Monday, April 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.
Glenn Grothman, represented by Sadie Parafiniuk.
1. Deadwood Point drainage.
2. Discuss the administration of the Zoning Code.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Utility Location Ordinance.
2. Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License application submitted by Johnsburg Athletic Club, Inc., Ricky Freund, Agent. Premises: N9298 Cty. Q.
3. Consideration and possible approval of a request to conduct a wedding ceremony in Kiekhaefer Park on October 22, 2016. Request submitted by Jennifer Lange and Ryan Rabideaux.
4. Discuss a potential amendment to the Comprehensive Plan regarding the Carolyn A. Victor property located at N7836 CTH WH.
5. Discuss a potential amendment to the Comprehensive Pan regarding the 7TZ Farm Girl, LLC, property located at W3875 McCabe Road.
6. Consideration and possible authorization to purchase a 'brush hog' for trail maintenance.
7. Discuss amending the closing hours for Kiekhaefer Park.
8. Certified Survey Maps.
9. Plan Commission appointments.
10. Park & Rec Advisory Council appointments.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
2. Unlicensed vehicles-W2662 Loehr Street.
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
APRIL 11, 2016
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Members present: Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors John Abler, Clarence Kraus, Jim Rosenthal II and Tim Simon. Also present: Clerk Brenda Schneider, Treasurer Kathy Diederich, Assessor Bill Huck, 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 3/14/16 Monthly Board Meeting and the 3/18/16 Annual Road Inspection Meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported that the Committee met on Thursday, March 24th. The Committee discussed re-locating a snowmobile trail, concurred on the purchase of a brush hog and supported changing the Kiekhaefer Park closing time. Also, a local Boy Scout is in the planning stage of a bridge building project.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Mike Sabel reported that the Road Maintenance Dept is expecting the annual salt delivery tomorrow.
Review the financial reports:
The March 2016 financial report was reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the bills (order #149-212). Motion carried (5-0).
Glenn Grothman, represented by Sadie Parafiniuk. Due to a scheduling conflict, Ms. Parfiniuk was not able to attend.
#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 backside of the ditch 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. Supervisor Rosenthal made a recent site visit during a rain event. He noticed that water from the south ditch was not flowing thru the Fett land to the pond; instead, it was pushing thru the culvert into the north ditch. It is unknown when, or if, Fett will clean his swale. Also, the gate placed over the cross-culvert of the Town road should be removed. 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 two people he thinks will take it over. In the meantime, Chairman Guelig intends to appoint himself.
The Board intends to compensate the Zoning Administrator via Zoning Permit fees and the allocation for Clerk's Assistant.
Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Tim Simon, to appoint Jerry Guelig as the Temporary Zoning Administrator. Motion carried (4-0), Abstention-Jerry Guelig. Supervisor Kraus will run an ad in the newspaper.
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Utility Location Ordinance. Mike Nett, representing Taycheedah Sanitary District #1; and, Bill Gius and John Rickert, representing Taycheedah Sanitary District #3, spoke in support of adoption of the ordinance. The ordinance is expected to assist in avoiding conflict between underground utilities. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to adopt the Utility Location Ordinance as written. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Beer License application submitted by Johnsburg Athletic Club, Inc., Ricky Freund, Agent. Premises: N9298 Cty. Q. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the License. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible approval of a request to conduct a wedding ceremony in Kiekhaefer Park on October 22, 2016. Request submitted by Jennifer Lange and Ryan Rabideaux. The ceremony is planned to take place on the grassy area near the entrance to the Park. They plan to bring an arbor and attendees would bring their own lawn chairs. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the request. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Discuss a 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 and the family prefer for the land to be designated as woodland. They are currently working with Glacier Lake Conservancy on a conservancy easement. Motion by John Abler, second by Clarence Kraus, to initiate an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to designate the Victor land as woodland. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Discuss a potential amendment to the Comprehensive Plan regarding the 7TZ Farm Girl, LLC, property located at W3875 McCabe Road. Kathy Diederich, representing 7TZ Farm Girl, LLC, submitted a formal request to rezone 87.56 acres from General Agriculture (A-2) to Exclusive Agriculture/Farmland Preservation (A-1). Diederich stated the rezone would protect agriculture and open spaces and would eliminate any problems with animals. Motion by Tim Simon, second by John Abler, to initiate an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map to change the designation of the 7TZ Farm Girl, LLC, land from Proposed Transitional Residential to Agriculture. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Consideration and possible authorization to purchase a 'brush hog' for trail maintenance. Parks Committee Chairman John Abler reported committee consensus to pursue the purchase. The best price he has found to date is $2,690 for a commercial-quality model. Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by John Abler, to authorize the purchase using the Park's budget allocation. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Discuss amending the closing hours for Kiekhaefer Park. The current regulations establish the closing hour at 10:00 p.m. Supervisor Abler patrolled the Park routinely last year from spring to fall. He did not find any legitimate reasons to be in the Park after dark. The Parks Committee recently discussed the matter. Committee consensus was to pursue changing Kiekhaefer Park's closing time to sunset during daylight savings time; winter activities would not be affected. Motion by Tim Simon, second by Jim Rosenthal, to change the closing time of Kiekhaefer Park to 30 minutes after sunset during daylight savings time. Motion carried (5-0).
#8 Certified Survey Maps. None were submitted.
#9 Plan Commission appointments. Chairman Guelig recommended the following residents be re-appointed to the Plan Commission:
John Wagner 3-year citizen member term expires 2019
Joan Simon 1-year citizen member term expires 2017
Bud Sabel 1-year citizen member term expires 2017
Joe Thome 1-year citizen member term expires 2017
Tim Simon 1-year Board member term expires 2017
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus, to make the above-noted appointments. Motion carried (5-0).
#10 Park & Rec Advisory Council appointments. Chairman Guelig recommended the following residents be appointed to the Park & Rec Advisory Council:
John Abler Jim Bertram Ed Braun Dale Driscoll
Earl Jewett Tom Klamrowski John Rickert Bob Roehrig
Ed Schneider Dave Sehloff Mike Wirtz Amy Huemphner
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by Jerry Guelig, to make the above-noted appointments. 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 Electric. 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 Tuesday night. It is expected that the contact will make a recommendation as to the best course of action.
#2 Unlicensed vehicles-W2662 Loehr Street. Chairman Guelig performed a site visit. There are nine vehicles on the property; only two appeared to be licensed. This is in violation of the nuisance ordinance. Chairman Guelig will stop to talk to the owner.
#1 Kiekhaefer Park Patrol. Lead Patrol Abler will begin routine patrols soon.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, seconded by John Abler, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 8:03 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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