TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
AUGUST 25, 2009
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Kukla, Kamps, Millard, Administrator Downing, and Attorneys Harvey and Wassel. Supervisor Fahey was excused. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Pledge of Allegiance.
No public comments.
Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to approve the minutes from the July 30, 2009 meeting. Approved 4-0.
Alicja and Jerzy Kasprzycki have requested a second driveway for their state-licensed adult family home at N3305 Como Road. The additional driveway will be off of Locust Drive. Highway Foreman Parker to decide if culvert is needed. Motion (Kukla/Millard) to approve the second driveway at N3305 Como Road with Randy Parker’s approval of all drainage requirements on Locust Road. Approved 4-0.
Committee Reports –
• Plan Commission Report (Kamps) –
a) Schmidt, Ames, Olson, and Anton are up for re-appointment on the Plan Commission. Jack Ames doesn’t want to stay on the Plan Commission, all other members do. Two applications received. Motion (Kamps/Lauderdale) to accept the application of Merle Loomer for the Plan Commission to replace Jack Ames for a two-year term. Approved 4-0.
• Police Department (Kukla) – Reported numbers from the Municipal Court Report.
a) Burglary at the Como Clubhouse. A lot of the stolen items have been recovered. Two suspects in custody.
• Lake Como Sanitary District (Fahey) – Nothing to report.
• Municipal Court (Hall) – Kukla gave previously. Probably not going to make the budgeted income for the year of $175,000.
• Fire Department (Lauderdale) – Need specs for the fire truck in order to advertise for sale. Millard to put together.
• Highway Department (Millard) – Will be finished with paving and crack sealing by mid-September. Work ongoing on Snake and Remer Roads. Have cost-share agreements with Lake Geneva for Snake Road and Elkhorn for Remer Road. Harris Road is done.
a) Demo 2010 International 7400 Plow Truck is available. Have ten-year turnover plan in place. This truck would replace a 1992 model. Have money set aside for this purchase. If we keep the 1992 truck, $16,000 in repairs would be needed. Will meet on Friday, August 28, at 11:00 a.m. for action on this item.
• Park Commission (Packard) – Hired Mike Johnson to repair the Duck Lake Nature Trail bridge, not to exceed $550. Mike Sarton will assist. Hired Krott Survey (low bid $300) for Korona Park property.
a) Audrey Greene has resigned her position on the Park Commission. Recommends Alice Winn Lubinski to replace her. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to appoint Alice Winn Lubinski to the Park Commission to fill the remaining term of Audrey Greene. Approved 4-0.
b) Picnic table ordered for Charlotte Peterson Park. Cost - $200. Need work day to install. Trees marked for removal or trimming as needed. One more herbicide application needed.
c) Expense Report information provided by Lynn Wesolek, Park Commission Treasurer. Packard reported on budgeted amounts, expenses, and balances of Park accounts.
• Lake Committee (Kukla) – Revised Ordinance No. 69. Received grant for new weed cutter. Will retrofit to be compatible with transport system. Kukla and Parker to finalize purchase.
a) Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Gene Decker with Brian LeBeau. Approved 4-0.
• School District Report – None.
John’s Disposal has received a tax increase from the State and wants to pass that on to the Town of Geneva. We are in the first year of a five-year contract which states increases will only be for Cost-of-Living (CPI Index). Motion (Kamps/Lauderdale) to deny the request to change the rates midterm. Will start negotiations for next year’s contract. Approved 4-0. Send letter to deny request and begin negotiations on 2010 fees.
Room tax is received from all lodging establishments. French County Inn has requested a 10% reimbursement from room tax for advertising. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to reimburse a maximum of 10% of their contri¬bution to room tax upon presentation of advertising receipts for each establishment if current with their quarterly payments. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the original operator license for Meghan Thums. Approved 4-0.
Attorney Harvey’s Report –
• Working on seven chapters of recode. Will provide copies to the Town.
• Perez made notice of claim alleging we harmed him by claiming ownership of land he claims to own. Judge Kennedy allowed raze to go forward. Format provided by our insurance company. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to disallow the claim by Perez Auto Salvage. Approved 4-0. Notices to be sent certified, return receipt.
• Contacted Attorney Draper regarding City of Lake Geneva billing the Town of Geneva for rescue services when we have a contract with them. Citizens are billed for this service so the Town has been able to enter into a contract with the City. Then they are billed on top of that by the City. Not specifically addressed in our ordinance. Their ordinance allows them to waive fees to resi¬dents of municipalities they are con¬tracted with. No response received. Needs to be resolved.
• Approves of Remer Road cost-share agreement.
Motion (Kamps/Lauderdale) to go into Closed Session pursuant to Sec. 19.85 (1)(b) and (g), Stats., for the purpose of considering dismissal, demotion, licensing or discipline of certain employees or the investigation of charges against those persons, and the taking of formal action on any such matter; and also conferring with legal counsel for the Town who is rendering oral or written advice concerning strategy to be adopted by the Town with respect to litigation in which it is likely to become involved. Approved 4-0. Invited to attend the Closed Session were Chief Gritzner, Judge Letteney, Administrator Downing, and Attorneys Harvey and Wassel. Motion (Kukla/ Kamps) to return to Open Session. Approved 4-0. Lauderdale announced that no action was taken in Closed Session.
Motion (Millard/Kukla) to adjourn at 7:52 p.m. Approved 4 0.
Chairman Lauderdale Supervisor Kamps
Supervisor Millard Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer