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Town of Stephenson Board Okays SnoMo/ATV Routes, Speed Limits

New speed limits for ATVs on town roads were approved by the Stephenson Town Board at its meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Most roads in the town are open to ATV use, and the speed limits are now 35 miles per hour unless a lower speed limit is posted. No one may operate an ATV at a speed greater than 10 miles per hour within 150 feet of a dwelling unless it is being operated on a roadway which is otherwise posted. Speed limit is also 10 miles per hour on a frozen surface of any public waters where there is a person not in or on an ATV, snowmobile or other motor vehicle.

Discussion on the future of the Northwoods Recycling Coalition will continue at a meeting on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Stephenson Town Hall on County X in Twin Bridge, but meanwhile, single stream recycling at the sites in Crivitz and at Twin Bridge is up an running.

Supervisor Lieuwen reported that the Recycling Coalition was informed that the Town of Stephenson will be leaving the group. He said the Towns of Middle Inlet and Lake and the Village of Crivitz have asked that the town talk with them about sharing the Crivitz site.

Town Chair Mike Kudick stated that he told them that there is no benefit to staying in the Coalition, but he believes that the town is willing to discuss the possibility of sharing the expense of the Crivitz facility. However, he added that he cannot speak for all the board members. "It needs to be put on our next committee meeting for discussion and we will meet with the Coalition on January 15to discuss it with them," he said. "I only want to see it happen if it is a benefit to the Town and we are in control of the site," the board was told.

Despite the treacherous road conditions on the snowy night of the meeting, all board members were present. Attorney Kim Coggins was not on hand due to road conditions, but was available by phone. Four members of the public attended.

Building Inspector Jane Meissner said Friday, Dec. 15 would be the last Friday she will hold office hours at the town hall until May.

By unanimous vote, the board decided roads for the Iron Snow Shoe trails for the 2017 / 2018 season will remain the same as they were for 2016/2017. Motion was made by Supervisor Kevin Solway and seconded by Supervisor Jim Stradal.

The list of poll workers for the 2018 / 2019 election years was approved as presented. Poll workers are Donna Compton, Carol Chudy, Douglas Chudy, Carol Engebos, Monica Getzinger, Nancy Held, Mary Jane Kempka, Judith Marquardt, Colleen VandeVoort, Dave VandeVoort, Gary VanderVelden, Gerogiann VanderVelden, Julie Chilcote, Kristine Heidewald, LaVerne Lundberg, Joan Pansier, Alfred Zehnder, Connie Zehnder, Donna ERmis, Jennifer Olson, Suzanne Ronowski, Nick Vento, Judith Czerniewski, and Janet Piasecki

There was a change in the Building Inspector contract. Meissner said the state may be raising rates for permits and if she has to raise her rates to cover that, she will come to the board for approval prior to doing it. The new contract, which will begin on January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2019, was approved without dissent.

The Crivitz Rescue Squad contract for 2018 was approved with no changes.

The Twin Bridge Rescue Squad contract for 2018 was also approved, contingent on them presenting a contract with no changes. If there are changes, they must be presented to the Board for possible approval. Supervisor Solway abstained from voting on the Rescue Squad contracts, and the remainder of the board voted in favor.

Operators licenses were approved for Nick Barnhardt and Evan Belland.

A Class B combination liquor license was approved for Nick Barnhardt for Fishers Camp Inn for the period of January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018, contingent to all requirements being met. In a separate motion, Nick Barnhardt was approved as agent for Fishers Camp Inn.

During time for public comments Lieuwen said the mobile Viet Nam Wall Memorial Wall will be coming to Crivitz for four days during the 2018 Labor Day weekend, and the Village is asking for help to fund the endeavor. "You can get more information by contacting Sally Witt," he suggested.

Financial reports were accepted as presented, and vouchers were approved for payment.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:47 p.m., barely 45 minutes after it began.


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