October 14, 2019 – 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, Sandy Smidle and Todd DeGrave.
Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the agenda as printed, Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the minutes as printed from the September Town Board meeting. Katie Duckart seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Treasurer Sandy Smidle presented the Treasurer’s Report, which shows a balance of $25,989.88 Jim Wacek made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, Katie Duckart seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Zoning Administrator Sandy Lemens reported no building permits were issued last month.
County Board Supervisor Tom Cretney reported the following:
Summary from County Board Sept 2019
1. Resolution requesting Wisconsin Legislation end the use of personal conviction wavers for school and day care immunizations. Failed to pass.
2. Kewaunee County All-Terrain vehicles and snowmobiles ordinance. Requires certain requirements for age, license and insurance for operation on county roads.
3. Resolution authorizing acceptance of donation and approval of donation agreement for Dana Farm improvement project. Valued at $75,000.
First Responder Suzi Sevcik reported 3 calls last month. The September brat fry was a success and raised $1915.65 in donations. Responders will need to be recertified in 2020. Taking the training online has been discussed but no firm plan yet. Nine pulse oximeters were purchased at a cost of $180.
Katie Duckart made a motion to approve the Laskowski land division and rezone of 3 acres to B1 and the remaining 31 acres to A3. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Jim Wacek made a motion to remove subsection F from Chapter 10 Zoning Ordinances (10.1602). Katie Duckart seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Katie Duckart made a motion to appoint Treasurer Sandy Smidle to be the new authorized representative for the DNR recycling grant. Jim Wacek seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Tracy from emergency services brought the new Emergency Operations Plan with revisions. The plan was updated with new treasurer information and a few corrections to phone numbers. Tracy will send Todd DeGrave the updated contact page. The plan was signed by all board members and will be filed at the town hall.
There was discussion about a separate account for FEMR. It does already exist but so far has not been used. The plan is to start putting donations into the account and then use those funds to pay expenses as they arise. Suzi also mentioned that the new Emergency Medical Service Medical Director Agreement requires certain levels of insurance coverage. She reviewed our current coverage and discovered it is lower than the requirement. Other towns have similar issues and Suzi is going to do some research to see if our coverage is enough.
Town Orders # 148 to # 163 were discussed, approved and paid.
Our next monthly Town Board meeting will be November 11, 2019. at the Franklin Town Hall.
There being no further discussion, the October Town Board meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Todd DeGrave Town Clerk