MINUTES TO REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING OF TOWN OF BEAR CREEK
Thursday January 5, 2012 8:00 P.M. Bear Creek Town Hall
The Town Board of the Township of Bear Creek held its regular
monthly meeting Thursday January 5, 2012 at the Bear Creek Town
Hall with the meeting called to order at 8:00 P.M. by Chairman
Present included Harold Emerson and Jeff Scallon , Supervisors;
Sheila Tafs, Treasurer; Tim McCluskey, Patrolman; Ted Greenheck , Mark
Mahoney ,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 Jeff Scallon , 2nd, and carried.
The early paid taxes amounts need to go to 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 2012 was completed and placed in the computer.
The electronic election machines were in Baraboo for cleaning and
checking.The company had their representatives there to do this work.
The 1099’s were mailed to our businesses.
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.
Taxes for 2011 are being collected by the treasurer. New recycling
sheets are here for 2012 and distributed by Sheila when collecting
New record books for the board’s 2012 records were completed by
the clerk and distributed to the board.
The Township Audit of the books of the Clerk and Treasurer needs
to be set and was set for the March meeting of the board..
Mark Mahoney and Ted Greenheck were present to present an approved
by the planning commission a survey of land owned by Randy Smith , for
the board to look over and give a board recommendation . The survey was
approved of 20 acres to possibly be sold to a couple from Dane
County.The motion to approve this survey was made by Harold Emerson,
2nd, and carried.
Assessor was in the township to update the town for 2012.
The Town Board was paid for the 4th quarter of 2011 at this
The township has the sand for the winter.
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
Clerk to compile the retirement figures for 2011 and get to the
treasurer , so they can be done electronically.
An updated Quick Books program needs to be ordered for 2012.
This will be for the payroll program..
Discussion to be added to the February agenda of a motion by the
board to keep the same Planning Commission for the next 2 years.
The DNR report was completed and sent to the state of the levies
and the mill rates. This gets us our reimbursement from the DNR.
The Statement of Taxes was completed and sent to the county and
state. Also the Certification of the tax book completed and sent to the
county and the book given to the treasurer.
Next meeting of the Town Board will be Tuesday February 7th,2012
at 8:00 P.M.
The board needs to be registered for the District Town’s Association
meetings for the spring Town’s Association meetings. The board will go
to Richland Center to the White House on Friday February 17th.
The web site for Bear Creek is up and running. The address is
http://townofbearcreek.blogspot.com.It runs for free and was put
together by Mike Eberle. It has the agendas. minutes, notices, etc. for
information to the town residents..
A sympathy card was sent by the board to the Ken Blum Family who
lost their daughter in a tragic accident. Ken is a member of the Bear
Creek Election Board and the Bear Creek Planning Commission.
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
Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by at 9:12 P.M.by Sheila
Tafs, 2nd, , and carried. Chairman McCluskey adjourned the
Recorded this 5th day of January, 2012 by the Clerk of the Township
of Bear Creek
Mrs. Lawrence ( Eileen ) Eberle