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August meeting at the Town of Springfield

By Kelsie Hoitomt

WILSON – The Town of Springfield held their monthly meeting on Monday night and a handful of items were approved including the meeting minutes from July, the financial report and the bills to be paid.

The total amount of bills to be paid out in the month of August is $6,369.62. The ending cash balance in the General Fund Checking is at $12,492.65 and in the Treasury Savings Account, there is a balance of $33,488.86; as of the end of July.

In further business, the Board approved the purchase of prepay propane fuel from Countryside Co-op for a total of 1,000 gallons at $1.62 per gallon.

Throughout the course of the winter, the shop used slightly over 1,200 gallons of fuel, which seemed a bit shocking to the Board members.

Lastly, the Board approved accepting the St. Croix County Tax Collection Agreement with the county for the 2015 year. That approval allows the county to collect each half of the taxes.

There was discussion amongst Brian Mahoney, Jim Mahoney and Bill Reusch regarding the outcome of the recent zoning vote.

Reusch still remains set on the idea that the township should be out of county zoning and be able to regulate themselves, but it is a “done deal” for now with the vote going against him.

Brian stated that the county looks to be doing another revision in the next two or three years so the opportunity will arise again.

He and Jim felt that now is the time to create a solid plan over the course of two/three years and gather all the information needed so questions raised by residents can be answered properly regarding no zoning.

Another item mentioned was that Clean Up Day is set for Friday, September 19 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. And then again on September 20 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

The next meeting is scheduled for September 8 and 6:30 p.m. One item that could possibly appear on the agenda will be the borrowing of $30,000 in order to help pay for patch work.