05/09/2018 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Town of Clinton Board Meeting May 9, 2018
Properly posted meeting was called to order at 7:04 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, Lori Brown, Mava Clark, Pandora Flores, Wayne Leis, Lonnie Muller, Cindy Vogel and Al Vogel.
Following the reading of the financial report, Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to accept, 2nd by Chairman Dahlen; all ayes, motion carried. Chairman Dahlen made a motion to approve transferring $159 from savings to checking and $8,600 from money management to checking, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to pay the bills, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried.
Pandora Flores reported the possibility of eliminating one dumpster at the Recycle Center by June. In preparation for the clean-up day on Saturday, she requested input on charges for large items and tires. Car & truck tires $10, large truck $15, tractor $20, sofa $10, chair $5; checks made to ‘Town of Clinton” preferred. Appliances will be collected by Bob Fish at no charge. The garbage can for fluorescent tubes disappeared; Supervisor Chaulklin will provide a replacement.
Chairman Dahlen discussed creating an entry and exit at the Recycle Center thus allowing for one-way traffic and simplifying plowing in winter. All board members agreed to this change with the new entrance at the mail box. Two 10’ gates and 3” of rock and gravel will be needed at an approximate cost of $900.
John Adams has been grading gravel roads and cleaning the field on Knapp Valley from tree cutting earlier this year. Still trying to clean the culvert on Knapp Valley that refuses to thaw. The broom was rented from the county to sweep town roads. Desperately trying to complete FEMA projects. There was a lengthy discussion regarding Irish Ridge. Eventually Supervisor Chaulklin made a motion to seal-coat East Bloomingdale and Irish Ridge with work on Willow Lane if funds are still available, 2nd by Chairman Dahlen; all ayes, motion carried.
With the county approving ATV/UTV traffic on all county roads (D, P and S) and allowing for signage on the town perimeter, Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to pass Resolution 2018-3 amending Ordinance 1-2017 allowing ATV/UTV traffic on all town roads, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried.
Chairman Dahlen discussed an addition at the town shop and the potential costs. Any addition should be enclosed, but a gravel base would be adequate; width and height were yet to be determined.
Paving of the parking area may be delayed again; apparently Sheldon’s is the only contractor in the area to perform this project.
Concerns regarding a property in Bloomingdale were again a topic of discussion. Neighbors have called the county health department and the sheriff with no satisfaction. Since the matter involves a renter, the town board will need to pursue the matter through the landowner, Phil Allen.
Chairman Dahlen addressed the possibility of designating town roads Class B highways to reduce heavy traffic which would require an ordinance and new signs.
Also wondered about bidding on fuel contracts but an issue remains as to ownership of the fuel tanks.
Chairman Dahlen suggested the town consider a special assessment to raise funds for road work. No preference may be shown to one landowner over another so Wayne Leis suggested raising the levy.
Supervisor Chapiewsky wished to address the work put in by the clerk on FEMA projects for which the town receives administrative costs, but the clerk does not. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to pay the clerk the direct administrative costs for 2017, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried.
Susan Marx has requested ‘SLOW Children’ signs on Clinton Ridge Road. Apparently, the county has a program for situations of this sort so it was suggested the family contact the county first, otherwise the town will provide.
Chairman Dahlen made a motion to approve minutes from March and April, 2nd by Supervisor Chapiewsky; all ayes, motion carried.
At 9:45 pm, Chairman Dahlen made a motion to adjourn, 2nd by Super visor Chapiewsky; all ayes, motion carried.