Monday, November 11 2013
TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Call to order.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of meeting minutes.
Park & Rec.
Road Supervisor's Report.
Review financial reports.
Approval of town bills.
1. Discuss road construction projects yet to be completed by the developer.
a. Hawk's Landing.
b. Rosenthal Court.
c. Sandy Beach Business Park.
2. Status of complaint pertaining to an obstructed watercourse filed by Anthony Kohlman, Jeff Bord and Bill Engel.
3. Consideration and possible amendments to the Park Use Policy.
1. Consideration and possible approval of the Resolution in Opposition to SB 349 Relating to Regulation of Nonmetallic Mining.
2. Certified Survey Maps.
1. Chickens in a residential district.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Consideration and possible action to enter into Closed Session, pursuant to Wis. Stats. §19.85(1)(c), Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. Subject: Uniform Dwelling Code Inspection.
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors John Abler, Clarence Kraus, Tim Simon and Mike Wirtz. Also present were Clerk Brenda Schneider, Treasurer Kathy Diederich, Assessor William Huck, Sr., and Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Sabel.
Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance:
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:33 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Meeting Minutes:
Motion by Mike Wirtz, second by Tim Simon, to approve the minutes of the 10/14/13, 10/21/13, 10/30/13 and 11/5/13 meetings. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: The Gladstone Park Eagle Scout project has been completed. Vandals have shot the bulbs in the sledding hill and parking lot lights at Kiekhaefer Park. Repairs to the lights are planned prior to year-end. Six volunteers worked on controlling invasive plants in Kiekhaefer Park this past Saturday.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel reported that the tractors are ready for the snowplowing season and that ditching work is planned for next week.
Review the financial reports:
The October financial reports were reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the bills as presented (order nos. 507-551). Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Discuss road construction projects yet to be completed by the developer.
a. Hawk's Landing. Financial surety requested by written notice in October, 2012, was $103,750. A Letter of Credit in the amount of $94,500 has been received. It was noted that the LOC fails to meet the minimum requested by the Town. Also, the Town's legal counsel supports the Town's opinion that the developer is responsible for repairs to the asphalt base and shoulders until such time as the construction is complete and accepted by the Town. The Board directed Staff to obtain a current estimate for the project, including the repairs needed and to provide written notice to the Developer and their bank to increase the amount of the bond to cover all related expenses and re-iterate the developer's responsibility to maintain the existing surface. The Board is awaiting said estimate.
b. Rosenthal Court. Financial surety requested by written notice in October, 2012, was $21,250. It was noted that bonding was never received for this project. The Town completed the work this summer. There is no known resolution with the developer. He stated that he is waiting for completion of his verbal open records request. The Clerk and Road Maintenance Supervisor's responses to Mr. Rosenthal's open records request was distributed. Mr. Rosenthal requested a workshop meeting with the Town Board on Monday, December 9th, at 7:00 p.m.
c. Sandy Beach Business Park. Financial surety, in the amount of $187,500, will expire 11/1/2013. The Letter of Credit has been renewed for an additional year. On October 30th, the Town Board accepted the bid from Northeast Asphalt, in the amount of $61,550, for the needed repairs to the existing base course, completion of the initial layer of base, and shouldering. The Board also took action to invoke $61,550 of the Letter of Credit. The Town received the funds on 11/2. The road work is expected to be completed by the end of this week. RAM requests that the Letter of Credit be reduced to $100,000 for the finish coat. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Mike Wirtz to authorize reduction of the Letter of Credit to $100,000, with the stipulation the final coat be done in 2014. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Status of complaint pertaining to an obstructed watercourse filed by Anthony Kohlman, Jeff Bord and Bill Engel. The complainants are prepared to submit documentation of damages incurred by all three parties. The Town Board will schedule a meeting with the attorney to review the documentation and to discuss the next steps.
#3 Consideration and possible amendments to the Park Use Policy. The Board reviewed and modified the Policy. Motion by Mike Wirtz, second by John Abler, to approve the amendments to the Park Use Policy, subject to review by Attorney John St. Peter. Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Consideration and possible approval of the Resolution in Opposition to SB 349 Relating to Regulation of Nonmetallic Mining. It was reported that the Bill is currently under re-write. No action was taken.
#2 Certified Survey Maps. None were presented.
#1 Chickens in a residential district. It was reported that a residence in St. Peter has yet to remove the chickens. Chairman Guelig will continue to make contact with the owner.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Board heard comments and questions regarding the financial report of 2013 Edge the Ledge and the occupancy of a structure on Silica Road.
Consideration and possible action to enter into Closed Session, pursuant to Wis. Stats. §19.85(1)(c), Considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. Subject: Uniform Dwelling Code Inspections. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus, to enter into Closed Session at 8:20 p.m. Motion carried (5-0) by roll call vote.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus, to reconvene into open session and to adjourn the meeting at 8:47 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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