TOWN OF SEVASTOPOL
Door County, Wisconsin
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING - MINUTES
Date: Monday, July 18, 2011 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Town Hall Meeting/Community Room
4528 STH 57 (Institute), Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Call to Order: Chairman Leo W. Zipperer called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance: The Chairman asked all to rise and join in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call/Quorum: Present were Chairman Zipperer, Supervisors Chuck Tice, John Staveness, Dan Woelfel and Tom Girman. Also present: Paul Schumacher, Jim Buergermeister, William Mann and Clerk/Treasurer Linda Wait.
Meet & Greet– Door County Sheriff’s Department: None available.
Public Participation: Paul Schumacher will speak to the Clark Lake/Town Line launch area under Pending Business.
Agenda/proper notice/adopt: Motion by Tice and second by Girman to approve the agenda, as noticed. Motion carried.
Approval of Minutes: Motion by Staveness and second by Tice to approve the Board minutes of June 20, 2011. Motion carried. Motion by Tice and second by Girman to approve the 2011 Board of Review minutes of June 20, 2011. Motion carried.
Financial Reports. The clerk/treasurer monthly reports on account balances, transaction list and budget vs. actual for June 2011 are accepted and will be placed on file.
Approval of Vouchers / Bills / Claims: Motion by Woelfel and second by Staveness to approve the vouchers, bills and claims for the period June-July 2011. Motion carried.
Oral Committee Reports & Minutes. The Plan Commission minutes of June 22, 2011 were accepted and placed on file.
1) Door County Tourism Zone Commission. Tice reported that the next DCTZC meeting will be held on August 18th, 9:00 a.m. in Baileys Harbor. Sevastopol’s YTD total room tax collections are $32,352 and our 30% YTD share will be $9,706. Tice said YTD County-wide receipts were down 4.3% and May down 7.4% from the previous year. Sevastopol and Gardner were the only two municipalities that had a slight increase in percentage of room tax this year. Sevastopol has 55 permitted lodging businesses, including hotels, resorts, B&Bs, individual homes and one inn.
2) Farmland Preservation/Exclusive Ag (EA)/Ag Enterprise areas. Staveness reported that the Plan Commission met on June 22, 2011 and recommended that the Board not include an EA zoning section. Motion by Staveness and second by Girman to notify the County that Sevastopol will not include EA zoning at this time. Motion carried and notice will be sent to the Door County Planning Department.
3) Proposed Text Amendments on Land Division. Staveness reported that the Plan Commission will review the land division and alley items. Tice felt that high water mark designations should be more uniform and consistent and Zipperer will pass that concern along to the County.
4) Roadwork 2011 – status report. Zipperer indicated that letters awarding contracts went out to the Door County Highway Department and to Northeast Asphalt and that no town road projects have started as yet. As to Schauer Road, advertisement for proposals to furnish hot mix asphalt has been published and we have been granted a waiver from prevailing wage requirements. The Town is seeking financial support from the Department of Natural Resources and Door County Park Department, as Schauer Road runs through both a State park and a County park. The right-of-way will be established at 50 feet, with removal of trees and stumps as needed. The County has started its roadwork, with the paving of WD complete and Glidden Drive in the process of shouldering.
5) Clark Lake/Town Line ramp. Paul Schumacher indicated that the Clark Lake Advancement Association has agreed to provide assistance in monitoring and protecting the improvements at the Town Line launch area. They propose to remove a tree and stump in order to widen the access lane, do some minor grading and a few other enhancements to make the launch useable for the winter season, while preventing damage to the road bed and ramp, and offered to cover any costs. Sevastopol appreciates CLAA’s assistance and will notify Jacksonport of our support for their project.
New Business– Discussion & Action:
1) Door County Unit of WTA. Sevastopol will host the Door County Unit on Thursday, July 28th. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m., followed by brats, cherry pie and ice cream.
2) Proposed Text Amendments – Parking, Loading and Access Requirements. Staveness indicated that the Plan Commission will take a look and Tice said it appeared that lowering parking space requirements may be of benefit.
3) Dog Leash Ordinance. Zipperer said that state statutes require dogs to be under the control of the owner, and does not specifically say that dogs must be leashed. Following discussion, Tice will review our Dog Control and Keeping of Animal ordinances (Nos. 03-2011 and 04-2011) and bring back amendments. The Board agreed that, going forward, the leash law will not be enforced.
4) Speed Limit Reduction – Egg Harbor Road. Zippered said that the City may request a speed limit reduction along Egg Harbor Road, in the neighborhood of Wal-mart, from 18th Avenue easterly to STH 42-57. No action taken at this time.
Public Participation: Jim Buergermeister complimented the Board on its efficient meetings and that the public is enjoying Clark Lake beach. However, he and Bill Mann expressed their concern with parking along South Lake Road and the speed of watercraft near the swimming beach. Woelfel responded that the DNR is typically present at Clark Lake most weekends and active in patrolling the area. Woelfel will make a courtesy call to the DNR.
Resolutions & Ordinances:
1) Resolution No. 05-2011 TB “Approval of Door County Supervisory District Plan, Establishment of Wards
and Designation of Polling Place.” Wait recapped the revised supervisory districts, the creation of five wards (rather than the former three wards) with appropriate legal descriptions, and the establishment of the official polling place as the town hall. Motion by Staveness and second by Tice to approve Resolution No. 05-2011 TB. Motion carried, unanimously, and the clerk will forward a copy to the County of Door.
2) Resolution No. 06-2011 TB “Acceptance of Sylvan View Court as Town Road.” Zipperer explained that, through oversight, Sylvan View Court has not been recognized as a town road and was omitted from our certified mileage reporting. The Sand Dunes Park Plat did in fact dedicate roads to the town and a deed of conveyance was recorded on April 7, 1978. Motion by Tice and second by Girman to approve Resolution No. 06-2011 TB. Motion carried, unanimously.
Correspondence. The following correspondence was accepted and will be placed on file:
• Wis Department of Workforce Development – notice of special assessment for exhausted unemployment fund.
• Wis Department of Revenue – notice of repeal of maintenance levels on expenditures for emergency services.
• Wis Division of Transportation – quarterly general transportation aids - $44,970.37 received.
• Zoning permits and billing recap on May 2011 construction
• Zipperer letter to CellCom on cell phone reception.
• Notice of application to place structure on bed of Green Bay – Robert Hoover at 4327 Bay Shore Drive.
• City of Sturgeon Bay financial reports for year ending December 31, 2010.
Sevastopol Historical Society – Friday, July 22nd – 4:30 pm
Door County Unit of WTA – Thursday, July 28th – 7 pm – hosted by Sevastopol
Door County League All-Star Game – Town park – Thursday, July 28th- 7:00 pm
Community Yard Sale – Town park – Saturday, August 6th
Board of Supervisors – Monday, August 22, 2011 – 7:00 pm
Agenda Items for Next Meeting:
Review ordinances for park restrictions and consistency on open/close times, use of alcohol, etc.
Amendment to animal control ordinance
Name designation for Whitefish Bay launch
Lack of maintenance on foreclosed properties
CellCom cell phone reception
The clerk reported that temporary class B (picnic) licenses were issued to St. Peter & Paul Mens Club for the fish boil on August 7th and to the Door Devils Motorcycle Club for the summer open house on July 23rd.
Tice provided a progress report on American Transmission Company’s project to replace poles and restoration of disturbed areas. He was impressed with ATC’s ecological and environmental concerns for natural habitat and life cycles.
Adjourn: Motion by Woelfel and second by Staveness to adjourn. Motion carried and meeting adjourned at 8:16 p.m.
Linda Wait, Clerk