Town Board Meeting Minutes


Monday, February 11, 2013                                                             7:00 p.m.                                                                     Town Hall

The February 2013 Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

Officials present:  Chairman Dan Knutzen, 1st Supervisor Dan Rettler, Clerk Karen Herman, and Treasurer Jeri Ohman.  2nd Supervisor Tom Neubert abscent — excused.  Deputy Sheriff Schuette was present to discuss town issues and then left when discussion was done.

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on February 7, 2013.

MOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler to dispense the reading of the minutes and approve the January 14, 2013 AUDIT HEARING and monthly TOWN BOARD MEETING minutes.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Building Permits: 

 — Electrical solar panels permit – Jeremy Rettler


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

b.)  Town HallRettler installed two new hand towel dispensers in both restrooms.

c.)  Roads –
      Resident requesting speed limit sign 15 mph on Robin Rd – Board checking issue with the Dept. of
      Transportation (DOT).

      Request for Ditches to be Cleaned on Ballard Rd (Burma Swamp) – Board discussed taking the brush
      out of the ditches.

      Stake Clearing Bid with Houle Enterprises – Letter of acceptance sent to Houle Enterprises 1/23/13
      to mark Wolf Rd $1,200 (County Rd PP to East End) and Ballard Rd $1,300 (Mullen Rd North to town
      maintenance line).    

      Weight Limits on Roads– Do posting:  Install weight limit signs 3/16/13 7 a.m. to completion.

d.)  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 town board meeting.
      Approval of Revised Zoning Ordinance changes – resend  to DATCP with letter

      MOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler approve changes to zoning ordinance/map/letter being sent to DATCP.  All
      said aye.  Motion carried.
      Yearly Rezone Report due to DATCP by 3/1/2013MOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler approve email dated
      2/6/13 stating that there are NO REZONES GRANTED in our jurisdiction in 2012.  All said aye.  Motion


e.)  CountyPreliminaryConsultation ChecklistPut on next months agenda – Leo Volkman CSM and
       notify him of the meeting date.

f.)  Ordinance/Permit Violations—Kropp Rd ditch filled in by residentChecking into this situation by
      contacting Duane Felton and asking him to attend the March town board meeting to discuss this issue.

g.) Permits Issued/Approvals (Building & Miscellaneous)

      Electrical solar panels permit – Jeremy Rettler.

      Check received by the town for $50 from Pete’s Electric.  Clerk contacting Building Inspector Paul
      Hermes regarding the billing split of fees.

       Agreements – Tammy Stueber (2007), Jamie Rettler (2006), Jesse Howard (2005)—
       Unkown Status — Vicki Waukechon (2008), Cynthia Silva $621.18 (2009), and Joseph
       Troiber $250 (2009)
       Runs brought to attorney on 2/2011 – 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)  $483.05, 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
       Knutzen will be checking with attorney for status of all outstanding runs. Town Ordinance needed for
       Fire Dept. to bill insurance companies for runs
No discussion took place.
      Received $50 payment from Rettler from past fire run.
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; and Richard Prokash 9/2011 $520.00
Knutzen will be checking with attorney for status of
      all outstanding runs.
j.)   Budget Resolution 2-2013Not needed this month.                       

k.) February 19, 2013 Primary Election – 3 election inspectors working with 2 shifts and 1 programmed
      election machine for the 2/19/13 election.  April 2, 2013 election, the town will have 2 programmed
      election machines.
l.)  Free Tire Recycling/Scrap Metal Day Date:  Spring 4/13/2013 and Fall 9/14/2013
Post in paper 1 week before the collection date.
m.)  RefinanceFire Hall BuildingLoan (joint with Village) – Tabled until the next town board meeting.
n.)  BOR Appeal to Wis. Supreme Court – Frank Sausen – Tabled until the next town board meeting.
o.)  Pete Hietpass—010-026800 Request for Garbage RefundMOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler refund $117.73
      Garbage fee collected for 2013 to JSPP LLC parcel #010-026800.  All said aye.  Motion carried.  Mobil
      home was removed on Kropp Rd.
p.)  Review Licensing/Liquor Fees for 2013MOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler maintain the 2012 Licensing fee
      schedule for 2013 with no changes.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Correspondence taken care of.
–Knutzen signed 2 annual forms which will be returned to the Local Gov. Property Ins. Fund   
–Clerk presented Treasurer with a $135 Insurance Audit reimbursement from Rural Mutual Ins.
–Posting:  Knutzen and Rettler attending Asphalt Rd Maintenance training on 3/7/13 in New

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 $450,500.00 to pay the bills.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Total bills for February:  Fox Communities = $450,344.81                                         
The list of February bills are attached.
MOTION:  Rettler/Knutzen to adjourn at 9:10 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                                                Town of Black Creek

NextMonthly TownBoard meeting will be
March 11, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.