Thursday, February 16 2017
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 Dept. Manager's Report.
Review financial reports.
Approval of Town bills.
1. Holyland Snowflyers-2017 SnoBol.
2. Austin Witt-2016 Eagle Scout bridge project.
1. Review and possible action to increase salaries paid to sanitary district commissioners.
1. Discuss the open meetings law with District Attorney Eric Toney.
2. Consideration and possible authorization of use of the Sheriff's Dept radio frequency by Park Patrol members.
3. Discuss a possible solution to shoreline erosion at the Deadwood Point public access lot.
4. Final approval of the Cooperative Boundary Agreement with the City of Fond du Lac pursuant to Wis. Stat. §66.0307.
5. Consideration and possible amendments to Section 12-1-1(b), Park Regulations, regarding the possession of weapons.
6. Discuss the lighting at Fondy Storage, Winnebago Drive.
7. Discuss Fisherman's Road Boat Launch asphalt maintenance.
8. Certified Survey Maps.
1. Discuss procedural requirements for the condemnation of residential structures.
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Brenda A. Schneider, Clerk
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MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 16, 2017
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 Road Maintenance Manager 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 1/9/17 Monthly Board Meeting with the addition of the word "written" in reference to Abler's presentation of his resignation from the Park Patrol and the Park & Rec Committee. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec Committee: John Abler reported the following:
• The 2017 SnoBol was a success.
Road Dept. Manager's Report: Randy Rieder reported that things have slowed down quite a bit and that the Town has an adequate supply of salt on-hand.
Review the financial reports:
A verbal report was presented by Treasurer Diederich.
Approval of Town bills:
Motion by Tim Simon, second by John Abler, to approve the bills (order #48-89). Motion carried (5-0).
#1 Holyland Snowflyers-2017 SnoBol. The Club representatives were not able to attend. A presentation is anticipated during a future meeting.
#2 Austin Witt-2016 Eagle Scout bridge project. On August 6th, Mr. Witt, with the assistance of his parents, John Abler and other scouts and their parents replaced a bridge in Kiekhaefer Park. Witt thanked the Town for their financial support and he thanked Park & Rec Committee Chair Abler for his support and assistance with the bridge construction. John Abler acknowledged that Austin and his dad did most of the engineering. Abler thank Austin for his contribution to the Park.
#1 Review and possible action to increase salaries paid to sanitary district commissioners. The annual salaries for the commissioners of all three district were established in January, 2008. The salaries are based on a base rate plus a variable rate somewhat equivalent to the number of customers each district had at that time. It was noted that Taycheedah Sanitary District #3 had a 15.7% increase in customers, Johnsburg had a 6.3% increase, and Taycheedah Sanitary District #1 had a 7.2% increase since 2008.
Motion by Tim Simon, second by Clarence Kraus, to sustain the current salaries. Motion carried (3-2). Nay-John Abler, Jim Rosenthal.
#1 Discuss the open meetings law with District Attorney Eric Toney. District Attorney Toney acknowledged receiving a complaint regarding a possible open meetings violation that occurred on December 12th. Toney referenced the 24-hour posting requirement and noted the 2-hour minimum in the event of an emergency. Toney has decided he will not file citations against the Board. He commended the Board for taking corrective action by conducting the second meeting a week later.
#2 Consideration and possible authorization of use of the Sheriff's Dept radio frequency by Park Patrol members. Sheriff Fink authorized the use the frequency a little over a year ago. It has been brought to his attention that use of the frequency is limited to authorized law enforcement and criminal justice personnel for law enforcement and criminal justice purposes. Fink asked that the Town Board make a decision as to their approval of the use of the frequency for Park Patrol purposes. The Park Patrol authorization expired 12/31/16. Motion by Jim Rosenthal, second by Jerry Guelig, to not authorize the use of the frequency. Motion carried (5-0).
#3 Discuss a possible solution to shoreline erosion at the Deadwood Point public access. The Town has an estimate of $6,230 to install riprap along the shoreline for the purpose of stabilizing the shoreline.
Dan Deuster, President of Winnebago Association of Kiteboarders, proposes to place a 10 ft. x 85 ft. riprap breakwall perpendicular to the shoreline. The intent of the breakwall is to deter the infilling of the mouth of the ditch with zebra mussels and to maintain a sandy beach shoreline. The Association wants to maintain the public access lot as a usable site. Deuster contacted Ron Engel, Engel & Associates, Inc. Engel opined that in the absence of the breakwall, the longshore drift will continue to infill the area. The Association also wants to maintain the existing ditch to the pond. They have an estimate of $4,500 from Jim Baumhardt for the construction of the breakwall.
Deuster referenced his contact with Jared Seidl, DNR, and with the Army Corp of Engineers regarding the breakwall project. He indicated that the permitting process for the project has been initiated and that all he needs is $660 and a letter from the Town giving the Association authority to apply for the permits.
The Town Board referenced their responsibility for the shoreline, Fett's responsibility for the ditch, and the Town Board's lack of responsibility for building any structures into the Lake.
A few residents in attendance expressed concern as to the potential of significantly more water back-up if the breakwall were constructed.
No formal action was taken.
#4 Final approval of the Cooperative Boundary Agreement with the City of Fond du Lac pursuant to Wis. Stat. §66.0307. The towns of Byron, Empire, Fond du Lac, Friendship Taycheedah and the City of Fond du Lac spent several years re-negotiating the Agreement. A joint public hearing was conducted on September 22, 2016. Motion by John Abler, second by Jerry Guelig, to approve the Resolution of the Town of Taycheedah Approving a Cooperative Plan with the City of Fond du Lac and the Towns of Byron, Empire, Fond du Lac and Friendship. Motion carried (5-0).
#5 Consideration and possible amendments to Section 12-1-1(b), Park Regulations regarding the possession of weapons. Sheriff Fink has informed the Board that the Town's posted rules and ordinance fail to comply with the law in regards to the carrying of a weapon on public open lands. The concealed carry law prohibits all municipalities and counties from banning open-carry or concealed-carry (with a State-issued permit) on any public lands or trails. Fink informed the Board that their ordinance needs to be changed.
Chairman Guelig reported that the Park rules signs has been changed.
Motion by John Abler, second by Jim Rosenthal, to amend 12-1-1 by deleting the prohibition on the possession of firearms in the Town's parks. Motion carried (5-0).
#6 Discuss the lighting at Fondy Storage, Winnebago Drive. The Town Board has received several complaints regarding the lighting at the Fondy Storage property. Per the Section 13-1-123 of the Town's Code of Ordinances, exposed sources of light shall be shielded so as not to be visible outside their premises. Chairman Guelig reported speaking to the owner on two occasions. He asked the owner to attend the meeting. He will contact the owner again and possibly involve the Town's attorney.
#7 Discuss Fisherman's road Boat Launch asphalt maintenance. The Fisherman's Road Fishing Club plans to sealcoat and re-stripe their parking lot and the Town's parking lot. The Club wants to pursue partial grant funding for the project. The project estimate is $8,000. The Town must be the applicant for the grant. Grant funds can be applied toward the benefit of the Club's property under the 20-year lease agreement entered into on January 9th, 2001.
#8 Certified Survey Maps. None were presented.
#1 Discuss procedural requirements for the condemnation of residential structures. Chairman Guelig has communicated with Attorney Matt Parmentier to develop protocol for the condemnation of structures. A status report was not available.
Public Comments and Questions Pertaining to Town Business:
The Town Board heard comments and questions regarding the status of the implementation of the ordinance requiring permits when contractors work within the town road rights-of-way.
The Town Board scheduled a Special Meeting for February 23rd, at 6:15 p.m. to discuss the purchase of a new truck.
Motion by Jerry Guelig, second by Jim Rosenthal, to adjourn the Monthly Board meeting at 8:20 p.m. Motion carried (5-0).
Brenda A. Schneider
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