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JUNE 10, 2019

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 10th 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 meetings held on May 13, 2019 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Rebecca Brusoe submitted an operator license application for the Gold Nugget and was in attendance. On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain the license was approved.  All in favor, motion carried.

A Resolution to initiate process for discontinuing a highway known as the portion of Whitetail Rd remaining after original abandonment in 2009 was approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  Contact the Town Office for a copy of the resolution.
                                                                                                                                                          Bomberg informed the board of the progress made with the Jennifer Loomis, Florence Post Master regarding mailboxes.  Loomis will be forwarding to the board a flyer for approval.  This flyer will provide USPS and WI DOT safety guidelines for mailbox installation, location and will include appearance suggestions to be more attractive.  On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook it was approved to continue this joint effort with the USPS.  All in favor, motion carried.

Robert Friberg provided an update on the Industrial Park project stating no hitches at this point and he has received engineering plans. Friberg suggested that a joint meeting with the Commission and Town Board should take place to review project with a date of July 8th or 9th being discussed.

On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook a 30T trailer bid from Midwest Gravel in the amount of $22,900 was accepted.  All in favor, motion carried.

On a motion by Bomberg and seconded by McLain it was approved to purchase an 8”x8” Leave Your Mark paving brick thru the Florence County Historical Society to support their project to form a pathway from the school cafeteria to Olive Avenue.  All in favor, motion carried. 

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JUNE 10th, 2019 TOWN BOARD MEETING CONTINUED…………………………………..

Clerk/Treasurer Shelly Van Pembrook submitted for board review all May bank reconciliation reports, Timber Cut Notices received, a list of vouchers approved for payment by Bomberg on May 28th, 2019 in the amounts of checking $35,586.35; automatic withdrawals $15,759.68 and Fire Department $691.58 as well as Florence Utility Commission minutes from April 2019.

Van Pembrook stated that the 2018 Year End Financial Report was received on June 3, 2019. VanPembrook informed the board of dust control complaints and inquired if the board was going to order calcium chloride.  The board approved contacting Handy Andy Express for a load to be applied before July 4th.  The load will be shared with Commonwealth.

Discussion was had to a request to consider making the alley behind the post office as one-way with the determination that either direction of east or west flowing traffic would interfere with delivery trucks to Dina Mia’s or the post office.

Van Pembrook informed the board of an invitation from the Florence Co. Historical Society to attend a ceremony at the Woodlawn Cemetery on July 17th, 2019 at 6 p.m. to honor the last Grand Army of the Republic Soldier buried in Florence County in the name of George Baird.

Van Pembrook also discussed the urgent emails received from WTA requesting town officials to contact legislator to encourage them to develop a long term, sustainable and equitable fix to transportation aid and to address some legislator’s opinion that there isn’t a problem with the amount of funding that towns receive because town officials are not complaining enough.

Fire Department bills totaling $2,212.44 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $40, 166.16 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Friberg reported that there was an odor in the center on Friday due to the negative air supply and inquired with the board about addressing it with the board agreeing that it should be done. 

Highway Foreman, Chris Steber discussed several items regarding the highway department which included the selling of used equipment and what roads to be paved or chip sealed this year.

Bomberg requested Steber to address the issue at 534 Spring Avenue as the owner cannot afford Midwest Asphalt to pave.

There being no further business it was moved by Holbrook and seconded by McLain to adjourn until June 24th, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  All in favor, motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted:

Shelly Van Pembrook

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
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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, and at Spera's. 

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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


Total Expenditures$1,444,056

Less Revenues (excluding property taxes)$609,949

Property Taxes for Town Purposes     $834,107

Prepared by
Shelly VanPembrook
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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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.
Monday, June 24, 2019
at 6:00 P.M. Florence Community Center located at 749 Central Avenue, Florence

1.Meeting called to order

2.Adoption of agenda

3.Approval of minutes of previous meetings held on June 10, 2019

4.Communications from the floor (up to 30 minutes)

5.Discussion and possible action Operator License Applications received

6.Discussion and possible action Liquor License Renewal Applications for 2019-2020

7.Discussion and possible action Resolution to initiate process to discontinue a platted but un-laid portion of town road as referenced in 1944 Sauld to Town of Florence Deed of Evans Plat No. 1. Identified as Parcels I, H, G and F of the Applekamp Survey

8.Discussion and possible action updates on Industrial Park Project

9.Clerk/Treasurer’s report which includes if available Timber Cut notices, Florence Utility Commission minutes, voucher approvals, notices, letters/correspondence/applications, and inquiries

10.Board member concerns


Shelly Van Pembrook

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