Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Hearing, November 15, 2016

The Town of Lake Tomahawk had their Annual Budget Hearing  on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted to the open meeting law and the media was notified.  There were 22 people in attendance. 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Matthew Michalsen and Catherine Parker, Treasurer Michael Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.  Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Budget Hearing and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Review 2-17 -16 Budget/Public Input:  DeMet indicated that the Town’s accountant was not available so he would walk everyone through the budget.   Page 1, this is the income we expect to have for the coming year.  The property taxes are $714,224 and that has not changed from the 2016 Budget. 

Intergovernment Revenue, which includes timber sales, state shared revenue, lottery credit and the other items you see there, if you look at the last two columns, you are comparing 2016 to 2017.  You will see that the differences are very minor.  Total Intergovernment Revenue for 2017 is $174,708.14 which is about $1,000 more than last year. 

Regulation Revenue which is liquor licenses, operator licenses and the other items listed is the same as last year, as is the charges for services.  We expect to take in the same amount here.   A member of the audience questioned the Surplus Applied figure of $181,000, DeMet indicated that this amount was a surplus that was carried over from the previous year to help fund the new truck that was purchased in 2016.  

Page 3, Other Revenues: Not too many.  Room Tax is the largest one here other than the fees that we get from the boat launch. 

Fire Department Revenue,  Accident Reimbursement:  We hope that there won’t be any accidents, so we don’t have a lot of  revenue.

Sale of Cemetery lots: $300.00

Parks Revenue: As you can see, we anticipate launch fees and launch permits of $6,700.00.  Doris Vyvyan asked if the amount was decreasing, but DeMet said that when they consider the amount for the next year they try to be a little conservative.

Surplus applied: That leads to the question that was asked previously about the truck we purchased this year regarding the $180,000 that was surplus applied.  We don’t have any large purchase for equipment expected for next year. 

Page 4 gives us the total income for 2017 of $904,307.14 and if you look at the year before, that figure reflects the $181,000 that was used for the truck.

If you go to page 5, we start with Expenses.  This is what everyone is concerned about.  There are no big changes under General Government.  Everyone’s salary is pretty much the same and we do not expect any major changes. 

Page 6 – Fire Department: We have an increase of $600.00.  Doris Vyvyan asked about the account for insurance, if it was health insurance.  Doug Rehm indicated that it was Liability Insurance from Rural Mutual.  DeMet indicated that the town puts in a little cushion in the event the insurance goes up. 

Page 7, Road Department:  This is where most of your money goes so if you have any questions, holler.  The first Page is mostly Labor, Retirement, Workmen’s Compensation.  Total Wages and Benefits is $233,090.00.

Page 8: These are the other items in the Road Department that we spend money on.  Equipment Maintenance, salt/sand, Machinery, Service and Repair, Machinery Fuel and Oil.  You will notice the biggest expenses is Blacktop and SealCoat.  We have budgeted so far, for next year, $229,858.14 for Blacktop and SealCoat.  We also have a fund balance of another $100,000 for road construction.  Bob Williams asked if the Town has a Road Plan for next year.  DeMet said that they do, however, it is not completed, but they do have some very good ideas.  DeMet said the Town of Cassian has a plan for Fawn Lake Road  for reconstruction that goes through their section and if they do their section, we will do our section also.  That would be a mile of Fawn Lake Road and would be approximately $150,000 or more.  Then we have some other roads we would like to accomplish.  $300,000 would maybe be too much.  Bob Williams said the Town should try to get the roads done sooner, however, DeMet said they have to wait on the contractor.  They did get the roads all done.  Rick Mazurczak questioned the $100,000 fund balance for Road Construction.  If you are taxing the people for a certain item, isn’t that would you are supposed to be using the money for.  DeMet said that the $100,000 would be used for Road Construction.  Money that is designated for Road Construction can only be used for Road Construction.  Mazurczak said what he was questioning is that the Town already has $230,000 budgeted for road and then we have another $100,000 in Fund Balance designated for Road Construction.  So the question is that there is an estimated $330,000 available for road construction, which would cover two miles.  DeMet said yes, maybe two miles. 

Page 9:  Information Booth and Cemetery Expenses, both of which are down.  An Audience Member questioned why there was no mileage for the Information Booth.  DeMet said no one claimed any mileage. 

Page 10, Parks: Wages is $14,000.  Under Other Special Projects, there is a budgeted amount of $10,000.  This is dedicated to build a basketball court outside in the recently acquired lot.  Mazurczak commented, really a basketball court?  We are sitting in one now and no one uses it.   DeMet said they were looking at an outside court because this one is inside and no one wants to be here  to do adult supervision.  DeMet said he has looked into some costs and $10,000 is more than what is needed to build an outside court.  It’s in the budget, we are going to explore it and see what the cost will be.  Mazurczak said the land was purchased to eliminate the water problem that we have here and to allow for additional parking for the facility and now the Town wants to put in a basketball court?  DeMet said yes, that’s the plan.

Bob Williams asked if the roof at the concession stand was going to be repaired?  DeMet said that they have had several people look at the roof and that it appears that nothing needs to be done.                  Bob said the Lions offered $3,000 to the Town to go towards replacing the roof if the roof was going to be replaced.  Tom Heilig said that this was the first time in three years that anyone has said that anything needed to be done to the roof.   DeMet said a couple of years ago there actually was $5,000 in the budget to fix the roof.  They had a couple of people look at the roof and they said that nothing needed to be done.   Someone asked that if the money was not used, does it go into the general fund?  DeMet replied that all monies that are not used, do go into the general fund, with the exception of the  Road Dept.  Any monies that are dedicated to road construction and is not used, stays in road construction.  That’s State statute.

Website Committee:  That’s the same amount as last year.

Debt Reduction:  We have no debt. 

Subsidies, Insurance and Benefits, nothing has changed significantly.  Bridges & Dams, we have a $1,000 in the budget.  Animal Control, there is $400 in the budget for that. 

Allocated Funds for Future Use:  This is where we put money away for future purchases and this is why we did not have to borrow any money to buy the truck.  This is why we have money to build roads.  We have been putting money away so we don’t have to borrow. 

A gentleman from the audience had a question regarding Subsidies.  He said, I see that you gave the Sno-Fleas $1,000.   DeMet said yes, that’s correct.  The gentlemen then asked what are the chances of the Town putting in $1,000 or $1,500 for the bike trail.  DeMet said good idea and indicated that presently the Town has a donation totaling $1,500 to maintain that 2 mile stretch from here to Indian Mounds.  Actually a mile and one-half is in the Town of Woodruff and they have signed off so that Lake Tomahawk could maintain the entire trail to Indian Mounds. 

Dan Dosemagen questioned why the Town has to put gravel on the Bike Trail.  DeMet said because the Town had said they would maintain the trail to Indian Mounds.  Dosemagen questioned the other 4 miles south of Lake Tomahawk.  DeMet said this was a grand plan to connect Rhinelander to Woodruff.  Dosemagen said that when the trail was put in initially, it was part of a $300,000 grant.  DeMet said Dan was talking about Newbold and not Lake Tomahawk.  DeMet said the Town of Newbold got the grant and it ends in McNaughton.   Dosemagen asked DeMet why he thinks he has to put more gravel on the trail as the snowmobiles will also be using the trail.    DeMet said that there are soft spots where they do need the gravel and he talked to people that groom the trails and they said it does not injure the snowmobiles.  Mazurczak asked, are you suggesting that we use taxpayer’s money to maintain this trail.  DeMet said he is not suggesting anything, it was a suggestion from the audience.  So far they have received a $1,500 donation for the trail. 

After arguing back and forth, between all parties, Mazurczak asked where they were going to get the gravel to maintain the trail.  DeMet said they already have the gravel.  Mazurczak questioned what about the labor of keeping up the trail?  DeMet said these were all questions that need to be resolved if we decide to go ahead with it. 

Mazurczak mentioned that the town did not budget for any gravel in 2016 and 2017.  DeMet said that was correct as they bought 10,000 yards out of the 2015 budget and it was stockpiled this year.                 

Michalsen said we saved money on the purchase.  DeMet agreed that we saved a great day of money by buying 10,000 instead of 5,000 yards.   DeMet said they spent $52,500 for 10,000  yards of gravel that came out of the 2015 budget and stockpiled it this year.  Hopefully the gravel will last two or three years or 2018.

DeMet asked if there were any other question.  Dan Konopacky asked how they get the $1,500 for the bike trail.  DeMet said to make a motion.  Tom Heilig made a made a motion that $1,500 be budgeted by the town for the bike trail.  Seconded by Dan Konopacky.  Bob Williams moved that we use paper ballots.  Paper ballots were passed out by Pat Christy and Darlene Neumann.   DeMet wanted everyone to understand that the voting is an advisory vote only and it’s up to the Town Board to make the final decision.    It would be the same thing if you wanted to increase the money to the Sno-Fleas or anything else, it’s all advisory. 

Mazurczak made a motion that we take the $10,000 from the Parks Commission that was for the basketball court and split it with $5,000 going to the Sno-Fleas and $5,000 going to the bike trail.  Seconded by Dosemagen.   All in favor say yea, not in favor, nay, raise  your hands.  9 yeas, 8 Nays.  The results of the paper ballot was 14 to 6 in favor of adding $1,500 for the bike trail. 

Michaelsen said that since this was all advisory, he would like to open it up at the next town meeting and he asked the people to please show up so that we can get more voices at these meetings. 

All the town has to do is to approve the levy and that will be done at the next town meeting.

Adjournment:  Motion by Rodney Singleton to adjourn the budget hearing, seconded by Pat Christy.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Town Clerk

 

 

 

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Preparation Meeting, October 24, 2012

Budget Preparation Meeting – October 24, 2012

The budget preparation meeting for the town of Lake Tomahawk was called to order by Supervisor Catherine Parker at 12:35 pm in the town office at the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.

All notices were posted according to the open meetings law and the media was notified.

Present: Supervisors George DeMet and Catherine Parker, Treasurer Mike Lynch, Clerk Mary Zimmerman, Accountant Rich Anderson and Chairman Rick Mazurczak by phone.

Motion by DeMet sec’d by Mazurczak to approve the agenda of 10-24-12. Motion carried.

Accountant Rich Anderson explained that there is a surplus for this year. Rich then gave the town board a couple suggestions on how to go about balancing the budget where the town can reduce the levy by $25,000.00. Rich suggested paying off two of the three loans; it would reduce the assessment and the loan payments for next year.
Rich also suggested after paying off the loans, taking the rest of the surplus and putting into the road department budget blacktop and sealcoat for projects in the year 2013. After listening to Rich’s proposal, DeMet moved to accept the changes as presented by Rich to finalize the budget. Sec’d by Parker, motion carried all ayes.

Motion by Parker sec’d by DeMet to set the Budget Hearing meeting and the regular town board meeting for November 13, 2012 at 7:00pm. Motion carried all ayes.

At 12:54 pm motion by DeMet sec’d by Parker to adjourn. Motion carried all ayes.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Preparation Meeting, October 16, 2012

Budget Preparation Meeting – October 16, 2012
The budget preparation meeting was called to order at 6:30 pm in the town office of the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.

All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman Rick Mazurczak, Supervisors George DeMet and Catherine Parker, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Mary Zimmerman.
Motion by DeMet sec’d by Parker to approve the agenda of October 16, 2012.
The board continued with working on the general government and the road department budgets. General government decreased in equipment additions from 24,000 to 10,000 as the only foreseen replacement of any equipment is the stove in the kitchen. The rest of the areas basically remained the same with minor changes. In the road department the biggest changes were for blacktop and sealcoat increasing the budget for road repairs. The budget was then completed.
At 9:35 motion by Parker sec’d by DeMet to adjourn. Motion carried all ayes.
Respectfully submitted,
Mary Zimmerman, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Preparation Meeting, October 4, 2012

Budget Preparation Meeting – October 4, 2012
The budget preparation meeting was called to order at 6:32 pm in the town office of the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.

All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman Rick Mazurczak, Supervisors George DeMet and Catherine Parker, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Mary Zimmerman. Chairman of the Parks Commission, Pat Wingo was also present.

Motion by DeMet sec’d by Parker to approve the agenda. Motion carried all ayes.

The board then worked on the Parks budget along with Pat. Pat told the board that they are currently working on possibly getting grants. Pat asked the board to consider budgeting money for the Website Committee for a webcam to be put at the public landing. Pat told the board that 2,000.00 would be the initial cost for all the technical devices, and then to operate it on a monthly basis would cost around 130.00. Pat also stated that this could benefit the town in many areas. The board will consider Pat’s proposal. The board then continued on with the expense budget working on the information booth and fire department.

The board set the next date of October 15 at 6:30 pm for the next budget meeting.

At 8:45 motion by DeMet sec’d by Parker to adjourn. Motion carried all ayes.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Zimmerman

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Preparation Meeting, September 24, 2012

Budget Preparation Meeting – September 24, 2012
The Budget preparation meeting was called to order by Chairman Rick Mazurczak at 6:34 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 Rick Mazurczak, Supervisors George DeMet and Catherine Parker, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Mary Zimmerman.

Motion by DeMet sec’d by Parker to approve the agenda of Sept. 24, 2012. Motion carried all ayes.

Citizen Input - Ned Greedy presented an overview of what the Tomahawk Lakes Association has been doing to combat invasive species. They were asking for funding help from the Town for the year of 2013 to support them by donating $5,000.00. The Town will keep this in mind when they prepare the budget.

The board then moved the meeting into the Town Office to work on the budget.

Work papers were given to the members of the Board.

Treasurer Mike Lynch went through the each line item on the revenue budget with the board. The board then started with the expense budget for the subsidies, cemetery, and the information booth.

Set dates for additional 2013 budget meetings - Motion by Mazurczak sec’d by DeMet to set the next budget meeting date of Thursday, October 4th at 6:30 pm.
Motion carried all ayes.

At 8:50 pm motion by Parker sec’d by DeMet to adjourn. Motion carried all ayes.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Hearing, November 9, 2010

Budget Hearing – November 9, 2010

The Budget Hearing was called to order by Chairman Richard Mazurczak at 6:53 p.m. in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center. There were 31 people in attendance.

The Pledge of Allegiance was not said because it was done at the Special Town Meeting which was held immediately before this meeting.

All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman Richard Mazurczak, Supervisor Jack Dunbar, Treasurer Michael Lynch, Accountant Rich Anderson, Attorney Greg Harrold and Clerk Patricia Christy. Shawn Tingley was absent but participated by phone.

Motion by Linda Kay Houghton-Bowen, second by Dick Rehm to approve the agenda and by a voice vote all ayes, motion carried.

Review of the proposed 2011 budget – The budget was presented by our accountant Rich Anderson. He explained that funds of $247,816 are funds saved over prior years and that this represents approximately 3 months of operating cash. In 2011 acct. #301 Property taxes has an increase of $20,000.00. In 2011 we will not receive trip funds of 26,438.49 like we did in 2010. We also applied $83,410.00 for the Town garage and 7670.93 to offset the Parks budget. In General government building maintenance increase and that is for some concrete work and canopies by the back doors and also for drainage around the building. Account #1100 for $150,000.00 is for the construction of the Town garage. Fire Department there is nothing budgeted for #1432 Fired department appropriations because that is now distributed throughout the budget. The largest increase is #1481 of 4600.00 and that is a mandate by the Federal government for new pagers. Road Department – The biggest increase is in the health insurance which increased by 49.3% and we budgeted less so the union contract will have to be re-opened. Account #2055 and 2076 which is blacktopping and contracted services decreased because River Rd. is now completed. Town Clean-up – Everything is basically the same except for acct. # 2502 which has a budget of $3000.00 for landfill fees for the material that will have to be taken to the landfill from the demolition of the old Town garage. Information Booth the budget for 2011 is comparable to the 2010 budget. Cemetery this budget has decreased because there was electrical work done in 2010 and also a pump house building was built in 2010 and there will be none in 2011. Parks budget acct. #3437 increased by 1200.00 and account #3498 other special projects $3000.00 was put in for painting the interior of the concession stand. Debt reduction, Subsidies and Insurance & Benefits remained comparable to 2010. Funds for future use these are funds we save and account #4083 increased by 24,999.80 and it is anticipated that it will be used for one on two things which is to either pay on the land or pay on the fire truck to lower the interest.

Bev Fagan questioned why the TLPOA was being subsidized by the Town when there are other Lake Associations in the Town of Lake Tomahawk. Gladys Bauer asked why account #915 brochure listing had a zero budget. It was because the Town is going to join the Minocqua chamber. She also asked if businesses will be able to join on their own.

Motion by Pat Wingo, seconded by Joanne Krueger to adjourn the budget hearing and on a voice vote all aye. Motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted,
Patricia Christy, Town Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Preparation Meeting, October 12, 2010

Budget Preparation Meeting – October 12, 2010 – 8:00 a.m.
The Budget Preparation meeting was called to order by Chairman Richard Mazurczak in the Town Office of the Raymond F. Sloan Community Building on Tuesday, October 23, 2010 at 8:05 a.m.

All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman Richard Mazurczak, Supervisors Jack Dunbar and Shawn Tingley, Treasurer Michael Lynch and Clerk Patricia Christy.

Motion by Mazurczak, sec’d by Dunbar to approve the agenda, motion carried.

Work papers were given to each member of the board. The board went through each line item on the revenue budget with the Treasurer and the Clerk. They continued on with the expense budgets. In General Government it was decided to put a pay freeze on the salaries of the elected officials because of the state of the economy. Per the board no increases in salaries will be implemented for anyone except the Town crew because we are bound by their union contract. The main changes in general government was 9200.00 in building maintenance for a new roof on the canopies by the back doors, 2 slabs by the back doors and drainage for around the building and also for a new Town garage for storage. The chairman was informed of the condition of the old Town garage and the old fire barn. Estimated cost for this would be 150,000.00 and we have approximately $83,000.00 saved for buildings. The board called the fire chief to come in and go through the fire department budget with the board since many of the items were missing on the budget and they needed explanations on some of the items. Some of the changes for the fire department are building maintenance for 1,000.00 which is for a door, $4600.00 for 12 new pagers, 1300.00 for fire inspection, and 1500.00 for training of 2 new volunteers.

At noon motion by Mazurczak, sec’d by Tingley to adjourn for lunch and the motion carried

At 1:00 p.m. the board reconvened to continue working on the budget until it was completed.

The board continued to work on the budget. In the road department the biggest changes were for machinery repair to have 2 dump boxes redone, road signs of 5500.00 for new standards, posts and ATV signs, Blacktop and sealcoat was lowered to 100,000.00 and contracted services was lowered to 35,389.00. The budget for the Town garage was decreased to a total of 508,002.00. In Town Clean-up landfill fees were increased to 3000.00 for the demolition of the old town garage. The cemetery budget no increase was put in for the sexton, lawn maintenance was decreased to 700.00, and in equipment the sprinkler system was taken out. There total budget is 7900.00. In the park budget no hourly increase was implemented, unemployment comp was increased to 3400.00 based on prior year actual, special projects increased to 3000.00 for painting and lights. The rest of the areas in the budget pretty much remained the same with minor changes. Total tax levy is 721,155.00 which is $3.42 per $1000.00 assessed valuation or a 6 cent increase/1000.00. This is equivalent to $6.00 on a $100,000.00 home.

The budget was completed and ready for the Clerk to make all the necessary preparations for the paper and the postings so the budget hearing can be held on November 9, 2010.

At 8:22 p.m. motion by Mazurczak, sec’d by Dunbar to adjourn, motion carried all ayes.

Respectfully submitted
Patricia Christy. Town Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Preparation Meeting, October 19, 2009

Budget Preparation Meeting – October 19, 2009

The Budget preparation meeting was called to order by Chairman Rick Mazurczak in the Town Office of the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 9:18 a.m.

All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman Rick Mazurczak, Supervisors Jack Dunbar and Shawn Tingley, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Patricia Christy.

Motion by Tingley, sec’d by Mazurczak to approve the agenda. Motion carried.

Work papers were given to each member of the board. The board went through each line item on the revenue budget with both the Treasurer and Clerk. They then continued on with the expenses for all phases of the Town budget. Once everyone’s dream list was incorporated into the budget and the final numbers were put in it was time to start cutting the budget. The Board worked until the Town share of the levy was 701,407.00. This consists of $658,748.00 (consists of 639,562.00 08 levy plus 19,186.00 – 3% allowable increase plus unused 2007 payable 2008 levy capacity, plus debt service for general obligation of 25,248 for a total of $701,407.00.

The Board took a break for lunch about 1:00 p.m. and another break at about 8:00 p.m. for dinner.

At 12:30 a.m. on 10-20-09 the budget was completed and ready for the Clerk to make all the necessary preparations for the paper and the postings.

Motion by Mazurczak, sec’d by Dunbar to adjourn at 12:40 a.m. on 10-20-09. Motion carried.

Respectfully submitted,
Patricia Christy, Town Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Hearing/Special Town Meeting, November 11, 2008

Budget Hearing - November 11, 2008 - 6:30 P.M.

The Budget Hearing was called to order by Chairman Ed Coffen at 6:37 P.M. in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center. There were 33 people in attendance.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Chairman Edmund G. Coffen

All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman Ed Coffen, Supervisors Jack Dunbar and Rick Mazurczak, Treasurer Linda Kay Houghton-Bowen, Accountant Rich Anderson, Attorney Greg Harrold and Clerk Patricia Christy.

The Chairman read the agenda for the budget Hearing and the Special Town Meeting. Motion by Bev Fagan, sec'd by Gladys Bauer to approve the agenda. On a voice vote Motion carried.

The budget was presented by Rich Anderson from Anderson Metz. He reviewed the fund balances for the year 2008. Account 301 Property Taxes town share is an increase of 2% from $3.05 per $1000.00 to $3.09 per $1000.00. Account 701 Interest general is lowered due to lower interest rates on investments. In General Government there is $3000.00 that is not budgeted for engineering as there was in 2008. Fire Department is very comparable to 2008 and the main difference is in Building Maintenance. Road Department. Account 2011 Machinery repairs increased and are more accurate. This is the road crew's time for repair equipment (oil changes etc.). Account 2039 Worker Comp Insurance increased due to the rating.
Account 2028 Health insurance decreased because we changed carriers. Account #2076 Contracted Services increased so we can do the preparation for possibly blacktopping in 2010. This is for taking out the hills and curves where possible. Town Clean-up and Sanitation stayed about the same. There are no dollars for account #3280 for TLPOA because of having to cut the budget. Debt reduction is 0 for 2009 but we will have a payment in 2010 for the fire truck that has been ordered. Most of the 4200 Subsidies have been lowered except for the Website and that is because we had to get a new web master. Insurance and benefits have remained the same. Other Expenditures is less because the Horsehead Dam has been repaired.

At 7:18 P.M. Motion by Connie Madden, sec'd by Howard Dunham to adjourn the Budget Hearing. On a voice vote all aye. Motion carried.

Special Town Meeting - Immediately following the Budget Hearing

The Special Town meeting was called to order by Chairman Ed Coffen in the gym of the Raymond F. Sloan Community Building.

All notices were posted according to the open meetings law.

Motion by Dick Rehm, sec'd by Greg Kuckkahn to dispense with the reading of the minutes from 2007. Motion carried.

Pursuant to sec. 82.03 WIS Stats. Electors are to approve the total Highway Expenditures. Motion by Dick Rehm, sec'd by Bev Fagan to approve the total Highway expenditures. On a voice vote all ayes. Motion carried.

Pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1) (a) WIS Stats. The electors adopt the 2008 Town Tax Levy to be paid in 2009. Motion by Gary Sowatzka, sec'd by Dick Rehm to approve the Town Tax Levy. Motion carried.

Beverly Fagan thanked the Town Board for a job well done on the budget. At 7:26 Motion by Beverly Fagan, sec'd by Gladys Bauer to adjourn the Special Town Meeting. Motion carried.

At this time there was a break before the Regular Town Board meeting was called to order.

Respectfully submitted
Patricia Christy, Town Clerk