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TOWN OF BELL BOARD MEETING TUESDAY, March 12, 2019

7:00 p.m. at the COMMUNITY CENTER 

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Board members present were Matt Lazorik,

Janice Olson, James Kaseno, Andrew Sauter Sargent,  Jackie Eid, MaryBeth Tillmans and Lynda  Nedden Durst.

-Board Meeting Minutes- A. Sauter Sargent made a motion to approve the minutes and J. Eid

2nd the motion.  Approved.

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

 

Public Comment Period  – None

Correspondence – None

Old Business

  1. Commercial use of town land – discussion and possible decision

This covered under the following agenda item.

  1. Marina ordinance – discussion and possible decision

The draft ordinance was reviewed by the board.  It was questioned if delinquent payment

of building leases should be included.  This will be addressed with the town’s attorney.

It was discussed keeping the commercial part of the transient ordinance separate from

the marina ordinance, so that it would be possible to issue a fine for each ordinance.  This

could help to increase compliance.   The fine would be per incidence.

 

New Business

  1. Appointment of Justine Broderson to represent the Town of Bell on the scenic

byway committee – decision

  1. Olson made a motion to approve J. Broderson as the Town of Bell byway committee

member and J. Eid 2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision.  Approved.

  1. Mauritz rezone permit request – discussion and decision

Todd Norwood, from Bayfield Co. zoning encouraged the rezoning of the property from

Residential-1 to Agricultural-1.  J. Olson made a motion to recommend approval of the

rezone permit and J. Kaseno 2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision.

  1. Dragging of town roads – discussion

Dragging of roads is prohibited in the national forests.  It was questioned, if the town has an

ordinance for this on its roads prohibiting this, would the DNR or law enforcement be able

to enforce it.  J. Eid will look into this.

 

 

 

 

 

Committee Report

Fire Department  -The South Shore Ambulance had five runs .  Four alarms were to Port Wing

and one was to Herbster. The fire department had zero alarms.

Roads – They have been steaming culverts. The delivery of the new truck is expected this

week.

Planning Commission – The terms for J. Eid and L. Chernoff  are expiring.  Written nominations

can be sent to the clerk.  The survey is at the printer.  It will be sent out next week. They hope

to have them all back by the end of April.

Marina –  None

Parks and Lands/Green Shed – They have gone over list of projects for 2019.  Their meeting

time is being changed to 5:30p.m. on the 1st Monday of the month.

Community Center –  It has been very busy.  Touch painting is being done.  J. Kerr is working

on computer hook ups for the new big screen television.  A fire inspection of the community

center was done.  A few changes are needed.  A wish list for items at the community center

has been created.  While people are doing their spring cleaning, those items could be dropped

off at the community center.

Notices/Library – No new notices. No library report.

Recycling – Things have slowed down.

Airport – Hoping to have the national guard to do the project.  They are trying to find a unit

to do the work.

Cornucopia Business Association – Planning for the Spring Fling and Summer Concert series

is under way.

Scenic Byway – None

 

Bills were paid.  At 8:02 p.m. J. Eid made a motion to adjourn the meeting and M. Lazorik 2nd the motion.  Approved.

 

Respectfully submitted

 

MaryBeth Tillmans – Clerk