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April 12, 2010 Monthly Meeting

TOWN OF FOND DU LAC
FOND DU LAC COUNTY
MONTHLY MEETING
APRIL 12. 2010
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.

Gary Blazer requested that the Board review the definition of
multi-family housing as part of the Comprehensive Plan and Town
ordinances.  Chairman Manske said the matter would be referred to the
Planning Committee for review and recommendations.  In addition, Fire
Chief Craig Sanborn would like to see included no grills allowed on
2nd floor apartment decks.  

Dick Taddey mentioned that the ditch on Esterbrook Road by Dixon Road
has lots of standing water.  Chairman Manske stated the County will be
reviewing the drainage in this area.

Ryan Waldschmidt noted that he was present to again express his
concerns over the apartment complex proposed on the Ford property.  He
noted that first proposal for apartments on the Van Horn property was
denied due to water issues and traffic issues.  While the water issue
has been addressed, the traffic issue has not.  He added the Town
ordinances have no guidelines for apartments.  In addition, Section 14
addresses the suitability of location and the health, safety and
welfare of residents.  He went on to explain that in a conversation
with a representative of the Multi-family housing in the City of Fond
du Lac, he learned that there is a 10 to 20% vacancy rate.  In
addition, he is concerned over the potential for increased crime in
the area of the apartments. In order to rent out apartments, he is
concerned that the criteria for judging renters will be lowered.  Mr.
Waldschmidt requested that the Board carefully weigh the issues for
allowing the apartments.

John Cux, noted that while you can’t stop progress, the Town is not
prepared for this large a development.  He added that he feels that
until the Town can address the traffic issue this project is
premature.  He went on to add that he has had numerous dealings with
the DOT and feels that the Town should address the traffic issue by
building their own road.  Harold Schmitz added that multi-family
development was proposed for south of Forest Avenue Road, not this
area.  He added that the infrastructure should be in place before the
apartments are allowed.  Regan Arndt added that the well being
permitted to maintain the pond levels should be disallowed.  He added
that residents want a rural setting.  Chairman Manske noted that
development is always and issue, but the Town needs to grow.  Sara
Waldschmidt added that the homeowners have a vested interest in the
maintenance of their properties that renters do not have. Fire Chief
Sanborn asked if the land owner requested annexation to the City,
could it be annexed.  Chairman Manske noted that this is a Town growth
area, and according to the agreement with the City, they cannot annex.
 However, this agreement has never been challenged, and it is unknown
if the owners request annexation what the judgment would be.  He added
that if all property owners request annexation of the property, the
Town cannot challenge the annexation if it is in the City growth
area.

Dick Taddey asked about the need for an occupancy permit.  Chairman
Manske stated that the Town must keep track of new businesses in order
to be certain that the business does not violate Town ordinances.  Mr.
Taddey also wanted to know why he is not permitted to place a business
sign on neighboring property.  He was advised to review the matter
with the permit issuer.  Attorney St. Peter added that he may also go
to the Board of Appeals for a variance or review of the matter if the
matter can’t be resolved through the permit procedures.

Marcy Eckert noted that the water line installation has caused a
drainage problem.  Chairman Manske stated this matter will be
corrected during the final cleanup of the area.

Charles Crites asked whether Esterbrook Road will be blacktopped. 
Chairman Manske stated the shouldering will be done to widen the road,
and then hopefully next year the blacktopping will be done.

A resident asked about bulky waste pickup.  This is an expensive
undertaking that the Town does not intend to do at this time.

An update on the water utility project included the tank being erected
on site, and the painting being completed in the next several months. 
The project is projected to be operational by the beginning of July,
2010.

The paperwork for Blue Heron Ponds apartment complex was presented. 
The CSM has been updated with two minor changes yet to add.  The Clerk
read the minutes from the Planning Meeting which recommended approval
with several contingencies.  These contingencies included adding the
engineering  recommendations, the Attorney recommendations, and
finalizing the development agreement and the stormwater management
agreement. The issue of a well to maintain water levels in the ponds
and for outdoor yard maintenance was again discussed.  The main
requirement for the well is that it be used only for maintance of the
yard and water levels, but not be used for the initial filling of the
ponds or pool.  Mr. Wright has seen the final copy of the stormwater
drainage and is satisfied with the plans.  The calculations for
permits, impact fees and other charges have been discussed and at this
time there is no issue with costs.  The fire sprinkler water line
issue has also been addressed.  The bond requirement for 125% of the
public utilities has not been resolved.  At issue is where the Town
portion begins and ends, and where the private portion begins and
ends.  Discussion ensued, and it was determined that a letter of
credit would be issued by Boysa, LLC for the metering manholes, road
finishing, and road right of way. This project will be done in 3
phases over a period of approximately 6 years.  The initial phase will
be 3 apartment complexes with garages and the clubhouse, pool, ponds,
complete road (with only the part in phase one being blacktopped) and
the stormwater ponds.  Sewer and water will be installed with the
stubs for future growth added.  The letter of credit will state that
it is unconditional, with a long time frame payable to the Town after
a signed letter is sent by the Town Clerk requesting the disbursement
if the work is not completed.  The Fire Department is satisfied with
the plans with the requested turn arounds added during each phase. 
Chairman Manske addressed the information about the crime rate in the
Watertown apartments owned by the Boysa’s.  No information was
provided on other units owned by Boysa’s.  Since the calls were an
issue, Chairman Manske asked for a review of the screening process for
renters.  Mr. Boysa stated they screen all applications for financial
reports, felony charges and sexual predator violations.   There will
be three fulltime employees on site-a fulltime manager, with
maintenance and cleaning people.  Average cost will be for a single
bedroom unit $650.00 and for two bedroom $750.00.  This will include
heat, and all appliances.  Units will have a fireplace.  The
development agreement includes a non-annexation stipulation.   
Supervisor Giese noted she had toured the Boysa apartment complexes in
Watertown, Beaver Dam and Occonomowoc.  All were well maintained and
attractive.  She also talked with a long time resident at Watertown
who stated she liked living there.  Supervisor Schmitz added that
farmers use there land as an investment and a retirement plan. 
Chairman Manske reviewed a letter from the Mayor of Watertown who
stated that any initial concerns over the project were unfounded.  The
Boysa’s are easy to work with and the project has been an asset to the
City.  Therefore, motion was made by Manske and seconded by Schmitz to
approve the CSM conditional on resolving the engineering issues,
calculation of fees, and amending the development agreement. Motion
carried 3 aye.

The Resolution supporting the City of Fond du Lac in opposition to the
proposed revisions of NR 217 affecting the sewer plant effluent
standards and limitations for phosphorous removal was presented. 
After discussion, motion was made and seconded to approve the
Resolution.  Motion carried.

The topic for stormwater review was fertilization and the affect of
phosphorous.  This pamphlet and others are available on the rack in
the back of the hall.

Upcoming meetings include the Airport meeting.

No Board of Appeals meetings are planned.  The Planning Committee will
meet to review the cellular tower on Reinhardt Road, burning
ordinance, lock box ordinance for fire department and the multi-family
housing description.

No annexations or CSM.

Road projects will include Garden Drive, blacktopping Brown Road,
striping and chip sealing and the shouldering of Esterbrook Road. 
Wildwood will also be reviewed by the County if money permits.

Motion was made and seconded to approve the operators license for
Karen Muesh at Aldi’s.  Motion carried.

There will be a SD #3 and #6 meeting on April 20, 2010.

New members of the Board and Fire Department need to take the NIMs
compliance test.  Insurance has been added to the new truck.  Next
week is Tornado awareness week.

Supervisor Giese reported lost of mud on Forest Avenue Road.

FINANCIAL REPORT:  MARCH 2010

General Account received:  $538,228.11
	                Orders:       490,062.79
		    Balance:       83,219.83
	CD:  $445,000.00

Road, Bridge, Culvert & Eq.:  $393,542.25
Park:  $6668.62
	CD:  $15,084.41
Recycling:  $1.00
Motion was made and seconded to approve the Financial Report.  Motion
carried.

PAYMENT OF BILLS

	Bills:  $90,191.35  Wages:  $10,384.44
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.

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