MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
SEPTEMBER 13, 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, and Millard, Attorney Harvey, Building Inspector Boss, and Administrator Downing.
Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve the minutes from July 26, August 9, and August 19, 2010. Approved 5‑0. Motion (Kamps/Kulik) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 5‑0. Balances reported as of August 31, 2010:
10003 LGIP Savings 662,218.80 Total Income 2,641,173.49
10004 LGIP Tax 31,834.10 Total Expense 1,986,529.23
10007 Money Market Account 22,856.95 Net Income 654,644.26
10013 Chase Tax Checking Account 6,371.86
10015 Chase High Yield Savings Acct 733,316.30
1100 – General Checking 160,387.12
Motion (Millard/Kamps) to approve bills from 08/0710 through 09/10/10. Approved 5‑0 by roll call vote.
Administrator’s Report – Once the Summer FunFestival was over, it became a rather quiet time in the office.
· Receiving more frequent requests for usage of our website, both locally and out of town, and would appreciate some guidelines to work with. I had worked up a draft resolution in June and submitted it to Supervisor Kulik and awaiting further input.
· Received a letter of intent from the Police Union representative and have passed it onto each of you. I would advise that since the
· We will begin working on preliminary budget figures this week and will be asking the department heads to do the same.
· I filled out a report on the responses to date for the Business Licenses and have given each of the supervisors a copy. I feel this is going to give the Town of
· Chairman Lauderdale and I had a meeting with Town of
· I think I had made you aware last month that the FunFestival Committee had made a conscientious decision to lower the prices for the event this year due to the harsh economy thereby reducing the profit margin. We noted a profit of a little over $7,000 and are discussing the possibility of using some of that profit to purchase a tent which we would then be able to rent out to other entities.
· Chairman Lauderdale announced the resignation of Administrator Downing effective October 1, 2010. He will not appoint another Administrator until after the April 2011 election.
Public Comments –
· Gary Duffy,
Resolution No. 199, A Resolution in Support of Reducing the Speed Limit on Highway 50 within the Town of
The liquor license premise descriptions have been amended to include outdoor areas at Como Inn and Flanagan’s North. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to approve the amended liquor license applications for Como Inn and Flanagan’s North. Approved 5-0.
Vance Antoniou presented a proposal for a water park project at the Lodge at Geneva Ridge. He has been negotiating with an investor for the water park who would be willing to go ahead with some incentive with room tax revenue. Requested a rebate of 50% of the room tax above the average annual amount of $80,000. Would increase the employment base and expects a 10-15 or 20% increase in occupancy with a water park. Occupancy rates right now are down 20-30%, whereas Timber Ridge, with a water park, is only down 6%. If there is no increase in occupancy, there is no incentive. Would be access on a fee basis to the water park by Town residents. Architectural drawings are done. Could have working drawings in 4-6 weeks, and come in for a permit 6 weeks from today. Complete in 5 months. Board feels it would be prudent to provide for incentive for development and employment within the Town. Legal issues; length of agreement, equal protection, capital improvement. Motion (Kamps/Kulik) to table until the October 11, 2010 Board meeting. Approved 5-0.
Chairman Lauderdale gave the Plan Commission Report –
Have concerns with the At the Lake House B&B and Mary’s Luxury Vacation Home businesses not being compliant with all applicable regulations. Motion (Kamps/Millard) to approve all of the businesses listed on the agenda with the exception of At the Lake House and Mary’s Luxury Vacation Home. Approved 5-0. Businesses approved were – Cheryl A. Mick, S.C., Anthony’s Steak House Inc., Little Red Preschool of Lake Como LLC, Master Services, Primex, Inc. (Klockit & Primex), B&J Tree & Landscape Service Inc., Lake Geneva Entertainment (Sugar Shack), Markee Water Conditioning, Gutman Consulting Group, LLC, In the Drink, All About Children LLC, Como Cabins, Hemingways, Geneva Cabinet Company, Lowell Mgmt Services, Inc., Joy’s Golden Door, DEG Music Products, Inc., Duffy Inc., SIA Computer Corporation, Como Inn, and French Country Inn. Motion (Kamps/Kulik) to deny the two licenses for At the Lake House and Mary’s Luxury Vacation Home. Approved 5-0.
Committee Reports –
a) Have drawn up a preliminary design for
b) Workday on September 11 at
a) Proposed eligibility list of part-time officers provided. Request approval of the concept of establishment of an eligibility list for part-time patrol officers in ranked order. Background investigations needed. Motion (Kukla/Kamps) to approve the proposed eligibility list of part-time officers and the ranking for which they’re stipulated on the document 1-10. Approved 5-0.
b) Received letter from Ben Barth, labor negotiator for the union. Called last week has not been returned yet. Kulik and Kukla will sit down with Barth. Contract requires either party to open negotiations prior to October 1. Will look into hiring a contract specialist if necessary.
Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to approve original operator licenses for Pamela Bockelmann, Danielle Merritt, Sarah Richardson, and Daniel Truttschel. Approved 5-0.
Discussed Code of Ordinances – Chapter 9 Public Peace and Good Order. Send any concerns to Attorney Harvey. Add Ordinance 20, fire number signs, and no smoking ordinance to Chapter 9.
Attorney’s Report – Discussed the CSM for Wrigley Farms with Attorney Howe. They are turning 160 acres into 4 parcels of 35 acres each. Per our land use ordinance, he doesn’t believe he needs to appear before the Town. Town believes he needs to appear before the Plan Commission and Town Board like all other Certified Survey Maps.
Motion (Lauderdale/Kamps) to Move to Closed Session pursuant to Sec. 19.85 (1)(f) to consider financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons which, if discussed in public, would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect upon the reputation of any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations regarding Chief Gritzner. Approved 5-0.
Attorney Harvey and Administrator Downing have been invited to this Closed Session. Motion (Kamps/ Kukla) to return to Open Session. Approved 5-0. No action was taken in the Closed Session. Discussed with Attorney Harvey and Attorney Wassel, who arrived at 10:00 p.m., strategy with regards to Chief Gritzner employment status.
Motion (Millard/Kulik) to adjourn at 10:22 p.m. Approved 5‑0.
Supervisor Kamps Supervisor Millard
Supervisor Kulik Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC