April 8, 2019 – MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING FOR TOWN OF FRANKLIN
The April monthly meeting for the Town of Franklin was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Dick Wochos, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Officers present: Dick Wochos, Jim Wacek, Katie Duckart, Judy Kunesh and Todd DeGrave.
Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the agenda as printed, Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Katie Duckart made a motion to accept the minutes as printed from the March Town Board meeting. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Treasurer Judy Kunesh presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $77,343.12 Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, Katie Duckart seconded the motion, and the motion carried.
Zoning Administrator Jeanne Swagel reported 4 permits last month. Discussed a liquor license for Farm to Fork hosted by Deer Run Dairy. Dick Wochos mentioned response time for phone calls. Jeanne said she would be interested stepping down from the ZA position. There was discussion about 2 future rezone requests. Tom Konop also mentioned a fee for land division, adding it to the May agenda
County Board Supervisor Tom Cretney reported that the county approved the purchase of 20 acres on the East side of the county building for $150,000. The land fill is officially closed. A report is being presented at the fair grounds by Dr. Borchardt about water quality on April 9th. The county passed a resolution to make this week work zone safety awareness week.
First Responder Suzi Sevcik reported 5 calls last month. That is more than normal. They are currently using a loaner AD while they wait for repairs.
Jim Wacek made a motion to not enforce jurisdiction over electrical inspection. Katie Duckart seconded the motion, motion carried.
Discussion was held about ditch grass cutting. There are 3 options. Bids will be provided by next month’s meeting and this will be added to the agenda for May.
Rural Mutual coverage limits and premiums were reviewed and the decision was made to accept all coverage and premiums as published. The bill was paid. Waiting for Rural to mail the forms that need to be filled out for worker’s compensation.
Judy Kunesh confirmed she is the authorized person to submit the form to the DNR for the recycling grant (RU). Waiting for them to send the form that needs to be filled out.
Discussed amount to charge the Town of Gibson for snow plowing LaCrosse Road. It was decided the correct amount is $450.00, clerk will send a bill to the town.
Oaths were given to all elected town officials.
Fire dues for both Denmark and Tisch Mills were discussed and paid.
Open and accepted town hall grass cutting bid from Mark Raisleger.
Town Orders # 53 to # 76 were discussed, approved and paid.
Our next monthly Town Board meeting will be May 13, 2019. at the Franklin Town Hall.
There being no further discussion, the April Town Board meeting was adjourned at 8:43 p.m.
Todd DeGrave Town Clerk
Todd DeGrave Town Clerk