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Jul 21, 2014



Date:                      Monday, July 21, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

Location:                 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; all but Don Freix participated.

 Roll Call/Quorum.  In addition to Zipperer, the following Board members were introduced and constitute a quorum:  Supervisor John Staveness, Supervisor Dan Woelfel, Supervisor Chuck Tice and Supervisor Dick Weidman.

 Meet ‘n Greet – Public Participation.  Also attending:  Clerk/treasurer Linda Wait, PEG program director Laddie Chapman, resident Victoria Cerinich, property owner Don Freix and Jim Lundstrom/Peninsula Pulse.

 Agenda/proper notice/adopt.  Motion by Tice and second by Staveness to approve agenda, as noticed.  Motion carried.

 Approval of Minutes.  Motion by Tice and second by Weidman to approve the Board of Review minutes of June 23, 2014.  Motion carried.

   Motion by Staveness and second by Woelfel to approve the Board of Supervisors’ meeting minutes of June 23, 2014.  Motion carried.

 Financial Reports.  The financial reports for June 2014, including budget YTD, account balances and transactions were accepted to be placed on file.

 Oral Committee Reports & Committee Minutes.  The following minutes were accepted to be placed on file:  Parks & Recreation Board meeting minutes of May 14, 2014; Door County Tourism Zone Commission & Executive Committee meeting minutes of May 15, 2014; and Property Management Committee meeting minutes of July 7, 2014.

 Licenses & Permits.  Independent Inspections, Ltd. billing recap and Door County zoning permit activity for June 2014 were accepted to be placed on file.

          Temporary Class B (picnic) licenses were issued to Door Devils Motorcycle Club for their annual open house on July 19, 2014 and to Northeastern Wisconsin Antique Power Association for their Thresheree event on August 15-17,2014.

 Pending Business– Status/Discussion/Action:

 1)  Homeowner well water testing program.  Wait reported that 160 sample bottles were delivered to UW-Stevens Point on August 19th.  The initial response from UW’s coordinator Kevin Masarik indicates that results were surprisingly good.  Participants will receive their individual results by mail.  The educational program and recap is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Sevastopol town hall.   A note from Door County Environmental Council Chairman Jerry Viste expressed his appreciation and thanks for the work done in each town to make this testing program a success.  Zipperer thanked Wait for her extra time and effort put into the project.

 2)  Road Work 2014.  Zipperer said that construction and maintenance projects were nearly complete.   There may be some settling in areas where culverts had been replaced and that will be attended to.  Weidman said the Forest Road project was an excellent job.  Potholes along Laurie Lane will receive some attention shortly.  Staveness reported that a few of the section markers in the area of Bechtel Road may need some fill-in pavement.  Tice reminded motorists of the new stop sign at the intersection of Bluff Drive and Martin Road.

 3)  Public Nuisance & Regulation of Outside Storage, Unsightly Premises and Hazards ordinances.  In response to recent complaints, Tice reported that the Property Management Committee is in the process of reviewing ordinances and recruiting assistance from the County and other professionals to deal with these concerns.  The animal and dog control ordinances are also getting another look.  Woelfel suggested a reminder in the next newsletter regarding structures, such as welcome and name signs, that appear to be in the road right-of-way.

 4)  Emerald ash borer – preventative applications.  Weidman recommended that the ash trees at the Institute town park receive an insecticide treatment this fall, to be repeated in spring and annually thereafter in an effort to control the insect.  He will pick up the unrestricted material and also advised that homeowners can do the same for their ash trees.

 5)  Martin notice of injury/claim for damages.  Wait reported that Rural Mutual Insurance, the Town’s insurance provider, is in the process of preparing a letter of denial in response to the claim.  The Board will take action on the matter at its August meeting.

 6)  Wisconsin Act 377 - Implements of Husbandry/Ag vehicles.  Upcoming WTA Town & Village workshop sessions will include a discussion on Implements of Husbandry.  Zipperer suggested that Board members save the date, September 18thin Green Bay, and carpool to attend.

New Business

 1)  Center-pivot irrigators and effluent spread/discussion.  At the request of Victoria Cerinich, the mater was placed on the agenda.  Zipperer also referred to an article that appeared in the Door Property Owners newsletter regarding spray irrigation of manure.  Cerinich submitted information and ordinances from other Wisconsin municipalities and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services regarding the use of center-pivot manure distribution systems using irrigators to spray effluent.  The Town of Lincoln (Kewaunee County) and the Town of Rosendale (Fond du Lac County) have enacted ordinances prohibiting such applications.  Cerinich expressed her concern that such practices jeopardize our attractive rural environment and would have a deleterious impact, requesting that Sevastopol use its village powers to prohibit such practices as a public nuisance.  Don Freix also expressed his concern along those same lines

          Zipperer responded that the matter is for discussion purposes only tonight.  A note from Town Attorney Randy Nesbitt advises that if this issue leads to development of an ordinance or resolution preventing such irrigation, the Town should be aware that State regulations involving the “right to farm” need to be considered first.  Weidman suggested we check with Door County Soil & Water Conservation on the current nutrient management programs that are in place and that center pivots would probably not be in compliance with those agreements signed by the farmers.

 Resolution No. 02-2014 TB “Board, Commission and Committee Appointments.”   Zipperer presented Board, Commission & Committee appointments for 2014-2016 for the following:  Fire & Rescue, Plan Commission, Parks & Recreation, PEG “Cable” Channel 986, Property Management, Board of Review, Tourism Zone Commission, Coastal Byway Council, Weed Commissioner, Dam Operator, Parliamentarian, and Fire Marshalls.  There are some vacancies and anyone interested in participating can contact Wait at the town office.  Motion by Tice and second by Woelfel to adopt Resolution No. 02-2014.  Motion carried.

Approval of Vouchers, Bills & Claims.  Motion by Tice and second by Weidman for approve the vouchers, bills and claims for the period June 24, 2014 through July 21, 2014.  Motion carried.

 Correspondence.   The following correspondence was accepted to be placed on file:

? Door County Board of Supervisors resolution in support of state funding for county emergency dispatch (911) services

? Meissner Landscape notice of Bill DeLain departure and appointment of Chris Horvat to handle irrigation systems

?  Concerned citizen email regarding early warning system/CodeRed weather alerts.  Zipperer said that Door County Emergency Services are looking into the matter.


?  Partisan Primary Election – Tuesday, August 12th– polls open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sevastopol town hall

?  Property Management Committee meeting – Tuesday, August 12th– 9:00 a.m.

Sevastopol town hall

?  Water sampling results presentation – Tuesday, August 19th– 6:00 p.m. at

Sevastopol town hall

?  Board of Supervisors’ meeting – Monday, August 18th– 7:00 p.m. Sevastopol town hall

 Agenda Items for Next Meeting

? property & animal control ordinance updates

• center pivot manure spray

 Adjourn.  Motion by Woelfel and second by Tice to adjourn.  Motion carried and meeting adjourned at 7:53 p.m.

 Respectfully submitted,

Linda Wait, Clerk

[approved 8/18/2014]

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