Town of Bell Board Meeting Minutes – July 12, 2022


Tuesday, July 12, 2022

at the Community Center

7:00 p.m.


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-

  1. Kaseno made a motion to approve the minutes and G. Anderson 2nd the motion.

Unanimous decision. Approved.

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

the motion.  Unanimous decision.  Approved.


Board Comments

  1. Lindgren – Recognized the passing of Brad Eid. There will be a celebration of life on July 31st.

Volunteers are needed for Corny Day.

  1. Eid – Local residents reaching out for help and not receiving a return call is unacceptable.


Correspondence– – Reviewed

Committee Reports-Reviewed

Sanitary District – They have met their permit limit for phosphorus influents with the DNR.

The required report has been completed. The current system is over design capacity.

No waste is being taken outside of the district. The system is working as designed.

Public Comment Period

-Concerns about the visitor center at the lakefront.

-Concerns about public housing in town.


Old Business

  1. Public Housing Authority Presentation. If you’d like to review the information in advance, refer to: and

Karen Novak did a presentation on Public Housing for Bayfield County. She is chairing

a committee for a pilot program – “What to do for the need of housing”. There are

numerous types of housing. Examples are Income Eligible, Senior and Workforce.

Richard Avol from Bayfield County Housing Authority was present to answer

questions. More information will be provided at future meetings. If the Town,

by a vote decides to proceed. A study of a twenty mile radius will be done to

determine the needs of the area. It is a rather long process.

Potential properties where public housing could be built are being looked at.

  1. Status Report on planning for Natl Scenic Byway Visitor Center
  2. Lindgren gave a presentation of the plans of the Natl Scenic Byway Visitor Center.

There will be a public hearing on Aug. 16th, for information about the building and

plans. On Aug. 30th, there will be a Special Town Meeting of the electors to vote on

if they want the Natl Scenic Byway Visitor Center, as presented at the public



  1. Update: Stage Road – ATV/UTV Route

The Bayfield County sheriff was monitoring all traffic on Stage Road over

the Fourth of July weekend.  Only one ATV was speeding.  Numerous vehicles

were driving over the posted speed limit.  The town has the speed limits

posted less than what the state allows. The Planning Commission recommended

no action on removing Stage Road as route, but to look at the speed limits in

violation of state statues. More use of Hwy C for ATVs is being proposed to take

most traffic off of Stage Road.

  1. Vilas County – form of resolution to protest levy limits
  2. Hahn made a motion to approve the resolution and G. Anderson 2nd the motion.

Unanimous decision.  Approved

  1. Fireworks Ordinance
  2. Anderson made motion to changed the required liability amount to $300,000 and

to add the requirement of a Hold Harmless clause. A. Hahn 2nd the motion.

Unanimous decision.  Approved.


New Business

  1. Community Center Security – Deferred to next month
  2. Review and potentially Approve amended fireworks ordinance – Deferred to next


  1. Consider Petition regarding EMS as an essential service-Deferred to next month


At 8:45 p.m., A. Hahn made a motion to adjourn the meeting and G. Anderson 2nd the motion.  Approved.


Respectfully submitted,


MaryBeth Tillmans – Clerk