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April 12, 2011 2011 Annual Meeting

April 12 2011

The annual town meeting was called to order by Chairperson Paul Toft at 7:00pm in the meeting room of the town shop. The minutes of the April 13, 2010 meeting were read by the clerk. A motion was made to accept the minutes as read by Fran Miller and was seconded by Louis Willger. The minutes were approved as read. Members present include: Linda Weise, Paul Toft, Steve Schultz, Dennis Willger, Jerry Katzmarek, Sue Votruba, Tom Votruba, Louis Willger, Randy Mancl, Fran Miller and Larry Miller.

2010 Financial report was reviewed. A motion was made by Fran Miller and was seconded by Tom Votruba to accept the financial report. The motion was carried.

Road work was discussed. Road review and annual tour will be on April 26, 2011. Suggestions made included possible rebuild of 24th Avenue from 17th to 16th streets with hard surface in the future and possible soft oil on end of 29 ½ near Shady Rest Campground. Trees will be trimmed and cut back on 24th Avenue by Randy Mancl. 48 tons of gravel have already been purchased for use. Steve Schultz requested that we go back to using a 3-5 year road plan.

Louis Willger gave report on the Fire Department for 2010
o 24 Members
o 16 calls including 1 fire, 3 mutual aids, 1 gas leak, 2 grass fires, 2 false alarms, and 1 meth lab.
o Fema grant awarded for new pumper.
6 new radios were purchased. Barron County is changing the radio systems and all the radios will be in compliance with only the pagers needing upgrading.
Building addition is being discussed for 2012

Louis Willger gave report on the First Responders for 2010
o 8 members
o 58 runs including 45 medical including 2 in Oak Grove 4 car accidents with 9 calls to hwy 53.

The town has some property that they would like to sell to the adjacent landowners. A motion was made by Fran Miller and was seconded by Larry Miller to allow the Town of Bear Lake to sell said property through a quick deed. A letter will be sent to the 4 landowners. All town members present were in favor.

Paul Toft spoke about the no wake zone on Bear Lake. Plaquards are still needed to be posted for informational purposes but everything else is in order. The Rice Lake High School Conservation club will be out next week assisting the dnr install the bouys.

The annual meeting for 2011 will be the 2nd Tuesday of April, that being April 10, 2012 at 8pm in the town shop.

A motion was made by Louis Willger and was seconded by Randy Mancl to adjourn the meeting. Motion was carried.

Jennifer Dostal, Clerk


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