THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Athelstane Change Number of Election Workers from 7 to 5
Issue Date: December 20, 2017
Athelstane"New business handled at the meeting of the Athelstane Town Board on Tuesday, Dec. 12 were to amend the Employee Handbook to accrue an additional 10 hours paid time off on a quarterly basis for hours worked, paid vacations, personal time and sick time used only, to hire Bill Wotruba and Wayne Wickesberg as back-up, part- time snowplow drivers to plow drivewaysm and to appoint Ardena Retzlaff, Celia Miller, Tina Barnes, Michael Adrian, Clifford Boesen, Gary Welsch and Patti Wickesberg election officials for a 2-year term beginning Jan. 1.
Also approved under new business was to adopt Resolution #11 "Changing Number of Election Officials" from 7 to 5 with a minimum of 3 at each election, and to adopt Ordinance #29 "Establishing Split Shifts for Election Officials" with the first shift to commence at 6:30AM and the last shift will end with the completion of all required election day duties that follow the closure of the polls. There may be more shifts of at least 3 election workers throughout the day.
Chairman John Dobratz presided with all officers were present plus 14 people in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Bill Stanevich, Marinette County Supervisor, stated he would bring up the countywide ATV ordinance at the next Highway Committee meeting. There is an ordinance that was put together in July that would have the clubs and town have an input as to what would be open.
Gary Welsch mentioned there are some areas that do not have high speed internet access and he was wondering if there are any federal grants available. Two residents complainted about dogs running at large. One resident had a compliant regarding dogs running at large and a fence in disrepair.
The agenda minutes was approved and bills were paid.
Fire Chief Scott Durian in his fire department report said they had one meeting, one training meeting, and an investigative call for a fire.
The Planning Commission report given by David Jose noted they met on Dec. 5 with four members present and one guest. Building, minimum dwelling size and eyesore ordinances were discussed. The next meeting is Tuesday, Jan. 2 at 6 PM.
Greg Reinhardt in the Treasurer's report said Oct. 31 balance was $418,047, receipts to number 405 $20,431.22 51, disbursements $51,169.83, and month ending Nov. 30 balance $387,308.39. Checking had $12,453.50 , Tax Money Market was $162,918.15, General Money Market was $95,795.41, and $116,141.33 Certificate of Deposit for the $387,308.39 total.
Flom Road is included in the five year road plan and will be addressed in 2018. There was no action taken on appointing a member to the Planning Commission to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term which expires April, 2019 because there were no letters of interest received.