BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING - MINUTES
Date: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Sevastopol Town Hall Meeting/Community Room
4528 State Highway 57 (Institute), Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Call to Order. Chairman Leo W. Zipperer called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance. The Chairman asked all to rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call/Quorum. In addition to Zipperer, the following Board members were introduced and constitute a quorum: Supervisor Dick Weidman, Supervisor Chuck Tice, Supervisor Dan Woelfel and Supervisor John Staveness.
Meet ‘n Greet – Public Participation. Those in attendance were welcomed and the following introductions made: clerk/treasurer Linda Wait, cable program director Laddie Chapman, Peter Wyatt, Victoria Cerinich, Dale Konkol, Peter Sigmann, Dean Hoepper, Edee Madsen, William Island, Susy Vania, Mary Utesch, Dick Swanson, Lynn Utesch, Mary Utesch, Glen Utesch, Sam Utesch, Clark Utesch and Jan Schmitt.
Agenda/proper notice/adopt. Motion by Tice and second by Weidman to approve the agenda, as noticed. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes. Motion by Staveness and second by Woelfel to approve the Board of Supervisors’ meeting minutes of July 21, 2014. Motion carried.
Financial Reports. The financial reports for July 2014, including budget TYD, fund balances and transactions list by date were accepted to be placed on file.
Oral Committee Reports & Committee Minutes.
Staveness reported that the Plan Commission has come to the consensus that zoning in Sevastopol meets the expectations of the majority of property owners and thanked everyone that participated in discussions, meetings and surveys. A short report is on file and will be included in a future newsletter.
Tice reported that the Property Management Committee is working on three noncompliant parcels, with assistance from the Door County Sanitarian, Door County Humane Officer and the Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief. Letters have been issued identifying the nuisances, hazards and unsanitary conditions, with the owner’s response due by September 1st. Tice recommended that future funds be budgeted for enforcement of the nuisance ordinances. The Committee is also reviewing the dog and animal control ordinances.
The following minutes were accepted to be placed on file: Property Management Committee of 7/16/2014 and Door County Tourism Zone Commission of 6/19/2014.
Licenses & Permits. A Temporary Class “B” (picnic) license was issued to the Sevastopol Alumni Benefit for its softball tournament on August 29-31, 2014.
Door County zoning permit activity and Independent Inspections, Ltd. billing recaps for July 2014 were accepted to be placed on file.
Pending Business – status/discussion/action:
1)Homeowner well water testing update. Wait reported that participants were mailed individual results and are invited to attend an educational program on Tuesday, August 19thbeginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Sevastopol town hall.
2)Emerald ash borer / preventative applications. Weidman reported that soil drench applications will be made to the park ash trees after Labor Day, using a readily available common insecticide.
3)Martin notice of injury/claim for damages. Upon advice of the Town’s attorney and insurance carrier, Rural Mutual Insurance, motion by Woelfel and second by Staveness to deny the claims of Peggy Martin against the Town of Sevastopol. Motion carried, unanimously. The incident involves a Sevastopol school bus accident on January 9, 2014.
4)Center-pivot effluent spread / discussion. Zipperer indicated that the matter has attracted a lot of attention. In that Cerinich brought the issue to light, she will be allowed five minutes to address the matter; others will be limited to three minutes.
Cerinich thanked the Board for including a discussion on the spray-type manure systems. She felt that sprinkler and spray applications of manure and agricultural waste in Sevastopol will jeopardize our attractive rural environment and supports an ordinance to prohibit those applications in order to protect public health. Cerinich made reference to several municipalities with such ordinances in place.
Comments from others included: potential adverse effects on tourism and property values, airborne disbursing of micro-organisms, pathogens, toxins and compounds, protection of air quality, well contamination, road concerns and manure trucked from Kewaunee and spread in Door County.
Door County Soil & Water Conservationist Dale Konkol said that the matter will be on their September agenda for members to become educated about spray irrigation and that no one in Door County uses the process now. He indicated that quite a few manure storage systems have been installed, there are nutrient management plans in place and Door County has been prioritized so that eventually all farmers will have a plan in place. The DNR has the permitting authorization right now.
Weidman suggested that an ordinance use quantitive rather than just qualitive standards and protect farmers applying through conventional methods. Housing density and human effluent should also be considered in water quality and sewage disposal. Tice suggested a moratorium may be an option until further information is put together.
Zipperer extended a thank you for bringing it to the Board’s attention and the matter will be brought back after some legal guidance is obtained.
New Business – discussion/action:
1)Madsen petition for grant of variance at 5301 South Lake Road. Staveness recapped Edith Madsen’s original request, which was denied by the Door County Board of Adjustment. Madsen explained that the petition has been re-submitted with a new design for a smaller residence to fit within the building envelope, no garage, a request for a 5-foot floodplain setback on the east and west sides, and a 55.5-foot setback from the town road right-of-way. The Plan Commission on August 13threcommended to the Town Board granting of Madsen’s variance request for construction of the home.
Following discussion on the amount of fill allowed on neighboring properties, Madsen’s understanding that the lot would be buildable and concerns for wetlands, motion by Staveness and second by Weidman that the Town Board recommend granting of the variance due to the unique property limitations creating a difficulty in designing a home to match the characteristics of the lot. Motion failed by a vote of 3-2 (Woelfel, Tice, Zipperer-nay; Staveness, Weidman-aye).
2)Capital Improvement Plan. Wait summarized the benefits of a capital improvement plan, which is recommended in the Town’s comprehensive plan, as well as by the Town’s auditor, and required in order to qualify for grants and certain road aids. A draft plan was presented and would serve as a tool in planning for future capital asset needs, putting items such as roads, buildings and equipment on the radar. The plan would utilize a standard “capital project request” form, prioritize projects, help develop a budget for capital assets and aid in monitoring capital expenditures.
Resolutions. Zipperer said there are still vacancies and anyone interested in serving on a committee is invited to come forth. Committee members are authorized to receive compensation for attendance at meetings.
Approval of Vouchers, Bills & Claims. Motion by Tice and second by Staveness to approve the vouchers, bills and claims for the period July 22, 2014 through August 18, 2014. Motion carried.
Correspondence. The following correspondence was accepted to be placed on file:
? Door County Planning notice of conditional use permit issued to Northeast Asphalt, Inc. for a temporary asphalt plant located at 4429 Mathey Road.
? Wisconsin Towns Association/Wisconsin Counties Association/League of Wisconsin Municipalities correspondence to local officials regarding “Move WI Alliance” and recommendation to not sign petition.
? Crossroads newsletter from Wis Transportation Information Center (roundabouts).
? Wis DOA Local Government Report
? Wis DOA preliminary estimate of January 1, 2014 population: 2,662
? Notice of Door County tax liens foreclosures
? DCEC “Stop the Green Bay Dead Zone” program
? Wis Wetlands Association handbook available
In response to weather warnings, Zipperer did contact Door County Emergency Services Director Dan Williams and was informed that the best method for residents would be a weather alert radio, which sends out a severe weather warning and is available for $30. CodeRED is also an option, available online.
The newly refurbished grader is back at the town hall, with much thanks and appreciation extended to Butch Georgenson, NAPA Auto Parts, Mastercraft Welding and Pat Murphy for an excellent job.
? Water sampling results presentation – Tuesday, August 19th– 6:00 p.m.
? Sevastopol Alumni Softball Tournament – town park August 29ththru 31st
? Door County Tourism Zone Commission – Thursday, August 21st– 9:00 a.m.
? Door County Unit of WTA meeting on Washington Island – Saturday, August 23rd
? WTA Workshops – Thursday, September 18th– Green Bay (IoH)
? Next Board of Supervisors’ meeting – Monday, September 22nd– 7:00 p.m.
Items for Next Agenda- to be determined.
Adjourn. Motion by Tice and second by Staveness to adjourn. Motion carried and meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.
Linda Wait, Clerk [approved 9/22/2014]