BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING - MINUTES
Date: Monday, September 22, 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 7:04 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance. The Chairman asked all to rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance; Don Freix did not participate.
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. Also present: clerk/treasurer Linda Wait, Carl Scholz, Dean Hoegger, Don Freix, Nancy Schrank and cable program director Laddie Chapman.
Agenda/proper notice/adopt. Motion by Tice and second by Woelfel to approve the agenda, as noticed. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes. Motion by Staveness and second by Tice to approve the Board of Supervisors’ meeting minutes of August 18, 2014. Motion carried
Financial Reports. The financial reports for August 2014, including budget year-to-date, fund balances and transactions list by were accepted to be placed on file.
Oral Committee Reports & Committee Minutes. The following minutes were accepted to be placed on file: Plan Commission of 8/13/2014; Door County Tourism Zone Executive Committee of 7/17/2014; Property Management Committee of 7/7/2014 and 8/12/2014.
Licenses & Permits. Door County zoning permit activity and Independent Inspections, Ltd. billing recap for August 2014 were accepted to be placed on file.
Pending Business – status/discussion/action:
1) Homeowner well water test results. Wait reported that a summary of the 152 samples is available on the website.
2) Emerald ash borer / preventative applications. Weidman applied soil drench applications along the drip line of the ash trees at the park and the town hall grounds as a preventative measure against the emerald ash borer. It is recommended that treatments be repeated in spring and fall with a systemic material, which is available locally.
3) Madsen petition for variance. Zipperer reported that the Door County Board of Adjustment voted to grant the Madsen petition for grant of variance on setback from road right-of-way and floodplain setback, although the town board had recommended against.
4) Center-pivot effluent spread. In follow up to last month, Zipperer indicated this would be a continuation of discussion on the situation to obtain further information and wait to hear from our town attorney on legal guidance since he was instrumental in drafting resolutions for one or two other municipalities with resolutions on file. Board members were provided with a Wood County draft resolution to form an ad hoc study committee on regulating waste irrigation. Comments from Freix and Hoegger expressed concerns with pollution, high capacity wells, spread of pathogens, comprehensive plans to cover all forms of manure spreading, public health and air quality. Hoegger said that a nutrient management plan is not designed to protect the groundwater.
A moratorium was again mentioned, with attention to wording, weight limits on roads and avoiding interference with the right to farm. Zipperer will check with the town attorney before sending a letter of support that the County establish a moratorium and check if a public hearing on the matter might be advisable.
5) Implements of Husbandry. Tice and Zipperer attended the recent WTA workshop on the options of local governments for operation of IoH on town roads. Board members were asked to review the Act 377 Local Government Options summary spreadsheet and the matter will be brought back.
New Business – discussion/action:
1) 2015 Budget requests. When making requests for capital improvements, we will give the “Capital Project Request” form a trial run. The budget work session is scheduled for Tuesday, October 14that 6:00 p.m.
2) Door County Humane Society. The DCHS provided an 8-month intake report indicating the number of stray and surrendered dogs and cats for Door County municipalities. Their request for a 2015 donation will be addressed at the budget session.
3) Burning permits. A supply of burning permit booklet will be ordered, deleting an option for burn barrel. If someone does request a burn barrel permit, it can be noted as a condition.
4) Wisconsin 42/57 improvements & roundabouts – status. The Wisconsin DOT has sponsored informational meetings for local officials and the public on the Michigan Street-Egg Harbor Road project to include: reconstruction of 2-lane roadway, installation of multi-lane roundabouts at Michigan Street and Egg Harbor Road, and installation of dedicated left turn lanes and median at Alabama Street/County T. Zipperer reported that the project is scheduled to begin in November 2015 and completion by July 2016.
Approval of Vouchers, Bills & Claims. Motion by Staveness and second by Tice to approve the vouchers, bills and claims for the period August 19, 2014 through September 22, 2014. Motion carried.
Correspondence. The following correspondence was accepted to be placed on file:
• Application for STH 57 detour during Sevastopol School’s Turkey Trot on November 1st
• Wisconsin Department of Revenue 2014 County equalization report/Sevastopol $719,806,500
? Notice of Managed Forest Law applications for 2015 enrollment
? Notice of hearing on WPS request to adjust electric and natural gas rates
• WSC now accepting applications for Broadband expansion grants FY 2015
• Charter Communications franchise fee payment 2ndquarter 2014 - $7,272.31
• Notice of 2015 Door County Comprehensive Plan and Farmland Preservation
? Park & Rec Board meeting – Tuesday, September 23rd– 6:00 p.m.
? Property Management meeting – Thursday, October 2nd– 8:00 a.m.
? 2015 Budget Work Session – Tuesday, October 14th– 6:00 p.m.
(subsequently rescheduled to Wednesday, October 22ndat 6:00 p.m.)
? Next Board of Supervisors’ meeting – Monday, October 20th– 7:00 p.m.
? Door County Highway Dept. Open House – Tuesday, October 21st– 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Items for Next Agenda
• center pivot manure irrigation
• implements of husbandry
• draft ordinance on Keeping of Animals
Adjourn. Motion by Woelfel and second by Tice to adjourn. Motion carried and meeting adjourned at 8:37 p.m.
Linda Wait, Clerk