October 10, 2017 – MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING FOR TOWN OF FRANKLIN
The October 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 September Town Board meeting. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Treasurer Judy Kunesh presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $32,269.35. Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report. Katie Duckart seconded the motion, and the motion carried.
Zoning Administrator Jeanne Swagel reported that she issued 2 building permits this past month.
County Board Supervisor Ron Paider reported that the ½% sales tax could bring in as much a $1 million to the county.
First Responder Suzi Sevcik reported that training for new First Responders has started and that we have 6 new participants in our Town. There are a total of 14 participants.
The Joseph Forst and Forst Family rezone was next on the agenda. Katie Duckart made a motion to follow the recommendation of the Planning Commission to increase the present RS1 district and redefine the present A1 and A3 districts as to existing cropland and woodlands boundaries for properties that are located in the West ½ of the East ½ of Section 9, T22N-R23E with tax numbers of 31 008 9.152, 31 008 9.14, 31 008 9.03; approve the Land Division and rezone of the above parcels from A1 to A3 with Lot #3 being increased from 3.01 to 4.608 acres by rezoning that small area from A3 to RS1 A; that a Driveway permit be obtained to conform to 14.0310 (A) in the Driveway Ordinance; and that the Town Clerk be permitted to approve and sign the Certified Survey Map prepared and submitted by Survey Steve Zeitler. The motion was seconded by Jim Wacek. The motion carried.
Jim Wacek then made a motion to pay for replacement eye glasses for a First Responder whose eye glasses were damaged when responding to an incident in our Town. Katie Duckart seconded the motion and the motion carried.
2017 Wisconsin Act 52 requires the Treasurer’s Bond for the Town Treasurer to collect taxes be increased to an amount to cover the county and state tax levies. Katie Duckart made a motion to increase the Treasurer’s Bond from $250,000.00 to $560,000.00 for collection of 2017 taxes which will be distributed in 2018. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Jim Wacek made a motion to hold the 2018 Budget Hearing on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Katie Duckart seconded the motion and the motion carried.
The 2018 Town Budget was examined and discussed.
The Town Board examined and corrected some of the road work ratings completed by Baylake Regional Planning Commission. Clerk Raisleger will contact Baylake Regional Planning Commission with the changes so that the road ratings can be submitted to the WisDOT.
Our next Town Board meeting will be changed to Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. because First Responder Training will be held at our Town Hall on Monday, November 13th
Town Orders #164 to #180 were discussed, approved and paid.
Our next monthly Town Board meeting will be Tuesday, November 14 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Town Hall/Community Center.
There being no further discussion, the October Town Board meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Joan Raisleger, Town Clerk