TOWN OF BLACK CREEK
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Monday, December 12, 2011 7:00 p.m. Town Hall
The December Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called to order at 7:04 p.m. Officials present:
Chairman Dan Knutzen, 1st Supervisor Dan Rettler, 2nd Supervisor Tom Neubert, Clerk Karen Herman, Treasurer Jeri Ohman, and Constable Randy Heiden. Deputy Sherrif John Schuette (left 7:16 p.m.) was present to discuss town issues. Michael G. Salter Jr. (came 7:09 p.m.) and Troy Klesmit was also present.
The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on December 8, 2011.
MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading of the minutes and approve the November 14, 2011 Monthly Town Board Meeting Minutes. All said aye. Motion carried.
Building Permits: #19 –Thomas Neubert — Deck without electric
a.) Sheriff Department– Deputy Sheriff John Schutte was present to discuss town issues. Excessive
abandoned tires and deer remains issues were discussed.
b.) Sally Biagini – County Driveway Issue on Cnty Rd A, wants condominium permit to build home–
Tabled until the next town board meeting.
c.) Town Hall – Yearly Land Rental for Town of Black Creek Property –
MOTION: Knutzen/Neubert Rent will be $300 for Bill Paltzer to rent the Town of Black Creek cropping
fields for the 2012 crop year. All said aye. Motion carried.
Floor Wax – Clean Freak – Tabled until the next town board meeting.
****Troy Klesmit was present to discuss the large amount of tires being dumped on his property.
Destroyed Fire Number in Road Right of Way – Tom Mullen – Send a bill to Tom Mullen for the
signage cost $27.67 plus the $15.00 for installation for a total of $42.67.
New Signage needed—Arrows on Wood/Ballard Rd, Curve signage on State Rd/Multiple addressing
numbers on private driveways—completed. Take off agenda
Robin Rd—Flow of Water Trapped – Tabled until the next town board meeting.
N5229 Hample Rdissue of grass cutting of property –Take off agenda..
e.) Setup hearing dates –Freedom Development – Outstanding issues: Comprehensive Plan
Amendment needed before County Board can give final approval (hearing date was 1/31/2007) &
Clayman Creek Storage zoning changes on map; Town Official Map Approval/Working Lands
Requirements/Land Division-Subdivision Ord.— Tabled until the next town board meeting.
f.) CSM (Certified Survey Maps)/Preliminary Consultation Requests—None received.
g.) Ordinance/Permit Violations/Permits Issued/Approvals (Building & Miscellaneous) –
#19 –Thomas Neubert — Deck without electric
(permits are also listed above)
h.) FIRE/AMBULANCE –Past Due Fire/Rescue Runs—
Judgements – (No Updates) — Jeremy Norton (2006), Dustin Roskom (2005), William Wagner (2006),
Carol Butler (2006), Anthony Springstroh (2006), and Michael Buffum (2007)—need paperwork
Agreements – (No Updates) – Tammy Stueber (2007), Jamie Rettler (2006), Jesse Howard (2005)—
what are the agreements –
Unkown Status –(No Updates) Vicki Waukechon (2008), Cynthia Silva $621.18 (2009), and Joseph
Troiber $250 (2009)—
Runs brought to attorney on 2/2011 – (No Updates) -Bridget Villareal (Bankruptcy?) $604.05—no run
paperwork received, Jacob Grieasbach (2009) $511.18, Danielle Hintz (2009) $377.00, Kevin
Backhaus (2009) $626.18, Leah Beecher (2010) $250.00, Roberto DeLatorre (2010) $250.00, Rita
Helser (2010) $533.5, Margaret McKeever (2010) $125.00, Levi Spink (2009) $662.18,
Perry Springstroh (2008) $56.97, Peter St. Thomas (2009) $150.00, Lucas Ziewacz (2008) $416.25,
Julie Merryfield Bankruptcy?) $526.18—no run paperwork received
Tabled until the next town board meeting.
i.) Ambulance contract – MOTION: Rettler/Neubert—accept ambulance contract. All said aye. Motion
j.) Writ of Certiorari-Frank Sausen—Appealed by Sausen – Tabled until the next town board meeting.
k.) Nationwide Retirement Solutions – Approval of new transition support services – Not approving
l.) Town Ordinance needed for Fire Dept. to bill insurance companies – Tabled until the next town board
m.) Jerry Steffens approval to fill ditch by Rick Steffens, N4967 Mullen Rd, without culvert—The field
access is on top of a hill without blockage or water.
MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to allow Jerry Steffens to put in the field driveway next to Rick Stephens
with a gravel top. All said aye. Motion carried.
n.) Mike Salter, Sr. – variance to place concrete near creek –
MOTION: Rettler/Knutzen to approve the conditional use and variance for the construction project
within the shoreland for Michael G. Salter, Jr. All said aye. Motion carried. Paperwork was signed.
o.) Special charges on Tax bill for Garbage/fuel surcharges – RecyclingFuel surcharge $1,100 for
2010 and 2011 has been reimbursed by the county. Each month the county will continue to
reimburse the recycling fuel surcharge fee.
p.) Budget Resolution 15-2011 –
The sum of $1,467.50 from the account Town Hall Expenses be transferred to the following budgeted accounts to pay the bills for October:
The sum of $21.15 transferred to the budgeted Treasurer account to pay the bills.
The sum of $300.00 transferred to the budgeted account Assessor account to pay the bills.
The sum of $378.45 transferred to the budgeted account Road Maintenance account to pay the bills.
The sum of $6.99 transferred to the budgeted account Miscellaneous account to pay the bills.
The sum of $207.61 transferred to the budgeted account Office Expenses /Postage account to pay the bills
The sum of $553.30 transferred to the budgeted account Fuel Surcharge /Land Fill account to pay the bills
ROLE CALL VOTE: Neubert=YES; Rettler=YES; Knutzen=YES; 3=YES and 0=NO.
Knutzen informed the board that the Wick Rd and Forest Rd ditches were cleaned.
q.) Tax Bill Newsletter Insert Approval – MOTION: Neubert/Rettler to approve the tax bill insert
Newsletter. All said aye. Motion carried.
r.) Set date to audit books in January 2012– January 9, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.
s.) Approval to pay Building Inspector Fees – MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to pay building inspector fees
$1,650. All said aye. Motion carried..
Building Permit #2011-15 resident was under charged $25 – charge is staying as is per town board.
t.) Year end budget resolutions 16-2011, 17-2011 – Tabled until the next town board meeting.
u.) Approval of Election Inspectors term 1/1/2012 through 12/31/2013 –
MOTION: Knutzen/Neubert to approve the election & chief inspectors for 1/1/12 through 12/31/2013
term. All said aye. Motion carried.
Correspondence taken care of.
The treasurer's report, receipts, disbursements, checking, and money market accounts for totals have been reviewed.
Bills for December were reviewed and discussed.
Motion – Neubert/Rettler to pay the bills, accept the Treasurer’s Report, and to transfer $28,000.00 from M & I Bank money market account (transferred to M & I checking account) and check written out to Fox Communities Credit Union checking account to pay the bills. All said aye. Motion carried.
Total bills for December: Fox Communities = $27,889.68
M & I Bank = $27,999.00
The list of December bills are attached.
MOTION: Neubert/Rettler to adjourn at 9:08 p.m. All said aye. Motion carried.
Karen Herman, Clerk
Town of Black Creek
NextMonthly TownBoard meeting will be
January 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.