TOWN OF GENEVA
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MAY 10, 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 Kulik, Kukla, Kamps, Millard, Attorney Harvey, Building Inspector Boss and Administrator Downing. Clerk/Treasurer Kirch took the minutes of the meeting.
Motion (Millard/Kamps) to approve the minutes from April 12, 21, and 29, 2010. Approved 5 0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 5 0. Balances reported as of April 30, 2010:
ASSETS APRIL 2010
10003 LGIP Savings 1,093,567.49 Total Income 1,538,605.44
10007 Money Market Account 22,833.85 Total Expense 894,647.65
10013 Chase Tax Checking Account 6,371.86 Net Income 643,957.79
10015 Chase High Yield Savings Acct 432,775.08
1100 – General Checking 50,548.74
Total Checking/Savings 1,606,097.02
Motion (Millard/Kamps) to approve bills from 04/09/10 through 05/07/10. Approved 5 0. Discussed whether to move the Governor’s election in November to Como Community Church as was done for the Presidential election. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to keep the election here, at the Town Hall. Approved 5-0.
Administrator’s Report (Downing) –
• This past month has been a “re-active time” vs. “pro-active” time.
• Receiving calls concerning the new fire number signs. Overall, most people appreciate them but there is a percentage that are complaining that they don’t want anything placed in their yards or they are just going to tear them down. Should be completed by the end of the month.
• Ask that you table Item 9, Ordinance amendment to include the fire address signs, till the June meeting. Need language that addresses “other structures,” should they have an address and sign also. Any future signs will cost the resident a little over $50 for the sign and post and will be installed by the Highway Department. Building Inspector will assess for new structures.
• WI DOT is again offering grant monies for connector roads. I will be working on the grant application for Palmer Road. Our Highway Superintendent has indicated that we have to start addressing the repair of that road in the not too distant future.
• Ordinance # 71, Business Licenses, is one ordinance that I am pleased to bring forward for your approval tonight. Good asset for the Town so we have a better understanding of the types of busi¬nesses we have, plus this will help us evaluate what to be looking for in the future. I cannot stress the safety factor enough. Important to know if any business is using hazardous materials in case of fire or emergency situations. County already has on record “MINOR HOME OCCUPATION EXEMPTION FORM” that addresses small in-home businesses. Copy of form distributed. In-home businesses would have to apply for a business license through the Town but would not be required to change their zoning.
• Next month plan to bring forward new dental insurance, hopefully with substantial cost savings.
• FunFestival – Committee meeting last week at my house so the new members could view last year’s video. Sandy Isola/Cynthia Fueredi – Como’s Got Talent; Rob/Michelle Sheets – children games and advertising; Lynn Wesolek – FunFestival Secretary; Drew Scarbourgh/Bob Johnson – shuttle boats; Jay Hencken/Marylynn Payne/Belinda Harris – food service; Jason Eck – raffle tickets. The Funfestival is planned for Saturday, August 7th, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the North Pier of Lake Como. Town Chairman, Dan Lauderdale, has graciously donated the dunk tank (fun and games) for the day. Gene Decker donating cost of the band “Stateline Playboys” who were so popular last year. Second band, Wize Guys, donated by Downing Family. Continuing to seek donations to help defray the cost of fireworks. To date I have tentative commitments of $4,000 if those that gave last year will again donate. Looking into having the fireworks shot off from a barge vs. Geneva National driving range so that they can be viewed better than in previous years. Facebook page set up -Town of Geneva Summer FunFestival.
No Public Comments.
Brian Hinrichs was thanked for the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Schofield Road Boat Launch this morning. Hinrichs reviewed the Como Auto Salvage contract. DNR would like info for a revised remedial action plan for the site. Understands we don’t know where we are going with the project at this time, suggests we approve the contract with a partial fee of $15,000, not to exceed without prior authorization from the Board. If we do move ahead, then we can hit the ground running for the Stewardship Grant. Hourly rate in the core agreement that the Town already has. Phase I and II Assessments done under previous grant. There is more Phase II work necessary to finalize the remedial action plan. Wants to wrap this up as it is grant eligible. This is a 75/25 grant. Ownership is not a prerequisite of the grant, access is, and we have that. Long term goal is 1) looking to insure the property is cleaned up and 2) possibly utilize it as park space and maintain its integrity, insuring that our watershed area doesn’t get further contaminated. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to approve the contract as submitted with the following amendments: Page 1, Section 2 Compensation, amending the $40,000 to $15,000; and correct the date in Section 1 to November 9, 2009. Approved 4-1 (Kulik). Foth will donate to FunFest. Hinrichs to address letter from DNR regarding final billing and the expiration date of June 30, 2010.
Resolution No. 189, Amendments to 2035 Comprehensive Plan, was approved last month. However, it was numbered incorrectly. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the correction in numbering of Resolution No. 189 to 194. Approved 5-0.
All businesses within the Town would be required to obtain a business license. Initial applica¬tion fee is $25 with an annual renewal fee of $10. Business License Ordinance passed unanimously by the Plan Commission contingent upon Attorney Harvey’s approval. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to approve Ordinance No. 71. Approved 5-0.
Downing has requested to table Ordinance No. 20 until the June meeting. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to table until the June meeting. Approved 5-0.
Resolution No. 151 amendments presented. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to amend Resolution No. 151 Fee Schedule to add in the Business License fees, 2035 Land Use Plan Amendment fees, and to remove the cost for a binder of current Town Ordinances and Resolutions. Approved 5-0.
Chapters 1 and 2 of Code of Ordinances presented previously. Lauderdale asking to table to give the new Board member time to review. Motion (Kukla/Kamps) to table Chapters 1 and 2 of Code of Ordinances until June meeting. Approved 5-0. Submitting Chapters 3 and 4 for review. Add to June agenda.
Discussed Nancy J. Holmes acquiring the liquor license for the Clubhouse Inn which will now be called Silver Bullet Saloon and Grill. Want to begin operation June 1st. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to move Item 13 to be included in Item 19 to allow Attorney Harvey time to review the statutes. Approved 5-0.
Date Otto has requested an easement across the 10’ unimproved platted Alley for installation of a new septic system at N3116 Williams Street. He has purchased two lots behind his parcel for the new system and needs the easement to connect to those lots. Motion (Kamps/Lauderdale) for Dale Otto to receive a utility easement from the Township to cross the alley that is plotted by the Town of Geneva. In the future, if the Town of Geneva wishes to make that an alley, Mr. Otto would have to, at his expense, upgrade the piping under the ground. Conditions for approval: Mr. Otto’s attorney writes up the easement, to be approved by Attorney Harvey; All County, Town, and Attorney fees are to be paid by him; the width of the easement is not to exceed 10 feet; and the easement is to be recorded at the Walworth County Register of Deeds office. Approved 5-0.
Handa Mart, County Road H, is currently one of our public posting locations. Scheduled to be torn down and replaced this year. Lauderdale proposes the box be placed on posts near the parking lot of the Lake Como Sanitary District building. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to change the posting location temporarily from the Handa-Mart Gas Station to the Lake Como Sanitary District office at N3420 Dell Place. Approved 5-0.
Chairman Lauderdale gave the Plan Commission Report –
• Rezone and Certified Survey Map request for David & Kristine Hills W2762 Krueger Road that is dual zoned. The property is 2.34 acres and is zoned M-3, and A-5. They are requesting the M-3 be rezoned to A-5. Plan Commission recommends approval of both requests unanimously 4-0. Board previously approved that this rezone fits into our 2035 Land Use Plan. Motion (Kamps/Kukla) to grant the rezone of 1.16 acres from M-3 to A-5. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Certified Survey Map for David and Kristine Hills at W2767 Krueger Road. Approved 5-0.
• Handa Mart needs a Conditional Use to tear down the building and canopy and construct a new building and canopy. Plan Commission approved unanimously (4-0) with two conditions: 1) the owner of Handa Mart install and maintain a 100’ privacy fence at maximum height as required by code starting at Walnut Road going east to Clubhouse Drive, and 2) the hours of operation will be from 4:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days a week with the pumps being open 24 hours. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Conditional Use for Handa Mart with the two conditions as stated. Approved 5-0.
• Lake Como Sanitary District requested approval of a Certified Survey Map that would provide creation of an Outlot over an existing easement for the District to purchase from Dean Miller who owns Lot 1, and Mary Richmond who owns Lot 2 located at W4153 Palmer Road. Plan Commission approved unanimously (4-0). Motion (Kukla/Kamps) to approve the Certified Survey Map at W4153 Palmer Road for the Lake Como Sanitary District and to waive their fee and return it to them. Approved 5-0.
• Two Plan Commission members are up for re-appointment: Gary Cocroft and Jim Thometz. Applications received from Pauline Malsch and Jerry Mulligan. Motion (Kamps/Kulik) to renew the terms and retain the current Plan Commission members. Approved 5-0.
• Audrey Boss gave her building permit report. Mercy permit totaled $66,120.70.
Committee Reports –
• Police Department (Kukla) – Data entry just finished 2009, beginning 2010. Recognition given to Police Chief and Highway Superintendent on their interdepartmental cooperation to perform duties above and beyond their positions, rather than hiring out, which saves the Town money.
a) Big Top Fireworks is again requesting to sell fireworks novelties. Plan of Operation, Site Plan, and Certificate of Insurance provided. Product list supplied to Gritzner. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to approve the permit to sell fireworks novelties for Big Top Fireworks located on Hwy 50 at the Anthony’s Steak House property with the condition that the Town of Geneva Police Department has the ability at any point in time to inspect the fireworks at that location, the hours of operation from June 23, 2010 through July 6, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Approved 5-0.
b) Commissioner Larry Vant’s term is up for reappointment on the Police Commission. He filled the vacancy of Jason Hall. Would like to solicit applications of a new police commission member. Motion (Kukla/Kamps) to approve moving forward with advertising for appointment of a Police Commission member. Approved 5-0.
• Lake Como Sanitary District (Millard) – Millard appointed as the new liaison. Sewer leak on Hawthorn Road repaired on March 19th. Ground water was entering the sewer line. As Town is putting in fire address signs, they are using GPS to locate their curb boxes at the same time.
• Municipal Court (Hall) – Municipal Court report given. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the Municipal Court Report as presented. Approved 5-0.
• Fire Department (Lauderdale) – Kulik appointed as the liaison for the Lake Geneva Fire Department. Millard will remain the liaison for the Williams Bay and Elkhorn Fire Departments.
a) Hardship requests from Frazier and Goforth. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to waive the bill for Frazier. Approved 5-0. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to waive both bills for Goforth. Approved 5-0.
• Highway Department (Millard) – Getting ready for the first round of mowing. Selling a mower that is pulled behind a tractor. Can bid on Craig’s List or at the Town Hall. Minimum bid of $600. Sealed bids accepted until June 15th. Kulik stated the Highway Department did a very good job getting the pier ready for another season. They also put in the buoys with assistance from Gritzner and Bill Leonard. Snowmobiles to be advertised on Craig’s List and in local paper. Minimum bids of $700 and $1,000. Sealed bids accepted until July 1st.
• Park Commission – Not in attendance.
• Lake Committee (Kukla) – Working on map to assist weed harvesters. Stocked 86 Muskies in the lake. Discussed shoreline weed pickup. Should have new weed cutter in a week.
a) Pay request #1 from Valia Excavating has been submitted. Some difficulties with the ramp. Motion (Kukla/Lauderdale) to table payment until the June meeting or until we have an action plan. Meeting set for Friday. Approved 5-0.
b) Pier permit application received from Martin Murphy, W4110 West End Road. Lake Committee recommended approval 3-1. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to approve the pier permit for Martin Murphy. Approved 5-0.
c) Pier permit application received from Dave & Pat Polivka, W3772 S. Shore Drive. Lake Committee recommended approval 4-0. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to approve pier permit for Dave & Pat Polivka. Approved 5-0.
d) Worked on the Spillway Policies & Procedures for several months. Final version to Downing on May 11, 2010. Set height at 8” from May 1 – October 31, and Benchmark for November – April 30. Millard to be contacted for any adjustments. He will relay instructions to Parker. Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to table until June meeting. Approved 5-0.
e) Four applications received for the vacancy on the Lake Committee. Lake Committee unanimously (4-0) recommends James Pody to fill that position. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to appoint James Pody as a Lake Committee Member to fill the remaining term of Cindy Pena. Approved 5-0.
• School District Report (Kulik) – Kulik appointed as school district liaison. Attended Woods School meeting. QEO ended 2009. Woods renegotiated their contract and imposed a wage freeze. Inter¬viewing for new superintendent. Kamps reported the Williams Bay teachers received a 1.7% increase.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve renewal operator licenses for Jessica Cecchini, Gary Duffy, Janice Duffy, Randall Parker, and Allen Searles. Approved 5-0. Kulik would like to remind all Town employees that you represent us 24/7. I take this seriously, and employees should take this seriously, especially those in a supervisory position. Wouldn’t try to begrudge anyone from earning extra cash, but they should think about where they are at and what they are doing because at any moment you may be called to duty. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to approve original operator licenses for Nicole Diehlmann, Jennifer Garcia, Daniel Holmes, Julie LaMeer, Jennifer Smith, Jodi Spanton, Samantha Strenger, Marcia Sullivan, Breanna Weyrauch, Denise Zank, and Russell Zank. Approved 5 0.
Attorney’s Report –
• Discussed transfer of liquor license to Nancy J. Holmes and state statute 125.04(12)(b). Doesn’t qualify as a “transfer” of the license. Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to approve the liquor license for Nancy J. Holmes contingent upon: 1) surrender of the liquor license held by Linda Parker and Dawn Monroe, Clubhouse Inn LLC, and 2) all fees due the Town of Geneva have been paid. Approved 5-0.
• Lauderdale received a letter about Zipline Adventure Park from the City of Lake Geneva regarding the County’s approval of the zoning change. They have also reported it to the Department of Administra¬tion contending it didn’t conform to our Smart Growth Plan. Letter given to Attorney Harvey to respond, if necessary.
Motion (Millard/Kamps) to adjourn at 8:54 p.m. Approved 5 0.
Supervisor Kamps Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Kulik Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC Clerk/Treasurer