10/19/18 – Budget Workshop Meeting

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
BUDGET WORKSHOP MEETING
OCTOBER 19, 2018

The Town of Spider Lake Budget Workshop meeting was called to order by Town Chair Hucker at 4:00 PM. Present were Hucker, Brandt, McGuiness, Cerman, Huot, Clerk Ferda and Treasurer Overman.

The complete 2019 proposed budget compiled to date was reviewed by the Board. There will be no compensation increase for elected officials and the only line items in the General Government budget that will increase is Assessing and Insurance. Other line items that will increase are Zoning, Capital Reserve & Contingency, Ordinance Enforcement, Solid Waste & Recycling and Administration, Wages & Benefits, Fuel, Utilities & Supplies and Operations and Equipment Repairs within the Roads budget. With an application of $55,000.00 from surplus, the proposed 2018 levy needed to balance the 2019 budget is $266,929.00 which is the maximum levy allowed by the state for 2018. The increase of $1,392.00 in the levy is due to net new construction and is an increase of approximately 0.00524 over 2017’s allowable levy.

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 2019 wages for the road crew, solid waste attendant and the town hall janitor, at 4:40 pm, a motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Hucker for the Town of Spider Lake Town Board (including the Clerk & Treasurer) 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. 5 yes and no nay votes. The Town Board, Clerk and Treasurer met in executive session. At 4:58 pm, a motion was made by McGuiness 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. 5 yes and no nay votes.

Committees have made recommendations for salary increases for the road crew, the solid waste attendant and town hall janitor. A motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Huot to increase the town hall janitor’s salary by $0.50 an hour from $13.00 an hour to $13.50 an hour. All in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by Cerman to increase the solid waste attendant’s salary by $0.50 an hour from $13.00 to $13.50 an hour. All in favor. Motion carried. A motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Cerman to increase the Lead Worker’s salary to $25.27 an hour, the equipment operator’s salary to $24.09 and the part-time worker’s salary to $20.09 an hour with any new part-time road workers salary at $19.50 an hour which could be modified by the town board. All in favor. Motion carried. All raises will be dependent upon the levy being adopted by the electors and the 2019 proposed budget being adopted. Salary increases will be on the December town board meeting agenda and they would become effective January 1, 2019.

Item #4 on the agenda (possible action by the town board to adopt a resolution supporting a percentage increase in the allowable 2017 levy) was not acted upon as the 2018 levy does not need to be increased beyond what is proposed to balance the 2019 budget.

Motion to adjourn was made by Huot and Brandt. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda, Town Clerk

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