Thursday, January 26, 2012

Agenda February 7,2012 Town Board Meeting

Tuesday February 7, 2012 8:00 P.M. at Bear Creek Town Hall

______1. Discussion of the roads. Use of salt,sand,etc. Bad winter weather conditions.

______2. There will be no election in Bear Creek in February. Some places in Sauk
County are having elections. Reedsburg School District and Sauk-Prairie
School District.

______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. Sheila wants board to discuss raising mileage in Bear Creek to$ .55 to be in
line with other entities..

______5. Audit of the Clerk’s and Treasurer’s books for 2011 has to be set for
the March Town Board Meeting .

______6..Military and overseas voters have been contacted for application for ballots..

______7,. The Clerk is working on the Township Annual Report for 2011 and starting
the State Form C State Report that is due March 1,2012. We can distribute
the Township Annual Reports in March.

______8. The Planning Commission would like the notice placed on the agenda to renew
their board members for the coming years, possibly 2 , the same as the election

______9..The April 3rd meeting of the Town Board will have to be changed due to the
Spring General Election being on that day.

______10.1099 forms were mailed out in January. .

______11. The 2012 Quick Books payroll program needs to be ordered this spring..

______12. The Clerk will attend the Spring meeting of the Wisconsin Clerk’s

______13.The Township has to register with the state at a cost of $10.00.

______14.We are paying the State and Federal monthly deposits for withholding
online..Also the retirement amounts are online. Does the treasurer need the 2nd
half of the retirement for the state year end report ?.

______15 The Town officers will attend the District Town’s Association meeting Friday
February 17th at the White House in Richland Center.

______16. The Recycling Report for 2011 to be completed and will be on the computer
by February 1st. The Clerk to complete this report online.

______17. The Statement of Taxes was completed and copies sent to the state, county,
and treasurer. Delayed because of the state not getting the numbers to the clerks.

______18. 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 Office Market

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

Friday, January 6, 2012

Approve Minutes of December meeting of Town Board


The Township of Bear Creek held its regular monthly meeting Thursday December
8th, 2011 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; Joe Bauer , 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. Sand, salt,etc. ordered for the winter season.

The levies were all in the township for the schools and the taxes were at the county
after Thanksgiving to be run.The clerk needs to complete the tax roll book, complete the
Statement of Taxes before the 3rd Monday in December, and complete the levy report for
the Department of Natural Resources so we get the “In Lieu of Taxes” money.

. The January meeting will be January 5,2012 at 8:00 P.M. at the Bear Creek Town

Pay for meetings is $35.00 per meeting. Chairman salary of $2,000.00 per year.
Supervisor 1 and Building Inspector salary is $1,800.00. Supervisor 2 salary is $1,600.00
per year.

A sheet was completed on the school levies, news of upcoming events in the township
and copies to go out with the taxes. Also the new recycling sheet for 2012. This was the
Spring Newsletter and sent out with the taxes.

Lottery credit and First Dollar sheets were run for the board.

Motion was made by Jeff Scallon , 2nd , and carried to close the Township books as
of December 31,2011 for 2011.

The tobacco selling permit papers were completed and sent to the state. Even if we
have no permits out.

A resolution was passed on staying within the state levy limit. Made by Jeff, 2nd,
and carried.

A resolution on our recycling program was signed and sent to the state for their

The ballots were ordered for the February 21st election and the April 3rd election.

Clerk to have the W-2s ready by the next meeting . Also new binders for the board
for 2012

The patrolman was given a Holiday Bonus.

The election board was approved for the next 2 years. members attended a training
from the state in Richland Center each getting 1.5 hours of official training..

The patrolman is to be paid 1/2 of his insurance in January and 1/2 in July of
amounts of $1,290.00 each time.

Joe Bauer was present with concerns of the line of ownership between his property
and that of Dan Reutten. Board to keep an eye on this and Bauer to report any more

Bills were paid as presented and approved by the board.

Motion was made at 9:15 P.M. by Sheila Tafs to adjourn the meeting, 2nd and
carried. Chairman McCluskey adjourned the meeting.

Recorded this 8th day of December , 2011 by Clerk of Bear Creek Township
Mrs. Lawrence (Eileen)Eberle

Harold provided the group with a Holiday tree. Happy holidays to all.