Town Board Monthly Meeting Minutes



Monday, January 13, 2014                                7:00 p.m.                                      Town Hall

The January 2014 Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called to order at 7:11 p.m. following the audit hearing. 

Officials present:  Chairman Dan Knutzen, 1st Supervisor Dan Rettler, 2nd Supervisor Tom Neubert,
Clerk Karen Herman, and Treasurer Jeri Ohman (left the town board meeting once the treasurer reports were approved).  Resident Michael Garvey was present to observe the meeting.

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on January 9, 2014. 

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading and approve the December 11, 2013 town board meeting minutes as presented.  All said aye.  Motion carried. 

Building Permits:          
No new building permits were reported.

The treasurer left early so the agenda items were taken out of sequence.


a.)  Sheriff Department– No one present. 

b.)  Year End Budget Resolutions 09-2013
      Beginning Balance in the Road Maintenance FCCU Reserveaccount = $15,782.97

           The sum of $351.59  balance in the Checking FCCU account be
            transferred over to the Road Maintenance FCCU Reserve account. 

            The sum of $818,971.71(December 2013 Tax Collections)
            plus the remaining sum of $39,929.36balance in the General Money Marke tFCCU
            account be transferred over to a combined transfer total of $858,901.07 in the
            Road Maintenance FCCU Reserve account. 

            The sum of  $78.09  balance in the Road Construction Reserveaccount
             be transferred over to the Road Maintenance FCCU Reserveaccount. 

            The new balance in the above accounts will be:

$0                                Checking FCCUaccount.
$0                                General Money Market FCCU account.
$0                                Road Construction Reserve account.
$875,113.72                Road Maintenance FCCU Reserve account.

            ($351.59 + $858,901.07 + $78.09 + Opening Balance $15,782.97 = $875,113.72)

             Role Call Vote: Rettler—YES; Neubert—YES; Knutzen—YES


         New Year Budget Resolution 01-2014
           The sum of$351.59 be transferred from the Road Maintenance FCCU
           Reserve account and put into the Checking FCCU account to get in
           balance with the Treasurer’s checking account year end balances.               

            The sum of   $818,971.71 (December 2013 Tax Collection) be
            transferred from the Road Maintenance FCCU Reserve account and put
            into the General Money Market FCCU account.
           The new balance in the Road Maintenance FCCU Reserveaccount will be $55,790.42.

           The new balance in the Checking FCCU account will be $351.59.

           The new balance in the Money Market FCCUaccount will be $818,971.71.

       Role Call Vote: Rettler—YES; Neubert—YES; Knutzen—YES 

c.)  Town Hall – Rettler/Neubert New Cell PhonesContract was up so the board purchased new phones
      with a rebate.

      Knox box installationNot installed yet.
      Electrician Needed for Ceiling Lights Issue5 new bulbs are not working.  Rettler contacting
      electrician with ballast problem.  Looking into we energy replacement program. 

d.)  Roads
      Ordered addressing plates for We EnergiesRettler installed new addressing plates at the following
      two We Energies gas regulation sites:  W4341 Calnin Rd and W3907 Adolph Rd. 
      Cost $150 plus shipping $13.95 = $163.95 total to bill We Energies.

e.)  Zoning Ordinance and Town Official Map Approval//Land Division-Subdivision Ord. //
 Response to rezone requests // Town requesting an extension until 12/31/14 for the completion of
      the town’s zoning ordinance and map certification approval with DATCP
– The town ordinance is at
      DATCP (Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection).

      March 1, 2014 the annual zoning report is due to DATCP.  The clerk will be sending an email that no
      zoning changes took place for 2013 within the Town of Black where to buy effexor xr Creek except for the changes which were
      submitted to DATCP with the Farmland Preservation Zoning Ordinance/Map changes.

f.)  Permits Issued/Approvals—2 driveway permits for Bruce Dietzen                                                    
      MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the two Dietzen field entrance culvert permits and to send them
      back to Darrin Stingle the applicant.  All said aye.  Motion carried.
      Violations (Building & Misc.)None reported.
      No new building permits reported.     

         i)     Agreements – Tammy Stueber (2007), Jamie Rettler (2006) $0 (paid in full), Jesse Howard
Jamie Rettler has paid the remaining $37.  The account is paid in full.  Take off agenda.
        ii)     Unkown Status – (need updates) – Vicki Waukechon (2008), Cynthia Silva $621.18 (2009), and
                Joseph Troiber $250 (2009), Kevin Backhaus (2009) $626.18
Received no updates.
       iii)     Runs brought to attorney on 2/2011 – Jacob Griesbach (2009) $436.18, Danielle Hintz (2009)
                $377.00, Leah Beecher (2010) $250.00, Roberto DeLatorre (2010) $250.00, Margaret McKeever
                (2010) $125.00, Levi Spink (2009) $662.18, Perry Springstroh (2008) $56.97, Peter St. Thomas
                (2009) $150.00, Lucas Ziewacz (2008) $296.25
Lucas Ziewacz – Ambulance run payment
                forwarded from attorney for $10.              
       iv)    Ambulance runs received 2/2012–Mary Ann Nooyen (11/2010) $150.00; Candy Jolly (4/2011)
               $652.18; Lisa Hodgins 3/2011 $421.79; Faith Roaik 5/2011 $682.44; and Richard Prokash
               9/2011 $520.00
Received no updates.

               Town Ordinance needed for Fire Dept. to bill insurance companies for runsDiscussion took
               place.  No progress to report.

        v)    New Ambulance Run Bills – Jason Vanderwegen $576.50, Todd Jaskolski $628.25
               Jason Vanderwegen – Ambulance run payment forwarded from attorney for $25.  The check was
               once again made out to the BC Rescue.  Knutzen will have BC Rescue sign the check over to the
               Town of Black Creek.

   **Have not received the final signed agreement copy with local Fire Departments for back up assistance.

h.)   Board of Review Appeal to Wis. Supreme Court – Frank SausenNothing new to report.     

i.)   Certified Survey Map (CSM) approvals/Review Preliminary Reports-CSM for Dwight & Rose
      Wickesberg 010013400, Section 7, Genske Rd

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the Wickesberg CSM.  All said aye.  Motion carried. 

j.)   Reserve Liquor License $10,000 payback fee application – 14K Bar – Nothing new to report. 

k.)  Building Inspector Contract expires 4/2014– Clerk reported that Paul Hermes had no contract
      changes for 2014’s contract.  MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept the building inspector contract fee
      with no changes.  All said aye.  Motion carried.
  Clerk will create the new contract for signatures.
Clerk will contact Chris Miller, Outagamie Recycling, to invite her to our town’s annual meeting once again.  

The February 10, 2014 town board meeting has been changed to February 17 due to a conflict with scheduling.


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 to transfer $731,500.00.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Total bills for January:  Fox Communities = $731,200.51                                
List of January bills are attached.
MOTION:  Knutzen/Rettler to adjourn at 9:05 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

                                                                                                Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                                                Town of Black Creek 

Next Monthly Town Board meeting has been moved to
Monday, February 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. due to a conflict with scheduling