MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MAY 8, 2006
Chairman Kopecky called the meeting to order at 7:05 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 April 11, 2006 meeting minutes. Approved 5-0. Motion (Van Lue/ McLernon) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 5‑0. Balances reported as of April 30, 2006:
10003 LGIP Savings 845,295.34 Total Income 1,453,577.81
10005 Tax Checking Account 5,744.23 Total Expense 728,022.00
10007 Money Market Account 266,329.15 Net Income 725,555.81
1100-50000241 Regular Checking 333,608.41
Chairman Kopecky gave the Town of
· Schultz matter (
· Roger Wolff has requested the County extend the acceptance of the final plat for a 90-day period. Motion (Loomer/McLernon) to recommend to the County to grant a 90-day extension for the final plat recording of the Maple Tree Farms Subdivision. Approved 5-0. Van Lue to send letter to Michal Cotter.
· Dave Clark Stebnitz Builders – He is requesting a variance for Ronald & Carolyn Bloch W3678 South Shore Drive. They want to build a garage onto an existing two-car garage. Pictures shown. Motion (Cramer/Loomer) to approve the Bloch request for W3678 South Shore Drive to build a garage onto their existing garage. Approved 5-0.
· Dean & Jacqueline Babcock – They are requesting to vacate a portion of West Court Street. The other neighbor who is also vacating West Court Street is Graham Burbank and Susan Dupor. The Babcock’s said they had a letter from the neighbors, but the letter was not with them. Does create some questionable lots. Could make some lots inaccessible. Sign was posted. Their attorney will publish for the June meeting.
· Bruce Gebert – Rezone Springfield Highlands – Current zoning A-1, requested zoning R-5. Will have 21 lots on 46.81 acres. Public hearing held. List of 32 proposed covenants and restrictions distributed to the Board. Bruce and Warren Hansen presented the request. Average of 2.23 acres per lot. Open space of 12 to 13 acres. Will have buffer zone around the perimeter. Shoulder for turn lane. Two spec homes to be built, one ranch, and one two-story. Panelized, not modular homes. Open space will be maintained by the homeowners association, fee will be charged. Public hearing closed. Motion (Loomer/McLernon) to recommend to the County to approve the rezone of Springfield Highlands Planned Residential Development from A-1 to R-5. Approved 5-0. List of recommended conditions for the Conditional Use: 1) Limit the development to 21 home sites, 2) Town Board must approve the covenants and restrictions, 3) Developer’s Agreement will be in place that meets the approval of the Town before the final plat will be approved. Motion (Cramer/Van Lue) to approve these three conditions. Approved 5-0. Van Lue to send letter to the County.
· Building Inspector, Audrey Boss, distributed the driveway permit forms. Proposed fee of $75, which Town will keep $70. Bond required for $2,500. Ordinance needs to be revised. Boss to work with Torhorst on ordinance.
· Elkhorn ETZ Board approved David & Linda Richardson’s request on
· Charlotte Stoffel request was tabled.
· Paloma at Williams Bay ETZ this month.
· Lynne Fosbinder – Two lots not in the Lake Como Sanitary District. Have to petition Sanitary District and Town to include them.
· Van Lue to order new plat books.
Christy Cramer from Ruekert-Mielke presented a preliminary timeline and scope/estimated costs worksheet for the incorporation feasibility and analysis study. Gave brief overview of steps needed. Task 1A would produce findings and recommendations and should let you know if you would be able to meet the standards. Motion (McLernon/Van Lue) to authorize the start of the analysis and limit that to Task 1A as defined by the Preliminary Scope and Estimated Costs worksheet. Approved 5-0. Ruekert-Mielke to provide a proposal/contract.
Elkhorn Fire Chief Smith reviewed the proposed fire agreement. Expense allocation formula would change from ½ calls – ¼ equalized value of property – ¼ portion of population of Town to percentage of calls. Percentages were calculated by multiplying the equalized value of entire Town divided by the percentage covered. Should have been based on the equalized value of the area covered. Cost implication for the Town. Torhorst recommends leaving the contract as is. Loomer/Torhorst/Kirch to work on assessed value.
Kopecky gave the monthly Municipal Court report. Gross Receipts for April 2006 = $21,450.48; Adjusted Gross Receipts for April 2006 = $14,652.48; Net Receipts to the Town after all expenses for April 2006 = $8,582.06. For April: Payments – 178, Citations – 423, Final Disposition – 186.
President Dave Van Lue reported on the April 19 and 26 meetings of the Lake Como Sanitary District. Rescinded motion on the lateral extension for JLCB 02155. Motion approved to provide that extensions are main extensions, not lateral extensions. Approved pay request #1 for Wanasek Corporation for Johnson’s Motel. Discussed responsibility for tree that had to be moved, which is not doing well. Complaint made on appearance of forcemain manhole on
Park Commission letter read. Town Board will follow through with the plaques for recognizing donations.
Liesch project update and invoice approval tabled as no one from Liesch attended the meeting.
Kirch presented the Memorandum of Understanding with
Fairwyn has requested a reduction in their Letter of Credit for Stone Ridge Subdivision. Motion (Loomer/Van Lue) to reduce the Letter of Credit from $220,000 to $60,000, but in the event they fail to provide us with the Letter of Credit by May 15, 2006, we will file a claim against the current Letter of Credit. Approved 5-0.
Daily launch fees set at $5/$7, season pass set at $25/$35 per resident/nonresident of the Town of
Motion (McLernon/Van Lue) to approve operator licenses for Angela Kelley, Megan Flueger, Nikki Kelter, Gary Duffy, Janice Duffy, Maureen Duffy, and John Duffy. Approved 5-0.
Torhorst attended the attorney’s annual seminar. Was very informative. Will provide summary of bills passed that affect Town government.
· Smart Growth – No funding from DOA. County is going with self-funded approach. We didn’t agree to become part of this group. Can join now, cost would be $21,000 over a 3-year period. Kopecky to send letter that we can’t live with the deadline given.
· Taxpayers Alliance Group wants to reduce the
· Fosbinder needs to petition the Lake Como Sanitary District, the Town Board, and then WalCoMet to annex property into the Sanitary District.
Motion (Cramer/McLernon) to adjourn. Approved 5‑0.
Supervisor McLernon Supervisor Cramer
Supervisor Van Lue Supervisor Loomer
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer