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Town of Athelstane to Purchase 2006 Chassis

Issue Date: March 22, 2017

Scott Durian, Athelstane Fire Chief, gave the department report at the Athelstane Town Board meeting on Tuesday, March 14. The department had one meeting, two training meetings, one car accident and one lift assist. There will be a meat raffle at the Bull Pen on March 25 with the proceeds going to the Athelstane Fire Department. Brochures pertaining to wildfires and keeping property fire safe were handed out.

The Planning Commission report given by David Jose noted members reviewed ordinances and are working on an amendment to Ordinance #7: License/Registration/Permit " to issue Provisional retail licenses for alcohol beverages.

Greg Reinhardt gave the Treasurer's report noting $378.79 in Checking,$137,492.72 Tax Money Market, $162,597.15 General Money Market, $113,646.07 Certificate of Deposit for total of $414,114.73.

Kelly LaCount reported the road crew spent three days picking up trees and wires after the storm. The loader is being worked on and maintenance done on vehicles.

On motion of Harold Tesch to purchase a 2006 International 5500 chassis with a 3000 gallon stainless tank for $75,000 (town portion) to be financed thru Board of Commissioners of Public Lands for 5 years at 3%. The Fire Department will pay the balance of approximately $51,000.

The 1977 pumper at the town hall parking lot with a "for sale" sign on it has an asking price of $3,000. Bids will be put out for crushing 10,000 yards of gravel to 5/8" in the pit, as well as bids to single seal coat over blacktop 3 miles x 20 feet on Benson Lake Road from Dolan Lake Road to Mathis Road.

There was discussion on planning for the 2020 census. More materials will be received in July and training will begin in October. A contact person is needed.

Reinhardt presented information on the State Debt Collection Initiative thru the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and Tesch accepted the 2016 Treasurer's Cash & Bank Reconcilement.

Operators' licenses were approved for Ashlie Behnke and Morgan Zeutzius.

Chairman John Dobratz presided. All officers and eight people from the public were in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

During public comment, Planning Commission member Gary Jobelius commented on tiny homes. If they are 45 feet or less they are considered a travel trailer and must be titled and licensed. If they are 45 feet or more they are considered a mobile home. Width has no bearing other than having a permit to move it.

Tesch said the Schaumberg family extends a huge thank you to the personnel who responded to an emergency situation for his father-in-law. The Athelstane Fire Department, and EMT, Silver Cliff Rescue and Twin Bridge Rescue all responded within minutes and worked together to get him stabilized.

Minutes of the previous monthly meeting were presented and checks approved for payment.

The board received a letter from the Wausaukee School Summer Swimming Program thanking us for our support.


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