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01/11/16 Minutes
Jan 11, 2016

TOWN OF DRAPER                                                                       6994N Main Street

1-715-266-2110                                                                                  Loretta, WI54896




The regular monthly meeting was called on order on Monday, January 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Present were Chairman E. Peters, First Supervisor R. Zaborski, Second Supervisor J. Hanke, Treasurer D. Dobilas, Clerk B. Adler, Dale of the Town crew, and five citizens.  The Agenda was read and approved on a motion by Sup JH with Sup RZ making the second, the motion carried with all in favor.


Correspondence:  Notice from WTA regarding Board of Review Training at District meetings.


Public Recognition:  The citizens are in attendance for green burials which is listed on agenda.

The Minutes of the December 14, 2015 regular monthly meeting were approved on a motion by Sup RZ and seconded by Sup JH, motion carried with all in favor.


Old Business:  Green burials, Sup RZ read an ordinance from WTA as an example of what a Town in Wisconsin had passed, covering size of lots, embalming, and biodegradable coverings and caskets. The discussion included lot size, burial depth and what should or needs to be added to the current cemetery-by-laws.  These concerns will be brought up at the annual cemetery meeting. John Burt gave information relating to the cost differences between green burials and conventional burials.  Concerning the subject of a referendum for the town hall, the question on a referendum must be answered by yes or no.  Even with a referendum there would still have to be a meeting of the Towns electors to approve of spending money to renovate or replace the building. The Town Hall Committee will get more complete numbers regarding costs for renovation and new before the annual town meeting, Dick Burt will get the committee together and get a schedule set up to complete the estimates. The Employee Handbook up-dating will be discussed at the February meeting.


New Business:  The Quick Books software does not need to be up dated until May of this year.  Town employee radios which are in the equipment are not compatible with Sawyer County’s.  So in case of emergency, they could not be notified, this could include severe weather warnings or fires.  Sup RZ will check into what can be done for the radios with Sawyer County.  This will be discussed at the February meeting. 


Town Roads that need work in 2016 include: Blaisdell Lake, Broadway, and Fifth Street where the culverts were replaced.  The roads will be discussed at the February meeting also.


The Financial Report was approved on a motion by Sup JH, seconded by Sup RZ the motion carried with all in favor.  The Vouchers were approved as submitted.  The next meeting will be February 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.  Meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m. on a motion by Sup RZ, Sup JH seconded, the motion carried.


Respectfully submitted,

Brenda Adler, Clerk

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