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TOWN BOARD MEETING
OCTOBER 9, 2017

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 9th day of October, 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 September 11, 2017 and the Board of Review held on September 27, 2017, were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

The board discussed the possibility of tree replacement in Town.  A plan/framework would need to be developed prior to its implementation.  Bomberg stated that the Florence County Chamber of Commerce officers would be in attendance at the November 13th meeting to discuss downtown beautification.  The tree replacement program was tabled until that time.

Robert Friberg, Florence Utility Manager provided updates on Safe Drinking Water Loan Program, which is starting to wind down.  The contractor for the school system will be doing the water service replacement for the school, to be reimbursed in part by the LSL program. 

Friberg gave an update on the Utility Building stating that a preliminary draft of the contract would be available tomorrow.  The contract will include an independent review of the plans for energy efficiency.  Preliminary Conceptual plans should be available for review and comment possibly by January.

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, Jessica Klumpp submitted for board review all September bank reconciliation reports, timber cut notices and Florence Utility Commission minutes from August 15, 2017.  

Fire Department bills totaling $246.25 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded b McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Town bills totaling $48,235.59 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $2,849.06 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.  For the record, since the September 25, 2017 meeting was canceled, Holbrook approved the vouchers for payment for Town bills totaling $56,218.24 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $10,267.37.

Under Board Concerns, Bomberg mentioned cleaning out the culverts along Olive Ave.  He also stated that Jeff DeMuri had a DOT engineer coming next week to look at the culverts on US 2.

There being no further business it was moved by Holbrook and seconded by McLain to adjourn until October 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  All in favor, motion carried.

Submitted by:

Jessica Klumpp
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer









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TOWN BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 11th day of September, 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 August 28th, 2017, were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Warren Owecki a property owner bordering the Town gravel pit at 4148 STH 101 was in attendance expressing concern about a hunter on the town property and asked if the town had given permission.  The board did not give permission and for safety concerns the town will post No Trespassing signs as soon as time permits. McLain stated that the No Trespassing includes Owecki as well.

On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook,Dennis Krueger was re-appointed to a 3 year term as Commissioner to the Florence Utility Commission.  All in favor, motion carried.

Robert Friberg, Florence Utility Manager provided updates on Safe Drinking Water Loan, which is progressing and stated that he needs to follow up with the contractor on the school system. 

A final inspection is scheduled for October 12th for the RDA project, Friberg also reported.

Friberg stated that the two projects that the town and utility have submitted to the FEMA –Hazard Mitigation Program are on hold currently due to the disasters in the southern states.

The contract submitted earlier by Gundlach-Champion for the new utility building needs to be re-written to separate design and construction contractors per WI law, Friberg stated.  Friberg also stated discussion regarding financing of the project should occur in the near future, but stated lower interest rates usually occur in September/November and again in February/March.

Clerk/Treasurer, Shelly VanPembrook submitted for board review all August bank reconciliation reports and Florence Utility Commission minutes from July 11, 2017.

VanPembrook reported that a call from Charlie Shaw expressing that First Crossing Road should be improved with paving was received. The board agreed that extensive work would be necessary before paving.

VanPembrook reported that the family of the resident of 516 Koman Avenue will attempt to clean up the property before fall and that the owner of 649 Central is receiving proposals to replace the roof on the building.

VanPembrook reported to the board that she along with Friberg and Hwy Foreman, Chris Steber took place with Community Insurance Corporation Risk Management Consultant, Jodi Trass.  Traas recommended areas in which the town/utility should consider to improve our modification factor and to lower our Worker’s Compensation premiums. Further discussion will be had to implement additional pre-employment safety training along with including the Fire Department in the training provided by MEUW, Mike Martin Regional Safety Coordinator. Other suggestions are to create a Safety Committee and to attend trainings of the county and forestry departments.

Fire Department bills totaling $2,894.84 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded b McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $299,687.50 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $3,083.16 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 McLain and seconded by Holbrook to adjourn until September 25, 2017, 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
715-528-3087


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 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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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


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
TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF FLORENCE
Monday, April 23rd, 2018
At 6:00 PM Florence Community Center located at 749 Central Avenue, Florence


1.Meeting called to order

2.Adoption of agenda

3.Approval of minutes of previous meeting held on April 9, 2018

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

5.Discussion and possible action Emergency Generator Proposals received

6.Clerk/Treasurer’s report which include review of  March 13, 2018 Florence Utility Commission minutes, voucher approval, notices, letters/correspondence/applications, and inquiries

7.Board member concerns

8.Possible Closed Session under WI SS 19.85(1)(e)-Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session.  Reconvene to open session to take action, if appropriate on matters discussed in closed session.

9.Adjournment





Jessica Klumpp
Deputy Clerk/Treasurer







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