Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, August 2, 2017

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka and Joanne Krueger

1)      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2)      Gary motioned to approve the Agenda for August 2 2017. Joanne seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

3)      Gary motioned to approve the minutes for March 1, 2017. Joanne seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

4)      Citizen Input: None

5)      Web site up dates:

a.       Update Website Committee page

6)      Correspondence:

a.       2191 Friends on Facebook

7)      Date for next meeting: September 6, 2017.

8)      Adjournment: Gary motioned to adjourn, Joanne seconded, approved unanimously, 7:20pm.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, July 12, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular Town Board Meeting on July 12, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the Open Meeting Law and the media was notified. 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, supervisors Michalsen and Sowatzka, and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of July 12, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.  Chairman DeMet led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of July 12, 2017 with order at discretion of the Chair: Michalsen made a motion to approve the Agenda as read by the Chair, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Town Board Meeting of June 14, 2017:  Sowatzka made a motion to approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of June 14, 2017, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers: Clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16901 to 16947 and payroll checks 4034 to 4056 for a total of $47,702.39.  Michalsen made a Motion, seconded by Sowatzka to approve the payment of bills and Vouchers as read by the clerk.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Lynch was unable to attend the meeting because of water in his basement so Chairman DeMet gave the treasurer’s report.  Income for the month of June totaled $12,255 which included $8,960 from the state.  The Parks collected $1,856 in boat launch fees and permits.  Expenses for the month totaled $45,916.  Road Department expenses were $32,627 including $22,454 in wages and benefits.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative:  Not present.

Public Comment:  A gentleman from the audience asked how many fireworks permits did the Town grant as it seems like there were many fireworks.  Chairman DeMet said that only one permit was granted to a Mr. Reynolds of Alva Lake.  The gentleman also noticed that the Fire Departments were in the parade and he wondered why the DNR didn’t have anything in the parade.  DeMet said he didn’t know why, but the Town does not put on the parade, the Lions’ Club does.  Kevin Krueger from the Lions’ didn’t know why the DNR was not in the parade.  He didn’t know who they extend an invitation to.

Request for exemption from rental fee for use of Peterson Room/Dewey Wendler:  DeMet called Mr. Wendler today and the Board had discussed this last month.  Mr. Wendler, who is a member of the Town, would like to use the Peterson Room on Mondays for a two hour period for a self-help group.  He is paying the fee out of his own pocket.  This would be every Monday for several months and he is wondering if he could get some sort of a break.  Michalsen made a motion to exempt the rental fee of the Peterson room, on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:30 on a trial basis for one month for the self-help group.  Seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Conditional Use Permit application By Clark Theilig/Bitters and Bull for outside seating and entertainment, on occasion:  He will be putting a concrete pad and a pergola, which is a roof of sorts, which can be opened or closed, and seating.  He plans on having live music on occasion.  The Plan Commission would limit the hours of entertainment from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM on most nights and to 11:00 PM on Holidays.  The other concerns were parking and noise and that the proposed fence be built as shown in the application and that all required permits be obtained prior to installation. 

Nancy Woller had concerns in regard to the parking.  She said people had parked in their parking lot and in the handicapped parking space.  When asked to not park there, she was insulted.  They don’t want to have to mark their lot “customers only”, but they need to be able to move heavy furniture out, plus have access to their boat and home.  They are getting large pot holes in their parking lot and in the handicapped parking space and have been parked in on different occasions.   There is also a parking problem in the alley behind Bitters & Bull.  DeMet said that the alley behind Bitters & Bull is clearly marked “No Parking” and as he drove by it tonight, there were 4 or 5 vehicles parked in the alley, and it is the employees.  What we need to do is to inform Management that the employees need to find someplace else to park. 

Oneida County needs to bring that up in their hearing on July 19th for the Conditional Use Permit; that Bitters & Bull has to find alternate parking, at least for the employees.   Michalsen stated that he would go over to Bitters & Bull and introduce himself and explain about the parking situation.  He would do so that night.  DeMet made a motion that the board approve the Conditional use application with the three stipulations that were just discussed and forward it on to Oneida County for their public hearing on July 19th.  Seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Consider additional paving project on ROW behind Gregory Realty and BP Station: DeMet said he was throwing this out there because the Town does have sufficient money assuming that the rest of the projects get done.  None of the projects have been completed or even started, because of the weather.  If you notice the gravel area behind Gregory gets chuck holes and they could grade it every day and it would still be a mess.  The proposal that George got from Pitlik & Wick to do the whole strip behind there would be $13,485.  DeMet said that when Pitlik comes to do the intersection of Rainbow and Lily, we could have them pave that section as well.  Kevin Krueger questioned where it would start and end.  DeMet said it would start at Rainbow, go behind Gregory Realty and BP and end right there.  It probably would not get plowed in the winter.  Krueger was concerned that it would get beat up because of the snowmobiles when they stop to get gas, the snowmobile equipment and tract.  DeMet said that the Town has graded 3 or 4 times this year and have dumped gravel and it still hasn’t solved the problem.  Michalsen suggested that the Town just continue to grade and gravel instead of paving. Sowatzka agreed.

Update on BB court/Parking Project:  Michalsen had provided the town with drawings.  Two different options were offered, one going 90 feet and the other going 75 and the parking on both sides.  DeMet wanted to make sure that this was being done on the Town’s property. DeMet said it will be necessary to get a surveyor as we have 240 feet back there, but where does it start. 

 Nancy Woller said that whoever cuts the town’s grass, collects it and then dumps it on her property.   DeMet said he would check on that.  Jessica Kloes questioned whether the basketball hoops have officially been approved.  DeMet said it was still in the planning stages.  A gentleman from the audience said he felt parking is a little bit more of a concern than the basketball court.  Jessica said the land was purchased to fix the water problem and provide parking and that was done 4 years ago.  Nothing has been done in that period of time to fix the water drainage problem.  Jessica’s concern was the basketball court being so close to the alley and all the cars and the safety of the children.  Other members expressed concern of the children playing in the area with the cars that speed on Rainbow and Lily.  Others mentioned a basketball court next to a basketball court, meaning the Sloan Building.  DeMet said there would have to be adult supervision if it was in the Sloan Building, and that would be hard to get.  Someone suggested putting up cameras in the Sloan Building.   Michalsen said that if it was on Town’s property the Town’s insurance would come into play. 

People questioned the use of Rainbow Park and why wasn’t the Volleyball court by boat launch kept up.  Jessica again stressed the problem the Town is having with Parking and why should a Basketball Court be put in when parking is such a problem.  Michalsen also said the Police are parked in Town often and if people are having a problem with parking, they should talk to them.

In spite of the questions raised, Michalsen said he is still in favor of going ahead with the basketball court.  They haven’t ordered the hoops, but there is money in the budget to do so.  They still have to get the surveyor and get estimates on paving, etc.

Jessica suggested that they take care of the water problem first as it does affect the other buildings in the area.   Jim Soyck brought up the fact the basketball court would only be used 4 to 5 months a year while parking would be used all year.  Again there was discussion from the audience in favor of the parking.  Michalsen, said he was going to go ahead with the surveyor, figure out the water and this year,  get started on paving for the parking.  DeMet said that the way things are going there may not be any paving this year.

Procedure for filing vacancies on Town Board:  DeMet said that Michalsen has not officially given notice and Michalsen agreed that he has not.  DeMet said that coincidently in this month’s Town’s Association magazine, there is a whole article for filling vacancies.  Once we receive a date there is a procedure to follow under Wisconsin Statutes 17.25.  The remaining Board and the Town Clerk will be responsible for appointing someone to that position.  We will put an Ad in the paper for potential candidates that would interview for us and then, George, Stephanie and Nancy will vote on the person to take over the position. 

Correspondence:  Chairman DeMet had two things.  One of which was a Thank You Note from a gentleman who was here last month.  It says, “I realize far too often people are much quicker to complain than say a good word which is unfortunate.  We want to thank you for the quick response to our concern on Bertland Rd.”

 

The second letter, maybe not so nice from the Lake Tomahawk Sanitary Commission that says “The Commissions would like to bring up a new situation we are running into at the Lake Tomahawk Sanitary District.  Currently our grinder pumps use 120 volt electrical wiring; the new grinders that fit into our pits are 220 volt.  What this means to the user is that at some point the electrical will have to be u updated at a cost to each user as new grinders are installed into the individual pits.  According to the Operator the cost will be approximately $400 per grinder.  The Operator and Mechanic are working hard to keep the current grinders repaired and usable; but as time goes on this will become less and less possible.  We foresee this cost coming up in approximately 4 or more years from now; but felt this was information that needed to be passed on. 

Future Agenda Items:  You will remember that last month we started talking having an ordinance and “slow no wake zones”.  DeMet did a little research and the only lakes we would have any control over would be ones that lie completely in our township.  The lake that brought this matter to the chairman’s attention was Bird Lake.  DeMet thought Bird Lake was in the Town’s jurisdiction, but it could be toughing Hazelhurst.  He wanted to bring this to the board’s attention for in the future.

 DeMet asked if there was anything else.  Jim Soyck brought up ATV’s; all of the towns around here are connecting to the trails, and it would help the businesses in town with the added income.  Michalsen said Corky Shephard and Mike Timmons from Woodruff said they sent a letter to the DOT to utilize the railroad grade up to Halverson Road which is about a mile from where the Woodruff and Lake Tomahawk trail cuts off.    They have not come to Lake Tomahawk with an okay since the last time Matt discussed it with them.  DeMet said the Town has no control over what the DOT does with that Right of Way.  Matt gave Jim Corky’s number.

A gentleman asked if North Windpudding was going to be paved this year.  DeMet said no, but it will be on a future plan. 

Adjournment: DeMet made a Motion to adjourn, seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 7:55 P.M. 

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka, Bob Williams, Rick Mazurczak and Joanne Krueger

1)      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2)      Rick motioned to approve the Agenda for March 1, 2017. Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

3)      Bob motioned to approve the minutes for February 1 , 2017. Rick seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

4)      Citizen Input: None

5)      Web site up dates:

a.       Rick made a motion that we have NCS fix the “contact us” section on the web page and the daylight savings time on web cam, seconded by Gary, approved unanimously. Rick will talk to JR.

b.      Joanne will update “Harvest Fest”

c.       Gary will talk to the Town Chairman to find out our budget for the year and ask for a liaison from the town board to attend monthly meetings, so that we know our monthly expenses.

6)      Correspondence:

a.       2142 Friends on Facebook

7)      Date for next meeting: May 3, 2017.

8)      Adjournment: Rick motioned to adjourn, Bob seconded, approved unanimously, 7:25pm.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Minutes of Adjourned Board of Review, May 17, 2017

Minutes of Adjourned Board of Review

May 17, 2017

The Town Board of Lake Tomahawk held it’s Adjourned Board of Review Meeting in the Town Office of the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center on May 17, 2017.  Chairman DeMet called the meeting to order at 8:20 A.M.  Present Chairman DeMet, Supervisor Stephanie Sowatzka, Treasurer Lynch and Clerk Schneider.  Due to the fact that the assessment roll is not complete at this time, DeMet made a motion to adjourn until the Board of Review Meeting which will be held on July 12, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.  Motion seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 8:23 A.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Special Town Board Meeting, May 26, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a Special Town Board Meeting on Friday, May 26, 2017

 at 1:30 PM in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center. All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisor Michalsen and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

 

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Special Town Board Meeting of May 26, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 1:35 PM.

 

Approve the Agenda:  DeMet made a motion to approve the Agenda, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

 

Review and award bids for Elm Road, Heron road, and Chip Sealing River, Brush and Maple Roads: 

DeMet mad a motion to award the Bid for Heron Road to Fahrner for $14,280; Elm Road to Pitlik & Wick for $15,909.98 and Chip Sealing River, Brush and Maple Roads to Fahrner for $52,587.00.  Michalsen seconded the Motion.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

 

Adjournment: Michalsen made a Motion to adjourn; seconded by DeMet.  Motion carried, all  Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 1:38 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Nancy J. Schneider

Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, June 14, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular town board meeting on June 14, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Michalsen and Sowatzka, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider. 

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of June 14, 2017, and called the meeting to order at 6:59 P.M.  DeMet led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of 6/14/17: Motion by Michalsen to approve the Agenda of 6/14/17 as read by the Chairman; seconded by Dave Olsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes:

Approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of May 10, 2017 and the Special Board Meeting of May 25, 2017:  Motion by Michalsen, seconded by DeMet to approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of May 10, 2017 and the Special Board Meeting of May 25, 2017.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve the payment of bills & vouchers:  The Clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT and EFTPS payments, check #’s 16852 to 16900 and payroll checks 4021 to 4033 for a Total of $41,407.69.  DeMet made a motion, seconded by Sowatzka, to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the clerk.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Lynch said income for the Month of May was $18,117 which included $11,256 from the DNR for PILT, $2,322 from the State for recycling grant.  The Parks Commission collected $758 in Launch fees and permits.  Expenses for the Month totaled $42,442.  Total Road Dept. expenses totaled $23,238 including $14,631 in wages and benefits.  $5,000 was paid to the Lions’ Club for the 4th of July Parade.  DeMet made a Motion seconded by Sowatzka to approve the Treasurer’s report.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative:  Bob Metropulos said there was not a lot happening.  A resolution was brought up in open session.  The Public Safety Committee is planning to have one entrance, ingress and egress, to the court house.  There have been a couple of horrific events that have happened and this may cut down on it in the future.  The term came up, “that’s going to be inconvenient”.  Bob said safety supersedes inconvenience.   The Sheriff’s Dept. has talked about putting in a metal detector.  It would be less expensive than putting in bullet proof glass.  They also talked about putting up a building addition southeast of the parking lot.  They would want everyone, including employees to use the entrance.  The resolution will be coming up for vote next week.  

Public Comment:  Bev Fagan said she was on the Beautification Committee and they did get all the barrels planted.  The committee was started on June 12, 2003, but Bev now needs to give it up so she wants to tell the Board they will have to get three or four people for next year’s committee.  Basically they mainly plant the Barrels.  Beverly has been chairperson for the last 13 years.

 The committee has put up the signs on both ends of Town, plus the signs on the light poles.  They are very proud of what they have done.   Chairman DeMet thanked Bev for all the work she has done, as did others on the Board.  Michalsen mentioned that they may want to tie the Parks and Beautification  together.

Eric Anderson has property on Bertland Road and he wanted to talk about the water problems and it washing out other roads.  Chairman DeMet said that he did take a ride out there with the Road Supervisor.  They can’t do anything about it at this time, but will take another look. 

A gentleman who lives on Alta Vista spoke about the same problem, with the gravel being washed away; Alta Vista and Everlasting.  DeMet said they would take a look at that problem too.

Doris Vyvyan said that the Town has outsourced the sweeping of some Roads.  DeMet mentioned that the County sweeps all intersections off of county roads.  Doris said River Road was a big waste of money and it wasn’t discussed that work was going to be done it.  DeMet reminded Doris it was discussed that it was in the plan to get chip sealed; you have to follow up with maintenance in order to keep the roads for a longer period of time.  Chip Sealing is the best way to preserve that road and it will give you 10 or 20 more years for a very minimal cost

Lakeland Senior Center Request/Janell Schroeder: Janell is the new Executive Director of the Lakeland Retirement Foundation and they are in the process of raising funds to build a new senior center to replace the one that burned a couple of years ago.  It will serve the entire Lakeland Area.  It will double the size of the old building so it will be about 14,000 sq ft.  They will have indoor pickleball courts.  They will also have an auditorium that they plan to rent out to community members.  They are going to all of the municipalities in the area and are asking for funding.  Many of the communities have put money in their budgets every year to help out the Center.  The foundation will be able to bring the meals back to the center.  They will have health programs, fall prevention classes and a lot of different card games. 

They also will have a Café where people can come in and buy lunch.  DeMet said the Center had been in the budget in previous year and they will definitely put it in the budget this year and see what they can come up with.  DeMet made a motion that they sign the letter in support of the Lakeland Retirement Foundation; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve  BLB Combination Licenses, ALB Combination Licenses, Cigarette and Tobacco License and Operators’ Licenses for the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018:  Background checks have all been done including  for the operators’ licenses.  Basically we are renewing the current licenses for another year.  Michalsen made a motion to renewal the various businesses and operators’ license in the Town of Lake Tomahawk for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30 2018.  Seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Planning Commission recommendations regarding Administrative Review Permit application by Barbara Spears-Ehler to operate a tourist rooming house on property at 7932 Violet Dr.: The Plan Commission agreed to grant the permit, with a cavetti to pay attention to noise, parking and garbage.

 Michalsen made a motion to approve the operation of a tourist room house at 7932 Violet Dr., seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Proposal to construct a basketball court/parking lot on town property behind the Sloan Center:  Michalsen said the Plan Commission agreed to go along with the proposed basketball court/parking lot.  He met with the Parks Commission and they agreed to allocate funds in the amount of $2,020 for two basketball hoops.  They will go out for bids to put in the court and lines and for parking spots.  DeMet said that they will have to have drawings as it would need to come before the county.  DeMet asked Matt to do the drawings as they would also need them to go out for bids.  A member of the audience questioned the location, but Michalsen said it was a central location and we could decorate the tree for Christmas .  The drawings are needed as soon as possible so we can go forward.

Correspondence:  DeMet received a report from the Tomahawk Lake Association about updates they are doing, such as the diving from the pontoon and the hydraulics weed thing  and chemical control as much as possible.

DeMet received a telephone call from a gentlemen that will be here next month for a self help group that wants to rent the Peterson Room.  However, the gentleman didn’t think he could afford the fee as he was going to pay for it himself, out of pocket.   DeMet said they would bring this up next month when the gentleman could be here. 

Chairman DeMet contacted a gentleman that is going to trap some Beavers for us on West Bluebird Road.  They are plugging up the culvert every day and the town crew has to go out there every morning to unplug the culvert. 

Michalsen said he would be serving on the rural broadband committee which is part of the Oneida County Economic Development.  There has been some conversation that they want the various towns to give anywhere between $7,500 and $10,000 for these projects.  That’s something we will be talking about in September or October for the Town’s Budget or $7,500 allocation.  They have put Michalsen in charge of trying to get $2,500 from business owners, tourism property owners as well.  That can be a charitable donation, business write off or things like that. 

Michalsen said he also had phone calls, business discussions and the Woodruff Town Board about an ATV Trailhead.  Michalsen would possibly like to put that on the Agenda for next time. 

DeMet received a request for boating ordinances, particularly , “Slow, No Wake”.  We would have to adopt an ordinance indicating what particular Lakes and what areas would have the Slow, No Wake and there is always the problem of enforcement.  On smaller lakes it is a big problem. 

Adjournment:  DeMet made a Motion to adjourn, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 7:40 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, May 10, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular town board meeting on May 10, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Michalsen and Sowatzka, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of May 10, 2017, called the meeting to order at 6:50 P.M. and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of 05/10/2017: Motion by Michalsen to approve the Agenda of May 10, 2017 as read by the Chairman; seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of April 12, 2017: DeMet made a motion to approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of April 12, 2017; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried all Ayes.

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers:  The clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT and EFTPS payments, check #’s 16820 to 16851 and payroll checks 3995 to 4020 for a Total of $40,162.00.  DeMet made a motion; seconded by Michalsen, to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the clerk.  Motion carried, All Ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Lynch said income for the Month of April totaled $40,767, which included $6,764 from the State for annual lottery credit and $33,344 for the Quarterly Highway Aid Payment.  Expenses for the month totaled $37,387.  Road Department expenses were $17,630 which included $14,298 in wages and benefits.  $7,500 was paid for the annual 4th of July Fireworks.   DeMet made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report, seconded by Sowatzka; Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative:  Not here.

Public Comment: Chairman DeMet was told he was doing a good job from the audience.

Minocqua Area Chamber Report/Krystal Westphal:  Krystal indicated that there have been a lot of great things and progressive changes happening with the Chamber in the past year.   Regarding the County numbers, we are in National Travel and Tourism Week and Krystal is currently the President of the Chamber.   In 2015, there were a record number of visitations as a whole in Oneida County as we were coming out of the recession and tourism numbers were beginning to rise.  In 2016, all numbers were surpassed.  There was record spending by visitors in the county, $5,000,000 plus, and this was a direct reflection of how much Oneida County Tourism  Office and the various chambers have been putting in marketing and investing in Oneida County as a whole.   In 2016, the Commission collected over $372,000+ in room tax expenditures.  That means that anyone coming to the area has to pay a 4% room tax over and above what their actual bill is.  The room tax is collected in the communities of Minocqua, Arbor Vitae, Woodruff and Lake Tomahawk.  That money is redistributed back to the communities and the Chamber. 

 

The chamber wants to attract younger folks that are more mobile friendly.  In the past the Chamber marketed mainly in Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago, but they have found that there is a hugh market in St Louis as it’s only an 8 ½ hour drive so they will be marketing heavily there also.   The Chamber will also be investing in Snap Chat.  They also want to buy another web camera so people watching from where ever can see where they are traveling to.  They are especially interested in getting younger people to the area.

Request to renew Land Use Agreements with the DNR:  We have three land use agreements with the DNR; Rainbow Park, yard waste collection site and the stump dump.  These are 15 year agreement and the time is due this year.  Michalsen made a Motion to renew the 15 year agreements as read by the Chairman, seconded by Sowatzka; Motion carried, all Ayes.

Culvert Replacement on Rainbow Road:  The County will take care of the culvert and everything else that needs to be done in connection with it for a price of $8,848.17 complete.  They will need to do it after school is out as the road will have to be closed for a day.  Michalsen made a motion to have the County replace the culvert for the price indicated; seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Request to waive $100 Deposit for Nicolet College exercise classes at Sloan Center:  Exercise class is mostly comprised of local people and there has never been a problem.  DeMet made a motion to waive the $100 Deposit for Nicolet College exercise classes at the Sloan Center.  Seconded by Sowatzka.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Review Bids for various other 2017 Road Project: From Fahrner, level cracks on Heron Rd., $14,280.  Another from Fahrner, this is single Chip Seal on Brush, Maple and River, $52,587.  Add $14,060 to level cupped cracks. 

Pitlik & Wick, this is Heron Road, Ride Control, $31,585.  This is Pitlik & Wick for Brush, Maple and RiverRoads, $54,444.75.  DeMet suggested that he take the bids to the Road Department and have them review it. 

Report on Rural Broadband Grant:  Michalsen reported that he was approached by David Noel of the Oneida County Rural Broadband initiative.  They help a lot with Oneida County Economic Development.  There is talk about two towers going up in the Lake Tomahawk area, possibly in the North Two and South Two area.  What they would like is a $7,500 allocation of funds from our town and other towns that will be in the 2018 project.  This would have to be discussed in the budget later this fall.  What generally happens is that the State puts in an amount and the local communities have to match it.   Usually, the State puts in 47% and the towns and local communities would put in 53%.  The County is putting in $100,000.  Individually, it would cost the consumer between $35 to $75 for high speed.  If an individual would allow a tower to be on their land, the service would be free.  This would impact Oneida and Vilas Counties.  Each tower would cost roughly $30,000 plus equipment of an additional $30,000 which Northern Connect would provide.  Again this comes up in the budget of 2018.

Parks Commission update on Basketball Court/Parking area project:  Michalsen said that after hearing that the original intent of the purchase of the land was to enhance the parking area behind the Sloan Building he has come up with a compromise that would provide roughly 25 or more additional parking places, with a court with actual grass and 1 or two trees.  The trees could be the focal point for our Christmas celebration.  Mazurczak asked why nothing has been done since the land was purchased 3 years ago and why now is the basketball court coming first.  DeMet said the land was purchased first to alleviate the water problem; parking was secondary.  The Town will be working on the intersection of Lily and Rainbow this year and that should take care of the water problem.  Basketball court would not interfere with Rainbow and Lily; the court would be on the other end of it.   As far as parking, it does not seem to be a big issued.  There are only 1 or 2 weddings a year and there is the parking area where the church used to be.  Michalsen checked out pricing and came up with a figure of $2,020 which is less than the $4,000 that was allocated.  The next steps would be dimensions and paving.  It would have to go to Planning as it is a Town project even though the Parks Commission came up with the idea. 

Committee Assignments:  Matt will handle the Cemetery, Parks and Horsehead Lake; while Stephanie will handle Planning, Web Site and Beautification.  George will handle the Information Booth.  Extra members are needed on Parks and Web Site.  We will advertise for members for Parks, Web Site and Beautification.  Matt will check with Catherine on Cementery.   

Correspondence:  George had a letter from the DNR stating they will be applying herbicides to the planting site of Northern Highland American Legion State Forest, McNaughton Creek, South of Wolf Road in the spring of 2018. 

Adjournment:  DeMet made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 8:03 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, April 12, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular town board meeting on April 12, 2017 in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Parker and Michalsen, Treasurer Mike Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of April 12, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 6:59 P.M. and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda of 04/12/2017:  Motion by Michalsen to approve the Agenda of April 12, 2017 as read by the Chairman; seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of March 8, 2017:  Parker made a motion to approve the Minutes of the regular Town Board Meeting of March 8, 2017; Seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers:  The clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16772 to 16825 and payroll checks 3970 to 3994 for a Total of $78,637.56.  DeMet made a motion to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the Clerk; seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Income for the Month of March totaled $16,486, which included $11,637 from the State for PILT, net of the payments to the schools and county.  $3.497 was received as refund for the Workers Compensation Insurance due to favorable claim history.  $500 was received for the sale of cemetery lots.  Expenses for the month totaled $33,753.  Road department expenses were $20,467 including $13,364 wages and benefits.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s report; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

County Representative:  Bob Metropolis said they had a meeting in February regarding Open Meetings Laws.  The session was given by an attorney and they found it very interesting.  Bob had six points that were mentioned in the session.  The Attorney started out by saying, create safety by compliance.  To be safe and not get into trouble, read the manual and comply.  Be more open and give awareness to the public. That’s leaning to not having as many closed sessions.  Bob said the County has too many closed sessions.  The Attorney, said numbers and the purpose test.  The numbers are to make sure you have a quorum.  The purpose test is to have an Agenda and stick to it.   Make the meeting in a public accessible place.  You have to have a Committee/Commission quorum.  You have to be very careful about this.  Bob gave a list of the compliance rules to Chairman DeMet.  Bob congratulated the winners of the election.

Public Comment: Bob Williams said on Fawn Lake Road, there is a tree that broke off and is hanging from another tree where it could fall off and harm someone or something.  DeMet made a note of it.  The other thing is the post building.  The legion is going to put a new roof over the kitchen and restroom area as it’s still leaking.  They got a price of around $4,000 to fix it and they should start shortly. 

 

Approve Class BLB Combination License Application.  Name: Broley, LLC.   Agent: Joe W. Reed.  Trade Name: Bitters & Bull.  Location: 7255 Bradley Street, Lake Tomahawk, WI 54539:  We went through the background check, all the appropriate paper work has been filed, and we see no reason to deny it.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Class BLB Combination License for Broley, LLC, Agent Joe W. Reed.  Seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Approve Operator’s License, Christine Torkelson:  She will be one of the Managers of Bitters & Bull and also has passed the background check.  DeMet made a motion that the Board approve the Operator’s License for Christine Torkelson, seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Paul Schalkofske request to operate Town Clean-up:  Paul said he would be willing to do the town clean-up.  It’s a lot of work and time and he is asking if the town would consider paying him.  DeMet agreed that it was a lot of work.  The problem is that there was nothing put in the Budget to handle the clean-up.  DeMet suggested that we wait another year to see if the metal prices come up and possible look at it next year, with the idea of putting something into the budget for town clean-up.  The Board decided to look at the budget this fall and see if they could budget money for clean-up.  Parker mentioned Paul should get paid for it as it is a lot of work.  Paul said he has been getting a lot of requests for the clean-up so he said he would do it again this year, possibly the weekend of June 3rd and 4th and he asked if the town could put something on the web site.  Paul will get in touch with George when it gets closer. 

Proposal from Pitlik & Wick to repair parts of Rainbow Rd and Lily Street:  Greg contacted Pitlik & Wick.  He is concerned about coming off of Hwy 47 on Rainbow Rd and the intersection there by Lily Street.  It’s in pretty rough shape.  Pitlik gave him a Proposal for Lily Street of $9,500 and $13,525 for Rainbow Rd.  We could consider either one or both.  We could do this without going through the bid process because it is under $25,000.  We do have to put in a Class 1 Notice if we decide to do it.  This wasn’t in the Road Plan, but it needs attention.  Michalsen made a motion to have Pitlik repair the road as outlined by DeMet on Rainbow and Lily, for a total of $23,025.  Seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Additional road work projects for 2017, Crack sealing and Chip Sealing:  DeMet said he would like to put out for bids, Elm Road to pulverize and chip seal instead of blacktopping.  What the surface is right now is recycled blacktop from Hwy 47 when that project was done.  This is a less traveled road and we could pulverize it, grade it and then put the chip seal on top of the pulverized blacktop.

DeMet has received a lot of calls regarding Heron Road.  They all think it should be re-built, however, DeMet felt that it does not have to be reconstructed, but there are bumps on every crack line when you drive over it.  There is a process called ride Control where they grout out those cracks, fill it with blacktop and it smooths out the ride.  I talked to you in the past about longevity of the roads.  They spent a lot of money on River Rd and DeMet proposed that they put chip seal over blacktop to preserve it along with Brush Road and Maple Road.  The town will ask for bid proposals for chip seal on Elm, River, Brush, Maple and Heron Roads.  When the bids come in, if we can afford it, we will do all of them. Hopefully we can get bids in by the May Meeting.

 DeMet made a motion that we request bids on road projects covering Elm, River, Brush, Maple and Heron Roads.  Seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes.   

UWEX Town Officials Workshop:  May 11, 2017 in Minocqua:  DeMet brought up the workshop in Minocqua as he knew Stephanie would be in attendance.  There are two sessions, New Board Members and Continuing Board Members.  He asked Matt if he could get off from school.  Matt said he would try to get off.  DeMet mentioned that there was a session on open meetings.

Correspondence:  Chairman DeMet said that the Newbolt Outdoor Recreation association is having an open house April 28th, 6:00 to 7:30.  They have a disc golf course going so this could be a good one to attend.  Michalsen thanked Catherine for being on the Board and being great citizens in helping out with the various committees.  He also congratulated Stephanie for joining the Board.  Chairman doubled it. 

Adjournment: Parker made a motion to adjourn, seconded by DeMet.  Motion carried, all Ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 7:45 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, March 8, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held their regular town board meeting on March 8, 2017 at 6:59 P.M. in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted according to the open meeting law and the media was notified. 

Present:  Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Parker and Michalsen, Treasurer Mike Lynch and clerk Nancy Schneider.

Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the regular Town Meeting of March 8, 2017 and called the meeting to order at 6:59 P.M.  Chairman DeMet led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approve the Agenda:  Motion by Matt Michalsen, seconded by Catherine Parker to approve the Agenda of 3-8-17.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of February 8, 2017: Motion by Parker, seconded by Michalsen to approve the minutes of 2-8-17.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers:  The clerk asked the Board to approve the ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16735 to 16771 and payroll checks 3955 to 3969 for a total of $620, 817.79.  DeMet pointed out that there were large payments to Oneida County and the school districts.  DeMet made a motion to approve the payments as read by the Clerk, seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  The Town collected property taxes totaling $191,378 in the first week of February and paid out $583,935 to the schools, state and county for the February Settlement.  Expenses for the month totaled $39,808.  The road Dept. expenses totaled $25,667 which included $15,537 in wages and benefits.  DeMet made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Michalsen.   Motion carried, all ayes.

County Representative: Not Here.

Public Comment:  Bob Williams asked about Fawn Lake road as he thought the Town did that last year.  DeMet said they did one intersection off of Fawn Lake Rd last year and now they want to do the Intersection off of Lakewood this year.  It’s the same thing as we did last year by those hills, we put blacktop down where the road meets the hills.  Bob said the Town was going to work on Windpudding last year, but couldn’t and asked how about this year.  DeMet said Windpudding was going to require a great deal a work so maybe it could come up in the 3 year road plan. 

Doris Vyvyan asked who makes the recommendations for the Fire Dept?  Do they have their own meetings? DeMet said they make their own decisions and they are completely separate.  The Road Dept makes their own recommendations  and as does the Fire Dept.

Appoint Room Tax Commission Representative (Mike Lynch):  DeMet made a motion that the Town appoint Mike Lynch as Room tax Representative, seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Ed Coffen request for excess right of way on rainbow Road:  Coffen had requested to purchase excess right of way from the county and he showed the Board the area in question on the map.  DeMet said he did not object to the purchase and he made a motion to allow Ed to proceed with the purchase of the land.  Seconded by Parker, Motion carried, all Ayes.  The town will notify the county.

Review Blacktopping bids for Fawn Lake, Rainbow and Big Buck Roads:  DeMet opened the Bids; the results are as follows:

Musson Brothers of Rhinelander – Rainbow Road - $115,827.52

                                                               Fawn Lake - $139,096.88

                                                               Big Buck - $6,655.56

 

Northeast Asphalt of Green Bay – Rainbow Road - $110,208.50

                                                              Fawn Lake - $122,411.60

                                                              Big Buck - $11,130.00

 

Pitlik & Wick of Eagle River – Rainbow Road -  $81,204.00

                                                             Fawn Lake - $96,013.00

                                                             Big Buck - $4,770.00

 

The Board reviewed the amounts and prices for blacktop and gravel and the price per ton on all bids.  DeMet said he was in favor of making a decision tonight with the contingency of having the Road Dept. look over the bids.  Michalsen made a Motion to approve the Bid of Pitlik & Wick for Rainbow Road, Fawn Lake Road and Big Buck for an estimated total of $181,987 and  the bids be taken to Greg to look over as a contingency.  Motion seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

Discuss 3 year road plan:  After reviewing the various Roads, DeMet did go to the Road Dept to see if they had any recommendations.  They didn’t have any objections with any of the Roads that the Board came up with.  DeMet suggested that maybe we should put Elm Rd on at some point.  The town has spent less than $200,000 so we have an estimated $320,000 to spend.  So we have other projects that we can accomplish.  Elm Rd would be a good one to do and then some other chip sealing and crack sealing projects for this year.  Some of the suggestions were Beaver Lake, West Rapids we were going to put on but wait until after the logging project.  Dove, Big Doe, Dorothy Lake, Sand, and Lumen Lake.  DeMet said it’s how the town should prioritize in a 3 year project.  Bob Williams asked about North Windpudding.  He said that the gravel from the road is washing down onto other properties.  Bob said if we had additional money, it would make sense to start the preliminary work because it’s probably won’t get down in one year.  George agreed that it probably won’t get down in one year and that the town should spend some money reshaping that road.  The issue is that the private driveways come down on one side and this could cause a problem with reshaping the road.  We should probably relook at this and it might be a good idea to hire someone to tell us the best way to approach it.  Michalsen said he was good with putting Elm road on for this year. 

 

DeMet said there is a 2 mile stretch on Fawn Lake from Big Buck down to Sand Lake where  from there on, we have new black top.  It was suggested that we do the other 2 miles towards D for next year.  The 2 miles we are looking at is approximately $200,000.  Every election year in the fall is when the TRIP money becomes available so we might qualify in 2017.  The way Oneida County does it is that they take that money and they divide it up to the 7 towns out of the 21.  The last couple of times some of the towns did not participate so our town may move up on the list.  In order to do that you have to have a 3 year road plan.  That’s part of their requirement.  We have one for 2017, so if we do 2018 and 2019 we would qualify.  DeMet said they could put N. Windpudding on the plan and there are roads that are still gravel like Big Doe.  Dorothy Lake and Dove will be put on for 2018 and Beaver Lake and Big Doe for 2019.  DeMet will talk to Greg about Windpudding, which would be an on-going project.  It was decided to put West Rapids on the plan for 2020, which would be after the logging project.  Lumen will be put on the plan for 2019.  DeMet made a motion to adopt a 3 year Road Project as discussed.  2018 being Fawn, Big Buck to Sand, Dorothy Lake and Sand.  2019 will be Beaver Lake Road, Big Doe and Lumen Lake Road.  2020 will be West Rapids.  Windpudding will be an on-going project that will go one over the 3 year period.  Michalsen seconded the motion.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

Issues with Legion Post Building:  The Chairman received a call last Friday from Mike Chevalier who is a legion member and a local builder.  He was concerned about the supporting members, the trusses, that hold up the roof.  He walked in the building and a large amount of ceiling tiles had fallen to the floor all in a line.  After closer review, there was cracking, the walls were out of plumb and you can actually see a wave in the wall.  I talked to Rick Clem, our building inspector, and he suggested Dale Blank who’s with Northern Design in Hazelhurst so I called him and he is going to come over tomorrow at 9:00 and look at the building.  He’s going to look at the building and see what is going on.  The building is close to a 100 years old. It was the original town hall. 

 

Correspondence:  We got a letter from Tammy Baldwin regarding our Referendum; the opposite that we got from Duffy.  We got letters now from Scott Walker, Duffy and Baldwin.  Baldwin is in favor of our referendum regarding Citizens United; Walker and Duffy are opposed.  Ron Johnson did not reply.  Parker indicated that he never does. 

 

DeMet said he had a letter from Lonna Grosskopf regarding the wolf summit on April 8th and asked if the supervisors were interested in going.  Michalsen may attend. 

 

Michalsen mentioned that the Parks Commission would be meeting on March 14th.  Parker indicated that she will be stepping down from the Cementery Board.  Sharon has agreed to be an interim president until we see what happens with the election.  The cementery is 3 people shy right now. 

 

Schneider asked Parker and Michalsen to please talk loader as they are impossibly to hear.  The Board meeting in April is the 11th and annual board meeting is one week later on the 18th

 

Adjournment:  DeMet made a motion to adjourn.  Motion seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes.   Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, March 21, 2017

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF TUESDAY MARCH 21, 2017

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.                                                                                         

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Rose Bean, Arnie Plauman,   

     Stephanie Sowatzka, Wayne Paugles, Rodney Singleton, Matt Michaelson      

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Rodney moved to approve, Rose second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Tom moved to approve, Rodney second, all in favor. Darlene advised Mike   Lynch has created new “addresses not eligible for resident launch permit” list.

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-Discussion of several ideas for Park projects including Art in the Park, helping the Beautification Committee, and a community garden.

2.  Parks Employee-Waiting on the weather.

3.  Children’s Program-Darlene has a number of dates planned, looking toward more on Saturdays. Complete schedule when finalized.

 6. Old Business

1.  Christmas Tree Lighting recap-Lights are good, but many ornaments trashed

2.  Use of Sloan Center basketball court over Christmas vacation discussed.

3.  Fishing Pier reimbursement-long, slow process with DNR.  

  7.   New Business

1.  Scout Can Collection at Snowshoe, usually towards end of April. Tom will advise exact date.

2.  Harvest Fest September 16, 2017 9am-3pm

3.  Men’s Softball at Rainbow starts May 11. Arnie will help Wayne as needed.

4.  Annual Town Meeting April 18th.

5.  Rodney asked if we could go back to starting meetings at 7:00pm. No objections, all in favor.

  8.  Correspondence-None

  9.  Citizen Input-None

10. Next Parks Commission Meeting, May 9, 2017

11.  Rodney moved to adjourn, Stephanie seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:05 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, November 10, 2016

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2016

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.                                                                                         

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Rose Bean, Arnie Plauman,   

     Stephanie Sowatzka, Wayne Paugles, George DeMet      

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Rose moved to approve, Stephanie second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Rose moved to approve, Darlene second, all in favor

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-Nothing to report

2.  Parks Employee-Rainbow Park toilets locked, doing Christmas light inventory. Wayne           investigated a blower/bagger attachment for the mower and the cost is approx $1500. This attachment would save time picking up leaves in the fall and goose poop during the summer. After discussion, Tom motioned to purchase, Rose second and all were in favor. Wayne will proceed with Lakeland Lawn. 

 

 6. Old Business

1.  Playground equipment-Brief location, cost and budget discussion.

2.  Discussion about a basketball court in the lot behind the Sloan Center; dimensions, layout, site prep. Tom/George working on cost estimate.

3.  Archery range-Stephanie update.

4.  Christmas Tree Lighting, December 3rd. Review responsibilities. Polly Martin will provide chair for Santa. Ginger working to get choir from Bible Church, Arnie/George tree, Darlene bags, Wayne to pick up additional lights, Tom cocoa, table, Santa, suit, Rose additional ornaments.  

  7.   New Business

1.  None scheduled

  8.  Correspondence-None

  9.  Citizen Input-None

10. Next Parks Commission Meeting, March 2017

11.  Rose moved to adjourn, Stephanie seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:50 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, October 11, 2016

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF TUESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2016

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.                                                                                         

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Ginger Davis, Rodney Singleton,  

     Matt Michaelson, Stephanie Sowatzka, Wayne Paugles      

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Ginger moved to approve, Rodney second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Report not available

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-Nothing to report

2.  Children’s Program-Darlene did a a children’s program at the Visitor’s Center on September 17th, with 23 participants.

3.  Parks Employee-Water off at Snowshoe toilets, geese back for a few days, docks coming out soon, after next pumping new outhouse at boat launch will be locked.

 6. Old Business

1.  Fall Festival-nice thank you from Mary Ellen. Noted the bathrooms were “spotless.”  No additional clean up needed per Chris.

2.  Discussion about a basketball court in the lot behind the Sloan Center; dimensions, layout, site prep. Tom/George working on cost estimate.

3.  Playground equipment. Darlene investigating a piece of equipment we could build ourselves. Per Matt the replaced equipment from LDF was in bad shape and nothing we would be interested in.

4.  Christmas Tree Lighting, December 3rd. Review responsibilities.

5.  Archery range-Stephanie showed sketches of possible layouts.

6.  Long term goals-Who, what, why, where?

 7.   New Business

1.  2017 Budget-Minor adjustments to reflect actual expenditures except for line 3498 (Other Special Projects).  Discussion that since we had 2 major projects under consideration (basketball court and playground equipment) we should include $20,000 for line 3498. Rodney motioned, Darlene seconded and motion passed, all in favor, budget passed.

 8.  Correspondence-None

 9.  Citizen Input-None

10.Next Parks Commission Meeting, Thursday, November 10, 2016 7:30 PM. Date changed due   to the election.

11. Ginger moved to adjourn, Rodney seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:40 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, September 13, 2016

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Arnie Plaumann, Ginger Davis, Rose Bean,

     George DeMet, Stephanie Sowatzka, Rodney Singleton      

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Rodney moved to approve, Ginger second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Review statement, Rodney moved to approve, Ginger second, all in favor.

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-No report

2.  Children’s Program-Darlene will do a children’s program at the Visitor’s Center on September 17th.

3.  Parks Employee-Chris Malsavage will fill in for Wayne, who is on vacation 9/19-9/23, as needed. Wayne took care of minor graffiti at Snowshoe Park. Information boards at the boat launch have been “refreshed” and updated.

 6. Old Business

1.  Fall Festival 9/17. They usually do their own clean-up. Wayne moved extra garbage cans to Snowshoe Park. Chris M available/on call if needed.

2.  Further discussion about a basketball court in the lot behind the Sloan Center. Tom/George working on cost estimate. Arnie/Tom are looking at layout.

3.  Playground equipment. Arnie/Ginger are looking at layout options for Bear Foot Park.      Darlene investigating a piece of equipment we could build ourselves. Ginger is looking into grants.

4.  Christmas Tree Lighting, December 3rd. Breakdown of responsibilities.  

 7.   New Business

1.  2017 Budget

2.  Discussion of long term goals and objectives

3.  Boy Scout Can Collection 10/8 10am-2pm

 8.  Correspondence-None

 9.  Citizen Input-None

10.Next Parks Commission Meeting, Monday, October 11, 2016 7:30 PM

11. Rodney moved to adjourn, Ginger seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:40 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Parks Commission Meeting, August 11, 2016

LAKE TOMAHAWK PARKS COMMISSION

TOWN OF LAKE TOMAHAWK

MEETING OF THURSDAY AUGUST 11, 2016

7:30 P.M.

RAYMOND SLOAN COMMUNITY CENTER

       MEETING MINUTES

 

1.  Call to Order:  7:30 p.m.

     Attendance:  Tom Heilig, Darlene Neuman, Arnie Plaumann, Ginger Davis, Rose Bean,

George DeMet, Mike Lynch, Stephanie Sowatzka     

2.  Pledge to the American Flag

3.  Approve minutes: Ginger moved to approve, Rose second, all in favor.

4.  Financial Update: Review statement, Ginger moved to approve, Arnie second, all in favor. Mike discussed a letter which the town received from Gary Bauer regarding his not qualifying for the free resident boat launch sticker. Even though Gary calls himself a resident of Lake Tomahawk, he does not pay taxes to Lake Tomahawk and therefore does not qualify for the free resident sticker.  Mike will send a follow up letter of explanation.

5.  Reports

1.  Town Supervisor-No report

2.  Children’s Program-Dig, Dump &Drive big success.  Scarecrows program also had a nice turnout. Turtles scheduled for 8/13. Darlene will publish a Thank You ad in the Lakeland Times at the end of the season, thanking all the participants by name.  After discussion, Tom moved we make a donation of $100 to Bob Metropolis, Jr. (who did a presentation earlier in the year).  The motion was seconded by Darlene and was passed with all in favor.

3.  Parks Employee-Lots of geese/poop. New outhouse needs daily attention.  We are now getting ready for the World Musky Hunt. Home garbage is becoming a problem.

 6. Old Business

1.  Parks Commission Officer elections. Chairman-Darlene nominated Tom, Arnie seconded-all in favor. Vice-Chairman-Tom nominated Darlene, Arnie seconded-all in favor. Secretary-no one nominated or volunteered. Tom would fill in. 

2.  Stephanie Sowatzka submitted a letter for the open Commissioner position.  Tom read her letter and after discussion Ginger moved that we approve Stephanie and forward the letter to the Town Board for approval.  Rose seconded the motion and all approved.  George will put it on the agenda for the next regular Town Board meeting.

3.  Playground equipment. Ginger will work with Arnie looking for grant options. 

 7.   New Business

1. Tom brought up the possibility of an outdoor basketball court behind the Sloan Center. After discussion, Tom and Arnie will do more investigation.   

2. The display boards at the Boat Launch are starting to need some attention. A coat of fresh paint, some new plexiglass and updating the information should do the trick. Wayne should be able to handle this in the next few weeks.

 8.  Correspondence-None

 9.  Citizen Input-None

10.Next Parks Commission Meeting, Monday, September 12, 2016 7:30 PM

11. Rose moved to adjourn, Darlene seconded, all in favor. Adjournment 8:59 p.m.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, February 8, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a regular Town Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at the Raymond F. Sloan Community Building. Chairman DeMet called the meeting to order at 6:59 PM. All Notices were posted to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Catherine Parker and Matthew Michalsen, Treasurer Michael Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider. Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of February 8, 2017 and led the people in the Pledge of allegiance. Michalsen made a motion to approve the Agenda of February 8, 2017 as read by the Chairman. Parker seconded the Motion. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 11, 2017: Michalsen made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of January 11, 2017; seconded by DeMet. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the payment of Bills and Vouchers: The Clerk asked that ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16695 to 16733 and payroll checks 3941 to 3954 for a Total of $32,764.30 be approved. DeMet asked if there were any questions and Parker asked what Transcendent Technologies was. DeMet said that it was the computer software that Treasurer Lynch had down loaded. Parker made a motion to approve the payment of bills and vouchers as read by the clerk; seconded by Michalsen. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Treasurer’s Report: During the Month of January, the town collected property taxes totaling $1,663,893 after refunds. We paid $771,278 to the schools, state, county and sanitary district. $3,527 was received from the County for timber sales. We received the quarterly State Highway Aid Payment of $33,344. Expenses for the Month totaled $35,346.

The Road Dept. expenses totaled $25,822 which included $23,003 in wages and benefits. Chairman DeMet made a Motion to approve the report as read by the Treasurer. Seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes.

County Representative: Bob Metropulos said there really wasn’t much at the last meeting. We had a consent agenda where you put a bunch of resolutions in and approved them all at one time. Some involved land transfers and Oneida County parcels that were transferred to people, etc. We did have 45 minutes of the meeting and an hour and half closed session. Bob indicated that they had two requests for lot splits, one on the Wisconsin River and the other on a lake. This Act 55 has created a lot of phone calls for us. We tell the individuals, that they need to start at the County first, not at the Town. The Town of Newbolt was going to talk to the Towns Association for advice. They sent an email to the Towns Assoc. Indicating that there is some confusion among folks as to how Act 55 impacts water front property. We have taken the position that our land division ordinance is not impacted by Act 55 which deals with counties. As indicated in our conversation, the proposed land division does not meet our frontage requirement or our minimum lot size. All new lots are required to be in residential area, single family, 90,000 sq. ft., with a minimum of 225 sq. ft. single family, residential zoning. Our standard is more restrictive than the county. This is the response that we got.

Where more than one governing body or other agency has authority to approve or object to a plat and the bodies to such plat are conflicting, the plat shall apply to the most conflicting requirement. The County went along with the Town. The individual wanted to subdivide his land into 230 and 250 feet lots.

Public Comment: Mark Barden of Town & Country Engineering, Inc. out of Rhinelander, introduced himself. They do sewer and water, storm sewer and municipal type work and road work also. Mark wanted to get the company name out there in case the town needed some special project work, such as drainage etc.

Reports on the WTA County Unit Meeting of January 25 and the District Meeting of February 3, 2017: George and Matt attended the one in Three Lakes on January 25th. It was interesting and three were two presentations, one by Thomas Rulsch of the Oneida County Biking, Walking Trails Counsel with Kyla Waksmonski of the Dept. of Health and they reiterated the importance of biking and hiking in Oneida County. They showed us a map they produced for all the trails in Oneida County. The counsel spent $5,000 putting together all the hiking, biking and water trails in county. They will have the maps available at the Information Center this summer. Broadband is coming to Oneida County. There’s a tower going up in Newbold by Black Lake. There’s one schedule for next year in Lake Tomahawk. Their bottom line rate is $28.95 a month for better service than Frontier is offering. The company is Northwoods Connect. Anyway there will be some competition for Frontier.

On the February 3rd meeting the main topic that George was interested in was the assessor’s contact. We need to talk to our assessor because we are not getting an annual assessor’s report. Which basically tells us what kind of a job he is doing and if he is in compliance with all of the things. Bob Metropulos indicated their assessor comes once a month to their meetings. DeMet indicated that the Town’s assessor comes once a year to the open book and Board of Review and that’s it. He is very difficult to contact. You call and get no response. This is the last year of his three year contract.

There was a presentation by the new person /commissioner who is in charge of public lands who talk about the loans that they give and there were legislature updates which George talked to the Fire Dept. on Monday night. There is a bill that will have to come before the entire legislature committee about giving the volunteer fireman a tax break of $1,000 a year plus $400 unreimbursed expenses.

March 15th is Capitol Day at the State Capitol; that is our Towns’ Association day that we can lobby at the capital. If you are interested in that, it’s $35.00 per person so if you want to go, let Nancy know. There’s even a sheet if you would like to speak on any of the subjects. George has a whole packet so if the supervisors would like copies they can make copies of it or take it home to read:

Wisconsin Act 211 regarding electronic filing of Building Permits and Delegation of Authority to RC Inspection Agency: This is something that I found out because Richard Clem is the Town Chairman of Winchester and he was there and he pulled me aside. All building permits must be electronically submitted now by the 15th of the Month for which they were applied for. Anyhow, we can now delegate that authority to him, otherwise it would be up to Nancy. Richard sent back with George a form that needed to be signed, stating that he will take over the issuance of these permits. DeMet made a motion that the Town delegate the Authority to RC Inspections that he act on our behalf to electronically submit all building permits that originate in the Town of Lake Tomahawk. Seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Allocation of unused 2016 Road Department funds to 2017 Budget: We ended up with a surplus of $94,699.73 from the Road Dept. 2016 Budget that was not used. DeMet made a motion that we move the $94,699.73 to the 2017 Budget. Seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Advertise 2017 Road Projects and set date for bid openings: This will be for Fawn Lake and Rainbow. George thought we should put the bid in the paper next week and open the bids at the March Board Meeting. Once we get the numbers back we will know what kind of money we have to spend on other projects. Parker made a motion that as soon as possible we advertise for bids on Fawn Lake and Rainbow and we set a date of opening the bids at our next Board Meeting which is March 8, 2017. Motion seconded by Michalsen. Motion carried, all Ayes.

Correspondence: If you will recall, we agreed to name the Island on Lumen Lake after Robert Krga, so it would be Krga Island. Well the DNR turned us down. Matt asked if there was any news on the Liquor License for Big Cat’s. George said nothing at this time. DeMet also received a Thank you note for the Christmas Party which was well attended. Jessica Kloes did a great job.

Adjournment: Michalsen made a Motion to adjourn, seconded by Parker. Motion carried, all Ayes. Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting Minutes February 1, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka, Bob Williams, Rick Mazurczak and Joanne Krueger

  1. Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

  2. Rick motioned to approve the Agenda for February 1, 2017. Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

  3. Rick motioned to approve the minutes for January 4, 2017. Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

  4. Citizen Input: None

  5. Web site up dates:

    1. Rick made a motion that we have NCS fix the “contact us” section on the web page and the daylight savings time on web cam, seconded by Gary, approved unanimously.

  6. Correspondence:

    1. 2138 Friends on Facebook

  7. Date for next meeting: March 1, 2017.

  8. Adjournment: Joanne motioned to adjourn, Rick seconded, approved unanimously, 7:25pm.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, January 11, 2017

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a regular Town Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Raymond F. Sloan Community Building.  Chairman DeMet called the meeting to order at 6:59 PM.  All Notices were posted to the open meeting law and the media was notified. 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisor Matthew Michalsen, Treasurer Michael Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.  Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of January 11, 2017 and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance.    Michalsen made a motion to approve the Agenda as read by the Chairman.  DeMet seconded the motion.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 12/14/16, Special Board Meeting of 12/27/16 and the Budget Hearing of 11/15/16.  Chairman DeMet made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Regular Town Board Meeting of 12/14/16, the Special Board Meeting of 12/27/16 and Budget Hearing of 11/15/16.  Seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Approve the payment of Bills and Vouchers:  The Clerk asked that ACH, EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16623 to 16690 and payroll checks 3928 to 3939 for a total of $829,980.01 be approved.   DeMet made a motion to approved the Payment of Bills and Vouchers as read by the Clerk; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Treasurer’s Report:  Treasurer Lynch reported that during the Month of December, the Town had income of 1,786.  Expenses for the Month totaled $50,837.  The Road Dept’s Expenses totaled $32,407.               

Expenses other than normal were $4,850 for the Assessor’s first payment in 2017 and $1,000 to the Snofleas. 

County Repesentative: No one present.

Public Comment: No one present.

Correspondence: DeMet wanted to point out that February 3rd is the WTA District Meeting in Minocqua and he is planning on attending.  Michalsen will also try to attend.  DeMet said one session that he plans on attending would be the job of the accessor.   

Chairman/Supervisor Reports: No Reports.

Adjournment: DeMet made a motion to adjourn.  Motion seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 7:03 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider

Town Clerk 

                                                                                                                                                   

Lake Tomahawk Web Site Committee Meeting Minutes January 4, 2017

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, January 4, 2017

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka, Bob Williams, Rick Mazurczak and Joanne Krueger

1)      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2)      Bob motioned to approve the Agenda for January 4, 2017. Rick seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

3)      Rick motioned to approve the minutes for December 7, 2016 Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

4)      Citizen Input: None

5)      Web site up dates:

a.       Rick will get info from Pizza Vault and take off Experienced Heating

6)      Correspondence:

a.       2134 Friends on Facebook

7)      Date for next meeting: February 1, 2017.

8)      Adjournment: Joanne motioned to adjourn, Rick seconded, approved unanimously, 7:15pm.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Budget Hearing, November 15, 2016

The Town of Lake Tomahawk had their Annual Budget Hearing  on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All notices were posted to the open meeting law and the media was notified.  There were 22 people in attendance. 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Matthew Michalsen and Catherine Parker, Treasurer Michael Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.  Chairman DeMet read the Agenda of the Budget Hearing and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Review 2-17 -16 Budget/Public Input:  DeMet indicated that the Town’s accountant was not available so he would walk everyone through the budget.   Page 1, this is the income we expect to have for the coming year.  The property taxes are $714,224 and that has not changed from the 2016 Budget. 

Intergovernment Revenue, which includes timber sales, state shared revenue, lottery credit and the other items you see there, if you look at the last two columns, you are comparing 2016 to 2017.  You will see that the differences are very minor.  Total Intergovernment Revenue for 2017 is $174,708.14 which is about $1,000 more than last year. 

Regulation Revenue which is liquor licenses, operator licenses and the other items listed is the same as last year, as is the charges for services.  We expect to take in the same amount here.   A member of the audience questioned the Surplus Applied figure of $181,000, DeMet indicated that this amount was a surplus that was carried over from the previous year to help fund the new truck that was purchased in 2016.  

Page 3, Other Revenues: Not too many.  Room Tax is the largest one here other than the fees that we get from the boat launch. 

Fire Department Revenue,  Accident Reimbursement:  We hope that there won’t be any accidents, so we don’t have a lot of  revenue.

Sale of Cemetery lots: $300.00

Parks Revenue: As you can see, we anticipate launch fees and launch permits of $6,700.00.  Doris Vyvyan asked if the amount was decreasing, but DeMet said that when they consider the amount for the next year they try to be a little conservative.

Surplus applied: That leads to the question that was asked previously about the truck we purchased this year regarding the $180,000 that was surplus applied.  We don’t have any large purchase for equipment expected for next year. 

Page 4 gives us the total income for 2017 of $904,307.14 and if you look at the year before, that figure reflects the $181,000 that was used for the truck.

If you go to page 5, we start with Expenses.  This is what everyone is concerned about.  There are no big changes under General Government.  Everyone’s salary is pretty much the same and we do not expect any major changes. 

Page 6 – Fire Department: We have an increase of $600.00.  Doris Vyvyan asked about the account for insurance, if it was health insurance.  Doug Rehm indicated that it was Liability Insurance from Rural Mutual.  DeMet indicated that the town puts in a little cushion in the event the insurance goes up. 

Page 7, Road Department:  This is where most of your money goes so if you have any questions, holler.  The first Page is mostly Labor, Retirement, Workmen’s Compensation.  Total Wages and Benefits is $233,090.00.

Page 8: These are the other items in the Road Department that we spend money on.  Equipment Maintenance, salt/sand, Machinery, Service and Repair, Machinery Fuel and Oil.  You will notice the biggest expenses is Blacktop and SealCoat.  We have budgeted so far, for next year, $229,858.14 for Blacktop and SealCoat.  We also have a fund balance of another $100,000 for road construction.  Bob Williams asked if the Town has a Road Plan for next year.  DeMet said that they do, however, it is not completed, but they do have some very good ideas.  DeMet said the Town of Cassian has a plan for Fawn Lake Road  for reconstruction that goes through their section and if they do their section, we will do our section also.  That would be a mile of Fawn Lake Road and would be approximately $150,000 or more.  Then we have some other roads we would like to accomplish.  $300,000 would maybe be too much.  Bob Williams said the Town should try to get the roads done sooner, however, DeMet said they have to wait on the contractor.  They did get the roads all done.  Rick Mazurczak questioned the $100,000 fund balance for Road Construction.  If you are taxing the people for a certain item, isn’t that would you are supposed to be using the money for.  DeMet said that the $100,000 would be used for Road Construction.  Money that is designated for Road Construction can only be used for Road Construction.  Mazurczak said what he was questioning is that the Town already has $230,000 budgeted for road and then we have another $100,000 in Fund Balance designated for Road Construction.  So the question is that there is an estimated $330,000 available for road construction, which would cover two miles.  DeMet said yes, maybe two miles. 

Page 9:  Information Booth and Cemetery Expenses, both of which are down.  An Audience Member questioned why there was no mileage for the Information Booth.  DeMet said no one claimed any mileage. 

Page 10, Parks: Wages is $14,000.  Under Other Special Projects, there is a budgeted amount of $10,000.  This is dedicated to build a basketball court outside in the recently acquired lot.  Mazurczak commented, really a basketball court?  We are sitting in one now and no one uses it.   DeMet said they were looking at an outside court because this one is inside and no one wants to be here  to do adult supervision.  DeMet said he has looked into some costs and $10,000 is more than what is needed to build an outside court.  It’s in the budget, we are going to explore it and see what the cost will be.  Mazurczak said the land was purchased to eliminate the water problem that we have here and to allow for additional parking for the facility and now the Town wants to put in a basketball court?  DeMet said yes, that’s the plan.

Bob Williams asked if the roof at the concession stand was going to be repaired?  DeMet said that they have had several people look at the roof and that it appears that nothing needs to be done.                  Bob said the Lions offered $3,000 to the Town to go towards replacing the roof if the roof was going to be replaced.  Tom Heilig said that this was the first time in three years that anyone has said that anything needed to be done to the roof.   DeMet said a couple of years ago there actually was $5,000 in the budget to fix the roof.  They had a couple of people look at the roof and they said that nothing needed to be done.   Someone asked that if the money was not used, does it go into the general fund?  DeMet replied that all monies that are not used, do go into the general fund, with the exception of the  Road Dept.  Any monies that are dedicated to road construction and is not used, stays in road construction.  That’s State statute.

Website Committee:  That’s the same amount as last year.

Debt Reduction:  We have no debt. 

Subsidies, Insurance and Benefits, nothing has changed significantly.  Bridges & Dams, we have a $1,000 in the budget.  Animal Control, there is $400 in the budget for that. 

Allocated Funds for Future Use:  This is where we put money away for future purchases and this is why we did not have to borrow any money to buy the truck.  This is why we have money to build roads.  We have been putting money away so we don’t have to borrow. 

A gentleman from the audience had a question regarding Subsidies.  He said, I see that you gave the Sno-Fleas $1,000.   DeMet said yes, that’s correct.  The gentlemen then asked what are the chances of the Town putting in $1,000 or $1,500 for the bike trail.  DeMet said good idea and indicated that presently the Town has a donation totaling $1,500 to maintain that 2 mile stretch from here to Indian Mounds.  Actually a mile and one-half is in the Town of Woodruff and they have signed off so that Lake Tomahawk could maintain the entire trail to Indian Mounds. 

Dan Dosemagen questioned why the Town has to put gravel on the Bike Trail.  DeMet said because the Town had said they would maintain the trail to Indian Mounds.  Dosemagen questioned the other 4 miles south of Lake Tomahawk.  DeMet said this was a grand plan to connect Rhinelander to Woodruff.  Dosemagen said that when the trail was put in initially, it was part of a $300,000 grant.  DeMet said Dan was talking about Newbold and not Lake Tomahawk.  DeMet said the Town of Newbold got the grant and it ends in McNaughton.   Dosemagen asked DeMet why he thinks he has to put more gravel on the trail as the snowmobiles will also be using the trail.    DeMet said that there are soft spots where they do need the gravel and he talked to people that groom the trails and they said it does not injure the snowmobiles.  Mazurczak asked, are you suggesting that we use taxpayer’s money to maintain this trail.  DeMet said he is not suggesting anything, it was a suggestion from the audience.  So far they have received a $1,500 donation for the trail. 

After arguing back and forth, between all parties, Mazurczak asked where they were going to get the gravel to maintain the trail.  DeMet said they already have the gravel.  Mazurczak questioned what about the labor of keeping up the trail?  DeMet said these were all questions that need to be resolved if we decide to go ahead with it. 

Mazurczak mentioned that the town did not budget for any gravel in 2016 and 2017.  DeMet said that was correct as they bought 10,000 yards out of the 2015 budget and it was stockpiled this year.                 

Michalsen said we saved money on the purchase.  DeMet agreed that we saved a great day of money by buying 10,000 instead of 5,000 yards.   DeMet said they spent $52,500 for 10,000  yards of gravel that came out of the 2015 budget and stockpiled it this year.  Hopefully the gravel will last two or three years or 2018.

DeMet asked if there were any other question.  Dan Konopacky asked how they get the $1,500 for the bike trail.  DeMet said to make a motion.  Tom Heilig made a made a motion that $1,500 be budgeted by the town for the bike trail.  Seconded by Dan Konopacky.  Bob Williams moved that we use paper ballots.  Paper ballots were passed out by Pat Christy and Darlene Neumann.   DeMet wanted everyone to understand that the voting is an advisory vote only and it’s up to the Town Board to make the final decision.    It would be the same thing if you wanted to increase the money to the Sno-Fleas or anything else, it’s all advisory. 

Mazurczak made a motion that we take the $10,000 from the Parks Commission that was for the basketball court and split it with $5,000 going to the Sno-Fleas and $5,000 going to the bike trail.  Seconded by Dosemagen.   All in favor say yea, not in favor, nay, raise  your hands.  9 yeas, 8 Nays.  The results of the paper ballot was 14 to 6 in favor of adding $1,500 for the bike trail. 

Michaelsen said that since this was all advisory, he would like to open it up at the next town meeting and he asked the people to please show up so that we can get more voices at these meetings. 

All the town has to do is to approve the levy and that will be done at the next town meeting.

Adjournment:  Motion by Rodney Singleton to adjourn the budget hearing, seconded by Pat Christy.  Motion carried, all Ayes.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Town Clerk

 

 

 

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, December 14, 2016

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a regular Town board Meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Raymond F. Sloan Community Center.  All Notices were posted to the open meeting law and the media was notified.

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Catherine Parker and Matthew Michalsen, Treasurer Michael Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider.  Chair DeMet read the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of December 14, 2016 and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Parker made a motion that we approve the Agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of 12/14/16 with the order of items at the discretion of the Chair.  Seconded by Michalsen, Motion carried, all ayes.

Parker made a motion that we approve the Minutes of the Regular Town Board Meeting of November 9, 2016.  Seconded by Michalsen, Motion carried, all Ayes.

 

Approve the payment of bills and vouchers:  The clerk asked that EFT & EFTPS payments, check #’s 16569 to 16622 and payroll checks 3911 to 3921 for a total of $264,113.25 be approved by the Board.  DeMet mentioned that $127,000 to Pitlik & Wick was for blacktopping; and they added another $27,000 for cracksealing.  $63,000 was for the truck body.  Parker moved that the bills and vouchers as read by the Clerk be approved, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer Lynch reported that during the Month of November, the Town had income of $76,875 which included $11,646 from the State of WI for annual shared revenues and forest crop payments.  $64,175 was reported as income from surplus towards the purchase of the new town plow truck.  Expenses for the month totaled $263,045.  The Road Dept. expenses totaled $249,367, including $15,690 in wages and benefits.  $9,334 was spent on salt sand for the winter, $155,061 was paid for blacktopping and sealcoating roads and $63,868 was paid on the new plow truck.  DeMet moved to approve the Treasurer’s Report as read by the Treasurer, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, All Ayes. 

 

County Representative:  Bob Metropulos said there has not been a lot going on, yet there has been since their last meeting.  At the last meeting, Bob brought in a pamphlet from David Noel regarding the Economic Impact of Lakes and Rivers in Oneida County.  Supervisors applauded it.  We had a resolution come in from Supervisors Jack Sorensen and Bob Mott regarding boat house sizes.  Planning and Zoning did a survey on boathouse sizes in 34 Counties and the boat house sizes ranged from 600 sq. ft. to 96 sq. ft.  There was only one at 600 sq. ft.  When I got this I looked at Oneida County.  It stood out like there were spot lights on it.   We allow 1,008 feet.  1,008 is the size of a small house.  Now what are the restrictions on that boat house?  Really none.  Karl gave a speech on it.  They can store gasoline in it, they can use it for storage.  Michalsen asked if that has always been?  Bob replied that this was passed just this year and not too many people know about it yet.  The resolution that Sorensen and Mott brought in was very reasonable, 480 sq. ft.  After about half an hour of discussion, some of them thought that we shouldn’t entertain this resolution as we would have to entertain another hearing and hearings are costly.  The vote passed 10 to 9 with two absent.  It’s a shame, we are a county with almost more lakes than any other county.  Vilas County, our neighbors is 300 sq. ft.  This can be kind of a flat roof.  It’s just not good.  This is crazy, like building two houses on one lot. 

 

Other than that, Bob had some statistics regarding back taxes and he asked George if he had received anything from the County regarding that.  George had not. 

Bob said Lake Tomahawk was up there and so was Newbold.  Bob will get it for George and drop it off.   It lists all the towns in Oneida County and goes back to 2012. 

 

Bob Williams said the Development Committee met today at Noon and they discussed the boat house issue at length.  The 1,008 sq. ft. is in the DNR’s model ordinance.  That’s the maximum size.  There was two motions made; one was Model A, which was a smaller boat house and the other was Model B, which would be 700 sq. ft.  There is going to be a public hearing some time in February.  Bob Metropulos said these meeting have become quite a problem because of quorums having to be posted if two or more supervisors attend.  Mazurczak said to Bob, that this has been the rule for years and years.  It just hasn’t been followed.  Bob agreed that Rick was right. 

 

Public Comment:  Rick Mazurczak said there were a number of people at the meeting that were interested in Item 12 of the Agenda and he asked the Chair if he was going to allow the people to speak during the discussion.  DeMet said the Board always allows the people to partake in the discussion.  Rick then said to Matt that he asked him last week about the $90,000 grader that has been sitting outside for the last 3 or 4 months in lousy weather.  We built the garage so the equipment does not have to sit outside.  The taxpayers spent the money to build the building so why is the equipment sitting outside?  Matt said he can’t drive it, he did ask.  DeMet said that right now they have one extra vehicle, because they did not sell the truck that they replaced.  They decided to keep it for one year which was a good idea because whenever you buy a new piece of equipment there are little quirks and the old truck has been used on and off while the new truck was in for service.  I believe that is the reason the new truck is parked inside and the grader is outside.  I leave those decisions to the Road Dept.  I don’t interfere with their daily decisions on what gets parked where. 

 

DeMet asked Darlene, if she had a question.  Darlene had a comment.  On December 1st they started a re-count down at the county and she served on the Board of Canvas.  Mary Bartelt organized it and she was very well organized.  They worked on different teams.  There was a team that did the tally sheets; the old fashion tally sheets and they borrowed machines and stuffed the machine with ballots for that week and a half and Darlene worked on a table where they were comparing the pool books. Lake Tomahawk, as we know, was one ballot short and Darlene was not allowed to work on Lake Tom.  We were short one and they couldn’t find it either even though they went over it with a fine toothed comb.

There was no fraud, no tampering of ballots which was no surprise to us.  One town had not turned in their ballots by that time and the woman had left on vacation.  Mary had called her and said get back here and get your ballots in and by the end of the week, the ballots were there and we were able to count them.  This was a real learning experience for Darlene and she had a few suggestions for the town for the next election.  It is too important, every town has to be right on.  This year, every town had an error and every town had a different error.  Darlene had a request for the simple things this town can do to make it better next time.  Some towns have a stamp that says absentee.  Rather than writing it all out, they can just stamp it with red ink.  Darlene showed the board numbered sheets that could be used which would make it easier for the election workers.  They also talked to Mary about classes for the election workers.  Mary said this was offered in the past and there were towns that refused to send their workers.  Darlene said that if this comes up again, please send the Clerk and not only the Chief Inspector, but the entire election board down there.  Chair DeMet agreed that it would be a good idea. 

 

Resolution to vacate alley between Main and Iris and located between Choate and Rainbow:   We took care of that already.  This is the alley across the street from the Community Building.

 It was petitioned a couple of Months ago that it be vacated and a public hearing was held right before our meeting and no one objected to the resolution so we adopted the resolution and the alley is officially vacated.  Matt said that each property owner gets half of it. 

 

Approve matching funds for VFD Length of Service Awards:  The State gives us $344.11 for each Fireman and we have always matched that.  Chairman DeMet made a motion that we do the same thing this year and we appropriate $344.11 per fireman to match the state funding for length of service awards.  Matt seconded the Motion.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

Approve any adjustments to the 2017 Budget:  There were two motions made at the budget hearing.  One was to add $1,500 to the $1,500 that was received for the Bike Trail.  The other motion was to take the $10,000 that was appropriated for the Parks Commission and give $5,000 to the Sno Fleas and $5,000 to the bike trail.  DeMet opened it up for discussion.  Michalsen wanted to say one thing.  When this was brought up at the Parks Commission, we tend to look to the future and see what other towns are doing. When the number of $20,000 was thrown out, Matt was adamantly against that number but he thought $10,000 was a good compromise and he was glad to see that other proposals were made at the budget meeting. 

 

DeMet asked if anyone here had anything to add to it.  Mazurczak said that part of the $10,000 was for Special Projects and one of the special projects was building a basketball court outside of the Community Building.  That property is not a park nor was it purchased for a park.  The property was purchased at a Special Town Board Meeting of the electors on October 15, 2014.  The land was specifically purchased to allow for more parking at the Community Building and to take care of the drainage problems that we had on Lily Street.  The property was not purchased for a basketball court and we have a basketball court in this building and arrangements can be made for it to be used. 

 

Kevin Krueger asked about the $1,500 matching the $1,500 Donation that was received from Oneida

County Biking and Walking Trails Counsel, what is the intention for those dollars?  DeMet said at this point the intent is to build up a fund and try to write a grant to improve that trail to connect to the State trail, but generally, you have to have matching funds for a grant.  This was just the first donation to get the ball rolling here so that we could connect to that trail.  We are connected to that trail, but it would be nice to make improvements to that trail.  The initial $1,500 was a private donation to the town to be used for the bike trail.  Krueger said the Town then matched that amount?  DeMet said that it was a motion that was made at the budget hearing.  DeMet said that there was another motion made by Rick who wanted to take the money set aside for the Parks Commission and move $5,000 to the Sno Fleas and $5,000 for the Bike Trail.  Rick asked where are you talking when you say the bike trail.  DeMet said we are talking about the railroad bed along Hwy 47.   From where to where?  DeMet answered from down town Lake Tomahawk to Indian Mounds Campgrounds, where the paved trail exists. DeMet had a letter from the Town of Woodruff, giving us their blessings on connecting to that bike trail.  George asked Rick if he had a problem with that.  Rick said that it is the town of Lake Tomahawk tax dollars that are being used.  DeMet agreed and said that it is the Town of Lake Tomahawk tax dollars that are going to the Sno Fleas and other organizations and causes that improve the life and business in Lake Tomahawk.  Rick said then maybe it would be a good idea that if the Town of Lake Tomahawk wants to fund that trail, that they give to the Oneida County Biking and Walking Trails Counsel.  DeMet said that they do not have the permission to use that trail, Lake Tomahawk does.  If you will recall back in 2015, when you were Chairman, Oneida County Biking and Walking gave a presentation here.   Rick gave George, as a Supervisor, permission to go ahead and see what needed to be done to connect to the bike trail.

 George said he did his job; he got permission from the DOT to connect to that trail.  Now we have money to do something with it.  We have permission from the Town of Woodruff; what more would you
like him to do?  Matt said wouldn’t the cost of maintenance be adding gravel and grading and didn’t we save the Town money by buying gravel in bulk.  DeMet said yes we did, but we haven’t decided whether or not we will use that.  None of those decisions have been made at this point.  Right now we have $1,500, that was donated, that’s it.  The ultimate plan is to connect all the way from Rhinelander to Woodruff.  If that happens, it would be great.  Woodruff has no consideration and has no interest in being part of this.  The trail is basically from Indian Mounds to Lake Tomahawk.  It’s another 8  to 10 miles up to Woodruff and there are private landowners in between and they have no desire to be involved in it.  Someone asked who was liable for the Trail.  Dan Dosemagon said that when you are on trail like this there is no liability.  It is public land and is a trail that is used by the public.  Dan said there is a state statute called the Berry Pickers Law and it covers it. 

 

Kevin Krueger said that since this is a multi-use trail, with hiking and biking in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter that the two groups get together regarding the maintenance of the trail.  DeMet fully agreed and he saw no conflict whatsoever. 

 

Rick wanted to make clear to George that when he was talking about the trail when Rick was the Chairman and George was a Supervisor, he was talking about the people in Lake Tomahawk, not the trail in the Town of Woodruff.  DeMet said the trails go to Indian Mounds that happens to be in the Town of Woodruff.  DeMet said that many of the trails are in the Town of Newbold, does that make any difference?  Rick said yes it does because the snowmobile trails are taken care of by the snowmobile clubs.  The Town of Lake Tomahawk as defined by the borders of the Town, is only for the Town of Lake Tomahawk.  DeMet said we have a decision to make as to how we want to adjust the budget, if we do want to adjust the budget.  A woman in the audience had a concern regarding the $10,000 that was taken away from the basketball court.  She said now we are taking away from the kids.  She said we have a basketball court that is not always accessible and when it is accessible, the kids are not accessible.  They ought to be able to come whenever.  George said that was the intent of the Park Commission that we provide something that is available year round.  Rick said that it might be a good idea if you are on the Park Commission to put in a basketball court, but you should be putting the basketball ball court in a park. 

 

Bob Williams was at the original meeting and he made a motion to buy the land to control the water problem that we had with the land.   It was not bought for a park.  George said this spring we had a great deal water, however, at the most the water sat there only half a day.  Is the problem solved no, but would the basketball court take away from that, George didn’t think so.  The plans were to put the court on this end of the piece of property that would be away from Lily Street so there still could be flood abatement on that part of the property next to Lily Street, so there shouldn’t be a problem at all.

DeMet said we are talking about 2 hoops and a blacktopped area where the kids can come and shoot some hoops.  Matt said it’s not like the one we currently have that every time you shoot you hit a car. 

 

DeMet said he would like to make a proposal that we take the $10,000 and divide it $3,500 for the Sno Fleas, $3,500 for the bike Trail and leave $3,000 for a basketball court.  Matt was in favor of splitting it up and keeping some money in the Parks for a special project.  Catherine said she would like to go $3,000 Bike, $3,000 Sno Fleas and $4,000 basketball court.  After general discussion, Catherine made a motion that $4,000 go to the Parks for special projects, $3,000 to Sno Fleas and $3,000 to Bike Trail.  Matt seconded the motion.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

HSA funding and Health Insurance Deductible:  As you will recall, we switched our health insurance policy and went to a higher deductible in order to save money.  There is a glitch, we are only allowed to contribute $6,750 into an HSA and the deductible is $7,000 and it has been the practice all along that the town matches that deductible.  So we are coming up $250 short on at least one employee and maybe two.  Catherine said that since $6,750 is the legal limit, we have to observe that.  This is for a family.  There is a gap in coverage since the policy runs from October to October and the deductible runs from January 1 to January 1.  One employee had to come up with a $1,000.  We will check with the insurance company and see if there is any way to change this.  The clerk will contact the insurance company.  George said we still have the $250 short fall.  Catherine said our hands are tied; it goes on to the employee.  George said we will attempt to resolve this be changing the date of the next insurance policy.  George will explain to the town crew.

 

2017 Road Projects: Chairman DeMet said he had conversation today with the acting chairman of the Town of Casian; apparently Larry Hendrickson has had health problems and was forced to step down.  Gail Winnie has taking over as acting chairman.  Anyway they are planning on doing their mile of Fawn Lake Road next year and are in discussion with Pitlik & Wick and George suggested that we do our mile to the Southeast, at the same time.  DeMet also suggested that we finish Rainbow Road from Dunham’s hill to Lark’s Road.  Both roads are a little bit more than a mile.  That’s two plus miles to start with.  Once  we get prices on these roads, we can see what else we can do.  Michalsen made a motion that we complete the little bit more of a mile left to do on Fawn Lake and that we finish Rainbow Road from Dunham’s hill to Lark Road in the 2017 Road Projects Budget.  Seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

Correspondence:  George had a letter from Sean Duffy in response to our request to adopt the Referendum, against Citizens United.  George also had a email from the County regarding the new GIS mapping system and he would be attending the demonstration tomorrow.  George said he was on the site and it’s awesome. 

 

Michalsen mentioned that the Meat Raffles put on by the American Legion,  benefiting the Veterans will start up January 22 and go through April.  The first one will be held at Lizzy T’s. The raffles help the Veterans so it’s a good thing.

 

Adjournment:  DeMet made a motion to adjourn; seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Town of Lake Tomahawk Special Town Board Meeting, December 27, 2016

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a special Town Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the Raymond F. Sloan Community Building.  Chairman DeMet called the meeting to order at 9:05 AM.

Michalsen made a Motion to approve the Agenda of December 27, 2016; seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

The Board  moved to Closed session under Wi. Stat. 19.85 (1) c, to consider employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction. 

The Board reconvened and announced that the employees would receive a one-time bonus, which would give the Parks employee, $100.00 and $500.00 each to the Road Crew.

Adjourn: DeMet made a Motion to Adjourn, seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes.  Meeting adjourned at 9:11 AM.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider. Clerk

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting Minutes for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka, Bob Williams, Rick Mazurczak, Joanne Krueger and Matt Michalsen

1)      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2)      Bob motioned to approve the Agenda for December 7, 2016. Rick seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

3)      Bob motioned to approve the minutes for November 2,2016 Rick seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

4)      Citizen Input: None

5)      Web site up dates:

a.       Bob wants the Legion Meat Raffles on the website and EMC in town.

b.      Matt will bring it up to the Town that people can submit pictures to the website committee to post on the website.

c.       Matt will enter LUHS page link to the website.

6)      Correspondence:

a.       2133 Friends on Facebook

7)      Date for next meeting: January 4th, 2016.

8)      Adjournment: Joanne motioned to adjourn, Gary seconded, approved unanimously, 7:20pm.

Town of Lake Tomahawk Regular Town Board Meeting, November 9, 2016

The Lake Tomahawk Town Board held a regular Town Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Raymond F. Sloan Community center.  All Notices were posted to the open meeting law and the media was notified. 

Present: Chairman George DeMet, Supervisors Matthew Michalsen and Catherine Parker, Treasurer Michael Lynch and Clerk Nancy Schneider:  Chairman DeMet read the agenda of the Regular Town Board Meeting of November 9, 2016 and led the people in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Michalsen made a motion to approve the Agenda of the Regular Board Meeting of November 9th; seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all ayes.  Parker made a motion to approve the Minutes of the Monthly Board Meeting of October 12, 2016 and the special Board Meeting of October 18, 2016; seconded by DeMet.  Motion carried, all ayes.

Payment of Bills and Vouchers: The clerk asked the Board to approve ACH, EFT and EFTPS payments, check #’s 16531 to 16567 and payroll checks 3887 to 3910 for a total of $43,665.22.  Parker made a motion to approve the bills and vouchers as read by the clerk; seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried, all ayes.

Treasurer’s Report:  During the Month of October the Town had income of $30,033 which included $33,189 from the state for the quarterly highway aid payment.  The Town paid the sanitary district $6,444 in delinquent sewer user fees paid to us by the county in the August settlement.  3rd quarter room tax collections totaled $6,397 with $4,797 being paid to the chamber.  Expenses for the month totaled $37,520.  The Road Dept. Expenses totaled $25,125, including $14,160 in wages and benefits.  As always the books have been reviewed and approved by our CPA whose documents are attached.  DeMet made a motion to accept the report as read by the Treasurer, seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Committees and Commissions Reports:  Parker said she will talk about the Plan Committee Meeting that they had last night when they get to Item #10 of the Agenda.  Michalsen said that the Parks Commission will possibly be dealing with a new basketball court, paved, out behind the Sloan Center.  They have $10,000 in the budget allocated for that.  People should show up next Tuesday to express any pros or cons.  Through campaigning and phone calls, Matt indicated that he did have some people express negative views regarding the basketball court.   The Parks commissions will be mostly in charge of that.  Matt asked if there was a date set for the tree lighting and Chairman DeMet indicated he thought it was December 3rd

County Representative:  Bob Metropulos indicated that he had a Report that Dave Noel did on the Economic Value of Lakes & Rivers in Oneida County that was quite extensive and well done.  The Chair and Supervisors had seen this report and agreed that it was good and had a lot of great information.  

Public Comment: Bob congratulated Matt on doing a good job by running for election and said he should go after the position in 4 years.

Administrative Review Permit for Tina Rydzik to open a pizza parlor located at 7241 Bradley Street:  Parker said the Plan Commission met the night before and it doesn’t conflict with anything in their comprehensive plan.  Steve had sent an email that the Plan Commission approved it and found no reason to deny it.  DeMet made a motion that based on the Plan Commission’s decision, that the Town Board approve Tina Rydzik’s conditional use permit to open a pizza parlor at 7241 Bradley Street.  Seconded by Parker.  Motion carried, all Ayes. 

Fill Vacancy on the Sanitary District Commission:  DeMet said that there was a letter from Gregory Dexter who indicated that he would like to be considered and appointed to the position of Sanitary District Commission.  Parker moved that the Town approve Gregory Dexter’s request to be part of the sanitary district commission, seconded by Michalsen.  Motion carried all ayes. 

Request for Geographic Name Proposal;  Krga Island, Lumen Lake:  This came from Wisconsin DNR at the request of Matthew Elman in Valparaiso, Indiana.  The proponent has asked that the island be named Krga Island after Robert Krga and his family who were the first residents on Lumen Lake.  Mr. Krga passed away in 1988 and Oneida County records call this island Lone Island.  DeMet said he was familiar with Lumen Lake and the Krgas, and he felt it would be very fitting to name this nameless island Krga Island.  Michalsen made a motion to name the Island Krga Island, seconded by Parker.   Motion carried, all Ayes.

Correspondence:  Michalsen wanted to thank everyone for their support in the recent election.  DeMet had a Thank You for the recent Halloween party.  The kids had a great time.

Future Agenda Requests:  Parker said the Annual Budget Meeting was next Tuesday at 7:00 P.M.

Adjournment:  Parked made a motion to adjourn, seconded by DeMet.  Motion carried, all Ayes;

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 P.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Nancy J. Schneider, Clerk

Lake Tomahawk Web Site Committee Minutes November 2, 2016

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, November 2, 2016

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka, Bob Williams, Rick Mazurczak & Joanne Krueger

1)      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2)      Bob motioned to approve the Agenda for November 2, 2016. Rick seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

3)      Rick motioned to approve the minutes for October 5, 2016. Bob seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

4)      Citizen Input: The Town Board Meeting Minutes were not posted on the website – issue was solved.

5)      Web site updates: None

6)      Correspondence:

a.       2113 Friends on Facebook

7)      Date for next meeting: December 7th, 2016.

8)      Adjournment: Joanne motioned to adjourn, Rick seconded, approved unanimously, 7:25pm.

 

Town of Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting Minutes October 5, 2016

Lake Tomahawk Website Committee Meeting for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

 

Meeting Attendance: Gary Sowatzka, Bob Williams, Rick Mazurczak & Joanne Krueger

1)      Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

2)      Bob motioned to approve the Agenda for October 5, 2016. Rick seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

3)      Bob motioned to approve the minutes for September 7, 2016. Joanne seconded the motion, approved unanimously.

4)      Citizen Input: None

5)      Budget Review:  Since Matt Michalsen was not present to give us the updated expenses for the website – Rick made a motion to submit a website budget of $2,250 to the town board. Gary seconded the motion, approved unanimously

6)      Web site updates:

a.       Bob had Nikki fix the printing issues.

7)      Correspondence:

a.       2,097 Friends on Facebook

8)      Date for next meeting: November 2nd, 2016.

9)      Adjournment: Joanne motioned to adjourn, Rick seconded, approved unanimously, 7:30pm.