TOWN OF GENEVA
APRIL 11, 2005
Chairman Kopecky called the Annual Meeting to order at 7:06 p.m., beginning with the Pledge of Allegiance. Board Members present in addition to Kopecky were Mary Van Lue, Bob McLernon, Merle Loomer, and Bob Cramer. Attorney Torhorst was also present and Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. There were 33 people in attendance including the 5 Board Members.
Chairman Kopecky reviewed the minutes of the April 13, 2004 meeting. Motion (Mary Van Lue/Bob McLernon) to approve the minutes as presented. Unanimously approved 33-0.
Pat Romenesko presented the annual report. The one question was answered. Motion (Ed Gritzner/Margaret Downing) to approve the Annual Audit Financial Report. Unanimously approved 33-0. Three additional residents arrived at the meeting. Attorney Torhorst reviewed the statues for items that can be brought up at an annual meeting.
Motion (Andy Schmidt/Margaret Downing) directing the Board to investigate and replace the sound system in the Town Hall. Approved 27-1.
Motion (Howard Basso/_________) to replace the building inspectors when possible considering contractual time lines. No second on the motion. Wants continuity of inspectors.
Motion (Scott Letteney/Margaret Downing) to have an analysis done on the security of this building, and see if any measures can be taken toward making it more secure on an interim basis. Not approved 6-10.
Motion (Scott Letteney/Andy Schmidt) to investigate and adjust the salaries of the Chairman and Board Members to be comparable to other Towns with similar populations. Salary should be at least at the level of the average Town Board. Approved 22-1.
Larry Vant wants the Board to check with Walworth County on how they bill for the Sheriff’s Dept. to Town’s with Police Depts. vs. Town’s without Police Depts. The County Sheriff is needed to provide additional coverage for multiple incidents. County Supervisor Margaret Downing will investigate how the County rationalizes the cost charged to Town’s in the County with Police Depts. vs. without Police Depts.
County Zoning is still being investigated.
State provides that the Judge’s term can be from 2-years up to 4-years. Trend is to move to 4‑year terms. Scott Letteney gave reasons for the recommended change. Motion (Dave Van Lue/Andy Schmidt) to direct the Town Board to change the term for the Municipal Judge from a 2-year to a 4-year term of office to take effect at the next election of that office. Approved 14-8.
Motion (Andy Schmidt/Dave Van Lue) to set the next Annual Meeting on Monday, April 10, 2006. Unanimously approved 36-0.
Motion (Larry Vant/Ed Gritzner) to adjourn at 8:20 p.m. Approved 36-0.
Debra L. Kirch, Clerk/Treasurer