Athelstane Acts On ATV Trails, Summer WorkersIssue Date: June 19, 2014
Athelstane--Addition of All Terrain routes, summer workers, liquor and operator licenses and Perch Lake Road update were among items of business when the Athelstane Town Board met Tuesday, June 10, with all members present along with 15 other persons in attendance.
During the public comment portion of the meeting, several comments were made. They were:
* Brenda Medrow thanked the board for getting the microphone fixed.
* Greg Reinhardt mentioned that the Wisconsin Towns Associatiion (WTA) quarterly meeting will be held Thursday, June 19 at the Wausaukee Town hall. Richard Stadelman, Executive Director of the WTA, who is retiring in December, will be there along with Eric Burmeister, Marinette County Emergency Management Director.
* Chairman John Dobratz mentioned he picked up a stray dog with no tags or collar. He kept it for the required amount of time, then took it to the animal shelter where it was discovered the dog had a chip. The owner was notified and reunited with the dog.
In other business, the Board amended the All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) routes to add Flom Road, Deer Lake Road from County C to the Stephenson town line and N. Lost Lake Trail in its entirety.
Chairman Dobratz reported receiving a copy of a Certified Survey Map from Marinette County for three lots on Lehman Lake. No new lots were created.
Dan Johnson, Fire Department Secretary and Treasurer, reported they responded to one incident in May. Two meetings and drills were held with 25 members attending for a total of 61 hours of training. On May 24 the department responded to Deer Lake Road for a car accident with four members using two pieces of equipment for a total of four hours. There were two classes and one member attended the County Fire Association meeting and seven members were certified for CPR.
David Jose gave the Planning Commission report which met June 2 when Dan Johnson was elected recording secretary
In other business, the Board approved the report of Treasurer Reinhardt showing balance on hand of $212,595.03 down from $251,437.22 on April 30.
Supervisor Harold Tesch reported the crew has begun work on Perch Lake Road. He said the road will be passable, but asked the people to refrain from using it for now, if possible. The work should be finished by the end of the month.
Also Bolander Landing Road was surveyed and the road will be widened out from the Reinhardt property to the boat landing.
He mentioned he received a complaint regarding the deep ruts made by logging trucks on Helton Trail. The logger will be notified of the costs to repair the damages.
Chairman Dobratz gave the Recycling report pointing out that a while ago the Coalition was only 35 percent efficient for recycling glass. Due to some changes made in personnel,the coalition is now 100 percent efficient for weight per capita, which results in more tonnage for grant purposes. Last year, the Coalition received a grant for approximately $11,000. The grant received this year was approximately $27,700. Rental of the dumpsters and hauling of the glass is paid for by the coalition.
The Board approved hiring Hunter Durian and Riley Willis for parttime summer help at minimum wage. Second of motion David Jose. All voted aye. They will report to the town board.
Licenses approved were Class A Beer & Liquor licenses Jane B. McCracken for Athelstane Country Mart & Automotive and Oldenburg Enterprises LLC for Driftwood Log Cabin Convenience. Also Kathleen Wendt for Nimrod Inn, Dan and Kims for Northwoods Bar & Grill LLC, and Michael Onkels for Firelane Bar & Grill) and JS Corner LLC.
Operator licenses were approved for Anne Wettberg, Tracy L. Mattison, Thomas D. Oldenburg, Tina Hirte, Kathleen Hensch and Dean Opgenorth subject to them providing evidence of completion of the beverage server course.
Other operators licenses approved were Christine Ziemer, Bonita A. Hood, Colleen Garrett, Jody Jose, Michelle Jose, Robert McCracken, Sheryl A. Tesch, Neil Prudhomme, Shelley Prudhomme, Peggy M. Johnson, Cheryl R. Brojanac, Shirley Geiser, Brenda J. Medrow and Allisha Jarman.
Cigarette and Tobacco Products licenses were approved for Jane B. McCracken for Athelstane Country Mart & Automotive, Oldenburg Enterprises LLC for Driftwod Log Cabin Convenience, Dan and Kims Northwoods Bar & Grill LLC and JS Corner LLC.
Granted was a Temporary Class B license to the Athelstane Fire Department.
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