Town Board Monthly Meeting Minutes



Monday, August 13, 2012                               7:00 p.m.                                                Town Hall

The August Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called to order at 7:10 p.m. 

Officials present:  Chairman Dan Knutzen, 1st Supervisor Dan Rettler, 2nd Supervisor Tom Neubert,

Clerk Karen Herman, and Treasurer Jeri Ohman.  Other attendee was:  Deputy Sheriff John Schuette (7:15 – 7:19 p.m.). 

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on August 10, 2012.

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

Building Permits: 


a.)  Sheriff Department– Deputy Sheriff John Schuette was present to discuss town issues.

b.)  Resolution Regarding American Transmission Company’s Application 137ce160 including 345kV
      Transmission and Alternative Solutions
Resolution was reviewed and discussed.  Knutzen will be
      contacting the Town’s Association regarding this issue.  
c.)  Upkeep of Town Cemetery Sign on State RdWalt Hess has repaired the town cemetery sign.

      Veterans Grave Care Report ApprovalMOTION:  Neubert/Rettler approve $24.96 for 21 veterans
      grave sites for a total of $524.16 to report to the county for reimbursement.  All said aye.  Motion

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

      Scott Construction – yearly road bid for chip sealing – Tabled until next meeting.
      ReviewTown Bridge Inspection ReportMOTION:  Rettler/Neubert approve to have county do
      cleaning and sealing of State Bridge and Krueger Rd bridge.  All said aye.  Motion carried.  No price for
      work is known.


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 // Public Hearing to
      get the zoning map inline with the County Farmland Preservation Map.
– Verify with Planning
      Commission to have a meeting on Thursday 8/30/12 at 7 p.m.

f.)  Cnty Preliminary Consultation Checklist and Certifed Survey Map:  Ralph & Shirley Beyer
Tabled until the next board meeting

      Certified Survey Map:  Matthew D. Lorge 010-0360-00 and 010-0359-00MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler
      to accept CSM for Lorge.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


g.) Ordinance/Permit Violations– No issues

h.) Permits Issued/Approvals (Building & Miscellaneous)–Joe Macco – Field entrance permit.  Not
     installed yet.  Tabled until next board meeting. 

      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)  $533.05, 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 cheap generic effexor xr insurance companies for runsDan Knutzen and
     Bonnie Krupka (BC Rural Fire Committee Secretary) are putting together a cost list for fire runs.


j.)  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; and Richard Prokash 9/2011 $520.00

     No updates given.  


k.)  Set Date to Work on Wages and Yearly Budget // Set Date for Budget and Wage HearingTabled
      until the next board meeting.


l.)  Set Date to Audit Books in SeptemberSeptember 10, 2012 at 6:45 p.m.

m.) Review changes/Approve Harter’s 4-Year Contract for Garbage/Recycling Collection

       MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler approve and accept the changes as noted in the contract with Harters

       since Harters accepted the changes.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

       Changes:  5-year contract instead of 4-year contract.

                        Start collection at 6:30 a.m.

                        Cost of large item pickup and when:  Large items 4th Wednesday of every month, $25 per   
                        large item, $50 with Freon.

                        Page 2 should say “Town owned”.

        Clerk is to make the changes and initial them in the contract.

n.)  Budget Resolution 08-2012, 09-2012

The sum of $300.00 from the account FCCU Money Market Account be transferred to the Park and Recreation Savings account because the “New Home—Park and Recreation Fee” was paid for by a resident, Gorecke.


Original Balance=$8,497.87 + Deposit $300 = $8,797.87 (new balance)



The sum of $64.37 from the Town Hall Expenses budgeted account be transferred to the budgeted category Miscellaneous Expenseto pay the bills.

o.)  WisconsinTown’s Assoc. County Unit Meeting—T- Black Creek Hosting 7/23/12 at 7 p.m.—
– Meeting went well and food was good.

p.)  8/14/2012 Partisan Primary Election Preparations // Approve Katherine Siebers as an Election
MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept Katherine Siebers as an election inspector.  All said aye. 
      Motion carried.


q.)  Town Hall – Providers of Internet Services for Town Use and Local CommunityChecking into our

r.)  September 15, 2012 Scrap Metal & Tire Collection Newspaper noticeNotice will be posted in paper.

s.)  Appoint Planning Commission and Board of Appeals Committee Members for 3-year term
MOTION:  Knutzen/Neubert to appoint Norman Stephans (Planning Commission) for another 3-year
      term.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

      MOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler to appoint Brian Gruendemann and Darrin Stingle (Board of Appeals) for
      another 3-year term.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

MOTION:  Neubert/Knutzen to purchase an answering machine/phone and label machine/labels.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Correspondence taken care of.


Next months agenda: 

Schwind Trucking—Sludge Permits
Joan Wickesberg – Removal of Trailer Home

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

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to accept the Treasurer’s Report, approve and pay the bills and to transfer $25,600.00 to pay the bills.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Total bills for August:  Fox Communities = $25,356.02                                          
The list of August bills are attached.
MOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler to adjourn at 9:02 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                                                Town of Black Creek


NextMonthly TownBoard meeting will be
September 10, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.