Town of Star Prairie May 1, 2012 Town Board MinutesTown of Star Prairie
Town of Star Prairie
Town Board Minutes
May 1, 2012
The Town Board meeting was called to order on May 1, 2012 at 7:03 p.m. at the Star Prairie Town Hall - 2118 Cook Drive, Somerset, WI 54025. Present: Doug Rivard, Steve Lewis; Patty Schachtner; Thomas Heintz; Scott Counter; Michael Burke; and Tim Scott, attorney.
Agenda – Motion to approve agenda, Lewis/Counter. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes – Motion to approve the April 5, 2012 minutes as published and circulated, Counter/Lewis. Motion carried.
Public Comments – Nancy Karastes, 1992 115th Street, New Richmond, requested that a “Curve Ahead” sign be placed on her road to warn drivers of a sharp curve.
Treasurer’s Report – Motion to approve the treasurer’s report for April, 2012, Lewis/Heintz. Motion carried
Building Permits – None.
Fire Contract with City of New Richmond – Motion Counter/Heintz to approve the New Richmond Fire & Rescue District Agreement provided that these changes were made to the following sections of the document:
* #4. Payment of Equipment …the 5-year average of “incidents in” each municipality
* #13. Term of the contract should be for “1 year”
* #15. Compensation …and pay for service rendered within “their respective” limits.
* #15. Compensation …rate per hour can be adjusted annually to be kept “comparable with the salaries” of other City Employees.
* #16. Reimbursement …shall “remit payment to the City” within 30 days
Roll call vote 5-0. Motion carried. Tim Scott will revise the contract and send to the City of New Richmond.
Property - 2062 County Road C – Tim Scott, attorney, working on making the necessary changes to various forms/affidavits from Chicago Title. Motion to seek alternate title insurance, in the event the issues with Chicago are not resolved. Counter/Heintz. Roll call vote 5-0. Motion carried.
Playground Equipment – Discussion. Town Board is waiting for seller to contact the Clerk about a donation letter. Playground equipment needs to be removed from the day care property by June 1, 2012.
Fire Call – Ed Tichenor -- Discussion regarding the fire department’s response to the grass fire on April 4, 2012. Possible damage to Tichenor’s driveway from a fire department vehicle.
Grading Town Roads – Motion to hire Chuck Nutzmann to grade township roads. Lewis/Heintz. Motion carried.
Pay Town Bills and Adjourn – Motion by Lewis/Schachtner to pay town bills and adjourn. Motion carried 7:58 p.m.
Michael Burke, Clerk/Treasurer
Town of Star Prairie