Minutes Regular Town Board Meeting July 11, 2017

TOWN OF WOODRUFF
REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
MINUTES
July 11, 2017

This Regular Town Board Meeting was noticed according to State Statute 19.84. Posted as required by law, news media notified. Board members present were Chairman Michael Timmons, Supervisors Corky Sheppard, Ed Richardson, Barry Seidel Jr. and Shirley Jacoby. Also present were Kristin Kanzelberger-Deputy Town Clerk, Todd Albano, Heidi Fink, Lori Janusz, and Abby McEnroe-Lakeland Times.

Chairman Timmons called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. and stated the board would be working off of the amended agenda. Pledge of Allegiance conducted.
Motion by Seidel, Jr. to approve the amended agenda, seconded by Sheppard; all members voted aye; motion carried.
Motion by Seidel, Jr., seconded by Jacoby, to approve the minutes of the June 27, 2017 Regular Town Board meeting; all members voted aye, motion carried.

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS
Abby McEnroe of the Lakeland Times introduced herself.

ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION/POSSIBLE ACTION
1. ROAD CONCERNS ON BLUMENSTEIN AND COUNTRY LANE RE: THRU TRUCK TRAFFIC
Discussion on the no thru truck traffic and 5-ton weight limit signs RE: Blumenstein, Country Lane, Northridge Way, Balsam St., Mid Lake Road, Pine Cone, Wayne Drive, and that general area to stop trucks going from Hwy 47 to Hwy 70. Richardson made a motion to remove the no thru truck traffic and the weight limits on Blumenstein Road, Northridge Way Road, Pine Cone Road, and Country Lane Road, seconded by Seidel Jr. Timmons stated the ordinance would have to be amended and would need to be advertised to have a public hearing. Discussion between board members followed. Timmons recommended to kill the motion and bring it back for future agenda. Richardson voted in favor of the motion; the remaining 4 members were opposed.

2. HIGH WATER CONCERNS ON TOWN ROAD, RIGHT OF WAYS, AND PRIVATE PROPERTY
Richardson stated his opinion on the high-water problem on Northridge Way Road is from the retention ponds and if nothing gets done with the ponds, the town will need to raise the roads, get rid of the ponds or move the water to the storm sewer on Hwy 70. Timmons went on record agreeing with Richardson’s statement. Timmons spoke with Mark Hartzheim, Minocqua Town Chairman, who consulted with MSA for the Morgan Oaks area for their storm water concerns; their storm water is what they’re taking, trying to get it to the DOT storm water system. In 2014 with high water on Pine Cone and White Pine area, DOT said their sewers were 88-89% full and couldn’t take any more water from anyone or anywhere else. Discussion between board members followed. Timmons has zoning looking into the permit on Northridge Way because they built the road from start to finish with their project; they completely funded it. If that road is raised, it will raise issues with residents’ driveways also.

3. JUNE BILLS FOR APPROVAL
Discussion occurred on the confusion of the line item with LGIP but was explained by Timmons and understood by the members. Seidel Jr. made a motion to approve the bills totaling $220,353.12 for June 2017, seconded by Richardson; all members voted aye, motion carried.

4. REVIEW & POSSIBLY APPROVE TOBACCO LICENSE FOR RJ ENTERPRISES, LLC DBA INDIAN SHORES RV RESORT
Timmons explained Indian Shores turned in application late and didn’t get approved with the others from the June 13th board meeting. Discussion followed. Sheppard made a motion to accept the application and grant their license, seconded by Timmons; all members voted aye, motion carried.

5. REVIEW & POSSIBLE APPROVE OPERATOR LICENSES
Jacoby requested for future meetings that the names of the applicants be provided to the supervisors before meetings. Kanzelberger read off the names of all the applicants. Jacoby made a motion to approve operator licenses, seconded by Sheppard; all members voted aye, motion carried.

6. UDPATE ON MID LAKE ROAD CONSTRUCTION
Brad Pitlik called Friday around 1:30-2:00 p.m., started to fill in the narrow stretch where the water is. As they were doing it, they realized the rock they suggested was light and would still be in water level with the 4-inch type; asked permission to spread out a couple more loads, couple thousand dollars more on the end bill but to build the road up to get it out of the water. Timmons gave the go-ahead to do it. Discussion between board members followed. Seidel Jr. stated normally in the bidding process, especially for roads like that, everybody figures about the same amount of blacktop, same amount of prep work so anybody that would come in and have their road bid sink in on them would have to submit a change order to continue the construction; also doesn’t see a big problem because they would’ve bid according to our spec.

7. UPDATE ON GENERATOR PROGRESS
Richardson stated generator is working fine. Semmerling Electric came to repair it, estimate given was $300, invoice came in at $207.66. Timing set up to come on once a week on a Saturday at 10:00. Generator only has 170 hours on it, should last a very long time. Discussion between board members followed.

8. REVIEW HANDBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ROAD AND POLICE DEPARTMENT HEADS
Discussion between board members about clarifying the language in the handbook to get a better understanding of the verbiage. Discussion concluded with having the clerk put all the changes on one sheet of paper and bring it back for the future board meeting. No action taken.

9. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.
Bringing backing items #1, #2, and #8.

10. PUBLIC COMMENT RELATED TO ABOVE AGENDA ITEMS.
No comments related to the above agenda items.

11. ADJOURNMENT.
Motion by Seidel, Jr. to adjourn, seconded by Sheppard; all members voted aye, motion carried.

/s/ Kristin Kanzelberger, Deputy Town Clerk

Approved: 07/25/17

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