Monday, January 11 2016
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. Discuss the administration of the Zoning Code.
1. Review sanitary district salaries.
2. Certified Survey Maps.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
1. Implements of Husbandry: permit report.
2. Kiekhaefer Park Patrol.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(g), Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. Subject: Intergovernmental Boundary Agreement with the City of Fond du Lac.
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.
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 11, 2016
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Members present: Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors John Abler, Clarence Kraus, Jim Rosenthal and Tim Simon. Also present: 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:
Clarence Kraus requested that his silent vote on the approval of a one-year extension of the current Fire Protection Agreement between the Town of Calumet Volunteer Fire Department and the Town be changed from an affirmative vote to an abstention. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the minutes of the 12/14/15 Monthly Board Meeting; and the 12/21/15 Special Board Meeting with the amendment to Kraus' vote. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler had nothing to report.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Chairman Guelig reported that the Road Maintenance Dept handled last week's storm in a timely manner.
Review the financial reports:
The December 2015 financial reports were reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Tim Simon, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the bills (order #1-46). Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Discuss the administration of the Zoning Code. Clerk Schneider has handled the administration of the Zoning Code since 1999. Schneider has decided to discontinue providing this service, unrelated to her statutory duties as Clerk, effective 1/1/16, due to major time constraints and the low level of compensation for the additional work.
Paul Birschbach has been providing building permit and related inspection services since 1/1/14. Birschbach's contract does not include zoning administration. Birschbach believes he would not be able to provide the service at a level the Town deserves.
The Board discussed adding the duty to the Assistant Clerk's responsibilities.
Clerk Schneider compiled a list of duties. Board members will share the list with people they think may be interested in the work. It was noted that compensation has yet to be determined.
Deadwood Point Drainage. Chairman Guelig noted that the Town is working on it but fighting the weather.
#1 Review sanitary district salaries. The current salaries for the commissioners were reviewed. It was noted that the salaries have not changed since 2008 and each of the districts had an increase in connections/customers. Motion by Tim Simon, second by Clarence Kraus, to sustain the current level of compensation. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Certified Survey Maps. None were submitted.
#1 Noise-W3675 Cty. WH. There is an ongoing complaint pertaining to the sound emitted by the kitchen exhaust fans.
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.
Subsequently, Jason Welsh installed a wooden wall section a few feet away from the building directly in front of the fans.
The complainant reports no difference in the sound since the buffer was installed.
On November 8th, Chairman Guelig recorded the following decibel readings:
• At the lot line of the former Braun house-62 dBa (1/9/15-68 dBa).
• 6 feet north of the former Braun house on the lot line-60 dBa (1/9/15-65 dBa).
• On the Nett property by the evergreen tree-60 dBa (1/9/15-62 dBa).
• On the Welsch property below the retaining wall-54 dBa (1/9/15-57 dBa).
The limit is 55 dBa during the day, 50 dBa after 10:00 p.m., per the ordinance.
Chairman Guelig sought advice from WW Electic. WW had three suggestions: 1) add styrofoam or carpet to the building-side of the wooden wall, 2) install a pulley on the motors, or 3) install speed control on the motors.
Chairman Guelig contacted Jason Welsch. Welsch noted the fans were purchased from WW Electric. Welsch indicated that he is willing to do more if Nett helps with the cost. He added that he may install Styrofoam or carpet on the wooden wall but he needs time due to finances. Guelig reported that he will keep in touch with Welsch to try to resolve the issue.
#1 Implements of Husbandry. Supervisor Kraus reported that there has been no further activity due to it being the end of the season. It was unknown if the Town needed to take any further action related to IoH prior to the end of 2015. Kraus noted an educational session in February. Kraus will be authorized to attend.
#2 Kiekhaefer Park Patrol. Lead Patrol Abler noted that the Snow Bol will be held in the Park on January 30th. The Holyland Snowflyers have groomed the race track. He added that the event is dependent upon snow conditions.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Town Board heard comments and questions regarding last month's review of the conceptual plan for possible development of the Mengel property adjacent to Hidden Prairie in Peebles.
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by John Abler, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 7:40 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Closed session pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(g), Conferring with legal counsel for the governmental body who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the body with respect to litigation in which it is or is likely to become involved. Subject: Intergovernmental Boundary Agreement with the City of Fond du Lac. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to enter into closed session at 7:48 p.m., pursuant to Wis. Stats. 19.85(1)(g), regarding the Intergovernmental Boundary Agreement. Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by John Abler, to adjourn the closed session meeting at 8:15 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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