THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Athelstane Chair Returns "Public Comment" Time
Issue Date: December 13, 2018
At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Athelstane Town board approved the budget for 2019 as proposed. All officers were present and there were 18 members of the public in attendance.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Kelly Barnes at 6:30 p.m., and adjourned just 17 minutes later.
Barnes pointed out that he had put "Public Comment" back on the agenda, but cautioned that this period is not to be used as a free-for-all. He asked everyone to show respect for each other, and said it will be up to the people to decide if Public Comment will be continued.
Treasurer Greg Reinhardt asked the board to consider allowing time for public comment after each business topic.
Gary Jobelius commented on what he described as poor quality of the seal coating done on Benson Lake Road.
Reinhardt mentioned the cold mix put on Bolander Landing Road is very nice, but too smooth for winter driving.
Fire Chief Scott Durian reported the fire department had one meeting, two trainings, and no calls since the last town board meeting. The meat raffle in October netted $1,022.
Durian reported at its meeting on Sunday, Nov. 1 the Planning Commission discussed recycling ordinances No. 29 and No. 30.
Reinhardt reported receipts for the month were $69,286.34, and disbursements totaled $185,293.57, leaving a balance of $325,162.69 in town accounts on Oct. 31.
Durian reported they are getting the trucks ready for winter and are still working on the fire damage.
Supervisor Harold Tesch reminded everyone that it is illegal and unsafe to plow snow from their driveways across town roads.
Since there were no bids received for diesel fuel the board unanimously agreed to stay with Larsen Cooperative.
On motion by Harold Tesch, seconded by David Jose, the board agreed to hire Clerk Janice DuChateau as a town employee to mark graves in the cemetery.