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To:                  Town Board Members

From: John Olson, Town Administrator

Date:   August 15, 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. All Department Budgets proposed for 2015 are due to Laura today.  It is expected that each department have reviewed their proposed budgets in their August Committee Meetings.  The Finance Committee will be meeting again on 8/27 @ 2:00pm with all Department Heads to review their proposed budgets. 
  2. Stewart Excavating has completed the “Del-Aqua” demo…..looks much different near South Shore Manor.
  3. Pat Romenesko will be working with Laura to complete the 2013 Audited F/S.  He has a scheduling conflict for September’s COW so we will try and schedule a different meeting date.
  4. The Plan Commission voted to deny the requested variance for James Sifferman’s parcel adjacent to Del-Mar’s Park which would have created a buildable lot for a new home.  Many residents of Del-Mar were opposed.  The final decision on the requested variance was postponed by the Walworth County Board of Adjustment until their meeting in September.  So your vote on Tuesday night will be before the county’s final decision.  And Rich Scholze will also be attending next week’s Board Meeting.
  5. Asphalt Contractors is still planning to begin their work on roads beginning next Monday, August 18 and through the end of August.  Still waiting for a more specific schedule breakdown by road.
  6. The Police & Fire Commission already held their first meeting to begin the hiring process for the new Chief of Police.  Chief Phill Smith is planning to retire on October 12.  Please review the recent e-mails as the PFC is looking for more direction on the new chief’s compensation/benefit package.  
  7. The Town has recently listed surplus items for sale at WisconsinSurplus.com as part of a Multi-Municipal location auction #14517-08 that expires on 8/27.  Many Del-Aqua souvenirs included.     
  8. All Assessed Values for the Town are available online at accurateassessor.com.  No objections filed at Board of Review this year. 
  9. The Highway Shop is a “free drop-off site” for Waste Oil that is used for heating purposes.  We are currently in low supply.
  10. Enjoy your weekend!  Out of the office next week driving the “baby girl” born on Father’s Day back in 1996 to Arizona for college next week.  Where did 18 years go?      






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