MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:06 p.m. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Van Lue, Loomer, Millard, and Attorney Harvey. Supervisor Kamps was excused. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Colors were presented and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Lake Geneva Boy Scout Troop #235. October Town Board meeting moved to October 15, 2007. The Scouts were thanked for their volunteer work done on the Roeker Trail.
Motion (Loomer/Millard) to approve minutes from August 13, 2007 as presented. Approved 4-0. Motion (Van Lue/Loomer) to approve minutes from August 21, 2007 as presented. Approved 3-0-1 (Lauderdale). Motion (Loomer/Millard) to approve minutes from August 24, 2007 as presented. Approved 4-0. Motion (Van Lue/Millard) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 4-0. Balances reported as of August 31, 2007:
10003 LGIP Savings 853,400.32 Total Income 2,429,231.12
10005 Tax Checking Account 6,956.18 Total Expense 1,645,791.95
10007 Money Market Account 22,388.12 Net Income 783,439.17
1100 – General Checking 658,364.65
Public Comments –
· Sturg Taggert distributed an exhibit on the parcel of land at the corners of Kelly and Schofield Roads being used in a fashion not prescribed by its zoning. Strong objection to how it’s being used. Was brought before the Planning Commission two months ago. Lauderdale will defer to Supervisor Kamps who will check into it. Was reported that Kamps took their names at the last meeting and they haven’t heard anything. Audrey Boss, the building inspector, said she was told by the County that a motocross track is not considered a use; it is more of a Town ordinance issue. Robert Schofield has the same concerns as Taggert, and John Packard has concerns about the erosion, no silt fence, and it being a possible Chapter 30 Permit project.
· Pauline Malsch discussed the work being done on
Supervisor Van Lue gave the Town of
· Discussed the Preliminary Plat for Hickory Hills Subdivision. Michael Ploch was present. Property is zoned R-5 and is 39.2 acres. All uses on R-5 zoning are conditional uses. There will be eight lots and one access from
· Bill Henry reviewed the request to amend the deed restriction for Hawk’s View. Property is zoned B‑5. Approved in 1999 with a residential component. First phase in 16 units.
· Audrey Boss gave her monthly Building Inspector’s Report. Permits issued-16; Permit fees-$7,657.06; Total valuation-$2,613,190; 44% of permits issued for GN; 100% of new single family homes in GN. Issued 4 raze orders. Requested permission to advertise to get bids to raze the structures after 30 days. Add to October agenda. Will hold Special Meeting to open bids possibly November 5. Loomer questioned the 3 vacant properties south of
Committee Reports –
· Police Department – Chief Gritzner reported the current, prior, same month previous year, and year-to-date totals for incidents. Lauderdale reported that all employees and Board Members passed the NIMS 100 and 700 tests.
· Loomer distributed the monthly activity report and minutes from Lake Geneva Fire Dept. along with the incident report and proposed 2008 budget from
· Van Lue gave the Municipal Court report. August 2007 – 219 citations filed; monthly average for prior 4 years = 197; took action on 349 citations of which 169 were final dispositions; processed 184 payments with gross receipts of $24,317.68; after payments to state and county, retained adj. gross receipts $16,415.16; to date retained gross receipts $169,632.95 and adj. gross receipts $115,225.57; 39 outstanding warrants = $24,946.48; 105 outstanding commitments = $27,236.72; 260 forfeitures due = $69,815.40 placed with the collection agency. Received $0 from collection agency this month.
· Millard reported we are currently taking applications for a Hwy Dept. Patrolman. Repaving of Petrie and Krueger Roads will begin tomorrow. Mowing and ditch work continues. Lauderdale reviewed the slow-no-wake order and why it was imposed. Was removed prior to the Labor Day weekend. Looking at lake levels. Plans are in hand for the
· Lauderdale sadly announced the resignation of Carol McLernon, Park Commission Chairperson. Plaque given. Carol thanked the Board and the Park Commission. John Packard is the new Chairperson. Buckthorn removal is scheduled for this week. Plantings at the
· Bob Cramer reported that the LCBPOA has received their permit for shoreline restoration. Have held several fundraisers. Time limit for permit is 5 years and can be extended.
· Draft of Border Agreements have been submitted to our neighbors; Lake Geneva,
Lauderdale believes it is time for a town-affiliated lake committee to look into ways to improve the lake. Wants to solicit applications for seven members. Requesting all current members of private lake committees apply. Discussion on re-creation of a lake district. Not sure if one a lake district can be re-created after having dissolved it. Motion (Loomer/Van Lue) to solicit applications for a lake committee. Approved 4-0.
President DeBaere requested to be relieved from attending meeting tonight. Will attend next month’s meeting. No report given.
Attorney Wassel reported:
· Discussed the amount of time spent on municipal court work. Tremendous amount of paperwork.
· He has a description of the Sprague/Blaszczak properties but hasn’t sent out the application yet.
Terry Fahey and Tim Walsh are purchasing Hondo’s. Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to approve the liquor license for Terry Fahey and Tim Walsh for In The Drink. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Van Lue/Millard) to approve operator licenses for Christopher Brogan, Terrence Fahey, Marla Walsh, Timothy Walsh, and Matthew Busch. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Loomer/Millard) to adjourn. Approved 4‑0.
Chairman Lauderdale Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Van Lue Supervisor Loomer
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer