TOWN OF BLACK CREEK
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING
Monday, November 10, 2014 7:00 p.m. Town Hall
The Board of Supervisor’s meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. Officials present: Chairman Dan Knutzen, 1st Supervisor Dan Rettler, 2nd Supervisor Tom Neubert, Treasurer Jeri Ohman, and Clerk Karen Herman. Resident present: Michael Garvey, observing the meeting.
The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on November 6, 2014.
MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading and accept the October 13, 2014 monthly town board meeting minutes as printed. All said aye. Motion carried.
MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading and accept the October 22, 2014 Town Board Meeting to Work on the 2015 Budget & Wages. All said aye. Motion carried.
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#18 – Hwy 47 Storage – Storage Condominium
a.) Sheriff Department– No one present.
11/7/14 7:30 p.m. added agenda item:
KAYLIE MAE KUHNKE—OPERATOR LICENSE – MOTION: Neubert/Rettler approve operator license for Kaylie Mae Kuhnke. All said aye. Motion carried. Background check was done.
b.) Town Hall – Purchase New Refrigerator –Tabled until the next board meeting.
Repair Posting Board Glass at Clerks Home– Neubert will be replacing the display doors with a used
set of doors he found.
Board Room Cabinets – Clerk will be purchasing cabinets once her town work slows down.
Drop Box – Rettler will be looking into purchasing a drop box secured to the town hall building used
for town business.
Back door outside light not working.
Back door step plate needs to be secured.
Front door concrete needs to be filled in.
Computer Upgrade for Treasurer – Pricing of computer and software was discussed. Currently
running with Windows XP software.
Hall Well Repaired– No running water at hall. Ralph Volkman replaced the pump and removed the
chlorine drop dispenser.
ON AGENDA – Floor Stripper & Wax for hall floor.
c.) Roads–Bridge Inspection Repairs– Repairs completed. Total cost was $1,629.64. Take off agenda.
Don Beyer Ditch Cleaned Out on Stingle Rd – Rettler & Knutzen each inspected the culvert. Culvert
looks fine. Take off agenda.
Building Permit #12 (Scott Mumford) Garage No Electric 010-049700 Needs Addressing Number –
Rettler hasn’t received new fire number from the County yet.
Husbandry Act 377 Requirements – Rettler and Neubert attended the WTA Conference where
Husbandry Act 377 was discussed. The County is recommending to go with option F. The Option
can be changed yearly. MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to adopt option F to abide by Act 377 for 1-year
for 2015. All said aye. Motion carried. Option F means no permits are required under 92,000 lbs. If
weight is over 92,000 lbs., board will discuss the permit requirements. More information will be
available January 1, 2015.
House Moving on Hample Rd – Tabled until the next board meeting.
Cleaning Cross Rd Culvert Stingle Rd – Take off agenda.
Change agenda heading to: South of Bissing’s on 12 Corners Rd. Discussion took place. Rettler will be
contacting Carl Anthony to determine if it is a Drainage District issue.
Snowplowing Town Roads – Scott Marck’s Trucking will be plowing the town roads. Low amount of
salt this winter but sand is available. Knutzen will be checking with the Town of Center to find out
which roads we will be responsible for.
d.) Planning Commission – Land Division-Subdivision Ord. – No discussion took place.
Response to rezone requests– No discussion took place.
Set up Planning Meeting: Work on Getting Parcels Back to Original Zoning – New list of parcels has
been completed and forwarded to Dave Johnson with County Planning. Next planning meeting date
Knutzen will discuss at the upcoming hearing.
Creation of Base Farm Tract Map – Future meetings will be scheduled to create the base farm tract
Update the Comprehensive Plan Kick-Off Date 11-20, Refreshments – Clerk will take care of the
Sent DATCP Letter Verifying Town Adopting Zoning Ord. – Letter sent to DATCP.
e.) Permits Issued/Approvals/Violations (Building & Misc.)
Jack Maass – Culvert Approval–
(New) 3 Driveway permits – Lee Lemke, John Knorr, and Ralph Volkman.
MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to approve the culvert permits for Jack Maass, Mike Salter (2), John
Knorr, and Ralph Volkman.
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Updated Past Building Permit #10—Antony Mach — Shed with no electric $100
Updated Past Building Permit #16 – Black Creek Sportsman Club — Shed with restrooms charged
$400 (New Home Fee)
f.) FIRE/AMBULANCE – PAST DUE FIRE/RESCUE RUNS –
i) Unknown Status–(need updates) – Cynthia Silva $621.18 (2009), and
Joseph Troiber $250 (2009)
ii) Runs brought to attorney on 2/2011 – Jacob Griesbach (2009) $436.18, Levi Spink (2009)
$662.18, Lucas Ziewacz (2008) $266.25
iii) 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
8/25/2013 Ambulance Run Bills – Jason Vanderwegen $351.50, Todd Jaskolski $628.25
iv) Ambulance runs received 5/15/14 and brought to attorney: Lisa Kehl $630.00; Jennifer
v) Ambulance run received 8/11/14: Cody Plaster $714.25
Updates from the attorney were reviewed.
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. Tabled until the next board meeting
Discuss Ambulance Auditing/Bill Procedures – Discussion took place. Tabled until the next board
g.) Budget & Road Expenditure and Wage Hearing Wednesday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. –
Meeting is Wednesday.
h.) Approve 2015 Fee Schedule – MOTION: Knutzen/Rettler take off Holding Tank (Pumping Fee)
$250. All said aye. Motion carried.
Motion: Rettler/Neubert to change home fee from $400 to $500. All said aye. Motion carried.
$425 Inspector/$75 Town
i.) November 4 General Election – Busy election! Discussion took place with purchasing 2 additional
refurbished Edge machines or renting machines for an upcoming large turn-out election.
j.) County Preliminary Reports or Certified Survey Map (CSM) approvals—Lois Volkman 010-078400 –
MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to approve Lois Volkman’s CSM. All said aye. Motion carried.
Preliminary Report for CS Rentals was reviewed. Knutzen will be contacting Carow Land Surveying
because the commercial property line runs through a building.
k.) Budget Resolution 06-2014 –
The sum of $1,902.00from the Fuel Surcharge/Land Fill Chargesbudgeted account be transferred to the budgeted category Ambulance Runs/Ambulance Expensesto pay the bills.
07-2014 – Resolution not needed for this meeting.
l.) Ryan Rohan – Hwy 54 Recycling Compliance Letter – Letter attachments were verified. Letter will be
m.) Set Annual Meeting Date – Annual Meeting Date will be April 22, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
n.) Krystal Oskey Holding Tank Agreement Approval N6021 State Hwy 47 – Knutzen met Oskey to get
the paperwork notarized. Take off agenda.
o.) Tax Bill Insert with County Recycling Insert Approval – Clerk discussed that County Recycling can
supply us with a 1/3 page insert. Nothing has been finalized with the County. Clerk will keep the
p.) Tax Bill Refuse Charges Approval –
3% Increase from 2014 Rates
$114.60 Garbage Fee per Year/Per Stop
$2.03 Fuel Surcharge Fee
Total Garbage Fee per Household $116.63
$2.60/Household per month or $31.20 per year
MOTION: Neubert/Rettler to approve the 2015 Garbage and Recycling Rates and to Collect the 2015 Garbage Fee and Fuel Surcharge from 11/2013 – 10/2014 through Special Charges on the Tax Bills for each household. All said aye. Motion carried.
Correspondence taken care of.
–Treasurer agenda items bring to the beginning of the agenda so she can leave early.
–Treasurer will be using cell phone 920-850-5310. Clerk needs to notify Suess Electronics.
The treasurer's report, receipts, disbursements, checking, and money market accounts for totals have been reviewed.
$16,039.27 was deposited into the town’s checking account instead of the town’s money market account. The Treasurer has contacted the credit union and they will correct the deposit for December.
MOTION: Rettler/Neubert to accept the treasurer’s report, approve and pay the bills and to transfer $33,700.00. All said aye. Motion carried.
Total bills for November: Fox Communities = $33,658.97
List of November bills are attached.
MOTION: Neubert/Rettler to adjourn at 10:16 p.m. All said aye. Motion carried.
Karen Herman, Clerk
Town of Black Creek
The next Monthly Town Board Meeting will be
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.