TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 8, 2005
Chairman Kopecky called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. In attendance were Kopecky, Supervisors Van Lue, McLernon, Loomer, Cramer, and Attorney Torhorst. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Motion (Loomer/Cramer) to approve the July 18, 2005 meeting minutes. Approved 5-0. Motion (Van Lue/McLernon) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Kirch. Approved 5-0. Balances reported as of July 31, 2005:
10003 LGIP Savings 335,436.42 Total Income 2,494,738.10
10005 Tax Checking Account 4,421.26 Total Expense 1,548,495.10
10007 Money Market Account 518,712.44 Net Income 946,243.00
10009 Boat Launch Project Ckg Acct 160,782.61
10010 Escrow Deposit 9,636.95
1100-50000241 Regular Checking 904,289.10
Chairman Kopecky gave the Town of Geneva Planning Commission Report –
· Phyllis Witt – She owns 4½ acres on Highway 50 between Anthony’s and Pesche’s. Her plans are to build a Bed & Breakfast with four rooms to rent. Current zoning is R-1. She is requesting a conditional use for the Bed & Breakfast. Phyllis presented her proposal. Will be a two-sided sign 3’ x 3’ with lights. Kopecky read letter from County expressing concerns about a more extensive use than just a bed & breakfast. Motion (Loomer/McLernon) to recommend to the County to approve the conditional use application of Phyllis Witt for the White Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast with the following five conditions: 1) Maximum of four rooms and related parking for these four rooms; 2) Any marketing themes would be limited to the registered guests of the Bed & Breakfast; 3) There will be one residential structure on the property, plus a maximum of one accessory structure on the property; 4) Applicant must follow all State, County, and Town ordinances, including signage and lighting; 5) If the conditions of this approval are not met, the Town will apply to the County to cancel the conditional use permit. Approved 5-0. Van Lue will send letter to the County.
· Judy Steininger & Carol Starkey – Lot line adjustment – The property is located on County Road NN, North of Mac Lean Road, and South of Weaver Road. Zoned A-1. There are two parcels. One lot is 90 acres and the other is 40 acres. Requesting that County NN be the dividing line for the property. Lot one would be 72½ acres with an existing house and garage. Lot two would be 57½ acres with an existing machine shed on the property. This request is in the ETP with Elkhorn. Motion (Cramer/Loomer) to recommend to the County approval of the lot line adjustment. Approved 5-0. Van Lue will send letter to the ETP and County.
· Rick Jansen South Shore Drive – Rezone – Current zoning B-3, requested zoning R-1. His lot is 69 feet by 200 feet. He plans to remodel the roof on an existing residence. This property was once part of Schroeder’s Resort. Rick’s roof caved in and he needed a permit to repair it. When applying for the permit, he found out he didn’t have the correct zoning. Will vote on this month at the Planning Commission meeting.
· Gangas – Schofield Road – Wants to divide one parcel into 2 for 2 homes. He is to call Mary Van Lue to get on the Planning Commission agenda.
Center Street Project – Stone Ridge. Developer’s Agreement has been reached. Open item – The driveway request to Center Street from the booster station. Driveway has already been installed and stops short of Center Street. Not practical to have driveway served from one of the subdivision roads. Worked out landscaping agreement for more trees to screen and there will be a decorative black iron fence installed with the driveway gated. Attorney Torhorst to draft the driveway permit, which will include the Town’s standard width limitations, culvert size, pitch, etc. Motion (Loomer/McLernon) to grant the City of Lake Geneva a driveway permit for access to their booster station on Center Street, which will be detailed by Torhorst for Kopecky’s execution. Approved 5-0.
Kirch to check with City of Lake Geneva regarding any problems with their lockbox.
Kopecky gave the monthly Municipal Court report. Gross Receipts for July = $28,163.73; Adjusted Gross Receipts for July = $20,408.30; Net Receipts to the Town after all expenses = $16,683.03. For Month: Payments – 234, Citations – 436, Final Disposition – 190.
President Van Lue reported on the July 20 meeting for the Lake Como Sanitary District. Bid accepted from Down to Earth for installation of a culvert and 2 endwalls on Hickory. Recapture costs calculated for Siu Wings developer’s agreement. In future, will notify property owners early so they can participate in cost sharing right away, rather than recapturing costs. Bid received from RW Miller identifying areas of road that need repair. Beginning budget preparation. Town Hall can be provided sewer and water. Rich Scholze will have more info at the next meeting. Emergency lateral repair on Tamarack. Obtaining cost estimate for manholes on Violet that need to be raised. Discussed the poor condition of the transmission on the Vactor. Klug developer’s agreement nearly ready to be signed. Cross-connection informational meeting held. Need to finalize form for building inspectors. Reviewed emergency backup plan alternatives for draining the pond.
Geneva National construction entrance on Petrie Road tabled until the September meeting.
Vicky Hansen from the Lake Como Beach Property Owner’s Association requested an increase of 20 piers. Currently 115 on the waiting list, some since 2000. Formula for number of piers allowed is distance (linear feet) minus 35 ft divided by 60. Can’t exceed 1 pier per 60 feet.
Kopecky reviewed the two smart growth resolutions provided by the County. He read the resolution to prepare a plan provided grant funds are awarded. Motion (Van Lue/McLernon) to approve Resolution No. 153 to agree to participate with Walworth County and SEWRPC to prepare a multi-jurisdictional comprehensive plan provided grant funds are awarded by the State of Wisconsin. Approved 5-0.
Rich Moen provided updates on the Liesch projects. Sanitary survey for the South Shore nearly complete. Stormwater quality project progressing. Working on the management plan. Will present a revised schedule. Wastewater project on hold. Waiting on a facility plan for the South Shore. Survey of plants completed. Public meeting to be held August 20th at noon at the Como Beach Clubhouse. Management plan will be written this winter, with the public meeting next spring. Boat Launch project substantially complete. Holding on asphalt wear course. Once that is done, re-striping, minor amounts of topsoil, and seeding/mulching to wrap up the project. Pier in. Signs have been ordered for the Sanitary District parking spaces. Shrubs are in place. Lights on the lift station present glare to boaters coming into the launch. Inspection this Friday. Will advise of time. LCBPOA responsible for their own parking signs. Launch fee station installed. Needs drop box and fee structure. Ordinance needed for that purpose. Rich presented a summary of fees charged in this area. Needs to be in place for the project to be finalized. Project needs 6 more spaces. Was reported that these are available on the South Shore. Only vehicles launching boats should be parked in the launch spaces. Rich to look into signage for boat launching, trailer parking. Let Rich know of any concerns before Friday. Park sign done and will be brought on Friday. Pay request #3 reviewed by the Board. Motion (Cramer/McLernon) to approve pay request #3 for $92,815.31. Payment will be held pending Friday’s successful review. Approved 5-0.
Johnson’s Motel has requested annexation into the Lake Como Sanitary District. Town needs to approve and hold a public hearing. Public hearing scheduled for September 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the next Town Board meeting. Attorney Scholze to provide meeting notice.
Claim filed against the Town by Jeffrey & Amy Yaresh and Raymond & Rita Blackburn. Claim summarized by Torhorst. Motion (McLernon/Van Lue) to deny the claim as made by Jeffrey & Amy Yaresh and Raymond & Rita Blackburn. Approved 5-0.
· IIMC letter read by Kopecky regarding CMC certification of Clerk/Treasurer Kirch.
· Requirements for NIMS letter read by Kopecky. Copy given to Chief Gritzner. He will report back to the Board on it.
· Budget contained line item for mobile computers for the squad cars. Cost is approximately $7,500 per unit. Money has been budgeted for several years towards these. Pat Romenesko to supply actual account balance.
Motion (Cramer/McLernon) to approve the one Operator License for Donna Ciancio. Approved 5-0.
Torhorst reported he has a meeting tomorrow at 2:00 with Attorney Maier regarding Interlaken.
· Possible room tax rebate discussed at budget time. Board authorized a rebate to help with Geneva Chamber of Commerce Dues.
· Review of building permit fee schedule and drainage analysis fee.
· Fire Dept. safety ordinance done. Will add to September agenda. Lake Geneva is updating their radio system. Our cost to upgrade equipment will be approximately $3,000. Long list of dignitaries to attend Lake Geneva Fire Dept’s 125th Anniversary on October 7.
Motion (McLernon/Cramer) to adjourn. Approved 5‑0. Next meeting scheduled for September 12, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Supervisor McLernon Supervisor Cramer
Supervisor Van Lue Supervisor Loomer
Debra L. Kirch, CMC, Clerk/Treasurer