Monday, September 14 2015
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: at the Taycheedah Town Hall
Call to order.
Pledge of Allegiance.
Approval of meeting minutes.
Park & Rec. Advisory Council
Road Supervisor's Report.
Review financial reports.
Approval of Town bills.
1. Status of renewal of fire protection agreements.
2. Deadwood Point drainage.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Boy Scout survival camping event in Kiekhaefer Park-October 2-4.
2. Consideration and possible approval of a wedding in Kiekhaefer Park on October 17.
3. Consideration and possible appointment of Trevor Driscoll to the Park Patrol.
4. Consideration and possible designation of a road re-construction project for submission as a Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) project for 2016-2017.
5. Consideration and possible request for technical assistance to be provided by East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in 2016.
6. Consideration and possible acceptance of an offer for tree harvesting in Kiekhaefer Park.
7. Consideration and possible action regarding contested accounts receivables.
8. Certified Survey Maps.
9. Schedule the October Board meeting.
10. Schedule Budget Workshop meetings.
11. 2015 Fond du Lac County Natural Beautification Award.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
1. Implements of Husbandry: permit information.
2. Kiekhaefer Park Patrol.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 14, 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 and Treasurer Kathy Diederich.
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 John Abler, second by Tim Simon, to approve the minutes of the 8/10/15 meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported that the Committee plans to modify the kiosk and work on clearing trails.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Chairman Guelig reported that blacktopping projects are finished. Shouldering will be finished soon. The fall ditch mowing will begin soon.
Review the financial reports:
The August 2015 financial reports were reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Members discussed payment for an assessor error in the amount of $4,051.53 to Charter Communications. This item is a tax refund due to the timing of State legislation exempting specific types of equipment from personal property taxation. There was also discussion regarding the re-imbursement of $944.00 to Sanitary District #3 for manhole risers used on Gladstone Beach Road in Sanitary District #1. Road Maintenance Supervisor Sabel needed the riser rings for a road improvement project. Sabel used TSD#3's account at Neenah Foundry to purchase the rings. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the bills (order nos. 422-469), with the exclusion of #454, $944.00 to Taycheedah Sanitary District #3. Motion carried (5-0). Treasurer Diederich will research re-imbursement options for the Charter tax refund.
#1 Status of renewal of fire protection agreements. CALUMET-The Town of Calumet and the Fire Department conducted a meeting on August 24th. Chairman Guelig reported the Fire Dept plans to propose another 3-year Agreement with support to be 0%, 1% increase, and 1% increase respectively for 2016-2018. The Taycheedah Town Board re-iterated their intent to meet independently with Calumet. The date of said meeting is yet to be determined.
MT. CALVARY-Mt. Calvary Fire Department will conduct their annual meeting on Monday, September 21st. The Department's budget was distributed. Mt. Calvary is also proposing support to be 0%, 1%, 1% respectively for 2016-2018.
Formal action on the Agreements will be conducted at a future meeting.
#2 Deadwood Point drainage. Ryan Rice, Fond du Lac County Land & Water Dept., indicated in a memo, dated August 10th, 2015, that the 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.
Dave Schneider reported that the DNR has authorized the cleaning/opening of the northern-most ditch; however, Hofstedes nor Dave Fett are not interested in doing anything.
The Town again removed zebra mussels from the ditch to the Lake on Friday, August 3rd. Schneider reported that the ditch, as of today, is again filled with sand and zebra mussels and a fallen log. The Town intends to apply for the new DNR permit that will allow multiple zebra mussel cleanings over a five-year period.
Schneider was given verbal permission to build a berm, beyond the right-of-way, to prevent water from the ditch to enter the field. Chairman Guelig suggested the Town clean the ditch and place the spoils on the backside of the ditch to assist in creating a berm. Guelig will research the matter with Mike Sabel.
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Boy Scout survival camping event in Kiekhaefer Park-October 2-4. Dan Rosenthal, representing the Scouts, requests use of the Park for the Ledge to Lakes District Fall Boy Scout Camporee. Rosenthal estimated 80 Scouts and 20 parents and 12-15 vehicles. The group would arrive Friday evening and depart on Sunday. They will bring in porta-potties. Scout-related events are planned throughout the Park. They will also need to have campfires. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the request from the Boy Scouts to camp in the Park and have campfires October 2-4, with camping and campfires restricted to the burn site. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible approval of a wedding in Kiekhaefer Park on October 17. Matthew Shulfer and Krista Rose request use of the observation deck for a modest and brief wedding ceremony on October 17th with an estimated attendance of no more than 20 people. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler, to approve the request. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible appointment of Trevor Driscoll to the Park Patrol. Supervisor Abler informed the Board that Jef Burg is also interested. Both Driscoll and Burg have law enforcement experience. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to appoint Trevor Driscoll and Jef Burg to the Park Patrol. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Consideration and possible designation of a road re-construction project for submission as a Local Road Improvement Program (LRIP) project for 2016-2017. LRIP applications are due 10/12/2015. Kiekhaefer Parkway with expanded width for pedestrians and park users was mentioned. Chairman Guelig will meet with Road Maintenance Supervisor Mike Sabel to discuss possible projects. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to participate in the LRIP grant application process. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Consideration and possible request for technical assistance to be provided by East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission in 2016. 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. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to request assistance in revising the Park & Rec Plan and to develop an updated trail map. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Consideration and possible acceptance of an offer for tree harvesting in Kiekhaefer Park. DNR Forester recommended thinning the pine plantation. Other recommendations included pro-active ash tree management. Per the request of the Park & Rec Committee, Mark Kirschling, dba Northeast Forest Services, LLC, submitted a proposal of $15.00 per cord based on mill scale for the pine thinning, with the work to be completed this fall. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to accept the proposal. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Consideration and possible action regarding contested accounts receivables. The Treasurer has nothing to pursue at this time.
#8 Certified Survey Maps. None submitted.
#9 Schedule October Board meeting. The October Board meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m.
#10 Schedule Budget Workshop meeting. Budget Workshop meetings were scheduled for Monday, October 5th and 19th, at 6:00 p.m. The Annual Budget Hearing was scheduled for November 17th, at 7:00 p.m.
#11 2015 Fond du Lac County Natural Beautification Award. The Taycheedah Town Hall has been selected to receive a Beautification Award. Chairman Guelig may attend the Fond du Lac County Board meeting to accept the award.
#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.
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.
Chairman Guelig reported that Welsch has hired Birschbach Mfg. to fabricate and install exterior baffles. The timetable of said installation is unknown.
#1 Implements of Husbandry. Supervisor Kraus reported that all is ok.
#2 Kiekhaefer Park Patrol. Lead Patrol Abler reported that the Park Patrol signs have been erected at the Kiekhaefer and Silica parking lots. Abler also reported that he is in the process of dismantling four campfire rings and two primitive shelters. He noted receiving lots of positive feedback from park users.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Town Board heard comments and questions regarding the use of PASER for road condition monitoring and the dumping of grass clippings.
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by Jerry Guelig, to adjourn the meeting at 8:48 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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