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Grover Reduces Speeds On Leslie, Kamm Roads

Issue Date: July 12, 2017

As soon as signs are installed, there will be reduced speed limits on Leslie and Kamm Roads in the Town of Grover. After brief discussion at its meeting on Monday, July 10, Grover Town Board unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Brad Wyss to reduce the speed limit on those two roads from 55 to 45 miles per hour. Supervisor Kim Kittredge seconded the motion.

Signs need to be ordered. The new speed limits will be not be enforced until after they are in place. For the first two weeks that the new speed limits are in effect the signs will be decked out with orange flags to make them more noticeable.

Discussion included that Leslie Road in particular is very curvy, and vehicles using it as a shortcut between Hwy. 64 and County W toward Crivitz often travel at high speeds.

In addition to Wyss and Kittredge, those present for the meeting included Town Chair Wayne Staidl, Clerk/Treasurer Lisa Witak, Eugene Bancroft, Gordon Klimek, Rick Prusak, Kathy Prusak, Fire Chief Wade Larsen, Mike Shew and Eugene Frank.

During time for public comment, Klimek asked about road patching and need to fill some large holes in the roads.

Larsen addressed the board regarding storm damage and natural disaster issues, and the need to develop better ways to track time spent dealing with them. It appears the town did not have enough expenses from the June 11 storm to collect federal damage assistance, but Larsen said the department dealt with many consecutive calls during that storm. He felt there needs to be a better way to track and verify the calls and the man hours and equipment used.

Kittredge, who serves as building inspector, reported she issued four building permits since the last board meeting.

A bartender license was approved for Jon Benson.

Wyss reported a tree at the cemetery had been cut down, but the stump still needs to be ground out.

The board checked with Gasco as well as Countryside Propane and then will go with the lower cost propane service.

Witak reported the town had received its General Transportation Aid check from the state. There was a letter from Menominee Animal Shelter requesting a donation, and a letter from State Sen. Dave Hansen responding to road fact sheets that had been sent to him. Hansen said he sympathizes with the town and understands it is difficult to keep up the roads in a timely manner with the limited funds available.

There was no action but much discussion on several road work and equipment issues at the meeting, which lasted nearly three hours. Several of the discussion items will be back for action next month.

Road crew members said the front tractor tires need to be rotated. The mower has been repaired, and the brush cutter needs repairs. They may need to provide for a new mower in next year's budget.

Staidl reported he had spoken with the DNR regarding the bridges on Town Hall Road, and then discussed repairs with Ayres Associates.

There was discussion on how to rectify problems with the shoulder on Kasal Lane being pushed out all the time. Options suggested include widening the driveway and painting double yellow lines on the road into it; adding curbing on the west side, adding guardrail on the west side, or just adding blacktop to the shoulder. Motion was finally made and unanimously approved to paint yellow lines on Kasal Lane if the cost is $300 or less, patch the holes, and add gravel on the west side shoulder.


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