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Beecher Board Hears Reports On Road Work, Lake Projects
Issue Date: September 30, 2020
Present for the monthly meeting of the Beecher Town Board on Tuesday, Sept. 8 were Supervisors David Paulsen and Dan Groy, Chair Bob Gehri, Clerk Cindy Butterfield and seven residents.
Minutes of the Aug. 18 town board meeting were read and approved, as was the treasurer's report. The recycling report showed that in August there were 24 tons of garbage and 5.05 tons of recyclables/paper collected. Since the last meeting there had been four building permits and one fire sign issued.
Supervisor Dan Groy reported on actions at the annual meeting for Beecher and Upper Lake Rehabilitation District property owners which was held outdoors on the grounds of the Beecher Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 5.
Groy said discussion included that a second outlet will need to be put into the dam at a cost of approximately $42,000, and they will need to do another drawdown of the water due to milfoil. All this will take place in 2021. Lake Association members approved the cost of $48,600 to do the proposed projects, so the fee assessed for 2021 tax year will be $200 instead of $100 in order to help pay for this.
The board was advised that ongoing road improvement projects include grading and brushing along roads. Jossart Road will need top dressing and a new culvert will need to be put in on Krueger Road. The hill on Love Lane keeps washing out so they will try crushed blacktop to see if this will help.
A resident mentioned that the grading on Roth was nicely done. Another resident asked if the culverts on Town Corner Lake Road will be blacktopped, and was told the work areas must settle before this can happen. They are being watched and gravel is added as they settle.
There was no correspondence.
Public comments included discussion on a continued issue with loose dogs on Roth. The chairman has permission to go onto the property and will issue a citation. A resident also mentioned that the nuisance trailer has been removed from that area.
Paulsen reported he had been looking into the cost of a town website and found that Jeff at North Computer in Crivitz has created websites for various towns and has a template, which would help keep the cost down. He said cost to set up a website for Beecher would be under $1,000, and the site would be user friendly so that town officials could upload to the domain. Gehri asked Paulsen to get more detail on price so the board could vote at the next meeting, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.