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					                                     Town of Big Flats
                                    Town Board Meeting
                                     September 8, 2009
                                          6 p.m.


Meeting called to order by Chairman Todd Peterson. At 6 p.m.

Present: Chairman Todd Peterson, Supervisor 1 Larry Beck, Supervisor 2 Eugene
Blackburn, Clerk Mary Clapper, Treasurer Sheila Smedbron and 13 Citizens

Bills were audited and paid the first half hour.

Minutes of Town Bd. Meetings were read by Treasurer Shelia Smedbron. No corrections were
made.

Treasurer Report –The Treasurer gave the receipts and balances on hand for all
accounts thru August 31, 2009. Chairman Peterson stated that the report would be filed
for the spring audit.

Application for Credit from Badger Utility Inc. Discussion followed. A motion by Chairman
Peterson to apply for an application for credit with Badger Utility Inc. for purchase of filters, oil, etc
for town needs. Second by Beck. Roll call vote all in favor. The clerk was instructed to fill out the
application and mail it.

Road Certification-
Discussion followed. A motion was made by Chairman Peterson to approve the mileage of 89.36
and return the forms to the state. Second by Beck. Roll call vote, all in favor.

Clerk was instructed to mail the certification to the state.

Trip Program: This is a planned 3-year program with ninth and Browndeer next in line for
realignment of the intersections. Chairman Peterson would like to talk to Dan from Scott
Construction to see if it would be possible to switch the 9th and Browndeer project to repairing sink
holes and rebuilding West Trout Valley Road and what the cost would be. He also stated that he
would like to see what the pricing structure would be in repairing Blackhawk Court and Blackhawk
Drive.

Motion made by Peterson to authorize Todd Peterson to talk to Dan Biermeier about altering the
projects from 9th and Browndeer to the West Trout Valley project and gathering information on
the pricing structures. Second by Beck. Roll call vote all in favor.

Motion to contract with Fenner Excavating to repair Sink Holes in West Trout Valley on a
per load basis with a total cost not to exceed $15,000. Peterson stated that the debris should be
taken to our transfer site. Beck stated that he would like the gravel taken to the transfer site so that
we could use the gravel at another location.




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                                    Town of Big Flats
                                   Town Board Meeting
                                    September 8, 2009
                                         6 p.m.

A motion by Peterson to contract with Fenner Excavating to repair Sink Holes in West Trout
Valley on a per load basis with a total cost not to exceed $15,000. Second by Beck. Roll call vote
all in favor.

Clerk is to post notice in township.

Request for Mobile Home Variance by Joseph Myren- Request canceled

Clean up of Knapp Property-Supervisor Blackburn stated the he had driven past the front of the
property and it looked clean. Chairman Peterson stated that half of a metal trailer frame and two
piles of scrap metal remain on the side of the property. Supervisor Beck stated that he had spoken to
Sous. Sous said that Peterson said that you (Chairman Peterson) were going to fine him or he had
to put up a fence. Chairman Peterson stated that that was never said to him, He is lying. I want it
known for the minute that that is a flat out lie. I never talked to him about anything. Last time I
talked to him, he threatened to shoot me. Chairman Peterson stated that the additional 30-day
extension had passed and the Town should arrange for final clean up.

A motion made by Chairman Peterson for him to speak with Fenner Excavating to make
arrangements for final clean up of the Rose Knapp property. Second by Beck. Roll call vote all in
favor.

Clerk was instructed to write a letter to Ms. Knapp informing her of the board’s decision

Lighting Needs around Town Hall and Fuel Tanks: Chairman Peterson invited Fire Chief Dick
Meyer to speak for his input on the subject. Supervisor Beck presented information on High
Pressure Sodium wall lights with photocell 70 watt at a cost of $61.95 each. 100 watt lights are
$65.95 It was determined that we need six lights for sufficient lighting. Four will be installed on the
town hall/fire dept building and two on the backside of the highway garage. A pole light should be
installed by the fuel tank.

A motion by Peterson to purchase 6 high pressure sodium wall lights with photo cell at a cost of
$65.95 each, plus shipping and handling from FarmTek. Second by Blackburn. Roll call vote all in
favor.

A motion was made by Peterson to contact Adams County Electric Co-operative to install a new
.dusk to dawn yard light as close as possible to the fuel station. Second by Beck. Roll call vote, all
in favor.

Gravesite Marker Quantity and Purchase-Richard Quimby presented figures on quantity of
markers to be purchased. Needed are 96 markers at a cost of $2.99 each for a total of $187.04
marked with 252 digits at a cost of sixteen cents each for a total of $46.32 plus shipping of $35.00
for a grand total of $362.36. Clerk is to order markers.




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                                    Town of Big Flats
                                   Town Board Meeting
                                    September 8, 2009
                                         6 p.m.

Community Wildfire Protection Plan-chairman Peterson attended a meeting with Amy Lukte
and Jodi Stormoen -Wildland Urban Specialists, other local officials and citizens. They are asking
for one official from each town to help with the planning of Wildfire protection. The Town of Big
Flats and Monroe Center would be a combined plan. What the plan will do is make available grant
money for brush removal, fire lane improvements and other project. Jodi Stormoen will write
applications for the grant funds. The Town of Big Flats and Monroe center are considered a high-
risk area for fires. This process is open to the public and the next meeting is October 1, 2009

Motion by Peterson to let the town board authorize Todd Peterson to attend these meetings and
work with the preparation of the Wildfire Protection Plan and bring the completed plan back to the
board for review and adoption and send a letter of intent to Amy Ludtke that Todd Peterson will
attend the meetings representing the Town of Big Flats 2nd by Beck, Roll call vote, all in favor.

Clerk is to send a letter of intent to Amy Ludtke that Todd Peterson will attend the meetings
representing the Town of Big Flats.

Adoption of Adams County All Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (Resolution 03-09) Resolution
was read by Chairman Peterson.

Motion to adopt the resolution was made by Peterson. Second by Beck. Roll call vote all in favor.

Clerk is to post resolution and send a copy to emergency management.

Determine Fire Protection/First Responder Fee for Monroe Center Chairman Peterson invited
Fire Chief Dick Meyer to speak for his input on the subject. It was determined that the 2010 fire
protection and first responder fees would stay the same as 2009 rates. Motion by Peterson to leave
the rates for fire protection at $13,500.00 and first responder at $5,500.00 for a total of $19,000.00.
Second by Beck Roll call vote all in favor.

Posting Board at the Transfer Site Discussion followed. A motion by Peterson to purchase one
#920108 Quartet anodized aluminum frame enclosed bulletin board at a cost of $364.95. Second by
Beck. Roll call vote, all in favor. Clerk was instructed to purchase it from Office Depot.

Amending $200 limit Of No Pre-approval on Purchases Made By the Fire Department.
Chairman Peterson invited Fire Chief Dick Meyer to speak for his input on the subject Discussion
followed. Motion by Peterson to raise the no pre- approval limit to $500.00 on purchases made by
the fire department for a trial period of 6 months and then reviewed in February 2010. Second by
Blackburn. Roll call vote, all in favor.

Nuisance Committee Violations- The Nuisance Committee met on September 1, 2009 at 6 p.m.
There were four committee members present and Larry Beck
 We received a complaint at 1113 West 15th Avenue. Discussion was held and found it to be in
violation according to the ordinance. We proceeded to take action and have pictures taken.
 There were no new complaints. The next meeting is October 6m 2009 at 6 p.m.


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                                    Town of Big Flats
                                   Town Board Meeting
                                    September 8, 2009
                                         6 p.m.

A recordation by Nuisance Committee to clean up 1113 West 15th Avenue was made. Motion by
Peterson to contact Atty. Wood to give landowner 30 days notice to clean up or a citation will be
issued. Second by Beck Roll call vote, all in favor

Fire Dept Report –Dick Meyer
The Chief gave an overview of the calls for August 2009 and stated that the department’s
Fundraiser Dance was well attended and had a good time.
He stated that the new tanker is here and not totally in service yet as they are still working
the bugs out of it.

New tanker needs new drive tires; he will get information on replacement tire for next
months meeting.

He presented the bill for the new tanker, which was pre-approved
Tanker 512 is out of service as it had a major engine malfunction over the weekend. The
engine has been torn down and cylinder #6 has been scored. There will be a major cost in
repairing the motor with the cost being unknown at this time.

No financial report was given as the business meeting is next Monday.
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Highway Report – Wally Buss-Wally stated that brushing continues and they have started the fall
grading.

Town Plan Commission Report-Jay Jocham- Not in attendance

Neighborhood Watch Report Cheryl Chetney-We meet on Sept 5 there were five patrollers
present. There has bee some break in and theft activity for the month of August involving several
churches in the area. Mail boxes were also damaged on 15th Avenue, Monroe Center reported an
attempted break-in.

Crime Stoppers meeting will be September 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the Inn of the Pines. The next
neighborhood watch meeting is October 1 at 9:00 a.m. at the town hall

Cty Bd. Update – Cty. Supv. John West
Mr. West spoke on issues that were considered by the county board including County furloughs,
Personnel director appointment, corporation counsel, a resolution for early retirement package,
transportation program approved, county park passes are good for outlying parks and at this time,
he has not gotten an answer on the planning and zoning question.
Correspondence:
Jewell Associate Engineers Letter of Introduction of Services,
Wisconsin Taxpayer Alliance-Schoolfacts09- school district information
Citizen Input
Nancy Kilps- Display case at transfer site
Sandra Smith- Badger Utility Account, Trip Program, West Trout Valley Road,


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                                 Town Board Meeting
                                  September 8, 2009
                                       6 p.m.

Dale Kipfer- West Trout Valley Road
Nancy Kilps- West Trout Valley Road

Adjourn- Motion to Adjourn made by Peterson 2nd by Beck Roll call vote all in favor
Meeting adjourned 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted




Mary Clapper
Clerk

Citizens in attendance:
Alfred Anderson                                   Carl Dostal-Dostal Excavating
John West –County Board Supervisor                Nancy Kilps
Ray Quimby                                        Vivian Quimby
Richard Quimby                                    Wally Buss
Cheryl Chetney                                    Larry Clapper
Dick Meyer                                        Rose Hendrickson
Sandra Schmidt




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