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
ANNUAL MEETING
April 16, 2024
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


Annual Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.  Talked about square footage.  Now require 1200 sq. ft.  The Board will allow a variance if asked by homeowner.

Meeting adjourned at 6:01 p.m.

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
April 16, 2024
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


Called to order at: 6:01 p.m.

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

American transmission report:  Board members attended the April 11th meeting.  They spoke about adding 50 ft. of clearance on either side.  Also, using one pole instead of 2.

Correspondence:  email from D. Baldus regarding fireworks.  Will revisit at next meeting if ordinance needs to be looked at.

Fire Department:  Wautoma 2023 fire call/rescue call report. Heartland farms hosted a multi-station rescue event.

Election report:  Cheryl reported on the April 2, 2024 election.

Wautoma Library donation.  Waushara County historical society.  Will decide at next meeting. $500 each

Schedule Road Ride:  April 24, 2024 at 3:15 p.m.

Zoning copies.  Questioning the new sawmill on County C.  Zoning

Meeting adjourned at 6:29 p.m.

 Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
September 12, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


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

Approval of the agenda: Stratton, Meyer

Approval of the minutes from the August Regular meeting: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills: Stratton, Meyer

Fire Department – Informational: Hancock - All good.  Call volume is up a little bit.  All is ready for generator now just waiting for the generator itself to arrive.  New air packs arrived.

   Wautoma – need approval of everyone to get a new tanker.  Looking to increase each municipality by 10%, 12% or 15% in annual contributions for vehicle replacement fund.

Late mowing:  Handle same as in the past (Batwing).  Overhanging branches – does the county have something to take care of overhanging branches?  Use on Brown Deer, 7th around the end of the lake.

Zoning: copies

Adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

 Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD

REGULAR MEETING
May 9, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


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

Approve Agenda:  Motion Meyer, Second Stratton

Approve Minutes from the April regular meeting: Motion Stratton, Second Meyer

Approve Treasurer Report:  2 additions.  #1349 Martin Pionke $75.00; #1350 Danielle Meyer $75.00. Motion Meyer, Second Stratton

Lake District Info: Fish Lake meeting at 8:00 a.m., Marl Lake meets at 9:00, Mill Pond meets at 10:30.

Fire District Report:  Wautoma arial truck needs work.  Where to have the work done?  Bring to the fire board attention at the meeting.  Hancock OK’d the generator – about half of the money will come from the “Holmes” donation.

Cemeteries:  Flag down on North Deerfield – torn. Trees removed by the County and chipped the brush.  Sign is up again at Fish Lake – the post was broken and the sign was thrown over the fence.

Hall:  Stain the Ramp – gray?

Chairman’s Report –

Clerk’s Report – BOR Training

Road Report:  No wedging.  Quite a bit of broadband (rubber stuff).  Chip sealing.  Road ride Tuesday the 16th @ 3:00 p.m.  Bid received for Brown Deer - $31,000, trip money $24,000.

Zoning:  copies of building permits, etc.

Meeting adjourned at:  7:25 p.m.

 

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD

REGULAR MEETING
January 11, 2024
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


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

Approval of the agenda: Stratton, Meyer

Approval of the minutes of the December 12, 2023 regular meeting: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report for the last ½ of December to date and pay all bills: Stratton, Meyer including Wisconsin Town’s District meeting registrations for Chairman Whalley, Supervisor Stratton & Cheryl; plus one additional check for $21.00 for H. Griffith.

Woodville Cemetery: someone is needed to take on as Sexton.  How about S. Bray if he is interested.  There is a computer program to map out plots, stones, etc.  Supervisor Stratton, motion to speak to S. Bray to act as sexton if interested.  Second by Supervisor Meyer.

Deerfield History:  pictures of the town hall renovation, newspaper clippings, etc.

Spring District Meeting/BOR training:  3 will attend to get BOR training.

Chairman’s report:  Discussed taxes with a couple who sent letters to all board members regarding tax increase.

Road Report notes:  more sand needed.  Better/more plowing needed.

A better, tall ladder is needed. 10 ft. fiberglass stepladder.

Meeting adjourned at 6:32 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
October 10, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


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

Approval of the agenda: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the minutes from the September regular meeting: Stratton, Meyer

Approval of the treasurer’s financial report and pay all bills: Meyer, Stratton

Board business:

Stevens Point convention:  Transportation programs.

Budget Prep Meeting: October 31st @ 6:00 p.m. Tuesday

Chairman’s Report:  Buschke road -need to watch this private road regarding snowplowing.  Transportation report is done and sent in. 

Clerk:  receiving numbers for budget and mill rates.

Treasurer:  Rina absent from meeting but left a report.

Roads:  Mowing has started

Zoning: nothing

Adjourned at: 7:13 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
February 13, 2024
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.  Supervisor Meyer absent

Approval of the agenda: Whalley, Stratton

Approval of the minutes from the January Regular Meeting: Stratton, Whalley

Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills:  Stratton, Whalley

Cattle pass project:  Chairman Whalley would like a motion to go ahead and possibly have Delmore Consulting look at the 2 cattle passes if reimbursement is possible.  Supervisor Stratton - motion, Chairman Whalley - second motion.

Fire Dept. Report:  Chairman Whalley & Supervisor Stratton attended both Christmas parties. Coloma has 8 fire fighters in training.  Hancock is hosting training.  Those in training will go to Rapids only 3 times.  Also 2 firefighters in EMR training in Wautoma.

Boat Patrol Report:  Finished and sent in.  $9885 plus a little bit not reimbursable.  Will get approx. 75% back.  About 23 warnings, 9 citations.

Chairman Report:  Meet w/ George Nigh re: Lonny’s trees, cemetery

Treasurer’s Report:  Tax season went well. 

Zoning:  Printouts

Meeting adjourned at 6:24 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

Township of Deerfield, WI

​Township of Deerfield, WI


TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
August 8, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


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

Approval of the agenda for the August Regular Meeting: Stratton, Meyer

Approval of the minutes from the July regular meeting: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the treasurer’s financial report and pay all bills: Add one check #1391 WI Towns Assoc. $210.00 (registration for workshop) Stratton, Meyer

Contract for Assessment Services:  Stratton, Meyer to accept contract for Associated Appraisal Consultants for 3 years.

Leo T. – Sq. footage problem – dwelling:  Proposed plan is a cabin with loft. 14 X 36 504+252=756.  Include a walkout basement – possibly.  Acting as his own general contractor.  Possible sauna cabin (10 x 18) in the far future.  Chairman Whalley indicated the dwelling has the square footage needed – probably won’t need the Agreement.  Chairman Whalley will call zoning with the board decision to ok.

Community Center Report:  Putting in a different floor in the kitchen.  Chip-Sealed the parking lot.

Chairman’s Report:  Brian Friemark got the TRIP bid sheets to Tom.  Needs to be published for 2 weeks. Hwy. dept. is busy.  Check for an extension due to running out of time.

Road report notes:  Stop sign on 13th & Beechnut from the west – can’t see stop sign. Needs to be trimmed back.

Meeting adjourned at 7:26 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield


TOWN OF DEERFIELD

REGULAR MEETING
July 11, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


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

Approval of the agenda: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the minutes of the June Regular Board meeting: Stratton, Meyer

Approval of the Treasurer’s financial report and pay all bills: Meyer, Stratton

Board Business:

Town Advocacy Council – Action – Supervisor Meyer made a motion wait until January 1st to join.  Membership runs by calendar year.  Second, Supervisor Stratton

Security Services: discussion, action.  Chairman Whalley received a call from PerMar Security on July 4th. regarding smoke in the building.  No smoke.  Chairman Whalley met with a representative from the company and found out the shed was not set up with a security alarm – it is now set up.

Wautoma Area Fire Dept.: Wisconsin Service Award Program – Supervisor Meyer explained the program is for firemen who have been with the program for a period of time and are eligible to receive a monetary payment for their service.  A voice vote was taken on board support of this program: Supervisor Stratton – yes; Supervisor Meyer – yes; Chairman Whalley – Yes.  All in favor of supporting the Service Award Program (resolution 2023-03). Fun fact: WAFD- May, 97 calls. 

Chairman report:  Scott Const. coming first part of August.  Spoke with Hwy. Commissioner, Brian Freimark- they are behind but will publish TRIP info for 2 weeks shortly.

Treasurer’s Report:  Uniontel email -  non-use will be terminated.  Associated Appraisal contract renewal.

Road Report: Broadbanding – final bill not received yet.

Zoning:  1 item

Meeting adjourned:  7:42 p.m.


Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

Agenda for Regular Board Meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2024. 6:00 p.m.  Deerfield Town Hall


I. Call to order

II. Approval of the agenda 

III. Approval of the minutes of the May regular meeting

IV. Approval of the Treasurer's Financial report 

V. Payment of the bills as presented

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

VII. Board Business

   A. Fire Departments - update

   B. Lake District reports

   C. Report - Revenue Sharing

   D. Camp Phillip - Zoning

Board suggested future items

VII. Chairman's report

IX. Clerk's report

X. Treasurer's remarks

XI. Road report notes: Chip sealing, spraying, mowing, landing, cemetery

XII. Zoning - 3 items

XIII. Adjourn

TOWN OF DEERFIELD

REGULAR MEETING
June 13, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


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

Approval of the agenda: Add for discussion Town Advocacy Council. Stratton, Meyer

Approval of the minutes from the May regular meeting: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the treasurer’s financial report and pay all bills: Stratton, Meyer

Board Business: 

Major roadwork for summer & mowing /brushing:  Quote from Scott Const. All except #4.  Meyer, Stratton. Broad Band – see list – Tom will take to Brian at the Hwy, Dept.  County to do mowing.

Lake District Reports – Marl Lake – good attendance, good water quality.  Mill Pond – full house.  Fish Lake-stock same number of perch & walleye,

Fire Dept. update – gearing up for Labor Day. Wautoma – give $2,500 of ARPA money to fire dept.?  Wait to see what other municipalities do.

Town Advocacy Council:  Discuss next month.

Treasurer remarks:  Staples commercial program is discontinued.

Road Report Notes:  Bryan (county highway commissioner) called Supervisor Whalley regarding Broad Banding.  Overpasses – work/quote needs to be published twice.  Will talk also about mowing. Fish Lake Cemetery – level out and find old school foundation. 

Zoning:  2 items

Adjourned: 7:23 p.m.

 
Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
BUDGET MEETING
November 14, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m. Cheryl presented the 2024 proposed budget for approval.  Motion by Treasurer, Rina Rasmussen to approve, second by Supervisor, Steve Meyer. Proposed budget passed with all in approval.  Budget meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
November 14, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


Regular meeting called to order at 7:04 p.m. 

Approval of the agenda as printed:  Stratton, Meyer

Approval of the minutes from the October Regular Meeting as prepared:  Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial report and pay all bills:  Question regarding the library note/letter and all is OK.  Additional check for Per Mar security services, check #1442 for $291.18 for annual monitoring.  Stratton, Meyer.

Water Patrol: 10 citations and 23 warnings. Total of 167 hours in 2023. Report has been prepared and sent in.

State convention report:  Chairman Whalley & Supervisor Stratton attended the Right of Way & Solar meeting presentations. Supervisor Meyer attended the Highway Funding meeting presentation.

Chairman’s report:  Chairman Whalley will travel with Sheriff Zuehlke to check out a few “No Parking” signs. There is still poor visibility at the intersection of 9th Ave & County B and County C even after the hill being cut down.  Possibly put a sign on 9th to C stating “Poor visibility”, “Caution”, etc.

Zoning:  Copies of permits.

Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

​​TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
December 12, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


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

Approval of the agenda: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the minutes: Stratton, Meyer

Approval of Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills: Addition of 1 check to Handle Stillman #1456 $837.68. Meyer, Stratton

Lonnie Lawrence – needs 2 trees taken down.  They are dead and will most likely fall into the road.  Road right of way is 33 ft. from center of road.  The board will figure out who will take them down after they take a look at it.

Fish Lake District report:  Fish stocking complete on Sept. 26.  Boat launch signage. Zebra muscles have been found (invasive species).

Clerk’s report: Stratton, Meyer raise pay amount for election officials.  Meyer, Stratton approve list of election officials for the 2024-2025 period.

Treasurer’s report:  Tax bills are out.  Phone hasn’t stopped ringing due to large school tax increase.

Road report notes:  Tom talked to George.  Brian is still plowing Co. C.  General TRIP mtg. held here (5 townships eligible).  Cemetery digging & leveling – hedgerow also?  Started brushing.

Wreaths at Fish Lake & North Deerfield & church & Woodville.  Take flag from North Deerfield – that flag takes a beating from wind – won’t put up a new one until spring.

Fire Dept. news:  Hancock hosting an entry-level course put on by Mid-State.  3 students from Hancock, 4 from Coloma. 16 total.

Deerfield hosts Christmas party next year.

Meeting adjourned at 7:37 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
REGULAR MEETING
March 12, 2024
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 6:00 p.m.

Approval of the agenda: Stratton, Meyer

Approval of the minutes for the February Regular Meeting: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills: Stratton, Meyer

Fish Lake District Report:  Held meeting, excited to get signs in at the East Landing.  Will stay with same number of fish even though there is a price increase.

Alarm System Problem:  All board members were contacted.  Per Mar representative will be here Wednesday morning (3-13).  Disconnect the shed.  The shed is the usual problem with false alarms.

Bridge/Culvert project:  Several options – we can do it ourselves, the county can do it, or Delmar can do it for a fee.  Motion by Supervisor Meyer, second by Supervisor Stratton to have the county do the bridge/culvert inspections (only 2 in the township).

April Meeting on the 16th at 6:00 (annual meeting and regular meeting).

Board decision to change all meeting times to 6:00 p.m. until further notice.

Clerk report:  Lisa Eisch email – Michelle Bacon to stay on library board as township representative.  Upcoming training for election officials & safety training.

Treasurer’s remarks:  new land records software.  Rina will do some homework to further investigate.  $500 increase.

Road Report Notes:  Brushing costs not on current invoice.  Spray again this year – a good way to keep up with invasive species.

Fire Dept:  Wautoma-Tanker ordered.  Hancock – Thursday (3/14) last test day (training) Droan classes/testing coming up to get Hancock’s drone back up and running.

Meeting adjourned at 6:39 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield

TOWN OF DEERFIELD
ANNUAL MEETING
April 18, 2023
W10760 COUNTY ROAD BC
Hancock, WI 54943


Meeting called to order at 7:00 p.m.  The board will take a look at the Smart Growth information throughout the year to see if any updates are needed.  Such as small signs on road right-of-way – ordinance, fee, etc. Another item is mini sheds, container storage.

REGULAR MEETING

Called to order at: 7:05 p.m.

Approval of the agenda: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the March minutes: Meyer, Stratton

Approval of the Treasurer’s Financial Report and pay all bills: Stratton, Meyer

Library Report:  Michelle Bacon was present to inform the board of new happenings with the library.  The library has decided to add on a meeting room and is currently accepting bids to construct this addition. Federal fund application was filled out.

Election Report:  Cheryl reported on the April 4th election.  Board members were sworn in before the meeting started. 

Lake District Report: Fish Lake board met – milfoil will be treated.  Fish survey to be completed.  Restocking 1200 walleye and 1500 perch.

Schedule Road Ride:  May 2nd (Tuesday)

Board of Review: Dates & Times. Open Book, Thursday, May 18th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (by phone only).  BOR, Tuesday, June 6th, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Chairman’s Report: 

Clerk’s Report: Cheryl will attend BOR training on Saturday, April 22.

Treasurer’s Report: nothing

Road Report Notes:  Brown Deer – grind up gravel and grade accordingly.

Zoning:  Permits & Timber reports

Wautoma Fire District report:  Wisconsin Service Award Program – sort of a retirement program for fire personnel.  Currently approx.. 35 members – where will the money to invest come from.  Stipulations will apply for an individual to be eligible to receive this money.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Cheryl Pionke, Clerk
Town of Deerfield