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Proceedings of Town of Algoma Town Board Meeting December 18_ 2002

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					                                   TOWN OF ALGOMA
                            WINNEBAGO COUNTY, WISCONSIN
                       MINUTES FOR REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
                                    December 18, 2002


CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by Chairperson Spanbauer at 6:02 PM.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

ROLL CALL
Chuck Dinkel         Dick Spanbauer        Joel Edson
Mark Thompson        Mark Green            Betsy Kunde
Ken Neubauer         Atty. Wertsch         Jeanette Diakoff-Excused

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS
Minutes of 11/20/02 Public Hearing Re: 2003 Budget: Motion/Thompson to approve minutes as written,
Second/Green, Carried 5-0.

Minutes of 11/20/02 Town Board meeting: Motion/Thompson to approve minutes as written, Second/Green,
Carried 5-0.

CORRESPONDENCE
None

OPERATOR’S LICENSES
None

TREASURER’S REPORT
Edson read his report. Motion/Neubauer to approve the Treasurer’s report, Second/Dinkel, Carried 5-0.

ATTORNEY’S REPORT
Items are on the agenda

PARKS COMMITTEE REPORT
No report

PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT
No report

TOWN COORDINATOR’S REPORT
No report

ROAD SUPERVISOR’S REPORT
Ken gave his report. The county crews have been working on trees and brush.




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SUPERVISOR’S REPORT
Spanbauer- stated that he attended two workshops at the county, one on Bio-terrorism, and one on storm
sewers. Neubauer- Informed other board members of some upcoming meetings that he received notice of.
Thompson-Stated he attended a seminar on the Open Meetings Law in Green Bay on Dec. 3. Informed the
board of his concern regarding the way Fire Dept. bills are currently handled, and suggested that going to a
Purchase Order system should be explored, and would like to have this placed on next month’s agenda.
Green- Spoke with Russell Knetzger and would like to have a meeting set up prior to next month’s board
meeting to have Knetzger go over the progress of the Incorporation process.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT
Bell gave his report, and stated that he had “implemented a new apparatus committee, other items are on the
agenda.

PUBLIC FORUM
Herb Clark 3686 Leonard Point Road spoke on his displeasure with the information put into the newsletter
by Russell Knetzger. Clark feels that an opposing view should be given a chance to comment on the
Incorporation.

Art Salomon- , 1155 Elmhurst Lane, feels that there should be an impartial view on the Village
Incorporation, because currently it is one-sided. Salomon would also like to see the Town have a candidate’s
forum prior to the election.

Steve Jungwirth-, 2340 Ashland St, is concerned about the access to Lake Butte des Morts via Leonard Point
Road.

Gene Weir- 1202 N. Sawyer is concerned about the access to Lake Butte des Morts via Leonard Point Road.

Chuck Sheveland, 3612 Leonard Point Road, spoke regarding access to Lake Butte des Morts via Leonard
Point Road.

   1. APPROVE BOARD OF AUDIT STATEMENT FOR NOVEMBER DISBURSEMENTS
      Motion/ Thompson to approve the Board of Audit for November, Second/Neubauer, Discussion was
      held, Green would like to see any checks approved by the clerk, that were not on the pending bills be
      highlighted on the Board of Audit so he can more readily identify them. Carried 5-0.

   2. APPROVE PENDING BILLS
      Motion/ Dinkel to approve pending bills, Second/Thompson, Carried 5-0.

   3. APPROVE BUDGET TRANSFERS
      Motion/Dinkel, to approve budget transfers, Second/Neubauer, Carried 5-0.

   4. DESIGNATE RECIPIENT OF TOWNS SHARE OF 2002 COUNTY IDB FUNDS
      Atty. Wertsch explained that he had spoken with someone from the County and that it is possible for
      the Town to retain the IDB funds if the Town would submit a plan as to what they would be using the
      monies for by the end of January 2003. It was suggested that Board members come up with ideas for
      using these funds and bring them back to the January Board meeting. Motion/Dinkel to notify the
      County that the Town wishes to retain the IDB funds and will submit a plan for usage in January
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      2003. Second/Neubauer, Discussion was held. Carried 5-0.

   5. PROPOSAL REQUESTING THAT THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF
      TRANSPORTATION EXPEDITE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE STH 21 CORRIDOR
      BETWEEN THE CITY OF OMRO AND THE CITY OF OSHKOSH
      Motion/Dinkel to approve proposed resolution, Second/Neubauer, Discussion was held. Roll Call
      Vote: Dinkel: yes, Thompson: no, Neubauer: yes, Spanbauer: yes, Green: yes, Carried 4-1.

   6. CSM- GIBSON DRAINAGE ISSUES
      Gibson was present and described his issues with drainage on his CSM. Strand and R.A Smith gave
      their opinions on drainage to the Board. Motion/Spanbauer to have the Gibson property built to plan
      and have a waiver of liability for drainage for the Town drawn up by Atty. Wertsch and Gibson’s
      Attorney, said waiver of liability shall be included as part of the deeds, Second/Neubauer, discussion
      was held. Roll Call Vote: Thompson: yes, Neubauer: yes, Green: no, Dinkel: no, Spanbauer: yes,
      Carried 3-2.

   7. RESTRICTION OF ACCESS TO LAKE BUTTE DES MORTS VIA LEONARD POINT
      ROAD
      Atty. Wertsch explained the situation. Sheveland was also present. Motion/Neubauer to authorize
      Atty. Wertsch to do a title search and investigate if the Town could open an access point to the east
      of the current access, Second/Dinkel, Roll Call Vote: Neubauer: yes, Spanbauer: yes, Green: no,
      Thompson: yes, Dinkel: yes, Carried 4-1.

   8. SELECTION OF A PLANNER FOR COMPREHENSIVE PLAN/SMART GROWTH PLAN
      Motion/Spanbauer to pick Warren Utecht and accept his proposal with the understanding that no
      work would begin until the Town/Village situation is resolved, Second/Dinkel, Discussion was held.
      Roll Call Vote: Spanbauer: yes, Green: no, Dinkel: yes, Neubauer: no, Thompson: no. Motion Fails
      3-2.

      Motion/Dinkel to table item indefinitely, Second/Spanbauer, Second withdrawn. Motion dies for lack
      of a Second. NO ACTION TAKEN

   9. FIRE DEPARTMENT MUTUAL AID AGREEMENT
      NO ACTION TAKEN

   10. AMBULANCE SERVICE AGREEMENT
       Atty. Wertsch explained the agreement and Chief Bell added his comments. NO ACTION TAKEN

      Point of Order- Kunde the time is now 8:45 PM and there are six items left on the agenda, and
      fifteen minutes in which to complete them.

      Motion/Spanbauer to extend the meeting until 9:15 PM, Second/Thompson, Roll Call Vote: Green:
      yes, Dinkel: no, Spanbauer: yes, Thompson: yes, Neubauer: no Carried 3-2

   11. SET A MEETING DATE FOR PRESENTATION OF PROPOSALS ON MUNICIPAL
       WATER
       Discussion was held. Meeting is set for January 7, 2003 at 6:30 PM at the Town Hall.

      Point of Order- Kunde the time is now 9:00 PM and there are five items left on the agenda, and
      fifteen minutes in which to complete them.




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   12. REVIEW BUILDING PERMIT COSTS VS. FEE CHARGED
       Motion/Green to have Thompson, and the Building Inspector investigate this further and bring it back
       to the board if necessary, Second/Dinkel, Carried 5-0.

   13. APPOINT TWO NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF REVIEW- RALPH KLEMZ & MARY
       JEAN IRVINE TERMS EXPIRE 12/31/02
       Motion/Dinkel to reappoint Klemz & Irvine for a two year term expiring 12/21/04, Second/Green,
       Carried 5-0.

   14. APPOINT POLL WORKERS FOR 2003-2005 TERM
       Motion/Thompson to appoint the following poll workers/alternates to a two-year term expiring
       December 2005: Angeline Turzenski, Mavis Genz, Verna Lalk, Roger Lalk, Sue McFaul,
       Alternates or Substitutes: Clyde Wills, Helen Wills, Miriam Hasse, Dorlis Grubidge, Judy Jorgenson,
       Second/Dinkel, Carried 5-0.

   15. APPOINT PLANNING REPRESENTATIVES- BEN BEGLEY & JEANNE SHIRAS TERMS
       EXPIRED 4/1/02
       Motion/Dinkel to appoint Tony Ceelan to Planning, Motion withdrawn. Motion/Spanbauer to
       reappoint Begley and Shiras to the Planning Commission for a two year term expiring 4/1/04.

   16. URBAN TOWNS COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
       Atty. Wertsch explained the Committee.

       Point of Order- Kunde the time is now 9:12 PM and there three minutes remaining in this meeting.

       Motion/Spanbauer not to join the committee, Second/Dinkel, Carried 5-0.


ADJOURNMENT
Motion/Thompson to adjourn at 9:14 PM, Second/Green Carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,



Betsy A. Kunde, Clerk
Town of Algoma




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