TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MAY 12, 2008
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Kukla, Fahey, Kamps, and Millard. Attorney Harvey arrived at 7:02 p.m. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Pledge of Allegiance.
Public hearing on the request to add territory to the Lake Como Sanitary District was held on April 14, 2008.
Previous comments from property owners were read. Two were in attendance tonight. Motion (Kamps/ Kukla) to not annex Parcel #1, Tax Key J G 2100011, into the Lake Como Sanitary District as it is not necessary and public health will not be promoted. There was nothing provided to show that the property will be benefited by addition to the district. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to not grant the request to add territory from Lake Como Sanitary District for Parcel #2, Tax Key J G 2100010, based on the same reasons as Parcel #1. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to not grant the request to add territory from the Lake Como Sanitary District for Parcel #3, Tax Key J G 2100012C, for the same reasons as Parcels #1 and #2. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to not grant the request to add territory from the Lake Como Sanitary District for Parcel #4, Tax Key JA63800001, for the same reasons as Parcels #1, #2, and #3. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Fahey) to not grant the request to add territory from the Lake Como Sanitary District for Parcel #5, Tax Key J G 2100008A, for the same reasons as Parcels #1, #2, #3, and #4. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/ Millard) to not grant the request to add territory from the Lake Como Sanitary District for Parcel #6, Tax Key JA98100001, for the same reasons as Parcels #1, #2, #3, #4, and #5. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to accept the request to add territory from the Lake Como Sanitary District for Parcel #7, Tax Key JA155600001, as it is necessary, will benefit the property, and public health will be promoted as this is the closest lot to the wells. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to accept the request to add territory from the Lake Como Sanitary District for Parcel #8, Tax Key JA293500001, as it is necessary, will benefit the property, and public health will be promoted. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve minutes from April 10, April 14, and April 22, 2008 as presented. Approved 5-0. Motion (Fahey/Kukla) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 5-0. Request to put 2007 monthly info, along with 2008 info on the back of agendas. Balances reported as of April 30, 2008:
ASSETS APRIL 2008
10003 LGIP Savings 1,434,082.09 Total Income 1,516,712.63
10005 Tax Checking Account 4,181.55 Total Expense 922,533.73
10007 Money Market Account 22,556.75 Net Income 594,178.90
1100 – General Checking 93,798.65
Total Checking/Savings 1,554,619.04
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve bills from 04/15/08 through 05/12/08. Approved 5-0. Resolution No. 177 to amend the 2008 budget was reviewed. Motion (Kamps/Fahey) to approve Resolution No. 177 to Amend the 2008 Budget. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to table the amendment of Resolution No. 151 to the May 28, 2008 meeting. Approved 5-0. Motion (Fahey/Lauderdale) to table the resolution to fix the compensation of the Clerk/Treasurer to the May 28, 2008 meeting. Approved 5-0.
Public Comments –
• Jay Hencken reported that there are five meters on electric poles on the lakeshore which are unsafe. Four are owned by the LCBPOA and one is owned by the Town. The Town has already taken steps to correct their meter. Town will send letter to the Association.
• Bill Johnson thanked the Board for bringing the Lake Como Sanitary District annexation requests to the attention of the property owners.
Brian LeBeau requested to close Lakeshore Drive for the cardboard boat races to be held on July 26 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Had a lot of positive feedback from last year. They will not be selling alcohol outside, but will have a designated outside area to drink and watch the races. Motion (Kukla/Fahey) to allow the closure of Lakeshore Drive for the Cardboard Boat Races on July 26, 2008 from 12:00–4:00 p.m. Approved 5-0.
Supervisor Kamps gave the Town of Geneva Planning Commission Report –
• ETZ meeting regarding Mercy Hospital on May 15, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in Williams Bay.
• Emil Salmons W3074 Weaver Road – Conditional Use – He owns 5 acres zoned A-2. Requesting a conditional use for training and boarding dogs in the existing buildings on the property. He will board six dogs at a time. Motion (Kamps/Fahey) to approve the Conditional Use permit for Emil Salmons at W3074 Weaver Road. Approved 5-0.
• Building permits are significantly behind last year per Audrey Boss. Permits issued-26; Permit fees-$9,707.10; Total valuation-$645,500.00. Mr. Woynowski, Conant Street, will be issued a new permit to complete the exterior within 30 days. Each step thereafter will have a similar completion date. Perez court hearing continued to July 2-3, 2008. Hwy 67/Willow Bend property went to court. Judge imposed specific deadlines for owner to meet. Failure to do so will result in the building being razed. New list of dilapidated properties will be reviewed at May 28, 2008 meeting. Applause given for Boss’s and Attorney Harvey’s work on these properties.
Margaret Downing reviewed the progress on the Funfestival. Mass mailing presented. Will request license and permit in June. Food will be from Hawk’s View. Sponsors so far: Lake Geneva Cleaners – Raffle Tickets, Edward Jones – Dinner Tickets, Jerry and Sharon Roberts – Band, Geneva National Home Owners Association - $2,000 towards the fireworks, Tent donated by Jack Mudgett from Action Marine. Proceeds from event will go towards 60% fire equipment, 20% lake improvement, and 20% parks.
Lakeland animal shelter not in attendance.
Baxter & Woodman proposal for the water system interconnection between Lake Como and Geneva National Sanitary Districts was reviewed. Need easement to lay 8” water main pipe under the unimproved section of Woodland Road. Conditional Use application will be needed from Walworth County for a small utility building (pump station). Don’t meet setback requirements. Will be no cost to the Town. Need permission from LCBPOA for easement. Motion (Fahey/Kukla) to defer to the Town of Geneva Plan Commission at their June meeting. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to skip Agenda Item #11 and to return to it at a later time. Approved 5-0.
Kukla reported that the Lake Committee received two pier permit requests (Krause and Murphy) and one pier extension request (In the Drink). In the Drink is requesting a larger dock than what is there for their business. Lake Committee recommends a 100’ pier for each of the three businesses on the North Shore (In the Drink, Duffy’s, and Freddie’s) with the understanding that these piers are for temporary docking of boats for coming and going to the aforementioned businesses, no rental of pier areas or overnight mooring without permission from the Association Pier Committee. Recommends approval by the Town Board but must first be directed to the Association Pier Committee. Town needs to amend their ordinance as well as create an ordinance to prohibiting overnight docking. Right now there can be only one 100’ pier per Town Ordinance and Associa¬tion By-Laws. Association Pier Committee approval needed before these can be acted upon. Lake Committee recommends denial of the pier permit request from George Krause. Question on who owns that part of the lake front. May have to go to LCBPO Association for approval. Chief Gritzner will provide a file he has on that. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to deny Mr. Krause’s request for a pier permit. Approved 5-0. Wendy Murphy, W4110 West End Road, has a new house being built. Previous house had a dock. Lake Committee recommends approval based on seeing a full description of pier size and length. Motion (Kamps/Fahey) to approve the pier request for Wendy Murphy, W4110 West End Road. Approved 5-0. Letter to be sent with copy of ordinance.
Brian Hinrichs reviewed the SPCC proposal. Original proposal for $2,500 will be voided. Need to sample the soil and groundwater and incorporate those results into the plan. Proposal, $8,245.80, to confirm the ground is not contaminated. This deficiency that exists has to be addressed as a DNR and Federal requirement. Motion (Fahey/Kukla) to wait one year to be able to budget for this expense. Approved 5-0. 2010 Site Assessment/ Demolition/Asbestos Abatement grant money available. Wants to make recommendation to the County to apply for that. Como Auto Salvage – Permission received to go onto the property. Liesch working on getting a person to do the sampling.
Last three annual meetings have had a request to establish a second polling place. Total cost is approximately $23,527. Would create a division in the Town. Calls were received against it. Como Community Church has given their permission to hold the presidential election at their facility. Motion (Kukla/Millard) to deny the creation of a second polling site. Approved 5-0.
Attorney Harvey reviewed his current hourly fee of $90. This is half of his normal rate. Requests $100 per hour to match the prior attorney’s wage. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the contract, terms to remain the same except to increase the hourly rate by $10 per hour. Approved 5-0. Reviewed the Perez court case.
Motion (Kamps/Lauderdale) to approve an operator license for Cassandra Davis. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve an operator license for Shawn Haager. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve an operator license for Casey Price. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to approve an operator license for Haley Neave. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to adjourn at 9:05 p.m. Approved 5 0.
Supervisor Kamps Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Fahey Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasur