Wagner Group Plans to Start Sportsman's Club
The Town of Wagner annual meeting was held Tuesday, April 18 called to order by Chairman Lynn Hickey at 6:03 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was said, minutes from the April 19, 2016 annual meeting were approved as well as the financial statement. Steve Renikow, Sr. stated a group is trying to get the Wagner Sportsman Club started again. They want it to be more youth oriented, have hunter's safety courses, possibly set up a bow range and trap range, start a scholarship fund for students pursuing a career in wildlife management or forestry. They are not asking for start-up money at this time but donations will be accepted. If questions contact him. Clerk Melissa Christiansen questioned the procedure in handling snowplowing/sanding of town roads and private drives. Public Works, Jim Hickey, stated that town roads usually depend on a lot of factors of whether they call in plows to sand/salt. The time of year will matter a great deal especially if a warm up will be coming to melt it. Lynn Hickey stated that private drives will no longer be plowed and sanded. Renikow questioned how the recycled blacktop helped Rademaker Road and if it worked out maybe that could be a possibility for Goll Road. Jim Hickey, said it held up good, the snowplow drivers tried to not plow it off the road. He was going to take a look at the possibility of using the recycled blacktop for Goll Road and Ball Park Road. Dale Burie questioned if the stop sign for the Bruette Road/Highway 180 intersection could get reflectors put on it to mark the road better at night. Public Works will look into it. Road signs and fire number signs are getting where they are not very reflective anymore Public Works is in the process of ordering and installing some of these signs. The Fire Department mentioned that when there is a grouping of multiple fire number signs that connect multiple roads that arrows should also be attached so they can find the residence as quickly as possible. They had a hard time finding the residence on Rasmussen Drive during a fire call. Work will start soon to repair the pot holes on paved town roads. The annual meeting was at 6:40 pm.
Present were Lynn Hickey, Kurt Konell, Allen Sievert, Melissa Christiansen, Jim Hickey, Mike Caylor, Don Willan, Steve Renikow, Rita Renikow, Bill Woodward, Toni Goldschmidt, Gerard Micksch, Mollie Arthur, Thomas Arthur, Darcy Hermes, Todd Hermes, Will Labunski, Lea Jane Burie, Dale Burie, Nancy Fakety, Betty Willan, and Don Willan.
At the regular monthly Town of Wagner Board meeting which followed present were Chairperson Lynn Hickey and supervisors Mollie Arthur and Allen Sievert.
Also attending were clerk Melissa Christiansen, treasurer Toni Goldschmidt, Public Works Jim Hickey, Animal Control Gerard Micksch, Fire Chief Thomas Arthur, Mike Caylor, Steve Renikow, Rita Renikow, Bill Woodward, Mollie Arthur, Thomas Arthur, Darcy Hermes, Todd Hermes, Will Labunski, Lea Jane Burie, Dale Burie, Nancy Fakety, Betty Willan, Don Willan, H.H. Anderson, and Wade Fronsee.
Oath of Offices were given for Chairperson-Lynn M. Hickey, Supervisors Allen E. Sievert and Mollie M. Arthur, Clerk-Melissa S. Christiansen, and Treasurer-Toni Goldschmidt. Agenda and minutes were approved.
Dale Burie gave an update on his involvement in the opposition of the Back 40 Mine and encouraged others to get involved.
Fire Department reported six fire calls, car accident, lift assist, structure fire, and three grass fires, and 88 man hours accumulated, received the 4-wheeler, trailer, and rescue sled and is in operation. Public Works reported ran dumpsite, cleaned up trees from wind damage, cleaned out culvert ends, checked tri culvert on Cottage Lane with the high water, and installed and removed the spring weight limit signs. Wausaukee Rescue Squad is in urgent need of members.
Among action Items were per diem and mileage for elected officials to attend the 2017 Town Official Workshop on May 16 in Green Bay. Town is to opt out of Ordinance 10.0150 (d)(1) camping units.
The meeting date of Wednesday, May 10 is changed to Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm.
Public Works did the spring road ride on Monday, April 24 at 8 am leaving from Jim Hickeys, N10135 Packard Road. The Board voted to purchase a second chainsaw for public works use up to $500 and per diem and mileage for elected officials to attend CDBG information session in Algoma on April 27. Motion carried, no negative vote.
The Board agreed to handle public nuisances affecting peace and safety, and Town of Wagner code of general ordinances chapters 15.0203 and 15.0204.
Future agenda items are Building Inspector contract, Road Ride, Old Railroad, and to pay all outstanding bills in the amount of $18,743.54.
The next monthly Board Meeting is Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 pm.
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