PIERCE TOWN BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER 21, 2020


Chairman Brian Paplham called the regular meeting to order at 7:00 P.M.

People present were: Chairman Brian Paplham, Supervisor Mitch Stauber, Supervisor Kurt Burmeister, Clerk Bonnie Selner, Treasurer Linda Gretz, Assessor Melissa Daron, Zoning Administrator Edith Lauscher, and Justin Temme

Bonnie read the minutes from the last regular Board meeting. Kurt made a motion to accept the minutes with Mitch seconding the motion.

Linda gave the Treasurer’s report.  Copy attached. 

Assessor’s Report -  Nothing to report

Bonnie gave clerk report, copy attached. 
Lakeshore Area Vintage Snowmobile Association submitted their liquor and soda license applications for their annual radar run.  The event will be February 6, 2021.  After review, Kurt made a motion to approve the licenses with Mitch seconding the motion.

Zoning report – Copy attached.
Edith stated that the Planned Commission will hold an open house on November 18th at 6:00 with the Public Hearing to follow at 6:30.

The Sheriff’s report was received and filed.

Claims were presented by Bonnie.  A check has been issued to Scott Construction in the amount of $40,000.00 for a partial payment for the MLS Project along with a check for J Jadin Inc for full payment of $4,512.38.  A motion was made by Mitch to approve the partial payment and the full payment with Kurt seconding the motion.  Motion carried.
Motion by Mitch to approve the rest of the claims, with Kurt seconding the motion.

Old Business – none

New Business –
The City of Kewaunee is looking to purchase additional cots for the ambulances as PPE/Co-vid.  The cost to
Pierce Town will be $1,638.47.  We will be able to use the Routes to Recovery Grant to cover this cost.  Kurt
made a motion to approve the payment, with Mitch seconding the motion.
A bid was received by Gretz Construction to replace the front door, add a window, fix apron to front door, and replace door seal on side door.  After discussion, we will table this until the Special Meeting – Budget work meeting.

The Special Budget work meeting will be October 26, 2020 at 6:00 pm

The Budget Hearing, Special Meeting of Electors, and Special Board Meeting will be November 18, 2020 starting at 7:30 pm.

County Board Report – no report


Public Comment -  None

Other Matters -  none

The next regular meeting will be November 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Kurt made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Mitch.  Adjourned at 7:45 pm

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​PIERCE TOWN BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY,  SEPTEMBER 16TH, 2020

Chairman Brian Paplham called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.

People present were: Chairman Brian Paplham, Supervisor Mitch Stauber, Clerk Bonnie Selner, Treasurer Linda Gretz, Assessor Melissa Daron, Zoning Administrator Edith Lauscher, and Joe Lucas County Board Supervisor.  Kurt Burmeister was excused.

Bonnie read the minutes from the last regular Board meeting. Mitch made a motion to accept the minutes with Brian seconding the motion.

Linda gave the Treasurer’s report.  Copy attached. 

Assessor’s Report -  Nothing to report

Bonnie gave clerk report, copy attached. 
Bonnie presented the bartender applications for Linda Wautlet, Laurie Geurts, and Lindsay Geurts.  Mitch made a motion to approve these licenses.  Brian seconded the motion.
Voting Equipment Agreement – copy attached.  Bonnie presented the agreement which is between Kewaunee County and the Town of Pierce.  Kewaunee County will provide the Town of Pierce one voting machine for the sum of $4,883.00, not payable to Kewaunee County until 2021.  Mitch made a motion to approve the agreement.  Brian seconded the motion.

Zoning report – Edith stated that Jeannie Pederson’s term for the Board Of Appeals expires on September 25th.  Edith will post the position.

The Sheriff’s report was received and filed.

Claims were presented by Bonnie.  Motion by Mitch to approve the claims, with Brian seconding the motion.

Old Business – none

New Business – none

County Board Report – Joe Lucas gave an update
-The county is reviewing salary increases
-Cindy Kinnard states that we have 290 Co-vid cases
-Land & Water issues must go thru the committee first.  They will not go directly to the County Board.
-County is applying for another grant for the Broadband.

Public Comment -  None

Other Matters -  none

The next regular meeting will be October 21st, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

A motion was made by Mitch to go into closed session.  Brian seconded the motion.


A motion was made by Mitch to return to open session.  Brian seconded the motion.

Mitch made a motion to adjourn.  Seconded by Brian.  Adjourned at 8:15 pm

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PIERCE TOWN BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY,  AUGUST 19TH, 2020


Chairman Brian Paplham called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.

People present were: Chairman Brian Paplham, Supervisor Mitch Stauber, Supervisor Kurt Burmeister, Clerk Bonnie Selner, Assessor Melissa Daron, Tim Selner, Greg LeFevre, and Dave Pederson.  Edith Lauscher and Linda Gretz were excused.

Bonnie read the minutes from the last regular Board meeting. Mitch made a motion to accept the minutes with Kurt seconding the motion.

Bonnie gave the Treasurer’s report.  Copy attached. 

Assessor’s Report -  All the Assessing Reports for the 2020 tax year have been filed with the Department of Revenue.

Bonnie gave clerk report, copy attached. 

Zoning report – no report

The Sheriff’s report was received and filed.

Claims were presented by Bonnie. A check has been issued to Scott Construction in the amount of $50,000.00 for a partial payment for the MLS Project.  A motion was made by Kurt to approve the partial payment with Mitch seconding the motion. Motion carried. 
Motion by Kurt to approve the rest of the claims with Mitch seconding.

Old Business – none

New Business – none

County Board Report – no report


Public Comment - 
Dave Pederson expressed his gratitude and thanked the board for their hard work.

Other Matters -  none

The next regular meeting will be September 16th, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Kurt made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Mitch. The meeting adjourned at 7:58 P.M.

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PIERCE TOWN BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY,  JULY 15TH, 2020


Chairman Brian Paplham called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.

People present were: Chairman Brian Paplham, Supervisor Mitch Stauber, Supervisor Kurt Burmeister, Clerk Bonnie Selner, Treasurer Linda Gretz, Zoning Administrator Edith Lauscher, Assessor Melissa Daron, Dave Pederson, and Justin Temme.

Bonnie read the minutes from the last regular Board meeting. Mitch made a motion to accept the minutes with Kurt seconding the motion.

Linda gave the Treasurer’s report.  Copy attached. 

Assessor’s Report -  Melissa and Edith are working on developing a form that will detail improvements/remodeling that does not require a building permit.  This form will aid Melissa in her assessing.

Bonnie gave clerk report, copy attached. 
Bonnie applied for the WEC Cares Subgrant and the Town of Pierce was awarded $730.20 for election expenses due to CO-VID.  Bonnie is also applying for additional funds from the Routes to Recovery Grant.
The cap on this grant is $13,656.00.  This grant also helps with expenses the town incurs due to CO-VID.

Zoning report – copy attached.

The Sheriff’s report was received and filed.

Claims were presented by Bonnie.  Motion by Kurt to approve with Mitch seconding.

Old Business – none

New Business – none

County Board Report – no report

Public Comment -  Justin Temme was present to express his concern for the security and safety at the Alaskan Motel.  The County Health Department recently vacated and condemned the property.  There are open windows and doors.  Justin questioned as to who to contact to board up the property.  He feels it is dangerous.  The Board directed him to the County Health Department – Cindy Kinnard.
Dave Pederson expressed his gratitude and thanked the board for their hard work.

Other Matters -  Brian stated that the culvert pipes on Longfellow road are raised and that he has been receiving complaints.  After discussion, Brian will contact Ron Thompson to temporarily fix until next year.

The next regular meeting will be August 19th, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Kurt made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Mitch. The meeting adjourned at 8:15 P.M.

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PIERCE TOWN BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY,  JUNE 17TH, 2020


Chairman Brian Paplham called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.


People present were: Chairman Brian Paplham, Supervisor Mitch Stauber, Supervisor Kurt Burmeister, Clerk Bonnie Selner, Treasurer Linda Gretz, Assessor Melissa Daron, Greg Lefevre, Jeff Wisnicky, Cody Gille and Haley Gille.  Zoning Administration Edith Lauscher was excused.

Bonnie read the minutes from the last regular Board meeting. Mitch made a motion to accept the minutes with Kurt seconding the motion.

Linda gave the Treasurer’s report.  Copy attached.  In addition, Linda presented the Mobile Home Court 2 year Renewal Agreement.  Mitch made a motion to approve the agreement with Kurt seconding the motion.

Assessor’s Report -  no report

Bonnie gave clerk report, copy attached.   Bonnie presented the license renewal applications for the following businesses:   The Grove, Jeff’s Sports Bar, The Grain Loft, Red’s Rock n Shore and The Alaskan Golf Course.  After discussion, Kurt made a motion to approve all the liquor, soda, and bartender licenses for these businesses.  Mitch seconded the motion.

Zoning report
Cody / Haley Gille - Ninth Road property.  The Plan Commission approved the Conditional Use for the property as a campground.  Cody presented his plans for the family affordable campground to the board.  Mitch made a motion to approve the Conditional Use with Kurt seconding the motion. Motion carried.

The Sheriff’s report was received and filed.

Claims were presented by Bonnie.  Motion by Mitch to approve with Kurt seconding.

Old Business – none 

New Business – none

County Board Report – no report

The next regular meeting will be July 15th, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Kurt made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Mitch. The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M.

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PIERCE TOWN BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY,  MAY 20TH, 2020


Chairman Brian Paplham called the regular meeting to order at 7:30 P.M.

People present were: Chairman Brian Paplham, Supervisor Mitch Stauber, Supervisor Kurt Burmeister, Clerk Bonnie Selner, Treasurer Linda Gretz, Assessor Melissa Daron, Zoning Administrator Edith Lauscher, Dave Pederson, Maureen and Dale Gross.

Bonnie read the minutes from the last regular Board meeting. Mitch made a motion to accept the minutes with Kurt seconding the motion.

Linda gave the Treasurer’s report.  Copy attached.

Assessor’s Report -  no report


Bonnie gave clerk report, copy attached.

Zoning report - copy attached.

The rezone and conditional use meeting for the old campground – property on 9th road will be hold on June 4th at 7:30 pm.

The Sheriff’s report was received and filed.

Claims were presented by Bonnie.  Motion by Kurt to approve with Mitch seconding.

Old Business – none

New Business – none

County Board Report – no report

Public Comment -  Dave Pederson expressed his gratitude for all that the Board Members do for our community. 

The next regular meeting will be June 17th, 2020 at 7:30 pm.

Mitch made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Kurt. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 P.M.

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PIERCE TOWN BOARD MEETING
WEDNESDAY,  APRIL 15TH, 2020



Chairman Brian Paplham called the regular meeting to order at 6:30 P.M.

People present were: Chairman Brian Paplham, Supervisor Mitch Stauber, Supervisor Kurt Burmeister, Clerk Bonnie Selner, Treasurer Linda Gretz, Dave Pederson and Tim Selner.  Assessor Melissa Daron and Zoning Administrator Edith Lauscher were excused.

Bonnie read the minutes from the last regular Board meeting. Kurt made a motion to accept the minutes with Mitch seconding the motion.

Linda gave the Treasurer’s report.  Copy attached.

Assessor’s Report -  no report
The assessment roll will not be finished by June 11th, so the Board of Review will have to meet and adjourn to a later date.  The Board of Review will meet and adjourn on May 20th immediately following the regular board meeting. The dates are to be determined yet due to COVID-19.

Bonnie gave clerk report, copy attached.
The resolution to adopt the Kewaunee County All Hazards Mitigation Plan was presented.  Kurt made a motion to approve the resolution to adopt the Mitigation Plan, Mitch seconded the motion.
The Algoma Fire & Rescue 2019 Year End Report was received and is attached.
The lawn mowing contract from The Gretz Company was presented.  It will be the same as last year. $1,650.00 for the town hall and the cemetery.  Kurt made a motion to approve the contract with Mitch seconding the motion.
Schleis Farms Custom Services LLC contract was signed and will be returned to Nathan.

Zoning report - copy attached.
Jeff Wisnicky emailed Edith on the 9th Road property – old campground to see if we received their application for rezone & conditional use permit.  Due to COVID-19 we will be waiting to schedule a meeting.
Chad Delain’s term for Plan Commission will expire April 2020.  Mitch made a motion to extend Chad’s term to April 2023 with Kurt seconding the motion.

The Sheriff’s report was received and filed.

Claims were presented by Bonnie.  Motion by Kurt to approve with Mitch seconding.

Old Business – none

New Business – none

County Board Report – no report

Public Comment -  Dave Pederson expressed his gratitude for all that the Board Members do for our community.  Tim Selner also commented on the amount of work we do for our township.  Tim asked when was the last time that the board received a salary increase.  Brian stated that he was going to bring this item up as well.  The last salary increase was 2015.  This item will be brought up at the Annual Meeting. 

The next regular meeting will be May 20, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Mitch made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Kurt. The meeting adjourned at 7:00 P.M.