Town of Bell Harbor Commissioners
7:00 PM Monday October 4, 2021
Town of Bell Community Center
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.. Members present were Chuck Perry, Will Tillmans, Jesse Kaseno, Pauline Colamatteo and MaryBeth Tillmans. Jessica Resac and Jennifer Sauter Sargent were absent. Kristen Anderson resigned as a commissioner.
Roger Lindgren, Town of Bell Chairman and David Tillmans were also present.
Minutes – A motion was made by P. Colamatteo to approve the minutes from regular
September meeting and the budget setup meeting. J. Kaseno 2nd the motion. Approved. J.
Kaseno made a motion to approve the minutes from the special meeting on September 29th
and W. Tillmans 2nd the motion. Approved.
Conflict of interest – None
Public Comments – None
Public Hearing – None
Harbor Dredging Committee –D. Tillmans report. Rock repair work was done by the ACOE.
They had to dig to get their equipment in. The rock work was done along the northeast
wall. Sand was put in the area of the submerged land lease. The existing dredge permits
expired on August 23rd. D. Tillmans and W. Tillmans have been working on the new
electronic application. Core sampling and sediment analysis are needed for the east and
west slips. Five to seven core samplings are required if the area is dredged more than
three feet. Grab samples can be done for less than three feet of dredging. They will
research the cost.
- Tillmans is looking into setting up a group from recreational harbors on Lake Superior
and Lake Michigan to get government representation in Washington to setup funds for
dredging of recreational harbors. The USACE stated that there is insufficient tonnage of
cargo for a commercial harbor classification in Cornucopia. The USACE has been dredging
commercial harbors only. Cornucopia is classified as a recreational harbor with the them.
The last time the USACE funded a dredge in Cornucopia was in 2008.
Discussion was held about a possible cooperative effort in the future between the Town of
Bell Harbor and Siskiwit Bay Marina for equipment for dredging.
Shop Grade Issues Committee – There was a meeting with the shop owners. They do not
want to do anything. They could do grading individually between now and January 1. The
permit is valid until Jan. 1, 2022, for grading around the shops. The town would provide
Green Shed Committee – No report
- Halvorson Lease 2022
Updated copies of the leases were just received. P. Colamatteo made a motion
to table this until next month and J. Kaseno 2nd the motion. Unanimous decision.
Approved. This will give the commissioners time to review the documents.
- Harbor map – No update
- Ten Year Plan – No update
- Breakwater access – No update
- Boardwalk leveling
The maintenance person is not interested in the boardwalk project. C. Perry
will check with Matt Lazorik to get an estimate and see if he is interested in
- Marina Maintenance part time as needed employee
The position is still open to anyone interested.
- BIG and RBF and HAP grant update
The RBF has been granted. The BIG is being resubmitted with the updated costs.
There is no update on the HAP.
- Harbor Master Job Description
- Colamatteo will work on the description
- Shop Lease Policy Statement
- Sauter Sargent is working on this. There is no update.
- AIS prevention grant update
- Lindgren has submitted a proposal. He will be meeting with the DNR on
Thursday. The grant will provide training and materials for volunteers to
inspect boating going in and coming out.
- General Rules Update – No update
- Financial Statement – Reviewed
WI Department of Fish & Wild Life – They are looking at locations for a monitoring
system for tagged fish going up stream to spawn.
At 8:02 p.m., W. Tillmans made a motion to adjourn and P. Colamatteo 2n the motion. Approved.
MaryBeth Tillmans – Secretary