AGENDA
Special Town Board Meeting
Town of Florence
Thursday, April 20, 2017
4:30 p.m. – Town Garage

The Town Board along with Highway Foreman, Chris Steber will meet for the purpose of touring the town roads and assessing the 2017 road work.

Jessica Klumpp
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer



AGENDA
TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF FLORENCE
Monday, April 24, 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 April 10,  2017

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

5.Action Budget Resolution 04-24-17 - #2 Amendment to the 2016 Highway Expenditures in the amount of $312,400 to reflect expenses related to the RDA Infrastructure Repair Project. Funds to come from the unassigned fund balance

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

7.Discussion and possible action to authorize land transfer of town property –parcel # 10-2710 (Old Fire Hall) to the Florence Utility Commission.

8.Clerk/Treasurer’s report which include, voucher approval, reports, notices, letters/correspondence/applications, and inquiries

9.Board member concerns


10.Adjournment



Shelly VanPembrook
Clerk/Treasurer


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TOWN BOARD MEETING
MARCH 27, 2017
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 27th day of March, 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 March 13, 2017 were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

Corrin Seaman with UW Extension was in attendance to inform the board of a State Broadband (Internet) Grant that the county is preparing.  Seaman explained that the grant program provides reimbursement for equipment and construction expenses incurred to improve broadband telecommunications service in underserved areas in the state. Florence County is focusing in the areas of Long Lake for tower construction, electrical, equipment and fees, and supplying Fence and Keyes towers each with equipment, electrical and fees with a projected cost estimate of $144,500.  The successful grant application requires 50% match which would be $72,250. Seaman informed that Northwoods Connect has shown interest in the project and has committed $5,000 in-kind and $5,000 cash as well as NWTC with $5,000 and MCABI $500.  Seaman gave a list of other potential sources for the remainder of the match.  An estimate of the number of residents that could be serviced is Keyes tower with 258 Fern + 115 Florence town center, Fence 429 (includes 103 Florence County, 90 Forest County, 236 Marinette County) and Long Lake tower with 258 potential residents. Seaman asked the board to consider a donation of $500 or more to the project and asked for a Resolution in support of the project.  The board agreed to consider these items at the next meeting on April 10th.

On a motion Holbrook and seconded by McLain a letter of commitment to Wisconsin Emergency Management –State Hazard Mitigation program for 12.5% local match and to provide routine maintenance of generator if grant application is awarded funding, was approved.  All in favor, motion carried.

Robert Friberg, Florence Utility Manager informed the board that approximately 6 contractors attended an informational meeting regarding the Safe Drinking Water Loan –Lead removal meeting and that replacement will start as soon as frost comes out.  Customers affected are already seeking locates.

An operator license for Vincent Dagostino was approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by Bomberg.  All in favor, motion carried.

Clerk/Treasurer, Shelly VanPembrook submitted Florence Utility Commission meeting minutes from February 13th, 2017 and an expense report for the activity regarding the Hwy. 101 gravel pit for the upcoming Annual Meeting.

Fire Department bills totaling $2,975.67 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $17,337.88 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $11,798.64 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

There being no further business it was moved by Holbrook and seconded by McLain to adjourn until April 10th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  All in favor, motion carried.

Submitted by:
Shelly VanPembrook
Clerk/Treasurer

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TOWN BOARD MEETING
MARCH 13, 2017
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 13th day of March, 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 February 27 and March 7, 2017 were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

On a motion by McLain and seconded by Bomberg a proposal from Mead & Hunt, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $5,000 to prepare and submit an application to WI Emergency Management Division, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program-specifically for a generator at the community center was approved.  All in favor, motion carried.

Robert Friberg, Florence Utility Manager stated there is a contractor meeting scheduled for March 20th for the Safe Drinking Water Loan Program project.  Homeowners are to get 2 bids from contractors and submit them to the Utility, who will award and give the go-ahead. Utility personnel will be assisting and will be extremely busy with the over 100 residents identified as having lead/galv. Fittings in their water lines.

Shelly VanPembrook submitted for board review all February bank reconciliation reports and all Timber Cut Notices.

VanPembrook reminded the board of the Local Chapter of WTA meeting on March 20th at 7 p.m. at the Florence Community Center.

Fire Department bills totaling $2,234.09 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $48,351.94 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $2,675.40 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

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

Submitted by:
Shelly VanPembrook
Clerk/Treasurer


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
715-528-5730
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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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2017 Budget Information
TOWN OF FLORENCE -- FLORENCE COUNTY
PROPOSED TOWN BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
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

SUMMARY OF BUDGET

Total Expenditures$1,398,968

Less Revenues (excluding property taxes)$584,270

Property Taxes for Town Purposes     $814,698


Prepared by
Shelly VanPembrook
Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Florence


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