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To:                  Town Board Members

From: John Olson, Town Administrator

Date:   October 24, 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. At Tuesday’s Board Meeting, you voted to approve the terms of the 2014-2016 Police Union Contract.  These terms have also been ratified by the union.  1% increase in compensation for each year and increases in employee health insurance premium contributions to $40 single and $80 family in 2015, and $50 single and $100 family beginning in 2016.
  3. You also voted to increase the Private Road Maintenance from .22/mile to .24/mile.     
  4. 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.
  5. All Assessed Values for the Town are available online at accurateassessor.com.  No objections filed at Board of Review this year. 
  6. The Highway Shop is a “free drop-off site” for Waste Oil that is used for heating purposes.  We are currently in low supply.
  7. The Oktoberfest Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, October 25 beginning at 5:00pm in Community Park.
  8. 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.
  9. I will be out of the office next Monday & Tuesday attending the Annual Towns Convention.  Enjoy your weekend!        






Meetings next week:  None scheduled at this time