TOWN OF BLAINE
February 11, 2020
Supervisor Estridge called the February 11, 2020 monthly board meeting to order at 6:01 pm.
Present were Supervisor Jessica Estridge, Supervisor Josh Fornengo, Clerk Charla Zaccardi, Treasurer Larry Holter, Ron and Sandy Gallagher, Bonnie Young, Ron Proffit, Matt Holter and Dairyland VFD Chief, Bill Fish.
Clerk’s Report: Supervisor Estridge made the motion to approve the January 14, 2020 board meeting minutes. Supervisor Fornengo seconded. Motion approved.
Treasurer’s Report was provided by Treasurer Holter.
Expenses: Supervisor Fornengo made a motion to approve payment of the bills as submitted. Supervisor Estridge seconded. Motion approved.
Citizen’s Input: None
Chairman’s Report: None
Road Equipment Update: Ron Gallagher stated equipment is in good condition.
Road Condition Report: Ron Gallagher reported the main roads are clear, but the side roads are icy and slick.
Northland Community Center: a) Spring Primary 7am – 8pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2020; b) Community Game Night, February 22, 2020 @ 6pm – Sponsored by Woodland Wesleyan Church; c) Supervisor Estridge reported that the tuckpointing bidding process is in the works.
Waste & Recycle Transfer Station: Please note Winter hours. We have noticed extra waste loads dropped off in the past few weeks. (Winter Hours – Sunday’s 11 am to 3 pm)
The need for a town single axle truck for plowing and sanding roads was discussed. It was mentioned that a single axle truck would be cheaper and easier to handle in certain weather conditions. The board will look into the inventory of the town’s vehicles and compare costs for a long term plan before we replace any. Ron Gallagher mentioned he will be hand patching the asphalt roads this year.
A discussion about scheduling spring crack sealing of asphalt roads took place, due to an inquiry about the town doing price comparisons with the county. It was mentioned that Roy’s Sealcoating has always done this for the Town of Blaine in the past and has done a good job. Supervisor Estridge will contact Mike Hoefs, Burnett County Highway Commissioner, to obtain prices for cost comparison. Ron Proffit complimented the Town of Blaine for sealcoating every year as it helps to preserve the life of our roads.
Supervisor Estridge made a motion to adjourn at 6:40 pm. Supervisor Fornengo seconded. Motion passed. Meeting was adjourned.
Charla Zaccardi, Clerk
Signed and dated this _11th day of February 2020
Vern Drake, Chairman