Minutes – Town of Bell Board Meeting – Aug. 9, 2022
TOWN OF BELL BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
at the Community Center
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. Board members present were Roger Lindgren, James Kaseno, Allen Hahn, Gordon Anderson, MaryBeth Tillmans and Janice Olson. Jackie Eid was absent. The meeting was available with Zoom.
-Board Meeting Minutes-
- Anderson made a motion to approve the minutes and J. Kaseno 2nd the motion.
Unanimous decision. Approved.
-Treasurer’s Report –J. Kaseno made a motion to approve the report and G. Anderson 2nd
the motion. A. Hahn abstained. (Vote: 3-0). Approved.
- Lindgren – A fireworks permit was issued for group doing fireworks at the beach.
He apologized for any inconveniences.
2. Hahn – Individuals that are interested in an item on the agenda can participate
in researching and helping and not just attend a board meeting.
Correspondence– – Reviewed
Sanitary District – Everything is working as it should.
Public Comment Period
-Question about when the crosswalk will be completed.
-Concern about short term rentals.
-P. Moye addressed comments on Public Housing from last month’s board meeting.
- Public Housing Authority Presentation – follow-up
Data was received from Richard Avol, Bayfield Co. Housing Authority on the tenants of
the Port Wing public housing unit. The following information was received:
The ages of all of the tenants up in Port Wing Public Housing are:
86, 75, 74, 73, 70, 69, 68, 60, 58, 55, 55, 45, 43, 28, 6, 3.
So 7 of them are over 62 and 9 are younger than 62.
Six head of the households are over 62.
The other six head of households are under 62.
There will be more presentations and information in the future.
- Scenic Byway Visitor Center – update
A public hearing will be held on Tues., Aug 16th. Information and plans will be
available. A smaller building with bathrooms is a possibility. Discussion was held about
possibly rebuilding the green shed. A special town meeting of the electors will be held
on Aug. 30th , for the electors to vote on the Scenic Byway Visitor Center.
- Recusal Issue
All recusals will be noted in the minutes. R. Lindgren spoke with the town attorney about
recusals. Wisconsin recusal law requires board members to abstain from voting when
there is a conflict of interest. They can participate in the discussion prior to the vote.
However, to avoid any inference of impropriety, Board members that, in the instant case,
own a Short Term Rental business, or a financial interest in whatever issue is before the
Board should recuse themselves from the discussion.
- Community Center Security
The front door will always remain open and a security camera will be installed by the
the front door.
- Tia Dallman & Mike Wachsmuth Special Use Permit
A special use permit for shoreland grading is necessary for their property located
at 19625 Mountain Ash Road. This is an after the fact request. The Planning Commission
approved recommending approval of the permit. J. Kaseno made a motion to
recommend approval or the permit and G. Anderson 2nd the motion. Vote(3-0).
Hahn abstained from voting.
- Approval of Bid for Propane
The following bids were received:
Como Gas & Propane – $1.849
Midland – $1.79
Ferrall Gas – $1.89
Hahn made a motion to accept the bid from Midland for $1.79 and J. Kaseno 2nd the
motion. Unanimous decision. Approved.
2. Consider Petition regarding EMS as an essential service
This will be carried to next month. G. Anderson will assist R. Lindgren to write the
At 8:05 p.m., A. Hahn made a motion to adjourn the meeting and G. Anderson 2nd the motion. Approved.
MaryBeth Tillmans – Clerk