April 4, 2012 Town of Somerset Board MinutesTown of Somerset
Town of Somerset
Town Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Chairman Schachtner called the meeting to order at 8:00 pm. at the Town Hall. Present were Germain, Plourde, Demulling, Rauch and Schachtner. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Germain, seconded by Plourde to approve the agenda. Motion carried. No public input.
Clerk’s & Treasurer’s Report: Motion by Demulling, seconded by Rauch to approve the March 7th meeting minutes. Motion carried. Motion by Rauch, seconded by Plourde to approve the financial report. Motion carried.
Fire/Rescue Commission Report: Plourde read the report for March with 28 calls for service. 70 calls for 2012, compared to 80 at this time in 2011. DNR predicts high fire danger. Motion by Germain, seconded by Demulling to approve the Fire/Rescue Commission report.
Recognition of Chris T. Brunell, Chris W. Brunell & Josh Hecht for Heroic Acts on February 15, 2012: Chief Belisle recognized Chris W. Brunell, Chris T. Brunell & Josh Hecht for their lifesaving, heroic acts on February 15th in the Town of Somerset at the High Bridge. Belisle presented plaques to Chris & Chris Brunell. State Senator Sheila Harsdorf was present to personally thank the officers for providing emergency services. Harsdorf had many commendations from herself, Eric Severson, Herb Kohl and Governor Walker, including plaques and letters. Harsdorf also presented a plaque from the WI legislature thanking them for their heroism and dedication to duty. Schachtner expressed appreciation to Senator Harsdorf for attending the meeting to present the commendations. Recessed meeting at 8:15 pm for refreshments; reconvened at 8:45 pm.
Animal Control Report: No animal calls in April.
Building Inspector’s Report: Motion by Plourde, seconded by Germain to approve the Building Inspector’s report. Motion carried.
Parks & Rec Committee Report: Germain reported the Committee is working on the Comprehensive Plan. Discussion on bike trails and remedial money possibly available from Stillwater Bridge project.
Old Business: Matthew Paulus/Paulus Excavating Unpaid Balance of 2010 Delinquent Personal Property Tax - Consider Legal Action: Motion by Rauch, seconded by Plourde to file a claim in small claims court for the balance of the 2010 personal property taxes due of 141.08 plus the interest per WSS 74.55. Motion carried.
New Business - Repeal Resolution 2008-01 Building Inspection Fees Use Fees as Outlined in All-Croix Inspection’s Contract: Motion by Demulling, seconded by Rauch to repeal Resolution 2008-01 and adopt the fees used by All Croix Inspection’s contract. Motion carried.
Consideration to Adopt Amendment to Subdivision Ordinance Chapter 10, Section 108.5 Occupancy Permits/Deposits: Motion by Rauch, seconded by Germain to adopt the amendment to the subdivision ordinance Chapter 10, Section 108.5 requiring Occupancy Permits and Deposits. Motion carried.
Consider Raising Minimum Requirement for Obtaining a Building Permit from $2,000 to $2,500: Motion by Demulling, seconded by Germain to raise the minimum requirement for obtaining a Building Permit from $2,000 to $2,500. Motion carried.
Operator’s Licenses for Christine M. Peterson & Melisa Olson: Motion by Germain, seconded by Plourde to approve Operator’s Licenses for Christine M. Peterson & Melisa Olson. Motion carried.
Planning Committee Report: Rauch reported that Miles Wittig and Craig Letourneau have resigned from the Commission so there are two vacancies. Anyone interested should contact Jeri Koester or Larry Rauch. St. Croix County Zoning has stated the Tough Mudder foot race through the Town limits is acceptable without special permits. The Town has an Assembly Ordinance and some of the requirements of the ordinance apply to the event. Rauch presented a rough draft of an Event Permit with 7 conditions taken out of the Assembly Ordinance Chapter 30. Rauch asked for the board member’s input on any revisions to the Event Permit.
Transportation & Facilities Committee Report - Road Projects, Equipment Update, Approve Advertising for Sealed Bids for Seal Coating: Frontier Ag & Turf has a New Holland used tractor mower for sale. Consensus was to have Schachtner follow up and get more information. Road projects-finish paving 40th St. & 230th Ave., 180th Ave./Parent St. possible cold mix overlay.
Sealed bids for seal coating projects (4.75 mi total)
* 210th Ave. west of County Road I approximately 1 mile
* 205th Ave. 1 mile east and 1 mile west of Hwy. 35
* 200th Ave. 1 mile west of Hwy. 35
* 155th Ave. off 63rd St. approximately .5 miles
* 150th Ave. less than .25 miles.
Motion by Rauch, seconded by Demulling to approve advertising for sealed bids on the above-listed roads. Motion carried. Sealed bids to be opened at May 1st Transportation & Facilities meeting with consideration of awarding at May 2nd Town Board meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 10:15 pm.