Four-Wheeler, Motorcycle Events May Come To Town of StephensonIssue Date: November 21, 2018
Late winter and early spring could be interesting times for the Town of Stephenson. During time for public comment at the regular monthly meeting of Stephenson Town Board on Wednesday, Nov. 14, Supervisor Jeff Lieuwen informed everyone that he had been contacted by two different entities in the last two days about having events in the town.
Lieuwen said SES Sports and Monster Energy Corp. want to hold a 4-wheeler event the first weekend in March, and believe it will bring 2,000 to 5,000 persons to the area. They will need assistance from fire and rescue personnel and others.
The American Motorcycle Association wants to hold their 2019 Winter Nationals in the Town of Stephenson, Lieuwen told the board. He said they expect 300 to 500 bikes and would also need assistance from fire and rescue squads. He will be getting more information about both proposed events and bring it to the committee meetings in December.
In more routine business, Diahann Graham introduced herself as the new Code Enforcer and gave her monthly report. Department reports were given by Fire Chief Jim Stradal, Public Works Superintendent Craig Baeten. and Building Inspector Jane Meissner. The Recycling report was given by Baeten, and Clerk Olson gave the Canine report.
As recommended by the Ordinance, Finance and Public Safety Committee, one sentence was changed in the dog control ordinance to read: "No animal shall be released from the designated animal shelter or by or from the Animal Control Officer without being properly licensed if licensing is required by any State Law, County or Town Ordinance." This will take effect upon publication.
The board approved a certified survey map for a lot owned by Timothy and Sandra Banaszak, with ingress and egress to County Road W.
On motion by Solway, seconded by Kikulski the board approved a 3-year contract renewal with Assessor Mike Denor. Denor explained the contract includes a $700 to $800 increase each year. He told the Board that other than the amount increase, the only thing that changed in the contract is that he added a requirement that he must have a set of blue prints from the town for any new residential homes. Denor stated the town's Equalized Ratio is at 94.71% so revaluation is not required.
On motion by Solway, seconded by Stradl, the board approved 2019 contracts for Crivitz Rescue and for Twin Bridge Rescue. The 2019 budget approved on Monday, Nov. 12 included $18,000 for Twin Bridge Rescue, up from $14,414 estimated for 2018, and $12,170 for Crivitz Rescue, up from $11,814 budgeted for 2018.
By unanimous vote Supervisor Lieuwen was given permission to apply for a permit for brush burning at the Twin Bridge recycling site.
An operator's license to expire June 30, 2020 was granted to Susan Horwatich.
During public comment time, Recycling Center employee Dave Bentzler asked if the recycling center in Crivitz could be closed at 1 p.m. on Saturdays beginning in December.
Present for the meeting were Chairman Mike Kudick, supervisors Rick Kikulski, Jeff Lieuwen, Kevin Solway, and Jim Stradal; Treasurer Mary Jane Kempka, Attorney Kim Coggins, Clerk Elaine Olson, and 6 others.
Kempka's financial report showed balances as of October 31, 2018 were: Stephenson National Bank General Fund, $105,300.41; Stephenson National Bank Money Market Fund #546 $304,786.21; Stephenson National Bank 2% Fund #362 $97,415.31; Nicolet Bank Tax Money Market $4,694.95; F & M Bank Depreciation account, $1,003,861.21, and Bank Mutual Investment CD, $50,000.
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