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Town Board
Monday, November 12 2007
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
Monthly Meeting

AGENDA

Agenda
Call to order.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of meeting minutes.
Committee Reports.
Road Supervisor’s Report.

Unfinished Business
1. Consideration and possible reduction of the speed limit to 35 mph on Lakeview Road from Cty. WH and Silica Road.
2. Discuss correcting the boundary of Kiekhaefer Park.

New Business
1. Status of fire protection contract issues.
2. Accept Dan Deuster’s resignation as Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 Commissioner and discuss filling the position.
3. Establish the refuse and recycling rates for 2008.
4. Certified Survey Maps.
5. Approval of town bills.
6. Review and approve the 2008 court dates.
7. Discuss adopting a wind turbine ordinance.
8. Discuss the placement of hunting stands at the border of Kiekhaefer Park.
9. Schedule a workshop meeting to review the Code of Ordinances.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business.

Closed Session.
The Board will consider entering into Closed Session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(g), Conferring with legal counsel for ht e governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. Subject: Completion of the construction of Blackberry Drive.

Adjournment.

Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk


MINUTES

The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met on Monday, November 12th, 2007, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting the November monthly meeting. Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon, Mike Wirtz, Jim Bertram and John Abler, Clerk Brenda Schneider and Treasurer Kathy Diederich.
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Jim Bertram motioned to approve the minutes of the 10/4//07 and 10/8/07 meetings, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
Committee Reports:
Park & Rec. Committee conducted workdays on 10/20 and 11/3 from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The projects completed were an informational kiosk, additional trail markings, and perimeter fencing.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
• Completed some ditching.
• Completed the ditch mowing.
• Replaced some signs.
• Worked in the Park and the shop.
Unfinished Business:
#1 Consideration and possible reduction of the speed limit to 35 mph on Lakeview Road from Cty. WH and Silica Road. John Abler motioned to adjust the speed limit on Lakeview Road, from Cty. WH to Silica Road, from 45 mph to 35 mph, seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Discuss correcting the boundary of Kiekhaefer Park. Chairman Guelig contact the Rob Schmitz family regarding the portion of the Park donated to the Town in the 1970s by Mr Laudolff. The donation was never recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds. He is awaiting a response from the family.

New Business:
#1 Status of fire protection contract issues. Al Schmitz, representing the Calumet Volunteer Fire Department and the Calumet First Responders, thanked the Board for their efforts in addressing the Calumet Town Board regarding their concerns over current issues affecting the Fire Dept. and the First Responders.
Mr. Schmitz also informed the Board that the State and Federal government keeps increasing the requirements applicable to fire protection. In response, the Department is constantly upgrading their service, their equipment and their firefighter training.
#2 Accept Dan Deuster’s resignation as Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 Commissioner and discuss filling the position. Dan Deuster submitted a Letter of Resignation effective 10/29/07. His term was to expire April, 2009. Mr. Deuster also submitted a written recommendation that Jim Huck be appointed to fill the position. Board and public discuss ensued regarding providing notice to the public of the opening, the potential of merging of the sanitary districts in Taycheedah and the complication three different districts causes to the Comprehensive Plan. Notices will be posted on the notice boards and on the website. An appointment may be made in December.
#3 Establish refuse and recycling rates for 2008. Jim Bertram motioned to establish the 2008 refuse rate at $80.00 and the recycling rate at $22.00, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Certified Survey Maps. None were submitted.
#5 Approval of Town bills. Tim Simon motioned to approve the bills as submitted (order nos. 630-690), seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
Treasurer Kathy Diederich distributed the draft financial statements with the Board.
#6 Review and approve the 2008 court dates. The following dates have been established for the Town of Taycheedah: January 21st, 2008 April 21st, 2008 July 21st, 2008
October 20th, 2008 January 19th, 2009 All court dates are reserved for 2:30 pm.
#7 Discuss adopting a wind turbine ordinance. The Comprehensive Planning Committee has recommended the Town Board consider compiling and adopting a wind turbine ordinance. Jim Bertram motioned to pursue adopting a wind turbine ordinance, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).
#8 Discuss the placement of hunting stands at the border of Kiekhaefer Park. Recently, a Park User reported the placement of a large, permanent hunting stand located a few feet from the Park property line. The Board discussed the fact that they can not prohibit a person from shooting on his property.
November 12th, 2007 Town Board 2.
Monthly Meeting

However, the Board could enact an ordinance that would prohibit hunting in a residential area. The Board decided that the DNR Wardens will enforce the Park’s hunting ban.
#9 Schedule a workshop meeting to review the Code of Ordinances. A workshop meeting will be scheduled at the next meeting.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business:
Ann Schmitz, representing the Calumet First Responders, thanked the Town Board and the Town Treasurer for addressing the Calumet Town Board with their concerns regarding fire protection and emergency medical services.

The 2008 Budget Hearing is scheduled for Monday, December 3rd, at 7:00 pm.

The Town Board recessed at 8:10 pm.

Closed Session:
The Board will consider entering into Closed Session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)9G0, Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. Subject: Completion of the construction of Blackberry Drive. Mike Wirtz motioned to enter into Closed Session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(g) at 8:30 p.m., seconded by Jim Bertram. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

The Board discussed the construction of Blackberry Drive.

Jerry Guelig motioned to adjourn the closed session at 8:40 p.m., seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).


Attest___________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk




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