June 25, 2009
Present were: Gerry VanderZee, Bruce Melling, George Bailitz, Paula Soderman,
Charles Gitzinger, Bob Stoll, Ken Mangold, Mark Halvey, Rose Nolan, Robert Gehring,
Barb Reynolds, Attorney Robert Hankel, and Phyllis Kaskin.
Absent were: Doug Kimball and Robert Meyer.
1. Meeting called to order. Chairman Bob Stoll called the Town Board and the Plan
Commission to order at 7:00 p.m.
2. Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Approval of minutes. A motion by Mangold/Gehring to approve the minutes as
presented. Motion carried.
a. Committees and reports from the floor. None.
b. Building inspector. There were 10 permits issued in June.
c. Clerk. Jim Kruser and the County Parks Department are sponsoring an
“After Dark in the Park” where movies will be shown on June 26th. Ken
Hein from the DNR was here and did an audit on our recycling program.
Our recycling numbers have been going up for the last three years. Our
compliance assurance plan needs to be updated and we should do more to
remind people to recycle.
d. Treasurer. Presented a budget vs. actual report to the board.
e. Supervisors. Mr. Gehring – Went to Nippersink Bowl on Friday and there
was no water near the road. Checked on a water problem on 344th Avenue
and in Deerpath where there was standing water in the ditches. To
maintain all the drywells yearly it would be quite costly given the number
of them in Nippersink. Mr. Halvey – Changed the sign to congratulate the
Wilmot High on their baseball season. Made eight pickups from the boat
launch. Called the company and received information on solar road signs.
Given the cost we should go with the original plan in getting the old one
fixed for $645. Mr. Mangold – Received complaints on the beach and was
requesting that either the Park Board organize a clean up or get someone
to do it. The Library Board met and held an election of officers. Mr.
Mangold was elected vice president. They are in the process of reviewing
all their policies and procedures. The Lake Management is going to send
out a survey to all their members. Results will come back to the Town
Board after they are tabulated. Their annual meeting will be on August 7th
at Randall School. Web site problems have been fixed. Ms. Nolan –
Spring Cleanup was a success as three dumpsters were filled. Rick Hering
volunteered to help out. A letter will be sent thanking him for his efforts.
f. Chairman. The letter of credit that was received from the Knolls Co-Op
expires on June 2nd next year. Attorney Hankel has questioned if it
should be extended. Charter Communications was in bankrupt’s
proceedings. We recently received a check from them. Lake levels have
gotten high but not enough to close the lakes. Lake Benedict should have
its own benchmark as to when to close that lake.
5. Citizen comments. Matt Ostrander – Whoever is running the sign, is doing a
good job. The Public Works will meet next week at 6:00. Robert Gehring –
Noticed the County Bus is going out on Saturday and thinks to save money it
should only run 3 days a week. The legislator is trying to do away with use value
assessments on agricultural land. Ken Mangold – Western Kenosha County
Transit received a grant to increase service.
a. Tabled request of Richard Baak – Country Thunder, farmers market and
auto shows. This remains on the table.
b. Jerome Schulamn – Request to divide property and rezone from A-2
General Agricultural District/C-1 Lowland Resource Conservancy District
to R-1 Rural Residential District/C-1 Lowland Resource Conservancy
District/A-2 General Agricultural District. Mr. Schulamn stated he was
requesting this rezone to build a new home. Discussion followed. A
motion by Soderman/Bailitz to send a favorable recommendation to the
Town Board to rezone from A-2 General Agricultural District/C-1
Lowland Resource Conservancy District to R-1 Rural Residential
District/C-1 Lowland Resource Conservancy District/A-2 General
Agricultural District. Motion carried. A motion by Mangold/Gehring to
send a favorable recommendation to the County for the Jerome Schulman
property division. Motion carried.
c. Edward and Anne Burke property county rezoning regulations and update.
A motion by VanderZee/Soderman to table. A motion by Mangold/Nolan
to table this until such time that all unresolved items including but not
limited to the certified survey, maps and everything else that is missing
have been submitted to the Town. Motion carried.
d. Survey of property owner’s questionnaire. There was a town wide survey
sent out in conjunction with the smart growth a few years ago. A new
survey would see how opinions have changed. The Lake Management
District is in the process of completing a survey on lake use with their
members. Discussion followed. A motion by Bailitz/Melling to table
item D the survey of property owners. A motion by Mangold/Gehring to
request the Plan Commission to start proceeding with the production of a
new survey for the Town residents of Randall using the smart growth
survey as a base line and incorporate portions of the Lake Management
survey that are applicable that we assign a time frame of 6 months for a
first draft presentation to the Board. Motion carried. A motion by
Nolan/Gehring to include the information questions from the Powers Lake
Management District submitted to the Planning Board to be added into
their questionnaire. The motion failed as Ms. Nolan voted aye with all
A motion by Soderman/VanderZee to adjourn. The motion was carried
and the Plan Commission was adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
e. Nippersink drainage – CDBG grant. Ken Ward from Ruekert & Mielke
came before the Board. One of the grants that they applied for was
awarded in the amount of $100,000 for the water problem in the
Nippersink Bowl. There needs to be a citizen participation committee of 5
to 7 members and a public hearing as part of the grant.
f. Roadway ratings and engineering update. All roads are required to be
rated every two years with a report sent to the DOT. The roads in the best
condition need to have maintenance done to last the maximum number of
years. They will also do a plan on when the roads are to be done. A
motion by Mangold/Gehring to accept the proposal from Rukert & Mielke
to prepare the road survey along with the tax analysis so we can get the
roads to where they should be. Motion carried unanimously.
g. Ethics Ordinance. All changes have been incorporated into the ordinance.
The Ordinance was read.
Section 1: Chapter 30 of the Municipal Code is hereby amended to read
as set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated by reference.
Section 2: Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect upon passage
and posting or publication as provided by law.
The foregoing was adopted at a regular meeting of the Town Board of the
Town of Randall, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, this 25th day of June,
2009. A motion by Mangold/Nolan to accept Chapter 30 of the Municipal
Code adopted this date. Roll call vote: Mr. Gehring aye, Mr. Halvey aye,
Mr. Mangold aye, Ms. Nolan aye, Chairman Stoll aye. Motion carried.
h. Cigarette license application – George Tarke. A motion by
Mangold/Gehring to approve the cigarette license for George Tarke for
Country Thunder. Motion carried.
7. Bills. A motion by Mangold/Gehring to pay the bills.
Alliant Energy $1,289.34
Twin Lakes Hardware 20.60
Distinctive Signs 1,400.00
Nextel Communications 329.79
James Imaging System 134.38
Verizon North 169.30
Culligan Water Conditioning 7.00
Summit Supply Company 220.00
American Gases Company 16.20
Jerry Kubart 1,400.00
WI Dept of Natural Resources 35.00
Thelen Sand & Gravel 240.20
Patrick Romenesko 6,075.00
WE Energies 25.71
Pats Services 270.00
Community Library 13,134.91
Vozel Landscape Maintenance 500.00
Village of Pleasant Prairie 3,374.00
Veolia Environmental 19,251.00
Twin Lakes Fire Department 110.00
David Sturdevant 1,164.00
Steve Squires 200.00
Barbara Reynolds 336.98
Carol Haas 602.33
Charles Gitzinger 346.31
Darrell Borger 1,083.01
Edward Smith 238.69
George Lawrence 1,225.17
Kenneth Mangold 296.59
Kenneth Krenz 316.86
Kristine Soderman 364.22
Mark Halvey 296.61
Phyllis Kaskin 1,991.04
Raymond Nelson 955.20
Robert Gehring 296.59
Robert Stoll 603.36
Ronald Shields 1,156.02
Stephen Boldus 137.75
Steven Rawson 576.10
Rose Nolan 296.59
8. Adjourn. A motion by Nolan/Halvey to adjourn. The motion was carried and the
meeting adjourned at 8:49 p.m.
Phyllis J. Kaskin