Monday, September 10 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm
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.
James McNabb, Director of Fond du Lac County Communications & Emergency Management Department.
1. Discuss the Johnsburg Road asphalt project.
2. Discuss ditch remediation in the Ashberry Drive/Deadwood Point area.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Blasting Permit requested by Northeast Asphalt, Inc.
2. Consideration and possible acceptance of a proposal for the conversion of assessment records to electronic format as mandated by the Wisconsin Dept of Revenue.
3. Consideration and possible acceptance of a Engagement Letter for accounting services received from GM Hietpas, CPA, LLC.
4. Discuss amending Section 13-1-121, Noise, of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinances.
5. Discuss an amendment to the Fire Protection Agreement with Mt. Calvary Volunteer Fire Dept. The amendment will establish the rate for services during 2013.
6. Discuss development of a right-of-way permit ordinance.
7. Discuss equipment replacement.
8. Discuss insurance coverage.
9. Appointment of a Commissioner to a 6-year term on the Taycheedah Sanitary District #3 Commission currently held by Mike Sabel.
10. Certified Survey Maps.
11. Establish 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 10th, 2012, 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 John Abler, Jim Rosenthal II, Tim Simon and Mike Wirtz, Clerk Brenda Schneider and Treasurer Kathy Diederich. Also present was Assessor Bill Huck.
Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance:
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Meeting Minutes:
Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the minutes of the 8/13/12 monthly meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: The Park & Rec Committee has a meeting schedule for Sept. 12th, at 6:30 pm.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel was excused from the meeting. Chairman Guelig reported that Mr. Sabel is back to work, on light-duty for the next several weeks. He also reported that the John Deere tractor is currently under repair. Staff is adding a pump to the front.
Review the financial reports:
The August financial reports were presented by Treasurer Kathy Diederich.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Mike Wirtz, second by John Abler, to approve the bills as presented (order nos. 451-503).
Motion carried (5-0).
James McNabb, Director of Fond du Lac County Communications & Emergency Management Department, briefed the Board regarding his department's ability to assist in disaster recovery, if needed. They also help organizations prepare for disasters.
#1 Discuss the Johnsburg Road asphalt project. The re-surfacing of the road from Hwy 151 to W3350 Johnsburg Road was planned to be a joint project with the Town of Calumet. Each of the towns were awarded a 50% matching grant not to exceed $44,519.50. The project has been postponed for several years due to various reasons. The cost of the project has increased yearly.
The Town of Taycheedah has completed the culvert extension.
On June 11th, 2012, the Taycheedah Town Board formally awarded the project to Northeast Asphalt, pending a decision by the Town of Calumet or September 1st, whichever occurs first.
It was reported that the Town of Calumet has decided to further reduce their portion of the project to wedging and patching for this year.
The Taycheedah portion will be completed as soon as Northeast Asphalt schedules it. It was noted that the end of the apron off of Hwy. 151 is 21 feet wide. The road will be tapered to 20-foot width.
#2 Discuss ditch remediation in the Ashberry Avenue/Deadwood Point Road area. Mike Sabel shot elevations. Mike's diagram was shared with the Board. Tim Simon reported that the inlet culvert to the pond had 7" of water sitting in it and the pond outlet culvert had 2" of water in it. The drainage ditch from the pond to the lake has 2-feet of silt.
Carol Schneider, W4475 Deadwood Point Road, reported having consistent problems with water in her basement, even during dry weather. The ditches along Deadwood, north of the pond, need to be cleaned out. Silt, trees and brush are retaining water to the point of hosting cattails. Surface water is suppose to flow south to the pond.
Chairman Guelig will direct staff to research the cleaning of the ditches.
September 10th, 2012 Town Board 2.
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Blasting Permit requested by Northeast Asphalt, Inc. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the Blasting Permit as requested. Motion carried (4-0). Abstention-Tim Simon.
#2 Consideration and possible acceptance of a proposal for the conversion of assessment records to electronic format as mandated by the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue. As directed by the Board, a notice requesting bids was published in the Fond du Lac Reporter on August 30th. No new proposals were received. Bowmar Appraisal, Inc. quoted $26,600.
Motion by John Abler, second by Jerry Guelig, to re-bid the project as soon as possible. Motion carried (4-1). Nay-Jim Rosenthal.
#3 Consideration and possible acceptance of a Engagement Letter for accounting services received from GM Hietpas CPA, LLC. The Engagement Letter is for services rendered during 2012. It was accepted and signed by Chairman Guelig.
#4 Discuss amending Section 13-1-121, Noise, of the Town of Taycheedah Code of Ordinance. Karen Nett, residing at N8109 CTH QQ, hired Scott R Riedel & Associates, Ltd., to perform an environmental study of the sound created by the exhaust fan at Perl's Country Inn. The study determined overall dBa levels of 60.1-60.4 at a distance of 108.5 feet from the source. The Town's ordinance limit is 75 dBa. The sound engineer recommends to Town modify the ordinance to establish day and night limits consistent with City of Milwaukee ordinance.
Chairman Guelig reported that he spoke to Bryan Perl regarding the installation of the recommended soundproofing. Mr. Perl is willing to reimburse Karen Nett 50% if it works and if she pays for the initial installation. Ms. Nett indicated that she would prefer a concrete acoustical block wall be constructed.
Ms. Nett requested the Town Board modify their ordinance to be consistent with the City of Milwaukee's (55 dBa daytime/45 dBa nighttime) or the Town of Fond du Lac's (55 dBa daytime/50 dBa nighttime). It is unknown at this time if Perl's exhaust fan would be grandfathered if the Town changed the ordinance. Chairman Guelig would want a study before the Board took action to amend the ordinance.
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by John Abler, to amend Section 13-1-121, of the Town of Taycheedah Noise Ordinance, by adopting the same parameters as the Town of Fond du Lac ordinance. Motion carried (3-2). Nay- Jerry Guelig and Tim Simon.
#5 Discuss an amendment to the Fire Protection Agreement with Mt. Calvary Volunteer Fire Dept. The amendment will establish the rate for services during 2013. Supervisor Rosenthal attended the Annual Meeting of the Fire Dept. He reported that the Fire Dept presented a proposal of a 3-year Agreement with no increase in the current base payment for 2013, and a 1% increase in both 2014 and 2015. Motion by Mike Wirtz, second by John Abler, to support a 3-year Agreement at 0%, 1%, 1% for 2013-2015. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Discuss development of a right-of-way permit ordinance. Postponed for further research.
#7 Discuss equipment replacements. Postponed for further research.
#8 Discuss insurance coverage. The Clerk has been contacted by an agent interested in quoting the Town's insurance coverage. Consensus of the Board was to have him compile a quote.
#9 Appointment of a Commissioner to a 6-year term on the Taycheedah Sanitary District #3 Commission currently held by Mike Sabel. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to appoint Mike Sabel to a 6-year term. Motion carried (5-0).
#10 Certified Survey Maps. None were presented.
#11 Establish Budget Workshop Meetings. Postponed until the October meeting.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
Karen Schwengels, N8244 Ashberry Avenue, informed the Board that she and her husband have been monitoring the pond intake tile and have worked to keep water flowing from the pond to the Lake for the past 14 years. Karen explained, based upon her recent research, the history of Fett's Pond. Mrs. Schwengels presented the Town Chairman and Town Supervisors an open records request for proof of ownership of the parcel adjacent to the drainage ditch that runs from the pond to the Lake, identification of property perimeters, etc. Each of the five Board members verbally informed Karen that they do not have such records.
September 10th, 2012 Town Board 3.
Mrs. Schwengels submitted a second open records request to Supervisor Tim Simon. She noted in the August 13th meeting minutes, Tim Simon reported that cleaning the ditch would only lower the height of the pond by 5". Karen requested a copy of all records and information he used to make his determination. Tim Simon informed Karen that he had no such records and that he used a tape measure to make his determination.
Karen was informed that the lot is planned to be surveyed in the next few weeks.
Motion by Mike Wirtz, second by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the meeting at 9:38 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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