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Town of Webster


Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of the Town of Webster

Board of Supervisors

November 15, 2016



1.  Call to Order:  Chair John Young called the monthly board meeting to order at 7:15 PM with Supervisor, Art Thelen, Treasurer Jan Parker and Clerk Ole Yttri were present.  Others in attendance were Patrolmen Tim Walker; Lonnie Muller, Episcope newspaper; residents Gene Lyons, and Ken Hammond.  Web Master, Al Buss was also in attendance.  Gordon Nemec was unable to attend.  


2. Pledge of Allegiance:  The Board led the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance.


3.  Proof of Posting:  Proof of proper posting of meeting and agenda was noted, (Episcope newspaper, at two posting places, on the Town website, and through email for those citizens who have signed up for email notification).


4. Adoption of Agenda: Young moved to adopt the agenda, seconded by Thelen.  Motion carried. 


5. Minutes of Previous Meetings:  The minutes of the October 18 meeting was presented.  Thelen moved to adopt the minutes, seconded by Young.  Motion carried. 


6. Review and Payment of Bills:  The current checkbook balance is $24,439.61 with the monthly bills total is $188,786.14.  Thelen moved to pay bills after borrowing $200,000.00 from the Line-of-Credit of $300,000.00 Farmers State Bank Flood Repair Loan, seconded by Young.  Motion carried. 


7. Review Building Permits:  none

8. Fire/Road # Applications:  Eric Hartwig


9.  Renew Contract with Constellation Web Services, Al Buss:  Al reviewed the current services and additional updates including permit forms and private e-mail accounts for town officers.  The est. cost should be about $250.00 for these updates.  Young moved to adopt these changes, seconded by Thelen.  Motion carried. 


10. Advertise for Bids to Repair Duck Creek Rd:   Young moved to precede this process since this project will exceed $100,000 and is required by FEMA for possible reimbursement, seconded by Thelen.  Motion carried. 


11. Discuss Flood Damage Repairs on Town Roads:  Most of the contracted work with Bill Lepke is completed, S Elk Run Rd area is left.


12. Adopt 2017 Budget Approved at the Budget Hearing:   Thelen moved to adopt the 2017 Budget with a tax levy of $263,696.00, seconded by Young.  Motion carried. 


13. Patrolmen’s Report:  Tim has been working on the flood damaged roads, final pot hole work and preparing for the upcoming winter equipment needs.


14. Public Input:  Ken Hammand would discussion on ATV routes in the town and how other citizens think about the idea.  Chair Young appointed Ken to research the ATV issue and report back at the December board meeting. 


15. Board Comments:  none


16. Future Meeting Dates:


December 20 – Monthly Board Meeting, 7:00 PM (Changed to Dec. 21 at 7 PM)


17. Adjourn:  Young moved to adjourn, seconded by Thelen.  Meeting adjourned.


Submitted by: Ole Yttri, Clerk ______________________  Date:   November 15, 2016



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