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November 9, 2022 Budget Public Hearing Minutes 11-9-22

November 9, 2022
Town of Bear Lake Budget Meeting
The budget meeting was called to order at 6 pm by Chairman Paul Toft.
Present: Paul Toft, Dave Wellsandt, Steve Schultz, Lisa Blechinger and Kathy Willger.
Meeting was noticed at the town shop and the town website.
The clerk reviewed the 2023 Budget.
Steve makes a motion to move to the public hearing- seconded by Dave, no further discussion, motion carried. The budget meeting closed at 6:11 pm.
The Public Budget Hearing was called to order at 6:12 pm by Chairman Paul Toft. Note all board members are here in addition to several town residents.
The town electorate had a few questions- Franny Miller asked if a special levy was going to be requested- Paul answered that at this time a special levy is not being pursued. Patti Anderson questioned if there were any ARPA funds available- the clerk replied that the Town used the entirety of the ARPA funds to be paid to Mosaic to expand broadband. She also asked about the liquor license- we have one bar that gets renewed annually which is Poor Folks- they sell alcoholic beverages but no longer sell cigarettes or nicotine products. Patti also inquired about the 2% fire dues- Paul explained that these are funds that home insurers send to the State that are then passed on to the municipalities that are subsequently paid to the Fire Department. Patti Anderson also talked about beaver control funds that might be something worth checking into for the Town. Patti stated that she would check into this.
Paul made a motion to accept the public figures this was seconded by Steve. All in favor- no further discussion the motion carried. There were no appearances.
Steve made a motion to adjourn the Public Hearing this was seconded by Dave. All in favor the motion carried. The Public Budget Hearing was adjourned at 6:28 pm.
Special budget Board Meeting was called to order at 6:29 pm by Chairman Paul Toft, all board members present. Motion to approve the 2023 budget as presented was made by Dave seconded by Steve. All in favor the motion carries.
Motion to approve the 2023 town levy at $250,155.00 was made by Steve and seconded by Dave. No further discussion the motion carried.
Steve made a motion to adjourn the budget meeting seconded by Dave. All in favor the motion carries.

Paul Toft, Chairman___________________________________________________________

Lisa Blechinger, Clerk__________________________________________________________


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