Monday, March 13, 2017
6:00 p.m. Florence Community Center – 749 Central Avenue, Florence

1.Meeting called to order

2.Adoption of agenda

3.Approval of minutes of previous meeting(s) held on February 27th and March 7th,  2017

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

5.Discussion and possible action proposal from Mead & Hunt, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $5,000 to prepare and submit an application for WI Emergency Management Division, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program-specifically for a generator at the community center.

6.Discussion and possible action update on Safe Drinking Water Loan Program Project and RDA Infrastructure repair project with Robert Friberg, Florence Utility Manager if any.

7.Clerk/Treasurer’s report which include all February bank account reconciliation reports, voucher approval, reports, notices, letters/correspondence/applications, and inquiries

8.Board member concerns


Shelly VanPembrook

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Town Board Meeting
February 13, 2017

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 13th day of February, 2017 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 January 23rd, 2017, were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by Bomberg.  All in favor, motion carried.

Lee Fisher of 640 Negaunee Street was in attendance to complain about a neighbor’s outdoor wood burning stove and the smoke he is experiencing towards his house. The neighbor resides at 908 Quinnesec Street.  Fisher showed pictures to the board.  Fisher mentioned that Wisconsin has a “Clean Air Act” and stated he has spoken to the County Health Department.  Bomberg informed Fisher that he has spoken to the property owner, who does not have an alternative heat source, to suggest that an extension to the chimney be installed and the owner stated at this time she cannot afford it but would consider it when she could.

On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook Resolution 02-13-2017 Authorizing Execution of the Department of Natural Resources Principal Forgiven Financial Assistance Agreement was approved.  The motion includes authorizing Bomberg to execute the FAA document when it is available.  All in favor, motion approved. The Resolution follows* (A copy of resolution can be obtained at the Town of Florence Office).

Robert Friberg, Florence Utility Manager provided an update on the RDA Infrastructure Repair project stating that that the couple of expenses that have been received will be shared between town and utility until the project starts in the spring. Friberg also recommended a date of March 7th, 2016 for a joint Utility Commission and Town Board meeting to discuss items regarding the cost sharing of the RDA Infrastructure expenses, which the town board agreed to at 6:00 p.m.

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FEBRUARY 13th, 2017 CONTINUED…………………………………………….

Fire Department bills totaling $595.73 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $41,963.44 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $2,221.84 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Clerk/Treasurer submitted for board review, all January 2017 bank reconciliation reports.

Highway Foreman, Chris Steber informed the board of a snow plowing issue at the cul-de-sac on Railroad Lake Road. Steber stated for years this has been a problem with the residence parking in the cul-de-sac preventing enough room for snow removal and turning around for the plow truck.  Steber requested the board visit the location and that the residence be informed.

There being no further business it was moved by McLain and seconded by Holbrook to adjourn until February 27, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  All in favor, motion carried.

Submitted by:

Shelly VanPembrook

Timothy Bomberg, Chairman  John Holbrook, Supervisor #1
PO Box 251 3498 Montgomery Lake Rd
Florence, WI  54121         Florence, WI  54121
715-528-3087          715-528-4445

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, Spera's and at mBank--Spread Eagle Branch. 

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JANUARY 1, 2017 – DECEMBER 31, 2017

Submitted by the Town Board of Supervisors for Consideration at
the Special Town Meeting held on November 15, 2016


Total Expenditures$1,398,968

Less Revenues (excluding property taxes)$584,270

Property Taxes for Town Purposes     $814,698

Prepared by
Shelly VanPembrook
Town of Florence

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The documents below are copies of the 2015 Audited Financial Report, which was presented (and approved) at the Town of Florence Annual Meeting on April 19, 2016. The 2016 Financial Report will be posted after the 2016 Audit and 2017 Annual meeting are completed in April. 

The Annual Meeting will be held on April 18, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the Town of Florence Community Center.