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Aug 21, 2017
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Town Board Meeting

August 21, 2017



Chairperson Pagel called the meeting to order at 7pm. All board members were in attendance along with 9 others.



A resident expressed their opinion that it would have been nice if Open Book had been longer than 2 hours.

A resident complimented how nice Hwy W looks.



Minutes: The minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of July 17, 2017 and the Special Meeting August 10, 2017 were approved.

Building Inspector’s Report:

Chairperson Pagel moved to approve the building permit report of:

N2120 Ernst Rd                       Private Garage            $14,000

E8200 Rusch Rd                      200 Amp Service         $       500

Motion carried


CenturyLink Utility Permit to place buried fiber under Brehmer Rd at Mill Road: Not approved because work was completed without permit approval despite the permit application listing the start date as later. Chairperson Pagel will contact CenturyLink about the work having been completed prior to approval.

Driveway Permit for Weilands Landing was approved.

Supervisor Abba moved to approve/authorize payment of checks 11631-11658 for $28,730.58. Motion carried.


Treasurer’s Report:

Treasurer Kopitzke reported balances on July 31, 2017 of:

Money Market Account: $76,387.22

Now Checking: $9,644.04

Now Tax Checking: $217,693.72

CD1: $9,602.18

For a total of $313,327.16.

Supervisor Abba moved to approve subject to audit. Motion carried.


Clerk’s Report:

Chairperson Pagel moved to approve the liquor license and operator license for Weekendz LLC. Motion carried.

Supervisor Abba moved to approve 3 operator licenses for Hunter’s Bar contingent on receiving the server class certificate. Motion carried.

Supervisor Abba moved to approve the Temporary Class B License for MDR Lions Club for Caledonia Fest on Saturday, September 16. Motion carried.


A meeting was set for a Tax Levy meeting on September 27 at 6:30pm.


Road Report:

Supervisor Abba reported that 2 “ No Compression Braking” signs will be added – one on Hwy W and one on Brehmer Rd


Supervisor Abba met with the new manager at CHS regarding road weight limits and truck routes.  Maps of the truck routes will be distributed to drivers for CHS, Go Green Quarry, and Earth Sense prior to weight limits being enforced.


Weiland Rd right-of-way encroachment issue has been cleared.


Wild Parsnip has become a public nuisance. Information sheets were distributed at the meeting and information will be on the town website, in the newsletter, and handed out at Caledonia Fest.


60/40 brush cut this fall will be on Magolski, Guhl, and Popeye.


Road update: Gorges is done w/ a double chip seal, Lietzke is being paved tomorrow, Kanaman’s frost heave will be fixed at the county’s expense this week, and the Thieme plow hole will be patched this summer.


Property Report:

Supervisor Knuth reported that the display case from Hunter’s will be relocated to the pavilion.

Supervisor Knuth moved to approve Resolution 2017-08-01 to Adopt Security/Distribution of Keys Policy. Motion carried.


CEC Report:

The park planning subcommittee will meet 8/31 to finalize park plan layout.


County Supervisor Report:

Hwy W looks done

Supervisor Abba added that Fire Number signs went up, signs and mail box posts will be up by the end of the week, the final topcoat will go on in 2019 except where there are curbs. The area with curbs will get their topcoat now to prevent plows from wrecking the curbs. The road will be striped after that is complete.

County Supervisor Kietzman reported that there are 2 new state troopers in the Waupaca area.


Other Discuss Items:

The Planning Commission survey to find out how residents see the future of the town is live on the website, will be mailed to all residents, and the PC will be at Caledonia Fest to encourage residents to complete the survey.


Wolf River Preservation Association: This association has been committed to maintaining the Wolf River between New London and Fremont for decades. The entire leadership is not running for office, so new people are encouraged to run. You do not have to be a town official to be involved with the Wolf River Preservation Association. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4 at 6pm at the Village of Fremont Village Hall.

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