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October 13, 2021 October 13 Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2021 Town of Bear Lake Meeting Mins.
Meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by chairman Paul Toft.
Meeting was noticed at the town shop, on the town web page and this is our regular scheduled night and time.
Present: Paul Toft, Steve Schultz, Dave Wellsandt, Lisa Blechinger and Kathy Willger
Meeting minutes from September 8th, 2021th were read by the clerk. Paul makes a motion to accept the mins. 2nd by Dave no further discussion motion carried.
No Appearances
New Business: Clint reported that he had called CCF to change the address where the credit card bill is sent to so that it goes to the new clerks address. He was surprised that he was required to give his SSN to verify his identity- and was not aware that his personal information is tied into that account. The only times he uses the credit card generally is at Farm & Fleet – Paul recalled the reason the credit card was opened was due to Clint not wanting to pay for items and submit them at the meeting later for reimbursement. Clint wanted to close the account- it was decided to hold off on making any changes until the next meeting. Paul will check with Dairy State Bank to see what options are to have a credit card in the Town’s name only and report back at the next meeting.
The Clerk had received a printout from Citizen Community Federal Bank with the current balance and terms of our loan which is 2.9% interest and current balance as of 10/01/21 is $317,368.89. The address for that account needs to be changed so that the coupon book for the loan is mailed to the current clerk. Paul made a motion to have the mailing address for Dairy State Bank be changed to 1340 27th Ave Rice Lake, WI 54868 Dave seconded the motion no further discussion- motion carried.
There is a balance of $34,334.72 in the Grant Account at Dairy State- which is being held in that account while we wait for confirmation of the broadband expansion plans with Mosiac Broadband moving forward.
Treasure’s report and September bills were read by Kathy and Paul makes a motion to accept the reports 2nd by Dave, no further discussion motion carried.
WTA Annual Attendees- Paul, David and Kathy. Paul brought up some information he learned at the WTA Conference- and brought up joining the Town Advocacy Council TAC. Steve recommended that we find out more information about this and bring to the November meeting- Paul stated he would follow and find more information.
Budget Meeting will be scheduled at 6 pm prior to the next board meeting immediately followed by a public budget hearing. Paul made a motion to have Steve appointed to talk to employees about compensation for the upcoming year- seconded by Dave no further discussion- motion carried.
Town Road report: Randy Mancl was in attendance to be available for any questions about gravel costs for 2022. Steve made a motion to continue the previously agreed upon terms that are 3 equal payments which were $6,665.00 for gravel to be paid out in Jan, Feb and March 2022 for a total of $19,995.00. This was seconded by Dave- no further discussion motion carried.
Discussion continued to determine sand and salt needs for the upcoming winter season- Paul was going to check with Brian and follow up on final amounts and bring that information forward to the next meeting. A motion was made by Steve to have Paul work with Clint regarding new tires for the grader- this was seconded by Dave no further discussion- the motion carried.
Old Business: Baribeau Bill- Paul was going to look over the bill- he called and was told that there was a final amount $4,990.78 bill that will be processed and sent out.
Payment of bills
Next meeting November 10, 2021 immediately following the Public Budget Hearing.
Meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm

Paul Toft, Chairman___________________________________________________________
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Lisa Blechinger, Clerk__________________________________________________________
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