Call to Order: Chairperson L Updike called the regular meeting to order at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 5556 Twin Lane Road. Supervisors V Pogue and D Yelk, Clerk J Ramsfield, and Patrolman W Dorshorst were present. Others present were C Koepke, J Bunch, B Chady, B Sramek, and C Chadwich.

Statement of Public Notice: Record in the minutes that the notice of this meeting was posted on the three Town bulletin boards and website on January 7, 2016.

Pledge of Allegiance: J Ramsfield led the pledge.

Approve Minutes of Prior Meeting: Moved by V Pogue, second by D Yelk to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2015 as presented.
Voting AYE: Updike Pogue and Yelk
Voting Nay: none
Absent: none
Motion carried

Public Comment: No one from the public was present.

Marshall School Board Operation Referendum, J Bunch: The Marshall School Board members presented the Marshall School referendum that will be on the February Primary ballot. They left handouts; the clerk will have them accessible for the public. L Updike offered to the board members an address listing of Marshall School District town residents.  No Action taken.

Road Report: W Dorshorst & D Yelk reported road damage to Townhall Dr. Photographs of the damage were circulated among the board members.  General consensus of the board members was that the town roads are not built for the heavy and the volume of farm equipment traffic of today. W Dorshorst was instructed by the board to meet with the larger farm owners in the town to make them aware of the issue and see what they suggest to resolve the issue. W Dorshorst is to report back to the board at the February 8th board meeting. No Action taken.

Committee Updates

  1. EMS: V Pogue reported that the EMS was moving forward with a new communications system for their building; the new CPR machine has arrived but the power stretchers are so popular that they are back ordered; and the director is exploring alternatives for partnerships with other municipalities in order to decrease response time and expenses. Partnerships will also give the community a broader range of personnel expertise.
  2. Fire Unit: D Yelk reported that the fire chief would be starting next week.
  3. Plan Commission: D Yelk reported that at the last PC meeting the person did not show up. When he spoke to the person by phone, he said that he had dropped the issue. He had not notified anyone of his decision.

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

Old Business/New Business: None

Items for next meeting agenda:

  • Road report update

Set Next Meeting Date/Adjournment: The next board meeting will be January 11 & 25, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  Moved by V Pogue to adjourn the meeting at 8 p.m.

Voting AYE: Updike, Pogue and Yelk

Voting Nay: none

Absent: none

Motion carried

Correctly attested,

Jo Ann Ramsfield, Town Clerk