Monday, February 8 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. Deadwood Point drainage.
2. Discuss the administration of the Zoning Code.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Blasting Permit for Quarry Operation, Evenson Construction Company, Inc. for Summit Quarry.
2. Consideration and possible approval of the Cleaning Services Contract with Guardian One Source Maintenance.
3. Consideration and possible approval of a Class A Liquor/Beer License application submitted by RD Mart, LLC, Savitri Ale, Agent. Premises: N7425 Winnebago Drive.
4. Consideration and possible approval of a request to temporarily block certain town road intersections along Winnebago Drive and Hwy 151 on May 28th, 2016, for "Salute the Troops" annual half-marathon.
5. Discuss hiring a burn site attendant.
6. Discuss the possible regulation of temporary storage structures.
7. Certified Survey Maps.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
1. Kiekhaefer Park Patrol.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
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
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Members present: Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors John Abler, Clarence Kraus, Jim Rosenthal and Tim Simon. Also present: Clerk Brenda Schneider, Treasurer Kathy Diederich and Constable Bill Gius.
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 Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler, to approve the minutes of the 1/11/16 Monthly Board Meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler presented the following information:
• The Committee will meet in March.
• The vintage snowmobile event held on Jan. 30th was well attended.
• Approximately 40 people participated in a recent snowshoe event.
• The Cub Scout's Annual Winterfest was held on Feb. 6th.
• The Park is being well-used for winter activities.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Chairman Guelig reported that the Road Maintenance Dept is keeping-up with snowplowing activities and that there is plenty of salt on-hand.
Review the financial reports:
The January 2016 financial reports will be reviewed during the March meeting. The Treasurer noted that property tax collection was close-out today.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the bills (order #47-98). Motion carried (5-0).
#1 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. Included with Rice's memo was a map of the area illustrating DNR wetlands.
Per Jared Seidl, DNR, spoils from ditching activities cannot be deposited on wetlands. This restriction will prohibit building a berm along the north side of Deadwood Point Road, per Dave Schneider's request. It was also noted that a majority of the area is designated as wetlands. Seidl also advised that digging the ditch deeper will only retain more water.
Schneider planned to contact Ryan Rice and the other individuals involved in the development of the memo noted above to try to get the issue resolved.
#2 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. Chairman Guelig plans to contact two ladies that he thinks may be interested.
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Blasting Permit for Quarry Operation, Evenson Construction Company, Inc., for Summit Quarry. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler, to approve the permit. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible approval of the Cleaning Services Contract with Guardian One Source Maintenance. Motion by Tim Simon, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the Contract as submitted. Motion carried (4-1). Nay-Clarence Kraus.
#3 Consideration and possible approval of a Class A Liquor/Beer License application submitted by RD Mart, LLC, Savitri Ale, Agent. Premises: N7425 Winnebago Drive. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the License contingent upon E&J Convenience surrendering their License. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Consideration and possible approval of a request to temporarily block certain town road intersections along Winnebago Drive and Hwy 151 on May 28th, 2016, for "Salute the Troops" annual half-marathon. Motion by Tim Simon, second by John Abler, to approve the request. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Discuss hiring a burn site attendant. Starting wage, per the compensation schedule, is $10.62 per hour. The site is open the first and third Saturdays of the month from April to November, pending weather. John Abler is willing to work one of the Saturdays of the month. There were no other volunteers.
#6 Discuss the possible regulation of temporary storage structures. Currently, the Zoning Code does not regulate temporary structures. Staff has been asked regarding the use of storage containers (PODs) for long-term storage in lieu of a permanent detached storage structure, such as a garden shed. The matter was postponed to the next meeting to allow time for further research.
#7 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Daniel Calvey. The CSM created Lot 1, consisting of 5 acres; and Lot 2, consisting of 10.587, located in part of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, and SE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 20. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Jerry Guelig, to approve the CSM. Motion carried (5-0).
#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. Guelig reported that John Schmidt, WW Electric, will perform a site visit.
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 Kiekhaefer Park Patrol. Lead Patrol Abler noted nothing to report at this time.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
Dan Feyen, candidate for Senate, introduced himself.
Tim Mueller and Wayne Becker, Advanced Disposal, introduced themselves.
The Town Board heard no additional comments or questions
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by John Abler, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 7:59 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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