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Town Board
Monday, August 11 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.
Review financial reports.
Approval of town bills.

Unfinished Business
1. Consideration and possible approval of a storm sewer design for Golf Course Drive.
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.
4. Consideration and possible action to seal the Fisherman’s Road Boat Launch parking lot.
5. Consideration and possible authorization to repair the Fisherman’s Road Boat Launch bathroom sewer lateral.
6. Consideration and possible approval of a Resolution to Amend to Section 6-4-2, Driveway; Culvert Location, Design and Construction Requirements.
7. Commissioner appointment to Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3.

New Business
1. Consideration and possible acceptance of an Agreement to provide fire inspection services.
2. Consideration and possible approval of a Street Use Permit for a block party in Hidden Prairie.
3. Review the Class B Liquor/Beer License issued to Bryan Perl.
4. Discuss well water issues.
5. Discuss scheduling a workshop meeting to review draft wind turbine ordinances.
6. Discuss participation in educational sessions and the related costs.
7. Certified Survey Maps.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business.

Adjournment.


Brenda A. Schneider
Clerk


MINUTES

The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met on Monday, August 11th, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting the August 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 7/14//08 meeting, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).

Committee Reports: ___ _______
Park & Rec. Committee--The sandbox at Hermanns Park was established during a workday held on August 9th. The Committee hopes to install the playground equipment this fall. Fundraising efforts are ongoing.

Road Maintenance Supervisor Report: _______
Written report was submitted.

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.431-498), seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).

Unfinished Business: _______
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a storm sewer design for Golf Course Drive. Town & Country was the lowest bidder $194,853.85 for a 36” storm sewer. Eric Otte, JE Arthur & Associates recommends awarding the bid to Town & Country if the Town Board decides to proceed with the project. The bidder is required to hold his bid for 45 days.
The bid specifications did not include ditch and culvert work to the south side ditch. Work on the south ditch could be done for an additional cost. Town & Country will be asked for a quote.
The Board discussed installing a permanent pump at the Windward Estates retention pond that would pump water to the south pond in order to reduce the surface water flow along Golf Course Drive and cleaning the south ditch and installing culverts to the proper heights in lieu of the storm sewer project.
The Board and sanitary districts will meet with the DOT on August 21st to discuss the drainage issue, the size of the Golf Course Drive cul de sac and the Winnebago Drive bridge replacement.
Mike Wirtz moved to postpone awarding the project to Town & Country to the September meeting, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0)
#2 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. Chairman Guelig will contact Mr. Perl.
#3 Discuss the various options of providing fire protection; including but not limited to renegotiation of 2008 contracts. The Town Board received the draft 2009 budget from Mt. Calvary Fire Department. The 2009 projected rate is $0.605 per $1,000 of equalized value. A representative of the Department will be asked to attend the next meeting.
Mike Wirtz moved to reject the Mt. Calvary Fire Dept’s proposed 2009 budget and to request a workshop meeting, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
Mike Wirtz motioned to have a meeting with Calumet Fire Dept. to discuss their 2009 budget, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Consideration and possible action to seal the Fisherman’s Road Boat Launch parking lot. No additional information has been provided. Mike Wirtz motioned to table the matter indefinitely and to remove the item from future agendas, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Consideration and possible authorization to repair the Fisherman’s Road Boat Launch bathroom sewer lateral. Chairman Guelig authorized the repair of the leak in the lateral near the main. Great Lakes TV Seal, Inc., has completed the repair at a cost of $1,375.00. The Board still needs to see to the repair of the leak below the drain pipe. The concrete floor will be cut in order to gain access to the leak. A slip-joint will be used in the repair due to the lack of footings under the building.

August 11th, 2008 Town Board 2.
Monthly Meeting

#6 Consideration and possible approval of a Resolution to Amend Section 6-4-2, Driveway; Culvert Location, Design and Construction Requirements. John Abler moved to approve the Resolution with an amendment to Section 6-4-2(c)(1), to increase the driveway width at the right-of-way line to twenty-four (24) feet, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Commissioner appointment to Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 3. A notice seeking interested persons for the position was posted on the Town’s notice boards and web site. Interested individuals were instructed to submit a letter of interest prior to August 7th. No letters have been received. Bill Gius submitted petition in support of his re-appointment; which was signed by 151 district residents. Jerry Guelig motioned to appoint Bill Gius to a one-year term. Motion died for lack of a second. John Abler moved to appoint Bill Gius to a six-year term, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (3-2). Nay-Jerry Guelig, Clarence Kraus.

New Business: _________ _______
#1 Consideration and possible acceptance of an Agreement to provide fire inspection services. Vorpahl Fire & Safety has submitted a Fire Division Quotation/Service Agreement to provide annual fire inspection as required by law. Vorpahl’s service would be noticeably less that Cintas. John Abler moved to accept Vorpahl’s quote, seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible approval of a Street Use Permit for a block party in Hidden Prairie. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the permit for a block party on Dogwood Lane from noon to midnight on September 6th, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Review the Class B Liquor/Beer License issued to Bryan Perl. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Dept and the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue/Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Unit recently me with Bryan Perl as a follow-up to a complaint regarding the giving away of cans of beer off of a parade float during the Mt. Calvary parade. The WDOR issued Mr. Perl a warning. The Board took no action on the matter.
#4 Discuss well water issues. Recently, there has been a higher than normal number of private wells testing positive for ecoli and coliform bacteria. Allen Buechel, Fond du Lac County Executive, formed the Groundwater Quality Advisory Council charged with researching well water issues. The Council will soon release their recommendations to all the town boards in the County.
#5 Discuss scheduling a workshop meeting to review draft wind turbine ordinances. The Board will meet for a workshop meeting on Thursday, September 4th, at 5:00 p.m., to discuss turbine ordinances, Golf Course Drive drainage and fire protection.
#6 Discuss participation in educational sessions and the related costs. The Wisconsin Towns Association Annual Convention is in Appleton this fall. Hotel reservations are not needed.
#7 Certified Survey Maps. None were received.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business:
The Board heard comments pertaining to the need to enforce the noxious weed ordinance and the placement of concrete within driveway rights-of-way.

Adjournment:
Jerry Guelig motioned to adjourn the meeting at 10:05 p.m., seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).


Attest___________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Town Clerk




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