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TOWN OF FOND DU LAC FOND DU LAC COUNTY PUBLIC HEARING MARCH 10, 2008 7:00 PM The Public Hearing was called to order by Chairman Harold Manske. The meeting was called by the Town Board to review the discontinuance of Garden Drive. Chairman Manske reported that the residents of Garden Drive had requested the Drive be made into a cul-de-sac and that part of Garden Drive become a dead end with entrance to Schmitty’s Bar & Grill. A legal description was written and will be recorded, legal notices sent, DOT contacted, and the final step is a public hearing. Attorney St. Peter noted that the discontinuance of a portion of Garden Drive is in the best interest of the residents in that area and can be done at the discretion of the Town Board. Kathy Sharp noted that she is in favor of the move, but was concerned about the timing of the construction. The recommendation was made to time the reconstruction with the reconstruction of Winnebago Drive to help defray construction costs. Harry Lange expressed concern that Garden Drive was not sufficiently wide especially in the area of the proposed cul-de-sac. It was stated that the area would be reshaped to provide proper access. It was also noted that if the construction is delayed an immediate concern is drainage in the area of the late Tom Francis’ property. There being no more discussion, motion was made and seconded to adjourn to the Monthly Meeting. Motion carried. MONTHLY MEETING The Monthly Meeting was called to order by Chairman Harold Manske. Present were Chairman Manske, Supervisors Phyllis Giese and LeRoy Schmitz, Clerk Patti Supple, Treasurer Mel Buechel, Assistant Treasurer Jody Roffers, Attorney John St. Peter, and various Town residents. Confirmation was made of open meeting notice. Minutes from the previous meeting were approved as presented. Bob Thompson requested that minutes be updated more regularly on the web-site. Tim Murphy thanked the Board for implementing Town wide garbage pickup. He asked when the new fire signs would be installed on the west side of Town. It was reported that the west side would be done this summer. He then asked about the time frame for a town wide reassessment. Chairman Manske noted that he is waiting for final word from the Town assessor Joel Ryan on the need for a reassessment. Chairman Manske stated that he is hoping the State will be readjusting assessed valuations due to declining land values and that they will be more in line with equalized values. This would delay the need for a reassessment. Mr. Murphy then asked what would happen to the mil tax rate. The mil tax would hopefully be the same. However, with the State mandates for revenue limits, the future mil tax is unknown. Mr. Murphy also asked for an update on the well agreement with the City. Attorney St. Peter reported that the City is willing to renegotiate with the Towns on the agreement, and a new agreement will be in place in the near future. The Garden Drive discontinuance was reviewed. Chairman Manske reported that it was in the best interest for the safety and welfare of the residents on Garden Drive and patrons of Schmitty’s to go ahead with the reconfiguration of Garden Drive. Supervisor Schmitz agreed. Supervisor Giese, a resident of Garden Drive abstained from comment. After discussion motion was made by Manske and seconded by Schmitz to start vacation of Garden Drive as soon as construction is completed on Winnebago and Garden Drive by the DOT and completion of reconstruction of the cul-de-sac is done by the Town. 2 aye/Giese abstain The intergovernmental agreement between the City and Town concerning the providing of emergency services on the Highway 41 corridor was tabled until further information can be provided. Fire Chief Sanborn noted that this agreement is needed in order to protect the safety of Town and City emergency personnel. Attorney St. Peter reported that he sent a letter to Ben’s Budget Cab Service and received a call in response to the letter. Cindy Bailey called and reported that all the cabs are parked in the Macy Street ramp and that the business is not run from the Esterbrook Road address. However various residents in the area reported that there is still much activity and possibly cab repair work being done at the site. It was recommended that Ms. Bailey be notified to attend the April meeting to answer the concerns or court action might be taken. It was recommended that a pre-design contract be approved to allow Kaempfer & Associates to do a more detailed study of the potential water utility site. It was noted that a public hearing is scheduled for March 25 at 7:00 pm at the Goodrich Little Theater, a letter will be sent to all Town residents concerning the public hearing and that a legal notice and informational article be submitted to the Reporter for publication. Motion was made and seconded to approve the pre-design contract with Kaempfer & Associates. Motion carried. The impact fee ordinance and the amendment to the North Fond du Lac water agreement was tabled. The Stormwater management report was discussed. The Town is working with the Town’s of Taycheedah and Friendship to help defray cost of the report and monitoring of the requirements. Attorney St. Peter reported he has contacted ECRP to request an extension to the sewer utility district to include the proposed industrial park on Forest Avenue Road. A response was received outlining the criteria for implementing the request. Fondy Sports Complex will be meeting with Attorney St. Peter and Chairman Manske on the development agreement concerning the expansion of the go-kart track. Supervisor Schmitz reported that he has been appointed to a Town’s Association committee to review the contamination of land in the County. Reports will be presented to County Executive Al Buechel. There are no Planning Commission or Board of Appeals meetings planned. There are no annexations. Other than plowing roads, no road construction is being done. Chairman Manske noted that the hard winter has caused lots of holes to appear in local roads. He has discussed with County Highway Commissioner Tom Janke upcoming road projects: Esterbrook Road from Brown to Highway 151, striping of roads and a cap on River Road. Wildwood Lane and Garden Drive are presently on hold. The TRIP funds will help cover blacktopping costs. No Certified Survey Maps. Motion was made and seconded to approve the operator’s license applications for Mandy Sabel and Ashley Sobotta from AJ’s Bar & Grill. Motion carried. Sanitary District #2 will meet on March 13 at 4:30 pm. Clerk Supple reported that the Urban Town’s Association will be holding some informational meetings, that there is still time to request larger garbage bins, and that Woodland Park is having water problems and that sale of the property is a possibility. FINANCIAL REPORT: February 2008 General Account received: $863,708.72 Orders: 864,857.72 Balance: 1211.50 Money Market: $16,357.25 CD#441708 $410,000.00 CD#441712 $310,000.00 Road, Bridge, Culvert & Eq.: $1319.56 Park Fund: $13,722.87 Recycling: $1.00 Motion was made and seconded to approve the Financial Report. Motion carried. PAYMENT OF BILLS: Bills $802,910.18 Wages: $19094.70 Motion was made and seconded to approve the Payment of Bills. Motion carried. Motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried. Submitted by Patti Supple, Town Clerk.