Meeting of the Electors
Tuesday, April 13 2010
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 13th, 2010
at 7:30 p.m.,
at the Taycheedah Town Hall
for the purpose of such business as is permitted by law and to seek authorization to construct a 40’x60’ salt storage building. Wis. Stats. 60.10
An update on the Town’s stormwater permit requirements will be presented.
Dated this 18th day of March, 2010.
Brenda A. Schneider
The Annual Meeting of the Electors of the Town of Taycheedah was held on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., at the Taycheedah Town Hall. Town Board members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Tim Simon, John Abler and Clarence Kraus, Clerk Brenda Schneider, Treasurer Kathy Diederich and Constable Bill Gius. Supervisor Jim Rosenthal and Assessor Bill Huck were excused. Approximately 55 residents were in attendance.
The Town Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Copies of the minutes of the 2009 Annual Meeting, the 2009 Annual Report and Grass Clippings (an informational handout) were available for all attendees.
Jim Bertram motioned to accept the minutes of the 2009 Annual Meeting as presented, seconded by Dan Weber. Supervisor Kraus noted that Jim Bertram was incorrectly identified in his place as a Board member in attendance. Motion carried by voice vote.
The 2009 Financial Report was reviewed. The Board responded to questions. Neal Nett motioned to approve the 2009 Financial Report as presented, seconded by Bill Gius. 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 must follow.
o The Grass Clippings handout was discussed.
• Comprehensive Plan:
o Ed Braun, Chairman of the Comprehensive Planning Committee, briefed the group on the project.
The Comprehensive Plan was completed in 2009 with an effective date of January 1, 2010.
Marlys Welsch thanked the committee for their work on the extensive project.
• Wind Turbines:
o There is nothing new to report.
• Salt Shed:
o Plans and specifications for a 40x60 shed were available for viewing.
o The preliminary cost estimate is $65,000.
o The intent is to be able to store enough salt for an entire season.
o The current salt shed holds 250 ton. The new shed would hold 550 tons of salt. The Town used 425-450 tons during each of the two recent bad winters.
o The County shut off sales of salt to the towns during two recent winters due to their limited ability to obtain additional salt from their supplier.
o The County will not purchase and store reserved salt for the Town.
o The current shed is 40 years old. It has structural issues. The building would be used for cold storage if a new salt shed is built.
o The Town has used a sand/salt mix in the truck spreaders. The mixture does not work with the tractor spreaders. Using a sand/salt mixture is more expensive because it takes considerably more product to achieve the needed results.
o The new shed was eliminated from the 2010 during the budget hearing last fall.
o The Town proposes to borrow the funds at a rate of 3.85-4.6% interest for a term of five years. The annual property tax increase for $150,000 property would be $5.33; $7.50 on a $200,000 property.
o Contractors are very competitive. The cost of materials has been increasing faster than the rate of inflation.
o The proposed location for the salt shed will be more efficient for the road staff.
o The Town’s current debt is $55,000 (3 years remain) for the tractor, $222,000 (15 years remain) for the treatment plant upgrade and $100,000 (proposed for 2010) for road repairs.
o Marlys Welsch motioned to authorize the construction of a salt shed at a cost not to exceed $65,000, seconded by Ed Braun. Motion carried by paper ballot. Aye-29, Nay-25.
Comments and questions presented by Electors were as follows:
• Road projects planned for the upcoming season; particularly if Schaefer Road will be paved.
• The lack of curbing at Gladstone Beach Road and Hwy. 151.
• Restoration of shoulder damage done by the snow plows.
Bill Gius moved to adjourn the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Electors at 8:48 p.m., seconded by Jim Bertram. 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:
Mike Wirtz-Supervisor Clarence Kraus-Supervisor
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