The regular meeting of the Town of Pines Town Council was called to order by Cathi Murray at 6:30 p.m.Cathi led us in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.In attendance were:Cathi Murray, George Adey, Vicki Kuzio, Alan Murray and Sandra Hall. Vicki made a motion to accept the October meeting minutes and George seconded the motion and the motion passed 3-0.
Clerk-Treasurer Sandra read the funds received.
Building and Zoning Administrator Alan did an electrical inspection on a pole barn at 4993 Hwy 12.1 temporary permit was issued.Verizon has no activity on the new cell tower yet, they are waiting until the new year.
Street Department Roads are paved, pot holes have been filled and the street signs are ordered.Owner ofAl and Sally’s motel are not happy with the leaf pickup and the fact that we do not plow their parking lot.They were informed that the Town cannot plow their parking lot it is private property.There is brush on the side street by Blackhawk Motel that needs picked up.
Old Business Tax abatement for owners of the old Palatek Building :Each of the members of the Town Council talked with our Town attorney, Chuck Lukmann.First, the process may cost anywhere from $6,000.00 to $9,000.and that would be the responsibility of the company owners.Second, if the owners feel that this is still in their best interest even with this cost then they will notify the council and the council will declare the property an “Economic Revitalization Area”(ERA).Then it will be determined how many years the abatement would be for, either 5 or 10 years.Every thing is to be handled by all parties lawyers.The owners asked when does the abatement have to be done either before starting construction or before the next tax cycle?The owners also asked that if they decide this would still be beneficial to they when could be get started?The Council will start as soon as possible. The Town of Pines Town Council members will be touring the old and new plant on November 23, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.No decisions will be made at this time. Sandra is working on getting plans for addition to this building.Or a new building for the Town Hall.
New Business 2010 Budget software contract is due for renewal and Vicki made a motion to renew the software contract and George seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0.Sandra announced that the 2009 Budget was approved for the full amount asked for.
Public Comments Alan expressed a concern over the fact that we do not have an ordinance prohibiting bow hunting within the Town of Pines .The DNR says that the Town of Pines is an Urban hunting area.Discussion was made on looking into restrictions to hunting within the Town limits.
Claims Vicki made a motion to pay claims and George seconded the motion and the motion was voted on and passed 3-0. As there was no further business the meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.