THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Town Athelstane Names Animal Control Officer
Issue Date: July 25, 2019
The animal control office in the Town of Athelstane has been filled by Karen Ploczynski, as announced at the Town Board July 9 meeting presided by Chairman Kelly Barnes. All officers were present plus 13 people. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
The agenda, minutes and bills were approved.
Tricia Greben, Marinette County Supervisor, reminded everyone of the Clean Sweep on July 26-27 for disposal of household and ag hazardous waste collection in Marinette & Oconto Counties. The Clean Sweep locations in Marinette County are on July 26 at the Hi-Way department in Crivitz from 8 to 11 A M and the Niagara Fire Department from 8 to 11 AM. The location for July 27 is the City Garage in Marinette from 8 AM to noon.
Barnes mentioned a newspaper article in reference to his attendance at a 3-Town meeting with Athelstane, Amberg and Silver Cliff and was asked by one of the towns to recommend a surveyor and he said he could not recommend anyone. If you ask me who we hired, I can answer your question. The article also mentioned a free survey. It is not a free survey " the cost is being split between the town and the county. The property owner will not be billed for the survey.
Barnes clarified and also said the town is not responsible to locate property lines. When applying for a building permit, locating the property lines is the sole responsibility of the property owner.
Fire Chief Scott Durian gave his report noting one meeting, two training meetings, a mutual aid call with the Town of Stephenson for a wildland fire that spread to four buildings, a lawn mower fire on Nelson Road and downed trees. There was a Bean Bag Tournament at the Firelane Bar & Grill that raised $378 for the department. A grant of $3,200 was received from the M&M Foundation which covers the cost of four thermal imaging cameras. A check in the amount of $875 was received from the DNR for fighting a fire in Silver Cliff.
The Planning Commission did not meet in July.
Treasurer Greg Reinhardt reported $4,393.49 in checking, $178,790.08 in General Money Market, $94,935.62 in Tax Money Market, $119,197.25 in Certificate of Deposit, for $397,316.49 total.
Durian gave the highway report noting they are cutting grass, patching roads and grading. A soft spot was fixed on Benson Lake Road and the end of Melody Lane was graded and graveled so the plows can turn around. Work will be done in 2020.
Spray patching and crack sealing was discussed on Eagle River Road from Firelane Road to Northway Drive. The road needs spray patching. The cost is $6,000 per day and the job would only take half a day.
There was discussion on a survey estimate for the gate and encroachments on Nelson Road. The survey will be done to locate all the encroachments $790.
The board accepted the propane contract from Countrystyle Propane for $.99 a gallon.
The CD maturing on Aug. 5 was discussed and it was decided to look into other investment options. It will be tabled until the next meeting to give the treasurer permission to withdraw the funds and transfer to the checking account after maturity.