Johnsburg Sanitary District
Tuesday, December 5 2006
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
1. Call to order.
2. Approval of minutes of the 11/14/06 meeting.
3. Discuss operational issues.
4. Status report on connections.
5. Consideration and possible action to penalize property owners for failure to complete connections.
6. Review of remaining treatment plant capacity.
7. Discuss a possible sewer extension on Meyer Court.
8. Discuss the draft Operation & Maintenance Agreement with Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1.
9. Review remaining grant funds.
10. Discuss entering into an Agreement with Calumet Fire Dept. for the purchase of confined space safety equipment.
11. Approval of District bills.
12. Consideration and possible action to establish the Recording Secretary’s compensation for 2007.
13. Schedule the next meeting.
14. Commissioners’ reports and comments.
Brenda A. Schneider
District Recording Secretary
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The Johnsburg Sanitary District Commission met on Tuesday, December 5th, 2006, at 9:00 a.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting their December monthly meeting. Members present were President Franz Schmitz, Commissioners Dennis Lefeber and Ken Schneider and Recording Secretary Brenda Schneider. Also present was Brian Schmitz, District Maintenance Personnel.
1. Call to order. President Schmitz called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.
2. Approval of meeting minutes. The Commission reviewed the minutes of the 11/14/06 meeting. Hearing no objections, the President declared the minutes approved a presented.
3. Discuss operational issues. The Schneiderhans have noticed an odor problem. Brian Schmitz has investigated complaint. The Schneiderhans have two roof vents. Brian has ordered two filter assemblies. He is waiting for the snow to clear from the roof before installing the filters.
It was noted that new construction will need to take care of any filter needs.
Brian reported that he has been called to the Feyen residence for grinder pump issues five times. The Commission reviewed the maintenance schedule recommended by the manufacturer. It was determined that the District’s maintenance meets the recommended schedule.
4. Status report on connections. The report was as follows: 113 permits have been issued. All 113 structures are connected. The inspectors report that only one home needs to obtain final inspection approval. The Commission had established an August 15th deadline for the completion of this work. It is believed the work has been completed. The inspector will be asked to follow-up with the owner. The Commission will be updated at the next meeting.
5. Consideration and possible action to penalize property owners for failure to complete connections. Section 6.05(A) states in summary that Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Ordinance or rules or regulations of the District;…or who shall violate any provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes, Wisconsin Administrative Codes…shall upon conviction thereof forfeit not less than $100.00 nor more than $1,000 and the costs of prosecution. Each day shall constitute a violation. The Commission will await the inspector’s report before taking such action.
6. Review of remaining treatment plant capacity. Johnsburg Sanitary District purchased 138 RUEs of capacity from the Town of Taycheedah. The District currently has allocated 119.5 RUEs to existing structures. The District has also allocated 5 RUEs to existing laterals to vacant lots and one RUE for the primitive cottage on Mengel Hill Road. The District has 12.5 RUEs remaining in yet to be identified service locations for the next fourteen years. The Town of Taycheedah currently owns 420 RUEs of capacity. The Commission reviewed estimated costs for the purchase of additional capacity. It was noted that the estimates do not include the additional cost-share in the treatment plant upgrade or additional capacity in the Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 and Fond du Lac Sanitary District No. 2 interceptors. Dennis Lefeber moved to approach the Town of Taycheedah to purchase an additional 20 RUEs of capacity, seconded by Franz Schmitz. Motion carried (3-0).
7. Discuss a possible sewer extension on Meyer Court. The consensus of the Commission was to support the addition of eight lots at the end of Meyer Court. However, the Commission will advise Mr. Meyer to petition the Taycheedah Town Board for a residential rezone before pursuing the issue further.
8. Discuss the draft Operation & Maintenance Agreement with Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1. It was reported that TSD#1 has taken the issue off of the table in order to concentrate on the generator issue. TSD#1 intends to take action to resolve the matter; including the filing of a suit against all parties.
9. Review remaining grant funds. Rural Development is holding $27,244.00 in grant funds for the District. The funds will be applied to a few of the District’s outstanding obligations. The District has asked for reimbursement of $13,470.61 for the District’s share of the Luco Road lift station and reimbursement of $5,042.73 for the District’s share of the SSES study. Grant funds remaining would then be $8,730.66. Rural
Development will consider authorizing the application of a portion of the remaining funds to cost-sharing with
the Calumet Fire Dept. for the purchase of safety equipment if an agreement is approved between the parties that would outline the equipment to be purchased and its costs, the storage of the equipment, access to and repair of the equipment and future replacement of the equipment. The Fire Dept. has been informed of Rural Development’s stipulations and is currently considering the offer to cost-share in the purchase of the equipment. Rural Development may also support the purchase of additional capacity.
December 5th, 2006 Johnsburg Sanitary District 2.
10. Discuss entering into an Agreement with Calumet Fire Dept. for the purchase of confined space safety equipment. Rural Development will fund the joint purchase of safety equipment only if there is a written agreement between the parties outlining the details of the type of equipment, the storage of and access to the equipment and the handling of damage repairs and replacement. Brenda and Brian will draft a proposed agreement for further consideration.
11. Approval of District bills. Ken Schneider motioned to approve the bills totaling $7,431.11 (order nos. 104-114), also noting an additional principal payment of $11,224.00 General Obligation Bond; which is supported by property taxes, seconded by Dennis Lefeber. Motion carried (3-0).
12. Consideration and possible action to establish the Recording Secretary’s compensation for 2007. Dennis Lefeber motioned to establish the Recording Secretary’s compensation for Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2007 as follows:
• $14.00 per hour,
• Six hours per month for monthly meetings,
• One hour per day for other work.
The motion was seconded by Ken Schneider. Motion carried (3-0).
13. Schedule the next meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for January 2nd, 9:00 a.m..
14. Commissioners’ reports and comments. Dennis Lefeber’s term will end soon. The Taycheedah Town Board will consider the appointment at their January meeting.
15. Adjournment. The President declared the meeting adjourned at 10:42 a.m.
Brenda A. Schneider
District Recording Secretary
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