Elections are held at the Beetown Town Hall, 7764 County U. Open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm . ABSENTEE Ballots: Contact Sharon Bontreger for Appointment 608-723-9015 or mail Absentee request to 9719 State Road 81, Cassville, 53806
Annual meetings will be held at the Town Hall on the 3 rd Tuesday in April at the Town Hall starting at 7:00 pm
Please see the posting of the 3 yr comparison budget and resolution for 2017 at the Post Office, Beetown Feed and the Town Hall.
The Beetown monthly town meeting was held on November 9th, 2017 at 6:00 at the Beetown Town Hall. Present were Chairman Kurt Snider, Supervisors Bart Breuer, and Mark Joyce, Treasurer Pamela Clauer, and Clerk Sharon Bontreger. There were no members at large. The Chairman called the meeting to order and offered proof of posting Notice at: US Post Office, Beetown Tire and Beetown Feed along with a copy at the Beetown Town Hall and on the Township Web.
Patrolman Report provided by a Chairman Kurt Snider. John purchased a 55 gallon drum of cleaning solution and new tires and rims for the ¾ pickup truck for $300.00. The 2 way radios are having problems and need repair. John is to contact Comelec 563-556-6526 in Dubuque to have them fixed. They were purchased in 2013/14 from Wis Com because we had to switch to narrow band. The Repeater was purchased from Comelec in Dubuque some time ago. Alvin Bontreger and Mark Joyce installed them. The mower broke down and he had to get parts from Price Equipment in Bloomington. The bill will be sent to Sharon. The light in the bathroom hall is not working. John is to go to Hermsen’s in Bloomington to purchase a replacement like the ones in the banquet hall. He asked about putting in a new 5 foot culvert by Randy Gutknecht’s. Also look at putting a tube on the house side of the road. The Board will look at it and see if it will work. John is doing an experiment on cold patching to see if it will work. He dumps the cold patch on with the dump truck and runs over it. The boards concern is that if it is not leveled out the blade on the snow plow will tear it up.
Presentation of the bills was made by the clerk. A motion was made, seconded and carried to pay the monthly bills in the amount of $71,184.66. The Treasurer reported $15,486.60 in the checkbook as of the 1st of the month. The chairman called for the clerk to read the minutes of the last meeting. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes as read.
An Ordinance was discussed to limit issuing licenses unless resident was current on debts to the township. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adopt Ordinance # 09-07-2017 referring to Delinquency and issuing a License. A Bond Ordinance for the Treasurer was discussed. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adopt Ordinance # 11-90-2017 to forego the Bond for our Treasurer. The board reported that the order to clean up the right-a-way on Old Beetown Road has not been done. Board members will meet to inspect the project to decide on further action.
Sharon attended the FEMA meeting held at the fire station in Lancaster on the on Wed Oct 25th. The money has been approved. Documentation is vital to proceed and obtain payments. There will be a “Recovery Scoping” meeting held with the Chairman, Patrolman and clerk to start things off. We have 30 days to comply with regulations and information. Sharon has received approval to the Grants Portal Website and will have to enter each site claim separately. An email will be sent to the Chairman and the Clerk to set up a meeting. The threshold of $125,000 was set by FEMA to receive the money easier with less documentation and sooner. If over that amount it may take up to 2 years or more to receive the money. We had $124,826.40, the second highest for townships, with Castle Rock having approximately 25,000 more than we had. Sharon will break down the material, machine and labor costs for each site. We must provide documentation of advertising for bids for the damage and have at least 3 potential bidders, one of which needs to be ran by a minority, disabled or woman. They gave a website to obtain names and their email. Sharon will try to find a couple to put in our files and include when putting out bids.
Bart brought up that we have to have a bill to Pipestone, (Blake’s Point, P.O. Box 370, Pipestone, MN 56164-0370 by December 1st or they will not pay for the cost of repairs done on Diamond Grove Road passing their Hog Set up. Kurt will get with John to have him forward the costs to Sharon. Any culvert tubes that are over 36” are illegible for Hwy aid from the county. We have not had any for 2017.
Sharon received a contract for Fire protection from the Lancaster Fire Department. A motion was made, seconded and carried to sign the agreement. She also received notification from the State that the State ran Property Insurance will close and we will need to find a new insurance company to cover real property and equipment. Pam will get some specific quotes and report back to the board as soon as possible. Sharon presented to the Chairman a list of Election Inspectors to be approved for the 2018-2019 time period. Kurt called for a motion to approve the list. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the list of 10 Election Inspectors.
Discussion was held on illegal dumping at the dump site. Mark and Darrell suggest having Motion activated spot lights to deter activity at night. Mark is to see what they would cost and report back to the board. We have not found anyone to fill the vacant custodian position. We will continue to ask around. Iverson has completed the Preparation work on Black Jack and Porter Hill road. They plan on laying the seal coat next week when the temperatures are to be in the upper 40’s and mid 50’s for the flood damage. Muscallounge road will have to wait until 2018.
Mark and Sharon attended the Regional Planning multi Hazard meeting held in Bagley on November 2nd. We were to list our potential problems for damage to roads, buildings, economical issues. Several of the neighboring townships were also present. We listed issues with flooding, wind, blizzard conditions, lack of cell service for economical and emergency issues. Steve Braun suggested encouraging people without cell service to purchase weather radios. The Grant County Towns meeting was held on Monday Nov 6th. No one from our Board attended. The minutes were made available by Sharon for review of the Board.
A motion to approve an operator’s license for Amanda Koprelian was made seconded and carried. Budget figures were presented by the clerk. Currently, after Bills approved to be paid at this meeting, we have a balance of approximately 3,000. We will receive our Shared Revenue around the 15th of 56,000. That should get us through the year end. The December Board meeting was set for the 7th at noon. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn the meeting at 7:33 pm.
Sharon Bontreger – Clerk ________________________________________
Annual Meeting held on April 17, 2018, at 7:00 pm. At the Beetown Town Hall.
April 2017 Election of Board members Result: Chairman: Kurt Snider 608-732-6619 Supervisors: Bart Breuer and Mark Joyce Treasurer - Pamela Clauer); Post Clerk, - Sharon Bontreger
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Monthly Meetings are held at the Town Hall on the 1st Thursday following the 1st Monday of the month at 7:00 pm unless posted differently.
For prompt payment of your bills, please have them to the clerks office by the 1st of the month in order for the Board to approve them for payment. 9719 State Road, Cassville, WI 53806 Thank you.