Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Minutes approved for February 2009

The Town of Bear Creek held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday February 3rd, 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, Ted Greenheck , Jerry Wittmann, , and Eileen Eberle, Clerk.
Minutes were read by the Clerk. Motion to approve as read by Harold Emerson, 2nd, and carried.
Treasurer’s report was presented by the Treasurer. Motion to approve as presented by Dale Nachreiner, 2nd, and carried.
Roads were discussed concerning salt and sand. Regular winter roads.
Spring Primary Election to be Tuesday February 17th. We will use a 5 person board to familiarize all with the procedures, as there is a big election in April. Was published and posted. There was a training session for the election board on Saturday February 14th at the Town Hall.
Checks are to go to the schools on February 20th of the monies paid in January. Sheila needed a check to pay the dogs dues.
The Clerk’s and the Treasurer’s books for 2008 are to be audited at the March 3,2009 meeting due ..
There was a Smart Growth Meetings February 17th 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall.
The Clerk is working on the Township Annual Report and these will be mailed to the residents after the books have been audited. She is also workng on the Form C Report for the state. This is due March 31st.
The area District’s Town’s Association meetings are to be held and Bear Creek is having 4 attend . Eileen February 27th at Mineral Point and Marty, Harold, and Dale Saturday March 7th at the Voyageur in Reedsburg..
Training in Richland Center for Chief Election Inspectors was attended by Phyllis Meister and Eileen Eberle.
Harold is meeting with the assessor on new construction in Bear Creek .
The tobacco report was completed and mailed.
The TSX machine had to go to Baraboo for internal safety measures and is now back in the township. 2 trips to Baraboo by the Clerk.
A new set of State Statues are in the township.
Jeff Scallon accepted his name being placed on the ballot for Supervisor 2 for the Spring
The State of Wisconsin now wants the State Withholding sent to them online. Clerk and Treasurer working this out.
The Clerk requested that her home computer that is used for the township get high speed Internet and free up her phone line. The groundline takes forever to come in. Some days the phone is used for this Internet for hours. Especially when putting in the payroll program that takes 6 or 7 hours on the land line. Motion by Harold to approve this program and to pay the cost per month on this of $49.95 by the Township, 2nd, and carried. Initial cost is $199.00 for the equipment and $80.00 for a pole because of where Eileen lives..Eileen to talk to Town and Country TV to get this done. Schwartz’s are township residents, so using local service. Can’t do until spring.
Bills were paid as presented and approved by the board.
Motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:35 P.M. was made by Harold Emerson , 2nd , and carried. Chairman McCluskey adjourned the meeting.
Recorded this 3rd day of February , 2009 by Mrs. Lawrence (Eileen) Eberle
Clerk of Bear Creek Township

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