THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Wagner Needs to Pass New ATV Law, Post Proper Signs
Issue Date: June 28, 2018
At the Wagner Town Board meeting on Wednesday, June 13, board members discussed findings of the spring road tour on May 16. They were advised the town needs 24 road signs and 15 traffic signs. Patching is needed on Dump, Rademaker, Old Rail, Borderline, Caylor, Grand Rapids, Peterson, and Hiatt roads.
The board discussed a Nature Conservancy request for fish passage culverts on Grand Rapids Road, but decided not to do it this year.
The board approved purchase of a Tender #2 vehicle for the Fire Department, provided it can be purchased for $40,000 or less.
The board was informed that in the past month the Wagner Fire Department had two calls for lift assists and one for a tree that was down and blocking the road. Firefighters put in 54.5 hours of training. There still is a need to replace the brush truck. Firefighters will have house burn training in September.
The board approved the Wagner Fire Department Standard Operating Guidelines as proposed, and approved Darcy Hermes and Aaron Caylor to be beverage servers at the Fire Department Picnic, for which a license was also approved.
After considerable discussion the board agreed that an ordinance passed in December of 2014 to open all Wagner town roads to ATV use has to be revoked and a new one will need to be passed. Also, proper signage needs to be installed.
Without dissent the board approved a request to remove "NO Weapons" signs from the village hall and fire station so the Sportsmen's Club can hold Hunter Safety Classes there. This request had been made and discussed at the previous two or three board meetings and was not approved until after research ascertained that the action was legal.
The board had some discussion on grass cutting in the town but no action was taken.
Present for the 6:30 p.m. regular monthly meeting were Chair Kurt Konell, Supervisors Mollie Arthur and Ed Delfosse, Treasurer Linda Larochelle, Clerk Linda Wilke, Public Works Director Jim Hickey, Animal Control Officer Jerry Micksch, and 26 members of the public.
During time for public comment public input Ember Rickaby commented that she had white rats or mice on her property. Lynn Roberts asked who to call about culverts on CTY RR. Tom Ruby Jr. stated lots of garbage is being dumped on Lynch Rd, Greg Polomis asked about filling holes. There was some discussion about the Deputy Clerk's salary coming from Clerk's salary. Bruce Meyhof asked about using the MARGE Program and why training is need for Clerk. Don Philipps questioned late fees for Dog Licenses.
Micksch, as Animal Control Officer, reported he had one call in the past month, which was for a white dog running at large on Co. JJ.
Fred Popp, who is a candidate for Marinette County Sheriff, spoke briefly about his 28 years of experience in law enforcement.
Future agenda items include passing ATV ordinance, having Judge Morrison update the Board on the drug court, mental health court, and establishment of the CASA Program.
The next meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11.