Township of Deerfield, WI

These minutes are subject to amendment or change at subsequent meetings of the Town Board, and any such changes will be detailed in the minutes of the meeting at which the amendments are proposed.

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
YEAR END MEETING
DECEMBER 30, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
HANCOCK, WI 54943

Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.  Supervisor Meyer absent.  Motion (Stratton, Whalley) to approve the agenda as prepared.  Motion (Whalley, Stratton) to approve the minutes from the December Regular Meeting as written.  Motion (Stratton, Whalley) to approve the Treasurer’s Report and pay all bills.

Meeting adjourned at 6:02 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

 

​Township of Deerfield, WI

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
JUNE 11, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of the agenda (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the Minutes from the May Regular Meeting  with one correction (Stratton, Meyer)
Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills (Stratton, Meyer)

LAKE MEETING REPORTS:  Supervisor Stratton reported on Marl Lake – nothing new.  Weed harvesting didn’t go as well as expected – mostly hand pulling.
Supervisor Meyer reported on the Mill Pond – hand pulling weeds this year, machine next year.  3 year grant.
Chairman Whalley reported on Fish Lake – spot treated for Milfoil.  Voted to make the lake a temporary no-wake lake 92-34.

NO WAKE ORDINANCE – FISH LAKE:  Motion to make Fish Lake a temporary No-Wake lake until further notice due to high water level (Meyer, Stratton).  Resolution 2019-01

COUNTY C – The board wishes to thank Brian F., county highway Commissioner, for completing County C in a timely manner and making the County B, 9th Ave, County C intersection safer by taking down the hill a bit.

CLARK BLADER – MOW ROADS:  Chairman Whalley reported 1 pass will be completed by the end of June/early July.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  Ramp project is still slated to be completed this summer.  Painting the south side of the building?

ROAD REPORT:  Hwy. Dept. will be able to spray brush now that Co. C is completed.  13th – big Box Elders.  Bob Van – send bill to Town of Wautoma for shared repairs.

SNOWPLOWING:  Adam Kelley not present.  Board voted to continue with Kelley Sand & Gravel if bid is not out of order (Stratton, Meyer)

Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield.

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 19, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of the agenda (Meyer, Stratton).
Approval of the minutes from the January Regular Meeting (Meyer, Stratton).
Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills (Stratton, Meyer).

WATER PATROL REPORT:  18 warnings, 10 tickets, 126 patrol hours, 160 total hours (includes training).  Each municipality will pay $1,000.00

FIRE DEPARTMENT – Go over req. list; revise agreement.  Discussion/Suggestions on changes, clarification, etc. of the Inter-municipal Agreement for the Hancock Area Fire District.  Also went over items needed for the Heavy Rescue truck.

CAUCUS RESULTS:  Cheryl reported on caucus which was held in January.  All incumbents completed required paperwork and will be on the April ballot.  No challengers.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  2 letters to address.  Letter #1 – plowing email.  Letter #2 – regarding high water in Marl Lake and its effect on assessments.

CLERK’S REPORT:  Catching up.  Gearing up for April Election.  Finalizing numbers for Schedule C.

TREASURER’S REMARKS:  Good collection day in January.

ROAD REPORT:  Adam Kelley was present and explained that some double plowing was necessary due to drifting .  Guest Marv Vriezen inquired about possibly moving large snow piles to prevent water from going across the roadway due to a possible fast thaw.

ZONING:  Septic system letter.

Meeting adjourned at 7:39 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke,Clerk
Town of Deerfield

 

TOWN OF DEERFIELD

REGULAR MEETING
OCTOBER 8, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of the agenda (Stratton, Meyer)
Approval of the minutes from the September Regular Meeting (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills (Stratton, Meyer)

FIRE DEPARTMENTS REPORT:  Ordinance #2019-2 (Whalley, Meyer)

LAKE DISTRICT REPORT

WATER PATROL PRELIMINARY REPORT:  Enough citations.  Need new boat.

JENNIFER PULVERMACHER – HEALTH DEPARTMENT

ROAD REPORT NOTES: Fix 7th

*Notes taken by Supervisor Stratton in place of Cheryl Pionke who was absent from the meeting.

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
APRIL 9, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Oaths of Office were signed by newly re-elected town officials.
Approval of the agenda (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the minutes from the March Regular Meeting (Stratton, Meyer)
Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills (Meyer, Stratton)

LAKE DISTRICT REPORT:  Fish Lake is considering going temporarily to No Wake due to high water level.  From October 1, 2018 to the first week in April, the lake has risen 12 inches.

SCHEDULE:  Annual Meeting will be April 16 at 7:00 p.m.  Road Ride will be April 23rd at 4:15 p.m.

ELECTION REPORT:  All incumbent Town candidates were re-elected with a few write-ins.  200 people voted.  Very good turnout and no incidents.

SPRING CLEANUP:  Town hall cleanup will be before the Annual Meeting on April 16th.

SPRING TOWNS MEETING:  Chairman Whalley attended the Schedule C presentation – very interesting.

FIRE DEPARTMENTS REPORT:  The Hancock rescue truck repairs have resulted in $1,700 so far.  Tools & accessories won’t be ordered until truck is road worthy.  The board will give $3,000 toward this when needed.  Wautoma wanted to purchase a used tanker chassis and located on which resulted in an emergency meeting.  It was decided that this will not move forward as of yet.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  Contacted Donna Kalata and asked not to send Clean Sweep Flyers.
Bob Van reported a chunk of concrete dropped between 11th & 12th.

CLERK’S REPORT:  The assessor was wondering if Thursday, May 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 would work for Open Book and Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30 – 7:30 for Board of Review.  The board suggested 5:00 – 7:00 for Open Book but if that wouldn’t work to stay with 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Cheryl will contact Associated Appraisal.

ROAD REPORT:  Adam Kelley researched the cost of materials and labor to put up snowfence: $1300/100 ft.  A snow blower would cost $250/hour.
Potholes need filling.  At 11th, the edge of the road is breaking off.

Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

​​TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
JANUARY 8, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. 
Approval of the agenda with one addition – hall projects (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the minutes from the End of Year Meeting (Stratton, Meyer)
Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills with one addition: VISA ck#5327 for $88.94 (Meyer, Stratton).

HALL RENTAL AGREEMENT:  The current agreement is difficult to read.  Cheryl added 2 words to make it more clear.  Changes approved and copies will be made.

FIRE DEPARTMENT UPDATE:  Possible meeting date for Hancock is January 15th.  No quotes yet for new truck or extras to equip new truck.  Credit card and fire chief expenses were discussed.

COMMUNITY CENTER REPORT:  The committee has just about all funds to construct a shelter beside the playground.  Renting a Porta-Potty vs. using bathrooms in the Community Center was discussed.

HALL PROJECTS:  Moving the ramp to the West in the spring.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  Another 2 drawer file cabinet is needed to store old records somewhat fireproof.  Construct a room in the basement?

CLERK’S REPORT:  No primary election in February

TREASURER’S REMARKS:  Mileage has increased to $0.58/mile.  Tax collection went well.  Current interest rate on CD’s and LGIP.  Leave CD’s as is – no additions this year.

ROAD REPORT NOTES:  Sanding icy spots.

 ZONING:  Newly constructed buildings can only be 35ft. high max.

 Meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
MAY 14, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of the agenda (Stratton, Meyer)
Approval of the Annual Meeting and Regular Meeting minutes with 2 corrections (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills (Stratton, Meyer)

Bob Sivick, Greg Erickson & Donna Kalata were present as part of their annual visit of municipality board meetings.  They reminded and informed of many county programs.

FISH LAKE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT – JOHN SIERK:  Due to high water level, a possible No Wake situation may arise.  Shore erosion and property destruction is a high possibility if left as is.  The lake district is sending out a letter with the annual meeting agenda explaining the situation.  John Olson, Land Conservation, assessed the situation.  Lake District members need to vote.  The Town Board agrees to No Wake until further notice.

CRACK FILLING:  Accept bid for $10,000.00 to crack fill Brown Deer (1.75 miles).  (Meyer, Stratton)

ROAD WORK – SCOTT QUOTE:  Motion (Stratton) & Second (Meyer) to accept Scott Construction bid and go with heavy oil and drop Badger Drive and 13th Ave.

COUNTY SPRAYING – DISCUSSION, GEORGE NIGH:  Chairman Whalley commented that Beechnut looks great.  Possibly earlier spraying due to too many leaves on trees and brush and spray was not able to penetrate as well last year.  Supervisor Stratton asked about cost – about the same but possibly even less.  Will spray again when board figures out the necessary spots.

CHAIRMAN’E REPORT:  Open Book & Board of Review coming up.  Clint will have time to work on ramp.  Received a culvert permit.

CLERK’S REPORT:  Open Book, Thursday.  Taking in voting machines for annual maintenance.

TREASURER’S REMARKS:  Disregard Bankruptcy notifications we keep receiving.

ROADS:  Town Hall parking lot will be paved when Co. C is paved.

ZONING:  Rick Hopper would like to build a pole shed on the corner of Oak St. & Lake Dr. with the driveway located on Lake Dr.  He will be cleaning up the trees and it will not cause a problem with clearance.  The board will contact Zoning and relay that the board is in favor of his current plans with a slight overage in the setback.

Meeting adjourned at 8:11 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield.

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 10, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943

Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of the agenda (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the minutes from the August Regular Meeting with one correction (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the Financial Report and pay all bills with the addition of check 5480 for $160 to Wisconsin Towns Association.

LAKE DISTRICT REPORT:  The Labor Day meeting had 18 people in attendance.  The dam has been inspected.  Spring meeting will be at Camp Phillip.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT:  Sheriff Zuelke should be aware of the goings on and Nate should be the person to call him.  A budget meeting needs to be set up.

HANCOCK BANK CLOSURE:  The bank will close in January.  Leave accounts until then?  Need to hear from other banks – possibly in Wautoma for ease of Treasurer deposits.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  The Scott Construction invoice has a $4,000 difference.  Still waiting for a reply on the last statement and check is still being held.  Budget prep meeting will be Tuesday, October 15th at 7:00 p.m.

CLERK’S REPORT:  Cheryl will locate and print out the new MMS road aid application.

TREASURER’S REMARKS:  What do we pay the Hancock Library this year?  Cheryl will look at last year’s minutes regarding the Hancock Library yearly payment.

ROAD REPORT NOTES:  Brush grew a lot over the summer.  Hwy. Dept. or someone with a machine with an arm could get it cut back a lot.  Letting Clark Blader complete his 2 passes the let the Hwy. Dept. take care of the bad spots was discussed.  It was decided that using recycled blacktop was is not the answer- it has been washing out.

ZONING:  Jeffrey Gustafson addition.  Tom will call to inquire on details.

Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

Agenda for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Budget Meeting - Regular Meeting to follow


Regular Meeting:

I. Call to order

II. Approval of the agenda 

III. Approval of the minutes of the October Regular Meeting

IV. Approval of the Treasurer's Financial Report for the last 1/2 of October to date.

V. Payment of the bills as presented

VI. recognition of those wishing to address the board on agenda items.

VII. Board Business

   A. Fire Dept. reports

   B. MLS Road Project info.

   C. Lake Districts report

   D. State Meeting report


VIII. Chairman's Report

IX. Clerk's Report

X. Treasurer's Remarks

XI. Road Report Notes

XII. Zoning

XIII. Adjourn

Agenda for Tuesday, March 12, 2019

I.  Call to order

II.  Approval of the agenda

III.  Approval of the minutes from the February Regular Meeting

IV.  Approval of the Treasurer's Financial Report for the last 1/2 of February to date.

V.  Payment of the bills as presented

VI.  Recognition of those wishing to address the board on agenda items.

VII.  Board Business

   A.  Fire Dept. update

   B. Fish Lake District - Report

   C.  Cemetery Update

Board suggested future items

VIII.  Chairman's Report

IX.  Clerk's Report

X.  Treasurer's Report

XI  Road Report Notes

XII.  Zoning

XII.. Adjourn



Agenda for June 11, 2019 Regular Meeting, 7:00 p.m., Deerfield Town Hall


I.  Call to Order

II. Approval of the agenda for June 11, 2019

III. Approval of the minutes of the May Regular Meeting

IV.  Approval of the Treasurer's Financial Report for the last 1/2 of May to date.

V.  Payment of bills as presented

VI.  Recognition of those wishing to address the board on agenda items.

VII.  Board Business

   A. Report on Lake Meetings

   B.  No Wake Ordinance - Fish Lake

   C.  Snowplowing Contract 2019-2020

   D.  Co. C about completed - Thank Biran

   E.  Clark Blader - Mow Roads


VIII.  Chairman's Report

IX.  Clerk's Report

X.  Treasurer's Remarks

XI.  Road Report notes

XII. Zoning

XIII.  Adjourn




TOWN OF DEERFIELD

ANNUAL MEETING
APRIL 16, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Will be spending $135000.00 on roads – mainly chip sealing.
Re-do parking lot
Relocate ramp – move to the west.
Fire contracts – stay the same.
Cemeteries – keep working on
Guest Duane Pliner asked on long range road plans?  Too many weather related variances each year to stick to a long-range plan.

The board restated that any building variances from the 1200 sq. ft. code needs to be brought before the board for consideration.

Meeting adjourned at 7:08 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
MARCH 12, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of the agenda (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the minutes from the February Regular Meeting (Stratton, Meyer)
Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills with one additional check:  Kerschner’s Gas Service $530.15 (Meyer, Stratton)  Pay Community Center same as last year and pay next month.

FIRE DEPARTMENT UPDATE:  It was mentioned that Run Reports need to be completed in a more timely manner.

FISH LAKE DISTRICT REPORT: An early survey indicates each landing has Milfoil which needs to be treated according to water temperature.

CEMETERIES- UPDATE:  Sample letter from Jeff Stahl indicating rates.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  Need to order a 2-drawer file cabinet.  Board OK’d a new dry erase board.  Town Hall is reserved May9th for the Fish, Game, Wildlife group.

CLERK’S REPORT:  Schedule CT Report due April 1st.  April 2nd election.

ROAD REPORT NOTES:  Adam Kelley was present  and stated snow fence would be the best way to lessen drifting but this was a bad winter with drifting from both East and West.  Using a grader was discussed but would need to be used early on, not only when drifting is bad.

Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.
Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

​​TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
JULY 9, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of the agenda (Stratton, Meyer)
Approval of the Minutes from the June Regular Meeting (Meyer, Stratton)
Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills (Stratton, Meyer)

LAKE DISTRICTS – REPORT:  Water on Fish Lake continues to rise.  Will spend the same as last year to restock Walleye and Perch – Hancock Sportsman’s Club and Hancock Lions Club also contributes money.  No Wake signs are in place and the Lake District will reimburse signs.

SNOW REMOVAL CONTRACT:  Adam Kelley not present but called to report the 2019-2020 contract should be the same with no changes.

TOILET:  Currently not working.  Call Kerschner’s to repair.

PAINT SOUTH END OF HALL:  South end is the worst, rest is OK.  Suggestions for painters needed.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT:  Motion (Meyer, Stratton) to accept a cemetery plot request from Carl Merola at Fish Lake Cemetery.

CLERK’S REPORT:  Supervisor’s & Chairman’s emails are needed to forward important emails Cheryl receives.  6 month checkup with Waushara PC?  Not necessary.

ROAD REPORT NOTES:  Barry & Beverly Wilson were present to request a Hidden Driveway sign be placed on the east side of the road.  New road request from the Sheriff’s Dept.  Private road needs to be named – Bear Paw Ave. will be the name.

Meeting adjourned at 7:33 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

Agenda for Tuesday, August 13, 2019

7:00 p.m., Deerfield Town Hall


I.  Call to order

II.  Approval of the agenda for August 13, 2019

III.  Approval of the minutes of the July Regular Meeting

IV.  Approval of the Treasurer's Financial Report for the last 1/2 of July to date

V.. Payment of the bills as presented

VI.  Recognition of those wishing to address the board on agenda items.

VII.  BOARD BUSINESS

   A.  BugTussel - Information

   B.  Fire Dept. - Report

   C.  Ramp - progress

   D.  Intersection 9th/C


Board suggested future items

VIII. Chairman's Report - County Road Projects, spray

IX.  Clerk's report

X.  Treasurer's Remarks

XI.  Road Report notes

XII.  Zoning

XIII.  Adjourn




TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
AUGUST 13, 2019
DEERFIELD TOWN HALL
W10760 COUNTY ROAD C
HANCOCK, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Approval of the agenda (Stratton, Meyer)
Approval of the minutes from the July Regular Meeting (Meyer, Stratton)
Chairman Whalley will contact Scott Construction regarding a few questions on the statement they sent and will hold their check until further clarification.  Also, one additional check for $25 – Annual Alarm fee to the Sheriff’s Dept.  Approval of the financial report and payment of bills with mentioned changes/additions (Stratton, Meyer).

ADAM KELLEY – CONTRACT:  All the main items (salt/sand) will be the same as last year.  Contract for the 2019/2020 season signed.  He also noticed sand from the lawn washing onto the new blacktop and rip tears from the roller should be fixed now.  Let him know if he can help out.

BUG TUSSEL – INFORMATION:  A search ring (with the Town Hall as a center point) was made.  Letters were sent to landowners whose property fell within that ring.  The proposed tower will be on the Vercimak’s property.  The tower will contain just Bug Tussel internet for now – plenty of room on the tower for cell service later.  If the County approves all plans, does the Town Board need any other information?  Cheryl will receive a final verification email as things proceed.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT:  Hancock has a meeting Wednesday evening (August 14) at 6:00 p.m.  Supervisor Stratton will attend.  Nate Sigourney has been named Interim Chief and Eric Johnston Assistant Chief.

RAMP:  Clint will get started soon.

INTERSECTION 9TH & C:  Supervisor Whalley spoke with Mike Kelley regarding the awful ability to see clearly when coming up 9th.  The County is a bit behind and is busy finishing up projects.

The Mill Pond Lake Association will not be using the Town Hall for their Memorial Day meeting – they will meet at Camp Phillip.  The dam has been inspected and is good for 10 more years.

Painting bids – Joe Walters (lives on Fish Lake) is interested in painting.

ROAD REPORT:  Logging near J. Kress

TREASURER’S REPORT:  Interest from Cemetery CD’s goes into the checking, probably should go back into CD’s.  Not sure of the reason for this.  Rina will check with bank to see what can be done.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield