Spring Brush Days Notice

NOTICE
TO ALL RESIDENTS OF SPIDER LAKE
SPRING “BRUSH DAYS” WILL BE HELD STARTING
May 24, 2018
THROUGH
JUNE 16, 2018
FROM
10 AM TO 4 PM

PLEASE NOTE THAT “BRUSH” DOES NOT INCLUDE LEAVES, TREATED WOOD, WOOD LIKE COMPOSITES, CHRISTMAS WREATHS OR ANY ITEMS THAT HAVE NAILS, WIRE OR SIMILAR THINGS IN THEM. THE BRUSH COLLECTED WILL BE CHIPPED; AND, FOR A LIMITED PERIOD WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP AFTER THE PROCESS IS COMPLETED.

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BRUSH DAY NOTICE.pdf

06/14/18 – Board of Review Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
June 14, 2018
10896W Town Hall Rd., Hayward, WI 54843
TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Spider Lake Board will hold its Board of Review Meeting June 14, 2018 commencing at 3:00 P.M. (must be in session a minimum of 2 hours) at the Town Hall.

Agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Confirmation of appropriate Board of Review and Open Meetings notices
4. Select a Chairperson for Board of Review
5. Select a Vice-Chairperson for Board of Review.
6. Verify that a member has met the mandatory training requirements
7. Verify that the Town has an ordinance for the confidentiality of income and expense information provided to the assessor under state law (sec.70.47(af).
8. Review of existing Board of Review policies
9. Filing and summary of Annual Assessment Report by Assessor’s Office
10. Receipt of the Assessment Roll by clerk from the Assessor
11. Receive the Assessment Roll and sworn statements from the clerk

12. Review the Assessment Roll and Perform Statutory Duties:

a. Examine the roll
b. Correct description or calculation errors
c. Add omitted property
d. Eliminate double assessed property.

13. Discussion/Action – Certify all corrections of error under state law (sec. 70.43, Wis Stats.)
14. Discussion/Action – Verify with the assessor that open book changes are included in the assessment roll.
15. Allow taxpayers to examine assessment data

16. During the first two hours, consideration of:

a. Waivers of the required 48-hour notice of intent to file an objection when there is good cause
b. Requests for waiver of the BOR hearing allowing the property owner an appeal directly to circuit court
c. Requests to testify by telephone or submit sworn written statement
d. Subpoena requests
e. Act on any other legally allowed/required Board of Review matters

17. Review Notices of Intent to File Objection
18. Proceed to hear objections, if any and if proper notice/waivers given unless scheduled for another date
19. Consider/act on scheduling additional Board of Review Date(s)
20. Adjourn (to future date if necessary)

Posted this 12th day of May, 2018
Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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06-14-18_bor_agenda.pdf

05/09/18 – Board of Review Postponement Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
BOARD OF REVIEW POSTPONEMENT MEETING
5-9-18

The initial 2018 Board of Review meeting for the Town of Spider Lake was called to order at 7:00 PM. Present were Hucker, Brandt, McGuiness, Cerman and Huot. Clerk Ferda was absent. A motion to nominate Hucker as Chairperson was made by Brandt and 2nd by McGuiness. All in favor. Motion carried. A motion to nominate Brandt as Vice-Chair was made by Hucker and 2nd by McGuiness. All in favor. Motion carried.
It was verified that Hucker & Ferda have met the mandatory training requirements specified in 70.46(4) of the Wisconsin Statutes.

It was verified that the town has an ordinance for the confidentiality of income and expense information provided to the assessor under 70.47(7)(af) of the Wisconsin Statutes.

The Assessment Roll has not been completed. The purpose of this meeting is to convene the Board of Review meeting as required by State Statutes and to adjourn the Open Book and Board of Review to a later date. Motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Brandt to adjourn the Board of Review to June 14, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM and to schedule Open Book on June 7, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. All in favor. Motion carried.

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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05-09-18_bor.pdf

05/07/18 – Road Committee Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING
MAY 7, 2018

The Town of Spider Lake Road Committee meeting was called to order by Committee Chair McGuiness at 2:00 PM. Present were McGuiness, Hucker, Brandt, Lead Worker Mark Matchett and Gary Colbert and Heather Harrington from NWBE. Clerk Ferda was absent.

Gary Colbert, an engineer from Northern Wisconsin Based Engineers, presented the design work for road improvements on Town Hall Road. At a previous meeting, seven different alternatives were presented for the road improvements. At that time, it was narrowed down to alternative #6 or #7. The less expensive alternative is $108,000.00 and the more expensive alternative is $192,000.00. Colbert stated that a blend of both alternatives were used to proceed with the design with the cost being somewhere between the two estimates. A wetland delineation was performed. Discussion was held with a geo/technical engineer about raising the road bed and settlement. The wetland impacts were significantly above the 10,000 square foot limit and beyond 10,000 square feet, the DNR requires wetland mitigation. Wetland mitigation is extremely expensive. The cost is estimated at $75,000.00 to $90,000.00 per acre with a ten year inspection monitoring period. A spruce type swamp with an anticipated ratio of 3 to 1, a ½ half acre must be mitigated for an acre and ½. There is roughly over ½ acre with the original pavement structure design which could be under 10,000 square feet by reducing the height of the pavement structure where the water is over the road and doing less improvements to the areas with an 8” lift. This would reduce the square feet to 9,700 so there would be no need for wetland mitigation for this project. If the project would be spread over two years, the DNR would consider it a single project, back to back years. For areas where water is on the road, Colbert is proposing 12” of select crushed material left on top of the pavement and another 6” of gravel on top of that and 2 ½” of asphalt. It would be 20 feet wide asphalt with the shoulders being reduced to 2 ½” feet instead of 3 foot shoulders. On the north end, which is the worst, the hills would be leveled straight across. The south end (900 ft. south of Nelson Rd.) where there is water on the road would receive crushed material lift and the remainder of the spruce swamp area would receive 2 ½” asphalt. Half of the road would be raised, a pipe installed under the road and the other half would remain the same elevation. In five to ten years, if that part settles, the town could address it at that time and it would be a separate project. The plans were reviewed and discussion was held. Hucker is concerned that the potential is there to encounter the same problems the county has had on County Road A and does not want to risk spending $200,000.00 or more and two years later the same problems exist. Colbert stated that without total excavation, it is a risk that settlement can occur. The geotechnical engineer has advised that after reviewing the soil borings, the best estimate would be 1-2” of settlement over five years with the amount of material being proposed. It will settle where it is the weakest. Geogrid will be used to help prevent settling and displacement. Addressing the two areas where water is over the road and leaving the road graveled for a year to see if there is settlement is a viable option. Paving could be done next year. An estimated time for construction is six weeks. An estimated cost for this proposal is $165,000.00. Motion was made by Hucker and 2nd by Brandt to recommend to the town board to accept the proposed estimate. All in favor. Motion carried.

Matchett reported that the town owns a little more than half of the gravel pile in the pit. The town could purchase the rest of the pile, approximately 7,000 tons, at an estimated cost of $43,400.00. Bids would have to be advertised and the budget reviewed to see if the funds are available.

Matchett reported that Farhner reviewed the last five miles of roads that were paved in the town. To crack seal all of Clear Lake and the first two miles of both Brandt Rd. and Murphy Blvd. would be an estimated cost of $13,000.00.

For budgeting purposes, Matchett presented a cost estimate sheet for maintenance of town roads.
Hucker reported that the board will go into executive session at the May town board meeting to discuss the Jump River Electric claim and to discuss the Notice of Claim received regarding short-term rentals.

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

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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05-07-18_rcm.pdf

05/02/18 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes
May 2, 2018

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

Pledge of Allegiance

There is a correction to the Public Hearing Minutes from the 4-4-18 meeting. For the conditions page 2, number 7 in the parenthesis there is not a bathroom included in the Totem Pole Lodge CUP. Motion made by Mazik and seconded by Ross approve the 4-4-18 public hearing minutes as amended and the meeting minutes. MC 4-0

Totem Pole Lodge CUP Request

This matter was tabled to this meeting from the 4-4-18 public hearing. Request for a Conditional Use Permit to repair the existing boat launch ramp so that it will be usable for boaters while the public boat launch ramp is under repair. Boss handed out an updated site plan. The site plan will be recorded with the Sawyer County Register of Deeds along with the CUP.

After considerable discussion a motion was made by Mazik and seconded by Thearin, to recommend to the Town Board that it approve a Conditional Use Permit for the Totem Pole Lodge Condominium Association – Ralph Hlavin Owner subject to the following conditions:

  1.  Setting an expiration date of 10 years to revisit or renew the CUP.
  2.  That the conditions of this CUP are binding upon any heirs, successors or assignees. In the event of the sale or transfer of the property, the landowner or successors will disclose the existence of the CUP to any prospective buyers.
  3. The CUP itself will be recorded with the Sawyer County Register of Deeds and a copy of the recorded CUP shall be provided to the Spider Lake Zoning Administrator.
  4.  A mitigation plan developed with the assistance of Sawyer County will be provided to the Zoning Administrator and approved by him.
  5. Development will be in accordance with the site plan provided to the Zoning Administrator.
  6. No parking will be allowed within 35 feet of the shoreline.
  7. If any of the conditions of this permit are violated, the CUP may be revoked by the Town Board (resulting in the removal of the boat launch ramp at the owner’s expense) and the landowner is subject to the fines, forfeitures, and penalties as allowed by law.

MC 4-0

Discussion Regarding Comprehensive Plan Update

The Northwest Planning Commission is currently working on the revisions to the town’s Comprehensive Plan. The Plan and Review Commission encourages the public to review the plan and bring forward any ideas you have for the updated plan. You can email them to Chris Ferda. There will be a public hearing scheduled during the summer months. The current Comprehensive plan can be found online on the Town of Spider Lake website under Select Town Ordinances.

Zoning Administrator Report

Boss handed out his monthly report. There were no Non-Shoreline Land Use Permits. Three Land Use Shoreland Permits, and one Demolition permits.

Any Other Business That May Come Before the Commission for Discussion

There were none.

Motion to adjourn by Ross and seconded by Thearin, MC 4-0

Chelsea Tripodi Secretary

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05-02-18_prc.pdf

05/09/18 – Monthly Town Board Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
May 9, 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 Monthly Town Board Meeting on May 9, 2018 commencing immediately after the Board of Review Meeting at 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 4/11/18, Road Committee 4/24/18, PRC 4/4/18 Public Hearing (as amended) and PRC 4/4/18 Meeting
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Vouchers
7. PRC Reappointments: Case Mazik 5/12/18 to 5/12/21; Prudence Ross 5/21/18 to 5/21/21; Alternate David Thearin 5/12/18 to 5/12/21
8. Board of Review Alternate Reappointment: Richard Thearin 5/12/18 to 5/12/21
9. Board of Appeals Reappointments: Judy Clifton, Jan Beatty and Jim Nickel 5/12/18 to 5/12/21
10. Request for Permission to Use Town Roads for Chequamegon 100 Mountain Bike race to be held on June 16, 2018.
11. Approval of Town Annual Website Maintenance Contract
12. Discussion and Possible Action on Implementation of Room Tax
13. Motion to Rescind and Replace the Short Term Rental Ordinance (Tabled from April Town Board Meeting)

14. Plan & Review Commission Report

• Action on Recommendation of Plan Commission to grant and Conditional Use Permit (subject to conditions) to Repair Existing Boat Launch Ramp so it is Available to Boaters While the Landing Camp Boat Access is Under Reconstruction by the WDNR—Owner Totem Pole Lodge Condominium Association—Ralph Hlavin Owner
• Zoning Administrator’s Report
• Work on Town Comprehensive Plan Update

15. Committee Reports

Roads

• Report on Road Committee Meetings on 4/24/18, 5/7/18 and possible action on Town Hall Road Project and Gravel Proposal
• Equipment Status
• Update Regarding USFS Work Plans for Upper A

Health and Safety

• Fire Department Report
• Continued Discussion With Round Lake re Communications
• Setting Dates for Spring Brush Collection

Solid Waste

• Discussion and Possible Action on Expansion of Collection Site to Accommodate
Additional Dumpsters for Solid Waste and Recyclables

Insurance and Finance

• 2017 Worker’s Comp Audit (resulting in additional $1,205.00 premium)

16. Clerk’s Report

• Other Correspondence
• Dates for BOR and Open Book

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

18. Adjourn to Executive Session in accordance with Wisconsin Statute Section 19.85

The Town of Spider Lake Board of Supervisors may entertain a motion to move in and out of Executive Session pursuant to:

1. §19.85(1)(g) Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to a claim by Jump River Electric relating to alleged damage by the town to equipment.
2. §19.85(1)(g) Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved re Notice of Claim received from Wheeler, Van Sickle & Anderson, S.C.
3. Reconvene in Open Session to act on any items from the Executive Session of necessary and to proceed with any other items on the agenda.

19. Adjournment

 

Posted this 7th day of May 2018
Brian S. Hucker for Christine Ferda, Town Clerk

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05-09-18_tbm_agenda.pdf

04/24/18 – Road Committee Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING
APRIL 24, 2018

The Town of Spider Lake Road Committee meeting was called to order by Committee Chair McGuiness at 2:00 PM. Present were McGuiness, Hucker, Brandt, Lead Worker Mark Matchett and his assistant Lee Nelson. Clerk Ferda was absent.

Summer Road Projects – Discussion was held regarding road projects. McGuiness reported that FR 205 (Upper A) and the Town Hall Rd. project should be done this year. McGuiness advised that $256,000.00 has been allocated this year for new construction and approximately $192,000.00 has been earmarked for the Town Hall Rd. project. Hucker stated that most of what has been allocated would be spent on the Town Hall Rd. project. Hucker stated that it is hard to plan because of the uncertainty of whether Town Hall Rd. will be done this year. McGuiness stated that there are many roads that need to crack sealed or chip sealed. There would be approximately $55,000.00 left for other projects and the $15,000.00 dollars received from FEMA could be allocated to the new construction and maintenance line item. Also, there is a small additional overall surplus that could be allocated. Matchett reported that the engineers will have preliminary plans with quantities and cost estimates ready for the town board to review at the May meeting. It was suggested holding another road committee meeting to review options with the engineers before the May board meeting. Hucker stated that he is not real satisfied or confident with the information received so far. Not sure if there is a solution to the problem. More discussion continued. A road committee meeting will be tentatively scheduled for May 7th to review the options with the engineers again. McGuiness stated that any remaining funds should be earmarked for crack and chip sealing. Matchett suggesting crack sealing the newer paved roads such as Clear Lake and Brandt to preserve them. He stated that there is a new large crack on the new paved section of Murphy Blvd. Hucker advised that Greg Grossi requested that the corner at the end of Balsam Rd. that has collapsed be patched before it spreads. Matchett will prioritize what roads needs crack sealing or chip sealing before the May 7th meeting. Another possibility is to blacktop Landing Camp Rd. after the DNR is finished with the boat access repairs. Brandt advised that Upper A is falling apart by the old town hall. Matchett advised that the gravel roads in the town need more gravel. Also the forest roads need gravel.

Discussion was held regarding the extensive repairs to the Ford pick-up. The pump is now being replaced at a cost of $700 to $800.00.

Inquiry from Milestone Materials regarding gravel – Gravel was purchased two years ago from Milestone Materials; however, Milestone did not crush the gravel as stated in the contract because they did not have a crusher in the area. At the time, Milestone advised Matchett to use its pile that was crushed and keep track of what the town uses which Matchett did not want to do. Hucker asked why the gravel was paid for before it was crushed. A representative from Milestone has contacted the town and the gravel should be crushed shortly.

Invoice from Jump River Electric – An invoice in the amount of $4,228.00 has been received from Jump River Electric. While pushing back snow with the end loader on Balsam Rd. and Rich’s driveway, an electrical power pedestal that was buried under the snow was damaged. There was no whip antenna or marker on the pedestal. Hucker advised that any incidents must be reported when they happen. It must be reported to the insurance company in a timely manner.

Hucker advised he has sent a note to Don Slattery about the signage regarding the Land Camp boat access reconstruction but has not heard back. He stated that he received a call from a family on Morgan Rd. who feel strongly that the detour route should be on Upper A and not on Morgan Rd. Hucker noted that people coming from the east will still use Morgan instead of Upper A because it is a shorter route.

Discussion was held regarding town right-of-ways for the brushing of town roads. Nelson advised that in order to brush roads, the right-of-way must be known. Hucker stated that it would vary from place to place. Nelson will contact the county and Steve Boss for information. Hucker noted that any 2019 grants for fuels reduction must be very specific. Hucker also noted that dates for brush clean-up will be announced shortly.

Hucker & Brandt met with Dale Mrotek regarding the expansion of the solid waste site. Mrotek will submit a proposal and any soil that is removed from the site will be taken to the Trapp Rd. dump site.

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

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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04-24-18_rcm.pdf

04/04/18 – Public Hearing Minutes

Minutes of Public Hearing
April 4, 2018
Town of Spider Lake
Sawyer County, WI
6:00 P.M.

The Purpose of this Public Hearing was to obtain public comments regarding a request for a Conditional Use Permit submitted by Land Owner: Totem Pole Lodge Condominium Association- Ralph Hlavin Owner requesting to repair existing boat launch ramp so that it is usable for boaters while the public boat launch ramp is under repair. Site address 9216W Brandt Road, Located in the SW 1/4 – NW 1/4, Sec 29, T42N, R6W., Totem Pole Condo Lot 2.

The meeting was called to order by Hucker at 6:00 p.m. All commission members were in attendance, with the exception of Brandt. Alternate Thearin, along with Secretary Tripodi and Zoning Administrator Boss were also present. Alternate Thearin sat in for Brandt. Hucker opened the public comments section. (The sign-in sheet will be attached to the minutes.). The notice was published in the Sawyer County Record on 3-21-2018, and 3-28-2018. There are eleven property owners within 500 feet of the property. Once the public input segment is complete, the PRC will deliberate on the proposal.

Patrick Delaney expressed concern for the invasive species control, in regards to adding more access to the lake by boat launch ramps.

Dave Neuswanger represented the Quiet Lakes Improvement Association gave testimony that the public boat launch ramp for Lost Land Lake and Teal Lake will be out of service during the time from July 16th to approximately August 19th. Mr. Neuswanger explained that while the public boat launch is under repair Ralph Hlavin from the Totem Pole Lodge offered to open their boat launch ramp to the public. The current boat launch ramp at the Totem Pole Lodge is in disrepair. The site plan was provided to the Town shortly before the hearing began. The DNR would be issuing a General Permit under the condition that the public is given free public access during the time the public boat launch ramp is under repair. The DNR is also offering to post signs to help reroute traffic. After the work is complete, Mr. Hlavin could charge a nominal fee for use of the launch site. Mr. Neuswanger indicated that based upon his training over the years and work with the WDNR that he saw nothing to suggest that the proposed repair would adversely affect the lake water.

He also described what the WDNR repair will be.

Boss stated that out of the eleven notices sent out to adjoining property owners, 5 were not returned, 4 do not object, 1 objected with comment, and Sawyer County also provided comments. Boss summarized the comments. All written comments will be attached to the minutes.

Thearin questioned what was going to be done to facilitate launching of larger boats at the proposed site. The contractor indicated that there would be some dredging as permitted by the WDNR.

There was substantial discussion, including some discussion of potential conditions that would be applied to the permit. These conditions would include:

1. Setting a time limit or expiration date on the CUP as the county has done in some cases;
2. That the conditions of this CUP are binding upon any heirs, successors or assignees. In the event of the sale or transfer of the property, the land owner or successors will disclose the existence of the CUP to any prospective buyers.
3. The CUP itself will be recorded with the Sawyer County Register of Deeds and a copy of the recorded CUP shall be provided to the Spider Lake Zoning Administrator;
4. A mitigation plan developed with the assistance of Sawyer County will be provided;
5. Development will be in accordance with the site plan provided to Boss;
6. No parking will be allowed within 35 feet of the shoreline;
7. If any of the conditions of this permit are violated, the CUP may be revoked by the Town Board and the land owner is subject to the fines, forfeitures, and penalties as allowed by law

Before Boss can issue a Conditional Use Permit he will need to be supplied with disclosure, location of signage, mitigation plan, and an accurate drawing of the parking area and turn around area.

After further discussion a motion was made to table until the May 2nd meeting. Motion carried 5-0.

Chelsea Tripodi
Secretary

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04-04-18_ph.pdf

05/09/18 – Notice to Adjourn Board of Review

MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE TO ADJOURN BOARD OF REVIEW
TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER COUNTY, WI

The Board of Review will meet on the 9th day of May, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall, 10896W Town Hall Road, for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the forty-five day period beginning on the fourth Monday of April, 2018 pursuant to Sec. 70.47 (1) of Wis. Statutes.

Due to the fact that the assessment roll is not completed at this time, it is anticipated that the Board of Review will be adjourned until sometime during the second week of June, 2018 at 5:00 P.M. at the Town Hall.

Pursuant to Sec. 70.45 of Wis. Statutes, it is anticipated that the assessment roll for the Year 2018 assessment will be open for examination sometime during the first week of June, 2018 at the Town Hall from 3:00 PM to 5:00 P.M. Instructional material about the assessment and Board of Review procedures will be available at that time for information on how to file an objection and the Board of Review procedures under Wisconsin law.

Notice is hereby given this 25th day of April, 2018 by:
/s/Christine Ferda, Town Clerk

 

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2018_bor_adjournment_notice.pdf

 

05/07/18 – Road Committee Meeting Agenda

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE
ROAD COMMITTEE MEETING
MAY 7, 2018

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Spider Lake Road Committee will hold a meeting at the Town Hall located at 10896W Town Hall Road on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM.

Agenda is as follows:

Call to Order

Discussion with engineers regarding Town Hall Road Project

Any Other Business that may come before the committee for discussion purposes only

Adjournment

 

Posted this 28th day of April, 2018
Christine Ferda, Clerk

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05-07-18_rcm_agenda.pdf