TOWN OF CHICOG

Town Board Meeting

March 13, 2019


  1. The Town Board Meeting was called to order by Chairman Patrick Wilcox at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall.
  2. Pledge of allegiance was recited.
  3. Roll call: Patrick Wilcox & Steve Loiselle present, Bruce Johnston absent, Town Clerk & Treasurer present.
  4. Treasurer’s Report was given as follows all balances as of February 28, 2019:

Checking Account: Beginning balance - $29,910.92, outstanding checks - $1,286.98, Final working balance - $28,623.94 includes interest of $24.87

Money Market Account: $305,835.65 includes interest of $187.63

Highway Equip. Maintenance Account - $3,946.10

Tax Account - $300.00

Motion made by Steve Loiselle and seconded by Pat Wilcox to approve the Treasurer’s report. Motion passed.

5. Chairman’s Report:

a. Snowfall in upper Wisconsin breaks more than one hundred year old record. Is this similar to the one hundred year floods that we’ve had every ten years? Rain predicted in the next few days and flood warnings posted already.

b. I personally have accumulated 4,300 miles on the F350 Brush Truck to this snow season and I have hardly left the limits of Chicog. I believe that we need to compensate the Fire Department and or purchase a new plow for our F450. We have asked for estimates from Naylor’s Auto in Hayward and Rousar’s in Rice Lake. This will be an agenda item for April

c. Complaints – “Mailboxes” Employee explained to the board prior to winging the roads out that damage was eminent!!! He actually did fairly well. If mail boxes were kept clear around the post there would be minimal to no damage, “example” Brad & Betty Harrison. Whoever I do see a problem existing. The biggest ones being the mail boxes of those that chooses not to remain and enjoy our beautiful winters. I would like to approach a solution (when you pull your docks consider pulling your mailbox and post) as to avoid possible damage or conflicts. Several years ago the town posted a now repair-no replace resolution in reference to mail boxes.

d. March is that time of the tear for the posting of road weight restrictions and depending on conditions could be in place into May, plan accordingly. The County will place road bans starting March 20, 2019.

6. Correspondence:

a. 2016 FEMA Mitigation Project – Money reimbursement documents signed off and returned to the agency. State & Federal total to Chicog in the amount of $13,047.02.

b. A very nice Thank You card from Bill & Elaine Bailey “Helping Hands Backpack Program” for the valentine’s gifts donated by the ESG and their supporters.

7. Annual Meeting date:

There are 9 electors present. Motion made by Brad Harrison and second by Penny Sipe to hold the Annual Meeting on April 27, 2019 at 1 pm at the Town Hall. Yeas – 9, Nays – 0, abstained – 0. Motion passed.

8. Annual Maintenance Bids:

The following are the bids for each:

Town Hall Mowing:

Morgan Lawn Care: $150.00 per time

Jerry Werner: $100.00 per time

Cemetery Mowing:

Morgan Lawn Care: $150.00 per time

Jerry Werner: $100.00 per time

Cemetery Spring Clean-up:

Morgan Lawn Care: $315.00 one-time fee

Jerry Werner: $200.00 one-time fee

Town Hall Cleaning:

Jerry Werner: $75.00 per time

Cabin Fever Cleaning & More: $90.00 per three hours


  • Motion made by Pat Wilcox and seconded by Steve Loiselle to accept the Town hall cleaning bid from Cabin Fever Cleaning & More. Motion passed.


  • Motion made by Pat Wilcox and seconded by Steve Loiselle to accept the Cemetery Mowing bid from Morgan Lawn Care. Motion passed.


  • Motion made by Steve Loiselle and seconded by Pat Wilcox to accept the Cemetery Spring Clean-up bid from Jerry Werner. Motion passed.


Motion made by Pat Wilcox and seconded by Steve Loiselle to accept the Town Hall Mowing bid from Morgan Lawn Care. Motion passed.


9. Committee Reports:

a. Fire Department- Jim Fransheski:

1. The Fire Department Water Fights will be July 20, 2019.

2. The new air tanks are in and have been all changed out. We are good for another 10 years.

3. We may have a new member; she has attended the last couple of meetings to see if she would like to join.

4. There was one false call from Heartwood. So far that has been it this year.

b. ESG – Teresa Corrie:

1. The Angels on our Shoulder had their meeting with ARDC. We got some good advice and information from them. It is possible that we could apply to the County to become drivers under their program for the Chicog area only. Based on the input from ADRC we now need to set up a meeting with Faith in Action before we make any final decisions.

2. We are just finishing our collection for the Washburn County Humane Society. The next collection will be for COMFORTS in the form of protein.

3. We will be stuffing eggs on Thursday March 14th for the COMFORTS Easter Egg hunt.

c. Highway Committee: - Pat Wilcox:

1. I would like to take the time to thank your employee Joe for all the hard work he has been doing.

2. The County seems to have a problem with the fact we are Salt & Sanding driveways with the salt & Sand we have been buying from them. We will be looking into the possibility of mixing our own for this purpose next year.

10. Public Input:

a. Teresa L. Corrie – My husband & I would like to thank the guys for plowing out the ends of all 3 of our driveways, when they were cleaning up the roads. We expected the main drive to be cleaned but not the other two. Thank You very much.

b. Pat Wilcox – I find it interesting that we have people who run for board positions in the town that can’t seem to make meetings or only made meetings for a few months after the caucus. If you wish to be involved with the town you should be making as many meetings as possible so you know what’s going on.

11. The next Town Board Meeting will be April 10, 2019

Reminder that the Town Audit is March 27, 2019 at 6pm at the Town Hall & we have Town Elections on April 2, 2019 with the polls being open from 7am to 8 pm.

12. Motion made by Steve Loiselle and seconded by Pat Wilcox to approve and pay bills/checks      numbers -119 thru -519 and 10690 thru 10719. Motion passed.

13. Motion made by Steve Loiselle and seconded by Pat Wilcox to adjourn the meeting. Motion passed

14. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.



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