December 12th 2022
The regular meeting of the Palmer Township Board was called to order at 7:00 p.m. at the Palmer Township Hall, with Supervisors Ganz, Demeules, and Larson present. Also present was, Amy Bragelman Township Clerk. Roger Johnson Treasurer, was present via zoom. The meeting was opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Treasurer’s Report: Roger Johnson read the balances from the Treasurer's report. Supervisor Demeules made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Supervisor Larson seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
Sheriff’s Report: Jeff Dowty read the Sheriff’s report for the month of November in Palmer Township. There were 91 calls for service as compared to 84 in 2021. There were 35 traffic stops, 16 extra patrols, and 1 motor vehicle fatality at 6 and 62. There were 4 frauds and 1 shooting complaint, and 1 DUI.
Road Maintenance/Signs: Supervisor Demeules stated that the road on Cedar Point isn’t getting plowed. Chairman Ganz stated that he will talk to Herbst about it. Chairman Ganz mentioned that Jeff is caught up with the signs anything new will have to wait until spring. Supervisor Demeules will give Civil Engineering a call to see what the status is on our road estimates.
Fire Department: Roger Johnson gave the monthly call report for the period of 11/15/22-12/12/22 for Palmer Township. There was a total of 18 calls for the Clear Lake Fire Department. 8 of those calls were for Palmer Township, 6 being medical, 0 fires, and 2 auto accidents. Chairman Ganz praised the Fire Department for how they handled the fatal auto accident on 6 and 62.
P.E.C: Roger sent the supervisor a quote from Kramer’s Disposal Service. May 20th will not work for them they are booked; however, they could do May 27th. Roger put together an estimate of what it would have cost us last year if we went with Kramer. The total would have been 9,700 as opposed to what we did spend which was 18,800 with Republic. Chairman Ganz stated that we could get ahold of Midway ourselves, to save money. Chairman Ganz stated that we should do more checking.
Park Report: Chairman Ganz stated that they will be up at the park soon to do some tree trimming. We will cut and then paint the stumps so they can be ground in the spring. Ski trails will be groomed as soon as we have some measurable snow.
Lake Association: Steve Demeules reported that it’s grant writing season. Anyone that would like individual spraying done for their shoreline and didn’t do weed spraying last year will have to go to the BLCA website and fill out a form. They only sent forms out to those residents that did it last year. Healthy Lakes meet on the first Thursday of every month. They would love to see more attendance from residents. Demeules reminded residents that the channel between Briggs and rush is never safe.
Legal Comments: No legal comments
Approval of Minutes: Supervisor Demeules made a motion to approve the November minutes as written. Supervisor Larson seconded it and the motion carried.
ARPA FUND: There is no activity. Supervisor Demeules showed 2 quotes for a new locking system. One was from WHsecurity at a cost of 3,455.00 with a monthly fee of 23.45. The other is from Assured Security for a total of 2,059.06 not sure if that company has a monthly fee. Both systems included key fobs, cards, and the ability to lock and unlock the doors with your phone. This would eliminate the need for keys floating around. The topic was tabled for now. The proposal came in for the office remodel from Helmbrecht Builders. Chairman Ganz made a motion to accept the bid of $7,712.00 to come out of ARPA funds Supervisor Demeules seconded
1. Supervisor Larson would like to put up a crosswalk with flashing lights. One where the bus picks up kids at the Town hall and one by the Briggs Lake General Store, due to rising traffic through town. Larson is going to get details from the County for the next meeting.
2. Assessment Service Agreement was signed stating that the County will perform the 2025,2026 and 2027 property assessment for the township at a cost of 6 dollars per parcel, 4 dollars per unimproved, and 8 dollars for all commercial.
Roger mentioned that the lease agreement is up for the Sheriff’s office and needs to be signed. Chairman Ganz said that he has been in contact with them and will get that signed.
Supervisor Demeules made a motion to approve claims #22301- #22325, plus payroll, and Conexus, Carlson & Stewart for a total of 22,467.22.
Supervisor Demeules made a motion to adjourn. Supervisor Larson seconded and the motion was carried. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.
Amy Bragelman, Palmer Township Clerk Approved as reviewed January 09, 2023