The December meeting of the East Otto Town Board was called to order at 8:07 p.m. by Supervisor James Beach on Tuesday Dec. 8, 2015.

Present were councilmen Dave Forster, Mike Poch and William Spors, as well as Highway Superintendent Tom Benz and Code Enforcement Officer Jeff Holler. Councilman Rich Grey was excused.

Guest present was Michael Guerin.

The 2015 close-out meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at 8 p.m. at the town hall.

A public hearing on the 2016 Fire Protection Contract is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. at the town hall.

The 2016 organizational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 at 8 p.m. at the town hall.

Sidney Barber’s resignation from the Planning Board and the Board of Assessment was accepted effective Dec. 4, 2015.

Rachel Tolsma’s resignation from the Zoning Board of Appeals was accepted effective August 21, 2015.

CEO Report: Jeff answered 16 calls, completed 12 inspections, and issued three permits (a pole barn, a storage building and a bedroom addition). He deposited to the clerk $155 for permits issued.

There was some discussion on the painting of the town hall building. The board will most likely solicit bids for the work after more discussion on the scope of work to be done.

Jim explained some of the IMAP information. The re-evaluation is on track. The Christmas lights are up in town. The tree out in front of the Town Hall was donated by the Evans Family again this year in memory of Hank Evans.

Highway Superintendent Tom Benz reported that Snake Run Rd. was opened on November 23. There is no new information on the gravel pit. The work on the ditch between Bowen and Razey Rd. still needs to be completed. The contractor is waiting for the ground to freeze since it is so wet.

Respectfully Submitted 

Ann Rugg /Town Clerk