01/09/19 – Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MONTHLY MEETING
JANUARY 9, 2019

The Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors monthly meeting was called to order by Town Chair Hucker at 7:00 PM. Present were Hucker, Brandt, McGuiness, Cerman, Huot, Clerk Ferda, Treasurer Overman and Fire Chief Nelson.

Motion was made by Cerman and 2nd by Huot to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by Cerman to approve the Town Board minutes of 12-12-18 and the Plan & Review Commission minutes of 12-5-18. All in favor. Motion carried.

Overman presented the Treasurer’s report. December 2018 receipts were $440,796.81 and expenditures were $106,759.20 leaving a balance of $931,367.24. The receipts included $362,214.72 of property tax collections.

The vouchers were presented for payment. Motion to approve checks numbered #023310 through #023349 (including EFT checks) in the amount of $424,506.92 was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Brandt. Discussion was held regarding the maintenance and repair costs to the tractor/mower. All in favor. Motion carried.

The 2018 year-end financial report was reviewed. Hucker noted that revenue was received from FEMA and the Federal PILT revenue was more than anticipated. Numerous transfers were made throughout the year for unexpected and rising expenses. Much of the surplus from 2018 has been applied to the 2019 budget.
Any excess in the 2018 Fire Protection line item may be transferred to the 2019 budget to help pay for communication improvements for the fire and road departments. This is a joint project between Spider Lake and Round Lake. Hucker announced that the FCC license for the Moose Lake tower has been approved and is registered under the Town of Round Lake’s name. Construction must be completed by November 2019.
Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by McGuiness to adopt Resolution #2019-01 (copy attached) amending the 2019 budget by transferring $3,500.00 from unallocated surplus to the 2019 Capital Outlay Roads budget. The transfer is needed because the new garage heater that was originally scheduled to be installed and paid for in December will not be installed until January. A roll call vote was taken. 5 yes and no nay votes. Motion carried.

On the recommendation of the Plan & Review Commission, a motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by Cerman to adopt the addition of Section 6.25 Metallic Mining into the town’s zoning ordinance. All in favor. Motion carried. This new section will be inserted into the zoning ordinance that already deals with mining.

Plan & Review Commission

Zoning Administrator Report – Hucker reported that ZA Olson is working on a couple of compliance issues. He is using the town hall as his office.

Committee Reports

Roads – Equipment Status – McGuiness reported that all equipment is up and running.

The final calculation for transportation aids was received for 2019 in the amount of $243,214.18.

Hucker reported receiving an email from the Forest Service stating that due to the partial shutdown of the government, there is no guarantee payment will be made for any work down by the town on forest roads in town. Brush clearing of forest roads has been put on hold at this time. This could also impact the CWPP plan. A meeting has been tentatively been scheduled for January 24th; however, this meeting may also be put on hold.

Health & Safety – Fire Department Report – Fire Chief Nelson reported that there are currently no issues within the fire department. He stated that a new member has joined the fire department and there is the possibility of two more members joining. DNR training may take place within the next two months.
Hucker advised that a meeting should be scheduled next month with Round Lake to discuss communication improvement plans for the Moose Lake tower.

Cerman reported that the new heating equipment will be installed at the garage on January 10th.
Hucker reported that the 2019 CWPP grants were approved by the DNR.

Solid Waste – Brandt reported that updated information has been posted on the town’s website.

Insurance & Finance – Huot reported that the annual premium for the backhoe is $83.00. It was decided not to cancel coverage until the backhoe is sold.

Clerk’s Report

Other Correspondence – An email was received from Tom Weber regarding a book he has written entitled “Eddie Matthews: Why He Was the Greatest Third Basement of All Time.”

A letter was received from Jump River Electric regarding tree clearing, trimming and brush control in the right-of-way.

Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by Cerman to authorize one elected official to attend the WTA workshop on February 15th in Cable. All in favor. Motion carried. Huot will be attending the workshop.

Questions from Audience and Other Matters for Discussion Purposes Only – None

Motion was made by Huot and 2nd by Cerman to adjourn. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

Click below to download minutes PDF.
01-09-19_tbm_minutes.pdf

01/02/19 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes
January 2, 2019

The Plan and Review Commission meeting was called to order by Chair Hucker at approximately 6:15 p.m. with Brandt, Mazik, Ross, Hucker, along with Secretary Tripodi and Zoning Administrator Olson present. Cerman was absent. Pledge of Allegiance Motion made by Brandt and seconded by Ross approve the 12-5-2018 meeting minutes. MC 4-0

Zoning Administrator Report

Olson handed out his monthly report. There were two CSM reviews.

Any Other Business That May Come Before the Commission for Discussion

There was none.

Motion to adjourn by Brandt and seconded Mazik by, MC 4-0

Chelsea Tripodi Secretary

Click below to download minutes PDF.
01-02-19_prc_minutes

01/02/19 – Public Hearing Minutes

Minutes of Public Hearing
January 2, 2019
Town of Spider Lake
Sawyer County, WI
6:00 P.M.

The Purpose of this Public Hearing was to receive public comments regarding making a recommendation to the Town Board to adopt a proposed addition to the Town of Spider Lake Land Use Ordinance # 17-88, specifically relating to the creation of section 6.25, establishing procedures, rules, and requirements for metallic mining.

The public hearing was called to order by Hucker at approximately 6:00 p.m. All commission members were in attendance, (with the exception of Cerman) along with Secretary Tripodi and Zoning Administrator Olson. No one appeared to speak to the issues. The notice was published in the Sawyer County Record on 12-19-2018 and 12-26-2018. A motion was made by Mazik and 2nd by Ross to make a recommendation to the Town Board that it adopt section 6.25, establishing procedures, regulations, and requirements for metallic mining. This will be added to Town of Spider Lake Land Use Ordinance # 17-88. Motion Carried 4-0. The hearing was concluded.

Click below to download minutes PDF.
01-02-19_ph_minutes.pdf

01/09/19 – Monthly Town Board Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
January 9, 2019
10896W Town Hall Rd.
TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors will hold its regular Monthly Town Board Meeting on January 9, 2019 commencing 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

Agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order

2. Approval of the Agenda

3. Pledge of Allegiance

4. Approval of Minutes: TBM 12/12/18, PRC 12/5/18

5. Treasurer’s Report

6. Vouchers

7. Year End Financial Report

8. Budget Amendments, If Any

9. Action on PRC Recommendation to Add Section 6.25 (Metallic Mining) to Part I of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance

10. Plan & Review Commission Report

• Zoning Administrator’s Report

11. Committee Reports

Roads

• Equipment Status

• Wisconsin GTA Final Calculation for 2019

Health and Safety

• Fire Department Report

• Update Regarding Work With Round Lake re Communications

• Purchase of Replacement Heating Equipment

• CWPP Meeting Date

• Status of CWPP Grant Request

Solid Waste

Insurance and Finance

• Premium Cost for Backhoe

12. Clerk’s Report

• Other Correspondence

13. Questions from Audience and Other Matters for Discussion Purposes Only

14. Adjournment

Posted this 5th day of January 2019
Christine Ferda, Town Clerk

Click the link below to download the agenda as a PDF
01-09-19_tbm_agenda.pdf

01/02/19 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting
Town Hall
10896 W Town Hall Road
January 2, 2019
Immediately Following the Public Hearing Beginning at 6:00 P.M.

Agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Approval of the Minutes of the December 5, 2018 Meeting.

4. Zoning Administrator’s Report.

5. Any other business that may come before the Commission for Discussion.

6. Adjournment.

Posted this 29th day of December, 2018
Christine Ferda, Clerk

Click below to download agenda as a PDF.
01-02-19_prc_agenda.pdf

12/12/18 – Monthly Town Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MONTHLY MEETING
DECEMBER 12, 2018

The Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors monthly meeting was called to order by Town Chair Hucker at 7:00 PM. Present were Hucker, Brandt, McGuiness, Cerman, Huot, Clerk Ferda, Treasurer Overman and Fire Chief Nelson.

Motion was made by Cerman and 2nd by Huot to approve the agenda. All in favor. Motion carried.

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Brandt to approve the Town Board minutes of 11-14-18, the Special Town Board minutes of 11-14-18, the Plan & Review Commission minutes of 11-7-18 and the Solid Waste Committee minutes of 11-19-18. Hucker noted that “[sic]” has been added to the Solid Waste Committee minutes after the words “items 1-5”. The paperwork that the representative from Republic Services states acceptable recyclable items are numbered 1, 2 & 5. On the tape, she stated 1 through 5. Based on all the other materials received from the representative, the acceptable recyclable items should be numbered 1, 2 & 5. All in favor. Motion carried.

Overman presented the Treasurer’s report. November 2018 receipts were $42,143.41 and expenditures were $215,079.56 leaving a balance of $597,329.63.

The vouchers were presented for payment. Motion to approve checks numbered #023151 through #023309 (including EFT checks) in the amount of $62,749.78 was made by Huot and 2nd by McGuiness. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Huot to adopt Resolution #2018-07 (copy attached) amending the 2018 budget by transferring $5,000.00 from the Road Construction & Maintenance line item to the Operations & Equipment Repair line item in the Roads budget, by transferring $2,000.00 from the Road Construction & Maintenance line item to the Administration, Wages & Benefits line item in the Roads budget, by transferring $2,000.00 from the Road Construction & Maintenance line item to the Fuel, Utilities & Supplies line item in the Roads budget and by transferring $3,500.00 from the Road Construction & Maintenance line item to the Capital Outlay Roads budget. A roll call vote was taken. 5 yes and no nay votes. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Brandt and 2nd by McGuiness to approve the following wage increases effective January 1, 2019 – Road Crew Lead Worker position rate as $25.27 per hour, the Equipment Operator, Truck Driver and Mechanic position rate as $24.09 per hour and the part-time road worker at $20.09 per hour. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Cerman and 2nd by Huot to approve the following wage increases effective January 1, 2019 – the Solid Waste Attendant and Town Hall janitor at $13.50 per hour. Cerman questioned the practice of restricting the road crew from taking vacation during the months of November through April because it would interfere with snow plowing. He stated that this limits the employee to a relatively short period of time that they can take vacation. Discussion was held. Hucker stated that in the past there has been some flexibility in the policy but it is not encouraged. The road crew should contact McGuiness as he has the discretion to allow a day off occasionally. All in favor. Motion carried.

Motion was made by Huot and 2nd by Brandt to approve the following wage increases effective January 1, 2019 – Chief Election Inspector at $11.50 per hour and Election Inspectors at $11.00 per hour. All in favor. Motion carried.

Plan & Review Commission
Zoning Administrator Report – Hucker reported discussion was held regarding the details of transitioning the zoning administrator’s position from Boss to Olson including contact information, phone line & storage space.

Regarding Sawyer County’s proposed changes to its A-1 and A-2 zoning districts, a motion was made by Cerman and 2nd by McGuiness to accept the recommendation of the Commission to support the proposed changes noting that the town will continue to enforce its own zoning ordinance’s provisions where the town is more restrictive than the County. All in favor. Motion carried. The county is proposing to revert back to the previous Ag ordinances which were less restrictive and if anyone wishes to take advantage of the Farmland Preservation program an “overlay district” for that property may be created.

Hucker reported that the updated comprehensive plan is available on the town’s website and a hard copy of the plan can be obtained from the clerk.

The public hearing for the proposed Metallic Mining Ordinance is scheduled for January 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM.

Committee Reports
Roads – Equipment Status – McGuiness reported that the mower has been repaired due to hydraulic issues and bolts that have sheared off the motor head.

Huot questioned whether or not the backhoe should be removed from the insurance. He will find out what the premium cost is and will make a determination if it should be removed. The backhoe should be put up for sale as soon as possible.

Health & Safety – Fire Department Report – Fire Chief Nelson reported that there are currently no issues within the fire department. The door at station #2 was open and discussion was held on how to keep this from happening again.

Regarding communications, Hucker reported that the application has been received by the FCC and is currently under review. Hanson (Round Lake) is trying to obtain an update on costs.

Discussion was held regarding the doors being left unlocked at the town hall.

Solid Waste – Brandt reported that the fourth recycling dumpster has finally been redelivered. Discussion was held regarding acceptable recyclable items.

Insurance & Finance – Huot reported that the town received a dividend check in the amount of $1,716.00 for a favorable loss experience under worker’s compensation for 2017.

Clerk’s Report
Other Correspondence – Ferda reviewed how eligible voters can legally sign candidate’s nomination papers. There is one position for town chair, one for clerk and one for treasurer. Therefore eligible voters can only sign one candidate’s nominations papers for these three positions. There are two positions for supervisor. Therefore eligible voters can only sign two candidate’s nomination papers.

Motion was made by Hout and 2nd by Brandt to grant the request of the Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival to utilize town roads for its bicycle race on 9-14-19 subject to receiving a $1,000,000.00 certificate of liability insurance and a note that removal of signage and ribbons be done in a timely matter upon the race’s completion. All in favor. Motion carried.

Ferda reported on the 2018 mill rates for the town. The Hayward School District rate is $10.05 and the Chequamegon School District rate is $12.43.

Questions from Audience and Other Matters for Discussion Purposes Only
Cerman thanked Nelson for removing trees before they fell into the roadway.

Bobbi Huot advised contacting Peter Spencer regarding the removal of signs for the Fat Tire bike race. She also questioned the cost of the Town Hall Rd. project stating the cost is nowhere near the $700,000.00 to $800,000.00 that was projected by Hucker. Hucker replied that he does not recall ever making that statement and if he did, he misspoke. He stated the approximate cost so far is between $150,000.00 and $200,000.00 and the paving still needs to be done.

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

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

Click below to download minutes PDF.
12-12-18_tbm.pdf

12/05/18 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes
December 5, 2018

The Plan and Review Commission meeting was called to order by Chair Hucker at approximately 6:00 p.m. with Cerman, Brandt, Ross, Hucker, alternate Thearin, along with Secretary Tripodi and Zoning Administrator Olson, and Assistant Zoning Administrator Boss present. Thearin will sit as Mazik was absent.

Pledge of Allegiance

Motion made by Brandt and seconded by Cerman to approve the 11-7-2018 meeting minutes. MC 5-0

Zoning Administrator’s Report

Boss handed out his monthly report. There were one Land Use Permit Non-Shoreline, One Driveway Permit, and one CSM Review.

Review Sawyer County proposed Agricultural One and Two changes

The County sent a letter regarding changes to the Counties Ordinance 17.4, and 17.5. The County has decided to go back to the old Ag ordinance provisions. The proposed changes are close to what the Town’s current ordinance has. It was noted that the county is moving forward with the possibility of developing a provision for an overlay district if it would assist landowners engaged in agricultural activities to qualify for certain financial benefits. If the concept goes forward, the Town can consider the concept at that time. After discussion the conclusion was that the Commission members had no objections to the proposed county changes and that the changes should not interfere with enforcement of the Town’s zoning ordinance. A motion was made by Ross and seconded by Cerman to recommend to the Town Board that is support the County’s proposal, noting that the Town will continue to enforce its own ordinance provisions to the extent that the Town’s ordinance is more restrictive. For example, The Town’s ordinance does not provide for an Ag 2 District. MC 5-0

Comprehensive Plan

The Comprehensive Plan is now available on the Town’s Website. It can be found under Selected Town Ordinances. Also if someone wishes to purchase a hard copy, they should contact the clerk.

Discussion of County Metallic Mining Ordinance

Hucker gave an update on the Mining Ordinance. A notice will be posted in the paper in December, and there will be a public hearing in January.

Any Other Business That May Come Before the Commission for Discussion

There was none.

Motion to adjourn by Brandt and seconded by Cerman, MC 5-0

Chelsea Tripodi Secretary

Click below to download minutes as a PDF.
12-05-18_prc.pdf

01/02/19 – Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE PLAN AND REVIEW COMMISSION
SAWYER CO, WI
Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Spider Lake Plan and Review Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Town Hall, 10896W Town Hall Rd, Hayward Wisconsin to consider making a recommendation to the Town Board to adopt proposed addition to the Town of Spider Lake Land Use Ordinance # 17-88 including the following:

1. Creation of Section 6.25, establishing procedures, regulations and requirements for metallic mining.

Copies of the detailed Amendments are available from the Town Clerk, 10896W Town Hall Rd, Hayward, WI 54843 or phone 715-462-3977.
The monthly Plan & Review Commission meeting will immediately follow.

/s/Christine Ferda, Clerk

Click the link below to download PDF notice.
01-02-19_public_hearing_notice.pdf

12/12/18 – Monthly Town Board Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
December 12, 2018
10896W Town Hall Rd.
TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors will hold its regular Monthly Town Board Meeting on December 12, 2018 commencing 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

Agenda is as follows:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of the Agenda
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Approval of Minutes: TBM 11/14/18, SPECIAL TBM 11/14/18, PRC 11/7/18, SOLID WASTE 11/9/18
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Vouchers
  7. Budget Amendments, If Any
  8. Wage Adjustments for 2018 (Road Crew, Solid Waste and Town Hall Cleaning)
  9. Wage Increase for Election Workers
  10. Plan & Review Commission Report
    • Zoning Administrator’s Report
    • Recommendation to Town Board Regarding County’s Proposed Changes to A-1 and A-2 County Zoning Ordinance
    • Setting Date for Public Hearing on Draft Metallic Mining Ordinance
  11. Committee Reports
    1. Roads
      • Equipment Status
    2. Health and Safety
      • Fire Department Report
      • Update Regarding Work With Round Lake re Communications
    3. Solid Waste
    4. Insurance and Finance
      • Return of Premium – Worker’s Comp Dividend
  12. Clerk’s Report
    • Other Correspondence
    • Request to Use Certain Portions of Town Roads for Chequamegon Fat Tire Race on 9-14-19
    • Status of 2018 Mill Rate
  13. Questions from Audience and Other Matters for Discussion Purposes Only
  14. Adjournment

Posted this 8th day of December 2018
Christine Ferda, Town Clerk


Click link below to download the agenda as a PDF
https://wp.me/a2gv2y-PV

12/05/18 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting
Town Hall
10896 W Town Hall Road
December 5, 2018
6:00 P.M.

Agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Approval of the Minutes of the November 7, 2018 Meeting.

4. Zoning Administrator’s Report.

5. Review Sawyer County’s proposed Agricultural One and Two changes and make recommendation.

6. Any other business that may come before the Commission for Discussion.

7. Adjournment.

Posted this 1st day of December, 2018
Christine Ferda, Clerk

Click the link below to download the agenda as a PDF
12-05-18_prc_agenda.pdf