12/1/2021 – December Town Board Minutes


DECEMBER 1, 2021

Download PDF PW Town Meeting Minutes 12-01-2021

Meeting called to order at 7:00 pm, by Chairman, Russell Bailey.    Present were Russell Bailey, Ken Bodeen, Scott Jardine, Marge Ogren, Pam Holt, Nora Tribys, Brett Bodeen, DuWayne Zupke and Troy Kavajecz.  Pledge of Allegiance.       Motion was made to accept the November minutes as presented by Ken Bodeen, second by Scott Jardine.  All in favor.   Motion was made by Ken Bodeen to accept the November Treasurer’s report with a second by Scott Jardine.  All in favor.

Fire Department – Update from Dustin Danula  (Moved up in Agenda because Dustin needed to leave for FD Meeting) – New Rescue Truck is fixed and ready to go.  Some repairs are still needed (battery tender).   FIRE TRUCK BID OPENING FOR 1990 CHEVY:

Don Simmons – $2,601

John Tutor – $4,005 (winning bid)

Gary Williams – $653.99

Scott Jardine – $1,111

Scott Kerall – $1,525

Citizen’s Input – Presentation from Planning Committee was made by Ken Zivic with the results from the survey that was sent out to all town of Port Wing landowners. Permission was granted to put results of the survey on the Town of Port Wing’s website.


            2022 BUDGET:  Motion was made to approve the 2022 Budget as presented by Scott Jardine.  Second by Ken Bodeen.  All in favor.

            Kinney Valley Road Bridge Update – Board of Commissions of Public Lands form to fill out for loan to complete the project.   Resolution to Borrow Funds was presented.  Motion was made by Ken Bodeen to approve borrowing $353,500 for the purpose of financing the Kinney Valley Road Bridge replacement.  Second by Scott Jardine.  All in favor.  Bids to let out in January or February.

Water/Sewer & Land Use at 82930 White Birch Road.  No digging yet.

Ken reported on LRIP meeting.  All of the available funds were allocated to county projects.  Discussed need to have “shelf-ready” projects that have estimates to submit for funding.  They do not have to be engineered at time of request.  Meeting will be set up with John Humberg to review the blacktop repair needs.

Old Hwy 13 – no new information.

Brochures for the Michelle Wetland Restoration site were received from the DNR.  They will be placed in various areas throughout the town.


Fire Dept/Ambulance reports read.

ZONING REQUESTS:   8995 Okerstrom rezoning/residential building approved.

OPERATOR’S INPUT:  Troy reported on recent activities of the Town Crew:  DNR returned CMAR report.   Made recommendations for the sewer system.  Nothing new has been completed on the new pump for the sewer (replace broken one).  Equipment is ready for the winter.  WISLR report is completed.  Added Wheeler Road.  Waiting to hear back.  Need new tire chains for the grader and dump truck.  Board reported to the crew that they had 10 sick days that can/were be used for time missed during 2021.  Decision to table the sale of the old lawn mower until next spring.

Request made by Pam Holt, town clerk, to change the regular town meeting day to the first Wednesday every month.  Motion made by Scott Jardine to change the regular meeting day to the first Wednesday.  Second by Ken Bodeen.  All in favor.

Next meeting set for Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 at 7pm.  Meeting adjourned by Ken Bodeen with a second by Scott Jardine.  All in favor.

Respectively Submitted by Pam Lawrenz Holt, Town Clerk