Monday, June 13 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
• Kiekhaefer Park Patrol
• Road Supervisor's Report.
Review financial reports.
Approval of Town bills.
Glenn Grothman, represented by Sadie Parafiniuk.
1. Deadwood Point drainage.
2. Discuss administration of the Zoning Code.
3. Board of Appeals appointments.
4. Consideration and possible award of the Michigan Street re-surfacing project to Northeast Asphalt, Inc.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Blasting Permit requested by Northeast Asphalt, Inc.
2. Consideration and possible approval of Cub Scout Fun Days to be held in Kiekhaefer Park Aug 19-21.
3. Consideration and possible approve of the annual Liquor and/or Beer license applications.
4. Discuss ditch issues at N7385 Spring Street and between W4688 and W4700 Safari Lane.
5. Certified Survey Maps.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
2. Nuisance/Unlicensed vehicles-W2662 Loehr Street.
3. Nuisance/Unsightly debris and dilapidated building-N7594 Sandy Beach Road.
4. Fence setback-Gyr property on Hwy 151.
5. Nuisance/Unsightly debris-N7291 Cty. K.
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
JUNE 13, 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 Dept. employee Randy Rieder.
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 5/9/16 Monthly Board Meeting and the minutes of the three 5/26/16 Special Business Meetings. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported the grass trails have been cut and he has discovered minor violations have occurred in Kiekhaefer Park. He also noted the letter from Kevin Gratton regarding Deadwood Point Beach Park.
Park Patrol: See above.
Road Maintenance Department: Randy Rieder has mowed all of the road ditches. Northeast Asphalt will pulverize Kiekhaefer Parkway on Wednesday and then they will do Michigan Street. Mark Mand will replace two of the Town Hall driveway culverts.
Review the financial reports:
The May 2016 financial report was reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Tim Simon, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the bills (order #248-281). 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 after July 4th.
The kiteboarding community, represented by Kevin Gratton, informed the Board, via email, that removing zebra mussels has caused the sandy shoreline at the lakeside property to erode away. Mr. Gratton was in attendance. He noted the upcoming meeting with the DNR.
Jared Seidl, DNR, is planning a site visit on Thursday, July 7th, at 10:00 a.m., to discuss possible options.
#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 negotiating with a member of the Plan Commission. It is expected that this individual will take it over next month. In the meantime, on April 11th, the Town Board formally appointed Chairman Guelig the Temporary Zoning Administrator.
#3 Board of Appeals appointments. This matter was postponed to the July meeting.
#4 Consideration and possible award of the Michigan Street re-surfacing project to Northeast Asphalt, Inc. The project was awarded to the Fond du Lac County Highway Dept.; however, the County has relinquished their bid due to the high cost of mobilization for a small project. Their bid was dependent upon being awarded the Kiekhaefer Parkway project. Motion by John Abler, second by Clarence Kraus, to award the Michigan Street project to Northeast Asphalt. Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Blasting Permit requested by Northeast Asphalt, Inc. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the permit as requested. Motion carried (4-0). Abstention-Tim Simon.
#2 Consideration and possible approval of Cub Scout Fun Days to be held in Kiekhaefer Park Aug. 19-21. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the event subject to consultation with Park & Rec Committee Chair/Park Patrol Official John Abler for the orchestration of the event's location(s). Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible approval of the annual Liquor and/or Beer License applications. The Treasurer reported that the Peebles Grill and The Welsch have not paid their personal property taxes. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second Clarence Kraus, to approve the Class B Liquor/Beer Licenses for Peebles Grill and The Welsch, under the condition the parties contact Katherine Diederich to make payment arrangements with payment in full no later than September 30th. Motion carried (4-1). Nay-John Abler.
Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler to approve the following licenses:
• GAVA, LLC Sunset on the Water Grill & Bar Class B Liquor/Beer
• JM Eiring, LLC Three Sheets Class B Liquor/Beer
• Silica Pub, LLC Silica Pub Class B Liquor/Beer
• Allen Sabel Steffes' Tavern & Restaurant Class B Liquor/Beer
• Urban Fuel and Company Urban Fuel and Company Class B Liquor/Beer
• East Shore Conservation Club, Inc. Class B Beer
• CnD Specialties, Inc. Eden Grill Class B Beer and Wine
• Thornbrook Acquisition Thornbrook Golf Course Class B Beer
• RD Mart, LLC Lakeview Mart Class A Liquor/Beer
• CnD Specialties, Inc. Ledgeview Express Class A Liquor/Beer
Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Discuss ditch issues at N7385 Spring Street and between W4688 and W4700 Safari Lane. The Town received emailed communication from Jared Siedl, DNR, regarding a complaint he received pertaining to drainage concerns in Cheedah Meadows. The email included photos of a shovel handle poked into a settlement hole to illustrate the depth of the hole. The email also mentioned issues with drainage at Safari Lane.
Chairman Guelig did a site visit. The Town will fix the settlement hole. Guelig noted that there is no fall from Safari Lane to the retention pond. The area is also filled with cattails. Siedl suggested some re-grading to remove a couple of knolls may be helpful.
Sharon Green, owner of one of the duplex units adjacent to the settlement hole, was in attendance. She commented that the culvert is partially obstructed with gravel and that water stands in the ditch all winter. She also noted that the water never freezes and her sump pump runs constantly. There was a question about the existence and application of Restrictive Covenants for the subdivision.
At issue is unknown responsible party/parties.
#5 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of R.A.M. Investments, LLC, re-dividing Lot 12 of the Sandy Beach Business Park Addition No. 1 into three lots. Lot 1 consists of 0.537 acres, Lot 2 consists of 0.699 acres and Lot 3 consists of 0.764 acres. The Board of Appeals conducted a public hearing on May 16th, 2016, for the purpose of considering a variance to the one-acre minimum lot size. The variance was approved. Kevin Twohig noted that RAM expects more splits over time. There are currently nine lots less than one-acre. Jim Rosenthal noted the lack of hardship. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler 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.
Guelig reported that John Schmidt, WW Electric, 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 further reported that Welsch will add Styrofoam insulation to the wooden wall. Timeframe unknown. Welsch will also clean-up the wood pile.
#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.
Some improvement has been noted. It is believed one unlicensed vehicle remains on the property. Chairman Guelig will contact the owner.
#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. The owner was notified to remediate the nuisances.
Kevin Twohig reported that several neighbors got together to assist the owner. The building and other debris is gone and the brush will be trimmed and removed.
#4 Fence setback-Gyr property on Hwy. 151. Gyr recently built a concrete fence. Mike Blank, neighboring property owner, presented photos to the Town Board that illustrate the fence fails to meet the minimum setback of 2-feet. The setback ranges from 8" to 16". Blank stated that the fence is unsightly and he wants it removed.
Motion by Jim Rosenthal to require Gyr move the fence in order to meet the 2-foot minimum setback and to construct a property fence. Rosenthal noted that a "proper' fence is open to interpretation. Motion died for lack of a second.
A letter will be sent to Gyr.
#5 Nuisance/Unsightly debris-N7291 Cty K. Chairman Guelig performed a site visit. A letter will be sent to the owner regarding removal of the debris and the remediation of the noxious weeds.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Town Board heard comments and questions regarding two dead deer on Hwy 151 that need to be removed, the absence of a Conditional Use Permit approved for the Gyr pit and a Cty WH resident who wants to raise chickens.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, seconded by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 8:16
p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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