TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
JULY 13, 2009
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Fahey, Kukla, Kamps, Millard, Attorney Harvey, Judge Letteney, and Administrator Downing. Fifteen people signed the attendance sheet. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion (Millard/Kamps) to approve the minutes from June 8, and June 17, 2009. Approved 5 0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 5 0. Balances reported as of June 30, 2009:
ASSETS JUNE 2009
10003 LGIP Savings 1,052,080.14 Total Income 1,688,798.00
10007 Money Market Account 22,772.89 Total Expense 1,422,777.31
10013 Chase Tax Checking Account 2,899.90 Net Income 266,020.69
10015 Chase High Yield Savings Acct 201,723.83
1100 – General Checking 34,584.36
Total Checking/Savings 1,314,061.12
Motion (Kamps/Fahey) to approve bills from 6/6/09 through 7/10/09 with the exception of Check #24558 which we are checking into for a total of $127,545.94. Approved 5 0.
Dr. McGrath gave a presentation on the collective efforts for a satellite fire/EMS station between the Town of Geneva, Town of Linn, and Village of Williams Bay. Share resources to address the needs for the north shore of Linn, south shore of Geneva, and Geneva National. Want protection in area in a reasonable time, which would be a five minute drive time. In negotiations for three sites. Volunteers from target area will be minimal. Looking at putting contractual firefighters in the building at a cost of approximately $60,000 per year for each municipality. No need to add additional equipment. Cost will be based on formula of popula¬tion, number of calls, and equalized assessed valuation. Linn Fire Chief and Downing wrote FEMA grant.
Brian Hinrichs from Foth reviewed the weed harvester grant. Need another resolution to authorize the project. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to approve adoption of Resolution No. 188. Approved 5-0. Waterways Commission meeting scheduled for July 31. Need clarification of model number. Member needed at this meeting. Kukla reviewed the south shore boat launch project. Budget figures presented at the Lake Committee meeting. Will have updated drawings for the August meeting. Dale Breckert from Foth is working on this project and will fill in for Brian on engineering issues when he is not available for Town meetings. Will start Phase II for Como Auto Salvage next week. Preliminary results for the August meeting. Introduced Jamie Rybarczyk who will be our central contact from Foth. More info needed for Stewardship grant. Need value of the property when developed into a green space. Have contacted the Town’s appraiser. Fee to be worked out with Margaret.
Administrator’s Report –
• Trying to get the offices revamped for more room for the Administrator and Chairman.
• Working on satellite fire station. Received $50,000 donation offer.
• Continuing to work on handbook.
• FunFest will be August 1st. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to approve the FunFestival Permit. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the picnic license for the FunFestival on August 1, 2009. Approved 5-0. Fireworks will be launched from the Geneva National grounds. Cost savings for the Town and they carry the liability. Paperwork for this event not received from them yet, but have credentials from previous applications. Motion (Kukla/Fahey) to approve the fireworks permit for Melrose Pyrotechnics using the same information supplied to the Town for the July 4, 2009 event carried over to August 1, 2009 showing proof of insurance and licensing agreements and subject to their certification still being valid. Approved 5-0. Margaret to follow up on paperwork.
• Working with Lake Committee on Ordinance for conservation areas of Lake Como.
• Letteney gave the municipal building progress report. Reviewed work done by the Ad-hoc committee so far. Mission statement read. Analysis process reviewed. Some of the numerous items they are considering are: mill rate, square foot cost, what other communities have, maintenance costs, cost revenue analysis, financing issues, loan rates, grant availability, recoup of costs, current vs. future costs, and short vs. long-term goals. Members of committee include Steve Lois, Scott Lowell, Letteney, Daniel Bishop, Cass Kordecki, Audrey Boss, Andy Schmidt, Jim Giovannetti, and Diane Nelson. Sub-committees formed. Should have recommendation by October. Will go to referendum.
No public comments.
Dawn Schiefelbein requested that a leash law be added to Ordinance No. 5. Ordinance not comprehensive enough. Needs to address a leash law for safety and liability, pet waste disposal, and licensing of pets. Fahey volunteered to look into possible revisions to Ordinance No. 5.
Supervisor Kamps gave the Plan Commission Report –
• The terms for Plan Commission members Schmidt, Anton, Ames, and Olson are up in September. Have solicited applications. Only one received so far. Still taking applications. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to table until August meeting. Approved 5-0.
• Marvin Heller was our representative on the Williams Bay ETZ Board of Appeals. He has moved out of the area. Motion (Kamps/Lauderdale) to appoint Merle Loomer as our representative on the Williams Bay ETZ Board of Appeals. Approved 5-0.
• Certified Survey Map presented for Etheleen Haak. Property was rezoned with a conditional use at the January 26, 2009 meeting. Plan Commission unanimously (6-0) approved the CSM for 4.24 acres. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Certified Survey Map for Etheleen Haak. Approved 5 0.
• Time Warner Cable requested a rezone from R-1 to P-2 and an amendment to the Conditional Use for (4) four and one-half acres located on Bird Lane. Plan Commission unanimously (6-0) approved both requests. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the rezone from R-1 to P-2 for Time Warner Cable. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve amending the Conditional Use with all prior conditions as previously stated to include the newly rezoned area. Approved 5-0.
• Hawk’s View Golf Course requested approval of their Certified Survey Map for one (1) lot for the condominiums, the Preliminary Condo Plat, and the Final Condo Plat which was submitted June 15, 2009. Approved 1999 development was for a total of 44 units of which 24 are on the Town side, 16 of which are in Phase 1 (8 2-unit buildings). Plan Commission unanimously (6-0) approved all three requests. Motion (Kamps/Lauderdale) to approve the Certified Survey Map. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Preliminary Condo Plat. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Final Condo Plat with the following seven (7) conditions: 1) Developer’s Agreement; 2) Condo declaration, which addresses maintenance of the Stormwater pipes in this document or in the Developer’s Agreement; 3) The conditions in Mr. Tierney’s letter of July 10, 2009; 4) All documents to be recorded within 30 days upon signatures by all parties; 5) Common area landscape plan to be brought before the Plan Commission; 6) Mile¬stone schedule for site preparation; and 7) Each item being approved by the appropriate parties. Approved 5 0.
• Audrey Boss reviewed the build¬ing permit report for June. List of dilapidated properties submitted for review two (2) months ago. Eight (8) were approved to proceed with. Title reports back on six (6) properties. Acted on Johnson Motel. Inspection done on Reyno property, raze order will be issued. Motion (Fahey/Kamps) to authorize Audrey to act on her list with inspections and the follow up of that process. Address from list were read: W3891 Lakeshore, N3146 Apricot, N3095 Willow, N3076 Violet, One house north of N3133 Tamarack, N3259 Mistle, N3197 Jute, County Rd NN, N3351 University, N3265 Vine, Alder Rd, W3930 South Shore, W3948 South Shore, Two barns on Hwy H, north of Palmer, N2653 Lakeview, N2612 Lakeview, W4024 South Shore, W3876 Southview, N3224 Kale, and N2605 Lakeview.
Committee Reports –
• Police Department (Kukla) – Police Commission meeting rescheduled.
a) Three proposals received from the McGrath Consulting Group. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to table until November 2009. Approved 5-0.
b) Dan Baumeister received a call from Officer Mulhollon requesting the grass be cut on his property. Wants to restore the vacant lot to its natural state. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to table until August 2009. Approved 5-0.
c) J&M Displays requesting a fireworks permit for a wedding at Geneva National. Materials to be displayed and certificate of liability insurance provided. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to approve the fireworks permit for J&M Displays on August 15, 2009 at Geneva National. Approved 5-0.
• Lake Como Sanitary District (Fahey) – Nothing outstanding to report.
• Municipal Court (Hall) – Hall gave the court report.
• Fire Department (Lauderdale) –
a) Reviewed the two hardship requests received. Motion (Fahey/Kukla) to send a letter stating we are not going to waive payment for Smit. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kukla/Kamps) to waive the rescue call fee for Greene. Approved 5-0.
b) Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Tornado Siren Memorandum of Understanding Agreement. Approved 5-0.
c) Motion (Kamps/Millard) to advertise for bids for the tanker truck. Approved 5-0.
• Highway Department (Millard) –
a) Working on a cost-share agreement for the drainage problem on Weeks Road. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to table until we can get all of the other parties involved in signing this. Approved 5-0.
b) Road bid totals were read; 1) B.R. Amon $368,625.75; 2) R.W. Miller $423,999.70; 3) Payne & Dolan $453,985.15; and 4) Poblocki Paving $583,047.00. Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to go with B.R. Amon in an amount that doesn’t exceed the budgeted amount to be allocated at the discretion of Randy Parker and Supervisor Millard. Approved 5-0. Recommends Remer and Snake Roads to be done this year, and maybe squeeze in an overlay on Willow Bend Lane.
• Park Commission (Packard) – Looking to get topographical survey on Queen Road property. Will solicit bids, expect cost of $500-$1,000. Have to negotiate with the State of Wisconsin to remove under brush to clear property near the dam.
a) Motion (Kukla/Kamps) to recommend that we name the Queen Road property (JLCB 00374) Korona Park in honor of the family that donated it. Approved 5-0.
b) Held 2 work days with more than 30 hours of volunteer labor on Charlotte Peterson Park. Discussed further improvements. Provided supplemental planting materials list and cost. Invoice provided. Will purchase a picnic table for there.
c) Some acts of vandalism done to DLNT. ATV was on the trail and ran into a bridge, busting a section of the railing. Soliciting bids for repair. Police report filed. Will set work date to install trail markers. Power company will do periodic brush removal in the fall.
• Lake Committee (Kukla) –
a) Conservation ordinance nearly complete. Couple of typo errors and grammar changes needed. Used satellite service to GPS both ends of the lake. Will incorporate GPS points as exhibits in the ordinance. DNR designated these as sensitive areas on June 1, 1989. Motion (Kukla/Kamps) to approve creation of Ordinance No. 69 allowing for a couple of grammar changes as stated and upon approval from Attorney Harvey. Approved 5-0.
b) Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to table discussion on the Spillway opening and closing until the August meeting. Approved 5-0.
• School District Report (Fahey) –
a) Discussed the rate increases for the local school districts due to the loss of state aid.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the liquor license for In the Drink. Approved 4-0-1 (Fahey).
Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to approve original operator licenses for Brittany Binstock, April Satter, Samantha Savage, and Angela Tucker and renewal operator licenses for Denise Dayton-Olson, Holly Hancock, Ashley Klein, Haley Neave, and Casey Price. Approved 5-0.
Attorney Harvey’s Report –
• Mr. Perez submitted a motion for an extension of time. Add denial of Notice of Claim to the August agenda. Hearing set for July 29, will report on this at next month’s meeting. Provide documentation of aerial view of property to Harvey.
• Board of Review held. Hold meeting to close once certified delivery receipts are received.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to adjourn at 10:03 p.m. Approved 5 0.
Supervisor Kamps Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Fahey Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer