Porterfield Makes 2021 Budget Transfers, Sets New Pay RatesIssue Date: December 16, 2021
At its meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 8, Porterfield Town Board, with all members present, adjusted wages for town employees for 2022-2023; approved the list of election inspectors, made several adjustments to the 2021 budget, heard reports on finances, and expressed thanks to the snow plow drivers for a job well done in the recent snow storms.
The meeting was called to order by Town Chair Dennis Bergeson at 6 p.m. There were nine members of the public attending in addition to supervisors Don Limberg and Audrey Guseck seconded the motion, Clerk Amy Linstad and Treasurer Wendell Philipps. Philipps reported the total cash on hand as of November 30, 2021 was $132,709.02.
There was a surplus in the Anticipated Balance Account of $16,000 and a surplus of $144,034.34 in the Hwy/Roadwork Carry-over from 2020, and a deficit of $157,885.59 in the Hwy/Roadwork budget. Guseck moved to transfer $144,034.34 from the 2020 Hwy/Roadwork Carry-over along with $14,000 from the 2021 Anticipated Balance Account for a total of $158,034.34 into the Hwy/Roadwork Account to balance the 2021 Budget. Limberg seconded and everyone approved.
There was a surplus of $5,923.67 in the Rec., Bags, & Stickers Account and $3,602.41 in the Recycling Account, and a deficit of $7,335.66 in the Sanitation Account. Without dissent, the board approved transferring the $5,923.67 from the Rec., Bags, Stickers Account and $1,412.00 from the Recycling Account for a total of $7,335.67 into the Sanitation Account to balance the 2021 Budget.
Also by unanimous vote, the board approved transferring from the $4,368.82 surplus in the License & Permits Account to cover deficits of $55 in the Wisconsin Towns Association Account, $1,666.53 in the Printing & Publishing Account, $1,110.07 in the Building Inspector Account, six cents in the Fire Department Account, $409.05 in the Cemetery Care Account, $650 in the Crime Stoppers/Rescue Squad /Animal Shelter/ Elderly Account and $420 in the Weber Park Maintenance Account.
Election inspectors were approved as listed: Connie Stauss, Sue Bayer, Karen Prange, Katherine Linstad, Abigail Nygren, Sara Carviou, Audrey Guseck, Kim Witte, Diane Woods, Laurel Anderson, Donna Roffers, Wanda Brien, and Donna Theisen.
During Open Floor there was discussion on plowing snow, and later during the road report thanks went out to the town's snow plow drivers.
There were no operator license applications this month, and no building permits.
On motion by Guseck, the board approved changes in pay for town employees for 2022-2023: New pay rates are: Roadwork $15, Tractor Driver $17, Snow Plow and Snow Tractor Drivers $25, Recycling Landfill Supervisor $15.60, Recycling Hourly $13.55, Landfill Boss $14.60, Town Work $14, Election Inspector/Training $12.50, Election Inspector Deputy Chief $13.55, Election Inspector Chief $14.60, and Deputy Clerk $14.05.
No one was present to give reports for the Fire Department or Cemetery Committee.
Tires were to be removed from the Recycling Center on Friday, Dec. 10.
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