MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
NOVEMBER 11, 2013
Chairman Kopecky called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance. In attendance were Kopecky and Supervisors Millard, Loomer, Decker, and Attorney Torhorst. Supervisor Kukla was excused. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Motion (Loomer/Decker) to approve the agenda. Approved 4?0. Motion (Decker/Loomer) to approve the meeting minutes from October 7, 10, 14, 15, 22, 2013. Approved 4?0. Motion (Loomer/Decker) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 4-0. Motion (Decker/Millard) to approve the prepaid bills from October 2013. Approved 4-0. Budget amendment to be added to the December agenda. Motion (Decker/Millard) to publish and set the public hearing for the 2014 Town Budget on December 2, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Approved 4-0. Balances reported as of October 31, 2013:
LGIP Savings 62,807.73 Total Income 2,740,275.93
LGIP Tax 532,278.22 Total Expense 2,390,549.74
Money Market Account 396,773.11 Net Income 349,726.19
Chase Tax Checking Account 100,562.79
Chase High Yield Savings Acct 423,660.42
General Checking 54,351.34
Attorney’s Report (Torhorst) –
a) Received final lien waiver for the Center Street improvements. Bond is set for a two-year period. Baxter & Woodman felt $60,000 is an appropriate amount for the guarantee of the road. Motion (Decker/Loomer) to approve the Irrevocable Letter of Credit from Walworth State Bank for a two-year period with Stone Ridge Development. Approved 4-0.
b) House fire in Geneva National occurred five years ago which made the house inhabitable. Final lawsuit trial concluded last week. Building Inspector inspected property and sent notice to owner or agent for owner. Title to the lot is in the name Fontana Builders Inc. There is no such corporation within Wisconsin with this name. Believe owner to be in Illinois. No response received from owner. Geneva National Association requests the Town take steps to have the building razed. There are two years of unpaid real estate taxes. The third year will be 2013. Walworth County is working on a resolution as to whether they will pick up special assessments on delinquent taxes. If we proceed with a lawsuit and hire a contractor to raze the building, we may end up covering that cost if the County takes the property for unpaid taxes. Attorney for homeowner’s association said they would assist us but has to look at the economics of it as they are not going to go out of pocket to take it down. Association also hasn’t been paid dues. They could foreclose on their liens and take title and once they own it they could take it down. Next step would be to issue an order to raze. Torhorst recommends we do that through Circuit Court. He will advise the Building Inspector to take the next step.
Plan Commission –
a) ETZ – Lee & Sherry Fickau will be at an ETZ meeting in November at Williams Bay for their CSM request at N3214 State Road 67.
b) ETZ – Allen Church will present a Certified Survey Map for Tuscany Investors LLC. The property is located on N3108 Highway 67 and is zoned A-1. Approximately one-third of an acre is zoned R-1. The CSM is to eliminate the R-1 zoning and to include the one-third acre into the A-1 zoning of the 90 acres. This request is in the Extra-Territorial Zoning with the Village of Williams Bay.
c) Woods School – The referendum failed. Woods School has requested that the County table their request for the Variances and the Conditional Use but would like the Town to act on it so that if they come back in the future they won’t have to start the process all over. Request could be amended in the future if necessary. Motion (Decker/Loomer) to recommend to Walworth County that they support the two (2) Variances that include a 24’ setback for the school building, instead of a 50’ setback in a P-1 zoning district, and for a 0’ setback for the parking lot on Snake Road, instead of a 25’ setback for parking from a right-of-way, with a 7’ setback in the NE corner of the site. Approved 4-0. Motion (Loomer/Decker) to recommend to Walworth County that they approve the Conditional Use for the proposed addition to be constructed in the P-1 district and for the athletic field to be constructed in the A-2 district. The eight (8) conditions in place from 2002 will remain in place. Approved 4-0.
d) Kopecky reviewed the Building Inspector’s Report.
Committee Reports –
a) Someone attempted to gain entry to Millard’s Automotive sometime between 10/4/13 and 10/7/13. No entry was gained. Overnight on 10/18/13 a vehicle knocked down a number of mailboxes on Park, Woodland, Cherry, Opal, and Quail. Trick or Treat was held Sunday, October 27th from 4?7 p.m. There were no issues. Auto vs. deer crashes are seasonably up for October. Kukla and Kopecky are negotiating the police contract. Motion (Loomer/Millard) to accept the Police Department report. Approved 4-0.
a) Mr. Slack owns farms on both sides of Willow Bend Road and requested the speed limit be lowered from 55 mph to 45 mph from North Como Road to Springfield Road. Nearly all roads around this are 45 mph. Motion (Decker/Millard) to lower the speed limit on Willow Bend Road from 55 mph to 45 mph from North Como Road to Springfield Road. Approved 4-0.
· Fire Departments (Decker/Kopecky) – Elkhorn Fire Dept. (Decker) – 5 calls in October. Third quarter reports reviewed. Around 18.5% YTD. City of Elkhorn approved 24/7 EMS for a one-year trial period. Elkhorn would pick up 60% of cost. Lake Geneva Fire Dept. (Kopecky) – Kukla is finalizing contract. We want a two-year agreement. Motion (Loomer/Millard) to accept the Fire Department Reports. Approved 4-0.
a) Paratech is willing to cover the triangle by Williams Bay. Contract will be acted upon at the December 2nd meeting.
· Lake Committee – No meeting.
Motion (Millard/Decker) to approve Original Operator Licenses for Scott Hardwick and Michael Keclik. Approved 4-0.
Public Comments – ATC transmission line scheduling a meeting for spring 2015. Wants final approvals by spring 2019. Will impact Geneva along Hwy 12 or Hwy 120 up Center Street and through the woods. County denied request for a flashing stop sign at Hwy H and Petrie Road. Kirch advised the Board that G.I.V.E.’s free community-wide Thanksgiving Dinner served approximately 300 people. Donations of $550 were made to purchase Christmas gifts for 33 children this year. A list of children and families is available for anyone who would like to participate.
Motion (Loomer/Millard) to adjourn at 8:17 p.m. Approved 4-0.
Chairman Kopecky Supervisor Loomer
Supervisor Millard Supervisor Decker
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer