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TOWN OF FOND DU LAC FOND DU LAC COUNTY MONTHLY MEETING NOVEMBER 3, 2008 7:00 PM 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 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. Jeannette Weber expressed concern that a resident on Takodah Drive was being forced to remove from his driveway newly installed concrete in the Town right-of-way. She noted that the gentleman was in his mid-eighties and should not have to remove the concrete as it would be cost prohibitive. She also noted that several other residences in the subdivision also had concrete in the right-of-way. Chairman Manske explained that the Town’s Code of Ordinances prohibit concrete in the right-of-way and that the gentleman in question had been informed that he should not install concrete in the right-of-way. One other resident in the subdivision who recently installed concrete will also be removing the concrete. The remainder of the driveways were installed prior to the codification of the ordinances and are “grandfathered” in. Chairman Manske went on to explain that the Ordinances must be adhered to by everyone, for orderly growth in the Town. Ron Colward noted that when the sanitary lines and water lines are installed and driveways are dug up, the concrete is replaced with blacktop. Chairman Manske noted that even the Town’s contractors must comply with the ordinance. Mr. Colward also asked for the cost of the water line. It is the cost of the line to the house plus a $475.00 hook up fee. The modifications to the engineering report of special assessments for the Industrial Park transmission lines were reviewed. The area wide assessment is based on current zoning and part of the Industrial Park is still zoned AT. The special assessments were approved at the October 28, 2008 meeting. The Industrial Park transmission lines are installed, and the lines have been pressure tested. Services can be hooked up once a safe water test is done. Inspection bills should be paid by the contractor. It was requested that Kaempfer separate the bills for easier payment by the Town and the Contractor. Status Report # 6 on the Water system was presented by Jeff Wolford. The easement for the Fond du Lac County Airport has been registered by the Register of Deeds. There are 27 days to complete the project through the Airport property. The payment to Town & Country needs to be approved. Water services for the Industrial Park should be completed by November 4, 2008. The installment notices were published on October 30, 2008 and copies sent to property owners. Larger maps were needed of the water utility district. The map and the legal description must be recorded prior to January 1, 2009 in order to be on the tax roll for 2009. The FAA sent a letter stating that the Fond du Lac Airport grant would not be withdrawn if the tower is approved by the Atlanta office. If the original site is not approved, the County has indicated they will help with the added cost of moving the tower site. Chairman Manske expressed concern over the North Fond du Lac referendum which would limit funding projects over one million dollars without Village residents approval by referendum. Attorney St. Peter stated that the Village would be able to purchase the property for the tower and lease it to the Town. The Newton Road project has been submitted to the DNR for approval. A change order will be submitted once the project is approved. The DNR has been notified of the river crossing. Town & Country needs approval to proceed with the river crossing and to proceed to Rogersville Road with the transmission lines. The special assessment final costs are on hold until the tower site is verified. Motion was made and seconded to approve the change order for the two crossings by the Industrial Park for gravel backfill. Motion carried. It was decided to hold off determining the special assessments until all the information has been confirmed so that only one public hearing will be needed. Jeff Wolford will send out mailings to residents in the next project area so that the various choices for hookup or deferments can be reviewed. Attorney St. Peter noted that the Court of Appeals has upheld the forfeitures owed the Town by Harry Schmitz. Judgment was for $41,784.28 plus interest still accruing at 12%. In the matter of the public nuisance, it was determined that it is in the best interest of the Town to set aside this matter at this time. Motion was made and seconded to approve the Issuance of a GO Promissory note to the City of Fond du Lac for the Town costs of the improvements to the Sanitary System. Motion carried. This debt will not be counted against the Town for levy limits. The water facilities needs assessment and impact fee ordinance is near completion. The Park fee and Stormwater fee needs to be added. The Mathweg/Esterbrook Estates Addition 1 special assessments were reviewed. Motion was made and seconded to require the assessment to be placed on the lots and the Town receive payment as each lot is sold. Motion carried. Motion was made and seconded to approve a 35mph speed limit on Hawes Court and Rogersville Road dead end, and that signs be installed indicating the limits. Motion carried. The Inspectors payment schedules were reviewed. After discussion, motion was made and seconded to approve a $55.00 per call fee for the Electrical Inspector and the Plumbing Inspector and $40.00 per hour payment to the Building Inspector effective on January 1, 2009. Motion carried. It was decided that the cost of retrieving the delinquent personal property tax for Tri-County Land Surveying would be more than the amount owed. Therefore the Town will forgive the tax. No meetings are planned for either the Planning Committee or the Board of Appeals. No annexations or CSM’s. The next Sanitary District #3 Meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2008 at 4:30 pm. The Town’s Association Xmas Party is scheduled for December 4, 2008. There has still been no update on the well water situation in the Winnebago Drive area. FINANCIAL REPORT: October 2008 General Account received: $747,301.81 Orders: 415,118.23 Balance: 341,773.86 Money Market: $2077.33 Road, Bridge, Culvert & Eq.: $1658.88 CD: $438,000.00 Park Fund: $12,207.57 Recycling: $1.00 Motion was made and seconded to approve the Financial Report. Motion carried. PAYMENT OF BILLS: Bills: $286,263.26 Wages: $10,342.96 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.