03/06/19 – Public Hearing Meeting Minutes

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

The Purpose of this Public Hearing was to receive public comments regarding a request for a rezone submitted by Land Owner: Tim Swift, East half of the SW ¼ / NE ¼ Section 30, Town 42N Range 07W Parcel # 028742301301. 10.00 Acres Zoned F-1 request changes to RR-1 to split lot to sell the house and build a new structure and comply with current use.

The meeting was called to order by Hucker at approximately 6:00 p.m. All commission members were in attendance, along with Secretary Tripodi and Zoning Administrator Olson. The notice was published in the Sawyer County Record on 2-20-2019, and 2-27-2019. Tim Swift was delayed so the Plan Commission started its regular month meeting.

Tim Swift gave testimony that the proposed rezone is for a buffer between the house that he is selling, and the house that they will be building on 5 acres bought off Pederson Rd. The overall intent will be to combine the two lots into one. The parcel will touch other RR-1 parcels, so it will not be spot zoned. Olson noted that out of the five opinion letters sent out two no-objection letters were received.

After further discussion a motion was made by Mazik and 2nd by Brandt to make a recommendation to the Town Board that Parcel # 028742301301. 10.00 Acres Zoned F-1 be changed to RR-1. Motion Carried 5-0.

 

Chelsea Tripodi, Secretary

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03-06-19_prc_ph.pdf

Sawyer County – Alert Flood Awareness

SAWYER COUNTY
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
10610 Main – Suite 224
Hayward, WI 54843
Human Services – Fax 715/634-5387
Health Services – Fax 715/634-3580
715-634-4806 or 800-569-4162

March 14, 2019

MARCH 18-22 MARKS FLOOD SAFETY AWARENESS WEEK
Residents reminded to take steps to stay safe during flooding events

Sawyer County— During Flood Safety Awareness Week, Sawyer County Health and Human Services Public Health is reminding residents on how to stay safe during flooding events.

“Wisconsin has seen a great deal of precipitation this winter, and we are expecting flooding this spring when melting occurs,” said Eileen Simak, Sawyer County Health Officer. “It’s important for residents to prepare now before flooding starts.”

Follow these tips to prepare before a flood:

Stock an emergency supply kit. Kits should include a three-day supply of food and water, cell phone and charger, flashlight and batteries, can opener, first aid kit, extra cash, and a change of clothes.

Move electronics off the floor. If there is an active flood warning, move electric appliances off the floor and make sure your sump pump is working and has a battery-operated backup.

• Consider adding flood insurance. Standard insurance policies generally don’t cover flooding. Flood insurance is available for homeowners, renters, and business owners through the National Flood Insurance Program.

Follow these tips during and after a flood:

Do not drive through flood waters. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a car. When you encounter flood water, turn around, don’t drown.

Stay out of flood waters. Flood water can contain bacteria, sewage, sharp objects, and other dangerous items.

Drain basements slowly. Basements containing standing water should be emptied gradually – no more than 2-3 inches per day. If a basement is drained too quickly, the water pressure outside the walls will be greater than the water pressure inside, which may cause the basement floor and walls to crack and collapse.

Shut off electrical power if you suspect damage to your home. Even if the damage isn’t easily seen, shut off electrical power, natural gas and propane tanks to avoid fire, electrocution, or explosions.

Use battery-powered lanterns to light homes rather than candles. Candles could trigger an explosion if there is a gas leak.

Recommended flood resources:

* New 2019 Flood Toolkit Available on Sawyer County Website: http://sawyercountygov.org
FEMA: https://www.ready.gov/floods
Flood Toolkit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/publications/p0/p00631.pdf
Informational link to CDC: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/index.asp
Wisconsin Resources: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/flood/index.htm

Contact for additional information:

Eileen Simak, RN, BSN, Sawyer County Health Officer
715 638-3423 or esimak@sawyerhs.hayward.wi.us

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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alert_flood_awareness.pdf

03/13/19 – Monthly Town Board Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
March 13, 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 March 13, 2019 commencing 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 2/13/19, PRC 2/6/19
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Vouchers
7. Discussion and Possible Action of Plan Commission’s Recommendation to Allow for Rezone Request—Tim Swift East half of the SW 1/4/NE ¼ Section 30, Town 42N Range 07W Parcel # 028742301301 10 acres Zoned F-1 Requesting Change to RR-1 to Split Lot to Sell Existing House and to Build New Structure.
8. Discussion and Possible Action on Request for Town to Join Town Advocacy Council

9. Plan & Review Commission Report

• Zoning Administrator’s Report

10. Committee Reports

Roads

• Equipment Status
• Ratification of Robert Bay Logging Road Bond Request
• Discussion Regarding How to Handle Road Crew Choosing to Work Through Lunch Period
• Report on USFS Meeting in Clam Lake 3-12-19
• Discussion and Possible Action on USFS FR336 Matthey Road Inquiry from USFS
• Plan for Completion of Current Phase of Town Hall Road Work
• Estimated Date for Road Ban Implementation

Health and Safety

• Fire Department Report
• Update Regarding Work With Round Lake re Communications and Work on Agreement with Town of Round Lake

Solid Waste

• Republic Services Contract/Bill Status

Insurance and Finance

11. Clerk’s Report

• Other Correspondence
• Information from County Regarding ATV/UTV routes
• 2018 Worker’s Comp Audit Report
• Spring Election 4-2-19
• Annual Meeting 4-16-19
• Status of Annual Financial Report to State

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

Posted this 9th day of March 2019
Christine Ferda, Town Clerk

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03-13-19_tbm_agenda.pdf

03/06/19 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting
Town Hall
10896 W Town Hall Road
Immediately Following the Public Hearing Scheduled for March 6, 2019
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 February 6, 2019 Meeting.

4. Rezone: Tim Swift, East half of the SW ¼ / NE ¼ Section 30, Town 42N Range 07W Parcel # 028742301301. 10.00 Acres Zoned F-1 requests change to RR-1 to split lot to sell house and build new structure and comply with current use. Discussion/Action

5. Zoning Administrator’s Report

Paul and Joyce Dawson LUP

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

7. Adjournment.

Posted this 2nd day of March, 2019
Christine Ferda, Clerk

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03-06-19_prc_agenda.pdf

03/06/19 – Notice of Public Hearing

Town of Spider Lake
Notice of Public Hearing
Sawyer County, Wisconsin

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Spider Lake Plan & Review Commission will hold a Public Hearing on March 6, 2019 at 6:00 P.M. at the Town Hall to consider the following:

Zoning Change Request:  Tim Swift, East half of the SW ¼ / NE ¼ Section 30, Town 42N Range 07W Parcel # 028742301301. 10.00 Acres Zoned F-1 requests change to RR-1 to split lot to sell house and build new structure and comply with current use.

The monthly Plan & Review Commission will immediately follow.

/s/Christine Ferda, Clerk

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03-06-19_swift_public_notice.pdf

SPRING ELECTION – April 2,2019 – Voting by Absentee Ballot

SPRING ELECTION
APRIL 2, 2019

VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING. YOU MAY REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BY LETTER, E-MAIL OR FAX. YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST MUST LIST YOUR VOTING ADDRESS WITHIN THE MUNICIPALITY WHERE YOU WISH TO VOTE, THE ADDRESS WHERE THE ABSENTEE BALLOT SHOULD BE SENT, IF DIFFERENT, AND YOUR SIGNATURE. YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT YOUR MUNICIPAL CLERK AND REQUEST THAT AN APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT BE SENT TO YOU.

MAIL YOUR REQUEST TO:  CHRISTINE FERDA, CLERK, 5345W STATE HWY 77, CLAM LAKE, WI 54517.
E-MAIL TO:  TOWNOFSPIDERLAKE@CENTURYTEL.NET   OR FAX TO:   715-462-9000.

YOU CAN ALSO PERSONALLY GO TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE, COMPLETE A WRITTEN APPLICATION AND VOTE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT DURING THE HOURS SPECIFIED FOR CASTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. IN PERSON ABSENTEE VOTING HOURS ARE SATURDAYS, (BEGINNING MARCH 2, 2019) FROM 10 AM TO 4 PM, AND BY APPOINTMENT. THE TOWN HALL IS LOCATED AT: 10896W TOWN HALL ROAD, HAYWARD, WI.  PHONE: 715-462-3977

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ABSENTEE_VOTING_NOTICE.pdf

02/13/19 – Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting Minutes

TOWN OF SPIDER LAKE, SAWYER CO., WI
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MONTHLY MEETING
FEBRUARY 13, 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, Huot, Treasurer Overman and Fire Chief Nelson. Supervisor Cerman & Clerk Ferda were absent.

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

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion was made by Huot and 2nd by Brandt to approve the Town Board minutes of 1-9-19 and the Plan & Review Commission minutes of 1-2-19. All in favor. Motion carried.

Overman presented the Treasurer’s report. January 2019 receipts were $1,378,810.52 and expenditures were $381,477.94 leaving a balance of $1,928,699.82.

The vouchers were presented for payment. Motion to approve checks numbered #023350 through #023379 (including EFT checks) in the amount of $33,093.72 was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Huot. All in favor. Motion carried.

Kristi Maki, representing the Birkebeiner Ski Foundation, requested that Boedecker Rd. be closed west of Seeley Fire Tower Rd. and east of Janet Rd. for safety reasons and to reduce traffic during the annual ski race. Discussion was held regarding this matter and also regarding the possibility of posting no parking signs on Pederson Rd. Motion was made by Huot and 2nd by Brandt to authorize the closure of Boedecker Rd. on February 23rd from 9 am to 1 pm. All in favor. Motion carried.

Ned Zuelsdorff, representing the Seeley Lions Club, requested that Telemark Rd., Boedecker Rd., Seeley Fire Tower Rd. and Janet Rd. be closed during its annual bike race. Motion was made by McGuiness and 2nd by Huot to authorize the closure and the use of town roads for the 24th Annual Seeley Lions Pre-Fat Mountain Bike Race on August 17, 2019. All in favor. Motion carried. Hucker noted that the certificate of liability insurance has been submitted.

Overman reported on the WTA county meeting. Representatives from the local Snowmobile and ATV Alliance are working toward more uniformity regarding on road speed limits throughout the state. Sawyer County has the most off road miles (200) in the state. Capitol Days will be held on April 23rd in Madison.

Hucker submitted the Census BAS Boundary Survey for 2019. He noted that there were difficulties in completing the form due to the government shutdown.

Plan & Review Commission

Zoning Administrator Report – Hucker reported that ZA Olson sent a cease & desist letter on a matter related to the county building on OO that is being used by the Birkie Foundation to sell coffee. This is not allowed under the county or town’s current zoning ordinances. Olson indicated that he was not hired to pick and choose what rules he would enforce. Options are available through the county to allow for this. The county can rezone its own property or the Birkie Foundation could ask for a variance. The town has no solution as its zoning ordinance must be at least as restrictive as the county ordinance. If the county amends it ordinance to allow for this use, the town would then be in the position to amend its ordinance. There is no conditional use that even remotely applies to this in an area that is zoned forestry. Discussion was held. Hucker noted that a Ben Popp email he saw suggested that the Birkie Foundation may apply for a variance.
Olson indicated that there may be a rezone to consider at the March meeting. He presented a year-end report that was prepared by assistant ZA Boss. Anticipated 2019 revenues were discussed. Olson handed out a packet that the Commission will review regarding a course he took offered by the Wisconsin Educations programs on zoning.

Committee Reports

Roads – Equipment Status – McGuiness reported that all equipment is up and running. He stated that the road crew is doing a fantastic job plowing to keep the roads open.

Health & Safety – Fire Department Report – Fire Chief Nelson reported that there are currently no issues within the fire department.

Hucker reported meeting with the fire department and the Round Lake fire chief to work on the LEPC risk assessment update for Sawyer County. Both natural and unnatural hazards were discussed and graded as to risk probability and impact. Hucker submitted the information to Northwest Regional Planning.

Hucker reported meeting with Round Lake’s chair to prepare an outline of concepts that would address issues that should be included in an agreement between the two towns regarding using the Moose Lake Tower to expand communications between the two towns. Round Lake’s attorney has reviewed the concepts and they have been sent to Spider Lake’s attorney for review.

Nelson reported that the new heating equipment was installed at the garage.

Hucker reported that he & Nelson attended the CWPP meeting on January 24th. It appears that Round Lake will be participating in the plan. Hucker reported that the road crew would like to purchase a chipper but there is no grant money available at this time.

Solid Waste – Discussion was held regarding the Republic Services contract and recent bills. Sara Mack of Republic Services presented the new contracts (approved at the 11-14-18 town board meeting) at the November 9, 2018 solid waste committee meeting. (Cerman arrived). The minutes state that pickup would be every other week for both recycling and trash beginning November 1, 2018 and once a month beginning in January 2019 if possible. It has been determined that once a month pickup is not feasible and that pickup would remain at every other week. The bills do not reflect the adjustment to every other week. Republic has been billing for every week pickup. The February bill has not been paid and Brandt will contact Mack to request a revised bill backdated to November 1, 2018.

Insurance & Finance – Huot will attend the WTA district meeting on February 15th.

Clerk’s Report

Other Correspondence – The annual reminder was received from Sawyer County Animal Control regarding dog and cat vaccination clinics. Clinics will be held in Winter & Exeland on March 1st and the City of Hayward on March 2nd. For more info, contact Sawyer County Animal Control at 715-634-5139.

The WITC board is requesting persons to consider serving on its board. Contact the clerk if interested.

A letter was received from the USDA (forest service) regarding a series of meetings that will provide an opportunity for towns to meet with representatives from the engineering and timber departments. Town representatives will try to attend the March 12th meeting in Clam Lake.

A letter was received from the Town Advocacy Council (a subset of the WTA) requesting that the town participate in its program. The cost is .25 cents per person of population for an annual cost of $89.25. Overman advised that the program has been expanded from urban issues to cover town issues such as lobbying in Madison. This item will be placed on the March agenda and Overman will give a presentation.

Sawyer County updated its Animal Control Ordinance on 10-18-18. A Peace & Good Order Ordinance was adopted on 12-20-18 which is a scheduled provision that cross references numerous statutes dealing with such things as throwing refuse in water, reckless use of weapons, shooting caged or staked animals, etc.
The ordinance provides for penalties and allows Sawyer County to enforce state laws. Both ordinances can be viewed on Sawyer County’s website or a copy can be obtained from the clerk.

Hucker noted that the revised land use ordinance which now includes the metallic mining section should be going before the Sawyer County board for approval. Copies should be distributed to the Plan Commission next month and a copy will be available in the clerk’s office.

Questions from Audience and Other Matters for Discussion Purposes Only – Hucker reported walking through Round Lake’s roads and fire facilities. In terms of quality, it puts Spider Lake’s facilities to shame. At the time of construction, their main building cost $250,000.00 and the addition cost $100,000.00. As said at previous meetings, Spider Lake’s facilities need to be expanded and upgraded.

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

Christine Ferda
Town Clerk

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02-13-19_tbm.pdf

02/06/19 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes

Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting Minutes
February 6, 2019

The Plan and Review Commission meeting was called to order by Chair Hucker at approximately 6:00 p.m. with Brandt, Mazik, Ross, Hucker, Cerman along with Secretary Tripodi and Zoning Administrator Olson.

Pledge of Allegiance

Motion made by Brandt and seconded by Mazik to approve the 1-2-2019 meeting minutes. MC 5-0

Zoning Administrator’s Report

Olson reported that a “cease and desist order” was issued relating to the county building used by the Birkie on County OO. They were selling coffee, jewelry and ski items at the building. While it might not seem as much, he was not hired to pick and choose which rules he will enforce. There are options available to the county to make things right. The town could not find a permitted use or conditional use which would allow for what was occurring. The County can rezone its own property to allow for this. It could ask for a variance as well. Hucker noted the town is hamstrung because it has to be as restrictive as the county ordinance is. If the County amended its zoning ordinance to allow for a conditional use for this type of commercial use in forestry to cover this, the town plan commission and town board could then consider amending its ordinance to match what the County did. Olson also noted that he got calls about this issue which led to his checking on it.

Olson noted the commission may review a rezone next month. Notice will go out once it is ready.

Olson handed out the year-end report that Boss prepared comparing the year 2018 with past years. Olsen also gave a report on a teleconference for statutory changes that he attended.

Any Other Business That May Come Before the Commission for Discussion

There was none.

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

Chelsea Tripodi Secretary

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02-06-19_prc.pdf

02/13/19 – Board of Supervisors Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
February 13, 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 February 13, 2019 commencing 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 1/9/19, PRC 1/2/19
5. Treasurer’s Report
6. Vouchers
7. Request from Birkie Foundation to Close Boedecker Road on 2-23-19 from 9am to 1pm.
8. Request from Seeley Lions Club to Use Town Roads for its Annual Bike Race on 8-17-19
9. Report on WTA County Meeting
10. Report on BAS Boundary Survey

11. Plan & Review Commission Report

• Zoning Administrator’s Report

12. Committee Reports

Roads

• Equipment Status

Health and Safety

• Fire Department Report
• Work on LEPC Risk Assessment for Sawyer County
• Update Regarding Work With Round Lake re Communications and Work on Agreement with Town of Round Lake
• Status of Replacement Heating Equipment
• Report on CWPP Meeting 1-24-19

Solid Waste

• Republic Services Contract/Bill

Insurance and Finance

13. Clerk’s Report

• Other Correspondence
• Update of Animal County Control Ordinance
• Adoption of Peace and Good Order by County

14. Questions from Audience and Other Matters for Discussion Purposes Only
15. Adjournment

Posted this 9th day of February 2019
Christine Ferda, Town Clerk

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02-13-19_tbm_agenda.pdf

02/06/19 – Plan and Review Commission Meeting Agenda

MEETING NOTICE
Town of Spider Lake
Plan and Review Commission Meeting
Town Hall
10896 W Town Hall Road
February 6, 2019
6:00 P.M.

Agenda is as follows:

1. Call to Order.

2. Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Approval of the Minutes of the January 2, 2019 Meeting.

4. Zoning Administrator’s Report.

5. Update on statutory changes in past year.

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

7. Adjournment.

 

Posted this 2nd day of February 2019
Christine Ferda, Clerk

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02-06-19_prc_agenda.pdf