Call to Order: Regular Town Meeting was called to order by Town Chair, L Updike immediately following adjournment of the electors meeting.  Present were Supervisors V Pogue & D Yelk, Clerk J Ramsfield, Treasurer C Yelk, Patrolman W Dorshorst, V Maly, M & K Sommers.

Statement of Public Notice: The chair directed that the minutes show that notice of this meeting was posted on the website and three Town bulletin boards July 9, 2015.

Pledge of Allegiance: The Pledge was led by J Ramsfield

Approve Minutes from prior meeting. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve minutes from June 22, 2015.
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Abstain: none
Motion carried

Public Comment: V Maly inquired as to the progress on Deer Creek Run completion.

Consider/Take Action re: K Sommers to address the board – speed limit on Manley Drive. K Sommers requested a speed limit sign posted on the west end of Manley Drive in the East End subdivision. She reported traffic in excessive speed for a residential neighborhood drives by their home. The state statues provision for speed limits in residential subdivision and enforcement of the speed limit was discussed. Moved by D Yelk, second by L Updike to approve the installation of 25 miles per hour speed limit signs (inbound and outbound) on the west end of Manley Dr and the evaluation of a stop or yield sign on the corner of Keller and Manley Dr.
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Abstain: none
Motion carried

Consider/Take Action: Compliance of employee menu fund (ACA Health Insurance Payment and pretax medical reimbursement for Small Businesses). The board and staff discussed the prospective companies to provide the service to the town. Pros and cons were outlined and it was decided to choose TASC for the provider. TASC is nationwide but the home office is here in Madison. They can provide both the insurance premium payments and out-of-pocket medical reimbursement. The clerk was instructed to setup a meeting with TASC to go over specifics of the program. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to retain TASC services
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Abstain: none
Motion carried

Consider/Take Action re: Approve the reappointment of Roger Fetterly, Plan Commission Chair and Doug Yelk, Plan Commission Member to 3-year terms on the Plan Commission effective July 1, 2015.

Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to approve reappointment of Roger Fetterly as Plan Commission Chair for a 3 year term effective July 1, 2015
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Abstain: none
Motion carried

Moved by L Updike, second by V Pogue to approve reappointment of Doug Yelk, Plan Commission Member to 3-year terms on the Plan Commission effective July 1, 2015
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Abstain: none
Motion carried

Committee Updates

  • Farm Technology Days: Meeting will be held at the Townhall on July 15.
  • EMS: Meeting will be held on July 14. V Pogue talked about the new phone system the Village of Marshall would like the Public Safety Building to install. He asked the other board members their opinion about the phone system and using the funds set aside for a generator. Board consensus: generator has been talked about for 6 years and they don’t see the need for a different phone system.
  • Parks: The meeting for July 14 has been changed to a workday July 25 building the retaining wall at the entrance of the park
  • Fire Unit: D Yelk reported that Chief J Seltzner gave a summary report at the advisory meeting for the first half of 2015. In the report were calls for service. He divided the coverage area at Bird Street for Station 1 & Station 2.
Station 1 Station 2
City 155 City 200
Towns 43 Towns 79
At the present all fire calls come out of Station 1; EMS has all of Station 2. He took a look at the calls to determine the need to staff Station 2 with firefighters. His report went on to list the challenges in order to staff the station.

Old Business/New Business/Correspondence 

Audit/Pay Bills.
Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve payment of bills as presented
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Abstain: none
Motion carried

Items for next meeting agenda

  • Townhall rental
  • TASC

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment: The next board meeting will be July 27, 2015 at 7:p.m. Moved by D Yelk, second by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 9:02 p.m.
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Abstain: none
Motion carried

Correctly Attested,

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Town Clerk