Public Hearing/Meeting of the Electors/Town Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 3 2008
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, the Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah will conduct a public hearing on the Proposed 2009 Budget of the Town of Taycheedah. A copy of the detailed budget is available for inspection by contacting the Clerk, Brenda Schneider, at (920) 921-5224.
FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Wednesday, December 3, 2008, immediately following the completion of the budget hearing, a Special Town Meeting of the Electors will be held pursuant to Sec. 60.12(1)(c) of Wis. Stats., for the following purpose:
1. To approve the total 2009 highway expenditures pursuant to Sec. 82.03 of Wis. Stats. if they exceed $5,000.00 per town highway miles (64.32 mi.@$5,000.00=$321,600.00).
2. To establish salaries of elected officials for the terms of office to begin in April, 2009, pursuant to Sec. 60.32 of Wis. Stats.
3. To adopt the 2008 town tax levy to be paid in 2009 pursuant to Sec. 60.10(1)(a) of Wis. Stats.
PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Special Town Board Meeting will immediately follow the Special Town Meeting of the Electors for the following purpose:
1. Discussion and adoption of the 2009 Budget for the Town of Taycheedah.
Dated this 17th day of November, 2008. Brenda A. Schneider, Town Clerk
The Town of Taycheedah conducted a public hearing for the purpose of presenting the 2009 Proposed Budget on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall. Town Board members in attendance were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon, Mike Wirtz, John Abler, and Clarence Kraus, Clerk Brenda Schneider and Treasurer Kathy Diederich. Sixty residents were in attendance.
The Town Board met on November 13th, 2008, for a budget workshop meeting. The draft 2009 Budget was reviewed and revised by the Board in preparation for the Budget Hearing.
The Town Chairman, Jerry Guelig, called the public hearing to order. The proposed 2009 Budget was presented and reviewed. The residents questioned several line items contained in the budget.
Chairman Guelig declared the public hearing closed at 8:55 pm.
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ELECTORS
The Chairman called to order the Special Meeting of the Electors, pursuant to Section 60.12(1)(c) of Wis. Stats., at 8:56 pm, for the purpose of approving the salaries of elected officials, approve the 2009 Highway Expenditures, and adopt the 2009 tax levy.
The 2009 Budget proposed to establish the salaries of the elected officials as follows:
• Chairman-no increase proposed ($7,514.00).
• Supervisors/elected odd years-wage increase proposed from $1,878.50 (reduced from $3,757.00 to $1,878.50 in 2003) to $3,757.00 each.
o Motion by John Dobyns, seconded by Neal Nett, to established the wage for Supervisor/odd year at $3,757.00. Motion carried by voice vote.
• Clerk-wage increase proposed from $29,120.00 (established in 2001) to $35,000.00.
o Motion by Bill Gius, seconded by John Dobyns, to establish the wage for Clerk at $35,000.00. Kathy Diederich and Tim Simon served as Ballot Clerks. Motion failed by paper ballots (pink). Aye-28; Nay-32.
o Motion by Kathy Diederich, seconded by Bill Casper, to increase the wage for Clerk by 5% ($30,576.00). Motion carried by paper ballot (white). Aye-41; Nay-19.
• Treasurer-wage increase proposed from $10,019.00 (established in 1995) to $10,500.00.
o Motion by Karen Schwengels, seconded by Ed Braun, to establish the wage for Treasurer at $10,500.00. Motion carried by paper ballots (blue). Aye-49; Nay-11.
• Assessor- wage increase proposed from $12,524.00 (established in 1995) to $15,000.00.
o Motion by Bill Casper, seconded by Brian King to increase the wage for the Assessor by 5% ($13,150.20). Motion failed by paper ballot (yellow). Aye-26; Nay-34.
o Motion by Joel Nett, seconded by Ed Braun to increase the wage to $15,000.00, as proposed. Motion failed by paper ballot (lined, no numbers). Aye-30; Nay-30.
o Motion by Brian King, seconded by Sarah Davis to freeze the wage for the Assessor ($12,254.00). Motion failed by paper ballot (lined, #1-60). Aye-20; Nay-40.
o Motion by Ed Braun, seconded by Neal Nett, to increase the wage for the Assessor by 10% ($13,776.40). Motion carried by paper ballot (lined, #61-120). Aye-46; Nay-14.
• Constable- wage increase proposed from $350.00 (established in 1995) to $500.00.
o Motion by John Dobyns, seconded by Neal Nett, to establish the wage for the Constable at $500.00. Motion carried by voice vote.
The summary of the proposed wages provided to the Electors proposed a 2% increase for the second year of the term of the Clerk, Treasurer, Assessor and Constable. However, the actions of the Electors did not address the 2% increase.
It was noted that the proposed 2009 Highway Expenditures does not exceed $5,000.00 per mile and therefore does not require elector approval.
Motion by Jim Bertram, seconded by Ed Braun, to adopt the 2009 tax levy of $418,868.85, the maximum allowed by State law. Motion carried by a show of hands vote.
Motion by Bill Gius, seconded by Jim Bertram, to adjourn the Special Meeting of the Electors at 10:18 pm. Motion carried by a voice vote.
SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING
Chairman Jerry Guelig called the special meeting of the Town Board to order at 10:19 pm. The purpose of the meeting was for the Board to discuss and adopt the 2009 Budget.
Jerry Guelig motioned to adopt the 2009 Proposed Budget, as amended by the Electors, transferring the unapproved allocated salaries to Hwy./blacktop expenditure, seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).
Jerry Guelig motioned to adjourn the Special Town Board meeting at 10:23 pm, seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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