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TOWN BOARD MEETING
OCTOBER 22, 2018

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 22nd day of October, 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 meetings, held on October 8th, and October 15th, 2018, were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by Bomberg.  All in favor, motion carried.

Franklin Nau was in attendance to express his concern that Supervisor McLain has not followed the instructions of the board from August 16th, 2018 to move back a fence line. Bomberg disagreed with Nau and stated the board went out to the property, measured and gave instruction to move a section of fence and to his knowledge it has been done.  Questions and answers between Nau and Bomberg took place with no action being taken.

Mike Theis, Veterans Service Officer was in attendance to request the Board consider viewing a collection of military memorabilia of John Pearson’s in Homestead. Theis explained that the collection is impressive and that Pearson is inquiring if a museum could be of interest for the public to view.  The board agreed that they would get back to Theis with a date to view the collection.

Bob Waliczak was in attendance inquiring if the board would allow him to set up a hot dog stand in the park during the months of May to October, Monday thru Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 or 3 p.m. and then possibly in the evening from 7-9. Waliczak stated he has been informed by the Health Department as to proper licensing and has liability insurance.  Bomberg inquired if Waliczak has considered other locations, to which Waliczak had not.  Bomberg expressed concern about taking business away from businesses. On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain it was approved to allow the hot dog stand in the park, and to revisit the motion, if need be.  All in favor, motion carried.

Operator licenses for Jacqueline Hering and Sierra Thomas were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

VanPembrook informed the board of a meeting tomorrow, October 23rd, at the Natural Resource Center from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. to discuss the need for a hotel as the Florence County Economic Development Committee gave approval for the Hotel Market Study and financials to be updated.  The last study was based on 2014 data.

Fire Department bills totaling $5,641.35 were approved for payment on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $33,536.53 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $12,955.13 were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain, with clarification of the Town of Fern invoice for 2017 snow plowing services were only for 2017.  All in favor, motion carried.

Under board concerns Bomberg stated that the metal stakes that property owner’s installed along Woodward Avenue and Quinnesec Street must be moved immediately and instructed the clerk to send a notice.

On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain it was moved to enter into closed session pursuant to WI Stat. 19.85(1)( c ) Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.  A roll call vote was taken and all members voted Aye.  Ayes: Three (3).  Nayes: None (0). Motion carried.

There being no further business it was moved by Holbrook and seconded by McLain to adjourn.  Motion carried.

Submitted by:

Shelly VanPembrook
Clerk/Treasurer




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TOWN BOARD MEETING
OCTOBER 8, 2018

Pursuant to due call and notice thereof, the Board of Supervisors, Town of Florence met on the 8th day of October, 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 meetings held on September 9, 2018, were approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

A request for a donation towards score boards at the Fisher Lake and Fair Park fields was received from Jeff DeMuri.  On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain it was moved to donate $200 in 2019.  All in favor, motion carried.

On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook Excavation, Bloodborne Pathogens and Confined Space Safety Program Policies were approved with a note to clarify verbiage related to all employees  are responsible to contact Diggers Hotline within the Excavation policy.  Mike Martin, MEUW Regional Safety Coordinator, will make changes.  All in favor, motion carried.

A motion to table a request to use Community Center for a 12 Step Program was made by McLain and seconded by Holbrook due to Ted Eckola was unable to attend meeting.  All in favor, motion carried.

On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook Jennifer Slater was approved as an Agent for LaFaive of Florence.  All in favor, motion carried.

A three year (2019 to 2021) maintenance proposal from R&R Assessing Services in the amount of $29,040/year was approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

On a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook it was moved to table a request by Robert Waliczek to set-up a hot dog stand in the town park until Waliczek can attend a meeting.  All in favor, motion carried.

On a motion Holbrook and seconded by Bomberg it was moved for the town to assist with Florence County Case #18 CV 15-30301 Raze Order at 532 Pewabic Street.  Highway Foreman, Chris Steber to inspect the structure and advise board.  All in favor, motion carried.

On a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain it was moved to rescind a previous motion from September 10, 2018, for the clerk to create a Memorandum of Understanding with the Florence County Sheriff’s Department when the department needs access to the Town Office and provide the department a key to gain access during non-business hours.  All in favor, motion carried.

A proposal from Gray’s Cleaning Service to provide community center cleaning in the amount of $35/occurrence and a rate of $15/hour for handyman services on an as needed basis was approved on a motion by Holbrook and seconded by McLain.  All in favor, motion carried.

Clerk/Treasurer, Shelly VanPembrook submitted for board review Florence Utility Commission minutes from August 14, 2018, bank reconciliation reports from August and September 2018 and informed the board of vouchers approved for payment in the amount of $29,471.05 for checking, automatic withdrawals in the amount of $13,393.53 and Fire Dept. in the amount of $2,655.35 on September 26, 2018 by Bomberg due to the meeting being cancelled.  VanPembrook informed the board of an invitation to an Open House on October 19th, 2018 at the Florence High School and reminded the board of the Board of Review on October 15, 2018 from 5-7 p.m.

Discussion was had to a concern at 4981 Dunns Point Road and the close proximity a new house is to the town right of way with Bomberg stating he will speak to Florence County Zoning Department about it.

Fire Department bills totaling $6,208.70 were approved for payment on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

Monthly town bills totaling $45,238.16 and automatic withdrawals in the amount of $2,197.20 were approved on a motion by McLain and seconded by Holbrook.  All in favor, motion carried.

Robert Friberg, Utility Manager stated the building project is on schedule with plans to be in new building by the end of November.

Under Board concerns, Bomberg asked Friberg if he had received any correspondence from the PSC regarding rates because of the new building or AMI system, with Friberg stating they’ve received approval from the PSC for the new building and it remains to be seen in the future, but that the cash flow requirements will not impact much because of how they’ve structured the debt. The AMI system is moving forward and proceeding gradually.

There being no further business it was moved by Holbrook and seconded by McLain to adjourn until October 22, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the community center.  All in favor, motion carried.

Submitted by:

Shelly Van Pembrook
Clerk/Treasurer


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
715-528-4445


Shane McLain, Supervisor #2
5561 N. First Crossing Road
Florence, WI  54121
715-528-5730
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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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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.
AMENDED
AGENDA
TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF FLORENCE
Monday, November 12, 2018
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 October 22nd and November 8th, 2018

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

5.Discussion and possible Robert Winat, DOT Correction Instrument Rescission of Trans 233 Restriction as required by Chapter 236.295(2) with action on Resolution

6.Action 3 year proposal for auditing services Scott Sternhagen, CPA of Schenck

7.Discussion and possible action town to have under its control the Florence Downtown Revitalization checking account with Florence County EDC Director, Florence County Chamber President and Town Chair approving expenses.

8.Clerk/Treasurer’s report which include review October bank reconciliation reports, Florence Utility Commission minutes dated September 11, 2018, voucher approvals, notices, letters/correspondence/applications, and inquiries

9.Board member concerns

10.Adjournment




Shelly VanPembrook
Clerk/Treasurer







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