Town Board Meeting
April 17, 2017
Chairperson Pagel called the meeting to order at 7 pm. All board members were in attendance along with 11 others.
A resident inquired about how the truck route was selected. The Town Board explained the extensive research put into determining the safest truck route with the least impact to town roads. The truck route ordinance passed last year and the route is set.
There was an inquiry about the frost heave on Kanaman Road. The county will be fixing the frost heave at the county’s expense. The rest of the cracks will have a rubberized seal put on them.
Minutes: The minutes of the regular Town Board meeting on March 20, 2017 were approved.
Building Inspector’s Report:
E8758 County Rd HH: Alterations valued at $9,325
N1753 Red Pine Rd: Private shed valued at $16,000
Supervisor Abba moved to approve. Motion carried.
Supervisor Knuth moved to approve the use of the ball diamond for Girls’ Softball/Coach Pitch League practice on Thursdays from 5-6pm. Motion Carried.
Payment of Bills and Expenses:
Knuth moved to approve payment of 2 Epays and checks 11480-11520 for $27,370.49. Motion carried.
Knuth moved to deny camper/RV use at Caledonia Park in the park or parking lot. Motion carried.
Treasurer Kopitzke reported balances of:
Money market account: $86,951.97
Now Checking: $5,218.23
Now Tax Checking $267,168.99
Abba moved to accept. Motion carried.
Clerk Snyder reported voting results from the April election and recommended the purchase of just one new voting machine in 2018 with that machine replacing the use of both of the current machines.
Pagel moved to appropriate funds in the 2018 budget to have the machine by the first election of 2018. Motion carried.
Pagel moved to approve the certified survey map for Brehmer Rd. Motion carried.
Abba updated on spring weight limits: weight limits were lifted and all signs have been removed.
Abba moved to sign the amended Memo of Understanding (MOU) with the sheriff. The sheriff is now authorized to begin enforcing Town of Caledonia weight limits.
Abba updated on the Highway W project: This is a county project. The county plans to begin work the end of May. Paving will begin late June to early July.
Abba updated on road work: Roadwork has already started. Pothole patching and shouldering are completed. Failing culverts are being replaced on 4 roads (Cut-off, Klemp, Palmbach & Guhl, and Maertz near W). Ditches to be cleared this year include Rusch Rd and Brehmer. Mowing is set for late June/early July and will include a full mow to try to control wild parsnip – an invasive species that is an irritant.
Property report: There was wind damage to the park shelter during the wind storm. The roof vent has been replaced and the service entrance door will be replaced with a sturdier door. Pagel moved to accept the bid from Roger Konkel. Motion carried.
The outdoor restroom project is fully funded. Construction will begin in May depending on the weather.
The next park plan meeting is scheduled for April 25.
The FVTC will be presenting on the town marketing plan in May.
County Supervisor Report:
In response to the Town Boards’ concern about police staffing in the county, Supervisor Kietzman reported that the sheriff’s department has 108 people and that sounds like a lot. Additionally 8 cars were added. The Town Board pointed out that these people cover 3 shifts 7 days a week and if Waupaca County is rated 68 out of 72 counties, it may be appropriate to look at re-prioritizing county funds to ensure improved police staffing.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:20pm
Natalie Snyder, Clerk