The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a Special Town Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.
All notices were posted to the open meeting law and the media was notified.
Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Catherine Parker and Matthew Michalsen, Clerk Nancy Schneider, Road Supervisor Greg Kuckkahn and two gentlemen from Truck Country in Minocqua. Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Special Town Board Meeting of February 17, 2016 and called the meeting to order.
Motion by Parker, seconded by Michalsen, to approve the Agenda of February 17, 2016. Motion carried, all Ayes. In regard to the truck and equipment bids that were opened on February 10th, Chairman DeMet indicated that the Town does not have to take the lowest bid, and that bidding is not actually required.
Chairman DeMet indicated that he would rely on the Road Crew as to what truck they felt would be the best for Lake Tomahawk. Greg Kuckkahn indicated that he talked to people in different cities, towns and counties and the general consensus was that Western Star was the best. There was then discussion between the board, Greg and the men from Truck Country about their vehicle.
Chairman DeMet went with the road crew’s recommendation and made a motion to purchase the 2016 Western Star from UP Truck for $104,995; truck equipment from Casper’s Truck for $56,971, a 5 year warranty on the engine of $3,775 and a 5 year warranty on the transmission of $935. The total price for the truck would then be $166,675. Supervisor Parker seconded the motion. Motion carried, all Ayes.
The town will also need a new shouldering machine, which is a conveyor that can be bolted on or off with an estimated cost of $6,605. Greg will order the machine.
Adjournment: Michalsen made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes.
Meeting Adjourned at 6:25 P.M.
Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk