Monday, March 9 2015
TIME: 7:00 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. Consideration and possible approval of the installation of Little Free Library at Hermanns Park. Requested by Lakeshore Elementary Partners in Education.
2. Consideration and possible approval of a request to temporarily block certain town road intersections along Winnebago Drive and Hwy 151 on May 23rd, 2015, for "Salute the Troops" annual half-marathon.
3. Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License, for a period of six months, to St. Peter Athletic Club, Inc.
4. Consideration and possible approval of a refund of the 2015 refuse recycling charges to Virginia Bertram, for property located on CTH Q.
5. Consideration and possible authorization to upgrade a tractor salter.
6. Consideration and possible establishment and prioritized area for right-of-way drainage studies.
7. Certified Survey Maps.
8. Wisconsin Towns Association Fond du Lac County Unit Meeting: December 3, 2015.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH
1. Implements of Husbandry: permit information.
2. Governor's Budget Proposal: County-based property assessment.
3. Fond du Lac Metropolitan Organization-Environmental Mitigation.
4. Fire Departments.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MARCH 9, 2015
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, Treasurer Kathy Diederich, Constable Bill Gius and Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Sabel.
Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance:
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Meeting Minutes:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the minutes of the 2/9/15 meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: No report was given.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel reported that the Deadwood Point drainage ditch to the Lake was recently dredged. Sabel also noted that salt inventory is good; he plans to order approximately 175 tons to replenish the salt shed.
Review the financial reports:
The January and February 2015 financial reports were reviewed.
Kathy Diederich informed the Board, barring no objection, she is in the process of converting the Alliant, AT&T, AT&T U-verse and Waste Management bills to automatic monthly payment, with payments to be made at the end of each month. Diederich noted the change is intended to reduce the use of paper checks. Clerk Schneider noted that AT&T and AT&T U-verse will be replaced with Charter in the near future.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Tim Simon, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the bills (order nos. 111-156). Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Consideration and possible approval of the installation of a Little Free Library at Hermanns Park, requested by Lakeshore Elementary Partners in Education. Lakeshore Elementary Partners in Education has been working with Steve Wirtz Construction to build three Little Free Libraries. One of the Libraries will be placed in a non-school location to be determined by student votes. Gina Marchionda-Schneider requested permission to offer Hermanns Park as a possibility. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the request to install a Little Free Library at Hermanns Park. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible approval of a request to temporarily block certain town road intersections along Winnebago Drive and Hwy 151 on May 23rd, 2015, for "Salute the Troops" annual half-marathon. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler, to approve the request to block certain town road intersections along Winnebago Drive and Hwy 151 on May 23rd, 2015. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License, for a period of six months, to St. Peter Athletic Club, Inc. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the beer license for St. Peter Athletic Club. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Consideration and possible approval of a refund of the 2015 request recycling charges to Virginia Bertram, for property located on CTH Q. A letter, dated March 5, 2015, submitted on behalf of Virginia Bertram sites the following reasons for her request of a refund of the 2015 refuse and recycling charge:
• I have never received any services for this charge.
• This parcel has no fire number.
• The structure on this parcel is uninhabited.
Dave Bertram, representing Virginia, stated that he feels it's a waste of the service. He stated a friend from Indiana stays in the cabin four times a year and takes his trash with him. Dave added that his brother has two carts there.
The permit for the structure, issued 4/25/01, notes no electric or plumbing. Bertram verified that there is water and electric to the building.
On February 14, 2005, the consensus of the Town Board was to continue charging the service to all inhabitable structures unless the structure is deemed abandoned by the Assessor. It was noted that in 2008 the Board waived the charge for a structure that did not have running water.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Tim Simon, to grant a temporary waiver of the requirement to pay for refuse and recycling services as long as the structure is not a fire numbered address. Motion carried (3-2). Nay-Jim Rosenthal, Clarence Kraus. It was noted that there are duplexes that are charged double for the service but have only one fire number. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to strike the previous motion and maintain the refuse and recycling charges against the Virginia Bertram property. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Consideration and possible authorization to upgrade a tractor salter. The City of Green Bay is selling an 8' stainless steel salter for $5,000. The salter is reportedly five years old and used only four times. The Town's salters are 7' and made of metal. Motion by Tim Simon, second by John Abler, to authorize the purchase of the stainless steel salter from the City of Green Bay for $5,000. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Consideration and possible establishment and prioritized area for right-of-way drainage studies. Fond du Lac County approved County-wide membership with East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission for 2015. In anticipation of membership, the Town requested technical assistance with compiling a road right-of-way drainage study. East Central has included the project in their Work Program for 2015. They have allocated 6 "person days" to the drainage study. After discussion of possible areas of study and the purpose of the project, motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus, to withdraw the project from East Central's Work Program. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Certified Survey Maps. None were presented.
#8 Wisconsin Towns Association Fond du Lac County Unit Meeting: December 3, 2015. The Town will host the Annual Christmas Meeting. The Knights of Columbus Hall has been booked. The meal price will be $16.10 including tax and tip. The 2014 reservation was $17.00. The Board discussed ideas for entertainment. A few possibilities will be researched.
#1 Noise-W3675 Cty. WH. A neighbor to the Welsch Restaurant & Ale House continues to struggle with the noise emitted by the kitchen exhaust fans. It was reported that the fan system was installed in May of 2011. The neighbor has documented the start and stop times. She noted that during the summer, the fan runs 24 hours a day. She added that she was unaware of the replacement of the exhaust fan motors and has not noticed a difference in the noise.
On September 10, 2012, the Town Board amended the Code of Ordinances, Section 13-1-121, Noise, to reduce the decibel level during the day from 75 dBa to 55 dBa, and during the night from 70 dBa to 50 dBa for residential district. And the commercial district was identified as 60 dBa during the day and 55 dBa at night. Day is defined as 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
On Friday, January 9th, a very calm day, Chairman Guelig recorded the following readings: Location 1, west of The Welsch at the property line, 67 dBa; Location 2, north property line, 64 dBa, Location 3, hill by the former Braun home, 60 dBa; and Location 4, the Nett property by the gazebo on the stone wall, 56 dBa.
Chairman Guelig spoke to Jason Welsch regarding possible remediation options. Welsch stated that on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays he runs one fan that he will turn off by 10:00 p.m. And on Saturdays and Sundays he runs two fans that he will turn off by 10:00 p.m.
#1 Implements of Husbandry. Supervisor Kraus reported he had not yet had any permit applicants.
#2 Governor's Budget Proposal: County-based property assessment. The Governor's recently released biennial budget includes a directive to change the property tax assessment process from a municipality-based system to a county-wide system. The changes would begin in 2016 and be completed by the 2017 property assessment year.
Clerk Schneider recently attended a County Legislative Session. Municipalities in Fond du Lac County spend an average of $9.34 per parcel for assessing. Taycheedah's projected 2015 cost is $6.05 per parcel. Wisconsin Association of Assessing Officers estimates the County's cost would be $25-$30 per parcel.
Supervisor Abler and Schneider have both heard from legislators in opposition to the proposal. It was noted that the Wisconsin Towns Association, the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and several counties oppose the proposal.
#3 Fond du Lac Metropolitan Organization-Environmental Mitigation. East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning is seeking input from the Town regarding environmental mitigation. Supervisor Abler will review the materials.
#4 Fire Departments. The Agreements with Mt. Calvary Volunteer Fire Department, Inc, and the Town of Calumet Volunteer Fire Departments will expire at the end of the year.
Also, it has been reported that the Town of Calumet has again given the Fire Department some degree of independence. Independence has been an ongoing issue over the past eight years. In 2007, the Town of Taycheedah formally went on record supporting the Department's independence. It is unknown whether proper procedure was followed this time.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Chairman was asked for a status report of the Glen Street property.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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