MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MARCH 8, 2010
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Fahey, Kukla, Kamps, Millard, Attorney Harvey, Building Inspector Boss, and Administrator Downing.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the minutes from February 8, 2009 (2 sets) and February 17, 2010. Approved 5‑0. Motion (Millard/Fahey) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 5‑0. Balances reported as of February 28, 2010:
10003 LGIP Savings 593,215.63 Total Income 1,193,693.28
10007 Money Market Account 22,822.03 Total Expense 476,584.34
10013 Chase Tax Checking Account 14,381.59 Net Income 717,108.94
10015 Chase High Yield Savings Acct 202,164.02
1100 – General Checking 854,255.85
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve bills from 02/06/10 through 03/05/10. Approved 5‑0. Motion (Kamps/ Fahey) to table the resolution to amend the 2009 budget until the April meeting. Approved 5-0. Private Quarters (JPQC 00001) has filed a Claim for Excessive Assessment. They appeared before the Board of Review on July 1 and 2, 2009. The Assessor’s valuation of the property was upheld. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to deny the claim by Security Bank of
Administrator’s Report –
· Worked 92.5 hours not including most meetings.
· Purchased the copier in the
· Meeting set with Sheri Murrell, an insurance consultant.
· Working on business licenses for the Town of
· Jody Cook given a certificate for 10 years of service. Trying to foster better employee relations.
In November the Board approved a raise for the Administrator which was to be included in the Town’s dental plan. Under the current contract only employees who work 30 hours per week or more are eligible. Discussed providing a comparable raise ($600) rather than the insurance. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to table to the April meeting. Approved 5-0.
Public Comments –
· Dawn Greiner is concerned about the Perez Auto Salvage property operating a business without a bathroom. Dawn stated that Nick Sigmund from Walworth County Zoning said a business can operate without a bathroom. Audrey Boss clarified that there continues to be some issues with the Perez property. One is over ownership of the land. Until that is resolved, it becomes difficult to enforce building codes violations on the property. There are multiple levels of jurisdiction involved. Currently we have been served a summons and complaint to determine ownership of that 40 ft. parcel of property. Being defended by our insurance company.
· Cassandra Kordecki has opened for discussion the issue of short-term rental before the Plan Commission and at the County level. Has researched the subject for two years. Packet of information provided. Wants this regulated and taxed.
The Ad-Hoc Municipal Building Committee presented their recommendation last month. Need to determine if the next step should be made. Direct the Committee to: Develop final recommendation on site; Determine which departments stay and go; Scope of renovation of existing facilities; Scope of new building; Seek designer and/or builder; Cost and means for financing; and complete remaining Town Board directives of drafting referendum and education plan. Kamps would like committee to determine what the cost would be for a site for the entire staff, even though that option was rejected by the Committee. Motion (Lauderdale/ Fahey) to ask the Ad-Hoc Committee move ahead with seeking all of those directives, and to include the cost of a new facility for all employees. Approved 5-0. Committee will develop a plan to provide the best cost-effective facility that will serve the Town’s needs.
We have been approved for an additional $40,000 SAG funding for the Como Auto Salvage property. Grant involves a $10,000 matching fee from Town funds. Deadline is tomorrow. Funds are for fine-tuning the contamination sampling and also could be used for demo of the building. Next decision would have to be made to acquire the property or not. Would finish everything so the Clean-up Grant is ready to go. Foth can provide a plan with three different options. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to accept the grant, but delay any further discussion on the property until another date and time. Approved 5-0. Contract from Foth for $40,000 which was just provided will be addressed at next month’s meeting.
Funding has been allocated for the Aquatic Invasive Species Lake Plan in the amount of $9,318.75. Has already been accepted. Part of that will be spent on sampling weeds in various parts of the lake. DNR has changed the rules on sampling protocols for lakes. There are now over 600+ sampling points on
Contract for legal services is due in May. Discussed whether the Board would like to request proposals. Requested breakdown of fees. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to not request proposals for legal services. Approved 5-0. Fahey continues to be concerned that contracts are not put out to bid. Need to set up a time frame when things are put out to bid. There are a number of significant issues pending with the Town. Discussed a three-month extension to the contract so renewal of the legal contract is not one of the first items for any new Board member. Suggest renewal of contract with a one-time extension to 15 months, instead of 12. Add to April agenda.
Lauderdale and Downing worked on the Building Inspection contract as it expires on March 18. Differences between previous contract and current proposal were noted. Residential inspections would change to 80/20 vs. 70/30 in the previous contract. Commercial rate structure would remain the same at 70/30. Contains maintenance and complaint inspections rate structure of $45/hr for 2010, $55/hr for 2011, and $65/hr for 2012. Research done to find out what others are paying their inspector. Most are receiving quite a bit more than Audrey is requesting. Extremely pleased with Audrey’s service and also her attendance at meetings, and volunteer involvement in the Ad-Hoc Committee. Kamps stated she has been extremely helpful with the Plan Commission. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve renewal of the Building Inspector’s contract with the changes specified in the contract. Approved 4-1 (Kukla). Renewal date will change from March to June. Draft of contract proposal was emailed late last week. Kukla felt there was not adequate time to review the information, wanted item tabled. Fahey felt there was poor timing in being presented to the Supervisors.
Supervisor Kamps gave the Plan Commission Report –
Committee Reports –
a) & b) Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to table items a) and b) under the Police Department Committee
Report until a recommendation is received from the Police Commission. Approved 5-0.
c) Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to table the adoption of the Police Commission Rules and Procedures. Approved 5-0.
a) Reviewed the hardship request from Dziedzic. Motion (Fahey/Lauderdale) to deny the hardship request for Dziedzic. Approved 5-0. Reviewed the hardship request from Kane. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to table for more clarification from Jody Cook on what he is asking for. Approved 5-0.
Motion (Kukla/Kamps) to approve original operator licenses for Jason Hecksel, Ramie Ross, John Winters, and Susan Winters. Hecksel and Ross were approved 5‑0. Winters and Winters were approved 4-0-1 (Lauderdale).
Attorney’s Report –
Motion (Fahey/Kamps) to adjourn at 9:03 p.m. Approved 5‑0.
Supervisor Kamps Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Fahey Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC