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Board of Supervisors' Meeing November 27, 2017
Dec 19, 2017

Board of Supervisors’ Meeting

4528 State Highway 57, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

November 27, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.


Call to Order.  The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Dan Woelfel at 7:00 p.m.


Roll Call/Quorum.  In addition to Woelfel, the following Board members were in attendance and constitute a quorum:  Supervisor John Staveness, Supervisor Linda Wait, Supervisor Chuck Tice, and Supervisor Tony Haen.


Meet ‘n Greet.  Following introduction of the Board and in attendance:  Amy Flok/Clerk-Treasurer, Laddie Chapman/Video Voice of Door County, Jim Nellen, Katie Roth, Steven Johnson/Door 44, Andy Gundrum, Karen Gundrum, John Denil, Robert Malzahn, Arlene Woelfel, and Jim Lundstrom.


Public Participation.  None.


Adopt the Agenda.  Motion by Staveness and second by Wait to adopt the agenda.  Motion carried unanimously.


Approval of minutes:  Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – 10/16/2017.  Motion by Wait and second by Staveness to approve the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting minutes from 10/16/2017.  Motion carried unanimously.


Pending Business:

            Town Hall Well Update.  Tice stated that we are authorized by the DNR to move forward.  Euclide will be doing the work, with a start date on Monday, December 4th.  We are going to drill the new well 8 feet to the east of the existing well at a depth of 300 feet.  The Town Hall will be closed to the public December 3rdto the 9th.


            Town Hall Mural.  Katie Roth from Bailey’s Harbor presented the idea she envisioned for our front wall in the town hall.  She spoke about adding older images to the map or a simplified image of the photo.  Wait also suggested Katie come to look through the Sevastopol Historical Society files.  We will bring this item back in December. 


            Property Management Update.  Tice updated the Board on the Property Management Committee’s progress to clean up nuisance properties.  Overall we have received a good response with only a few people needing more time to get in compliance.  We currently have a dilapidated building that needs to be removed, but the property owner cannot afford to do this.  Tice asked the Board for some direction in whether the town would be willing to front the money to remove the building and then get reimbursed by placing it on the property owner’s tax bill.  Tice stated that he had a company look at the building to get an estimate of what the cost would be of removal and it’s going to be between $3,000 and $5,000.  Wait questioned if we have consent of the property owners.  Tice replied we do not at this point.   Wait thinks that there needs to be formal contact with the owner and Woelfel agrees.  We will bring this item back next month.




New Business:

            Review and adoption of 2018 Budget – Resolution No. 05-2017TB “Establish Tax Rate                             2017” to be collected 2018.   Motion by Staveness and second by Wait to approve Resolution No. 05-2017TB establish the Town’s tax (mill) rate at $0.928380 for the year 2017 (on taxes to be collected in 2018) based on the statement of assessment for 2017 with an aggregate assessed value of $709,606,100.  Motion carried unanimously.


            Notice of Spring Election – municipal offices.  Two offices for Town Board Supervisor will be on the April 3rd, 2018 ballot.  Candidacy and nomination forms may be picked up from the clerk.  The first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2017 and the final day for filing is 5:00 p.m. January 2nd, 2018.


            Animal Control – renewal of agreement with Mark Richard.  Woelfel stated we have renewed our contract with our Animal Control Officer, Mark Richard for another year. 


            Meeting Schedule 2018.  Item will be brought back next month to finalize.


                  Andrew & Karen Gundrum

                  Address:  4622 State Highway 42, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

                  Parcel Number:  022-02-15282633B3

                  Conditional Use Permit for a winery/farm market


Woelfel stated we will not be taking any testimony from the audience at this meeting, it will strictly be a board discussion/decision.  The Gundrums had a soil specialist survey the property of the proposed farm mark/winery.  The results revealed the soil wasn’t very good.  Woelfel stated the soil condition had no impact on the decision the board made last time.  Haen is against the winery/farm market and thinks it should be placed in the designated area in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan.  Staveness said the Gundrums didn’t change the size of the building or the architecture, so he is also against it.  Wait stated the zoning change was approved by the Plan Commission, Town Board, and the RPC; and at the time of the change it was disclosed what they planned to do with the property.  Wait believes that the applicant has agreed to every one of their conditions set forward by the RPC.  Tice made no comments. Woelfel stated he was disappointed that the petitioners went ahead with their plans without any negotiations with the town or the neighbors.  Woelfel agrees with Staveness and Haen on the size and location.  Staveness makes a motion to recommend to the RPC to not support the CUP, second by Haen.  The motion carried 3 (Yea-Haen, Staveness, and Woelfel) to 2 (Nay-Tice and Wait).


            Town Christmas tree.  Wait is going to cut the town hall Christmas tree tomorrow and will be decorating it on Wednesday.  Instead of decorating the trees at the Town Park we will be decorating more trees around the Town Hall on December 4that noon.



            Resolution No. 04-2017TB – A resolution to establish a designated fund for the             enforcement of Sevastopol Town Ordinances No. 01-2011, Public Nuisance and 02-2011, Regulation of Out-Side Storage.  Haen makes a motion to approve and second by Tice.  Motion carried unanimously.


Financial Reports October 2017.  Tice makes a motion to accept the financial reports for October 2017 and second by Haen.  Motion carried unanimously.

            Treasurer’s Report.  Flok stated that we have received our last portion of the 2017 shared revenues last week.  We are currently above budget in the following income categories:  Cable Franchise Income, Building Permits Income, Town Hall Rental Income, and Videography Income.  We also have not received our reimbursement from the County for their portion of the Whitefish Bay Creek Bridge Repair.


Approval of Vouchers/Bills/Claims – October 17, 2017 through November 27, 2017.  Tice moves to accept the vouchers, bills, and claims for October 17, 2017 through November 27, 2017, second by Haen.  Motion carried unanimously.


Oral Committee/Commission Reports & Minutes.  Haen stated the level of the Dam is 8.525 which is right where it’s supposed to be this time of year. 


Licenses & Permits

            Door County Zoning & Safebuilt Building/Inspection Permits – October 2017.  Placed on file.


County Board Report – District 14 Supervisor, Linda Wait.  Wait reported that on November 11ththe Door County Board of Supervisor approved a budget with revenues of $48 million, expenditures of $77 million resulting in a tax levy of $29 million dollars.  The Mill rate is $4.125 which is up 6 cents from last year.  Included in that budget was 16 miles of County Highway.  The Town of Sevastopol did make application for LRIP and we are going to hear back from the Highway Commissioner.  Next County Board meeting is Tuesday, December 19th, at 10 a.m.



Door County Coastal Byways letter

City of Sturgeon Bay Fire Department report

Door County Land use services department—zoning letters

Door County Tourism Zone Commission

August Room Tax

Rural Mutual – Workers Comp Nurse Hotline

Short Term Rental Laws

Population as of January 1st2017 - 2,691

Service report from our back up power supply

State shared revenues

Notice of Public Hearings for RPC

Door County Highway Department schedule



                     -Office closed December 4ththrough December 8thfor well drilling

            -Board of Supervisors’ Meeting – December 18th– 7:00 p.m.


Agenda Items for Next Meeting.


Property management request

Agenda meeting schedule


Adjourn.  Motion by Tice and second by Staveness to adjourn.  Motion carried and the meeting was adjourned at 8:02 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,


Amy M. Flok

(approved 12/18/2017)

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