Town Board Meeting


Monday, March 12, 2012                                       7:00 p.m.                                          Town Hall

The March Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.  Officials present: 
Chairman Dan Knutzen, 1st Supervisor Dan Rettler, 2nd Supervisor Tom Neubert, Clerk Karen Herman, and Treasurer Jeri Ohman.  Deputy Sheriff Quella (left 7:25) and Michael Garvey (left 9:06) were also present. 

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on March 8, 2012.

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading of the minutes and approve the February 13, 2012 Monthly Town Board Meeting Minutes.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Building Permits: 

#1 – David Stingle – Shed with Electric

#2 – Steven Theobald – Addition to House with Electric

Black Creek Administration and Black Creek Fire Security Photo Badges were handed out tonight for Emergency Management purposes.  Black Creek Administrative Badges were issued to:  Dan Knutzen,
Karen Herman, and Jeri Ohman.  Black Creek Fire Dept. Badges were Issued to:  Dan Knutzen and Dan Rettler.

The following badges are still needed:  Dan Rettler – Black Creek Administrative Badge; Tom Neubert – Black Creek Administrative Badge, and Randy Heiden – Black Creek Administrative Badge.  Scott Yahle will be scheduling a retake session.

a.)  Sheriff Department– Deputy Sheriff Quella was present to discuss town issues and the laws with
      carrying concealed weapons.

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 Land Rental Agreement // Lawn Care Agreement with Skinkis Lawn & Landscape L.L.C.
Land Rental — Knutzen will be bringing in a land rental agreement for the board to review with
            regards to a farmer renting town land.


            Lawn Care Agreement — MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept the Skinkis bid.  All said aye.  Motion
            carried.  Lawn Mowing:  $85.00 per occurrence and Plant Bed Maintenance $3.50 per occurrence.

d.) Roads –Robin Rd—Flow of Water Trapped // Road Bids—Postings // Install Weight Limit Signs //
      Stop Ahead Signs –   

                Robin Rd– Monitoring water flow.

            Road Bids – Tabled until the next board meeting.

            Weight Limit Signs – 3/15/12 –Rettler installing signs on own – no need to post notice.

                                              3/16/12—post notice Noon to completion

            Stop Ahead Signs – Neubert working on purchasing signs.

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.
– Knutzen thinks that our zoning ordinance was sent to
       DATCP.  Letter of authorization for ordinance to be submitted to DATCP was mailed recently and
       emailed to Jeff Sanders today in a pdf format.

f.)  CSM (Certified Survey Maps)None Received.


g.) Ordinance/Permit Violations/Permits Issued/Approvals (Building & Miscellaneous) –Schwind
     Trucking Sludge Permits 2-Darrin Stingle and 1-James Peeters
No ordinance or permit violations.
     Building Permits issued:  #1 David Stingle – Shed with electric; #2 Steven Theobald – Addition to House
     with electric. 

      Sludge Permits — MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to approve Schwind permits.  All said aye.  Motion carried.
     2 permits for Darrin Stingles property and 1 permit with James Peeters property.

h.)  FIRE/AMBULANCE –Past Due Fire/Rescue Runs
      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
     New Ambulance runs received 2/2012Mary Ann Nooyen (11/2010) $150.00; Thomas Beyer
     (1/2011) $609.95; Candy Jolly (4/2011) $652.18; Lisa Hodgins  3/2011 $621.79; Faith Roaik 5/2011
     $682.44; Nicodemo Albanese (7/2011) $591.88; and Richard Prokash 9/2011 $520.00     

     Tabled until the next board meeting.

i.)  Approve Town Resolution #05-2012 – Adopting the Outagamie County Wide All Hazard Mitigation
– Dan Knutzen read out loud the Outagamie County Plan.

     Role call vote to adopt the Outagamie County Wide All Hazard Mitigation Plan.

     Tom Neubert = Y; Dan Rettler = Y; Dan Knutzen = Y;     3=Yes and 0=No

     Knutzen signed the resolution.  Clerk will return resolution to county.

j.)  Writ of Certiorari-Frank Sausen—Appealed by SausenTabled until the next board meeting.

k.) Town Ordinance needed for Fire Dept. to bill insurance companiesTabled until the next board

l.) 2012 Garbage/Recycling contract Expires 12/31/12 – Proposal info Supplied by County/General
     Overview of Inland Recycling Service through County // Harter’s Proposal of Contract Extension
     with No ChangesClerk updated board with the information present by the county regarding the bid
     process (RFP—Request for Proposal) and Inland Recycling information along with Harter’s proposal of a
     contract extension with no changes.
     Clerk to invite Outagamie County – Solid Waste and Harter’s to the April 9th, 2012 town board

     Clerk informed board that the January 2012 Garbage and Recycling fuel surcharge bill from Harter’s
     both had an incorrect fuel surcharge total.  Adjustments were made with the February 2012 billing–
     Credit January Fuel Surcharge – Recycling $11.73 and Garbage $42.70.

m.)  Annual Report Approval // Annual Meeting Food and Drink // Newspaper Posting // Agenda —
MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept the annual report as presented.  All said aye.  Motion carried.
      A typo and grammar error will be corrected.
      4-H will be taking care of the food for the annual meeting.  Rettler will be purchasing the drink.
      Post annual meeting notice in newspaper 1-week before the actual meeting.


      Annual Meeting Agenda – Review annual report, weight limit signs taken off roads, garbage/recycling,
      fire/ambulance volunteers, scrap metal and tire recycling, thank you to 4-H
n.)  Budget Resolution 03-2012 and 04-2012
      Resolution 03-2012
(Current Checking Account total = $1,474.75 before deposits)

M & I Bank Accounts
The sum of $6,885.24 from the RESERVE Election Machine account.
The sum of $15,410.13 from the RESERVE Equipment Fund account.
The sum of $751.78 from the RESERVE Playground Equipment acct.
The sum of $78.09 from the RESERVE Road Construction account.
The sum of $29,945.50 from the RESERVE Road Maintenance acct.
The sum of $37,017.31 from the Money Market account.

The sum of $8,190.12 from the Park & Rec. Savings account.

$99,752.92 Total money available with the M & I Bank Checking account

M & I Bank – Check #11754 written to Fox Communities Credit Union for $99,752.92 on 2/13/2012 to close out all accounts with M & I Bank.

         M & I Bank – Check #11755 written to Fox Communities Credit Union for $3.21 for Interest          Income earned with the Money Market account for February 2012.
         Role Call Vote:  Neubert-Y; Rettler-Y; Knutzen-Y       3=Yes and 0=No
Resolution 04-2012
M & I Bank – Check #11754 written to Fox Communities Credit Union (FFCU) for     $99,752.92       on 2/13/2012 to close out all accounts with M & I Bank.  $91,562.80 deposited in     FCCU Checking $  8,190.12 deposited in FCCU Park & Recreation Savings

         M & I Bank – Check #11755 written to Fox Communities Credit Union (FFCU) for $3.21 for          Interest Income earned with the Money Market account for February 2012.  Deposited into          FCCU Money Mkt $3.21

RESERVE ACCOUNT TOTALS—Fox Communities Credit Union
Money transferred from the Money Market Account to get in line with the 2012 budget:
Transfer $6,885.24 into the FCCU RESERVE Election Machine acct.
Deposit $15,410.13  into the RESERVE Equipment Fund account.
Deposit $751.78 into the RESERVE Playground Equipment account.
Deposit $78.09 into the RRESERVE Road Construction account. 
Deposit $29,945.50 into the RESERVE Road Maintenance account.

Totals in all accounts with FCCU:
Checking $496.81
Election Machine $6,885.24
Equipment Fund $15,410.13
Money Market $146,168.15
Park & Recreation $8,190.12
Playground Equipment $751.78
Road Maintenance $65,361.03

Grand Total $243,341.35 for all FCCU accounts

                        Role Call Vote:  Neubert-Y; Rettler-Y; Knutzen-Y       3=Yes and 0=No

o.)  Spring/Fall Tire/Scrap Metal Collection Day April 14; Fall September 15
No notice in newspaper for the April 14, 2012 Spring collection.

p.)  Presidential Preference and Spring Election April 3, 2012 // Election Workers – Rachel Buell
      approval // Training
MOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler to approve Rachel Buell as an election inspector.  All
      said aye.  Motion carried.  This is a 2-year term (1/1/2012 – 12/31/2013).  Name omitted from the
      originally approved January 2012 list.

q.)  Approving the List of Documents by the Town Clerk from the BC Fire Dept is accurate and complete
      so the Clerk can sign off online approving the 2% Fire Dues Paperwork
MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert
      to accept 2% fire dues documents list as complete.  All said aye.  Motion carried.  No new roster created
      for 2011.  Rettler indicated that the fire dept. does not have access to records due to computer
      problems.  Requesting 1/5, 2/2, and 3/2 agendas from BC Rural Fire Committee Secretary.

3/29/2012 – Liberty Hall – NE Asphalt Meeting

Resend Thomas Mullen bill for newly installed fire number – 2nd notice

Resend Robert Kuehnl refuse bill for new home – 2nd notice

Correspondence taken care of.  
The treasurer's report, receipts, disbursements, checking, and money market accounts for totals have been reviewed.

Assessment bill received from Black Creek Rural Fire Committee for $3,900 – Board decided to pay $3,610 of the Black Creek Rural Fire Committees monthly assessment and to hold off with paying the additional $290 which was included with the assessment for Wilkinson Excavating Kringle Rd shed fire.

MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept the Treasurer’s Report, pay the bills and transfer $24,700.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Total bills for March:  Fox Communities = $24,713.85
The list of March bills are attached.

On Agenda:
–Change date for May Town Board Meeting


Housing Survey Review:

2 New Single Family Housing – Bob Kuehnl (Adolph) and Boehnlein (Hwy 54)

3 Lost Mobile Homes – Joachin (Hwy 54), Konrad (State Rd), and Riehl (Hample)

MOTION:  Nuebert/Rettler to adjourn at 9:27 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                                                Town of Black Creek


NextMonthly TownBoard meeting will be
April 9, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.