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TOWN BOARD MEETING
JULY 8, 2019

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Town Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 8th day of July, 2019 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 24, 2019, were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

Jeff Hickey, Commander of the American Legion and County Veteran Service Officer was present to inquire about using the Community Center once a month to sponsor a youth air gun team which uses pellets or bb’s which would include training, target practice and competition. Also present with Hickey was Toney Erickson NRA Certified Instructor from Bullseyes to Badguys, who would provide the class.  Hickey and Erickson provided information about the training and ensured the board that they are insured. The board supported the idea and stated the town would have to confer with the insurance company. Bomberg suggested Hickey speak with Ben Niehaus, Florence School Superintendent, as the school has started up a trap shooting club and bow and arrow training and suggested this could be a good fit along with this training.  Further discussion will be had in the future.

Also present were residents of Fern Township. Bob Walther, Don Heimke and Wayne Sorenson who were concerned about the locations of the recent calcium chloride applied in the Patten Lake area.  It was agreed that in the future either Heimke or Walther will ride along to assist while applying the dust control.  Heimke did state that Patten Lake Road is in the best condition it has ever been.

Seal coat proposals from Scott Construction and Fahrner Asphalt Sealers were reviewed and on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook it was moved to accept Scott Constructions proposal of $71,900 which includes single seal on 1.5 miles on Montgomery Lake Rd, 1 mile on N Blome Helgren Rd, .57 mile on Town Rd HH, .25 mile on Hanson Rd and double chip seal on .16 mile on Cecelia Dr.  All in favor, motion carried

Hot Mix proposal from Northeast Asphalt was reviewed and on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook it was approved to accept their proposal of $186,812.80 which includes approximately 1.4 miles on Menominee River Rd and approximately .615 miles on North Cosgrove Lake Rd.  All in favor, motion carried.

Robert Friberg provided on update on the Industrial Park project stating that the results of the environmental study are in and we can begin removing trees and excavating.  Friberg stated that in light of what Florence Hardwoods may do he’d like to modify the bid documents to give some flexibility to allow for a plan b and c if needed so we don’t over commit ourselves and is suggesting a joint meeting with the commission and the town board next week.

Clerk Treasurer, Shelly Van Pembrook submitted all June bank reconciliation reports for board review and stated that the Senior Meal Site is now operating 5 days a week and stated that the Workers Comp Insurance dropped 46% this year.

Fire Department bills totaling $170.00 were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $97,933.61 were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

Bomberg stated the resident at 640 Negaunee St has been in communication with him as to the progress at his property.

There being no further business it was moved by McLain and seconded by Holbrook to adjourn until July 22nd, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  All in favor, motion carried.

Submitted by:

Shelly Van Pembrook
Clerk/Treasurer



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TOWN BOARD MEETING
JUNE 24, 2019

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 24th day of June, 2019 with Chairman Tim Bomberg and Supervisors John Holbrook and Shane McLain present.

On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook the agenda was approved as posted.  All in favor, motion carried.

The minutes of the previous meeting, held on June 10, 2019, were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Operator licenses applications were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook for the following.  Nacole Swanson, Melanie Frost, Brooke Fellner, Mark Vande Hei and Angela Sostarich for LaFaive of Florence as well as Dana Beck for the Tavern on Central.  All in favor, motion carried.

2019-2020 Liquor license applications were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook for the following Class B licenses: Spuds Bistro, LLC, Maxsells Restaurant, LLC, Chamfered Centre, LLC, Audra’s Corp, Spera’s Inc. of Florence, WI; El Capitan, Inc., Saloon No. 2 Inc., Castaway, Inc., DCK Enterprises, Inc., Her Angels, LLC., DE Clarkson Enterprises, Inc., Millar & Huth, LLC. The following Class B licenses were approved but not issued for RS&MF Enterprises, Mad Management, Spread Eagle Golf Course, Inc., and Claire de Loon, LLC, as they are not operating.  Class A licenses were approved for D.A.B. Inc., Krist Oil Co., Inc., Riverside Liquor & Spa, Inc., Copper Lining of WI, LLC, and LaFaive of Florence, Inc.  All in favor, motion carried.

On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain a Resolution to initiate process for discontinuing a highway described as all that part of platted but un-laid portion of town road as referenced in the 1944 Sauld to Town of Florence Deed of Evans Plat No. 1 was approved.  All in favor, motion carried.  Below is the resolution along with a scale map of the land that will be affected by this application. (For a copy of the resolution, contact the town office)

Robert Friberg provided an update on the Industrial Park expansion stating that the plans for the water and sewer has been submitted to the state and as soon as material is received they will begin with the electrical.  The town highway has completed the Mud Lake Road portion and a joint meeting with the Commission is anticipated in July. 

Clerk/Treasurer, Shelly VanPembrook stated that Calcium Chloride is tentatively scheduled to be applied on July 1st and informed the board of a “Thank You” received from the Florence Little League for the donation towards score boards at the parks.

Van Pembrook stated the office has been following up on Nuisance letters noting that some residents are perturbed with the letters they receive, but that the office is working to alleviate their concerns by asking them to keep the office informed of progress being made and their intentions.

Fire Department bills totaling $1,280.34 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $29,378.42 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $20,697.99 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Bomberg informed the board of a residents complaint received on the customer service being received from Charter/Spectrum Communications in which he will follow up with Don Gladwell, Government Affairs Manager for Charter.

There being no further business it was moved by McLain and seconded by Holbrook to adjourn until July 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  All in favor, motion carried.

Submitted by:

Shelly VanPembrook
Clerk/Treasurer


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
715-528-4445


Shane McLain, Supervisor #2
5561 N. First Crossing Road
Florence, WI  54121
715-528-5730
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TOWN OF FLORENCE -- FLORENCE COUNTY
PROPOSED TOWN BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
JANUARY 1, 2019 – DECEMBER 31, 2019

Submitted by the Town Board of Supervisors for Consideration at
the Special Town Meeting held on November 8, 2018

SUMMARY OF BUDGET

Total Expenditures$1,444,056

Less Revenues (excluding property taxes)$609,949

Property Taxes for Town Purposes     $834,107


Prepared by
Shelly VanPembrook
Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Florence


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.
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2017 Financial Report -- Approved at Annual Meeting 04-17-18
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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.
AGENDA
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF FLORENCE
Tuesday July 31th, 2019 at 3:45 p.m.
Meeting to take place at 1537 North Lake Rd, Florence, WI

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss with the property owner of 1537 North Lake Rd the improvement of North Lake Rd.

Shelly Van Pembrook
Clerk/Treasurer



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








AGENDA
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF FLORENCE
Tuesday July 30th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
Florence Natural Resource Center – Lower Level located at 5628 Forestry Drive, Florence, WI

The purpose of this meeting is to attend a public input meeting being hosted by the WDNR who will be receiving comments regarding the WDNR Master plan for the Pine River Dam and Forest Management Reductions


Shelly Van Pembrook
Clerk/Treasurer


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