Monday, September 13 2010
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.
New regulations pertaining to the Farmland Preservation Program.
1. Discuss the condemnation order issued against the structure known as Fisherman’s Cove.
1. Consideration and possible action to support a petition to reduce the speed limit on Winnebago Drive to 30 mph.
2. Discuss accessibility to Raven View Court.
3. Discuss draft Bylaws for the Lakeside Municipal Court system.
4. Discuss filling the unexpired term of Sig Tomkalski, Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 Commission.
5. Certified Survey Maps.
6. Status of the construction of the salt storage building.
7. Discuss brush-cutting services.
8. Schedule budget workshop meetings.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Brenda A. Schneider Clerk
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The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met on Monday, September 13th, 2010, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting their September monthly meeting. Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Clarence Kraus, Jim Rosenthal II, Tim Simon and Mike Wirtz, Clerk Brenda Schneider, Treasurer Kathy Diederich, Constable Bill Gius and Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Sabel.
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the minutes of the 8/9/10 and 8/16/10 meetings, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee-
• The trail dedication ceremony was held on September 11th. A commemorative trail sign and the formal resolution was presented to the Kiekhaefer, Dobogai and Schmitz families.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel, Road Supervisor, provided a following report:
• Most of the season’s paving has been completed; including the slurry seal.
• A part-time employee mowed the lawns during the summer. She is now attending college classes.
• Some culverts have been repaired or replaced.
• The grader tires have arrived and have been mounted.
• The orange truck is getting new brakes.
• He worked on landscaping and cleaning at the Town Hall in preparation for the County meeting.
• Some trees needed to be removed from roads after a storm.
• He’s working on shouldering and patching.
Review the financial reports:
Treasurer Kathy Diederich reviewed the financial reports with the Board.
Approval of Town bills:
Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the bills as presented (order nos. 418-477), seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).
New regulations pertaining to the Farmland Preservation Program.
Jeff Sanders, Community Planning & Consulting, LLC, outlined the new regulations pertaining to the Farmland Preservation Program, Zoning Ordinance revisions required and the Working Land Program. Mr. Sanders provided a proposal for the development of revisions to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance to incorporate the Comprehensive Plan recommendations and the Working Land Program requirements. The Town Board will consider the proposal at their next meeting.
#1 Discuss the condemnation order issued against the structure known as Fisherman’s Cove. On September 10, 2009, the Town Board granted a 12-month extension to the raze order issued for the Fisherman’s Cove.
Attorney John St. Peter opined in a letter, dated August 2, 2010, that due to a 2006 change in State law pertaining to the 50% rule applied to non-conforming structures that were destroyed by violent wind, vandalism, fire, flood, ice, snow, mold or infestation; the owner must be allowed to restore the structure to the size and use immediately before damage or destruction and expand it if it is necessary to meet applicable state or federal building requirements. Bryan Perl and Thad Paul were instructed during the August 9th, 2010, meeting to return to the September 13th meeting prepared to present their plans for the structure. Messrs Perl and Paul failed to appear at the meeting.
The extension of the raze order expires in a few days. The Board discussed enforcing the raze order.
September 13th, 2010 Town Board 2.
Clarence Kraus motioned to extend the raze order another three months to allow time to get a legal opinion. Motion failed for lack of a second.
Chairman Guelig will contact Attorney John St. Peter for an opinion.
#1 Consideration and possible action to support a petition to reduce the speed limit o Winnebago Drive to 30 mph. Tom Janke, Fond du Lac County Highway Commissioner, received a petition to reduce the speed limit to 30 mph on Winnebago Drive. Town of Taycheedah and Town of Fond du Lac residents along Winnebago Drive signed the petition. The County Highway Department requests an opinion on the matter from the Town Board. Clarence Kraus motioned to not support the petition, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Discuss accessibility to Raven View Court. The matter has been resolved.
#3 Discuss draft Bylaws for the Lakeside Municipal Court system. LMC is in the process of updating their Bylaws. Members are asked to provided comments or corrections to the Bylaws prior to February, 2011.
#4 Discuss filling the unexpired term of Sig Tomkalski, Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 Commissioner. Mr. Tomkalski’s resignation was effective September 6th, 2010. There are 4.5 years remaining in his 6-year term. Mike Nett has expressed interest in the position. Jerry Guelig motioned to appoint Mike Nett to complete Mr. Tomkalski’s unexpired term, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Certified Survey Maps. None were submitted.
#6 Status of the construction of the salt storage building. Karr-Bach has completed their contracted work. The siding has been ordered, the doors have been installed and the electrical work will be done soon.
#7 Discuss brush cutting services. Clarence Kraus has been in communication with Scott Theobald. Mr. Theobald offers brush cutting services at $78.00 per hour/$1,800.00 per week, plus a $200 mobilization fee for work less than one day. Jerry Guelig motioned to hire Mr. Theobald for two 8 hour days with no mobilization charges and he must provide a certificate of insurance prior to starting any work, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (5-0).
#8 Schedule budget workshop meetings. A workshop meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 12th, at 4:00 pm.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The owner of the home located at N8114 Glen Street has made progress cleaning the front yard. He was instructed to move the container out of the front yard and clean the backyard. The Chairman will inspect the property next week.
The ditches need to be mowed.
Sig Tomkalski made a lot of positive accomplishments during his tenure as a Taycheedah Sanitary District No. 1 Commissioner.
Jerry Guelig moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:13 p.m., seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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