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Plum Lake to consider State of Emergency resolution

April 24, 2020 by Kayla Houp

The Town of Plum Lake will hold a special meeting April 28 to discuss a resolution on possibly declaring a State of Emergency for the Town of Plum Lake.

At the board’s meeting April 21, the board approved a motion to hold a special meeting on April 28 which would include the resolution for the State of Emergency.

“There’s been stuff from the Wisconsin Towns Association that they’ve sent out to us. In order to get reimbursed for some of our extra expenses, for instance, the extra money we spent on the elections, so building the protective barriers and everything that went with it,” town chair Will Maines said. “If we don’t declare a State of Emergency for the Town of Plum Lake, we would not be eligible to get any of that money back.”

“I don’t know if that’s fact yet,” town clerk and treasurer Sharon Brooker said. “Or if that’s just what they’re saying will probably happen.”

Maines said the impression he got was the town would need to declare a State of Emergency to be eligible for reimbursement.

The board was provided with sample resolutions from other towns.

Maines added he was looking for discussion and action on the possible resolution, with the action being for the board to read the materials and “fine tune” it for the town’s needs so the board could pass the resolution.

“I didn’t want to pass the resolution tonight, I just wanted to get discussion on it so we can at our next meeting,” Maines said. “Finalize one and pass it at that point.”

The discussion, then, Maines said, was whether the board wanted to consider going forward with the possible resolution or not.

“Is there any reason why you wouldn’t want to do it?” Brooker asked.

“I say put it on the agenda,” town supervisor Vern Wiggenhauser said.

“Probably be a lot of paperwork for a little bit of money, that’s the only reason I would say no,” town supervisor Gary Schmidt said.

“It could amount to several hundred dollars, a thousand dollars?” Maines said.

Kayla Houp may be reached via email at [email protected]

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