Saturday, November 28, 2009

Agenda for Town Board Regular Meeting Dec.1,2009

Call meeting to order
Roll Call
Minutes to last meeting
Treasurer’s report
______1. .Road work ,salt,sand, and bills for 2009 discussion...
______2.The new ruling came for new structures in the Township. Given to Harold..
Maybe this information should go to the residents. I can put it on the web page.
______3. All of the numbers are here for the 2009 levies of taxes. The last one came
Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. . The amounts were levied and
gotten to the county. and in for the running of the taxes. Clerk to complete the
forms in the tax roll book and fill in the of the statement of taxes for the
state. This is due the 3rd Monday in December to the state. Treasurer to mail
out the taxes and set the collection times for these. Taxes were up for the
______4. 2 checks came. From Chris Lindquist for $50.00 and Douglas Schmidt for
$50.00. I gave them to Harold
______5. Meetings are being held in Wisconsin by the Town’s Association to get ideas
on having the county responsible for the evaluation of property. Chairmen and
Assessors got this information.
______6. .Refund came from IRS for $8.34. Don’t know why, but we are putting it in the
bank. Given to Sheila.
______7. The patrolman is to be given a Christmas Bonus..
______8. Smart Growth members are to be paid at the January meeting for the 4th
quarter of 2009.
______9. The checks are going to the board tonight on the budget meetings in October
and November . Board to be paid for 4th quarter at next meeting.
_____10. The sheet on the school levies, news for township has been completed and
will go out to the Township with the taxes. Also the 2010 sheets on recycling.
This is the Spring Newsletter. The web page address of : is to be put on the sheet.
_____11. The DNR needs a report completed on the levies for each of the schools,
county, township, and state, as this is how they base their DNR in lieu of taxes.
We don’t get this break if the sheet isn’t completed.
_____12. The January Town Board meeting will be January 5th as it is the first
Tuesday of the month.. .
______13 The tax sheet for the state needed to be completed , signed, and sent to the
state.. That we stayed in compliance with the amount of our tax levy for the
______14..The motion needs to be made to close the Township records as of December
31,2009 . This is a state law.
______15.The tobacco selling permit sheet for Bear Creek needs to be completed and
sent to the state..Even if we have no cigarettes being sold in the Township.
______16. We will need to transfer funds from the Equipment Account to pay this
month’s bills. The checkbook doesn’t have the funds in the regular account.
______17. Ballots are to be ordered for the spring 2010 elections on February 16th and
April 6th.
______18. Garbage pick-up and recycling prices are here for 2010.
______19.. Lottery Credit amounts and the new First Dollar amounts of credit are
here. Sheets run for the board.
______20. Harold Emerson, board supervisor had knee surgery this past month and we
wish him a speedy recovery.
_____21. Bills to be paid as presented and approved.
_____22. Any other business to come before the board.
Bills to pay: Tim McCluskey 3) Eileen Eberle Magnan Assessment
Town and Country Sanitation US Cellular Verizon Alliant Electric
Retirement People’s Community Bank (Fed. With, FICA,Med.)
Wisconsin Department of Revenue Sauk County Treasurer
Town Board for Budget meetings Sheila Tafs (2) Treasurer
Sauk County Highway Department Spring Green Auto Supplies
Plain Tru Value River Valley Publishing Bindl/Bauer
Tim McCluskey (Christmas Bonus) Gary Herritz Trucking Airgas
Dish Network Any other bills approved by the board

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Approved October 2009 Minutes to Regular Monthly Meeting

The Township of Bear Creek held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday October 6th, 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 Jeff Scallon, Supervisors; Sheila Tafs, Treasurer; Tim McCluskey, Patrolman; Ted Greenheck; 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.
Treasurer’s report was given by the treasurer.Motion to approve as presented by
Jeff Scallon , 2nd, and carried.
Road work being done was discussed. .
The recycling grant application for 2010 was completed by the clerk before October 1,2009.
The board was paid at this meeting.
Smart Growth meetings are being held at the Town Hall monthly. They will meet Monday October 20th in October. Ted was present with the information on a driveway for Matt Brickl and a survey map for Chris Lindquist. Also a survey map for Doug Schmid. Put on the October 20th meeting agenda of the Town Board.
The rest of the fire bills are due in November.
Quarterly reports are due at this time.
The November town board meeting was set for November 9, 2009 due to the Treasurer and Clerk having conflicts of the date of November3rd..
The budget was to be started and sheets were distributed to the board but a special meeting was called for Tuesday October 20th at 8:00 P.M. for putting together the budget proposals for the 2010
.The Board will meet at 7:30 P.M. on November 9th for the Budget Proposal Meeting, followed by the Budget Hearing Meeting, followed by the Budget Adoption Meeting. Then the regular monthly meeting will be held.
2nd half of insurance is due in November.
Current population in Bear Creek is 590. Up 13 people from the last state report..
The new posting board has been installed on the front of the building and being used.
The State Shared Revenue came in the amount of $9,041.00.
The Clerk was honored by the State Clerk’s Association for 25 years of service as the township clerk and was given a plaque.
Shelly Scallon needs to be paid in November for the care of the Ward Cemetery.
The Salt (NaCl) /Sand shed was started with the pit dug and the cement blocks ordered. To be completed so it can be filled with the winter salt and sand. Cost approximately $20,000.00. Motion to build the Salt /Sand Storage Shed was made by Harold Emerson, 2nd, and carried. Wieser Concrete will do the work.
There will be a Clerk’s and Treasurer’s meeting in Baraboo on October 26th and the clerk and treasurer will attend. This is on the levying and collecting of the taxes.
Bills were paid as presented and approved by the board.
Motion was made at 9:42 P.M. by Sheila Tafs to adjourn the meeting, 2nd and carried. Chairman McCluskey adjourned the meeting.
Recorded this 6th day of October , 2009 by Clerk of Bear Creek Township
Mrs. Lawrence (Eileen)Eberle

2010 Elections (Corrected dates)

The Dates for the 2010 Elections are :

Spring Primary Election..... Tuesday February 16,2010

Spring General Election...... Tuesday April 6,2010

Fall Primary Election.......... Tuesday September 14,2010

Fall General Election.......... Tuesday November 2, 2010

The 2010 Town Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday April 13,2010 at 8:00 P.M. at the Bear Creek Town Hall.

Sorry about the errors in the earlier dates of the elections , as I was given the wrong dates and didn't have a 2010 calendar to check the materials, which have now been checked.

The school levies for the taxes are in the Township. We are waiting for the county and state levies to be able to complete the tax roll.

The Town Board approved the levies for Bear Creek at the Town Meetings November 9th and the Town Levy for next year stays exactly the same as last year.

Enjoy the Autumn and hopefully we have a great winter.
By Clerk of Bear Creek Mrs. Lawrence (Eileen) Eberle