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Approved June 2018 Town Board Minutes
Jul 12, 2018

REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING          TOWN OF AMHERST          PAGE 1 OF 4

June 14, 2018

NOTICE:  2 Postings, Website

CALL TO ORDER: At 6:30p.m. and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE - OPENED PUBLIC HEARING ON POSSIBLE REVISION ON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN/FUTURE LAND USE AND REZONING FOR RYAN & DEANN KOLIDZIEJ

ROLL CALL:  Chairman Spierings, Supervisor Lutz, Supervisor Trzebiatowski, Treasurer Bacon, Clerk Lea, Linda Dean, Tom Kraning, Nicole Dean, Chris Kadow, Bryan Lockman (DNR), Megen Dean Hintz, Tammy Krueger, Marj Bachhuber, Bob Lea, Carol Lea, Bryan Nevala - Fahrner, Alan and Gwenne Hennricks, James Stack, Bill Plucker (Scott Construction),Corinna Neeb, Will Neeb, Sarah Mark, Ashley Yenter and Mark Cornish .

CHAIRMAN SPIERINGS LEFT PUBLIC HEARING AND ASKED CLERK TO READ MAY 2018 MINUTES.

APPROVAL OF MAY 10,2018 MONTHLY MINUTES:  M/S by Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve the May 10, 2018 minutes.. M/C. Ayes = 3

MARJ BACHHUBER EXPLAINED PROCEDURES TO CHAIRMAN SPIERINGS ABOUT PUBLIC HEARING.  WENT BACK TO PUBLIC HEARING.

CALL TO ORDER:  Came back to town board meeting at 6:50 p.m.

PUBLIC INPUT:1.) None

ALCOHOL/OPERATOR/CIGARETTE LICENSES:

WHITETAIL LANES -  3 new operators.  M/S Trebiatowski/Lutz to approve operator license for Sarah Marks.  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve operator license for Ashley Yenter.  M/S Spierings/Trzebiatowski to approve operator license for Mark Cornish.  Motions Carried.  Aye = 3.  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve Class B beer and liquor license and additional operators (Shaina Peterson and Tana Schwartz) for Whitetail Lanes.  M/C. Ayes = 3.

LIONS OPERATOR LICENSES:  M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski to approve Lions operator licenses (Ed Haebig, Mike Barden and Dale Jastromski). M/C. Aye = 3

PORTAGE COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION:  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve all 5 activities held at the Portage County Fairgrounds (July 4th picnic, Fair, Little Britches Rodeo, Roberts Rendezvous and Monster truck show/demo) and operator licenses (Karen Stuczynski and Timothy Pederson).  M/C.  Ayes = 3

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OPERATOR LICENSE FOR JOHN COWDEN:M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski to approve operator license for John Cowden.  M/C. Aye = 3

DOLLAR GENERAL:M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve Class A Beer and Class A Liquor license, cigarette license and operator licenses ( Becky Heegeman, Kristy Voigtlander, Rebecca Richardson and Shawna Steder) for Dollar General. M/C. Ayes = 3

FRONTIER RESTAURANT:  M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski to approve Class B beer and Class C Wine license and operator licenses (Dawn Portzen, Kendra Konkol and Angela Fritz) for Frontier Restaurant.  M/C.  Ayes = 3

BOOTLEGGERS:  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to approve Class B beer and liquor and operator licenses (Richard Fischer and Brenda Cieslewicz) to Bootleggers.  M/C  Ayes = 3

TR BP:  M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski to approve Class A Beer and liquor, cigarette and operator licenses (Virginia Adams, Teresa Maves, Jeff Krutza, Tiffany Krutza, Jaimie Krutza, Kassidi Krutza, Paige Ward, Lori Wetzel, Kasey Dombrowski, Kendra Dombrowski, Michelle Peper, Alysia Claussen and Staci Suchoski.) to Tomorrow River BP.  M/C  Ayes = 3

LIME LAKE BOAT LANDING:  Bob Chojnowski, a concerned citizen was present to speak about the Lime Lake Boat Landing parking issues.  Mr. Chojnowski had also sent a letter to town resident and property owner, Linda Dean about some options available on her land that adjoins the boat landing.  Linda Dean explained to Mr. Chojnowski why she put up stakes on her property, so people would not park on it. Chairman Spierings explained the contract that the town has with Linda Dean on her property.  Chairman Spierings said the town owns an additional 22 feet on west side of boat landing . The town board will need to look into the boat landing parking area to make it bigger to accommodate lake users.  M/S Spierings/Trzebiatowski to improve the boat landing and add gravel to make parking area bigger.  M/C Aye = 3.

GROUNDWATER REPORT:Tommy Enright was not present to give report.

PLAN COMMISSION REPORT: Report was read at Public Hearing.

PLAN COMMISSION MEMBER TERMS:  Peter Blenker and Amy Netzel have been appointed as Plan Commission Members for the next 3 years.

ORDINANCE TO AMEND COMPREHENSIVE PLAN/FUTURE LAND USE REVISION AND REZONING FOR KOLODZIEJ:  Plan Commission chose not to recommend the revision and rezoning request of the Comprehensive Plan/Future Land Use for Ryan and Deann Kolodziej.  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to go along with Plan Commission recommendation.  M/C  Aye = 3  (The Plan Commission will look and review the surrounding areas)

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LAKE EMILY ROAD CULVERT INSTALLATION:  This project is completed. Spierings will breakdown and give Kubisiak the bill for their portion.

LAKEVIEW LANE WATER ISSUE:  This issue is in the Town of Buena Vista.  The board thinks by digging a ditch between Allen Trzebiatowski and Bob Lea's land will reroute the water.  Much discussion took place.  Chairman Spierings recommended to the board to not fix cult a sac until Buena Vista takes care of water issue.

7000 LB LIMIT INSTEAD OF CLASS B WEIGHT LIMIT ON TOWN LINE ROAD:  Discussion took place and then tabled.

JULY 23, 2018 WTA MEETING:The Town of Amherst will be hosting the Portage County WTA Meeting at the Jensen Center on July 23, 2018. Chairman Spierings got a quote from Ambrosia's and AFF for food.  Hot beef, potato salad, beans, brownies, soda, milk, coffee and condiments for 50 people.  This will cost approx. $500.  Volunteers are needs to help. (Scott Construction offered to pick up the bill after the road bids were awarded.)

CLERK/TREASURER APPOINTED POSITIONS:  At the Annual Meeting, residents voted 8-5 to have Clerk and Treasurer position appointed.  This subject goes to referendum at the November election.  Chairman Spierings says the board has to make the decision that the question of Clerk/Treasurer position should be appointed.  Supervisor Trzebiatowski and resident Marj Bachhuber said that the question is bind.  Tabled until next month.

ROAD REPORT AND BIDS:  Trees were cut on Tofum and Bestul.

Bids that were awarded:

PENNY LANE:  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to double chip seal Penny Lane with Scott Construction for $7,795. M/C Aye = 3

HIGH CORNER: M/S Spierings/Lutz to award chip seal on High Corner Rd to Scott Construction for $16,778. M/C  Aye = 3

PINE HILL:  M/S Trzebiatowski/Lutz to single and double chip seal Pine Hill for $14,922. M/C Aye = 3

CRACK SEALING ON SKYLARK, CHOKECHERRY, LORRY, KUBISIAK, KJER WARD, ROMAINE, PENNY, OLD 18, ALM AND MILL:  M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski awarded bid to Fahrner for crack sealing for $10,710.00.  M/C  Aye = 3

 

 

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CHIP SEALING FOR FOUNTAIN GROVE, ALM ROAD(LAKE MEYERS TO SCHOOL),OLSON:  M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski awarded Scott Construction for chip sealing .

EMULSION ON PACKER:  M/S LUTZ/TRZEBIATOWSKI awarded Fahrner for Emulsion on Packer for $13,314.00

SALT SHED SITE:  M/S Spierings/Trzebiatowski to award B & B Paving for black top extension at salt shed site for $2,895.00

BUILDING INSPECTION,ZONING PERMIT REPORT:  Reviewed - Blenker - 10257 Yellow Brick Road, Brockman - 4716 Turkey Trail and Dowsett - 10612 Isaacson Road.

TOWN HALL REPORT:  1.) None.

FIRE & SAFTEY REPORT:  1.) The Fire Chief is asking for $190,000 for a 39x78 storage building.

TREASURER’S REPORT:   Treasurer Bacon read report.  Town Balance is $414,625.32. Municipal Road Loan balance is $61,650.87 and Property/Road Loan is $119,195.70.

PAYMENT OF BILLS:  Reviewed

BUDGET REPORT:Reviewed

CORRESPONDENCE:  1.) Portage County Zoning Amendments.

AGENDA ITEMS FOR NEXT MONTH:1.)Clerk/Treasurer appointed positions. 2.) 7000 lb weight limit on Town Line Road. 3.) Town Garage Site. 4.) July 23rd meeting

ADJOURNMENT:  M/S Lutz/Trzebiatowski to adjourn at 9:09 p.m.  M/C.

                

 Shawn Lea, Town of Amherst, Clerk



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