Town of Board Meeting Minutes – September 14, 2021



7:00 PM Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Community Center



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

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

-Board Meeting Minutes-

Board Meeting -A. Sauter Sargent 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, J. Eid, Andrew Sauter Sargent & J.  Kaseno.

No- Allen Hahn. Approved.


Board Comments

  1. Lindgren – He has received numerous comments about the appearance of the Community

Center. He thanked the gardeners for their beautiful work. The art crawl was successful.

He was quoted in the Ashland Daily Press about why Cornucopia may be the fastest

growing town in Bayfield County.

The Scenic Byway ribbon cutting is tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.


Committee Reports-Reviewed

  • Recycling center – There is a job posting for a relief operator. Things are starting to

slow down.


Public Comment Period – J. Sauter Sargent – Gave a profit report for Cornucopia Day.

Approximately $20,000 was raised.


Old Business

  1. BIG, RBF Award, HAP Grant Award – waiting for Feds to review BIG, additional funds awarded to RBF, HAP on hold.

HAP will be sending an updated agreement.

  1. Commercial use of Public Lands – update
  2. Hahn met with the Planning Commission and the Parks and Lands committee.

There were good discussions.  He has spoken with the town’s attorney about how

to treat different classes of vendors.

  1. Sidewalk Ordinance – purpose- uniform application/enforcement – public comment

The Planning Commission met on Sept. 8th to walk down Superior Ave. from Hwy 13

to Hwy C.  Observations were made.   These observations will be discussed by

the Planning Commission.  There are some issues to be resolved.

  1. Parking at CC and boat launch – deferred to October
  2. Status of crosswalk at STH 13 and potentially C and Superior Avenue- No update



  1. Rumble Strips – STH13 – DOT reply attached

A resolution requesting a 1000’ gap east of Old Highway 13 and a 800’ gap

between West Road & Tina Road, that was passed last month was sent to the Wis.

Dept of Transportation.  They replied and adopted what was in the resolution.

  1. Dog Ordinance – order larger sign and post – signs on order

The signs have arrived and will be posted.

  1. Siskiwit River Preserve – Orchard – public comment

The county is working on improving the orchard and walk between the orchard and

and the meadow.  A. Hahn will work as lead for volunteers.

  1. CC rules re COVID variant(s) – Masks are required at the community center.
  2. Swim Platform at Lake Siskiwit Campground

Rural Insurance will not insure the platform.  They could get different insurance,

but it would be expensive.

New Business

  • 2021 Board of Review, Sept. 13th, 9a.m. – 11 a.m.

The Board of Review has held with no objections filed.

  • Commercial Leases – Harbor, Halvorson Fisheries Lease 2022

The leases received from the Harbor Commission were reviewed.  A. Hahn

made a motion to the have the Harbor Commission continue the work to

complete the contracts and J. Eid 2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision.  Approved.

  • Submit/ Develop list of 2022 projects.

A list of projects with costs need to be done by board members or committees for

the 2022 budget.

  • Set dates to work on the 2022 budget

The dates for the budget meetings are Tues., Sept. 28th and Weds., Oct. 6th

                    at 6:00 p.m.

  • Propane Bids

The following bids were received:

Como – $1.28

Midland – $1.49

Ferrell Gas – $1.90

  1. Hahn made motion to accept Como propane bid at $1.28 per gallon and
  2. Kaseno 2nd the motion. Unanimous decision. Approved.
  • Town Board Roads “Ride Around” – discussion of impressions

The town board rode around with Matt Hipsher, the town road foreman.

A long term plan is needed for the roads.  A committee will be formed to look

for grants. Engineering for roads will be on the budget.

  • Request Nominations for Harbor Commissioner

Kristine Anderson has resigned as harbor commissioner.  Her term was to be until

April 2023.  Nominations can be sent to R. Lindgren or M. Tillmans.  They must

be received on or before Oct. 1st.



8)  Consider Demand Star as a purchasing aid

Demand Star is an automated bid advertiser network for government procurement.

Permanent records are kept of all bids. R. Lindgren recommended trying it on next


9) County Planning and Zoning Ordinance Amendment

The amendment was eliminating bottling plants and appeals.  The ordinance has

about a hundred activities that are permitted. Bottling plants is in it, but it does not

say bottling of what. The not accepting of appeals had to do with sanitation or

sewage. The county was eliminating this part because they don’t have any authority

on this. It has to go to a different agency.

10) Enforcement of Ordinances – proposed citation attached. Need to develop list of fines.

A ticket book was used in the past to issue citations. The ticket books are no longer

printed. A list of fines needs to be produced from the ordinances. M. Tillmans will

make the list. The court prefers a citation to be used for violators. R. Lindgren

provided a citation for review. A. Hahn made a motion to adopt the uniform

ordinance citation as proposed with typo correction and J. Kaseno 2nd the motion.

Unanimous decision. Approved.

11) Adopt completed West Sunset Drive as a Town road.

  1. Hipsher examined the road and it fully meets the town’s specifications. R. Lund,

an engineer verified that it was built in conformance with the Town of Bell’s

specifications.  A. Hahn made a motion to adopt West Sunset Drive as a town road

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

12) Cornucopia Club proposal to build a Picnic Pavilion just north of CC playground.

The Cornucopia Club is proposing to build a picnic pavilion north of the CC playground

and west of the community center.  A. Hahn made a motion to agree in principal to

the Cornucopia Club’s plans for a picnic pavilion, subject to approval of plans.

  1. Kaseno 2nd the motion.

Vote (4-1) Yes – R. Lindgren, J. Kaseno & A. Hahn.  No – J. Eid.  A. Sauter Sargent

abstained from voting. Motion passed.  Approved. When plans are received, they will

be given to the Parks and Lands to review.

13) Relocate message board to C Store.

  1. Hahn made a motion to relocation the message board from Ehlers Store to the Star

North C Store and J. Eid 2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision. Approved.

14) CWD Prevention

Bayfield Co. is asking towns to contribute $150 towards CWD Prevention.  J. Eid

made a motion to make a $150.00 contribution for a dumpster for preventing

CWD and J. Kaseno 2nd the motion.  Unanimous decision.  Approved.

15)Set snowplow rates for 2021/2022 season- Deferred to Sept. 29th meeting


Bills were paid.  At 8:30 p.m., A. Hahn made a motion to adjourn the meeting and A. Sauter Sargent 2nd the motion.  Approved.


Respectfully submitted,


MaryBeth Tillmans – Clerk