Monday, May 12 2014
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.
Review legal bill for April, 2014
Approval of Town bills.
1. Discuss road construction projects yet to be completed by the developer.
2. Status regarding the complaint pertaining to an obstructed watercourse filed by Anthony Kohlman, Jeff Bord and Bill Engel.
3. Status of the razing of the Fisherman's Cove, N9176 Hwy. 151.
4. Consideration and possible action to lease the Fisherman's Road Boat Launch to the Fisherman's Road Fishing Club, Inc.
5. Consideration and possible authorization to purchase a riding lawn mower.
6. Appointment of Plan Commission members.
7. Appointment of Park & Rec members.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Liquor & Beer License application submitted by Troy Pagel, Peebles Grille, expiring June 30, 2014.
2. Discuss possible amendment to Code of Ordinance, Title 12, Regulation of Parks and Navigable Waters to include Gladstone Park.
3. Discuss possible amendment to Code of Ordinance, Title 6, Driveways and Culverts to clarify residential driveway width.
4. Appointment of Board of Appeals members.
5. R.A.M. Investments, LLC, Certified Survey Map, approved April 14, 2014.
6. Certified Survey Maps.
7. Schedule the 2014 Board of Review.
8. Schedule a special meeting. Topic: Stormwater Permit requirements.
1. Chickens in a residential district.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MAY 12, 2014
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Members present were Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors John Abler, Clarence Kraus, Jim Rosenthal and Tim Simon. Also present were Clerk Brenda Schneider, Assessor William Huck, and Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Sabel. Excused-Treasurer Kathy Diederich.
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 Tim Simon, to approve the minutes of the 3/3/14, 3/24/14, 4/10/14, 4/14/14 and 4/28/14 meetings, with a correction to the minutes of the 4/28/14 meeting to note the suggestion that the Town lease the boat launch to the Fisherman's Road Fishing Club for $100 per month. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: A Friends of Kiekhaefer Park meeting was held in April. The Committee intends to organize volunteer work and capture/document the history of the Kiekhaefer Park.
A Committee meeting was held last week. The Committee acknowledged the $20,000 donation to Hermanns Park for a basketball court. They decided to authorize the construction of an elementary size court. The donor would like to see the court used for ice skating in the winter.
The Committee also plans to retain heavy equipment to make modifications to areas of bad erosion. Rip rap will be placed for soil stabilization.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel reported that bids for this season's road repair projects are due Thursday.
Review the financial reports:
The April 2014 financial report was reviewed.
Review legal bill for April, 2014:
The Town was billed for unauthorized attorney to attorney communications. Chairman Guelig will contact Attorney John St. Peter to remind him of the Board's policy regarding such billings.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by John Abler, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the bills (order nos. 239-276), with the exception of #246, the attorney bill, pending further review. Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Discuss road construction projects yet to be completed by the developer.
a. Windward Estates. Windward Estates needs the final coat and shouldering. The Town's 2012 estimate to complete the project is $130,000. The Letter of Credit, in the amount of $112,553, will expire on 12/1/14. Nick Mueller, representing Gibraltar Development, LLC, submitted a written response to the Town regarding completion of the project during the upcoming season. Mr. Mueller stated that Gibraltar will "perform the work ourselves".
b. Hawk's Landing. Hawk's Landing needs base coarse repair in spots, final coat and shouldering. The Town's 2014 estimate is $20,000 for the repairs and $84,660 for the final coat and shouldering. The Letter of Credit, in the amount of $94,500, will expire 8/15/14.
Nett disputes their responsibility for the needed repair. Attorney DeVries, per Mike Nett's directive, contacted Attorney John St. Peter for the purpose of scheduling a meeting between Chairman Guelig and himself, accompanied by both party's attorneys. Nett's goal is to arrive at a decision acceptable to the Town to bring back to the Town Board.
c. Sandy Beach Business Park. Sandy Beach needs final coat and shouldering. The base coarse was laid late in the 2013 season. The Town's 2012 estimate for the project is $150,000. The Letter of Credit, in the amount of $187,500, will expire 11/1/14.
Kevin Twohig, one of the development partners, was in attendance. Mr. Twohig contested finishing the roads this year. They did the base and the shouldering last year. They would like to wait on the final coat. Chairman Guelig announced that it is the Board's position to complete all road projects this year because of a concern that road bases deteriorate before the road is finished.
#2 Status and possible action regarding the complaint pertaining to an obstructed watercourse filed by Anthony Kohlman, Jeff Bord and Bill Engel. Chairman Guelig reported the Town's Attorney continues to recommend no action by the Town Board until after the DNR completes their investigation.
#3 Discuss the status of the razing of the Fisherman's Cove, N9176 Hwy. 151. The Deferred Agreement for demolition of the building expired March 12, 2014. The building was demolished the weekend of February 14th. The materials that remained at the site were burned in the basement. The basement has not yet been filled. The Demolish Order states demolish is to be done to the satisfaction of the Board. The Letter of Credit expires May 4, 2014. Bryan Perl, owner, completed the restoration of the site by April 30, 2014, as directed by the Town Board. The Sanitary District verified the sewer was capped prior to filling the basement.
#4 Consideration and possible action to lease the Fisherman's Road Boar Launch to the Fisherman's Road Fishing Club, Inc. The draft Lease was reviewed.
Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Tim Simon, to remove Item 5g, The Club may not conduct fundraising sales or events on the Property, and Item 5h, The Club may not construct or install any permanent or temporary structures (including tents) on the Property other than those authorized elsewhere in this Agreement, without Town approval. Motion carried (4-0). Abstention-Jim Rosenthal.
Motion by Tim Simon, second by Clarence Kraus, to remove Item 16, DNR Review, and Item 18, Club Form 990. Motion carried (4-0). Abstention-Jim Rosenthal.
Motion by Tim Simon, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the Lease as amended. Motion carried (4-0). Abstention-Jim Rosenthal.
#5 Consideration and possible authorization to purchase a riding lawn mower. Mike Sabel, Road Maintenance Supervisor, presented quotes for the purchase of a 4-wheel drive riding lawn tractor, under 5-year lease-to-own arrangements. Chairman Guelig and Clarence Kraus will research a zero-turn mover.
#6 Appointment of Plan Commission members. Chairman Guelig appointed the following residents to the Plan Commission:
William Spieker 3-year citizen member term expires 2017
Joan Simon 1-year citizen member term expires 2015
Bud Sabel 1-year citizen member term expires 2015
Joe Thome 1-year citizen member term expires 2015
Tim Simon 1-year Board member term expires 2015
#7 Appointment of Park & Rec Committee members. 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 Klamrowski Gary Morgen John Rickert
Bob Roehrig Ed Schneider Dave Sehloff Mike Wirtz
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Liquor/Beer License application submitted by Troy Pagel, Peebles Grille, expiring June 30, 2014. Motion by Tim Simon, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the License under the condition the License issued for the premise for the current term be surrendered. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Discuss possible amendment to the Code of Ordinances, Title 12, Regulation of Parks and Navigable Waters, to include Gladstone Park. Neighbors to Gladstone Park are concerned about late night use of the Park. Title 12 includes rules pertaining to Kiekhaefer Park and the Fisherman's Road Boat Launch but not Gladstone Park or Hermanns Park. The Sheriff's Office will be asked to patrol the area. The Town Board will formally amend Title 12 during the next meeting.
#3 Discuss possible amendment to Code of Ordinance, Title 6, Driveways and culverts, to clarify residential driveway width. The maximum driveway width was formally increased to 32 feet several years ago; however, the maximum width at the right-of-way line was not increased. The Town Board will formally amend the ordinance during their next meeting.
#4 Appointment of Board of Appeals members. Chairman Guelig appointed the following residents to the Board of Appeals:
Jerome Bord term expires 2017
Jason Meyer term expires 2017
Erv Karls (1st alternate) term expires 2015
Mike Holzman (2nd alternate) term expires 2015
#5 R.A.M. Investments, LLC, Certified Survey Map, approved April 14, 2014. The Town's Attorney opined that the Town Board's recent approval of the CSM was invalid due to the fact that the newly created lots fail to meet the one-acre minimum lot size as established in the Zoning Code, as amended in February, 2014. R.A.M. has been informed of their options to re-draw the CSM with one-acre lots or apply for a variance.
#6 Certified Survey Maps. None presented.
#7 Schedule the 2014 Board of Review. Board of Review will meet and adjourn on June 9th, at 7:15 p.m. Open Book will be conducted on June 16, from 9-11 a.m., and Board of Review will reconvene on July 7, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
#8 Schedule a special meeting. Topic: Stormwater Permit requirements. The Town Board will meet with Friendship and the Town of Fond du Lac on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, after 5 p.m., during the first week in June.
#1 Chickens in a residential district. Chickens have re-appeared on a property in St. Peter. The Chairman will contact the owner.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Board heard comments and questions regarding a property owner filling-in a swale entering into a retention pond near Abler Road. The re-direction of surface water has caused shoulder deterioration and the culvert to collapse. Mike Sabel will investigate.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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