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Town Board
Monday, April 9 2012
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 Fisherman's Cove.
2. Discuss Johnsburg Road reconstruction project.


New Business
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License submitted by St. Peter Athletic Club, Inc.
2. Plan Commission appointments.
3. Park & Rec Committee appointments.
4. Schedule annual road inspection meeting.
5. Certified Survey Maps.


Ordinance Enforcement
1. N7461 Winnebago Drive-disabled vehicles.
2. Planting of crops in the rights-of-way.


Public comments and questions pertaining to town business

Closed Session
Consideration and possible action to enter into Closed Session, pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e), Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. Subject: Negotiations over the renewal of the existing Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Fond du Lac and the Fond du La-area Towns.


Adjournment



Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk



Please note, upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids and services. For additional information or to request this service, please contact Brenda Schneider at 921-5224.


MINUTES

The Town Board of the Town of Taycheedah met on Monday, April 9th, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., at the Town Hall, for the purpose of conducting their April monthly meeting. Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors Clarence Kraus, Jim Rosenthal, Tim Simon and Mike Wirtz, Clerk Brenda Schneider and 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 recited.
Motion by Mike Wirtz, second by Tim Simon, to approve the minutes of the 3/12/12 meeting. Motion carried (5-0).

Committee Reports:
Park & Rec Committee: Representatives of the Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders attended the Committee's most recent meeting. The Kiteboarders intend to begin volunteer brush and debris clearing work at the Deadwood Point lot, as authorized by the Town Board in February, 2009. The County will provide guidance as to what can and cannot be done due to Shoreland Zoning.

Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
The Department repaired most of the ditch damage caused by snowplowing activities, two gravel roads have been redone, some ditch work has been completed on Silica Road. He plans to add stone to Birschbach Drive.

Review the financial reports:
Treasurer Kathy Diederich reviewed the March financial reports and the 2011 Annual Report with the Board.

Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Mike Wirtz, to approve the bills as presented (order nos. 182-247).
Motion carried (5-0).

Unfinished Business:
#1 Discuss Fisherman's Cove. On March 9th, 2012, the Town Board approved the Resolution Authorizing Repair of Fisherman's Cove Building under the condition that the owner submits to the Town an Irrevocable Letter of Credit in the minimum amount of 125% of the costs to raze the building, as estimated by the Town. The Resolution defers action by the Town, as authorized by the Court, to raze the Fisherman's Cove for a period of no more than two years from the date of the Resolution. If the owner fails to raze or repair the building, the Town is authorized to draw on the letter of credit.
The Town received the following estimates to raze the building:
Jason Guelig Excavation $15,000
Guelig's Waste Removal $9,000
Mark Mand Excavating $17,860
It was noted that Guelig's Waste Removal estimate needs to be disqualified due to the fact that the bidder assumed the work would be done in the next few weeks.
Per Attorney John St. Peter's opinion, costs incurred with the legal action to pursue the raze order should be included in the amount of the bond.
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by Jerry Guelig, to establish the Irrevocable Letter of Credit to be in the amount of $28,000 [(Mand's estimate of $17,860 + $4,522.65 legal costs) x 125%)]. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Discuss Johnsburg Road reconstruction project. Bruce Peterson, Town of Calumet Chairman, has been in contact with Chairman Guelig. Guelig reported that a liner for the box culvert is estimated to be $5,500, excluding slurry and endwalls. Mike Sabel obtained an estimate of $8,200 to extend the endwalls and restore the ditch.
Calumet plans to create a berm on top of the Ledge that is intended to divert the water away from the ditch at the base of the Ledge. Mr. Fink reportedly approves of the berm. Calumet reports not receiving information regarding snails from the DNR.
April 9, 2012 Town Board 2.
Monthly Meeting


Calumet has been informed that they cannot concrete or asphalt the ditch at the base of the Ledge.
Calumet and Gremmer plan to conduct a public informational meeting on April 19th or 26th.
It is estimated that the Town of Calumet has incurred $18,000 in engineering costs for this project. The Taycheedah Town Board agreed to preliminary engineering work to locate the right-of-way. To date, the Town has paid $1,108.50 to Gremmer for engineering work. A letter will be sent to Chairman Peterson and Gremmer directing them to suspend engineering work that would be attributable to the Town of Taycheedah portion of the project..

New Business:
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License submitted by St. Peter Athletic Club, Inc. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Mike Wirtz, to approve the License as requested. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Plan Commission appointments. Chairman Guelig appointed the following residents to the Plan Commission:
Leon Schneider 3 year term-citizen member term expires 2015
Joan Simon 1 year term-citizen member term expires 2013
Bud Sabel 1 year term-citizen member term expires 2013
Joe Thome 1 year term-citizen member term expires 2013
Tim Simon 1 year term-Board representative term expires 2013
#3 Park & Rec Committee appointments. Chairman Guelig appointed the following residents to the Park & Rec Committee for a term of one year:
John Abler Jim Bertram Ed Braun
Dale Driscoll Earl Jewett Tom Letkewicz
Gary Morgan John Rickert Bob Roehrig
Ed Schneider Dave Sehloff Janet Velasco
Mike Wirtz
#4 Schedule annual road inspection meeting. The annual road inspection meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, April 17th, at 7:00 am. An attendee requested the Board take a look at ditch drainage along Michigan Street. The individual reported that water doesn't flow properly
Clerk Schneider informed the Board that Johnsburg Athletic Club's Beer License paperwork was filed too late to be considered during this meeting, as dictated by State law. She planned to add consideration of the Beer License to the agenda for the April 17th meeting. Tim Simon insisted that the Club be required to pay the $200 special meeting fee established by the Town Board during the summer of 2011. Jerry Guelig moved to waive the special meeting fee for the Johnsburg Athletic Club. The motion died for lack of a second. The Clerk will notify Bob Kresbach regarding the fee.
#5 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Ida Ziewacz, Judy Ziewacz, Ellen Jagodzinski & Peggy Coyne, creating Lot 1, consisting of 6,4256 sq. ft.; and Lot 2, consisting of 6,056 sq, ft., located in the SE 1/4 of Section 30. It was noted that neither lot meets the 10,000 sq. ft. minimum lot size. Clerk Schneider was unable to obtain a legal opinion prior to the meeting. Motion by Mike Wirtz, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the CSM conditional upon a legal opinion from Attorney St. Peter stating that the Board has the authority to approve the CSM as presented without a variance. Motion carried (5-0).

Ordinance Enforcement:
#1 N7461 Winnebago Drive-disabled vehicles. The Clerk was directed to send a letter to the owner informing him of the nuisance ordinance violation and to give him 30 days to remove the disabled vehicles or get them licensed.
#2 Planting of crops in the rights-of-way. A warning letter was sent to all agricultural land owners the past two springs informing them of the prohibition of planting crops in the rights-of-way. Several landowners ignored the warning. By consensus of the Board, Road Department staff was authorized to cut crops planted in the rights-of-way to a width of one mower pass with the inside tire running of the shoulder (approximately width of 13 feet).
April 9, 2012 Town Board 3.
Monthly Meeting


Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Board was informed that a stop ahead sign on Laurel Lane has been removed. The post is down and the sign is gone.

Closed Session:
Consideration and possible action to enter into Closed Session, pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e), Deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. Subject: Negotiations over the renewal of the existing Intergovernmental Agreement between the City of Fond du Lac and the Fond du Lac area Towns. Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by Mike Wirtz, to enter into Closed Session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(e) at 8:50 pm. Motion carried by unanimous roll call vote.

Adjournment:
Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Jerry Guelig, to reconvene into open session and to adjourn the meeting at 9:11 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).



Attest. ____________________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider
Clerk




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