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August 11, 2014 Monthly Meeting

TOWN OF FOND DU LAC
FOND DU LAC COUNTY
MONTHLY MEETING
AUGUST 11, 2014
7:00 PM
The Monthly Meeting was called to order by Chairman Robert Giese. 
Present were Chairman R. Giese, Supervisors LeRoy Schmitz and Phyllis
Giese, Clerk Patti Supple, Treasurer Jody Roffers, Attorney Matt
Parmentier and various Town residents.  Confirmation was made of open
meeting notice.  Minutes from the previous meeting were approved as
presented.
Mike Maloney and Todd Jansen from MSA Professional Services presented
a brief description of the services they offer to municipalities.  
There is a focus group meeting on Winnebago Waterways for interested
residents.
Jim Supple presented the monthly update on Code Enforcement and
Permits. 
a.	 The Board will be meeting in closed session on the Zeleske shed
matter.
b.	Copies of the letter to Bob Welling were forwarded to the County to
aid in the litigation scheduled for August 25, 2014.  
c.	On August 7, 2014 David Willy of W6354 Driftwood Lane was sent a
letter giving him 10 days to remove the debris in the road
right-of-way and 30 days to clean up the junk in his yard.
d.	In July a letter was sent to the resident adjacent to the Grove
Street ditch.  A reply was received per phone that he is not putting
any yard waste in the ditch.  The matter will continue to be reviewed
to resolve the issue by either filling in the ditch or cleaning out
the yard waste.
e.	Weeds in the field adjacent to W6322 Grove Street have been
partially cut.  The matter will be monitored until the weeds are all
cut.  Joel Streblow, in a phone call to the Permit Office, stated the
field is a wild life food plot, but could not verify that the proper
paperwork has been filed with the County.  On August 7th Mr. Streblow
was informed the matter would be on the August 11 agenda.
f.	On July 24, 2014 the Poch family was informed of the violation to
the pool fence ordinance.
g.	Weeds in Westfield Hideaway have been clipped.
Chairman Giese noted that the Town road employees have been out
filling in potholes in the road shoulders.  He reported on a recent
incident involving a resident harassing and threatening one of the
employees while he was doing his job. The Town has the right to put
gravel in the right-of-way.  The resident then put sod in the hole,
but the plowing this winter will take this out.  Gravel is placed to
support a car or truck if it ends up dropping off the road.  Charlie
Martin said it would be a good idea to let residents know they do not
own up to the road bed.
Robert and Maureen Poch installed an in ground pool with a retractable
cover.  The present pool ordinance calls for fencing around a pool. 
Letters were sent to surrounding property owners letting residents
know that the Poch’s were requesting the ordinance be changed to allow
the retractable cover instead of a fence.  Two property owners
responded.   One was opposed to the change, and one for the change. 
The automated cover locks and is stable enough for an adult to walk
on.  It has a keyed lock box.  Taycheedah and Empire have allowed the
cover in place of a fence.  Attorney Parmentier noted the Town Board
has the right on a case by case basis to approve or disapprove the
request.  The Board also has the right to turn the matter over to the
Planning Commission to change the ordinance to add the covers.  Until
the matter is decided, a temporary fence must be erected.  Motion was
made by R. Giese and seconded by Schmitz to turn the matter over to
the Planning Commission for review.  Motion carried.
There is no update on the Esterbrook Road, Blue Heron project.  Robert
Moodie, owner of the property to the west of Van Horn is requesting
the Town Board ask Van Horn for construction of the frontage road.  
At the present time, the County has not approved the location of the
frontage road.  Chairman Giese, asked if the base of the road could be
constructed now and the concrete added later.  Attorney Parmentier
reported the agreement with Van Horn says the Town has the right to
request the road be constructed at any time.  However, the County must
finalize the site for the road.  Motion was made and seconded to have
Attorney Parmentier contact Van Horn’s attorney to let him know the
Town will be requesting construction of the road.  Motion carried.  A
copy of the letter will also be sent to Tom Janke at the County
Highway Department.
The exercising of the water valves was discussed.  Motion was made and
seconded to amend the agreement with the Village of North Fond du Lac
to exercise those valves that do not prove resistant.  Motion was made
and seconded to allow for $2500.00 to $3000.00 be spent each year to
exercise the valves.  Motion carried.  Supervisor Schmitz and Chairman
Giese, at separate times, toured the new chlorination building.  The
status report was reviewed.
Scott Roltgen and Jeanold Thuecks were present from Emery Lane to
discuss the construction of the road.  The Town Board reiterated the
following terms, $5000.00 toward the cost, same interest rate as the
Town gets from the NEBAT, 10 year amortization and charged by property
owners not frontage.  Once the residents on Emery Lane agree to the
terms, the Town will move forward with the agreement.  Motion was made
and seconded to approve the construction of the road with the above
mentioned terms.  Motion carried.  Scott Roltgen asked for permission
to contact two private contractors to get bids before moving forward
with the County bid.  If a private contractor is hired, the residents
must handle all the paperwork and contact.  The private contractor
must approach the Town Board for payment once the road construction is
completed and approved.
Owners of Fondy Sports Complex were present to discuss moving forward
on the Aqua Park.  The Town Board is concerned over mounting costs of
reviewing plans, therefore, before moving forward on any more
discussions, the Town Board expects reimbursement of some of the
review costs ($3681.00), DNR approval of the 2 ½ acre pond, and a
signed reimbursement agreement.  Dan Deuster said they have the new as
built plans for the pond as well as an updated stormwater plan.  He
said they have tried to do the right thing, and don’t feel they should
have to pay for past costs.  He said they weren’t aware the clock was
ticking on fees.  He has records stating the request for reimbursement
was not addressed until September of 2013.  Attorney Parmentier noted
the review costs are much less than what could be sought for
violations and forfeitures which could amount to $50.00 to $500.00 per
day.  Mr. Deuster asked if they paid could they move forward with the
aqua park.  Payment of fees does not constitute approval from the
Town.  Since this aqua park is a new use, it would need a Special Use
Permit.  Before moving forward, step one is to get DNR approval for
the larger pond, step two is to pay fees, and step three is to sign a
reimbursement agreement.  
The status of the Farmland Preservation Certification is in limbo. 
The State has created a new problem in relation to County Shoreland
Zoning.  In a Court of Appeals case, land under County Shoreland
Zoning is not eligible for Farmland Preservation payments.  This
ruling would affect 2000 acres in the Town of Fond du Lac.  This
matter will need more review.
The topic for Stormwater Management is “Renew Our Waters”.
Motion was made and seconded to approve the following operator’s
licenses:  Jessica Gonzalez and Kyle Baker for Hwy 151 Mobil and Lisa
Hansen for Engies.   Motion carried.
Motion was made and seconded to approve the reappointment of Mike
Guilfoile and Larry Kaatz to the Planning Commission and to appoint
Robert Mikkelsen.  Motion carried.
Supervisor Schmitz attended the County Highway Meeting where Dr.
Donald McDonald asked for elimination of the culverts on Grove Street.
 Clerk Supple, Chief Election Inspectors and Poll Workers attended the
County classes for election updates.  Treasurer Roffers will attend
the update on the tax collection procedures.  Chairman Giese will
attend the OSG meeting.
Planning Commission will be meeting to address the swimming pool
ordinance.  The Board of Appeals has no meetings scheduled.
Clerk Supple reminded Town residents of the August 12, 2014 partisan
primary election.  She also recommended per Charlie Martin that the
Town add to the permits that before starting a project the Town needs
48 hour notice.  This matter will be added to the September agenda.
Chairman Giese reported the outside of the Town Hall has been
tuck-pointed and electrical work has been done, landscaping has been
done, and a flag pole reinstalled.  He has toured Town roads, had
County and Town employees doing shouldering work.  He is still looking
for options on upgrading Tuxedo Lane.  Drainage issues on Rockwood
Court and Dixon have been addressed.  Other drainage issues in
subdivisions need to be addressed through the covenants not the Town. 
Work on Hickory Street Bridge has been completed.  The foundation of
the barn at Simon Park has been back-filled and gravel added inside
the barn to level the floor.  Weed cutting is an ongoing issue that
will need further review to alleviate some concerns.  One option is to
hire someone to just do roadside weed cutting. 
FINANCIAL REPORT:  July 2014
                General Account received: $293,222.05
	                              Orders: 233,774.99
                                            Balance: 209,103.75
		CD:  $75,000.00
	Road, Bridge, Culvert & EQ: $422,856.03
	Park:  $18,698.37
		Town Hall CD:  $96,213.71
		Fire Dept. CD:  $5,507.41
Motion was made and seconded to approve the Financial Report.  Motion
carried.
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
	Bills:  $138,514.56  Wages:  $12,378.66
Motion was made and seconded to approve the Payment of Bills.  Motion
carried.
Supervisor Phyllis Giese submitted her resignation from the Town Board
and Water Utility District.  The Town Board reluctantly accepted her
resignation and thanked her for her service to the Town residents. 
Her presence will be missed.  Mrs. Giese has agreed to remain on the
Advisory Park Committee and has expressed interest in being a poll
worker.
Motion was made and seconded to adjourn into closed session by voice
vote 2 aye.
	The Town Board intends to convene into closed session pursuant to
Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(e) for the purpose of deliberating or
negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of
public funds, or conducting other specified public business, because
bargaining reasons require a closed session. (Esterbrook Estates
Addition No. 1).  
The Town Board intends to convene into closed session pursuant to Wis.
Stat. § 19.85(1)(g) for the purpose of conferring with legal counsel
for the Town who is rendering oral or written advice concerning
strategy in litigation in which the Town is or is likely to become
involved and pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 19.85(1)(e) for the purpose of
deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the
investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public
business, because bargaining reasons require a closed session. In
closed session, the Board will be discussing the pending lawsuit
against John Zeleske (roll call vote required).
Motion was made and seconded to adjourn.  Motion carried.
Submitted by Patti Supple, Town Clerk

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