10/15/18 – Road Committee Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING
OCTOBER 15, 2018

The Town of Spider Lake Road Committee meeting was called to order by Committee Chair McGuiness immediately following the Solid Waste committee meeting. Present were McGuiness, Hucker, Brandt, Fogal, and Clerk Ferda.

Status of Road Projects – Fogal reported that the Town Hall Rd. project is nearly complete. Top soil & a mulch blanket still need to be placed to prevent erosion into the swamp. Fogal will follow up with NWBE. Fogal has graded Rock Lake Fire Lane, Fire Tower Rd., Telemark, Boedecker, FR 208, Mathey Rd. and Old 77. The washout at Boedecker & Janet Roads has been fixed. Discussion was held regarding whether or not the town could recoup funds from the Forest Service for materials such as gravel that the town uses on forest roads. Discussion was held about correcting minor issues where water is on the road along spots on Murphy Blvd.

2018-2019 Budgets – The Operations & Equipment Repairs line item will be increased from $25,000.00 to $35,000.00 in the 2019 budget. The resealing of Murphy Blvd., Brandt Road and Clear Lake Road would cost approximately $13,600.00. Culvert replacement was discussed. Discussion was held about how or whether to resurface Town Hall Road next year. Landing Camp Rd. needs to be addressed next year as well. Discussion was held regarding how much money can budgeted for Road Construction & Maintenance. It will not be near what is presently budgeted for this year. The Fuel, Utilities & Supplies line item will be increased from $47,000.00 to $51,700.00.

Hucker noted that the 2019 wildfire protection plan grant application needs to be submitted by October 26th.

A transfer tank will be purchased next year for approximately $500.00 to allow diesel to be transported to the work site instead of driving back to the garage to refuel the grader, loader and mower. This would save man hours and wear & tear on the equipment.

Forgal asked that his probation period as a new hire be shortened.

Pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 19.85(1)(c) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction, the purpose being to review and discuss wages for 2019 for the road crew, a motion was made by McGuiness at approximately 4:09 pm and 2nd by Hucker for the Town of Spider Lake Road Committee to move in and out of executive session and to reconvene in open session as the notice states to act on any items from the executive session if necessary and to proceed with other items on the agenda. Motion carried. 3 yes and no nay votes. The Road Committee and Clerk Ferda met in executive session. At 4:11 pm, a motion was made by Hucker and 2nd by Brandt to reconvene in open session to act on any items from the executive session and to proceed with other items on the agenda. Motion carried. 3 yes and no nay votes.

A motion was made by Hucker and 2nd by Brandt to increase the Lead Worker’s compensation for 2019 to $25.27 per hour, the equipment operator to $24.09 per hour and the current part-time position to $20.09 and any other part-time positions initial base rate at $19.50 per hour. All in favor. Motion carried.

After discussion, it was decided to recommend to the town board next month to shorten Fogal’s six month probationary period retroactively to November 1st.

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

Christine Ferda
Clerk

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