TOWN OF FREEDOM
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
September 12, 2017
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 (A), Andy Zimmer (L), Dale Klingenmeyer (P), Greg Anstett (P), Dennis Rehr (P)
SUBJECTS FOR DISCUSSION:
Approve Agenda: Motion(Anstett/Klingenmeyer) to approve agenda. Motion Carried
Approve Minutes: Motion(Anstett/Klingenmeyer) to approve minutes from 08/08/2017 Regular Meeting Board after corrections. Motions Carried
Treasurer’s Report: Reports were handed out. Motionby (Anstett/Klingenmeyer) to approve treasurer’s report as presented, Motion Carried.
Public Comment:Judy Licht – will township be mowing back further than currently is? Seal coating? Grading Sugar and High as we speak. Ursula – when will you fix the dirt by my daughters? Nehring says need more dirt up there (two loads) before we can finish the project.
Miller, Brusseell, Ebben and Glaeske LLC Representative to Discuss 2016 Audit: Mindy with audit firm. Page 1 – goes through town responsibility and auditor’s responsibility. Nice clean audit. Mindy went through audit book by page to explain various details.
Discuss/Approve 2016 Audit Draft from Miller, Brussell, Ebben and Glaeske LLC: Motion (Zimmer/Klingenmeyer) to approve audit. Motion Carried
Patrolman’s Report: Where do we end Sugar? 368 feet from Holmes driveway up cul du sac. Sugar Road $8,924 current bid. Another $2,000 to finish last 368 feet. Motion(Klingenmeyer/Anstett) to finish the remaining 368 feet to the termini done by Fahrner. Motion Carried. We need new tires on 03 plow truck. Will get prices. Front brakes might need new chamber. Pikar on Cox Road – looks like he is trying to divert downspouts into ditch on side of garage. Issue for township is ditching in front of his place and we are not sure what is going on. Dennis – just have Brandon monitor it. Flail mower is down – check to see if it is still under warranty. Need to do patching before they chip seal. Need to do blade patching as well. Should I get whole load of cold patch? Yes, should get full load from Scott’s. Priority is seal coat patching, dirt work, then blade patching. October 23rdvacation day. Weinke Road will probably be next years project. Logs by bridge? Will need to dispose of soon before seal coating is done.
Discuss/Update/Action on Freedom Road Bridge items: Dennis received call from Josh S. and said preliminary plans have been approved. Plans will be resubmitted to state to look over one more time – as a formality. If everything goes as planned, it will be let for bidding in May 2018.
Discuss/Update/Action on Moving October 2017 Meeting: Motion (Zimmer/Anstett) to move to October 17, 2018. Motion Carried
Discuss/Update/Action on Dumpsite Issues: Went to dump a couple weeks ago and Joe found items that were thrown in the metal dumpster after hours. It continues to be an issue. Dennis recommends putting a sign up and a video surveillance system up. Also, some residents like to bring items once a month instead of on a regular basis. Andy – do we need to give a bag limit? Dennis – increase the height of the fence. Motion (Anstett/Zimmer) to start with sign and surveillance camera. Motion Carried. “Due to unauthorized dumping, the area is now under surveillance”.
Discuss/Update/Action on Zastrow Driveway Permit: Schmidt Road – fee has been paid. Same spot approved at before. Will put in 30 foot culvert. Motion (Zimmer/Klingenmeyer) to approve culvert on Schmidt Road in accordance with town Driveway Ordinance and inspection by town patrolman. Motion Carried
Approve Vouchers: Motion(Zimmer/Anstett) to approve vouchers. Motion Carried
Communications: Thank you card from Dave Baumgarten family for flowers. Dennis has picked up items of Dave’s but looks like there is lots of stuff to go through.
Adjourn Motion(Klingenmeyer/Anstett) to adjourn. Time: (8:32) PM
Respectfully Submitted, Jennifer Roloff - Town of Freedom Clerk