TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
JULY 18, 2005
Chairman Kopecky called the meeting to order at 7:07 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 (Cramer/Loomer) to approve the June 8, 13, 30, and July 7, 2005 (2) meeting minutes. Approved 5-0. Motion (Loomer/McLernon) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented by Kirch. Approved 5-0. Balances reported as of June 30, 2005:
10003 LGIP Savings 334,620.73 Total Income 1,545,427.31
10005 Tax Checking Account 4,421.26 Total Expense 1,285,125.27
10007 Money Market Account 518,341.79 Net Income 260,302.04
10009 Boat Launch Project Ckg Acct 217,371.56
10010 Escrow Deposit 9,636.95
1100-50000241 Regular Checking 162,989.65
Chairman Kopecky gave the Town of Geneva Planning Commission Report –
· Bob Schorsch – Rezone – He is requesting to rezone 3.22 acres from A-2 to A-4 for seasonal indoor storage buildings for boats and related equipment. The property is on Krueger Road. The total size of the parcel is 35.5 acres. Bob presented the final plat and pictures of the buildings. Will have electric, but no heat. Motion (Loomer/Cramer) to recommend to the County to approve the rezone for 3.22 acres from A-2 to A-4 for the purpose of constructing three seasonal indoor storage buildings for boats and related equipment. Approved 4‑0. Motion (Cramer/ Loomer) to recommend to the County approval of the conditional use with the following eight conditions: 1) Sufficient electrical power will be provided, minimum 100 amp service to each building, 2) Maximum of three buildings can be constructed on the property, 3) Each building will have a green roof, ivory sidewalls, and green wainscot, 4) Landscaping will be provided, including white pines to screen the buildings, 5) Single drive for access and fire protection will be constructed to the buildings, 6) Buildings will be used for seasonal indoor storage for boats and related equipment only, including winterization services only, 7) No outside storage will be allowed, 8) Hours of operation will be limited to daylight hours. Approved 5-0. Van Lue to write letter when issue appears on the County agenda.
· 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. Property has been posted. On Plan Commission agenda for July.
· Mr. Brunk – Palmer Road. He is requesting to split his property, which is three acres. The house will remain on one acre, and the barn, which he plans to renovate, will be on two acres. Current zoning is B-5. This property is part of Geneva National. On Plan Commission agenda for July.
· County approved the rezone of Maple Tree Farms from A-2 to R-5 on a vote of 15-10.
· Dana Montana adding the name Scores to that of the Sugar Shack.
· Stop Work Orders issued for Speckman, N3105 Willow and Woynowski, W3137 Conant.
· Rick Jansen – Rezone on South Shore Drive. On Plan Commission agenda for July.
· Robert Castleman – Needs variance, deed restriction, and 75’ setbacks.
· Judy Steininger & Carol Starkey – CSM for review. On Plan Commission agenda for July.
· Robert Joost N5236 Bowers Road – Certified Survey Map. Motion (Van Lue/McLernon) to approve the CSM as presented for Robert Joost at N5236 Bowers Road. Approved 5-0. County has the original to be signed.
· Michael Cotter – Dirt Bike Tracks. Let him know what you think.
· Smart Growth meeting on July 20 at 6:00 p.m. in the Annex Auditorium.
· Board of Adjustment notices will be sent to the Clerk and Chairman.
· Charter Towns Bill not yet signed by the Governor.
· Attorney Torhorst has been working with the Pollard Group regarding protections the Town is seeking with regard to the Stone Ridge Subdivision. Torhorst reviewed the proposed draft of the Stone Ridge Development Agreement. This was forwarded to Chairman Kopecky and Mark Kolczaski of Baxter & Woodman. Recommendations and changes were sent to Attorney Leibsle. Most changes were incorporated, but some were not addressed and details still need to be worked out. Motion (Van Lue/McLernon) to authorize Kopecky, Torhorst, and Kolczaski to work with their representative on the Agreement and to authorize Chairman Kopecky and Clerk/Treasurer Kirch to sign the agreement once all parties involved agree on the content. Approved 5-0.
Kopecky gave the monthly Municipal Court report. Gross Receipts for May = $23,328.78; Adjusted Gross Receipts for May = $16,310.69; Net Receipts to the Town after all expenses = $8,535.96. For Month: Payments – 214, Citations – 408, Final Disposition – 138.
President Van Lue reported on the June 15 meeting for the Lake Como Sanitary District. Discussion on the special assessment levy for recapture costs. Infiltration gallery along Hickory not possible due to gas main. Alternate emergency plan being considered. Considering connecting two culverts on Hickory. Bridwell from Strand to be consulted. Repaired leaking lateral on Hawthorne. Cross connection informational meeting held June 18. Cheryl attended safety seminar. Inquiry for sewer/water to Morris property on Springfield Road. Nothing more on developer’s agreement for Johnson’s Motel. Researching cost for Town Hall to hook up to sewer/water. Copies of the annual audit distributed.
Lake Geneva booster station driveway permit tabled. Action will be taken when negotiations are complete on the Stone Ridge subdivision.
Brian Hinrichs reported that the sign for the park will be done on Friday. Aquatic Plant Mgmt. Plan public meeting set for Saturday, August 20 at 10:00 a.m. Brian to provide details for announcement. Twenty Siberian Arbor Vitae bushes will replace the fence that was to go in at the boat launch at a cost of $2,300. Agreed to by the LCSD. LCSD would have to replace any shrubs that don’t survive. Motion (Loomer/Cramer) to change from a cedar fence to up to 20 Siberian Arbor Vitae. Approved 5-0. Boat launch project just about completed. Base course of asphalt to be put in tomorrow. Then striped. Final course to be done in late October then striped again. Amon will guarantee price until then, per Dave Van Lue. Landscaping will be completed except for approximately 2 ft. along the edge until final course has been done. Town Hwy Dept. will finish this part of the landscaping in the fall. Launch will be open by this weekend. Motion (Van Lue/McLernon) to approve pay request #2 for $56,588.95. Approved 5-0.
Resolution No. 152 read by Kopecky. Recommendation of Chief Gritzner read by Kopecky. Motion (Loomer/Cramer) to approve Resolution No. 152. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Cramer/McLernon) to approve the 17 Operator Licenses for Adam Martin, Jaclyn Humphrey, Kate Buretta, Sam Abdelkoui, Andrew Anifer, Heidi Brueggemann/Christensen, Denise Dayton-Olson, Chris Economos, Katherine Economos, Renee Gritzner, Uirike Cummings, Holly Hancock, Kyle Heiselmann, Mary Beth Katzenberger, Stacy Kutz, Michelle Palka, and Bonnie Parlich. Approved 5-0.
Attorney Torhorst’s Report –
· Affidavit not to be signed until copy of signed operator’s permit is attached to affidavit.
· Check for Geneva Pines liquor license to be cashed. License not to be distributed until they sign receipt of Ordinance #46.
· Cleaning contract not looked into yet.
· The Town will pay for up to two hours for an employee who responds to a volunteer rescue call. However, the pay from the fire dept. for those two hours must be reimbursed to the Town. Responders can go on calls at their discretion.
· Board of Review schedule for next year reviewed.
· Average salary for Town Board Members reviewed.
· Town of Geneva is to install the flashing lights at Woods School intersection.
· Agenda for next Planning Commission meeting read.
· Need to comply with the National Incident Mgmt. System by October.
· Loomer received complaint about a $700 citation for not mowing. To follow up with the PD.
· Complaint about unlicensed boats and cars. Complaint about resident selling cars (running a business) from his home in Eldorado Acres. Report from Chief Gritzner regarding these two complaints to be made at the next meeting.
· Letter from Jan Giovannetti read by Kopecky.
· County Representative Margaret Downing thanked for the work she does.
Motion (McLernon/Loomer) to adjourn. Approved 5‑0. Next meeting scheduled for August 8, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Supervisor McLernon Supervisor Cramer
Supervisor Van Lue Supervisor Loomer
Debra L. Kirch, Clerk/Treasurer