Town of Clover – Meeting Notice
August 11, 2021 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall (gym)
Call to order
Pledge of Allegiance
Approval of agenda
Approval of minutes of the July 14, 2021 TOC Regular Board Meeting
Treasurer’s report July
Approval of expenditures* See batch T-0811
Business: Discussion and action may occur on any of the following agenda items.
Renewal of Town insurance policy with Rural Mutual Insurance Company
Act on Resolution 20210803-1 adopted by the electors at the Special Town Meeting on August 3, 2021, granting the Town Board the limited authority to grant a quit claim deed free of restrictions to the Herbster Community Church to the property described as Lot Eight (8), Block Seven (7), Plat of Orchard City.
Erin Hutchinson is seeking an exemption from the no parking ordinance on Bark Point Road adjacent to the Park Pavilion on August 21 and 22 in order to hold an event in the pavilion.
Scenic Byway report, also need for short term rental operators to comply with the rules that apply to them. Erin Hutchinson
Transient Merchant permit request by Pictured Rock adventures (Chris Prysok)
Violations on Bayfield County Inspection Report of Town campground and how to correct them.
Reaction to latest mask recommendations. Stemwedel
Town Plan Commission: Koenning no meeting
Fire Department: McGuire
Town Park/Campground: Smith
Boat Parking and Launch: Isaksson
Transfer Station: Fuller
Bark Bay Slough: Steele
* Towns may adopt an alternative claims procedure ordinance under Wis. Stat. § 60.44(2) that provides an expedited process for paying all or select types of bills. This ordinance delegates primary approval authority to the clerk and allows signed checks to be distributed by the treasurer before being approved by the town board. Clerks then present a monthly list of paid claims to the town board for approval after the fact.
Agenda prepared by the Town Chair
Notice and agenda posted by the Town Clerk on or before 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 10, 2021. Posting is at the Town Hall, Fire Hall, and Post Office. Notice and agenda are also distributed by email.
The Town Hall is accessible to those persons with physical disabilities. For assistance, please contact the Town Office at 715-774-3780.
July 28, 2021
Division of Transportation System Development
Northwest Region – Eau Claire Office 718 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701-5108
Governor Tony Evers Secretary Craig Thompson Internet: wisconsindot.gov
Telephone: (715) 836-2891 Facsimile (FAX): (715) 836-2807
TOWN OF BELL, TOWN OF CLOVER
BAYFIELD COUNTY, WISCONSIN
Chairman Lindgren and Chairman Fuller:
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has completed its review and consideration of requests to not install centerline rumble strips along the WIS 13 improvement project in Bayfield County.
As noted in previous correspondence, centerline rumble strips on rural, undivided, two-lane roadways have been shown to reduce head-on fatal and injury crashes by 44% and, in general, reduce inattentive driving crashes. Knowing that centerline rumbles can potentially reduce crashes and save lives, WisDOT policy is to be proactive with their installation when repaving two-lane 55 mph roadways.
WisDOT has carefully considered noise generation in the development of our rumble strip installation policy, and the design and horizontal locations/offsets of the rumbles are intended to minimize noise generation. However, the rumble strip policy does allow us to provide gaps in rumble strip installations in unique situations where noise generation will be a factor.
We had originally planned to install centerline rumble strips in the 55-mph zones of WIS 13 within the project limits from Old 13 Road to Park Avenue. However, as the Clover Town Board noted in Resolution #20210714-1, there are unique situations to consider not installing centerline rumble strips, such as where there are residences nearby the road with a likelihood for noise concerns.
In reviewing the project area, WisDOT will install centerline rumble strips in the following areas:
- Where there are no passing zones. These areas are generally around curves where centerline rumbles would be more beneficial. These areas should not create a lot of noise occurrences, as traffic should not be passing each other (crossing the centerline) in these areas.
- In all other areas in which there are no residences or residences are set farther back from the roadway and/or have a vegetation/tree growth of substantial length to absorb the sound of the rumbles.
WisDOT will not install centerline rumble strips between Clover Cemetery Road (Short Cut Road) and Park Avenue and will provide gaps in front of residences in three additional locations as shown on the attached map. The roadway improvement project will not include any shoulder rumble strips.
If you have any further questions regarding rumble strips for the WIS 13 project, please contact me at email@example.com or (715) 836-2823.
Daniel Bieberitz, P.E., PTOE
Northwest Region Traffic Safety Engineer
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
718 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Cc: Mark Wilfert, WisDOT
Dexter Kaetterhenry, Gremmer & Associates
Larry Fickbohm, Bayfield County Steve Sandstrom, Bayfield County James Crandall, Bayfield County Paul Johanik, Bayfield County
STH 13, Old 13 Rd to Bark Point Rd. (8510-00-05) Centerline Rumble Strip locations
Gap 1,000′ in front of
Gap 800′ west of W Rd. to Tina Rd.
residence. (18140 Hwy 13)
Old 13 Rd.
Clover Cemetery Rd/Short
Locations to install centerline rumble strips =
Locations requested by township (resolution)
to not install centerline rumble strips =
Gap 1,000′ in front of residence. (18800 Hwy 13)