Minutes 3-9-2022 Board Meeting




Lowell called the meeting to order @ 7:00 PM

In attendance: Lowell Hagen, Norm Prusener, Bob Strand, Jorja Boiloey, Carl Ahrens.

Norm made a motion to approve the agenda, seconded by Bob and the motion carried as amended

After a review of minutes of the February 9, 2022 town board meeting, Norm made a motion to approve the minutes, seconded by Bob and the motion carried


Treasurer’s report

  • Read balances
  • Casey’s did refund the late charges incurred from UPSP issues in delivering mail.
  • We are approved with Kwik Trip purchases @ a $3000.00 credit limit and that will cover fuel, diesel, auto supplies. 2 cards are issued.

Clerk report

  • Election training: 3/21; 3/25; 3/26. Political parties have reiterated that we must choose poll workers from the list they provided and not the ones we have always used. Unless an election requires more people than they chose.
  • Public testing of ICE machine will be Saturday, March 26
  • Absentee ballots will be picked up from County by Monday (they are at County now) and mailed to those people who have already requested absentee ballots – as of 3/15/2022.
  • Training at County Thursday afternoon for the ICE machine.

Norm made a motion to accept the Treasurer/Clerk’s report, seconded by Bob and the motion carried

Supervisors’ reports: There were no reports.

Sheriff’s Department incident report – Nick Yohanek offered his condolences for the loss of Tim Ryan and how that may impact the Town’s operations.

Sheriff Kurt Picknell is retiring at end of the year.

There were only 2 calls in February.


Southern Lakes United Water Ski Show Team is seeking permission to ski at Scenic Ridge. Nothing has changed in their routine from previous years, except they have joined with the Lauderdale team. Practice is held on Saturdays, if possible, and Wednesday nights at Scenic Ridge.   Lowell made a motion to continue allowing ski team to operate. Norm seconded the motion and the motion carried.


Bill Wolski presented his case regarding property easement issues. He wants to remodel his home and there are property easement restrictions that prevent him from building. As Norm commented the property in questions is owned by the DNR/State of Wisconsin and the Town is not able to recommend any variance requests. Representative Don Vruwink offered to intervene on Bill’s behalf since they work with the DNR on similar issues. Bill and Don were going to discuss how to work on the variance the following day.

Marty Cochran made a request for a variance on placement for a new home he plans to build. Norm made a motion to approve the setback of 90.8 feet, Bob seconded the motion and the motion carried.

Keith Hochhalter – rezone application – removed from agenda since he is still waiting for County information.

2022 Board Road Tour is scheduled for Friday, March 18 @ 8:00 AM

2022 Branch Chipping dates: 5/2  6/6  7/5  8/8  9/6  10/3

Annual Town Homeowner’s meeting is set for April 20, 2022 at 6:30 PM.


Amy Svec: candidate for Whitewater School board did not attend the meeting.


Donald Vruwink State Representative – shared some of the projects with which he is involved. One of which is the reduction in the Wisconsin payroll withholding taxes.


Public input – Lillian was concerned that the Safety Patrol Contract was not approved and signed. However, the contract was signed and mailed along with an addendum regarding the grant money repayment for the buoys.

The Board reviewed, approved and paid bills

Norm made a motion to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Bob and the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 PM.


Respectively submitted by Jorja Boiley, Clerk/Treasurer