August 13, 2018 – MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING FOR TOWN OF FRANKLIN
The August monthly meeting for the Town of Franklin was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairman Dick Wochos, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.
Officers present: Dick Wochos, Jim Wacek, Katie Duckart, Judy Kunesh and Joan Raisleger.
Jim Wacek made a motion to approve the agenda. Katie Duckart seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Katie Duckart made a motion to accept the minutes as printed from the July Town Board meeting. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Treasurer Judy Kunesh presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $44,442.06. Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report. Katie Duckart seconded the motion, and the motion carried.
Tom Konop, Chairman of the Planning Commission, reported that he received a letter from Bay-Lake Planning Commission dated July 16, 2018 that the updates to the Town of Franklin Chapter 10, Zoning Ordinance have been completed. The new zoning map is mounted on a wall in the Town Hall office. Tom then asked County Board Supervisor Tom Cretney about the broadband survey the County is asking citizens to complete. Tom Cretney reported that the County is looking to improve the broadband service in order to attract businesses into the County.
Zoning Administrator Jeanne Swagel reported that she issued one building permit this past month.
County Board Supervisor Tom Cretney reported that tourism increased during 2017; that a new salt shed is being constructed at the county shop; and the revolving loans are being discontinued, along with other issues facing the County.
First Responder Suzi Sevcik was not present but sent an email to Clerk Raisleger to report that the First Responders had 3 calls this past month; that they will be having a brat fry at Konop’s Meats on September 15th, and that Konop’s Meats will be donating a portion of their profits that day to the First Responders.
Katie Duckart made a motion to reappoint Laurie Neverman to another 3-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Jim Wacek seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Jim Wacek made a motion to approve Resolution 2018-1 Town Transportation Resolution as recommended by the Wisconsin Towns Association to urge the Governor and Legislature to increase funding for the transportation system. Katie Duckart seconded the motion and the motion carried. Clerk Raisleger will send a copy of the Resolution to the Wisconsin Towns Association, to the Governor and our Legislators.
Katie Duckart then made a motion to approve Town Order #175 and the issuance of check #6286 to J. Jadin, Inc. in the amount of $52,325.00 for payment in full for Local Roads Improvement Program Project 15175 for Langes Corner Road. Jim Wacek seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Clerk Raisleger then announced that the election workers for the August 14, 2018 primary election are as follows: Rita Pribyl, Tina Peterson, Cathy Karman, Sandy Lemens, Joyce Wacek and Judy Kunesh.
Katie Duckart reported that she worked with an attorney at the Wisconsin Towns Association regarding the number of reserve liquor licenses currently held by the Town. It has been determined that there are 4 reserve liquor licenses at the present time. If any of these reserve licenses are activated, the initial fee would be $10,000 and then the regular annual renewal fees would apply thereafter. If, however, the reserve license owner is an LLC they can sell the establishment and the license gets transferred with it. If not, the license gets given back to the Town and the new owner pays the $10,000 again. Katie also mentioned that we should consult an attorney at the Wisconsin Towns Association if this situation arises to confirm the appropriate way to handle the specific situation or in case the State changes the rules.
Town Orders #158 to #175 were discussed, approved and paid.
Our next monthly Town Board meeting will be Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Town Hall.
There being no further discussion, the August Town Board meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
Joan Raisleger, Town Clerk