Annual Meeting of the Electors
Tuesday, April 10 2007
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Town Meeting of the Electors will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall for the purpose of such business as is permitted by law. Wis. Stats. 60.10.
Brenda A. Schneider
The Annual Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Taycheedah was held on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007, at 7:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall. Town Board members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon, Mike Wirtz, John Abler and Jim Bertram, Clerk Brenda Schneider and Deputy Treasurer Virginia Schneider. Assessor Bill Huck was absent. Approximately 55 residents were in attendance.
The Town Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The Clerk read the minutes of the 2006 Annual Meeting. Bill Gius motioned to accept the minutes of the 2006 Annual Meeting, seconded by Ed Braun. Motion carried by voice vote.
The 2006 Financial Report was reviewed. The Board responded to questions. Bill Gius motioned to approve the 2006 Financial Report as presented, seconded by Mike Holzman. Motion carried by voice vote.
Barb Bertram indicated it is difficult for some people to attend the monthly Town Board meeting because they begin too early. She requested they be moved back to 7:30 pm or later to allow more time for people to get done with work; particularly the farmers. Paul Diederichs motioned to change the Board meetings to 7:30 pm. Chairman Guelig took an advisory show-of-hands vote. 21 voted for 7:30; 8 voted for 7:00. The Board will take the matter under advisement and address it at an upcoming monthly Town Board Meeting. Chairman Guelig made a point of asking residents to please attend the Board meetings as often as possible.
The surface water drainage along Golf Course Drive was discussed. The Board intends to replace the driveway culverts, clean the ditches and increase the width of the shoulder this year.
The Board also took comments regarding the timing of the insertion of the meeting agendas on the Town’s website. The meeting notice is posted at the four Town Notice Board sites and submitted to the Fond du Lac Reporter, as required by statutes. A suggestion to place a monthly ad in The Reporter was discussed as being an unnecessary expense.
Money being spent by Town officials and employees on continuing education and the importance of such education was discussed with a suggestion for those attending the educational classes to be as frugal with expenses as possible.
The lack of funds for asphalt work was discussed and attributed to the Governor’s tax levy mandates. Supervisor Mike Wirtz explained the impact of the State imposed levy limit on the Town’s budget. Additional road work could be done if the Town residents pass a referendum approving a tax increase in excess of the Town’s State-imposed levy limit.
The timing of the replacement of updated fire numbers and the method being used for their installation was discussed. The two-sided fire number signs are being purchased as the budget allows over a five-year period. Town staff places the fire numbers, rather than allowing residents to place them, in order to assure consistency in their location and due to liability issues. Residents are reminded not to remove or relocated the fire numbers after they have been placed by Town staff.
The process used for citizen appointments to committees and the operational methods used by the road department staff was discussed. Those interested in such positions were asked to advise Town officials of their interest well in advance of the impending appointments.
The Town has begun the comprehensive planning process. The Kick-Off meeting was held last fall with approximately 95 people in attendance. Attendance has decreased substantially since that meeting. The Comprehensive Planning Committee meets every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The Committee is currently in the process of tallying the citizen surveys.
Scout Tony Lemke and volunteers completed a sledding hill shelter and trail benches. More projects are planned for this summer. The annual park clean-up day will be held on April 28th.
The State of Wisconsin has given the Scenic Overlook to the Town. Brush and some of the trees will be removed. The access onto Hwy. 151 will also be removed.
Dan Freund reported that County-wide mutual aid is being initiated. It is believed that property owners will see a lower fire protection rating for their property insurance.
The purchase of a new snow plow/truck was discussed. The residents in attendance recommended the purchase of a used plow/truck to save money. They suggested it be in good condition in order to reduce the short term need for significant maintenance.
Chairman Guelig thanked Virginia Schneider for assuming Roger Schneider’s duties as Deputy Treasurer.
Rebecca Reis motioned to adjourn at 9:22 p.m., seconded by Bill Gius. Motion carried by voice vote.
Brenda A. Schneider
The Oath of Office was administered to the following newly elected officials:
Jerome Guelig Chairman Mike Wirtz Supervisor
Tim Simon Supervisor Brenda Schneider Clerk
Katherine Diederich Treasurer Bill Gius Constable
Dennis Thome Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 Commissioner
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