Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Agenda March 3,2009 for Bear Creek

March 3,2009
Call meeting to order
Roll call
Minutes to last meeting
Treasurer’s report
_______1. Town Audit of books of treasurer and clerk. 8:00 P.M. March 4,2009 by the
_______2. Form C State report due March 31st to State by registered mail. Can have an
extension to May 1,2009..Clerk working on this.
_______3. Township Annual Reports need to be run and mailed to residents in March.
Copies here tonight for the board.
_______4. The April 7th Spring General Election will be a big election. We will
need the 5 person election board. Clerk will meet with this group on Saturday
April 4th , 2009 to test the equipment and make sure all is in readiness for
this election. This will be at 8:00 A.M. This needs to be published. Polls will
be open from 7:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Article at newspaper.
_______5. The Township will need to change its next meeting (April) as this is the same
as the election day.
_______6. The Town Annual Meeting has been set for Tuesday April 14,2009 at 8:00
P.M. at the Bear Creek Town Hall. Needs an agenda and published.
_______7. Jerry Wittmann is on the agenda to have the permit on his junk yard
renewed the township and then Sauk County. He is over the amount of used
cars that can be stored on a farm and this has to be done for the cars to stay
_______8. A time needs to be set for the Board to Review the Roads in April before the
Town Annual Meeting.
_______9.Tim McClusky’s raise for 2009 ??.
_______10. The PILT monies need to be distributed to the schools and county..
_______11. Housing report to the state needs to be completed. Clerk to get information
from the building inspector, Harold Emerson.
_______12. Fire Audit forms need to be filled out by the clerk.A member of the
ambulance crew stopped at the Clerk’s house and had her sign the ambulance
papers for 2009.
_______13. The Smart Growth Committee is drafting rules on driveways and land
parcels. Ted to go over these and bring to board.This board meets the 3rd
Tuesday on the month..Bob Brassington stated he would consider a position on
this board when one opens up.
_______14.Steve Prouty asked to be placed on the agenda with concerns of the closed
road near his home, bigger road signs, and his mother’s road during snowy
weather not being plowed out at times..
_______15.St Patrick’s requested a beer permit for a concert they are having at the
Church on Sunday March 15th. Sent the $5.00 and given to treasurer.
_______16. Eileen and Phyllis attended the election training in Richland Center on
February 10th. This make them certified with the state. and can conduct
elections. Judy was asked but had a doctor’s appointment.
_______17. Town to attend District Town’s Association meetings. Clerk on
February 27th at Mineral Point. Board to attend at the Voyaguer in Reedsburg
March 7th. These start at 8:00 A.M.. Speakers start at 8:45 A.M.
_______18. Jeff Nachreiner requested to be on the agenda concerning a plat of his land
that he wants to sell. He was at the Smart Growth meeting in February. Ted
made available the survey and the corrections that need to be done. He will
present this at the meeting. Copy of Smart Growth recomendation for
_______19. The Spring Promary was held February 17th and there were 37 voters. 34
Accu-vote and 3 on the TSX.
_______20. Town and Country TV came and set up the internet for town usage at the
Clerk’s home. Paperwork here..
_______21. . Any other business to come before the board.
*************************************************************************Bills to pay : Tim McCluskey (3) Eileen Eberle Wisconsin Retirement
Alliant Electric U.S. Cellular Town and Country Sanitation Verizon
Magnan Assessments People’s Community Bank (FICA, Fed. With.,Med.)
State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue(With.) Plain Kwik Trip
FS Frontier Plain True Value Spring Green Auto Quick Books Payroll
River Valley Publishing PILT checks (4) Office Market Edie Eberle
Sauk County Clerk(Election expenses) Phoenix Computers Town and Country TV (2)
Richland Center Office Supply Any other bills approved by the board

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Minutes January Town Meeting of Bear Creek 2009

Tuesday January 6, 2009 8:00 P.M. Bear Creek Town Hall
The Town Board of the Township of Bear Creek held its regular
monthly meeting Tuesday January 6, 2009 at the Bear Creek Town
Hall with the meeting called to order at 8:00 P.M. by Chairman
Marty McCluskey.
Present included Harold Emerson and Dale Nachreiner , Supervisors;
Sheila Tafs, Treasurer; Tim McCluskey, Patrolman; ; Dave Zwettler,and Eileen Eberle,Clerk.
Minutes to the last meeting were read by the clerk. Motion to approve as read was made by Harold Emerson, 2nd, and carried.
The treasurer’s report was presented by the treasurer. Motion to
approve as presented was made by Harold Emerson , 2nd, and carried.
$368,576.91 was collected in early paid taxes and the schools , state,
and county needs their monies from this by January 15th, with these checks needing to be made out and sent by that time.
New budget for 2009 was completed and placed in the computer.
The 1099’s were mailed to our businesses.
The Machinery Equipment Account at the bank as of December
31,2008 is $37,279.74.
Recycling charges are going up 4% as of January 1st
Quarterly reports were due at this time. W-2’s were completed and
distributed to the board. Federal and State Reconciliation’s were completed, and the W-3 report, these completed by the clerk.
Taxes for 2008 are being collected by the treasurer. New recycling
sheets are here for 2009 and distributed by Sheila when collecting taxes.
New record books for the board’s 2009 records were completed by the clerk and distributed to the board.
The Township Audit of the books of the Clerk and Treasurer will be held Tuesday evening March 3rd. This is done by the Town Board.
The Town Board was paid for the 4th quarter of 2008 at this
The transportation aid check came in the amount of $22,069.28 and was placed in the checking account.
The township needs to get more sand due to the bad winter.
The town office has a new copier and printer, thanks to Sheila.
An election survey came from the state and was completed by the
clerk,and returned to the state.
The Wisconsin Clerk’s Association dues were paid in the amount of
An updated Quick Books program needs to be ordered in the amount of
$199.95. This will be for the payroll program..
The board will be paid $35.00 per meeting starting on April after the Annual meeting
The Smart Growth Committee will meet January 20th at 7:30 P.M. at the Bear Creek Town Hall. .
The clerk and Judy Brassinghton will attend a chief inspector of
elections meeting in Richland Center on February 10th..
Next meeting of the Town Board will be Tuesday February 3rd,2009 at 8:00 P.M.
The board needs ti registered for the District Town’s Association
meetings for the spring Town’s Association meetings.
The web site for Bear Creek is up and running. The address is A thank you needs to go to Mike Eberle for doing this for us so reasonably . Cost $100.00 to put together and runs
for free.
A certified survey map os here for looking over from Dave Meixelsperger. This to be given to Ted Greenheck of the Smart Growth,as this is the new
The bills were paid as presented and approved by the board. The
schools will be paid on January 15th with the early paid tax money due them.
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by at 9:45 P.M. seconded by
Harold Emerson , 2nd, , and carried. Chairman McCluskey adjourned the
Recorded this 6th day of January, 2009 by the Clerk of the Township of Bear Creek
Mrs. Lawrence ( Eileen ) Eberle

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Agenda for February 2009 Town of Bear Creek

Tuesday February 3, 2009 8:00 P.M. at Bear Creek Town Hall
______1. Discussion of the roads. Use of salt,sand,etc. Bad winter weather conditions.
______2. Spring Primary Election to be held Tuesday February 17th from 7:00 A.M. to
8:00 P.M. at the Bear Creek Town Hall. Only vote on one party.
Will need to use a 5 person board. Will publish and have the public
testing of the voting machines on Saturday February 14th at 8:00 A.M..
______3. Checks need to be written to the schools (5) by February 15th of the tax
money paid in January. Sheila needs checks to settle with the county for the
county and state and the dogs. Also checks need to be written for the DNR
money in lieu of taxes to MATC, River Valley, county and state.
______4.Dave Meixelsperger survey map for the sale of a parcel of land was
approved by Smart Growth and is placed before this meeting for approval,
being presented by Ted Greenheck,Chairman of Smart Growth..
______5. Audit of the Clerk’s and Treasurer’s books for 2008 has been set for
the March meeting.
______6.There is to be a Smart Growth meeting at the Bear Creek Town Hall on
Tuesday February 17,2008 at 7:00 P.M. which will need to be changed due to the
election on that day..
______7,. The Clerk is working on the Township Annual Report for 2008 and starting
the State Form C State Report that is due March 1,2009. We can distribute
the Township Annual Reports in March.
______8. There are area Town’s Association meetings coming up in February and
March and who and where will members of the board attend..
______9.The TSX voting machine had to be taken to Baraboo for installation of some
security measures. Needs to be gotten, plus the ballots have to be picked up in
Baraboo and the chips for the voting machines.
______10. There is an election training meeting in Richland Center on February 11,2009
on the certification of Election Chief Inspectors and to be attended by Eileen
Eberle and Judy Brassington.
______11. The 2009 Quick Books payroll program needs to be ordered for $199.95. We
can’t pay for the payroll program until March. .
______12. The new series of State Statute Books for our township were available at the
County Clerk’s office and the clerk has them..
______13.Jeff Scallon accepted his nomination to be on the ballot for Supervisor 2 at the
April 7th election.
______14. The state of Wisconsin wants the State withholding sent to them online. Will
i t work to have the check made out, signed by the 3 people who sign checks, and
then the treasurer go on line and complete the transaction. She already goes online
to get the bank reports.. I think. We need some hardcopy on this someplace. New.
______14. Any other business to come before the board.

Bills to pay : Tim McCluskey (3) Eileen Eberle Retirement US Cellular
Magnen Assessments Alliant Energy Verizon State of Wisconsin Withholding
DNR in lieu of Taxes 4 checks Election Board for February 19th 5 checks
School taxes for February (5 checks) Town and Country Sanitation Edie Eberle
People’s Community Bank(FICA,Fed.With.,Med.) Sheila 2 checks for county
Frontier FS River Valley Publishing Spring Green Auto
Sauk County Highway Department Any other bills approved by the board.