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Pella Town Board Meeting agendas and meeting notes
Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, February 13, 2023
Time: 7:00PM Place: Pella Town Hall
  1. Call to order.
  2. Pledge of Allegiance.
  3. Reading of the agenda.
  4. Approve previous month’s minutes.
  5. Input from the public.
  6. Review yearly contract with Building Inspector Paul Hermes.
  7. Review/approve renovations for Pella Park large shelter.
  8. Review/approve additional firefighter application.
  9. Discuss information mailing to town residents.
  10. Review sale cost of lots on Riverbank Road Cemetery (reviewed every three years).
11. Spring Primary election: Tues. Feb. 21, 2023. Polls open 7AM – 8PM. 12. Town of Pella hosts WTA Unit meeting. Feb. 23, 2023 7:30PM. 13. Zoning. 14. Roads 15. Treasurer’s report and payment of bills. 16. Adjourn.
Published: February 9, 2023 Website: townofpella.com
Respectfully submitted, Karen Habeck, Town Clerk
 
Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, January 9, 2023
Immediately following the 2023 Town of Pella Caucus of Election candidates
Time:  7:00PM 
Place:  Pella Town Hall
 
 
1.    Call to order.
2.    Pledge of Allegiance.
3.    Reading of the agenda.
4.    Approve previous month’s minutes.
5.    Input from the public.
6.    Approve list of election workers for “possible” Feb. 21, 2023 Primary Election.
7.    Review/approve renovations for Pella Park large shelter.
8.    Discuss/take action as needed:  temporary dog catcher for the township.
9.    Zoning
10.Roads
11.Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
12. Adjourn.
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk
 
 
 
Published:  January 5, 2023
Agenda for the monthly meeting – Monday, November 14, 2022
Time:  Immediately following the completion of the Budget Hearing and
Special Town Meeting that begins at 7:00PM.
Place:  Pella Town Hall
 
 
  1. Call to order.
  2. Reading of the agenda.
  3. Approve previous month’s minutes.
  4. Input from the public.
  5. 4-Dams Snowmobile Club – Snowmobile trails/roads for 2022-2023 season.
  6. Approve 2022 Town of Pella Budget, with tax levy of $200,374.00.
  7. Update/approve plans for handicap dock by the boat landing in the Park.
  8. Update/approve plans for renovation of inside the large shelter in the Pella Park.
  9. Review/approve CSM for Schmidt property on Apple Road.
  10. Update/approve to repair or replace fire siren.
  11. Review request to become town constable.
  12. Approve review of town financials by third party, to be done in early 2023.
  13. Approve official notice of publications and posting for “open meeting law” requirements.
  14. Review/approve two new fire fighter applications for the Pella Fire Dept.
  15. Review/approve CSM for N3937 River Pine Drive.
  16. Zoning. 
  17. Roads.
  18. Treasurer’s report and payment of bills.
  19. Adjourn.
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
Karen Habeck, Town Clerk
 
Published:  November 10, 2022
 

MINUTES OF DECEMBER 12, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the monthly Board meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present:  Chairman Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Dohn Laude, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included:  Brian Westfahl, Bill Korth, Greg & Jaime Reeck, Frank Zienert, Joe Loesl, Bill Shumaker, Bob Loesl, Vernon Kratzke, Arlyn Tober and Deanna Guetschow.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website, and published in the Marion Advertiser.  The minutes were read from the November 14, 2022 monthly Board meeting.  Motion was made by Genskow/Laude to approve the minutes as read.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Public InputBill Shumaker stated that agitators are working effectively at the dam to keep ice from forming around the gates.  The company recommends that the following maintenance be done on the agitators in the Spring;  drain the oil and replace with fresh oil, they could take care of that at a cost of $100 per unit…..County Supervisor, Arlyn Tober reported that the County has received $130,000 from the Opioid drug settlement, these funds must be used for drug programs in the County.  The County is in the beginning stages of discussion to have fiber optic buried County-wide.
No information was available for the renovations in the large shelter in the Park, this will be placed on the January agenda.
The Clerk gave the Board information as to what needs to be done if the Town wants to have a town constable position.  By State Statutes, this must be an elected position, and this must be brought up and approved at a town elector meeting.  Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to bring this up at the Annual Town meeting in April of 2023 for public input.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Board reviewed the information given to the Town from 4 Season Disposal concerning the request for the Town to go with garbage and recycling carts for automated pickup.  The residents had been given the opportunity to give their opinions during the last couple of months; as the consensus was negative from the residents; motion was made by Genskow/Laude to not go with carts.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  This does not change the way garbage and recycling are being picked up currently, the three-year with 4 Season Disposal is effective until Dec. 31st, 2024.  The Clerk will inform Ben Korth in a letter of the Town’s decision.
A check was received from the County Clerk of Circuit Court, made out to the Pella Fire Dept. in the amount of $23,256.00.  The Statement of Remittance lists a balance due of $51,615.17.  This is restitution owed the fire dept. for misappropriation of funds by Lyle Krueger when he was treasurer of the department.  Motion was made by Thomack/Laude to deposit the entire amount in the fire department account…..this motion was then rescinded and restated that the Town of Pella should be reimbursed for having to pay for the audit and paperwork needed to give to the district attorney for prosecution and any receipts in the future would be put in the fire department account as a whole.  Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to pay whatever amount was paid by the Town back to the Town and balance would be deposited into the fire dept. account.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  The Treasurer will confirm the amount due the Town and report the amount to the Board at the January meeting. 
Motion was made by Thomack/Laude to not participate in the Update to the Farmland Preservation Plan by the County.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  As the agricultural land that would be in the plan must stay in the program for at least 15 years, it takes away the rights of the landowner if they choose to sell off a portion for building a home, etc.
Zoning:  Nothing to report.                                                                                                                   Roads:  Nothing to report.
The Treasurer reported that the November bills totaled $144,598.94, leaving a balance of $2,195.22 in the checking account and $241,694.83 in the Premier Savings Account.  Motion was made by Genskow/Laude to approve the November report and pay the December bills.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Board set Monday, January 9th, 2023 for the Caucus for Election of Candidates for the April 2023 election.  In case of inclement weather, the meeting will be Monday, January 16th, 2023.
Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to increase the wages paid to town employees from $15 to $20 per hour, effective January 1st, 2023.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. 
The Clerk reported that the Shawano County Health Dept. is taking care of an issue of excessive animals in a resident’s home.  The animals are being placed in different homes by the Humane Society and owner is being monitored to cleanup the living quarters of the home.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to adjourn the meeting.  The next meeting will Monday, January 9th, 2023, beginning with Town Caucus for Election of Candidates for the April 2023 election at 7:00PM, immediately followed by the regular monthly board meeting.
 

MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 14, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the monthly board meeting to order immediately following the Town of Pella Budget Hearing and Special Town Elector meeting.                                          **The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website, and published in the Marion Advertiser.  The minutes were read from the October 11, 2022, monthly board meeting.  Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the minutes as read.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.                                     Input from the Public:  Bill Shumaker reported that the agitators have been installed in the water of the dam, they are fully operational.  He will be putting them in motion as soon as ice depth warrants.  The company that is contracted to put up the fencing around the dam area has stated that the work will be done around the 1st of December.  Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor reported that the County has approved the county budget for the year.  They have changed insurance companies for county workers, with a substantial savings in the same coverage.  The mill rate has dropped from 4.97 to 4.34. 
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to increase the rate that Arlyn Tober is paid for plowing at the town hall from $50 a time to $60 a time for the 2022-2023 season.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.                                                                      **James Jozwiak of the 4 Dams Snowmobile Club presented the list of roadways that will be used for the 2022-23 riding season.  Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the list as presented.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the 2022 Town Budget with a tax levy of $200,374.00, to be paid in 2023.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Bob Loesl of the Pella Pond Committee reported that they are waiting on quotes from two different companies for replacing the dock at the boat landing in the Pella Park.  One of the companies is over a year out for orders currently.  This will give the committee ample time to do grant applications to help with the costs of installation.  As they have further information to report, they will contact the Clerk to be placed on the agenda. As there wasn’t a representative from the Pella Park Committee in attendance, the discussion of renovations to the large shelter will be placed on the December board meeting agenda.
Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to approve the CSM as presented for Bob Schmidt on Apple Road.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. 
For Town record, it was reported that there were many shots fired on weekend of Nov. 5th & 6th near the river on Hilgenberg Court, supposedly target shooting, unknown if that is the truth.  ***The fire siren that was taken down by the town hall has been repaired, sand blasted and painted and is ready to be put up as soon as Alliant Energy is available to put a new post in place.
Jaime Reeck of West Rangeline Road is requesting to be the town constable.  The Clerk will contact surrounding communities as to how they handle animal issues.  Further discussion and approval are tabled to the December board meeting.                                                               **Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to have Sarah Knaup do a third-party review of the town financials, cost not to exceed $500.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  The items that she is requesting to do the review will be gotten to her sometime in early Spring.                                                                                                                       **To be sure that the town is compliant with open meeting laws, motion was made by Laude/Thomack to the following:  continuing to post notices in three places, 1) outside the fire hall, 2) inside the town hall and 3) inside Adam’s Meats; and put notices on the town website……notices will continue to be sent to the Marion Advertiser, if the Advertiser doesn’t publish, either by not receiving the notices or by error on their behalf, the above posting will be sufficient to comply with the state statute.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.                                                                                                                                **Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the applications received from Steve Steinke and Gary Spiegel to join the Pella Fire Dept.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  Their training will begin as soon as classes are available.    **The owner of two parcels, that are congruent, at N3837 River Pine Drive, is requesting that they be combined as one as they plan to build a house on the property.  Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the request.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.                                                                                                                           **Zoning:  Several permits have been issued for sheds and one new house.               **Roads:  An estimate was reviewed for doing some work on Evergreen Road.  This will be looked at again in early Spring.                                                                                                           **Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to join the Town Advocacy Council, cost being 25 cents per town resident.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Treasurer reported that the October bills totaled $70,244.34, leaving a balance of $6,407.50 in the checking account and $236,994.77 in the Premier Savings Account.  Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the October report and pay the November bills.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  It is noted that ARPA fund of $90,382.66 has been closed out.  This full amount is being paid to the County Hwy. Dept towards the blacktopping invoice that was received.
Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the preliminary CSM that was presented for W11722 Swamp Road; lot #1 being sold to a nearby resident.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Laude to adjourn the meeting.  The next meeting will be Monday, December 12, 2022  7:00PM, in the Pella Town Hall.
 

MINUTES OF OCTOBER 11, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.  The meeting was held on Tuesday, rather than the usual Monday due to board members attending the WTA Convention in Appleton on Oct. 9-11.
Board members present:  Chairman Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Dohn Laude, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included:  Bill Korth, Brian Westfahl, Jeff & Kim Machmueller, Bob Loesl, Kirt & Pam Kettenhoven, Bill Shumaker, Joe Loesl, Richard Briske, Dorothy Nolan, Dave Blashe, and Greg & Jaime Reeck.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website and published in the Marion Advertiser.  The minutes were read from the September 12, 2022, monthly Board meeting.  One correction was noted by the Treasurer that the balance on the checkbook report should read $6,316.59.  Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the minutes with the amount being corrected.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Input from the Public:  Bill Shumaker reported that Olson Electric had installed the two-220 volt outlets that are needed by the dam to operate the agitators in the winter months, to keep the ice from forming around the gates.  Kirt Kettenhoven of the Pella Park Committee informed the Board that the committee has funds to do renovations to the inside of the large shelter in the Pella Park.  Work being considered:  installing a ceiling using milk house board,  insulating and ventilating the attic portion, installing LED lighting and installing more fans for circulation in the warm months.  The majority of the labor will be donated.  Kirt will bring further information to the November town board meeting for review and approval.
Motion was made by Thomack/Laude to set the date for the Town of Pella Budget hearing on Monday, November 14, 2022  7:00PM, this will be followed immediately by the Special Town of Pella Elector’s meeting, then followed by the regular town board meeting.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Dave Blashe of the Pella Pond Committee informed the Board that they are looking into replacing the dock by the boat landing in the Park, with a handicap accessible dock that would also be user friendly to those using kayaks and canoes.  There are grants available that could cover up to 50% of the costs, but the expenses would need to be run through the Town in order to apply for the funding.  The committee would be putting money towards the expenses. There is a Feb. 1st, 2023 deadline to apply for a grant.  Dave will bring more information to the November Board meeting for review and approval, as needed.
Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to approve the CSM for the Mike and Lee Robinson property on Swamp Road.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Board reviewed the CSM that was presented for the Bob Schmidt property on Apple Road. As presented on the mapping, the Board was unclear as where lot #1 was locatedZahn will meet with Schmidt to find out more details and this will be presented at the November Board meeting for further report and approval.
Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the application from Wylee Springborn to be on the Pella Fire Dept.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  He will be taking the classes along with two others to get their fire dept. certifications.
R & L of New London will be inspecting the fire siren and will contact us as to it’s condition.  More information will be available at the November meeting, a decision will then be made whether it can be repaired or must be replaced.
 The Clerk is gathering more information about the cost of having a third party review the town financials.  This will be reviewed and action taken at the November meeting.
Zoning:  Permits have been issued for one new home and for two sheds.
Roads:  Blacktopping has been completed.  There is an issue on Angle Road where new blacktop was laid. The roadway needed to be raised in one area to control water issues, by doing so, making entrance to a farmer’s field very difficult.  This will be addressed with the Co. Hwy. Dept to remedy the problem.
The Treasurer reported that the September bills totaled $29,665.43, leaving a balance of $6,651.38 in the checking account and $272,815.53 in the Premier Savings Account.  Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to approve the September report and pay the October bills.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
As there is a safety issue at the dam where individuals could be injured or fall off into the Pond, a quote for installing 6’ galvanized chain link fence with bracing was reviewed.  The amount of material and installation is $5,042.85.  Motion was made Laude/Thomack to have the fencing installed as soon as the company is available.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk reported that the County Clerk requested a dog list from the town, an email was sent to the County Clerk that the Town of Pella does not have a dog list.
Residents were reminded of the Electronic Drop off on Sat. Oct. 22nd,  9AM – Noon in the town hall parking lot.   The Fall General Election is Tues. November 8th, 2022, in the Town Hall 7AM – 8PM, contact the Clerk if an absentee ballot is needed for the election.
With no further business, motion was made by Laude/Thomack to adjourn the meeting. Following the meeting, the Board reviewed the Proposed Budget as presented by the Clerk.  The next meeting will be Mon. Nov. 14th, 2022 immediately following the Town of Pella Budget Hearing and Special Town of Elector’s meeting, 7:00PM in the town hall.   

MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present:  Chairman Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Dohn Laude, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included:  Brian Westfahl, Arlyn Tober, Richard Briske, Dorothy Nolan, Bill Shumaker, Jake and Heather Zimmerman, Stacy Zimmerman, Bernie Hintz, Joe Loesl, Bill Korth and Ben Korth of 4 Season Disposal.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website and published in the Marion Advertiser.  The minutes were read from the August 8, 2022, monthly Board meeting.  Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the minutes as read.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Ben Korth of 4 Season Disposal was in attendance to share information about the possibility of getting carts for garbage and recycling, as he is considering purchasing an automated truck for that purpose.  The cost of the carts would be approximately $59 for a 90-95 gallon cart for garbage and $52 for a 64-gallon cart for recycling.  If the Town would consider going with the carts, we could still have weekly garbage/recycling pickup as we do now.  He had information from three different companies.  There is grant money out there from several entities for that purpose, the Clerk will research where and what.  This discussion will be brought up at the budget/special town meeting in November for public input.  There would be at least a three-month lead time from ordering to delivering of the carts, Ben is looking to get a new truck in the first quarter of 2023.
An Electronic drop off will be in the Pella Town Hall parking lot on Sat. October 22nd, 2022 from 9AM-Noon.  Questions of what the costs may be for various electronics may be forwarded to Ben at 715-304-6028.
Input from the Public:  Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor stated that the County Budget includes a pay raise for County workers.  Two new buildings will be built on the Fairgrounds for 2023, a new horse barn and a permanent building for bingo……Two residents that live on the graveled portion of Elm Grove Road inquired about the possibility of blacktopping a portion of that road in front of their residences, from the current blacktop on the corner to the south approximately 3/10th of a mile.  As this year’s projects are already scheduled, this will be considered to be done in the next two years as finances allow…..It was again noted that the cell reception in the Pella area is sketchy, a resident needed help with 911 and his call did not go through.  The residents were reminded to call their carriers about this issue to encourage them to find locations in our area to make the reception better.
A representative from the DNR has been in contact with residents that are concerned with the grass, etc. growth due to the drawdown of the Pond during the repair/construction of the dam.  She has assured them that nature should take care of the problems if they are left alone, the residents are encouraged to monitor the outcome after the winter into spring of 2023. 
As the CSM for Mike/Lee Robinson properties is not ready, this is tabled to the October board meeting.
The supervisors will look into putting cattle panels or a type of gate behind the hydrant building in the Park to close off that area.  It was also decided that a gate should be put up on the north end of the walkway on the dam to discourage persons from entering that area.
There has not been any communication from R & L of New London about the condition of the current fire siren. 
Motion was made by Genskow/Laude to approve registration/lodging costs for the Clerk to attend the WTA State Convention in Appleton Oct. 9-11th.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  Due to the convention being over the usual date for the town board, the October Board meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022  7:00PM, instead of the usual Monday evening.  The Clerk will be attending the WTA Fall Workshop in Stevens Point on Monday, Sept. 19th, 2022. 
The Shawano Ambulance Service informed the Town that it will be raising its per capita rate for services from $24.44 to $30, for population of 899.  This will be a yearly increase of $5,034 over 2022.
The Clerk reported on the FEMA Mitigation Emergency Management meeting.  The committee will be presenting a draft to all municipalities as it is ready for approval.  Their isn’t a cost involved to be part of the approval, but signing on will allow us to use the services, if needed in the future. 
Zoning:  Several permits were issued for additions to current buildings, two for new homes, one for adding an additional shed to the property and one for a driveway permit.
Roads:  The County has not contacted us as to when blacktopping will be done.  The Chairman will check with the County about grading gravel roads yet this Fall.
The Treasurer reported that the August bills totaled $43,764.72, leaving a balance of $6,616.59 in the checking account and $301,590.20 in the Premier Savings Account.  The ARPA fund account is $90,360.01.  Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the August report and pay the September bills.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to adjourn the meeting.  The next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022  7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

 

MINUTES OF JUNE 13, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present:  Chairman Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Dohn Laude, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included:  Brian Westfahl, Bill Korth, Bruce Starszak, Arlyn Tober, Bill Shumaker, Bob Larsen and Dan Doyle of Fahrner Crack Filling.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website, and published in the Marion Advertiser.  The minutes were read from May 9, 2022, monthly Board meeting.  Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the minutes as read.  Motion carried by voice vote, with three in favor, zero against.
Public input:  From Arlyn Tober, County Supervisor, Pam Schmidt, County Clerk has retired from her position, Kara Skarlupka, who was Deputy Clerk was appointed to fill the County Clerk position.  Anyone traveling Airport Road in Shawano will need to be aware that construction will begin soon, there will be a two-week period when the road will be closed to traffic to replace the bridge.  The Town Board will be looking into doing an audit of the town financials; information will be brought to the July Board meeting for further discussion. 
Motion was made by Thomack/Laude to approve Class B Beer and Class B Liquor licenses for: Fred Zimmerman for Hopper’s Bar, John Schneider for J & M Corner Bar & Grille, and Dawn Krueger-Rhode for Hurricane Dawn’s and operator’s licenses for:  Cynthia Schneider, Abby Schmallenberg, Libby Buettner, Nicole Beyersdorf, Jake Zimmerman, Perry Rueckert, Marcus Lendved, Kimberly Petrich, Heather Zimmerman, Jessica Kust, Brooke Breitrick, Morgan Weinig, Rayne Ruch, Gabrielle LeNoble, Kayla Verg, Roger Peterson, Brian Westfahl and Amy Olson.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to approve and sign an attorney fee agreement for retainer options, to pursue legal action for town business, if needed.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. 
Ongoing discussion was had about the operation of the gates for the Dam and possible installation of an aeration system to keep the ice from forming around the gates during the winter.  Several types of aeration motor systems were looked at.  There would need to be a receptacle installed, preferably in a lock box, to operate the aerators.  More information and prices will be brought to the July Board meeting before ordering will be done.  Bill Shumaker is looking into a horizontal motor system to operate the gates.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to check why the siren that is located outside of the building is not working.   If working, it would be an effective way to notify residents that bad weather is in the area.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  Brian Westfahl will bring information to the July board meeting as to why it is not working at the present time, repair/replace options will be discussed at that time.  
   The Board reviewed a request from Carew Land Surveying for a resident to divide the property of W11980 County Road M for his will.  Motion was made by Genskow/Laude that the Town wants a full CSM done on the property before approval.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  The Clerk presented information that was received from Frontier Communications concerning hooking up service in the Pella Park with the options being; with WiFi….pay phone…or 911 emergency box service.  This discussion is tabled to the July Board meeting.  Initially, the request was made because the cell service is sketchy in the Park and surrounding village area, if the need to contact 911 for any type of emergency was needed how could that be done efficiently. 
Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to have the Clerk send a letter to the owner of W11042 County Road D with a timeline to mow and clean up vegetation and a letter to W11702 Elm Grove Road to move accumulations out of the road right of ways and repair or replace the fence to enclose his junk accumulation.  Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Matt Albert gave a short presentation, he is running for the Assembly position that is being vacated by Gary Tauchen, there will a total of six people on the ballot for the Primary Election on August 9th.  Matt has family ties to the Marion area.  He is concerned about rural communities; the need for nurse practitioners for health care….broadband service…..municipalities should not have to pay for unfunded mandates brought down from higher government and the concerns for how to staff fire departments, be it volunteer or fulltime with current training criteria. 
The Chairman and Supervisors will be checking out the list of roads that was presented by Fahrner Crack filling.  At the same time, they will check out the road list that presented by the Co. Hwy. Dept. for blacktopping.  This will be done on Friday, June 17th beginning at 8AM.  Following their review, decisions will be made as to what road work will be done this summer.  Zoning:  Zahn has issued a permit for a new shed, permits for two sunrooms and a permit for a new home.  He has also issued three permits for driveway/culverts. 
The Treasurer reported that the May bills totaled $34,198.45, leaving a balance of $4,949.32 in the checking account and $300,615.92 in the Premier Savings Account.  Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to approve the May report and pay the June bills.  Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
With no further, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to adjourn the meeting.  The next meeting will be Monday, July 11, 2022  7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

MINUTES OF MAY 9, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the meeting to order at 7:10PM, following the Public Hearing for Town of Pella Comprehensive Plan meeting.
Board members present:  Chairman Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Dohn Laude, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included:  Tracy Laude, Deanna Guetschow, Steve & Kristy Beltz, Rick Briske, Dorothy Nolan, Bernie Hintz, Joe Loesl, Cindy Graper, Lois Graper, Bruce Starszak, Mike McCoy, Steve Coutts, Vernon Kratzke, Arlie Tober, Bill Shumaker and Bill of IEI Construction Co.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website, and published in the Marion Advertiser.  The minutes were read from the April 11, 2022, monthly Board meeting.  Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the minutes.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Bill, the representative of IEI Contractor’s Construction Co. of De Pere gave a review of all the work that they did to complete the repairs to the Pella Dam and the installation of the new gates.  All of their work was done according to the plans that were laid out by the engineering’s company of Becher Hoppe.  They were at the mercy of suppliers not delivering supplies on a timely basis or piece by piece.  He explained various types of aeration systems that he has knowledge of and gave opinion if any of these might be beneficial to keeping the ice from freezing on the gates over the winter.  He worked well with Bill Shumaker, the dam operator, to get the final stages of getting the project to completion from his end, according to the engineering plans with respect to operating the gates, etc.
Following his presentation, the Board discussed whether to move forward with an attorney’s advice concerning our issues with the performance of Becher Hoppe during the entire process, from having the DNR require repair to the dam, to the completion of the project.  Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to call a “special town board meeting” to go into “closed session” to discuss moving forward.  The meeting will be Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 6PM in the town hall.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  The notice of this meeting will be posted on May 10th in our usual three posting locations; by open meeting law, such meeting must be posted at least 15 days prior to the meeting in three places and does not have to published.
Input from the Public:  A resident has noticed some activity along the shoreline of the old dump site.  Someone is pulling tires, metal pieces, etc. out of the area that is eroding from the shoreline.  The concern is that there is so much glass, etc. in that site that injury could happen and if the Town would be liable.  No action was taken on this matter.
Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to approve the Class B Picnic license for the Pella Park Committee for Pella Daze, to be held on Saturday May 21, 2022.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
There hasn’t been any contact from Frontier Communications concerning internet hookup in the Pella Park.  A resident did note that through a conversation that he had, the Park is in a dead spot and hookup would not give access to the internet.  It was also noted that another option, to have access to call 911 in case of emergency, due to the lack of cell phone service, would be to install a pay phone in the Park0;.  The Clerk will look into information about this possibility.
The Board reviewed the amendments set up from the Town of Pella Zoning Committee for the Comprehensive Plan, which were open to the public prior to the Town Board meeting.  Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the amendments as presented and sign the Resolution 2022-1 and Ordinance 2022-1 for the changes to the town plan.  Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.  Zahn will take the two documents to the County Planning Committee and have them recorded.
The shipping container has been removed from W11065 Cty. Road D.  Zahn has issued building permits for two new homes, an addition to a shop, a woodshed, one pole barn and a covered porch. 
The road inventory was completed.  As the County has not come back with an estimate for possible projects for blacktopping, etc., making a decision on firm projects is moved to the June agenda.
The Treasurer reported that the April bills totaled $48,670.61, leaving a balance of $16,147.32 in the checking account and $283,831.15 in the Premier Savings Account.  The ARPA fund account is $45,175.25.  Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the April report and pay the May bills.  Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
Liquor license renewal applications have been sent out by the Clerk to the four bars in the township.  Three have been returned, one being outstanding; deadline to return to the Clerk for publishing the notice in the paper is Monday, May 16th.
An Electronic Collection is set for Saturday, June 18th from 9AM to Noon in the Town Hall Parking lot.  Just a reminder, there are collection fees for some items.  Contact Ben Korth of     4 Season Disposal at 715-304-6028 if you have questions. 
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to adjourn the meeting.  The next meeting is Monday, June 13th, 2022,  7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.

MINUTES OF APRIL 19, 2022   ANNUAL MEETING    TOWN OF PELLA

Chairman Gary Thomack called the annual meeting to order.  There were 24 residents of the Town, 2 non-residents and 5 members of the Town Board in attendance. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.   Clerk Habeck read the minutes from the April 20, 2021 annual meeting.  Motion was made by Bruce Starszak/Jan Baerenwald to approve the minutes as read.  Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor, zero against.
The Town of Pella 2021 Financial Report was presented and reviewed.  It was reported that the ARPA money that was received from the federal government during Covid is sitting in a separate savings account.  Motion was made by Arlyn Tober/Roger Baerenwald to approve the report as presented.  Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor, zero against.  To note: when the ARPA money was first received there were only four categories, all relating to Covid 19 that the money could be used for; none of which applied to the Town of Pella during that time period.  Since that time, the federal government has issued a “Final ruling” that opened up several new areas that the monies could be used for in municipalities; the Town is checking into several options that may apply to us and our needs.
Roger Baerenwald presented the EMS financial report.  Motion was made by Eldon Heling/Bill Korth to approve the report.  Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor, zero against. 
Brian Westfahl presented the Pella Fire and Rescue financial report.  Motion was made by Bruce Starszak/Dave Blashe to approve the report.  Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor, zero against.
Kathy Westfahl presented the Pella Park financial report.  Motion was made by Jan Tober/Jeff Machmueller to approve the report.  Motion carried with all in favor, zero against.  She also noted that in 2021, new signage was put up at the entrances to the Park, and landscaping was done in several areas.  Pella Daze is scheduled for Sat. May 21st, 2022; all are welcome to come and help setup, be available on the day or help with cleanup.  It was also noted, cleanup in the Park will be Sunday, May 1st, beginning at 1:00PM, any help would be appreciated.
Motion was made by Roger Baerenwald/Bruce Starszak to approve the Riverbank Cemetery Report as presented.  Motion carried with all in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Arlyn Tober/Brian Westfahl to grant the Town permission to borrow up to $80,000 on a short-term loan, if needed to pay bills.  Motion carried by voice vote with all in favor, zero against.
Discussion was held concerning what is going on and is being done to get the dam repair/gate installation project completed, the issues that are on-going, and where we go from here.  It is the consensus of those in attendance that an attorney knowledgeable in town municipal government should be retained to push forward to make things right according to the original contract for the dam project.  Information will be brought to the Board by the Clerk at the May 9th, 2022 meeting for review and action.
Other discussion at the meeting:                                                                                                             **  County Supervisor Arlyn Tober thanked the town residents that voted in the April election for their support for his re-election to the County Board.                                                                              **  ??  Does the Town do an outside audit of the Town of Pella yearly financial status:  answer, no……they should consider doing so.                                                                         **  The Pella Pond committee has put “fish sticks” into the pond to help the fish habitat.  It was also reported that the DNR had done some netting for 4 days to observe the drawdown of the pond’s effect on the fish population.  Results being:  275 northerns, 25 were recaptures, one brown trout, one snapping turtle and 15 perch.                                                     **  The Pella Park committee is requesting the Town to look into putting internet service into the large shelter for WiFi connection.  The cell service in the Park is minimal at best and usually non-existent; even calling for emergency services in the case of a medical emergency would be a consideration to move forward.  If approved by the Board, this service would be turned off when there aren’t any rentals in the shelter.                                                                             **  Yes, the main concern of all in attendance is the dam.  The Board has been fighting through this for some time to get the engineering/consulting company that was hired to follow through and do what they have been contracted to do.  During the meeting, a non-resident chastised the Board and the Chairman that they aren’t doing their job to make sure that everything was done properly during construction. The Board is not knowledgeable to all the details of constructing, installing and etc. that was required; hence, the reason to hire a firm to design and oversee the project.  The Board is being diligent to get this resolved.         ** Brian Westfahl presented a plaque to George Graper on his retirement from the Pella Fire Dept. and Pella EMS, for 50 years of dedicated service.  Thank you George!!!
With no further business, motion was made by Bruce Starszak/Roger Baerenwald to adjourn the meeting.  The next Annual meeting will be Tuesday, April 18, 2023.  Lunch and refreshments were served, Oak Grove Cheese Factory kindly donated cheese for the lunch.
Town Annual meeting protocol from WTA attorney:  Differs from a regular town board meeting as anything can be brought up for discussion….the chair of the meeting may be the chairperson of the town, if present, if not in attendance, a supervisor/other board member may chair….the Chair may or may not allow a topic to be voted on during the meeting, the outcome becomes advisory to be put on a regular Board meeting agenda for review and action, as stated by the Chair…..anyone may be allowed to speak be it resident or non-resident.  If a vote is taken:  only qualified electors of the Town are allowed to vote.  Non-residents that own property are not permitted to vote; proxy voting is not allowed.  An elector may or may not own property in the township, in other words, renters of the municipality are allowed to vote….the clerk/or treasurer may present the financial statement at the meeting by the request of the Chair/Board.  Attendees at the meeting are to be respectful of topics discussed, the Chair has discretion to remove any individual for non-compliance.

MINUTES OF APRIL 11, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present:  Chairman Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Dohn Laude, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck.
Public included:  Bill Korth, Bill Shumaker, Richard Briske, Dorothy Nolan and Vernon Kratzke.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website and published in the Marion Advertiser.  The minutes were read from the March 14, 2022 monthly Board meeting.  Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the minutes with one change; the Zoning Committee review of the comprehensive plan was moved to the May 9th Board meeting.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
Public input:  Bill Shumaker, dam operator, reported on what is going on at the dam with the gate operation, use of a power drill to operate the gates, the ice situation, etc.  The Clerk will contact Archie of Becher Hoppe that an IEI General Contractor representative must come here ASAP to fix some of the operation issues. 
There was no discussion on doing anything with the roof on the large shelter at the Park, as no one from the Committee was in attendance.  The Clerk reported that any work that would be considered could not be done on weekends from May through August, as all the Saturdays are already rented and several Sundays. 
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to appoint Duane Buettner to a three-year term to the Board of Adjustments.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
The Town of Pella Annual meeting will be Tuesday, April 19, 2022  7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.  Annual reports will be available.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to hire Tracy Laude to take care of lawn maintenance for the town hall and the Pella Park for the summer of 2022.  Motion carried by voice vote with two in favor, Laude abstaining.
Open Book with the Town Assessor is scheduled for Monday, April 25, 2022  1:30-3:30PM, in the Town Hall.  Board of Review is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3, 2022  5:00-7:00PM in the Town Hall.
Zoning:  One building permit has been issued for a new house.  The public hearing to review the Town Comprehensive Plan is scheduled for Monday, May 9th 6:00PM, preceding the monthly Town Board meeting.
The Board reviewed the status of the location of the shipping container at W11065 County Road D.  The resident was mailed a letter on March 15th that the container must be removed from the property by May 9th, 2022.  It was noted that the owner has it for sale on the internet at this time.
The Board reviewed a CSM for adjoining properties of Steve Weber and Arlyn Tober; that would include a 33 ft. easement to two adjoining lots should that be needed in the future.  Motion was made by Thomack/Laude to approve the CSM as presented.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.  As the Clerk has not received the “final” signature page from the surveyor; when it is received the Chairman will be contacted to sign the document.
Roads:  The Board will be doing road inventory on Friday, April 29th beginning at 2:00PM until finished, weather permitting.  The Chairman has already contacted Farhner Crack Filling for them to check out the roads and submit a list of roads they feel should be done; the Board will then review the list and approve work that we, the Town would like done at this time.
The Treasurer reported that the March bills totaled $42,319.22, leaving a balance of $3,817.44 in the checking account and $297,982.98 in the Premier Savings Account.  The ARPA fund savings account is $45,174.17.  Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the March report and pay the April bills.  Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
The Clerk reviewed a request from Ben Korth of 4 Season Disposal for an addendum to be added to our contract with them, as a surcharge for fuel costs when they exceed $4 a gallon.  Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to approve the request for the surcharge.  Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. 
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Laude to adjourn the meeting.  The next meeting will be Monday, May 9, 2022, 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.
 

MINUTES OF MARCH 14, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the meeting to order at 7:00PM. **Board members present: Chairman Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Treasurer Dennis Zahn and Clerk Karen Habeck. Supervisor Dohn Laude was absent.
**Public included: Brian Westfahl, Bill Korth, Arlyn Tober, Bill Shumaker, and Larry Laude.
The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website, and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the February 14, 2022 monthly Board meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the minutes. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor zero against.
Public input:
From County Supervisor, Arlyn Tober: The Hayman Falls Park is being heavily used by campers with tents and small campers for overnight camping. There is no water or sewer hookup there, but the bathroom is open for use. The County has decided to remove the present playground equipment, and install more equipment larger in size, due to the amount of people that are using the Park facilities. The equipment that is presently there is in good condition and is of commercial grade construction. The County will be removing the equipment this Spring. The Town of Pella could have the equipment from the Hayman Falls Park at no charge to us. The County would deliver it wherever the Town would like it placed; we would be responsible for installing it in our Park. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to have Arlyn inform the County that we are interested in acquiring the equipment. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against……..Bill Shumaker, dam operator, stated that he is satisfied that using a power drill would be very helpful in operating the gates to control water flow. As all the gates are iced up at this time, care must be taken not to try to open any of them until there isn’t any ice around them, as to protect the gears in the operation. Arlyn Tober will check with the Hwy. Dept. at his next County meeting to inquire if we could get the County to steam open the gates with their machine and what the cost would be to do so.
At the February Board meeting, two members of the Park Committee were present with information that the roof of the large shelter in the Park is in need of either maintenance or replacement. They were to bring more information to the March meeting for review with cost of materials, etc. No one was at this meeting with information, so this discussion is tabled to the April meeting for further review. Larry Laude will take a look at the shelter from a builder’s perspective and make suggestions also.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the following workers for the April 5
th election: Carol Korth, Susan Zaddack, Patricia Luff, Amy Jagla and Jean Harper. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to appoint Steve Beltz to the Land Use & Planning Committee for a three-year term. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against. As Zahn did not receive a response back for the appointment to the Board of Adjustments, this position appointment is tabled to the April Board meeting.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve payment of $19,219.07 to IEI Contractors for work on the Pella Dam. This invoice payment was tabled from the February Board meeting. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
The Board does not have anything specific that they want added to the agenda for the Tuesday, April 19
th, 2022 Town of Pella Annual meeting 7:00PM.
Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the 2021 Annual Report as presented by the Clerk. Motion carried by voice vote, with both in favor, zero against. Copies of the report will be available at the April 5
th, 2022 election and on the night of the annual meeting.
The shipping container that is at W11065 County Road D was brought in without consulting the Board. The owner was informed that the container can only be there temporarily by town zoning. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to have the Clerk send a letter to the owner, noticing them that the container must be removed by Monday, May 9
th, 2022. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
Zoning: Larry Laude, Pella Zoning Chairman and Dennis Zahn, Zoning Administrator reviewed mapping for the Town Comprehensive plan. The Zoning Committee had reviewed them and made updates and a few minor changes and additions. This material will be presented to the Board at the April Board meeting for approval. The County will be doing the changes to the mapping.
Roads:
County Road limits go into effect on Wed. March 16th.
The Treasurer reported that the February bills totaled $499,994.91, leaving a balance of $3,136.27 in the checking account and $339,980.93 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the February report and pay the March bills. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against.
Motion was made Thomack/Genskow to allow a request to bring a crane onto Valley View Road, even though Spring weight limits will be in place, for putting up rafters for the shed at W10638. Motion carried by voice vote with both in favor, zero against. The construction company will be traveling from Hwy. 45 to County M unto Mill Creek Road to Valley View. Chairman Thomack will contact the construction company that their request is approved.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be Monday, April 11, 2022 at 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.
NOTE:
Open Book Mon. April 25th 1:30-3:30PM…Board of Review Tues. May 3rd 5-7:00PM
Spring Election: Tues. April 5th 7AM-8PM Annual Town Meeting April 19th 7:00PM

MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 14, 2022

Chairman Gary Thomack called the meeting to order at 7:00PM.
Board members present: Chairman Gary Thomack, Supervisor Ken Genskow, Supervisor Dohn Laude, Clerk Karen Habeck. Treasurer Dennis Zahn was home recovering from illness.
Public included: Tracy Laude, Brian Westfahl, Tammy Adams, Bill Korth, Arlyn Tober, Bill Shumaker, Kirt Kettenhoven and Ron Laude.
The Pledge of Allegiance from recited. The Clerk read the agenda that had been posted in three public places, put on the website, and published in the Marion Advertiser. The minutes were read from the January 10, 2022, monthly Board meeting. Motion was made by Genskow/Laude to approve the minutes. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. It was noted that the Wisconsin Town’s Association had cancelled all the district meetings that had been scheduled in February, so the Clerk will be attending the meeting scheduled at the end of April in Stevens Point.
Public Input: County Supervisor Arlyn Tober reviewed the County’s considerations for the use of ARPA funds for County needs. A few on the top of their list being: paving county roads, putting in a fueling station by the east end highway shop, building an underground maintenance area at the Shawano County shop to work on the large equipment and possibly putting communication towers on the east and west end of the County. Other options are on the table for discussion. Bill Shumaker, dam operator, informed the Board about the on-going things that are not complete at the dam repair/installation project and the non-user-friendly installation to operate the gates. As discussion of partial payment was on the agenda for the Board to review; motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to hold the full partial payment to IEI Contractors until the March Board meeting. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. The Clerk will contact Archie of Becher-Hoppe to have him contact the Board members to discuss where these issues are coming from, be it in the original engineering plan or if the engineering plan was not followed by the installation…..Kirt Kettenhoven and Ron Laude, as representatives from the Pella Park Committee reviewed for the Board some work that needs to be on the Large Shelter. The roof is getting rusty and some of the original nailings have come loose. There were a couple of options to upgrade there: first being; removing the nails and screwing down the steel with screws with rubber washers and then painting the roof. Second being; replacing the roof with new steel and possibly putting an insulated ceiling inside the shed, which should help to keep the inside of shelter cooler in the summer. Their feeling was that labor would be provided by town residents that had knowledge of installing what is needed. Kirt will get bids for materials, etc. and bring them to the March Board meeting.
Motion was made by Laude/Genskow to approve the contract for hiring Paul Hermes as
Building Inspector for another year, effective April 13, 2022. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. The contract will be sent to Mr. Hermes for his signature and returned for signature of the Chairman. **Frontier Communications has requested approval to place two separate pedestals in the township; one being on Stony Hill Road near N4201, which would connect the phone line needed at the Dam for the water level sensor, and the second being on Malueg Road near W12077; that one giving better broadband to that community. Motion was made by Laude/Thomack to approve both locations. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. **Motion was made by Genskow/Thomack to approve the Plat of Survey on Malueg Road to add a small strip of land from one piece of property to the adjoining property between Brent/Jaime Holbrook and Andrew/Jacalyn Holbrook. The County only requires approval from the Town Board to do the switch, a quit claim deed will be done between the two parties, a new CSM is not required. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. **Motion was made by Genskow/Laude to approve the yearly maintenance contract with Automatic Entrances for the handicap entrance door to the Town Hall. Motion carried with three in favor, zero against.
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Zoning: Review/approval of the Zoning Committee’s recommendations to the Town of Pella Comprehensive Plan is tabled until the April 11, 2022, Board meeting.
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Roads: Nothing to report.
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On March 14, 2016, the Town Board approved appointing Tammy Adams as Deputy Treasurer and Lisa Papendorf as Deputy Clerk; if the need ever arose, they could take on the duties of the treasurer or clerk. As payment of hours worked, during a needed period, was not specifically stated at the meeting; motion was made by Laude/Genskow to pay either/or $20 an hour for Town work done by either. This is on an “as needed” basis. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against. As treasurer Dennis Zahn had been ill and hospitalized recently, Deputy Adams took over for him and kept track of hours worked. She will be compensated at $20 an hour for the service. She was thanked and commended for taking care of the finances while the treasurer recuperated.
In the absence of the Treasurer, the Clerk reviewed his report. The January bills totaled $437,273.51, leaving a balance of $12,837.14 in the checking account and $770,635.42 in the Premier Savings Account. Motion was made by Thomack/Genskow to approve the January report and pay the February bills. Motion carried by voice vote with three in favor, zero against.
With no further business, motion was made by Genskow/Laude to adjourn the meeting. The next meeting will be Monday, March 14, 2022, at 7:00PM in the Pella Town Hall.