TOWN OF WHEATON
MINUTES OF BOARD MEETING HELD FEBRUARY 14, 2017
Notices were posted February 10, 2017 at the Town Hall, Fire Station, Recycling Center, Eau Claire Travel Center and submitted to CHIPPEWA HERALD. Mark Blaskowski called the meeting to order at 7 p.m. Present: Mark Blaskowski, Bud Beckwith, Ken Custer, Gary De Moe, Herb Steinmetz, Mark Christenson, Ruth Fagerland, Wayne Miller, Alice Droske, Tom Piercy, Ken Books, Mark Brunner, Nate Labelle, Steve Blodgett.
Gary moved to approve the agenda. Ken second, motion carried.
Ken moved to approve the minutes of the January meeting and the check register. Bud second, motion carried.
There was no public comment.
The Treasurer's report was reviewed and filed with the Clerk.
Herb presented the Board with Financial Statements for the Chippewa Fire District. The Fire Board approved writing off money owed for persons who can't pay their EMS charges. Ken Custer met with the Fire Chief and John Anderson regarding the budget. The Fire District needs to do a cost analysis, document their miles and how many they are billing for.
Wayne read the minutes of the January 12th and February 7th Plan Commission meetings. Agenda items were discussion of ordinances and teleconferences.
Ken Books discussed the Park Commission meeting held January 17th. The DNR Grant Application for Park Expansion is almost complete. The Longview Field safety fence and Prairieview Field dugout benches should be complete in April. Boat landing dock system and bike trail system research was also discussed.
The Clerk read the bids for 50th Street pulverize and pave, 40th Street/30th Avenue intersection project TRID, and 40th Street paving from 20th Avenue to Hwy 29. Ken moved to award Senn Blacktop the 50th Street LRIP Project for a cost of $68,200.58. Gary second, roll call vote was taken. Mark B., Bud, Ken, Gary, Herb all voted yes. Motion carried. Ken moved to award the 40th Street/30th Avenue TRID project to Haas Sons for a cost of $398,839.25. Gary second, roll call vote was taken. Mark B., Bud, Ken, Gary, Herb all voted yes. Motion carried. Ken moved to award the 40th Street paving from 20th Ave. to Hwy 29 project to Haas Sons for a cost of $455,265.13. Herb second, roll call vote was taken. Mark B., Bud, Ken, Gary, Herb all voted yes. Motion carried. Mark B. will need to send a letter to the County regarding the grant money.
Mark B. and Ruth will research email domain services for the Town.
Plan Commission meetings will remain at the Fire Station and not be moved to the Town Hall.
Ken suggested having a Board member attend the County Zoning Committee meetings. Mark B. will talk to Doug Clary regarding this.
Next meeting was set for March 14, 2017 at 7 p.m. Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Mark A. Christenson, Clerk.
These minutes have not yet been approved. 3/7/2017