A public hearing was held on Monday, December 4, 2017 for the purpose of discussion, review, and to answer questions on the proposed 2018 budget. After hearing no comments or concerns, the public hearing was closed.
Immediately following the public hearing, a town meeting of the electors was called to order pursuant to Sec. 60.12 (1)(c) of the Wis. Statutes to adopt the 2017 town tax levy, $273,014.00, to be paid in 2018 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of the Wis. Statutes, and to approve the 2018 highway expenditures of $301,803.55 pursuant to Sec. 81.01(3) of the Wis. Statutes. Motion by Supervisor Propson and seconded by Supervisor Grapentine to approve the 2018 budget as presented, which includes the 2017 town tax levy to be paid in 2018 and the 2018 Highway expenditures. Motion by Supervisor Propson and seconded by Supervisor Grapentine to adjourn the budget meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Kossuth was held in the Town Hall 129 Packer Drive, on Monday, December 4, 2017. Agenda for this meeting was posted on Saturday December 2, 2017 at the Town Hall, Recycling Center and St. Augustine Church. Present: Chair Ralph Schuh, Supervisors Dave Propson, Mark Grapentine, Clerk Jolyn Schuh, and Treasurer Judy Fierst.
Meeting was called to order by Chairman Ralph Schuh. The pledge of Allegiance was said. Motion by Supervisor Propson and second by Supervisor Grapentine to approve the agenda as posted.
Clerk Schuh read the minutes of the November meeting. Motion by Supervisor Propson second by Supervisor Grapentine to approve minutes as read.
Treasurer Judy Fierst reported $204,767.66 in the Money Market, with interest earned $87.28 and $344.71 in the checking account. Recycling Revenues to date are $35,982.79. Motion by Supervisor Propson and second by Supervisor Grapentine to accept Treasurer’s report as presented.
Public Input – None
Building Permits – Joy Recore, Francis Creek Rd, reinforce basement – Jim Golding Arrow Rd, Shed – Steve Karl, Hwy 310 moving house, he was charged for an address sign, but says he has them. Apparently he took them down. Marie Kohlbeck told him he needs to put them back up and the $75 would be returned. As of tonight, he still hasn’t put them up
Driveway Permits – Ted & Jill Rauber West Twin Lane
Burn Permits –Mtwc Cty highway and Pat Lorenz
Kossuth Cemetery #1 Report – They did not have an annual meeting in June. Need to do some maintenance and there is a tree that needs to be taken down. We also need to figure out what a plot costs. The last one sold in the Town was for $300 on Ruby Lane, and that was for an urn put on top of an existing tomb.
The Constable position in the Town is open for the remaining term. The Board will interview any applications turned in.
Chairman Schuh appointed the following individuals as Chief Election Inspectors, Cheryl Basken, Geraldine Heran and Virginia Klemm and Election Poll Workers; Carol Cicha, Judy Decker, Bob Dvorachek, Rosie Jensen, Donna Kappelman, Barb Leist, Emlyn Rebitz, Betsy Reindl, Judy Seidl, and Kay Kohlmeier.
Chairman Schuh signed the annual 911 Joint Powers Agreement between Manitowoc County Joint Dispatch Center and the Town of Kossuth.
We will amend the 2017 budget as follows: Take $2,250 from “other charges” to cover the shortfall in Highways; Take $1,100 from Contingencies to cover the shortfall in Recycling; We will also use Contingencies to purchase the M100 Ballot Counter for $3,818.50. Motion by Supervisor Propson, second by Supervisor Grapentine to make budget amendments as discussed.
Road Report – patching was done on Arrow Rd and Poplar Rd, Chairman Schuh graded Shady Lane to pull some of the bigger stones back to the center. We need to get back to the Town of Gibson on Fisherville Rd repairs. They want to chip seal their section, and we share that with them. We will have them get a plan and quotes and then review it.
We have a lot of road names signs and bridge markers that are in pretty bad shape. We should start trying to replace them.
Transfer Station – Glass, tin, everything was hauled out. Bins were repaired while empty.
Supervisor Propson took a call about a barking dog on Peaceful Lane, and dog at Large on Reif Mills Rd.
Claims 374 – 405 were allowed ordered paid.
Motion by Supervisor Propson and seconded by Supervisor Grapentine to adjourn the December meeting.