Monday, May 9 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 an event, Run Away Shoes, in Kiekhaefer Park, hosted by Fond du Lac Running Club.
2. Consideration and possible award of road improvement projects.
3. Consideration and possible ratification of an amendment to Section 12-1-1(c)(1), of the Code of Ordinances, to change to closing hours for Kiekhaefer Park to 30 minutes after sunset to 6:00 a.m. from April 1 to October 31; and sustaining the 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. hours from November 1 to March 31.
4. Board of Appeals appointments.
5. Schedule the first session of the 2016 Board of Review.
6. Certified Survey Maps.
7. Review and discuss the Stanley site plan for a structure intended to house livestock.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
2. Nuisance/Unlicensed vehicles-W2662 Loehr Street.
3. Nuisance/Unsightly debris and dilapidated building-N7594 Sandy Beach Road.
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
MAY 9, 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 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 4/11/16 Monthly Board Meeting and the 4/18/16 Special Business Meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported the Town took delivery of the brush hog. He was able to find one at Fred's Fastrac for $2,000; substantially less than anticipated. He has used it a couple of times. A volunteer work day was held last Saturday. The volunteer group included some snowmobile club members. They did some brushing and reviewed the possible relocation of a section of the snowmobile trail. The new rules signs have been posted. He spoke to a possible donor of a heavy bench. He caught some vandals removing signs and posts. He banned them from the Park indefinitely.
Road Maintenance Supervisor Report:
Randy Rieder, representing the Dept., reported that he completed some shouldering and patching. It was noted that Mike Sabel accepted a position with Calumet County. The Board is in the process of accepting applications for the position. Mr. Rieder is assisting in the meantime.
Review the financial reports:
The April 2016 financial report was reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by John Abler, to approve the bills (order #213-247). Motion carried (5-0).
Glenn Grothman, represented by Sadie Parafiniuk. 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. The Fond du Lac County Highway Dept. will determine the volume of material that needs to be removed from the road ditches and perform the work. It is anticipated that the work will be done in the near future.
#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.
Clerk Schneider compiled a list of duties. Chairman Guelig is talking with two people he thinks may be interested in taking it over. In the meantime, on April 11th, the Town Board formally appointed Chairman Guelig the Temporary Zoning Administrator.
#1 Consideration and possible approval of an event, Run Away Shores, in Kiekhaefer Park, hosted by Fond du Lac Running Club. Katie Gellings, representing the Club was in attendance. Ms. Gellings present the Board with a certificate of insurance, effective to 12/31/16. The event is planned for September 13th. Motion by John Abler, second by Jerry Guelig, to approve the event, to be conducted in Kiekhaefer Park on September 13th, under the condition no alcohol be served, the event time is adjusted to the new closing hour, and Park & Rec Committee Chair/Park Patrol Official John Abler be consulted for the orchestration of the event's location(s). Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible award of road improvement projects. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to award the following projects:
• KIEKHAEFER PARKWAY to Northeast Asphalt for $110,142.60; and
• MICHIGAN STREET to Fond du Lac County Highway Dept. for $25,896.00.
Motion carried (5-0).
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus to award the following projects:
• LINDEN BEACH ROAD to Fond du Lac County Highway for $27,825.00;
• FAIRFIELD DRIVE to Northeast Asphalt for $21,325.50;
• MENGEL HILL ROAD to Northeast Asphalt for $20,083.00;
• EVERGREEN COURT (south portion) to Northeast Asphalt for $23,894.30; and
• EVERGREEN COURT (north portion) to Northeast Asphalt for $15,790.90.
Project total, $244,957.30. The Town will take care of the shouldering work. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible ratification of an amendment to section 12-1-1(c)(1), of the Code of Ordinances, to change the closing hours for Kiekhaefer Park to 30 minutes after sunset to 6:00 a.m. from April 1 to October 31; and sustaining the 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. hours from November 1 to March 31. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to amend Section 12-1-1(c)(1), by changing the closing time of Kiekhaefer Park to 30 minutes after sunset from April 1 to October 31; and sustaining the current closing hour of 10:00 p.m. from November 1 to March 31. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Board of Appeals appointments. Chairman Guelig recommended the following residents be appointed to the Board of Appeals:
John Friess 3-year term term expires 2019
Erv Karls 3-year term term expires 2019
Joe Sabel 1st alternate member term expires 2017
Mike Holzman 2nd alternate member term expires 2017
Motion by Tim Simon, second by John Abler, to make the above-noted appointments. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Schedule the first session of the 2016 Board of Review. The first session of the 2016 Board of Review will be conducted on Thursday, May 26th, at 5:30 p.m.
#6 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of David A Simon, Simon Custom, LLC. The CSM creates Lot 1, consisting of 5.0 acres; located in part of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 14. The land is zoned Exclusive Agriculture/Farmland Preservation (A-1) and is part of Base Farm Tract #205. The Zoning Code requires a Conditional Use Permit for a non-farm residence. The Board of Appeals has scheduled a public hearing for May 16th. Motion by Tim Simon, second by John Abler, to approve the Certified Survey Map conditional upon the granting of a Conditional Use Permit for a non-farm residence. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Review and discuss the Stanley site plan for a structure intended to house livestock. Chuck & Toni Stanley purchased their lot in 2004 and built their home located at N8941 Hwy 151. Eventually they bought the neighboring lot.
They plan to build a 32' x 40' structure to house horses. Ordinance requires a 100' setback around the structure. The proposed location of the structure would not meet the 100' setback from the south lot line.
The Stanleys worked with a surveyor to compile a quit claim deed and plat of survey for the purpose of adding land to their lot with the intention of meeting the 100' setback. The Quit Claim deed will not erase the original lot line; only a Certified Survey will accomplish this. They intend to do a Certified Survey Map in the future if, and when, they decide to sell the neighboring lot to the south.
They are in the process of obtaining a building permit for the stable with the intention of housing four horses.
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by Clarence Kraus, to authorize the Zoning Administrator to approve the site plan for the new structure, conditional upon the recording of the Quit Claim Deed. 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. They 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, recently performed a site visit. His inspection found a bad bearing and a wobbly belt. Mr. Schmidt suggested the replacement of the pulleys. He believes this will decrease the dBa by 1 to 2 points. He also recommended adding Styrofoam or carpet to the wooden wall. Guelig reported that Welsch is concerned that the slower motor will not have enough pull through the kitchen.
#2 Unlicensed vehicles-W2662 Loehr Street. Chairman Guelig spoke with the resident. He indicated that only two of the vehicles are not registered. The other four are used for "mudding". He doesn't put the plates on those trucks because they tend to fall-off into the mud. Chairman Guelig directed him to clean-up the property.
#3 Nuisance/Unsightly debris and dilapidated building-N7594 Sandy Beach Road. A neighboring property owner reported there are two unlicensed boats, a dilapidated boathouse, and a number of species of rodents. Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by Jerry Guelig, to send written notice the owner to clean-up the property within 30 days of notice. Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Kiekhaefer Park Patrol. See Park & Rec Committee Report.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Town Board heard comments and questions regarding the potential Mengel/Jones development and the pending restoration in the right-of-way at the recently completed Ledge Road metering station.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, seconded by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 8:35 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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