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Town Board
Monday, August 10 2015
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Taycheedah Town Hall
Monthly Meeting

AGENDA

Call to order.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of meeting minutes.
Committee Reports:
Park & Rec. Advisory Council
Road Supervisor's Report.
Review financial reports.
Approval of Town bills.

Unfinished Business
1. Status of renewal of fire protection agreements.
2. Deadwood Point drainage.

New Business
1. Consideration and possible award of the Sand Hill Ridge road construction completion project.
2. Consideration and possible approval of a Kennel License requested by Robert Schulman, W4224 Kiekhaefer Parkway.
3. Consideration and possible authorization to release the Letter of Credit currently held in trust on behalf of RAM Investments, LLC, for the purpose of completing road construction projects.
4. Consideration and possible request for technical assistance to be provided by East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.
5. Consideration and possible approval of the Cyril & Lucina Klapperich Certified Survey Maps conditional upon Board of Appeals approval of Conditional Use Permits for non-farm residences.
6. Consideration and possible approval of the Paul & Nancy Diederichs Certified Survey Maps conditional upon Board of Appeals approval of Conditional Use Permits for non-farm residences.
7. Certified Survey Maps.

Ordinance Enforcement
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.

Reports
1. Implements of Husbandry: permit information.
2. Kiekhaefer Park Patrol.

Public comments and questions pertaining to town business

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

TOWN BOARD
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 10, 2015
7:00 P.M.
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, Assessor Bill Huck and Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Sabel.

Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance:
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of Meeting Minutes:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the minutes of the 7/13/15 meeting. Motion carried (5-0).

Committee Reports:
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported that the Committee will meet in September. Abler further reported that the woodchips have been replenished at the Hermanns Park playground and one coat of sealer has been applied to the Little Free Library.

Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel reported that road base of a portion of Spring Street has been replaced, all the hot mix paving has been completed with the exception of the Spring Street repair area and Blue Gill Drive, the wedging projects are completed but the chipsealing needs to be done. Tomorrow he plans to begin a second Gladstone project involving a correction to the section that settles in the winter.

Review the financial reports:
The July 2015 financial reports were reviewed.

Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Tim Simon, to approve the bills (order nos. 375-421). Motion carried (5-0).

Unfinished Business:
#1 Status of renewal of fire protection agreements. On or about April 22, 2015, the Town sent written notification to Mt. Calvary Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. and Calumet Volunteer Fire Department regarding the upcoming expiration of the current fire protection agreements. Mt. Calvary has not formally responded to this communication. A written response was received from Bruce Peterson, Town of Calumet Chairman. Chair Peterson indicated that Calumet will host a meeting of all towns involved in this contract.
Chairman Guelig attempted contact with Chair Peterson to inform him that the Town of Taycheedah is not interested in a joint meeting. However, Chair Peterson contacted Supervisor Kraus to inform him that a meeting has been scheduled for Monday, August 24th, at 7:00 p.m. Brothertown has also been invited.
Chairman Guelig will again contact Peterson regarding a separate meeting. He will also contact the President of the Commission for Mt. Calvary Fire Dept.
#2 Deadwood Point drainage. The following individuals met at Deadwood Point on July 2nd, 2015: Town Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Sabel; Dave, Ted and Carol Schneider; Dave Fett; and, Jared Seidel, DNR.
The following individuals subsequently met at Deadwood Point on July 10th, 2015: Town Road Maintenance Supervisor, Mike Sabel; Dave & Carol Schneider; Jared Seidel, DNR; Brian Kind, Natural Resources Conservation Services; Drew Zelle, Dept. of Ag, Trade & Consumer Protection; and, Ryan Rice, Fond du Lac County Land & Water Conservation Dept. Possible options discussed were clean-out existing ditches, create a ditch at the north end of Deadwood; dig a new pond or increase the depth of existing ponds, and/or install a second pipe to a discharge point off shore. The Team is baffled by the sand-stir and the zebra mussel build-up at the ditch to the Lake. The Team will research the best alternative(s). Depending upon the recommended alternative(s), permits from several State and Federal agencies may be required.

Dave & Carol Schneider distributed a memo, dated August 10th, 2015, from Ryan Rice, Fond du Lac County Land & Water Dept., along with several maps, diagrams and other related documents. Mr. Rice indicates this matter appears to be a civil issue. Rice recommends that affected landowners hire a private professional engineering firm to further evaluate the stormwater management issues.
Schneider reported that the DNR has authorized the cleaning/opening of the northern-most ditch. The Schneiders and Hofstedes are in negotiations regarding this matter.
The Town again removed zebra mussels from the ditch to the Lake on Friday, August 3rd. The Town will apply for the new DNR permit that will allow multiple zebra mussel cleanings over a five-year period.
Mr. Rice also suggested the Schneiders participate in CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program). The Program provides incentives for installing 35-150 foot grassed buffers. The Schneiders are considering this.
Dave Fett, also in attendance, indicated that he is concerned about downstream water quality. He is pleased to see the Schneiders are considering participation in CREP. He is undecided as to whether or not he will clean his ditch between Deadwood Point Road and Fett's Pond, noting that the Pond was not intended to be a sediment basin for 1,700 acres.
Future informational meetings may be held.

New Business:
#1 Consideration and possible award of the Sand Hill Ridge road construction completion project. The notice soliciting bids for the project was published in The Reporter on July 26th. One bid was received. Northeast Asphalt, Inc., bid $66,165.75. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to award the project to Northeast Asphalt, for $66,165.75. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible approval of a Kennel License requested by Robert Schulman, W4224 Kiekhaefer Parkway. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Jerry Guelig, to approve the Kennel License to be issued to Robert Schulman for 2016. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible authorization to release the Letter of Credit currently held in trust on behalf of RAM Investments, LLC, for the purpose of completing road construction projects. The Letter of Credit will expire on 11/1/15. RAM requested formal release of the LOC. Clerk Schneider requested a legal opinion regarding the LOC as it relates to the one-year warranty period. The Clerk is awaiting an opinion. Motion by Jerry Guelig to table the request. Motion died for lack of a second. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Jim Rosenthal, to allow the LOC to expire. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Consideration and possible request for technical assistance to be provided by East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. East Central is in the process of compiling their project plans for 2016. During 2015, East Central will assist the Town with its' sign inventory and culvert inventory. Project requests are due 10/23/15. The Board may discuss possible projects at a future meeting.
#5 Consideration and possible approval of the Cyril & Lucina Klapperich Certified Survey Maps conditional upon Board of Appeals approval of Conditional Use permits for non-farm residences. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Cyril & Lucina Klapperich, creating Lot 1, consisting of 1.861 acres, located in the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 35. The land is zoned Exclusive Agriculture-Farmland Preservation. The Farmland Preservation Program requires a conditional use permit for a non-farm residence due to the planned change in ownership. The remaining land in the parcel is expected to be transferred into a Klapperich family formed Limited Liability Corporation.
A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Cyril & Lucina Klapperich, creating Lot 1, consisting of 3.664 acres, located in the NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 35. The land is zoned Exclusive Agriculture-Farmland Preservation. The Farmland Preservation Program requires a conditional use permit for a non-farm residence due to the planned change in ownership. The remaining land in the parcel is expected to be transferred into a Klapperich family formed Limited Liability Corporation.
Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve both Certified Survey Maps contingent upon a Board of Appeals approved Conditional Use Permits for non-farm residences. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Consideration and possible approval of the Paul & Nancy Diederichs Certified Survey Maps conditional upon Board of Appeals approval of Conditional Use Permits for non-farm residences. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Paul & Nancy Diederichs, creating Lot 1, consisting of 4.16 acres, located in the SW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 and the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24. The land is zoned Exclusive Agriculture-Farmland Preservation. The Farmland Preservation Program requires a conditional use permit for a non-farm residence due to the planned change in ownership. The remaining land in the parcel will be retained by Paul & Nancy Diederichs; however, they plan to sell Lot 1.
A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of John D, Linda A. Joseph J, Luann M., William R., and Julie A. Diederichs (3 D Dairy, LLC), creating Lot 1, consisting of 3.00 acres, located in the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 23. The land is zoned Exclusive Agriculture-Farmland Preservation. The Farmland Preservation Program requires a conditional use permit for a non-farm residence due to the planned change in ownership. The remaining land in the parcel will be retained by 3 D Dairy; however, Paul & Nancy Diederichs intend to purchase Lot 1 for the construction of a new home.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve both Certified Survey Maps contingent upon a Board of Appeals approved Conditional Use Permits for non-farm residences. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Paul & Nancy Diederichs, creating Lot 1, consisting of 7.46 acres, located in the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 24. The vacant land is zoned Exclusive Agriculture-Farmland Preservation and is planned to remain vacant and cropped. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler, to approve the CSM as presented. Motion carried (5-0).
A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of R.A.M. Investments, LLC, re-dividing Lot 2 of the Sandy Beach Business Park Addition No. 1 into two lots. Lot 1 consists of 1.00 acres and Lot 2 consists of 1.00 acres. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the CSM as presented. Motion carried (5-0).

Ordinance Enforcement:
#1 Noise-W3675 Cty. WH. There is an ongoing complaint from a neighboring property owner pertaining to the sound emitted by the two large kitchen fans and exhaust fans. She has documented daily the times the fans were turned on and off.
Supervisor Abler performed a visit to the complainant's home on or about May 15th. Abler found the sound to be very annoying. He further stated that there is no way someone could sleep with the windows open.
In 2012, the complainant retained an acoustical engineer to perform a sound test. The test indicated sound levels exceed the current ordinance's maximum decibel levels.
The Town Board formally issued written communication to the owner of the Welsch, enclosing the 2012 test results, references to the probable violations of Section 13-1-121, suggested modifications for noise suppression, and to direct the owner to remediate the violations within 30 days or Town will take enforcement action.
Stacy Carlson presented a verbal report to Clerk Schneider on July 9th. Carlson indicated that they contacted an electrician who will attempt to make adjustments to the fan motors to reduce the level of noise. She did not know when the electrician will do his evaluation. Carlson was directed to provide a written report to the Board as soon as she knows more information.
No written report has been received from Welsch to date.
Motion by John Abler to direct the Town Constable to issue a citation for the violation. Motion failed due to lack of a second.
Motion by John Abler, second by Jerry Guelig, to direct the Town Constable to issue a citation if owner fails to comply by August 25. Motion carried (3-2). Nay-Clarence Kraus, Tim Simon.

Reports:
#1 Implements of Husbandry. Supervisor Kraus reported that he has issued 22 permits to date.
#2 Kiekhaefer Park Patrol. Lead Patrol Abler reported that he started patrolling the Park on 7/25/15. On 11 separate patrols, totaling 9.5 hours, he had ten incidents of contact with individuals or groups. He took two enforcement actions: a biker on the wrong trail and a fellow sitting on the railing of the observation deck. He discovered evidence of camp fires in the pine grove.
Abler noted the trails are getting over-grown with weeds and brush. An organized effort needs to be made to clean-up the trails.

Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Town Board heard comments and questions regarding the application of the Zoning Code to the splitting of a specific parcel and heard the advisement that the Clerk's color printer be fixed.

Adjournment:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus, to adjourn the meeting at 8:36 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).

Attest. _________________________________________
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk




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