3-8-2023 Board Meeting Minutes


 March 8, 2023


Lowell called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM

In attendance: Lowell, Bob, Norm, Carl, Jorja


Norm made a motion to approve the agenda as presented, seconded by Bob; the motion carried.

Norm made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 22, 2023 Special Town Board meeting as written, seconded by Bob and the motion carried.

  1. Treasurer and Clerk reports

Clerk Treasurer report


  • Read fund and cash account balances.
  • Due to input from CPA/Auditor, suggestions from attendees at February meeting and research completed by Lowell, First Citizens State Bank increased the interest % on money market and cash account – rate went from .05% to 4.25 %. The rates fluctuate during the month. The interest deposits for Feb do not reflect the full 4.25% since the change was made in the middle of the month.



  • Board of Review training is on-line May 1, 2023 at 6:30 PM – need one BOR member to be certified
  • Walworth County Unit Meeting: Thursday, March 16 5:30 – 7:30 PM at County building 100 W. Walworth Ave
  • Absentee ballots – begin mailing March 16; Open voting: 3/21/ (Tuesday) 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM; March 23 (Thursday) 4:00 – 7:00 PM; March 25 (Saturday) 9:00 – noon
  • Election 4-4-2023 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM.  Supreme court judges; school board; Town Board
  • 2/21/2023: 76 absentee ballots voted (sent = 95);  total votes 385 (1028 registered voters)
  • Letter from WE Energies – already approved – just an FYI whether the letter represents the agreement from the 2-22-2023 meeting.

Norm made a motion to approve the Clerk/Treasurer reports; seconded by Bob and the motion carried.


Supervisors’ reports

Norm- feels WE Energies is performing well on the Reliance Road Project.


Bob – no report


Lowell – 10-15 people asking when the ATV/UTV signs will be installed and when they can ride.


Public Works report – filled salt sand shed. Filling potholes. Regarding the failing condition of the 1 ton truck it might cost 2K -3K to fix existing issues. One solution is to purchase truck spreader that may cost $8K, but then the truck could be used all year without removing and reinstalling the appropriate equipment for plowing and branch work. Lowell asked Carl to research and bring valid cost proposals for fixing this issue and present the information at the April meeting.


Sheriff’s report: Nick indicated there were 174 calls during Feb. which is typical.


Jason Wallace owns a lot in Pine Knolls and is seeking approval for a driveway for larger equipment to access his lot that will enable him and his wife to build a home there. He submitted the appropriate permit paperwork and the permitting fees.   Norm made a motion to approve the proposed driveway, seconded by Bob and the motion carried.


A resolution to amend signatories on bank accounts/lock box is tabled until after the April 4 election.


According to Sean Blanton, the cost for the new signage at the boat launches can be submitted with the Safety Patrol Grant application. Carl secured quotes from three different sources: Lange Enterprises, Signarama and Hoopster Performance Graphics. Bob made a motion to accept the quote from Hoopster at $92.00 per sign; Norm seconded the motion and the motion passed.


In order for a revised motion and new Ordinance for allowing usage of ATV/UTV on Township roads, specific roads where access is allowed must be listed. The wording for both documents will be presented at the April Board meeting. The Ordinance requires approval from the County.


Public input: Gary Benes, who lives on Kettle Moraine Dr and owns an ATV, asked if he could drive on KM Dr. in order to reach the approved roads and the Board said no.

Carl shared that Anne from DNR says they do not want any traffic on State Park Road or Hi-Lo Road. They especially do not want any trail riding in the green areas. Others in attendance pointed out that the DNR employees use ATV/UTV during the course of their workday.


The Town Attorney revised the Johnson Sand & Gravel contract agreement. A discussion ensued about some of the terms that need to be changed. Jorja will make the suggested changes and resubmit the agreement at the next Board meeting.


The Town Attorney compiled a new Code that will be sent to Code 365 for monitoring and publishing. There are some changes that need to be made and the document will be available at the April Board meeting.


The Annual Meeting for property owners is scheduled for Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 6:30 PM. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall, W8590 Willis Ray Road, Whitewater.


The 2023 Spring Road Tour is scheduled for March 23, 2023 at 7:00 AM. The participants will depart from the Town Hall at 7 and return upon completion of the tour.

Branch Chipping dates are: May 1; June 5; July 10; August 7; September 5; October 2, 2023


Due to the many grant application opportunities that are offered, a discussion centered on enlisting the help of Cheryl Rezabek as an outside contractor/consultant to review grant offerings to determine if the Town has a need to apply and if yes, Cheryl would process the paperwork. Her fee would be $20.00 per hour. An agreement will be executed outlining the terms .Norm made a motion to approve a contractor agreement with Ms. Rezabek for processing grants on behalf of the Township, seconded by Bob and the motion carried.


Public input (please state your name and address)

Dan Dern – says that one of the mailboxes that the Town repaired has tipped over. Carl will check to see if a new post can be installed.


The Board reviewed and approved the outgoing checks.


Bob made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Lowell and the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 PM.



Respectfully submitted by Jorja Boiley, Clerk/Treasurer