November Meetings

  

The Beetown monthly town meeting was held on Nov 8th, 2018 at 6:00 pm in the Beetown Town Hall. Present were Chairman Kurt Snider, Supervisors Bart Breuer, and Mark Joyce, Treasurer Pamela Clauer, Clerk Sharon Bontreger.  And John Barr Patrolman. Members at large where: Gary Mumm, Lancaster EMS leaders Jackie Edge and Steve Braun, Travis Kremer, County Engineer.

The Chairman called the meeting to order and offered proof of posting Notice at: US Post Office, Beetown Tire and Beetown Feed along with a copy at the Town Hall and on the Township Web. 

The charge of $2408 to the township by the Lancaster EMS was discussed. Steve and Jackie explained the reason for the cost sharing for the Townships served by them. There has been no charge to townships for their services since 1944. Our Township has donated $450 each year for their services. There has been no contract. The townships served are to provide 20% of the cost of hiring a full time EMS Director position at a cost of 74,000 (which includes benefits) The actual salary would be 40 to 45,000 depending on experience and qualifications. The way they came up with the $2408 was by dividing the townships by evaluation to come up with the 20%. Our share was 16.05 percent of our evaluation of 53,217,900. Kurt stated that the Hospitals and Nursing Homes profit from the patients transported to them and should contribute to the services of the Rescue Squad. Steve replied that they have approached them but they said they are broke and EMS have no legal way of forcing a hospital to contribute for their services. The contract is for 1 year and will be renegotiated each year. We would have the opportunity to sign or not each year. It is imperative that they get funding from the townships in order to stay in business. West Grant EMS was contacted and they may be willing to take over the Lancaster’s area for a fee. Phyllis Furstenberg is to check and get back to Sharon. The boards concern is response time and availability of personnel to cover the added area. For the West Grant EMS.  Pam checked with other Townships and found that the Platteville Hospital owned and ran EMS services and does not charge the townships they serve. The board members stated that they don’t mind contributing and signing the contract for Lancaster EMS. However, feel that the nonprofit township residents are paying double. Once through taxation and once when they use the services, while the “for profit hospitals and nursing homes” reap the financial benefits of the patients delivered to their door by the EMS providers. The board will discuss the contract and let the Lancaster EMS know by December 6th. Kurt will call them after the meeting with the decision.

Travis Kremer presented the plans for the University Farm Road Bridge replacement scheduled to start as soon as frost is out of the ground in 2019. Hopefully it can start the end of February weather permitting. The bridge is slated to be 10 x 10 and the road 24ft wide. The finished product will be seal coated by the Townships choice of vendor. There will be a need for “a lot” of fill to build the road up. Clay soil is preferred. The project must be done by June 15, 2019. We have funding of approximately $125,556.25 with 60,000 being LTRIP money, and the remainder split 50% county will pay and 50% out township will pay. The contractors will be fined $800 a day if they don’t have it finished by June 15th, 2019. The county (Travis Kremer) will take care of advertising for the bids. The Town board will be responsible for awarding the bids. Two bridge contractors that may submit bids known at this time, are Steve Steiner and Larry McCabe.

Patrolman Report: John and Gary are working on ditch work and would like to rent a mini excavator. John Knapp has one and would like to inquire how much he would ask for rental. The ditches are too wet to use the towns End Loader or tractor. The water is getting under the road at Ron Taylors on Porter Bridge Road, Ragatz on Rattlesnake and Pigeon River Road. Any dirt removed will be stock piled for the needed fill on University Farm Road next year.  John asked about having Wamsley contacted to see if he can get the FEMA Rip Rap work done yet this fall, on the embankment on Porter Hill Road. The board agreed that he should contact him. The city of Lancaster came and blew out 2 plugged culverts. One on Bowen School Road and one on Porter Hill Road. They both were plugged with rocks and Clay dirt. 

A motion was made, seconded and carried to have Mike Bailey Excavating to do the jobs on Pigeon River Rd for $1,400 and Rattlesnake, with his excavator.  It should take one day each. Bailey Excavating has been hired to do the ditching on Short Cut by Minnow Wagler’s. He will be doing it on Tuesday November 13th, weather permitting. 

Kurt called for the clerks reading of the bills to be paid. A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay the bills in the amount of $88,694.90. The treasurer reported $161,911.37 in the checkbook as of Nov 3rd. Sharon reported the amount left after the current bills were paid of $88,623.15. A call for the clerk to read the minutes was made by Kurt. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as read.  Pam brought up for discussion purchasing another voting machine because of the long lines at the Nov 6, 2018 election. Sharon suggested we wait a year and see if the high voting activity continues. She also feels that there may be some changes and a different type of voting machine be required. A motion was made seconded and carried to sign the maintenance agreement for the current voting machine for $270.00.  Sharon received notices from Grant County Conservation and Zoning Dept in Lancaster of zoning permits for Darwin Anderson (Grant River) and David Welsh (Grant River) to do work on waterways near them. 

Sharon received a letter from Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning commission requesting a proposed future economic development project for 2019 – 2024 be submitted. The board voted to submit the bridge crossing Rattlesnake creek on Rattlesnake Road next to County Road U.  The request would be to move the bridge so it was not on the blind corner. It is a hazard because of the lack of visibility, and width and length of the bridge for semi traffic.  

Delinquent Town bills was discussed. There are several outstanding private work billings coming to $2,948.75. Wis Ag was sent a bill on August 16th for damaging the road on Hidden Acres in the amount of $2,000. They were bought out by United Co-op. We have not received payment or word back from them. Pam will send them a bill with the Wisconsin Statue that allows us to charge triple if they refuse to pay for the damage and we do not receive payment before December 31, 2018.

Mark spoke with Tom Cartwright about the park water and going through their yard. Mark explained that the only way we can attempt to solve the problem is for the land owner’s on top of the hill to put up a retention dam. There are 4 land owners in that corner and they would have to agree to put something up.  

The monthly meeting for next month was set for December 6th at NOON. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 pm.

Sharon Bontreger – Clerk ________________s___________________Approved on: December 6, 2018

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Agenda Dec 2018

    

BEETOWN TOWN HALL:  December 6th, 2018 NOON

Agenda:

. Call to order/ Proof of Posting/Members, Residents present

. Resident’s time to voice concerns and requests

. Update of FEMA work. Scheduling 

.   Questions for Patrolman/Report of problems

Review of Patrolmen weekly accomplishments.

.   Presentation and approval of monthly bills.

.  Treasurer’s Report

.   Reading and approval of last month’s minutes

. Appraisal Service Contract

. Lancaster EMS – Contract

.  Set January Caucus meeting (between Jan 2 and Jan 21) 

. Resolution Treasure Bond

. Incumbents for 2019-2021

. Approve Election Inspectors list.

. Update on September Flood submission 

.  Other Business that may have been brought to the attention of 

a board  Member. 

. Budget Year to Date figures

. Set the date and time for the next monthly meeting

. Adjournment: Time _____________


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2018 Budget hearing minutes

  

Fall Budget Hearing Minutes 2018

Chairman called the Budget Hearing for the Town of Beetown to order at 6:00 pm on Nov 15, 2018

Announces who is present: Kurt Snider, Bart Breuer, Mark Joyce, Sharon Bontreger, Pam Clauer, John Barr and Gary Mumm. Notices were placed on the Township Web, at the town hall, feed mill and the Post Office.

The Budget is presented. LEVY of $193,412+ $95,000 Loan with a total Levy of $288,412

Is there any questions or discussion on the Levy? (3 Times) Discussion wash held on the amount in the highway budget.

A motion to adjourn the Budget Hearing, was made seconded and carried. Time: 6:15 pm


Chairman called the Special Town meeting of the Electors of the Town of Beetown to Order.

Announced who was present: Kurt Snider, Bart Breuer, Mark Joyce, Sharon Bontreger, Pam Clauer, John Barr and Gary Mumm. Notices were placed on the Township Web, at the town hall, feed mill and the Post Office.

A motion to approve the 2018 town tax levy to be collected in 2019 pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(a) of Wisconsin Status and pass Resolution # 11-15-18 for a Levy of  $288,412  Was made

Number voting Aye = 7; Voting Nay = 0

Motion and Resolution carried.


Motion to adjourn the Special Town meeting of the Electors of the Town of Beetown. Was made seconded and carried Adjourned at. 6:16 pm 

Chairman called the Special Meeting of the Town of Beetown Board. To order

Announced who was present: Kurt Snider, Bart Breuer, Mark Joyce, Sharon Bontreger, Pam Clauer, John Barr and Gary Mumm. Notices were placed on the Township Web, at the town hall, feed mill and the Post Office.

Called for a motion to approve the town budget for 2019 and levy of $ 288,412

Number voting Aye= 7  Voting Nay  0   

Called for a motion to adjourn, was seconded and carried. The Meeting adjourned at: 6:18 pm..

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November 8th Agenda

  

BEETOWN TOWN HALL:  November 8, 2018 6:00 PM

Agenda:

. Call to order/ Proof of Posting/Members, Residents present

. University Farm Road - Bridge

. Resident’s time to voice concerns and requests

. Update of FEMA work. 

.   Questions for Patrolman/Report of problems

Review of Patrolmen weekly accomplishments.

.   Presentation and approval of monthly bills.

.  Treasurer’s Report

.   Reading and approval of last month’s minutes

. Lancaster EMS Cost sharing – Contract Alternatives

. Command Central (voting machine) contract 

. Zoning Permits Anderson and Welsh

.  Other Business that may have been brought to the attention of 

a board  Member. 

. Budget Year to Date figures

. Set the date and time for the next monthly meeting

. Adjournment: Time _____________

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2019 adopted Budget

  

2019 Budget



 

Presented October 2019


  


 

INCOME"


2019


Expenses


2019

 

Bridge Aid County?.


0


Bridge Expense


0

 

Bridge AID LTRIP?


0


Cemetery


4,500

 

Building permits


10


Dog License


300

 

Cemetery Income


193


Equipment Fund


20,000

 

Computer Aid


5


Equipment New


0

 

Div/Int/Refunds


350


Fencing


0

 

Dog Licenses 


0


Financial Admin


9,500

 

DOR WI Shared Rev


66,210


Fire & Rescue


25,000

 

DOT Aid Income


140,282


Fire Dues 2%


2,000

 

FEMA & State Exp aid


0


Gen Bldg Repair


500

 


0


FEMA Flood Repairs


9,253

 

Fire Tax 2%


2,000


Gen Adm


18,000

 

Grant County misc


0


Hwy Maint


45,000

 

Grant Cnty Rd Aid


4,000


Insurance all


12,500

 

Hall Rent


1,000


Interest Expense


3,000

 

Interest


1,000


Legislative


10,500

 

Licenses


525


MFL


174

 

Lottery Credit


5,000


Recycling


10,000

 

Managed forest


76


Road Repairs


170,551

 

Private work


1,000


Street lights


3,000

 

Property sold


100


Park & Hall exp


1,900

 

Recycling


515


Trash costs


7,000

 

U of W Farm


350


Payroll Wages


58,000

 

Personal Property


4,000


Payroll Taxes


5,000

 

Personal Property aid


340


Total Expenses


415,678

 

TOTAL  INCOME


226,956



 

Auto figure Levys


188,722


Same 2018


 

Tot Income w/levy


415,678

 

Loan from Peoples


100,000


Breakdown of 2018 Loan:

 

End levy w/loan


288,722


Bridge Unv Farm 


32,778


Our Share

 

Highway Budget 2019


170,551


FEMA work 


9,253


Our Share

 



Local pd flood dama


11,000

 


Shop/Hall painting


46,912

    

Interest on loan


200

    

Total Township Costs


100,143

  

2017/18


2018/19

 

Levy Comparison


188722


188722

 

With Loan


208722


288722

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Meeting NOTICE

  

NOTICE

Special BOARD MEETING  on September 10th at 6:00 pm

Agenda:

. Budget; Levy

. 2019 Road projects 

. 2018 – 2019 FEMA Work

. Park Trees

. Loan programs

.  Other business that may have been brought to the attention of a board member.



Sharon Bontreger _________________

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Annual Meeting

  

Annual Meeting April 17, 2018

Supervisor Bart Breuer called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. Present board members were, Bart Breuer, Mark Joyce, Pamela Clauer, Sharon Bontreger, John Barr,  Tom and Charlie Errthum.

A motion was made by Pam and seconded by Mark to appoint Bart Breuer as chairman of the Annual meeting since Kurt was unavailable because of his father’s passing this afternoon.

A motion to make Peoples State Bank the bank of regular deposits was made by John Barr, seconded by Charlie Errthum and carried with: Aye = __7___ Nay = ____0____

A motion to use Clare Bank as a second bank of deposit for any overflow over the FDIC insured amount was made by Mark Joyce, seconded by Tom Errthum and carried with: AYE = ___7___ Nay = __0_______

A motion to participate in the County Road Aid Program with paying $2,000 for 4,000 return was made by Pam Clauer, seconded by John Barr and carried with: Aye = ___7_______ Nay = ___0______

A motion to allow the board to borrow the maximum allowed, not to go over $200,000 as necessary for operational purposes was made by __Sharon Bontreger, seconded by __Mark Joyce_ and carried with:

Aye = ____6______ Nay = ______1________ Tom Errthum

A motion to donate to area rescue squads in the following amounts Cassville Rescue - $150.00, Lancaster Rescue = $450.00; and West Grant $1036.00; was made by _____John Barr seconded by Charlie Errthum and carried with:

Aye = _____7________  Nay = ________0___________

Discussion: Tom Errthum asked why we would need to borrow money when we have over 150,000 in the equipment fund. Sharon explained that the Equipment fund is a designated fund and cannot be used for anything other than equipment. Not roads etc. Discussion was held on the budget and why we spent more than we brought in last year. Sharon explained that we had an excess in 2016, borrowed money and because of the flood, we spent more than we budgeted.

A motion was made by Pam Clauer to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mark Joyce. All in favor 7 aye. Meeting was adjourned at 7:11 pm. 

Respectfully submitted by Sharon Bontreger Clerk.

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