Town of Clover – Meeting Notice
August 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall (Historic Gymnasium).
NOTE: This meeting is in the main area—Gymnasium proper. The chairs are arranged to that social distancing (at least 6’ apart) is maintained. Please do not rearrange the chairs. The surfaces have been sanitized and will be again after the meeting(s). Cleaning your hands by using the sanitizer provided at the entrances (or better yet washing your hands for 20 seconds in one of the 4 bathrooms) is encouraged, if you cough do so in the crook of your elbow—not into your hands, feel free to wear masks to protect others, and project your voice so that all can hear.
NOTE: The public is invited to attend, you may walk at any time, you will need to sign for the record, but there is no requirement to sign in separately if you wish to speak. The public will not be limited to a three (3) minute time if responding to a particular agenda item during the discussion regarding that item. Should it seem the point of your speaking to an agenda item is not evident, you may be asked to clarify what your purpose is. When speaking to any agenda item, should it seem to the Chair that the same points are being repeated without additional information; the Chair will interrupt and list the points that have been heard to check that our hearing is accurate and asked if there are further points to be made.
NOTE: The packets will be available to the public 1/2 hour prior to the meeting (that is 6:30pm).
Call to order:
Review of Minutes with any corrections: (see packets)
Treasurer’s Report for:
Expenditures: Motion to approve the expenditure Batch
- Partisan Election: Today (day of posting), Tuesday August 11 from 7:00am to 8:00pm.
- Hazardous Waste:
- Today, August 11 at the Bayfield County Fairground in Iron River, 2:00am to 7:00 pm
- Wednesday, August 12 at the WITC Campus in Ashland from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
- Transfer Station: Summer hours are in effect (Saturdays, 9:00am to 1:00pm and Wednesdays, 5:00pm to 7:00pm) outside the Town Garage
- The following activities are suspended secondary to Wisconsin COVID-19 rules. They will likely resume at their usual dates and times once COVID is no longer the pandemic is under control:
- Golden Shoes: Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:00am
- Wednesday Best Feet Forward: Wednesday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at the gym (this group is meeting outdoors and limited to 10 participants. Contact Pat Murphy for further information.
- Dominoes: Every other Wednesday in the meeting room from 1:00pm to 4:00pm next with the next date for the activity to be announced.
- Pickle Ball: Thursday at the Gym from 3:00pm to 5:00pm and multiple other times (see the calendar to the right in the foyer as you enter)
- Coffee, Treats and Fellowship: Thursday from 8:00am in the meeting room
Announcements: (Please see Announcements below the agenda for further Announcements)
- PLEASE Complete and return your census survey if you have not done so yet. The aggregated information from this is very important to the Town for such things as seeking grant funding, for economic development and the like.
- Gym lot: The Gym parking lot is the preferred helicopter landing site. If parking your car and leaving the Gym area, please park your car on Wee Avenue.
- Town Planning Commission: August meeting cancelled due to lack of agenda items—Koenning, Chairperson
- Fire Department: Rebak (see packet)
- Ambulance: Stemwedel (see packet)
- Town Park/Campground: Smith
- Play Ground: Isaksson
- Roads including Park Ave Updates: Steele
- Boat Parking and Launch: Isaksson (see Packets for Friends of the Boat Launch minutes)
- Transfer Station: Steele
- Cemetery: Rebak (East side database is now complete and turned over to the Sexton for ongoing maintenance)
- Gym: Steele
- Bark Bay Slough: Steele
- Task Forces:
- Upkeep of Historic Gym kitchen, likely annual cleaning: TBD
- Recommend Actions regarding attracting tourists: TBD
- General Government: Discussion/Likely Action related to:
- Use of Town Garage during off hours by Sanitary District employees—Stemwedel/Steele
- Insurance for coming year
- Public Safety: Discussion related to purchase of a Power Load Stryker Stretcher for the Ambulance—Steele/Byerhof
- Culture & Recreation: Discussion/Possible Action related to a request money for a portion of the cost of the exterior maintenance of the gym–Fuller
- Future Agenda Items:
- Discussion/Perhaps Adoption related to: Ordinance Prohibiting Motorized Vehicles upon Beaches within the Township of Clover (Adopted May 11, 1988)—nothing received yet from the Town Attorney
- Large Pavilion:
- Campsites around Large Pavilion
- Coverage Agreement follow-up
- Charging for non-transport calls
- Motion to Adjourn
Agenda prepared by the Town Chair
Notice and agenda posted by the Clerk on or before 7:00 PM Tuesday, August 11. Posting is at the Town Hall, Post Office and the Town’s Web Site. Also distributed via email.
The Town Hall is accessible to those persons with physical disabilities. For assistance please contact the Town Office at 715-774-3780.
Announcements, Reports and Notes:
Town Planning Commission: –-K. Koenning (July Meeting canceled due to lack of agenda items)
HVFD: Rebak (for Minutes & Treasurer’s Report(s) of the Volunteer Fund–(see packet)
SSAA: Stemwedel (for Minutes & Treasurer’s Report(s) of the Volunteer Fund–(see packet)
- Town Park/Campground: Smith
- Gates for Fencing around Dumpster: Will not likely be completed as of July 6, 2020
- Work Orders awaiting completion:
- Building and installing board walk and stairs for entry to the beach across from the large Pavilion secondary to the October 2017 storm.
- New campsite signs where lost by storm
- Stakes are refined and Rope is present for replacing barrier between campsites and erosion protection areas
- ADA compliant restroom including shower is on hold secondary to need to reduce budget by 5% 2o to COVID related request NOTE: Just one (1) complaint to the ADA from a person with a disability regarding the lack of accessible restroom and shower facility could close the entire campground.
- Large Pavilion: This project is largely complete. A BIG THANK YOU to Dale Fuller, the Herbster Community Club and all of the Volunteers who helped with this project. Completion of the project is awaiting the placement of fill east of the pavilion, then the remaining pavers will be placed around a new grill donated by Iva and Lou Morelli. Gravel will be placed in front of the pavilion to hold the sandy ramp into the pavilion. Perhaps benches will be placed next year.
- Roads Report:
- Road Maintenance (through April 30)
- Culvert Rehab: Bark Point Road=3; Bark River Road=5; Buckley Road=1; Busch Town Road=1; Hesse Road=1; Lefty’s Road=1; Lenawee Road=7; Matthews Road=2; Old School Road=1; Shortcut Road=1; Touve Road=1
- Culvert Replacement:
- Cleaned Ditches: Bark Point Road=4; Bark River Road=2; Beeksma Road=1; Buckley Road=1; Busche Town Road=2; Deer Yard Road=1; Hesse Road=2; Kleinhans Road=1; Lenawee Road=5; Matthews Road=2; Old School Road=1; Old 13=2; Touve Road=1
- Ditched: Bark Point Road by Boat Landing=1; Hesse Road=2; Old School Road=1; Touve Road=1
- Graded: Bark Bay Road=8; Bark Bay Slough Road=1; Bark Point Road=3; Bark Point Landing Road=1; Bark River Road=20; Battle Axe Road (FR246 P)=3; Beeksma Road=2; Blueberry Road (FR692)=1; Buckley Road=5; Busche Town Road=5; Campbell Road=6; Clover/Cemetery Road=1; Cranberry River Road=2; Deer Yard Road=1; Half Mile Road=1; Hesse Road=9; Horseshoe Lake Road (FR427)=1; Kessler Road=1; Kleinhans Road=1; Leftys Road=7; Lenawee Road=26; Lenawee Tower Road=1; Matthews Road=5; McInerney Road=3; Nicoletti Road=8 ; Old St. Hwy 13=7
Sand Trap Road (FR683 P)=2; Seven Mile road (FR 433 P)=5; Shortcut Road=4; Swedlund Road=6; Touve Road=11
- Graveled: Lenawee Road=1;
- Mowed: Bark Bay Road=2; Bark Point Road=1; Bark River Road=2; Busche Town Road-1; Cranberry River Road=2; Didier Road=1; Deer Yard Road=1; Dingman Road=2; Frontage Road=1; Hesse Road=2; Kessler Road=1; Kleinhans Road=1; Lefty’s Road=1; Lenawee Road=1; Looseasagoose Road=1; Makiewicz Road=1; Mokowski Road=1; Matthews Road=1; McInerney Road=1; Nicoletti Road=1; Park Avenue=1; Swedlund Road=1; Touve Road=1
- Pothole Repair: Bark Bay Road=1; Bark Point Road=1; Bark River Road=1; Cranberry Road=1; Nicoletti Road=1
- Rebuilt and Fortified:
- Rehabed: Kessler Road=1
- Removed Rocks:
- Sign Replacement/installation: Bark Bay Road=4; Bark Point Road=2; Bark River Road=3; Beeksma Road=1; Busche Town road=1; Campbell Road=2; Clover Cemetery Road=2; Cranberry River Road=2; Deer Yard Road=1; Half Mile Road=1; Hesse Road=2; Kleinhans Road=1; Lake Avenue-1; Leftys Road=2; Lenawee Road=1; Looseasagoose=1; Matthews road=1; Nicoletti Road=1; Park Avenue=1; Touve Road=3
- Snow Blowing:
- Snow Plowing: Clearing roadways of snow and providing ice control as needed. All Town Roads, except Bark Bay Slough Road=6; Bark Point Landing Road=6; Bell/Clover Town Line Road=0; Clover Gravel Pit Road=1; Deswert Road=6; Half Mile Road=6; & Kessler Road=4; Clover Gravel Pit Road=1. Town Roads to date=32; Forest Roads (Battle Axe (FR246), Blueberry Rd (FR 692), Boundary Rd (FR 439), Bratley Rd, Sand Trap Rd (FR 683), and Seven Mile RD (FR 433)=6 times
- Spot Gravel: Bark Bay Road=3; Bark Bay Slough Road=1; Bark Point Road=1; Bark River Road=9; Busche Town Road=1; Cranberry River Road=1; Hesse Road=3; Lefty’s Road=2; Lenawee Road=5; Makiewicz Road=1; Nicloetti Road=3; Old 13=2; Shortcut Road=3; Swedlund Road=1; Touve Road=3; Wee Avenue=1
- Tree Removal: Bark Bay Road=3; Boundary Road (FR 439)=1; Campbell Road=2; Horseshoe Lake Road (FR 427)=1; Old State Hwy 13=1; Seven Mile Road (FR 433P)=1; Shortcut Road=1; Willow Street=1
- Garage & Equipment Maintenance (Thru June 30)
- Coordination of Activities Planning: x’s 58
- Haul Metal: 1
- Worked on items like logs: x’s 50
- Maintenance on:
- Back Hoe: x’s 20
- Dump Truck 2019: x’s 10
- Dump Truck 2006: x’s 8
- Grader: x’s 28
- Leveler: x’s 12
- Mower: x’s 5
- Old Trailer: x’s 3
- Pickup Truck 2008: x’s 2
- Shop: x’s 92
- Snow Blower: 2 hrs
- Steamer: x’s 5
- Tractor: x’s 30
- Other: x’s 45
- Equipment Use:
- Dump Truck 2019: x’s 49
- Dump Truck 2006: x’s 28
- Pick Up Truck 2008: x’s 65
- Back Hoe: x’s 51
- Grader: x’s 50
- Road Snow Blower: x’s
- Tractor: x’s 33
- Leveler & I Beam: x’s 26
- Steamer: x’s 9
- Boom Mowing: The boom mowing for vertical clearance is complete. Ditch boom mowing will be done soon. Please remove all personal items from the ditches as the boom mower will likely harm them if they remain
- Park Avenue from State Highway 13 to the intersection with Frontage Road is not listed as an official roadbed by the DOT. Ordinance #20190625-1 was passed for adding this section of Park Avenue to the official list of Town Roads. The DOT has OK’d us going forward with this initiative. The paperwork has been completed and submitted for adding this portion of Park Avenue to the official Town Roads. There is a chance that this will begin with the 2020 funding and in any event will be added as a town road with the 2021. Steele is told by the Engineer that bringing this intersection up to specs will roughly be in the neighborhood of $5,000 to $10,000. The road will need to be brought up to specs by the time State Highway 13 is repaved. We heard from a DOT person out of the Eau Clair office wanting to know if our SD employees could be available to assist with manhole care in 2023 should the funds be available to repave State Hwy 13. During that conversation Steele also discussed the Park Avenue Project and asked that we be notified a year prior to any planned repair so that we could bring Park Avenue and St. Hwy 13 intersection up to standard. Steele was told that the Town would be so notified.
Boat Parking and Boat Launch:
- Construction and redesign of the floating walkway was being done by the crew in moments of down time. The Standing Committee has requested that no further work be done to the walkway, pending some sources they are pursuing for possible funding for repair and further construction to the breakwater. Use of the floating walkway at this time is limited to the 2 sections surrounding the stairway to the breakwater.
Playground: The playground continues with its winterization for the season and will not open until playgrounds are cleared for reopening 2o the Public Health Emergency related to COVID-19.
- The Transfer Station is at the garage location. We are on Summer hours (Saturdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm, and Wednesdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm)
- What can and cannot be accepted at the Transfer Station:
- Metal: NOTE: Please place only metal items in the metal dumpster or metal recycling designated location. The Town employees should not need to sort the material in these dumpsters to be sure that they are metal. No electronics or appliances please. If in doubt talk to either Glen, Dan “Slappy”, Rocky, or one of the crew before dumping into the metal dumpster.
- Small Batteries are accepted at the Town’s Transfer Station
- Electronic, cathode ray tube and florescent bulb waste CANNOT be accepted at the Town of Clover Transfer station but the Town has a cooperative agreement with the Town of Bell (Cornucopia) Transfer Station to accept our waste at the same fee as their residents pay.
- Corrugated cardboard waste CAN be accepted at our Transfer Station, but the Town of Bell Transfer station has a cardboard bailer and accepts this waste free of charge without breaking down the boxes. They make money off this waste. Wet corrugated cardboard is not accepted to be bailed and sold. It needs to go into our recycling bin.
- All Paper—including white and slick is no longer being recycled for the South Shore School fund raiser band trips. It is to be placed in the Transfer Station Recycle Dumpster.
- Please crush all containers for recycling as able.
- Remove all bottle tops and place the tops in the Trash, bottles only in Recyclables.
- Aluminum cans are recycled separately for the playground
- NO OLD TIRES ARE ACCEPTED
- 4x4s are present and awaiting installation at the corners of each section of the new portion of the Cemetery. Caps for these corner markers are present and need to be engraved with the various blocks prior to instillation on top of the 4x4s.
- To purchase a lot(s) in the Cemetery, please call either Tim Nicoletti, Sexton at the Garage (715-774-3882) or Tracy Pope, Clerk (715-774-3870). All maps including blocks of lots are now available for your selection. Please contact the Garage if you wish to select a Plots or a lot.
- Old Cemetery Reconciliation
- Nicoletti and Steele resumed the final process of reconciliation of the Cemetery data base. All items in the data base have been checked at least 2 times. All available Transmittal forms have been reviewed for further information entered into the database. Steele is writing a letter to a person to whom a Plot has been sold 2xs to see if an alternate site is acceptable. The data base has been turned over to the Sexton for upkeep. The maps will be redrawn to reflect the information in the database for the east section of the Cemetery. The documentation book will be revised to reflect the reality as found on the ground and in other primary sources as reflected in the Cemetery Data Base. A great big thanks to the person who generously provided the crosses.
- The Gym is closed to all non-official activities, until further notice. Watch the Town Website (herbsterwisconsin.com ) for further information regarding the status of Gym activities.
- Town of Clover Governmental Business continues.
- Refinishing of the outside of the gym remains to be done. This would protect the logs from deterioration.
- In 2020 Bayfield County forestry and Parks Dept. awarded the Town of Clover <$5,000 for 2020 Town Road Improvement Aids. The Town will donate manpower and equipment as in-kind contributions to this grant
- Bark Bay Slough: The dock is now installed for the summer. The area is being monitored for unauthorized business activities.
- Town Website: Iva Morelli is maintaining the Website on an ongoing basis. Check it out. Town meeting agendas and minutes are posted there along with posting in the remaining official sites (the bulletin board outside the Firehall is no longer used for official notices) and email list distribution. The most recent Ordinances with any more recent amendments on any subject are now posted on the website. Other either official (including emergency announcements) and/or interesting material is being added as available.
2019 Wisconsin Act #185 states that local governments are not subject to the requirement to limit meetings to 10 people or less, but must still follow CDC social distancing guidelines for any meetings. Thus, persons must be seated at least 6’ apart, surfaces must be sanitized before and after the meeting, hand sanitizer must be available at entrances.