TOWN OF SEVASTOPOL
MINUTES - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS' MEETING
Date: Monday, April 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 7:00 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, Tom Girman, Dan Woelfel and John Staveness. Also in attendance: Clerk/Treasurer Linda Wait, Laddie Chapman, Tom Luebker, Jane Luebker, Jim Brauer, Dick Skare, Deputy Brad Shortreed, Tony Haen, Mariellen Haen, Bernie Geisel, Shirley Geisel, Chuck Stoeger and Paul Schumacher.
Public Participation: Those wishing to address an agenda item will be allowed to comment at that time.
Agenda/proper notice/adopt: Motion by Tice and second by Woelfel to adopt the agenda, as noticed. Motion carried. Zipperer announced that Todd Trimberger’s special report on the community marketing fund (CMF) will be rescheduled.
Approval of Minutes: Motion by Staveness and second by Woelfel to approve the Board of Supervisors’ minutes of February 21, 2011. Motion carried.
Financial Reports, Vouchers, Bills and Claims: Motion by Girman and second by Tice to accept the clerk/treasurer monthly reports on account balances, transaction list and budget vs. actual for the period February and March 2011, and vouchers, bills and claims for the period February-March-April 2011. Motion carried.
Meet & Greet: Door County Sheriff’s Deputy Brad Shortreed indicated he and Deputy Robert Lauder have been assigned to the Sevastopol area and will attend meetings when possible. Zipperer thanked the Deputy for appearing.
Oral Committee Reports & Committee Minutes: Park & Recreation Board minutes of February 9 and March 8, 2011 were accepted and will be placed on file.
1)Door County Tourism Zone Commission & Community Marketing Fund. Tice indicated that the status of the CMF is still in limbo, with the Door County Visitors Bureau and business associations working on plans and proposals to determine if it should continue. Skare inquired as to the Board’s position on the CMF and Girman responded favorably that he felt it was worth pursuing. Tice said that some comments made at our recent annual meeting spoke in favor of continuing the allocation of CMF to Sturgeon Bay. Zipperer said there has been no activity in efforts to form a Sevastopol business association by non-Board members.
2)Strahan Road – request for change of name to “Stoeger Road.” Zipperer recapped the spelling correction from “Strand” to “Strahan” in 2008. Chuck Stoeger read his letter of April 18, 2011 on the request for a change of name, the history of the road and its maintenance, and the suggestion that the road be renamed “Strahan-Stoeger” Road. Pat Miller, James Brauer, Bernard Geisel and George Evenson also submitted written comments. Following discussion, motion by Staveness and second by Woelfel to hyphenate and rename to “Strahan-Stoeger” Road. Motion carried, unanimously. The matter will be brought back in resolution form next month.
3) Building inspections–Certified Municipality Status and Commercial Building Component. Zipperer indicated that our Ordinance No. 2003-03 (July 21, 2003) adopted the certified municipality status (CMS) and this same language is included in the revised Building Code Ordinance submitted for tonight’s approval, below. Brett Temme of Independent Inspections, Ltd., explained that CMS deals with commercial building inspections and plan review. The determining factor for commercial status is based on volume (over 50,000 cubic feet) and type of use and that Independent has been providing these services to us since 2003. Temme indicated that, depending on time of year, the turnaround for a commercial inspection and plan review would be about 6 or 7 days, as long as all paperwork was complete. He also indicated that the State may be reducing the volume restriction down to 25,000 cubic feet, in which case the State would then review plans. Zipperer indicated there will be no action at this time, as it was part of our ordinance since 2003.
4) Clark Lake dam and spillway. Woelfel will follow up with the DNR contact on requirements and also with new Jacksonport chair.
5) Door County Zoning Ordinance amendments. For informational purposes, the following zoning text amendments were recently adopted by the County Board: secondary dwelling units, conservation subdivisions, off-premise parking and public parks, and SF10 zoning district designation.
New Business – Discussion & Action:
1) Applications for Alcohol Beverage License:
a) Institute & Valmy Athletic Club (seasonal Class B beer). Motion by Girman and second by Staveness to approve the seasonal Class B (beer) renewal license for the period May 1, 2011 to October 31, 2011, pending receipt of agent appointment and auxiliary questionnaire forms. Motion carried.
b) Birmingham’s Quarry Stop, LLC (Class A liquor). Motion by Woelfel and second by Tice to approve the Class A (liquor/wine) license for the period May 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011, pending payment of license fees. Motion carried.
2) Wisconsin Towns Association educational opportunities. WTA will be offering a new website link to host education videos available to member towns. Motion by Girman and second by Staveness to allow the $100 expenditure and become a member. Motion carried.
3) Farmland Preservation Program/Exclusive Ag/Ag Enterprise Areas. Door County Planning & Zoning’s memo of April 6th provides information on the state’s farmland preservation program and requests a response by June or July on our interest in having Exclusive Ag (EA) zoning. Maps of the draft farmland preservation and future land use were also provided. Staveness will review with the Plan Commission and the matter will be brought back.
Also included was the “Wetland Notice & Acknowledgment” which is required under Wisconsin Act 373 and states that no permits may be issued until the property owner acknowledges that they are complying with all state and federal laws concerning construction near wetlands, lakes and streams. Temme indicated that IIL already provides this notice and recommended that it be included with our driveway permit applications.
4) Change in monthly Board meeting time. Zipperer indicated the Board meeting time will remain at 7:00 p.m. for now, but the matter is open for review and will be monitored to see if a change is needed.
Resolution & Ordinances– discussion & action:
1) Resolution No. 02-2011 TB “Authorizing Parks & Recreation Board to Sell Fermented Malt Beverage at Town Park.” Wisconsin Statutes allows the officers or employees of a municipality to sell beer at a public park without a license, if so authorized by resolution. Motion by Woelfel and second by Girman to approve Resolution No. 02-2011 allowing the Parks & Recreation Board to conduct sales of beer at the Institute Town Park. Motion carried, unanimously.
2) Resolution No. 03-2011 TB “Committee Appointments April 2011-April 2012.” Zipperer indicated that there are vacant positions on the Parks & Recreation Board and as Board of Review alternate. New appointments include Jason Staats and Kala Notz to Fire/Rescue Services and Mary Ellen Ramstack as Board of Review alternate. Motion by Staveness and second by Girman to approve Resolution No. 03-2011 TB. Motion carried, unanimously.
3) Ordinance No. 2011-06 “Building Permits, Inspection Fees and Building Code.” Zipperer reported that this ordinance will repeal the prior building code ordinance of 1999 and also includes provisions for demolition of structures. Motion by Tice and second by Zipperer to adopt Ordinance No. 2011-06. Motion carried, unanimously (5-aye). The ordinance will take affect following publication.
• January-February-March 2011 fire reports
• Independent Inspections, Ltd. and Door County Planning building/zoning permits
• Managed forest law – transfer order Robert Schrank
• Notice of timber cutting – Erwin Smejkal
• Forest crop and managed forest enrollments as of January 1, 2011
• Independent Inspections, Ltd. notice of non-compliance on building permits (JKGolf and Arnopol)
• Door County Coastal Byway Council – minutes of 2/9/2011 and 3/9/2011
• Charter Communications – notice of surcharge, fee pricing and channel lineup
• Door County Legislative Days – thank you for financial support, notice of abbreviated trip to Madison
• Sturgeon Bay Utilities – request to increase electric rates
• Wis General Transportation Aids – April 2011 payment of $44,970.37
• Notice of Lead-Safe Renovation program
• Wisconsin Towns Association – annual membership dues. Motion by Girman and second by Tice to approve payment of dues in the amount of $695, per budget. Motion carried, unanimously.
• Door County Unit of WTA – Thursday, April 28th – 7:00 pm at Nasewaupee town hall
• Road Inspection – Saturday, May 14th – 9:00 a.m.
• Door County Legislative Days – rescheduled to May 17 & 18 (seeking delegates)
• Board of Supervisors – Monday, May 23, 2011 – 7:00 pm
• Tice announced that American Transmission Company will begin work on the power lines from the
Sturgeon Bay canal to the Dunn Road substation.
Agenda Items for Next Meeting:
• Alcohol beverage license status of JKGolf
• Todd Trimberger/Sturgeon Bay Visitors Center
• Resolution for Rename of Strahan Road
Adjourn: Motion by Staveness and second by Tice to adjourn. Motion carried and meeting adjourned at 8:23 p.m.
Linda Wait, Clerk