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2024 Meeting Minutes

All posted minutes are subject to Board approval.

Monthly Meeting Minutes: Text

TOWN OF BROOKLYN BOARD MEETING –January 9, 2024



The Brooklyn Town Board meeting was called to order by Chairman Gerald Graham at 6:00 p.m.


Attendance:  Chairman Gerald Graham, Supervisor Chris Burke, Supervisor Dan Ostrowski, and Treasurer Ann Peterson Clerk Christine Davis was absent with prior notification. 

A motion was made by Chris Burke and seconded by Dan Ostrowski to approve the minutes of the December 12, 2023 monthly meeting. Motion carried without negative vote.

The Treasurer’s Cash Summary for December was read by Treasurer Peterson with the following balances: $12,979.87 in the NOW Checking Account and $82,707.77 in the Money Market Investment Account.  A motion was made by Dan Ostrowski and seconded by Chris Burke to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion carried without negative vote.


Treasurer Peterson presented the January disbursements in the amount of $147,466.77.  A motion was made by Dan Ostrowski and seconded by Chris Burke to transfer $120,000 from the money market account to the checking account and approve the disbursements.   Motion carried without negative vote. 


Correspondence: 

  • The Washburn County Towns Association sent out a reminder and agenda for the unit meeting in January.

  • Northwest Regional Planning Commission sent a letter/invoice for the completed road reporting.

  • The District meetings will be held in April and they will have Board of Review training. Board members expressed an interest in watching the training on the computer again if able.


Public Input: None was offered. 


Business:

  1. Road Maintenance- The intersection of Oakridge Drive and State Highway 53 needs to be sanded better; people are sliding through the intersection when approaching State Highway 53 in the eastbound lane of Oakridge Drive. Gerald Graham will let Washburn County Highway Department know to place additional sand there.

The Board discussed if there were any other places that needed to be brushed back by the Highway Department but did not think any additional brushing was needed. 


  1. A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by Dan Ostrowski to set the 2023 Audit for Tuesday March 12, 2024 immediately following the regularly scheduled town board meeting. Motion carried without negative vote.


A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by Chris Burke to adjourn at 6:26 p.m. Motion carried without negative vote. 


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. 





Respectfully submitted,

Ann L. Peterson, Treasurer

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TOWN OF BROOKLYN BOARD MEETING –February 13, 2024



The Brooklyn Town Board meeting was called to order by Chairman Gerald Graham at 6:00 p.m.


Attendance:  Chairman Gerald Graham, Supervisor Chris Burke, Supervisor Dan Ostrowski, Treasurer Ann Peterson and Clerk Christine Davis. No guests were present.

A motion was made by Dan Ostrowsk and seconded by Chris Burkei to approve the minutes of the January 9, 2024  monthly meeting. Motion carried without negative vote.

The Treasurer’s Cash Summary for January was read by Treasurer Peterson with the following balances: $20,545.61 in the NOW Checking Account and $396,039.04 in the Money Market Investment Account.  A motion was made by Dan Ostrowski and seconded by Chris Burke to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion carried without negative vote.


Clerk Davis presented the February disbursements in the amount of $287,843.33.  A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by Dan Ostrowski to transfer $255,000 from the money market account to the checking account and approve the disbursements.   Motion carried without negative vote. 


Correspondence: 

  • Delmore Consulting sent out information regarding services they can provide for the new bridge and culvert reporting program.

  • Northwood Tech sent a letter advising of open board positions. 

  • The State of Wisconsin sent a letter detailing Payment in Lieu of Tax information


Public Input: None was offered. 


Business:

  1. Road Maintenance- The Board discussed the new 6’-20’ structure inventory requirements.  Culverts in the town will be evaluated for size.  This topic will be reviewed at the March 12, 2024 meeting.

The Board discussed if there were any other places that needed to be brushed back by the Highway Department and will evaluate Lonely Lane for additional brushing needed. 


  1. Clerk Davis will be absent for the February 20, 2024 Spooner School Board Primary Election.  She has appointed Ann Peterson as Deputy Clerk to preside over the election.  

  2. The Town Workman’s Comp and Liability insurance policies are up for renewal with Community Insurance.  The Liability premium has increased $7.  The Workman’s Comp premium has decreased $99.  The premium for 2024 coverage is $2,223.  A motion was made by Dan Ostrowsk and seconded by Chris Burkei to approve the renewal policy while declining any additional coverages.  Motion carried without negative vote.

  3. Several town residents have requested road ban allowances.  Currently, the roads are not posted.  


A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by Chris Burke to adjourn at 6:23 p.m. Motion carried without negative vote. 


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. with the Annual Audit to follow.


Respectfully submitted,

Christine Davis, Clerk

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The Town of Brooklyn Board Meeting for March 12, 2024

The Brooklyn Town Board meeting was called to order by Chairman Gerald Graham at 6:15 p.m.


Attendance:  Chairman Gerald Graham, Supervisor Dan Ostrowski, Treasurer Ann Peterson and Clerk Christine Davis. No guests were present.  Supervisor Chris Burke was absent by prearranged terms.

A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by  Dan Ostrowski to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2024  monthly meeting. Motion carried without negative vote.

The Treasurer’s Cash Summary for February was read by Treasurer Peterson with the following balances: $3851.73 in the NOW Checking Account and $180,056.49 in the Money Market Investment Account.  A motion was made by Dan Ostrowski and seconded by Gerald Graham to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion carried without negative vote.


Clerk Davis presented the March disbursements in the amount of $6,764.96.  A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by Dan Ostrowski to transfer $5,000 from the money market account to the checking account and approve the disbursements.   Motion carried without negative vote. 


Correspondence: 

  • A letter from Jim Dienstl notifying town officials the ATV club has additional signs available.

  • Clerk Davis received notification from Christopher Grimes of his intent to apply for the Mac Lake Tavern liquor license.


Public Input: None was offered. 


Business:

  1. Road Maintenance- The Board discussed the new 6’-20’ structure inventory requirements.  Culverts in the town will be evaluated for size.  A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by Dan Ostrowski to utilize the county for the inventory and filing requirements.  Motion carried without negative vote.Brush mowing on Lonely Lane has been completed.  The board will check with residents on Shady Lane for additional brushing needed. 


  1. A motion was made by Gerald Graham to schedule the Town open book meeting on May 8, 2024  and Board of Review on May 15, 2024 as recommended by Steve Norquist, assessor.  Seconded by Dan Ostrowski.  Motion carried without a negative vote.   


  1. Tim Davis presented a zoning request for Tax ID 7478, section 25.41-12.  A motion was made by Gerald Graham to approve the request in order to bring the property into compliance with county regulations.  Motion was seconded by Dan Ostrowski.  Motion carried without a negative vote.


  1. Gerald Graham and Dan Ostrowski will attend the WTA District meeting in Rice Lake on April 6, 2024.  Clerk Davis will register both board members.  




A motion was made by Dan Ostroski and seconded by Gerald Graham to adjourn at 6:43 p.m. Motion carried without negative vote. 


The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 following the Annual meeting that begins at 6pm.


Respectfully submitted,

Christine Davis, Clerk

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TOWN OF BROOKLYN BOARD MEETING –April 16, 2024



The Brooklyn Town Board meeting was called to order by Chairman Gerald Graham at 6:34 p.m. following the annual meeting.


Attendance:  Chairman Gerald Graham, Supervisor Chris Burke, Supervisor Dan Ostrowski, Treasurer Ann Peterson, and Clerk Christine Davis Guests present were Caryl Ligler and Karen Ostrowski.

A motion was made by Dan Ostrowski and seconded by Chris Burke to approve the minutes of the March 12, 2024 monthly meeting. Motion carried without negative vote.

The Treasurer’s Cash Summary for March was read by Treasurer Peterson with the following balances: $2,087.51 in the NOW Checking Account and $175,167.04 in the Money Market Investment Account.  A motion was made by Dan Ostrowski and seconded by Chris Burke to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Motion carried without negative vote.


Clerk Davis presented the amended disbursements for March in the amount of $6,667.46.  The amended amount reflects a voided check written to Eloise Sylla. A motion was made byChris Burke and seconded by Dan Ostrowski to approve the amended disbursements.   Motion carried without negative vote. 



Clerk Davis presented the April disbursements in the amount of $11,359.30.  A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by Dan Ostrowski to approve the disbursements.   Motion carried without negative vote. 


Correspondence: 

Washburn County will again be offering a grant to Towns holding a clean up event.

The Spooner Library Bookmobile will continue service to the Town.



Public Input: The corner of Shady Lane and Oak Ridge is missing signage.  Is it possible to increase the weight limits during road bans to 5 tons/axle.


Business:

  1. Road Maintenance- The road inspection date will be set for Tuesday, April 30th beginning from the Town Hall at 5 pm.  

  2. A motion was made by Dan Ostrowski to accept the mowing bid for the Town hall and the Lampson Cemetery submitted by Morgan Lawn Care.  Gerald Graham seconded the motion.  Motion carried without a negative vote.

  3. A motion was made by Gerald Graham to approve the MPIC insurance renewal.  Dan Ostrowski seconded the motion.  Motion carried without a negative vote.

  4. A motion was made by Dan Ostrowski to renew the Town membership with WTA.  Chris Burke seconded the motion.  Motion carried without a negative vote.

  5. The Gordon correctional facility is available to complete a spring clean up for the Lampson cemetery.


A motion was made by Gerald Graham and seconded by Dan Ostrowski to adjourn at 7:14 p.m. Motion carried without negative vote. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 6pm. 

Respectfully submitted, Christy Davis, Clerk

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