UNAPPROVED Amended April 11, 2011
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
MARCH 24, 2011
Chairman Lauderdale called the duly posted and noticed meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. Pledge of Allegiance. In attendance were Lauderdale, Supervisors Millard, Kukla, and Kulik, Attorney Harvey, and Building Inspector Boss. Supervisor Kamps was excused.
Motion (Kukla/Millard) to approve the meeting minutes from February 9, 2011. Approved 4-0. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to approve the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Approved 4-0. Motion (Kulik/Kukla) to approve bills from 02/09/11 through 03/04/11. Approved 4-0. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to approve Resolution No. 200 to Amend the 2010 Budget. Approved 4-0. Balances reported as of February 28, 2011:
LGIP Savings 212,532.11 Total Income 863,942.27
LGIP Tax 31,866.37 Total Expense 517,406.29
Money Market Account 322,913.96 Net Income 346,535.98
Chase Tax Checking Account 129,439.44
Chase High Yield Savings Acct 334,079.80
General Checking 261,789.94
Public Comments –
The siren which was moved to Handa Mart is at least 20-25 years old. Bids requested. Two were received. Federal Signal - $15,114; American Signal Corporation - $14,500. Discussed bids. Variation in bids is Federal Signal will inspect all of the Town’s tornado sirens. Don’t need heater for battery. Will take two weeks to get the equipment and for installation. Possible locations for the siren were discussed; Handa Mart, Town Hall, or the Lake Como Sanitary District Building. Federal would help place the siren based on the coverage map. There is no battery backup for the current siren. Motion (Kulik/Kukla) to suspend the rules to allow Charles R. Delaney to speak. Approved 4-0. Solar operation is available. Solar, electric with battery is 90% of sirens today. Jim Daley questioned the cost of the siren at Woods School. Cost-share with Town of Linn, each paid $7,000 to $8,000. There is also a siren at the Como Clubhouse. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to move forward with the purchase of a tornado siren for $15,114 less the battery heater in the amount of $265, also to include inspection of all of the sirens in the Town of Geneva including the one at the Clubhouse. Approved 4-0.
Special Event Permits –
a) Cardboard Boat Races to be held on Saturday, July 30th. Requesting road closure again. Motion (Kukla/Millard) to approve the permit for the Cardboard Boat Races to be held July 30, 2011 in front of Freddie’s West End with road closures on Willow and Apricot Roads at Hemlock, and Lake Shore Drive from Hemlock to Begonia from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Approved 4-0.
b) FunFest and Raffles to be held Saturday, August 6th. Requesting road closure again. Motion (Lauderdale/Millard) to approve the FunFest event and road closure of Lake Shore Drive from Hemlock to the east side of Dandelion Road, with placement of barricades at Lake Shore and Willow, Apricot, Begonia, and Canary from Noon until 11:00 p.m. Approved 3-1 (Kulik).
Building Inspector, Audrey Boss, gave her monthly report. State Commercial Building Inspector was brought in to review the fire damage and write repair orders. The main issues are with the ventilation in the basement. Plans were never submitted to the State for the basement’s current use. Will need to hire an architect/engineer to create plans for use of the basement and exit lighting as well. Possible $20,000 to $50,000 expense. Need to hire someone to begin the process. Discussed options for re-building the hutch which burned. Discussed the federal rules regarding handicapped accessibility. Lauderdale will get exit sign prices, purchase, and have them installed. Boss will contact the state inspector. Boss sent out letters to five property owners regarding the conditions of structures on their property. Next group will be for structures that have to be inspected.
Committee Reports –
a) Packard reviewed the itemized budget for 2011. Plan to use $2,000 from the Duck Lake Nature Trail budget for work at Charlotte Peterson and Korona Parks. DLNT – will add two placards (have 14 already); Rich Wesolek will make benches. Materials need to be purchased. Leave Nonlapsing funds untouched. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to approve the 2011 Park’s budget. Approved 4-0.
b) Reviewed the reasons for updating the noxious weeds ordinance. Draft ordinance is currently nine pages long. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to table the noxious weeds ordinance revisions until May meeting. Approved 4-0.
c) Lynn Wesolek and John Packard submitted a grant last fall which was originally denied. Money has freed up and the Town was awarded $1,400 in matching funds. Lauderdale read Urban Forestry Grant Authorizing Resolution No. 203. Motion (Kulik/Kukla) to adopt Resolution No. 203. Approved 4-0.
a) The contract with the labor association has been completed. Three year contract, January 1, 2011 until December 31, 2013. Raises – 2011-0%; 2012-2%, and 2013-2%. Vacation days after 15 years equal 23 days. Motion (Kulik/Millard) to suspend the rules for discussion. Approved 4‑0. Charles Delaney questioned the contract for the Chief of Police. Motion (Lauderdale/Kulik) to approve the proposed contract as worked out by Kukla and Kulik with the union. Approved 4‑0.
b) Lauderdale and Kukla are working on the Police Chief contract still. Annual compensation of $73,000; new Chief not requiring health insurance which saves over $14,000 per year. Contract is a work in progress. Hopeful for a five-year contract. Motion (Lauderdale/Kukla) to table until the April 11th meeting. Approved 4-0. Questions should be sent to Kukla or Attorney Harvey.
a) Motion (Kukla/Lauderdale) to waive the bills for fire/EMS service due to hardship requests for Bentsen and Biederman. Approved 4-0.
b) Lauderdale gave the Paratech report. Read response times for calls. Motion (Kulik/Kukla) to suspend the rules for discussion on the Paratech report. Approved 4-0. Herwald reported that the response times on the Paratech report don’t match the County report. There was a call on the report for the 2nd that Paratech didn’t respond to.
c) Motion (Kukla/Millard) to approve the contract for the Lake Geneva Fire Department as dated and signed by Chairman Lauderdale on March 14, 2011. Approved 4-0. To be submitted to the City of Lake Geneva for their signatures. Kulik questioned if we will be getting a report, possibly quarterly, on the Williams Bay calls in our area.
a) Class II ad to be placed for truck bids. Motion (Kukla/Millard) for Randy Parker to advertise for truck bids. Approved 4-0.
b) Town Hall chimney in need of repair. Mason needs to rebuild it. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to approve the bid of $4,275 for the chimney repair work. Approved 4-0.
a) Lake Como Beach Property Owners Association has requested an additional 23 piers on their north shore property. Motion by the Lake Committee passed (5-1) to go forward with the recommendation to allow 20 additional piers contingent on meeting all Town, County, and State regulations and understanding that the additional piers were not in place prior to the 2004 deadline. Needs to be reviewed by Attorney Harvey. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to table until the April 11th meeting. Approved 4-0.
b) Additional electrical outlet needed along Lake Shore Drive. Gene Decker volunteered to pay the cost for the one remaining electrical outlet along the north shore at no cost to the Town.
c) Lake Committee members Fahey, LeBeau, Pody, and Wagner were up for re-appointment last November. Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to re-appoint the four members for another two-year term until November 2012. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Kukla/Lauderdale) to table indefinitely approval of the business license for Ray Deering Gun Shop until the proper documentation is provided. Approved 4-0.
Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to approve the original Operator License for Robert Fritz. Approved 4-0.
Attorney’s Report –
Motion (Kukla/Kulik) to adjourn at 8:45 p.m. Approved 4-0.
Chairman Lauderdale / Kopecky
Supervisor Loomer Supervisor Millard / Daily
Supervisor Kulik Supervisor Kukla
Debra L. Kirch, CMC/WCMC