TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MAY 11, 2009
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Fahey, Kukla, Millard, Attorney Harvey, and Administrator Downing. Supervisor Kamps was excused. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting. Pledge of Allegiance.
Motion (Millard/Kukla) to approve the minutes from April 13, and two sets from April 20, 2009. Approved 4 0.
Motion (Millard/Fahey) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 4 0. Balances reported as of April 30, 2009:
ASSETS APRIL 2009
10003 LGIP Savings 1,300,547.19 Total Income 1,585,866.93
10007 Money Market Account 22,754.24 Total Expense 1,042,666.75
10013 Chase Tax Checking Account 2,899.90 Net Income 543,200.18
10015 Chase High Yield Savings Acct 201,446.26
1100 – General Checking 62,908.97
Total Checking/Savings 1,590,556.56
Motion (Millard/Kukla) to approve bills from 4/13/09 through 5/8/09. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Kukla/Millard) to move Item No. 13 up on the agenda to No. 4. Approved 4-0. Angela Joski was previously denied an operator’s license at last months meeting. Joski stated that she obtained licenses from the City of Lake Geneva and the Town of Delavan in March 2009. She is currently employed full time at Hawk’s View. She feels her driving record has no relation to her license. She recently retook and passed the respon¬sible beverage servers course. Supervisor Kukla will reconsider his vote due to the fact that her vehicle has an interlock device. Motion (Kukla/Millard) to reconsider the application for an Operator’s License for Angela Joski. Denied 2-2 (Lauderdale/Fahey).
Doug Mushel from Kapur & Associates gave a brief summary about their company. Jason Feucht reviewed the drainage issue on North Como Road. Looking at a piped ditch system or the possibility of a detention pond. Property owners not interested in the pond alternative. Will do hydrological analysis of the area. Contract will provide a study and plans. Effort will not exceed 116 hours. Walworth County Land Conser¬vation office could be of assistance. Motion (Fahey/Millard) to approve the contract from Kapur & Associates to address the issue of the North Como Road drainage. Approved 4-0.
Merilee Host distributed maps showing the requested locations for Delavan Lake Watershed Signs. They will provide sign and post. Town required to install. They will replace if damaged or faded. Motion (Kukla/ Millard) to approve the placement of one Delavan Lake Watershed sign on Palmer Road, west of Petrie Road and decline placement of any other signs in the Town of Geneva at this point in time. Approved 4-0.
Lake Committee has received a grant to do something with the South Shore Boat Launch. Looking to substantially reduce the previous project cost of $250,000. Kukla reviewed the downscaled version of the plans. Single lane boat ramp, reconfigure existing parking stalls, and potentially a new dock. Project will be $30,000-$50,000. May be eligible for grant money depending on when parking lot was resurfaced. Need ordinance to support no power loading of boats onto trailers. Preliminary report will be done in 30 days, with the final report in 60 days. Motion (Kukla/Lauderdale) to approve spending $3,490 to Foth to engineer plans for the boat launch on Schofield Road not to exceed a total amount of $50,000, and on top Brian will look into the idea that if we can be reimbursed for the pavement that was conducted approximately two years ago and see if any of those funds are reimbursable to the Town of Geneva. Approved 4-0.
Public comments –
• Margaret Downing suggested the Town declare the month of May as Como Cleanup.
• Dawn Greiner wanted to know where the Perez and Garrity properties stand.
Administrator’s Report –
• Requesting permission to secure a cargo container for storage of Town records.
• Ad-hoc committee formed to address Town space needs. Consists of Steve Lois, Scott Lowell, Judge Letteney, Daniel Bishop, Cass Kordecki, Audrey Boss, Andy Schmidt, Jim Giovannetti, and Diane Nelson.
• First draft of employee handbook complete.
• Randy Parker, Millard, and I met with Baxter & Woodman concerning the repair of the Park Drive Bridge.
• Received appraisal of Como Auto Salvage, $145,000. Appraisal includes an extraordinary assumption that any remediation and clean up costs associated with environmental contamination indicated to be present on the property are nominal. These costs, once determined, would then be deducted from the market value of the property.
• Have approved the contract with Kapur & Associates.
• Lauderdale and I have met with Town’s NIMS coordinator, Josh Smith. Emergency plan designates specific jobs during an emergency. Will be filled in on designated jobs and conduct a mock emer¬gency in the not too distant future.
• Engineering costs removed from stimulus package application for Palmer Road. Advised that application would look more favorable. Possible 98% grant award.
Motion (Fahey/Millard) to table the Plan Commission Report to the May 19th meeting agenda. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Kukla/Millard) to move the Building Inspector Report to May 19th meeting agenda. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) for the next year re-appoint everyone to the same liaison positions as previously assigned; Lauderdale – Building Inspector, Clerk/Treasurer, Fire Department, Municipal Court, and Park Commission. Kukla – Cemetery, Lake Committee, and Police Department. Millard – Fire Department, and Highway Department. Kamps – Plan Commission. Fahey – School Districts, and Lake Como Sanitary District. Approved 4-0.
List of Municipal Building Ad-Hoc Committee members previously read by Downing. Committee includes Downing and Lauderdale also. Space needs analysis done by Keller Builders. Will go to referendum before implemented. Hope to have study done prior to next spring’s election so it can be put up for referendum at that time. Motion (Fahey/Kukla) to approve the Ad-Hoc Committee consisting of the following volunteers: Steve Lois, Scott Lowell, Judge Letteney, Daniel Bishop, Cass Kordecki, Audrey Boss, Andy Schmidt, Jim Giovannetti, Diane Nelson, Margaret Downing, and Chairman Lauderdale to look into the feasibility of a new municipal building. Approved 4-0.
Four Operator License applications meet Chief Gritzner’s approval. Motion (Kukla/Lauderdale) to approve operator licenses for Kristin Anderson, Demetra Condos, Laura Fleck, and Pramodpalreddy Muduganti. Approved 4-0. Application for Lorie Kniseley did not receive Chief Gritzner’s approval. List of convictions read. Motion (Kukla/Fahey) to deny the original operator license for Lorie Kniseley as it relates to stat. 125.04(5)(a)(b) as to how her driving record relates to her occupation. Applicant’s traffic and criminal record indicate a substantial relationship to her duties and/or judgment as a bartender and find it to constitute habitual criminality also. Approval 4-0. Kirch to send letter with reasons for denial.
Attorney Harvey’s Report –
• Harvey reviewed Ordinance No. 5 – Dog and Cat Ordinance. Request revisions to Sections 3, 5, and 6. Need to raise penalty from maximum of $200 to $1,000. Add to May 19 agenda.
• Discussed email space problems.
• Food pantry had their open house last week.
• Basso pier is in.
• Lake Committee is redefining the lake sensitivity area.
• Has submitted a draft of the Police Commission Administration Rules & Procedures. Drafted a hearing procedure. Has not compared to the Police contract. Comments would be appreciated.
• Korona’s deed has been received back. Will provide copy of recorded deed once received. Thank you letter and receipt to be sent.
• Ronald Miller case reviewed. Now in Court of Appeals.
Motion (Millard/Kukla) to adjourn at 9:12 p.m. Approved 4 0.
Chairman Lauderdale Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Fahey Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer