TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
JULY 24, 2008
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 6:02 p.m. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Fahey, Kukla, and Millard. Supervisor Kamps and Attorney Harvey were excused. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Pledge of Allegiance.
Committee Reports –
• Lake Como Sanitary District
a) Fahey reported that a special meeting was held on July 13. A lot of questions and/or rumors were clarified. The Sanitary District is in pretty good shape financially. Discussed the future pumping station. Leak on Lake Shore Drive is not from the District, it is groundwater.
• Municipal Court
a) Senta reported the citations and receipts for June. Biggest month this year. Contract signed with GovPay to accept payments online.
• Highway Department
Millard reported that there are a lot of drainage issues in the Como subdivision.
a) Jim & Judy Slack, Nancy & Jim Dardy, Bob & Diane McCartin, and Helen Piantino were in attendance to discuss the drainage issues on North Como Road. Map provided. Slack stated they never had standing water before the soil was spread on the Maas property. Retention pond on the Maas property hasn’t been maintained. Requested the Town dig the ditch out all the way to Highway 12. Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to hire Baxter & Woodman to conduct an engineering drainage analysis along Como Road. Approved 4-0.
b) Project at Laurel and Washington is done.
c) Waiting on feedback from Fay Amerson regarding the Anderson drainage issue on Cherry Road. Need to find out who is responsible for cleaning a drainage way on private property.
d) The City of Delavan has recently enacted a Neighborhood Electric Vehicle ordinance. Excellent second car. Restricted to 25 miles per hour. Sample ordinances to be sent to the Clerk. John Finley is trying to put a patchwork of roads together from different towns. Crossing points have to be County approved. Electric car will be on display at the Walworth County Fair. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to direct Attorney Harvey to draft an Electric Vehicle Ordinance similar to Fontana and Whitewater’s. Approved 4-0.
e) Town has been requested by several citizens to spray for mosquitoes. Fogger rented from Lake Geneva. Requires eight gallons to cover both the north and south sides of Lake Como (approx. 60 miles). Three negative and two positive calls received after the first spraying. Notice was published. Will spray weekly through August.
• Lake Committee
Lake is 4” over the benchmark. Weeds are 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule. Meeting on Saturday to allow future use of Lake Como for the Twin Lakes Aquanut water skiing practices. Buoys from the beach have been moved back into place. Cassandra Kordecki is the Chairperson of the LCBPOA new Lakeshore Committee. She was invited to the next Lake Committee meeting. Lake Como tested for zebra mussels. Results should be back in a couple of weeks.
a) Pier application received from Como Vista Beach property owners. Have 220’ of lake frontage located between Mars and French County Inn. By association rules, they can put up to a 100’ pier. Requesting only a 50’ pier until more owners want to put their boats on it. Lake Committee recommends approval. Motion (Kukla/Millard) to approve the Como Vista Pier application. Approved 4-0.
b) Pier application received from Josh Basso. Unanimous conclusion that the proposed location would encroach on LCBPOA land. Application must first go to the LCBPOA Pier Committee. Lake Committee recommends denial (7-0). Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to continue our efforts of keeping in contact with the DNR and making sure they don’t approve this request. Approved 4-0.
Discussed the LCBPOA waiting list and people wanting piers. There are 28 piers on the north shore sitting vacant. Pier Committee was invited to last Lake Committee meeting and didn’t show on time.
• Funfestival Committee
There will be a lighted boat parade, coordinated by Bill Leonard, at 9:00, raffle drawing at 9:30, and the GN fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. Have sold over 300 raffle tickets. First ad is out. Article on the fire truck cardboard boat race. Pick N Save will stuff flyers in grocery bags.
a) Motion (Kukla/Fahey) to approve the Geneva National fireworks permit for the Town of Geneva Funfestival on the evening of August 2, 2008 in front of the Geneva National Clubhouse. Approved 4-0.
b) Motion (Fahey/Kukla) to support a permit for a small bonfire on the sand area of the beach. Approved 4-0. Cassandra will contact Vicki Hansen of the LCBPOA for approval.
c) Don’t need to close the road for the event.
Motion (Kukla/Fahey) to table the amendment of Resolution No. 151 until September 15. Approved 4-0.
Kopecky began the urban non-point source and storm water grant project in 2005. Currently Walworth County enforces. Town may not want to take on the cost of enforcement. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) that we close and no longer consider the Urban Non-Point Source and Storm Water Grant. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Millard/Fahey) to table the Phase II for the salvage yard site and change of scope proposal until Phase I is completed. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Kukla/Fahey) to approve original operator licenses for Erika Benavides, Jessica Cecchini, Thomas Ross, and Heather Ryle. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Fahey/Millard) to adjourn at 7:51 p.m. Approved 4 0.
Chairman Lauderdale Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Fahey Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer