Monday, September 12 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.
• Implements of Husbandry (IoH).
Review financial reports.
Approval of Town bills.
1. Discuss administration of the Zoning Code.
1. Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Liquor/Beer License for Pamela's Bar & Grill, located at N7640 CTH WH.
2. Consideration and possible approval of Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts survival event to be held in Kiekhaefer Park in September.
3. Consideration and possible acceptance of a proposal for refuse, recycling and bulky waste removal.
4. Discuss placing an observatory in Kiekhaefer Park.
5. Discuss Fisherman's Road Fishing Club's request to use all-terrain vehicles on Fisherman's Road.
6. Discuss possible renewal of the contract for inspection services.
7. Appointment of an assessor to complete the unexpired term of William J Huck, Sr.
8. Certified Survey Maps.
9. Schedule the October Board Meeting.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
2. Nuisance/Unsightly debris-N8114 Glen Street.
3. Nuisance/weeds/unsightly debris-W4207 Silica Road.
4. Nuisance/weeds/harboring vermin-W3085 Cody Road.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 12, 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 and Constable Bill Gius.
Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance:
Chairman Guelig called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Meeting Minutes:
Motion by Tim Simon, second by John Abler, to approve the minutes of the 8/8/16 Monthly Board Meeting and the 8/29/16 Special Board Meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported the following: the benches for Hermanns Park are on-hand and are expected to be installed soon; a local Boy Scout replaced a bridge in Kiekhaefer Park as an Eagle Scout project; and, a recent Boy Scout event in Kiekhaefer Park caused some minor lawn issues due to the wet weather and a wooden bench was destroyed. Abler will work with the Scouts regarding repairs.
Park Patrol: A couple of benches and the light pole have been repainted due to graffiti.
Road Maintenance Department: Chairman Guelig reported that the ditches will be mowed in the next week or two. He further reported that everything went well over the summer. He announced that a person for the vacant position will be selected within the next month or two.
Implements of Husbandry (IoH): The Town Board is required to annually re-affirm their position by November 30th.
Review the financial reports:
The August 2016 financial report was reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Tim Simon, to approve the bills (order #359-393). Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Discuss the administration of the Zoning Code. Clerk Schneider has handled the administration of the Zoning Code since 1999. Schneider 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.
Chairman Guelig is negotiating with a member of the Plan Commission. In the meantime, on April 11th, the Town Board formally appointed Chairman Guelig the Temporary Zoning Administrator.
#1 Consideration and possible approval of a Class B Liquor/Beer License for Pamela's Bar & Grill, located at N7640 CTH WH. Troy Pagel, Peebles Grille, surrendered his license for the premises on 8/30/16. Treasurer Diederich reported that Pagel continues to have outstanding personal property taxes. It was noted that new management cannot be penalized for taxes owed by the former management. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the license. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Consideration and possible approval of Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts event to be held in Kiekhaefer Park. Dan Rosenthal, Scout Leader, reported that six scouts are expected to participate in a weekend survival skills event. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the event subject to consultation with Park & Rec Committee Chair/Park Patrol Official John Abler for the orchestration of the event's details. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Consideration and possible acceptance of a proposal for refuse, recycling and bulky waste removal. The current contract with Waste Management expires 12/31/16. The Town's Request for Proposals (RFP) was submitted to the potential providers of said service to the Town.
The proposals were as follows:
Waste Management Advanced Disposal
Solid waste $8.85 per unit/per month $8.20 per unit/per month
Recyclable waste $2.90 per unit/per month $2.65 per unit/per month
Bulky waste $2.00 per unit/per month no additional charge
Total $13.75 per unit/per month $10.85 per unit/per month
Advanced Disposal submitted only a 5-year proposal citing the cost of providing new refuse and recycling carts to all residential units as the reason for not submitting a 3-year alternate proposal. The fuel surcharge, if the cost of fuel exceeds $3.99 per gallon, is also considerably less with Advanced Disposal.
Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by Jim Rosenthal, to award the contract to Advanced Disposal. Motion carried (4-1). Nay-Jerry Guelig.
#4 Discuss placing an observatory in Kiekhaefer Park. Bill Casper reported reading an article on or about August 9th regarding the need for areas appropriate for star gazing. He realized Kiekhaefer Park would be provide the perfect spot for star gazing. He contact Chairman Guelig who informed him of a structure originally built as an observatory in St. Peter. Casper reached-out to other individuals interested in the idea. The group contacted the owner of the observatory. The owner is willing to donate the structure in exchange for yet-to-be-determined remediation. Casper and the group inspected the structure and determined that they would want only the dome due to the deteriorating condition of the wooden structure. Reportedly, Dave Whealon is willing to move the dome. Casper is researching a cement block building for the dome. Casper spoke to Jeff Quast, owner of Excel Engineering. Quast is willing to assist with surveying work. Casper also spoke to Sally Hronek, DNR, about the use of the entrance area of the former dump site. He noted some soil borings may need to be done. Alliant told him that power is located at both sides of the property and could be extended to the site.
Town Board concerns that need to be determined:
• Who will own the structure?
• Will full public access be allowed?
• Who will pay for operation, maintenance and repairs?
• How to handle the conflict with the established hours for the Park.
• Security of the structure and its contents.
Jack Heil, Marian College Professor, had an astronomy club in the 1970s. He noted that the site offers a unique opportunity. He suggested mowing the site to foster viewing opportunities. He advised that an observatory would need an organization to maintain it. There are eight large astronomy clubs within the State.
Chairman Guelig informed the group that the Town will not incur any expenses for this project.
The group asked permission to use the Town Hall, at no charge, for planning sessions. The consensus of the Board was to allow the group to explore the idea.
#5 Discuss Fisherman's Road Fishing Club's request to use all-terrain vehicles on Fisherman's Road. Kevin Steffes, representing the Club, reported that during poor ice conditions, fishermen will trailer their ATV's to the launch. They will then use their ATVs on the Lake instead of their vehicles.
Overflow parking will use Fisherman's Road and the streets within Fisherman's Estates. In the past, the Sheriff's Dept has stopped ATVs driving on the roadway. The Club asks that the Town designate these roads as ATV routes. There is also interest in approving the route for UTVs and UVs.
The Town Board will research the legalities involved with said designation. Further discussion is expected during the October Board meeting.
#6 Discuss possible renewal of the contract for inspection services. Paul Birschbach, Birschbach Inspection Service, Inc., was in attendance. Mr. Birschbach presented a contract for a 3-year renewal noting no changes to the current contract. Motion by Tim Simon, second by Jerry Guelig, to accept the 3-year contract from Birschbach Inspection Service, Inc. Motion carried (5-0).
#7 Appointment of an assessor to complete the unexpired term of William J. Huck, Sr. Chairman Guelig has made contact with Joel Ryan and Bill Kiekhaefer. Neither is interested. Guelig is awaiting a return call from Bowmar Appraisals. He also noted that the company that provides assessing services to the City of Fond du Lac would be willing to meet with the Board. No action was taken.
#8 Certified Survey Maps. A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Joe Thome of Redtail Ridge Dairy, LLC, creating Lot 1, consisting of 5.308 acres, located in the NW 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 26. The property is zoned Exclusive Agriculture (A-1) and is part of Base Farm Tract #138 (20.50 acres). Lot 1 would be classified as a farm residence so long as the Thomes own it. Diane Thome briefed the Board that it is expected a family member will eventually purchase Lot 1; at which time the Thomes will pursue a rezoning. Motion by Tim Simon, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the CSM as presented. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Schedule the October Board Meeting. The October meeting will be held on Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 p.m., due to a conflict with the Wisconsin Towns Association Convention.
#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 subsequently added foam to the wooden wall. It is believed that the fan's bearing and belt have been replaced.
Guelig intends to take decibel readings in the near future.
#2 Nuisance/Unsightly debris-N8114 Glen Street. Chairman Guelig reported that Mark Schumacher, Ledgeland Landscaping, will get to the property as soon as weather permits.
#3 Nuisance/weeds/unsightly debris-W4207 Silica Road. Chairman Guelig orchestrated a quote of $500 from Ledgeland Landscaping for the work. Guelig has not heard from the owner regarding acceptance of the quote. He will re-contact the owners.
#4 Nuisance/weeds/harboring vermin-W3085 Cody Road. Discussion was postponed until such time as the Chairman performs a site visit.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
Joel & Chris Newhouse informed the Board that the issues with Mike Blank are a family matter. Gyr has operated an active quarry since the 1960s. They have a 36-week construction season. They remove 3-5,000 yds of material from the site annually. The Blanks have been in the house since 1977. Blank has had the luxury of using the Gyr-owned land to the north of his driveway for 40 years. Joel is willing to pay Blank fair-market value for his property.
The Town Board also heard a question regarding the Tom Beltz's use of Ron & Sandy Davis' driveway.
Motion by John Abler, seconded by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 8:56
p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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