TOWN BOARD MEETING-April 9, 2013
The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Hubbard Town Board was called to order by the Chairman Kenneth Schulz on Tuesday, April 9th 2013 at 7:30 PM at the Town Hall in Neda with the following present: Chairman Schulz, Supervisors James E. Persha and Daniel Guenterberg, Clerk Naomi Kriewald, Treasurer Rebecca Schulz, Constable David Feller, Clerk Elect Debra Kendhammer, Thomas Schmidt, Sr., Thomas Schmidt, Jr., Kayla Kenevan, Dennis Feller, Curtis Schellinger, Gene Goodearle and Paul Jain.
Following the verification of the publication and posting of the meeting notice and the posting of the Agenda the minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved by a motion made by Guenterberg seconded by Persha and carried.
The Treasurer’s Report was given and accepted by a motion made by Persha seconded by Guenterberg.
Checks #15919-15963 in the amount of $28,948.41 and including check #888888 in the amount of $792.28 for the April Social Security and Medicare deposit for a total of $29,740.69 were presented for payment. A motion to approve these checks for payment was made by Guenterberg seconded by Persha and carried.
There were no Public Appearances at this time.
Thomas Schmidt, Sr., was present to request that golf carts be allowed on the roads in Sanitary District #2. All the roads in this area are dead end roads. All traffic that enters this sub-division must exit on the same road. The speed limit in this area is 25 mph so it is not a high speed area. He said that there are many golf carts being used on the roads at this time. Many of the people using their carts are not permanent residents and they use them to go visiting their neighbors when they are out there. There is one resident that calls the Sheriff’s department frequently when he sees a golf cart on the road and the Sheriff’s department has advised the residents there that they should get permission from the Town Board to use their golf carts on the streets.
Supervisor Guenterberg felt this should be taken up by the Plan Commission. Dennis Feller asked whether they have ‘slow moving vehicle’ signs on them. Tom replied that they don’t, but they would put them on if asked to do so.
The Board would like to have the town attorney research this to determine what needs to be done and what signage needs to be put up. A motion to have the Town Attorney research allowing golf carts to operate on the roads in Sanitary District #2 and come up with a procedure to handle it was made by Guenterberg seconded by Persha and carried.
The Hustisford Fire Contract was up for discussion but the representatives were not present. A motion to offer a mill rate payment of $1.00 per thousand dollars of valuation was made by Guenterberg seconded by Persha and carried.
The town insurance carrier, Rural Insurance, asked whether the board would like to show separate values for the plows, wings and sanders insured with the trucks. The Board felt that it should not be necessary to show this since the equipment is all covered on an ‘agreed value’ basis. They, however, did get the model and serial numbers to be put on the policy.
Dennis Feller was appointed as Weed Commissioners by a motion made by Persha seconded by Guenterberg and carried.
Jason Jackson, the engineer working on the remodeling project for the Town Hall was not able to be present so the Board did not have anything to discuss regarding the project.
Paul Jain was present with some concerns about the fire signs that were moved. He wants to make sure the fire department is aware that they have to drive in the east entrance for fire calls. Curtis Schellinger, a member of the Iron Ridge Fire Department was present and advised him that the Fire Department has been made aware that they have to use the east entrance for response to fire calls and the west entrance to fill the tankers.
They currently have 53 employees working there and are looking to add 52 more for 1st and 2nd shift.
The weather is not allowing work to progress as well as they would like
The May meeting will be on May 14th.
A motion to adjourn was made by Guenterberg seconded by Persha and carried.