Town of Star Prairie
September 7, 2010
The Town Board meeting was called to order on September 7, 2010 at 7:02 p.m at the
Star Prairie Town Hall - 2118 Cook Drive, Somerset, WI 54025. Present: Doug Rivard;
Steve Lewis; Scott Counter; Patty Schachtner; Thomas Heintz; Michael Burke ,
MaryAnn Schachtner, and Tim Scott.
Agenda – was approved as published and circulated. Motion by Lewis and seconded by
Counter. Motion carried.
August Minutes – motion by Lewis and seconded by Heintz to approve the August 3,
2010 minutes as published and circulated. Motion carried
Treasurer’s report – motion by Counter and seconded by Lewis to approve the
treasurer’s report for August. Motion carried
Building Permits – were read by Rivard. Motion by Lewis and seconded by Counter to
approve the permits for July which include: one addition, three alterations and one deck.
Plan Commission – Counter reported on the recent Public Hearing involving the Town
of Star Prairie 2010 – 2030 Comprehensive Plan and the Town of Star Prairie Road and
Driveway Ordinance. Counter read aloud the ”Resolution to Recommend Adoption of
the Town of Star Prairie 2010 – 2030 Comprehensive Plan.”
Town of Star Prairie 2010 – 2030 Comprehensive Plan -- Motion by Rivard and
seconded by Lewis to approve the Comprehensive Plan. A voice vote was all in favor,
Town of Star Prairie Road and Driveway Ordinance -- Motion by Heintz and seconded
by Lewis to approve the Road and Driveway Ordinance. A voice vote was all in favor,
motion carried. A resolution adopting the Town of Star Prairie 2010-2030
Comprehensive Plan the will be drawn up by the town’s attorney, Tim Scott. The
resolution must be signed by the Chairman Rivard and theTown Clerk.
St Croix County Collecting Property Taxes – Motion by Lewis and seconded by
Schachtner to allow St. Croix County to collect the first-half of the Town of Star Prairie’s
property taxes. A voice vote was all in favor, motion carried. Clerk to follow up with the
St Croix County to find out about additional obligations and if we need to sign a new
Refinance Township Debt – Motion by Counter and seconded by Heintz to develop a
resolution for approval transferring all of the town’s current liabilities from Anchor Bank
to First National Community Bank, New Richmond as per the terms and conditions
specified in the correspondence dated August 17, 2010. It was also stated that the bank
would not require a mortgage. A voice vote was all in favor, motion carried.
September 7, 2010 Town Board Meeting continued:
Town Hall Maintenance – Motion by Lewis and seconded by Heintz to have Clyde Moe
refinish the town hall’s vinyl flooring and touch-up damaged walls with paint. Motion
carried. Rivard abstained.
Clerk and Treasurer Positions – Discussion regarding combining the positions.
Wisconsin Towns Association has advised the township to hold a Special Meeting of
Electors giving town residents the opportunity to decide if the Clerk/Treasurer position
should be and appointed or elected. Special Meeting to be held at the Star Prairie
Town Hall on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Ambulance Building Funding – Board discussed holding a Special Meeting of the Town
Electors to discuss the funding of the proposed ambulance building.
Special Meeting of the Electors – motion by Schachtner and seconded by Lewis to hold
a Special Meeting of the Electors to discuss combining the Clerk/Treasurer position and
the funding of the proposed Ambulance Building. Meeting to be held at the Star Prairie
Town Hall on October 12, 2010 at 7 p.m. A voice vote was all in favor, motion carried
Copier Purchase – Motion by Heintz and seconded by Rivard directing the Clerk to look
into the leasing the Lanier LD528SPF Digital Copier System for $3,364.00 from E. O.
Johnson Company, with the possibility of upgrading the copier during the lease. If the
option to upgrade is not available, the Clerk may purchase the copier outright. A voice
vote was all in favor, motion carried.
Town Ordinances – The board members will review the Town of Star Prairie – Code of
Ordinances book, possibly making recommendations, correcting errors or making
changes as necessary. Further discussion will take place at the October Town Board
Robert and Doris Maitrejean – The Town Board was notified that the Maitrejean’s of
1957 County Road C, have withdrawn their request for a variance on a home remodel.
Adjourn --A motion was made by Rivard and seconded by Lewis to pay the bills and
adjourn. Motion carried.
Michael Burke, Clerk