October 8, 2018 – MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING FOR TOWN OF FRANKLIN
The October 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 Joan Raisleger.
Jim Wacek made a motion to approve the agenda, however with the addition of approval of the Action Appraisers & Consultants 2-year contract to the agenda. Katie Duckart seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Katie Duckart made a motion to accept the minutes as printed from the September Town Board meeting. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Treasurer Judy Kunesh presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $32,159.19. 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 that she issued two building permits this past month.
County Board Supervisor Tom Cretney reported that the highway projects are winding down and spraying of the fragmites in the County has begun.
First Responder Suzi Sevcik reported that they had 2 calls this past month; that they raised $2,295.69 at their brat fry; and that Konop’s Meats donated $264.00 from the profits from their sales on the day of the brat fry.
Katie Duckart made a motion to approve Ayres Associates as the engineering firm for the Bolt Road TRIP-D project for a fee in the amount of $$7,750.00, with Ayres Associates taking care of publishing the required notices so that the bids can be opened at the November 13, 2018 Town Board meeting. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Discussion then followed regarding the date for the 2019 Town Budget Hearing and meeting to follow. The regular Town Board meeting needs to be rescheduled as well since the Wisconsin Towns Association Unit meeting will be held on the Monday night of our regularly scheduled meeting. Katie Duckart made a motion to hold the regular monthly Town Board meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm and hold the 2019 Budget Hearing and meetings at 7:00 pm on the same night. Jim Wacek seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Clerk Raisleger announced that the poll workers for the November 6, 2018 election will be Judy Kunesh, Joyce Wacek, Sandy Lemens, Rita Pribyl, Tina Peterson and Cathy Karman.
Clerk Raisleger is moving out of the Town of Franklin in November and will be resigning her position as Town Clerk. Todd DeGrave has accepted the position as Town Clerk and will be appointed Town Clerk at a special Town Board meeting on November 7, 2018. Clerk Raisleger will serve as Town Clerk for the election on November 6, 2018.
The Town Board decided that they should purchase a new computer and printer for the Town. Jim Wacek made a motion to purchase a new computer and printer for Treasurer Judy Kunesh, with Todd DeGrave being in charge of selecting the computer and printer. Katie Duckart seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Katie Duckart then made a motion to approve the 2-year contract with Action Appraisers & Consultants with the amount for 2019 being $7,900.00 and $8,600.00 for 2020. Jim Wacek seconded the motion and the motion carried.
The Town Board then worked on the 2019 Town Budget.
Town Orders #198 to #204 were discussed, approved and paid.
Our next monthly Town Board meeting will be Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the Franklin Town Hall.
There being no further discussion, the October Town Board meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Todd DeGrave, Town Clerk