TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
JUNE 8, 2009
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Fahey, Kukla, Kamps, Millard, Attorney Harvey, and Administrator Downing. Nine people signed the attendance sheet. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to approve the minutes from May 11, and May 19, 2009. Approved 5 0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 5 0. Balances reported as of May 31, 2009:
ASSETS MAY 2009
10003 LGIP Savings 1,201,260.57 Total Income 1,648,375.24
10007 Money Market Account 22,763.28 Total Expense 1,227,052.38
10013 Chase Tax Checking Account 2,899.90 Net Income 421,322.86
10015 Chase High Yield Savings Acct 201,635.50
1100 – General Checking 40,461.35
Total Checking/Savings 1,469,020.60
Motion (Kamps/Fahey) to approve bills from 5/9/09 through 6/5/09 for a total of $113,672.44. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to open the public hearing on the Park Drive Bridge Project. Approved 5-0. No Comments from the audience. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to close the public hearing on the Park Drive Bridge Project. Approved 5-0.
Administrator’s Report –
• Had privilege of attending the Badger High School awards night. The first recipient chosen for the Charlotte Peterson Scholarship Award was Sophia Dixon. Nice to have opportunity to speak about what Charlotte Peterson brought to the Town of Geneva which was absolutely the best of her. Sophia Dixon will be furthering her studies with that $500 scholarship. Contacted Peterson family to see if they want some guidelines placed on the scholarship in the future, such as the student being from the Town of Geneva, or someone going into the teaching field.
• Received a $1,000 donation towards the FunFestival fireworks display from Chairman Lauderdale.
• Ad-hoc committee has been formed to study the feasibility of adding on to this building, or possibly building new. Consists of Steve Lois, Scott Lowell, Judge Letteney, Daniel Bishop, Cass Kordecki, Audrey Boss, Andy Schmidt, Jim Giovannetti, and Diane Nelson. Sub-committees formed. Report due September/October on the feasibility. Cargo carrier has been leased due to lack of space for records storage. Committee meets every 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month. Hope to have referen¬dum on ballot in April 2010.
• Need to establish a Complete Count Committee for the 2010 Census. Resolution is a requirement to receive promotional items to distribute. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to approve Resolution No. 186. Approved 5-0.
Public comments –
• Gary Cocroft questioned the land search for a possible new Town Hall. Looking at a campus environment.
Previously reduced Building Inspector’s office hours due to lack of need. Review requested for June. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to keep the building inspection office hours as is, MW 10-11:30 a.m. and revisit again in September. Approved 5-0.
Committee Reports –
• Police Department (Kukla) – Read letter commending the Police Department from Theodore and Diane Meiggs.
a) Big Top Fireworks provided a proposal, plan of operation, site map, consent form, certificate of insurance, certificate of flame resistance, product list, and copies of permits other municipalities have issued to them. Chief Gritzner has no problem with selling what is on the list. Locked storage container will be on site. Motion (Kukla/Fahey) to approve Big Top Fireworks to sell their fireworks from June 24, 2009 through July 6, 2009 at Anthony’s Steakhouse located on Hwy 50 and allowing the Town of Geneva Police Department inspection of fireworks for sale at that location at any time. Approved 5-0.
b) Permit to display fireworks at N3180 Quail Road requested by Charlotte Denzer. Ordinance #24, Section 2 read by Lauderdale. Certificate of insurance not provided. Motion (Lauderdale/Fahey) to decline the request to display fireworks by Charlotte Denzer. Approved 5-0.
c) Permit to display fireworks on Quail Road requested by Darin Monsanto. Motion (Lauderdale/ Kamps) to deny the request to display fireworks by Darin Monsanto. Approved 5-0.
d) Harvey provided Board with the Administrative Rules and Procedures for the Police Commission. Deferred this document to the Police Commission for their review. Comments are welcome. Harvey invites the Police Commission rep to contact him.
• Lake Como Sanitary District (Fahey) –
a) Discussed the Aune family driveway which is being used by the Sanitary District equipment to access their pit which needs to be cleaned on a regular basis. Farmer who District has an easement agreement with won’t allow any access from his property. Driveway is being destroyed by the District trucks. Manager is looking into perhaps relocating the manhole.
b) Cross connection with Geneva National is very near completion. Testing is done.
• Municipal Court (Hall) – Hall gave the court report.
• Fire Department (Lauderdale) –
a) Reviewed the six hardship requests received. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to waive the hardship cases for Ambrosia, Gott, Jossart, Knafl, and McKenzie. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to waive the $100 balance without refund of the previous $400 already paid. Approved 5-0. Instructed Harvey to draft an ordinance for false alarms. Add to July agenda.
b) Memorandum of Understanding for the tornado siren is not complete. Harvey will write. Cost sharing, maintenance, insurance, and equal liability, all split 50/50. Lauderdale will provide other points needed in MOU. Install now due to tornado season and continue to work on agreement.
• Highway Department (Millard) –
a) Soliciting bids for roads that are going to be done. List of potential roads read, not all will be able to be completed. Motion (Millard/Kamps) to solicit bids for the proposed roads. Approved 5-0. Bids will be reviewed and recommendation made at the July 13, 2009 meeting.
• Park Commission (Lauderdale) –
a) Deed for the Korona property on Queen Road (JLCB 00374) received. Need to rezone to P-1 or P-2. Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to defer to the Plan Commission’s judgment on what rezone this parcel should be for a Town park with a possible shelter on it. Approved 5-0. Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to waive the fee for the rezone. Approved 5-0.
• Lake Committee (Kukla) – No quorum present at their meeting. Discussion only, no action on items.
a) Discussed the spillway.
b) Cassandra Kordecki is investigating the north shore restoration process. Will provide monthly update.
c) Downing to contact Brian Hinrichs, Foth, regarding the updated south shore boat launch plan prior to our July meeting so action can be taken.
d) Discussed creating an ordinance for conservation areas on the east and west ends of Lake Como. Nearly complete, need a few GPS settings. Want to impose maximum forfeiture in this ordinance.
e) Section 6 of Ordinance No. 57 allows for a single 100-foot pier. Amendment requesting five 100-foot piers to be placed within the riparian zone; two for the LCBPOA and three 100-foot piers for the existing north lake shore businesses. Motion (Kukla/Kamps) for approval of this revision to pier Ordinance #57 with one condition; that this document from the Association have the proper legal names and titles of the people who put this drafted document together on this revision, and pending DNR approval, if applicable. Approved 4-0-1 (Fahey).
• School District Report (Fahey) –
a) Nearly all schools hold meetings the same night as the Town Board. Fahey will request minutes on any proposed new programs. One school meets twice a month and she should be able to attend their meeting. One issue to watch is land acquisition ($678,000) for another middle school.
Amendment to Resolution No. 151 regarding liquor license fees was reviewed. Increases fee for intoxicating liquor permit by $100. Motion (Kamps/Lauderdale) to adopt Resolution No. 151. Approved 3-0-2 (Fahey, Kukla). Cannot review Operator License fees as specific ordinance not stated on agenda. Will address during recoding of the ordinances.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve all liquor licenses for the businesses on the agenda provided all forms are filled out properly and all monies due to the Town of Geneva have been paid to the satisfaction of the Town of Geneva Treasurer with the exception of Clubhouse Inn, Geneva National Community Association, and Harleen Corporation who answered ‘no’ to Question No. C3; Does the applicant understand that they must purchase alcohol beverages only from Wisconsin wholesalers? That needs to be answered ‘yes.’ They are to be notified to revise their forms and once they do, then they are approved. Approved 3-0-2 (Fahey, Kukla).
Concerns with Kinney who has two OWI convictions. The first in 1988 and the second in 2007. No ongoing track record. Comment on Nicewarner response of “nothing new” since the last application as well. Slawkin doesn’t list what the convictions were. Nicewarner and Slawkin are renewals, so information was approved previously. All approved by Chief Gritzner, 19 renewals and 2 originals. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to approve all of the operator licenses on the June agenda; Donna Ciancio, Kevin Czarnecki, Terrence Fahey, Barbara Fukal, Daniel Gritzner, Danyel Gritzner, Dawn Gritzner, Carissa Hagedorn, Angelina Kinney Burdette Larson, Judith Lew, Stephanie Nicewarner, Mary Payne, Sean Payne, Eric Rude, Susan Schaufel, Steven Slawkin, Carter Szok, Cindy Szok, Alicia Madaus, and Ashley Madaus. Approved 4-0-1 (Fahey).
Attorney Harvey’s Report –
• Recode is progressing.
• Money has been well spent on the Administrator.
• Como Auto Salvage – Lauderdale waiting for a certificate of liability insurance from Foth before he will sign the contract.
• Perez – Dunning letter sent last month. Little progress seen. Mid-July building should come down. Lauderdale and Gritzner will review the flags set by the surveyor. Harvey will do a progress letter.
• Halsey dental claim done.
• Lost three cases regarding barking dogs. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to approve the amended Ordinance No. 5 relative to Cats and Dogs with the removal of the four words in Section 5 of “provided by the Town.” Approved 5-0. Post tomorrow.
Halsey has resigned as secretary. Her salary inclusive of benefits was approximately $50,000. Lauderdale reviewed losses of revenue to the Town. Thinks work load can be cut by some administrative changes. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to hire a part-time secretary, under 600 hours without benefits with the possibility the applicant could become full time in the future, under further review from the Police Commission at their discretion of time/date based on input from the Chief of Police as to the status of the department with this person filling this role. To start at a salary of $11.45 per hour and applicant can get a $1.00 raise in the event they’re promoted to full time. Approved 5-0. Police Commission to do interviews.
McGrath is a consulting group. Will provide services such as analyzing a benefit package and we need to prepare for what could be a lengthy battle for our police contract at the end. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to table until July 13, 2009 meeting. Approved 5-0. If cost is feasible, would defer to the Police Commission.
Motion (Millard/Kukla) to adjourn at 9:12 p.m. Approved 4 0.
Supervisor Kamps Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Fahey Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer