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October 12, 2017 TOWN BOARD MEETING


Town Board Meeting  -  October 12, 2017

The Middle Inlet Town Board Meeting of October 12, 2017, was Called to
Order by Chairperson Wade at 7:30 P.M.

Roll Call indicated Supervisors Van and Wenzel, and  Clerk/Treasurer
Stanek were present. 

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag was recited.

 Stanek requested that the Agenda be amended to include Board review /
action on the Marinette Co. Treasurer Tax Collection Agreement.  This
would appear as Item 6a.  Motion to Approve the Agenda as amended made
by Van and seconded by Wenzel.  Motion carried.  (3 to 0)

The Minutes of the previous Town Board Meeting of September 14, 2017,
were presented and Approved on a Motion by Wenzel and seconded by Van.
 Motion carried.  (3 to 0)

The October, 2017, Vouchers representing total disbursements of 
$58,323.95, were presented.  Motion to Approve made by Van and
seconded by Wenzel.  Motion carried.     (3 to 0)
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The Board reviewed the salary recommendation for the Municipal Court
Judge which was  developed by the Near North Joint Municipal Court
Committee on 09-25-17.  For the duration of this third year of the
judges term (October, 2017 -  April, 2018), the Towns of Lake, Middle
Inlet and Silver Cliff would pay 1/3 of $100.00 per month.  The start
of the fourth and final year of the term (May 1, 2018 – April 30,
2019) the monthly salary for the municipal judge would be fixed at
$300.00 per month.  This amount would be shared equally by the
participating municipalities.

Motion to Approve made by Wenzel and seconded by Van.  Motion carried.
 (3 to 0)
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The Board reviewed the proposed agreement from the Marinette Co.
Treasurer for tax collection.  It was noted, there is no change from
previous agreements.  

Motion to Approve made by Van and seconded by Wenzel.  Motion carried.
 (3 to 0)

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Wade reported that he has received a new proposed subdivision of a
parcel located in Section 5, T.32N.-R.21E., which is located along the
North shore of Lake Noquebay.  This current proposal indicates the
parcel is to be divided into four (4) parcels (11.6 acres to 16.3
acres).  Individual buyers would than make improvements accordingly. 
The proposal for the Town to consider the development of a Town
right-of-way from the West end of RECTOR ROAD to the North shore of
Lake Noquebay was discussed.  It was the consensus of the Board that
this development was not is the best interest of the Town.  This being
a wetland area and the cost to develop it would not be feasible.  The
area will remain as a “walking” trail to access the lake.



Wade reported a continuing problem with the theft of road signs. Most
recently, the RAVEN ROAD signs – post, brackets and sign – were
stolen.  He emphasized the standing $1,000.00 reward for the
apprehension and conviction of those responsible.

Shouldering of the completed road projects has not been completed./ 
He expressed concern that future road projects would consider the
timely shouldering.

Routine Fall grading of gravel roads should be completed.  Any
addition of gravel will be addressed during the 2018 Spring Road

He addressed the confusion regarding payment for culvert installation
on private roads and driveways. The costs have been billed back to the
respective property owners on the West side of PINES ROAD.  The
ditching project along the East side of PINES ROAD, South of PINES
LANE to the lake, will start within a week to 10 days depending on
weather conditions.

Maintenance patching has been completed on WAYSIDE ROAD, FOREST ROAD

The Town is applying for additional grants for HWY “XX” and MOONSHINE
HILL ROAD projects.  Approval could result in approximately
$126,000.00 grant revenue.

A grant application meeting is scheduled for November 30, 2017, at the
Marinette Co.- Peshtigo Office.

The Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation has acknowledged receipt of the
Town Road Certification.

Planning Commission:	N/R

Fire Department:    

The Fire Dept. reported on a recent call involving a vehicular
roll-over on CTH “X” near CAMP 5 ROAD.

JESSICA MAGEROWSKI has been offered and has accepted the position of

The Board reviewed the  proposal from INLET ELECTRIC, INC. for the
replacement of the exterior light fixtures at Fire Station #1, at a
cost of $1,674.00.  Motion to accept made by Van and seconded by Wade.
 Motion carried.  (2 to 0, with Wenzel Abstaining).

The Board reviewed information from the DNR regarding the replacement
of Department “brush truck”.  It would appear that “replacement
vehicles are available for purchase by the Town.  It was previously
understood that these “brush trucks” were provided by the DNR for the
assistance in wildfire suppression efforts. The DNR maintained
ownership and the individual Departments equipped and provided service
to the vehicle.

This matter has to be clarified and will be addressed at a future Town
Board Meeting.
Garbage / Recycling: 
Van reported on the September 18, 2017, meeting of the Northwood’s
Recycling Coalition.  There was significant confusion regarding the
status of the coalition.  The representative(s) from the Town of
Stephenson indicated that the coalition was to dissolve, however, the
other municipal representatives did not understand this to be the

Apparently, the Towns of Athelstane and Silver Cliff are no longer
directly related to the coalition.  The Town of Wausaukee has formally
withdrawn from the coalition.  The Town of Stephenson has contracted
with ADVANCED DISPOSAL for the recycling program.  There was a
discussion regarding the disbursement of assets (building and
equipment) of the coalition, however, there were no figures available
as to costs to be incurred by the Towns of Lake and Middle Inlet, or
the Village of Crivitz within this new program.  MANY QUESTIONS MUST

Another meeting of the coalition is scheduled for December 11, 2017

Van reported  the “Every-other Monday” trash collection will  start on
November 13th. and continue thru April, 2018.

Town Hall: 
 The electrical contractor has removed the exterior light fixture from
the old Town sign base.  The installation of the new sign is still
pending.  Supervisor Wenzel was directed to arrange installation as
soon as possible.                                

The Town received a number of concerns regarding the trimming of trees
and brush within the cemetery.  In addition, the discarded grave
decorations near the dumpster  should be cleaned up.  It was noted
that the vehicular gate to the cemetery will close on November 15th.  

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The properties on ELLIS LANE (N9224 and N9236) are pending compliance
per legal council.

The  property on SWEETHEART CITY ROAD (W7586) is dependent on the
eviction of the tenant THOMAS MALCHOW, by the new owners.  Once this
is completed, they indicated their cooperation in correcting the

Stanek reminded the Board that a “2018 Budget Workshop” would be
scheduled in the near future, dependant on the completion of estimated
revenues and expenditures.

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There being no further business before the Board, Wade requested a
Motion to Adjourn.  Motion made by Van and seconded by Wenzel.  Motion
carried (3 to 0) and Meeting was Adjourned at 8:32 P.M.

These Minutes were transcribed from notes of the October 12, 2017,
Town Board Meeting and entered herein on October 16, 2017.

Respectfully submitted,



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