THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Athelstane Fire Department Repays $13,000 To Town
Issue Date: August 23, 2018
At the regular monthly meeting of the Athelstane Town Board on Wednesday, Aug. 15, Fire Chief Scott Durian reported that their annual picnic made a profit of $13,368. He presented the town board with a check for $13,000 for partial reimbursement of the loan for the fire truck. Supervisor Harold Tesch presented the fire department with a check for $450, which represents the profit from a meat raffle held at Lakeside Bar & Grill.
Durian reported that since the last Town Board meeting the fire department had one meeting, and two trainings, and towed one ATV out of the mud. They had two pumper tests that passed.
All town officers were present. They are, in addition to Janice DuChateau, Treasurer Greg Reinhart, Supervisors Harold Tech and David Jose, and Town Chair John Dobratz. There were also 16 members of the public on hand.
Clerk Janice DuChateau reported the town had 42 percent voter turnout for the primary election on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
In his report for the Planning Commission, Durian said they met on August 7, with all five members present. Members are himself, Bill Jose, Dan Johnson, Gary Jobelius and Irvan LaCount. There was a variance request on the agenda, but since no paperwork was submitted there was no discussion. Language in the building ordinance was discussed.
Building permits and variances had been subjects of Planning Commission discussion at a three-town meeting with Silver Cliff and Amberg.
During time for public comment Reinhardt complimented the road crew for the excellent job done on putting the cold mix on Bolander Landing Road.
Supervisor Tricia Greben, who represents the Athelstane area on Marinette County Board, reported that Marinette County has a new Tourism Director. If anyone has an event planned she will post it on-line with no charge.
John Walsh asked for a timeline on the follow-up for the complaints that he has registered on the setbacks and the fence.
Vouchers totaling $102,316.30 were approved for payment, as was Reinhardt's treasurer's report which showed the town had a total of $438,220.56 on hand as of July 31. Receipts for July totaled $86,353.39.
Kelly LaCount reported they are looking at trouble spots on Mathis and Eagle River Road to see if they should be worked on this year. She said Halhweg Road needs attention and the holes on Dolan Lake Road need patching.
By unanimous vote the board adopted a Town Transportation Resolution as recommended by Wisconsin Towns Association.
Also without dissent, they approved a liquor license for Nancy Tomko for the period ending June 30, 2019 subject to the premises passing an inspection by the Town Board and agreed to hire Bryan Noel to fill in at the Recycling Center when needed.
The meeting had begun at 7 p.m. and was adjourned at 7:12 p.m.