Minutes Regular Town Board Meeting August 8, 2017

TOWN OF WOODRUFF
REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
MINUTES
AUGUST 8, 2017

This regular town board meeting was noticed according to State Statue 19.84. Posted as required by law, news media notified. Board members present were Chairman Michael Timmons, Supervisors Corky Sheppard, Ed Richardson, Barry Seidel Jr., and Shirley Jacoby. Also present were Christine Woynich-Clerk, Evelyn Schneiderman-Treasurer, Michael Pockat-Road Crew Supervisor, Victor Gee-Fire Department Assistant Chief, Rick LaPlante, Jean LaPlante, Heidi Fink, George Zoch, and Abbey McEnroe-Lakeland Times.
Chairman Timmons called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance conducted.
Motion by Sheppard, seconded by Jacoby to approve the agenda as presented, all members voted aye; motion carried.
Motion by Sheppard, seconded by Seidel Jr. to approve the minutes of the July 25, 2017 regular town board meeting as presented. Jacoby abstained from voting, all other members voted aye; motion carried.
Welcome and introduction of guests: none.
1. PUBLIC COMMENT RELATED TO BELOW AGENDA ITEMS.
None.
2. SPECIAL YEAR-ROUND HIGHWAY WEIGHT LIMITATIONS ORDINANCE #435-7, POSSIBLE AMEND TO INCLUDE COUNTRY LANE.
Timmons stated that Country Lane had been missed at some point somehow, and should be added. Timmons also recommended that there be a change to include that emergencies can be verbally granted by designated people in the event that the town office is closed. Timmons will bring back the ideas in written form for board members to review. Timmons stated that neighboring towns did not have a problem with the town putting up signs of weight limits on their side of the roads if they are placed on a wooden breakaway post. No action taken.
3. SALT SHED UPDATE & CHOOSE OPTIONS
Timmons stated that the plans got state approval. Timmons recommended the board take action on siding and roofing choices. Timmons stated the choices included vinyl siding or steel, and steel roofing or shingles. Motion by Seidel Jr., seconded by Richardson to accept the steel siding and steel roofing in a color choice that most closely matches the current siding on the existing buildings, all members voted aye; motion carried.
4. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF JULY BILLS
Motion by Seidel Jr., seconded by Sheppard to approve the bills as presented, all member voted aye; motion carried.
5. FIRE TRUCK UPDATE
Timmons stated that he was recusing himself. Gee presented another bid for a 75’ aerial from Marion for $749, 483 with a $25,000 discount to use the truck as a demo for 6 months, and another $10, 000 discount if it is prepaid within 30 days of signing the contract. Gee stated the fire department feels they need an aerial to meet the needs of the area. Gee inquired if there was a timeframe of when more discussion was to be had. Seidel Jr. stated that he felt it was important to have a conversation and the board to choose a direction. Seidel Jr. presented some ads for used engines. Richardson stated that he did not think it was advantageous for the town to assume so much debt for a new truck when a used one can be purchased for so much less. Seidel Jr. stated that he did not see the use of an aerial when an aerial was never purchased before, and the two story structures were in place at the time of previous engine purchases. Sheppard stated he felt there was a need for an aerial. Gee stated that an aerial was much safer for rescue efforts and slowing the process of a blaze. Gee gave an example of a recent time an aerial could have been used to more quickly and safely remove individuals who had recent surgery from a home. Richardson stated there was a 75’ aerial for sale for $75, 000 from the Sheboygan Fire Department that would be available January 2019. Gee said he was familiar with the truck and thought it was a good truck and a possibility to look at. Seidel Jr. motioned that a representative from the fire department work with Richardson to vet the truck as a possible option, seconded by Jacoby, Timmons abstained, all other members voted aye; motion carried.
6. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
Year-round weight limits and fire truck.
7. PUBLIC COMMENT RELATED TO THE ABOVE AGENDA ITEMS
Fink asked if the fire truck would be an open or closed meeting. Zoch stated that he did not think a concrete truck constituted an emergency. Timmons stated that he would change the wording from emergency to short term notice. Gee stated that he thought the road limits were too restrictive.
8. PERFORMANCE REVIEW OF POLICE CHIEF-LENNIE DREWSEN.
Motion to move into closed session by Seidel Jr., seconded by Richardson. Role call vote; Richardson-aye, Jacoby-aye, Sheppard-aye, Seidel-aye, Timmons-aye, motion carried. Board moved into closed session at 6:38 p.m. Timmons reported that at 7:02 p.m. a motion to return to open session was made by Seidel Jr. and seconded by Sheppard, all members voted aye; motion carried. Timmons stated that the performance bonus had been approved by the board.
9. ADJOURNMENT
Motion by Sheppard, seconded by Richardson to adjourn, all members voted aye; motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:04 p.m.

/s/ Christine Woynich, Clerk

Approved: 08/22/2017

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