Meeting Minutes


The August monthly meeting for the Town of Franklin was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Dave Wesely followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Officers present:   Dave Wesely, 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 July Town Board meeting. Jim Wacek seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Sandy Smidle presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $261,948.03 Katie Duckart made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report,  Jim Wacek seconded the motion, the motion carried.

Tom Konop mentioned that there is a planning committee meeting about solar panels Monday August 15, 2022.  Suzi Sevcik said that solar arrays need to be inspected upon completion.  Tom Konop also mentioned that he 20 year comprehensive plan is likely to be approved with no changes.  Tom Konop and Mark Raisleger talked about the rocks and weeds around the septic tank at the town hall and the possibility of doing something different.

Zoning Administrator Suzi Sevcik reported 2 building permits last month.  Suzi also asked about needing a building permit for concrete pavers, the answer was no.

County Supervisor Scott Brown was not present.

First Responder Suzi Sevcik reported 1 call last month.  The fund raising brat fry will be September 17th 8am – 1pm.  FEMR would like to use Town folding tables for the brat fry if the town hall is not rented that weekend.  Fund raising calendars are also available for $20 each.

Dave Wesely reported that the Langes Corner Road project is finished.  Also a 3ft culvert needs repair on Manitowoc Road North of Langes Corner Road.  Dave Wesley also mentioned that there have been several complaints about the new black top in front of Sheila’s II bar.  Dave will call Scott Construction about it.

Dave Wesely made a motion to approve the August election worker schedule.  Katie Duckart seconded the motion, motion carried.

Lucas Klarkowski gave a presentation on land division between owners.  Lucas Klarkowski will get the certified survey changed to square off the land to avoid having odd shaped divisions.  Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the land division pending new certified survey.  Jim Wacek seconded the motion, motion carried.

Paul Chervenka presented revised drawings for new house.  Zoning administrator Suzi Sevcik approves of the changes.  Dave Wesely made a motion to approve the changes.  Katie Duckart seconded the motion, motion carried.

Clerk Todd DeGrave reported that there was no new information yet on possible insurance coverage changes.  The Town is still waiting on complete numbers from Rural Mutual.

Chairman Dave Wesely reported that Mike Karman will be the Chairman for the next Board of Appeals meeting but is resigning.  Dave mentioned Kevin or Kurt Bradley as possible new appointees.  Dave will follow up.

Town Orders # 119 to # 142 were discussed, approved and paid.

Our next monthly Town Board meeting will September 12, 2022. at the Franklin Town Hall.

There being no further discussion, the August Town Board meeting was adjourned at 7:46 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Todd DeGrave Town Clerk