Board Meeting

01/09/2019 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meeting Minutes

Town of Clinton    Board Meeting    January 9, 2019


Properly posted meeting was called to order at 7 pm with the pledge of allegiance. In attendance were Chairman John LaDue, Supervisor 1 Dan Chaulklin, Supervisor 2 James Chapiewsky, Clerk Sandy Schweiger, Treasurer Jan Clark, Barb Adams, Mava Clark, Amy Evans, Doug Ewing, Pandora Flores, Lonnie Muller, Scot Sanders and Alvin Schrock.


Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to accept the financial report as read, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to approve the transfer of $320 from savings to checking, $116,697.22 from tax savings to checking and $17,000 from money management to checking, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Supervisor Chapiewsky, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin, made a motion to pay the bills as presented; all ayes, motion carried.


Vernon County Emergency Management requested the passing of a resolution to address hazard mitigation as required by the state and FEMA in order to receive reimbursement of disaster expenses. Supervisor Chapiewsky, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin, made a motion to pass Resolution 2019-1; all ayes, motion carried.


Complaints regarding Irish Ridge continue; too often the road has been heavily travelled before it can be plowed. Although an effort was made to have sand delivered in the fall some residents continue to remove material from the pile at the shop. Invoices will be sent to those who remove more than 5 gallons at a time; board members should be contacted if someone needs more. Doug Ewing requested the board consider providing sand to Grandma’s Attic as a public service; the board members agreed unanimously.


Radios for the trucks were again discussed; the board approved renting 4 units (3 permanent and 1 portable) on a monthly basis.


The backhoe is in need of extensive repairs; Portland Implement provided a quote of about $15,000 to fix everything, half of which would be for labor. This bill is roughly half of what Titan Machinery estimated. The board members agreed to repair the transmission and brakes first. The budget will have to be amended to address this.


The end loader has issues with the right back tire. Scot Sanders requested additional tools and tool boxes to be placed in each truck as a well as a socket set and shop light; these purchases were approved. He also suggested acquiring a hose-maker from Wally Hemmersbach for $1,500; the board declined. Approval was given to purchase plywood for shelving. In the past overtime was not paid to the assistant patrolman; going forward any hours over 40 per week will be paid as overtime.


Supervisor Chapiewsky would like to see some brush cutting while the weather permits starting on Knapp Valley and proceeding north; up to 25 feet from the center of the road should be cleared. Property owners must be consulted first. Chairman LaDue noted sumac on Wang Ridge getting quite large while Supervisor Chaulklin emphasized placing caution signs.

New LED lights on the truck are quite bright; they should be adjusted when meeting vehicles.

Dumpster in Bloomingdale still in right of way which impedes plowing; Chairman LaDue will speak to Bob Fish about removing this dumpster during the winter months.


Supervisor Chapiewsky made a motion to approve December minutes, 2nd by Supervisor Chaulklin; all ayes, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:32 pm.