Meeting Minutes

November 9, 2020 – MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING FOR TOWN OF FRANKLIN

The November monthly meeting for the Town of Franklin was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Dick Wochos followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Officers present:   Dick Wochos, Jim Wacek, Katie Duckart, Sandy Smidle and Todd DeGrave.

Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the agenda as printed, Jim Wacek seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the minutes as printed from the March Town Board meeting. Katie Duckart seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Sandy Smidle presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $53,374.05  Katie Duckart made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, Jim Wacek seconded the motion, the motion carried.

Zoning Administrator Sandy Lemens reported no new permits issued last month.  There was discussion about a possible future land division but no action is required yet.  Mining permits invoices will be issued to Kropp ($450), Kewaunee County ($300), Boulanger ($300), Zimmer ($150 but pit may be closed)

County Supervisor Jack Wochos was not present.

First Responder Suzi Sevcik was not present but sent along notes:

  • 6 calls last month
  • $300 to FEMR from Dale and Cynthia Demmin
  • They are adding C-collars to the protocol
  • There was a requirement to purchase a new AED battery for $389

There was discussion about the purposed contract with Action Appraisers for next year’s maintenance and also the coming re-assessment.   This issue was tabled until next month.  Chairman Wochos is going to contact Action Appraisers and get them to show up in person to the December meeting to explain the costs.

The cost associated with the November election were discussed.   A spreadsheet was provided showing most cost for the election were either normal election costs or covered by the CARES grant.  The spreadsheet shows a slight overage of $183.73.  Clerk Todd DeGrave was going to see if we could apply for a Routes to Recovery grant to cover that $183.73 but the deadline for filing is very near and we are not sure if the paperwork can get done in time.

The 2021 budget was reviewed and there were no adjustments.  The date for the budget hearing will be November 24th at 7:00pm.

Town Orders # 177 to # 204 were discussed, approved and paid.

Our next monthly Town Board meeting will December 14, 2020. at the Franklin Town Hall.

There being no further discussion, the November Town Board meeting was adjourned at 7:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Todd DeGrave Town Clerk