Thursday, October 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.
• Implements of Husbandry (IoH).
Review financial reports.
Approval of Town bills.
1. Discuss administration of the Zoning Code.
1. Establish the 2017 special charge for refuse and recycling services.
2. Discuss Fisherman's Road Fishing Club's request to use all-terrain vehicles on Fisherman's Road and within Fisherman's Estates subdivision.
3. Annual review of snowmobile trails.
4. Brush Site Attendant for Nov. 5th and Nov. 19th.
5. Appointment of an assessor to complete the unexpired term of William J Huck, Sr.
6. Certified Survey Maps.
7. Schedule the budget workshop meetings and the Budget Hearing.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
2. Nuisance/weeds/unsightly debris-W4207 Silica Road.
3. 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
OCTOBER 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 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 9/12/16 Workshop Meeting and the 9/12/16 Monthly Board Meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported the following:
• The approach to the bridge built by a Boy Scout is finished;
• Benches for Hermanns Park are on-hand and are expected to be installed soon;
• A bike rack has been obtained and is planned to be installed at Hermanns Park;
• The Committee discussed the possibility of establishing a disc golf course in Kiekhaefer Park; and
• The observatory group plans to conduct a star-gazing event in early November.
Park Patrol: He hasn't noticed much going on recently. The Park has been too wet for most activities.
Road Maintenance Department: Chairman Guelig reported that the Department is under control. The salter has been installed on one of the tractors, ditch mowing is done with the exception of a couple of beach roads and the County may be able to asphalt the patched area on Laurel Lane before the end of the season.
Implements of Husbandry (IoH): The Town Board is required to annually re-affirm their position by November 30th. Supervisor Kraus spoke to Steve Abel. Abel reported that the County plans to continue to take the 'do nothing' approach which means they follow State standards.
Review the financial reports:
The September 2016 financial reports were reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the bills (order #394-419). 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.
On April 11th, the Town Board formally appointed Chairman Guelig the Temporary Zoning Administrator. He will continue to do it for the time being.
#1 Establish the 2017 special charge for refuse and recycling services. Based upon the recently approved agreement for services with Advanced Disposal, an estimated 2017 recycling grant of $6,600 and an estimated household count of 1785, the cost of services per unit is $98.40 for refuse/bulky and $28.32 for recycling. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to establish the special charge of $99.00 for recycling/bulky and $28.00 for recycling. Motion carried (5-0).
#2 Discuss Fisherman's Road Fishing Club's request to use all-terrain vehicles on Fisherman's Road and within Fisherman's Estates subdivision. Supervisor Abler researched the matter. UTVs and ATVs are classified the same by the DNR. Both types of vehicles can use designated routes. The Fisherman's Road Fishing Club is willing to purchase and maintain the route signs. Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to authorize staff to compile and ordinance establishing ATV-UTV routes on Fisherman's Road and within Fisherman's Estates, with a speed limit of 20 mph. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Annual review of snowmobile trails. Dale Driscoll, representative of Holyland Snowflyers, was unable to attend. Via verbal communication with the Chairman prior to the meeting, Dale indicated that the 2016-17 trail system in the Town of Taycheedah will remain the same as last year. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler, to approve the trail system for the upcoming season. Motion carried (5-0).
#4 Brush Site Attendant for Nov. 5th and Nov. 19th. Supervisor Abler has taken care of this.
#5 Appointment of an assessor to complete the unexpired term of William J. Huck, Sr. Bowmar Appraisals has been assisting the Town for many years. A bid for 2017's assessment work is $18,500. Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by John Abler, to accept the bid from Bowmar. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Certified Survey Maps. None were presented.
#7 Schedule the budget workshop meetings and the Budget Hearing. A workshop meeting was scheduled for October 20th, at 6:30 p.m., and the Budget Hearing will be conducted on November 14th at 7:30 p.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.
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/weeds/unsightly debris-W4207 Silica Road. Chairman Guelig obtained a quote of $500 from Ledgeland Landscaping for the work. Guelig has not heard from the owner regarding acceptance of the quote.
#3 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:
The Town Board heard comments and questions regarding the yet-to-be finished painting of the Gyr fence, Waste Management not collecting bulky items at certain locations, and the cleaning of a ditch on Tower Road.
Dan Feyen, candidate for State Senate, addressed the group.
Ann Marie Marcello questioned amending the Zoning Code to allow for a tiny house community on her property.
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, seconded by Clarence Kraus, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 8:12 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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