Meeting Minutes

July 13, 2020 – MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING FOR TOWN OF FRANKLIN

The July monthly meeting for the Town of Franklin was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Dick Wochos followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Officers present:   Dick Wochos, Jim Wacek, Katie Duckart, Sandy Smidle and Todd DeGrave.

Jim Wacek made a motion to approve the agenda as printed, Katie Duckart seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Katie Duckart made a motion to accept the minutes as printed from the June Town Board meeting. Jim Wacek seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Sandy Smidle presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $61,773.82   Katie Duckart made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, Jim Wacek seconded the motion, the motion carried.

Zoning Administrator Sandy Lemens reported 2 permits issued last month.  John Konop’s building will be on 2 different parcels and needs to be approved by the County Treasurer.

County Supervisor Jack Wochos was not present.  Chairman Dick Wochos mentioned that Kewaunee County is cutting the ditches in the Town of Scott which is in Brown County.

First Responder Suzi Sevcik was not present but emailed her update to the clerk.   Two calls last month.   Brat sale will be by Konop’s in September again but didn’t give the exact date

Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the rezone application for Liquore/Swerchosski.  The property will now be 20 acres of A3 and the remainder, approximately 19 acres will be A2.  Jim Wacek seconded the motion, motion carried.

Tom Konop stated that the old version of Chapter 10 of the code of ordinances had the Town Board holding the public hearing for zoning amendments (10.1405 in previous chapter 10).    The new version of chapter 10 (10.1405) was changed to the Planning Commission holding the public hearings.

Katie Duckart made a motion to change it back to the original version of the Town Board holding the public hearing. This will be done at the time of the next Public Hearing to be scheduled. The Town Board will there after hold all Public hearings including those for Conditional Use Permits .   Jim Wacek seconded the motion, motion carried.

The accounting discrepancy matter was discussed with the Kunesh family.  The Kunesh family had no further information about the money missing from the town account or where the money went.  The Town Board will decide about any future steps taken in this manner.

Town Orders # 120 to # 130 were discussed, approved and paid.

Our next monthly Town Board meeting will August 10, 2020. at the Franklin Town Hall.

There being no further discussion, the July Town Board meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Todd DeGrave Town Clerk