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To:                  Town Board Members

From: John Olson, Town Administrator

Date:   October 17, 2014    



Please take time to read this week’s Friday Memo- -a general recap of the week and upcoming news.  As always, should you like more information, I ask that you call the office, e-mail or stop in.  Thanks for your continued support. 



  1. 2015 Budget Information has been finalized and notices prepared.  The Tax Levy will increase a little under 2% and slightly raise the estimated Mill Rate for the Town from 2.62 to 2.68/1K of Assessed Value.  You are also planning on increasing debt to finance the purchase of a new Plow Truck (160K) and Fire Truck (545K).  A detailed spreadsheet is available to anyone to pick up at Town Hall and can be e-mailed as well.  The Budget Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 11 beginning at 6:00pm at Town Hall.
  2. The PFC will be meeting again on 10/20 to discuss recently completed interviews and possibly make a recommendation on the next Chief.  They have appointed Scot Stefanczyk as acting Chief at this time.     
  3. McGrath Consulting will be attending the November COW to give a verbal report and discussion on their Fire Dept equipment/operation study.  The Final Draft of the written report will be made available as soon as received sometime within the next few weeks.
  4. You will be voting on the recommendation from the Public Works Committee to increase the Private Road Maintenance rates from .22/mile to .24/mile at Tuesday’s Board Meeting.
  5. You will also be voting on the 2014-2016 Police Union Contract at Tuesday’s Board Meeting.  The Finance Committee has recommended accepting terms of a 1% increase in compensation for each year with increases in employee Health Insurance premium contributions.   
  6. All Assessed Values for the Town are available online at accurateassessor.com.  No objections filed at Board of Review this year. 
  7. The Highway Shop is a “free drop-off site” for Waste Oil that is used for heating purposes.  We are currently in low supply.
  8. The Oktoberfest Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 beginning at 5:00pm in Community Park.
  9. The Halloween Party is scheduled for Sunday, October 26 from 3-5pm in Community Park.  Trick or Treating will be on Friday, October 31 from 5-8pm.
  10. Enjoy your weekend!        






Meetings next week:  Board Meeting, Tuesday at 6:00pm