Monday, March 14 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.
Sno Bol, vintage snowmobile event, presented by the Holyland Snowflyers.
1. Deadwood Point drainage.
2. Discuss the administration of the Zoning Code.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License application submitted by St. Peter Athletic Club, Inc., Matthew Lefeber, Agent. Premises: N8045 Church Road.
2. Consideration and possible approval of the 2015 MS4 Permit Annual Report to be submitted to the DNR.
3. Consideration and possible authorization to enter into an agreement with Fond du Lac County Highway Dept. for the pick-up of deer carcasses along town roads.
4. Discuss the review of the Conceptual Plan for development of the Mengel property adjacent to Hidden Prairie in Peebles, as requested by Kevin Jones.
5. Discuss a potential amendment to the Comprehensive Plan regarding the Carolyn A. Victor property located at N7836 CTH WH.
6. Discuss subdivision retention pond maintenance.
7. Discuss the possible regulation of temporary storage structures.
8. Certified Survey Maps.
9. Schedule annual road inspection meeting.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
1. Kiekhaefer Park Patrol.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MARCH 14, 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, 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 John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the minutes of the 2/8/16 Monthly Board Meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported that the Committee will meet on Thursday, March 24th, at 6 p.m.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel reported that the Road Maintenance Dept recently finished upgrading all of the road name signs in order to meet the new State specs., East Central Regional Planning has completed and delivered the sign and culvert inventory, and the Dept. recently completed the Minawa Beach Road ditching project.
Review the financial reports:
The February 2016 financial report was reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Tim Simon, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the bills (order #99-148). Motion carried (5-0).
Sno Bol, vintage snowmobile event, conducted by the Holyland Snowflyers Club and Piston Burners, was represented by Darrin Lefeber. The event was conducted on January 30th. It was a huge success with attendance estimated between 500-700 people. The Club presented the Town with a $350.00 donation to the Town's park fund. Park & Rec Committee Chair Abler reported the event went well and the group was very respectful and good to work with. The Club hopes to host the event again next year on the last weekend in January.
#1 Deadwood Point drainage. 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. No formal decision was made.
#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 is talking to someone about the position. The Board intends to compensate the Zoning Administrator via the allocation for Clerk's Assistant. Chairman Guelig stated the Board will run an ad in the newspaper.
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License application submitted by St. Peter Athletic Club, Inc., Matthew Lefeber, Agent. Premises: N8045 Church Road. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler, to approve the License. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible approval of the 2015 MS4 Permit Annual Report to be submitted to the DNR. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the Annual Report and submitted it to the DNR. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible authorization to enter into an agreement with Fond du Lac County Highway Dept. for the pick-up of deer carcasses along town roads. The State has decided to discontinue providing this service on local and county highways. Fond du Lac County has offered to include the local municipalities in a joint contract for this service. The estimated cost is $80 per year. Motion by Tim Simon, second by Clarence Kraus, to participate in a joint contract with the County for the removal of deer carcasses. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Discuss the review of the Conceptual Plan for development of the Mengel property adjacent to Hidden Prairie in Peebles, as requested by Kevin Jones. Kevin Jones was in attendance. He has been dealing with the Mengels on the purchase of the property adjacent to South Peebles Lane for over a year. Jones has yet to finalize plans for the property but would like to initially build one home for himself. Jones questioned the possibility of splitting two acres off for his home. The Town's Zoning Code requires a minimum of 50-feet of frontage along a public road or other officially approved means of access. Per a prior legal opinion, other officially approved means of access would be a formal recorded access easement. Based upon this exception, it would appear to be possible to approve a two-acre lot; however, it was unknown if the County Planner would approve a CSM creating said lot without road frontage. Jones was advised to contact the County Planner.
Jones reported that Greg Beau and Mr. Mengel are quit claiming some land in order to provide Mengel with ownership of the entire private road. The wording on all deeds for the three existing homes located on South Peebles Lane, as it applied to the maintenance of the private road, was a concern of one of the property owners in attendance.
Jones has made initial contact with Priscilla Yohann, Taycheedah Sanitary District #1, but he has yet to appear before the Commission to enquire as to what the District will require for service to new homes off of South Peebles Lane. Jones was advised to meet with the Commission.
Jones also questioned the point at which point, during slow, singular development, would the Town require the private road become a public road; and, at which point would the road have to be built to Town's specs. Specific provisions would need to be determined and document at some point. This approach may also be subject to approval by the County Planner based upon the County Subdivision Ordinance.
Robert Norris and Jasen Anhalt, Raven View Estates, questioned the planned cul de sac in the conceptual plan and any possible consideration of using the Hidden Prairie outlot for a second access to the Jones development, noting the Board consensus during their December meeting to require connection to Raven View Court via the Raven View Outlot. Chair Guelig responded that the Raven View outlot was designated for a future road noting the only way to remove it is to revise the Plat. Chair Guelig added that if the property is developed, both outlots will be used.
#5 Discuss potential amendment to the Comprehensive Plan regarding the Carolyn A. Victor property located at N7836 CTH WH. Steve Victor, representing Carolyn A. Victor, submitted a formal request to rezone 64.28 acres to Conservancy District (C-1). The Future Land Use Map contained in the Comprehensive Land Use Plan identifies portions of the 64.28 acres as the following: woodlands, single-family, proposed rural residential and proposed single-family. Jeff Sanders, the Town's planning consultant, advised the option of changing all 64.28 acres to woodlands if the owner's intent is to keep the land private or recreational if the intent is to make the land public. Once the Plan is amended, the Victors could then pursue their requested rezoning. Mr. Victor has been briefed as to the options. He was not in attendance for the meeting and has yet to reply to the Clerk as to their preference. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to postpone any action pending communication from the Victors. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Discuss subdivision retention pond maintenance. Some subdivisions, but not all, have a home-owners association subject to official maintenance agreements. The Town should compile an inventory regarding said agreements.
In the meantime, Mike Sabel sought authorization to remove small scrub brush in the flowage lines in Roberts' subdivision. No decision was made.
#7 Discuss the possible regulation of temporary storage structures. The Clerk has been asked about the ability to use a PODs or cargo containers for long-term storage in lieu of a traditional structure. The Zoning Code does not address portable structures. Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by John Abler, to proceed with an amendment to the Zoning Code to prohibit the use of PODs or cargo containers in the residential districts. Motion carried (4-1). Nay-Jerry Guelig.
#8 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of 7TZ Farm Girl, LLC. The CSM creates Lot 1, consisting of 2.36 acres; located in part of the SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 28. The land is zoned General Ag (A-2) with a Transitional Residential Overlay. Jeff Sanders, the Town's planning consultant, opinion presented by the Clerk is that new lots are subject to the underlying zoning district's minimum lot size of 5 acres, with the exception of the application of the Overlay if creating a conservation subdivision. Kathy Diederichs, landowner, referenced Zoning Code Section 13-1-53(b)(4), the permitted use, and the limitations regarding livestock units on A-2 zoned land as support of approving the CSM as submitted. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the CSM. Motion carried (3-2). Nay-John Abler, Jim Rosenthal.
#9 Schedule annual road inspection meeting. The meeting was scheduled for Friday, March 18th, at 8:00 a.m.
#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 his contact at WW will perform a site visit in order to determine the best course of action.
#1 Kiekhaefer Park Patrol. Lead Patrol Abler reported that use is increasing due to the nicer weather. He also reported that the snowmobile club has removed all equipment and cleaned-up from their event.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Town Board heard comments or questions regarding the upcoming local election, and the possible development of the Mengel property.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, seconded by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 8:45 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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