10/15/18 – Health & Safety Committee Meeting Minutes

OCTOBER 15, 2018

The Town of Spider Lake Health & Safety Committee meeting was called to order at 2:00 PM by Committee Chair Cerman. Present were committee members Cerman, Hucker, McGuiness, Fire Chief Nelson and Clerk Ferda.

Fire Chief Nelson presented an estimate for 2019 from Big Water Fire Apparatus for the bumper to bumper maintenance for the fire equipment in the amount of $8,195.00. This is routine maintenance and it was last completed in 2016. Nelson reported that he is okay with the 2019 budget remaining the same as the 2018 budget. Hucker stated that approximately half of the fire protection line item has been spent so far this year. Maybe there will be some surplus to roll into next year’s budget to pay for the new repeater. Nelson stated that he does not anticipate the need to buy any new equipment next year. There are no building maintenance issues at Fire Station #2 at this time. While testing the furnace at the road & fire garage, there was a strong odor of propane. A repairman will be called.

Discussion was held regarding the gutters on the pavilion. It was decided to remove the gutters as they are damaged and should not have been installed on a metal roof. Water flow from that area will be monitored. Water may still be coming into the office at the town hall even though new gutters have been installed. Fogal will look at the area to determine if he can correct the drainage problem by re-landscaping the area. Nelson has identified several trees that may need to be cut down near the town hall parking lot and solid waste site. Cerman will obtain estimates.

The committee determined that the 2019 town hall budget will remain at $12,000.00. Discussion was held regarding a possible wage adjustment in 2019 for Judy DeTray who cleans the town hall and does the outside landscaping. Cerman is recommending that the landscaping wage remain the same and an increase of 0.25 per hour for cleaning the town hall. A motion was made by Hucker and 2nd by McGuiness to recommend to the Town Board that the hourly rate for cleaning be increased by $0.25 an hour to be effective on January 1, 2019. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn was made by Hucker and 2nd by McGuiness. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda

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