Town Board Monthly Meeting Minutes



Wednesday, December 10, 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, Constable Erik Heiden, Treasurer Jeri Ohman (left at 8:38 p.m.), and Clerk Karen Herman.  The following were present:  Deputy Sheriff Chad Grube (left at 7:12 p.m.), Tim Bloom (left at 7:20 p.m.) representing Harter’s Disposal Service, Doug & Cheryl Pahlow (left at 7:27 p.m.)—CSM approval, and Resident Michael Garvey (left approx. 7:30 p.m.)—observing.

The agenda was posted according to the open meeting law on December 4, 2014. 

MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading and accept the November 10, 2014 monthly town board meeting minutes as printed.  All said aye.  Motion carried. 

MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to dispense the reading and accept the November 12, 2014 2015 Public Hearing Minutes and the Special town meeting of the electors to approve the 2014 town tax levy to be paid in 2015 minutes.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to dispense the reading and accept the November 20, 2014 planning commission comprehensive plan kick-off meeting minutes.  All said aye.  Motion carried. 

Building Permits:         
No Building Permits to report


Agenda items were taken out of sequence so the Treasurer could leave early. 
Deputy Sheriff Chad Grube discussed town issues first, Tim Bloom with Harter’s Disposal second, and Doug & Cheryl Pahlow’s CSM approval followed.


a.)  New Cell Phone for Treasurer– New phone purchased for Treasurer.

       Computer Upgrade for Treasurer – This purchase will take place next year.

       Town Hall Drop Box – Installed.  Take off agenda.
       Clerk gave Jeri a copy of budget resolution #7-2014 which will be discussed later in the minutes.      

b.)  Set Date to Audit Books in January– Monday, January 12, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.


10.)  Treasurer’s Report on receipts, disbursements, checking, and money market accounts for totals.
11.)  Clerk Presents Bills and Transfers Money to Pay Bills.

         MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to accept the treasurer’s report, approve and pay the bills and to transfer
         $57,000.00.  All said aye.  Motion carried.



c.)  Sheriff Department – Deputy Sheriff Chad Grube was available to discuss town issues.  He gave a
       reminder to not plow snow across the roads.  Icy roads were discussed.


d.)  Harter’s Disposal Operation Status – Tim Bloom – Town issues were discussed.  Someone from Harter’s will
       be attending a town board meeting yearly.


e.)  Town Constable Yearly Update —Constable updated the board with town issues.


f.)   Town Hall – Purchase New RefrigeratorTabled until the next board meeting.

        Repair Posting Board Glass at Clerks HomeTabled until the next board meeting.

       Board Room CabinetsTabled until the next board meeting.

       Hall Well RepairedRalph Volkman has completed the water testing process.

       Back Door Light & Ground PlateDan Rettler replaced the back door light and repaired the back door
       ground place.

        Concrete Filled in at Front DoorTabled until the next board meeting.

        Floor Stripper & WaxSupplies will be purchased to strip and wax the hall floors.



g.)  Roads–Status of Culvert on Krueger Rd in Front of Norman Steffen’s Home—Field Tire is Lower than the
– Discussion took place.  Flow is west to Creek.  Tile is lower than ditch.    May need to shoot
      grades into the culvert.  Will check into more this upcoming spring.

      Building Permit #12 (Scott Mumford) Garage No Electric 010-049700 Needs Addressing Number –  
      Rettler received new addressing number.

      Husbandry Act 377 RequirementsLast month a motion was made to adopt option F to abide by
      Act 377 for 1-year for 2015.  Clerk checked with the Town’s Association (WTA) to determine if a motion
      was sufficient.  The WTA informed the clerk to email the Department of Transportation (DOT) with the
      town’s decision.

      House Moving on Hample RdDouble wide home was moved.

      Cleaning Cross Rd Culvert South of Bissing on 12 Corners RdNeed fire truck to blast out culvert.  Waiting
      until spring.

      Snowplowing Town RoadsScott Marcks’ Trucking will be plowing the town roads this winter. 

      Plowing Agreement with Town of Center Chairman unsure which roads the town is responsible for
      plowing with the Town of Center.  Clerk presented an old plowing agreement with the Town of Center.  A
      new agreement will need to be created.


h.)  Planning Commission – Land Division-Subdivision Ord.No discussion took place. 

       Response to rezone requestsNo discussion took place.

       Rezoning Hearing 12/16 at 8 p.m.No discussion took place.

       Creation of Base Farm Tract MapMap received from county to work on the base farm tract map.

       Comprehensive Plan Update Meeting 12/11 7:00 p.m.Our comprehensive plan updates will be done
        jointly with the Village of Black Creek.  Jeff Sanders will be giving us an updated comp. plan timeline
        and cost for the comp. plan updates.

 i.)  Permits Issued/Approvals/Violations (Building & Misc.)
       Lee Lemke – Driveway Permits
– An extension, wider driveway was installed. 
       MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to approve Lee Lemke’s culvert permit.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


         i)    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
               (9/2011) $520.00

                8/25/2013 Ambulance Run Bills – Jason Vanderwegen $326.50, Todd Jaskolski $0
       iv)   Ambulance runs received 5/15/14 and brought to attorney:  Lisa Kehl $630.00; Jennifer
               Krause $430.91

        v)   Ambulance run received 8/11/14:  Cody Plaster $714.25

       vi)   Ambulance runs sent to attorney 11/2014; Melvin Greyhair $600.50, Chelsey Keller $797.50, Edward
              Peotter $200 & $125, Tyler Schulz $766.50, Sandra Shirley $307, Vincent Solberg $330

               Clerk had a short telephone meeting with our Town’s Attorney on 12/9/2014.  Updates to all runs
               were reviewed.  The clerk will forward the town board responses to our Attorney.
               Payments received from our Attorney’s office:
               Received $25 payment from Vanderwegen and received full-payment from Jaskolski $628.25. 
      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 ProceduresDiscussion took place.  Tabled until the next board

k.)  Budget & Road Expenditure and Wage Hearing Wednesday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. 
       The board was informed that net new construction was not posted online when the levy worksheet was
       printed so it was not included with the town’s 2015 budget levy limit.  Next year the increase $1,461 will
       still be available if they choose to increase the levy limit at that time.

l.)   Adopt the 2015 Budget MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to adopt the 2015 town board budget.  All said aye.
      Motion carried. 

m.)County Preliminary Reports or Certified Survey Map (CSM) approvals—CSM—CS Rentals LLC 010-072200
       Doug and Cheryl Pahlow were present to discuss this CSM request.  Buying 1 parcel with 2 zonings.
       MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to accept the CSM split for CS Rentals LLC.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


       Tom Beyer Property — An aerial map was presented to the board showing parcel numbers 010 072100
       and 010072400.  Each parcels is 40 acres.  Tom Beyer will be selling approximately 34 acres to Darrin
       Stingle and retaining approximately 46 acres of farmland. 
       MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to approve the split of Tom Beyer’s property if CSM matches the provided
       map within reason.  All said aye.  Motion carried.  When CSM comes, the board will review and sign.

       Preliminary Report received from the Wilcox property 010-029101.  The house would have 5.914 acres
       and the other split 32.386 acres.  This is exclusive agriculture zoning.  Knutzen will be contacting the
       county that the remaining 188 feet of road frontage would need to be unbuildable.  Discussion took


n.)   Budget Resolution 07-2014
       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
       Resident, Dan Ott. 
       Roll call vote:  Neubert=Yes, Rettler=Yes, Knutzen=Yes     
       3=Yes, 0=No


       Budget Resolution 08-2014


The sum of $1,822.68 from the account Education Meetings & Exp. be transferred to the budgeted Planning/Zoning account to pay the bills.


The sum of $84.64 from the account Education Meetings & Exp. be transferred to the budgeted Treasurer account to pay the bills.


The sum of $1,588.69 from the account Fire Department Expenses be transferred to the budgeted Clerk account to pay the bills.


The sum of $1,088.95 from the account Fire Department Expenses be transferred to the budgeted Clerk account to pay the bills.

             Roll call vote:  Neubert=Yes, Rettler=Yes, Knutzen=Yes     
             3=Yes, 0=No


o.)   Ryan Rohan – Hwy 54 Recycling Compliance Letter – Letter sent 11/17/2014.  Knutzen will be talking to
  Tax Bill Insert with County Recycling Insert Approval – Tax bills were sent out on Monday 12/8/2014.
       –Shiocton School District has requested that we set out their referendum meetings notice at tax
         collection time.  The Clerk will place at the 3-posting places too.
      MOTION:  Neubert/Rettler to approve the 2014 tax bill insert.  All said aye.  Motion carried.

Correspondence taken care of.

Total bills for December:  Fox Communities = $57,011.63                             
List of December bills are attached.


MOTION:  Rettler/Neubert to adjourn at 9:51 p.m.  All said aye.  Motion carried.


                                                                        Karen Herman, Clerk
                                                                        Town of Black Creek





The next Monthly Town Board Meeting will be
Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.