Town Board Monthly Meeting Minutes


Monday, August 11, 2014                                7:00 p.m.                                      Town Hall

The 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, Treasurer Jeri Ohman, and Clerk Karen Herman.  Resident Michael Garvey was present to observe the meeting (left at 8:27 p.m.).  Deputy Sheriff Grube was present (left at 7:17p.m.) to discuss town issues.

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on August 7, 2014. 

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading and accept the July 14, 2014 town board meeting minutes.  All said aye.  Motion carried. 
MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to dispense the reading and accept the July 30, 2014 Joint Planning Commission and Town Board meeting minutes.  All said aye.  Motion carried. 

Building Permits:          
#10 – Anthony Mach – Shed with Electric 010-064800
#11 – Peter Miles – Storage Building Lot 1, 15, 48,49   010-084200(1); 010-085600(15); 010-088900(48);
#12 – Scott Mumford – Garage No Electric  010-049700


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

b.)  Evan Byers requesting to build a new home at W5171 Wolf Rd – Discussion took place.  Possibly
      building new home and tearing down old home.  Take off agenda.

c.)  Town Hall – Purchase New RefrigeratorNo new refrigerator purchased at this time.  Tabled until
      the next board meeting.

        Repair Posting Board Glass at Clerks HomeNeubert will be checking the old display board to
       determine if the old doors can be installed on the new display board.

       Board Room CabinetsClerk will be checking into the used office furniture store on Richmond St.
      for Board Room Cabinets.

d.)  RoadsBridge Inspection Repairs– Nothing new to report.

      Seal Coating Stingle Rd – At the July Town Board meeting, Knutzen presented the board with a 2014
      project bid with Scott Construction, Inc. for chip seal on Stingle and Forest Rd.  Knutzen signed the
      agreement as acceptance of the proposal for Stingle Rd (Hwy 47 to County Rd PP) – Single Seal Coat for
      $38,233.00.  Nothing new to report for the August meeting. 
      Knutzen reported that Ballard Rd (swamp) has a stump in the road.  Knutzen will be talking to Darrin
      Stingle regarding this issue.     

e.)  Planning Commission – Land Division-Subdivision Ord.No discussion took place. 
      Response to rezone requestsNo discussion took place.    

      Set up Planning Meeting:  Work on Getting Parcels Back to Original Zoning, Creation of Base Farm
      Track Map, and Update the Comprehensive Plan
Received mapping from OMNNI in preparation to create the base farm tract map.
      Start the Comprehensive Plan Updates in October so the budget can be looked at and considered.
      MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to have planning set a date to begin the comprehensive plan updates and the
      base farm track map begin as soon as possible.  All said aye.  Motion carried. 

f.)  Permits Issued/Approvals/Violations (Building & Misc.)
Jack Maass – Culvert permit requested for hunting land on Ballard Rd

      MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the driveway culvert on Hample Rd for Cory Van Camp.  All said
      aye.  Motion carried.

      #10 – Anthony Mach – Shed with Electric  010-064800

      #11 – Peter Miles – 3 Storage Buildings on Lot 1, 15, 48,49   010-084200(1); 010-085600(15);
                010-088900(48); 010-089000(49)
      #12 – Scott Mumford – Garage No Electric  010-049700


         i)    Agreements – Tammy Stueber (2007), Jesse Howard (2005)Tabled until the next board
        ii)    Unknown Status – (need updates) – Vicki Waukechon (2008), Cynthia Silva $621.18 (2009), and
               Joseph Troiber $250 (2009), Kevin Backhaus (2009) $626.18
Tabled until the next board
       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) $266.25
Tabled until the next board meeting. 

       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, 8/25/2013 Ambulance Run Bills – Jason Vanderwegen $426.50, Todd
               Jaskolski $628.25
Received payment from Vanderwegen from Town’s Attorney for $25.
               Attorney has additional $25 in the trust account for a payment received from Vanderwegen on
               11/2012 which we also received. 

               The Town’s Attorney still has an additional $50 in their trust
               account for which they do not know who it is from.

         v)   Ambulance runs received 5/15/14 and brought to attorney:  Lisa Kehl $630.00; Jennifer
               Krause $430.91
Tabled until the next board meeting

               Town Ordinanceneeded for Fire Dept. to bill insurance companies for runs
                Since no action has taken place with the creation of this ordinance, the Clerk has contacted the
                WTA attorney to verify that this ordinance is needed.  The response was that we absolutely must
                have such an ordinance or resolution.

h.)   Motion to update the open records request fee of 25 cents per page for emails
       MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to withdraw the 7/14/2014 motion because the reproduction fee covers
       the scanning of documents and emailing within Ordinance #01-2011 as exists.  All said aye.  Motion

i.)   Set Date to Audit Books in September
September 8, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.

  Set Date to work on 2015 Budget & Wages for 2015-2016 term – The date will be set in September.
      Set Date for Budget and Wage Hearing – The date will be set in September.

   9/13/14 Tire & Scrap Metal Collection – Newspaper Notice – Neubert will be working this day.

l.)   Veterans Grace Care Payment Approval MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve $466.20 for
      Veterans Grave Care submitted to the County.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

m.)   August 12, 2014 Partisan Primary We will be having 2 shifts with 3 people working each shift with
        2 touch screen machines.  Election Workers:  Rachel Buell, Michael Garvey, Patti LaFave, Joyce Plamann,
        Alice Riehl, and Judy Samson.

n.)   2015 Computer revaluation recommended by Borree Services, Town Assessor – Reviewed the
       proposed 2015-2019 contract agreement with Borree Services.  MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to have
       Borree Services for the next 5-years as assessor with a computer revaluation.  All said aye.  Motion
  The agreement cost is $8,600 per year beginning January 1, 2015 and ending
       December 31, 2019.  Borree will perform a market adjustment (statistical revaluation) for $29,700 in
       addition to the maintenance duties and compensation in any of the contracted assessment years if
       both parties believe it advisable.  This information is stated in the contract.

o.)   County Preliminary Reports or Certified Survey Map (CSM) approvals – Clarence & Susan Witterholt   
       010 0430-00
– Barn separated from house.  MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve the csm and sign
       once original CSM is received.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

p.)   Budget Resolution 03-2014

       The sum of $300 from the 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, Dwight Wickesberg.
       Roll call vote:  Rettler—Yes, Neubert—Yes, Knutzen—Yes. 
       3=Yes votes; 0=No votes

       04-2014Resolution not needed for this meeting at this time.


Correspondence taken care of.

–Fall Town & Village Workshops with the WTA – Attendees will be Rettler, Knutzen, and Herman.


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 $26,000.00.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


Total bills for August:  Fox Communities = $26,099.31                               
List of August bills are attached.


MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to adjourn at 8:33 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.




                                                                                                Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                                                Town of Black Creek





The next Monthly Town Board Meeting will be
Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.