Monday, November 14 2016
TIME: 6:30 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.
1. Discuss administration of the Zoning Code.
1. Consideration and possible approval of the 2017 Sno Bol, hosted by Holyland Snowflyers, in Kiekhaefer Park.
2. Consideration and possible renewal of a kennel license, requested by Bob Shulman, W4224 Kiekhaefer Parkway.
3. Consideration and possible renewal of a kennel license, requested by Jim Feyen, N9103 County Road W.
4. Discuss Fisherman's Road Fishing Club's request to use all-terrain vehicles on Fisherman's Road and within Fisherman's Estates subdivision.
5. Consideration and possible action regarding Implements of Husbandry, applicable to calendar year 2017.
6. Certified Survey Maps.
1. Noise-W3675 Cty. WH.
2. Nuisance/weeds/harboring vermin-W3085 Cody Road.
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
NOVEMBER 14, 2016
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Members present: Chairman Jerry Guelig, Supervisors John Abler, Clarence Kraus and Jim Rosenthal II. Excused: Supervisor 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 6:30 pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Meeting Minutes:
Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the minutes of the 10/13/16 Monthly Board Meeting. Motion carried (4-0).
Park & Rec Committee: Committee Chair Abler reported the following:
• Jerry Kraus has completed the concrete work for the new benches at Hermanns Park. The date of installation of the benches is unknown.
• Clerk Schneider informed the Board that she was contacted by Faith Hermanns regarding a donation of a shelter. Materials cost estimates for two sizes are being compiled. A donation check is anticipated before the end of the year.
Park Patrol: Abler reported that activities at the Park have slowed down. He has been working on signage.
Road Maintenance Department: Chairman Guelig reported that the Department is just about set for the winter.
Review the financial reports:
The October 2016 financial reports were reviewed.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the bills (order #420-468). Motion carried (4-0).
#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.
#1 Consideration and possible approval of the 2017 Sno Bol, hosted by Holyland Snowflyers, in Kiekhaefer Park. The event is scheduled for February 4th, 2017. The hosts plan to set-up over the two days prior to the event and clean-up will be done no later than the following Monday. The event site was further cleared and enlarged during the May Park Clean-up Day. Parking will be set-up the same as last year. Motorized vehicles will be used to transport spectators to and from the event site. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by John Abler, to approve the event to be held on 2/4/2017. Motion carried (4-0). The members in attendance were reminded to submit their certificate of insurance to the Town.
#2 Consideration and possible renewal of a kennel license, requested by Bob Shulman, W4224 Kiekhaefer Parkway. Noting non-receipt of any complaints, motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve Bob Shulman's kennel license. Motion carried (4-0).
#3 Consideration and possible renewal of a kennel license, requested by Jim Feyen, N9103 County Road W. Noting non-receipt of any complaints, motion by John Abler, second by Jerry Guelig, to approve Jim Feyen's kennel license. Motion carried (4-0).
#4 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 intends to purchase and maintain the route signs.
Motion by John Abler, second by Clarence Kraus, to approve the Ordinance Designating All-Terrain Vehicle Routes and Regulating the Operation of All-Terrain Vehicles, on Fisherman's Road and within Fisherman's Estates Subdivision, contingent upon Wisconsin Department of Transportation's approval. Motion carried (4-0).
#5 Consideration and possible action regarding Implements of Husbandry, applicable to calendar year 2017. Motion by Clarence Kraus, second by John Abler, to be consistent with the County and select Option A-Do Nothing, at this time. Motion carried (4-0).
#6 Certified Survey Maps. John Bertram presented a plat of survey. The plat reconfigures the parcel lines of cropped farmland so that the parcels lines follow the center of the south branch of the Manitowoc River. The plat does not involve development or home construction. Bertram intends to sell some of the land to his son. Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to approve the plat of survey. Motion carried (4-0). It was noted that there is an error in the legal description of Stenz Road contained in a document compiled in 1968. It is unknown if the recording of the plat of survey will correct the error.
#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 unknown if the fan's bearing and belt have been replaced.
Guelig collected decibel readings on 11/9/16. The reading were as follows:
• 56 dBa about 10' east of the Welsch's wall at Nett's lot line.
• 54-55 dBa at the SE corner of Nett's lot line by the steel post.
• 56 dBa at the former Braun property west of and in front of the fan.
• 62-64 dBa were the cars travelling by on Cty. WH.
Chairman Guelig declared the issue closed.
#2 Nuisance/weeds/harboring vermin-W3085 Cody Road. Chairman Guelig performed a site visit. He noted that the structure is rotting, the dumpster is gone and the weeds have been mowed. He has yet to make contact with the owner. Guelig will research the process of condemning the home.
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 and the status of their conditional use permit, compiling a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fisherman's Road Fishing Club in order to apply for a grant with the funds to be used to reseal and stripe the parking lot, ditch cleaning on Tower Road and adding gravel to Stenz Road.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, seconded by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the monthly Board meeting at 7:28 p.m. Motion carried (4-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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