Annual Town Meeting of the Electors
Tuesday, April 14 2009
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Notice is hereby given that the Annual Town Meeting of the Electors will be held on
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
at 7:30 p.m.,
at the Taycheedah Town Hall
for the purpose of such business as is permitted by law. Wis. Stats. 60.10.
An update on the Town’s stormwater permit requirements will be presented.
Dated this 30th day of March, 2009.
Brenda A. Schneider
The Annual Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Taycheedah was held on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall. Town Board members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon, Mike Wirtz, John Abler and Jim Bertram, Clerk Brenda Schneider, Treasurer Kathy Diederich and Constable Bill Gius. Assessor Bill Huck was excused. Approximately 44 residents were in attendance.
The Town Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. The minutes of the 2008 Annual Meeting, the 2008 Annual Report and After the Storm informational handout were available for all attendees. Dennis Thome motioned to accept the minutes of the 2008 Annual Meeting as presented, seconded by Sig Tomkalski. Motion carried by voice vote.
The 2008 Financial Report was reviewed. The Board responded to questions. The Electors questioned the need for major road repair and the possibility of the Town borrowing money at a lower rate of interest from Taycheedah Sanitary District #1 for the completion of such repairs or have the District repair roads within their boundaries with reimbursement made by the Town. Attorney St. Peter will be contacted for an opinion. Bill Casper motioned to approve the 2008 Financial Report as presented, seconded by Ed Braun. Motion carried by voice vote.
The Electors were briefed on the following issues:
o The Town of Taycheedah is part a group with the Towns of Friendship and Fond du Lac and North Fond du Lac.
o The Town has several permit requirements it needs to follow.
o The Town Board has hired AECOM for infiltration testing of some of the ditches.
o The all the towns will be under an ordinance being drafted by the County.
• Comprehensive Plan:
o Ed Braun, Chairman of the Comprehensive Planning Committee, briefed the group on the project.
After 2 1/2 years of work, the public hearing was conducted in March.
The Committee met last week to review all of the oral and written testimony received prior to the conclusion of the public hearing. The Committee compiled a list of amendments to the Plan based upon the testimony that will be submitted to OMNNI for incorporation into the Plan.
The Committee will meet next week to review the final draft of the Plan prior to forwarding it to the Town Board for their approval. It is anticipated the Town Board will approve it at their May Board meeting.
He commended the Committee members for their dedicated service.
• Salt Shed:
o The Board has been considering building a 40x60 shed that would hold 450 tons of salt.
o The supply over the past two winters did not meet the Town’s demand. The Town used 400 tons of salt during each of the past two winters. The plow drivers used 70 tons of salt during one ice storm last winter. The Town’s 5-year average of salt use is 300 tons. If the Town had a larger shed, they could purchase a year’s supply of salt in the fall.
o The County shut off sales of salt to the towns during the past two winters due to their limited ability to obtain additional salt from their supplier.
o The shed would cost $55-70,000.
o The old shed is 40 years old. Its capacity is 250 tons.
o The Town has used a sand/salt mix in the truck spreaders during the past two winters. The sand/salt mix can not be used in the tractor spreaders. Using a sand/salt mixture is more expensive because it takes considerably more product to achieve the needed results.
o During the 2008-09 winter, the Town limited salt application to only intersections, hills and curves.
o The new shed is not in the 2009 budget.
o It was suggested to build it bigger in order to accommodate growth.
o Jim Huck motioned to hold off on building a new shed until the end of 2010, include the shed in the 2010 budget, with construction not until the end of 2010, seconded by Ed Braun. Motion carried by voice vote.
• Wind Turbines:
o There is nothing new to report.
o The Town Board is working on an ordinance.
o WE Energies contacted land owners in the spring of 2008 in an attempt to gauge interest.
o WE Energies planned to give a presentation to the Town Board last July but never did it.
o The State is again working on a state-wide siting ordinance.
Comments voiced by Electors were as follows:
• The need to have Waste Management inform residents to bag their recyclable materials so that the wind does not blow the materials out of the trucks.
• Ed Braun commended the Board on the ditching project along the south side of Golf Course Drive. He added that the Town Board now needs to address drainage along the north side of Golf Course Drive and within Cheedah Meadows.
o An elector informed the Board that the retention pond behind Cheedah Meadows is filled with silt and needs to be cleaned out.
• John Zahn suggested the Town work with the State for the construction of a proper parking pad for fire trucks near the hydrant located on his property. The State could do the work when they resurface Hwy. 151 this summer.
Ed Braun moved to adjourn the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Electors at 8:43 p.m., seconded by Jim Huck. Motion carried by voice vote.
Brenda A. Schneider
At the conclusion of the Annual Meeting, the Oath of Office was administered to the following newly elected officials:
Jerry Guelig-Chairman Tim Simon-Supervisor Brenda Schneider-Clerk Kathy Diederich-Treasurer
Bill Gius-Constable Sig Tomkalski-Taycheedah San. Dist. #1 Commission
Bill Huck, Assessor, will be sworn in at a later date and the second supervisor will be sworn in after a recount is completed
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