Information on the Town Board & Proceedings
TOWN BOARD MEETING
July 9, 2018
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 9th day of July, 2018 with Chairman Tim Bomberg and Supervisors, John Holbrook and Shane McLain present.
On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain the agenda was approved as posted. All in favor, motion carried.
The minutes of the previous meeting, held on June 26th and June 28, 2018, were approved on a motion by Bomberg and seconded by Holbrook. All in favor, motion carried.
Florence County Sheriff Candidate, Dan Miller of Aurora was in attendance to introduce himself and provide information of his experience and qualifications for sheriff. Forty-two year old Miller was born and raised in Aurora and has more than 20 years of law enforcement experience and is currently a detective for the Marinette County Sheriff’s office. Millers’ trainings include WI Department of Justice Death Investigation School, National Fire Academy, where he became nationally certified as a fire investigation technician; and is an affiliate member of the task force of WI Dept. of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children. Miller serves as a law enforcement coordinator for the Marinette and Menominee County Crime Stoppers Organization, where part of his role is speaking with every high school in Marinette to help get drugs out of schools. He expressed the concern about drugs and is determined and has experience of the hard work ethic to help battle the drug problem in Florence County. Miller stated obtaining a canine is a tool and a must. If elected, Millers’ first priority as sheriff will be to find ways to battle the drug problem which will include educating the community about drug prevention by working with the people and businesses, towns and the county board. Miller plans to coordinate events that do not cost taxpayers money which will include open houses, coffee with a cop and launching a National Night-Out Against Crime and a Crime Stoppers program in Florence. Bomberg inquired where he stood with the 2nd Amendment, in which Miller stated, he is a Constitution believer, and good people should carry guns, - his wife has a concealed carry. Miller believes he can make a huge and positive difference in these challenging times. The board expressed appreciation for attending the meeting.
The board had discussion pertaining to concerns regarding the Florence County Health Department and their role providing Lodging and Food Safety Inspections. Board members have heard complaints/concerns of the timing in which inspections were being done and also heard from Not-For- Profit organizations, which are exempt from the application process, are feeling discouraged from fund raising. On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain it was moved to write a letter to the Florence County Board of Supervisors with this concern. All in favor, motion carried.
On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook a seal coat proposal from Pit-Lick and Wick in the amount of $55,421 for approximately 3 miles of paving was approved. It was noted that Woods Road was removed from this proposal. All in favor, motion carried. Portions of roads included in the proposal are Brule Landing, Kelsey Road and Montgomery Lake Rd.
On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain a hot mix proposal from Northeast Asphalt in the amount of $153,530.02 for approximately 1.589 miles of paving was approved. All in favor, motion carried. Portions of roads to be paved are North Lake Rd, Regina Drive, North Cosgrove Lake and Woods.
Clerk/Treasurer, Shelly Van Pembrook submitted all June bank reconciliation reports and savings account statements for board review. Van Pembrook informed the board that a thank you was received from Charlie Schrock of Red Oak Lane for the application of calcium chloride and that the Town band stand/gazebo is included with other State band stands on a website at https://www.wibandshellsandstands.com . Also reported was the town is receiving $27,948.75 from the WI Disaster Fund-Emergency Management for the expenses incurred from the June 2017 storms and that an account has been set-up and funds invested in the Local Government Investment Pool.
JULY 9, 2018 CONTINUED……………………………………………………………..
Fire Department bills totaling $1,056.72 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain. All in favor, motion carried.
Monthly town bills totaling $83,836.70 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain. All in favor, motion carried.
Chairman Bomberg updated the board on the raze order at 532 Pewaubic Street. Bomberg stated that names needed to be removed from the deed, which will take approximately 45 days before enforcement of the raze order can take place. Bomberg informed the board of a resident on North First Crossing Road who is requesting dust control. Bomberg explained that the house isn’t seen from the road, because of thick woods and he doesn’t believe that the calcium chloride is necessary, and inquired with McLain and Holbrook if they agreed, in which they did. Bomberg asked the Clerk to write a letter informing him that dust control would not be applied, as the practice has been only in front of houses with close proximity to the road receive it.
Discussion was had regarding the hanging flower plants as to needing additional watering and to the height of the brackets, which need to be lower.
There being no further business it was moved by McLain and seconded by Holbrook to adjourn until July 23rd, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the community center. All in favor, motion carried.
Shelly Van Pembrook
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING
JUNE 28, 2018
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 28th day of June, 2018 with Chairman Tim Bomberg and Supervisor John Holbrook present. Supervisor Shane McLain was excused.
The purpose of this meeting was to open Hot Mix and Seal Coat proposals received.
Others in attendance were Taylor Tauer of NEA, Austin Pitlik from Pitlik and Wick and Pat Schlies of Scott Construction.
Seal Coat proposals were received from Scott Construction in the amount of $71,900 and Pitlik & Wick in the amount of $67,513.
One Hot Mix proposal was received from Northeast Asphalt in the amount of $154,530.20.
There being no further business it was moved by Holbrook and seconded by Bomberg to adjourn. All in favor, motion carried.
Timothy Bomberg, Chairman
PO Box 251
Florence, WI 54121
to contact Tim, please contact the Town Office 715-528-3595
John Holbrook, Supervisor #1
3498 Montgomery Lake Rd
Florence, WI 54121
Shane McLain, Supervisor #2
5561 N. First Crossing Road
Florence, WI 54121
Town Board Meeting Information
Town board meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center located at 749 Central Avenue, Florence. Meeting agendas will be posted online no later than the Friday before the meeting. Agendas are also posted at the Florence Post Office, Courthouse, Spera's and at mBank--Spread Eagle Branch.
Minutes are posted after they are approved from the most recent meeting only. For copies of minutes prior to those posted online, please contact the Town Office.
Agendas for Upcoming Meetings
TOWN OF FLORENCE -- FLORENCE COUNTY
PROPOSED TOWN BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
JANUARY 1, 2018 – DECEMBER 31, 2018
Submitted by the Town Board of Supervisors for Consideration at
the Special Town Meeting held on November 15, 2017
SUMMARY OF BUDGET
Total Expenditures$1,431,666 Less Revenues (excluding property taxes)$610,540 Property Taxes for Town Purposes $821,126
For a complete copy of the 2018 Town of Florence Budget, please contact the Town of Florence Office. Contact Information for the office can be found on the "home" page of this website.
This page was last updated: September 20, 2018
2017 Financial Report -- Approved at Annual Meeting 04-17-18
Town of Florence, Wisconsin
The documents below are copies of the 2017 Audited Financial Report, which was presented (and approved) at the Town of Florence Annual Meeting on April 17, 2018. The 2018 Financial Report will be posted after the 2018 Audit and 2019 Annual meeting are completed in April.
The Annual Meeting will be held on April 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Florence Community Center.
The Florence Town Board meeting scheduled for
Monday, September 24, 2018 has been canceled.
The Florence Town Board will meet at their regularly scheduled meeting on October 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Community Center.
TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF FLORENCE
Monday, September 10, 2018
Immediately Following the BOR Adjourn to Later Date at 6:00 p.m.at the Florence Community Center at 749 Central Avenue, Florence
1.Meeting called to order 2.Adoption of agenda 3.Approval of minutes of previous meetings held on August 27th, 2018 4.Communications from the floor (up to 30 minutes) 5.Discussion and possible action TRICO Opportunities, Inc. 2018 Fund Drive request 6.Discussion and possible action- a.Mailbox installations within town city limits b.Addresses (house numbers) displayed within town city limits 7.Discussion and possible action town office key to Florence County Sheriff’s Department to access e-dispatch system 8.Discussion and possible action re-appointment of Commissioner, Joseph Witynski to the Florence Utility Commission 9.Clerk/Treasurer’s report which include review all August Bank Reconciliation Reports, voucher approval, notices, letters/correspondence/applications, and inquiries 10.Board member concerns 11.Adjournment
Note: If you have any special needs or require special accommodations in order to attend town board meetings, please call 715-528-3595 or write PO Box 247, Florence, WI 54121