Board Meeting

12/13/2017 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meeting Minutes

Town of Clinton    Board Meeting    December 13, 2017


Properly posted meeting was called to order at 7 pm with the pledge of allegiance. In attendance were Chairman Monte Dahlen, Supervisor 1 Dan Chaulklin, Supervisor 2 James Chapiewsky, Clerk Sandy Schwieger, Treasurer Jan Clark, Patrolman John Adams, Kevin Bluske, Mava Clark, Frank Easterday, Diane McGinnis, Lonnie Muller and Stacie Sanborn.


Kevin Bluske, representing Rural Mutual Insurance, was invited to present his $8,241 proposal for the town’s policy. The policy from Mark Anderson was for $8,984. Due to the differences in values placed on town property and equipment, the board members agreed to postpone a decision until the material could be reviewed, but a decision was necessary before the end of the year.


Shared revenue of $131,681.15 was received as well as $9,729 from the TRIP fund. So far requests for plowing and sand total $3,600. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to approve the financial report, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to approve transferring $600 from savings to checking and $54,400 from money management to checking, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Chairman Dahlen made a motion to pay the bills as presented, 2nd by Supervisor Chapiewsky; all ayes, motion carried.


Diane McGinnis then discussed the potential buyouts of properties in Bloomingdale that lie in the floodplain. The properties do not qualify for CDBG funds, however, some FEMA funds are available as well as DNR flood control grants. The municipality must approve these grants and Ms. McGinnnis would assist with processing them. Following appraisal of the property, FEMA may supplement up to $22,500 of this value. The property is then demolished and returned to greenspace which is then the responsibility of the town to maintain.


Patrolman Adams reported that the project on East Bloomingdale has been completed except for hydroseeding next spring. The upper two dams can accommodate additional material if needed. Sand has been hauled to customers and mowing is nearly finished.

Property owner in Bloomingdale has been notified about objects in the right-of-way;

Mr. Easterday commented that the county does not have authority over such matters.


Supervisor Chapiewsky wished to address the need for a special policy regarding the elderly and handicapped residents requesting sand and plowing. He proposed a half-price policy with the board members determining who qualifies. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to accept this policy, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Notices will be published in die Bote, the Broadcaster and Cashton Record. Refunds will be sent to those who qualify.


Raymond Hershberger, a resident on East Bloomingdale with a sawmill in the Town of Webster, requested plowing and sand at the sawmill. The board members approved a bill for $700 which includes the late fee.


The state of the Recycle Center was next with Stacie Sanborn indicating that it is the messiest site in the county. Not enough material is being recycled as should be and too much material is being accepted that should not including construction debris. Chairman Dahlen and Supervisor Chaulklin held an open house at the Recycle Center the previous Saturday; out of the 25-30 people encountered, 8-9 were not residents!

(One person came from Readstown!) Patrolman Adams hauled away 13 tons of wood. Chairman Dahlen will work on new signs to inform residents of new guidelines.


Supervisor Chapiewsky inquired about the status of the patrolman’s phone; it is currently a work in progress.


Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to approve the minutes from October, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to accept the minutes from November, 2nd by Chairman Dahlen; all ayes, motion carried. At 10:13 pm, Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Supervsior Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried.