THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Town of Pembine Approves 6 Permits
Issue Date: July 18, 2019
The regular Pembine Town Board meeting was called to order by Chairman Bole at 6:01 pm on Tuesday, July 9. Chairman Bole, Sups. Czahor and Newingham, Clerk/Treasurer Allen and six citizens were present. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Bole reported patch work done on Cemetery Rd. will be done by the end of July at a cost of $4200. This will be a patch over the culvert. Roadsides were mowed and Bishop Rd. culvert job was supposed to be done but the culverts were delayed. The Mullany Creek Rd. needs to be completed by end of July as the paperwork for the 70% reimbursement is due July 28.
The Town Hall was used seven times in June.
Newingham stated not a lot to report for Parks. Lindquist Lake was cleaned up and looks better. Newingham asked about the trees that will need to be cut and if they would be done before the picnic. Bole stated he needs to set up a time with the person that will be doing the cutting. Newingham would like to see the pavilion roof cleaned off and the ground raked up afterward before the picnic.
Clerk Allen said six new permits were given in June for land use, seasonal dwelling, garages, razing, fire numbers and an exterior remodel.
Dave Johnson reported the Plan Commission is currently reviewing the Subdivision Ordinance as well as the Dogs at Large Ordinance. He stated he is also still working on the feasibility study for the new garage/town hall.
Bole noted they are looking at garbage options. Newingham stated recycling fees have been increased from $20 per ton, and has doubled. It will cost more than garbage. A citizen asked about the billing for last month vs. this month and it was clarified that this was a timing issue with the billing. Bole stated he was asked about another option for garbage in which only those with a fire number get charged for garbage, but this will have its pros and cons just as the other options have. There was a brief discussion on how to get accurate counts of parcels with fire numbers and other options with the Board deciding to continue to table this issue for the time being. If anyone has any other ideas for options, let the Board know.
Czahor contacted Shad Brown regarding the continuation of the sidewalk on Spring St. with Brown estimating $2800. There was a discussion regarding if this needed to be bid out and what specs we wanted to use. There was a question regarding future road repairs and the level of the sidewalk. It was decided before notice is sent to look at the issue. The Board decided to table this issue until they could look at the roadway and sidewalk.
Bole reported a land owner on Perch Lake Rd. does not want the road to be turned back into gravel. This land owner and another on Wiggins Lake Rd. have offered to remove the stumps from Perch Lake Rd and then pay to have the holes filled at no cost to the town. There was a discussion regarding when this would be done and the liability for the Town while the work is being done. Allen noted she has a call in to Wisconsin Towns Association as well as the town attorney to find out about the liability issue. The Board decided to table this issue until we hear back from the attorneys. Bole stated he would talk to the DNR again regarding putting in a culvert on Perch Lake Rd.
Allen also reported there were three renewal operator license applications and two new operator license applications submitted. After a review of the applications, the Board approved all renewal and new applications.
Bole reported an issue with the zero turn mower. Mike Newingham did testing on the mower and it was found the compression was not good. Bole contacted Don's Small Engine who confirmed the engine would need to be replaced. Both places would run about $1500 to $2000 to replace the engine. A new mower would cost between $5000 and $7000. There was a discussion regarding whether we should do repairs or buy a new mower. The Board approved getting bids on a 54" and a 60" mower.
Allen received an invitation to bid for the school snow plowing and removal for the 2019-2020 school year. After a brief discussion the Board decided not to submit a bid. The Board approved removal of the Town from bidding on the school snow plowing.
Allen said applications for Temporary Liquor Licenses were submitted by the Pemenee River Riders ATV/UTV Club for a Trail Ride for a Cure Fundraiser on Aug. 17 and the Pembine Community Picnic on Aug. 3. After a review of the applications, the Board approved both.
Amy Newingham reminded everyone the Pembine Community Picnic is Aug. 3 and volunteers are needed by contacting her at 715-324-5590.
The next regular town board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6 pm at the Town Hall. Bills were audited and paid