Town of Clyman 2009 Budget meeting minutes
Public Hearing Regarding 2009 Budget
December 1, 2008

Attendees: Joe and Judy Hasslinger, Marylee Peterman, Mary Kreuziger, Charlie Zimmerman, Sandy Thoma, Jeff and Jean Kreuziger, Caroline and Brad Bailey

The Town of Clyman Public Hearing regarding the 2009 budget was called to order at 7:00 PM by Chairman Dave Blank with Nancy Schlender, Kris Kohlhoff and Chris Spilker present. Chuck Burkholz was excused due to his father’s illness. The Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Chairman Blank explained the proposed road maintenance budget of $18,362 for 2009. Out of the $81,000 from the State Road Budget, we are making a payment on the Welsh Bridge project of $26,000, and using some of the state monies to pay the snow plowing charges. Questions raised as to the low monies set for maintenance. It was explained that due to the payments that the town has with loan payments and snow plowing, road maintenance will be kept to a minimum this year. Dave also explained that the town would not be seal coating any roads this year.

The resolution to adopt the town tax levy of $131,144, was passed by a vote of 8 ayes, 0 nays, and 2 abstained.

Motion by Joe Hasslinger, seconded by Sandy Thoma to adjourn the public hearing. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 P.M.


The Special town meeting to approve the 2009 proposed budget was called to order at 7:30.

Motion by Nancy/Dave to approve the road maintenance budget for 2009. A roll call vote was taken and unanimously carried.

Treasurer Chris Spilker went through the line items in the budget. Discussion was held on the police patrol issue. Chairman Blank advised that he felt a police patrol would curb vandalism in the cemeteries and would also be available to help with accidents patrol. Question was raised as to what the village makes back vs. what is paid out. They were advised that the village makes about $4,000 to $5,000. Question also asked if the police would also be able to issue citations for zoning violations and it was stated that they would be able to issue the citations. Dave expects that this will probably be brought up again at the annual meeting. Questions were raised about the attorney fees, especially Attorney Roder’s fees. It was felt that Roder was not being fair to the Town with everything he was doing and he was not including the town board in discussions. Some felt that the board did not have any input in the CUP conditions. Discussion held on the condition in the CUP of ULWR being able to choose the attorney for the town. Dave explained that this meant that in the event ULWR and the town gets sued over land spreading or issues pertaining to the lagoons, ULWR has the right to choose the attorney to represent the town and ULWR because ULWR would be responsible. Discussion held on the upcoming appeals board meeting. Marylee Peterman felt that the board needs to advise Atty. Roder that the people are not happy with the terms of the CUP. Question was raised as to what was involved with cemetery maintenance. It was explained that it involved fixing the head stones, and possibly extending the gates of Eagle Road.

Motion by Jeff Kreuziger, seconded by Joe Hasslinger to accept the budget as proposed. Motion carried.

Motion by Nancy/Dave to recommend that the 2009 Local Tax Levy be set at $131,144, which equals a mill rate of $.002268731. Motion carried.

Chairman Blank asked for comments regarding snowplowing problems. Dave also indicated that he will speak with Atty. Roder regarding the concerns of the citizens.

Motion by Nancy/Dave to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:45 PM.

Respectfully submitted:

Kris Kohlhoff