TOWN OF BLAINE
December 12, 2017
Supervisor Jessica Estridge called the December 12, 2017 monthly board meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Present were Supervisor Jessica Estridge, Supervisor Dan Ellefson, Clerk Charla Zaccardi, Treasurer Larry Holter, Ron Gallagher, Don Slipher, and Ron Proffit.
Clerk’s Report: Dan made the motion to approve the minutes. Jessica seconded. Motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report was provided by Larry Holter. Larry mentioned that we were paid grant money from Burnett County for the Springbrook Trail Road project. Jessica submitted the grant. Thank you Jessica.
Expenses: Expenses were reviewed. Dan made the motion to approve payment of the bills as submitted. Jessica seconded. Motion passed.
Citizen’s Input: Ron mentioned that Hillcrest Cemetery looks really good.
Chairman’s Report: None – Chairman Drake was absent due to the passing of his sister.
Road Equipment Update: Road equipment is in good shape.
Road Condition Report: Good conditions – roads are plowed and sanded. Roads are open in the winter for ATV’s.
Northland Community Center: Dan made a motion to approve the purchase of 4 new tables and 32 new chairs for the NCC for a total of $1,198.00. Jessica 2nd the motion. Motion passed. Ron mentioned 4 tables will need to be discarded and will ask the church if they need 4 tables, if not, Jessica would take the ones that need to be discarded.
Waste & Recycle Transfer Station: There will be some insulation, plastic and plywood installed in the new building to help prevent heat loss. Bonnie was informed that no construction material is to be discarded in the dumpster.
Ron mentioned he received a fire sign, Charla will call the county to find out where it belongs. Como Lube and Oil will now drop off 55 gallon drums of oil for Ron when needed at the garage.
- Jessica made a motion to approve the 2018 proposed budget with the following changes; change the General Gov - Board down from $14,000 to $12,000 and change Sanitation from $18,000 to $20,000 for 2018. Dan 2nd the motion. Motion passed.
- Jessica made a motion to increase the Treasurer’s salary starting in April 2019 from $3,000 to $3,500 annually. Dan 2nd the motion. Motion passed.
ITEMS TO BE PLACED ON THE JANUARY AGENDA:
- ATV Ordinance - signage
Jessica made a motion to adjourn at 6:40 pm. Dan seconded. Motion passed. Meeting is adjourned.
Charla Zaccardi, Clerk
Signed and dated this _12th day of December 2017.
Vern Drake, Chairman