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Town Board
Monday, December 14 2009
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.

Presentation
Mike Immel, Rural Mutual Insurance Company, will review the Town’s insurance coverage.

Unfinished Business
1. Consideration and possible action pertaining to Fire Protection.
a. Calumet Volunteer Fire Dept. contract negotiations.

New Business
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Kennel License to be issued to Jim Feyen.
2. Consideration and possible acceptance of a 1996 Polaris snowmobile to be used for ski trail grooming.
3. Consideration and possible approval of a Resolution Authorizing the Borrowing of $100,000 for road repair.
4. Consideration and possible approval of the MS4 Permit Public Education and Outreach Plan.
5. Discuss recertification of the Town’s Farmland Preservation Plan Map.
6. Board of Appeals appointment.
7. Appointment of Election Officials to serve from 2010-11.
8. Constable duties.
9. Attorney contact.
10. Certified Survey Maps.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business

Adjournment

Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk



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MINUTES

The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met on Monday, December 14th, 2009, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting their December monthly meeting. Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors John Abler, Clarence Kraus, Jim Rosenthal II, and Tim Simon, Clerk Brenda Schneider and Treasurer Kathy Diederich. Also present were Constable Bill Gius, Assessor Bill Huck and Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Sabel.
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. John Abler motioned to approve the minutes of the 11/9/09 meeting, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).

Committee Reports:
Park & Rec Committee-Committee Chairman, Earl Jewett, reported that Alliant is currently working to provide energy for the sledding hill lights. He counted 35 kids sledding last Saturday. Bob Roehrig did an excellent job on trail signs. Dave Twohig is donating of a snowmobile for trail grooming. Adolph & Ginny Schneider recently donated a flagpole for Hermanns Park. The Board discussed the cost of the lighting project, the park budget and the park spending process.

Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel reported that his Department has done well handling the recent snow events. There is plenty of salt on hand and all equipment is in operating condition.

Review the financial reports:
Treasurer Kathy Diederich reviewed the financial reports with the Board.

Approval of Town bills:
Jerry Guelig moved to approve the bills as presented (order nos. 625-687), seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).

Presentation:
Mike Immel, Rural Mutual Insurance, reviewed the Town’s insurance coverage.

Unfinished Business:
#1 Consideration and possible action pertaining to Fire Protection contracts.
a. Calumet Fire Dept. contract negotiations. The Town Board met with the Town of Calumet Town Board to discuss the proposed Agreement. The consensus was to revise the section pertaining to re-negotiating the Agreement during the term of the Agreement by providing all parties the ability to request re-negotiation. The proposed Agreement has been revised to incorporate such language. Clarence Kraus motioned to approve the revised proposed Agreement, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).

New Business:
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Kennel License to be issued to Jim Feyen. Judy Feyen reported receiving one complaint. They had a very sick dog that howled all night. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the Kennel License to be issued to Jim & Judy Feyen, seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible acceptance of a 1996 Polaris snowmobile to be used for ski trail grooming. As reported by Mike Immel, the cost of liability insurance coverage for the snowmobile would be $25.00 per year. Dave Twohig and Dr. Clement are the donors. Earl Jewett will be the primary groomer with assistance provided by volunteers Jim Bertram and Chris Hughes. John Abler motioned to accept the snowmobile donation for trail grooming, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible approval of a Resolution Authorizing the Borrowing of $100,000 for road repair. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the Resolution Authorizing the Borrowing of $100,000 for road repair, pursuant to the 2010 Adopted Budget, with a re-payment term of 5 years, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Consideration and possible approval of the MS4 Permit Public Education and Outreach Plan. John Abler motioned to approve the Public Education and Outreach Plan, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Discuss recertification of the Town’s Farmland Preservation Plan Map. Jerry Guelig motioned to request an extension of the certification as outlined in the notification letter received from the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade & Consumer Protection, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Board of Appeals appointment. Upon recommendation by Chairman Guelig, Clarence Kraus motioned to appoint Jerome Bord to complete Barb Bertram’s 3-year term to expire in 2011 and to appoint Erv Karls to complete Jerome Bord’s 1-year term as the Second Alternate to expire 2010, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Appointment of Election Officials to serve from 2010-2011. Upon recommendation by the Clerk, Jerry Guelig motion to make the following Election Official appointments:
NON-PARTISAN NON-PARTISAN
Fern Ramirez M. Athleen Simon
Judy Barrett Judith Simon
Jean Sabel Virginia Schneider
Barb Thome Betty Swenson
Patricia Schneider Lorraine Thome
Dena Entringer
Alternates Alternates
Earl Jewett Bill Gius
Carol Jewett Rebecca Ries
Andy Lorenz Dawn Rieder
The appointments were seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).
#8 Constable duties. Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances, Section 2-4-14 (b) states, The Town Constable may also issue citations for violations of this Code of Ordinances, pursuant to Section 1-2-1 through 1-2-7 of this Code of Ordinances. Chairman Guelig suggested deleting subsection (b) and modifying the ordinance to give the Town Board the power to issue citations. Chairman Guelig stated such change is supported by the Town’s legal counsel. The Town Board could not take action on Chairman Guelig’s suggestion due to lack of specificity on the public meeting notice. Consideration may be publicly noticed for a future meeting.
#9 Attorney contact. Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances, Section 2-4-12(b)(2) states, The Town Attorney shall, when requested by Town officers, give written legal opinions, which shall be filed with the Town. Chairman Guelig suggested amending subsection (b)(2) to require Chairman authorization prior to attorney contact. Chairman Guelig stated that such change is supported by the Town’s legal counsel. Pursuant to subsection (2)(b), Chairman Guelig was asked to provide a written opinion from Attorney St. Peter regarding his reported support of the ordinance changes pertaining to the Constable duties and attorney contact. The Town Board could not take action on Chairman Guelig’s suggestion due to lack of specificity on the public meeting notice. Consideration may be noticed for a future meeting.
#10 Certified Survey Maps. None were submitted.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business:
Jeremy Thiesfeldt introduced himself. He is running for the 52nd Assembly District.

Adjournment:
Jerry Guelig motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:04 p.m., seconded by John Abler. Motion carried (5-0).


Attest___________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk




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