Monday, July 10 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. Remote Meeting Participation
2. Zoning Administrator Appointment
3. Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Appointment
4. Paul Freund - Cheese Factory sale
5. Board of Appeals - appoint 2nd alternate
6. Burn barrel complaint
7. L&H Gyr wall
1. OSG - Annual Meeting
2. Boy Scout Survivor Weekend in Town Park
3. Compliance with Fence Ordinance: N8161 Meadow Drive
4. Culvert: N8131 Sandhill Drive
5. Town Hall computer system upgrades
6. Certified Survey Maps
Public comments and questions pertaining to town business
Kristin A. Marcoe, 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 Kristin Marcoe at 921-5224.
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
July 10, 2017
TAYCHEEDAH TOWN HALL
Member present: Chairman Joe Thome, Supervisors John Abler, Bill Gius, Jim Rosenthal II and Tim Simon. Also present: Clerk Kristin Marcoe, Treasurer Kathy Diederich and Road Maintenance Manager Randy Rieder.
Call to order and Pledge of Allegiance:
Chairman Thome called the meeting to order at 7:05pm. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of Meeting Minutes:
Motioned by Jim Rosenthal II, second by John Abler, to approve the minutes of the June 12, 2017 Monthly Board Meeting. Motion carried (5-0).
Park & Rec. Advisory Council: John Abler briefly mentioned a local Boy Scout Troop will be working on a merit badge which would consist of camping overnight in Kiekhaefer Park from July 21 - 23rd.
Grass has been mowed as much as possible in between the abundant amount of rain.
A volunteer work day to clean the park is scheduled for Saturday morning July 15, 2017.
Herman's Park pavilion project is dug, gravel placed, formed and ready for pouring concrete.
Road Department Managers Report: Randy informed the Board that Northeast Asphalt's contracted paving work is complete. Randy shouldered the roads and soon will shoulder a second time.
Scotts Construction will be wedging by month's end and will return at a later date to seal coat the roads.
Fahrner Asphalt Sealers has not contacted Randy on when they will do the crack filling work. Randy received some complaints when he was placing the gravel. Bill Gius received an email from the City of Fond du Lac regarding the tornado sirens randomly triggering. Randy confirmed the Town's sirens have not been triggered.
Review Financial Reports:
The June financial reports were presented by Treasurer Kathy Diederich. There is adequate cash to pay for the June invoices. Revenues were recorded from the invoicing of street lighting and snowplowing. Recycling grant was also received which was $355 more than expected. June was a big month for permits from zoning and liquor licenses. Motioned by Tim Simon, second by Chairman Thome to approve the financial report. Motion carried (5-0).
Approval of Town Bills:
Randy Rieder clarified the bill received for the truck is for the chassis only. Motioned by Bill Gius, second by Tim Simon to approve the bills (order #266-297). Motion carried (5-0).
1. Remote Meeting Participation: Remote participation can be approved by the board as long as electronic capabilities are in place so all members attending can hear the discussion. Chairman Thome revisited the question of how many Board Members would be allowed or limited to one per meeting. Bill Gius stated it may be necessary at some point for a quorum. Jim Rosenthal II agreed it would be beneficial when short on board members physically attending and some pertinent input be heard on a subject being discussed. Jim also questioned the costs associated with the equipment and how often it would be used. Tim Simon feels the meetings can be run without remote participation. Bill Gius motioned to leave the topic open should it be necessary and the technology be available in the building, second by John Abler. Motion Failed (2-3) Nay Jim Rosenthal II, Tim Simon and Chairman Thome.
2. Zoning Administrator Appointment: Chairman Thome informed everyone that Paul Birschbach agreed to continue doing the day to day permits and zoning duties. Jeff Sanders accepted being an on-call status when needed.
3. Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Appointment: Chairman Thome explained this organization works on transportation plans. Chairman Thome accepted the boards appointed position.
4. Paul Freund - Cheese Factory sale: Chairman Thome met with the towns attorney and the conclusion is that the town board not do a sale because approval of the sale needs town resident approval. The attorney suggested the town make Paul Freund an offer for the demo of the building. John Abler stated negotiating a price. Inquiries of making the intersection a 3-way stop, possible speed limit change, widening road, placement of stop sign were brought up by a few residents. Tim Simon mentioned a similar danger of Mengel Road. Bill Gius stated it is a hazard and has been talked about for many years. Bill also would appoint a board member to further review, meet with property owner and possible vendors for demo. Jim Rosenthal II asked where the money would come from for demo and for the purchase and if it could get in the budget for next year. Paul Freund confirmed he is not in a hurry for the sale and agreed to work with the town for a budget item for next year. John Abler motioned to initiate negotiations on removing the building, second by Jim Rosenthal II. Motion Carried (5-0).
5. Board of Appeals appoint 2nd alternate: Chairman Thome informed everyone that John Rickert had expressed interest. Bill Gius motioned John Rickert be appointed as 2nd alternate to the Board of Appeals, second by John Abler. Motion Carried (5-0).
6. Burn Barrel Complaint: Chairman Thome received a complaint from Brian Abel about non-burnable items being burned in a burn barrel. Chairman Thome met with the individual being accused along with several members of the fire department. The individual stated he had never burned the non-burnable items he was accused of burning. The fire department members informed Chairman Thome they were not happy receiving the call as the fire was in a barrel and felt it was petty. Brian Abel informed the Town Board Members that he took the advice of the former chair to contact the fire department. Jim Rosenthal II asked if he made a complaint to the former chairman. Brian stated he did discuss with the former chairman and was told he was a friend and he would talk to him about the issue. Chairman Thome asked if there are fires in the future that Mr. Abel please call a Town Board Member for them to respond.
Unfinished Business (continued):
7. L&H Gyr wall: Mike Blank provided pictures of the disputed wall painting showing the newly painted areas stopping at the height of the weeds rather than going to the ground. The pictures also provided an area of roughly 10 feet not painted. The fence ordinance will be reviewed. The color they used in Jim Rosenthal II's opinion is not appealing and feels this is more of a dispute between family members. Chairman Thome will discuss with Attorney Parmentier regarding our options.
1. OSG - Annual Meeting: Bill Gius stated the annual OSG meeting will be held Thursday, July 20, at 5:30 pm at the Fond du Lac Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility on Doty Street. Bill will be attending this meeting and asked if any Board Members are available to please attend.
2. Boy Scout Survivor Weekend in Town Park: An area Boy Scout Troop from Fond du Lac will be camping from July 21 - 23 in Kiekhaefer Park. Motioned by Chairman Thome to allow the Troop to use the park, second by John Abler. Motion Carried (5-0).
3. Fence Ordinance N8161 Meadow Drive: Chairman Thome received a complaint regarding fencing materials that were used in a residential area. Chairman Thome will talk to Attorney Matt Parmentier regarding our ordinance and what can be done.
4. Culvert: N8131 Sandhill Drive - Chairman Thome stated a driveway was poured on Sandhill Drive which is approximately 41' wide with an additional 40' of culvert in the ditch. Both Chairman Thome and Randy Rieder met with the homeowner to halt the work. The owner informed the Board Members approval was received by the previous road maintenance manager. He also felt the grade from the house to the ditch was too steep and was currently filling in the ditch. The owner is willing to work with the Town. Chairman Thome asked Randy Rieder to set the grades. If the home owner has an issue with the grades or culvert ordinance they need to address the Town Board Members. Jim Rosenthal II informed the board he will be abstaining from the vote. Motion by Chairman Thome to have Randy Rieder set the grades, second by Jim Rosenthal II. Motion carried. (5-0)
5. Town Hall Computer Upgrade: Clerk Kris Marcoe met with Marco, Inc. (unrelated to Kris Marcoe). They will provide a proposal with a breakdown of services. Chairman Thome requested a total of at least 3 different proposals and to hold a workshop for discussion. Clerk Marcoe will send an outline to the Board Members detailing the services and products to upgrade the current setup.
6. Certified Survey Maps: Wolf: A Certified Survey Map was submitted on behalf of Don Wolf. Mr. Wolf wants to sell his house to his daughter which would keep the property zoned A1-Exclusive Ag. Motioned by Chairman Thome to approve CSM, second by Jim Rosenthal II. Motion Carried (5-0).
1. Tom Schmitz's lawn is cut. A letter from the Town was sent to Vesper (County Rd WH) and Rahmer (Cody Road) regarding weed ordinance. Rahmer letter was returned undeliverable. Brief discussion about taking pictures for back-up prior to sending out notifications. Notifications to property owners will also be delivered personally or sent certified/registered to confirm receipt.
• L&H Gyr - Resident supplied pictures and has issued a complaint regarding the pit driveway not having a tracking pad. Sand is washing out on the highway. John Abler informed the board that the Town has no jurisdiction over the state highways.
• Town assessor inquiry. Bowmar was contracted through June 2017. Chairman Thome will contact Bowmar and look into getting bids for the upcoming year.
Motion to adjourn by Bill Gius, second by Jim Rosenthal II. Motion carried (5-0). Meeting adjourned at 8:45 pm.
Kristin A. Marcoe
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