Tuesday, October 14 2008
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Call to order.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of meeting minutes.
Road Supervisor’s Report.
Review financial reports.
Approval of town bills.
1. Consideration and possible acceptance of a Resolution for Notice of Public Contract with Estimated Cost More than $5,000, but Not More Than $25,000, for Golf Course Drive south ditch cleaning, culvert re-positioning and restoration.
2. Discuss the various options of providing fire protection; including but not limited to renegotiation of 2008 contracts.
3. Consideration and possible acceptance of a Resolution Modifying the Calumet First Responder Service Area within the Town of Taycheedah.
4. Status of the request to transfer the entire town into the Mt. Calvary Ambulance Service, Inc., service area.
5. Discuss draft turbine ordinances.
1. Discuss potential alterations to Schaefer Road.
2. Discuss snowmobile routes thru St. Peter.
3. Discuss installing a street light on the corner of Winnebago Drive and Michigan Street. (Citizen requested.)
4. Discuss asphalt repair issues on several town roads.
5. Consideration and possible action to require the removal of a hunting stand located within 40 rods of Kiekhaefer Park.
6. Consideration and possible acceptance of a Resolution Disallowing Claims of Steven George and Patti Zaffiro-George.
7. Discuss making amendments to the Town’s Regulations and Licensing of Fireworks ordinance.
8. Discuss a driveway/culvert permit.
9. Status report of stormwater permit requirements.
10. Certified Survey Maps.
11. Schedule a 2009 Budget Workshop Meeting.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business.
Brenda A. Schneider
The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met on Monday, October 14th, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting their October 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. Mike Wirtz motioned to approve the minutes of the 8/26//08, 9/8/08 and 9/24/08 meetings, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
Committee Reports: ___ _______
Park & Rec. Committee—October 18th will be a work day in Kiekhaefer Park. Committee Chairman, Earl Jewett, is in the process of reviewing the department’s year-to-date expenses.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report: _______
A 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.540-583), seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
Unfinished Business: _______
#1 Consideration and possible acceptance of a Resolution for Notice of Public Contract with Estimated Cost More than $5,000, but Not More Than $25,000, for Golf Course Drive south ditch cleaning, culvert re-positioning and restoration. An estimate was obtained for cleaning the south ditch and re-positioning the culverts. Mike Sabel met with a representative of FEMA to discuss grant funding for the storm sewer project. FEMA denied funding for the storm sewer project; however, FEMA will reimburse the Town a portion of the costs to clean the south ditch. The re-imbursement amount is based upon federally established rates; not the final cost of the work.
A quorum of the Town Board met on September 18th to consider the matter further. It was decided to proceed with the south ditch cleaning and culvert re-positioning project and to not approve the storm sewer project. Town & Country began the work on or about October 1st.
A question arose as to whether the project was properly noticed. After considerable research and counsel with the Town’s attorney, Town & Country was directed to cease work. The scope of the project was altered.
Acceptance of the resolution will allow the project to proceed after October 22nd with completion before winter; hopefully avoiding the ice-damming and flooding that occurred last winter.
After considerable discussion, Clarence Kraus motioned to pump the water from the north pond in Windward Estate this winter in order to reduce the quantity of water flowing down Golf Course Drive and to solicit bids for the south ditch cleaning project next spring, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (3-2). Nay-Mike Wirtz, John Abler.
#2 Discuss the various options of providing fire protection; including but not limited to renegotiation of 2008 contracts. The Town of Calumet Town Board recently approved the Calumet Volunteer Fire Dept.’s 2009 proposed budget.
There was disagreement as to the percentage of increase proposed by Mt. Calvary Fire Dept. The Town needs to verify the percentage.
#3 Consideration and possible acceptance of a Resolution Modifying the Calumet First Responder Service Area within the Town of Taycheedah. Clarence Kraus moved to accept the Resolution Modifying the Calumet First Responder Service Area, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Status of the request to transfer the entire town into the Mt. Calvary Ambulance Service, Inc., service area. The Fond du Lac County Ambulance Advisory Council met on October 9th to consider the Town’s request. The council voted to recommend approval of the request. A formal resolution will be
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considered by the Fond du Lac County Public Safety and Social Services Committee. If approved by the Committee, the Resolution will be forwarded to the Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors for their consideration.
#5 Discuss draft turbine ordinances. The Board scheduled a workshop meeting for October 30th, at 6:00 p.m.
New Business: _________ _______
#1 Discuss potential alterations to Schaefer Road. 3-D Dairy plans to build another barn. The site will need approximately 20,000 yards of fill. They propose cutting down the road bed; which would widen it. They would use the fill for their barn. They would absorb the costs of excavating and regrading the ditch. The Town would pay for the gravel. They will re-meet with the Board for further discussion if their financing is approved.
#2 Discuss snowmobile routes through St. Peter. The Town Board received a complaint regarding snowmobile riding along Billene Drive and Shuster Lane. The snowmobilers were cutting across private property at all hours of the day.
It was noted that the Holyland Snowflyers had requested the Town Board formally establish a trail along Taynette Circle, Billene Drive and Shuster Lane. However, due to neighbors’ objections presented at the April 9th, 2007 meeting, the representative of the Snowflyers withdrew the request. Therefore, the route was marked as a trail without proper authorization from the Town Board. The Chairman will contact the representative.
#3 Discuss installing a street light on the corner of Winnebago Drive and Michigan Street. (Citizen requested.) The Town Board will express interest to the County.
#4 Discuss asphalt repair issues on several town roads. Pot holes on the Ashberry Avenue cul de sac and the Rosenthal Court cul de sac and a hump over a culvert crossing Laurel Lane need repair. The estimated cost of repair is $3,000; if Rosenthal Court remains gravel over the winter. Mike Sabel will be instructed to do the repairs.
#5 Consideration and possible action to require the removal of a hunting stand located within 40 rods of Kiekhaefer Park. It has been brought to the attention of the Town Board that Wis. Stats. 167.30, prohibits the discharge or cause the discharge of any missile from any firearm, slung shot, bow and arrow or other weapon, within 40 rods of any public park, square or enclosure owned or controlled by any municipality within this state. A large tree stand has been situated a few feet from the Park boundary on private property. The owner will be notified of the statute.
#6 Consideration and possible acceptance of a Resolution Disallowing Claims of Steven George and Patti Zaffiro-Georg. Clarence Kraus moved to approve the Resolution to Disallow the Claim, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Discuss making amendments to the Town’s Regulations and Licensing of Fireworks ordinance. The Clerk was directed to present an amendment to the ordinance requiring a $25.00 permit fee and a $500,000 bond. The amendment will be considered at the November meeting.
#8 Discuss a driveway/culvert permit. The matter will be discussed at the October 30th workshop meeting.
#9 Status report of stormwater permit requirements. Town Board members from Taycheedah, Friendship and Fond du Lac met with Gus Glaser, WDNR, and Jim Bachhuber, Earth Tech, on October 8th. The requirements are extensive and will be costly. The Towns are already behind on meeting certain deadlines. Jim Bachhuber has begun the work on behalf of the towns. The next meeting of the group will be on November 11th, at 3:00 p.m.
#10 Certified Survey Maps. None were submitted.
#11 Schedule a 2009 Budget Workshop Meeting. The budget workshop meeting was scheduled for November 13th at 5:00 p.m. The Budget Hearing was scheduled for December 1st at 7:30 p.m.
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Public comments and questions pertaining to town business:
The Board heard a comment regarding the emerald ash borer quarantine in Fond du Lac County.
Jerry Guelig motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:55 p.m., seconded by Clarence Kraus. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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