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Town Board
Monday, July 14 2008
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Monthly Meeting

AGENDA

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

Unfinished Business
1. Consideration and possible approval of a storm sewer design for Golf Course Drive.
2. Review and approval of the Blackberry Drive cul de sac location.
3. Consideration and possible action against Perl’s Country Inn for interior remodeling without the proper permits.
4. Discuss the various options of providing fire protection; including but not limited to renegotiation of 2008 contracts.
5. Consideration and possible action to seal the Fisherman’s Road Boat Launch parking lot.
6. Consideration and possible authorization to repair the Fisherman’s Road Boat Launch bathroom sewer lateral.
7. Consideration and possible authorization to construct an access on the Town road right-of-way between Sunset Drive and Evergreen Court.
8. Discuss establishing a weight limit on Loehr Street.
9. Consideration and possible approval of an amendment of the Fee Schedule to reflect an increase of the building permit fees previously approved by the Board.
10. Consideration and possible approval of an amendment to Section 6-4-2(c), to increase the maximum width of residential driveways to 32 feet.
11. Consideration and possible approval of an amendment to Section 6-4-2(b)(1), to increase the maximum width of business driveways to 36 feet.
12. Consideration and possible acceptance of a proposal from TDS Metrocom to provide voice services to the Town Hall.

New Business
1. Consideration and possible approval of acceptance of road bids for possible re-surfacing of Billene Drive, Tower Road, Ashberry Avenue and Liberty Circle.
2. Consideration and possible acceptance of a proposal from Earth Tech for stormwater consulting services.
3. Consideration and possible authorization to purchase title insurance for Hermanns Park.
4. Consideration and possible approval of a moving permit for a garage to be placed on a property located on CTH WH.
5. Discuss drainage concerns:
a. Golf Course Drive/Seven Hills Road area.
b. Park Ridge Drive/Kiekhaefer Park.
c. Sunset Drive/Sand Hill Ridge.
d. Sunset Drive/Schneider property.
e. Sandy Beach Road/Sandy Beach Business Park.
f. Fisherman’s Estates/Willow Lane Drive.
6. Consideration and possible authorization to request First Responder service to areas currently not serviced.
7. Commissioner appointment to Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3.
8. Certified Survey Maps.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business.

Closed Session
The Board will enter into Closed Session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

Adjournment.
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk


MINUTES

The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met on Monday, July 14th, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting the July monthly meeting. Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon, Mike Wirtz, Clarence Kraus and John Abler, Clerk Brenda Schneider and Treasurer Kathy Diederich.
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Tim Simon motioned to approve the minutes of the 4/21/08, 6/9/08, 6/16/08, 6/20/08, 6/23/08 and 6/27/08 meetings, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).

Committee Reports: ___ _______
Park & Rec. Committee-Plans to install one or two lights in the sledding hill area before winter. Playground development is planned for August 9th at Hermanns Park. Fundraising for the new park has begun.

Road Maintenance Supervisor Report: _______
No report was given.

Approval of Town bills: _______
Treasurer Kathy Diederich reviewed the Town’s draft financial reports with the Board.
Jerry Guelig moved to approve the bills as presented (order nos.379-430), seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).

Unfinished Business: _______
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a storm sewer design for Golf Course Drive. Carrie Ann Hewitt, representing J.E. Arthur & Associates, Inc., presented the Board with the following storm sewer options:
30” round sewer 35 cfs-5 yr. storm from Windward & lots themselves $189,637
36” round sewer 46 cfs-10 yr. storm from Windward & lots themselves $196,262
34”x53” elliptical sewer 72 cfs-25 yr. storm from windward, lots themselves, some north ditch $397,169
38”x60” elliptical sewer 98 cfs-100 yr. storm from Windward, lots themselves, some north ditch $433,766
The estimates do include a 10% contingency. However, the project estimates do not include culvert replacement or driveway restoration. The storm sewer would cross the street from the south side to the north side in the Spring Street area. The storm sewer will discharge to the surface at Winnebago Drive/CTH K until the State rebuilds Winnebago Drive.
There is a possibility that the project could qualify for FEMA mitigation grant funding. Fond du Lac County is awaiting the selection of a FEMA coordinator. The Town will need to work with the coordinator regarding possible grant funding.
Mike Wirtz moved to proceed with the bidding process for the 30” round storm sewer and the 36” round storm sewer with a bid hold of 45 days, contingent upon the pursuit of FEMA funding, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Review and approval of the Blackberry Drive cul de sac. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the cul de sac location as presented by J.E. Arthur & Associates, Inc., seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible action against Perl’s Country Inn for interior remodeling without the proper permits. The State approval Mr. Perl’s plumbing plans on May 29th, 2008. The status of his building and electrical plan approvals is reportedly in process.
#4 Discuss the various options of providing fire protection; including but not limited to renegotiation of 2008 contracts. It was reported that the Calumet Volunteer Fire Dept. and the Town of Calumet are working out their differences.
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. It was reported that the Dept. is working to resolve issues with the Town of Marshfield and the Village of Mt. Calvary. Supervisor Wirtz will inform the Dept. that the Board expects the draft budget by the August meeting.
#5 Consideration and possible action to seal the Fisherman’s Road Boat Launch parking lot. The matter was postponed for more information.


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#6 Consideration and possible authorization to repair the Fisherman’s Road Boat Launch bathroom sewer lateral. The building is not footed. The Board needs to determine what can be done to prevent another break in the lateral. The matter was postponed for more information.
#7 Consideration and possible authorization to construct an access on the Town road right-of-way between Sunset Drive and Evergreen Court. It was estimated to cost $1,000 to build a 6’ walking path. Mike Sabel will move the stones and level the soil in the woods. Tim Simon motioned to establish a 5’ path through the rock fence, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).
#8 Discuss establishing a weight limit on Loehr Street. The Board discussed establishing the road as a Class B Highway year-round, which would have a per vehicle weight limit of 60% of a Class A Highway. Mike Wirtz motioned to designate Loehr Street as a Class B Highway, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#9 Consideration and possible approval of an amendment of the Fee Schedule to reflect an increase of the building permit fees previously approved by the Board. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the Resolution Amending the Code of Ordinances Fee Schedule, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (5-0).
#10 Consideration and possible approval of an amendment to Section 6-4-2(c), to increase the maximum width of residential driveways to 32 feet. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the amendment to increase the maximum width of a residential driveway to 32 feet, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (5-0).
#11 Consideration and possible approval of an amendment to Section 6-4-2(b)(1), to increase the maximum width of business driveways to 36 feet. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the amendment to increase the maximum width of a business driveway to 36 feet, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (5-0).
#12 Consideration and possible acceptance of a proposal from TDS Metrocom to provide voice services to the Town Hall. The consensus of the Board was to table the proposal due to the 60 month contract requirement.

New Business: _________ _______
#1 Consideration and possible acceptance of road bids for possible re-surfacing of Billene Drive, Tower Road, Ashberry Avenue and Liberty Circle. Only one bid was received by the deadline. Northeast Asphalt, Inc., gave the following quotes:
Ashberry Avenue (60’ x 22’) $1,785.00
Billene Drive (360’ x 20’) $7,955.00
Liberty Circle $10,760.00
Tower Road patch (120’ x 5’) $930.00
Tower Road wedge (520’ x 6’) & (1,250’ x 6’) $16,500.00
Jerry Guelig motioned to accept the bids of $37,930.00 for the 2008 projects, and to redeem the Road Maintenance Certificate of Deposit when it matures, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (4-0-1 abstention). Abstained-Tim Simon.
#2 Consideration and possible acceptance of a proposal from Earth Tech for stormwater consulting services. The Board had accepted a proposal from Ron Cunzenheim for consulting services on February 11, 2008. Mr. Cunzenheim has submitted correspondence stating that he recognizes the benefit to the towns if they were to contract with the same consulting firm as Fond du Lac County and the City of Fond du Lac. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the proposal submitted by Earth Tech, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible authorization to purchase title insurance for Hermanns Park. Per Attorney St. Peter’s recommendation, Jerry Guelig motioned to authorize the purchase of title insurance for Hermanns Park, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Consideration and possible approval of a moving permit for a garage to be placed on a property located on CTH WH. Jim Bertram requested a moving permit for a garage to be placed on property currently owned by Tim Huelster. Mr. Bertram submitted a mapped route indicating use of county and state roads. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve a moving permit for the garage conditional upon receipt of a certificate of insurance and the $5,000 bond, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Discuss drainage concerns:
a. Golf Course Drive/Seven Hills Road. Farmland in the area is not draining properly. It is alleged that a nearby property owner has obstructed a drainage ditch. Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 88.90, a letter

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signed by five affected property owners was sent to Mr. Koenigs. The letter requests permission to inspect the drainage ditch. Mr. Koenigs refused to accept the registered letter. The affected
property owners, represented by Anthony Kohlman, request the Board’s assistance, pursuant to Wis. Stats. 88.90(2). Chairman Guelig will contact Mr. Koenigs.
b. Park Ridge Drive/Kiekhaefer Park. Jim Colwin reported that water drainage from the Park passes through his property. The flow of water has consistently carried large landscape stones down the hill. Mr. Colwin is willing to finance alterations to the flow of water coming from the Park. Lynn Mathias will be asked to do a site visit with Mr. Colwin and Mike Sabel.
c. Sunset Drive/Sand Hill Ridge. Surface water from the Sand Hill Ridge retention pond drains toward the home located at N8207 Sunset Drive. No action was taken.
d. Sunset Drive/Schneider property. Surface water from the agricultural lands owned by Orlando Schneider drains toward the home located at N8361 Sunset Drive. It was reported that Nett Construction will assist the Reiters in cleaning out the swales along their property. No action was taken.
e. Sandy Beach Road/Sandy Beach Business Park. Surface water from the Business Park overflowed the ditch, crossed the road and passed through lake lots. There was a concern that the ditch culverts may have been clogged. The Board discussed the need for property owners to create swales parallel to their lot lines. No action was taken.
f. Fisherman’s Estates/Willow Lane Beach. One of the retention ponds in Fisherman’s Estates discharges to the ditch at the north end of Willow Lane Beach Road. Excessive rains in June caused ponding in yards. No action was taken.
#6 Consideration and possible authorization to request First Responder service to areas currently not serviced. Mike Wirtz recently discovered that the reason the Calumet First Responders do not get paged for certain instances is due to a mapping omission caused by the differences between the services boundaries of the Calumet Fire Department and the City of Fond du Lac Ambulance. The omitted areas include Dogwood Lane, Deerpath Road, CTH UU and Niagara Estates. John Abler moved the authorized the request to the Calumet First Responders Board of Directors to add the area of omission to their service area, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (4-0-1 abstention). Abstained-Mike Wirtz.
#7 Commissioner appointment to Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3. Current Commissioner Bill Gius has submitted a letter of interest in serving another term. Karen Schwengels, Taycheedah Sanitary District #1 President, read her letter of support of Mr. Gius’ re-appointment. Dick Wehner, Calumet Sanitary District President, spoke in support of Bill’s re-appointment. After considerable discussion regarding whether or not there are other possible interested candidates, John Abler motioned to appoint Bill Gius to a 6-year term, seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion failed (2-3). Nay-Jerry Guelig, Clarence Kraus and Tim Simon. Jerry Guelig motioned to post a notice asking for letters of interest from other possible candidates, seconded by Clarence Kraus. Motion carried (3-2). Nay-Mike Wirtz and John Abler.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business:
The Board heard public comment pertaining to the benefit of retaining an experienced commissioner instead of replacing him and the Chairman suggested that Town officials pay for their own educational expenses, hotel accommodations and eliminating per diems. The issue will be discussed at the next Board meeting.

Closed Session:
The Board will enter into Closed Session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c), Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. Jerry Guelig motioned to enter into closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(c) at 10:23 p.m., seconded by Clarence Kraus. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.




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Adjournment:
At the conclusion of the closed session, Jerry Guelig motioned to adjourn the meeting at 11:08 p.m., seconded by Clarence Kraus. Motion carried (5-0).

Attest___________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk




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