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City of Tomahawk Meeting Recap

06 Dec News

Recapping Tuesday nights city of Tomahawk Monthly meetings.

The Board of Public Works discussed and ultimately determined they would submit a letter of interest for the Little Rice Plow truck. The board will re-examine the topic again following the winter before any purchase is made. After a request from the Harley-Davidson Health and Safety Manager, they will place crosswalk signs near the Main facility on Somo Avenue. Harley Davidson will be purchasing the signs. They once again discussed the Somo Avenue project, which is still looking like 2018 with the Dept. of Transportation. Mike Tolvstad submitted a letter to the state regarding deterioration the Highway 86 crossing. Finally the board discussed how the 5 year capital improvements projects program and how the projects would affect the financial rate base.

The License and Permits Committee approved the lone operator’s license in a short meeting.

The Finance Committee approved their regular business. The Special Assessment Policy went to the financial adviser. They also had the attorney look over an easement on city property on Green Box Road and granted a conditional easement.

Following limited comment from the public, the Common Council approved the second reading of the budget and levy amounts. The expenditures are once again $4.1 million and the total general property tax will be $1.8 million. The net levy after school district state credits will be just under $4.8 million.

Four resolutions were introduced and unanimously approved. The four will go to a second reading next month. They include increasing fees for parking fines and the one-time bike registration, amending the municipal code to include theft and amending the Uniform Sign Code. Finally the council adopted two resolutions: declaring intent to reimburse expenditures and authorizing representative to file applications for financial assistance from the state environmental improvement fund.

Finally the Mayor Bob Lee, gave his report. He talked about the busy holiday event season that he and new Police Chief Al Elvins have been attending. He noted that it was good to have the Chef and his family along for those events.