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November 9, 2015 Monthly Meeting

TOWN OF FOND DU LAC
FOND DU LAC COUNTY
MONTHLY MEETING
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
7:00 PM
The Monthly Meeting was called to order by Chairman Robert Giese. 
Present were Chairman Giese, Supervisors LeRoy Schmitz and David
Schmitz, Clerk Patti Supple, Treasurer Brenda Post, Attorney John St.
Peter and various Town residents.  Confirmation was made of open
meeting notice.  Minutes from the previous meeting were approved as
presented.
John Zeleske questioned why the Town did not accept his offer of
returning the @ $500.00 check to the Town in return for granting him
returning his property to AG zoning.  He reiterated he would forgo
payment in exchange for the zoning change.  He added he will be hiring
an attorney to aid in the zoning change.  Town Attorney St. Peter said
he had no comment on Mr. Zeleske’s statement he will be hiring an
attorney.  Mr. Zeleske then added that the only one making money on
this matter is the attorneys.  Town Attorney St. Peter stated that
this matter is not on the agenda but that Mr. Zeleske is well aware of
the Town’s position in the matter and the Board is well aware of Mr.
Zeleske’s point of view.  Mr. Zeleske asked what the Attorney’s per
hour rate amounts to.  It is $200.00 per hour, however there is no
charge for the Monthly Meeting attendance.  Chairman Giese asked if
the matter should be placed on the December agenda for consideration. 
The recommendation was made to add to the agenda with the following
options: turn the matter over to the Planning Committee or deny the
request for rezone.  Mr.  Zeleske noted he had asked to be on the
agenda in September but was told to bring the matter up during public
comments.  (Since the matter was still under litigation, the Board
took up the offer under Closed Session in September.  Their decision
was sent to Mr. Zeleske and his Attorney of record after the September
meeting.)
Tony Koenigs asked that the Board honor all Veterans since it is
Veteran’s Day.
Due to recent litigation, the Town Board has asked the Planning
Committee to review the definition of a “building”.  Since the present
definition was ruled incomplete by judgement, the Board will be
updating the definition at the December meeting at a Public Hearing
followed by action on the changes.
Jim Supple reported on a weed complaint on Horseshoe Road.  Since the
matter was not resolved by the owner, Touch the Earth mowed the weeds.
 
Chuck Horning from the Village of North Fond du Lac requested the Town
Board approve the addition of an antenna to the water tower.  Per the
agreement between the Village and the Town, the Board must approve any
antenna’s added to the Tower.  Fast Bytes has asked for 3 10’
galvanized poles plus cables to the base of the tower.  The Village is
satisfied with the addition since the Company involved is handling all
liability and the contract has a three year escalation clause. 
Starting rates are $150 per month.  Due to the good working
relationship with the Village, motion was made and seconded to approve
the addition of the antenna to the Tower.  Motion carried.  Supervisor
L. Schmitz asked if the lease agreement continues once the Town takes
over ownership of the Tower.  It does.
The Ellis Street property owner who does not want to annex to the
City, but is having septic issues, needs to talk to the City for
advice.  Although she has letters from the Town dating back to the
1990’s, the issues raised in the letters were handled through the
Intergovernmental Agreement.  
Since the final work has been completed on Emery Lane, and final bills
issued by Fond du Lac County Highway Department, motion was made and
seconded to accept Emery Lane as a Town Road, and bill residents on
Emery Lane for the costs as agreed.  Motion carried.
Van Horn has agreed to build a frontage road with an 80’ right-of-way
in an area agreed to by the County and the Town of Fond du Lac. 
Attorney St. Peter praised the Town Board for the negotiations with
Van Horn and the end results.  This could have been a major dispute. 

There is no update with the water system study.
The subject for Stormwater Management is “Leave your leaves on the
land”.
Ronald Schmidt’s salary is under reconsideration.  After the last
meeting, Supervisor Dave Schmitz asked for more information on the
wages and other compensation of the Town employees.  After discussion,
Supervisor D. Schmitz made the motion to raise the hourly wage by $.50
and to keep other compensation the same.  Seconded by Supervisor L.
Schmitz.  Chairman Giese stated he was glad to see the Supervisors
were willing to compensate for the good work being done.  Motion
carried.
A Christmas bonus for the hourly wage employees was discussed.  After
discussion, motion was made and seconded to give a $100.00 Christmas
bonus to Brian Balson, Tony Esposito, Mike Supple, Tim Schrage, Jenny
Supple and Jody Roffers.  Motion carried.
Motion was made and seconded to allow Nate and Kayla Trautmann to
install a concrete right-of-way approach on Wild West Lane.  All rules
must be followed in the construction of the concrete pad.  Motion
carried.
The CSM for the Westwind Mall was reviewed.  Due to questions
concerning parking and use of the property, the CSM was turned over to
the Planning Commission for review.  Motion was made and seconded to
table review until Planning Commission recommendations are submitted. 
Motion carried.
The application for a liquor license, soda license for The Nut House,
formerly Bud & Shirley’s Riverside was reviewed.  Motion was made and
seconded to approve the applications contingent on the sale of the
property, submission of a rental agreement and Shirley Gerner
relinquishing the present license.  Motion carried.  All paperwork
should be submitted on or about December 1, 2015.  The fees for the
liquor licenses were prorated, and the relinquished license will have
prorated fees returned.
Supervisor L. Schmitz attended the TRIP/Highway meeting.  TRIP monies
were awarded to the Towns of Friendship, Byron, Metomen and Oakfield. 
The TRIP money of $26,000.00 awarded to the Town of Fond du Lac must
be used by the 2018 work year.
A drainage issue on Reinhardt Road due to the reconstruction of the
Highway 151 bypass will be reviewed by Chairman Giese and Ryan
Sommers.  The work was done by the State of Wisconsin and needs to be
remedied yet this fall.  The State was contacted by Attorney St.
Peter’s Office. 
Clerk Supple reported that she, the Poll Workers, Chief Inspectors
attended classes on the new voting machine.  The used machines and
storage unit were turned in to the County as part of the agreement for
the new machines.
The Board of Appeals met granting a variance to a property on CTH V.
The Planning Commission will meet on the Final Plat for Sweet Wisdom,
camping and the Westwind CSM.
The Vannguard contract for locates has been signed for the Water
Utility District and will be submitted  to Diggers Hotline.  
Supervisor L. Schmitz reported that Pinno is constructing a shed
behind his house.  It is less than 100 sq. ft.
FINANCIAL REPORT:  October 2015
General Account received:  $159,144.75
	                Orders:      118,699.42
	                Balance:  309,178.23
Road, Bridge, Culvert & Eq:  $347,901.86
Park: $21,348.81	Fire Dept. CD:  $30,444.98
	
PAYMENT OF BILLS:
Bills:  $125,234.47  Wages:  16,171.49
Motion was made and seconded to approve the Payment of Bills.  Motion
carried.
Submitted by Patti Supple, Clerk

Archive of Past Meeting Minutes

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  • May 8, 2017 Public Hearing & Monthly Meeting
  • April 10, 2017 Monthly Meeting
  • March 13, 2017 Monthly Meeting
  • February 13, 2017 Monthly Meeting
  • January 9, 2017 Monthly Meeting
  • December 12, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • November 14, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • October 10, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • September 12, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • August 8, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • July 11, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • June 13, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • May 9, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • April 11, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • March 14, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • February 8, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • January 11, 2016 Monthly Meeting
  • December 14, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • November 9, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • October 12, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • September 14, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • August 10, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • July 13, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • June 8, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • May 11, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • April 13, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • March 9, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • February 9, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • January 12, 2015 Monthly Meeting
  • December 8, 2014 Monthy Meeting
  • November 10, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • October 13, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • September 8, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • August 11, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • July 14, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • June 9, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • May 12, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • April 16, 2014 ANNUAL MEETING
  • April 14, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • March 10, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • February 10, 2014 Monthly Meeting
  • January 13, 2014 Monthly Minutes
  • December 9, 2013 Monthly Meeting
  • November 11, 2013 Monthly Minutes
  • October 14, 2013 Monthly Meeting
  • September 9, 2013 Monthly Minutes
  • August 12, 2013 Monthly Minutes
  • July 8, 2013 Monthly Minutes
  • June 10, 2013 Monthly Meeting
  • May 13, 2013 Public Hearing-Monthly Meeting
  • April 8, 2013 Monthly Meeting
  • March 11, 2013 Monthly Meeting
  • February 11, 2013 Monthly Meeting
  • January 14, 2013 Monthly Meeting
  • December 10, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • November 12, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • October 8, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • September 10, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • August 13, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • July 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • June 11, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • May 14, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • April 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • March 12, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • February 13, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • January 9, 2012 Monthly Meeting
  • December 12, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • November 14, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • October 10, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • September 12, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • August 8, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • July 11, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • June 13, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • May 9, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • April 11, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • March 7, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • February 14, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • January 10, 2011 Monthly Meeting
  • December 13, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • November 8, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • October 11, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • September 13, 2010 Monthy Meeting
  • August 9, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • June 14, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • May 10, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • April 13, 2010 ANNUAL MEETING
  • April 12, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • March 29, 2010 Workshop Meeting
  • March 8, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • February 8, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • January 25, 2010 Workshop Meeting
  • January 11, 2010 Monthly Meeting
  • December 14, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • November 9, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • October 12, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • September 28, 2009 Workshop Meeting
  • September 14, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • August 10, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • July 13, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • June 8, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • May 11, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • May 6, 2009 Town Board Meeting
  • April 16, 2009 Town Board Meeting
  • April 13, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • March 30, 2009 Workshop Meeting
  • March 9, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • February 24, 2009 Town Board Meeting
  • February 9, 2009 Public Hearing and Monthly Meeting
  • January 20, 2009 Joint SD#3 and Town Board
  • January 12, 2009 Monthly Meeting
  • January 10, 2009 Town Caucus
  • December 31, 2008 PROPOSED BUDGET
  • December 8, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • November 17, 2008 Public Budget Hearing
  • November 17, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • November 17, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • November 16, 2008 Town Board
  • November 3, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • October 13, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • October 2, 2008 Special Town Board
  • September 24, 2008 Town Board
  • September 22, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • September 22, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • September 8, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • August 14, 2008 Joint SD#3 and Town Board
  • August 11, 2008 Public Hearing and Monthly Meeting
  • July 14, 2008 Monthy Meeting
  • June 19, 2008 Town Board
  • June 9, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • May 29, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • May 12, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • April 28, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • April 14, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • April 10, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • April 10, 2008 Sanitary District #3
  • March 10, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • February 28, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • February 25, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • February 13, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • February 11, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • January 28, 2008 Workshop Meeting
  • January 14, 2008 Monthly Meeting
  • December 10, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • November 27, 2007 Public Budget Hearing
  • November 15, 2007 Budget Workshop
  • November 12, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • October 23, 2007 Town Board-Workshop
  • October 8, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • September 24, 2007 Workshop Meeting
  • September 10, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • August 27, 2007 Workshop Meeting
  • August 13, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • July 9, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • June 25, 2007 Workshop Meeting
  • June 11, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • May 14, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • May 8, 2007 Advisory Park Committee
  • April 9, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • April 5, 2007 Advisory Park
  • April 4, 2007 Workshop Meeting
  • March 26, 2007 Town Board Meeting & Workshop w/Town of Lamartine
  • March 14, 2007 Workshop Meeting
  • March 12, 2007 Monthly Meeting
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  • February 12, 2007 Public Hearing
  • January 22, 2007 Workshop Meeting
  • January 18, 2007 Planning Commission
  • January 8, 2007 Monthly Meeting
  • October 11, 2006 Planning Commission
  • September 27, 2006 Planning Commission
  • January 25, 2006 Planning Commission