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March 9, 2015 Monthly Meeting

TOWN OF FOND DU LAC
FOND DU LAC COUNTY
MONTHLY MEETING 
March 9, 2015
7:00 PM
The Monthly Meeting was called to order by Chairman Robert Giese. 
Present were Chairman Giese, Supervisor LeRoy Schmitz, 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.
Tony Koenigs asked if he could hand out the web address to potential
buyers.  He then asked about the qualifications for the supervisor
position.  A town official must be a resident of the Town, a non-felon
and bondable.  There are no other specific qualifications.  However,
Chairman Giese noted the Town Board members must be much more
knowledgeable than ever before.  There are many changes that have been
made over the years and the job can be time consuming, especially if
you want to do a good job.
Chairman Giese also offered an apology to Ken Meyn for the letter he
received about plowing across the road.  Next year there will be new
rules implemented to keep these errors from occurring.
There were no updates on the Code Enforcement since the Welling matter
will be addressed in closed session.
Residents of Emery Lane have come to an agreement on the
reconstruction of Emery Lane.  All residents have agreed to the
following terms: 
1.	 Larry Kaatz will pay 1/13 of the total bill, all other 11 (eleven)
 residents will split the remainder of the bill equally.
2.	The Town will provide $5000.00 towards the bill
3.	Residents may pay in full or add it to the tax bill over the next
ten years, plus interest (Interest to be determined at the borrowing
rate plus 1%)
4.	An agreement will be written up by Attorney St. Peter or
Parmentier.
5.	The County will be hired to do the work.
6.	The cost of construction may include attorney fees, surveying fees
and the present cost of construction per a new County estimate.  
Motion was made and seconded to approve the agreement per the above
terms.  Motion carried.
There is no update on Esterbrook Estates Addition 1 other than that
the real estate has been transferred from Hometown Bank to the new
owner.
There is no update on the water system study.
There is no update on the Riverbend Road water assessment.
The Premier Streblow hydrant maintenance agreement will be reviewed by
the Fire Department and should be ready for approval at the April
meeting.  Chairman Giese noted the hydrant agreement should be added
to all private systems constructed in the Town.
The NEWSC site has not been updated, so there is no new pamphlet
available.  Older pamphlets are available on the tract rack.
There will be a workshop meeting held on March 25 at 9:00 am to
discuss the Van Horn frontage road off Esterbrook Road.
The Scott Family Land Trust is requesting the Town approve the
annexation of the future County Garage property to the City of Fond du
Lac.  The property is across from the Steel Company already in the
City.  It is approximately 40 acres of land.  Motion was made and
seconded to approve the annexation contingent on the property being
sold to the County for a future County garage.  Chairman Giese noted
this annexation is in the interest of the Town and County maintaining
a good working relationship.  Tim Murphy asked if the City will be
exchanging 40 acres of City growth land for this land.  The City will
not be doing an exchange.  The Town cannot provide sewer and water for
this use, and since it is County owned, there will be no property
taxes assessed.
A contract will be ready for the April meeting concerning an agreement
with ECRP to do an update of the Comprehensive Plan.  
The State has been pushing for a Statewide property assessment rather
than allowing each Township to have an assessor.  This would be
unfunded mandate.  The County is opposed to this change due to added
costs for both the County and the Townships.  Per the recommendation
of the Town’s Association, motion was made and seconded to send to the
State the Town of Fond du Lac’s opposition to this mandate.  Motion
carried.
A resident of Leonard Drive has requested the Town remove two trees in
the Town right-of-way that are obstructing his driveway entrance and
causing damage to the culvert.  According to the Town’s Attorney, the
Town has no obligation to remove these trees.  Supervisor Schmitz
recommended leaving the trees alone.  Chairman Giese noted that most
residents are opposed to tree removal.  He also noted that due to the
size of the trees the cost for removal could run over $3000.00. 
Motion was made and seconded to leave the trees in place.  Motion
carried.
Motion was made and seconded to approve the CSM for Allan Abel on CTH
V.  This CSM would split the property into 2 lots.  Motion carried.
Motion was made and seconded to approve three new poll workers, Sally
St. Peter, Diana Beck and Cathie Seffern.  Motion carried.
The certification for Board of Review needs to be updated.  Chairman
Giese agreed to take the appropriate class.  On March 12, Supervisor
Schmitz will attend the Highway meeting.  Up for discussion are the
road conditions.  The gate for the airport has been installed and is
in operation.  Chairman Giese attended the Town’s Association meeting
where the Dane County issues for septic system installation has been a
difficult issue between the City of Madison and the surrounding
townships.  Madison wants all systems to be approved by the DNR not
the County Code Enforcement in cooperation with the Townships.
Bids were received on the Town Hall remodel and JML Construction will
be doing the work.
April 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm will be the annual meeting.  Up for
discussion will be a heated garage for the plow trucks.
The Board of Appeals will meet on March 25 to review plans for a sign
at Aldis and plans for a shed on CTH K.  There are no Planning
Meetings planned.
Clerk Supple noted a donation from Sno Flyers Snowmobile Club for the
use of the Townhall for snowmobile safety classes.  She also gave the
Fire Chief some paperwork on insurance he had requested.
Chairman Giese discussed the Bridge report.  Motion was made and
seconded to approve having the Count do maintenance on the bridges per
their recommendations.  Motion carried.  He also will be submitting
the salt report to the County.
FINANCIAL REPORT: February 2015
General Account: received $448,651.51
                                Orders:  441,374.14
	                 Balance:  83,648.47
	CD:  $400,000.00
Road Bridge, Culvert and Eq:  $423,163.18
Park:  $19,454.25
	CD: Town Hall:  $96,237.70
	CD:  Fire Dept: $5508.10
Motion was made and seconded to approve the Financial Report.  Motion
carried.
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Bills:  $48,932.40    Wages:  $10,730.27
Motion was made and seconded to approve the Payment of Bills.  Motion
carried.
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 and potential litigation concerning property
located at W5194 Bechaud Beach Drive (roll call vote required).
Motion was made and seconded to adjourn into closed session.  Voice
vote, 2 aye.
At the end of the closed session, motion was made and seconded to
adjourn.  Motion carried.

Submitted by Patti Supple, Town Clerk

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