THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Athelstane Board Okays Ordinance Amendments
At the regular monthly meeting of the Town of Athelstane Board on Feb. 14 called to order by chairman John Dobratz. All officers were present, except Treasurer Greg Reinhardt. Also present were 12 persons from the public. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and the agenda was approved.
Gary Jobelius asked if the Planning Commission members could get the Wisconsin Towns Association magazines. The clerk checked into this last year and was told no. The elected officials said they would share theirs with the committee.
The Clerk presented the minutes of the previous meeting and all bills were approved.
Scott Durian, fire chief, gave his report which noted one meeting, two training meetings, one car accident and one snowmobile accident. The department participated in the Outhouse Races fundraiser held at the Firelane Bar which raised over $3,000 for them.
The Planning Commission report given by David Jose met on Feb. 7 with all members present. Snowplowing was discussed and Commission will research tiny houses. They also had a three-town planning commission meeting with Athelstane and Silver Cliff. Amberg was absent.
Janice DuChateau gave the Treasurer's report with a Dec. 31 balance of $670.20, receipts $737,393.39, disbursements $460,469.21, and ending Jan. 31, balance of $947,104.38, had checking $14,451.97, Tax Money Market $656,427.90, General Money Market $162,578.44, and Certificate of Deposit $113,646.07, for a $947,104.38 total.
Kelly LaCount reported the road crew is trying to stay on top of snow and ice removal. There is half of the salt and sand mix and 40 ton of pure salt left.
An amendment to Ordinance #5-Building, to reduce the "After the Fact" permit fee to $250 was okayed.
Also an amendment to Ordinance #18 "Cemetery, to change the burial fee from Dec. 1st thru April 1st to $350 and add a plot staking fee at a later date.
Also recommended a proposed amendment to Ordinance #7: License/Registration/Permit " to issue Provisional retail licenses for alcohol beverages.
Gerald Readman was presented with a plaque for 10 years of service and a cake in recognition of his retirement as a Public Works employee. Class B Beer & Liquor license for Patricia Zeutzius got approved along with Operators' licenses for Shelley Prudhomme.
On motion David Jose to approve an Operators' license for Timothy Zeutzius subject to a record check and bringing a server course certificate to the clerk.