Town of Oconto Falls
MINUTES of the
TOWN OF OCONTO FALLS
JANUARY 13, 2014 MEETING
Dave Alsteen - Chairman
Vic Peterson, Phil Konitzer - Supervisors
Mary Lemmen - Treasurer, Mike L. Kaczmarek - Clerk
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Dave Alsteen at approximately 7:00 PM.
All board members were present for roll call which was followed by the pledge of allegiance.
Other attendees included former board members Bud and Gwen Holtz, Dick Lemmen, and Stephen Robb.
Motion to approve the agenda by Phil, second by Vic. Carried.
The minutes of the last board meeting on December 9, 2013 were read. Motion to approve the minutes as read by Vic, second by Phil. Carried.
The treasurer's report was then given. The book valence at the end of November-2013 was $46,352.99. December receipts were $32,358.36. Checks issued totaled $72,517.47, leaving a checkbook balance of $6193.88. The 'Town' has a CD balance of $50,902.33 and a petty cash balance of $150.00 for a total fund balance of $57,246.21. Report approved as read.
Bills for January, with checks issued! were reported by the clerk with a motion to approve by Dave, seconded by Phil-with the exception to a needed correction on check #3461, and the holding of the ambulance payment until February. Carried.
The upcoming (Friday, February 21st) Wisconsin's Town's Association district meeting was discussed and all board members will attend. The upcoming (February 18th) primary election for the Gillett School District was discussed and plans are being formulated. poll workers will be notified.
A discussion on the current status of the town's computer equipment took place with the consensus that an upgrade was needed. A quote/estimate from a local vendor was determined to be the best choice to make. Motion by Vic, second by Dave to pursue the acquisition of a Laptop computer with installation and transfer of programs.
A discussion of the need for snow plow drivers and the current limited list do available drivers took place. Possibilities of recruitment will be explored.
Dave gave an explanation of how the relatively new dispatching system of both fire and ambulance departments is working. Due to near simultaneous fire calls in the town recently, the efficiency of the dispatch system was tested and everything worked great as multiple neighboring town's departments were needed and requested to help with the calls. The system proved to be as efficient as hoped for.
The discussion of the water heater and roof replacement for the town hall was tabled.
Public discussion included the offering of very helpful information, from Gwen and Bud Holtz, involving various aspects on/in the normal operation of town business.
No further board discussion.
Motion to adjourn by Vic, second by Phil. Carried.
Mike L. Kaczmarek, Clerk