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November 15, 2008 Budget Hearing

BUDGET HEARING
November 15, 2008

Chairman Rodger Lodholz called the Budget Hearing to order at 9:00
a.m. at the Upham Town Hall. Also present were Roger Henke, James
Jansen, Tim Murphy, Leah Antoniewicz and 9 visitors.
The clerk went over the proposed budget of $374,093. The Clerk
explained that as of 12/31/08, the estimated cash balance would be
$33,546.31 and that $25,000 of this balance had been included in the
revenue to retain the same tax levy as 2007 of $186,127.00.
The entire budget was gone through by account. Discussion took place
concerning cutting trees at the cemetery. Nancy and Wally Perlberg
pointed out that cutting the trees would save money for maintenance as
raking and tree trimming would not be needed. The board felt that
this was not the meeting for this decision and instructed the clerk to
put the topic of cutting trees at the cemetery on the 2009 Annual
Meeting agenda. Larry Anderson requested that $1,000.00 be included
in the budget as a donation to the Langlade County Humane society.
Discussion followed. Richard Zacharias requested the town provide
for the public at each town board meeting the minutes of the previous
month meeting and a print out of the bills paid.
Discussion took place regarding the current mileage rate paid by the
town of 20 cents per mile. The current federal rate is 58.5 cents a
mile. Larry Anderson made a motion to change the mileage rate to
follow federal regulations as necessary. Richard Zacharias seconded.
Motion carried unanimously.
LeRoy Spielbauer made a motion to add $1,000.00 to the 2009 budget
for a donation to the Langlade County Humane Society. Larry Anderson
seconded. Motion passed unanimously.
The board members suggested adding $500.00 to the fire number account
for replacement fire numbers.
The following adjustments were made to balance the budget: $1,000.00
was added to the expenditures for a donation to the Langlade County
Humane Society, $500.00 was added to the fire number account and the
road construction account was reduced by $2,500.00. In total, this
changed the proposed budget by $1,000.00.
A motion was made and seconded to adopt the 2009 Budget of
$373,093.00 Motion carried.
Bob Kelm made a motion to adjourn the hearing. LeRoy Spielbauer
seconded.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
November 15, 2008

Chairman Rodger Lodholz called the special meeting to order at 10:00
a.m. Also present were Roger Henke, James Jansen, Tim Murphy, Leah
Antoniewicz and 9 visitors.
Pursuant to Sec 81.01(3) of Wis. Stats, a motion was made and
seconded to approve the highway fund expenditures for 2009 of
$168,607.00. Motion carried.
Pursuant to Sec 60.10(1) of Wis. Stats, a motion was made and
seconded to adopt the 2009 town tax levy of $186,127.00.
Chairman Lodholz made a motion to adjourn the Special Town Meeting.
Supervisor Henke seconded. Meeting adjourned.

Leah Antoniewicz, Clerk