TOWN OF FREEDOM
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
September 11, 2018
Chairman Rehr called the meeting to order at (7:00) pm. (Pledge of Allegiance)
Certify compliance with open meetings law that the meeting notices were posted.
Roll Call: Gerd Muehllehner (P), Andy Zimmer (P), Dale Klingenmeyer (A), Greg Anstett (P), Dennis Rehr (P)
SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION:
Approve Agenda: Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) to approve agenda. Motion Carried
Approve Minutes: Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) to approve minutes from 08/13/2018 Regular Meeting. Motion Carried.
Treasurer’s Report: Reports were handed out. Motion by (Anstett/Zimmer) to approve treasurer’s report as presented, Motion Carried.
Public Comment:Middlecamp – temporary signs have helped slow traffic but could we get some oil on the road to calm the dust?
Patrolman’s Report: Wedging done today, chip sealing starts tomorrow morning, with all the rain everything held up good, Schmidt Road has a couple spots that should have material taken out because of water issues, also by Beulow property, area has some washout. Start mowing tomorrow, have gravel to put on Ruff Road, removed barricades off of Museum Road. Weinke Road - will mow first and call in a locate before ditching starts. Provose does not want Cox Road mowed as he is willing to take care of it.
Work Truck Transmission: Put truck in reverse and heard pop, reverse no longer works. Transworks: Repair with no warranty $1,300, Ford Certified $2,900 with warranty, reman $2,600 with warranty or rebuilt $2,400 with warranty. North Freedom Repair: 12 M, 12,000 Mile for $2,392, Mid Grade $3,895, Ford Certified $4,101. Fix it to get by and budget for new truck in 2019/2020. Motion (Muehllehner/Zimmer) have Transworks install $2,600 Reman Transmission. Motion Carried Todd Nehring has been gracious enough to offer a truck for Brandon to use when necessary.
Bridge Project:Rehr has heard nothing at this point. They had pre con meeting but haven’t heard anything more. Rehr reminded them to log the roads that are being traveled for construction purposes.
Town Road Construction:Discussion on speed limits on township roads, Rehr requested leaving Weinke Road at 35 mph advisory limit and adding 45 mph discussion to next months agenda. Muehllehner – oil is not environmentally friendly but calcium chloride pellets is something that homeowner could purchase themselves and have county put on with sprayer? Zimmer – if we don’t do something, we should be prepared to fix it in the spring. Zimmer will check into base 1 stabilizer. If homeowners wish to spread calcium chloride they will have to do so at their own expense.
Zastrow Permits: Planning Commission never met yet. Waiting on Harry Zastrow details on house/permit from County. Zastrow is going to build off of DD but still working with Planning and Zoning to figure out the best way to go about this. Will come back to the board once Plan Commission has met, discussed, and approved.
Solar Permitting:Eagle Point Solar was not getting permits for the solar customers who are putting up solar panels. Apparently, Eagle Point was contacting the wrong Town of Freedom in WI. Hartzell didn’t have appropriate permit at time of building. Motion (Zimmer/Anstett) on sending letter to Hartzell for 3 times fee because did not obtain correctly. Motion Carried.
Cox Road Abandonment: Per homeowner’s request, its fine the way it is and will not do anything at this time.
Changing Posting Locations: Suggest online and at dumpsite only. Will post at office too but its not an official spot. Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) to post online and dump. Motion Carried.
Approve Vouchers: Motion (Zimmer/Muehllehner) to approve vouchers. Motion Carried
Communications: Building Permits: Flint, Provose, Hartzell. Wisconsin Towns Association has article on ATV Signage and issues that have been brought up.
Adjourn: Motion (Muehllehner/Anstett) to adjourn. Time: (8:25) PM
Respectfully Submitted, Jennifer Roloff - Town of Freedom Clerk