Unless otherwise posted, Town Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m in the Municipal Building. W9641 State Road 96, Dale, WI 54931. Public input is held at the beginning of each meeting with a time limit of 5 minutes per subject. Public input is held again towards the end of each meeting.
The Town of Dale Annual Meeting is held each year on the third Tuesday of April starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building. Other special meetings are held as needed and with the proper posting.
Meeting agendas are posted at the MUNICIPAL BUILDING, THE POST OFFICE, AND THE DALE MINI MART at least 48 hours before the Board Meeting. To be added to the agenda please contact the Town Clerk at 920-779-4609.
Minutes from the most recent board meeting are shown below. To see older minutes go to the Meeting Archive section of the website.
RECENT TOWN BOARD MINUTES
DALE TOWN BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
DALE MUNICIPAL BUILDING
Chairperson Wunderlich called the meeting to order at 7:00pm with Supervisor Laabs, Supervisor Degal, Treasurer Sandy Noffke, Clerk Jenny DeZeeuw, Constable Sandy Gadamus, Attorney Erik Forsgren, Fire Chief and Building Inspector Jim Emmons and town residents present.
Outagamie County Sherriff’s Deputy Rolain was present. Deputy Rolain reported the department will be moving its headquarters to 3030 Goodland Drive in Appleton at the end of September.
Supervisor Laabs made a motion to approve a certified survey map for Mike Swanson, seconded by Supervisor Degal, motion carried. Lot one contains five acres from the original thirty plus acre piece.
Chairperson Wunderlich made a motion to approve a holding tank special exception for Jon and Shelley Strnad, seconded by Supervisor Laabs, motion carried. The special exception was preliminarily approved at the September 5, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting. A public hearing was held prior to the board meeting. Letters were mailed to owners of two neighboring properties. One letter was returned in favor of it. A second neighbor attended the public hearing and had concerns about the noise and smell that could occur when pumping a holding tank. After discussion the neighbor’s concerns were appeased.
Chairperson Wunderlich made a motion to approve a conditional use permit for Garret Hoewisch, seconded by Supervisor Degal, motion carried.
Approval was granted at the August Board Meeting to purchase automated recycling carts. An order for 1100 carts was placed with an expected delivery date of October 14th. The charge for the carts is $52,625 and does not include the cost of delivery. There is also a one-time fee of $650 to have the Town of Dale imprinted on each cart. To deliver and do the data base an additional charge of $11 per cart was quoted. Town employees and fire fighters will deliver the carts for less than what was quoted.
The Fire Department is still in the process of reviewing bids for a pumper truck. A decision will be made at the October Board Meeting. Chairperson Wunderlich made a motion to table the decision until October, seconded by Supervisor Laabs, motion carried.
Since the recycling carts are an unexpected expense, the town does not have $55,000 on hand to cover the costs. A proposal was made to borrow the $55,000 on a six month note and make a one-time payment in February, once the new budget cycle is started. Chairperson Wunderlich obtained quotes from Wolf River and First State Banks. First State Bank’s rate is 2.5% for six months. Wolf River Bank’s rate is 2.25% for a six month loan with no origination fees and no prepayment penalty. Supervisor Laabs made a motion to obtain a six month loan from Wolf River Bank to pay for automated recycling carts, seconded by Supervisor Degal, motion carried. Chairperson Wunderlich made a motion to pass a resolution borrowing $55,000 from Wolf River Bank at 2.25% interest rate, seconded by Supervisor Laabs, motion carried.
Chairperson Wunderlich spoke to First State Bank, Wolf River Bank and the State Trust Fund acquiring loan rates to be used when purchasing a new fire pumper truck. Both the State Trust Fund and Wolf River Bank gave a rate of 3.5% for a ten year term. First State Bank gave an adjustable rate with a maximum term of seven years, required a 20% down payment and had some origination fees. Supervisor Degal made a motion to obtain a loan from Wolf River Bank, seconded by Supervisor Laabs, motion carried. Chairperson Wunderlich made a motion to table the resolution to borrow funds for the fire pumper truck until October when an actual loan amount is known, seconded by Supervisor Degal, motion carried.
A budget work meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 9, 2017 at 7:45pm. A Public Budget Hearing will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at 6:30pm.
The Halloween Parade will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 2:30pm. Trick or Treating will follow from 3:00 – 5:00pm. Tianna Beebe is asking for volunteers to help with this year’s Halloween event. Email Tianna Beebe at email@example.com, if you are interested in helping with the event. Donations for the treat bags and parade are appreciated. Send your tax deductible donation to Town of Dale, PO Box 83, Dale, WI 54931.
Fire Chief Emmons reported eight first responder calls for the month of August.
The Dale Fire and Rescue Cancer Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 9:00am. Registration begins at 8:00am. A minimum donation of $25 is appreciated and includes breakfast and a t-shirt. Please rsvp and let them know what size t-shirt you are requesting at firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Inspector Emmons reported there were no permits issued for new homes in August.
At the September 5, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting one certified survey map was reviewed, along with a holding tank special exception and a conditional use permit. The next meeting is scheduled for October 2, 2017 provided there are items for an agenda.
Crews are still working on patching pot holes.
Chairperson Wunderlich made a motion to approve minutes from August meetings, seconded by Supervisor Degal, motion carried.
Chairperson Wunderlich made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report subject to audit, seconded by Supervisor Laabs, motion carried.
Supervisor Degal made a motion to pay bills #16913 – 16938, seconded by Supervisor Laabs, motion carried.
Supervisor Degal made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Supervisor Laabs, motion carried.
These minutes are unapproved and subject to final board approval.