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Town Board
Monday, February 14 2011
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Monthly Meeting

AGENDA

Call to order.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of meeting minutes.
Committee Reports.
Road Supervisor’s Report.
Review financial reports.
Approval of town bills.

Unfinished Business
1. Discuss private property drainage issues requested by Anthony Kohlman.
2. Consideration and possible authorization to order the 2011 John Deere tractor.
3. Discuss awarding citation authority to the Park & Rec Committee members for enforcement of the Town’s park rules.

New Business
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Blasting Permit submitted by Northeast Asphalt, Inc., for quarry operation during 2011.
2. Consideration and possible approval of a rezone request submitted by Prairie Rock Farms, Inc. for two lots (one abutting CTH Q and one abutting CTH W) in Johnsburg from Exclusive Agricultural (A-1) to Single-Family Residential with Public Sewer (R-1).
3. Consideration and possible approval of a Retail License Transfer-Premises to Premises application submitted by Bryan Perl to transfer the Class B Liquor/Beer License from Fishermen’s Cove to Lake Winnebago.
4. Consideration and possible action to support United States Air Force flyover July 4th, 2011.
5. Consideration and possible action to support the Fond du Lac County Façade Improvement Program.
6. Nuisance complaint:
a. W4820 Main Street
7. Ordinance enforcement:
a. Pushing snow across roadways,
b. On-street parking,
c. Trees, landscaping, ag crops, structures in the right-of-way,
d. Multiple dogs on residentially zoned property.
8. 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, February 14th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting their February 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. Also present were 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 cited.

Mike Wirtz motioned to approve the minutes of the 1/10/11 meeting, with a correction to Jim Rosenthal’s name, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (5-0).

Committee Reports:
Park & Rec.-Committee Chairman Earl Jewett reported that he was made aware of gently used Nordic ski trail grooming equipment for sale. The equipment new cost $7,500. The price is $1,500. Dr. Oliver Clements has garnered donations to cover all abut $300. The balance will come from the Park budget. The donated snowmobile will be used for pulling the equipment. The consensus of the Board was to allow the purchase.

Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel, Road Supervisor, provided a report:
• He and his team have been busy plowing snow.
• Repairs to the grader have been completed.
• A cylinder on the orange truck blade snapped twice.
• Modifications and enforcement was made to the lawn mower deck.

Review the financial reports:
Treasurer Kathy Diederich reviewed the financial reports with the Board. She also reported that tax collection is officially complete and that it was a challenging process with the County’s new software program.

Approval of Town bills:
Tim Simon motioned to approve the bills as presented (order nos. 46-106), seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).

Unfinished Business:
#1 Discuss private property drainage issues requested by Anthony Kohlman. Chairman Guelig had contacted Lynn Mathias, Fond du Lac County Land Conservationist. Mr. Mathias will conduct a site visit in spring after which he will present his recommendations to the Town Board.
Chairman Guelig and Supervisor Tim Simon visited Jack Koenigs recently. Jack is willing to allow the work but is not willing to pay for it.
Board consensus was to wait for Mr. Mathias’ recommendation prior taking any action.
#2 Consideration and possible authorization to order the 2011 John Deere tractor. Serwe Implement has informed staff that the semi-annual trade-in will increase $1,800 due to a 2% company increase to the cost of the tractor.
Staff solicited a quote from Ballweg. The quote is $15,000 higher and the trade-in amount would be adjusted annually.
Mike Wirtz motioned to authorize staff to order the 2011 John Deere tractor from Serwe Implement, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Discuss awarding citation authority to the Park & Rec Committee members for enforcement of the Town’s park rules. Chairman Guelig read a written opinion issued by Attorney John St. Peter. (Mike Wirtz and Mike Sabel left the meeting at 8:12 pm to respond to a First Responders call at a nearby business.) Attorney St. Peter recommends citation authority not be given to a Board or Commission. He further recommends that allegations of ordinance violations be communicated by the Park Board to the Town Board.


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New Business:
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Blasting Permit application submitted by Northeast Asphalt, Inc., for quarry operation during 2011. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the Permit as presented, seconded by Clarence Kraus. Motion carried (3-0). Abstention-Tim Simon. Absent-Mike Wirtz.
#2 Consideration and possible approval of a rezone request submitted by Prairie Rock Farm, Inc., for two lots (one abutting CTH Q and one abutting CTH W) in Johnsburg from Exclusive Agricultural (A-1) to Single-Family Residential with Public Sewer (R-1). The Plan Commission conducted a public hearing on February 14th, prior to the Town Board meeting. The Plan Commission resolved to recommend approval of the rezone request citing consistency with the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the rezone request, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (4-0). Absent-Mike Wirtz.
#3 Consideration and possible approval of a Retail License Transfer-Premises to Premises application submitted by Bryan Perl to transfer the Class B Liquor/Beer License from the Fisherman’s Cove to Lake Winnebago. Citing a written recommendation from Attorney John St. Peter, Jerry Guelig motioned to deny the premises to premises transfer request, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (4-0). Absent-Mike Wirtz.
#4 Consideration and possible action to support a United States Air Force flyover July 4th, 2011. Ron Roen, LCDR, USN Ret., has contacted Chairman Guelig and Clerk Schneider. Mr. Roen has completed the necessary application for a flyover on behalf of the Town of Taycheedah. Mr. Roen plans to have the flyover performed on July 4th, over Kiekhaefer Park. Mr. Roen assured Chairman Guelig that there will be no cost to the Town.
The Board directed the Clerk to change the projected attendance from 5,000 to 50.
Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the flyover request, seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (4-0). Absent-Mike Wirtz.
#5 Consideration and possible action to support the Fond du Lac County Façade Improvement Program. The Façade Improvement Program was created by Fond du Lac County to assist businesses in making certain improvement to their facades. The Program is not anticipated to be an annual grant program. The Program is supported by $45,000 of County sales tax revenue. Any interested applicants owning a business in the Town of Taycheedah will need to submit their initial application to the Taycheedah Town Board.
Jerry Guelig motioned to support participation in the Program on behalf of Taycheedah businesses, seconded by Tim Simon. Motion carried (4-0). Absent-Mike Wirtz.
#6 Nuisance complaint:
a. W4820 Main Street. A neighbor filed a complaint regarding the extended use of a camper parked between the home and the street. Chairman Guelig will check into it.
#7 Ordinance enforcement:
a. Pushing snow across roadways The practice of pushing/depositing snow within road right-of-way violates Town ordinances as well as several State statutes. Board consensus was to issue one warning letter. If a resident continues the practice after the warning, the matter will be handed over to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department.
b. On-street parking The Town Board will consider adopting a winter parking ordinance.
c. Trees, landscaping, ag crops, structures in the right-of-way Farmland owners will be sent a letter in March recommending they not plant crops within the road right-of-way. They will also be notified that any crops planted within the right-of-way will be cut.
Staff was directed to remove trees within the rights-of-way using Town labor; not hiring the service.
Mike Wirtz and Mike Sabel returned at 8:55 pm.
Supervisor Kraus distributed a copy of a letter sent to John Pierce, owner of property located at W3870 Golf Course Drive. The letter was sent on or about July 20th, 2010, by the Clerk at the direction of the Road Maintenance Supervisor. Mr. Pierce was directed to remove his fence within 30 days so that the Town could perform ditch and shoulder maintenance. Mr. Kraus was informed that all fences need to be beyond the road right-of-way.

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d. Multiple dogs on residentially zoned property. Residentially zoned properties are limited by Town ordinance to no more than two dogs and two cats. It is believed that a home in St. Peter has 5-6 dogs. The Treasurer noted that none of the dogs are tagged. The owner will be sent a letter informing him of the need to apply for a kennel license.
#8 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of John D., Linda A., Joseph J., Luann M., William R., and Julie A. Diederich, creating Lot 1 consisting of 3.22 acres, located in the NW ¼ of the SW ¼ of Section 13. It was noted that Lot 1 will be purchased by an employee of 3D Dairy. Mike Wirtz motioned to approve the CSM, seconded by Jerry Guelig. Motion carried (5-0).
A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Valentine Eppli creating Lot 1 consisting of 1.50 acres, Lot 2 consisting of 4.52 acres and Lot 3 consisting of 29.48 acres, located in the W1/2 of the NE ¼ of Section 5. Jerry Guelig motioned to approve the CSM, seconded by Mike Wirtz. Motion carried (5-0).

Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
None given.

Adjournment:
Jerry Guelig moved to adjourn the meeting at 9:07 p.m., seconded by Jim Rosenthal. Motion carried (5-0).



Attest. ______________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Clerk




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