that were transferred to people, etc. We did have 45 minutes of the meeting and an hour and half closed session. Bob indicated that they had two requests for lot splits, one on the Wisconsin River and the other on a lake. This Act 55 has created a lot of phone calls for us. We tell the individuals, that they need to start at the County first, not at the Town. The Town of Newbolt was going to talk to the Towns Association for advice. They sent an email to the Towns Assoc. Indicating that there is some confusion among folks as to how Act 55 impacts water front property. We have taken the position that our land division ordinance is not impacted by Act 55 which deals with counties. As indicated in our conversation, the proposed land division does not meet our frontage requirement or our minimum lot size. All new lots are required to be in residential area, single family, 90,000 sq. ft., with a minimum of 225 sq. ft. single family, residential zoning. Our standard is more restrictive than the county. This is the response that we got.

Where more than one governing body or other agency has authority to approve or object to a plat and the bodies to such plat are conflicting, the plat shall apply to the most conflicting requirement. The County went along with the Town. The individual wanted to subdivide his land into 230 and 250 feet lots.

Public Comment: Mark Barden of Town & Country Engineering, Inc. out of Rhinelander, introduced himself. They do sewer and water, storm sewer and municipal type work and road work also. Mark wanted to get the company name out there in case the town needed some special project work, such as drainage etc.

Reports on the WTA County Unit Meeting of January 25 and the District Meeting of February 3, 2017: George and Matt attended the one in Three Lakes on January 25th. It was interesting and three were two presentations, one by Thomas Rulsch of the Oneida County Biking, Walking Trails Counsel with Kyla Waksmonski of the Dept. of Health and they reiterated the importance of biking and hiking in Oneida County. They showed us a map they produced for all the trails in Oneida County. The counsel spent $5,000 putting together all the hiking, biking and water trails in county. They will have the maps available at the Information Center this summer. Broadband is coming to Oneida County. There’s a tower going up in Newbold by Black Lake. There’s one schedule for next year in Lake Tomahawk. Their bottom line rate is $28.95 a month for better service than Frontier is offering. The company is Northwoods Connect. Anyway there will be some competition for Frontier.

On the February 3rd meeting the main topic that George was interested in was the assessor’s contact. We need to talk to our assessor because we are not getting an annual assessor’s report. Which basically tells us what kind of a job he is doing and if he is in compliance with all of the things. Bob Metropulos indicated their assessor comes once a month to their meetings. DeMet indicated that the Town’s assessor comes once a year to the open book and Board of Review and that’s it. He is very difficult to contact. You call and get no response. This is the last year of his three year contract.

There was a presentation by the new person /commissioner who is in charge of public lands who talk about the loans that they give and there were legislature updates which George talked to the Fire Dept. on Monday night. There is a bill that will have to come before the entire legislature committee about giving the volunteer fireman a tax break of $1,000 a year plus $400 unreimbursed expenses.

March 15th is Capitol Day at the State Capitol; that is our Towns’ Association day that we can lobby at the capital. If you are interested in that, it’s $35.00 per person so if you want to go, let Nancy know. There’s even a sheet if you would like to speak on any of the subjects. George has a whole packet so if the supervisors would like copies they can make copies of it or take it home to read:

Wisconsin Act 211 regarding electronic filing of Building Permits and Delegation of Authority to RC Inspection Agency: This is something that I found out because Richard Clem is the Town Chairman of Winchester and he was there and he pulled me aside. All building permits must be electronically submitted now by the 15th of the Month for which they were applied for. Anyhow, we can now delegate that authority to him, otherwise it would be up to Nancy. Richard sent back with George a form that needed to be signed, stating that he will take over the issuance of these permits. DeMet made a motion that the Town delegate the Authority to RC Inspections that he act on our behalf to electronically submit all building permits that originate in the Town of Lake Tomahawk. Seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Allocation of unused 2016 Road Department funds to 2017 Budget: We ended up with a surplus of $94,699.73 from the Road Dept. 2016 Budget that was not used. DeMet made a motion that we move the $94,699.73 to the 2017 Budget. Seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Advertise 2017 Road Projects and set date for bid openings: This will be for Fawn Lake and Rainbow. George thought we should put the bid in the paper next week and open the bids at the March Board Meeting. Once we get the numbers back we will know what kind of money we have to spend on other projects. Parker made a motion that as soon as possible we advertise for bids on Fawn Lake and Rainbow and we set a date of opening the bids at our next Board Meeting which is March 8, 2017. Motion seconded by Michalsen. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Correspondence: If you will recall, we agreed to name the Island on Lumen Lake after Robert Krga, so it would be Krga Island. Well the DNR turned us down. Matt asked if there was any news on the Liquor License for Big Cat’s. George said nothing at this time. DeMet also received a Thank you note for the Christmas Party which was well attended. Jessica Kloes did a great job.

Adjournment: Michalsen made a Motion to adjourn, seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting Minutes February 1, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka, Bob Williams, Rick Mazurczak and Joanne Krueger

  1. Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

  2. Rick motioned to approve the Agenda for February 1, 2017. Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

  3. Rick motioned to approve the minutes for January 4, 2017. Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

  4. Citizen Input: None

  5. Web site up dates:

    1. Rick made a motion that we have NCS fix the “contact us” section on the web page and the daylight savings time on web cam, seconded by Gary, approved unanimously.

  6. Correspondence:

    1. 2138 Friends on Facebook

  7. Date for next meeting: March 1, 2017.

  8. Adjournment: Joanne motioned to adjourn, Rick seconded, approved unanimously, 7:25pm.