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To:                  Town Board Members

From: John Olson, Town Administrator

Date:   September 19, 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. The roofing/building contractor will begin work on Monday.  Town Hall will receive a new roof and the Police Station & Hwy. buildings will receive some minor repairs (lights, gutters) from the hail storm this past May.
  2. New Christmas lights were ordered for the allocated budget amount of $5,300.  Look for the lighted snowflakes in a few months.    
  3. Just received the new Health Insurance rates for 2015 showing a 12% increase.
  4. The Finance Committee meeting listed on the calendar for next Wednesday at 4:00pm will not meet unless we receive a response back from the Police Union early next week.
  5. Walworth County voted to accept our $7,000 bid for the 2 lots next to the old Del-Aqua Apts.
  6. A Request for Proposals was published and sent to several state firework vendors.  The budgeted amount remains the same at $11K each year for the next 3 years or 2015-2017.  We have stated the show must be a minimum of 20 minutes.  The only variables you will have to evaluate are references and number/sizes of firework shells.  And yes, one vendor already asked if someone would be counting shells to verify what was proposed matched what was actually delivered.  I responded, “no”, but satisfaction will be based on positive/negative comments received following each year’s show.  And we reserve the right to cancel if not satisfied at any time.  The Park Committee will be making their recommendation at the October meeting.
  7. The Finance Committee has recommended the additional road work for the 2015 budget.  The additional 200K will be financed over 10 years through a State Trust Fund loan or a local bank note.
  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!        






Meetings next week:  None scheduled at this time