Information on the Town Board & Proceedings
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING
JUNE 28, 2018
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 28th day of June, 2018 with Chairman Tim Bomberg and Supervisor John Holbrook present. Supervisor Shane McLain was excused.
The purpose of this meeting was to open Hot Mix and Seal Coat proposals received.
Others in attendance were Taylor Tauer of NEA, Austin Pitlik from Pitlik and Wick and Pat Schlies of Scott Construction.
Seal Coat proposals were received from Scott Construction in the amount of $71,900 and Pitlik & Wick in the amount of $67,513.
One Hot Mix proposal was received from Northeast Asphalt in the amount of $154,530.20.
There being no further business it was moved by Holbrook and seconded by Bomberg to adjourn. All in favor, motion carried.
TOWN BOARD MEETING
June 25, 2018
Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 25th day of June, 2018 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, held on June 11, 2018, were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook. All in favor, motion carried.
Lois Ann Weber of the Glacier Gardeners was in attendance and explained the history of the Gazebo Garden Park and inquired if the town would assist with the trimming of the trees, pulling of dead bushes in the park. Weber also inquired if the town had available funds for more improvements they have in mind, such as pavers and additional mulch. Weber stated that there are many people that donate plants, hours and money, as the arbor, picnic table, and to be irrigation system are all donated. Weber also said she would supervise the trimming of the trees when the town crew has time to do. Bomberg informed Weber that in 2013 the town committed to $3,500 towards the garden park and that there are funds still available in the amount of $1,600. The town board expressed thanks to the Gardeners for their efforts in beautifying the town park and hard work.
On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook an operator license was approved for Patricia Brey for The Mine Shaft. All in favor, motion carried.
Jim Whittinghill, Sales Manager of Eagle Waste and Recycling, was in attendance to submit a proposal for Refuse Collection Services with a fully carted automated system. Whittinghill stated this is the most modern and efficient system available and one that will maximize convenience, efficiency and safety. The proposal includes delivery and 48-gallon cart for weekly trash service. If a family wants a larger cart they would call Eagle Waste & Recycling directly and make arrangements for a larger trash cart that would be billed annually at $3.00 per month for a 65-gallon cart and $5.00 per month for a 96-gallon cart. Whittinghill stated the monthly cost per eligible household serviced would be $9.90 and is based upon 541 households. Bomberg asked the question, if a resident periodically has more trash bags, than the cart will hold, how would this be handled. Whittinghill didn’t commit that it would be picked up, but stated if the town or a resident informed them ahead of time, they would attempt to pick it up. If the town were to go to a fully automated system, it would eliminate the per bag sticker requirement and possibly be added to the property tax bill as a special charge. No action was taken.
On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook reinvestment of the CDAR’s was approved by adopting Resolution #06-25-2018 Participation in the State of Wisconsin Local Government Investment Pool. All in favor, motion carried. A copy of the resolution is available in the Town Office.
JUNE 25, 2018 CONTINUED……………………………………………………………………………..
On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook an operator license for Alex Taff for the Castaway was approved. All in favor, motion carried.
On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook the following Class A and Class B Liquor License Applications were approved.D.A.B Inc., Krist Oil Co., Riverside Liquor & Spa Inc., Copper Lining of WI, LLC. LaFaive of Florence, LLC., 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., Headquarters Bar Inc., Castaway Inc., DCK Enterprises Inc. Her Angels LLC., RS&MF Enterprises, DE Clarkson Enterprises Inc., Millar & Huth LLC., Claire de Loon LLC., Mad Management. All in favor, motion carried.
Clerk/Treasurer, Shelly VanPembrook submitted Florence Utility Commission minutes from May 10, 2018 for board review. Also submitted was a correspondence from Fern resident Ollie Torgerson of 3684 Red Oak Lane questioning the timing and procedure of Calcium Chloride and the application of additional gravel after the application of Calcium Chloride. The town office will draft a letter to Torgerson for Chairman Bomberg explaining that the Calcium Chloride was scheduled prior to the Memorial Holiday as in the past, but gravel could not be scheduled prior to the chloride, due to due to the work load and other road repairs of the highway department. Also relayed to the town board was a complaint from Darrel Nau of N First Crossing Road regarding heavy truck traffic and dust.
Fire Department bills totaling $244.47 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain. All in favor, motion carried.
Monthly town bills totaling $27,679.01 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $15,641.07 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by Holbrook. All in favor, motion carried.
Under board concerns Bomberg expressed appreciation to Mead & Hunt for writing the grant offered thru the State of WI Department of Military Affairs Division of Emergency Management, which was approved for the Emergency Generator for the Community Center and will be installed within a couple of weeks.
There being no further business it was moved by McLain and seconded by Holbrook to adjourn until July 9th, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the community center. All in favor, motion carried.
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
Town Board Meeting Information
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.
Minutes are posted after they are approved from the most recent meeting only. For copies of minutes prior to those posted online, please contact the Town Office.
Agendas for Upcoming Meetings
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
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.
This page was last updated: July 11, 2018
2017 Financial Report -- Approved at Annual Meeting 04-17-18
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.
TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF FLORENCE
Monday, July 9, 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 meetings held on June 26th and June 28th, 2018 4.Communications from the floor (up to 30 minutes) 5.Discussion with Dan Miller Candidate for Florence County Sheriff 6.Discussion and possible action concerns regarding Florence County Health Department and their role providing Lodging and Food Safety Inspections 7.Discussion and possible action awarding Seal Coat and Hot Mix Proposals received 8.Clerk/Treasurer’s report which include review of all June Bank Reconciliation Reports and Savings Statements, voucher approval, notices, letters/correspondence/applications, and inquiries 9.Board member concerns 10.Adjournment
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