Saturday, February 2, 2013

Approved minutes to December meeting of Bear Creek Township

MINUTES December 4, 2012 TOWN OF BEAR CREEK REGULAR MEETING The Township of Bear Creek held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday December 4th, 2012 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; Sheriff Chip Meister , 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 2013 Caucus for Bear Creek will be January 8,2013 at 7:30 P.M. at the Bear Creek Town Hall.This is being held to nominate people to be on the April ballot for the Town Board offices and these will be for terms of 2 years.The regular monthly meeting will be held immediately following the Caucus. 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 2013. 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 31,2012 for 2012. The tobacco selling permit papers were completed and sent to the state. Even if we have no permits out. There is a problem with a culvert near Jerry Nachreiners and patrolman to get the county to help with the fixing of this problem.. The ballots were ordered for the February 19th election and the April 2nd election. Clerk to have the W-2s ready by the next meeting . Also new binders for the board for 2013 The patrolman was given a Holiday Bonus. The election board was approved for the next 2 years. members attended a training and Judy and Eileen completed the state audit in Baraboo of our election machines and they worked very well. 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. The county sheriff was present to see how things were in our area of the county. He told of activities in Wisconsin Dells and near Plain on drugs and theft. It was good to have him here and for the board to be able to voice any concerns we had of patrols, etc. $20,000.00 was moved from the regular account into the machinery account as budgeted for the year. Motion made to do this by Jeff Scallon, 2nd, and carried. Treasurer moved this at the bank. Bills were paid as presented and approved by the board. Motion was made at 9:20 P.M. by Sheila Tafs to adjourn the meeting, 2nd and carried. Chairman McCluskey adjourned the meeting. Recorded this 4th day of December , 2012 by Clerk of Bear Creek Township Mrs. Lawrence (Eileen)Eberle Harold provided the group with a Holiday tree and music.. Happy holidays to all.

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