04/11/2018 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Town of Clinton Board Meeting April 11, 2018
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 Schweiger, Treasurer Jan Clark, Patrolman John Adams, Mava Clark, Tyler Clark, Pandora Flores, John LaDue and Lonnie Muller.
Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to accept the financial report, 2nd by Chairman Dahlen; all ayes, motion carried. Supervisor Chaulklin made a motion to approve transferring $26.01 from tax to regular savings, $17,000 from savings to checking and $16,730 from savings to money management, 2nd by Supervisor Chapiewsky; all ayes, motion carried. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to pay the bills, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried.
Patrolman Adams is working to complete FEMA projects. Frost is still 18”-24” deep causing problems in ditch and culvert cleaning. Road bans should be lifted in the next two weeks. More snow is in the forecast which will delay patching. Tiger signs are being installed where needed.
Tyler Clark, the new assistant patrolman, introduced himself. Road work is proving to be more enjoyable than factory work while allowing him to return to the area.
More residents are now recycling thanks to the efforts of Ms. Flores. Scrap metal and appliances are being directed to Bob Fish’s scrap yard. Supervisor Chapiewsky would like to see the grass and weeds burned off; Ms. Flores noted local resident Andrew LaChance might be willing to assist. The sheriff’s office will be notified prior to burning.
The gravel bids from last month were discussed with Supervisor Chapiewsky making a motion to accept all, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Mr. Adams suggested that Scott Dahl might provide a better price on rip-rap for some projects.
Supervisor Chapiewsky made a case for seal-coating 2-3 miles of roads by borrowing from the equipment fund until the town is reimbursed by FEMA. Mr. Adams mentioned that preparatory work had not been allotted in his schedule as the emphasis is on completing FEMA projects from both 2016 and 2017. Chairman Dahlen mentioned the need to locate and replace culverts prior to seal-coating. After much discussion, Supervisor Chpiewsky made a motion to seal-coat 2 miles, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to borrow $50,000 from the machinery fund, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. The board members will conduct on-site inspections next week to determine work priority.
The past winter saw the use of 260 tons of salt with this year’s order needing to be placed by the 18th. Supervisor Chaulklin made a motion to order 200 tons with 40 tons in reserve, 2nd by Chairman Dahlen; all ayes, motion carried.
The Wisconsin Town’s Association recommended passage of an ordinance to address changes to the law regarding sworn testimony at board of review. Supervisor Chaulklin made a motion to pass Ordinance 2018-1, 2nd by Supervisor Chapiewsky; all ayes, motion carried.
The difficulty of the town bidding during on-line auctions arose when a sweeper was being sold by Eau Claire County. It was decided that purchasing a brush to mount on the tractor was the most cost-effective option. Chairman Dahlen made a motion to purchase an 8’ x 32” broom with deflector from St. Joseph Equipment, 2nd by Supervisor Chapiewsky; all ayes, motion carried. Ordering and installing will take 5-6 weeks and require the tractor being transported. In the meantime, the county’s broom will be rented to remove screenings from the roads. Chairman Dahlen made a motion to transfer $5,000 from money management to checking to cover a down payment, 2nd by Supervisor Chapiewsky; all ayes, motion carried.
Chairman Dahlen discussed the possibility of constructing a lean-to on the west side of the shop to allow for non-heated storage. As for gutters on the town hall, Monroe Miller Jr., Triple M Seamless Gutters, quoted a price of $893; since only the north and west sides require gutters, the price seemed high. Marvin Miller, Shady Nook Lawn Furniture, has agreed to build the new sign board. Hopefully, the parking area can be blacktopped this year, which needs to be done prior to installing handrails.
Cashton Fire Department quarterly meeting is April 16th at 7 pm.
As for the permitting process allowing travel on roads under weight restrictions, Monroe County rescinded its participation, although many calls have been received for an exemption.
Chairman Dahlen made a motion to adjourn at 8:47 pm, 2nd by Supervisor Chapiewsky; all ayes, motion carried.