Monday, April 14 2008
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Town Hall
Call to order.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of meeting minutes.
Road Supervisor’s Report.
1. Discuss the Golf Course Drive drainage between Winnebago Drive and Hwy. 151.
2. Consideration and possible action against Perl’s Country Inn for interior remodeling without the proper permits.
3. Discuss the various options of providing fire protection; including but not limited to renegotiation of 2008 contracts.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License for the St. Peter Athletic Club.
2. Consideration and possible approval of a request from Taycheedah Correctional Institute to utilize the Town Hall as a Command Center for their Emergency Management Staff.
3. Discuss access to the land located at the intersection of Golf Course Drive and Hwy. 151.
4. Consideration and possible action to increase the hourly wage paid for burn site operation and Constable response.
5. Discuss specifications for the Blackberry Drive cul de sac.
6. Discuss establishing a salt-purchasing policy for individuals.
7. Appointments to the Plan Commission.
8. Discuss Board member appointment to the Appeals Board.
9. Certified Survey Maps.
10. Establish the time for Board meetings.
11. Consider a request for a monetary donation to the Malone Heritage Museum.
12. Approval of town bills.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business.
Adjournment. Brenda A. Schneider
The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met on Monday, April 14th, 2008, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting the April monthly meeting. Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon, Mike Wirtz, John Abler and Clarence Kraus, Clerk Brenda Schneider and Treasurer Kathy Diederich.
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Tim Simon motioned to approve the minutes of the 3/10/08 meeting, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec. Committee will meet on April 24th. A Park workday is scheduled for April 26th at 8:00 a.m.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
The Department addressed surface water issues, cleaned-up the trucks and switched some of the equipment. This month he plans to repair ditch damage caused by snow plow blades.
#1 Discuss the Golf Course Drive drainage between Winnebago Drive and Hwy. 151. Eric Otte, J.E. Arthur, presented his analysis of the Golf Course Drive ditch project. His goal was to address the following problems: constant saturation, ice damming and overall capacity issues. He evaluated the impact of surface water entering Golf Course Drive from Windward Estates and the current and future capacity of the ditch. Mr. Otte developed the following alternatives:
1. Ditch improvement with drain tile, $132,790.63. This alternative will not solve the capacity problem. The drain tile would be susceptible to sediment collection, freezing and tree root damage and clogging. This alternative would handle the most water. The current ditch would be widened by 2-3 feet.
2. Storm sewer sized for a 2-year storm event, $123,203.13. This alternative would carry water from Windward Estates and the Golf Course Drive area using 18-24” plastic pipe.
3. Storm sewer sized for a 5-year storm event, $129,353.13. This alternative would carry water from Windward Estates and the Golf Course Drive area using 27-33” concrete pipe.
Storm sewer would best address the ice damming problem.
Surface water from properties along Golf Course Drive could utilize inlets to the storm sewer or via yard drains and tiles.
The storm sewer alternatives would accommodate a wider road bed.
Another alternative could be to lower the road and install curb and gutter with inlets at the curb. A cost of this alternative has not been calculated.
The next step would be to have topographical surveying and mapping done. Once it is done, the alternatives can be refined and detailed plans could be compiled for the preferred alternative. Mr. Otte was directed to submit a proposal for the next steps.
Mr. Otte will also contact Mr. Haefs, DOT, to coordinate the work with the DOT.
#2 Consideration and possible action against Perl’s Country Inn for interior remodeling without the proper permits. Chairman Guelig has contacted Mr. Perl. He indicated that he will be able to provide a letter regarding State requirements in the near future.
#3 Discuss the various options of providing fire protection; including but not limited to renegotiation of 2008 contracts. The Town expected the receipt of a draft 2009 budget from Mt. Calvary Fire Dept. by March 1st. The draft has yet to be received; reportedly due to the expected future rent being higher than anticipated.
No new report has been received from the Calumet Fire Dept.
New Business: _________
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License for the St. Peter Athletic Club. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the Class B Beer License application submitted by the St. Peter Athletic Club, seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).
April 14th, 2008 Town Board 2.
#2 Consideration and possible approval of a request from Taycheedah Correctional Institute to utilize the Town Hall as a Command Center for their Emergency Management Staff. The TCI representative making the request will be asked to appear before the Board to provide more details.
#3 Discuss access to the land located at the intersection of Golf Course Drive and Hwy. 151. Chris Solberg asked that the Board discuss the issue. However, the Board needs more information from Mr. Solberg before they can understand what his issue.
#4 Consideration and possible action t increase the hourly wage paid for the clean wood/burn site and Constable response. Jerry Guelig motioned to compensate the person that monitors the clean wood/burn site and the Constable for response time based upon the current wage scale as established for the part time road maintenance staff, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Discuss specifications for the Blackberry Drive cul de sac. Bids will be solicited for asphalt in the center and not in the center of the cul de sac.
#6 Discuss establishing a salt purchasing policy for individuals. The Board consensus was to prohibit salt and sand/salt sales for commercial use. Town residents will be allowed to take a pail of salt or sand/salt for residential use only when an employee is available to account for it.
#7 Appointments to the Plan Commission. Tim Simon motioned to appoint the following residents to the Plan Commission:
William Spieker 3 yr. citizen member term expires 2011
Joan Simon 1 yr. citizen member term expires 2009
Bud Sabel 1 yr. citizen member term expires 2009
Joe Thome 1 yr. citizen member term expires 2009
Mike Wirtz 1 yr. Board representative term expires 2009
If Mr. Spieker does not accept re-appointment, Ken Prull will be appointed in his place. The motion was seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).
#8 Discuss Board member appointment to the Appeals Board. In May of 2007, Clarence Kraus was appointed as the First Alternate of the Board of Appeals. Mr. Kraus was elected to the Town Board on April 1, 2008. A conflict of interest could arise if serving in both positions. Further discussion will occur at next month’s meeting.
#9 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Meyer Revocable Trust creating Lot 1, consisting of 21.661 acres; Lot 2, consisting of 1.00 acres; Lot 3, consisting of 1.00 acres; and Lot 4, consisting of 1.189 acres, located in the NE ¼ of Section 9. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the Certified Survey Map, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (5-0).
#10 Establish the time for Board meetings. A request was made at the Annual Meeting that the Board consider starting their monthly meetings at 7:30 p.m. Clarence Kraus motioned to begin monthly Board meetings at 7:30, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (3-2). Nay- John Abler and Mike Wirtz.
#11 Consider a request for a monetary donation to the Malone Heritage Museum. The Museum Committee is in the process of purchasing the property at the site of the depot from Agri-Land Coop. Elmer Thome, representing the Committee, is requesting a donation toward the land purchase. Jerry Guelig motioned to postpone action on the request to the budget hearing, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#12 Approval of Town bills. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the bills as submitted (order nos. 193-280), seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).
Treasurer Kathy Diederich reviewed the Town’s draft financial reports with the Board.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business:
Mike Wirtz reported he is working with Mike Sabel and Sue Flagstad to create a more appropriate gravel turn-around for the buses and the garbage trucks at Hopokoekau Beach..
The Hopokoekau Beach Association would like to extend a pedestrian trail from their former road area, through the Sandy Beach Business Park to Winnebago Drive and then access the County’s trail system. The Association is working with the Developers.
The Board also heard comments and questions pertaining to the progress of replacing the fire number signs, road damage reportedly caused by truck traffic, and potential turbine setbacks.
April 14th, 2008 Town Board 3.
Jerry Guelig motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:26 p.m., seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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