June 11, 2018 – MONTHLY TOWN BOARD MEETING FOR TOWN OF FRANKLIN
The June 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 Wack 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 May Town Board meeting. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Treasurer Judy Kunesh presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $30,617.28. Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report. Katie Duckart seconded the motion, and the motion carried.
Zoning Administrator Jeanne Swagel was not present at the meeting but she dropped off three building permits she issued this past month.
County Board Supervisor Tom Cretney was not present at the meeting but sent an email that stated that the owner of the business that wants the speed limit decreased in Stangelville should send a letter to the highway board describing the request and concerns for change.
First Responder Suzi Sevcik was not present at the meeting but sent a request for reimbursement for the Active 911 app she purchased for the phones for the First Responders.
Tom Konop then updated the Town Board on the zoning ordinance. A public hearing will be held on June 27, 2018 at 6:30 pm and that the ordinance is close to being certified by the State. He also stated that the payments that we have made in the past to Bay Lake Regional Planning Commission will most likely cover the public hearing.
Clerk Raisleger then swore in Denmark Volunteer Fire Chief David J. Bielinski. This was part of a recommendation the Denmark Volunteer Fire Department received from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.
The Gary Rabas rezone request was next on the agenda. Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the rezone request from Gary Rabas to rezone 15 acres in Section 6 from A2 and A3 to B1 with 90 days to move tires and equipment. Jim Wacek seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Scott Construction, Inc. submitted the only sealed bid for pavement maintenance and preservation on various town roads. The bid consisted of the following proposed repairs: (1) Old Settlers Road from Sleepy Hollow Road to Rangeline Road (88 ton cold mix wedging and hot oil chip seal coat of various bad areas) for $10,942.00; (2) Irish Road and Curran Road wedge using 22 ton and seal culverts for $2,787.00; (3) Manitowoc Road from Old Settlers Road to Pine Grove Road (88 ton cold mix wedging and hot oil chip seal coat of various bad areas) for $11,258.00; and (4) Collegiate Road and Sleepy Hollow Road wedge and seal bad areas for $800.00, all for a total amount of $25,787.00. Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the sealed bid from Scott Construction, Inc. for a total amount of $25,787.00. Jim Wacek seconded the motion and the motion carried.
Jim Wacek made a motion to approve the following liquor licenses for 2018-2019: Parallel 44 Winery and Vineyard, Sheila’s II, Whitetail Lodge, and Mary’s Sucker’d Inn, and a temporary license to Curran Community Club. Katie Duckart seconded the motion and the motion carried.
The election workers for the June 12, 2018 special election are Tina Peterson, Rita Pribyl, Sandy Lemens, Judy Kunesh, Joyce Wacek and Jeanne Wochos.
Harters Disposal did not appear at our meeting. Treasurer Kunesh reported that a representative from Harters decided not to provide us with a quote for recycle and garbage pickup.
Discussion followed regarding funds that were received for the purchase of 2 lots and the perpetual care for the 2 lots at the Bolt Cemetery, and where the funds should be deposited. Katie Duckart made a motion to add the Bolt Cemetery name to the existing Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery Trust Account at the Denmark State Bank and to deposit the $700.00 received for the 2 Bolt Cemetery lots and perpetual care into that account. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Supervisor #1Katie Duckart then read a letter she composed regarding the lack of bridge aid for a bridge on Old Settlers Road that is in bad need of replacement. The Town was advised that this bridge was again not selected for replacement funds by the State. The Town Chairman and both Supervisors will sign the letter and copies will be sent to Governor Walker, the DOT, Assemblyman Kitchens, winner of the State Senator election, Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin, and Representative Mike Gallagher.
Clerk Raisleger read a letter Chairman Wochos received from County Board Chairman Bob Weidner regarding the special charges paid to Towns by the County. Discussion followed about this matter and Jim Wacek made a motion that the Town Clerk send an email to Tom Cretney, who is our County Board Supervisor, advising him that the Town of Franklin Town Board is not in favor of the County withholding the special charges in the August settlement starting in 2019. Katie Duckart seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Town Orders #114 to #140 were discussed, approved and paid.
Our next monthly Town Board meeting will be Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Franklin Town Hall.
There being no further discussion, the June Town Board meeting was adjourned at 8:00 p.m.