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 July 6th, 2017 at Noon at the Beetown Town Hall. Present were Chairman Kurt Snider, Supervisors Bart Breuer, and Mark Joyce, Treasurer Pamela Clauer, Clerk Sharon Bontreger and Patrolman John Barr. Members at large where: Marsha Reynolds. 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. Residents time to voice concerns and requests: Marsha reported that the area where her steps meet the sidewalk is sinking in front of her house. She is not sure what is happening, but feels that the increase in Semi Truck traffic is contributing to it. Bart will contact Dave Lambert of the Hwy Department and see if there is anything that can be done for it.
Patrolman Report: It is time to order Salt and Chips. Kurt will put the bid in the paper and have them returned to him by August 4th. Pam will put it on the Web site. John requested that all or part of his Fed Med card annual fee be paid by the town ship. After discussion, a motion was made, seconded and carried to pay ½ of the Annual out of pocket costs for upkeep the Fed Med card. John gets 40 hours of Vacation pay and earns 2 hours per pay period up to 240 hours. After 3 years of service, he will earn 80 hours of vacation pay per year as of Sept 1, 2018. Overtime pay was discussed. Flex time is to be used within a pay period. Therefore if it is the last day of a pay period and John must go over his 40 hours for the week to finish the job, Overtime will be paid. Cold Patch was discussed and John said that Iverson’s cold patch is harder to work with but once down it hardens and lasts longer than Scotts which is softer, but does not stay put as long.
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 56,825.68. $25,000 was paid down on the $50,000 Loan due in October. The Treasurer reported 88,014.61 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.
Bart received a call about Darrell Crapp’s land having uncontrolled Thistles. Bart called and spoke with Darrell. Darrell was upset with the call and hung up on Bart. A Noxious weed Ordinance was discussed. It was tabled until the next meeting. The Resolution to support Statewide Moratorium on Construction and Expansion of Industrial sized concentrated animal feeding operations in Wisconsin was tabled until a definition of Industrial sized was explained so that a family farmer would not be stopped from expanding a reasonable amount. Discussion was held on the Part time patrolman’s mandatory ½ hour lunch for time over 4 hours. There is a legal liability if an employee does not take a break after 4 hours of being on the job. An ½ hour lunch will be taken out of any time reported on the time sheet of 4 hours or more. The TRID Program was discussed. Pam and Kurt will make out the application and submit in August/September deadline. Kurt reported that the High Powered power lines are still in the planning phase and they are doing studies on Frogs etc. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve an operators License for Angel Ackerman of Yesterdaze II. A fencing issue was brought up between Dwane Stoderstrum and Dennis Knapp. Kurt spoke with them and a verbal agreement has been made. Hopefully the problem will stop.
A motion was made, seconded and carried to continue with the Memorandum of Understanding for SVRS provider/Relier with the Grant County Clerk’s Office from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2019 (2 years). The cost of the service is $400.00 a year. Fahrner has finished chip sealing of the dead ends. The Meeting was adjourned at: 2:40 pm. The monthly meeting for next month was set for August 10, 2017 at Noon. Sharon Bontreger – Clerk ________________________________________
Budget Hearing Minutes: 2016
2016 – BUDGET HEARING November 15th 6:00
The Public budget hearing was called to order at 6:00 pm on November 15th 2016 by Chairman Thomas Cartwright. Present were Chairman Thomas Cartwright (Chairman), Bart Breuer & Mark Joyce (Supervisors), and Sharon Bontreger (Clerk). Pamela Clauer (Treasurer) Members at large were John Barr and Dale Bontreger; The Budget was presented; The public was invited to speak on the proposed budget for 2016
**There was no discussion on the proposed budget. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn the Budget Hearing at 6:05 pm
2016 - SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWN OF BEETOWN – GRANT COUNTY
The “Special town meeting of the electors of the town of Beetown, Grant County was called to order by Chairman Thomas Cartwright at 6:06 pm. on November 15th, 2016. Present were Chairman Thomas Cartwright, supervisors Bart Breuer and Mark Joyce, and Clerk Sharon Bontreger. Treasurer Pamela Clauer. Members at large were: John Barr and Dale Bontreger. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the following budget items : 1. Approved the Resolution to exceed the allowable tax levy adopted by the town board at the October 3, 2016 Board meeting. A motion was made, seconded and carried to approve the levy to be collected in 2017 pursuant to Section 60.10(1)(a) of Wis Statutes of $162,202.00 increase and repayment of debt of $50,000 due in October of 2017 for a total levy of 212,202.00 . 2. A motion was made, seconded and carried by the Town Electors to adopt a Resolution to Exceed the allowable tax levy on an ongoing basis (see attached). A motion was made, seconded and carried to close the special town meeting of the Electors at 6:08 pm
2016 – SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BEETOWN TOWN BOARD
The special meeting of the Beetown Town Board was called to order immediately after the Special Town meeting of the Electors of the town of Beetown – Grant County. Present was Chairman Thomas Cartwright; Supervisors Bart Breuer and Mark Joyce, Treasurer Pamela Clauer and Clerk Sharon Bontreger. Members at large were John Barr and Dale Bontreger.. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adopt a Resolution to exceed Levy limit on an ongoing basis of $162,202.00 + 50,000 to repay the loan due October 2017. The Resolution is attached. A motion was made, seconded and carried to adjourn the special meeting of the town board at 6:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by: __________________s________________________
Sharon Bontreger November 15, 2016
Beetown Township Clerk
Annual Meeting held on April 18, 2017, at 7:00 pm. At the Beetown Town Hall.
The meeting was called to order at 7:10 pm. In attendance was chairman Tom Cartwright, supervisors, Bart Breuer and Mark Joyce, Treasurer Pam Clauer, Clerk Sharon and Chairman Elect Kurt Snider. There were several members at large totaling 8
A motion was made, seconded and carried to make Peoples state Bank the bank for regular deposits. AYE - 08 NAY - 0
A motion was made, seconded and carried to make Clare Bank a second bank of deposit during tax times when our balance may go over what the FDC will insure. AYE – 08 NAY - 0
A motion to participate in the county road aid program with paying 2,000 for 4,000 return was made, seconded and carried. AYE – 08 NAY - 0
A motion was made, seconded and carried to allow the board borrow the maximum allowed, not to go over 200,000 as necessary for operational purposes. AYE – 08 NAY - 0
A motion was made, seconded and carried to donate to area rescue squads in the following amounts:
Cassville Rescue - $150; Lancaster Rescue – 450.00 and West Grant – 1036. Aye – 08 Nay – 0
A motion to adjourn was made, seconded and carried at 7:20 pm.
Sharon Bontreger – Beetown Township Clerk. /s/
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
.HALL RENT: Reservations call Brittany Kewatt 794-2190 or 815-997-4202 (cell) Must sign a contract and send along with "2" checks (One for the rent and one for the Deposit) to Beetown Treasurer 9558 Short Cut Rd, Bloomington, WI 53804. You may pick up a contract at the Hall, Post Office, Feed Mill or request one by email from firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Reservation is not final until the schedulerhas the contract, and checks in hand.
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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.