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February 4, 2014 Minutes
TOWN BOARD MEETING
Town Hall February 4, 2014
Present: 24 7:00 PM
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Mike Endries. Present Chairman Mike Endries,
Supervisors Fritz Anhalt, and Ken Lefeber.
The agenda was posted at the three posting places at the town hall, fire house, and National
Exchange Bank. Motion Lefeber, seconded Anhalt to approve the agenda as posted. Motion carried.
Motion Anhalt, seconded Lefeber to approve the minutes of the December 30, 2013 town board meeting as read with the correction of the next town board meeting will be on February 4, 2014 instead of February 14, 2014. Motion carried.
Motion Endries, seconded Anhalt to approve the treasurer’s report as read. Motion carried.
Motion Lefeber, seconded Anhalt to pay all invoices as presented for a total of $103,232.20, fire department portion in the amount of $7,592.21, and town portion in the amount of $95,639.99.
Motion Anhalt, seconded Lefeber to transfer the 2014 Town of Calumet fire contract in the amount of
$62,971.73 to the Fire Department LGIP account. Motion carried.
Motion Endries, seconded Lefeber to approve the Calumet Explorers Bylaws and Guidelines. This program is dedicated to promoting the growth and development of young adults interested in learning about the fire service. Motion carried.
Motion Lefeber, seconded Anhalt to have extra keys made for the salt shed. Motion carried.
The following was brought up by the town chairman. It is as follows:
I would like to have all town employees begin recording their starting and stopping times. Also, they should write brief descriptions of the tasks completed. This will accomplish four things. First, we will be able to calculate or verify the hours they are claiming. Second, we will be able to track the time of day their work is being done, in case there is ever a need for proof for an insurance claim. Third, it will help us with planning our labor needs in the future. We might want to change the number of people working together to create backup employees for jobs that only have one person doing them right now. Fourth, it will give us the proof needed to show the townsperson why we need the labor we are paying. Saving money is good, but quickly and efficiently serving the township is my goal.
I suggest a punch clock in the town hall garage and handwritten time cards for the recycling center. But, a handwritten time card with starting and stopping times is my minimum request.
Also, I would like security locks on the office door and a key box to house all spare keys to give access to all town vehicles, building and the recycling center. This will allow access to all town locations for both the authorized town employees and the fire department personnel. I suggest the box be placed inside the town garage and close to the shop service door.
My requests aren’t difficult to do and I want my efforts to be recorded in the minutes for future discussion.
A motion was made but died for lack of a second, therefore, no action was taken.
Motion Lefeber, seconded Anhalt that the town NOT plow any private driveways. Motion carried.
The next town board meeting will be on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Motion Anhalt, seconded Endries to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried.
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