Town Board Monthly Meeting Minutes


Thursday, May 17 , 2012                                   7:00 p.m.                                           Town Hall

The original May monthly Town Board of Supervisor’s meeting date would have been Monday, June 11, 2012 but due to conflict in schedules it was changed to Thursday, May 17, 2012.


The May Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. 

Officials present:  Chairman Dan Knutzen, 1st Supervisor Dan Rettler, 2nd Supervisor Tom Neubert, Clerk Karen Herman, and Treasurer Jeri Ohman.  Other attendees were:  Chris Miller, Recycling Coordinator with Outagamie County Solid Waste Department (left at 8:00 p.m.); Andy Gayhart with Harter’s Fox Valley Disposal (left at 8:00 p.m.); Joan Talakowski and Randy Miller (7:03 – 7:06). 

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on May 14, 2012.

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading of the minutes and approve the April 9, 2012 Monthly Town Board Meeting Minutes.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Building Permits: 

#4 – Jerome Stingle – Pole Shed with Electric

#5 – David Bonnin – New Shed with Electric

#6 – Erik Heiden – New House

a.)  Sheriff Department– No one present.

b.)  Sally Biagini – County Driveway Issue on Cnty Rd A, condominium permit to build home         
      Per Dan Knutzen, take off agenda.

c.)  Property Fence – Front and Backyard Clarification — DelikowskiDan Knutzen read page 63 of the
      Town’s zoning ordinance to the town board.  Delikowski wants to put fence along their “L” shaped lot.
      Discussion took place.

d.) Roads –Robin Rd—Flow of Water Trapped – Tabled until the next board meeting.

      Road Bids—Postings – Road bid received from Crack Filling.  Cost went up 10 cents per pound.  Put on
      agenda – Scott Constructions yearly road bid.  Do posting: Road meeting with Scott Construction
      Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 3:00 p.m.
      Stop Ahead Signs – Neubert reported cost per stop ahead signs.  Lang $43.95 per sign and $37.95 per
      sign with Decker.  Knutzen told Neubert to order 10 new stop ahead signs.
      Removal of Deaf Sign on Twelve Corners Rd – Sign will be taken down since it is no longer needed.
      Request Received to Abandon the End of Wren Rd – Tabled until the next town board meeting.

      On next months agenda – Jerry Steffens culvert – Krueger/Mullen Rd

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. // Response to rezone requests
– Tabled until the

      next board meeting.  Received a copy email where Jeff Sanders is requesting the counties approval of

      our Town’s new zoning ordinance so it can be submitted to DATCP.  Our town ordinance has not made
      it to DATCP for approval at this time.

f.)  CSM (Certified Survey Maps):  Erik Heiden, Angela Heiden, Bruce Baehman, and Dolly Baehman –
     Parcel No. 010 044401 & 010 044400; and Gloria J. Riehl, Leslie F. Riehl (Deceased), Keith
     Romenesko, and Dawn Balthazor – Parcel No. 010 069401 & 010 069400

     Heiden and Baehman property both zoned exclusive agriculture.  Original home was burned.  New
     owners wanting to build a new home.  MOTION:  NYGoodHealth Neubert/Rettler approve the CSM.  All said aye.  Motion

     Riehl property—MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert approving CSM and will sign when orginal shows up.  All said
     aye.  Motion carred.

g.) Ordinance/Permit Violations/Permits Issued/Approvals (Building & Miscellaneous) –
James Wagner – pond permit. 

     MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept James Wagner’s pond permit.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


     Richard Stedl – field entrance.


     Dewey Schmidt – electric service upgrade.  Rettler received this permit written on a Town of Grand
     Chute permit form.  Rettler will issue this permit with a Town of Black Creek form.

h.)  FIRE/AMBULANCE –Past Due Fire/Rescue Runs
      Agreements – (need updates) – Tammy Stueber (2007), Jamie Rettler (2006), Jesse Howard (2005)—
     what are the agreements

     Unkown Status –(need updates) – Vicki Waukechon (2008), Cynthia Silva $621.18 (2009), and Joseph
     Troiber $250 (2009)

     Runs brought to attorney on 2/2011 – (need 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
No updates given. 

     Town Ordinance needed for Fire Dept. to bill insurance companies for runsKnutzen will be writing

     down the breakdown of fire run costs.
i.)  New Ambulance runs received 2/2012–
            Mary 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
No updates

j.)  Insurance Reimbursement for Fire Station Water Damage $3,756.94MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to
     endorse check over to Black Creek Rural Fire Committee with the amount of $3,756.94.  All said aye.
     Motion carried.   

k.)  Open Book and Board of Review (BOR) // Ordinances:  Appoint Alternate Members for
     BOR, and Confidentiality of income and expense records
     MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to approve and appoint the following alternate members:  William West, Brian
     Gruendemann, Michael Garvey, Bev Neubert, and Jeri Ohman.  All said aye.  Motion carried. 

     MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to approve the confidentiality of income and expense records including
     conditions and penalties (upon conviction, pay a forfeiture of not less than $25 nor more than $200)
     for Board of Review.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

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

m.) Town Hall – Clean updiscussion took place with doing spring cleaning for the town hall and before

n.) 2012 Garbage/Recycling contract Expires 12/31/12 – Andy Gayhart with Harter’s Fox Valley
     Disposal/Chris Miller with Outagamie County Solid Waste Department –Reviewed current recycling
     contract.  Chris Miller indicated that this is their 4th year with Inland and only 6 communities within our
     county are NOT using their services.  The town’s recycling pickup schedule would not change with Inland.  Chris will be
     checking with the county that if we continue our contract with Harters, will the county continue to

     reimburse the town’s possible 3% CPI yearly contract increase with Harters, as the current contract

     states.  Andy Gayhart proposed to continue our current contract for Garbage and Recycling at the same
     price.  It could be a 3-5 year extension.  The fuel surcharge rate would start at $3.50 per gallon.  We
     currently use one driver and one truck to pickup all of the Town of Black Creek garbage and recycling.
     Large items would have a cost for pickup with the new contract.


o.)  Licensing Approvals:  Romy’s Nitingale, LLC; Black Creek Sportsman Club, Inc.; Operators; Agents
MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the following people/licenses:
      Black Creek Sportsman Club, Inc. for the 2012 – 2013 licensing year:
                     Tom W. Brauer, President

                     Edmund B. Miller, Vice President

                     Renee L. Miller, Secretary

                     Kyle A. Abel, Treasurer

                     Tom W. Brauer

                     Class B Retail Licesne for Fermented Malt Beverages

      Background checks:
                     NO Criminal History for the following Officers and Operators–
                     Kyle Abel, Thomas Bluma, Thomas Brauer, Edmund Miller, Renee Miller, Christopher Moeller.

                     Renee L. Miller

                     Thomas W. Bluma

                     Christopher J. Moeller

                     Edmund B. Miller
     All said aye.  Motion carried.

      MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the following people/licenses for the following:
      Romy’s Nitingale LLC for the 2012 – 2013 licensing year:
                     Dawn M. Balthazor

                     Keith M. Romenesko

                     Keith M. Romenesko

                     Class B Retail License for Fermented Malt Beverages and Intoxicating Liquors

        Background checks:
                     NO Criminal History for the following Officers and Operators–
                     Dawn Balthazor, Daniel DeBruin, Sandra Kohl, Allen Krause, and Keith Romenesko
                     Dawn M. Balthazor

                     Sandra J. Kohl

                     Allen M. Krause

                     Daniel M. DeBruin

     All said aye.  Motion Carried.

p.)  Budget Resolution 07-2012
Tabled until the next town board meeting.

q.)  Ordinance to Extend Town Officer Terms in Response to Election Law Changes 
      MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the ordinance to extend the elected official terms of office by one
      week in 2013.  All said aye.  Motion carried.
r.)  Recall Primary 5/8/2012– Election Inspectors were:  Morning shift–Stephanie Bissing (Chief), Eunice
     Uhlenbrauck, Alice Riehl.  Afternoon shift – Patti LaFave (Chief), Joyce Plamann, and Judy Salter.
     339 voted on 5/8/2012.  300 voted on the machine while 39 voted via paper which includes absentee

     Board of Canvassers Convened 5/11/2012Karen Herman—clerk, Stephanie Bissing—chief, and Alice

     Training – Training given by clerk took place 5/3/2012.  Present:  Stephanie Bissing, Patti LaFave, Eunice
     Uhlenbrauck, Alice Riehl, and Joyce Plamann.  Judy Salter was absent.

     Approve Elizabeth Herman as an election worker —   MOTION:  Knutzen/Neubert to approve Elizabeth
     Herman as an election worker.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


     MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to pay $10 (election worker wages) for the election inspectors who worked at
     the Municipal Board of Canvasser (MBOC) for working under one hour.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

     Review 2012 Elections:  June 5, August 14, and November 6 7 election inspectors will be working
     each shift for the June 5, 2012 election.

 s.) 2nd Notice Payments Sent for Kuehnl—garbage/recycling fees, Mullen—new addressing number
     Treasurer received payment for Kuehnl – take off agenda.  Rettler spoke with Mullen and he will be
     sending the check in the mail.


t.)  Complaints with Abandoned Trailer Home on Joyce Wickesberg Property located on State Rd
Joan Talakowski and Randy Miller were present to discuss this issue.  Joan plans on moving out the
      trailer or tearing it down.  Joan indicated that she paid $500 originally to the town when the trailer was
      moved in and would like ½ of the money back.  MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert pay ½ of the orginal permit
      fee (paid to the Town of Black Creek) back once the trailer is cleaned up.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

u.)  Village Well-located within Town:  Meeting 5/23/12 at 6:00 p.m. at Black Creek Town Hall–
Knutzen will verify the meeting date and get back to the clerk so a posting can be done.

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

MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept the Treasurer’s Report, approve and pay the bills and transfer $26,500.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Total bills for May:  Fox Communities = $26,289.27
The list of May bills are attached.
MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to adjourn at 10:10 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                                                Town of Black Creek


NextMonthly TownBoard meeting will be
June 11, 2012 (Monday) at 7:00 p.m.