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June 8, 2022 June 8, 2022 Meeting Minutes

Town of Bear Lake Meeting Minutes 06/08/2022
Meeting called to order at 7:01 pm by chairman Paul Toft. Meeting was noticed at the town shop and on the town web page. Members Present: Dave Wellsandt, Paul Toft, Steve Schultz, Kathy Willger and Lisa Blechinger.
Meeting minutes from May were read by clerk and accepted as read.
Treasurer’s Report- Kathy - Money Market Savings and checking account balances reviewed and May bills were reviewed as paid. Steve made a motion to accept the report was seconded by Dave- no further discussion motion carried.
Old Business- Discussion regarding potential levy increase discussed. Bi-Partisan Infrastructure Bill briefly discussed.
The meeting was paused while the board went into closed session to review the clerk position at 7:12.
Meeting was called back to order at 7:22 pm. The board made a decision that part-time employees should be reviewed every 2 years on the odd year in either August or Sept- and full-time employee be reviewed annually with any increase approved to be effective January 1st for the new budget year.
For the clerk position- when the board hired Lisa Blechinger a year ago, they were aware that the clerk wage needed to be increased. Steve made a motion to increase the clerk position from $10,000.00 annually to $14,000.00 effective 7-1-22. Dave 2nd this motion- all in favor no further discussion the motion carried.
Report on roads- Clint reported that gravel was being spread and patch mix on 26th- culvert’s have not been replaced yet. Poor Folks Road is holding up good. 18th needed to be fixed. Holding steady with maintaining roads. Bob Heinz has indicated that he would like to extend his driveway.
The Case IH tractor has not yet been picked up yet- clerk to follow up with Leader’s Farm Equipment to check on status. Steve made a motion that the Township purchase a 2012 John Deer Tractor from Oak Grove Township for $70,000.00. Dave 2nd this- all in favor no further discussion- the motion carried.
New Business- Bear Lake Association fees for 2022-2023 were discussed. A motion was made to renew our membership by Dave- this was 2nd by Steve. All in favor- no further discussion the motion carried. Clint informed the board that he needed to order at least 6 new blades for the mower that we are purchasing. The A/C on the grader is not performing well- it was suggested that Clint check with Synergy to see if they can charge the air conditioning.
Shady Rest Campground Liquor License- Steve made a motion to approve 5 server requests and the liquor license for the new year that runs from 7-1-22 through 6-30-23. Dave 2nd this- all in favor no further discussion the motion carried.
Payment of bills.
Next Meeting July 13th, 2022 at 7 pm.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:05 pm.
Paul Toft; Chairman____________________________________________ Date_____________________

Lisa Blechinger, Clerk __________________________________________ Date_____________________


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