May 11, 2021 – Town of Bell Board Meeting Minutes

                                                 TOWN OF BELL

                                             BOARD MEETING

                                         Tuesday, May 11, 2021

                                following the Annual Meeting

                                       COMMUNITY CENTER


The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m.  Board members present were Roger Lindgren,

James Kaseno, Andrew Sauter Sargent, Allen Hahn, Jackie Eid, MaryBeth Tillmans and Janice Olson.

-Board Meeting Minutes-

Board Meeting -A. Hahn made a motion to approve the minutes and J. Eid 2nd the

motion.  Unanimous. Approved.

-Treasurer’s Report –J. Eid made a motion to approve the report and J. Kaseno 2nd

the motion.   Vote (4-1) Yes- R. Lindgren, A. Sauter Sargent J. Eid & J.  Kaseno.  No- Allen



Board Comments

  • Lindgren – Noted the passing of Jim Roman


Committee Reports-Reviewed

.Library – It is now open.  An anonymous of $100.00 was received.

Public Comment Period – None

.Shaun McElhatton – Letter was received opposing the proposed ATV trail along Highway 13.


Old Business

  1. Review Gravel Bids

At a special board meeting, the gravel bid was awarded to Trusty Trucking/South Shore

Sand and Gravel based on their known service and product.  The bids received were

$16.72 Trusty Trucking/South Shore Sand & Gravel and $15.45 Sipsas for 2500 cu. yds.

After the meeting, with further thought, R. Lindgren sent a note the next day to Trusty

Trucking informing them of and took responsibility for failure to properly evaluate the low

bidder and informed them we’d be revaluating. R. Lindgren asked A. Hahn and J. Eid to

check references for Sipsas. A. Hahn did check references and did not find any reason to

disqualify them.  R. Lindgren checked with the Wis. Town Assoc.  and was informed that

according to Wi. State Statues, the town must take the lowest bid, unless there was a

good reason not to.

  1. Hahn made a motion to rescind the acceptance of the Trusty Trucking/South Shore

gravel bid from April and A. Sauter Sargent 2nd the motion.

Vote(4-1) Yes: R. Lindgren, J. Kaseno, A. Hahn, A. Sauter Sargent and J. Eid.  R. Lindgren

No: J. Kaseno.  Approved.

  1. Hahn made a motion to accept the Sipsa gravel bid of $15.45 and R. Lindgren 2nd the

motion.  Unanimous decision.  Approved




  1. BIG, RBF Award, HAP Grant Award -update – Roger Lindgren

The BIG, which is a federal grant was awarded today.  The RBF and HAP have been

awarded.  The cost of sheet steel has more than doubled.  HAP is requiring

that the sheet steel be coated.  This is driving the cost of the project up.  HAP is

delaying the project until steel prices are down.

  1. Obsolete Ordinance – Joint Action Emergency
  2. Hahn made a motion to strike the ordinance and J. Kaseno 2nd the motion. Unanimous

decision.  Approved.


New Business

  1. Planning Commission issues TBD by Jackie

They have been discussing the crosswalk at Highway 13.  Randy Lund will do the

engineering for the landing and will provide an estimate for the project. This is

necessary for the permit with the DOT.

The commissioners Greg Weiss and Mark Ehlers terms are up for reappointment.  A

notice will be posted.

  1. Campground Ordinance

Verbiage on the ordinance is being changed.  This will be on next month’s agenda for


  1. Coastal Management Survey – Due May 14th

All board members or employees were encouraged to submit survey.

  1. Approval of National Guard Bank Concert July 2nd
  2. Hahn made a motion to approve the concert to be held at the lakefront and J. Eid

2nd the motion. Unanimous decision. Approved.

  1. Monthly review of Community Center COVID restrictions

There has been no change from the county recommendations.

  1. Set date for Board of Review
  2. Hahn made a motion to set the date for June 8, 2021, prior the regular board meeting.
  3. Sauter Sargent 2nd the motion. Unanimous decision. Approved.  The meeting will be

adjourned until the assessment roll is received.  The anticipated date for the meeting is

in August.



Bills were paid.  At 8:55 p.m., A. Hahn made a motion to adjourn the meeting and A. Sauter Sargent 2nd the motion.  Approved.


Respectfully submitted,


MaryBeth Tillmans – Clerk