WILMA TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EQUALIZATION, APPEAL AND REVIEW
To Appeal or Question Property Value Assessments
For 2018 Taxes
Monday, April 10
1 p.m. Wilma Town Hall, Duxbury
Paul Raymond, Clerk
WILMA TOWNSHIP BOARD OF REORGANIZATION, MARCH 20, 2017
Chairman Glen Williamson called the meeting to order with the Pledge at 12 noon at the Duxbury Store. Also present were Supervisors Mike McCullen and Gary Vink and Clerk Paul Raymond.
Gary was sworn in as re-elected Supervisor, and signed the oath of office, the campaign financial report certification of filing, and was given his certificate of Election. Patrice was sworn in at home after the meeting. The Board signed the roster of officials for the MAT.
Mike nominated Glen to serve as Chairman; Gary seconded. Passed. Mike moved that Gary be assistant Chair; Glen seconded; passed.
Glen moved that the wages and salaries for 2017 as voted and approved by the townspeople at the March 14th Annual Town Meeting be adopted. The approved salary changes were: Chairman $105/meeting (over three hours, $22.50/hour); Supervisors, $100/meeting (over three hours additional $18.00/hour); Clerk and Treasurer $100/meeting. Special reports and paperwork $16/hour. Election judges $16/hour (including head judge). Grader Operator $25/hour for grading and plowing; $20 hour for inspections and reports; Assistant Grader Operator, $20; General labor $16/hour; Major mechanical work, $30/hour; Mechanic Assistant, $16/hour; Annual Meeting Moderator, $75/meeting; Out of town meetings, $150/full day; $75/half day. Mileage at Federal rate, now $53.5/mile. Mike seconded; passed.
Mike moved that we keep our private drive snowplowing rates for the 2017-2018 season the same as last year: $75; Drives over 700′, $100; 1,000′ to ½ mile: $175/season; over ½ mile, $350. Glen seconded; passed.
Gary moved that we post meeting notices in the Pine County Courier, The Evergreen, the Wilmatownship.com website and at the Town Hall. Mike seconded; passed. Paul said if Gary put a bulletin board outside of the store he would post there.
Mike moved that we retain Northview Bank in Sandstone as our bank of deposit; Gary seconded; passed. Mike moved that we continue our monthly meeting schedule as the first Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. Gary seconded.
Mike said he has been contacted by two people who question why Gary does road inspections and tree-cutting or removing trees across the road, or monitors logging activity to make sure we get an escrow payment if Alden is the Road Manager. Gary said he does much less of this now that Alden is Road Manager. Glen said Gary does a good service for the town, especially with loggers. Mike suggested that Gary keep this in mind, and be sure Alden is aware of any work he does regarding roads so they’re on the same page. Mike said Gary is Duxbury’s informal Sheriff.
The voters had voted that Wilma Township continue our total donation to civic organizations that benefit our town to $300, but to split it four ways: OSAC, Pine County Historical Museum, Seven County Senior Federation, and Family Pathways. Discussion. Mike moved that we keep the $300 donation, but not give any to Family Pathways but split it 3 ways. Glen Seconded. Gary voted nay. Passed.
The Board discussed appointing a new Deputy Treasurer if Jenn moves and is no longer available. Glen said Patrice chooses and trains who she wants, but the Board has to appoint the person. Mike asked if in the future Patrice were unable to fulfill her duties or if she should resign, would Paul consider serving as both Clerk and Treasurer? Paul said that is extremely remote possibility, but if we could not find a replacement, he would do it. It would make our meetings differently run and checks would be one month late.
Glen moved that the board pay the Duxbury Store $25 for heating and hosting the meeting, plus the cost of pop for the board.
Alden came in and asked if he could buy a hydraulic pump for the grader. Glen moved that Alden be allowed to spend up to $500 at his discretion for anything that comes up relating to our roads or grader. Mike seconded; passed.
Mike moved to adjourn; Gary seconded. Meeting adjourned at 1:10 p.m.
Paul Raymond, Clerk
Glen Williamson, Chair